Aussie buyout targets NZ HR software market

Global giant NorthgateArinso buys HR specialist Neller

Global human resources software and services provider NorthgateArinso will acquire Australian software provider Neller in a move to expand their operations in the Asia-Pacific region, with New zealand the first target market.

Neller managing director David Paige said the company's 90 staff will be retained.

“We can confidently go into many Asian or multinational companies in the Asia Pacific region and offer them a regional service,” Paige told Computerworld Australia, adding management will continue to be based in Australia.

Through the acquisition NorthgateArinso will add about 1100 customers to their books and be responsible for the payment of upwards of 700,000 employees worldwide.

“What’s key for us on a global level is to be able to cover markets like Australia with very good resources, local management and understanding of the local culture,” Darcy Lalonde, regional executive for the Asia Pacific region of NorthgateArinso, said.

“What’s been so successful in Australia we want to take to New Zealand and then into the Asia Pacific region.”

Neller offers in-house, on demand and fully outsourced HR deployment options. The value of the acquisition was not disclosed.

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