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ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings

ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings
Score 6.8 out of 101

SAP Core HR and Payroll

24 Ratings
Score 6.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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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SAP Core HR and Payroll

SAP HR can be well suited for global companies with operations in multiple countries. The Payroll module needs to be limited to one instance per country, otherwise trying to maintain multiple countries on the same instance is too complicated.I would not recommend using SAP HR and Payroll for smaller companies because the total cost of ownership and the lack of flexibility will make it unfeasible. There are many cloud-based options now a days available that would fit better for this type of scenario.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP RUN
8.4
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.3
Pay calculation
ADP RUN
9.1
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.2
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP RUN
6.8
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0
Benefit plan administration
ADP RUN
7.9
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.7
Direct deposit files
ADP RUN
9.1
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0
Salary revision and increment management
ADP RUN
8.9
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.0
Reimbursement management
ADP RUN
8.9
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.0

Human Resource Management

ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.6
Employee demographic data
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0
Employment history
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.7
Job profiles and administration
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.2
Organizational charting
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.7
Organization and location management
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.8
Approval workflow
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.7
Balance details
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.4
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.4

Employee Self Service

ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.2
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.2
Update personal information
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.7
View company policy documentation
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.0
Employee recognition
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
1.8
View job history
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.2

HR Reporting

ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.7
Report builder
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.8
Pre-built reports
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.8
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.5

Onboarding

ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
1.0
New hire portal
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
1.0
Manager tracking tools
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
1.0

Performance and Goals

ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.3
Corporate goal setting
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Individual goal setting
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.0
Performance tracking
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0

Performance Management

ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.2
Performance plans
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0
Performance improvement plans
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0
Review status tracking
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Review reminders
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0
Multiple review frequency
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0

Succession Planning

ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.8
Create succession plans/pools
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.0
Candidate ranking
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.0
Candidate search
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Candidate development
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0

Recruiting / ATS

ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.1
Job Requisition Management
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Company Website Posting
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Publish to Social Media
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.0
Job Search Site Posting
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
1.0
Applicant Tracking
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Notifications and Alerts
ADP RUN
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0

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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  • SAP HR is a mature system that provides robust support to global companies, with employees in multiple countries.
  • Because SAP HR is used by many global companies and has a large market share, developers and consultants are usually available.
  • Also, because SAP HR and Payroll have been used for long time, many vendors and providers will be familiar with the system and have pre-defined system interfaces to exchange information.
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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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  • The SAP HR unser interface is not intuitive and requires significant training and experience to master. A web-based, simple and intuitive UI will mitigate this issue.
  • In general running reports and extracting information from SAP HR and Payroll is complex and time consuming. Since the reporting tools are limited and very basic, one ends up extracting raw data to be manipulated in standard tools like MS Excel.
  • The standard SAP HR and Payroll system integration tools are inefficient and ineffective; very often they fail to transfer small amounts of data requiring constant verification and rework of data transfers.
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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

I have only used an accounting software program. I was very hesitant because I've never used an outside source. Kind of scary letting go. But I talked to many colleagues that use different software so I finally felt comfortable going ahead and using ADP.
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We use SAP HR and Payroll because in our company it is the corporate mandate. However, based on our regional/business unit requirements and strategic plans other system would provide a better fit. However, just like in many large global corporations these type of decisions are made at the corporate level, many times giving priority to technology standardization instead of business priorities.
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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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  • SAP HR is suited for large companies with a sufficient budget. Small budgets will not be able to cover the expensive licensing, technical personnel and consultants required of an SAP installation.
  • In regards to the total cost of ownership, my ROI experience has been that by replacing SAP HR modules with cloud solutions we have been able to reduce the cost up to 60% while modernizing our systems and improving the employee experience.
  • I would encourage decision makers to look for cloud-based alternatives with a robust system integration, before believing that supporting every area of HR with a single SAP installation is a good long-term strategy. Having SAP HR as the core integrated to best-in-class cloud-based systems is a very valid and effective system strategy.
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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

SAP Core HR and Payroll

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