Global Shares, a market leader in Equity Plan Administration software, continues rapid expansion with new appointments, new offices and launch of new Software

Global Shares, a market leader in Equity Plan Administration software, continues rapid expansion with new appointments, new offices and launch of new Software

Shareholder and Stock Plan Services is a complex business and Global Shares offersGlobal Shares 2 highly innovative web based solutions. The SaaS Company has clients in 100+ countries who benefit from the use of their next generation software for their equity plan management. This number is set to grow swiftly with some strategic developments.


Global Shares has unveiled a major expansion plan for 2015 marking the culmination of a comprehensive phase of software development. As the Company gets ready to launch its new Software Products onto global markets a number of key announcements have been made:

Company Announcements & employee growth

The Company has appointed 4 new key Executives to drive the company’s momentum forward. These include the announcement of new Board member, IT entrepreneur, David Raethorne. A new Marketing Department will be managed by Aisling Riordan and Kathie Zedack joins the US team as Client Relationship Manager.


David Raethorne, Director

David Raethorne, Director

Further developments:

  • New ‘ROW’ Sales Team
  • New restructured US Sales Team and Operations Departments
  • 20% YOY growth at the Company’s employee base in Cork, Ireland
  • Re-seller partners (Elian, Continential Stock, IFG, Capita & others) actively introducing Global Shares to new markets
  • Overall employment expected to more than double in the coming three years.

New offices

A new London Office will open in January located at St. Paul’s beside the London Stock Exchange while earlier in 2014 the company relocated to larger offices in New Jersey.

New APSS Software

Global Shares has launched a campaign promoting its exceptional new APSS software product, targeted at Irish-based companies who are operating employee share incentive schemes. The software is applicable to both public and private companies who have Irish employees.

Speaking about the recent developments, Tim Houstoun, CEO of Global Shares said,

We have grown substantially in the last two years and we now have the opportunity to further our success to date.  Our equity compensation management solutions are the best-in-class and our mission now is to communicate the strength and depth of our product and service offering to the market. We welcome all our new Team Members and look forward to a productive 2015

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More about Global Shares:

GS-LOGOweb2Global Shares offer market leading employee equity plan software solutions and consultancy services across the globe. With offices in North America, Ireland, UK and China they provide unrivalled, innovative software solutions for Private, pre-IPO and Public companies including a range of equity administration and financial reporting (IFRS & US Gaap) tools that are fully customizable to each customer’s needs.

As ambassadors of the Equity Industry their delivery of state-of-the-art software solutions sits alongside the provision of award winning consultancy and administration service to their customers. Their client portfolio stretches across 5 continents and varying jurisdictions; delivering a personalised experience to each user. Global Shares have built a formidable list of high quality clients such as Cargill, Nokia, Ambev, UniCredit, Telefonica, Ambev, Sallie Mae, LivingSocial and many others.

Financial Risk Solutions (FRS)

Financial Risk Solutions (FRS)

Hawthorn Life insurance adopts software from Dublin-based Financial Risk Solutions (FRS) to meet its Solvency II requirements

Financial Risk Solutions (FRS), a provider of investment administration and compliance software solutions, has announced that its Invest|GRC™ (Governance, Risk & Compliance) product has been implemented by Hawthorn Life, a Berkshire Hathaway company.   The implementation is 15 months ahead of the Jan 2016 deadline for Solvency II asset-reporting, which dictates that insurance companies must provide more granular and more frequent insight into the risk and return profile of their investments.

The unique software allows for the fully-automated production of Pillar 3 D1 (investments data) and D4 (investment funds) Solvency II reports by consuming and enriching data from various sources.  For Hawthorn Life these sources  include Morningstar data and a fund-pricing outsourcer for daily holdings data.  The combined data can then be used for monitoring and reporting in the prescribed QRT (Quantitative Reporting Templates) format.

Brian Aherne of Hawthorn Life comments “Through our adoption of Invest|GRC™ being able to view and report on our investments and funds not only helps us meet our regulatory requirements but also benefits our overall business – and we have been able to do this quickly, efficiently and at minimal cost to our business.  The process of adopting the software from FRS was seamless and efficient, which means that we are now 15 months ahead of our regulatory deadline and can concentrate on our main business of serving our clients.”






Frank Carr, Chief Marketing Officer at FRS says “QRT reporting is quite a challenge for life companies – mainly because of the sheer volume of data and frequency of reporting required. So having one system that can seamlessly facilitate that, yet has the ability to work with existing data sources is important.  Having Hawthorn Life adopt Invest|GRC™ is real testament to our ability to deliver a software solution that works – and puts Hawthorn at a real advantage in terms of Solvency II readiness.”

