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ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings

Vista

27 Ratings

ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings
Score 6.9 out of 101

Vista

27 Ratings
Score 7.1 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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Vista

As Vista HRMS is fully customizable to suit your needs, a company should determine if they have a current employee who can do the work themselves otherwise they will need to consider the additional cost of asking PDS to do the customizations for them. There are additional modules that we aren't currently making use of, but each company should learn about the functionality of each of them as some may be more beneficial than others. When gathering your questions, ask all potential users of the system what they would want to see in an HRMS. We did so before selecting Vista HRMS and we got pages and pages of questions and comments and made sure that each item was addressed beforehand and was something that we would be able to incorporate into the system.You have the option of taking the system in house or being a hosted client. Make sure you figure out what resources your IT department has available. If you have a dedicated administrator who will do all the upgrades and enhancements great, otherwise you may need PDS to help out and having PDS host may be a better option
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP RUN
8.4
Vista
8.1
Pay calculation
ADP RUN
9.1
Vista
8.8
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP RUN
6.8
Vista
7.9
Benefit plan administration
ADP RUN
7.9
Vista
7.8
Direct deposit files
ADP RUN
9.1
Vista
8.1
Salary revision and increment management
ADP RUN
8.9
Vista
7.8
Reimbursement management
ADP RUN
8.9
Vista
8.2

Human Resource Management

ADP RUN
Vista
7.1
Employee demographic data
ADP RUN
Vista
8.4
Employment history
ADP RUN
Vista
6.8
Job profiles and administration
ADP RUN
Vista
7.5
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP RUN
Vista
7.2
Organizational charting
ADP RUN
Vista
5.1
Organization and location management
ADP RUN
Vista
7.7
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP RUN
Vista
6.7

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP RUN
Vista
7.3
Approval workflow
ADP RUN
Vista
7.2
Balance details
ADP RUN
Vista
7.4
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP RUN
Vista
7.3

Employee Self Service

ADP RUN
Vista
7.4
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP RUN
Vista
8.2
Update personal information
ADP RUN
Vista
7.9
View company policy documentation
ADP RUN
Vista
7.3
Employee recognition
ADP RUN
Vista
6.7
View job history
ADP RUN
Vista
6.9

Asset Management

ADP RUN
Vista
7.1
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP RUN
Vista
7.1

HR Reporting

ADP RUN
Vista
7.7
Report builder
ADP RUN
Vista
7.8
Pre-built reports
ADP RUN
Vista
6.9
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP RUN
Vista
8.4

Onboarding

ADP RUN
Vista
7.3
New hire portal
ADP RUN
Vista
7.3

Performance and Goals

ADP RUN
Vista
6.1
Corporate goal setting
ADP RUN
Vista
5.9
Individual goal setting
ADP RUN
Vista
5.9
Performance tracking
ADP RUN
Vista
6.6

Performance Management

ADP RUN
Vista
7.4
Performance plans
ADP RUN
Vista
7.7
Performance improvement plans
ADP RUN
Vista
7.3
Review status tracking
ADP RUN
Vista
7.5
Review reminders
ADP RUN
Vista
7.1
Multiple review frequency
ADP RUN
Vista
7.3

Succession Planning

ADP RUN
Vista
3.6
Create succession plans/pools
ADP RUN
Vista
3.6
Candidate ranking
ADP RUN
Vista
3.6
Candidate search
ADP RUN
Vista
3.6
Candidate development
ADP RUN
Vista
3.6

Recruiting / ATS

ADP RUN
Vista
3.6
Job Requisition Management
ADP RUN
Vista
4.5
Company Website Posting
ADP RUN
Vista
4.5
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP RUN
Vista
2.4
Applicant Tracking
ADP RUN
Vista
4.0
Notifications and Alerts
ADP RUN
Vista
2.6

