The link between payroll outsourcing and business outcomes

New Zealand Focused
Payroll Solutions

Ascender’s strong local presence in New Zealand means you have access to the technology, service and support you need to manage your people effectively and efficiently. As the payroll function has grown more complex with compliance and reporting requirements, it makes sense to bring in the specialists and the latest payroll technologies to achieve the best results.

How is Covid-19 affecting
Kiwi businesses

Because of the recent increase in Covid-19 cases in New Zealand and the subsequent move to Alert Level 3 in Auckland and Alert Level 2 in the rest of New Zealand the government has announced a new Resurgence Wage Subsidy for businesses affected by the changes. The government has also announced changes to the Covid-19 Leave Support Scheme.

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you’re compliant

Automated payroll

Ascender has worked with MBIE and its NZ base to ensure we develop a fully compliant automated payroll solution.

Compliance options

3 compliance options of OWP, or OWP 4 weekly or AWE. Ability to automate paying the higher of the three options.

Client collaboration

Collaborative approach to all development – very active NZ user base allowing clients to feed into the solution.

Flexible configuration

ADP/RDP is flexible to pay either option based on configuration. Can be automated to always pay the higher of the two.

Trusted by brands across NZ

Keep your payroll management compliant and your employees happy with Ascender’s payroll technology.

Why Kiwis choose Ascender

Richard Bird
Organisation Development & Capability Manager

Rotorua Lakes Council

As an organisation we are about making a difference to the community we serve, and if we’re not performing as an organisation, then we are not doing that… We have certainly become a much more effective and efficient organisation.”

Marcel Manders

MB Century

Implementing Ascender for MB Century has put us in a position where we are 18 if not 24 months ahead of any of our competitors, with regards to information management and meeting regulatory requirements.

Andrew O’Toole
General Manager, Corporate Services

Christadelphian Aged Care

Ascender is an ideal fit for this industry; and a key part of how the payroll function provides value is in analysing for staff optimisation and other business improvements. Ultimately, it will help us move forward successfully in an industry where the momentum of change continually increases.

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.

Experience you
can trust

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.

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