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Vera is our online payroll, HR and pension management system that gives you a host of powerful information and tools at your fingertips.

What’s so special about Vera?

dataplan vera 360 hrYour business is full of data about your employees but all too often this data exists in ‘silos’ and is very difficult to get an employee view of the information. Solving this problem is the simple concept behind Vera.

At the heart of the system is your employee data. Vera gives you a simple dashboard and set of tools to access, manipulate and manage payroll, HR and pension information for your employees.

And because it is web-based, there is no software to purchase or install and it can be accessed 24/7 whenever you have web access.

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Vera gathers all your employee data in one place

Having multiple systems that don’t talk to each other means that accessing all the data you have about an employee is laborious and time-consuming. Vera solves this problem as all employee details are stored in one secure place – whether that’s payroll information, absence records, details of contracts or even training records.

Vera helps you manage your sickness absence

Sickness absence is a serious, and costly, issue with the recent CIPD Sickness Absence Report 2014 recording an average level of sickness absence rates of 6.6 days per employee. Vera provides tools that not only allow you to track and monitor sickness absence, she also gives you a system to handle processes such as return to work procedures.

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Vera provides comprehensive reporting

Vera has been designed to allow you flexibility in how you view and access your data. You can drill down to view in multiple ways; by period, department or employee. We have also integrated new ways of presenting the information such as heatmaps and even calendar views. Everything has been designed to help you make the most of the powerful data Vera provides.



What can Vera do for you?

There is a whole lot of functionality packed into Vera including:

Employee details

  • Employee details are all stored in one secure accessible area
  • Information including personal and contact details
  • HR and contract information
  • Salary and pay information
  • Rights to work
  • Absences and holidays


  • Payroll reports and employee payslips stored by period
  • Changes to bank details
  • Make changes to payroll data, add new employees or process leavers
  • Reduces possible errors with SmartForms to enter payroll data
  • ePayslips and employee intranet
  • Pension management and auto enrolment communications


  • Employee contract management including multiple roles
  • Holiday monitoring
  • Qualifications and training
  • Disciplinary tracking
  • Absence management including tracking, alerting and return to work processes
  • Alerts about key payroll and HR tasks
  • Reminder alerts

vera phone 360How do you get Vera?

To find out more information about Vera and how it could help your business, please contact Stewart Waddell on 03331 123456 or click here for a call back.



Friday, 12 December 2014 13:22

Meet Stan and the gang

stan telephoneStan is our Dataplan payroll hero.

Stan came to Dataplan to inspire our team in the ways of the superhero and how it can benefit our clients. He taught us all 6 valuable superhero traits which we aspire and work towards to make our service as good as it possibly can be.

Stan’s Guide to being a superhero

  1. Superheroes have a clear purpose or goal
    Our goal is to deliver a first class customer experience in everything we do
  2. Superheroes get the job done and never give up
    Payroll can be a stressful and time sensitive process but our team will always do what it takes to hit deadlines and get your employees paid accurately and on time
  3. Superheroes are the best at what they do
    We invest in training and qualifications to ensure our team of payroll professionals are the best in the sector – after all that’s what you are paying for
  4. Superheroes achieve huge feats
    We have processes but there are always times when we need to pull out all the stops to get a job done and in doing so achieve great things
  5. Superheroes are more powerful in teams
    We have very talented and qualified individuals working at Dataplan, but it is the collective effect of the whole team that makes a real difference to the service we provide our clients
  6. Superheroes might not be perfect … but they pursue perfection
    We are constantly looking for feedback on what and how we do and suggestions for improvements from our clients and staff.

And because every superhero needs a sidekick or two… 

Stan isn’t alone in his persuade of payroll perfection, he also has his very own sidekicks Dataplan Fran and Dataplan Dog. They help him to rid the world of inaccurate payrolls, poor customer service and their arch-enemy … hidden costs.

Thursday, 02 October 2014 16:37

Christmas Opening Times

Dataplan Payroll will be closed from 12:00 noon on the Thursday 22nd December 2016 for the Christmas break.

