April 02, 2012 // Franchising.com // WASHINGTON - The International Franchise Association (IFA) and ADP, Inc. (ADP) today announced the renewal of their strategic partnership, extending ADP's longstanding commitment to IFA and the franchise industry through 2014.
"According to IFA research, franchise businesses support nearly 18 million jobs at more than 825,000 franchise establishments," said IFA President & CEO Steve Caldeira. "Clearly, the franchise industry is a significant force in our nation's economy. ADP's solutions are particularly well suited to help franchise businesses streamline administrative burdens, better manage their cash flow and help them to focus on what's most important, which is growing their business."
As part of this renewal, ADP will remain the founding sponsor of IFA's Public Affairs Conference, IFA's premier venue in which it informs and engages its members about the diverse business, economic and public policy trends that impact the franchise industry. As part of its partnership, ADP will also continue its sponsorship of the "Franchisee of the Year" awards, which are presented at the conference to the industry's most innovative and best performers. The 2012 IFA Public Affairs Conference will take place September 11-13, in Washington, D.C.
"ADP looks forward to our continued partnership with the IFA and its members," said Anish Rajparia, President of ADP's Small Business Services division, ADP TotalSource and ADP Retirement Services. "ADP's broad array of payroll services, tax and compliance, benefits administration and human resource solutions are particularly relevant across the spectrum of new, established and growing franchise businesses. By partnering with IFA and ADP, franchisors and franchisees alike can better manage the risks that come with running their business while taking advantage of special programs and discounted services provided by ADP."
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADP), with about $10 billion in revenues and approximately 570,000 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 human resource, 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, recreational vehicle, and heavy equipment 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 http://www.ADP.com.
The International Franchise Association is the world's oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. Celebrating over 50 years of excellence, education and advocacy, IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising. Through its media awareness campaign highlighting the theme, Franchising: Building Local Businesses, One Opportunity at a Time, IFA promotes the economic impact of the more than 825,000 franchise establishments, which support nearly 18 million jobs and $2.1 trillion of economic output for the U.S. economy. IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees and companies that support the industry in marketing, law and business development.