As a tech company and leader in payroll and HR software, PaySpace has always used Microsoft technology at its core for development and language. Microsoft speaks to Microsoft, which is why when it came to the cloud, Microsoft Azure was the logical and most fitting choice.
With PaySpace expanding its footprint beyond the African continent, who better than Microsoft as a truly global partner to help launch the data centres across the globe?
With Microsoft already servicing a large section of the accounting and HR market, PaySpace offers to service the Microsoft community on a payroll level as well, and the decision to partner up presented a natural way forward for both parties.
Benefits of Microsoft Azure
Two benefits of using Azure that stood out were scalability and security.
With these features, organisations can rapidly deploy anywhere without having to worry about hardware. Before PaySpace, organisations had the burden of having to acquire servers to run their payroll. These days, an internet connection and a browser will do the trick.
A potential leak of proprietary or confidential data is a CIO’s worst nightmare, and nowhere is this more of a concern than when it comes to payroll data, which by its very nature is highly sensitive. Microsoft Azure provides world class security that cannot be beat. Their standards and certification are of the highest level possible, so partnering with them was the obvious choice for PaySpace.
The initial transition to Azure in August 2020 was seamless, and the visible benefits for customers followed almost immediately. PaySpace is an ever-growing tech and have only scraped the surface of companies wanting to migrate to the cloud. When a new customer embarks on a cloud journey, often their first concern is who the host is. Azure is trusted and respected in the marketplace; the name is credible and instantly renders peace of mind.
A natural synergy exists between the two parties, and by collaborating, they can reach a far wider audience where they can both drive the solution. Thanks to the partnership, PaySpace can sell through the Microsoft AppSource Marketplace and users of the AppSource Marketplace can search for the solutions they need that run on Azure and are built on the Microsoft technology stack.
Our Microsoft Azure Partnership
Moving forward, PaySpace is now Co-sell ready. Microsoft sellers can now work on joint selling opportunities through Microsoft’s IP Co-sell programme. This, in turn, unlocks major commercial benefits.
The programme is available for software solutions that are built with the company’s intellectual property as repeatable, packaged offers and for services that have Microsoft technology embedded in them. Most of the solutions that are part of the Co-sell programme are also available in the marketplace, and solutions that meet Microsoft’s additional requirements become what is called ‘IP Co-sell ready’.
Microsoft field sellers are exposed to the solutions to help the ISV reach a wide community of Microsoft managed customers to collaborate on sales opportunities. This fast-tracks business growth and ultimately presents new opportunities to take the organisation to the next level.