Kenya’s Uhasibu launches payroll management system

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Kenyan startup Uhasibu, which provides an online accounting system aimed at SMEs, has launched a payroll management system to help companies ensure they comply with Kenya’s various rules and regulations.

Disrupt Africa reported last year on Uhasibu, which offers an online accounting system assisting SMEs with improving efficiency when it comes to aspects of their business such as invoicing and petty cash management.

Its newest product is Payroll, which officially launches today. The service digitally manages and provides all the required paperwork for every type of worker a business can employ. It is integrated with the local stakeholders, such as the Kenyan Revenue Authority (KRA) iTax system, which means it can automatically complete returns without the business owner or accountant having to learn or fully understand the individual processes.

Uhasibu believes the service is an easy-to-use interface or “secret shortcut” into the world of government agencies that are relevant to payroll management.

“This direct integration is extremely innovative in Kenya, an environment where organisations are only now digitising their processes,” the startup said.

“Most of these organisations have not reached the point where they are looking beyond their own organisation to directly integrate with other relevant organisations.”

The startup said prior to the launch of the service it was not possible in Kenya to do what Payroll can do, as stakeholders generally do not offer platforms for other systems to integrate with theirs.

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