ADP Rises to Number Two Spot on InformationWeek 500
Payroll and HR Leader Also Ranked Number One in Best Use of Emerging Technology and Best Use of Technology in Consulting and Business Services
ROSELAND, New Jersey -- September 13, 2006 -- ADP® Employer Services, a leading provider of integrated outsourced payroll, benefits and human resource services, today announced that it ranked number two on the 2006 InformationWeek 500. With three awards received, ADP was also named number one in two subcategories: the best use of emerging technology, and the best use of technology in consulting and business services. Company rankings were revealed on Monday night at a gala awards ceremony in Rancho Mirage, California.
This recognition is a testament to the IT (Information Technology) achievements ADP has made over the last year, making its position rise significantly from the 2005 listing. With two important technology initiatives underway, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and software provisioning and deployment, ADP is in the process of establishing an integrated suite of products that span the entire spectrum of HR services.
“We are honored to be named by InformationWeek as one of the top five companies driving technology innovation,” said Bob Bongiorno, CIO, ADP Employer Services. “Our approach to technology benefits clients by ensuring secure, reliable and efficient solutions. ADP is committed to the ongoing enhancement of new and legacy products to meet the evolving needs of our clients worldwide.”
ADP manages the administration of many employer related services such as payroll, HR, benefits, Time & Labor Management (TLM), tax compliance, retirement services and pre-hire activities. Over the last 24 months, ADP has implemented SOA to integrate these various product offerings onto a cohesive technology platform so all applications can share, exchange and re-use information. This IT strategy has enabled ADP to decrease time to market for new capabilities and better demonstrate the value of using multiple services from ADP.
“Our sincere congratulations to ADP for its three awards in this year’s InformationWeek 500. This company is a great representation of today’s leading technology innovators, and we are so glad they are able to join us this week,” said InformationWeek publishing director, Fritz Nelson. “From the thousands of nominations received, ADP stood out by driving some of the most forward-looking business technology initiatives to date.”
For the past 18 years, InformationWeek has identified and honored the nation’s most innovative users of information technology with its annual listing. The list is unique among corporate rankings because it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders. Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NYSE: ADP), with nearly $9 billion in revenues and more than 570,000 clients worldwide, is one of the largest providers of a broad range of premier, mission-critical, cost-effective transaction processing and information-based business solutions. ADP® Employer Services (ES), a division of ADP, offers the widest range of HR, payroll, and benefits administration solutions from a single source, to meet the extensive business needs of employers worldwide. Built with more than 50 years of industry experience, ADP ES’ cost-effective, easy-to-use solutions provide superior value to companies of all sizes. Approximately 540,000 companies rely on ADP ES for unparalleled service and compliance expertise, allowing them to focus on other core activities. For more information about ADP ES or to contact a local ADP sales office, reach us at 1.800.225.5237 or visit the company’s Web site at www.ADP.com.
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