Monday, April 4, 2011

ADP's Henry Taub Passes at age 83

As much as the small to mid-sized service bureaus market against the likes of ADP and Paychex, without Henry Taub and his contemporaries, our businesses wouldn't be where they are today.  
In 1949, he had the same dream that a startup payroll service bureau has today, "the opportunity to relieve business owners of the burdens of administrative functions, such as payroll processing, so they could instead concentrate on expanding their businesses."

http://www.adp.com/media/press-releases/2011-news-releases/adp-announces-passing-of-founder-and-honorary-chairman-henry-taub.aspx

Saturday, April 2, 2011

SwipeClock Conference Wrap

As I am sitting here in the lobby of the Homestead resort outside of Salt Lake City, UT waiting for a ride to the airport, I was thinking back through the past few days and remarking to myself about what a close knit family the active members of the payroll service industry are.

Conferences such as this are like family reunions. Even the competition greets each other with handshakes and hugs. There is a sense of camaraderie that, although is likely not unique, is something I've not experienced elsewhere.

The three day conference here at Homestead was a great time of learning for all - integrating, selling, servicing, programming... stories of successes and failures, stories of battling for business (and winning) against ADP and Paychex... Ideas for new features for SwipeClock.com's time and attendance solutions, and the unveiling of many new features and upcoming plans by the same.

A big thanks to all of the SwipeClock team members for a great event! Looking forward to the next.