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Likelihood to Recommend

RUN Powered by ADP®

RUN by ADP is perfect, in my opinion, for any size of company. Whether you have 5 employees or 500 employees. I feel that RUN by ADP will meet your needs and help make processing payroll as smooth as possible. Using RUN by ADP is a huge time saver for me. I love how easy it is to add new employees. I work at a company that is experiencing big growth and I am grateful for how easy it is to add new employees. I wish RUN by ADP was more transparent about the cutoff times to process payroll timely. It would be very nice to know what is the latest I could process payroll to have it be processed on time
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APS

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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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

RUN Powered by ADP®
8.4
APS
7.3
Pay calculation
RUN Powered by ADP®
8.4
APS
7.0
Support for external payroll vendors
RUN Powered by ADP®
8.0
APS
5.7
Benefit plan administration
RUN Powered by ADP®
8.1
APS
7.0
Direct deposit files
RUN Powered by ADP®
8.8
APS
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
RUN Powered by ADP®
8.6
APS
7.0
Reimbursement management
RUN Powered by ADP®
8.4
APS
9.0

Human Resource Management

RUN Powered by ADP®
APS
7.0
Employee demographic data
RUN Powered by ADP®
APS
9.4
Employment history
RUN Powered by ADP®
APS
7.0
Job profiles and administration
RUN Powered by ADP®
APS
8.3
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
RUN Powered by ADP®
APS
4.0
Organizational charting
RUN Powered by ADP®
APS
7.9
Organization and location management
RUN Powered by ADP®
APS
6.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
RUN Powered by ADP®
APS
6.0

Leave and Attendance Management

RUN Powered by ADP®
APS
6.7
Approval workflow
RUN Powered by ADP®
APS
8.0
Balance details
RUN Powered by ADP®
APS
6.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
RUN Powered by ADP®
APS
6.0

Employee Self Service

RUN Powered by ADP®
APS
7.2
View and generate pay and benefit information
RUN Powered by ADP®
APS
8.0
Update personal information
RUN Powered by ADP®
APS
9.0
View company policy documentation
RUN Powered by ADP®
APS
7.0
Employee recognition
RUN Powered by ADP®
APS
7.0
View job history
RUN Powered by ADP®
APS
5.0

Asset Management

RUN Powered by ADP®
APS
7.0
Tracking of all physical assets
RUN Powered by ADP®
APS
7.0

HR Reporting

RUN Powered by ADP®
APS
7.1
Report builder
RUN Powered by ADP®
APS
7.0
Pre-built reports
RUN Powered by ADP®
APS
7.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
RUN Powered by ADP®
APS
7.4

Onboarding

RUN Powered by ADP®
APS
7.5
New hire portal
RUN Powered by ADP®
APS
8.0
Manager tracking tools
RUN Powered by ADP®
APS
7.0

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

RUN Powered by ADP®
APS
5.0
Create succession plans/pools
RUN Powered by ADP®
APS
5.0
Candidate ranking
RUN Powered by ADP®
APS
5.0

Recruiting / ATS

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

Pros

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  • 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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APS

  • 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

RUN Powered by ADP®

  • I often process a "salary" amount for my teachers who provide private lessons and an hourly amount for their standard classes. It would be helpful if I could enter these totals on one line without there being an error message. It gets tedious needing to click "add a line" for each different payroll category I need to select.
  • If ADP could also save the lines I've added for each employee from the previous payroll that would be helpful too. For example, if Sharon had three separate lines for payroll (one being her standard teacher rate, the next her office/admin hours and third being her private lesson lump sum ) on the previous payroll when I log in this time if those three lines automatically populated under her name that would be helpful. Or having a function where I can select how many lines the teacher receives and can click them on and off as their role changes.
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APS

  • 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

RUN Powered by ADP®

RUN Powered by ADP® 9.1
Based on 2 answers
ADP is a great service that saves us time and money in supporting our payroll operations.
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APS

APS 9.7
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

RUN Powered by ADP®

RUN Powered by ADP® 9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

APS

APS 9.5
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

RUN Powered by ADP®

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

APS

APS 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I haven't had any outages
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Performance

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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

APS

APS 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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Support

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RUN Powered by ADP® 7.7
Based on 3 answers
Beginning with ADP and for questions throughout use, I've had nothing but positive experiences. Even if a support person doesn't have the answer, they find a person who does and it gets resolved in a timely manner.
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APS

APS 9.9
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

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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

APS

APS 9.0
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

RUN Powered by ADP®

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

APS

APS 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We had great webinars.
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Implementation

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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

APS

APS 8.7
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

RUN Powered by ADP®

Compared to Paycor, ADP's web portal is much easier to navigate and use which has made running payroll easier. While the overall features are similar, ADP has more options such as integrating an HR support feature and linking to a 401k that make it more flexible. I have also found that generating reports is much easier in ADP's site, especially since it auto generates some key reports as soon as payroll is run.
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APS

All the other payroll systems were very complicated and had a lot of capabilities that were nto needed for an organization of our size. This made it difficult to use and confusing. APS covers all our needs and does so with ease of use and great support
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Scalability

RUN Powered by ADP®

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

APS

APS 9.0
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

RUN Powered by ADP®

  • Positive: My business is home based so having professional checks and payroll processing services gives the impression that my company is more professional and traditional.
  • Positive: The return on my investment with this service is a good measurable in that it's worth the overall cost for my small home-based business. All the expenses (printer ink, check forms and envelopes) associated with producing payroll, are in one place and the pre-formatted reports have saved me the time and trouble of creating these myself. In addition, it's easier to comply with state and local agencies because I receive notices and information in a timely fashion and I don't have to search for this information myself...saving me both time and money.
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APS

  • APS OnLine has helped us streamline the payroll process by freeing up our time of not having to personally cut and sign weekly paychecks. We don't have to rely on check signers to be present which has helped our timeliness as well.
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Pricing Details

RUN Powered by ADP®

General

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

APS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

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