The Right Path to Global Growth

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At a glance

Boston-based SaaS firm Acquia teamed up with the HSP Group to streamline its global operations, replacing disparate systems with centralized payroll, HR administration, and compliance solutions. This collaboration, facilitated through HSP’s innovative GateWay platform, has notably improved Acquia’s data quality, process standardization, and overall global growth strategy.

What we did

Entity Management & Compliance

Payroll Consolidation

HR Administration

The Challenge

With over 800 employees across the globe, Acquia hired HSP Group as its strategic growth partner, the company’s initial approach to global expansion had resulted in a variety of solutions in different countries that were becoming increasingly difficult to manage.

The Solution

Payroll Consolidation 

HSP assumed responsibility for payroll in seven countries, addressing an employee population of around 420. The HSP solution replaced local providers and the EOR service.

Entity Establishment

The proliferation of contractors required a mix of solutions. In New Zealand, for example, instance, HSP created an entity, completed employee registrations, and enrolled the employees in the country’s social security program.

HR Administration

 Aside from taking over payroll from a specialized provider, HSP responded to the need for HR assistance in India by making an HR resource available at a key Acquia location two days a week.


Based on the gap analysis results,
HSP implemented a solution to bring Acquia into compliance with Japanese employment law that requires all employers to track the time and attendance of their employees.

Last-Mile Accounting and Entity Compliance

Within the first year, HSP took over all activities related to last-mile accounting and entity compliance in seven countries. HSP also introduced GateWay, its market leading expansion platform, which replaced the dated legacy platform that Acquia had been using.


“Since going live, our team has reported significant quality improvements and time efficiencies in the work we have received, along with a sense of comfort. that our international entities are well looked after.”

The Results

Acquia now leverages the expertise and services of
a single global provider, equipped to handle all the
company’s people and entity needs. At every turn,
Acquia can lean on HSP for expert support.

Since partnering with HSP, Acquia has achieved:

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