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Three Reasons Electronic Payroll Should Be on the Table

By 2015, it is estimated that checks will make up less than 1% of total disbursements with a shift to direct deposit and pay cards1. Additionally, the changing legislative landscape is enabling businesses to find new, innovative ways to handle payroll. If you are not already leveraging electronic payment options, here are three reasons you may want to reconsider:


  • Top performing companies that utilize electronic pay solutions spend 50 percent less for payroll processing than comparable businesses – $41 per employee compared to the $84 per employee paid by the peer group2.
  • By using a pay card solution, employees can avoid paying more in fees to cash their paychecks and purchase money orders to pay bills every month.
  • Electronic pay reduces the cost to the environment; producing paper checks requires more than 764 million gallons of fuel and adds more than 3.6 million tons of greenhouse gases/CO2 to the environment every year3.


  • Increasing electronic pay allows your payroll department to focus on strategic tasks.
  • Electronic pay provides your employees with more payday options, such as direct deposit or pay card.
  • When using a pay card solution, underserved employees can avoid check cashing costs and have quicker access to their funds.


Technology advancements will continue to drive new and innovative solutions for payroll processing; mobile applications and payments and EMV chip functionality are a few examples of tools that will further accelerate electronic payment adoption. The next time you run payroll, consider what an electronic pay solution can do for you.

Learn more about wage payments and pay card solutions offered by ADP.


1 Aite Group, 2010
2 The Hackett Group, Payroll Performance Study, 2009, American Payroll Assoc. Workforce Management and Payroll Performance Studies, 2010

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