Frank Carr, Chief Marketing Officers at FRS.

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Irish Company FINEOS announces 50 new jobs over the next 18 months

Project supported by Department of Jobs through Enterprise Ireland

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD  (Wednesday 8th October, 2014) announced the creation of 50 new jobs at FINEOS in Dublin.  The announcement was made to coincide with the grand opening of the FINEOS new global headquarters and R&D facilities at Eastpoint Business Park Dublin.








Left to Right: Michael Kelly, CEO & Founder of FINEOS, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, Kevin Sherry, Head of International Sales and Partnering, Enterprise Ireland and Alison Murphy, FINEOS.

The announcement is part of a new €9 million R&D investment programme in Dublin.  The company will actively be recruiting for 50 new positions.  This will assist the company to deliver their insurance product globally to create new export business.   These new jobs are supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland.

The new investment in Dublin is to support the further development of a transformative core insurance product suite which FINEOS will sell to new and existing customers to increase its international footprint and increase new export business.  FINEOS has over 60 insurance carriers and government accident compensation agencies as customers with 6 of the top 20 Group Life & Health insurance carriers using the FINEOS core software today.

Making the announcement Minister Bruton said: “Software is a key sector we are targeting as part of our Action Plans for Jobs, and in particular we have sought to support the growth of a strong cluster of Irish companies in this area.  In recent years we have seen a strong overall performance in this sector.  FINEOS is a great example of an Irish company, with a world-class product offering, performing strongly in highly competitive global markets and employing large numbers of high skilled people in Dublin. Today’s announcement is a great boost for Dublin. ”

Michael Kelly, CEO and founder of FINEOS said:  “FINEOS was established as a provider of core software solutions to help insurance and government accident compensation organisations care for their customers.  We deliver innovative core insurance solutions to a global market and we have customers, employees and established bases in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific markets.  We are delighted to announce these new positions in Dublin, which will be made up of research and development as well as professional services consulting positions to help our customers around the world.  It is an exciting time for FINEOS as we execute our strategy to become global market leader of group and individual insurance on a single FINEOS platform.”

Kevin Sherry, Head of Sales and Partnering at Enterprise Ireland said: ‘This is a fantastic success story of an Irish company that has grown to become a truly global leader in its space – FINEOS has now built a highly innovative and unique technology platform that has enabled the company to win business across the world and become a partner of choice for the ‘who’s who’ of the global industry. Enterprise Ireland has been delighted to work in close partnership with FINEOS since its establishment and we look forward to seeing the company continue to add jobs and scale in the global marketplace.’

For further information contact:

Bernadette Gillis, Press Office, Enterprise Ireland.  Tel: 01-7272963
Press Office, Department of Jobs, 01-6312200

Graham Newman, FINEOS Corporation

About FINEOS Corporation

FINEOS is a global market leading provider of core software solutions for the Life, Accident and Health Insurance industry.  Our flagship product, FINEOS Claims, is the insurance industry’s best-in-class solution for all, Life, Disability and Accident Compensation claims.  Established in 1993, the company delivers innovative solutions to a global market and has customers, employees and established bases in North America, Europe, Africa and the Asia Pacific markets. For more information, visit



SpamTitan Technologies Unveils ArcTitan, a powerful email archiving solutions for SMBs

Galway, IE and Tampa , FL, Oct 2nd 2014



SpamTitan Technologies, a leading producer of business email and web security solutions, today announced the availability of ArcTitan, a powerful cloud based email archiving solution targeted at helping small and medium sized enterprises. The solution integrates seamlessly with most existing corporate email mail servers in use today including including MS Exchange 07/13,Lotus Domino, Kerio, MDeamon, Zimbra, Google Apps, Office 365.

In today’s corporate world, email remains the most critical business application. ArcTitan provides a simple yet powerful solution to offload email storage, streamline search and compliance needs, and give users permissions-based access to any email message. ArcTitan is simple to access and requires little administrative effort. These comprehensive features ensure ease of use and take the burden off of system administrators. With ArcTitan businesses have peace of mind that they have a secure copy of every email, even if deleted from servers”, said Ronan Kavanagh, CEO, SpamTitan Technologies.

With non-compliance regulation bringing fines and threats of imprisonment, businesses are looking to deploy systems that archive email communications in a compliant way. For many organisations, this can become an organisational and storage nightmare. ArcTitan helps organizations in highly regulated industries ensure compliance in the case of an audit. “Most archiving legislation now calls for a 7 year retention period, these regulations and penalties mean organisations are often under pressure to find a solution that allows them to comply but in the easiest and most affordable way.

