Ease, the online benefits enrollment platform built for insurance brokers and employers, today announced a partnership with Heartland Payroll, a global payments company which supports payroll and other HR functions for businesses. The partnership will save time and resources for small and medium sized businesses nationwide by streamlining workflow on administrative onboarding tasks.

Following this integration, employees of companies who utilize Heartland Payroll will be able to log into their Ease portals to access information regarding their payroll, available PTO, current tax deductions and benefits. Moving these functions online allows HR professionals to save time, reduce errors and increase productivity on a daily basis. The payroll integration will maximize HR staff value by allowing them to allot more time to high value activities, rather than administrative tasks.

“Heartland is proud to announce the seamless integration of our payroll/HR platform with Ease’s benefit admin application. This streamlined integration tool enables employers to complete the digital employee onboarding and enrollment process via Ease,” said Clifford Gibson, Senior Director of Business Development, Payroll Partnership. “More importantly, this integration promotes Heartland’s strategic partnership with Ease to support the needs of their small employer groups. The Ease application will be an intricate part of Heartland’s Partner Program integration with Benefit Brokers to protect their book of business from being solicited by other payroll companies selling competing insurance product lines.”

Both Ease and Heartland Payroll have built strong relationships with small businesses over their years of operation and have become leaders in their respective spaces. By partnering to integrate systems, both companies aim to provide comprehensive solutions that will simplify the day to day operations of business owners and HR admins. This will in turn save both time and resources for small business owners, allowing them to scale to the next level.

“Ease is committed to partnering with the best technology solutions for small and medium-sized businesses to simplify benefits administration and payroll for business owners,” said David Reid, CEO and Co-founder of Ease. “Heartland has been a technology leader for small businesses for many years and we’re grateful to partner with them. “

On the backend, companies using Ease and Heartland Payroll will be able to push new benefit deduction information directly and automatically following open enrollment or any qualifying changes, saving time and drastically reducing potential for human error which requires additional resources to correct. Brokers who offer Ease will now be able to provide access to Heartland Payroll through the platform both to employers who were previously using Heartland Payroll, as well as those who sign on in the future.

Ease works with more than 55,000 employers servicing 1.3 million enrollees. The company has seen record growth since its inception in 2012 and is enjoying continued growth and momentum into 2019.