Roseland, New Jersey (PRESS RELEASE – May 18, 2011) – ADP, a leading provider of human resource outsourcing, payroll services, tax and compliance services, benefits administration and integrated computing solutions for vehicle dealers, today announced that its popular payroll management platform for small businesses, RUN Powered by ADP, is now also available for the Android smartphone operating platform. Clients using RUN Powered by ADP can now download the free mobile payroll app for their Android smartphone and begin managing and processing payroll for their employees and contractors through their mobile device.
The Android operating platform is now the leading smartphone operating system in the United States with 31.2% of the market, according to recent research from comScore. Following the launch of ADP’s highly successful first mobile payroll app for the iPhone platform in October, 2010, today a larger population of small business owners can take advantage of ADP’s secure payroll solution on a mobile device. Furthering the company’s commitment to continuous mobile enhancements, in the near future RUN Powered by ADP will soon be available on Blackberry devices.
“RUN Powered by ADP is redefining mobility for small business owners. Now that our innovative payroll solution is accessible on the popular Android smartphones, many more professionals will be able to manage their payroll at any time from any location—simply by using ADP’s mobile app,” said Regina Lee, President of ADP’s Small Business Services and Major Account Services. “RUN Powered by ADP offers a secure, convenient and remarkably efficient way to manage payroll, allowing users to administer payroll quickly and securely on a handheld device,” Lee added.
RUN Powered by ADP also satisfies the demand of an increasingly mobile workforce. According to a 2010 nationwide survey conducted by ADP Research Institute, a specialized group within ADP, small businesses are leading the trend toward increased mobility. The survey showed that 90 percent of small business executives spend at least some time outside of the office for business, averaging nine hours a week or 23 percent of a 40-hour work week. Additionally, a third of that 90 percent indicated that time “on the go” is increasing.
“We are committed to delivering on our promise to help enable small business owners focus on what matters most to them—namely, growing their business and investing in their human capital,” Lee continued. “Soon, our mobile payroll solution will also be available on BlackBerry-compatible devices to further increase its availability to small business owners on their device of choice,” Lee added.
ADP recently announced that 100,000 of its small business clients use the innovative and convenient RUN Powered by ADP online platform, which also helps to reduce risk by assisting them with best practices for HR compliance, including employee policy handbooks, hiring guidelines and employment law tips and alerts.
Jeff Phillips of HP Investments in Daly City, CA illustrated the convenience of ADP’s mobile solution. “The freedom of being able to schedule my payroll runs on my calendar, set up an appointment and run payroll on the day it was due, anywhere I happened to be, was too much to pass up. The iPhone app took a couple of minutes to find and install, and I ran my first payroll all from the 15th tee!” Phillips explained.
With RUN Powered by ADP payroll’s secure system, small businesses can:
- Enter and review payroll information for employees and contractors;
- Pay via checks or direct deposits;
- Calculate earnings and deductions as well as federal, state and local taxes;
- Review hours and earnings to confirm accuracy before payroll is processed;
- Preview payroll liability and cash required, and confirm funds to be withdrawn;
- Review reports from the current and previous periods in real time; and
- Access HR411, a suite of simple yet powerful tools to help better manage HR needs.
Whether using the online or mobile version, RUN Powered by ADP features an interface that allows business owners and executives to enter their workers’ hours and deductions, as well as calculate and preview payroll before approving. It is available for free from both the Android Market and the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It will soon be made available for RIM devices.
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADP), with nearly $9 billion in revenues and about 550,000 clients, is one of the world’s largest providers of business outsourcing solutions. Leveraging over 60 years of experience, ADP offers a wide range of HR, payroll, tax and benefits administration solutions from a single source. ADP’s easy-to-use solutions for employers provide superior value to companies of all types and sizes. ADP is also a leading provider of integrated computing solutions to auto, truck, motorcycle, marine and recreational vehicle dealers throughout the world.More in: Small Business Growth