Merit 13 rolling out now

Over the last few weeks we have started to roll out Merit version 13 as part of our Year End Update.  If you are a customer and haven’t yet been contacted to have the update scheduled for your system please get in touch with our Projects team who will book you in. As always, we have detailed documentation to accompany …

A booming Recruitment Agency Expo is positive for industry

Last week, after a long two years away from trade shows, it was great to be back at the Olympia in London for the Recruitment Agency Expo. It wasn’t quite the Olympia we remembered with well over half the building demolished in the middle of a large construction project, but we were very encouraged by the overall large footfall at …

Protect yourself from cyber attacks with Merit

Over the last few weeks it has been impossible to miss the news about cyber attacks in the recruitment and umbrella markets and the knock-on effect this has had on workers having their payments delayed. Although our software has not been involved in any of the recent incidents reported on the news, security for our customers is always a top …

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 …

Training and social areas get a New Year makeover

During the pandemic, as we needed to space out desks more in the main office building for the safety of our staff, our external building known as Unit 4 became quite cluttered and neglected. Where it was previously used for staff training, socialising and big events, it was now a pile of desks and chairs, slowly collecting dust. As we …

4 ways to make your payroll skyrocket this bonfire night

If you feel like your current payroll software is a bit like Guy Fawkes – hiding in the shadows, plotting against you, and liable to cause a destructive bang at a moments notice – now is the time to look at switching. As your software partner, we’re always by your side and working together. We’ll help you ‘light the blue …

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 …

A Deep Dive for National Payroll Week

Today is the start of National Payroll Week and we really wanted to give something back to the wonderful payroll teams who use Merit at the heart of their payroll departments this year. We’re excited to be able to do that by taking you on a Deep Dive of your system. We know that payroll needs change over time and …

Tailored payroll software for the perfect fit

When it comes to finding the perfect fit, you very rarely find it off-the-shelf. Let’s use a nice suit as an example. Sure, you can walk into a high street store and find one that has the right measurements on paper, but when you wear it you never get that feeling that it’s exactly right for your body. A tailored …

The importance of software training

We know that payroll software for recruitment agencies and umbrella companies can be complex, which is why we design our software to make it as simple as possible for our customers. But we also know that designing software which is easy to use isn’t enough by itself if the users are going in without any knowledge about the system. This …