The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-11-05T03:18:09Z Rizing, LLC: Thirteen Countries, One Company, One System, With SAP® SuccessFactors® 2019-11-05T03:18:09Z rizing-llc-thirteen-countries-one-company-one-system-with-sap-successfactors SYDNEY, November 1, 2019 – Rizing, LLC, is pleased to announce its go live with SAP SuccessFactorsEmployee Central in 13 countries. The journey is about more than technology; it’s about the consolidation of multiple SAP solutions and platforms into one centralized system. Rizing has the capabilities of a much larger firm and the personal touch of a neighborhood corner store. In tandem with the SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central go live, Rizing is consolidating its multiple brands into one brand: Rizing. Rizing Chief Executive Officer Mike Maiolo says, “Rizing is experiencing a revolution with SAP cloud solutions that enable the type of business transformation that was once only the domain of the largest enterprises. SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central is allowing our firm to operate as one company with the best software in the world for Human Resources.”   GLOBAL BUSINESS CHALLENGES SOLVED IN THE CLOUD   The challenges Rizing faced were the ability to have a clear line of sight to talent across 13 countries in three regions. Rizing incorporated four acquisitions across the globe over one year, resulting in multiple systems and processes across the business. Rizing needed to create alignment, a common vision and shared values. Furthermore, data integration and tracking were necessary to meet compliance and reporting mandates and to attract and retain talent that fit the core competencies and culture of Rizing.   “We are honored to accompany Rizing on their journey as they look to create one brand and one vision for their growing organization, with a consistent employee experience across the globe,” said Greg Tomb, President, SAP SuccessFactors. “With SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, Rizing can now truly put people at the center of their business by using technology to automate and streamline key HR processes and engage its global workforce in new and meaningful ways.” SAP SUCCESSFACTORS IS POWERING THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE AT RIZING   SAP was selected because the flexibility of its cloud solutions meets Rizing’s needs for scalability as the company continues to grow. The ability to achieve an expeditious implementation, minimize maintenance and deliver ongoing innovation with the software were key criteria. These qualities of an HR system will allow Rizing to focus more time and attention on their core business: that is, their commitment to provide best-in-class solutions to meet global client demand for consulting, implementation services and innovative products.   SAP SuccessFactors allows Rizing to go beyond simply managing headcount. By adopting and deploying end-to-end processes for recruiting, onboarding and continuous performance management and development, Rizing is able to create a workforce experience for its managers and employees that is intuitive, engaging and consistent. This is essential with a workforce that is spread across many different locations and often not tied to a corporate office. Furthermore, with SAP SuccessFactors serving as a single source for accurate employee data, Rizing is also able to implement a single sign on (SSO) approach to company systems, simplifying and securing the management of user records, but also creating a more enjoyable experience for employees.  In the future, Rizing will introduce analytics using Lyra, Rizing’s proprietary application, in order to achieve a more complete, real-time picture of employee engagement and the effectiveness of current HR programs.   Katie Obi, Chief HR and Transformation Officer at Rizing says, ““Our business is a people business. We need an inspired and engaged workforce and this begins with knowing who we are. Who is our talent? Do we have the right skills to meet our current and upcoming business and customer needs? How do we effectively manage and develop our people to be the best they can be? How can we find more people that fit Rizing's culture and growth objectives? These are the questions that the integrated SAP SuccessFactors suite is helping us address.” HCM SUITE SUCCESS: SAP SUCCESSFACTORS INTEGRATED FOR SUCCESS   “SAP SuccessFactors will enable Rizing to have an integrated view of each employee from day one through various aspects of their career development, and help us achieve a competitive edge,” says Mike Maiolo, Rizing’s Chief Executive Officer. “As one company, with one system, we can maximize our talent across all lines of business and geography – which is a win-win for employees and for Rizing.” For more information, press only:  Contact Sherryanne Meyer, Rizing Corporate Communications Director, sherry.meyer@rizing.com    About  Rizing   Headquartered in Stamford, Conn., USA,  Rizing  is a privately held multinational company leading the development of the intelligent enterprise through our portfolio of services that includes Human Capital Management expertise for SAP SuccessFactors and SAP ERP HCM; SAP Enterprise Asset Management and SAP Consumer Industries. Rizing provides consulting and support services, SAP Partner Managed Cloud payroll and our proprietary apps leveraging the SAP Cloud Platform to Fortune 500 and small and medium enterprises.  For more information, please visit www.rizing.com or contact: Rizing, LLC at +1 (203) 517-0400, info@rizing.com.     Rizing, LLC announces rebranding of Synchrony Global in APAC 2019-10-29T03:46:30Z rizing-llc-announces-rebranding-of-synchrony-global-in-apac SYDNEY – October 29, 2019 – Rizing, LLC announced today the rebranding of Synchrony Global in APAC to Rizing. The move is part of Rizing’s Category of One strategy to leverage the company’s industry strengths and technical capabilities with SAP software and to raise the standards for partnership in SAP consulting, software implementation, service and support. “We at Rizing recognize that our customers’ businesses aren’t sitting still. Neither are we.” said Mike Maiolo, CEO of Rizing, LLC. “The change marks our deep commitment as one company to transforming business into the intelligent enterprise exclusively with SAP solutions for human capital management, enterprise asset management, and consumer industries. Our one brand – Rizing - is aligned with SAP customers across the full supply chain of individuals, resources and technology.” The alignment of all businesses within a singular Rizing brand is initiated to match the Rizing vision, mission, values and direction. Learn more about Rizing on our single consolidated website: www.rizing.com. In APAC, Synchrony Global is being rebranded as part of Rizing's HCM Line of Business.  