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23-May-2017

SD Worx and World First partnership cuts complexity of payroll exchange rates to support global HR

Brussels, Belgium, 23 May, 2017 – Today SD Worx, global payroll and HR service provider, announced it is partnering with World First, the international payments and money transfer business, to deliver a single currency transfer solution to SD Worx’s international payroll and HR customer base.

Managing the payments process in a large organisation across multiple geographies can be expensive and time consuming, especially managing the foreign exchange process to deliver payments in a wide range of currencies. The partnership provides SD Worx with an efficient, fully compliant payment service with the means to execute international payments at competitive exchange rates. As a result, SD Worx’s clients can seamlessly load up payments, authorise transactions in multiple foreign currencies and handle all of the associated reconciling and reporting. These services will be available on a single platform, offering enhanced control over the payment process and meaning clients could save time and cost over traditional banking methods.

World First’s ability to transact payments to over 150 countries in 127 currencies further supports SD Worx’s global reach, permitting clients to manage their international payroll with visibility and ease.

Thierry Vanbever, Director Global Services and Solutions, SD Worx, commented: “Our partnership with World First helps business leaders and buyers of global payroll to cut through the complexity and gain full control and visibility over all international payments processes. We now provide our customers a cohesive and coordinated solution that enables fast-growing businesses to expand internationally, secure in the knowledge that their global payroll and HR needs are in safe hands.”

Seth Harvey, Global Head of Partnerships at World First, says: “We are proud to be partnering with a forward-thinking company like SD Worx to support business growth and transformation around the globe. In today’s increasingly connected and globalised world, it is important for business leaders to be able to manage their payroll and move money seamlessly and efficiently in any currency.”

The partnership is also enabling the two companies to move much closer to what has previously been the elusive industry goal of offering a truly global/single payroll solution for multinationals.

Further underlining the success of the partnership, SD Worx and World First have been jointly shortlisted for the International Payments Supplier of the Year award at The Payroll Awards, with the winner set to be announced on 8 June 2017.

About World First

World First is market-leading, award-winning, rapidly-growing international FinTech business. Expert in international currencies and money transfer, World First combines specialist knowledge of foreign exchange markets with technological innovation to help individuals and businesses manage cross border currency payments quickly, securely and transparently. A specialist alternative to traditional banks’ generalist approach, World First has successfully exchanged more than £50bn for over 120,000 individuals and businesses since 2004.

www.worldfirst.com
@World_First

Contact

Renny Popoola, World First, renny.popoola@worldfirst.com, 020 7095 0647

About SD Worx

As a leading European payroll and HR services provider, SD Worx provides a wide range of solutions to customers worldwide including payroll and HR, legal support, training, automation, consulting and outsourcing. Today, more than 63,000 large and small organisations across the globe rely on the more than 70 years of expertise that SD Worx has acquired.

SD Worx’s 3,900 employees operate in ten countries made up of Belgium (HQ), Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mauritius, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. SD Worx calculates salaries for about 4.25 million employees and recorded in 2016 a turnover of €397 million. SD Worx is the co-founder of the Payroll Services Alliance, a global strategic network of leading payroll companies whose members jointly handle 32 million salary calculations.

For more information visit www.sdworx.com.

Contact

Leah Jones, The CommsCo, ljones@thecommsco.com, 0044787 6117760
Cindy Berichon, SD Worx, cindy.berichon@sdworx.com, 00447767 004356

Brussels, Belgium, 23 May, 2017 – Today SD Worx, global payroll and HR service provider, announced it is partnering with World First, the international payments and money transfer business, to deliver a single currency transfer solution to SD Worx’s international payroll and HR customer base. Managing the payments process in a large organisation across multiple geographies can be expensive and time consuming, especially managing the foreign exchange process to deliver payments in a wide range of currencies. The partnership p..

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11-May-2017

SD Worx welcomes Suhail Khan as new Chief Marketing Officer

Antwerp, 11 May 2017 – Suhail Khan will be joining HR & Payroll service provider SD Worx on 15 June as Chief Marketing Officer. He brings more than twenty-five years of international marketing experience in a varied range of sectors and companies. He has worked in the ICT sector in Silicon Valley, was VP Marketing at Royal Philips in the Netherlands, devised the marketing strategy for various start-ups and organisations in Healthcare, Financial and FMCG sectors. Suhail Khan succeeds Hilde Haems. In her role of CHRO, Hilde will fully concentrate on the HR strategy for the SD Worx Group.

