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First Data Announces Partnership With BlueSnap

First Data, a global provider in commerce enabling technology, and BlueSnap, a payments technology provider, announced a partnership to combine the power of BlueSnap’s all-in-one payment platform with the suite of global and local payments solutions offered by First Data.

The partnership will provide BlueSnap with access to First Data’s distribution partners, including some of the world’s largest banks, with First Data serving as BlueSnap’s primary provider for all acquiring, processing, and settlement of payment card transaction and related service.

“We are thrilled to bring BlueSnap into our ecosystem of highly secured, diversified global payments solutions,” said Frank Bisignano, Chairman and CEO of First Data. “BlueSnap’s platform and services are uniquely suited for medium-sized businesses. Combined with access to First Data’s global payment platform and our significant distribution channels, we are confident that BlueSnap will further enhance how businesses accept payments.”

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Microsoft, Ramco Systems Launch Ramco Global Payroll

Microsoft and Ramco Systems strengthened their partnership with the launch of Ramco Global Payroll on Microsoft Dynamics 365, combining talent and payroll with Microsoft AI capabilities around chatbots and facial recognition.

According to the company, with this launch, organizations can benefit from a holistic HR offering that covers Dynamics 365 Talent and Ramco Payroll across more than 45 countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.

“This partnership between two leaders in talent and payroll will deliver the best of technology and enterprise-led innovations in a scalable and secure platform,” said Virender Aggarwal, CEO of Ramco Systems. “Our unique strength in addressing payroll across 45 countries, with time and attendance and workforce management modules built in, will now be a seamless fit into Dynamics 365 Talent, thus ensuring clients a complete package.”

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Blue Marble Named 2018 Global Payroll Supplier of the Year

Blue Marble Global Payroll, a global payroll solutions provider in more than 145 countries, announced it has won the “Global Payroll Supplier of the Year” award by the Global Payroll Association. The awards ceremony, held in Lisbon, Portugal, and hosted by the Global Payroll Association, brought global payroll professionals from all over the world to celebrate excellence in payroll, technology, and consulting.

The international panel of judges selected winners in more than 18 categories related to innovation and service in the global payroll industry. Victor Lobo, Chief Revenue Officer for Blue Marble, said it was exciting to receive the news and that new enhancements and modules will be coming in the next year.

“I am grateful to our partners who trust us with their clients, and thankful for our wonderful clients who push us to innovate and deliver exceptional service,” Lobo said. “I am especially happy for our team members who have put in countless hours and effort to make Blue Marble a special company.”

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