Automated Data Processing Inc. this week will unveilInternet-based payroll services for its more than 120,000 small-business clients. The service represents the first of several Internet-based payroll initiatives ADP plans to roll out over the next year for customers of all sizes.
The new EasyPayNet service will let small-business customers with one to 100 employees send their payroll information to ADP over the Internet. In the past, those customers either faxed or phoned in that information at a prescribed time. EasyPayNet will also let ADP clients access their payroll information online, rather than waiting for printed reports to be faxed or mailed by ADP.
ADP enlisted Internet solutions systems integrator Inventa Corp. to create the EasyPayNet Web site and front end, while ADP's own IT staff integrated the systems with its legacy systems. ADP is in the process of upgrading its network to T1 lines in an effort to handle the Internet traffic. IBM Global Services is providing Internet hosting services to ADP.
The EasyPayNet services are being piloted with ADP small- business customers in the New York area. The services will be offered nationwide to small business next spring, says Villar. ADP estimates that about 40% of those customers have computers that are equipped to send payroll information via the Internet. ADP estimates that by 2003 the percentage will jump to 60%. Pricing has not yet been determined.