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1450878253_79804Blue Marble Payroll Partners With Galvin International

Blue Marble Payroll has formed a new partnership with Galvin International, a leading global finance and compliance services firm. The unique collaboration between Blue Marble Payroll and Galvin International combines global payroll expertise and integrates accounting and tax expertise. According to Blue Marble, the new partnership offers a service package that makes implementing global payroll and finance compliance faster and easier.

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1450878260_46554Thomson Reuters Releases Global Scheduling Tool

Thomson Reuters has released Checkpoint Global Harmonized Schedules (HS), a tool that, according to the company, makes the harmonized schedule classification process simpler, faster, and more accurate. The Thomson Reuters Checkpoint Global HS tool is a powerful classification engine that contains harmonized schedule and duty rate information for 100 countries and includes create-a-chart functionality for easy country-to-country rate comparisons, the company said.

“Managing global classification is a difficult task that is always subject to customs audits. Global HS helps international trade professionals save time they’d otherwise spend wading through long lists of irrelevant potential matches,” said Suzanne Offerman, Senior Product Manager, International Trade, with the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters.

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1450864378_66393Workday Expands ADP Partnership for Global Payroll

Workday will expand its partnership with ADP to provide multinational organizations with a seamless and unified global payroll experience. The partnership plans to leverage the next level in integration technology to unite Workday Human Capital Management and ADP Global Payroll in a single user experience within Workday. Through the partnership, Workday said its customers will benefit from one seamless customer experience to manage a global workforce, next-level integration technology to create a unified experience, and a best-in-class approach to global payroll management.

“ADP’s increased collaboration with Workday tightly aligns market leaders to deliver a seamless global payroll experience. Through the partnership, we will help our joint multinational customers effectively address the complexity of global payroll so that they can focus on driving their business forward,” said Carlos Rodriguez, President and CEO, ADP.

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1450864381_43323First Data Taps Into Burgeoning China, Hong Kong Markets

First Data has entered into three strategic agreements to service the fast-growing prepaid gift card, travel card, and mobile prepaid sectors of China and Hong Kong. The multi-year agreements with HKT, 33 Finance, and HNA Transforex are part of First Data’s transformation strategy to expand beyond traditional payment service offerings to provide next-generation payment capabilities to companies of all sizes. These three strategic agreements serve as a foundation for First Data’s continued expansion in China and Hong Kong. It will enable global clients to improve their customer experiences, address individual market needs, and reduce operational costs.

“We are very pleased that HKT, 33 Financial Services, and HNA Transforex are leveraging our state-of-the-art VisionPLUS® platform and geographic footprint to provide next-generation payments solutions to meet their customers’ digital needs,” said Lee Boon Huat, Vice President of Financial Service Sales, First Data Asia Pacific.

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