IRIS Software Group expands global managed payroll services offering with APS Global acquisition

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Posted: 8th September 2021

7th September 2021: IRIS Software Group (IRIS), one of the UK’s largest privately-owned software companies, is today announcing it has acquired APS Global, a leading provider of managed payroll services for the commercial, education and healthcare sectors in the UK and internationally.

APS Global provides managed payroll and P11D services to employers in the UK and around the world. Its payroll services are designed to provide businesses with payroll they can trust and remove the time-consuming burden of complying with ever-changing payroll legislation.

Founded in 2009, APS Global currently processes over 11,000 payslips per month and supports upwards of 220 customers across the commercial, healthcare, and education sectors in the UK and internationally. The leading managed payroll service provider handles all types of payroll, regardless of frequency or size, and its solutions complement IRIS’ broader managed payroll services portfolio and philosophy – to take the pain out of processes and enable professionals to focus on the work they love.

This move demonstrates IRIS’ commitment to continue to invest in broadening its service offerings for existing and new customers. It marks the next stage in IRIS’ mission to increase its reach and market share in the managed payroll services arena as part of its long-term ‘build, buy, partner’ strategy.

Over decades, IRIS has built unrivalled knowledge and expertise in payroll software, delivering huge efficiencies to payroll teams so they can focus on growing their business. Over six million employees globally – one in five of the UK’s workforce – are paid by IRIS payroll offerings.  

Elona Mortimer-Zhika, CEO of IRIS Software Group says, “Our acquisition of APS Global marks another step in our mission to deliver world-class managed payroll services for businesses and educational organisations. Payroll is becoming ever more complex and the growing administrative burden is holding many organisations back. Our goal is to remove this load and support business success.

“We are delighted to welcome APS Global to the IRIS family and are excited about what we can achieve together.”

Adam Armstrong of APS Global comments, “The last year and a half has proven businesses of all shapes and sizes need the right support to manage their payroll processes, especially in such challenging and fast-changing environments.

“We’ve spent over a decade at APS Global working with businesses and educational organisations delivering services that provide more freedom and flexibility so they can focus on what matters most – their people. We’re delighted to be joining the IRIS family. With their incredible resources and support, we’ll be able to take our offering to the next level.”