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Welcome to the world of online payroll

Easy to use

Sage One Payroll is smart online payroll software that can be accessed 24/7 via the internet. With no payroll jargon and pre-defined transaction definitions and templates, you can simply sign up, add your employees and start processing within 5 minutes. Our standard reports give you instant access to your payroll information in a variety of formats, including PDF, Excel, Word, etc.

Ideal for start-up and small businesses, this online payroll system allows unlimited earnings (what you owe the employee) and deductions (what the employee owes you or someone else) and automatically calculates all the statutory amounts (UIF, SDL and PAYE) to leave you with the correct nett salary due at payday. It couldn’t be any simpler.

Available anywhere, anytime!

Because Sage One Payroll is online, you can simply login from wherever you are and start working. You can access your data from the cloud which means that your data is available online, anywhere, anytime. All you need is an internet connection.

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Fully SARS compliant

With us, your payroll legislation is taken care of. Comply with SARS requirements and generate tax certificates in one simple step. What’s more, SARS submissions are a breeze. With no manual recapturing, you can generate tax certificates and create your e@syFile ‘file’ for submission to SARS quickly and easily. Also, our online payroll software comes standard with an EMP501 report.

Your UIF (Unemployment Insurance Fund) Submissions can also be sent directly to the Department of Labour. Hassle-free. And we’re also compliant with the Employer Tax Incentive Act.

Unlimited companies, employees and users

With our smart online payroll solution, your payroll expands and shrinks as your business grows, enabling you to add as many employees or pay cycles as you like.

With our multi-user functionality, additional users can also have access to the system for free. Each Sage One Payroll account supports log-ins for multiple users. And the primary account holder can grant users the right to access only specific companies and/or cycles, so that users only see information they have permission to access. Great when your accountant needs to check your figures at month end!

Flexible Pricing

Our online payroll software won’t break the bank - you only pay for what you use. Pay employees weekly, bi-weekly or monthly, with no upfront software costs.

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Automatic updates

There is no hassle of software installation - your payroll software updates automatically.

Real-time calculations

Payslip values are always calculated “real-time”, ensuring that you are always looking at the “final” correct value.


We take care of leave for you. The leave that every employee is legally entitled to has already been setup, so in-depth knowledge of rules is not needed. Management reports can also be generated when needed, ensuring you can monitor leave issues that may arise, such as sick leave.

Support that’s with you every step of the way

If you get stuck, rest assured there’s a knowledgeable person ready to assist. You’ll get free telephone and email support as well as live chat instant messaging within the software.

As a business owner, you want the best for your business. Live chat gives you even easier access to our support consultants so that you can focus on running your business. You can chat to our support consultants realtime from within the software during office hours. No more telephone holding queues! What’s more, a transcript of your live chat will be emailed to you when the support session ends.

Your data is safe and secure

We know that security is of utmost importance to you. Get peace of mind in knowing that your payroll data is backed up daily. We use similar security to online banking vendors and email secure pdf payslips to your employees.

In order to register and make use of our online payroll solution, a unique email address and password is required, so only you can access your payroll data. Password information is stored in such a way that it cannot be retrieved from your database.

The information you send to and retrieve from Sage One Payroll is encrypted and utilises a Verisign security certificate. This certificate is fully authenticated and verified, encrypting your data with up to 256-bit encryption (browser dependent), ensuring your data is safe.

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Manage your business online with Sage One Accounting

Sage One Accounting is online accounting software with dashboards, graphs and drill-downs to any transaction that you and your accountant can access, 24/7 via the internet. It is easy to use, with no accounting jargon and an intuitive interface that will make running your business a breeze. With all these features and reporting, you can easily manage your banking and cash flow and always know how your business is doing.

Smooth integration with Sage One Accounting

With the Sage One Accounting integration tool, you can automatically update your payroll general ledger in Sage One Accounting for free.

Payments directly from Sage One Payroll

Sage One Payroll software is now fully integrated with the Sage Pay payment system. This means that the entire payments process for the salary payments can be managed from within the Sage One Payroll software system. With Sage One and Sage Pay you get the following benefits:

  • Save Time - Bank account numbers are automatically validated upon capture in your Sage One Payroll system to avoid last minute rejects on payday.
  • More Efficient - Payment batches are sent securely to Sage Pay from the Sage One Payroll system, which means no manual uploading and exposure of sensitive payment information.
  • Flexibility - The dated payment service ensures that all employees receive payment at the same time.
  • Save Money - Sage Pay offers competitive transaction and monthly service fees, which will reduce bank charges.