Fully Managed Payroll Outsource Solution and Web Self-Service

Keep track of employee
time and pay

From small and medium enterprises with 300+ employees to multi-country enterprises, our cloud-based product helps you manage your employee Payroll, HR and time & attendance.

Local knowledge and delivery

Developed with a combination of our global experience and local expertise, Ascender has become the preferred payroll and HCM vendor in the Japanese market. The simple way to manage your employees and stay compliant with local regulations.

Functionality to empower you
and your employees

Designed to make it easier for you to keep track of employees’ time and attendance, while ensuring they are paid correctly and on time.


Developed specifically for Japan, Ascender Workcloud is packed with features that make it a powerful and effective tool for managing staff in one or more offices around the country. Increase efficiency and improve payroll reporting experience across your organisation.

Key Features

Time tracking

  • Browser-based check in and check out
  • Multiple variations of overtime calculation
  • Bulk time entry via spreadsheet
  • Integrates with card reader devices

Leave management

  • Automated leave allowance
  • Leave request and approval workflow
  • Customisable for the company and other special holidays
  • Shared team leave calendar

Payroll calculation

  • Compliant to local regulations
  • Easy workflow
  • Electronic pay slip and tax slip
  • Admin user menu including reports, file sharing portal and more

Employee management

  • Centralised employee master data
  • Individual profile access and updates
  • Request and approval workflow organization
  • MyNumber Tax ID management

Approval process

  • Approval request tracking
  • Paperless workflow
  • Bulk approvals option for managers

Year-end management

  • Manage year-end taxes and employee information
  • Intuitive employee year-end tax wizard
  • Printable forms and withholding tax slip
  • Compliant with local regulations

Services offered by Ascender Japan to help your business succeed

Based on over 25 years of experience, Ascender’s bilingual professionals with broad knowledge and expertise provide payroll and social and labour insurance-related services for your company.

Multi-Country Payroll

Reduce the complexity of managing people across country borders

Experience that counts

With many years of experience working with large enterprises operating in multiple countries in Asia Pacific, Ascender can work with you and your team to create the solution you need to transform your payroll and HR management.

Local knowledge
to support your team

Local knowledge ensures you remain compliant in every market, and local support means help is always at hand. Wherever they are located, you can be confident that your people will be paid correctly, and on time.

Central management,
local compliance

Your payroll and Human Resources policies are set at a head office level, but they need to meet local regulations in every country in which you have employees. The interface between your policies and in-country regulations can be managed seamlessly with our highly configurable software tools. With the confidence that you are compliant, you can focus on strategies to grow your people and business.

Connecting People and Payroll

Enhance your employee experience with Ascender Human Capital Management solution with 22 HR modules covering Recruitment, Onboarding, Learning and Performance Management that integrates seamlessly with Ascender Workcloud.

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Take your employee management to a whole new level.