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activpayroll - Payroll Services

Vendor Analysis

by Pete Tiliakos

published on Feb 22, 2021

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Report Overview:

This NelsonHall assessment analyzes activpayroll's offerings and capabilities in Payroll Services

Who is this Report for:

NelsonHall’s Payroll Services profile on activpayroll is a comprehensive assessment of its offerings and capabilities, designed for:

  • Sourcing managers monitoring the capabilities of existing suppliers of managed payroll services and identifying vendor suitability for security services RFPs
  • Vendor marketing, sales, and business managers looking to benchmark themselves against their peers
  • Financial analysts and investors specializing in the HR and payroll technology and services sector.

Scope of this Report:

The report provides a comprehensive and objective analysis of activpayroll’s payroll services offering, capabilities, and market and financial strengths, including:

  • Identification of the company’s strategy, emphasis, and new developments
  • Analysis of the company’s strengths, weaknesses, and outlook
  • Revenue estimates
  • Analysis of the profile of the company’s customer base including the company’s targeting strategy and examples of current contracts
  • Analysis of the company’s offerings and key service components
  • Analysis of the company’s delivery organization including the location of delivery locations.

Key Findings & Highlights:

activpayroll, headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland, is a provider of global payroll outsourcing, international payment services, and global mobility in over 150 countries. 

The firm was founded in 2001 to provide global payroll solutions to the highly complex oil and gas sector. In 2002, activpayroll expanded its global payroll services, followed by global mobility services in 2003.

activpayroll focuses solely on offering managed payroll solutions, including:

  • Global payroll (fully managed payroll services)
  • Global mobility
  • Audit and compliance
  • International payroll payments
  • activTechnology.

Activpayroll enables its payroll services on its proprietary cloud-based payroll system, activ8, which is currently configured to support 150 countries, with pre-configured integrations to leading HCM and payroll platforms, including certified connectors to Workday, and UKG. activpayroll has been a Workday global payroll partner since 2008 and was the first company to achieve PECI certification in 2016.

Today, activpayroll has 13 offices globally throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, APAC, and the U.S. and strategic partners in an additional 12 countries and provides payroll services in 150 countries.

activpayroll focuses on providing multi-country payroll services and global mobility services to small and mid-market clients (primarily those with up to 15k employees).

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