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Concur hooks up with ADP

Concur is hooking up with a staple of corporate computing to advance its position: Automated Data Processing, the payroll processing firm.

    Concur is hooking up with a staple of corporate computing to advance its position: Automated Data Processing, the payroll processing firm.

    Concur, formally called Portable Software, makes expense management software. Under the terms of the deal, ADP will turn over control of its E-Expense software to Redmond, Washington-based Concur, and then refer customers looking for an expense management system to Concur.

    John Russo, vice president of marketing at Concur, said that for now his company will offer ADP customers Concur's current product Xpense Management Solution (XMS) and not market ADP's existing product. Over the next year, Concur will evaluate the technology in E-Expense and decide what to take from it and put in its own product.

    "The reason this partnership was formed was so that ADP could focus on its core competencies of payroll management and [human resource administration]," Russo said. "It is similar to our American Express relationship. It will also allow Concur to expand into the vast middle market."