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Industry developments from the global payroll vendor and research community.

1475049079_55227Avalara Augments Stripe Integrations

Avalara is expanding its integrations with Stripe, a leading payments infrastructure for the internet. In addition to Stripe Connect, Avalara also will integrate with Stripe Relay, which enables customers to buy merchants’ products directly within other mobile apps. In addition to Stripe, Avalara has partnerships with more than 500 transaction software providers; more than 20,000 customers use Avalara to automate their transactional tax compliance.

“Companies that use Stripe expect to do business in real-time, which is why AvaTax enables automated sales tax calculation in the real-time, ‘magic moment’ of commerce,” said Avalara Co-founder and CEO Scott McFarlane.

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1475049080_49950Danube Group Selects Ramco

Middle East-based Danube Group will have Ramco HCM as its technology platform to automate and integrate HR operations for more than 2,500 employees in the Middle East, Africa, and India markets. Ramco HCM on Cloud will provide solutions pertaining to various HR functions including core HR, talent management, recruitment, leave and time management, and payroll. Danube will have access to the latest technology innovations from Ramco.

“Our ability to offer payroll for all regions in the Middle East and most parts of Africa, coupled with innovations delivered through cloud and mobile, has positioned us favorably among both local and global players looking for HR software in the region,” said Virender Aggarwal, CEO, Ramco Systems.

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1475049081_65954ADP Names President for EMEA

ADP veteran Don McGuire will assume the role of President of ADP EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), where he will lead the company’s ongoing market growth in the region. He has led various ADP business units across the globe since 1998, most recently as President of ADP’s Asia-Pacific (APAC) business. According to the company, with a regional presence that includes more than 40 locations, ADP has seen double-digit growth in five years in its HR and time and labor management solutions, exceeding regional growth estimates.

“The global world of work is dramatically evolving all around us,” said Mark Benjamin, President of Global Enterprise Solutions at ADP. “As a leading provider of human resources and payroll solutions, we look forward to successes from Don and his team that I’m confident will further strengthen our position as a global leader in HCM.”

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1475049082_69326Radius Acquires Montage Services

Radius has acquired Montage Services, a rapidly growing tax and compliance advisory firm, to bolster its international tax advisory services. Montage has provided inbound and outbound international structuring and tax advice, finance, and business consulting services since 2003.

“Demand for global expansion expertise and guidance is unprecedented, and we’re strategically expanding to meet it,” said Stephen Chipman, CEO of Radius. “Acquisition is an important part of this strategy. The fact that the seasoned Montage team will hit the ground running as part of our expanding advisory team is a big win for our existing and future clients.”

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