On social media, Synchrony Global will now be posting under the following accounts: Twitter: @RizingHCM Facebook: facebook.com/RizingHCM.APAC LinkedIn: linkedin.com/showcase/rizing-hcm-apac For more information, press only: Contact Sherryanne Meyer, Rizing Corporate Communications Director, sherry.meyer@rizing.com About Rizing Headquartered in Stamford, Conn., USA, Rizing is a privately held multinational company leading the development of the intelligent enterprise through our portfolio of services that includes Human Capital Management expertise for SAP® SuccessFactors® and SAP ERP HCM; SAP Enterprise Asset Management and SAP Consumer Industries. Rizing provides consulting and support services, SAP® Partner Managed Cloud payroll and our proprietary apps leveraging the SAP Cloud Platform to Fortune 500 and small and medium enterprises. For more information, please visit www.rizing.com or contact: Rizing, LLC at +1 (203) 517-0400, info@rizing.com. About One Equity Partners OEP is a middle-market private equity firm focused on the industrial, healthcare, and technology sectors in North America and Europe. The firm builds market-leading companies by identifying and executing transformative business combinations. OEP is a trusted partner with a differentiated investment process, a broad and senior team, and an established track record generating long-term value for its partners. Since 2001, the firm has completed more than 180 transactions worldwide. OEP, founded in 2001, spun out of JP Morgan in 2015. The firm has offices in New York, Chicago, and Frankfurt. 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Rizing, LLC announces brand consolidation of SAP® Partners Vesta Partners, /N SPRO Consumer Industries, Synchrony Global and Rizing HCM 2019-10-22T09:45:14Z rizing-llc-announces-brand-consolidation-of-sap-partners-vesta-partners-n-spro-consumer-industries-synchrony-global-and-rizing-hcm SYDNEY – October 22, 2019 – Rizing, LLC announced today the consolidation of Vesta Partners, /N SPRO Consumer Industries, Synchrony Global and Rizing HCM brands into one Rizing brand. Effective today, the companies are re-branded globally as Rizing. The consolidation is part of Rizing’s Category of One strategy to leverage the company’s industry strengths and technical capabilities with SAP® software and to raise the standards for partnership in SAP consulting, software implementation, service and support. “We at Rizing recognize that our customers’ businesses aren’t sitting still. Neither are we.” said Mike Maiolo, CEO of Rizing, LLC. “The change marks our deep commitment as one company to transforming business into the intelligent enterprise exclusively with SAP solutions for human capital management, enterprise asset management, and consumer industries. Our one brand – Rizing - is aligned with SAP customers across the full supply chain of individuals, resources and technology.” Rizing’s enterprise asset management line of business modernizes asset management, maximizing the value of physical assets with Internet of Things (IoT) enabled assets, geospatial data visualization and proprietary master data governance solutions. In consumer industries, Rizing leverages SAP and emerging technologies to drive value and customer project success with best in class services and software for retail, fashion, wholesale distribution and consumer products companies. Rizing is also one of the largest global HCM systems integrators focused on Human Experience Management (HXM) with over 350 professionally certified SAP SuccessFactors consultants delivering the employee experience across payroll, core HR, recruiting, onboarding, talent management and employee development. Rizing employs over 860 industry experts worldwide who work side by side with SAP customers to design and implement solutions that meet the specific needs of enterprise asset management (EAM), humancapital management (HCM) and consumer industries (retail, fashion, wholesale and consumer products). On average, Rizing consultants have 15 years of business experience and 10 years of SAP® product configuration experience. For companies seeking to transform their business through SAP software, Rizing combines the stability of a larger company able to take on more complex projects with the expertise, focus and attention of a boutique firm. “Rizing is the single embodiment of a handful of highly specialized boutique firms that have come together to present a solid presence of expertise in the SAP ecosystem,” said Bill Sarubbi, Chief Sales Executive at Rizing. “We’re still the same great people that worked with you as Vesta Partners, /N SPRO Consumer Industries, Synchrony Global and Rizing HCM. What has changed is our brand name.” Rizing is a privately held multi-national SAP Partner company whose individual enterprises have long been associated with strong industry knowledge and SAP technical capabilities in the enterprise asset management, human capital management and consumer industries. The alignment of all businesses within a singular Rizing brand is initiated to match the Rizing vision, mission, values and direction. Learn more about Rizing on our single consolidated website: www.rizing.com. Follow the Rizing story on Twitter: Rizing, LLC: @RizingLLC. Rizing HCM: @RizingHCM Rizing Consumer Industries: @RizingConsumerIndustries  Rizing Enterprise Asset Management: @RizingEAM For more information, press only: Contact Sherryanne Meyer, Rizing Corporate Communications Director, sherry.meyer@rizing.com About Rizing Headquartered in Stamford, Conn., USA, Rizing is a privately held multinational company leading the development of the intelligent enterprise through our portfolio of services that includes Human Capital Management expertise for SAP® SuccessFactors® and SAP ERP HCM; SAP Enterprise Asset Management and SAP Consumer Industries. Rizing provides consulting and support services, SAP® Partner Managed Cloud payroll and our proprietary apps leveraging the SAP Cloud Platform to Fortune 500 and small and medium enterprises. For more information, please visit www.rizing.com or contact: Rizing, LLC at +1 (203) 517-0400, info@rizing.com. About One Equity Partners OEP is a middle-market private equity firm focused on the industrial, healthcare, and technology sectors in North America and Europe. The firm builds market-leading companies by identifying and executing transformative business combinations. OEP is a trusted partner with a differentiated investment process, a broad and senior team, and an established track record generating long-term value for its partners. Since 2001, the firm has completed more than 180 transactions worldwide. OEP, founded in 2001, spun out of JP Morgan in 2015. The firm has offices in New York, Chicago, and Frankfurt. For more information, please visit www.oneequity.com. ### SAP, SAP HANA and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP SE (or an SAP affiliate company) in Germany and other countries. See http://www.sap.com/corporate-en/legal/copyright/index.epx for additional trademark information and notices. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies. SAP Forward-looking Statement Any statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “project,” “predict,” “should” and “will” and similar expressions as they relate to SAP are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. 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Rizing LLC announces global availability of Synchrony Payroll, a partner managed cloud option built upon SAP® SuccessFactors® 2019-09-05T12:08:16Z rizing-llc-announces-global-availability-of-synchrony-payroll-a-partner-managed-cloud-option-built-upon-sap-successfactors STAMFORD, CT – September 4, 2019–Rizing LLC announces its SAP-qualified partner packaged solution, Synchrony Payroll, powered by SAP®SuccessFactors®, is now globally available. SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll solution is currently in 43 countries. Rizing’s payroll offering makes it possible for small and medium enterprises in any of these countries to adopt the world’s leading payroll solution at an affordable cost and with a shorter implementation cycle. With the inclusion of Synchrony Payroll into Rizing’s SAP SuccessFactors portfolio, Rizing is now a premier firm with payroll solutions designed to flexibly fit the needs of any organization in any way that works for the industry, growth strategy and size of business.  