SIRVA Announces New Innovation in Global Compensation

Published: Monday, January 19, 2015

SIRVA Announces New Innovation in Global Compensation

New Products Enhance SIRVA’s Proprietary Platform of Relocation Solutions

CHICAGO—(January  14, 2015) — SIRVA,  Inc. (“SIRVA” or the “Company”), a leading provider of global mobility services delivering integrated relocation and moving solutions for multi-national corporations, governments and consumers, today unveiled new enhancements to its suite of global compensation relocation services with the launch of the Global Cost Calculator and the Global Expense Management Tool.

Using proprietary SIRVA data, the free Global Cost Calculator enables users to generate a detailed estimate of the expenses associated with relocating an employee from one destination to another before incurring any costs. SIRVA’s Global Expense Management Tool enables relocating customers to manage travel expenses on their computers, mobile phones and tablets.

“As a leading provider of mobility services, we are always looking for ways to improve the relocation experience as part of our customer first focus,” added Deborah Balli, President, Global Relocation Services at SIRVA. “Value added technologies like these provide our customers with more efficiency, flexibility and control throughout the relocation process in order to save them time, reduce costs and make their lives easier.”

“SIRVA is dedicated to developing and leveraging a robust, technology-based platform with products that are core to our customers’ values and showcase our deep expertise,” said Jason Birnbaum, Chief Technology Officer at SIRVA.  “Together, these new tools uniquely enhance the relocation process for our customers and greatly improve the overall experience for relocating employees.”

“Tools like these further enrich SIRVA’s global compensation and payroll service and highlight our ability to provide the most customized, end-to-end administrative management of international assignment compensation details within the industry,” added Tim Trepkowski, Senior Vice President, Client Finance & Global Compensation.  “Our flexible, differentiated approach doesn’t ask clients to change their processes for us; instead we work to provide a suite of products and solutions uniquely tailored to each client.”

Global Cost Calculator

SIRVA’s Global Cost Calculator is a custom solution that provides detailed estimates for relocation expenses in a customer’s preferred currency.  By entering basic information on a relocating employee’s dates of travel and destination, customers can estimate a variety of relocation costs, including:


  • Visa & immigration
  • Destination services
  • Cultural and language training
  • Home finding (airfare, meals, incidentals and lodging)
  • Auto loss on sale costs

Departure and repatriation:

  • Miscellaneous relocation allowance
  • Air/sea/surface shipment
  • Storage in transit
  • Pet transportation
  • Temporary living
  • Home finding
  • Final move expense costs

Customers can access the Global Cost Calculator from the Knowledge Center.

Global Expense Management Tool

SIRVA’s Global Expense Management Tool has been revamped and redesigned to provide a simple and convenient way for relocating employees to access and manage their travel expenses wherever they need to – whether that is directly from their computer or through dedicated mobile phone and tablet platforms. Through this offering, relocating employees can:

  • Create and view new expense reports and modify existing expense reports
  • Upload photos of travel receipts and attach them to reports
  • Convert reports into PDF format for easier sharing via email
  • View the status of submitted expenses

Existing customers will be able to utilize the Global Expense Management Tool as part of the SIRVA Connect app available for download.