Payroll for Accountants

Find the information you need about Payroll and the features included in our software.

Deliver more for your practice with an effortless payroll solution designed to keep you productive, connected to your employees and ensuring compliance like no other provider. Your clients can also use Sage 50cloud Payroll for their business.

Perfect for small and medium sized businesses, Sage 50cloud Payroll enables you to do much more than just pay your people and manage your payroll; with powerful tools and insights you can make informed decisions, automate every day processes and engage with your workforce through Employee Online Services - confident that your employee data is secure and accessible. 

Access Sage 50cloud Payroll and Online Bureau for use in your practice when you join the Sage Accountants Network – designed to offer you solutions, savings and incentives and control in one monthly subscription.

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Available as an add on to your  Sage Accountants Network subscription.

Sage 50cloud Payroll Bureau is designed to help you process payroll tasks simultaneously across all clients and make Auto Enrolment legislation as simple as possible.

  • From 5 clients upwards
  • Technical support
  • Automatic updates
  • Auto Enrolment compliant

Why not make Auto Enrolment even easier with our Pensions Module? - the quickest way to get you and your clients Auto Enrolment compliant. Available as an add on to your  Sage Accountants Network subscription.

  • Automatically assess your clients’ workforce
  • Automatically manage pensions data and payments
  • Automate mandatory employee communications in accordance with legislation
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A simpler way of managing your clients’ payroll – for free

Sage 50cloud Payroll Bureau Manager provides automated, connected functionality that enables you to be more productive and efficient in practice and with clients.

This free, customisable dashboard enables you to easily manage payroll tasks and deal with requests when used in conjunction with Sage 50cloud Payroll Bureau.

Now with the ability to connect to your clients and their employees through our employee cloud services, you can streamline everyday tasks to save time and offer greater flexibility and security to your clients.

  • Multiple log in: Log in to Sage Payroll just once to access and manage all of your companies
  • Multi-company upgrade: Upgrade payroll data for all your companies in one batch
  • Company Manager: Customise your dashboard settings to view key payroll data at a glance
  • Dual Client View: Access information for one client whilst you work on another client’s payroll
  • User management: Manage your employee access rights and client lists from one location

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Connect to your clients through the Sage Online Bureau, a secure and automated cloud portal, and stay in control of all of the client data you hold. Manage your end to end payroll processes securely online; automating the flow of data between you and your clients through a secure portal; it’s more productive, more effective, more secure, and is also part of our ongoing commitment to deliver GDPR-ready solutions to you.

  • Collaboration with clients to collate and share payroll data online
  • Easy to input information - clients will get it right, first time
  • Clients can self-serve 24/7, reducing repetitive queries
  • Take on more business – the time saved is time you can spend on growing your business

Manage every interaction with your clients efficiently and securely, every step of the way.

Payroll Data Entry – your clients and their employees are able to log into the online portal and submit hours worked securely and easily anytime, anywhere.

Online Payslips & P60s – you can give your clients and their employees secure online access to their payslip and P60 information at the touch of a button, safe in the knowledge that they will be stored securely and password protected by the employee. This supports you and your practice in preparation for the GDPR.

Online documents (coming Summer 2018) – the ability to store your clients’ and their employee payroll documents within the cloud securely. Clients and their employees can then login to the password protected portal to view their documents and self-serve when they need them. Examples of documents include: P32s, reports, employee contracts.

Supporting payroll data entry:

  • Employees and clients enter their payroll information securely online, this includes personal information and hours worked
  • Directly imported into Sage Payroll
  • An employer branded portal
  • Field validation to prevent incomplete submissions (coming Summer 2018)

Supporting data output:

  • Online portal for clients and their employees to self-serve and view payslips, P60s online and also to input timesheet information.
  • Password protected portal to ensure security of employee data
  • Approval workflow for clients who want to maintain control – clients are able to review payroll data and payslips for their employees before sharing with their employees.
  • Record of document views and approvals

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Receive free access to Sage Accountant Cloud

If you already have a Sage Business Cloud licence including Accounting, Payroll, Cloud Compliance, 50cloud Accounts and 50cloud Payroll or purchase a minimum of one unit, you are eligible to receive free access to Sage Accountant Cloud for up to 5 users.  

RRP £20 / month for up to 5 users.


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Sage 50cloud Payroll Solutions and the GDPR

Stay in control of all the client data you hold and respond to any specific request with ease and confidence.


  • Review client and employee data you hold in Sage 50cloud Payroll with the GDPR health check tool, so you can easily assess what you need to keep and record reasons for holding it
  • Easily delete data that you should no longer have, in line with the GDPR requirements
  • Receive prompts to remind you when to delete data in the future, so you can be confident you have the processes in place to stay in control


  • Sage Employee Online Services is password protected by each individual client employee, so only they can access their personal data
  • Clients’ employees can access their payslips, p60s & timesheets securely 24/7 via the online portal
  • Send and receive timesheets securely through Sage Employee Online Services available for you and your clients 24/7
  • Eliminate the need to print and post hard copies of documents, reducing costs and supporting GDPR readiness
  • Online document storage (from this summer) – securely store documents containing employee details & easily manage access rights


  • Respond to Subject Access Requests (SARs) easily - locate your client employee data at a click of a button
  • Respond to a ‘right to be forgotten’ request by easily identifying and deleting client data quickly and easily
  • Continuously monitor your clients’ employee personal data and receive prompts when you are required to take action, so the data you hold is always up to date and relevant

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