Customer Spotlight: ADP Enables Plug-and-Play Payment Processing for Thousands of Car Dealers Throughout North America With Windows Azure
Dec. 16, 2010
Payment solution provided by NVoicePay is based on Windows Azure platform with Silverlight interface across the Web, PC and phone.

REDMOND, Wash. — Dec. 16, 2010 — The Dealer Services Group of Automatic Data Processing Inc. has added NVoicePay as a participant to its Third Party Access Program. NVoicePay, a Portland, Ore.-based software provider, helps mutual clients eliminate paper invoices and checks with an integrated electronic payments solution powered by the Windows Azure cloud platform, Microsoft Corp. reported today.

NVoicePay’s AP Assist e-payment solution offers substantial savings for dealerships that opt into the program. NVoicePay estimates that paying invoices manually ends up costing several dollars per check; however, by reducing that transaction cost, each dealership stands to save tens of thousands of dollars per year depending on its size.

“Like most midsize companies, many dealerships are using manual processes for their accounts payables, which is fraught with errors and inefficiency,” said Clifton E. Mason, vice president of product marketing for ADP Dealer Services. “NVoicePay’s hosted solution is integrated to ADP’s existing dealer management system, which allows our clients to easily process payables electronically for less than the cost of a postage stamp.”

The NVoicePay solution relies heavily on Microsoft Silverlight to enable a great user experience across multiple platforms, including PC, phone and Web. For example, as part of the solution, a suite of Windows Phone 7 applications allow financial controllers to quickly perform functions such as approving pending payments and checking payment status while on the go.

On the back end, the solution is implemented on the Windows Azure platform. This gives it the ability to work easily with a range of existing systems, and it also provides the massive scalability essential for a growth-stage business. According to NVoicePay, leveraging Windows Azure to enable its payment network allowed the NVoicePay solution to go from zero to nearly $50 million in payment traffic in a single year.

“The Windows Azure model of paying only for the resources you need has been key for us as an early stage company because the costs associated with provisioning and maintaining an infrastructure that could support the scalability we require would have been prohibitive,” said Karla Friede, chief executive officer, NVoicePay. “Using the Windows Azure platform, we’ve been able to deliver enterprise-class services at a small-business price, and that’s a requirement to crack the midmarket.”

About ADP

Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADP), with nearly $9 billion in revenues and about 560,000 clients, is one of the world’s largest providers of business outsourcing solutions. Leveraging 60 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 companies of all types and sizes. ADP is also a leading provider of integrated computing solutions to auto, truck, motorcycle, marine, recreational, heavy vehicle and agricultural vehicle dealers throughout the world. For more information about ADP or to contact a local ADP sales office, reach us at 1-800-CALL-ADP ext. 411 (1-800-225-5237 ext. 411).

About NVoicePay

NVoicePay is a B2B Payment Network addressing the opportunity of moving invoice payments from paper checks to electronic networks for mid-market businesses. NVoicePay’s simple efficient electronic payments have made the company the fastest growing payment network for business.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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