Wagemaster Payroll & HR Software

Monthly and weekly payroll processing

Timesheets and Projects

Payslips, summary reports, bank transfers

Cost centres and accounting vouchers

Tax integration with KRA ITax, NSSF and NHIF

Paperless recruitment and leave management

Multi-user with customisable user permissions

Wagemaster Payroll & HR Management Software

Manage your payroll and human resources with one networked solution

Some of our customers

Kenya’s Most Popular Desktop Payroll Software

Whatever your business Wagemaster payroll software will make light work of your monthly or weekly payroll leaving you free to do core company business. Easy posting and concise reporting means you can be sure of a trouble free payroll.

Wagemaster Human Resource Management will easily take care of your employee’s welfare by tracking leave, reminding on contract dates and administering appraisals.

Our 24/7 support ensures you can use the system to solve all of your Payroll and HR needs

Wagemaster Features

Flexible payroll posting

  • Post in amount, hours or days
  • Import monthly postings from XLS
  • Loans and savings ledgers
  • Post using daily timesheets
  • Project based earnings
  • Fully multi-currency

Configurable payroll parameters

  • Unlimited earnings and deductions
  • Updatable rates for PAYE,NSSF,NHIF
  • Customisable timesheet design
  • Export bank transfer files
  • Cost centres and accounting vouchers

Powerful reports

  • Company logo on payslips
  • Save reports as PDF, DOC or XLS
  • Annual summaries for all earnings
  • Email payslips to employees
  • E-submissions for statutory deductions

Human Resource System

  • Recruitment module
  • Probation and contracts tracking
  • Paperless Leave maintenance
  • Design and administer appraisals
  • Education, work and disciplinary records
  • Document linking

Scalable software

  • Multiple companies on 1 PC
  • Unlimited number of employees
  • Multiuser with permissions
  • Return to closed payroll periods
  • Import employee/postings data
  • Built in backup and restore

Excellent after sales relationship

  • Automatic updates downloading
  • 24 hr telephone and email support
  • Optional priority support contract with SLA
  • Integration with time attendance systems
  • No annual fees

Software license prices


  • Permanent & Casual employees payroll
  • Bank transfers and Payslip emailing
  • Approved returns for PAYE,NSSF and NHIF
  • Paperless leave and recruitment
  • Multiuser with custom user permissions
  • Single company license no annual charge
  • Price


  • Company name: DEMO
  • FREE


  • Ksh 17,400/=


  • Ksh 29,000/=


  • Ksh 37,700/=


  • Ksh 46,400/=


  • Ksh 58,000/=


  • Ksh 69,600/=


  • Ksh 87,000/=

Software downloads

Please download ONE of the two installers belowDemo company license included


Wagemaster installer

(Prerequisites downloaded from internet and installed automatically)

 File Size: 7.7 MB

Date: 4th December 2017

Run downloaded file to start installation

There may be some inactivity for a few minutes as the installer analyses the system before starting installation


Wagemaster installer

(Prerequisites included)

File Size: 190 MB

Date: 4th December 2017

Run downloaded file to start installation

There may be some inactivity for a few minutes as the installer analyses the system before starting installation

Other downloads

New 2017 PAYE tax rates

New 2017 PAYE tax rates

New customers will have the new 2017 PAYE rates installed by default.

Existing customers should follow these instructions to effect the new tax rates

  1. Go to Setup & Tools menu and open Tax rates window
  2. Change ‘Monthly Personal Relief’ to 1,280 from 1,162
  3. Ensure ‘Minimum income for taxable allowances’ is set to 11,180
  4. The ‘Maximum deductible owner occupied interest / month’ should be raised to 25,000/= from 12,500/=
  5. Replace the values in the PAYE table with those below

1           – 11,180              – 10%

11,181  – 21,714             – 15%

21,715  – 32,248            – 20%

32,249 – 42,782            – 25%

42,783  – 99,999,999   – 30%

The system will recalculate existing payroll

New NHIF rates

New NHIF Rates Setup

To change to the new NHIF rates proceed as follows:

