November 1, 2000 - Qwest Cyber.Solutions (QCS), the largest enterprise application service provider (ASP), and Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP®), the leading provider in the application of technologies and outsourced services that help businesses optimize their HR, benefits and payroll administrative processes, today announced a marketing alliance that offers large corporations a combined enterprise ASP- solution with outsourced payroll services.

The alliance will combine QCS' Enterprise FreedomTM Solutions with ADP's FlexSourcingTM services for large companies. QCS' best-of-breed ASP solutions include Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Supply Chain Management (SCM). ADP offers best practice payroll outsourcing solutions including time and labor management, payroll processing, tax filing, direct deposit, check printing, wage garnishment processing and new hire reporting. Under the terms of the alliance, QCS and ADP's National Account Services division will work together to provide comprehensive ASP solutions with outsourced HR services to mutual prospects.

"We are very excited to be working with QCS to deliver our payroll solutions to mutual clients," said Tim Lamb, president of ADP National Account Services. "We recognize that many corporations want a combination of hosted ERP/HRMS solutions and outsourced payroll services. We identified QCS as an ASP industry leader that has both the technical capabilities and complementary ERP partnerships to meet our market’s needs."

"We selected ADP because of their best practice capabilities for payroll administration. Bringing these services to our ASP clients running HR applications is a natural step that underscores the value of an ASP – best-in-class plug and play solutions that afford companies the freedom to focus on core business issues," said John Charters, president and CEO of QC.S.

About Qwest Cyber.Solutions
Qwest Cyber.Solutions (QCS) is the industry's largest enterprise applications service provider (ASP) delivering scalable and reliable business critical software solutions through remote management and hosting of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Business-to-Business (B2B) E-Commerce applications. A joint venture between Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) and KPMG Consulting, QCS leverages Qwest's state-of-the-art Internet protocol broadband network and CyberCenters as well as KPMG's Consulting and software integration expertise. QCS' software applications portfolio includes Ariba, Captura, Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP and Siebel, Systems. For more information, see the QCS Web site at

About FlexSourcingTM
ADP's FlexSourcing is a service philosophy, delivered by ADP National Account Services, that allows clients to choose from a comprehensive and flexible suite of customizable solutions. These solutions range from services for existing in-house systems, all the way to full-scale outsourcing of HR, benefits and payroll functions.

About ADP
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NYSE:AUD) is one of the largest global providers of computerized transaction processing, data communications and information services, with more than $6 billion in revenues, over 50 years of experience and 500,000 clients worldwide. ADP's services include payroll, tax regulatory management, HRMS, benefits administration, time and labor management, retirement plan services, online recruiting, and pre-employment screening. ADP National Account Services, part of ADP's Employer Services (ES) division, is a leading provider of integrated business administrative solutions for larger enterprises. These solutions help clients efficiently manage their internal processes, allowing them to focus on core competencies. ADP ES' offerings include both traditional and Internet-based outsourcing products and services, giving clients the ability to select from ADP's comprehensive range of World Class Service solutions. For more information about ADP, contact a local ADP sales office, call 1-800-225-5237, Extension 124 or visit

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