Payroll so powerful it can run itself   

INSTANT and reliable

Take the pain out of payroll

Rippling calculates and files your payroll taxes with the right federal, state, and local agencies—even when employees move.

100% error-free guarantee

Pay employees accurately, on time, every pay run. Once your employee data is in our system, Rippling takes care of the rest.

Payroll comparison

Compare your pay run with previous pay runs before approval. Dig into changes in gross pay, taxes, deductions, and more.

Dedicated mobile app

With Rippling’s mobile app, your employees can see their pay stubs, request time off, and even view their W-2s on the go.

Customer Spotlight

MRG cut their payroll costs by 33% and saved over 1,000 administrative hours by switching from ADP to Rippling


Automate compliance, stateside and worldwide

From I-9s to W-2s, Rippling helps you handle your tax and compliance work, keeping your business compliant with the right forms, laws and regulations.

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Effortlessly report on anything you want

Use our library of pre-built reports or build your own—no coding skills required. Rippling's role-based permissions share the right data with the right people, so everyone can make better decisions, faster.

Payroll Integrations

Manage every tool your payroll depends on in one integrated system

Time & Attendance

Easily track, approve, and pay employees’ hours. Review time cards right inside each pay run.

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Benefits Administration

Manage all your employee benefits and automatically sync deductions to payroll.

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500+ integrations

Integrate Rippling Payroll with accounting software like Quickbooks and NetSuite.

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Run payroll your way

Role-Based Permissions

Delegate tasks without sacrificing control

Customize data access and visibility by level, department, and more, letting your team run payroll and reports with all the information that’s relevant to their roles—and none that isn’t.


Customize payroll to your needs

Pay employees and contractors, at home and abroad, in a single unified pay run. And if you ever need to do an off-cycle pay run, you have that flexibility to do so—at no extra charge.

Dynamic General Ledger Mapping

Sync payroll & expenses to your general ledger

Save hours of reconciliation work each month by creating custom policies that sync your payroll and expense data to your general ledger and automatically categorize each account’s fields.


Pay employees and contractors around the world in a blink

Need to hire and pay people outside the US? Rippling Global has you covered.

Learn about Global Payroll


Hit the ground running with hundreds of templates

Choose from hundreds of pre-built workflow templates. Use them out-of-the-box or tweak them to meet your exact needs.

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Payroll built for businesses of every size

All 50 states & international

Pay employees and contractors in seconds, wherever they are in the world.

Federal, state, and local tax filing

Rippling automatically calculates and files your payroll taxes with the IRS and other federal, state, and local agencies at the right time, every time.

Paperless W-2, W-4, 1099, and new hire filings

Rippling automates your compliance work and ensures your company is always up-to-code, so you never have to worry about it.

Workers' compensation

Easily add 'pay as you go' workers' comp insurance through our integration with AP Intego.


Rippling supports all garnishment types and can even pay them out on your behalf.

Time tracking

Effortlessly track your employees' hours and PTO. It's all automatically synced to payroll—no more spreadsheets, CSVs, or headaches.

Job costing & multiple pay rates

Track where your employees' time goes and the cost of that time—by location, client, task, and more.

Direct deposit or check

Send payment via direct deposit or check, whichever works best for your employees and business.

Mobile app

Your employees can see their pay stubs, request time off, and even view their W2s on-the-go in our mobile app.

Unlimited pay runs

Run payroll whenever you want, as many times as you want.

We do everything with security and compliance in mind.

We adhere to GDPR and CCPA while annually auditing for SOC 1 Type 2 and SOC 2 Type 2.


What is payroll management?

Payroll management is the administrative process by which employers pay their employees and contractors, and maintain financial documentation for their business. The payroll process involves managing and withholding deductions and garnishments, calculating taxes, withholding taxes, and ultimately paying workers their net pay. Payroll is a complex process that requires careful attention to detail and compliance with regulations

What are the steps in the payroll process?

After collecting employee information and enacting a payment schedule, the general payroll process involves calculating taxes, filing said taxes, and issuing payments to your employees—all while keeping accurate records.

Why does a company need full-service payroll software?

Modern payroll software makes managing payroll for your employees and contractors simple by accurately calculating and filing taxes, and keeping employee data, such as hours and deductions, in sync.

Some examples of how Rippling’s full-service payroll software can make your job so much easier:

  • Rippling calculates all your taxes and submits your tax forms and payments automatically.
  • Employee withholdings automatically flow into payroll, so you’ll never need to manually enter withholding amounts.
  • Rippling stores electronic copies of all employee tax forms for reference or audit purposes. They’re all attached to an employee’s profile—even after termination—so you’ll only ever need to look in one place for any form.

Can former employees and contractors access their payroll records and tax documents on Rippling?

Former employees and contractors can continue to access their Rippling accounts using their personal email address. They'll be able to access their historical pay stubs, W-2s, and other withholding information.

How long does it take to run payroll with Rippling?

With Rippling, you can run payroll within 90 seconds. Don’t have the time? Turn on auto-pay and never touch payroll again.

Can Rippling generate W2s at the end of the year?

Yes! Rippling automatically generates, files with tax authorities, and distributes to employees digital W2 forms, as well as 1099s for contractors, at the end of the year. Additionally, you can select to have Rippling print and mail these for a small fee.

Can I pay an international employee or contractor through Rippling?

Yes! Unlike other payroll systems that can only handle US payroll and require you to pay for additional expensive software, Rippling Global Payroll allows you to hire, pay, and manage your entire workforce, regardless of location in one place. Check out our Global Payroll product.

See Rippling in action

Rippling is a single platform that can help your business manage all of its employee data and operations, no matter its size.