Rippling, a leading workforce management platform, today announced the opening of its regional headquarters in Sydney, Australia. The company is also embarking on a multi-year investment initiative in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region to better assist businesses throughout APAC in their efforts to modernise legacy payroll, HR, IT, and finance systems.
Rippling has scaled its Sydney team to 30 and as part of its investment in the region aims to create additional jobs across sales, marketing and product functions over the coming months. Matt Loop, former VP Asia at Slack has been appointed as VP and Head of Asia, leading Rippling's operations across the region. The company is also committed to deeply investing in R&D and expand its product suite to support businesses across APAC.
Rippling gives businesses one place to run HR, IT, and Finance. It brings together all of the workforce systems that are normally scattered across a company, like payroll, expenses, entitlements and devices. For the first time ever, you can manage and automate every part of the employee lifecycle in a single system. Take onboarding, for example. With Rippling, you can hire a new employee anywhere in the world and set up their payroll, computer, entitlements, and even third-party apps like Slack and Zoom—all within 90 seconds.
"It’s extremely challenging for businesses to keep employee data consistent when it’s scattered across disparate, siloed systems. Many end up spending too much money on too many pieces of software—and wind up wasting countless hours on mundane tasks that can easily be automated or eliminated. Rippling addresses this issue by providing businesses and their employees with a unified system of record—so when you make an update in one place, it automatically syncs across all connected systems," said Matt Loop. "When it's all in one place, it gives every team the power to automate tasks, access key insights, and accelerate business execution. We’re excited to bring this new approach to Australia and help businesses run more efficiently."
Siloed systems are proving a particular pain point for Australian businesses and are adding greater complexity to payroll. This is supported by new research from Rippling, in partnership with Censuswide, of 500 Australian payroll managers, which reveals the majority (63%) of companies employ three or more solutions to manage their HR and payroll, and over a third (37%) use five or more. Inefficient processes are also increasing the risk of human error, with 48% of businesses still relying on manually inputting employee data. This has led many companies to search for a better solution, with almost half (45%) actively looking to switch their existing HR and payroll systems in the next 12 months, and only a third (33%) committed to their current providers.
Rippling's Australian customers include SiteMate, Liven, Omniscient Neurotechnology (O8t) and clients such as Notion and Anthropic.
Harley Pike, Co-Founder and CEO of SiteMate said: "As a multinational company with offices in the Americas, Asia and Europe, our complex needs are being met by Rippling. It has simplified processes for onboarding, promotions, and payroll, saving us 100+ hours a year, and has allowed us to scale with confidence, knowing that as we hire in new markets, policies are compliant."
Minister for Enterprise, Trade and InvestmentIndustry and Trade, The Hon. Anoulack Chanthivong welcomes Rippling's expansion to the region: "We congratulate Rippling on the opening of its Asia-Pacific headquarters right here in Sydney. NSW is Australia’s leading technology hub, and Sydney, home to over 40% of all Australian startups, is recognised as one of the leading startup ecosystems in the world. This is another great example of how the NSW Government is working on the ground and globally to attract world class companies and innovators to our state, creating more jobs and supporting our growing economy.”
For more information about Rippling and its product suite visit rippling.com.