Supporting CIS for Over Two Decades

For over 26 years, the Merit Payroll System has been an essential payroll tool for the UK and over 22 years for the UK construction industry, particularly in managing the intricacies of the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS). This longevity underscores its reliability and adaptability in meeting the evolving needs of contractors, subcontractors, recruitment agencies, and umbrella companies. Understanding CIS Introduced …

Three Industries Where On-Premises Infrastructure Beats the Cloud

While cloud computing has become increasingly popular, there are certain industries where in-house IT infrastructure still holds a significant edge. Here’s a look at three such sectors: The Recruitment Industry The recruitment industry has seen significant benefits from maintaining on-premises infrastructure. Handling vast amounts of sensitive candidate data, including CV’s, interview recordings, and background checks, necessitates robust data security measures …

Time to switch your payroll software to Merit

Your payroll software can’t keep up with the ever changing demands of the temporary recruitment or umbrella markets, is making your payroll team’s life a living hell, and you wish you never signed a contract with your current provider. So what do you do? The only real answer is to switch to a new payroll software package that can keep …

Milestone 10 years for Ryan

Ryan Hill has now been with us for 10 years.  Ryan started life at Merit working on the support desk and after a few years moved on into the QA analyst role he currently occupies.  Ryan has played an important role in the testing of many large projects over the years, most notably our implementation of the Irish RTR rollout in 2019. He takes on …

February – The Perfect Time for a Merit Payroll System

February is a time for strategic planning. As the financial year-end looms on the horizon in April, if you are still running manual payroll processes, now is the opportune moment to consider upgrading your payroll system. At Merit, we believe February is the perfect time to embark on this journey, and here’s why. Streamline Your Processes for a Smooth Year-End …

November Push-up Challenge!

This November, as a company, we have set ourselves a challenge of collectively reaching a goal of 20,000 push-ups and/or squats. All proceeds to be raised for our local animal rescue, Greenacres. As a team we are passionately dedicated to raising funds for Greenacres animal rescue, as it is a local charity we hold close to our hearts. We believe …

Terrifying tales from the payroll crypt

Terrifying tales of shock and horror are a common thing around Halloween, but after 25 years in the payroll software industry we’ve seen every type of payroll fright you can imagine. From vanishing spreadsheets full of timesheet data, to incorrect imports from external systems that have added an extra zero where it doesn’t belong, recruitment agencies and umbrella companies often …

Welcoming Stuart Morris: Our New Deputy Support Manager!

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Stuart Morris as our new Deputy Support Manager. With a rich background in customer service and an impressive history at Merit, Stuart brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role. Stuart’s journey in the tech industry includes Apple, where he honed his skills in providing Data Analysis. His time …

10 Year anniversary for Tom!

Today we are thrilled to celebrate a huge milestone within Merit, Tom Vines has now been with us for 10 years! Tom’s excellent technical skillset has seen him become a senior member of our software development team. Over the past decade, he has had a vast impact on our range of products and more recently has been focusing on developing …

iMerit Enterprise Version released

It’s National Payroll Week, and to celebrate, we are releasing a brand new and unique version of our SaaS, cloud-based online portal – iMerit – Enterprise Edition. iMerit Enterprise adds a number of features for larger agencies and Healthcare recruiters: Our enterprise system offers a completely unique authorisation method specially designed for contactless situations, but where the timesheet authoriser may …