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ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings

ADP TotalSource

15 Ratings

ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings
Score 6.8 out of 101

ADP TotalSource

15 Ratings
Score 6.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP RUN

RUN is good for companies that don't have a dedicated team for payroll and human resources. Everything you need can be found within the platform, including recruiting, forms and templates. If you don't want to take the time to add employees to the system, you can simply enter their name and email and turn it over to them to enter their info. Employees have access to their check stubs and can adjust their taxes, etc. on their own, saving the employer time and overhead. I don't believe that the platform is ideal for companies who have zero experience with payroll, as I believe having a dedicated representative for questions is more beneficial in those scenarios, but anyone who has done it for a few years should find the platform ideal and user-friendly.
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ADP TotalSource

ADP TotalSource is my company's PEO. Being an HR department of one, the support I received from the was worth its weight in gold. They have so many resources already in place that I was able to make use of instead of researching and creating myself. One part of having them as a PEO that I wasn't a fan of, was the limitations we had in choosing our benefit carriers. They had contracts with two health carriers to choose from. So if we weren't happy with rates, there was only so much room to negotiate, at the carriers knew that.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP RUN
8.4
ADP TotalSource
8.7
Pay calculation
ADP RUN
9.1
ADP TotalSource
8.4
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP RUN
6.8
ADP TotalSource
9.7
Benefit plan administration
ADP RUN
7.9
ADP TotalSource
8.7
Direct deposit files
ADP RUN
9.1
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
ADP RUN
8.9
ADP TotalSource
9.3
Reimbursement management
ADP RUN
8.9
ADP TotalSource
7.0

Human Resource Management

ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
8.1
Employee demographic data
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
7.3
Employment history
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
8.3
Job profiles and administration
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
7.7
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
8.4
Organizational charting
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
8.5
Organization and location management
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
7.3
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
9.3

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
8.5
Approval workflow
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Balance details
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
8.5
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
9.0

Employee Self Service

ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
8.3
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
8.7
Update personal information
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
8.7
View company policy documentation
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Employee recognition
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
8.0
View job history
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
8.4

Asset Management

ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
8.0

HR Reporting

ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Report builder
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Pre-built reports
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
8.0

Onboarding

ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
8.8
New hire portal
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
8.5
Manager tracking tools
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
9.0

Performance and Goals

ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Corporate goal setting
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Individual goal setting
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Performance tracking
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
8.0

Performance Management

ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
7.6
Performance plans
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Performance improvement plans
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Review status tracking
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Review reminders
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Multiple review frequency
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
8.0

Succession Planning

ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Create succession plans/pools
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Candidate ranking
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Candidate search
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Candidate development
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
6.0

Recruiting / ATS

ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
7.4
Job Requisition Management
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Company Website Posting
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Publish to Social Media
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Job Search Site Posting
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Applicant Tracking
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Notifications and Alerts
ADP RUN
ADP TotalSource
9.0

Pros

  • The software platform is incredibly easy to learn and user-friendly.
  • The cost is surprisingly better than other payroll processing platforms, especially considering what is included and the longstanding national reputation of ADP.
  • The simplicity, automation, and available templates and reports are incredibly helpful to our growing organization.
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  • It does a great job of keeping track of all your pay at various other jobs that also use ADP TotalSource. You can easily log in and verify any information that you might need to check on.
  • The privacy feature is really great so that only you can see documents with financial information on them.
  • The app is also really handy and easily accessible. You can pull up anything in a pinch if you don't have access to your work computer at the same time that you need to look up something.
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Cons

  • It really provides all we need and more.
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  • I wish that there was a feature that would allow you to do some financial planning with your money.
  • If you can't remember your password or username, it is really hard to retrieve and they always take a long time to get back to you.
  • One other con is that it is not always the easiest to navigate and sometimes you don't realize that you have gone to a different screen and then it gets you out of everything and you have to do the log in process all over. This would be more of an issue if you were using a computer instead of the mobile app.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP RUN9.1
Based on 2 answers
ADP is a great service that saves us time and money in supporting our payroll operations.
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No answers yet
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Support

ADP RUN8.6
Based on 2 answers
Very happy with support and ADP team.
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Alternatives Considered

RUN ADP gave us the flexibility that QB did not. Using ADP also reduces the amount of forms and time necessary during the month of January.
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We use ADP simply to to track pay for employees. We really like more of the functionality of Workday as it is really easy to import org charts and track performance. The graphics and appearance of these sections are also really nice! We also use Workday to track time off as it was more popular among employees to use when we asked them to compare more options. However, ADP is much better at tracking pay and because it carries information over from previous jobs, employees really like this as well!
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Return on Investment

  • RUN ADP has allowed me and my staff the flexibility of offering payroll services without being tied to the office 5 days a week. We prepare mostly tax returns for our business, and outside of "Tax Season" we have Mon - Thurs hours. This allows one person to handle any payroll issues that might arise remotely.
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  • It has helped us to keep track of various financial information for employees and this has helped our HR department.
  • We were trying to find a system that was more user-friendly and many people are able to use this pretty easily.
  • We found more cost effective methods to do absence management and goal setting because this system was too expensive and cumbersome for us.
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Pricing Details

ADP RUN

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

ADP TotalSource

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details