“The HR sector is new for me and I see enormous potential: it is an extremely fascinating world that is changing rapidly”, says Suhail Khan. “The major assets of companies are their people with their many talents. HR has an increasingly important impact on the growth strategy of organisations. I want SD Worx to continue its international growth and utilising market and customer insights, the power of predictive and prescriptive analytics, position SD Worx as a preferred brand in the market. To future-proof the portfolio, we must look further than the demands of today’s client, and keep a sharp watch on trends, and drive thought leadership to prepare for, and anticipate the world of tomorrow. SD Worx is in a unique position to drive market disruptive portfolio through relevant innovation, and has significant in-house talent to help redefine the HR sector. It is an incredible opportunity and privilege to be able to contribute to this transformation, to create tangible added value, and thus make a difference for our clients.”

Customer-experience at the core

Suhail Khan considers customer experience crucial and sees it going hand in hard with marketing. How a brand is experienced, what a company promises and how it then puts it into practice are part and parcel of the complete story. Speak clearly, make sure everybody understands you, set KPIs that reflect customer centricity and let your client be the ambassador for your company.

“I want to spend a lot of time on getting to know our clients, enter into discussions with them and listen to them. By exchanging experiences, you gain insight into the client and their expectations. In addition, I want to get to know my team as quickly as possible and learn about their objectives and ambitions. In this way, we can draw up a plan together which will lead to success and strengthen the SD Worx brand.”

Suhail Khan (51) graduated with a B.A. for Loyola University, Chicago. He will be operating primarily from the SD Worx office in Reading (UK). Suhail Khan will join the executive board of SD Worx and report directly to CEO Steven Van Hoorebeke.

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You can learn more about Suhail Khan on his LinkedIn profile.

More information?

Pieter Goetgebuer, Press Officer SD Worx
T +32 (0)3 201 76 68 / M +32 (0)497 45 36 73
pieter.goetgebuer@sdworx.com

About SD Worx

As a leading European payroll and HR services provider, SD Worx provides a wide range of solutions to customers worldwide including payroll and HR, legal support, training, automation, consulting and outsourcing. Today, more than 63,000 large and small organisations across the globe rely on the more than 70 years of expertise that SD Worx has acquired.

SD Worx’s 3,900 employees operate in ten countries made up of Belgium (HQ), Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mauritius, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. SD Worx calculates salaries for about 4.25 million employees and recorded in 2016 a turnover of €397 million. SD Worx is the co-founder of the Payroll Services Alliance, a global strategic network of leading payroll companies whose members jointly handle 32 million salary calculations.

More information: www.sdworx.com.

Antwerp, 11 May 2017 – Suhail Khan will be joining HR & Payroll service provider SD Worx on 15 June as Chief Marketing Officer. He brings more than twenty-five years of international marketing experience in a varied range of sectors and companies. He has worked in the ICT sector in Silicon Valley, was VP Marketing at Royal Philips in the Netherlands, devised the marketing strategy for various start-ups and organisations in Healthcare, Financial and FMCG sectors. Suhail Khan succeeds Hilde Haems. In her role of CHRO, Hilde will ful..

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21-Apr-2017

SD Worx posts strong annual results for 2016

Antwerp, 21 April 2017 – HR service provider SD Worx saw its sales increase last year from €284 million to €397 million. This strong growth is mainly due to two major acquisitions last year: in March, SD Worx acquired the German company fidelis HR, with Ceridian UK and Ceridian Ireland being added in June. This helped SD Worx to reinforce its position as number two in the European payroll services sector.

The acquisitions resulted in a €90 million uplift in sales. The additional revenue of €23 was generated through organic growth, accounting for a rise of 8% over 2015. Compared to the previous year, net profits increased by €9.4 million to €47.7 million in 2016. EBIT, earnings before interest and taxes, climbed from €25.2 to €35.2 million in 2016.

An international player, but with a focus on local markets

Last year, SD Worx also purchased the remaining shares of the Belgian company Protime and SD Worx Netherlands, with the result that both companies are now wholly owned by the SD Worx Group. We now have offices in 10 countries: Belgium, Germany, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Netherlands, Austria, the United Kingdom and Switzerland. Via the Payroll Services Alliance, SD Worx now provides services to companies all around the world.

