Embed payroll into your product

Zeal powers modern payroll solutions for companies innovating new technology to pay workers in the digital age. Our API platform provides unprecedented control for companies to onboard employers and employees, run payroll, and manage compliance with ease.

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Payroll is central to every business

Payroll is the biggest line item for most businesses with over $8.8 trillion processed annually in the United States. Zeal helps SaaS platforms and direct employers build enterprise-level payroll products and scale their business.

Become a payroll provider

Expand your product offering and reach new markets by incorporating a payroll solution. The sticky product will increase the lifetime value of existing customers and attract new customers onto your platform as an all-in-one business solution. Additionally, payroll is the ideal wedge into offering a full suite of financial services.

Simplify your internal payroll

If you have intricate payroll needs, building a payroll product allows you to transition from legacy, piecemeal software to a modern API solution. You'll have a robust and scalable payroll process with direct control over overrides, processing and accommodations.

A seamless developer experience

Once you've built and launched your payroll product you can start onboarding employers and assigning permission. In turn, the employers will onboard their employees or contractors and begin processing payroll. All the while, you maintain full control with the Partner Dashboard.

Launch

Accelerate your time to market by leveraging our payroll building experience.

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curl --location --request POST
'https://api.zeal.com/companies'
--header 'Content-Type: application/json'
--header 'Authorization: Bearer <YOUR API KEY>'
--data-raw '{  
    "partnerID":
    "56673d33665c43b8b3eac79ffbb41665",       
    "first_name": "Richard",  
    "last_name": "Hendricks",  
    "email": "richard@piedpiper.com",  
    "business_name": "Pied Piper",  
    "business_ein": "073647583",  
    "business_address": "1 Market St.",     
    "business_city": "San Francisco",  
    "business_state": "CA",  
    "business_zip": "94110",  
    "business_phone": "2025550151"
}'

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Onboard

We'll take full ownership of payroll migration while validating your customers with our built-in Know Your Business (KYB) requirements.

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curl --location --request POST
'https://api.zeal.com/employees/onboard'
--header 'Content-Type: application/json'
--header 'Authorization: Bearer <YOUR API KEY>'
--data-raw '{  
      "companyID":
      "1bfb59575d4841a4b78c36a814496adc",
      "employeeID":
      "481be481d518497c81ace99f396d0f2f"
}'

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End Employer

Process

Employers can start running payroll while Zeal handles full reporting, filing, and disbursement schedules.

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curl --location --request PATCH
'https://api.zeal.com/employeeCheck'
--header 'Authorization: Bearer <YOUR API KEY>'
--data-raw '{
      "companyID": "123456789",
      "employeeCheckID": "987234657",
      "check_date": "2020-03-13",
     "approved": true
}'

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End Employer
Tax Authority
Employee

Scale

Payroll is a launchpad for your platform’s next 5+ financial products. With Zeal, you can use payroll as a wedge into offering additional financial services.

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curl --location --request GET
'https://api.zeal.com/workflows?companyID=1b5n28nreucd24'
--header 'Authorization: Bearer <YOUR API KEY>'

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Zeal is a full-stack embedded solution

We’ve built our platform from the ground up, ensuring a completely scalable and flexible API. We’re the only third-party payroll service provider you need to build a robust product.

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Payments

Build with the only payroll API that can process daily payroll for your employees.

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Components

Use our pre-built, optimized UI components to get to market quickly.

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Taxes

Payroll withholding, reporting & filing, W2 & 1099 compliance, and more.

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Services

Our team of experts provide guidance from integration to launch & scale.

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Why SaaS platforms and direct employers choose Zeal

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Full payroll liability

When you build a payroll product with Zeal, we take on all payroll liability as the Power of Attorney and Reporting Agent for all Employers.

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Access to tax specialists

Our tax attorneys, payroll specialists, and payment specialists will support your team along the way.

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National coverage

Easily expand into 11,000+ tax jurisdictions across all U.S. states and territories.

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Onboard companies in minutes

Leverage our pre-built onboarding flows to onboard employers in minutes.