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activpayroll Achieves ISO 27001 Certification

activpayroll, the global payroll and employee mobility specialist headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland, has officially achieved ISO 27001 certification. The certification confirms that activpayroll’s Information Security Management System (ISMS) officially meets requirements of the international standard for information security.

The company began its journey to certification in early 2019 by engaging with Certification Europe to undertake the certification audit of its ISMS. ISO 27001 certification provides customers and partners with verification that appropriate controls are in place to protect valuable information and maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the information at all times. The scope of activpayroll’s certification incorporates key business functions, including global payroll, global mobility, U.K. payroll, and IT.

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Andersen Global Expands Into 15th African Country

Andersen Global, an international association of legally separate, independent member firms comprised of tax and legal professionals around the world, announced that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with ATax Advisors Limited (ATax), a tax and advisory firm in Mauritius, the 15th country in Africa in which the global organization now has a presence.

ATax has provided clients with a range of accounting, tax, payroll, outsourcing, and business advisory services in the eastern African island nation of Mauritius for the past 15 years. The firm serves international clients with needs around the globe with specific expertise serving African and Asian clients. Mauritius is commonly known as the gateway into India and Asia as well as Africa.

“The ATax professionals are a premier team in Mauritius, and there are many opportunities with this collaboration,” said Mark Vorsatz, Andersen Global Chairman and Andersen Tax LLC CEO. “Ben Lim, co-founder of ATax, has roots in the Andersen family, and because of that, values such as transparency, seamlessness, and stewardship run deep. Our momentum in the region is growing, and we will have the very best anchoring us in this important market in Africa.”

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Averda’s Growth Supported by Ramco Workforce Technologies

Averda, an international environmental services provider, will integrate processes for its more than 15,000 employees across the countries in the Middle East and Africa. The company has chosen Ramco Systems’ time and  attendance (T&A) solution to roll out across the Congo, Gabon, Morocco, South Africa, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, and the UAE with its modules for scheduling, absence and leave management, compliance, and self-service. Ramco will automate Averda’s time and attendance processes, enabling Averda to scale its international growth in step with workforce capabilities, safety, and security.

Mazen Chebaklo, Averda’s Chief Growth and Operations Officer, said the decision to adopt Ramco Systems’ T&A solution will boost Averda’s ability to scale up in new markets while seamlessly tracking and tallying attendance information.

“The development of an integrated time and attendance solution by Ramco means we can continue to scale our business steadily and in line with what has been a fast and exponential growth rate over recent years,” Chebaklo said. “We now have a single system that enables us to manage all employee requirements, from attendance monitoring to on-time salary payments, which is good for the company and great for employees.”

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