Press Release: February 23, 2011

HP Helps Payroll Processor Paycor Grow Its Business, Improve Customer Response Time with HP Converged Infrastructure

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP today announced that Paycor Inc., one of the largest independently owned payroll processing service providers in the United States, has upgraded its data center to an HP Converged Infrastructure to increase its business agility and ability to deliver superior client services while the company continues to grow.

During its most demanding days, Paycor – which supports more than 19,000 corporate clients – executes 1.7 million transactions while processing nearly 130,000 paychecks.

To improve customer response time and support its growing business, Paycor needed to upgrade its legacy systems. After a review of solutions from IBM and HP, Paycor chose the eight-socket HP ProLiant DL980 G7 servers running Microsoft Windows® server and Microsoft SQL server database software.

“Our ability to provide a fast, secure and seamless experience for our customers is critical to our continued success,” said Kevin Armour, chief technology officer, Paycor Inc. “The DL980 servers offer an x86 environment that provides the high availability and resiliency for our most critical business applications, enabling us to keep pace with the demands of our customers even during the busiest of times.”

HP’s unified management framework, which allows customers to easily manage mixed environments of HP Integrity and HP ProLiant servers, helped Paycor to move its existing Windows SQL Server environment on HP Integrity to the new DL980 systems smoothly and with minimal disruption.

Based on industry-standard technology, the HP ProLiant DL980 G7 server with HP PREMA architecture delivers high performance and reliability for data-intensive workloads. Robust enough for the most demanding x86 workloads, it provides up to 30 percent faster(1) local memory access to improve response times and handle the most demanding applications.

Migrating to the DL980 has improved Paycor’s application performance by 50 percent. This increase has allowed the company to provide continuous availability of business-critical payroll processing applications during weekly peak periods and the end-of-year tax reporting season. It also allows Paycor’s customer support staff to respond to inquiries faster, which translates into better service, higher customer retention and continued growth.

HP Converged Infrastructure is a core component of an Instant-On Enterprise. In a world of continuous connectivity, the Instant-On Enterprise embeds technology in everything it does to serve customers, employees, partners and citizens with whatever they need, instantly.

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