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Industry developments from the global payroll vendor and research community.

Celergo Global Connect 2.0 Integrates With SAP

Celergo announced the successful certification of its Celergo Global Connect 2.0 for integration with SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central. According to the company, this integration is one of the first SAP-certified solutions on the market, offering multi-country payroll customers a single integration for 140 country payrolls. These services enable applications such as Celergo Global Connect to integrate cloud applications with on-premise solutions from SAP and other vendors.

“We are very excited about the certification with SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central,” said Michele Honomichl, Chief Strategy Officer at Celergo. “Our customers will now have a consistent process for sending data for all their payrolls globally to Celergo Global Connect.”

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Avalara Partners With ICBUSA

Avalara announced a partnership with ICBUSA, the newest member of ICBGlobal, which represents the largest professional membership organization for bookkeepers in the world. ICBUSA members now have access to Avalara’s expansive repository of resources for bookkeeping and other accounting professionals. These include tools and training resources, products and services designed for bookkeepers, a directory of state and local tax experts, and an Avalara community forum.

“We’re truly pleased to build on our existing relationships with ICBGlobal and work directly with bookkeeping professionals in the ICBUSA network,” said Marshal Kushniruk, Executive Vice President of Global Business Development at Avalara.

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Neeyamo, World First Unite for International Payments

Neeyamo announced it has partnered with World First to deliver a cost-saving international payments service to Neeyamo’s rapidly expanding global payroll customer base. With the new partnership, customers have an option to consolidate international payments and settle transactions in a single currency, receive favorable exchange rates, and manage transaction audit and tracking.

“Neeyamo is keen to be the one-stop solution for all global payroll needs," said Vivek Khanna, Chief Client Partner at Neeyamo. “Our partnership with World First enables us to provide our customers with an attractive option for addressing their international employee payments and treasury management needs.”

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NGA, Kronos Form Global Cloud Alliance

NGA Human Resources (HR) and Kronos announced a global alliance to deliver a new integrated cloud solution for payroll, time and attendance, and HR administration—NGA Time Powered by Kronos. NGA Time Powered by Kronos combines the global and local payroll, time expertise, and global delivery network of NGA HR with the engagement, cost control, productivity, and compliance capabilities of the Kronos Workforce Central suite.

Under the terms of the alliance, NGA HR will deploy, operate, and manage Kronos Workforce Central as part of a fully integrated global business process-as-a-service solution. This will include managed time services and comprehensive time services. This alliance will also allow NGA HR to resell Kronos Workforce Central directly to large enterprise customers with global workforces dispersed across multiple locations, in a variety of regions.

“The alliance between NGA Human Resources and Kronos is the only fully integrated cloud offering of its kind,” said Adel Al-Saleh, CEO of NGA Human Resources. “It will drive standardized efficiencies and cost savings for enterprise organizations around the globe by unifying their payroll, time and attendance.”

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