ArcTitan has been designed with both the flexibility and control organizations need to meet changing business requirements. The ArcTitan solution delivers the following benefits:

-Peace of mind –robust and redundant hosting as the Infrastructure is built on Amazons Virtual Private Cloud on AWS. We also do backups of our whole infrastructure.

-Complete Security

(a) Mail is fully encrypted, you can use TLS Encryption to send us your email, and when it is stored, it is stored encrypted using AES 128 encryption.

(b) We use passwords that are hashed and encrypted to control access with inbuilt certificate management and delegated management.

-Disaster Recovery – should it arise that any event destroys your on premises mail server with ArcTitan you have an off-site back up with a global enterprise level infrastructure

-Reduce IT Budget – ArcTitan removes the cost of provisioning, management and upgrading hardware. With ArcTitan all of these costs are removed.

Highlighted features of ArcTitan include:

-Unlimited cloud based email archiving including inbound/outbound/internal email, folders, calendar and contacts

-Comprehensive Policy based archiving, including customizable retention periods and policies based on user, content and attachments plus many more Email Discovery – Easy email, file, contact based search and retrieval.

-Full Email Audit Capabilities

-Outlook plug in – allow users search their archive from their Outlook clients.

-NTML based single sign on for Windows users Bulk email import from PST, EML, MBOX and MSG Bulk email export to EML, PST, MSG, PDF, TIFF format Restore, delete and print options

-Safe search and automated search options

-Active Directory, LDAP, IMAP and Google Authentication options

-Secure- TLS encryption of email to ArcTitan, AES Encrypted Archive, Superfast Search™ – email compressed, Zipped, message de-duplication, attachment de-duplication allowing for the fastest search and retrieval Hosted Securely on Amazon AWS Web console access with multi-tiered and granular access options, you decide user access permissions.

-SMTP, IMAP, Milter, POP Connectors

“Using the near limitless capacity of the cloud for email archiving and search makes perfect sense and with ArcTitan it just couldn’t be simpler, more secure or cost effective” said Kavanagh. ArcTitan provides an extra layer of protection to the organisation. With ArcTitan Users can search, view and retrieve their email even from their own Outlook client. The solution also includes full email search functionality and legislative compatibilities for e-discovery, retention and audit compliance. The benefits far outweigh the low cost of setup (virtually nil) and ongoing costs.

Pricing and Availability

ArcTitan is available immediately with generous discount to existing SpamTitan customers. All subscriptions come with full technical support.

Typical pricing starts at $3.32 per user per month for a 50 user license*. Full price list and product details are available at or email for further information or queries.

*Based on 1 year license purchased.

About SpamTitan Technologies

SpamTitan Technologies, a global provider of sophisticated enterprise-level email and web security solutions, markets SpamTitan, offering businesses the most comprehensive protection from email threats, including SPAM, viruses, Trojans, phishing, malware and other unwanted content. It also markets WebTitan, an easy-to-install, easy-to-manage and highly secure web filtering solution and ArcTitan a powerful business email archiving solution . SpamTitan Technologies’ unique approach in utilising next-generation virtualisation and cloud solutions eliminates the need for unwieldy hardware, giving customers unparalleled flexibility, versatility and capability but at an affordable price. A division of CopperFasten Technologies, SpamTitan Technologies is a global company with headquarters in Galway, Ireland. For further information visit

For further press information please contact: Geraldine Hunt


Claim Vantage

Claim Vantage

ClaimVantage partners with Perspecsys to Deliver Secure Claims Processing in the Cloud


ClaimVantage provides Absence, Disability and Life insurance claim management software products internationally. ClaimVantage has built its software on the platform to offer insurance carriers, employers and TPA’s a flexible and scalable claim processing solution, that can be implemented in less than 90 days at a reduced cost compared to traditional legacy systems.

According to a recent survey conducted by the Harvard Business Review, the main barrier to cloud technology adoption is concern with data privacy and security. The Perspecsys AppProtex Cloud Protection Gateway enables ClaimVantage customers to harness the power of the cloud, while ensuring the highest possible security of sensitive data.

“Security is a critical component of our claims management solution, and we have evaluated a number of cloud data protection technologies during the past several years,” said Leo Corcoran, CEO, ClaimVantage. “We evaluated a number of solutions, but chose Perspecsys as it enables us to protect customer data with the strongest security without having to compromise the integrity and functionality of the ClaimVantage application.”

Perspecsys utilizes encryption and tokenization technologies, the strongest available for cloud data control, to bolster ClaimVantages ability to more securely provide faster, anywhere access to claim processing in the cloud, helping streamline the entire claims process.

Cloud Data Protection Gateway



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