Software that works
the way you want it to
Trusted by hundreds of UK Recruitment Agencies

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Making your life easier and your business more profitable.

We specialise in payroll and invoicing solutions for Temporary Recruitment Agencies and Umbrella Companies. Our payroll software is  compliant with AWR, RTI as well as Off-Payroll in the Public Sector (IR35), and manages the Apprenticeship Levy and Pensions Auto-Enrolment.  All our software and SaaS products are specifically designed to save you time and money, reduce your carbon footprint and improve your operational efficiency.

Regardless of the size or age of your operation, we can provide your company with a tailored package of software and support – and we are renowned for our superb customer service.

Enjoy browsing our site for information and contact us for more details or for a free no obligation demonstration. We look forward to hearing from you.

Our market leading suite of payroll software products:

Merit Payroll

A comprehensive enterprise-grade Payroll and Billing solution.

Merit Healthcare

Making the process of paying workers in the healthcare sector easier.

iMerit Online Timesheets

Merit Payroll’s advanced online timesheets and portal for recruitment agencies

Merit Bureau

Designed specifically to meet the payroll and invoicing needs of the Bureau sector

Merit Umbrella

Umbrella Payroll…Made Simple.

Merit Ireland

Payroll solutions, specifically for our Irish customers.

Why choose Merit Software

Hundreds of UK companies choose us based on our key offerings:


Our software and services are sensibly priced in the recruitment marketplace. Our product prices are based on the size of your project to include the numbers of concurrent users and the general complexity of your particular installation.

This means that if your setup is straight-forward you will not bear the same cost as other more involved installations. Additional users can easily be added at a later date, as well as any additional modules, training, consultancy or customisation you require. Our support packages include any annual legislative upgrades and regular system updates, so you can be assured there will be no unexpected bills.


Merit software is designed to neatly integrate with your existing systems. We have an active app store which allows you to seamlessly link with a large number of external systems, front office and accountancy software packages. Data entered into other software packages need not be re-keyed, making efficient use of time and preventing unnecessary errors.

At Merit we understand that companies do not all use the same processes, so our software will be configured to work the way you work. Each installation of Merit comes with full consultancy ensuring that we set the system up to meet your specific requirements. As your company grows and your requirements change, Merit can be adapted, additional modules utilised and integrations with other systems in our app store can be added.


Suitable for all companies from large corporate organisations to small start-ups, the beauty of Merit software is that it will meet your company’s needs as your business grows and prospers. Many of our customers come to us from other suppliers who offer a fantastic headline price, but then charge you heavily for growing your business.

Within the Merit software range, it is straightforward to add additional offices or branches, set up new divisions and even add additional companies to your group. As your company expands, so can your software.


At Merit Software, we have built a talented and committed team, who understand the recruitment market. Our experienced consultants have a long track record with us and within the industry as a whole. We know the pressures our customers are under and our dedicated after-sales support team genuinely care about keeping things running smoothly for you.

Our consultants will be able to clearly identify your needs and can often use their experience to advise you on common practice within the industry and possible solutions to any problems you may have. We have operated within the industry since 1997 and the Merit Software brand name is tried and trusted within this sector.

"The Merit team demonstrated excellent knowledge."
Jane RobbJane Robb - Search Consultancy
"I did not get a quick response like this from other suppliers".
Andrew GodfreyAndrew Godfrey - Taskmaster
"We were looking for scalability but got so much more".
Chris RobinsonChris Robinson - Masterpay

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