Access PeopleXD vs. APS Payroll

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Access PeopleXD
Score 6.0 out of 10
N/A
Access PeopleXD is a mobile-first, 100% SaaS HR and Payroll solution that connects processes from hire to retire including Payroll, People Management, Workforce Management, Talent, Recruitment, Learn, Compliance and Analytics.N/A
APS Payroll
Score 5.3 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
APS is a national workforce management and cloud-based HR solution provider. The platform includes core HR, payroll, time and attendance (including manager and employee self-service), compliance tools, and onboarding.N/A
Pricing
Access PeopleXDAPS Payroll
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Access PeopleXDAPS Payroll
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional DetailsOur Payroll solution is offered as a standalone service, but additional solutions must be used in conjunction with our Payroll solution. This ensures the best possible user experience for our customers.
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Features
Access PeopleXDAPS Payroll
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Access PeopleXD
7.5
1 Ratings
2% above category average
APS Payroll
9.7
19 Ratings
19% above category average
New hire portal8.01 Ratings9.519 Ratings
Manager tracking tools7.01 Ratings9.815 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Access PeopleXD
7.7
1 Ratings
6% above category average
APS Payroll
7.4
11 Ratings
10% below category average
Corporate goal setting9.01 Ratings8.12 Ratings
Individual goal setting7.01 Ratings7.89 Ratings
Performance tracking7.01 Ratings8.611 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings5.18 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Access PeopleXD
7.3
1 Ratings
7% above category average
APS Payroll
6.8
13 Ratings
16% below category average
Performance plans9.01 Ratings7.612 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.01 Ratings6.010 Ratings
Review status tracking6.01 Ratings7.611 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings7.212 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings5.611 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Access PeopleXD
6.0
1 Ratings
18% below category average
APS Payroll
5.0
1 Ratings
45% below category average
Create succession plans/pools6.01 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Access PeopleXD
8.0
1 Ratings
9% above category average
APS Payroll
8.1
8 Ratings
3% above category average
Job Requisition Management8.01 Ratings9.56 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.01 Ratings9.16 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.01 Ratings6.98 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings9.57 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings6.16 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings8.86 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings6.57 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Access PeopleXD
-
Ratings
APS Payroll
7.6
33 Ratings
3% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.030 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.028 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.921 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings8.326 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings4.013 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings8.619 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings8.020 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Access PeopleXD
-
Ratings
APS Payroll
9.1
33 Ratings
12% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings10.032 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings8.013 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings8.822 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings10.032 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.024 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.913 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Access PeopleXD
-
Ratings
APS Payroll
9.9
26 Ratings
20% above category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings9.926 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings9.925 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings9.919 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Access PeopleXD
-
Ratings
APS Payroll
8.0
34 Ratings
2% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings10.033 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings10.031 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings6.823 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings5.014 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.023 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Access PeopleXD
-
Ratings
APS Payroll
5.8
12 Ratings
29% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings5.812 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Access PeopleXD
-
Ratings
APS Payroll
5.6
33 Ratings
30% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings5.133 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings5.132 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings6.617 Ratings
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User Ratings
Access PeopleXDAPS Payroll
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
1.3
(36 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.7
(6 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(4 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.8
(5 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(4 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Access PeopleXDAPS Payroll
Likelihood to Recommend
The Access Group
It is very useful for the medium size or large scale of businesses, it almost settled down the HR and payroll basis transactions just click away. In this digital era it also provides you a desktop free or desktop away environment (accessible via cellphone). You may use it to extract your payslip, mark your leave, generate a report as an when it required
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APS Payroll
I think that APS Online is scalable to any organization. It's a wonderful product and I have had so many managers that work with me that feel the same way. We haven't been with them quite a year yet but since we've started it has made a world of difference for us. Things to ask about- 1- Do they specialize in or can they accommodate states that you are working in and their various rules? 2- What type of customer service? Do they have a call center or do they have a designated person like APS? 3- How long do your reports stay in the system? (ADP "archived" theirs after a year so we couldn't reach them)
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Pros
The Access Group
  • People management
  • Payroll management
  • Talent management
  • Digital Learning
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APS Payroll
  • It's fast and intuitive. Our previous contractors were ADP and Paychex and neither were intuitive. Our payroll runs have less errors now than with previous vendors. Payroll prep time is down from 5 hours with ADP to 2 hours with APS for the HR Manager.
