What users are saying about

ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings

CakeHR

3 Ratings

ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings
Score 6.8 out of 101

CakeHR

3 Ratings
Score 8.7 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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CakeHR

I would really recommend it to other companies. Especially to companies like ours, startups, 10+ employees. CakeHR gives you a good overview of all the teams, days off, and you have all the data about employees in one system.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP RUN
8.4
CakeHR
Pay calculation
ADP RUN
9.1
CakeHR
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP RUN
6.8
CakeHR
Benefit plan administration
ADP RUN
7.9
CakeHR
Direct deposit files
ADP RUN
9.1
CakeHR
Salary revision and increment management
ADP RUN
8.9
CakeHR
Reimbursement management
ADP RUN
8.9
CakeHR

Human Resource Management

ADP RUN
CakeHR
6.7
Employee demographic data
ADP RUN
CakeHR
5.5
Employment history
ADP RUN
CakeHR
4.5
Job profiles and administration
ADP RUN
CakeHR
7.7
Organizational charting
ADP RUN
CakeHR
9.1

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP RUN
CakeHR
8.6
Approval workflow
ADP RUN
CakeHR
8.2
Balance details
ADP RUN
CakeHR
9.1

Employee Self Service

ADP RUN
CakeHR
8.6
Update personal information
ADP RUN
CakeHR
9.1
View job history
ADP RUN
CakeHR
8.2

HR Reporting

ADP RUN
CakeHR
6.8
Report builder
ADP RUN
CakeHR
7.3
Pre-built reports
ADP RUN
CakeHR
6.4

Onboarding

ADP RUN
CakeHR
9.1
New hire portal
ADP RUN
CakeHR
9.1
Manager tracking tools
ADP RUN
CakeHR
9.1

Performance and Goals

ADP RUN
CakeHR
9.1
Corporate goal setting
ADP RUN
CakeHR
9.1
Individual goal setting
ADP RUN
CakeHR
9.1
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP RUN
CakeHR
9.1
Performance tracking
ADP RUN
CakeHR
9.1

Performance Management

ADP RUN
CakeHR
8.0
Performance plans
ADP RUN
CakeHR
7.3
Performance improvement plans
ADP RUN
CakeHR
6.4
Review status tracking
ADP RUN
CakeHR
9.1
Review reminders
ADP RUN
CakeHR
8.2
Multiple review frequency
ADP RUN
CakeHR
9.1

Pros

  • Easy to use website. Don't have to phone in the payroll!
  • All necessary reports available in PDF format to download.
  • You can see what the total cost of the payroll will be (including withholding) before you approve it.
  • Very helpful phone support.
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  • Super easy and usable system.
  • Great customer service; listens to feedback and does something with it, answers really quickly.
  • A good overview per team for managers.
  • An app available for every employee to quickly arrange a request.
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Cons

  • A few months ago we encountered a glitch where an employee's rate of pay changed. Customer service suggested it was "user error" on my part, but when I reviewed the error, I was not able to actually change the rate of pay on the screen in question. At any rate, ADP took the time to walk me through the process and helped me solve the problem quickly.
  • ADP often contacts me to try and sell additional services. I find this to be a tad annoying.
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  • Not all features for an HR system are available in CakeHR, but they are working on it to improve and expand
Maaike van der Kroon profile photo

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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Support

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

Alternatives Considered

Have not tested any
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This is the first HR system we have used in our company.
Maaike van der Kroon profile photo

Return on Investment

  • My time is super valuable and taking payroll time down to 5 minutes every other week has been amazing!
Slade Dinn profile photo
  • The system shows us all days off and overtime, so we can manage this and know everything is like agreed in the contract.
  • A simple and affordable system with room to grow.
Maaike van der Kroon profile photo

Pricing Details

ADP RUN

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

CakeHR

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
CakeHR Editions & Modules
CakeHR
Edition
PEPM
3.301
1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details
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