Ciphr acquires Payroll Business Solutions to offer customers end-to-end HR and payroll
16 December 2019

Ciphr acquires Payroll Business Solutions to offer customers end-to-end HR and payroll

Investment means customers can now opt for HR and payroll all in one from Ciphr


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Today (16 December 2019) Ciphr is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of its long-term strategic software and services partner, Payroll Business Solutions (PBS) 

The acquisition is a natural fit, as Ciphr and PBS have worked closely for many years and already have more than 50 joint customers that benefit from integrated HR and payroll software, including household names such as Dreams, CitySprint and Zoopla 

“We’re absolutely delighted that PBS is now part of the Ciphr Group,” said Chris Berry, Ciphr’s CEO. “Not only can we now offer fully integrated HR, recruitment, learning and payroll software all from a single supplier – we’re doing so with the support and expertise of one of the most professional payroll teams in the UK. 

Michael Polianskiy, founder of PBS, said: “This is the start of a really exciting new chapter in our history, one which I’m looking forward to being a part of. There’s no other HR software provider out there who is a better fit for us than Ciphr. Both companies have market-leading technology and market-leading knowledge of the HR and payroll arenas. For our staff and existing customers, it’s business as usual: our focus is on delivering stability, continuity, and, of course, brilliant levels of service.”  

As a result of the acquisition, Ciphr is announcing two new solutions: Ciphr Payroll and Ciphr Outsourced Payroll 

Ciphr Payroll is robust and dependable software that ensures staff are paid on time, every time. It integrates seamlessly with Ciphr, giving customers a single point of data entry that improves payroll accuracy and helps to reduce the time taken to process pay. Ciphr Payroll is supported by a dedicated team of qualified payroll professionals and account managers, who are always on hand to resolve any queries quickly and with the minimum of fuss.  

Ciphr Outsourced Payroll is the ideal complement to an organisation’s in-house payroll or HR resource. It offers a flexible, tailored solution to suit organisations of all shapes, sizes and sectors, whether they’re looking for a bureau or fully-managed service.  

Berry added: “Ciphr Payroll and CIPHR Outsourced Payroll are excellent solutions that we are thrilled to offer to customers, effective from today. The addition of these services to Ciphr’s portfolio means that whether you’re looking for a single provider of HR and payroll, or want to take a best-of-breed approach to integrated systems, Ciphr is here to help you securely connect your people data across your whole organisation.”   

Existing Ciphr customers can find out more about Ciphr Payroll and Ciphr Outsourced Payroll by contacting their account managers. If you are not yet a customer of Ciphr and want to find out more about our HR and payroll solutions, call 01628 814242 or email [email protected].