With Synchrony Payroll, Rizing delivers an integrated HR and payroll solution that covers hardware, software and services. Customers realize the advantages of the latest advances in simplification and innovation for the HR line of business with Synchrony Payroll, leveraging preconfigured business processes from SAP SuccessFactors. Rizing’s Synchrony Payroll also fits the needs of large enterprises that require a managed payroll system in countries where rapid deployment to incorporate an acquisition may be needed. The solution uses an implementation accelerator that reduces time to go live and is sustained with application managed services to enable success from day one.  “Synchrony Payroll leverages our expertise with SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll and delivers a modern payroll system in a way that meets the needs of small and medium businesses. We are taking the responsibility and the risk of implementing a new payroll system away from the client and providing a lower total cost of ownership through our managed cloud platform and services,” said Simon Goupil, Executive Vice President of Strategic Industries and Alliances at Rizing.  “Customers are thrilled to see that they can leverage the world’s leading HR and Payroll solution at a price point that drives a positive business case to any organization,” said Darcy Lalonde, President of Rizing HCM AsiaPac region, where Synchrony Payroll was first launched. “We have been able to create an offering that brings the highest quality to the market with a full managed service wrap that allows customers to leverage a global payroll platform from small enterprise to the largest multinationals.”   SAP SuccessFactors is one of the largest cloud-based HCM providers in the world with over 100 million users. SAP SuccessFactors solutions are designed for organizations of all sizes.    About Rizing  Rizing’s objective is to enable every business that uses SAP solutions to achieve a truly intelligent enterprise. We do this for Human Capital Management, Enterprise Asset Management and Consumer Industries with leading SAP technologies and our own deep industry experience. Rizing provides services and our proprietary apps leveraging the SAP Cloud Platform to Fortune 500 and small/medium enterprises. Our mission is always to propel your organization along the transformation journey.    # # #   SAP and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP SE (or an SAP affiliate company) in Germany and other countries. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies. Please see https://www.sap.com/copyright for additional trademark information and notices.   For more information, press only: Contact Sherryanne Meyer, Rizing Corporate Communications Director, sherry.meyer@rizing.com Rizing, LLC to Accelerate the Intelligent Enterprise with Acquisition of Transcend Spatial Solutions 2019-08-20T05:18:14Z rizing-llc-to-accelerate-the-intelligent-enterprise-with-acquisition-of-transcend-spatial-solutions STAMFORD, CONN. – August 19, 2019 –Rizing, LLC, the privately held global SAP® functional and technical firm, today announces the acquisition of Transcend Spatial Solutions (“Transcend”), a Geographic Information System (GIS) services and solutions company founded in 2010 and headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. (www.transcendspatial.com). Transcend’s expertise with GIS and LiDAR technology will integrate with Rizing’s SAP® enterprise asset management capabilities across industry verticals to accelerate the customer journey to the intelligent enterprise.   According to published research, 80% of all data has a location component to it. Businesses that can harness location data, integrate and visualize the data, and create data driven decision-making solutions have a competitive advantage in their industries. Tracking and visualizing traffic volumes, identifying geographic concentrations of high-volume incidents, evaluating potential asset improvements, or pinpointing under or overutilization of assets are just a few examples of how the partnership between Transcend and Rizing will create value for the modern enterprise. “We here at Rizing are extremely happy to announce to the market that the exceptional professionals of Transcend have become part of what we are building,” said Noel Fagan, CEO Vesta Partners, a Rizing company. “This deal was always about presenting to the market a more comprehensive vision of geospatially- enabled enterprise asset management. Marrying spatial tools and processes into enterprise asset management functions across our traditional industry base in the transport, utilities and oil and gas space has been a long-standing goal.” Transcend Spatial Solutions leverages location data originating from field data collection, LiDAR point clouds, and satellite imagery to build custom applications that allow for data visualization and monitoring of assets. Transcend’s products increase the value of location data by adding integration, validation, reporting and visualization capabilities. Transcend has been focused primarily on the transportation and telecommunications industries, supporting over 25 State Departments of Transportation (DOTs).  “We are very excited about joining Rizing,” said Connie Gurchiek, President of Transcend. “This merging of industry knowledge and experience will provide our long-term valuable clients with access to exciting new technologies and talented resources. The strength of the combined companies will allow us to grow into new markets and augment our products and services to better address the needs of existing and new clients.” With Rizing’s investment partner, One Equity Partners (OEP), Rizing is becoming one of the strongest partners in the SAP ecosystem through their combined end-to-end experience and strong industry experience. The partnership between Rizing and Transcend is less about radically changing either firms’ customers, solution sets or development roadmaps. Together, the combined companies will deliver leading-edge solutions to advance the combined use of enterprise and geospatial data.”  For more information, press only: Contact Sherryanne Meyer, Rizing Corporate Communications Director, sherry.meyer@rizing.com About Rizing Headquartered in Stamford, Conn., USA, Rizing is a privately held multinational company providing leading SAP functional and technical consulting services to its customers. Rizing is the parent company of Vesta Partners, a leading SAP EAM services firm (www.vestapartners.com), /N SPRO, a top SAP for Retail services firm(www.n-spro.com), Rizing HCM (www.rizinghcm.com) , an SAP SuccessFactors Gold Partner and Synchrony Global, SAP SuccessFactors Partner of the Year for APJ in 2017 (www.synchronyglobal.com). The Rizing businesses provide leading specialty SAP consulting services through deep industry experience and a proprietary approach to service delivery and use of IP tools. For more information, please visit www.rizing.com or contact: Rizing, LLC at +1 (203) 517-0400, info@rizing.com. About One Equity Partners OEP is a middle-market private equity firm focused on the industrial, healthcare, and technology sectors in North America and Europe. The firm builds market-leading companies by identifying and executing transformative business combinations. OEP is a trusted partner with a differentiated investment process, a broad and senior team, and an established track record generating long-term value for its partners. Since 2001, the firm has completed more than 180 transactions worldwide. OEP, founded in 2001, spun out of JP Morgan in 2015. The firm has offices in New York, Chicago, and Frankfurt. For more information, please visit www.oneequity.com. # # # SAP, SAP HANA and other SAP products and service mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP SE (or an SAP affiliate company) in Germany and other countries. See http://www.sap.com/corporate-en/legal/copyright/index.epxfor additional trademark information and notices. