How mature is your payroll operation?
Payroll Maturity Calculator

The degree of your payroll maturity impacts your whole organisation, from operational efficiency, exposure to risk, and even employee experience. A solution that worked previously may well be lagging behind now in terms of technology, ROI or facilitating your business continuity plans.

As we emerge from one of the greatest economic and socially disrupting periods of our lifetime, it's critical to scrutinise and challenge payroll efficiency.

Our 10 minute assessment will give you an indication on where your organisation sits within the payroll maturity model. We'll send you a tailored report on what your rating means, and where you can improve and optimise your payroll for your team, people and wider business.

Preliminary questions

What is your current payroll service model?

How many employees does your company have?

How many employees are in your payroll department?

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How mature is your payroll operation?

Payroll Maturity Calculator

Section 1 - Team

What type of roles do you have within your payroll team?

Which statement best describes the team's skills?

How much is L&D or upskilling a focus within the team?

Section 2 - Payroll Set Up

How many payrolls do you run every month?

How do you rate ease of integration/third-party tech?

How was the initial implementation experience?

Section 3 - Processes

How effective is your payroll?

Which statement best describes your off-cycle payments (one-off allowances, deductions, bonuses etc.)?

Which statement best describes your permanent employee lifecycle data process?

In the last 12 months have you considered reviewing your payroll processes?

Section 4 - Compliance

How do you transmit data to HMRC (e.g. FPS/EPS) and from HMRC (e.g. tax code updates, student loan balances)?

Is your organisation ISO 27001 or ISAE 3402 accredited?

Are you able to easily produce Gender Pay Gap reporting?

Does your system calculate average holiday pay for you?

Does your solution have national minimum wage compliance functionality?

Does your provider offer a P11D service?

Section 5 - Reporting & Analysis

Do you have a suite of payroll reports readily available for you?

How easy is it for you to use your report building tool?

How are you currently measuring success?

Section 6 - Payroll outputs

Do you have online access to key employee documentation such as payslips, P60s and P11Ds?

Is your general ledger standard or configured to your needs?

Section 7 - Business Continuity

Is your payroll system accessible from anywhere?

Is the payroll team able to work remotely?

In the case of sickness / absence / turnover, are there sufficient colleagues able to process payroll as backup?

Are P45s available to employees online if the payroll team do not have the facilities to print and post?

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Your level is "Reactive" - Payroll is mostly manual and requires standardisation to improve control and performance

Your level is "Emerging" - Payroll processes are ad-hoc but starting to move from tactical to strategic

Your level is "Controlled" - Payroll is aligned to business objectives and integrates with key departments in the wider business

Your level is "Strategic" - Payroll is influential, providing insight to key departments and helping shape business strategy

How mature is your payroll operation?

Payroll Maturity Calculator

Section 1 - Team

How many people from the outsourced service provider are skilled up on your payroll?

How would you describe your level of service with your current provider?

How many errors do you experience per payroll?

How responsive is your current provider to your queries?

Section 2 - Payroll Set Up

How many payrolls do you run every month?

How do you rate ease of integration/third-party tech?

How was the initial implementation experience?

Section 3 - Processes

How effective is your payroll?

Within the last 12 months have you considered reviewing your payroll processes?

Section 4 - Compliance

Is your supplier ISO 27001 or ISAE 3402 accredited?

Are you able to easily produce Gender Pay Gap reporting?

Does your solution have national minimum wage compliance functionality?

Does your provider offer a P11D service?

Section 5 - Reporting & Analysis

Do you have a suite of payroll reports readily available for you?

How easy is it for you to use your report building tool?

How are you currently measuring success?

Section 6 - Payroll outputs

Do you have online access to key employee documentation such as payslips, P60s and P11Ds?

Is your general ledger standard or configured to your needs?

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Your level is "Reactive" - Payroll is mostly manual and requires standardisation to improve control and performance

Your level is "Emerging" - Payroll processes are ad-hoc but starting to move from tactical to strategic

Your level is "Controlled" - Payroll is aligned to business objectives and integrates with key departments in the wider business

Your level is "Strategic" - Payroll is influential, providing insight to key departments and helping shape business strategy

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Payroll self-assessment: maturity calculator

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Level 1 Emerging

Payroll is mostly manual and requires standardisation to improve control and performance

Talk to the ‘Payroll People’ at SD Worx

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0800 0482 737