27 September 2022

Digital payslips for three million employees

Enterprises increasingly using DATEV Arbeitnehmer online (online collaboration for employees).

Regarding wages and salaries there is an increasing tendency towards a fully digital distribution of salary statements to the employees. In August three million employees received their remuneration statement via the portal DATEV Arbeitnehmer online electronically. This figure is an impressive example for the progress of the digitalization in German enterprises.

More and more companies use this possibility and deliver their employees all salary statements fully electronically. The time from reaching the mark of two million user to the now registered three million only took just over a year (June 2021 to August 2022). The step from the first to the second million however took 20 months. The growth curve continues to point upwards. During the past quarter of the year there were 95,000 new user each month in average. There is room for further growth: For about 14 million employees wages and salary slips are generated using DATEV software. Right now about one fifth are using digital statements.

Safe digital remuneration archive to be accessed at any time

Changing to a fully digital payroll accounting has positive effects for staff as well as enterprise. Via online access payroll information reaches its goal fast since there are no mail delivery times. All staff can access their wage and tax statements as well as social insurance statements. Thus, they have a digital archive with wage and salary documents accessible any time. The employer safes effort and expenses for packing and postage.

Also, this prevents discontinuity of media and optimizes the payroll accounting process. This portal can be used by companies doing their own payroll accounting as well as those that have a consultancy to do it. The majority of enterprises using DATEV Arbeitnehmer online entrust a tax consultant with this task.

DATEV Arbeitnehmer online is available since 2013 and is continuously developed further. In this current version the new clear and intuitive DATEV Arbeitnehmer online cockpit helps carrying out all administration tasks in order to digitally provide your staff with all wage documents. All staff data as well as their current registration status saved there can be quickly accessed. For employees there is a new function to save and delete several employers in one user profile. All sensitive remuneration data is saved securely in the DATEV data center. For safe access user can now apply a new app-based authentication procedure which is compatible with current authenticator app solutions.