Payroll Integration using API’s

Payroll Integration using API’s

In the past, payroll was considered a “legacy sector” – a sector stubbornly resistant to change and dismissive of any innovation. Concomitantly, payroll was no more than an administrative function using outdated technology, incorporating a raft of manual processes, which in turn made strategic data reporting impossible. How things have changed.

Over the last few years, payroll has been capitulated forward to incorporate and embrace disruptive technology, and automation, and is now recognised as a strategic system because of the value of the data it houses. Some of the major latest trends are:

In this article, we will concentrate on integrations and benefits that companies can obtain with APIs.

Our Approach to Integration

Axiomatic has significant experience integrating with other systems using Application Programming Interface (“API”) including the development and set-up of appropriate middleware. Previous interface projects have ranged from rather simple interfaces to custom-built solutions with a complete staging area with two bridges between various systems to ensure the data was “cleansed” and coupled with update logging, data quality validation, and consistency.

Using API functionality, as well as middleware, Axiomatic can integrate with most systems which ensures the shift from transactional human capital management (HCM) to end-to-end experiences which improve the Employee Value Proposition while simultaneously ensuring data accuracy and security.

Globally there is a drive for both efficiency and the automation of procedures by utilising integration between the HRIS system, other related systems, and the payroll platform. This is easily achieved in more developed countries – however, Africa has always presented a challenge due to the lack of technology, outdated IT infrastructure, and multi-country coverage.

Axiomatic Consultants Payroll Services
We can now offer true integration in 44 African countries.
Axiomatic utilises the Payspace payroll platform which is a true cloud-based system, it is ISO27001 certified, single instance and the uniformity in set-up across countries reduces the costs in integration due to the ability to globally map templates. In addition, we guarantee full legislative delivery in all 44 African countries.

This powerful payroll functionality combined with pivotal middleware enables companies of all sizes to overcome data silos by creating powerful Applications, Data, and API integration on-premise and in the Cloud, from a single interface.

System Overview

Full system specification available on request.

User Interface

The custom user interface allows traditional long-standing payroll protocols to still be followed while not losing the efficiency gained by interfacing. Our methodology retains the ability for payroll resources to maintain strict audit controls developed over many years to ensure proper review of data and proactively manage changes between systems. Productivity and leveraging technology may be the order of the day but one can never downplay the importance of key internal audit controls of a finance-related process.
A full user Manual is available on request.

Why use Axiomatic?

We are an independent company that specialises in furnishing a diverse range of services relating to employee benefits, strategic remuneration consulting, strategy consulting, and payroll services in Africa.

In any API integration implementation project, the role of a Payroll Business Analyst is pivotal in ensuring smooth collaboration with third-party developers. The Business Analyst serves as a liaison between the payroll system stakeholders and the developers, bridging the gap between technical requirements and business needs.

Initially, the Business Analyst works closely with stakeholders to understand the existing payroll processes, identify pain points, and define the objectives of the integration project. They gather and document detailed requirements, ensuring clarity and alignment with business goals.

In collaboration with third-party developers, the Business Analyst translates these requirements into technical specifications, outlining the data exchange protocols, security measures, and system architecture needed for seamless integration. Throughout the development process, they facilitate communication, address any discrepancies or challenges, and ensure that the final solution meets the specified criteria.

Moreover, the Business Analyst plays a crucial role in testing and validating the integration, working with developers to conduct thorough quality assurance checks and user acceptance testing. They also provide ongoing support post-implementation, monitoring system performance, troubleshooting issues, and facilitating any necessary adjustments or enhancements.

Ultimately, the relationship between the Payroll Business Analyst and third-party developers is characterized by collaboration, communication, and a shared commitment to delivering a robust, efficient, and tailored API integration solution that optimizes payroll processes and enhances business operations.

Payroll Services

Additional information regarding our African payroll offering


There can be little to no doubt that integrations are the future of the industry. Our experience and acumen extend to Workday, SuccessFactors, SAP, and a multitude of other systems including Time and Attendance and/or Finance systems.

With our extensive expertise in both African payrolls and powerful technology and tools, we truly believe we can deliver a single scalable solution for your integration environment in Africa.

If you would like to discuss integrations with us, please:


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