What Payroll Looks Like in the ‘Best Countries for Business’

Since 2007 the industry-leading business magazine Forbes has ranked the world’s largest economies in order of business friendliness. The annual report draws on data available from multiple renowned sources to evaluate 161 countries according to 15 different factors ranging from taxes and technology to personal ... Read More

Closing the Skills Gap With Smarter Payroll Data

In its annual global survey of CEOs, Ernst & Young repeatedly identifies human capital management as the single greatest challenge for long-term business growth. Payroll spending remains the biggest controllable cost facing most companies, yet few take advantage of payroll data analysis to ensure the investments they ... Read More

How Calendar Length Can Impact Payroll Efficiency

Earlier this year we launched the Payroll Efficiency Index, the industry-shaping report that has reimagined what we can learn about processing payroll. The PEI analyzes anonymized payroll processing data from more than 2,500 global entities on the CloudPay platform to gain insights into process efficiency and set ... Read More

Making Sure Your Payroll Needs Survive the Procurement Process

Many global organizations hire suppliers and make strategic sourcing decisions based solely on capabilities and cost. But is there more? Research and experience tells us the answer to that question is a resounding yes.  “If you’re going to work with a strategic supplier to fill gaps in capabilities, skills are ... Read More

Five Ways Benchmarking Enables Better Decisions

In recent years, multinational companies have begun to give greater consideration to the value of global payroll data as a source of insight and information about their workforce. Not only is payroll typically the most regular, consistent touchpoint with employees across an organization, but it also manages the most ... Read More

Country Payroll Spotlight: 7 Key Facts about Payroll in Brazil

As part of our continuing effort to help payroll professionals everywhere address the complexity of global payroll, we’ve asked our internal experts about the unique challenges and requirements of processing payroll in some key countries. For this spotlight, we turn our attention to Brazil, the dynamic South American ... Read More

Why We Measure Issues per 1,000 Payslips

It’s been three months since we launched the Payroll Efficiency Index, the revolutionary approach to global payroll analytics that is changing how multinationals think about payroll. Available exclusively from CloudPay, the PEI leverages anonymized payroll data from more than 2,500 global entities to analyze process ... Read More

How the Way We Pay Is Changing

It’s a startling understatement to say the needs of today’s global workforce have changed from traditional established norms. Yet, many key aspects of business are only beginning to adjust to the still evolving pressures and expectations that are shaping the modern working world.  As debate swirls around headline ... Read More

How Multi-Country Payroll Is Meeting Small Business Needs

One of the many challenges facing smaller and mid-sized companies as they prepare to expand into a new country is determining whether their core business systems are up to the task. Although the choice to expand may be straightforward, ensuring your team is ready and able to meet regulations around employment, ... Read More