The Access Group completes acquisition of Sage Group’s Asia and Australia businesses expanding footprint in Asia Pacific and fueling global growth2 June 2021
Singapore – Wednesday, 2 June 2021: The Access Group (“Access”) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Sage Group’s local businesses in Australia and Asia. The Access Group is a leading provider of business management software to mid-sized UK and Asia Pacific organisations.
The acquisition includes the company’s EasyPay payroll solution in Singapore, UBS accounting software in Malaysia, and Australian HandiSoft tax and practice management solution for accounting firms and MicrOpay and WageEasy compliant payroll solutions.
Today’s announcement continues the company’s focus on the Asia Pacific region as a centre of growth. Following this latest acquisition and the recent purchases of Volcanic, Attaché and Unleashed in the Asia Pacific region, Access has strengthened its global market presence and now serves 71,000 customers world-wide.
Building upon Sage Group’s strong and established roots in the country, Access will continue to provide the same level of support to all customers across the region and continue to deliver solutions that empower people and businesses.
Commenting on today’s announcements, Chris Bayne, CEO of The Access Group, said: “This latest acquisition supports our regional strategy and focus on delivering solutions that meet the needs of our growing customer base. We welcome Sage Group’s customers, partners and employees into The Access Group.”
Kerry Agiasotis will transition from Sage to become President of The Access Group, Asia Pacific. Commenting on the acquisition, Kerry said: “The union of Sage Group’s local businesses in Asia and Australia and The Access Group’s established presence in the region presents a unique opportunity for customers and partners to leverage a leader in integrated people and financial management software services.”
The Access Group will also bring its global SaaS solution, Access Workspace, to the region which connects payroll, finance, HR and digital learning applications to one platform, transforming the way software solutions are used, and giving every employee the freedom to do more from a simple, single sign-on interface.
“Kerry’s significant leadership experience in the payroll and software services market, combined with our global and local resources to develop the payroll and accounting software solutions will augment Access’ growing portfolio of software solutions. We are transforming our customers’ ability to give every employee the freedom to do more through fully integrated Software as a Service solutions like Access Workspace,” continued Chris.
“I’m very proud of how Access has shown, not only resilience, but also huge progress and growth during the past incredibly challenging 18 months and am thrilled Kerry will be making the transition to Access to lead the region.”
Access Asia Pacific now provides human resources, employee recognition, digital learning and gamified learning solutions as part of the Access People suite. Unleashed (inventory management software), Attaché (Australian-based financial management and payroll solutions), Joyful (not-for-profit website software) and Volcanic (recruitment and staffing website software) represent the investment Access has made in the region since 2019.
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About The Access Group
The Access Group is a leading provider of business management software to mid-sized UK and Asia Pacific organisations. It helps more than 71,000 customers across commercial and not-for-profit sectors become more productive and efficient. Its innovative Access Workspace cloud solutions transform the way business software is used, giving every employee the freedom to do more. Founded in 1991, The Access Group employs more than 3000 staff. For more information about The Access Group, visit www.theaccessgroup.com.au.