Direct HRIS connection (via Merge)

Connecting to your payroll provider directly
Causal connects to various payroll providers via Merge. This includes common providers like Bamboo HR, Justworks, Gusto, Zenefits, Workday, HiBob, Trinet, ADP Workforce Now etc. To see a full list of providers, hit "More with Merge" under Connect New Data Source here.
The ability to connect to your payroll provider is a premium data integration that is only available on a Causal Business plan.
Note: some payroll providers may create a third-party login/license when you connect via Merge.

How to connect

  1. 1.
    Head to your Data page on Causal
  2. 2.
    Under Connect New Data Source, head to Payroll
  3. 3.
    Hit your system, or "More with Merge"
  4. 4.
    Follow the steps and sign-in with your particular provider

Available Data Items

You’re able to pull 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 for you.
Data item
Mapping to Variable in Detailed Headcount Template
Monthly Salary by Employee (time series)
Annual Salary by Employee (time series) / 12
Salaries 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 Salary
Most recent salary entered in the HRIS.
Includes future start date employees’ salary, as well as future raises of existing employees
Current Annual Salary
Start Date
End Date (if relevant)
If you are on a Business plan we can also pull custom fields for you (e.g. Bonus %).


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.