The Access Group acquires Definitiv

Sydney, AUSTRALIA – Tuesday, 24 August 2021: The Access Group ("Access") today announced that it has acquired Definitiv, a modern, cloud native and mobile people management and payroll platform, designed to address the needs of medium to large enterprises who are looking to take the complexity out of payroll and workforce management.

By acquiring Definitiv, The Access Group extends its reach to provide people management and payroll solutions for businesses of all sizes across all industries, further advancing the company’s position as a leading supplier in this category in the Asia Pacific region.

Launched in October 2016, Definitiv has grown rapidly to a strong customer base of 350 contracted entities across 27 industries. As one of only a handful of native cloud SaaS payroll players serving the Western Australian and national market, this acquisition will further strengthen Access in Australia.

Kerry Agiasotis, President of The Access Group Asia Pacific commented: "We are excited to be welcoming Definitiv's employees, customers and partners to The Access Group. This acquisition marks the fourth for the company in the last two years and demonstrates The Access Group’s intent for being recognised as a leading business software provider across the Asia Pacific region.

"Definitiv has great talent, technology and a rapidly growing customer base. Medium to large organisations in the Asia Pacific region face increasing complexity around payroll and workforce management. This acquisition will allow us to support them with a simple, built for purpose, scalable award-based and rostering solution."

The Definitiv management team, led by Chief Executive Roy Mellon, will continue to lead the Definitiv business as it scales its operations in the Asia Pacific region. Commenting on today’s announcement, Roy said: "We are excited to join the Access family. The experience, investment and resources Access brings to the table will help us achieve our geographic expansion plans for the Asia Pacific region."

Definitiv's products will continue alongside Access' flagship Financial Management Systems and Payroll solutions, People HR, and Digital Learning, rounding out the company’s offering in the people and payroll space.

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