Rob Nowicki – Founder of NowHR

Rob Nowicki has been actively involved in the design, development, and implementation of various Payroll, HR, and Tax applications for over forty years, both locally and internationally. He was a founder of one of the first PC-based Payroll/HR applications in South Africa and also pioneered the concept of cloud-based Payroll/HR services with the launch of PSIberWORKS in 2000.

Using PSIber technology, Rob and a partner (Accenture) established a facility called, a service which enabled taxpayers to complete various tax forms and make associated tax payments directly to SARS via the internet from anywhere in the world.

This service was runner-up in the SA Public Service Innovation Awards in 2002. The service later, through a merger with Tax Break, became the foundation for the highly successful SARS eFiling service which today boasts many millions of users and processes in excess of 15 million financial transactions for SARS per annum.

The PSIberWORKS product suite has over the years become the benchmark in South Africa for cloud-based Payroll, HR, and Tax services for all types and sizes of companies, and today processes the payslips for in excess of 250 000 employees across the internet.

Rob’s operation also boasted an online Payroll Bureau (LabourNet Payroll Services) which serviced over 100 000 employee payslips per month across almost 1 000 companies in the cloud, making this bureau one of the largest and most popular payroll service bureaus of its kind in South Africa. This bureau today still operates extremely successfully under the LabourNet banner.

Rob continues to be very active on the professional speaker circuit where he regularly presents papers and seminars on Employees Tax, cloud-based computing, Payroll/HR practices, and many other employment and legislation-related topics.

Rob continues to be an active Manco Member of the Payroll Authors Group of South Africa (PAGSA) which he has been involved with for many years.

Rob has had extensive experience in starting, managing, and merging companies, both in the SMME space as well as in the corporate sectors of the business community.

Over and above his extensive management and technology experience he has been actively involved with many development and brand-building initiatives within the Information Technology industry, particularly related to the payment and management of employees in the workplace.

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