Media release – Acquisition of Datacom Business Services


Media release

2 September 2020

Tambla strengthens Government and Enterprise focus with acquisition of Datacom Business Services

  • Tambla acquires Enterprise and Government payroll specialist Datacom Business Services (DBS)
  • Acquisition strengthens Tambla presence in the Enterprise and Government HCM sector.
  • Acquisition is expected to more than double Tambla revenue and EBITDA

Australian intelligent workforce solutions company Tambla Limited (‘Tambla’) is excited to announce the acquisition of enterprise payroll service company Datacom Business Services (‘DBS’).

With over 25 years’ experience in the enterprise and government sectors, DBS is a payroll service provider and system integrator that provides payroll services, SAP system integration and hosted services for its long-term government and enterprise customers.  With staff in Melbourne (primarily) and Brisbane, the acquisition will provide further capability and support for Tambla’s growing national customer base.

Tambla’s innovative workforce management solutions and long-term industry experience is well recognised for managing and optimising the complex workforce environments of its customers in both Australia and New Zealand.  With its existing SAP integrations, Tambla believes this acquisition will provide the opportunity for seamless, complementary solutions to both its, and DBS’s customers who are operating in today’s increasingly challenging workforce and payroll environments.

The acquisition, which is expected to double Tambla’s revenue and net profit, will allow Tambla to strengthen its presence in the complex ANZ Healthcare industry and capitalise on the sector’s growth

Tambla’s Managing Director Chris Fydler commented: “Tambla has provided workforce management solutions to Australia’s and New Zealand’s large government and enterprise organisations for nearly two decades. The addition of DBS’s SAP payroll and HCM capability means that we will be one of only a very few organisations that can truly provide an end to end HCM solution for the complex ANZ enterprise markets.”

“We are excited by this new addition to the Tambla family, which brings increased scale and capability to the products and services that we are able to provide our valued customers. “

“Tambla has a well-defined growth strategy to achieve critical mass in the industry sectors in which it operates. We are doing this by focussing our solutions in both the enterprise and government sectors.”


About Tambla

Tambla is an Australian company that provides innovative workforce management and optimisation solutions to enterprises and governments globally who are looking to simplify and manage complex workforce environments.  Tambla’s solutions provide enterprise and government organisations the tools to effectively manage and pay their employees, ensuring compliance with the often complex work and cost rules that accompany such workforces.

Tambla supports more than 200 customers in over 5800 locations globally, including leading organisations within government, global ports, aviation, transportation, retail, hospitality and health.

Additional coverage:

Australian Reseller news (ARN)

Inside SAP

Australian Payroll Association (APA)


Reseller News

Enquiries/Additional Information

Chris Fydler, Managing Director

Christopher Brooke, Company Secretary

Telephone +61 9122 6200


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