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Payroll Specialists Intelligo Software Acquired by Leading European HR Solutions Provider SD Worx

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Payroll Software and Solutions SD Worx formerly Intelligo, whose award-winning MegaPay solutions pay almost 450,000 people across Ireland and the UK, has been acquired by SD Worx, the leading European HR solutions provider.

The acquisition marks an exciting milestone for both firms, realising a 26-year project for Intelligo co-founders Padraig Gill and John Kellegher, and furthering the vision of SD Worx CEO Kobe Verdonck, as the Brussels-headquartered firm seeks to expand its presence in the Irish market and to strengthen its payroll and HR software portfolio. 

The acquisition of Intelligo is a natural progression for SD Worx, with Intelligo having been the company’s payroll partner in Ireland for almost 16 years. This long-standing relationship guarantees seamless business continuity for MegaPay users, with Intelligo remaining at its offices in Bray, just south of Dublin.

Finance and Operations Manager Eimear Byrne has been appointed Ireland Country Manager, and will be supported by the existing Intelligo senior management team.

Intelligo is a trusted name right across industry, with major clients in pharma, medical, healthcare, finance, accounting, pensions, insurance, food, beverage, retail and construction, as well as the social sector and government. Given Ireland is home to many regional and EMEA HQs, Intelligo is also well-known to multinationals based in Ireland.

Intelligo’s flagship MegaPay solutions — MegaPay On-Cloud, MegaPay On-Prem, MegaPay Outsourced and MegaHR — are recognised for their performance, scalability and time-saving workflows, backed by Intelligo’s experienced on-the-ground delivery team. A best-of-breed payroll solution, MegaPay also integrates smoothly with major HCM and ERP solutions, including Workday, Oracle and SAP.

SD Worx CEO Kobe Verdonck spoke of the firm’s European ambitions, and the importance of the Intelligo acquisition as part of its Ireland plans: 

    We’re on a long-term expansion journey, and the acquisition of Intelligo bolsters our presence and offering in Ireland. Ireland is a hub of business interaction and our customer base is ever-growing, so with this announcement our combined customers will, more than ever, benefit from our best-in-class HR services.
    Kobe Verdonck, CEO, SD Worx

    Meanwhile, Intelligo Co-Founder Padraig Gill spoke of the company’s journey; the benefits of the acquisition for the clients of both companies; and the importance of being acquired by a firm that has the values and ambition to further a project that began some 26 years ago:

    "Since 1996, Intelligo has built a reputation for being a trusted payroll and HR solutions provider. By joining with SD Worx, we believe that we can continue to deliver on this commitment, and that our clients will benefit from the European-wide footprint and experience SD Worx offers. We also believe that SD Worx customers will benefit from our extensive local Irish knowledge and expertise. We look forward to seeing the relationship thrive as we combine forces and integrate services over the coming months."