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Ascender and WFS Australia extend partnership to enhance employee experience

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SYDNEY – 14 December 2020 – Leading APAC Payroll and HCM solution provider, Ascender has today announced the extension of its partnership with WFS: A Workforce Software Company (WFS Australia). WFS Australia is a leading global provider of cloud-based workforce management solutions. This extended partnership will allow for a stronger, more seamless integration between workforce management solutions and payroll, providing employees with a more streamlined experience. 

Ascender and WFS Australia have been partners since 2014, providing an integrated and compliant payroll, workforce management solution to help clients deliver pay accurately and on time. WFS Australia empowers employees and managers by digitising time and labour processes, optimising demand-driven scheduling and simplifying absence management whilst adapting to clients needs and also the ever-changing workforce environment. 

The extended partnership between Ascender and WFS Australia will allow large scale organisations and enterprises with complex rostering and payroll needs to be better serviced. WFS Australia is one of the only Tier 1 level workforce management software vendors that can service organisations of such a scale, allowing for greater integration with Ascender’s software. By further enhancing the relationship between Ascender’s time and attendance systems with the dynamic rostering and complex solutions provided by WFS Australia, clients can enjoy a more robust workforce management system. 

“We are very excited to deepen our long-standing partnership with WFS Australia,” Reika Dzupinka, Ascender General Manager for Growth & Strategy, says. “This year we have seen an acceleration in demand for reliable HR Technology from experienced vendors. This partnership allows us to extend our solution offerings to our clients resulting in an integrated best-of-breed Payroll and WFM solution and an enhanced employee experience.”

“WFS Australia and Ascender have a proven track record of helping customers streamline their payroll processes and solving their complex scheduling challenges.” Nick Bailey, WFS Australia Senior Vice President for APJ, says. “Together our solutions empower organisations to operate in a more agile way, reducing their labour costs and improving operational efficiencies.”

Underpayment and payroll non-compliance continue to be hot topics across APAC. As businesses continue to adjust to the new normal of flexible working brought forward by COVID-19, it’s more important than ever that there is a robust T&A software as part of their payroll system. 

Ascender and WFS Australia’s extended partnership will strengthen the integration between their payroll and workforce management systems to continue providing a seamless employee experience and strategic business insight to leaders, supporting the next normal of work.

For more information about Ascender and WFS Australia partnership and a free health check on payroll & rostering, contact your Account Manager, or email us at

About Ascender:
With more than 1.3 million employees of Ascender clients being paid using Ascender’s Payroll and Human Capital Management platforms throughout the Asia Pacific, approximately 1,600 accounts across more than 1,100 global brands and listed companies trust us to meet their payroll and HR needs.

Their regional teams and operational centres service a diverse range of clients’ payroll requirements through 900 dedicated professionals across 8 countries, who have local payroll knowledge and expertise in 7 languages across 31 country legislations. Ascender offers payroll outsourcing and cloud-based enterprise integration for businesses seeking to incorporate streamlined payrun capabilities across multi-countries through leading technology and innovative processes.

About WFS Australia:
WFS: A WorkForce Software Company (WFS Australia) is making work easy for the evolving global workforce. Our cloud-based workforce management solutions empower employees and managers to staff leave and attendance processes, optimise rostering, simplify absence management, and enable strategic business insight.

Delivering real-time insights, packaged domain expertise, and future-proof capabilities to meet ever-changing business needs, WFS Australia equips organisations to reduce labour costs, demonstrate compliance, and boost employee engagement – all while maximising operational efficiencies.

With parameterised best practices and a powerful rules engine, our solutions can adapt with you as your organisation grows and your needs change.

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