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ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings

ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings
Score 6.8 out of 101

Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR

3 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

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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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Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR

Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR is a very powerful HR tool with abundant features that could fulfill pretty much all the HR needs of a small to medium sized organization. It might be an overkill for very small businesses with less than 20 employees as its really geared towards larger organizations. It offers powerful tools to performance reviews as well as employee HR management tasks. One interesting feature is the ability for employees to perform self administrative tasks through the software which allows some automation of tasks. On the other hand, the program can be so feature rich that require an advanced user with data analytic skills to fully utility. Companies that use the software will need to have at least one manager procure training before utilizing its full range of features.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP RUN
8.4
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.2
Pay calculation
ADP RUN
9.1
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.0
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP RUN
6.8
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
5.0
Benefit plan administration
ADP RUN
7.9
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.0
Direct deposit files
ADP RUN
9.1
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Salary revision and increment management
ADP RUN
8.9
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Reimbursement management
ADP RUN
8.9
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.0

Human Resource Management

ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.3
Employee demographic data
ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Employment history
ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.0
Job profiles and administration
ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
8.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Organizational charting
ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Organization and location management
ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
9.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.3
Approval workflow
ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Balance details
ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
5.0

Employee Self Service

ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.4
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.0
Update personal information
ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
View company policy documentation
ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Employee recognition
ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
5.0
View job history
ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0

HR Reporting

ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Report builder
ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
9.0
Pre-built reports
ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
5.0

Performance and Goals

ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Performance tracking
ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0

Performance Management

ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.7
Performance plans
ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
8.0
Performance improvement plans
ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
8.0
Review status tracking
ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0

Recruiting / ATS

ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.4
Job Requisition Management
ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
8.0
Company Website Posting
ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Publish to Social Media
ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.0
Job Search Site Posting
ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
5.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
5.0
Applicant Tracking
ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
8.0
Notifications and Alerts
ADP RUN
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.0

Pros

  • 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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  • The software is very flexible in working with different types of organization functions, departments, and with projects.
  • The program is provides a solid recruitment platform.
  • Managers can use the software for performance reviews and for analysis.
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Cons

  • Something very small is not being able to type in certain areas. You have to select from the drop down instead of being able to type in the first few letters and have it selected. This would help streamline everything a bit more.
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  • Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR can be a bit overwhelming for light users with limited experience.
  • The performance review features are extensive and require a highly skilled manager that work with data analytics
  • The program is not quite as strong in its recruitment features as other software offerings.
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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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Support

ADP RUN8.6
Based on 2 answers
Very happy with support and ADP team.
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Alternatives Considered

While I still use QuickBooks for other accounting and bookkeeping uses, RUN was a lot more user-friendly when it came to payroll. It was cheaper and I felt that the help/assistance was much better, that if I did run into any issues, I would have an answer very quickly.
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Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR really shines as a flexible product capable of evolving with an organization's changing needs. Its robust features, cloud based architecture, and performance analysis help push the product ahead of some of its competitors. While not perfect, the software offers in-depth performance review functions and data analysis tools that show performance trends. With its self administrative tools, employees can help manage their own information, reducing workload for HR managers
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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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  • Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR can require training and experience to fully utility its features
  • The program really helps with provide self administrative tools for employees to perform on their own, lowering management work loads.
  • What really makes the software shine is its flexible department management tools. One can setup extensive organization systems that are flexible enough to meet a wide range of organization needs.
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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

Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR

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