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.  SAP Forward-looking Statement Any statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “project,” “predict,” “should” and “will” and similar expressions as they relate to SAP are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. SAP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations The factors that could affect SAP's future financial results are discussed more fully in SAP's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including SAP's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates. Rizing Completes Acquisition of Synchrony Global 2019-01-07T21:06:55Z rizing-completes-acquisition-of-synchrony-global STAMFORD, CT, USA – January 7, 2019 – Rizing, LLC, a privately-held multinational company providing leading SAP functional and technical services to its customers, announced today the acquisition of Synchrony Global, an SAP® SuccessFactors® Professional Services Firm headquartered in Singapore, with offices throughout the Asia Pacific region.   Synchrony Global is a market leader in Asia Pacific with a focus on SAP SuccessFactors Certified Professionals as well as a strong Business Process Outsourcing service. Synchrony joins /N SPRO HCM, Aasonn and 3D Results as part of Rizing’s Human Capital Management (HCM) business, which was recently rebranded as Rizing HCM.   Mike Maiolo, CEO of Rizing, stated, “Weplan to continue to scale both organically and through acquisition for the next number of years. Bringing Synchrony into the Rizing family with its Asia Pacific presence is a natural next step in our growth strategy in the SAP space. The combined entity provides a complementary set of services and geographic coverage which will instantly provide value for our customers.”    The completion of the Synchrony acquisition further strengthens Rizing’s global position in the SAP SuccessFactors Cloud Software services market.The combination of firms provides a robust platform of depth and expertise to service customers and provides the foundation for significant expansion of services, technology and geographies.   Luc Hédou,CEO of Rizing HCM stated, “As one of the fastest growing SAP partners and recipient of the SAP SuccessFactors Partner of the Year for APJ in 2017, we could not be more thrilled to bring Synchrony into the Rizing HCM family. By leveraging the broader organization, we can accelerate the growth of the organization both in the region and globally and provide tremendous value for our customers.”   Darcy Lalonde, Chairman and CEO of Synchrony Global, will join Rizing HCM as President of Asia Pacific. “At Synchrony, we set the goal to be a leader and bring world class Human Capital solutions across the Asia Pacific Region,” said Lalonde. “With Synchrony joining Rizing HCM, we are excited to deliver Synchrony’s award-winning solutions on a global scale to organizations of all sizes, while providing clients worldwide our implementation capabilities, product and industry expertise, and a full suite of Ongoing Platform Support and continuous improvement services.”   With Rizing’s investment partner, One Equity Partners (OEP), Rizing HCM has become one of the strongest partners in the SAP SuccessFactors ecosystem through their combined end-to-end experience and leading number of implementations globally. With the addition of Synchrony, Rizing HCM has over 900 customers, making it one of the largest SAP SuccessFactors consulting firms in the world.   About Rizing, LLC Headquartered in Stamford, Conn., USA, Rizing is a privately-held multinational company providing leading SAP functional and technical consulting services to its customers. Rizing is the parent company of Vesta Partners, a leading SAP EAM services firm (www.vestapartners.com), /N SPRO, a top SAP HCM,SAP SuccessFactors and SAP for Retail services firm (www.n-spro.com), Aasonn,a prominent SAP SuccessFactors Services Firm (www.aasonn.com), 3D Results, a SAP SuccessFactors Gold Partner (www.3dresults.com) and Synchrony Global, SAP SuccessFactors Partner of the Year for APJ in 2017 (www.synchronyglobal.com). The Rizing businesses provide leading specialty SAP consulting services through deep industry experience and a proprietary approach to service delivery and use of IP tools. For more information, please visit www.rizing.comor contact: Rizing, LLC at +1 (203) 517-0400,info@rizing.com.  About One Equity Partners OEP is a middle-market private equity firm focused on the industrial, healthcare, and technology sectors in North America and Europe. The firm builds market-leading companies by identifying and executing transformative business combinations. OEP is a trusted partner with a differentiated investment process, a broad and senior team, and an established track record generating long-term value for its partners. Since 2001, the firm has completed more than 180 transactions worldwide. OEP, founded in 2001, spun out of JP Morgan in 2015. The firm has offices in New York, Chicago, and Frankfurt. For more information, please visit www.oneequity.com.     ### Press Contact: Andy Bellagamba Rizing, LLC 203-517-0400 andy.bellagamba@rizing.com Synchrony Global to Exhibit at 2017 AHRI National Convention 2017-07-11T05:26:05Z synchrony-global-to-exhibit-at-2017-ahri-national-convention SYDNEY – Synchrony Global announced this week that it will exhibit at the 2017 Australian HR Institute National Convention and Exhibition, being held from August 21-24 in Sydney. This is the first time Synchrony will exhibit at the convention. “Our ANZ team are HR industry experts, and many of us have been long term AHRI members,” said Scott Davidson, Synchrony Global VP of Services and Managing Director of ANZ. “It’s exciting that we’re now able to attend as an Exhibitor to connect with our customers and showcase our industry leading Cloud technology to our peers.” AHRI’s National Convention and Exhibition is Australia's flagship event for HR and people managers. This annual event is expected to be attended over 3,000 HR practitioners, people managers and business leaders, and will showcase national and global thinking for business today. Synchrony Global will feature a highly interactive exhibit, giving attendees the opportunity to use the company’s digital tools and experience “best practice” cloud software. “AHRI is a great forum to discover the latest in HR and HR technology and get thought leadership from industry leaders,” said Synchrony Global CCO Mike Ellis. “Hands on experience is also crucial for HR leaders to understand how they can rapidly optimise and better manage their employee lifecycle to drive performance, adoption and engagement.” Synchrony Global is showcasing its software solutions SyncExpressHR and SyncPay, both of which are powered by SAP SuccessFactors and WalkMe. Stop by booth 146 for a hands-on experience of the software solutions. ### About Synchrony GlobalSynchrony Global is a leading provider of innovative and transformational HR solutions and services to local, regional and global organisations across the world. Synchrony Global optimises HR services through innovative technology and robust operational cloud services. The company’s service delivery framework caters to the entire employee lifecycle from attract to hire to retire. Synchrony Global is headquartered in Singapore, with a global delivery centre in Manila, and offices in Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland. The company is a 2017 SAP APJ Partner Excellence Award winner. Learn more at: www.synchronyglobal.com Synchrony Global expands SME Payroll Solution SyncPay to 41 Countries 2017-06-22T02:35:32Z synchrony-global-expands-sme-payroll-solution-syncpay-to-41-countries SINGAPORE – Synchrony Global, a leading provider of cloud HCM solutions in the Asia-Pacific region and a founding member of the ASA Global Alliance, today announced that SyncPay, the company’s payroll solution aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises, is available in 41 countries worldwide through a key partnership agreement with SAP. SyncPay will now be based on SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll, the industry leading cloud-based payroll solution.  