CIPHR acquires Payroll Business Solutions

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UK HR software provider CIPHR has acquired its long-term strategic software partner, Payroll Business Solutions (PBS), it announced on 16 December 2019. 

PBS, which has 20 members of staff, predominately payroll specialists, will join CIPHR’s 130 employees, including service desk staff, software developers, project delivery staff, consultants and training specialists, making a total of 150 employees across the business. 

As a result of the acquisition, CIPHR and PBS, which already have 50 joint customers including Dreams, CitySprint and Zoopla, will now provide an integrated HR, recruitment, learning and payroll software solution.

Chris Berry (pictured), chief executive officer at CIPHR, said: “We’re absolutely delighted that PBS is now part of the CIPHR Group. Not only can we now offer integrated HR, recruitment, learning and payroll software all from a single supplier, but we’re doing so with the support and expertise of one of the most professional payroll teams in the UK.”

Michael Polianskiy, founder at PBS, added: “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 [organisations] 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.”