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Patersons Announces Compliance with SSAE 16 and ISAE 3402 Standards

Nov 2, 2011 

RALEIGH, N.C. and SALISBURY, U.K. (November 2, 2011) – Patersons, a leader in cloud-based global payroll delivery providing expert solutions to customers in more than 160 countries, announced today that the company’s solutions are officially compliant with the new Statement of Standards Attestation Engagements (SSAE) 16 and the International Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE) 3402.

SSAE 16 was put forth by the Auditing Standards Board (ASB) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants in January 2010. The new standard effectively replaces an aging SAS 70 standard as the authoritative guide for reporting on service organizations. SSAE 16 was drafted to mirror and comply with ISAE 3402, an internationally recognized standard that creates a more unified and transparent reporting tool for organizations across the globe.

After an extensive audit, Patersons achieved compliance with both standards, validating the company’s commitment to providing customers with streamlined processes, improved visibility, and secure and accurate global payroll services.

“As companies expand globally, SSAE 16 aims to be an important aspect of maintaining consistency with internationally recognized standards,” commented Andrew Pearson, CEO of Patersons. “Multi-national businesses trust Patersons to effectively manage their sensitive payroll data. Achieving compliance with these standards further underscores our ability to provide customers with secure, consolidated, cloud-based payroll services.”

Patersons’ compliance with SSAE 16 and ISAE 3402 is complimented by the company’s full compliance with the globally recognized ISO 27001 standard, which sets out requirements for securely managing company information. Audit sponsor, ISOQAR completed the company’s most recent audit in September 2011 and conducts Patersons audits on a three-year life-cycle basis as per United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) recommendations. Compliance with the combined standards demonstrates that Patersons takes information integrity seriously and is committed to keeping data safe.

About Patersons

Patersons is a leader in cloud-based global payroll delivery providing expert solutions to customers in more than 160 countries. Patersons CloudPay platform combines our global payroll engine, our payroll provider partner network, workflow, analytics and managed services in a secure and compliant service that is delivered using an on-demand, SaaS-based business model. This allows organizations to consolidate and control their multi-national payroll operations using one platform. The results are increased fiscal control, streamlined processes, better visibility, increased compliance, reduced risks and reduced costs. For more information about Patersons, please visit

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