“Last year was clearly the year of internationalisation for SD Worx. We are also continuing to see an awful lot of growth potential in the international market. Our customers are also becoming more and more international. We respond to this with the services we provide. In December 2016, Ascender, the leading payroll provider in the Asia-Pacific region, joined the Payroll Services Alliance. This strategic global network of payroll providers that we established, now services 130,000 clients with over 32 million employees. We combine our international expertise with our knowledge of the local markets and business. In this way, we accompany our customers on their international growth path and continue to stay close to them in the literal sense. The combination of local roots and international presence remains a key strength,” claims Steven Van Hoorebeke, CEO of the SD Worx Group.

More information?
Cindy Berichon, Global Marketing Manager
T +44 (0)7767 004 356
Cindy.Berichon@sdworx.com

About SD Worx
SD Worx offers full service in the Payroll, HR and Tax & Legal areas in 28 European countries. Over 3,600 staff serve more than 60,000 customers in the private and public sectors, from SMEs to very large organisations. They offer payroll calculation and administration, training, HR research, socio-legal, fiscal and HR consultancy, specialist software for personnel departments and on-site support.

SD Worx calculates 4.15 million salaries every month and operates offices in Belgium (HQ), Germany, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Netherlands, Austria, the United Kingdom and Switzerland. SD Worx is a joint founder of the Payroll Services Alliance, which handles 32 million payroll calculations.

For more information visit www.sdworx.com

Antwerp, 21 April 2017 – HR service provider SD Worx saw its sales increase last year from €284 million to €397 million. This strong growth is mainly due to two major acquisitions last year: in March, SD Worx acquired the German company fidelis HR, with Ceridian UK and Ceridian Ireland being added in June. This helped SD Worx to reinforce its position as number two in the European payroll services sector. The acquisitions resulted in a €90 million uplift in sales. The additional revenue of €23 was generated thr..

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31-Jan-2017

Ascender and NGA HR Australia and New Zealand join forces

Ascender and NGA HR Australia and New Zealand join forces to establish regional payroll market leader.

Ascender acquires Australia and New Zealand business from NGA Human Resources.

31 January 2017 - Ascender and NGA Human Resources today announce they have completed a transaction whereby Ascender has acquired the Australia and New Zealand business of NGA Human Resources, one of Australia's leading HR and Payroll Technology and Services organisations.

This transaction will create the market leader in HR & payroll software and services in ANZ and the Asia-Pacific region, servicing over 3,000 clients and over 1.7m employees.

As part of the agreement, Ascender and NGA HR have entered into a strategic partnership to deliver payroll and HR services solutions for the ANZ region to ensure a seamless solution for NGA HR’s global payroll and HR clients, as well as continued service delivery for local NGA HR’s customers leveraging NGA’s global delivery centres.

The technology assets and service capabilities acquired from NGA HR include 200 highly trained staff across Australia and New Zealand, and state-of-the art HCM platforms such as Preceda and PS Enterprise. The Association for Payroll Specialists (TAPS) is also part of the transaction and will continue to operate as an independent association, providing payroll advice, training and recruitment services to its 4,000 payroll professional members as it has for the last 26 years.

Through a newly formed partnership both parties will collaborate to provide ANZ payroll solutions to NGA’s global enterprise clients, as part of NGA’s global payroll offering. The strategic partnership will include collaboration around payroll innovation and broader HR services offerings, including a range of flexible service delivery options for global clients with a footprint in ANZ.

Adel Al-Saleh, CEO of NGA Human Resources says: "Following 15 quarters of continued revenue growth in our ANZ business, we are excited to see the combination of the two businesses to create a distinct regional market leader. Over the years we have focused relentlessly on client satisfaction and technology innovation, which now allows the combined businesses to claim market leadership in the ANZ region. We are looking forward to working with Ascender in delivering regional payroll solutions to our global enterprise clients as part of our NGA Global Payroll offering."

This acquisition is aligned to Ascender's 2020 strategy to become an Asia-Pacific leader in payroll and HR services. As part of the transaction Ascender will ensure continuity of the acquired payroll operations, service agreements and software development.

Following the transaction, NGA HR’s ANZ President Ms Marjukka Maki-Hokkonen has been appointed CEO of Ascender and will lead the combined businesses.

Marjukka Maki-Hokkonen says: “This is an exciting opportunity which will allow us to claim the top spot in Australia and New Zealand, building on Ascender’s existing market-leading position in Asia. This transaction provides continuity and innovation to clients, and expanded career development opportunities to employees. Our commitment to client satisfaction, technology innovation, compliance and flawless HR and payroll service delivery is unmatched in Australia and New Zealand.”

