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Direct payroll connection

Connecting to your payroll provider directly

Causal directly connects to various payroll providers. This includes common providers like Bamboo HR, Justworks, Gusto, Zenefits, Workday, HiBob, Trinet, ADP Workforce Now etc. To see a full list of providers, visit Causal's data page.

You can connect for free during your trial. To continue to use the integration you need to upgrade to a paid plan.

We do not yet connect with Rippling, but we have detailed instructions for connecting your Rippling data via a Google Sheet here.

How to connect

We recommend connecting via Causal's Headcount wizard (you can find this on the right-hand-side of your Causal homepage), this way you'll get a Headcount model directly connected to your payroll provider.

Available Data Items

Causal generates the data items listed below from your HRIS by default. These are broken down by Employee, and we'll also pull in mappings to Team/Location/Department etc.

Data itemDefinitionMapping to Variable in Detailed Headcount Template
Monthly Salary by Employee (time series)Annual Salary by Employee (time series) / 12Salaries and Wages
Annual Salary by Employee (time series)Annual salary by employee, by month.Uses latest annual salary within each month, for historic months.Adjusted Annual Salary
Latest Annual SalaryMost recent salary entered in the HRIS.Includes future start date employees’ salary, as well as future raises of existing employeesCurrent Annual Salary
Start Date
End Date (if relevant)


Some payroll integrations do not support all of Causal's features.

BambooHR does not support locations outside of the US.

Namely does not support historical employment data.

Personio does not pull in salary for future start date employees until they've started.