PAYSAUCE AND DAIRY WOMEN’S NETWORK COLLABORATE TO SUPPORT FARMERS ON PAYROLL COMPLIANCE PAIN POINT
In a new partnership set to ease a common burden among farmers, New Zealand’s 10,000-member Dairy Women’s Network and leading Kiwi payroll provider PaySauce have teamed up to help alleviate the stress of payroll obligations. Many Kiwi SMEs, including those in the farming and agricultural sectors, are already working at full speed to run their businesses and contribute to the local economy, and few owners have the time or inclination to become payroll and accounting experts as well.
With new Payday Filing obligations coming on 1 April, PaySauce and Dairy Women’s Network recognised it was the perfect time to work together to develop a series of modules to help demystify payroll and provide farmers with all the tools and knowledge to confidently and quickly manage payroll obligations, freeing them up to work on their core business.
Jules Benton, Dairy Women’s Network CEO, says, “When you’re running a farm or agricultural business, there is a lot to do. Time spent on administration such as payroll is time away from growing our businesses, so anything that makes administration easier, or helps us save time and be more effective, is great.”
Ms Benton says payroll is a complicated part of the business and farmers want to be best practice employers, do the right thing and ensure staff are paid correctly. “Through our partnership with PaySauce we intend to help remove a headache that keeps many farmers up at night. The majority of our members are owners and/or employers and around 70 per cent are actively on farms, so we’re a perfect test market for a well-designed piece of payroll software that can de-risk and move the farming and agri sectors forward.
“There’s also a strong cultural fit between Dairy Women’s Network and PaySauce, because we share similar values based around long-term partnerships. At its core, this partnership is about people talking to people in an effort to make everyone more resilient and to boost growth.”
Asantha Wijeyeratne, PaySauce CEO, says the modules – which will take the form of solutions sessions held around New Zealand – are an opportunity for a solution-driven conversation around payroll issues faced by those in the sector.
“Many PaySauce customers are in the dairy and agricultural space, which provides us with a specialised knowledge of the unique challenges and issues they face – through our partnership, we want to help address these issues for the entire dairy community,” Mr Wijeyeratne says. “PaySauce and Dairy Women’s Network are combining our knowledge and networks to start a conversation, because a problem shared is a problem solved.”
The sessions will share best-practice guidelines to avoid errors and ensure compliance while minimising time spent on administration. Hands-on learning will be available at the sessions.
Following the module series, the partnership will also see PaySauce provide Dairy Women’s Network with online resources, content and features around common questions and issues for its members to spark ongoing discussion.
Dairy Women’s Network has a strategic alignment with DairyNZ, which in its Dairy Tomorrow strategy has a heavy focus around building great workplaces for New Zealand’s workforce and growing vibrant and prosperous communities. One of the six commitments in the Dairy Tomorrow strategy is to build great workplaces for New Zealand’s most talented workforce, and to ensure all farm businesses have best employment practices by 2025.
The not-for-profit Dairy Women’s Network membership spans the farming and agricultural sector, with a strong focus on providing knowledge and connections to empower farm businesses to thrive.
Payroll’s never going to be fun. There it is. We said it. But does it have to be so painful?
That’s the question the PaySauce team set out to answer.
After turning a wee company with one employee into New Zealand’s largest online payroll provider, with 10,000+ customers, PaySauce’s CEO and co-founder Asantha Wijeyeratne thought he was done with payroll. But he got to thinking – could it be done better?
He assembled a team with over 50 years’ collective experience in payroll, and they sat down to fix the many issues they identified with current solutions. They wrote a wish list of features that would solve these issues. Then Troy Tarrant, another co-founder and the company’s CTO, sat down and made those a reality with the PaySauce application. And here we are.