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UKG Expands Strategic Collaboration With Microsoft

Ultimate Kronos Group (UKG), a global provider of human capital management (HCM), payroll, HR service delivery, and workforce management solutions, announced an expanded collaboration with Microsoft that could enhance the employee technology experience of thousands of organizations globally that are running on UKG and Microsoft solutions.

The collaboration, according to the company, focuses on four strategic areas:

  1. Providing faster access to answers through UKG chatbots in Microsoft Teams
  2. Creating a more connected employee experience
  3. Offering more seamless onboarding
  4. Simplifying business insights by automating the synchronization of payroll data

“Connected and meaningful work experiences are at the heart of great business outcomes, but those are only possible with modern cloud solutions that are open and extensible,” said Jim Welch, Chief Product Officer at UKG. “Empowering people to spend more time on the parts of the jobs they love is core to our collaboration with Microsoft.”

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Equus Software Expands Capabilities With Acquisition of ReloTalent

Equus Software, a provider in cloud-based solutions for the mobile workforce, announced the acquisition of Singapore-based ReloTalent, a SaaS platform for Destination Service Providers (DSP) and their HR and employee clients.

The acquisition, according to the company, demonstrates Equus' strategy to continually innovate and transform the global mobility market by delivering integrated solutions that improve business processes while enabling a streamlined employee experience. Additionally, it enables Equus to leverage ReloTalent's network of DSPs and the “last mile expertise” for the modern employee experience. According to the company, bringing these two technologies together enables Equus to further integrate mobility operations and transactions for the success of organizations that are hiring and expanding globally.

“As the global mobility landscape continues to evolve, we look forward to partnering with Equus to accelerate ReloTalent's growth and innovation in Destination Service Provider (DSP) solutions,” said Sébastien Deschamps, CEO ReloTalent. “This new alliance allows our DSP clients to easily connect with Equus' large base of established AssignmentPro clients on the Equus Ecosystem, as well as with their relocation management company partners for data integration and the services marketplace.”

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Olive Group Limited, Next Stage Partners Team Up to Deliver Financial Empowerment

Olive Group Ltd. (Olive) and Next Stage Partners (NSP) announced that they are partnering to open the United States market for Olive, the only payments-driven technology aggregating round ups, cashback rewards, and sponsor-matched contributions towards shared and individual goals.

Online wealth managers, retailers, payroll providers, and charities across North America, according to the company, use Canada-based Olive to accelerate positive financial outcomes for consumers. By integrating Olive into their existing customer experiences, products, and services, Olive’s business clients can engage their customers quickly to start making manageable, recurring contributions towards meaningful financial goals, according to the company.

“We’re excited to leverage NSP’s expertise in sales, business strategy, pricing, and marketing to drive our expansion into the U.S.,” said Olive Chief Executive Officer Dave Beaton. “Olive delivers Financial-Empowerment-as-a-Service by transforming everyday purchases into savings, investments, and charitable donations. Companies in the U.S. can now take advantage of this powerful capability to drive their business objectives.”

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