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Salarybase - Systems solutions providers since 1978


Salarybase is a privately owned Limited company founded in 1978 as Liveware, Providing a range of information system services.

In 1983 we developed the first PC Based Human Resource System in the country for Esso South Africa, later to become Zenex Oil. FSA Contact purchased the software and marketed the system for 10 years as Personnelbase.
The Salarybase Payroll System was developed to serve clients that required a payroll solution, as FSA Contact did not wish to be in the payroll market. In 1991 Salarybase and Personnelbase became a totally intergraded Human Resource and Payroll System under the trade name of Salarybase. With the explosion of new business for the Salarybase product, it was felt that the company name should be the same as the product name and Liveware was changed to Salarybase.

As Salarybase we have provided customised payroll and HR solutions for the last 14 years.

In 2005 we broadened our scope to Retail and Point of Sales systems, incorporating our wealth of experiance into these integrated systems.

Installed Sites

Salarybase has been installed in over 600 sites in South Africa, in various industries, including:
  • Banking and Insurance
    • Fidelity Bank,
    • Mercantile and General
    • SA Swiss Re-Insurance
  • Manufacturing
    • Kolosus Group of Companies
    • Supreme Foods
    • Western Mossop Tanning
    • African Hide
    • King Tanning
    • Ladysmith Leathers
    • Trespaphan
    • Alfred Teves
    • Abrasives Corporation
    • Easigas
    • Luk Africa
  • Pharmaceuticals
    • Adcock Ingram
    • Smithkline Beecham
    • Merck Pharmaceuticals
    • MSD Pharmaceuticals
    • Warner Lambert Pharmaceuticals
  • Electronics
    • Plessey South Africa
    • Philips South Africa
  • Mining
    • AngloGold
    • Rand Refineries
    • Koornfontein Mine
  • Labour Brokering
    • Contract Staff Hire
    • Primeserv Group
    • Tms-Shezi Group
    • Incorporated Labour Contractors
    • Metroploe Technical Staffing

Dedicated Staff

We have Consultants in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. All are experienced in payroll and human resources installation and training. We service all major centres from our Head Office and support centre. Our philosophy is to install the system fully customised to suit the clients requirements and train the clients staff so that they are self sufficient. Support is via online help, support desk and internet, if required we will install a consultant on site for the time required.


We concentrate on integrated payroll and human resource functions, so whatever your requirements, we have in all probability already done it before. Our clients gain the synergy of our expertise in solving a unique problem to the client by applying what we have done elsewhere.