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Fitzgerald & Law, Tricor Group Announce Alliance

Fitzgerald & Law and Tricor Group announced that they will collaborate from their shared based in San Francisco on their sales and marketing efforts across the United States. This strategic alliance. according to the company, will streamline all cross-border services including company formation, global payroll, international accounting, tax, and HR.

“We support over 30,000 customers, many of whom are headquartered in the U.S., and our alliance with Fitzgerald & Law ensures our clients have access to the high level of service and support in Europe that they’re accustomed to with Tricor in Asia,” said Charles Ferguson, Chief Commercial Officer at Tricor. “Fitzgerald & Law has more than 20 years of experience supporting their clients’ expanding operations in the U.K. and Europe and, like Tricor, they have tailored their services to meet their clients’ needs.”

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UltiPro Chosen by H&R Block Canada

Ultimate Software, a provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions in the cloud, announced that H&R Block Canada Inc., the largest income-tax preparation and electronic filing firm in Canada, has selected Ultimate's UltiPro to help manage business challenges related to scalability, a complex payroll, and workforce analytics.

Prior to UltiPro, the organization was using an HCM solution provided by a payroll service bureau, but according to the company, the system did not provide the level of depth or breadth of functionality, ease of use, reporting, and service that it needed for future growth.

Claire McSorley, Director of Total Rewards and HR Systems at H&R Block Canada, said the operational visibility UltiPro provides helps the company manage its dynamic workforce. 

"Our prior system forced us to tie each job to a location and a rate," McSorley said. "UltiPro's flexible payroll solution has enabled us to untie the relationship between a department identification number and a job. We have also been able to optimize our timecards so employees can see only the jobs assigned to them, and further reduce the risk of error."

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NGA Human Resources Completes Sale of U.K. Businesses

NGA Human Resources (NGA HR) announced that it has completed the sale of its local U.K. Mid-Market and SMB (Moorepay) divisions to Bain Capital Private Equity, a leading global investment firm. 

The transaction completes the transformation of NGA HR to a fully focused global enterprise payroll and HR services provider. NGA HR's payroll and HR services delivery capability in the U.K. and Ireland will remain unaffected by the transaction. NGA HR is now exclusively focused on the HR administration, workforce management, and payroll requirements of large domestic and multinational employers. 

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