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Frequently asked questions

Get answers to common questions about the PayAnalytics software. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to get in touch or book a meeting with us where we demonstrate the software.

How much data do I need to run my first analysis?

To run an equal pay analysis you need a dataset where your organization's employees are listed. Each employee needs to have:

  • A unique Identifier (e.g. Employee ID)
  • At least one demographic variable (e.g. Gender or Race)
  • A grouping field (e.g. Job Role)
  • A compensation field (e.g. Fixed Salary or Total Salary).

Any other variables that factor into pay can also be used when running an analysis (e.g. Hours worked, Number of direct reports, Performance, Education, etc.).

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Can you import data into PayAnalytics from other software?

Yes, we provide an API for external software to connect to the PayAnalytics software.

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Does the software work for all currencies?

Yes, the system is currency agnostic and therefore works with any currency. If you would like to work with multiple currencies, you can define their exchange rates in the system. Then you can easily view your datasets and analyses in any of those currencies, independent of the original currency (or currencies) for the dataset.

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Does PayAnalytics support equal pay for equal work?

Yes, PayAnalytics supports both equal pay for equal work and equal pay for substantially similar work.

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What does it cost?

The software is sold under a subscription model and it is easy to become a customer and start using it. The pricing varies by the total number of employees that you want to analyze using PayAnalytics. Minimum subscription time is one year, included in that price is assistance with getting started at no extra cost. Book a demo to see the software in action and get a quote.

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Is it hard to learn to use the system?

It is our mission at PayAnalytics to make it as user friendly as possible. Most users are up and running within an hour. The system also comes with a handy manual and short instruction videos where you can look up anything you need if something is unclear.

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Where is customer data stored?

Each PayAnalytics customer gets a designated system instance. Customer data is stored in a region that the customer chooses. We currently operate instances in Europe and the US and comply with local laws and regulations.

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Does PayAnalytics support 2-factor authentication?


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Does PayAnalytics support analysis for companies with non-binary employees?


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How does the software work?

Customers easily upload their data directly into the software via either an Excel file, .csv file or through an API connection to their salary system for those systems where that is available. The software converts the data into intuitive reports where you can easily view your salary structure, perform analyses and generate reports.

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Does PayAnalytics work for companies of all sizes?

Our goal is to make fair pay measurable and achievable, irrespective of the size of the organization. That being said, an organization size of around 50 people is needed for the full utilization of all the software's capabilities.

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Could you help out with getting started?

Yes. Our goal is to provide the best and most accessible tools possible to companies when it comes to analyzing payroll data, but we do provide companies with initial consulting and even further consultation if needed. Initially, it can sometimes be helpful to discuss how the employee data is structured, how to build an equal pay model as well as interpreting the results, how to review suggested pay raises and understanding the cost of closing any demographic pay gaps.

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How can I start using the PayAnalytics software solution?

It is easy to get started. Just book a demo with a specialist or use our contact form and we can have you up and running in no time.

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Does PayAnalytics support equal pay for work of equal value?

Yes, PayAnalytics supports equal pay for work of equal value. The Job Evaluation feature supports the user in establishing the relative value of jobs, based on standard and objective criteria. Furthermore, Compensation Mapping allows the user to easily compare the compensation for work of similar value, even though the nature of the work may differ.

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Do you have to pay for additional users of the system?

No, included in the subscription are as many users as you want.

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How do I get my data into the software?

You can upload data either as an Excel file, a .csv file or use the API to connect to a system of your choice.

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Is PayAnalytics GDPR compliant?


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How does PayAnalytics guarantee that my data is safe in the cloud?

  • PayAnalytics is ISO 27001:2013 certified.
  • All connections are over a secure link (https) with high cryptographic requirements (TLS 1.2).
  • All stored data is encrypted.
  • Backups are stored for 30 days and automatically purged after that.
  • Support for 2-factor authentication (TOTP).
  • External security audits are performed routinely.
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