Payroll inputs include both earnings and deduction data of employees. The input providers can be the finance team (recoveries/payment data) or employees (tax-saving investment declarations and allocation of funds for tax-free allowance).
The payroll process involves interactions with multiple departments and personnel. The information shared/obtained includes mid-year salary revision data, attendance data, etc. In small organisations, these inputs come from a consolidated source or fewer teams. In a large organisation, the task of gathering data may look overwhelming.
If there is a payroll software, with integrated features, like modules for leave and attendance management and an Employee Self-Service (ESS) portal, the input collection process will be easier.