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Advanced announces further HR acquisition after signing deal with workforce management company Mitrefinch


Deal marks British software company’s second acquisition this year

16th October 2020 – Advanced announced today that it has acquired Mitrefinch, a global provider of workforce management solutions. It is Advanced’s second acquisition of 2020 following the acquisition of Tikit a global legal, accounting, and professional services software business in March and the third since it received an investment from funds advised by BC Partners and Vista Equity Partners to accelerate growth in August 2019. The deal marks an exit for leading mid-market private equity investor LDC, which first backed Mitrefinch in 2016.

This latest deal boosts Advanced’s market share in HCM, and further strengthens its offering with Cloud HR at its core, by offering a complete digital HR lifecycle from recruitment to retirement and full management of the employee journey, whilst further supporting the company’s ambition to become the number one provider of business software solutions in the UK and broadening its global reach.

Established in 1979, Mitrefinch provides user-friendly, cutting-edge products across integrated time and attendance, payroll, HR and access control with sophisticated analytic capability. They help some 4,400 customers in over 80 countries to increase productivity, profitability, and manage their workforce effectively, solving the complexities of managing time. With businesses losing an estimated £80bn a year in wasted time, Mitrefinch helps organizations spend their time on what matters most, with customers across all industries, including some of the UK’s largest manufacturing, transport, retail, and construction organizations.

Gordon Wilson, CEO of Advanced comments: “The innovative workforce management solutions developed by Mitrefinch are an exceptional fit with our existing best of breed Cloud HR solution.  We’ve seen the impact of Covid-19 change the future of workforce management and shifting workforce expectations, leaving companies facing uncertainties with regards to resourcing and staffing. Digital technology provides accuracy of data to enable rapid decision-making in shifting market conditions which is a vital tool for companies managing shift patterns and measuring critical output.”

Matt Jenkins, CEO of Mitrefinch adds: “Mitrefinch has a strong reputation for developing transformative products that help companies solve the complexities of managing time. Our solutions will integrate with Advanced’s Financial Management Systems (FMS) as well as their full suite of HCM solutions, enabling businesses to accelerate technology adoption. Covid-19 has accelerated digital disruption in the HCM sector and we’re excited to be part of Advanced’s journey in disrupting the market further.”

The acquisition of Mitrefinch underpins Advanced’s commitment to its Cloud-first strategy and extends its Cloud HR offering to its enlarged customer base. Cloud HR provides a centralized engine for HR departments and offers automation for manual processes and now integrated time and attendance, payroll, HR, and access control – solutions.




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We are the third largest British software and services company in the UK. We help organisations create the right digital foundations that drive productivity, insight and innovation – all while remaining safe, secure and compliant.

We enable our customers to achieve increased efficiencies, savings and growth opportunities through focused, right-first-time software solutions that evolve with the changing needs of their business and the markets they operate in.

Our solutions for both commercial and public sector organisations simplify business challenges and deliver immediate value, positively impacting millions of people’s lives.

We have a strong track record in helping our customers journey to the Cloud. We manage private, public and hybrid Cloud environments as well as deliver sector specific Cloud-based solutions and services. We are certified partners with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft, and have achieved the highest levels of accreditations.

Our Cloud solutions are used by organisations of all shapes and sizes including Highways England, Performing Rights Society (PRS) and Aspire Furniture


 For further media information, please contact

Clare Homer, Firework PR – email: clareh@fireworkpr.co.uk or call: 07825 744134

Clare Wall, Firework PR – email: clare@fireworkpr.co.uk or call: 07974 161127

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