Our opening times over the Christmas and New Year period are as follows:-


  • Thursday 22nd December - Closed from 12:00 noon
  • Friday 23rd December - Closed
  • Saturday 24th December - Closed
  • Sunday 25th December – Closed Christmas Day
  • Monday 26th December – Closed Boxing day
  • Tuesday 27th December – Closed Bank holiday
  • Wednesday 28th December - Open
  • Thursday 29th December – Open
  • Friday 30th December - Open
  • Monday 2nd January 2017 - Closed
  • Tuesday 3rd January 2017 – Open as normal

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy new year.

Should you have any questions please contact us.
Thursday, 02 October 2014 16:24

Franchised Payroll Services

Dataplan Payroll provide a Franchised payroll solution for those businesses that operate under a franchise arrangement.

We have a wealth of experience working with originations within the franchise sector giving you peace of mind that your payroll is in good hands.

Outsourcing your payroll to a provider such as Dataplan allows you to get on with running your business while we manage your payroll requirements. From sending BACS payments, advanced payroll reporting, auto enrolment or just ePayslips, we can provide you with a bespoke, customer friendly payroll service that ensures employees are paid on time every period.

Why Dataplan?

  • Dataplan Payroll have a proven ability to deliver high quality payroll outsourcing services for over 1,000 UK customers
  • Have a vast depth of payroll experience and have been in operation since 1968.
  • ISO 9001 approved
  • PQP accreditation by the CIPP ( Chartered Institute of payroll professionals )
  • Continuous Service Improvements – keeping up to date with technology provides our customers with a modern payroll solution
  • Legislation changes such as auto enrolment and RTI (Real Time information) come as standard with no hidden extra charges
  • Working with our customers – building relationships with customers is key, so that’s why we provide you with a named payroll contact who will manage your payroll.
  • Clearly defined Service level agreements
  • Online payroll solution which includes as standard our payroll approval and review function of payroll reports and payslips before pay date.
  • No setup fees!
  • Dataplan won Service Payroll Provider of the year two times in the last five years, come and find out why.

For further details about Franchised payroll please contact our Operations Director Stewart Waddell on 03331 123456 or click here and request a call back

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 11:03

Stephanie Simpson

Stephanie Simpson Joined Dataplan in August 2014 as a trainee payroll professional. After finishing a degree in Accountancy and Finance at Lincoln University she hopes this new opportunity will help her to progress and gain more qualifications. Stephanie also has a passion for art, possessing a great deal of patience to complete tasks under pressure.

Payroll Superpower - Organization

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 15:26

Abigail Woodhouse

Abigail previously worked for a local charity who specialise in caring and educating for young adults with learning difficulties. For nearly 5 years Abigail managed the payroll for the workforce for the Lincolnshire area. Abigail also continued to work with the young adults to offer them support at the weekends if needed which she enjoy.

Outside of work Abigail would consider herself a massive socialite spending spare time with friends which usually consists of eating, drinking and of course the most important shopping.

Payroll Superpower - Reality Warping

Our super stylish redhead Abbie has the ability to change reality. This is an extreme power, especially in the payroll world. Abbie can manipulate time enabling her to complete huge payrolls within the blink of an eye & still have time for a herbal tea.

Monday, 04 August 2014 16:20

Nicola Denison

Nicola Denison joined Dataplan in July 2014 as Trainee Payroll Assistant. Previous to this Nicola had worked in a combination of Retail and Events management. After 8 years in the retail/hospitality industry she has made the decision to move into the payroll world.Whilst working in Management Nicola has gained an advanced level of customer service skills and abilities to meet targets and deadlines.Nicola is eager to gain training and qualifications to help her excel in her new role at Dataplan, and is looking forward to giving her clients the best service possible.

Payroll Superpower - Time Travel

Has the ability to turn back time and meet any deadline.


Sunday, 23 March 2014 13:46

Alex Hay

Alex is our Development Manager. Alex’s role centres upon ensuring that Dataplan’s internal and client-facing systems are as effective and user-friendly as possible. Prior to joining Dataplan in February 2014, Alex gained a wealth of customer service experience with retail clothing company USC. Outside of work, Alex has a wide range of interests, including football and squash.

Superpower - Morphing Feet

Alex has magic feet that can change shape to perfectly fit a customer’s shoes, meaning he can step into them and see problems from their perspective. With this super enhanced level of understanding, a solution is always within reach!

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