The fintech leader will provide complete workforce management solutions for owners and employees of Starpoint Brands and the affiliated family of brands within United Franchise Group.

WEST PALM BEACH, FL, July 18, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Starpoint Brands™, a division of global entrepreneurship leader United Franchise GroupTM (UFG), has finalized a new vendor partnership with the financial technology firm Heartland, which will provide human resources and payroll services for Starpoint Brands and UFG. The alliance creates a cost-effective, efficient system that integrates and simplifies management tasks while giving employees transparency into payroll, time, attendance, and other administrative matters.

Heartland is a Fortune 500 company that enables business owners to focus on their daily operations, growing their business without worrying about paperwork and administration. It provides a robust human capital management system using proprietary software.

The partnership includes Heartland Payroll+, a secure online platform that integrates workforce management activities, including payroll, hiring, time tracking and human resources. Employees can use it to view their pay stubs, 1099s or W-2s and update personal data with a self-service app. The system tracks employee shifts, time-off requests, and overtime expenses from one dashboard. Hiring managers can view job postings, applications, and interviews in one convenient spot and complete new-hire onboarding electronically.

Starpoint Brands and UFG chose to work with Heartland because the firm will offer an easy transition from the current payroll and human-resource systems. Heartland also offers a single interface and a mobile application for management on the go.

“We were looking for a more flexible system to integrate all the complexities of payroll and HR that would still be accessible and easy for our teams to use,” said Dan Bonner, Director of Facilities and Vendor Managed Services at UFG. “Heartland has an impressive track record in the hospitality space, including many multi-brand groups, making them a perfect fit for us.”

The program will be managed by Randy Pumputis, Heartland’s Payroll Business Development Director. Pumputis has over 25 years’ experience in the payroll/human resources industry, including the past 13 years focusing on associations, franchises, and partnerships.

“We’re very proud to partner with Starpoint Brands and UFG and help them grow each brand in their family,” Pumputis said. “Our software takes tedious processes off the owner’s plate and into our hands so they can take their business to the next level.”

Heartland began the strategic partnership in April 2023 and formally launched it in Las Vegas at this year’s Signarama convention, an affiliate brand of UFG. The company will be part of UFG’s monthly training curriculum, attend each brand’s annual conference and provide regular updates to all franchise owners to assist with their operations.

Starpoint Brands is a division of trusted companies within the UFG family of affiliated brands and consultants, giving its franchise owners and employees access to a global network and more than four decades of experience in the franchising industry.

About Starpoint Brands
A family of trusted brands representing the very best in their industries, including retail, food & beverage and professional services, Starpoint Brands™ is the mark of quality for customers. It brings together a constellation of brands within United Franchise Group™ (UFG), including Signarama®, Fully Promoted®, Transworld Business Advisors®, Venture X®, Office Evolution®, Network Lead Exchange™, and Big Flavor Brands™ The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill®, Graze Craze®. . A brand under the Starpoint Brands division is one that business-to-consumer and business-to-business customers can be sure will provide the ultimate in service, reliability, and value.

About United Franchise Group
Led by CEO Ray Titus, United Franchise Group™ (UFG) is home to an affiliated family of brands and consultants including Accurate Franchising Inc.™, Exit Factor™, FranchiseMart®, and Franchise Real Estate™, as well as the Starpoint Brands™ division consisting of Signarama®, Fully Promoted®, Transworld Business Advisors®, Venture X®, Office Evolution® (OE), Network Lead Exchange™ (NLX), and Big Flavor Brands™ The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill®, Graze Craze®.. UFG affiliated brands include over 1600 franchises in more than 60 countries, with consultants that have helped develop over 350 brands into franchises, in over 60 countries with more than 2500 franchisees. With over three decades in the franchising industry United Franchise Group offers unprecedented leadership and solid business opportunities for entrepreneurs.

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