Andrew Gray, Managing Director of Potentia and Chairman of Ascender’s board added, “This transaction is an important milestone for Ascender and I am looking forward to the long-term strategic partnership with NGA HR. I am thrilled that Marjukka will be leading the combined business. Marjukka’s 15 years’ leadership experience in the industry along with her strong track record and relentless focus on customer satisfaction mean this is exciting news for our clients, partners and employees. We have no doubt she is going to be an exceptional leader through Ascender’s next stage of growth”.

About Ascender
Founded in 2003, Ascender offers advanced payroll service solutions using SaaS, co-managed and fully- managed delivery options. Our proprietary platforms allow us to seamlessly tackle very large, complex clients that require process re-engineering, process standardization and automation, and extended payroll services. We are the leader in Asia Pacific multi-country solutions, enabling consolidated reporting and multiple language and currency capabilities. Headquartered in Australia, we have 700 highly trained employees that provide services in up to 31 languages, in 19 countries through 12 delivery centres. Together, our team serves 3,000 client entities and their 1 million employees.

Ascender was acquired in 2015 by a consortium led by Potentia and including 5v Capital.

About NGA Human Resources
At NGA Human Resources, our mission is to make HR work better. We help organizations worldwide pioneer digital HR, master payroll, ensure compliance, unlock workforce data,
and deliver best-in-class HR operations. As a result, HR leaders can create better employee experiences, save money, and transform their organizations.

NGA Human Resources has been a leading provider of HR solutions for over 40 years. We are recognized as a driver of innovation in HR by leading market observers. Our 8,000 staff in 35 countries administer and reward 8 million employees in over 150 countries. What sets us apart is The NGA Advantage. It is a unique combination of deep HR experience and insight, advanced technology platforms and applications, and a global portfolio of flexible service delivery options.

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Media Contact Ascender:
For more information about this announcement please contact:
Sasha Nicoll
sasha.nicoll@ascenderhcm.com
Phone: +61 421 870 078
For more information please visit the company website: http://www.ascenderhcm.com.

Media Contact NGA Human Resources:
For more information about this announcement please contact:
Caroline Garstang
Caroline.garstang@ngahr.com Phone: +44 (0) 1442 232424

Ascender and NGA HR Australia and New Zealand join forces to establish regional payroll market leader. Ascender acquires Australia and New Zealand business from NGA Human Resources. 31 January 2017 - Ascender and NGA Human Resources today announce they have completed a transaction whereby Ascender has acquired the Australia and New Zealand business of NGA Human Resources, one of Australia's leading HR and Payroll Technology and Services organisations. This transaction will create the market leader in HR & payroll software a..

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15-Dec-2016

Payroll Services Alliance welcomes Ascender

Geographical expansion to the Asia-Pacific and Middle-East region.

Payroll Services Alliance one of the leading global networks.

Singapore, 15th December 2016. - Ascender, the leading payroll provider in the Asia-Pacific region, joins the Payroll Services Alliance, a strategic network of payroll services providers. Ascender (HQ in Sydney, Australia) offers fully integrated and multinational payroll solutions. The Payroll Services Alliance was established by SD Worx and Aditro in 2010 in order to gather leading payroll companies to offer consistent multi-national solutions. By joining forces with Ascender, the geographical reach of the Payroll Services Alliance now covers besides Europe, the US and Canada also Asia-Pacific and the Middle-East. The Payroll Services Alliance now services 130,000 clients with over 32 million employees and is one of the leading global providers. 

The Payroll Services Alliance consists of partners who cooperate in a unique way, in order to simplify global payroll management for their customers. Each payroll outsourcing partner is a leader and expert in its region. Together the partners constitute a global network that combines local expertise with global effectiveness. Not only in solutions and innovation, but also in thought leadership and their customer focus. With Ascender joining the partnership, the Payroll Services Alliance has a strong leadership presence in global research firm Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Payroll BPO Services: Ascender, SD Worx and Ceridian are all positioned in the top quadrant, representing three of the five leaders in this analysis.

“By adding Asia, Australia and the Middle-East to the Payroll Services Alliance reach, we strengthen the position of the Alliance in the global payroll market and challenge our competition. Most importantly, we offer our clients the best of both worlds: global governance with local expertise, with a consistent level of services across countries”, says Steven Van Hoorebeke, CEO of the SD Worx Group and cofounder of the Payroll Services Alliance.