1. Select Setup & tools menu

2. Select Tax rates

3. Fill in NHIF rates table with new figures. See published rates here.

4. Close Tax rates window and wait for system to recalculate the payroll

New NSSF rates

New NSSF Rates Setup

To change to the new NSSF rates proceed as follows:

1. Select Setup & tools menu

2. Select Tax rates

3. Fill in NSSF parameters as follows:

  1. NSSF lower earning limit – 6000
  2. NSSF upper earning limit – 18,000
  3. NSSF LEL contribution % – 6%
  4. NSSF UEL contribution % – 6%

4. Close Tax rates window and wait for system to recalculate the payroll

Installation Instructions

Wagemaster 5 – Installation and Starting Up

Installing the system

Download the latest release of the software using the link on this page (existing users can upgrade using the same download). Try downloading without download accelerator if downloaded file is corrupt (Use “Save as”)

To install the run the installation package that you downloaded. The installer will complete the installation using default settings (recommended) or you may specify a particular installation location.

Note: This is just the front end installation, network users may specify a shared data location when creating the company data files.

The system will prompt you to create a company the first time you start it up.

Unless you have already purchased a license key choose “Sample data”

Click on continue and accept default folder or specify a network location

Login to the Demo company to start software evaluation.

Click here for the video instructions.

For networked users:

Install on each work station and use the “Connect to existing company data” option when prompted for new company.

Contact us here or send direct mail to: [email protected] if you have any problems installing.

Existing users:

If you are using versions 4.11 and above you may install and use the same license key to create new company files into which you import you existing data.

To import navigate to Tools menu in the newly created company and select “Data tools”. Follow on screen instructions to import your data.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do we do presentations?
Yes we do within the Nairobi, Nakuru and Mombasa area. This does not apply to resellers who must do their own presentations.
2. Is the price negotiable?
The prices are fixed but discounted for smaller companies are per advertised scale
3. How about group companies?
We offer 30% discount on additional companies within the same group. Proof of belonging to the group may be required. The discount applies to the cheapest of the licenses purchased.
4. Can the same license be used on different computers?
Yes you may install the software with the same license on as many computers as you like. The license fixes the company name only.
5. Do we have terms for payroll bureaus?
Special rates may be negotiated individually with payroll bureaus depending on number and type of licenses required.
6. Do we provide after sales support?
Yes we provide free support for first 6 months and paid support thereafter. At the moment we charge 5,800/= per quarter for remote support (email/telephone/remote desktop) and 5,800/= per visit (available for Nairobi and Mombasa customers only).
7. Do we provide software updates?
Yes we do. All updates are free to download and will install using the license present on the computer.
8. Do we do installations and training?
Yes we do both installation and training free of charge within Nairobi. The client may choose to come to our offices or be trained at their premises.
9. Is the software networkable?
Yes the software works in a client-file server environment which means the back-end database file may be placed in any shared folder on a LAN and be connected to by all other client workstations which will be running the front end software.
10. What is the maximum number of users?
There is no maximum number of users but we recommend no more than 5 concurrent (simultaneous) users per company
11. Is the software web based or accessible via the internet?
No the software is desktop based and is not accessible over the internet. It however uses the internet to send emails when required (e.g.: payslips)


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  • Download data via TCP/IP or USB
  • Internal backup battery
  • Access reports from multiple PCs
  • 1000 staff
  • Up to 10 fingers print comparison per staff
  • Exports monthly Regular, OT and Absence hours to Wagemaster payroll
  • Day and night shifts setup with rotations
  • Instant report of late or absent staff
  • Leave and Holidays exceptions
  • Off site and authorised absence
  • Overtime, holiday time, absence, regular hours report

incl installation, setup, training and 6 months support.
∗∗Network cable charged extra per metre




Digital Frameworks Ltd

Office Park,

Riverside drive, Nairobi

P. O. Box 43961 – 00100

Nairobi, Kenya

Phone numbers:

+254 722718373


[email protected]


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