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ADP ezLaborManager

25 Ratings
Score 6.8 out of 101

RationalPlan

3 Ratings
Score 8.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP ezLaborManager

The system as whole is much better than other systems out there. But to say it is the "BEST" is a contradiction. The system tracks time accurately for hourly employees but if you are needing to track time time for a different shift to pay at a different rate, the system is incapable. For example, a shift differential must be manually calculated in payroll because in ezLaborManager the time cannot be captured. To say the hours of work between 7 PM and 6 AM are at a different rate must be manually calculated and captured to pay appropriately.
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RationalPlan

It's got its shortcomings but is still the best PM tool in my opinion
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ADP ezLaborManager
RationalPlan
7.5
Task Management
ADP ezLaborManager
RationalPlan
8.2
Resource Management
ADP ezLaborManager
RationalPlan
8.2
Gantt Charts
ADP ezLaborManager
RationalPlan
8.6
Scheduling
ADP ezLaborManager
RationalPlan
8.6
Document Management
ADP ezLaborManager
RationalPlan
6.4
Email integration
ADP ezLaborManager
RationalPlan
6.8
Mobile Access
ADP ezLaborManager
RationalPlan
9.1
Timesheet Tracking
ADP ezLaborManager
RationalPlan
4.5
Budget and Expense Management
ADP ezLaborManager
RationalPlan
6.8

Professional Services Automation

ADP ezLaborManager
RationalPlan
4.5
Invoicing
ADP ezLaborManager
RationalPlan
4.5

Pros

  • Reports are Excel exportable.
  • Tracks the hours for ACA.
  • The reports are a great asset in the reconciliation of our outside staffing companies.
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  • Portfolio view is great to get a feel for how your programme is running at a glance and which areas possibly might require attention. The fact that you can customise your view by adding your own columns is another plus.
  • All project information in one tool is a big plus for me considering the amount of projects we run with. This really improves efficiency and saves me time. You have the ability to add documents to tasks, manage risks, email resources tasks due for projects they are assigned to(might need some refinement depending on your requirements), material db with costing etc.
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Cons

  • The Time off Requests feature is limited, if an employee requests time in April for July, and in June the employee reports to someone new the system does not update the request to the new manager, it is still sent to old manager.
  • In the 2.0 Work Force Now, ezLaborManager allowed you to add a note to the day but in the 10.0 version you may only add a note to the time sheet not the day.
  • Reports cannot be customized to incorporate data from other areas such as payroll and HR.
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  • While the portfolio view is great is becomes difficult/cluttered with many projects. Highlighting master projects will help. Creating a tree view for master project and its sub projects would even be better.
  • Reporting is a big part of any project. While rationalplan has reports for key areas the presentation of these reports could really be improved. Make it more presentable. Add some burndown charts. I hate to compare you to MS Project but they do reporting really well in MS Project.
  • The email function is another great idea. Would be great if one had an option to either email an entire portfolio or by active project. At times I’m still scoping certain projects and if the WBS is not yet complete then this incomplete project is also communicated via email which leads to frustration in the team. You don’t always want to communicate tasks for all projects to all resources.
  • One need to be able to: Email per project
  • Email entire portfolio (as currently the case)
  • Email by resource (send pending or outstanding tasks to the resource in question)
  • Add a portfolio dashboard with graphical speed and bar charts giving you a glimpse of late projects, projects slipping, not started in progress etc., for your portfolio.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP ezLaborManager8.0
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Still have some issues with it but usage seems to improve
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Usability

ADP ezLaborManager7.0
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ADP is a good system to track information but, what it lacks is just some detail that provides time savings. Some instances they have made "updates" that tend to have been better previous to those "updates." One example is for staff to see how they have used their time off in the past. There should be an easy way to report and review such other than looking at pay periods. Pay statement and review and totals can also improve.
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Support

ADP ezLaborManager7.0
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Response isn't timely and some reps are not as helpful as others.
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Online Training

ADP ezLaborManager8.0
Based on 1 answer
The training provided was based on a generic database and reporting which made it difficult to compare when you had your own database to work at. It also didn't provide good written materials that would be useful after the training session. It was more geared towards the practice tests or applications within the training.
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Implementation

ADP ezLaborManager3.0
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Should have had a project manager from ADP to assist.
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Alternatives Considered

Again, since we have not used anything in the past, I can not compare one product to the other.
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I use Multi which is the standalone platform. While there is no team collaboration it does have an email feature built in. Rational Plan does have the Server option but it all comes at a price the same as Wrike.I have used many free and commercial platforms and rationalplan multi is a good balance with features especially if some of the proposed feature requests are implemented.
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Return on Investment

  • Overtime has been reduced as we now have the ability to review it without a time crunch following receipt of paper timecards.
  • Payroll is more accurate as all the calculations are made within the system leaving less room for human error or abuse by the employee.
  • Staff have more access to technology with use of lap tops and feel more comfortable with some of the self service features available.
  • Communication of employee information has improved with use of the home page portal.
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  • Helps explain the target schedule and resource estimates for cost of the project
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Pricing Details

ADP ezLaborManager

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Call
ADP ezLaborManager Editions & Modules
ADP ezLaborManager
Edition
ADP Time and Attendance
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ADP Workforce Now Essential Time
Call for details
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RationalPlan

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
RationalPlan Editions & Modules
RationalPlan
On-premise Edition
Single
$57 USD1
Multi
$98 USD1
Server
$350 USD1
Stakeholder
$32 USD1
1. Lifetime License per Seat
SaaS Edition
Beginner
$41
Master
$121
Production
$191
Free
$0
1. per user
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