ADP Acquires Sage South Africa’s Payroll Outsourcing Business, Strengthening Global Presence

04 April, 2022

ADP will leverage local expertise to expand global reach of comprehensive HCM solutions

Chertsey (UK), 4th April 2022 - ADP®, a global technology company providing human capital management (HCM) solutions, today announced that it has acquired Sage’s South Africa payroll outsourcing business. This acquisition marks a strong partnership between the two businesses in South Africa over the past 12 years. By integrating Sage South Africa’s local payroll expertise with ADP’s global reach and comprehensive human capital management (HCM) solutions, ADP can provide clients with an enhanced experience to help to grow and scale their business.

Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Sage provides leading technology to small and medium businesses with the visibility, flexibility, and efficiency to manage their finances, operations and people. Sage’s South Africa payroll outsourcing business was established in 2002 and provides local expertise and payroll solutions to its regional clients.

“The acquisition of Sage South Africa’s payroll outsourcing business services into ADP further strengthens our global payroll capabilities and will expand the reach of our comprehensive HCM solutions,” said Virginia Magliulo, president of Employer Services International at ADP. “In addition to Sage South Africa’s capabilities, we also have the privilege of bringing their talented team on board. This dedicated team will continue to provide excellent service to clients in the region. Much like ADP, Sage South Africa’s approach is centered around the client. Together, we will continue to design better ways to work using cutting-edge products, premium services and exceptional experiences to help enable people to reach their full potential.”

"After partnering with ADP for more than a decade on global payroll solutions, we are thrilled to join the company. Our team has built strong solutions for our clients in south and central Africa, and I look forward to continuing to further excel in this shifting market, now with the support and resources of ADP,” said Stephane Janse van Rensburg, Outsourcing Services Director, South Africa.

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