Synchrony has opted to adopt the SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll solution as their go-to offering in the SME industry due to the solution’s combination of proven technology, latest innovations, and service delivery. Being fully integrated with the SAP SuccessFactors suite of solutions, SyncPay will combine an automated approach to payroll management through the solution’s innovative Payroll Control Centre, with a fully harmonised user experience. SyncPay will now be available as an add-on module to the SyncExpressHR Solution Suite. SyncPay is a fully scalable solution, suitable for business of all sizes, from small business to large enterprises. The solution grows as a company grows, providing flexibility and added functionality as an organisation’s needs change. Capitlising on the company’s years of payroll experience including deployments of SAP’s on-premise payroll solution and SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll to companies ranging from 15 Employees through to 180,000 Employees, Synchrony has developed a robust, flexible template based solution that provides between 80-90 percent of a client’s requirements out-of-the-box. This enables an accelerated deployment approach that is cost effective and can have a system ready to test and deploy to employees and managers in 30 days. The intuitive software gives users greater control, minimising the need for extensive technical support and provides employees and managers the tools to self-service payroll processes. SyncPay is bundled with one of Synchrony’s three service offerings, ranging from the base-level Enabling Service that ensures a fully legislative compliant solution and ongoing support, through to the Comprehensive Service where Synchrony’s team of payroll experts will act as an extension of a client’s organisation, providing voice and data support in addition to payroll administration services. Furthermore, SyncPay will come pre-packaged with Synchrony’s SyncPilot digital adoption platform powered by WalkMe, and SpinifexIT’s  set of productivity tools that produce more meaningful reports and documents and increase the effectiveness of payroll offices without costly custom development.  “We believe that top-of-the-line HR and payroll management solutions should not be limited to large enterprises,” said Mike Ellis, Synchrony Global’s Chief Commercial Officer. “SyncPay improves the efficiency of payroll offices, giving them time to engage more effectively within the organisation, regardless of the size of that organisation.” A key tenant of Synchrony’s solutions and services is to promote HR transformational change to enable HR professionals to focus on becoming a strategic partner within their organisations. By providing a payroll solution and service that is efficient and risk free, HR professionals can re-focus on managing the most important asset of their companies, their people. “We are constantly seeking new ways to innovate and accelerate the process of user adoption for the HCM solutions we provide to our clients,” said Synchrony Global Chairman and CEO Darcy Lalonde. “SyncPay is a great tool for providing an efficient payroll solution to the small and medium enterprise market.” For more information on SyncPay, please visit: synchronyglobal.com/syncpay ### About Synchrony GlobalSynchrony Global is a leading provider of innovative and transformational HR solutions and services to local, regional and global organisations across the world. Synchrony Global optimises HR services through innovative technology and robust operational cloud services. The company’s service delivery framework caters to the entire employee lifecycle from attract to hire to retire. Synchrony Global is headquartered in Singapore, with a global delivery centre in Manila, and offices in Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland. Industry Leaders in Implementing SAP SuccessFactors Solutions Unite to Provide Innovative HCM Services in the Cloud Globally 2017-06-07T07:01:35Z industry-leaders-in-implementing-sap-successfactors-solutions-unite-to-provide-innovative-hcm-services-in-the-cloud-globally SINGAPORE, June 7, 2017 – ARAGO Consulting, Synchrony Global and Aasonn today announced that they have established a strategic global alliance under the name ASA Global. The alliance aims to drive local success globally as a leading partner of choice for HR cloud services and solutions, developing and marketing best-in-class solutions while providing on-the-ground local support in North America, Europe and Asia. “This partnership allows us to provide our clients with worldwide support during and after their projects, including high-quality implementation and post-go-live services,” said ARAGO Consulting President Jean-Christophe Péaudeau. Added Aasonn CEO William Carroll, “This strategic alliance gives us an unparalleled ability to extend our deep expertise in SAP SuccessFactors solutions across the globe.” ARAGO Consulting is an SAP gold partner in Europe, offering native software-as-a-service (SaaS) and specializing in cloud-based SAP SuccessFactors solution implementations. Synchrony, based in Singapore with a global delivery center in Manila, is an SAP gold partner in Asia-Pacific, recently recognized as the SAP SuccessFactors Partner of the Year for the APJ region. Aasonn is a long-standing SAP SuccessFactors partner and has worked with over 2,000 customers running SAP SuccessFactors solutions from its headquarters in Naperville, IL, USA. “ASA Global will provide a global reach and better customer support for the businesses we all serve,” said Synchrony Global CEO Darcy Mark Lalonde. “As SAP SuccessFactors partners, ASA Global aims to offer clients implementation capabilities reflecting the highest-quality HCM solutions and services available.” Meet this powerhouse of an alliance at the SAP SuccessFactors annual SuccessConnect® conference in London. ASA Global is a Diamond-level sponsor of SuccessConnect, the premier event for HR professionals. Leaders, innovators and influencers will gather to discuss the latest technologies, strategies and best practices for HCM in the digital age. The conference will be held from June 12–14 at The ExCel in London. “ASA Global’s participation in SuccessConnect gives us an opportunity to improve customer support for the businesses we all serve,” said Lalonde. To register and for more information on SuccessConnect 2017, please visit: http://www.sapsuccessconnect.com/en_us/london.html ### About ASA Global ASA Global (ASA) is a leading provider of Cloud HR solution and services. We provide innovative and transformational HR solutions and services to local, regional and global organizations across the world.  