If you’re thinking about expanding your company’s equity plan, or are struggling with the complexities of managing a plan in multiple international jurisdictions, you don’t have to struggle alone.
Because different regions require different regulatory guidance, there are a number of companies providing expertise-as-a-service packaged with a technology engine. However, not every offering is alike.
The rubric below will help you identify the items you need, without compromising on the efficiency and accuracy you want.
|MUST HAVE||NICE TO HAVE|
|A Global Information Resource:
The quality of the information you access is only as strong as the number of jurisdictions it covers. Ensure that your selected provider covers a significant number of countries, including those with more complex regulations, like China.
|Ease of Use:
High-quality information doesn’t mean much if you can’t find your way around – ensure the user interface is intuitive and the design shows foresight.
This goes without saying – information accuracy is mandatory, and needs to be backed by legitimate and well-respected law firms with equity expertise.
Your selected provider should actively partner with local law firms in each jurisdiction to source their information, and have a dedicated team to support you as a customer.
|Secure Portal Access:
Any technology provider needs to ensure site integrity and the safety of their user profiles, in addition to being GDPR compliant and meeting the highest penetration test requirements in the industry.
Provisioning different levels of access for different members of your team is great for audit purposes, in addition to the confidence that comes from knowing the right people are accessing the right information.
|A Centralized Dashboard For All of Your Information:
An intuitive design requires a centralized dashboard, which delivers key information based on your jurisdictions.
|Customized Reminders and Alerts:
Your selected provider should give you the ability to schedule reminders and alerts, notifying you of key action items in your plans so you never miss an important date.
The information sourced by your compliance provider is only as good as your ability to use it with detailed reporting (which should be built into the interface).
|Rank the Complexity of your Compliance in any Jurisdiction:
Going beyond simple reporting, get on-demand analysis tools that give you relevant information about your plans in different jurisdictions.
|Document and Resource Library:
A dynamic repository of information should have resources in a variety of forms.
|Customized Participant Tax Guides:
Beyond standard documentation, customized participant tax guides deliver next-level value to your employees.
Instead of outsourcing your global compliance efforts or trying to manage it internally, use the checklist above to evaluate potential providers to ensure that you reduce risk and maintain peace of mind.
The Shareworks Global Intelligence tool checks every box in the list above, giving you the power to access a cost-effective and intuitive approach to your due diligence and tax. Learn more today about how we can transform the way you understand and manage the complexities of your global plan.