RUN Powered by ADP® vs. Paycor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
RUN Powered by ADP®
Score 8.5 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
RUN powered by ADP is a benefits administration and payroll platform for small businesses with light additional HR features. It runs on a cloud-based platform with mobile accessibility.N/A
Paycor
Score 7.4 out of 10
N/A
Paycor provides core HR functions scaled towards small and mid-sized businesses. Paycor offers an integrated benefits platform for interfacing directly with insurance carriers and an adaptable time management platform.N/A
Pricing
RUN Powered by ADP®Paycor
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
RUN Powered by ADP®Paycor
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
RUN Powered by ADP®Paycor
Considered Both Products
RUN Powered by ADP®
Chose 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 …
Chose RUN Powered by ADP®
Each software has its benefits and no one software offers everything you need. RUN Powered by ADP has solutions for each size business and can work to make sure you have the best, compliant solution possible. The teams (sales and implementation) care about making sure the …
Paycor
Chose Paycor
ADP by a long shot out preforms everything that Paycor attempts to do. Must better functionality with customer service and ease of use.
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Features
RUN Powered by ADP®Paycor
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
RUN Powered by ADP®
8.2
216 Ratings
0% above category average
Paycor
8.1
312 Ratings
1% above category average
Pay calculation9.4208 Ratings8.4302 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors7.763 Ratings8.25 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.8137 Ratings8.2115 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.090 Ratings7.4217 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.5201 Ratings8.6300 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.2156 Ratings8.0255 Ratings
Reimbursement management5.138 Ratings8.164 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
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Ratings
Paycor
7.9
299 Ratings
0% above category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.2255 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.1270 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings8.0256 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.4254 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.8204 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.8213 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.6189 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
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Ratings
Paycor
7.7
240 Ratings
5% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.0216 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.7233 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings7.6195 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
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Ratings
Paycor
8.1
299 Ratings
1% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.0276 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.3281 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.0209 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings8.262 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.1238 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
RUN Powered by ADP®
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Ratings
Paycor
8.3
99 Ratings
6% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings8.399 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
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Ratings
Paycor
6.7
267 Ratings
13% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings6.7260 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.1260 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings6.4173 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
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Ratings
Paycor
8.0
250 Ratings
0% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings8.2246 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings7.7189 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
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Ratings
Paycor
7.7
117 Ratings
6% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings7.648 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings7.5111 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings7.890 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.9110 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
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Ratings
Paycor
7.2
147 Ratings
10% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings7.4141 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.1126 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings7.0132 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings7.5131 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.1112 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
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Ratings
Paycor
8.0
39 Ratings
1% above category average
Candidate ranking00 Ratings8.133 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.938 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
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Ratings
Paycor
8.3
142 Ratings
6% above category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings8.1116 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings8.1123 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings8.1106 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings8.2114 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings8.2101 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings8.2124 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings8.1131 Ratings
Best Alternatives
RUN Powered by ADP®Paycor
Small Businesses
Patriot Software
Patriot Software
Score 9.1 out of 10
Patriot Software
Patriot Software
Score 9.1 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.6 out of 10
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.6 out of 10
Enterprises
Infor Human Resources
Infor Human Resources
Score 7.2 out of 10
Infor Human Resources
Infor Human Resources
Score 7.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
RUN Powered by ADP®Paycor
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(282 ratings)
7.3
(334 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.8
(19 ratings)
9.8
(17 ratings)
Usability
9.8
(12 ratings)
7.8
(302 ratings)
Availability
9.2
(7 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Performance
8.4
(7 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(22 ratings)
4.9
(56 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.6
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
9.6
(2 ratings)
9.3
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.4
(10 ratings)
9.1
(16 ratings)
Configurability
8.2
(4 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.1
(1 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(8 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.4
(3 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.3
(4 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
RUN Powered by ADP®Paycor
Likelihood to Recommend
ADP
RUN is a great option if you are a mid to small sized company. Due to the functionality, it seems to be designed for companies that are about that size. I do not think it would be suited for a large company or enterprise as the reporting and Payroll procedures can be somewhat limited.
