Affordable, easy distribution of payslips directly to employees’ mobile phones

By sending an employee’s payslip directly to their mobile devices, companies can enjoy significant cost-savings.

July 31, 2013

By sending an employee’s payslip directly to their mobile devices, companies can enjoy significant cost-savings while giving their workers more timely and convenient access to their payslips. So says Jacques Swanepoel, MD at Cellfind, a member of the Blue Label Telecoms Limited Group. He says that mobile payslips bring the convenience of electronic payslips even to workers who do not have computers or the latest smartphones.

“Nearly every employed person in the country carries a cellphone, but not everyone in the average company’s workforce has email access” he adds. “There’s no quicker, cheaper and easier way to deliver payslips to your employees than via their mobile devices.”

miPayslip, a mobile payslip offering from Cellfind, enables payroll providers and organisations of all sizes to issue electronic payslips to any employee who has a cell phone. With this offering, companies can save on paper and distribution costs, while doing its bit for the environment by only printing out payslips when employees request them, says Swanepoel. Employees, meanwhile, will have immediate access to their payslips wherever they are. Non-office based employees will receive their payslips the day they are generated. They can also request historical information or a hardcopy of their payslip by sending an SMS to a short code or utilising a customised USSD menu.

Cellfind, one of South Africa’s leading location-based service providers and bulk messaging aggregators, offers a scalable and reliable infrastructure that will guarantee that payslips are delivered to each employee’s cell phone on time, every week or month. Its platform complies fully with the Basic Conditions of Employment Act’s requirements about the information that needs to be provided on a payslip.The solution works with nearly any mobile phone on the market – even the oldest or lower end handset – and is designed to be secure to guarantee the confidentiality of payroll information.

How it works

With miPayslip, employers can send their employees a text message with a WAP link or a USSD string (e.g. *120*456#) that can be used to retrieve the payslip, which is security enforced with a password via their cell phones. The corporate client simply sends the payroll data to Cellfind via a secure interface, encrypt the data on the back end and the miPayslip service will ensure that the payslip data reaches each employee in a timely and secure manner.

A third party application is also available for corporate customers who prefer to keep the solution in-house. The mobile payslip can be customised to each organisation’s requirements, but will include basic information such as income, deductions, tax number and leave days as standard. Payslips will look exactly the same on employees’ handsets as the paper based ones.