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Managed Payroll Services

Flexible and scalable Managed Payroll Services that drive accuracy and efficiency

Payroll processing is one of the most complex administrative functions and one that carries heavy consequences if not done correctly. By lifting that burden, Alight’s Managed Payroll Services take on the task of payroll administration so you can rely on accurate, timely and compliant pay. 

Here's the challenge

Operating payroll in-house carries unnecessary risk

Payroll administration requires unique skills along with local knowledge, expertise and scalable infrastructure. With organizations increasingly competing for talent, the loss of one or more in-house payroll experts adds another layer of risk to your payroll operations.

Here's how we solve it

Flexible Managed Payroll Services with a trusted partner

We take a flexible approach to Managed Payroll Services by augmenting your existing team or taking comprehensive ownership of your operations, providing scalable support as your business needs change.


Tap into a pool of experts in the regions you serve with specialists spanning 188 countries and 25 languages. 


Adopt best practices from a trusted partner with decades of experience in operating payroll on multiple platforms. 


From Managed Payroll Services to Comprehensive Payroll Services and everything in between, refocus your team on value-added initiatives. 

Flexible services across industry leading technology platforms

Scalable services as your needs change

Our multiple tiers of payroll services align to your unique requirements, offering modular adoption and incremental change at your pace. We strive to compliment your existing strengths and investments to maximize efficiency and minimize risk. 

Are you overspending on your payroll delivery?
Use Alight's payroll savings calculator to learn more.

Compliance adhered to in every country

We actively monitor and execute on changing regulations to keep your payroll compliant and avoid costly penalties. 

Unnecessary risk removed

Operating payroll requires unique skills, local knowledge and scalable infrastructure. We give your organization peace of mind knowing payroll is covered as your needs change or your business grows, without the risk of potential resource gaps. 

99.9% accuracy achieved

As certified partners of Workday, SAP SuccessFactors and Oracle, our experts can also operate in tenant to make necessary changes. Coupled with best practices and process standardization, this gives you the benefit of improved accuracy. 

Frequently asked questions

Have a particular question about Managed Payroll Services? We've answered some of the most commonly asked questions.

When a third-party vendor provides assistance with payroll processing, that’s Managed Payroll Services. Varying levels of support are available, but Managed Payroll Services typically includes assistance with a portion of the payroll process or all the payroll process. This service improves the accuracy, efficiency and timeliness of the payroll cycle. 

The cost for Managed Payroll Services depends on several factors including the number of employees in your organization, the countries in scope as well as the chosen service (e.g., Managed Payroll Services or Comprehensive Payroll Services). Please reach out if you’d like more information. 

Outsourcing payroll can save time and resources, improve accuracy and reduce payroll leakage. With a knowledgeable partner at your side, you have access to country-specific payroll expertise as well as the latest technology and innovation to help your organization grow and evolve. 

Typically, Managed Payroll Services are used by organizations who don’t have the time, resources or expertise in-house to run their payroll operations. The service is also frequently used by teams looking to embrace automation, improve efficiency and optimize processes. 

Customer story

Standardizing global payroll for Repsol

Repsol turned to Alight to perform an audit on their legacy payroll system and processes. Over 30 opportunities were identified for Repsol to simplify and standardize their SAP platform and improve the overall integration within the Workday HCM platform.

Maximizing employee engagement for Exertis across Europe

Exertis turned to Alight to conduct a complete redesign of existing payroll and HR business processes — a new digital HR system that took just 6 months to deliver using SuccessFactors Core HR platform and Alight's ResourceLink payroll solution.

Harmonizing HR systems for Clariant

Following a series of mergers, Clariant decided to integrate the SAP HR and Payment module for all its 17,000 employees on five continents. Alight led the project in France with its expert team of payroll, human resources and time management specialists.

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