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Tanda & ELMO integration

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Connecting Tanda and ELMO

Add ELMO to your Tanda account by going to Settings > Integrations > Payroll Integrations > New Payroll Integration and select ELMO:

You'll need to fill in a few details from your ELMO account to successfully connect the account, including ABN and API key.

You can find your API key in ELMO in the Payroll Settings tab on the dashboard > My Account.

Here you will see your API key:


If you have more than one business in your ELMO account, you'll also need to enter the ELMO Business name in Tanda, ensuring you enter the name exactly as it appears in ELMO. Your Business Name can be found in the Payroll Settings tab on the dashboard > Details tab.

Payroll Configuration

Tanda sends data through to ELMO via Timesheets. So we need to ensure:

  1. Employees have External IDs in ELMO and these have been entered on their Tanda profile under Payroll > Payroll ID.

  2. Employees are setup for Timesheets by selecting 'Uses Timesheets' on each employee's profile, under the Employment Details tab.

  3. We've mapped Award rules and Leave Types in Tanda (under the Compliance tab) to Work Types in ELMO (Payroll Settings > Work Types).

  4. The API Key entered in TANDA is currently valid. (This can become invalid if the person who set this up is deactivated from ELMO)


In Tanda, approve timesheets > click Preview & Export > followed by Export to Payroll Software:

Then, in ELMO, timesheets that have already been approved in Tanda will automatically be approved.

Next, head to Pay Runs and add a new pay run. Enter the pay run dates so they match your pay run in Tanda and ensure you've opted to import timesheets for this pay run. Then click 'Create'. You should then see the timesheets for Tanda in ELMO.

Once you've got a pay run with timesheets imported, you've completed the export from Tanda. From here you can process payroll as you usually would in ELMO.


I've made changes to an employee's timesheet and need to re-export - what's the best process to do this?

If you've already created a pay run for an employee, but have had to make changes to the total hours being paid, you'll need to delete the existing pay run for the employee from ELMO and re-import the updated one.

If additions are being made to the pay run for the employee (i.e. only an allowance is being added, and no change is made to the total hours paid), a re-import of just the allowance will stack onto the existing pay run in ELMO.

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