Pros

  • The key strength of ADP's Run is the simplicity of their web portal. Site navigation is easy thanks to large Icons and clearly described links. Every feature seems to be accessible within 2 to 3 clicks.
  • ADP's support is very helpful. I have called in a few times and the wait is never long to reach a support rep. The support has been able to address any issues I've had in a timely manner and will stay on the line to walk through steps until I am comfortable with them.
  • The sales reps are great. They did a great job of walking through the features and comparing them to my current provider. They came onsite to help with the transition to ADP, and even came to walk us through the first couple payrolls to make sure all the steps were understood.
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  • VistaHRMS' open, customizable architecture which provides ultimate flexibility and opportunities for integration. We can use our technical development skills to create any new module we may need as well as extend the base system code to handle our unique requirements, special circumstances and processes. This also aids greatly in troubleshooting and identifying issues because you can get right down to the source code.
  • VistaHRMS provides flexibility for security so that any employee in the company can have access to the HR information that is pertinent to him or her.
  • PDS staff are spectacular to work with. They provide high-quality, timely support and are always willing to spend the time to get your questions answered.
  • PDS is deeply and sincerely interested in customer feedback. This is the best way to improve the product: listen to your customers. They not only listen to the request, they actually implement many of the changes in base system. PDS is a strategic partner for our organization based on the level of service they have provided and their willingness to act on our feedback.
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Cons

  • The HR library needs to be updated and more user friendly.
  • The special reports are restrictive on information you can combine in a single report which defeats the purpose of customizing a report.
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  • Time entry is very manual, you have to be very specific in your time entry by inserting the colon and also the AM/PM. Military time entry will work if you're settings are set to accept military time entry. A time punch button would be a great addition to this module, or a quick drop down option of base hour or half hour entries.
  • Currently, the system allows employees to enter more leave accrual time then they have available. This error does generate on reports when payroll is run, however as a business rule we do follow up with each individual who has gone over and see if they would like those hours moved over to other available accruals or let them know that it will be unpaid if no other accrual balances exist. I believe you can configure a 'User Exit' to notify employees as soon as they enter the time in that those hours are not available, however it is not part of the base system. This would be a helpful addition and would save quite a bit of time on the follow up during payroll processing.
  • I was not here during implementation of this product, so I am not sure of the training that our administrators received at the time. However I have not had much luck in finding best practices for the system or training manuals. My knowledge has come through trial and error and calling our hosted support team to help walk me through issues. More FAQ material or even module training materials would be great for newly hired employees who need to have access to Vista HRMS in more than a basic time entry capacity.
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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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Vista8.2
Based on 6 answers
Our ERP does not work for Canadian Payroll so we need a different solution. We have been a Vista customer since '06 and have seen definite improvements in the product and service. We have invested enough time, resources and training into Vista that the cost and time required to change make it not feasible to change.
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Usability

ADP RUN9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
Vista8.2
Based on 2 answers
  • Employee self-service is easy to set up and use
  • Payroll and benefits integration works well
  • Screens are easy to navigate
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Support

ADP RUN8.6
Based on 2 answers
Very happy with support and ADP team.
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Vista8.6
Based on 2 answers
PDS has excellent customer service and support. We get answers to the
majority of our questions and problems quickly, within the day that we
call. More complex issues that may require PDS’ technical support are
usually addressed within a few days
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Vista10.0
Based on 1 answer
The resources and online tools that PDS provide are extremely thorough and helpful in our training and learning.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Vista7.3
Based on 1 answer
Ask lots of questions, ensure you fully understand the functionality (particularly history records) and train, train, train the users for correct and complete utilization of the system.
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Alternatives Considered

We were looking for a payroll service that could combine a time card service to reduce errors. RUN has done what we expected. Look out when setting your company up. I wasn't here for setup and found many errors on the company's W2s.
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ADP and Paylocity. Vista may not be as flashy as those user sites, but it is much more effective and easy to use for multiple roles in the system. Admins, managers, and users are much easier to manage and their experience is better having the single sign-on for them to use.
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Return on Investment

  • The only negative has been to our bottom line which is caused by RUNs pricing.
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  • Positive impact would definitely be self-service for both employees and managers to view and update selected data.
  • Through some analytics our managers are able to track turnover for their site/department by many criteria (length of service, reason, etc) and can view a number of other analytical reports such as headcount and demographics which help them to make informed decisions about their department.
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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

Vista

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
License pricing is based on the number of full and part-time active employees within bands (e.g. 751-1,000). SaaS pricing is based on PEPM.