  • The limiters are great. I'm always afraid of that error that no one caught. Let's assume that you add a $200 limiter to overtime. Any time that a staff member is about to receive more than $200 in overtime for that pay period, a red flag goes up for the HR manager to double check.
  • We have 3 programs in public schools that block certain ports. APS has a 2nd feature using GPS so that staff can only check in for their shift while they are in the designated GPS range. Great for someone who has to report to a remote location. Just add the GPS coordinates and they can't check until they get to the project.
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Cons
The Access Group
  • Provide easy ways for customization
  • Provide more ways for integration of processes
  • Provide access at user level to prepare reports, drag and drop basis
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APS Payroll
  • Reporting - We have six different business units and the reporting is separate for all three. Most reporting I do requires information from all business units so am running six reports and then copying and pasting to get the report I need.
  • Multi-state taxes - We have a number of employees who live in New York and work in New Jersey. APS OnLine is designed to accommodate one state withholding so ability to have "worked in" state and "lived in" state taxes withheld went away. This was a shortfall.
  • The Carrier connection setup took much longer than expected. After a year, we are still having some issues with some items transferring over to the GL.
  • The CA overtime calculation does not calculate after 8 hours per day, only on the 40 per week so we override each week.
  • Reporting - when running Benefit reports, it recognizes employees who formerly carried the plan but may have dropped it. To get around this, we have to delete off the employee's record so the history is not readily available.
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Likelihood to Renew
The Access Group
No answers on this topic
APS Payroll
I have been using the system for over a year now and feel more comfortable with the functionality of it. I have just recently implemented the benefit administration portion.
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Usability
The Access Group
No answers on this topic
APS Payroll
In general, it's a great system to use. We were looking for simplicity and ease of use and have received raves from our employees in their ability to access and make use of the system. There is still so much more that we have yet to gain as we continue working through each of the modules.
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Reliability and Availability
The Access Group
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APS Payroll
I haven't had any outages
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Performance
The Access Group
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APS Payroll
Very quick
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Support Rating
The Access Group
No answers on this topic
APS Payroll
I had to learn APS on my own, and the support team held my hand. They are still there when I have an occasional question. Anytime I need support, I can call my rep or send an email and help is on the way, without failure. The support team is awesome
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In-Person Training
The Access Group
No answers on this topic
APS Payroll
Even if it wasn't in-person on location, we felt like we had our trainer in the room with us.
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Online Training
The Access Group
No answers on this topic
APS Payroll
We had great webinars.
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Implementation Rating
The Access Group
No answers on this topic
APS Payroll
It would have been helpful to understand the phases of the implementation up front so I could have prepared differently for enrollments, billing, and transfer of information to payroll. At the end of the day, I'm happy with the selection and the system and anticipate I will like it better as we go along. We have done a number of other system implementations in the past few years, and this has been pretty painless, however, I've had a few surprises.
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Alternatives Considered
The Access Group
Access people HR suite (people XD) having a complete package as per the requirement of medium or large scale of businesses, all the HR and payroll related opts and benefits may gets via single window, but for the small businesses/enterprises its of very high cost and not useful on optimize level
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APS Payroll
Paychex was probably the best system, but the constant shifting of support teams caused a loss of institutional knowledge every time. ADP was impersonal and support phone calls almost always went overseas. The lack of knowledge of the support service was disturbing. It was hoped that APS would provide a good system with quality support. Support normally isn't bad other than the journal entry.
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Scalability
The Access Group
No answers on this topic
APS Payroll
I've never had a problem with the system nor in finding the right information.
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Return on Investment
The Access Group
  • Time saving for business
  • Cost saving for business
  • Effective and efficient system to use
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APS Payroll
  • We were able to transition quickly and continue to successfully hire and onboard new hires for several Clubs that opened within weeks of moving to APS.
  • We do struggle a bit with the ease of reporting simply because our locations are all under separate EIN and that can make it difficult to easily combine data queried under custom reports, so the volume of reporting that I might wish to be able to push through weekly in order to help address 'real time' trends is not always available.
  • The lack of effective dating for position and wage changes does mean that HR and available APS data is not 'real time' accurate and that HR does need to return to the system to update changes well after-the-fact, which is not ideal.
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ScreenShots

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Screenshot of Benefits Administration Dashboard