Ascender, a Ceridian Company Among HCM Top 500

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Ascender, a Ceridian Company Strengths, Domain Expertise, and Key Differentiators

Ascender, previously known as Talent2 Human Resources Managed Services, offers advanced payroll solutions using SaaS, co-managed and fully-managed delivery options and has consolidated reporting and multiple languages 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.

At the end of 2015, Talent2 Human Resources Managed Services rebranded to Ascender. In conjunction with the rebrand, Ascender launched a new Human Capital Management platform, Ascender HCM, which will enable clients to extend and integrate their existing payroll platforms across the enterprise. By offering core HCM and integration, Ascender enabled its customers throughout the Asia Pacific to consolidate payroll delivery and integrate with their broader HCM strategy.

Ascender, a Ceridian Company Recent Developments

In July 2020, APAC Payroll and Human Capital Management (HCM) solution provider, Ascender, launched an enhanced OnBoarding platform with its partner QSuper, one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds. Ascender rolled out the enhanced OnBoarding platform to all existing and new customers in the Australian market in July before introducing it to the wider APAC market later in 2020.

In April 2018, Ascender partnered with Dell Boomi to enable seamless cloud-based integration of payroll and human capital management systems with business-critical applications used by organizations in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

With Boomi, Ascender customers will benefit from: the delivery and maintenance of standard integration packages for a range of major vendor systems within a cloud-based subscription model; the ability to configure and deliver new integrations much faster; immediate updates, including enhancements and corrections; and significantly improved cost-to-benefit ratio when compares with traditional integration approaches.

In January 2017, Ascender acquired the Australia and New Zealand business of NGA Human Resources, one of Australia's leading HR and Payroll Technology and Services organizations. 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.

Ascender, a Ceridian Company Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) Activities

In March 2021, Ceridian, an American provider of human resources software and services, completed the acquisition of Ascender HCM, a payroll and HR solutions provider based in Australia. Together with Ascender, Ceridian now serves a combined 1,500 customers and 2.5 million employees across 30 countries in the Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) region.

In September 2018, Ascender acquired PeopleStreme, an international Human Capital Management (HCM) company, specializing in software development to support human resources initiatives. Together, the two companies will enable businesses to unlock the full potential of their workforce, through a holistic payroll and HCM technology offering.

Ascender, a Ceridian Company Customers in ARTW Customer Database

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Ascender, a Ceridian Company Key Cloud and HCM Applications

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Ascender, a Ceridian Company HCM and Cloud HCM Applications Revenues, $M:

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Ascender, a Ceridian Company Revenue Breakdown by Type:

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Ascender, a Ceridian Company Total and HCM Applications Revenues by Region:

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Ascender, a Ceridian Company Customers - Breakdown by Geo, Size, Vertical and Product

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No. of Ascender, a Ceridian Company Customers: 3000

No. of Ascender, a Ceridian Company HCM Applications Customers: 3000

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No. of Ascender, a Ceridian Company Cloud HCM Subscribers: 1300000


With more than 1.3 million employees of Ascender customers being paid using Ascender's human resources and payroll platforms throughout the Asia Pacific, 3,000 client entities and approximately 1,400 global brands and listed companies across a range of different industries trust Ascender to meet their payroll needs.

Among its customers are Trinity College, Deloitte, Mantra, Western-Sydney-University, Hitachi, Brady, Sonangol, Citco, HCL, Santen and many others.

Ascender, a Ceridian Company Market Opportunities, M&A and Geo Expansions

In April 2021, Ascender, an Asia Pacific provider of payroll outsourcing services and human capital management solutions announced that its PeoplePay solution achieved certification under the Workday Global Payroll Cloud (GPC) program. Workday is a provider of enterprise cloud applications for financial management, human capital management, planning and analytic applications designed for the world’s largest organisations. With this certification, Workday clients in Singapore may now select Ascender PeoplePay as their payroll provider of choice.

As part of the agreement Ascender to acquire NGA HR, the two companies 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 centers.

At the end of 2016, Ascender announced several key senior appointments to boost the company's leadership in the Asia Pacific region. The new appointments form part of Ascender's broader strategy to drive customer excellence, innovation and growth. By offering core HCM and integration, Ascender enabled its customers throughout the Asia Pacific to consolidate payroll delivery and integrate with their broader HCM strategy.

Ascender, a Ceridian Company Risks and Challenges

Ascender has a straight focus on the Asia Pacific Region.

Ascender, a Ceridian Company Ecosystem, Partners, Resellers and SI

Headquartered in Australia, Ascender has 900 employees based in 10 countries, who have local payroll and HR knowledge and expertise across 7 languages to provide solutions to 31 country legislation. Ascender's scalable platform enables it to serve clients with 1 to 100,000 employees in each country.

Ascender is a certified Business Partner of SAP SuccessFactors, The Association of Payroll Specialists (TAPS), Workday, Kronos, Riteq, WFS and HR Onboard.

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