What are Employee Equity Plans?

  • Employee equity plans are a progressive way of rewarding and retaining key employees. Equity Compensation unites the employer and employee in the pursuit of the success of the organization. Employees are either afforded the opportunity to purchase, usually through bonus salary, or are granted, in the form of bonus, equity within the organization. If Employees are given the option to either buy stock or simply take the cash bonus, this is known as a stock option plan and can be administered using specifically designed stock options software.

    Different types of plans have varying degrees of complexity when it comes to the administration and reporting of each plan. However, regardless of the type of plan, it can still be very complicated, expensive, and time-consuming to think about setting up and maintaining an in-house equity plan management team.

    This is why organizations look to external stock plan administrators, such as Global Shares, to either outsource the administration of the plan or use their software solutions.

    Click on the ‘+’ drop-downs below to read more about what equity compensation services Global Shares can provide to help you simplify the venture.

  • Equity Compensation Services

What Equity Compensation Services do we provide?


    Fully or partially outsourcing your stock plan or stock option administration removes all of the complexity associated with share plan administration as you offload these complexities to an experienced administrator. Although this is by far the easiest option, it can also be the most expensive.

    Global Shares offers organizations the option to fully or partially outsource their stock plan administration. We have over 10 years’ experience in managing and administering equity compensation plans, including employee stock purchase plans. We have encountered all of the difficulties that arise when administering equity plans and have refined our operational processes through the years to provide the most efficient, cost-effective service possible.


    It is also very possible to administer an equity plan from a department within your organization using specifically designed equity administration software. If at all possible, try and find a service provider that includes implementation, client training and a designated ongoing operations team within their service offering.

    Global Shares’ administration software platform is EquityAdmin. This software is extensive in its functionality, covering everything from day-to-day administration to using BI Reporting to create intuitive, visual reports, eliminating the need for large, convoluted reports and excel spreadsheets.


    Complete equity plan solutions should include an intuitive employee-facing platform, where they can buy and sell shares, exercise options (depending on the plan type), view equity statements, and have all the resources necessary in one place.

    As well as all of these essential elements, Global Shares offers EquityGateway, which allows organizations to personalize their participant portal with their own imagery, wording, and branding. This provides the employee with a familiar environment to comfortably interact with their share plan, ensuring the best stock plan employee participant experience maximum participation and benefit.

  • The Global Shares Stock Option Management Software builds each product with four key factors in mind; Accuracy, Security, Efficiency and Comprehensiveness.

    Considering that your company has its own specific requirements and priorities, these four elements provide a solid base to your customized software.

    • Accuracy
    • Comprehensiveness
    • Security
    • Efficiency
  • Equity Compensation Services

  • Whatever your equity needs, from complete solutions to specific employee stock purchase plan software functionality, Global Shares can offer you a one-stop solution with dedicated support all along the way.

    Contact us today to discuss what equity compensation services you need.