Zenefits as your System of Record

As your system of record, Zenefits is your source of truth for all worker administration data, payroll, benefits, and any other features that you choose to set up.

Old System or Zenefits?

From the time you sign up with Zenefits, we recommend making all changes to worker records (hiring, terminating, address changes, and the like) within our system. If you are transitioning from an old system where updates affect payroll or other features not yet set up in Zenefits, there may be a point where individual changes will need to be entered in both systems. Don’t worry - we've made it easy so once you’re set up, you only have to enter data into Zenefits. 

What Stays Active While Setting Up Zenefits?

If you will be using Zenefits Payroll, we strongly recommend keeping your previous payroll active until you successfully complete your first pay run with Zenefits Payroll. 

Various teams dedicated to your company account will walk you through benefits and HR expectations depending on the products you choose and your company’s specific situation. 

To ensure there are no gaps in service, we recommend as a general rule that you do not cancel your old services until you are fully up and running with Zenefits.

When Is Implementation Complete?

This depends on your chosen features and company needs. Generally speaking, your company will have the onboarding process configured, and depending on your company’s features, Zenefits Payroll will be active, and you will have your company health insurance ready to go within your Zenefits dashboard. As mentioned in Basics of Setting Up Zenefits, your  timeline is dependent on many factors: the features being setup, having tax info and documents ready to go, and more. Our goal is to get you up and running as soon as possible.

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