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November 9, 2016 | Posted by Ascentis Thought Leadership

Ascentis Announces Addition of SHRM Professional Development Credits to its Zero-Cost Nationally Recognized Educational Webinar Program

SHRM certified professionals can now earn professional development credit(s) to maintain their certification through Ascentis

San Mateo, Calif., Nov. 7, 2016Ascentis Corporation, a market leader in easy-to-use human resources software, online payroll services, and HCM (human capital management) software solutions, recently announced that it can now award SHRM PDCs (professional development credits) hours through its national free HR and payroll webinar program. Ascentis’ HR webinar attendees can now earn SHRM PDCs as an extension of the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge program.

“We started our educational webinar program four and a half years ago with the intent to help HR and payroll professionals maintain their professional certifications without the traditional costs that programs like this often incur,” said Walter Turek, Ascentis executive chairman. “Now that we offer PDCs through SHRM, we have expanded our ability to be a strategic educational resource for more HR professionals nationwide.”

Ascentis started its educational webinar program in early 2012, offering free recertification credit hours to business professionals, submitting and gaining approval from both the Human Resource Certification Institute and the American Payroll Association. The Ascentis webinar program offers HR and payroll topics that feature business and functional strategy, regulatory and compliance issues, process efficiencies, and industry best practices. Since program inception, Ascentis has provided more than 220,000 hours of webinar education to HR and payroll professionals, at no cost to them or their organizations.

For more information about Ascentis HR and payroll webinars, visit

About Ascentis

Ascentis Corporation, backed by Palm Ventures and Catalyst Investors, offers easy-to-use, human capital management recruiting software, HRIS software, talent management software, payroll software, and time and attendance solutions that support greater business efficiency and accuracy. Ascentis automates critical HR and payroll processes such as full-scale benefits management, compliance, online open enrollment, workforce management, real-time payroll processing, tax filing, applicant tracking, employee and manager self-service and reporting. Ascentis’ talent management solutions include learning management, performance management, succession planning, 360° assessment and compensation management. One point of data entry means employee information is accurate, up-to-date and reportable. Electronic submission of information to insurance carriers eliminates errors and supports a paperless open enrollment process.

For more information about Ascentis, send media inquiries to or contact Heather Bansemer at 1.800.229.2713 x174.

About Catalyst Investors

New York-based Catalyst Investors is a growth equity firm focused on technology-enabled services including cloud computing, wireless infrastructure and digital media. Catalyst was founded in 2000 and is investing its third fund. A proactive investor, the firm draws on its extensive industry expertise to work in true partnership with management to build long-term value. Past and present Catalyst portfolio companies include Aloha Partners; InSite Wireless Group; Latisys; MessageLabs; MediaMath; MINDBODY; Nine Systems; Videology; WeddingWire; and Xplornet. For more information, visit

About Palm Ventures

Palm Ventures, based in Greenwich, CT, is a family investment company and is focused on investing its capital and that of a small group of substantial investors in companies which have a positive and transformative impact on society and generate predictable revenue streams in fragmented industries. Palm Ventures takes a strong value-added approach to the development of its portfolio companies, leveraging a broad network of strategic investors, retired executives and operating professionals who provide strategic advice and oversight to companies and management. For more information, visit