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  • Excelity Global Launches ezpayroll to Drive Further Growth in APAC Payroll Market

    May 25, 2017, by Elizabeth Rennie

    Earlier this year I published a blog detailing Excelity Global’s rapid start to 2017, highlighting their multiple strategic partnerships, client wins, technology investments, and continued expansion and growth in the APAC payroll services market. Recently, I met members of Excelity’s executive team to discuss this month’s formal launch of the ezpayroll technology offering and[...]

  • A Lively Start to 2017 for Excelity Global as APAC Expansion Continues Apace

    Mar 24, 2017, by Elizabeth Rennie

    Payroll in the Asia Pacific region continues to be a very active outsourcing market. NelsonHall’s 2016 payroll market analysis revealed that growth rates in the region are expected to achieve ~2x the overall market, while the multi-country payroll market is estimated to grow at ~4x the rate of the total market. Now two years on from its acquisition by Everstone Capital from Aon Hewitt[...]

  • SD Worx’s Acquisition & Partnership Strategy Paying Off

    Feb 17, 2017, by Elizabeth Rennie

      Merger and acquisition activity in the payroll services market was relatively quiet in 2016, with most of the leading payroll providers focusing primarily on organic growth while investing in the development of new and enhanced solutions internally rather than on making big acquisitions. Also, vendors are continuing to establish strategic partnerships to bolster their delivery net[...]

  • Booming Global Payroll Market Driven by Multi-Country Contracts

    Jan 20, 2017, by Gary Bragar

      In NelsonHall’s recently published Payroll Services market analysis report, the payroll outsourcing market is forecast to grow from $17.4 bn in 2016 to $21.8 bn by 2020. Growth is across all regions, with the greatest growth coming from multi-country payroll contracts. The multi-country payroll market is growing at three times the rate of the overall market and represents ~15% [...]

  • HRO: A Year in Review & 2017 Preview

    Jan 06, 2017, by NelsonHall Analyst

    Following several years of growth, the HR outsourcing market continues to ride the crest of the wave, and is gearing up for a prosperous 2017 following investments across all service lines. We will shortly be publishing an in-depth blog on HRO predictions for 2017, but first I take a quick look at what happened in 2016 to lay the foundations for things to come, specifically in payroll services[...]

  • Payroll Services Vendors Need to Redouble Efforts to Introduce New Digital Models

    Nov 11, 2016, by Gary Bragar

    NelsonHall recently published its 2016 Targeting Payroll Services market analysis and NEAT vendor assessment, as part of which we interviewed the clients of 16 payroll vendors across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific to ascertain their expectations and satisfaction levels across a range of payroll service criteria. Below is a small selection of the results comparing current client satisfa[...]

  • OneSource Virtual’s Global Workforce Administration Initiative Set to Fuel Growth

    Oct 20, 2016, by NelsonHall Analyst

      One of the top HR initiatives for organizations has been to replace legacy on-premise systems with cloud-based technology. In fact, as of Q4 2015, ~44% of organizations have moved core HR to the cloud according to PWC’s annual HR Technology Survey. This trend will not only continue, but will naturally expand to other HR functions, including payroll, followed by time and at[...]

  • Asia Pacific Payroll Market Making Significant Strides

    Oct 13, 2016, by Gary Bragar

      NelsonHall’s recently published Payroll Outsourcing market analysis reveals that the Asia Pacific market is forecast to grow at 11% CAAGR to reach $1.2bn by 2020, which is approx. twice the rate of the overall market. Along with Latin America, APAC is the region seeing the highest growth, with increasing demand for outsourcing solutions in relatively immature markets. Growth is[...]

  • Highlights & Trends in the HRO Market in H1 2016

    Aug 03, 2016, by NelsonHall Analyst

      As earnings are released, it’s a good time to reflect on HR outsourcing trends by key service line. Here’s a brief round-up of market activity across payroll, RPO, and learning services in H1 2016. Payroll Payroll activity has been bustling in Europe YTD, with a strong emphasis on ramping up capabilities. SD Worx made two acquisitions to accelerate its growth across[...]

  • Long-Term Excelity Global Client Continues To Expand Payroll Outsourcing in Asia

    Jul 27, 2016, by Gary Bragar

    Though Excelity Global is a new name and brand, Excelity was formerly the Asia Pacific payroll business of Aon Hewitt, which was acquired by Everstone Capital in 2015. I recently interviewed a Fortune 10 multinational conglomerate that has been an Excelity payroll outsourcing client in China since 2004 to understand its expansion plans in Asia Pacific. The company has a history of aggressive gr[...]

