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ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings

ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings
Score 6.8 out of 101

Payroll by Wave

1 Ratings
Score 7 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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Payroll by Wave

Payroll by Wave is a simple tool - and of course it requires you to be inside the Wave ecosystem. So if you are invoicing and accounting with Wave, you are probably a small mom 'n pop setup in search of low-maintenance and cost-effective software. Payroll is a good complement to your Wave account.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

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

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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  • An intuitive, clear UI helps you know where everything is, what options are at your disposal. Calendars and timelines show that Wave really thought out how to provide you with useful tool.
  • Pay day can be automated and straightforward.
  • Wave onboarding provides guidance at what information to input next until you are all set up.
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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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  • Payroll is a paid feature at $10 + $4/employee per month. I suppose this is a normal expense, but other payroll systems I've used, such as ones built into online banking, have cost me a fraction of this.
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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

Personally, at other positions, I have used several other products. ADP is superior! Fantastic interface& super easy to use. Having had to train other on several platforms, this one was a very simple to show and effortless to teach to the others I was training. It is always the first company I recommend for payroll because they are local, great to work with and they offer such a versatile range of processing options.
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We moved away from Wave as most of our contractors are time-based, and Wave flat out refuses to provide time tracking features. We tried integrations, but the pricing/complexity goes up and reliability goes down when integrating systems which were not intended to communicate. We since moved to Avaza and sacrificed Payroll for more robust time tracking, project management, and a very open feature development process
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Return on Investment

  • it is beneficial
  • we were able to switch form monthly to quarterly easily
  • the team is great to work with
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  • We tested Wave briefly and Wave Payroll briefly. Impact was minimal as it did not quite fit our 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
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Payroll by Wave

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