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ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings

Sage People

4 Ratings

ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings
Score 7.1 out of 101

Sage People

4 Ratings
Score 8.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP RUN

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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Sage People

Sage People is well suited to small-medium sized organizations that would like a cloud-based HR solution with no need for servers or software to install. I really like the fact that it is based on Salesforce.com so you know that it will be extremely reliable and well supported. It is very flexible and customizable and can work in complex HR arrangements. For example, we have employees in nearly 60 countries and multiple HR jurisdictions and we are able to make it work for us. However, if you are moving from a traditional or customized HR system there may be a steep learning curve and you should be prepared to spend a lot of time setting up and customizing to your needs, in addition to training.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP RUN
8.6
Sage People
9.0
Pay calculation
ADP RUN
9.3
Sage People
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP RUN
6.8
Sage People
9.0
Benefit plan administration
ADP RUN
7.9
Sage People
Direct deposit files
ADP RUN
9.3
Sage People
Salary revision and increment management
ADP RUN
9.1
Sage People
Reimbursement management
ADP RUN
9.1
Sage People

Human Resource Management

ADP RUN
Sage People
7.5
Employee demographic data
ADP RUN
Sage People
8.0
Employment history
ADP RUN
Sage People
9.0
Job profiles and administration
ADP RUN
Sage People
9.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP RUN
Sage People
5.5
Organizational charting
ADP RUN
Sage People
7.5
Organization and location management
ADP RUN
Sage People
8.5
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP RUN
Sage People
5.0

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP RUN
Sage People
9.3
Approval workflow
ADP RUN
Sage People
9.5
Balance details
ADP RUN
Sage People
9.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP RUN
Sage People
9.5

Employee Self Service

ADP RUN
Sage People
8.8
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP RUN
Sage People
9.5
Update personal information
ADP RUN
Sage People
9.5
View company policy documentation
ADP RUN
Sage People
10.0
Employee recognition
ADP RUN
Sage People
6.0
View job history
ADP RUN
Sage People
9.0

HR Reporting

ADP RUN
Sage People
9.5
Report builder
ADP RUN
Sage People
9.5
Pre-built reports
ADP RUN
Sage People
9.5
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP RUN
Sage People
9.5

Onboarding

ADP RUN
Sage People
9.0
New hire portal
ADP RUN
Sage People
9.0
Manager tracking tools
ADP RUN
Sage People
9.0

Performance and Goals

ADP RUN
Sage People
7.6
Corporate goal setting
ADP RUN
Sage People
7.5
Individual goal setting
ADP RUN
Sage People
8.0
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP RUN
Sage People
8.0
Performance tracking
ADP RUN
Sage People
7.0

Performance Management

ADP RUN
Sage People
7.2
Performance plans
ADP RUN
Sage People
7.0
Performance improvement plans
ADP RUN
Sage People
5.0
Review status tracking
ADP RUN
Sage People
6.5
Review reminders
ADP RUN
Sage People
8.5
Multiple review frequency
ADP RUN
Sage People
9.0

Succession Planning

ADP RUN
Sage People
8.0
Create succession plans/pools
ADP RUN
Sage People
8.5
Candidate ranking
ADP RUN
Sage People
8.0
Candidate search
ADP RUN
Sage People
8.0
Candidate development
ADP RUN
Sage People
7.5

Recruiting / ATS

ADP RUN
Sage People
7.1
Job Requisition Management
ADP RUN
Sage People
8.0
Company Website Posting
ADP RUN
Sage People
8.0
Publish to Social Media
ADP RUN
Sage People
8.0
Job Search Site Posting
ADP RUN
Sage People
7.5
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP RUN
Sage People
4.0
Applicant Tracking
ADP RUN
Sage People
6.5
Notifications and Alerts
ADP RUN
Sage People
8.0

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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  • It is completely web-based so both employees and HR administrators can access the software from anywhere with no need to install special software.
  • Sage People is based on the Salesforce.com platform so it has a robust API which is well documented and easy to integrate with other systems.
  • Sage People can integrate with almost any payroll system using their "Payflow" interface
  • Customer support is responsive and helpful.
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Cons

  • One feature that would be useful is a recall option when submitting payroll. An option to redo a payroll within 30 minutes of submitting would be a useful feature that would cut back on the chances of making a mistake.
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  • We found out-of-the-box configuration and fields for employees and salary to be lacking and had to do extensive customization especially for salary.
  • Basic salary functionality like uniform pay grades and automatic calculations based on FTE are lacking. This makes simple things like COLA adjustments to be a chore.
  • It is very easy to customize, which is a "Pro", but also means that you might have to do quite a bit of customization to get it to do what you'd like.
  • The employee Self-serve ("WX") interface can be a bit slow at times.
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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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No answers yet
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Support

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

Alternatives Considered

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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We moved to Sage People from a 20+-year-old internally developed HR software. We also evaluated other HR software such as Kronos, SAP, and BambooHR. Ultimately, we chose Sage because of the extensive support they provided to us and the ability to customize to fit our organization's needs. We loved the fact that they were completely cloud-based and built on a reputable platform (Salesforce).
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Return on Investment

  • Too soon to tell.
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  • Sage People has helped us to standardize our HR processes across a complex multinational environment. Overall, this has saved us time and resources
  • Licensing can be expensive especially for HR administrator licenses, and non-profit pricing isn't as good as we would hope. However, in the long run, costs are saved because there is no need for internal infrastructures such as servers or client applications
  • Integration with multiple payroll providers saves time and money and reduces the chance for errors.
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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

Sage People

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details
Please contact us for pricing.