Introducing Rippling For Accountants

Today, Rippling is launching Rippling for Accountants.

Most accountants are introduced to Rippling by their clients — their clients are running payroll through Rippling and add a 3rd party accountant or bookkeeper to help with that process.

As a result, some accountants end up with 4, 5, and in some cases 20 different Rippling accounts to manage on behalf of each of their clients. It can get cumbersome switching between different client accounts and keeping track of upcoming deadlines and payroll runs across dozens of different clients.

The Client Command Center for Accountants and Bookkeepers — One View, Every Client

Enter Rippling’s Client Command Center for accountants. The Client Command Center gives accountants one view of all their clients, in one dashboard.

You can run payroll for any client company with two clicks from this dashboard, onboard or offboard an employee, and view a consolidated calendar of upcoming payroll deadlines across all your clients.


What Rippling can do that no other payroll company can: take on your client’s back office, beyond payroll

For accountants with a value-based pricing model, Rippling lets you dramatically increase the value of services you offer your clients, without spending any more time.

Rippling isn’t just payroll. When you hire someone in Rippling, we set the employee up with payroll, but we also handle 100 other administrative headaches your clients already face, and which you can now take off their plate.

For example, we:

  • Set up the employee’s access to company systems like email, Slack, Dropbox, and hundreds of others, based on their role (e.g. sales hires might automatically get access to Salesforce).

  • Order the employee a new computer, install the right software on it, and pre-configure the machine based on your client’s settings.

  • Streamline bookkeeping technology at the touch of a finger by automatically adding new hires to critical systems like TSheets, Expensify, and Concur, and removing these employees when they leave the company.

  • Bookkeeping in the modern world is about technology curation and automation. Rippling is the first system that lets you automate your clients’ entire back office — not just payroll.

Why Rippling is a better payroll system

We believe payroll that’s modern and delightful doesn’t need to be shallow and simplistic.

Rippling payroll packs a heavy punch for advanced users, while still being simple & integrated enough that someone new to payroll can set it to auto-run and forget it. Here’s a few of the standard payroll features we think are particularly useful for accountants:

  • Advanced reporting: Run one of our standard reports or create any custom extract imaginable from the system. Use sophisticated filters, pivot tables, and sharing to analyze your clients’ business.

  • Accounting integrations: Connect with Xero and Quickbooks–but also Intaact and NetSuite as your clients grow. You can finely tune how Rippling places data in your accounting system to make sure payroll data is flowing the way *you* need it to, rather than being saddled with defaults.

  • Pro-rated, pre-calculated everything: New hire compensation is prorated. But so are compensation changes. Scheduling a raise for a future date, that’s effective in the middle of a pay period? Yeah, we do that with the click of a button. Converting someone from exempt to hourly? That’s three mouse clicks in Rippling, tops, and we handle all the transition pay runs automatically. Changing your pay schedules? We create the transition pay runs for you automatically, and pro-rate it all. The things that are time-consuming and complex in other payroll systems, are simple and everyday in Rippling.

  • Sub-departments: Rather than just setting up departments in Rippling, you can set up departments within departments–and map sub-departments to different accounts and expense codes in your General Ledger system–so that you don’t have to manually remap things in your accounting system.

  • Multiple EINs: if your client has subsidiaries or multiple EINs, you can manage all the EINs in a single Rippling account, with a single org chart, and Rippling payroll will automatically split out payroll runs by EIN, fund those runs from separate bank accounts, and make separate tax filings for each EIN.

  • Contractors are part of the same system as W2 employees in Rippling — which means you can add 1099 contractors to recurring pay schedules, you can send them agreements to sign as you would with W2 employees, and you can convert 1099 contractors to W2 automatically (and back again) with just a few clicks in Rippling.

The Rippling Accountant Partner Program

Rippling is serious about partnering with bookkeepers and accountants to increase the value they provide for their clients beyond anything previously possible. To that end, we’re launching a partner program we think is unparalleled in the industry:

  • Dedicated Support. Rippling partners get a dedicated support line and VIP treatment.

  • Free Payroll & HR for Your Firm. Yep, your firm gets Rippling — 100% Free.

  • 20% Discount on Payroll & HR for Your Clients. You can pass along the discount, keep it as rev share, or do a little of both!
  • Client Command Center. One dashboard for all your clients.

  • Free, White-Glove Migrations. Move clients from their current payroll to Rippling Payroll — without moving a finger.

See a Demo & Get Free Payroll for Your Clients for 2019

Yep, that’s right. Your clients can get free payroll for all of 2019 if they sign up before Dec 31, 2018.

