A belated Happy New Year to our readers. I hope 2020 has started with a bang for you. It certainly has for us at Smart Pension!

As our name suggests, we are a pension provider, but what many people may not know is that we’re  a technology provider, too. We white-label our platform to other pension providers, both here in the UK and overseas, to allow them to harness the power and agility of our purpose-built systems.

Using technology within the pensions industry seems like an obvious thing to do in this day and age ‒ right? In reality, though, very few pension providers harness the power of API functionality; and those who are doing so don’t have a purpose-built platform like ours to act as the hub of all our access points.

Just Accounts are one of our longest-standing API partners. They integrated with us over 2 years ago, which in itself shows their foresight as a software provider to stay ahead of the curve within their market space. Our integration with Just Accounts ensures that you, as one of their customers, are accessing the most efficient way to upload and process employee and pension contribution data.

Utilising our powerful two-way connection, Just Accounts securely send and receive real-time data from our portal and back into their software. Whether you are an employer client or adviser-client of Just Accounts, this means that however you interact with us you can be sure that the information you receive is up to date and accurate.

By choosing to integrate with Smart Pension, Just Accounts have ensured that their clients have as much choice as possible in the options they provide to their employees to help them manage their pensions. Employees can reach us using the mobile app, through their employee portal, by calling our contact center or even by interacting with Alexa! We understand how busy people are, so we try to make it as easy as possible for them. Employees can access real-time valuations, change their contribution levels and get any information or help they may need about their pension, all at the click of a button.

Through its Smart Rewards program, Smart Pension also provides free employee benefits to every scheme member Just Accounts register on our portal. We don’t only help your staff save for their retirement – we help them save on their weekly expenditure, too!.

We are really proud of our working relationship with Just Accounts and happy to play a part in making the processing of payroll and pensions seamless for our mutual users.

Just Accounts use technology to do the ‘heavy lifting’ of the complicated and sometimes boring part of payroll processing, just as we utilise technology to make pension processing easier. We are constantly evolving and adding new benefits to our platform, all part of our commitment to ensuring that what we do remains relevant to our users. We have several exciting releases planned for 2020, including a ground-breaking new AI avatar, so please stay tuned!

If you have any questions about our integration with Just Accounts or would like further information about anything at Smart Pension, of course, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Please contact bureaus@smartpension.co.uk.