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ADP RUN

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ADP RUN

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Score 7.6 out of 101

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Score 8.3 out of 101

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ADP RUN

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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BambooHR

This software works great to manage HR in a growing organization. The org chart is always nice especially for a quickly growing organization so you can keep up with new people, moves, and changes. At the entry level security access, the application is very limited in functionality and it gets more useful as you gain more responsibility.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP RUN
8.6
BambooHR
8.0
Pay calculation
ADP RUN
9.3
BambooHR
8.3
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP RUN
6.8
BambooHR
6.9
Benefit plan administration
ADP RUN
7.9
BambooHR
7.4
Direct deposit files
ADP RUN
9.3
BambooHR
8.2
Salary revision and increment management
ADP RUN
9.1
BambooHR
8.9
Reimbursement management
ADP RUN
9.1
BambooHR
8.4

Human Resource Management

ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.1
Employee demographic data
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.1
Employment history
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.2
Job profiles and administration
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.4
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.5
Organizational charting
ADP RUN
BambooHR
7.7
Organization and location management
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.1

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.8
Approval workflow
ADP RUN
BambooHR
9.1
Balance details
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.9
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.5

Employee Self Service

ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.4
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP RUN
BambooHR
7.7
Update personal information
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.9
View company policy documentation
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.3
Employee recognition
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.5
View job history
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.6

Asset Management

ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.7
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.7

HR Reporting

ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.2
Report builder
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.4
Pre-built reports
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.1
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.2

Onboarding

ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.2
New hire portal
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.2
Manager tracking tools
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.3

Performance and Goals

ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.3
Corporate goal setting
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.5
Individual goal setting
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.2
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.5
Performance tracking
ADP RUN
BambooHR
7.9

Performance Management

ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.3
Performance plans
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.3
Performance improvement plans
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.1
Review status tracking
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.4
Review reminders
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.4
Multiple review frequency
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.4

Succession Planning

ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.0
Create succession plans/pools
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.4
Candidate ranking
ADP RUN
BambooHR
7.4
Candidate search
ADP RUN
BambooHR
7.6
Candidate development
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.5

Recruiting / ATS

ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.2
Job Requisition Management
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.5
Company Website Posting
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.5
Publish to Social Media
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.3
Job Search Site Posting
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.7
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP RUN
BambooHR
7.2
Applicant Tracking
ADP RUN
BambooHR
7.8
Notifications and Alerts
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.4

Pros

  • Very easy to add new employees. The process to add new employees is a simple step by step process. If you have the employee present, it is even more easier.
  • Processing Payroll. Processing payroll with RUN by ADP is super easy. When it is time to run payroll, you click on "run payroll" and follow the steps to process payroll for the given period. Processing Payroll with RUN by ADP is super easy and painless.
  • Reporting. RUN by ADP has so many different types of reports. You can get a report for each pay period by each employee or you can run a report for the entire year. Super Helpful.
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  • Bamboo has excellent reporting. Along with custom reports that I can run, Bamboo provides a list of standard reports that are extremely helpful.
  • Bamboo's interface is so user-friendly. It makes it fun to work within the platform!
  • I like the automated onboarding task list items. They make it easy to notify everyone of new hires.
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Cons

  • Chat Function. RUN by ADP has a built in chat function. This function can be improved by the ability to upload data to the rep and provide a more appealing chat design.
  • Employee Access. RUN by ADP offers the ability for employees to gain access to view their pay stubs, change withholding, and change bank account info. The problem with this function is when on the employer side, I allow a new employee access, the employee never gets an email to get access to their account. I usually have to resend the email again.
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  • Initial setup can be complicated
  • Build plan crashes
  • Doesn't have rich ecosystem of plugins
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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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Usability

ADP RUN9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
BambooHR9.0
Based on 1 answer
The fact that I could jump in for the first time ever using BambooHR and figure out how to use the system within minutes makes for a high usability rating.
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Support

ADP RUN8.6
Based on 2 answers
Very happy with support and ADP team.
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No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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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JazzHR and Comeet are much more advanced as ATSs. The UX of BambooHR is a bit better than both of them.
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Return on Investment

  • HUGE TIME SAVER. My time is very valuable and I am always looking for ways to save time. RUN by ADP saves so much time for me when it comes to processing payroll. I love that it takes me only minutes to do.
  • I wish it would be easier to add cash bonuses to the employees for taxes. I usually have to go through support to have the process done the quickest way possible.
  • The overall cost of RUN by ADP is very affordable. It is good to save money!
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  • Greatly reduced the cost of attracting quality applicants
  • Significantly cheaper than ZipRecruiter and offers a full HR package to compliment the job postings
  • Allows for a high number of postings at an affordable cost
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Pricing Details

ADP RUN

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

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Call for Quote*
1.  company size
Additional Pricing Details