SimplePay is a fast-growing software company providing a cloud-based payroll software solution aimed at making processing correct and compliant payroll as stress-free as possible.

They are a dynamic team with a single purpose: simple, compliant payroll and a stellar customer experience.

SimplePay presently have clients in South Africa, Singapore and Ireland, with a view to further expansion in the near future.

A word from the founder

β€œIn 2009 I made the very difficult decision to quit a well-paying software development job. I wasn't sure it was for me. I needed some time to think about my career and life. So I did what seemed like the most logical thing at the time: I bought a ticket to Argentina, with no idea when I'd be coming back.

While unwinding in South America, the hunger to create slowly returned. I thought that perhaps the company I'd like to work for didn't exist yet, and that I'd have to go about creating it if I'd like to stay in the software industry. I evaluated a few ideas, and payroll software came out on top: an industry that suffered from a severe lack of innovation.

I went about creating a product, launched it, and then... nothing. I learnt a few lessons on how to run a business in those first few years. At times it felt like giving up would be a good idea. I dabbled in a few other projects, until eventually committing myself 100% to SimplePay again and started building a team in Cape Town. It turns out the most important thing when starting a business is determination, not intelligence (many intelligent people use their brains to think of reasons why things can't be done).

Today, more than 9,000 companies globally rely on us for their payroll processing needs, and we're just getting started. Without the pressures of having external investors, we've been able to build a product that we can be proud of, rather than being focused on selling to as many customers as we can find. I feel that ultimately this will result in a more sustainable business and a better experience for you.

We are now investing in expanding our global reach by doing what we do best: paying attention to making legal compliance a happy experience. ”

Dave Ungerer