Wednesday, June 9th, 2010
TOKYO--(Marketwire) - ADP ® (NASDAQ: ADP), a leading provider of HR, payroll and benefits administration services worldwide, announced today that Kao Corp. ("Kao"), a leader in beauty, health, fabric, home care and chemical products, has selected ADP to deliver a fully integrated suite of global HR, time management and payroll services through its GlobalView® solution. The services will be provided to Kao employees in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Japan. In Japan, the deal leverages a new model wherein ADP will partner with HR One Corporation to integrate payroll delivery.

ADP will provide Kao with one global service level agreement to cover Kao payroll and HR employee services in the above mentioned countries, partnering with HR One to integrate payroll service delivery in Japan. ADP's GlobalView and HR One both utilize the SAP® ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM) solution to deliver their services. Through this agreement, ADP will offer one world-class service experience for Kao employees, supplying manager self-service (MSS) and employee self-service (ESS) interfaces as well as enabling common reporting worldwide.

"We're pleased Kao has selected ADP to forge a successful new business model for Japanese multinationals looking to globalize service delivery to their organization. ADP connects multinationals expanding to Japan with a proven solution and expert global services," said Laurie Eldridge, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of ADP's GlobalView. "ADP's proven Human Resources Outsourcing (HRO) services are available for employee populations of all sizes in over 60 countries worldwide. By partnering with ADP, Kao also gains the flexibility to select services and adjust service levels as needed to support future growth."

"HR One will continue to provide Kao with payroll processing in Japan, while additionally empowering our Japanese clients to connect with ADP's expert global payroll and HR services worldwide through ADP's GlobalView," said Kei Takeya, President, HR One.

"We are very pleased that ADP and HR One jointly leverage the global reach of the SAP ERP HCM solution for multinationals in Japan," said Bernd-Uwe Pagel, Senior Vice President, Outsourcing and On Demand GTM, SAP AG. "The collaboration of these two market leaders gives buyers of SAP-based HRO services uniform service levels as well as information transparency on a truly worldwide basis."

About ADP
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADP), with nearly $9 billion in revenue 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 and recreational vehicle dealers throughout the world. For more information about ADP, contact a local ADP sales office or visit the company's Web site at

About Kao Corporation
Founded in 1887, the Kao Corporation develops products that cater to the beauty, consumer health care, fabric and home care, and chemical industries. Kao employs over 33,000 employees and had Y1,184.3 billion ($12.7 billion USD) in FY 2009 revenue. Through expression of the spirit of Yoki-Monozukuri, Kao strives for the satisfaction and enrichment of the lives of people around the world.

About HR One

HR One is one of the largest providers of human resources outsourcing in Japan, serving over 300,000 employees at over 200 businesses throughout the country. HR One was established as a result of the merger of Human Resources Management Service & Consulting Co., Ltd and the HRO division of HumanLink Co., Ltd in October 2009.

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