First Data Partners With Wipro to Provide Improved Client Support

First Data and Wipro announced a strategic partnership in which Wipro will provide development, implementation, and testing services on First Data's VisionPLUS and AccessPLUS suite of software solutions. According to the company, this agreement is part of First Data's new developer license initiative, providing improved support to clients around the globe.

VisionPLUS is a payment processing solution for financial institutions that enables issuance and processing of credit, debit, commercial, and prepaid cards. AccessPLUS, offered with VisionPLUS, is a suite of business process management solutions that drives operational staff efficiency in servicing customers and supports portfolio parameter management. Wipro joins the international ecosystem that enables First Data to bring application support services and innovation to clients using the VisionPLUS and AccessPLUS licensed software solutions.

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Bloomberg BNA
Announces Fixed Assets Software

Bloomberg BNA announced the release of version 2014.1, its latest update to BNA Fixed Assets Web software supporting IRS Tangible Property Regulations. The new version allows tax and accounting professionals to effectively track fixed asset repairs under the final tangible property regulations. It also includes three feature updates to provide accounting and financial executives more clarity and control in the fixed asset management and reporting process.

"The latest changes to the tangible property regulations require accounting and financial executives to think about the assets on their books in a new way," said Dean Sonderegger, Executive Director of Product Management, Bloomberg BNA, Software Segment.

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Unum, Workday Transform Finance, HR in the Cloud

Workday announced that Unum has selected Workday's suite of enterprise cloud applications, including Workday Human Capital Management, Workday Financial Management, Workday Payroll, Workday Procurement, and Workday Expenses. According to the company, Unum will unify HR and finance in the Workday cloud, powering the organization with greater flexibility, speed, and visibility into the business. Workday will also simplify workflow for Unum, helping to streamline business processes worldwide.

"With Workday's unified suite of applications delivered in the cloud, Unum will have an HR and financial system that can support change and provide clearer visibility into the workforce and financials at any given moment," said Mike Frandsen, Workday's Senior Vice President, Products.

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U.S. Bank Announces New CEO

U.S. Bank announced that Eric Thole is the firm's Chief Executive Officer and President, effective June 30. Thole has been serving as Chief Operating Officer of U.S. Bank and Vice President of First American Funds. He has spent more than 17 years with the firm, working in positions of increasing responsibility.

"Eric's background and leadership make him ideally suited for this expanded role," said Andrew Cecere, Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of U.S. Bancorp.

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