About Bluegarden Group



About Bluegarden Group

Leading providers of payroll and HR administration in Scandinavia

Headquartered in the Copenhagen area of Denmark, Bluegarden offers payroll administration, human resource administration and business process outsourcing solutions delivered in the cloud and tailored to each of its target geographical markets and customer segments. It services SMEs as well as medium-sized and large enterprises across all major industries in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. Bluegarden was founded in 1969 and serves approximately 65,000 customers, representing 18-20% of all employees in Scandinavia.

Our history

The foundation of Bluegarden Group is our sound expertise. We have more than 40 years' experience from handling payroll and HR-administration software solutions across the Scandinavian countries. Today, the Group has developed into one of the largest players in Scandinavian in this industry. Our companies in Denmark, Norway and Sweden share the values and method, but each have their own history. Bluegarden in Denmark originates from Multidata, which was founded back in 1968 as part of the Danish Pengeinstitutternes Betalingssystem (PBS). In 2003, Multidata was hived off from PBS as a separate company. In Sweden, Bluegarden's roots lie in Växjo PA-konsult, which was founded in 1979.In Norway, the original company was Statens Driftssentral for Databehandling, which was established in 1972. In 2004, the Swedish company Bluegarden initiated strategic cooperation with Danish Multidata. This cooperation was expanded in July 2007, when the owners of Swedish Bluegarden and Norwegian Ratos sold the companies to Multidata. This led to the establishment of Multidata-Bluegarden Group, which in 2012 changed its name to Bluegarden Group.


In September 2015 Marlin Equity Partners acquired Bluegarden Group, and in September 2017 Bluegarden became a company in Visma, when the Visma Group acquired 100 percent of the shares. Visma simplifies and digitalizes core business processes within the private and public sectors and offers software, commerce solutions, retail it-solutions and it-related projects and consulting to a wide scale of customers.

Our success is based on respect and precision

We develop and operate some of the most used and user-friendly platforms for HR and payroll administration. Our strong market position is based on great respect for the responsibility that we hold, and we take pride in working precisely and accurately. Our five core values are precision, respect, simplicity, value creation and execution – and they are part and parcel of everything we do.

Precision is vital when we handle millions of people's payroll and HR details. After many years in this sector, we have built up a sound understanding of and respect for our customers' needs and challenges. This means that we always focus on developing simple solutions that are never too complex. Our payroll and HR administration products are simple, scalable to all types and sizes of companies, and most important of all, easy to handle on an everyday basis. Our aim is to take care of payroll and HR administration for our customers, leaving them free to concentrate on their core business.









Code of Conduct

Bluegarden’s Code of Conduct is a set of rules for ethical behavior, which clarify our basic values and the way we run our business.

This Code of Conduct applies to board members, employees, contracted consultants, and others acting on behalf of Bluegarden. It applies to the parent company as well as all the subsidiaries. All board members, employees, contracted consultants, and others acting on behalf of Bluegarden shall be aware of, and comply with, these guidelines in order to maintain our reputation as a company with high integrity and credibility.

All board members, employees, contracted consultants, and others acting on behalf of Bluegarden are required to report any suspected or observed violations of the law, of this Code of Conduct or any other company policy – or if they are asked to do something that might be a violation. Reports are made to the immediate superior, the Director of HR or the legal department.

Bluegarden shall comply with all applicable laws and governmental rules and regulations; this also includes the UN

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Certifications and assurance reports

We offer ISAE3402 type-II reports, which give an independent assessment of whether the controls were suitably designed and put into operation, and are operating effectively.

Bluegarden AB in Sweden is certified according to ISO9001. A third party certifies that the management system of Bluegarden AB has been audited and is in accordance with the requirements of SS-EN ISO 9001:2008. Bluegarden AS in Norway and Bluegarden A/S in Denmark offer their customers an independent Service Auditor’s Report according to the international standard for assurance engagement, ISAE3402 - Assurance Reports on Controls at a Service Organization (previously SAS 70 type II).

A report confirms that Bluegarden has an internal control system in place. CobiT 5.0 has been used as the control framework for the reports. The report describes the controls and the effectiveness of the controls that have an impact on the user organisation's financial reporting. We offer ISAE3402 type-II reports, which give an independent assessment of whether the controls were suitably designed and put into operation, and are operating effectively. The Service Auditor’s reports cover a calendar year and are offered to customers who have used the services described during the audit period. They will assist the user organisation's auditor in auditing the user organisation's financial statements.

A global partnership

The partnership between ADP and Bluegarden means that one of the world's largest payroll suppliers works closely with the Scandinavian  region's largest provider of payroll systems and payroll outsourcing services. This enables Bluegarden to offer multinational companies payroll and HR administration services in the Scandinavian  region matching their special needs and requirements. Furthermore, working together with ADP, Bluegarden can offer a global set-up for Scandinavian companies.

Do you need to retrieve data from local systems to consolidate at Group level and to meet compliance challenges in terms of legislation and payroll accuracy in local markets? Our global partnership with ADP strengthens the world-class HR and payroll solutions we offer to multinational enterprises. Together we can provide a global solution to solve these challenges for you as a multinational enterprise.

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