Kjarni - Cloud based Payroll and HR system

Origo has more than 20 years' experience in designing, developing and providing HR and payroll solutions.

Supports the entire process, from recruitment to retirement
Powerful cloud-based solution
Easy to evaluate job performance and generate equal pay analysis reports
Reporting across sections
Powerful access controls

Benefits of Kjarni

Comprehensive reporting

Ease and flexibility characterise the reporting features embedded in all sections of Kjarni.

Efficient payroll processing and HR management

Perfect flow between different Kjarni sections as well to other systems.

Hosting and maintenance made easier

Secure hosting of Kjarni at Origo ensures easy maintenance and reduces costs.




The HR section stores and provides information on the company's organizational structure and essential employee data. It offers the ability to record all essential employee-related data, generate lists with various statistics and print out employment contracts. Emphasis is placed on saving time through bulk processing, including in the recruitment or retirement of large groups of employees.


The training section provides information on the company's training schedule and employees' participation in courses. Through the self-service website, employees can see a list of available courses and enrol in a course of their choosing. The training section offers the ability to generate a list of grant applications submitted to unions or vocational training funds.


The recruitment section comprises an application website, which allows prospective employees to submit applications through the company website, and back-end processing of applications. It offers the ability to compare applicants, send out reply letters and make hires.


The payroll section offers fast payroll processing in a user-friendly environment along with powerful reporting features that make it easier to manage the company's payroll. Emphasis is placed on simplifying payroll reporting to third parties, to which end the main Icelandic wage market surveys are embedded in the solution, and it also offers the feature of performing salary analysis for the purposes of equal pay certification.

Performance evaluation

Kjarni offers the ability to evaluate how employees are performing in their jobs. Performance evaluation forms are created in Kjarni and are filled out by employees and managers through the self-service website.

Payroll schedule

It is easy to create a detailed payroll schedule that shows wages and wage-related expenses. All known variables can be entered in the solution ahead of time, such as collective bargaining wage increases and structural changes, and the payroll schedule will be updated with the new data.


Employees can sign up for food service and the recorded data flows over to the payroll section of Kjarni. In addition to easy food service sign-ups, the canteen section offers the ability to create a list of different food items which employees may purchase.

Self-service website

Through the self-service website, employees can access their own information as well as essential information on other employees. It also allows employees and managers to fill out performance assessment forms.

The Kjarni App

The first version of the Kjarni App offers the ability to look up employees of the company. Through the app, employees can view essential information on their co-workers, including phone numbers and email and home addresses, and also make phone calls and/or send emails.

Equal pay

Equal pay with Kjarni

The categorisation of the different job positions that exist at a company is necessary for achieving equal pay objectives. The ability to compare different jobs based on well-defined criteria makes it possible to ensure that jobs of equal value are classified together. Salary analysis is also key to achieving the equal pay certification: this is a regular survey of the wages and employment terms of employees which is conducted in order to determine whether the company has a gender wage gap problem.

Kjarni makes it easy get a clear overview of the company's payroll situation and allows management to:

store and access payroll data and information on employment terms and perform detailed analysis of such data;
assign an appropriate value to different job positions based on responsibility, required qualifications, education or experience, and perform an equal pay analysis based on this categorisation;
use salary analysis to formulate the company's equal pay policy and establish goals related to equal pay;
classify and deliver data to evaluators for purposes of the equal pay certification.
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