You can request a demo of Rippling for Accountants today, here:



Announcing Rippling: The First Employee Management System

Today, we’re launching a best-in-class, all-in-one HRIS, payroll, and benefits system. But Rippling itself isn’t just an HR system. It’s a level deeper in the stack—a system for employee information that connects to all your key business systems and automates manual processes across the entire company, not just HR.

We call it an “Employee Management System” rather than an HRIS, because it’s not just for HR.

It may seem unusual to combine HR and IT into one system. But we think this is the future for these software categories because both the HR and IT departments are fundamentally concerned with who your employees are and what their roles are in your company.

HR + IT: The future of work.

IT manages employees’ access to business systems: who should get access to what and what policies or configurations should apply. This is the foundation of IT security and the cornerstone of IT professionals’ day-to-day work. But this is ultimately about who your employees are and what their role is in your company

HR owns the systems that track employee information such as roles, departments, managers, titles, compensation, and so on.

By creating an Employee Management System that sits underneath both HR and IT, Rippling gives you one place to manage all your key business systems, automate manual work, and save time.

For example, with Rippling:

  • You don’t have to manually add new hires to an email list—you can specify that “all support reps” should be added to
  • You don’t have to manually install Excel on employees’ computers—you can say that “everyone in Finance” gets this automatically.
  • You don’t have to create user accounts in Salesforce when a sales rep joins your company—you just tell Rippling that “all sales reps” get Salesforce

Then, when anything changes about an employee, all of your downstream business systems update as well.

Here are a few neat features that make Rippling unique, and which are launching today:


Full U.S. Payroll and Internationalization:

Rippling has payroll built-in across all 50 states—so you can pay your employees anywhere. We handle all of your federal, state, and local taxes. Automatically.

Rippling is also fully internationalized to support your non-US work locations—including local currencies, address formats, and tax IDs.

With Rippling, you can pay international contractors anywhere in the world. If you have a consultant working for your company outside the US, you can set them up in Rippling and pay them as part of a regular pay run along with all your U.S. employees.


Integrates with 250+ Apps:

Rippling integrates with hundreds of third party business systems from G Suite and Salesforce to Dropbox and Slack.

When you hire an employee through Rippling, you can instantly add them to these systems. Employees can log then into all of their apps in one click—no password required—right through Rippling.



The single best HR reporting system for businesses with up to 1,000 employees:

Rippling’s Reports system has all the standard canned reports that HR and finance expect—employee tenure reports, headcount reports, change logs, payroll journals, and more. But you can also create any custom extract you want from Rippling’s system:

  • Look at point-in-time reports to see everything in the system as it existed in the past.
  • Filter Reports by department, work location, start date, employment type, and more.
  • Pivot tables: group or aggregate data by department, work location, and more.
  • Share live Reports with others in your company instead of emailing static CSVs (although you can download CSVs, too).
  • Go beyond “standard” HR Data with Custom Fields: You can create custom fields for any information you want to track about employees, like a license #.



Order, configure, and remotely manage employee computers in just a few clicks:

As we’ve previously announced, Rippling offers easy-to-deploy computer management.

Every time you hire an employee, Rippling can ship out their computer—pre-configured with the right software installed, the hard drive encrypted, and all of your password and security policies enforced.

You can set up Rippling Hardware Management for your existing computers too (you don’t have to buy new ones). We email your employees a link to install the Rippling agent and within minutes, your devices are protected. If you can install Candy Crush, you can install Rippling Hardware Management. It’s that easy.

Going forward, Rippling:

  • Monitors for viruses and malware via our partnership with Cylance
  • Installs OS updates automatically to make sure everyone’s using the latest, most secure version
  • Cuts off employee access to the computer when they leave, and automatically wipes and re-configures it for your next hire
  • Gives you one view of all the computers in your company and allows you to remotely reset passwords



Benefits administration built-in:

You can now manage your benefits directly inside of Rippling, including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • HSA and FSA
  • 401K
  • Workers’ Comp
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Paid Time Off
  • ACA

One big difference with Rippling’s benefits software: you don’t have to leave your broker.

If you’re working with a traditional insurance broker that you like, you can continue working with them—but still manage employee enrollments, deductions, and changes in Rippling’s online system, which is fully integrated with new hire onboarding, offboarding, and payroll.

We’re building the future of work.
See it for yourself.

Schedule a demo here to see why businesses all across the country are leaving their traditional HR and payroll providers for Rippling—the first Employee Management System that combines HR, IT and Operations.