We focus on helping HR executives transform into a true strategic function of their organization. ASA’s services optimize HR service delivery with provision of cloud best-practice processes, innovative technology and robust high-quality operational services. Our service delivery framework caters for the entire employee lifecycle from attract to hire to retire.  ASA was established as an alliance between three leading providers of SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite across the globe: ARAGO Consulting:  A leading European SAP SuccessFactors partner, winner of the France Partner of the Year, 2017; Synchrony Global:  ASA’s Asia Pacific partner, SAP SuccessFactors Partner of the Year 2017 APJ and an SAP Pinnacle Award finalist in 2017; Aasonn:  One of the longest-standing SAP SuccessFactors partners and the largest boutique player in the Americas with presence in the U.K, Ireland and India.  For more information, visit www.asaglobalalliance.com. ### SAP, SuccessFactors and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP SE (or an SAP affiliate company) in Germany and other countries. See http://www.sap.com/corporate-en/legal/copyright/index.epx for additional trademark information and notices. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies. Synchrony Global Launches SyncExpressHR, a Fully Integrated HR Solution Aimed at SMEs 2017-04-11T01:30:01Z synchrony-global-launches-syncexpresshr-a-fully-integrated-hr-solution-aimed-at-smes SINGAPORE, April 11, 2017 – Synchrony Global, a leading provider of cloud HCM solutions in the Asia-Pacific region, today launched SyncExpressHR, an innovative, fully-integrated human resources information system aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises. SyncExpressHR is based on the SAP SuccessFactorsn HCM Suite and provides end-to-end hire to retire lifecycle support through an amazing, best-in-class platform, all with a user-friendly approach that can be deployed in days. SyncExpressHR is suitable for business of all sizes, from small business to large enterprises. The solution grows as a company grows, providing flexibility and added functionality as an organisation's needs change.  “We believe that top-of-the-line HR management solutions should not be limited to large enterprises,” said Mike Ellis, Synchrony Global’s Chief Commercial Officer. “SyncExpressHR brings the ability to attract the right talent, nurture and grow them, align that talent to your organisation’s goals and reward high performers all under one fully integrated solution, regardless of the size of your organization.” Synchrony Global coupled SyncExpressHR with the leading user adoption and engagement solution, WalkMe, enabling the company to deploy SyncExpressHR to customers in days, ensuring that orgnisations can begin to see a return on their investment immediately.  SyncExpressHr supports over 90 Guided HR processes out of the box, ensuring that training and adoption is effortless.  “We are constantly seeking new ways to innovate and accelerate the process of user adoption for the HCM solutions we provide to our clients,” said Synchrony Global Chairman and CEO Darcy Lalonde. “SyncExpressHR is a great way to bring top-level HRIS solutions to the small and medium enterprise market.” For more information on SyncExpressHR, please visit: synchronyglobal.com/syncexpress ### About Synchrony Global Synchrony Global is a leading provider of innovative and transformational HR solutions and services to local, regional and global organisations across the world. Synchrony Global optimises HR services through innovative technology and robust operational cloud services. The company’s service delivery framework caters to the entire employee lifecycle from attract to hire to retire. Synchrony Global is headquartered in Singapore, with a global delivery centre in Manila, and offices in Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland. For more information, visit www.synchronyglobal.com. Aasonn and Synchrony Global Announce Global Strategic Partnership 2017-03-28T09:59:55Z aasonn-and-synchrony-global-announce-global-strategic-partnership SINGAPORE, March 28 – Aasonn, a U.S.-based industry leader in transforming SAP HR systems, and Synchrony Global, a leading provider of cloud HCM solutions in the Asia-Pacific region, announced a strategic global partnership today. The new alliance will allow Aasonn and Synchrony Global to develop and market their best-in-class cloud HCM solutions globally. Headquartered in Chicago, Aasonn is the longest-standing SAP SuccessFactors partner and has worked with 1,600 SuccessFactors customers and counting. Based in Singapore with a global delivery centre in Manila, Synchrony is an SAP Gold Partner in Asia-Pacific and was recently recognised as the SAP SuccessFactors Partner of the Year for the APJ region. “This strategic alliance gives us an unparalleled ability to extend our deep SuccessFactors expertise across the globe,” said Salvatore Como, Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Aasonn. “Our customer base will now have access to a global portfolio that will transform their HR systems and create higher returns from their talent management investments.”  Through the alliance, Aasonn gains presence in Asia, with Synchrony Global acting as a regional representative and delivery centre, while Synchrony Global extends their partnership network further in the Americas. “This partnership will result in a global reach and better customer support for the businesses we both serve,” said Synchrony Global CEO Darcy Mark Lalonde. “As SAP SuccessFactors partners, Synchrony Global and Aasonn clients can be confident that our implementation capabilities reflect the highest quality HCM solutions and services available.” ### About Synchrony Global Synchrony Global is a leading provider of innovative and transformational HR solutions and services to local, regional and global organisations across the world. Synchrony Global optimises HR services through innovative technology and robust operational cloud solutions. The company’s service delivery framework caters for the entire employee lifecycle from attract to hire to retire. Synchrony Global is headquartered in Singapore, a global delivery centre in Manila, and offices in Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland. For more information, visit www.synchronyglobal.com. About Aasonn Aasonn provides cloud based human capital management and benefits services HR organisations can utilize to impact workforce competitive advantage and business performance. Aasonn’s offerings comprise unmatched experience and best practice expertise with cloud-based implementation; full-service HR operations with on-shore call centers; innovative self-service technologies for an enhanced employee experience; and actionable insights to optimise your workforce. Aasonn is the industry leader in the transformation of SAP HR systems, processes and employee experience. For more information about Aasonn, visit www.aasonn.com or call (888) 718-1562.   