Import To Multiple Employers

Import To Multiple Employers

On most pages you are working with one employer at a time, but if you need to import data to multiple employers from a single CSV file then you can.

Currently this is only supported by the Import Payment Amounts (CSV) option but we will be extending it to other imports

Enable Multi Employer Import

Before you can make use of any of these features you need to enable them.

Click on your user image at the top-right of the screen and choose "Edit Profile".

In the Preferences section you'll see a checkbox to enable multi-employer imports. Tick it and save your changes.

Alternative Employer Id

You can now set a code for each employer. We call this the Alternative Id.

This is the code that you'll use in the CSV file to identify the employer.

Edit the details of any employer and you'll see a box for entering the Alternative Id.

You can also see them listed in the Employer Dashboard.


When you visit the Import Payment Amounts (CSV) page you'll see you have the option to map an 'Employer' field.

Leave it unmapped and the importer works as normal.

Or map it to a column in your file to specify which employer the line should be imported to.


  • If you specify an employer (by including an Alternative Id) on one line then you must specify an employer for all lines in your file.
  • Each employer you specify must have an open payrun of the same frequency (ie Monthly or Weekly) as the one you're trying to import to .
  • The Alternative Id you set for each employer should be unique.
  • If it isn't then you'll get an error message when you try to import using the duplicated Alternative Id.

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