Emergency PayrollCover, when you need it.

Setbacks are a part of running a business. When they happen, CR Payroll will be ready to step in. With a two hour SLA, we will ensure your payroll process continues as normal, even when the unexpected occurs.

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Four Steps To Setting Up
Your Emergency Payroll Cover

Once we’ve agreed terms and signed a contract, a four step process begins to get your company set up and ready to call for service within
the agreed two hour Service Level Agreement (SLA). This process typically takes three to five days to complete.

Hardware and Credentials

We work with your IT team to arrange remote access and the necessary credentials.


We test system and application access to ensure remote access is successful.


We document your current payroll process, payroll schedule and timelines.


The payroll cycle documentation is agreed and signed off.

And you’re live!

Want to find out more?

For a free, no obligation chat to discuss how CR Payroll can help, click below to organise a call back at a time that suits you.

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The true ‘cost’
of payroll failure:

Imagine the cost to your company if you couldn’t run your payroll? There’s the monetary cost, but what about reputation? Or your relationship with your employees? Not to mention the possible cost of the fines your company could face.

At CR Payroll, we specialise in services to mitigate this risk. Think of it as payroll insurance. You’ll never need it, until something goes wrong.

Unexpected Leave:

Just like any employees, payroll people can fall ill suddenly, or need to take leave without notice. This has the potential to throw one of your organisation’s critical functions, payroll, into disarray.

Smart businesses plan for the unforeseen. Retaining the services of CR Payroll means that when the unexpected happens, your payroll process won’t be at risk. Within two hours of your call, we will be working to continue processing your payroll.

Your Payroll Team’s Work/Life Balance:

Payroll employees understandably feel they deserve the same entitlements as their colleagues, such as choosing when to take holidays and being able to switch off when not at work.

The change in employees’ work/life balance expectations is the number one reason our clients cite for retaining CR Payroll and our services.

What our clients say

Hugh O’Brien Former Group HR Director, Eir

"Due to the methodology and approach CR Payroll applied, the transition occurred seamlessly without any significant issues. There was no business disruption, all salary payments were made on time and correct. All tax returns were completed on schedule."

Beckie Robertson Head of HR, Trust Ford

"CR Payroll’s solution is reliable and robust and provides a much needed safety net to the payroll team. I would recommend it to any prospective clients."

Eimear Byrne Former Associate Manager, HR Shared Services, Stryker

"The support offered by the CR Payroll team is second to none. Payroll cover is never a problem even at short notice. It is invaluable from a business perspective coming from a campus of over 3,000 employees with combinations of weekly, bi-weekly and monthly payrolls."

Niamh O'Kane EMEA Payroll Manager, Zendesk

"Due to the urgency of our request we were onboarded as a client in a few days. They hit the ground running with very little handover. We would recommend the company specifically for the high quality of all of their staff and their flexible and reliable approach."

Hugh O'Brien Head of Human Resources, Applus+ Automotive Ireland.

"The staff are payroll experts who bring confidentiality and a problem-solving, practical mentality to their customers’ challenges by delivering a high-quality service. The team always ensure a 100% adherence rate to their 2-hour contractual SLA which is the best in the market."

Michael Cronin Group Financial Controller,The Rehab Group

"Because of the work we do, it is vital we can rely on the businesses we engage with. CR Payroll has provided this support and has the skill set to complement our HR and Payroll functions. CR Payroll has supported us in the delivery of project works, helping us with system upgrades to enhance our Payroll and HR processes. CR Payroll has also accommodated us with urgent payroll cover while we dealt with staff changes. The quick response time has been helpful in filling the gap for us in a time of need."

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