Synchrony Launches Series of SyncTalks Across Asia-Pacific 2017-02-14T06:34:50Z synchrony-launches-series-of-synctalks-for-asiapac SYDNEY, February 14, 2017 — Synchrony Global is holding a series of “SyncTalks” to be held throughout the year to promote cloud-based solutions to human capital issues that companies face today. These talks will be held across APAC, providing thought leadership and discuss innovation in all aspects of HCM. The aim of these talks is to encourage collaboration amongst organisations who are keen to focus on their most important asset, their people, and promote cloud technology as a soltution to the issues facing the modern, global workforce. The first SyncTalk will be held in Sydney on February 28 and focus on engagement and adoption of digital HR tools and innovative tools like WalkMe, one of the fastest growing technology companies globally. The agenda will include a panel discussion on the business case requirements around technology. As early adopters of cloud technology, organisations may be leaders in their respective industries but still face issues when it comes to their own employees engagement with new technology. The Sydney SyncTalk will look at how to drive employee engagement and user adoption in the cloud, using innovative products made specifically for the cloud like WalkMe, the first Digital Adoption Platform (DAP) that simplifies user experience and drives user action using insights, engagement and guidance capabilities. Synchrony Global and WalkMe are having tremendous success improving employee engagement and employee productivity while lowering training and support costs. WalkMe and Synchrony Global also streamline and accelerate other critical employee interactions like new employee onboarding and time to mastery. By replacing training with WalkMe tools, users reduce mistakes and support requests, and adopt programs and processes faster. “We are constantly seeking new ways to innovate and accelerate the process of user adoption for the HCM solutions we provide to our clients. With our partnership with WalkMe, it is now possible to accelerate user training and ensure higher adoptability.”, said Synchrony Global CEO Darcy Mark Lalonde. “Synchrony Global’s proven transformation services enable clients to effectively implement their chosen technology.  And now with the addition of WalkMe’s technology, change and training is made easier and more engaging.” Synchrony Global is a leading provider of innovative and transformational HR solutions and services to over 50 local, regional and global organisations across the world. The company was awarded SAP Partner of the Year for SuccessFactors in APJ in 2017. ### Sydney SyncTalk For more information on the upcoming talk in Sydney, please contact Flo Porter or visit: synchronyglobal.com/walk-me  About Synchrony GlobalSynchrony Global is the trusted partner of choice for all aspects of HCM services and solutions, optimising HR delivery through innovative technology and robust high quality operational cloud services. Its service delivery framework caters for the entire employee lifecycle from attract to hire to retire. Synchrony Global is headquartered in Singapore, with a global delivery centre in Manila, and offices in Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Melbourne, and Auckland. www.synchronyglobal.com Technology in the Care Industry – An Inevitable Reality 2017-02-08T01:23:20Z technology-in-the-care-industry-an-inevitable-reality The Aged Care sector in Australia is moving forward at a rapid pace as market demands create the need for a more consumer-centric system. The Aged Care Roadmap, released in 2016, highlights a number of these issues, including aged care funding, investment sustainability and growth, changing consumer preferences, and workforce and skills requirements. The Roadmap recognises the need to provide quality and sustainable aged care services in the future and represents a considered view by industry and key stakeholders on the long-term path for a consumer-driven and market-based system. In order to address these challenges and provide these services in an efficient manner, care providers will need to access new technologies in their customer care and management operations wherever possible. Unfortunately, the traditional nature of the care sector hampers faster adoption of technology that can aid in educating healthcare workers and easing the administration and operation of the care facilities. According to the Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council (ACIITC), the care industry must harness the power of technology to make the delivery of age services more affordable and enable older Australians to live in their homes longer. “The answer is not simply more resources, since resources are both scarce and finite. Instead, it is about making greater use of information and communications technology (ICT) to help the entire system deliver high quality and accessible care. To meet future needs, ICT investments need to be closely integrated to encompass the needs of providers, consumers and careers.” The council views ICT as a key enabler that allows providers to deliver CDC and support personally controlled electronic health records (PCEHR), including the use of mobility, analytics and cloud-based offerings. The report states that the “current focus on industry reform – particularly through the federal government’s ‘Living Longer Living Better’ reform package – provides an excellent opportunity for providers and government to expand their use of ICT.” Synchrony Global, a leading Human Capital Management (HCM) technology solutions provider in the Asia Pacific region and a partner of SAP SuccessFactors, is focused on helping address this gap. Recently, one of Australia’s largest community-based seniors lifestyle and care providers, the IRT Group, turned to Synchrony to accelerate the transition of the company’s people management and administration to a cloud-based performance driven system. IRT has been creating optimum quality of life communities for seniors for 45 years. The changing needs of their customers and staff dictated that they continue to be innovative and dynamic while remaining true to their foundation. Thus, their focus in caring for their workforce was as important as the quality of service that they provide to the people that they care for. The IRT Group successfully adopted SAP SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Management putting forward one of the biggest people challenges that they have in aligning their people’s culture and performance in the day-to-day operation of their care facilities vis-à-vis the business goals and direction that the company is envisioning – “Building the Business of Tomorrow through innovation and Improving the Business of Today through changes in people culture with the adoption of technology.” The IRT Group partnered with Synchrony to implement SAP SuccessFactors talent management suite, including Performance and Goals, and Learning, and integrating it with the longer-term plan of adopting Employee Central to efficiently manage its people towards the achievement of its business goals.     “Synchrony Global…a small, nimble and pretty agile outfit, were quite prepared to work with us on accelerated timeframes. They quickly, through our early conversations, demonstrated that they understood our business, they understood the need to move quickly, and we were prepared to work in their approach as well,” said Campbell McGlynn. “They are the type of business partners that care providers need to accelerate the achievement of business plans especially in regard to technology adoption.” IRT’s 2,500 employees services more than 10,000 customers in NSW, the ACT and south-east Queensland. This is just a fraction of the sizeable workforce that directly employs more than 350,000 workers representing around 238,000 full-time-equivalent jobs in 2014-15, according to a study made by Deloitte. These jobs fill a diverse range of roles, from nurses and care workers to management and administrative staff. The aged care sector also draws on a large network of volunteers whose numbers are not included in the measured workforce and whose efforts are not included in measures of economic contribution. So, what does this mean? The Care industry is an industry within the Australian economy that is poised to grow substantially into the future, with new capital investment by the residential aged care sector reaching $1.7 billion in 2014-15 alone. Public funding to support access to aged care services will also grow quickly; the 2016-17 Commonwealth Budget has already committed $17.8 billion to support aged care services during the 1016-17 financial year. But more importantly, technology and solutions providers must partner with care providers to prioritize the need of the care industry workforce. Aged care providers that are unable to meet preferences for increasingly personalised, specialised and complex care in a more consumer-centric market may not be viable in the future.  The aged care sector must use technology to facilitate the labour-intensive components of service provision, and deliver aged care services in a more efficient fashion. New technologies can be used to improve patient management practices and monitor residents in a less intrusive manner.  The bottom line is technology in human capital management is an inevitable reality that can greatly improve efficiency in administration thereby creating more time for actual care-giving. The Future of Digital Recruiting 2017-01-31T02:28:44Z the-future-of-digital-recruiting As recruiting increasingly moves digital, three key concepts have emerged as important indicators in the field of recruitment”: employer branding, big data, and analytics.    According to HR in Asia and a study conducted by LinkedIn, companies will focus on employer branding. Savvy candidates will not be attracted to apply or to respond from offers from companies that do not have strong, reputable brandings.  It has become increasingly important for businesses to achieve the “employer of choice” status from their employees. The movement of recruitment practices from traditional to online has prompted the need to handle big data from digital resources. Knowing how to use online tools is different from crunching and analyzing data well.  Data-driven recruitment is a skill recruiters must possess to stay ahead of the curve. HR recruitment professionals must learn to analyze data from online profiles and convert them into intelligence. This is most useful in lead generation and lead nurturing, especially if employers are targeting high performers. Good data analysis can guide better decision-making throughout the recruitment process. With these three things in mind, more and more, companies are turning towards digitizing their recruitment program to keep up with the candidates’ behavior and evolving recruitment process. Synchrony Global’s comprehensive and accelerated recruiting solution module, SyncExpress Recruiting, addresses these recruitment challenges by providing recruiters an automated and mobile tool to realize that they could know more about prospects by screening their digital profiles than reading a printed résumé.  SyncExpress automated the recruitment process making it quicker to hire top talents. In the Philippines, about 90 percent of recruitment professionals say that it is candidates who drive recruiting. This is especially true for highly skilled talent and managerial levels. This shift in the hiring landscape means that recruiters need to update their skills to keep up with the growing and changing demands from both employers and employees. Synchrony Global’s solution architects kept this in mind when they developed the SyncExpress Recruiting solution.  This recruitment solution gives recruiters an effective tool for managing their recruitment process but also addresses talent retention once applicants are hired. Powered by AP SuccessFactors cloud, SyncExpress carries a trusted brand of proven people technology innovation and comes with a suite of other HR modules that contains a core set of solid and unified talent management solutions that can easily be turned-on for organizations in just an average of 10 weeks. To find out more about Synchrony Global, visit www.synchronyglobal.com   Synchrony Global Receives SAP APJ Partner Excellence Award 2017 for SAP SuccessFactors Solutions 2017-01-24T04:48:46Z synchrony-global-receives-sap-apj-partner-excellence-award-2017-for-sap-successfactors-solutions SINGAPORE, January 24, 2017 — Synchrony Global announced today it is the recipient of the SAP® APJ Partner Excellence Award 2017 for SAP SuccessFactors Solutions. The award was presented by SAP (NYSE: SAP) for being the top-performing partner in APJ region for SAP SuccessFactors, driving digital transformation and helping customers adopt innovation easily, gain results rapidly, grow sustainably and run more simply with SAP solutions. “We are honoured to have received this recognition in our first anniversary of operation,” said Synchrony Global Chairman and CEO Darcy Lalonde. “We have proven that Synchrony is the partner businesses can trust to move forward in achieving their goals. We are passionate about helping our customers manage their most important assets – their people – and aligning their people to achieve their business goals. We are looking forward to another successful year in 2017, guiding people and developing Human Capital with Synchrony Global and SAP SuccessFactors.” A steering committee composed of regional and global SAP representatives determined winning partners according to numerous criteria such as sales achievement and performance based on internal SAP sales data. Awards were presented in a variety of categories, including overall sales, innovation, technology, services and solution-specific areas. “I am extremely pleased to recognize and congratulate Synchrony Global as the recipient of the SAP APJ Partner Excellence Award 2017 for SAP SuccessFactors Solutions,” said ‎Anthony McMahon, SVP General Business and Channels Asia Pacific and Japan. “Synchrony Global is leading the digital transformation for our SME customers, and helping them understand the need to innovate to win in the market. In 2017, we look forward to building on this momentum and jointly enable our customers to thrive and grow.” Synchrony Global is a leading provider of innovative and transformational HR solutions and services to over 50 local, regional and global organisations across the world. The company showed extraordinary performance in their first full year as a SuccessFactors partner in SEA, achieving top revenue contribution in the Small Medium Enterprise segment. The Philippines office achieved outstanding overall achievements, not just in revenue, but also in growing the number of net new customers to SAP.  Synchrony Global received the partner excellence award at the SAP’s Partner Kick-Off Meeting, part of SAP Field Kick-Off Meeting Singapore, an annual gathering of SAP executives, SAP field employees and partners. It is SAP’s largest yearly sales meeting, intended to gain and exchange information on SAP’s strategy, sales methodology, business growth opportunities and product innovations as well as drive success during the upcoming year.   ### About Synchrony Global Synchrony Global is the trusted partner of choice for all aspects of HCM services and solutions, optimising HR delivery through innovative technology and robust high quality operational cloud services. 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