Article by Chris Costi, Last update at July 18, 2020
ADP is a global provider of cloud based payroll solutions. They have been in business for nearly 70 years and are highly rated by magazines like Fortune which places them in the top ‘most admired companies’, for 12 years in a row. They are known for their expertise in business outsourcing services, compliance and analytics using cutting edge technology. ADP provides easy to manage payroll services that will improve how you manage your employees’ salaries. Their payroll services are suitable for all types of businesses, big or small, and they will guide you into streamlining your payroll processing, for easy administration. With over half a million customers worldwide, ADP manages automatic online payroll processing and employee tax filing. Payments are made with automated direct deposits to employee’s bank accounts, check printing and deliver or by ADP pay card. Whether your employees are paid hourly or set salaries, ADP has you covered across W-2s and 1099s ensuring that your workforce is paid correctly.
Prices vary according to the package you choose and the number of employees you have. The Essential Plan starts at $10 per employee per month and is best for startups and smaller businesses. The Enhanced payroll package includes wage garnishments, SUI and law posters and starts from $23 per month per employee.
You can also choose the Complete Payroll and HR Plus which includes employee handbooks, background checks, and HR Help Desk. For this package, you will have to apply for a quote directly from the ADP website. ADP also offers regular deals and discounts that you can take advantage of, so it is best to speak to a representative for an accurate quote. ADP has two parts to its pricing: a base fee and a per-employee fee. You are charged both fees each time you run payroll.
ADP offers Payroll Services locally in the US and globally. They also give you the capability of paying your staff online or with their mobile app, allowing you to make instant payments from wherever you are. Their certified payroll professionals are available 24/7 to help you set up your employees on an automated payroll system. All their software can be integrated with business software, time tracking, ERPs and HR systems.
ADP offers unique solutions for small businesses with up to 49 employees and large enterprises with more than 1000 employees. Once set up, payroll and taxes are automatically done accurately and in compliance with federal and state laws. Quarterly and annual reporting is done automatically and all the data is synced with your accounting package giving you complete records of all your transactions. The general ledger interface will allow you to export your payroll to QuickBooks, Xero, or Creative Solutions.
The ability to run payroll with just a few clicks, on desktop or mobile will give you the capability of paying your employees with deductions according to federal and state laws. ADP integrates time tracking with payroll for fully automated employee data syncing and HR, benefits, and talent. Scalable and custom tailored solutions suitable for your type of business are available with expert support from ADP, globally.
Features included are tax compliance, payroll, and HRIS, outsourcing and integration with most ERPs. ADP is considered to be a top-rated payroll software provider. Their services are available in more than 140 countries.
Let’s Dive Deeper
ADP offers automated deductions for insurance, retirement plans, etc.. You can streamline the process according to your location and requirements. ADP integrates with most of the popular software providers and apps which will extend functionality even further. An easy to use solution that scales with you is the ADP Workforce Now, which gives you an all in one platform that integrates with your favorite system. This dashboard and mobile app offer payroll, HR, talent management, time and benefits administration all with intuitive analytics and insight.
ADP Vantage HCM dashboard and mobile app can be used for up to 20,000 employees. This all in one open solution covers strategic human capital management with data insights and advanced talent management. For an end to end global payroll solution that combines advanced technology you can use the ADP Streamline platform and mobile app. This is suitable for any size global business. Whatever the size of your business, with ADP payroll solutions you will be able to manage your workforce effectively. Their time-saving automation, payroll integration, and real-time analytics will handle all types of payments and deductions for all your employees in a fast and accurate manner.
ADP eliminates the use of paper timesheets with a digital time clock which makes it easy to track time accurately. Automated alerts, timecard, scheduling, and reports will keep you up to date with the hours worked by your employees. Optional finger scan identification is available to ensure that each individual is present when clocking in. ADP also ensures that the correct tax deduction is made and they take responsibility for any fines that occur due to wrong payments, as long as you give them the correct information. ADP handles all your tax obligations by calculating, filing and reconciling payroll taxes. Employees will have access to their end of year tax forms online.
ADP is a popular choice for payroll services and also offers a time attendance system, human capital management, talent, and human resources management, benefits administration and retirement and insurance services. All these services operate on the same platform and can be processed online, with the ADP mobile app on iOS and Android devices or over the phone. Once the hours of each employee have been added to the software for each pay period the calculations are done automatically and deductions are made according to each employee’s contract. Calculations are made based on wage rate or salary, minus taxes, health benefits, and retirement contributions. At the end of the year, ADP creates and distributes the required tax forms and files the necessary documentation on your behalf.
ADP offers accounting integrations from its payroll software to popular accounting packages like QuickBooks and Xero. As a cloud-based system, ADP is easy to use and does not require the installation of special software. The company also offers excellent customer support 24/7 via phone or online chat. There are also a variety of online resources with newsletters and tips. Email reminders to process payroll and alerts are in place to keep you up to date and in compliance.