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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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Evolution Payroll

We have a small company with very simple needs. This software meets those needs, but it looks like it is capable of doing so much more than what we use it for. I typically use only a few screens and a few reports. It is very well suited for our needs, but I don't know the full functionality of the system due to our limited needs.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

RUN Powered by ADP®
8.5
Evolution Payroll
7.7
Pay calculation
RUN Powered by ADP®
8.7
Evolution Payroll
10.0
Support for external payroll vendors
RUN Powered by ADP®
8.0
Evolution Payroll
Benefit plan administration
RUN Powered by ADP®
8.1
Evolution Payroll
Direct deposit files
RUN Powered by ADP®
9.0
Evolution Payroll
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
RUN Powered by ADP®
8.6
Evolution Payroll
3.0
Reimbursement management
RUN Powered by ADP®
8.4
Evolution Payroll

Pros

RUN Powered by ADP®

  • 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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Evolution Payroll

  • It keeps track of 401K deferrals.
  • It keeps track of our payroll taxes.
  • It handles a variety of payroll types (Hourly, Salary, Weekly, Semi-Monthly and Monthly).
  • Keeps track of SUTA and FUTA rates.
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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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Evolution Payroll

  • One problem it has is if you try to cut multiple checks for a person (sometimes) it creates an error which requires assistance from the processor to get it straightened out.
  • You need to pay close attention when reviewing prior to submitting. Sometimes if you think you saved something it might not have saved it and if you don't catch it before you submit, it requires assistance to get corrected up to and including voiding a check and re-issuing.
  • In my opinion, it's somewhat expensive. I have been looking at other providers who would use a different system, and they seem to be significantly cheaper. That may not be a direct correlation to the software but to the provider.
  • I don't know if it is capable of allowing a user to create new reports, but if it doesn't, that would be something to consider as a missing functionality.
  • I haven't found an area that allows for tracking pay increases. We simply overwrite a persons rate of pay when we give a raise, so there is no tracking of the date a raise was given or a comparison showing what they made prior to or when the last raise was given. (That I am aware of).
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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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Evolution Payroll

Evolution Payroll 4.0
Based on 1 answer
Evolution is provided by our current third party payroll processor. We are currently considering changing processors, because of increased prices and competition is priced significantly lower.
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Support

RUN Powered by ADP®

RUN Powered by ADP® 8.5
Based on 4 answers
I did not have to utilize the support team through RUN yet. So I have yet to experience the support team from ADP. The sales process had already happened before I had signed on and I was not a decision maker when it come to this. HR here has not had to contact the support team.
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Evolution Payroll

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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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Evolution Payroll

This is the first payroll software I have used. My prior experience was keeping track of the various aspects of a really simple payroll (no benefits at all) in PeachTree 20 plus years ago, so I am unable to provide a comparison.
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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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Evolution Payroll

  • Considering this company was processing payroll manually and keeping track of all of the items in handwritten ledgers prior to using this software, I would think the impact has been substantially beneficial, just in time and effort savings.
  • The company bought into this service about 20 years prior to my joining them. So, I don't know when they accomplished ROI.
  • My company didn't purchase the software, they use it because the payroll processor uses it as their payroll system. So, there is not traditional ROI, as they never purchased the software.
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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

Evolution Payroll

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

RUN Powered by ADP®
8.5
Evolution Payroll
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

RUN Powered by ADP®
9.1
Evolution Payroll
4.0

Usability

RUN Powered by ADP®
9.1
Evolution Payroll

Support

RUN Powered by ADP®
8.5
Evolution Payroll

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