We are the leading payroll and HR software solutions provider in the Asia Pacific region.

Serving over 1.3 million customer employees and over 1,200 global brands and listed companies across a range of different industries, we provide integrated HR and payroll software and outsourced services with platforms developed and maintained in house. Headquartered in Australia, we have 850+ staff across 12 offices throughout APAC who have local payroll and HR knowledge and expertise across 7 languages, providing solutions to 31 country legislations.

Our People


Years of service


Offices in APAC


Country Legislations


Our Core Beliefs

We believe that employee engagement drives customer advocacy which leads to better business performance.

We believe technology trends are fundamentally changing how people work and how employees interact with employers.

We believe Payroll and HR solutions can use these trends to help employers provide a richer, more meaningful interactions with their employees.

We believe that people are our most valuable asset and will always be at the heart of Payroll and Human Capital Management.

We believe that local expertise is essential to successfully delivering payroll and HCM solutions.

Our Purpose and Mission

Our purpose is to support our clients to put their people first and unlock the full potential of their workforce.

We do this by developing and delivering HR and Payroll software and services across Asia Pacific.

Our Values

People First

We understand people are not simply an input into our business, they are our business. We collaborate to build strong morale and positive spirit in our teams. We celebrate diversity and uniqueness while providing a rewarding and engaging working environment for all.

Client Focused

Great relationships are the source of our success. We aspire to provide the highest levels of customer service by listening to and empathising with our clients, by providing superior solution quality, and by caring deeply about helping them succeed.


We trust each other to do our jobs and to act with integrity no matter the cost. We are open, honest, tell it like it is and always strive to do the right thing.

We're not just another company.
We're human, just like you.

History of Innovation and Growth

Ascender has led innovation in the payroll and HCM space in the Asia Pacific region. Throughout different names and products, we remain focused on putting people at the core of everything that we do.


Ascender launches Earnd partnership offering on-demand pay to Australian clients


Talent2 acquires Zapper, introducing SaaS, multi-country payroll capability covering 30 countries


Talent2 founded and acquires Concept Systems


Preceda cloud SaaS offering introduced


Concept Systems launches Ascender Pay


Neller established as one of the first ANZ payroll providers

Ascender Platforms

Building a prosperous future

We are proud partners of Room to Read’s Girls Education Program. Room to Read is a non-profit organisation that seeks to transform millions of children in low-income communities through literacy and gender equality in education. Our involvement with Room to Read is a great reminder of how we can help unlock the potential of people across the world, helping them realise their dreams and opening the doors to a more prosperous future.

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