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Paycor, Inc
It's really great for us. Our payroll administrator retired and we decided to absorb that function within HR. Paycor takes care of the taxes and much of the extra details she had done previously allowing that transition to be possible. The software is easy to use and my managers have taken on more with timesheet review. If a company has really complex differentials it might not be ready for them, yet. We have one that I have to do manually but I'm hopeful they will be able to add it in soon!
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Pros
ADP
  • Keeps accurate payroll data for employees as well as the business
  • Provides 24/7 access to employees for their personal needs
  • Keeps us informed of changes in the laws/regulations/rules pertaining to hiring, minimum wage, etc.
  • Submits wages reports to Federal and State authorities
  • Helps us find answers to questions regarding hiring out-of-state employees (remote workers).
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Paycor, Inc
  • Scheduling for management is well organized and easily visualized to ensure proper coverage while avoiding overtime or being over staffed.
  • Scheduling for the employees is user friendly. Employees can easily request and view their time off. They can also view their schedule along with their team's at any time.
  • Payroll is very streamlined. With scheduling and payroll in the same system, everything can be quickly verified for accuracy. All time sheets are kept within the system and then easily processed for payroll.
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Cons
ADP
  • Being a small company and as a designated owner, the employee who processes payroll is the only person that gets the notification that payroll is submitted. As the "Owner," it would be best if the "owner" could also get a copy of the processing of payroll. I have to log in to review what was actually submitted...so if incorrect and I miss checking immediately, an employee could be paid incorrectly.
  • The PTO / vacation accrual product does not have the ability to provide a "liability" report of what the accrual balances owed are. I started using the product only to find out that a liability report was not available, nor could it be created.
  • Employee change form is only available after payroll is submitted. It would be more helpful to have the change form available before submission so any potential incorrect changes could be identified before running a final payroll.
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Paycor, Inc
  • Customer Service is atrocious. We've had 6 Customer Success Managers in less than 3 years-hard to develop any type of rhythm in addressing and solving problems. They also utilize a ticketing system to report issues, but there is little to no communication of when tickets are actually resolved and what the resolution was-requires a ton of prodding from the client to get answers to emails.
  • Integration with third party platforms (benefits for example) is also lacking. Issues are prevalent and take excessive time to resolve.
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Likelihood to Renew
ADP
It is much better than the payroll system I used previously. The integrations that RUN has for on-boarding new hires are very convenient when they work properly. It saves a tremendous amount of time being able to email a link to new employees that allows them to enter much of their own demographic information. Payroll feature alerts me when someone's pay is significantly less or more than usual.
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Paycor, Inc
The product is really good overall. The customer service is not the best and the benefits administration is kind of painful. However, the good outweighs the bad. We might get a different benefit admin system that can be integrated into Paycor. My controller doesn't want to switch anything for a [long] time.
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Usability
ADP
I have been using this system for years and they have actually made it easier and easier. The system is always making great upgrades that don't necessarily require any additional information or training. I love when I log in and see a new feature or button that I get to use to make my life easier!
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Paycor, Inc
Unfortunately, Paycor has a major system issue that in my opinion needs to totally be reconfigured. The benefit module is not accurate and does not work correctly. The EDI feeds do not work and took over a year to be implemented and still were not accurate
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Reliability and Availability
ADP
I have never had an instance of an outage. It is always available as I have added data while travelling, on weekends, and in after work hours. Retrieving pdf's is also available at any time for employees and benefit participants.
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Paycor, Inc
I feel like Paycor is always up and running! If they are planning downtime, they communicate it clearly. Every once in a while, I get something that says the system isn't working but it is usually back up within the hour. I typically find by the time that the employees complain about it, that it is resolved within the system.
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Performance
ADP
ADP Run loads a bit slowly at times, once I put in my credentials. However, that said, I think my perception of the time it takes is impacted by our "instant gratification" expectation of being able to get into everything quickly.
