8 Largest Global Payroll Providers In 2024: Shaping The Future Of Payroll

Payroll is one of the most critical functions in every business, especially if you operate on a global scale. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to payroll. As your business grows and your payroll needs change. To help your search, we’ve compiled a list of 8 of the largest global payroll providers in 2024.

However, there’s no shortage of payroll providers to choose from. So, it’s hard to know what vendor will work best for your unique payroll needs. 

A business woman searching for the largest global payroll providers in 2023.

Below, you’ll discover some of the largest global payroll providers in 2024.


Alight is a cloud-based payroll provider that boasts an impressive 99.9% average payroll accuracy and is the largest global payroll provider in 2023. 

They specialise in global payroll solutions for businesses of all sizes. Alight is known for their flexibility, providing a customisable platform that can be adapted to meet each business’s unique needs. This makes Alight a valuable partner for companies, as it enables them to keep pace with changes in tax laws and regulations. 

Alight’s acquisition of NGA HR in 2019 has helped to expand their reach, making them one of the largest global providers to choose from. 

Finally, with expertise in over 180 countries and proficiency in 25 languages, Alight is a trusted partner for businesses around the world.


For 70 years, ADP has been a leading provider of cloud-based Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions. They offer comprehensive HR, payroll, tax, and benefits solutions to businesses around the world. 

If you are looking for efficiency and robust support, ADP is an excellent choice. Their software allows businesses to effortlessly integrate their internal HR system with ADP’s in-country payroll systems, making data transfer smooth and seamless. 

ADP has won the International Payroll Service Provider of the Year at the CIPP Annual Excellence Awards for four consecutive years.

ADP specialise in the below industries:

  • Restaurant and hospitality
  • Healthcare and pharmaceutical 
  • Financial services

SD Worx

Founded in 1945, SD Worx specialise in delivering innovative payroll, HR and workforce management services. SD Worx has a significant presence in Europe and a noteworthy presence in the United Kingdom, having acquired Ceridian (UK) a few years ago.

They provide integrated solutions so you can streamline your internal processes, including payroll software and HR data management. 

Some of SD Worx’s trusted partners include Deloitte and Wagestream. 


Ceridian’s cloud-based (HCM) platform encompasses every aspect of an employee’s journey, from recruitment and onboarding, to payroll. 

Established in 1992, Ceridian caters to businesses of all sizes, from small enterprises to multinational organisations. 

With a presence in over 160 countries, Ceridian is a leading global payroll provider. It has a particularly strong presence in the United Kingdom and the United States. 

Ceridian aims to provide a seamless payroll experience for employees across the globe.


Founded in 2009, Neeyamo was established with the goal of assisting multinational businesses in supporting their global workforce.

Since its launch in 2009, Neeyamo has experienced rapid growth and expanded its client base across many locations. It has established itself as one of the largest global payroll providers and has over 30 offices around the world, including in Argentina, Australia, and Sweden. 

In addition, Neeyamo has recently created a series of webinars aimed at helping clients understand payroll. 


With over 30 years experience, Ascender serves more than 1,200 global brands across a range of different industries, with integrated HR and payroll software and outsourced services.

As the leading provider of payroll and HR technology in Asia, Ascender supports clients across many countries, including China and Australia.

TMF Group

TMF Group is a leading provider of fully managed, standardised payroll services for businesses of all sizes operating globally. 

With 120 offices around the world, the company is well positioned to support your payroll needs, regardless of where your business operates. 

Ideal for businesses with a global presence but smaller head-counts, TMF Group offers a solution that extends beyond global payroll. For instance, their solution also includes accounting, tax services, and global entity management. 

Founded in 1988, the company has a worldwide presence, with offices in America, Europe, and Africa.


Zalaris is a global provider of HR and payroll services, serving businesses of all sizes across the world. 

With a team of over 900 employees worldwide, Zalaris has a presence in key markets including the UK, Northern Europe, Germany, and Poland. 

Zalaris offers payroll solutions to a wide range of industries, but specialises in the retail, infrastructure, and IT sectors. 

Finally, its client list includes renowned organisations, such as Nordea Bank, Danske Bank and Knight Frank.

What Global HRIS can offer your business:

Transforming your global payroll can impact various aspects of your business, and that’s where our experts come in. Firstly, we offer comprehensive support through every step of the process, from choosing a new payroll solution to gaining stakeholder buy-in.

To ensure a seamless transition, we offer payroll project management services to enhance efficiency, reduce stress, and facilitate change management across your business.

Testing is a crucial part of any HR or global project, and we’re here to help. Secondly, we perform payroll testing using our templates and reconciliation tools, and also provide training for your payroll team on various testing methods.

So, discover how our payroll and HR services can benefit your business by reaching out to us today.

Author: Simon Bradbury, Global Payroll Consultant and CEO at Global HRIS
Last updated: 03/03/2024
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