Rishabh Mehrotra, CEO of Ascender added, “We are excited to be part of the Payroll Services Alliance as we continue to scale our business to be the leading payroll provider in Asia Pacific. We see a lot of opportunity to deliver increased value to our clients through this alliance of regional experts, which is disrupting the typical force-fit model that can be experienced from many global payroll providers.”

“We forecast that this alliance will have material impact on the growth of our business” said Rishabh.    

Leading payroll provider in the Asia-Pacific region strengthens Payroll Services Alliance
Ascender is the leader in Multi-Country Payroll Outsourcing (MCPO) in the Asia-Pacific and Middle-East region. The company has expertise in both regional and multi-country payroll outsourcing. With its 700 employees in 19 countries, Ascender provides services to more than 3,000 client entities with over 1 million employees in more than 35 countries. Their client portfolio ranges from SMEs to multinationals in all vertical sectors, both with local and international customers.

Ascenders cloud-based platform allows them to seamlessly tackle very large, complex clients that require process re-engineering, process standardization and automation, and extended payroll solutions. Ascender also offers learning solutions to their clients, focusing on new methods such as adaptive learning and gamification. The company is a leader in online learning in Australia, and has consecutively won awards year on year since 2012.

More information?
SD Worx
Pieter Goetgebuer, Press Officer SD Worx
T +32 (0)3 201 76 68 / M +32 (0)497 45 36 73
pieter.goetgebuer@sdworx.com

Ascender
Yuet Leng Tang, Marketing Director, Asia & Middle East
T +65 6871 1688 / D +65 6871 1610
yuetleng.tang@ascenderhcm.com

About the Payroll Services Alliance
The Payroll Services Alliance was set up by SD Worx, Aditro and their partner companies, to provide the first pan-European payroll solution which can deliver a consistent level of service across countries. Since Ceridian (US and Canada) joined in 2015 and Ascender joined in 2016, the Payroll Services Alliance is a global network.

All the members of the Alliance are leading payroll service companies in their home markets. They service 130,000 clients with over 32 million employees. Together, the partners have a revenue that exceeds 1,600 million euros.

The Payroll Services Alliance consists of: Ascender (Asia-Pacific and Middle East region), Aditro (Northern Europe); Ceridian (US, Canada); Elanor (Central and Eastern Europe); F2A (Italy); SD Worx (Western Europe); Seresco (Southern Europe); Trianon (Switzerland). Via a network of subcontractors, the Payroll Services Alliance also deliver services in Africa and Latin America.

More information: www.payrollservicesalliance.com

About SD Worx
SD Worx globally delivers a full range of quality services in the areas of Payroll, HR and Tax & Legal, with more than 3,600 staff serving more than 60,000 clients, offering salary calculations, training, HR research, social-legal, tax and HR-related consultancy services, specialist software for personnel departments and on-site support.
SD Worx calculates about 4.15 million salaries each month, whilst running its own offices in Belgium (HQ), Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Switzerland and a service delivery center on Mauritius. SD Worx is a co-founder of the Payroll Services Alliance whose members jointly handle 32 million salary calculations.

More information: www.sdworx.com

About Ascender
Founded in 2003, Ascender offers advanced payroll solutions using SaaS, co-managed and fully-managed delivery options, and has consolidated reporting and multiple language and currency capabilities. Their proprietary platform allows them to seamlessly tackle very large, complex clients that require process re-engineering, process standardization and automation, and extended payroll solutions. Headquartered in Australia, Ascender has 700 employees that provide services in up to 31 languages, in 19 countries through their 12 delivery centres. Together, their team serve more than 3,000 client entities and over 1 million employees in more than 35 countries. Ascender's scalable platform enables it to serve clients with 1 to 100,000+ employees in each country.

More information: www.ascenderhcm.com

Geographical expansion to the Asia-Pacific and Middle-East region. Payroll Services Alliance one of the leading global networks. Singapore, 15th December 2016. - Ascender, the leading payroll provider in the Asia-Pacific region, joins the Payroll Services Alliance, a strategic network of payroll services providers. Ascender (HQ in Sydney, Australia) offers fully integrated and multinational payroll solutions. The Payroll Services Alliance was established by SD Worx and Aditro in 2010 in order to gather leading payroll companies t..

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