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15-Dec-2016

Payroll Services Alliance welcomes Ascender

Geographical expansion to the Asia-Pacific and Middel-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.

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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 Middel-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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29-Nov-2016

Majority of multinationals yet to achieve one single source of payroll truth

New research released today by global payroll and HR solutions provider, SD Worx, shows that almost two-thirds (65%) of global organisations are using multiple payroll systems across different geographic markets, leading to inconsistency, inaccuracy, and lack of global visibility. More surprising still, is the finding that more than 5% of respondents admit to having no automated payroll system in place whatsoever, and rely solely on manual processes.

- Nearly two-thirds use multiple payroll systems around the world
- More than 5% still manage payroll via manual processes only
- Over half (56%) struggle to maintain accuracy across different geographic markets

SD Worx’s research, which was conducted last month, polled 500 payroll and HR leaders working within global organisations, and looked to identify how modern multinationals are managing their payroll needs as the business world becomes ever more disparate and global.

Remarkably, despite more than 90% of respondents indicating that one global payroll system delivers optimum business benefit, less than a third (29%) of global organisations have one single system of record in place that can offer all-encompassing payroll services on a global scale. 

When respondents were asked about the key issues they face as a payroll professional working in a multinational organisation, well over half (56%) of respondents admitted to having problems with payroll accuracy across different geographic markets. Inconsistencies with the provision of high service levels was also cited as a top concern by 42% of those surveyed, and just over a third (34%) indicated payroll was too cost heavy. Other key issues included time-consuming partner management (29%) and lack of international reporting capabilities (20%).

Thierry Vanbever, Director Global Services and Solutions at SD Worx, commented: “This research shows that, staggeringly, most global organisations have not yet woken up to the fact that ineffective payroll systems are eating into business profit by increasing both cost and complexity. This issue needs to be elevated to further marry the HR department with the C-suite agenda – only then will the potential gains of having one single source of payroll record be fully understood and appreciated by those who have the greatest ability to change business strategy and achieve better long-term outcomes.”

Check here for the infographic regarding the survey results.

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SD Worx, Cindy Berichon, International Marketing Manager, cindy.berichon@sdworx.com, +44 7767 004356

New research released today by global payroll and HR solutions provider, SD Worx, shows that almost two-thirds (65%) of global organisations are using multiple payroll systems across different geographic markets, leading to inconsistency, inaccuracy, and lack of global visibility. More surprising still, is the finding that more than 5% of respondents admit to having no automated payroll system in place whatsoever, and rely solely on manual processes. - Nearly two-thirds use multiple payroll systems around the world - More than 5% stil..

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09-Nov-2016

SD Worx at HR Tech World 2016 in Paris

We were delighted to exhibit at HR Tech World 2016 in Paris.
Check out our short video here to get a flavour of this successful event.

We were delighted to exhibit at HR Tech World 2016 in Paris. Check out our short video here to get a flavour of this successful event. ..

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15-Jun-2016

SD Worx acquires Ceridian UK and Ceridian Ireland in full share purchase

SD Worx, a leading European HR service provider, has acquired Ceridian UK and Ceridian Ireland in a full share acquisition. Ceridian is a global human capital management technology company, recognized for the award-winning cloud application Dayforce HCM.

The UK and Ireland business will continue to be led by Doug Sawers and the existing management team. As part of the transaction, the existing Ceridian teams of the service delivery center on Mauritius that support the UK and Ireland businesses, have been transferred into a new Mauritius organization, formed by SD Worx.

SD Worx and Ceridian also announce a strategic partnership to deliver cloud human capital management software across Europe. This partnership will leverage Ceridian’s cloud technology development expertise and SD Worx’s local service capabilities to accelerate growth across Europe. The partnership includes long-term agreement to develop and deliver global human capital management solutions. Ceridian will continue to expand the Dayforce HCM platform to include native UK payroll and global capabilities for managed payroll, employee system of record, workforce management, and talent management. For service delivery, the partnership will leverage SD Worx’s regional capabilities and knowledge. SD Worx will distribute Dayforce HCM for European-based organizations.

Steven Van Hoorebeke, CEO of SD Worx Group comments, “This partnership and purchase entirely fit within our strategy to continue our international growth and to strengthen our market position. Ceridian UK and Ireland are strong companies known for their excellent customer service and firm customer base. Dayforce is a high-quality product, with a great market reputation. There is a strong need for reliable and robust HR software that can be easily interfaced with existing systems, such as payroll. Ceridian UK offers a single platform for payroll, HR and time and attendance, so clients can benefit from a high-level of efficiency. We therefore absolutely believe in this company, its clients, staff, products and services.”

David Ossip, Chairman and CEO of Ceridian, says “This partnership is a natural fit for our cloud growth strategy. Through SD Worx, we gain deep domain knowledge and regional expertise for global platform expansion and service delivery, and increased distribution throughout Europe and the UK. We are very excited with the investment and growth opportunities this partnership presents us with.”

The transaction closed on June 15 2016.

SD Worx, a leading European HR service provider, has acquired Ceridian UK and Ceridian Ireland in a full share acquisition. Ceridian is a global human capital management technology company, recognized for the award-winning cloud application Dayforce HCM. The UK and Ireland business will continue to be led by Doug Sawers and the existing management team. As part of the transaction, the existing Ceridian teams of the service delivery center on Mauritius that support the UK and Ireland businesses, have been transferred into a new Mauritius..

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14-Jun-2016

Cintra HR & Payroll Services Celebrates Global Success

Gateshead based Cintra HR & Payroll Services; UK leader in flexible payroll and HR systems is honoured to have been named as Payroll Software Supplier of the Year in the prestigious Global Payroll Awards.

The only award ceremony in the world for professionals involved in global payroll, the Global Payroll Awards took place for the first time last month at a particularly majestic venue: the Tower of London.  The event celebrated the crown jewels of the international payroll world, of which Cintra were proud to be counted as one.

The Cintra International Payroll Team is a part of a unique service model which offers unified, cost-effective, customer-focussed HR and payroll solutions across Europe.  The sole UK/ROI representative member of the Payroll Services Alliance, Cintra has seen its international business double in the last year.

Cintra has been serving clients from its north east base for 35 years and has developed award winning payroll solutions, however this strategic partnership has taken their competitive advantage to the next level.

The Payroll Services Alliance was set up to provide the first pan-European payroll solution which can guarantee a consistent level of services across countries. The PSA is the second biggest vendor in Europe and offers one contract, a single point of contact and global reporting across 28 European countries.

Judges recognised Cintra for its unique service model, offering clients local expertise with a global outlook; its award winning flexible software solution and its outstanding customer service.

Commenting on the win CEO Carsten Staehr said: “We are absolutely delighted! Our membership of the PSA has seen our international business expand rapidly. The customer is always at the heart of everything we do and we are proud that this award demonstrates our outstanding customer service has no geographical boundaries!”

 
 

Gateshead based Cintra HR & Payroll Services; UK leader in flexible payroll and HR systems is honoured to have been named as Payroll Software Supplier of the Year in the prestigious Global Payroll Awards. The only award ceremony in the world for professionals involved in global payroll, the Global Payroll Awards took place for the first time last month at a particularly majestic venue: the Tower of London. The event celebrated the crown jewels of the international payroll world, of which Cintra were proud to be counted as one. ..

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