10. April 2024

Personio Payroll receives ITSG certification and meets the highest compliance standards in payroll processing


Munich, April 10, 2024 — Personio, Europe's leading HR software provider for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), today announced the successful certification of its payroll solution "Personio Payroll" by the Information Technology Service Center of the Statutory Health Insurance (ITSG).

The ITSG certification is considered the highest quality award for software solutions in Germany in the field of payroll processing. This means that Personio Payroll meets the comprehensive legal requirements demanded by German health insurance funds and social security for reporting and contribution management. The certification enables businesses to communicate automatically and directly through Personio Payroll with social insurance providers and ensures payroll is processed accurately each time.

Hanno Renner, Co-founder and CEO of Personio, emphasizes the importance of the certification: “In Germany, payroll processing is carried out every month for around 18 million employees in SMEs. The legally secure and smooth handling of particularly sensitive data is paramount. We are proud of our excellent cooperation with the ITSG and the successful certification of Personio Payroll, which underscores our commitment to the highest compliance standards in payroll processing.”

Germany ranks second globally when it comes to the complexity of payroll processing. Ongoing changes in payroll regulations lead to extremely high efforts for those responsible. According to a recent Personio survey of 500 HR managers with payroll responsibilities, 59% reported spending several days each month on payroll processing. The primary challenge identified to ensure effective payroll processing is compliance with and correct implementation of ever-changing legal adjustments, cited by 39% of respondents. In second place (34%) is the high level of effort required due to manual work.

New paths for increased productivity: Customers save up to 85% of time

Personio Payroll enables SMEs in Germany to perform payroll processing instantly, accurately, and effortlessly while meeting all legal requirements. Since the launch of Personio Payroll last year, more than 300 customers, including organizations such as Cambridge Institut, CarVia, Proliance and Degura, have been able to make their payroll processes more efficient, thanks to the central database for personnel and salary data, automatic data validation, and built-in compliance.

Stephanie Burgdorf, Head of People and Culture at Degura, on the added value of Personio Payroll: “We need to be fast and reliable in the digital world. We cannot afford mistakes in payroll. Personio Payroll is a guarantee for smooth payroll without complexity and time pressure. We now save 85% of our time spent working on payroll thanks to Personio Payroll.”

Personio Payroll will also be rolled out in other European countries in the future, thereby enabling cross-border payroll processing in the medium term. In addition, the company continues to heavily invest in its product for preparatory payroll processing and integration into DATEV's payroll programs. Further developments are also planned for the more than 500 tax consulting partners to simplify the payroll processing process in cooperation with clients.

More information at personio.de/payroll.

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Personio is the all-in-one HR platform that unlocks the power of people for small and medium-sized organizations with 10 to 2,000 employees. Trusted by over 10,000 organizations that together manage more than 1 million employees, Personio drives productivity for HR teams, managers and employees by improving HR processes and boosting employee experience. Our ever-evolving product makes Personio a clear choice for organizations looking to upgrade their people platform for now and the future. Learn more about our product, or how to join our teams in Munich, London, Madrid, Dublin, Berlin, Barcelona, New York, Amsterdam and remotely, here: www.personio.com