MARCH 2005 • www.HROToday.com
HUMAN RESOURCES OUTSOURCING T ODA Y
Sun Microsystems’ global HRO deal
skyrockets the company to the
forefront of HRO.
The top enterprise-level and mid-market payroll
deals of the year. Plus insights on payroll trends
from the American Payroll Association.
What the recent HRO M&A activity means to HRO users.
184 Speakers, 215 Exhibits
April 12 - 13, NY Hilton
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T O P P A Y R O L L D E A L S
It’s payday, and whether you confirm your direct
deposit account over the phone or online, wait
on a long bank line to cash your check, use an
ATM to retrieve your wages, or run into your
local check-cashing site, you have been com-
pensated in some fashion by your employer.
With paperless payroll, pay cards, and even
traditional printed checks, employees have
numerous payroll options—important not only
to the employee, but also to the employer.
Employers want to find new ways to enhance the
payroll experience for everyone involved. And
outsourcing enables employers to provide
employees improved administrative support and
the latest in payroll technology.
HRO Today conducted a month-long survey
of companies providing payroll outsourcing
services, approximately 65 in all, to find out
the major payroll deals of the past year. We
focused on mid-market and larger deals, and
narrowed the results down to 26 contracts.
Listed are the usual suspects, such as ADP. But
we also found some interesting activity amongst
less well-known providers and across the waters
With all this activity, we also wanted to know
how payroll has changed in the past year and
where it is headed, so we contacted the
American Payroll Association (APA) (see our
interview with Andrew McDe