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IFA Selects Paychex as Preferred Payroll Solutions Provider

February 12, 2018

The International Franchise Association (IFA), the world's oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide, announced it has selected Paychex, Inc., one of the nation’s leading providers of integrated human capital management solutions for payroll and HR services, as its preferred payroll solutions provider for IFA membership.

IFA selected Paychex after completing a rigorous preferred provider RFP process in early 2018. The decision was based on several metrics including service model, retention, size, pricing, and franchise experience. Paychex will be a key preferred provider offering comprehensive payroll solutions to IFA members.

IFA’s President and CEO Robert Cresanti, CFE stated, “Bringing Paychex on as a preferred provider is a natural fit for the IFA, since they are a longtime member with a focus on small- to medium-sized businesses.” Cresanti continued, “We’re certain Paychex has the right mix of national scale, franchise experience, and service quality that our members will love.”

“Paychex has a long history of delivering best-in-class payroll and HR solutions that allow franchise owners to focus on growing and managing a successful business,” said Maureen Lally, vice president of marketing at Paychex. “By removing the administrative burdens that come with managing payroll and tax obligations, Paychex’s dedicated professionals partner with clients to help them address the HR challenges they face every day, such as retaining employees, recruiting top talent, and managing benefits, resulting in more efficient and productive business operations.”

With more than 605,000 clients, Paychex is one of America’s leading providers of payroll and HR services, with a strong focus on integrated human capital management solutions and employee benefits services for small-to mid-sized businesses.

To learn more about the new designation and the benefits to IFA members, visit Paychex at booth No. 715 at the IFA 2018 Convention, the industry’s premier event for franchise professionals, taking place now through February 13 at the Phoenix Grand Convention Center and the Sheraton Grand Phoenix.

For more information on Paychex’s customized solutions for franchises, visit

About the International Franchise Association
Celebrating 56 years of excellence, education and advocacy, the International Franchise Association is the world's oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising and the more than 733,000 franchise establishments that support nearly 7.6 million direct jobs, $674.3 billion of economic output for the U.S. economy and 2.5 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees and companies that support the industry in marketing, law, technology and business development.

About Paychex
Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) is a leading provider of integrated human capital management solutions for payroll, HR, retirement, and insurance services. By combining its innovative software-as-a-service technology and mobility platform with dedicated, personal service, Paychex empowers small- and medium-sized business owners to focus on the growth and management of their business. Backed by 45 years of industry expertise, Paychex serves approximately 605,000 payroll clients as of May 31, 2017, across more than 100 locations and pays one out of every 12 American private sector employees. Learn more about Paychex by visiting, and stay connected on Twitter and LinkedIn.