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Paycor, Inc
For the most part, everything moves super fast. There are a few sections (Expense Management) that sometimes take a bit to load correctly. Or if they are interesting, it takes a minute to talk to each other! But reports are quickly downloaded and available! Even data heavy reports run fairly fast!
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Support Rating
ADP
At times it takes a few minutes to reach someone and sometimes the ADP automated voice prompt does not recognize my name when I say it. Also, sometimes I am forwarded to different departments and I have to explain my issue 2 or 3 times. It is hard to know whether it is an ADP Run/payroll processing issue versus an ADP Time and Attendance issue. Over the last year or so that I have called ADP, sometimes I am left on hold for a very long time.
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Paycor, Inc
I feel like support will transfer you back and forth between departments and put you on hold forever. I believe it is very difficult to see the status of an open ticket. During my experience, it feels like the client has to push all communication and request updates from support regularly.
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In-Person Training
ADP
they helped up with the 1st payroll after that we were fine - it is very user friendly- they wanted to be sure everything had imported correctly.
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Paycor, Inc
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Online Training
ADP
very easy to learn i think it took maybe one payroll to have it down and we were up and running
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Paycor, Inc
The online trainings are super helpful. They have user guides that you can read through, interactive training that will walk you through it as well as plain web based ones. I've actually never had an in-person training but all of the information you need can be found online. They also will do individual support training if you are struggling with a certain area.
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Implementation Rating
ADP
Make sure there's plenty of time between payrolls for the implementation and be sure to test all the manually inputted fields.
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Paycor, Inc
Implementation of any new software is going to be challenging, especially if you are maintaining an existing program concurrently. When it is time for dual-processing (both old and new software) prior to going live, be prepared to be stressed. But trust the process and it will be over soon.
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Alternatives Considered
ADP
RUN Powered by ADP® blows Paychex Flex out of the water. The ease of using the app and the website is so much better! The detail we are able to see in the payroll section is much improved. Probably the biggest improvement between the two is the customer service. We feel heard, understood, appreciated, and cared for since switching to RUN Powered by ADP®.
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Paycor, Inc
Paylocity was cumbersome and not very intuitive. I was constantly on the phone with them trying to figure out how to do something. I once called back 4 different times( because I didn’t believe the answer they gave me was how to do what I was asking), explained my problem the exact same way and got 4 different answers. So, I lost trust in the product and started looking for a product I could rely on.
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Scalability
ADP
Every summer, we hire three new college interns who have to be entered into the system. They can enter their information themselves, which takes a load off me. The onboarding is quite straightforward, and today's college kids are techy enough to be able to understand it.
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Paycor, Inc
I gave it a 10 because we only use it across one organization. However, it has allowed us to break it into multiple departments and layers of management. It is also easy for us to utilize across different locations but still under one master company. They have always provided us support when we decide to change something on an organizational level
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Return on Investment
ADP
  • Providing my clients with the easy to use platform has freed up 2 days worth of work per month for me.
  • It allows clients to have their employees submit onboarding documentation directly into the system saving client confusion/frustration and limiting calls coming into my office.
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Paycor, Inc
  • ACA - Great. It took us approximately two hours to complete, compared to the 40+ Hours it took us in previous years.
  • Timesheet maintenance- this takes more time than it did previously.
  • Reporting - Confusing and Difficult. Very little customization and has forced us to rely less on reports.
  • Performance- Supervisors are spending 20% less time on performance reviews due to the easy of answering the questions.
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ScreenShots

RUN Powered by ADP® Screenshots

Screenshot of the RUN Dashboard with the business' key info front-and-centerScreenshot of the payroll interfaceScreenshot of access to payroll reports and liability amountsScreenshot of the RUN Powered by ADP mobile app, used to process payroll on the goScreenshot of the ADP mobile app, where employees can access their historical payroll statements and year-end tax documents

Paycor Screenshots

Screenshot of Real-time data insights to make critical business decisions.Screenshot of Paycor expense reportingScreenshot of Recruiting processes streamlined in PaycorScreenshot of Workforce scheduling in PaycorScreenshot of Paycor's mobile app allows employees to punch in and out from their phonesScreenshot of Paycor Home Screen