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Ascender extends payroll capability in Asia with Workday Global Payroll Cloud certification for PeoplePay

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08 April 2021, Singapore – Ascender, one of Asia Pacific’s leaders in payroll outsourcing and human capital management has announced that its PeoplePay solution has achieved certification under the Workday Global Payroll Cloud (GPC) program. Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for financial management, human capital management, planning and analytic applications designed for the world’s largest organisations.

Companies operating in multiple countries often find it a challenge to optimise their payroll because of the varying processes and legislative environments, leading to limited top-level visibility and manual data management. With the Global Payroll Cloud program, Workday gives their clients the ability to integrate with third-party payroll providers such as Ascender, to create a more cost-effective and holistic environment to enhance the employee experience.

With this certification, Workday clients in Singapore may now select Ascender PeoplePay as their payroll provider of choice. PeoplePay is a fully cloud-based, multi-country, multi-currency and multi-lingual solution that is usable on any device, anytime and anywhere, enabling employees across 400+ organisations to prosper in 30 countries across Asia.

“Achieving Workday certification for Singapore is a significant milestone in the history of the PeoplePay solution,” said Todd McDonough, Head of Products & Professional Services for Ascender Asia. “While we have supported integration with Workday for our mutual clients for some time, moving from bespoke solutions to a fully certified product under the Workday GPC program is a major step. Our current and future clients can now select PeoplePay with more confidence than ever, knowing that they have access to an award-winning and industry-leading payroll solution that fits perfectly with their Global Workday implementation.”

Singapore is the first of many countries that are in line for certification for PeoplePay with Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and China next on the list. PeoplePay now joins Ascender’s other payroll platforms (Preceda, Ascender Pay and Workcloud) in being certified under the GPC for their respective target countries.

Ascender is wholly owned by Ceridian, a global human capital management software company. Ceridian supports organisations of all sizes across APAC (Asia Pacific), EMEA (Europe, Middle-East and Africa) and AMER (North, Central and South America) regions, providing solutions to organisations of all sizes, with Workday integrations for other products across 13 countries in Asia.

About Ascender: With more than 1.3 million employees of Ascender clients being serviced 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.

Ascender is part of Ceridian, a global leader in human capital management technology, human resources, payroll, benefits, workforce management and talent management solutions to organisations of all sizes across APAC, EMEA and AMER regions. For more information, visit

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