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Proven track record. Profound technology. Better global mobility.

Established in 2010, Blackspark is a specialized technology and service provider, helping the world’s most demanding companies achieve Global Mobility Greatness.

 

We’re trusted by:

The world’s largest private equity firm.

The world’s largest mutual fund company.

The world’s 2nd largest apparel manufacturer and retailer.

The world’s 3rd largest education publisher…

You get the idea.

selected clients

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Customers choose Blackspark because of our ability to deliver on time and on budget, resulting in measurable improvements to their current global mobility operations.

 

What is global mobility greatness?

Your goal is making global mobility an asset to your organization.  Our job is to help you do just that.

The reality is that your global mobility program is a complex environment, requiring your team to work across areas such as policy design, assignment cost, approvals, offer letters, immigration, relocation and payroll coordination and international tax compliance. That’s a lot to manage.

What would you say if we could make things…

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simpler.

Zero training. That’s our goal. What good is a new process if only one or two people in your company know how to use it, or it takes months to on-board?

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faster.

Get in, get out. Hitting your milestones means moving forward without extra overhead. Manage your process and be ready to address any challenge from the simple to the complex with total ease.

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cost effective.

The result? Global mobility services that are easier to implement and easier to adopt. That equals lower costs for everyone involved - and an incredible value-add for your organization.

 

Our Services

How we achieve Global Mobility Greatness:

Assignment Tracking

Blackspark Assignment Manager (BAM) is the industry’s most flexible and robust global mobility software. Built to run on the Salesforce platform, it is easily customizable to fit the nuances of your organization, connects to virtually any enterprise system, and also serves as the backbone for Blackspark’s global mobility services.


Cost Estimates

In order to make sound business decisions, finance, payroll, and HR teams depend on mobility assignment cost estimates that are easy to understand, evaluate and adjust for different scenarios.. With Blackspark, this doesn’t require a massive up-front investment in technology and training, or the cost and delay of dealing with the organization’s tax service provider. In 2019, getting a cost estimate should be as easy as ordering a pizza online… click, click, BAM.


Pre-Departure Tax Consultation

Typically, pre-departure tax consultations provide an assignee with a meeting with the organization’s global mobility tax service provider - generally carried out by a junior staff member and resulting in no tangible deliverable for the organization. If the objective is to provide comfort and clarity for the assignee, we think they should get something better. At Blackspark, the assignee still receives a live consult with a senior tax expert. But, prior to the consult, the assignee receives a personalized report, detailing the benefits the organization is providing for them, along with a layman’s explanation of their after-tax cash flow and the impact to their wealth. The report is automatically updated for the assignee over the course of their assignment and includes answers to the questions the assignee will likely have.


Compensation Collection & Reporting

Over the course of an assignment, the organization’s finance team, in concert with their existing payroll and/or external tax service providers, manages the compensation reporting required in respect of the company’s assignees. Typically, this exercise is either a lot of work, a lot of cost, or, in the worst cases, both. Ideally, this process should be automated, by simply leveraging the data already contained within the organization’s system. Blackspark reporting eliminates manual efforts and reduces the associated costs of completing this task.


Tax Equalization / Tax Protection

Tax equalization or tax protection calculations are typically prepared by the organization’s external tax service provider. Usually, this means assignees have to wait for their personal income tax returns to be completed (and, ultimately knowing what their personal income tax cost for the year was). Unfortunately, tax return filings can be delayed, personal income tax withholdings can be misallocated and hypothetical tax calculations can have issues. Therefore, assignees and the organization, after waiting for some time, can get negative surprises. Blackspark is re-engineering this process so that unwanted delays and surprises are a thing of the past.


Business Traveler Tracking

Organizations contemplating business traveler tracking and the potential knock-on effects of business traveler payroll and tax compliance, have successfully engaged Blackspark. Blackspark provides a risk analysis service for employer wage reporting and tax withholding, resulting in a detailed executive summary report that can be used to support a go/no go decision. For clients that proceed with addressing their risk, Blackspark implements a completely automated tracking and wage allocation system.


Ad-Hoc Analysis

Unplanned or potential events can occur over the course of an assignment, or after an assignment, which result in costs that the organization would like to understand. Blackspark technology allows such scenarios to be quickly modeled, so the organization may assess the implications in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Our Technology.

We searched the global mobility industry for a technology solution good enough to back our services. We couldn’t find one. So we built our own.

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Our systems are designed to provide real business intelligence for accurate compliance and strategic decision support. We replace clunky interfaces with modern and cutting edge.

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Blackspark is a Salesforce AppExchange partner. We don’t take any chances when it comes to reliability, security and long-term viability. We run on Salesforce because it is the best enterprise platform. Period.

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Our clients used to get by using spreadsheets and sticky notes. Then they realized that outdated technology was holding them back. We fixed that. Now they’re crushing it.

 
 

benefits

Great things happen when you choose the right team.

We’re not satisfied until we have transformed your business. For the better.

 
 
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Discover your super powers.

Why work harder when you can work smarter? Manage and deliver a successful global mobility program by increasing your productivity while saving you from your kryptonite - wasted time.

 
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Vanquish your arch enemy manual entry, and its evil sidekick - mistakes.

You’re only human. Reduce errors by removing the need for manual entry tasks.

 
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Brag a little bit.

You’re using global mobility to help your company win. Yeah, that’s worth shouting about.

 

About us

Welcome to the new era of Global Mobility Management.

Smart solutions help multinational and global businesses stay ahead of the issues, so that nothing gets in the way of their growth. That’s why we exist.

Our Story

We implement effective global mobility processes for enterprise customers. It’s what we’ve always done.

Our Vision

Continuous innovation drives positive ROI. We innovate to enable clients to drive their business forward

 
 

ready for something better?

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 Want to partner with us?

Blackspark partners with relocation management companies, global mobility service firms and technology providers.

If you are looking to enhance your business model by providing clients with the most innovative solutions, we would love to hear from you. Simply complete the form below and we will be in touch shortly.

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Let’s work together.

And bring in the new era of global mobility management.

 

have questions?

Get in touch

info@blacksparkcorp.com

1 (855) 667-7275

140 Yonge Street, Toronto, M5C 1S6