The company has also enhanced its core products, with new benefits features that make it easier to see how a change in health care contributions or plans could impact each employee at a company. Zenefits is also opening its payroll service for a beta after the company provided it earlier this year to a handpicked group of customers.
The beta is only open to companies in California, but it will likely be welcomed by the 4,000 businesses that signed up on the Zenefits payroll waitlist. It's not clear how many of them will be able to take advantage of the launch, but they represent an important opportunity for Zenefits: Half of the companies on that list will be new customers if they choose to sign up.
Looking toward the future, customers should expect additional expansions of Zenefits Payroll, along with additional expansions to the company's platform capabilities, Sacks said. Sacks hopes to expand the functionality of platform and will allow products from competing companies.
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