  • One Year Check-In with Excelity Global: Diversifying APAC Business to Address Demand for Cloud Payroll

    Apr 22, 2016, by NelsonHall Analyst

    It has been a year since private equity firm Everstone Capital purchased Aon Hewitt’s APAC payroll business. The most obvious change is the rebranding to Excelity Global, but behind the scenes, the company has been working hard to transform its payroll business to meet market demand. At the time of the acquisition, Excelity’s offering was focused solely on a full payroll services mo[...]

  • Excelity Global Exemplifies HRO M&A Activity in Asia Pacific

    Jan 21, 2016, by Gary Bragar

    HRO has been one of the most active markets for acquisitions in recent years and 2015 was no exception, with ~30 acquisitions across all HRO service lines (up from 25 in 2014). M&A activity in benefits administration has remained high, while RPO acquisitions have become increasingly aggressive year-on-year. However, payroll M&As have also been ticking along nicely. One notable event was Ev[...]

  • HRO: 2015 Highlights & the Shape of Things to Come

    Nov 30, 2015, by NelsonHall Analyst

    As the year winds down, it’s a good time to reflect on the significant activities in the HRO market in 2015 and consider the likely shape of things to come in 2016. Overall, HRO contract activity is up ~11% y/y in 2015.  Renewals and contract extensions account for 25% of that activity, vendor changes ~20%, and new deals 55%. Regional and global multi-country contracts continued[...]

  • NGA HR’s New Capital Structure Strengthens Ability to Achieve Growth Plans

    Nov 24, 2015, by Gary Bragar

    Last week, Northgate Information Solutions, the holding company of NGA HR, announced that it has reached agreement with its shareholders and lenders regarding a new capital structure to reduce its debt and enable a faster path to growth. The new structure includes full debt-for-equity swap of the subordinated debt, and full pay down of existing senior debt (using the proceeds from the Northgate Pu[...]

  • ADP Stays Focused on Client-Centric Innovation

    Sep 29, 2015, by NelsonHall Analyst

    ADP recently held its seventh annual industry analyst event in NYC at its Innovation Lab in Chelsea, providing a current business update, news of recent developments, and insights on what’s to come.   Overall, there has been growth across ADP’s cloud-based platforms, including RUN, Workforce Now, Vantage HCM, and GlobalView HCM, with the total number of clients reaching ~5[...]

  • Intuit Acquires Acrede to Expand Into Global Payroll Services

    Dec 17, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    Last week, U.S.-based Intuit acquired U.K.-based Acrede to expand into global payroll services. Terms of the acquisition were not provided except that closing is expected by Q1 2015. Inuit provides business and financial services, including accounting services to small and mid-size U.S. companies. Prior to the acquisition Intuit provided payroll solely to the U.S., and it will now be able to pr[...]

  • Rooftop Gardens and a New User Experience Coming From ADP

    Sep 22, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    Promises of rooftop gardens and new user experience from ADP’s trendy NYC warehouse: From a hip warehouse full of juice bars, fun areas to work and original red brick walls, the theme of the 2014 ADP Analyst Event was ADP is “All in on HCM”, reinforcing its commitment to HCM following the Dealer Services spin off.  The event, newly opened Research Lab in Chelsea, NYC[...]

  • High Levels of HRO M&A Activity in H1 2014 Led by Benefits Administration Acquisitions

    Aug 14, 2014, by NelsonHall Analyst

    Overall H1 HRO M&A activity is up year-over-year, and acquisition activity has increased in nearly all service lines except learning.   While learning M&A activity was high in H1 2013, this year, M&A activity in H1 2014 was strongest in the benefits administration market, and it’s occurring in both the U.S. and U.K. as vendors strengthen their DC contribution capability.&[...]

  • Highlights and Trends in the HRO Market in H1 2014

    Jul 10, 2014, by NelsonHall Analyst

    The HRO market is always buzzing with activity. With the first half of the year over, it’s a good time to examine the key trends by service area. Benefits Administration: Benefits administration was a hotbed of activity in H1!  Contracts were awarded across various service lines in the U.S. as well as in the U.K. There was a solid stream of pensions and retirement administration c[...]

  • Ceridian Analyst Day: HR and Payroll in the Cloud: Spotlight on Dayforce

    Mar 25, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    Last week, NelsonHall attended Ceridian’s analyst event. Ceridian 2013 revenue excluding Comdata was ~$950m. Its cloud business generated ~$100m in revenue and is growing at ~35%.  Much of the focus of the event was on its Dayforce cloud HCM platform which provides: Payroll, including tax Benefits, e.g. annual enrollment Recruitment / talent, the most recent [...]

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