March 25, 2008 10:00 ET

Sodexo Selects ADP to Provide HR Business Process Outsourcing Services to Support 100,000 Employees

ADP's Comprehensive Outsourcing Services Solution Delivers Unique Scalability and Needed Expertise

ROSELAND, NJ--(Marketwire - March 25, 2008) - ADP ® Employer Services, a leading provider of HR, payroll and benefits administration services, today announced that Sodexo Inc. has selected ADP as its human resources (HR) business provider to deliver payroll and related services directly to Sodexo's 100,000 U.S.-based employees.

By taking advantage of ADP's Comprehensive Outsourcing Services (COS), Sodexo receives an end-to-end payroll solution that includes processing, administration and service center support for its U.S. employees, managers and practitioners. Moving to the ADP COS model enables Sodexo to leverage ADP's deep payroll domain expertise while ensuring that its employees experience a smooth transition onto a proven payroll solution.

Sodexo, a leading provider of integrated food and facilities management services worldwide, sought a domain expert that could directly support all of its U.S.-based employees while complementing and integrating with Sodexo's broader HR initiatives. This included interacting with Sodexo's proprietary time and labor management (TLM) system, which captures time details from more than 9,000 business units every pay period.

"We needed to outsource our HR functions to a company with deep domain expertise and one that could serve as a strategic, consultative vendor. We felt ADP built their solution for companies just like ours," said Peri Bridger, Chief HR Officer at Sodexo. "ADP helps us manage the payroll needs of 100,000 employees while handling complicated compliance issues that require proven technologies and expertise."

The ADP COS offering combines scalable proprietary platforms with over 50 years of service proficiency to deliver a range of HR solutions for organizations with more than 1,000 employees. This combination of technology and experience has proven to be valuable in the marketplace, whether delivering multi-process solutions to mid-market organizations, or payroll-centric solutions that support the complex HR strategies of the Fortune 500.

"This was a great opportunity for ADP to provide a focused suite of COS solutions and also help Sodexo to maximize their existing infrastructure investments," said Regina Lee, President of ADP's National Account Services. "Our relationship with Sodexo highlights the unique scalability and expertise that ADP brings to the HR BPO marketplace, and we are thrilled to be moving forward with such a strategic and supportive client."

ADP National Account Services is the ADP business unit that provides HR, benefits and payroll services -- including ADP Comprehensive Outsourcing Services -- to organizations with more than 1,000 employees. For more information about COS, please visit or call 1-800-225-5237.

About ADP

Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NYSE: ADP), with nearly $8 billion in revenues and approximately 585,000 clients, is one of the world's largest providers of business outsourcing solutions. Leveraging more than 55 years of experience, ADP offers the widest 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 organizations 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. For more information about ADP or to contact a local ADP sales office, reach us at 1-800-225-5237 or visit the company's Web site at

About Sodexo

Sodexo, Inc. ( is a leading integrated food and facilities management services company in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, with $7.3 billion (USD) in annual revenue and 125,000 employees. Sodexo serves more than ten million customers daily in corporations, health care, long term care and retirement centers, schools, college campuses, government and remote sites. Sodexo, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., is a subsidiary of Sodexo Alliance ( Sodexo, Inc. funds the Sodexo Foundation (, an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $9.2 million in grants to fight hunger in America.

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