ADP Dealer Services and Standard Register today announced an alliance that harnesses the combined power of the Internet and the companies' support infrastructures to help automotive retailers reduce operating costs by optimizing forms and supplies management.

This alliance creates a new service, DOX(sm) Dealer Office Xpress, a single procurement source for forms and office products. DOX combines online ordering and document management tools with in-dealership services and delivery for all automotive retailers, regardless of which computer system they currently use.

DOX online services, available at ADP's www.dealersuite.com, will include SMARTworks® -- the integrated print management platform from Standard Register's wholly owned subsidiary, SMARTworks.com, Inc. SMARTworks enables retailers to order forms and supplies as well as track every step of the e-procurement process. SMARTworks' online reporting provides immediate access to document and supplies usage trends and order history, enabling retailers to effectively manage costs and inventory.

In addition to Internet services, DOX also includes traditional forms and supplies management tools and catalog ordering. Whether retailers use the online or traditional services, dedicated DOX specialists help ensure continuous, proactive and efficient inventory management support and help clients create an effective document management strategy to reduce overall operating expense.

"Automotive retailers must have new solutions to take control of the Internet and capitalize on opportunities in the new economy," said Mike Martone, President, ADP Dealer Services, "DOX helps retailers clear away the roadblocks to effective management through its easy, on-demand tools and face-to-face services."

DOX offers automotive retailers:

  • Comprehensive document management, including online forms ordering, document design and printing for all document types

  • An expanded range of forms and supplies selection, including print on demand and digital color documents

  • Comprehensive reporting functions, including forms usage, trends and inventory level reports

  • A single source for all forms and supplies needs

  • Increased levels of service and support

  • Greater document accessibility and convenience


  • "As a key element of DOX, SMARTworks establishes a single, flexible platform for retailers to procure and manage a multitude of office consumables and print-related services," stated Standard Register Executive Vice President and COO Peter A. Dorsman. "Our alliance with ADP combined with our document management expertise demonstrates our commitment to helping automotive retailers maximize profitability and performance."

    Typical SMARTworks users can decrease their company's annual paper usage by 25 percent the first year and reduce costs by 40 percent over three years. The technology platform is currently being used in multiple industries including automotive manufacturers Mitsubishi and Volvo.

    DOX joins an array of other high-quality online business resources available to retailers at ADP's www.DealerSuite.com, the automotive retail industry's single destination designed to create operating efficiencies for dealerships. DealerSuite.com(sm) offers a comprehensive set of organizational, e-procurement, motivational, and educational tools to automotive retailers.

    "We partnered with Standard Register not only because of the proven SMARTworks technology platform, but also because they have consistently demonstrated innovative leadership in helping businesses of all sizes solve the document management challenge," said ADP's Martone.

    About DealerSuite.com

    Through DealerSuite.com, ADP gives the auto and truck retail market unprecedented access to key e-Business services -- each designed to help retailers thrive in the new economy. These resources include online forms ordering and document management tools from SMARTworks.com, Inc.; employee skills training; online competitive equipment procurement; and, free email, group scheduling and collaborative office tools. Also available is access to online credit application and financing markets; electronic vehicle registration; ADP's Web-enabled dealer management systems; ADP Support Network and ADP Support Channel, as well as telecommunication and Internet access services.

    About ADP Dealer Services:

    ADP Dealer Services Group provides integrated computing solutions to more than 18,000 automotive and truck dealers throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. ADP Dealer Services Group is the third largest business unit of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. ADP, with more than $6 billion in annual revenues and more than 450,000 clients, is one of the largest independent computing services firms in the world. More information on ADP and ADP Dealer Services Group is available via the Internet at www.adp.com and www.dealersuite.com.

    About Standard Register:

    Dayton, Ohio-based Standard Register is a nationwide leader in delivering customized document management solutions to healthcare, financial and general business markets. Serving as a strategic partner under its Less Paper Strategy(TM), Standard Register helps transaction-intensive businesses reduce costs and increase revenue. Offerings range from traditional forms manufacturing to commercial and digital on-demand printing; e-documents and related desktop printing solutions; plastic card imaging, packaging and distribution; Internet and paper-based billing services; supply-chain solutions; and integrated labeling solutions. Standard Register reported 1999 revenues of $1.327 billion. For more information, call 800/755-6405 or visit www.standardregister.com.

    About SMARTworks.com, Inc.

    SMARTworks.com, Inc. provides the printing industry's first supplier-independent open platform for e-procurement and integrated print management -- filling a void in the $115 billion U.S. print market. SMARTworks.com operates as an Application Service Provider (ASP) of SMARTworks®, which it markets through its network of channel partners. As an open, hosted Internet service that enables online connectivity between customers and their print providers, SMARTworks allows organizations to significantly reduce the overall costs associated with designing, procuring, distributing, and managing printed and electronic documents throughout the enterprise. SMARTworks.com, Inc. is a wholly owned corporate subsidiary of Standard Register. For more information, visit www.smartworks.com or www.standardregister.com, or call 1.800.755.6405.

    ADP is a registered trademark of ADP of North America, Inc. DOX and DealerSuite.com are service marks of ADP, Inc. SMARTworks is a trademark of SMARTworks.com, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are properties of their respective companies.