Strong local presence
and global expertise

Our long local experience in Australia means you have access to the technology, service and support you need to manage your people effectively and efficiently.

Payroll & HR technology
that works for you

Our configurable payroll solution makes it easier and faster to manage your payroll services, reducing your indirect costs and allowing you to focus on more productive HR activities.

Keeping you

With 30+ years of experience in payroll and HR, Ascender has become the trusted choice for large and small businesses in ANZ to manage their payroll, teams and compliance.

Single Touch

As a leading payroll software provider in Australia, we are fully compliant with the new legislation and have you covered with STP reporting and payments.

Latest News

Ascender selected as top service provider for Payroll and HCM

Leading Payroll and Human Capital Management (HCM) software provider, Ascender, has been awarded two medals in the HCM and Payroll System categories at the HRD Service Provider Awards.
Early Wage Access

Flexible Pay

Together with Earnd, Ascender is helping to empower Australians with greater financial choice and freedom. By providing people access to their pay as they earn it, we’re fighting against predatory debt providers.

Trusted by brands across Australia

Why Australians choose Ascender

Wendy Thomas
HR Manager

Veolia Water Technologies

“The system has been really good for us and the way they’ve managed to do our outsourcing payroll has been very efficient without errors. It also reduced the time I and my team spend on payroll tasks, so I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending.”

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Michelle Hyde
Senior Manager for Human Resources

Regional Australia Bank

“We wanted to provide our managers with an easier shortlisting process, reduce the number of administrative tasks required, and move away from paper-based recruitment and OnBoarding processes to produce more accurate reports.”

Danielle Entwistle
Senior Manager, Organisational Development

Mercedes Benz

“It’s cost effective – a two per cent increase in performance from staff within 18 months pays for the system and we’re already seeing that… It’s the easiest IT solution we’ve ever had,”

The technology
to help you thrive

Helping you and your team prosper

Ascender has a wide range of Human Resources technology solutions designed to help you recruit, manage and develop your people. Our software can bring together your disparate payroll and HR systems to create a seamlessly integrated solution that makes the complex, simple.

Choose your services and how its delivered

Ascender takes a consultative approach in working with you to determine the best solution for your particular needs. Our technology is modular and flexible, with a range of service models to complement your internal resources, ensuring efficiency and the ability to grow with your business. And our local support team is available to help keep your business running smoothly.

Payroll in Australia

Getting pay right still going wrong

As an experienced human resource and payroll software and services provider in Australia and Asia Pacific, Ascender has undertaken a large research survey to examine the state of payroll in Australia. In this whitepaper, we take a deep dive into the findings, check it out.

Flexible Payroll Solutions

Ascender provides a flexible solution tailored to the needs of your business and people across multiple countries.

Your choice
of delivery

Payroll management solutions to suit your business needs – Fully managed Service, Software as a Service (SaaS) or Co-managed Service

Secured and
compliant payroll

Your payroll data security and compliance to local legislations and regulations are our priority.

Single Touch

With over 30 years experience serving more than 1.3 million customer employees in over 1,400 global brands, Ascender has the experience to transform your payroll and HR management, not only in NZ but across the Asia Pacific region.


Unify your payroll with your HR, finance, and other applications into one ecosystem that puts your people first.

Unlock your potential

Contact us now and discover how to unlock the full potential of your workforce.

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