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ADP online payroll meets Xero online accounting

Today we are announcing an integration with Automated Data Processing Inc. (ADP). After being in the business for over 60 years, ADP is one of the world’s largest providers of payroll and outsourcing solutions. With roughly 570,000 customers and $10 billion in revenues, they are a formidable player in the payroll space.

Ever since we’ve been on the ground in the USA we’ve received innumerable requests for a payroll integration. We listened to our customers and have been working hard to make that happen.

I caught up with ADP at the Sleeter Conference last year and had a brief conversation about the future of payroll and accounting. It was clear from our discussion that we were both focused on making the lives of small businesses simpler. We also discussed that cloud applications are at the nexus of this paradigm. More and more, we are seeing small businesses on the go and wanting the flexibility to manage their business away from the office. And, with today’s announcement, now they can.

ADP offers three packages for small businesses: Essential, Enhanced, and Complete. To take the payroll compliance headache away from small businesses, ADP calculates federal, state, and local taxes and files taxes using the latest regulations. Small businesses can pay their employees by check, direct deposit, or Visa pre-paid debit card. And submitting payroll data to ADP is a breeze online or through the ADP mobile application.

The Xero / ADP integration allows small businesses to import ADP payroll data into Xero with a few simple clicks. Now small businesses can do their payroll and accounting anywhere, anytime. They can also access real-time payroll management reports and view payroll data at anytime.

The Xero / ADP integration brings together the leaders in online accounting and online payroll. We are very excited about this integration and look forward to helping small businesses and accountants alike manage their finances and payroll – whenever and wherever they choose.

You can read the full market release here: Xero integrates with leading US Payroll Provider

 

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8 comments

@CJ_NZ
17 July 2012 #

I think this blog is a bit mislead, at least when compared to your NZX disclosure.

Xero has integrated with ADP “Run” Payroll platform which has 150,000 customers, a lot less than 570,000 which the whole company has.

Having said that, this is great news.

Rod Drury
17 July 2012 #

@CJ_NZ We are pretty careful about what we say and that sentence just defines how big ADP is in the USA. I’ve added a link to the full market release so it is clear.

Huge congrats to the USA team pulling this together. Piggybacking on established brands is a key part of our strategy so good to be able to announce this. As anyone who has done software will tell you, working with large companies is hard but ADP have been a pleasure to work with.

Roger
18 July 2012 #

This is great news! Congrats. And it’s good to see Xero is working with reliable partners that are here to stay. That can’t always be said for cloud based programs that seem to be popping up left and right. However, I have become pretty accustomed to the Pay Run Feature (and I’ve gotten pretty good at calculating the taxes, too). Nonetheless, as we grow, it’s good to know we’ll have a viable option to outsource payroll.

Joel
19 July 2012 #

@cj_nz I see your point about the article, but RUN would be the last hurdle. Workforce Now, our Major Account product can inyegrate with almost every system that can accept an import file. In instances where we don’t already have a bridge, we have partners that build them for us. All-in-all we can intgrate with nearly any accounting software. Hope this helps.

Jennifer Fansler
10 August 2012 #

I was really excited to find out that Xero was going to start offering payroll as one of their services. We’ve really wanted to use Xero, but haven’t because payroll wasn’t an option. When I found out, I immediately called ADP to start the process of integrating our Payroll into Xero. The experience has been nothing short of horrible. Our ADP sales reps, Brian Gavin and Steve Roberti wasted hours of my time, didn’t provide the correct information to the authorized personnel to run payroll and ultimately left us hanging at the last minute forcing me to run my own payroll and paying our employees late. When I brought up my dissatisfaction and asked for the name of a supervisor, he would not give me contact information for his supervisor. Using ADP has been a horrible experience.

Keith Gilman
14 August 2012 #

Hi Jennifer,

This is Keith with ADP. I regret your initial experience with ADP did not meet your expectations. I’ve sent you an email and I know we plan to connect this afternoon to make that experience better.

Thanks,
Keith Gilman, Division Vice President
ADP

Keith Gilman
14 August 2012 #

Hi Jennifer,

This is Keith with ADP. I regret your initial experience with ADP did not meet your expectations. I’ve sent you an email and I know we’re connecting this afternoon to make that experience better.

Thanks,
Keith Gilman, Division Vice President
ADP

Xero Review
28 August 2012 #

[...] While Xero doesn’t handle payroll internally, it does work with outside software providers who specialize in payroll. You can find the list of payroll providers here http://www.xero.com/add-ons/payroll/. For some reason it doesn’t list ADP (for those in the United States) even though there’s a press release about the integration here http://blog.xero.com/2012/07/adp-online-payroll-meets-xero-online-accounting/. [...]

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