About Us

Our Story

Back in 2008 Apex HCM By IRIS embarked on a mission we continue to pursue today, lead the payroll software industry in delivering the easiest to use and most powerful cloud-based platform supported with unmatched personal service. Created by a team of industry veterans with decades of payroll experience, Apex began with a deep understanding of the technology and service requirements that payroll service bureaus need to be successful. Apex introduced the Employer OnDemand payroll platform which transformed payroll software for small to large service bureaus. Later developments led to Apex introducing the industry leading Apex Employer on the GO payroll and HCM platform. Apex stands as one of the few payroll technology companies offering a true cloud-based system scalable for the largest payroll service bureaus and simultaneously integrated with the broadest suite of smart HCM services.

While technology leadership remains at the heart of Apex HCM we also understand the power of personal service. Apex HCM offers unmatched personal service to help our customers quickly migrate data from their legacy system and learn the Apex platform. We understand that onboarding a new software system involves time, expense, and effort. Apex HCM deploys a team of industry experts whose only job is to create a great experience while you transition to and grow on the Apex HCM service bureau platform.

Beyond software, beyond service, Apex invests in research to determine best practices for service bureau organizations to grow their payroll business. Visit our Resources Page to read and download white papers, research reports, and customer stories all focused on growing a payroll service bureau business. In addition, we support the Apex Industry Leadership Council which participates in our research projects and also participates in our product development roadmap planning. The majority of our new product features and enhancements are proposed and voted upon by Apex customers. As a result, every year, large and small payroll service bureaus switch to Apex HCM because it enables them to operate their businesses more efficiently and scale for growth. Over 300 payroll service bureaus use Apex HCM to process payroll for tens of thousands of employers nationwide.

Our Mission

Develop industry leading HCM technology, listen to our clients, and deliver unmatched personal service with best-in-class, comprehensive, customizable and fully integrated payroll, tax, HR, time and attendance technology solutions designed for the small, medium and enterprise business service providers.

Apex Industry leading payroll and HR technology for payroll service bureaus, SBO and CPA firms

Industry Leading Technology

Deliver flexible and scalable technology normally reserved for large enterprises that cost-effectively meets the needs of all our customer’s clients today and for years to come.

Unmatched Personal Service

Deliver flexible and scalable technology normally reserved for large enterprises that cost-effectively meets the needs of all our customer’s clients today and for years to come.One size does not fit all.  Provide the resource support our customers need to scale their businesses without sacrificing what sets them apart … their unparalleled local service and expertise.

Apex HCM best-in-class support

Our Values

Long term business success requires people that fundamentally hold similar core values about how to serve customers, build products and treat colleagues. The Apex HCM staff created and agreed to the following five values. We strive everyday to live up to these beliefs. While we are not perfect and sometimes will fall short of our value ideals, we expect and rely upon our peers and customers to hold us true to these values today and everyday.

These five values guide both our people and our company at Apex HCM. Customers should expect us to deliver on these principles and Apex employees demand these values from each other.

Own It

Own It

We approach our jobs with personal accountability and commitment. We own the problem and do not pass the buck.
Know Your Stuff

Know Your Stuff

We support learning our crafts, growing our careers and being the best at what we do. We aim to hire the best people to add value to the team and fit within our culture.

Do It Right

Do It Right

Producing quality work lies at our very core. We don’t cut corners and we execute with excellence. We work hard to do what is right.
Push The Limits

Push The Limits

Disrupt the status quo. We differentiate ourselves from the competition and bring new ideas to the table by creating solutions that are innovative and leading edge.

Be Successful

Be Successful

We relentlessly execute to attain results for our customers and ourselves. We recognize our achievements and results.

Association Partnerships

Apex HCM is a committed to association partnerships and staying up-to-date on best practices, rapidly changing regulations, and industry trends. We’re proud of our partnerships with the following organizations:

Are you one of us?

Apex is rapidly growing.
Join our team as we create technology solutions that will change the very landscape of our industry.