Integrating with your Payroll Provider

Created by Aimee Bridges, Modified on Wed, 02 Nov 2022 at 10:25 AM by Jacobus van Zyl


Nowsta can generate custom CSV files compatible with almost every payroll provider. Once set up, these files dramatically reduce the time it takes to run payroll.



Customized payroll files are available for all customers. Please contact the Nowsta support team ( to learn more about pricing and the benefits of a customized CSV file.


Setting up the payroll integration typically takes 15-20 business days, although it can take longer under certain circumstances. We strongly suggest you thoroughly test the file before using it to run an actual payroll.


Please note: Our files will only integrate with systems that accept customized CSV files.  Quickbooks (QB) and ADP Run do not accept CSV files directly so the file will need to be downloaded/changed into a different file type before their payroll system will accept the file.  If your payroll company does not allow for CSV files, please reach out to them directly to find out how they can be altered and accepted into their payroll system.

How to get started

Please send the following message to the rep at your payroll company and copy your account manager or Nowsta support (




Subject: Nowsta Payroll Integration




[Your Company Name] has decided to use Nowsta for staff scheduling and time-tracking and we are currently in the process of onboarding onto the Nowsta platform.


As part of their onboarding process, Nowsta is willing to create a payroll or time & attendance export file for upload into your payroll system so this information does not have to be manually keyed in. 


Could you please send a template file to our Nowsta Customer Success Representative (cc'd here) along with a key that explains how it works? Once Nowsta has replicated the desired file format, I will reach out to test the file.




[Your name]

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