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ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings

APS

43 Ratings

ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings
Score 6.8 out of 101

APS

43 Ratings
Score 6.5 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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APS

They are more suited to growing, nimble companies. They are soon adding employee approval to time cards and checkin by facial recognition. Additions and changes to improve functionality might not work for a very large company like GE.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP RUN
8.4
APS
8.5
Pay calculation
ADP RUN
9.1
APS
9.2
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP RUN
6.8
APS
5.7
Benefit plan administration
ADP RUN
7.9
APS
8.2
Direct deposit files
ADP RUN
9.1
APS
9.9
Salary revision and increment management
ADP RUN
8.9
APS
8.9
Reimbursement management
ADP RUN
8.9
APS
9.0

Human Resource Management

ADP RUN
APS
8.5
Employee demographic data
ADP RUN
APS
9.4
Employment history
ADP RUN
APS
8.7
Job profiles and administration
ADP RUN
APS
8.3
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP RUN
APS
8.2
Organizational charting
ADP RUN
APS
7.9
Organization and location management
ADP RUN
APS
8.4
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP RUN
APS
8.4

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP RUN
APS
8.6
Approval workflow
ADP RUN
APS
9.4
Balance details
ADP RUN
APS
8.2
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP RUN
APS
8.3

Employee Self Service

ADP RUN
APS
8.6
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP RUN
APS
9.4
Update personal information
ADP RUN
APS
9.4
View company policy documentation
ADP RUN
APS
8.1
Employee recognition
ADP RUN
APS
7.6
View job history
ADP RUN
APS
8.6

Asset Management

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

HR Reporting

ADP RUN
APS
8.4
Report builder
ADP RUN
APS
9.2
Pre-built reports
ADP RUN
APS
8.5
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP RUN
APS
7.4

Onboarding

ADP RUN
APS
9.0
New hire portal
ADP RUN
APS
9.3
Manager tracking tools
ADP RUN
APS
8.7

Performance and Goals

ADP RUN
APS
7.8
Corporate goal setting
ADP RUN
APS
8.1
Individual goal setting
ADP RUN
APS
8.2
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP RUN
APS
8.2
Performance tracking
ADP RUN
APS
6.9

Performance Management

ADP RUN
APS
8.0
Performance plans
ADP RUN
APS
7.9
Performance improvement plans
ADP RUN
APS
7.0
Review status tracking
ADP RUN
APS
8.4
Review reminders
ADP RUN
APS
8.3
Multiple review frequency
ADP RUN
APS
8.5

Succession Planning

ADP RUN
APS
5.0
Create succession plans/pools
ADP RUN
APS
5.0
Candidate ranking
ADP RUN
APS
5.0

Recruiting / ATS

ADP RUN
APS
8.8
Job Requisition Management
ADP RUN
APS
9.2
Company Website Posting
ADP RUN
APS
9.2
Publish to Social Media
ADP RUN
APS
9.2
Job Search Site Posting
ADP RUN
APS
8.8
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP RUN
APS
7.6
Applicant Tracking
ADP RUN
APS
8.4
Notifications and Alerts
ADP RUN
APS
9.2

Pros

  • Special payrolls are simple to run for bonus checks.
  • Reports for payroll deductions allows for quick processing.
  • Garnishments are paid directly just like taxes.
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  • 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 HR library needs to be updated and more user friendly.
  • The special reports are restrictive on information you can combine in a single report which defeats the purpose of customizing a report.
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  • State by state rules - In a few states that we work in they have very strict rules on overtime, sick leave, etc and APS didn't have the time and attendance pre-configured correctly for these. Their development team has really worked with us to handle it but it just took a bit longer. Overall though they have been very upfront about it and have been able to make the necessary changes.
  • No scheduling - I think this is something in development right now but I know that other larger companies do have this capability. It would be great to have but it truly hasn't "hurt" our ability to do payroll.
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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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APS9.7
Based on 6 answers
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

ADP RUN9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
APS9.5
Based on 4 answers
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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
I haven't had any outages
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
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Support

ADP RUN8.6
Based on 2 answers
Very happy with support and ADP team.
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APS9.9
Based on 3 answers
There is one primary account representative that we contact on a regular basis. If she is unavailable, there are others on her team. It does seem that our implementation was more complex than others that have been installed, so fixes are not as easily remedied.
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In-Person Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
We had great webinars.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
APS8.7
Based on 4 answers
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

I have only used an accounting software program. I was very hesitant because I've never used an outside source. Kind of scary letting go. But I talked to many colleagues that use different software so I finally felt comfortable going ahead and using ADP.
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We currently use Employee Navigator - they have similar features to APS OnLine
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Scalability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
I've never had a problem with the system nor in finding the right information.
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Return on Investment

  • Definitely positive. It allows me to use my time better.
  • With more time on my hands, I'm able to utilize my time in a more efficient way. I'm getting more things done faster.
  • I'm able to deal with more projects and help out other departments.
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  • Very cost effective way for us to process payroll.
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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

APS

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details
Our 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.