PAPDIS stands for Payroll and Pension Data Integration Standard. As the name suggests, the idea of a PAPDIS file is that it captures all the data that could possibly be required to process data submissions between any combination of payroll software and pension provider.
There are two versions of PAPDIS and the full data specifications of both are attached to this article.
PensionSync accepts PAPDIS 1.0 and PAPDIS 1.1 with additional flexibility:
- If you miss out any of the columns, PensionSync can still process the file for you, as long as it has all the data the particular pension provider you're sending the file to considers to be mandatory.
- If you use a slight variation of any of the specified column headers, PensionSync can recognise and accept most variations as long as it is clear what the intended field is.
- If any of the columns are in a different order to the data specification, PensionSync will still recognise them, based on the column headers, so your file will be able to be processed.
Which pension providers can I use PAPDIS for?
Any - PensionSync will convert the PAPDIS file to the pension provider's required format for you.
Do I have to use PAPDIS?
No, PensionSync accepts a range of data formats, including Nest and People's Pension file formats.