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ADP SmartCompliance

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ADP SmartCompliance

This tool is very efficient & useful. I would recommend ADP clients take advantage of the tool.
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ADP Vantage HCM

I think it all depends on what the client is looking for. I mean we have been using Vantage for the last 6 years and it has come a long way from where it started. The nice thing is we have been able to grow with it and configure things to how we need them to be for our business. So each business needs are going to be different and ADP Vantage can keep up with those needs.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP SmartCompliance
9.0
ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Pay calculation
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Benefit plan administration
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Direct deposit files
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Salary revision and increment management
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
ADP Vantage HCM
7.6
Reimbursement management
ADP SmartCompliance
8.6
ADP Vantage HCM
8.4

Human Resource Management

ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Employee demographic data
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
Employment history
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
Job profiles and administration
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
5.6
Organizational charting
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Organization and location management
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
7.0

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
Approval workflow
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Balance details
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
8.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
7.9

Employee Self Service

ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Update personal information
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
View company policy documentation
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Employee recognition
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
View job history
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
7.3

Asset Management

ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
9.2

HR Reporting

ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Report builder
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Pre-built reports
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
8.5
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8

Onboarding

ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
New hire portal
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Manager tracking tools
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5

Performance and Goals

ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Corporate goal setting
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Individual goal setting
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
7.5
Performance tracking
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8

Performance Management

ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Performance plans
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Performance improvement plans
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Review status tracking
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Review reminders
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Multiple review frequency
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3

Succession Planning

ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Create succession plans/pools
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
9.4
Candidate ranking
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Candidate search
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
Candidate development
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8

Recruiting / ATS

ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Job Requisition Management
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
Company Website Posting
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Publish to Social Media
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Job Search Site Posting
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
Applicant Tracking
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
Notifications and Alerts
ADP SmartCompliance
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9

Pros

  • Customer Service
  • Reporting
  • Record Retention
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  • ADP Vantage HCM is nicely laid out so it is user friendly. It gives you the look and feel of what other popular apps might look like so there is a familiarity there.
  • ADP Vantage HCM being a one stop shop, makes it nice to only have to keep track of one log in and I have all of the information I need at my fingertips.
  • ADP Vantage HCM is always evolving and while at times this can be a challenge I find it to be a strength that they are always trying to improve the product.
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Cons

  • It would be great if more options could be provided between Workday integration and ADP Smart Compliance (Amendment processing and tracking)
  • I would like to see ADP Smart Compliance with real-time communication between client and ADP - perhaps a chat feature, for questions that clients may have and need answered without calling or waiting on their representative.
  • ADP Smart Compliance could improve by merging the W2 PSS process into Smart Compliance so it can be handled on one site.
  • I would like to see our Case Management with our ADP Reps integrated into Smart Compliance
  • I would like to see a report for ADP Smart Compliance that pulls just the 941X returns filed (we have amendment reporting, but that can get cumbersome if going through an audit and just wanting to select all 941/941X returns filed for a period of time)
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  • We just upgraded to Vantage Time Version 8. While we are glad that we do not have to worry about Java any more the look and feel is a little lack luster. The screen is boring and it can be hard to locate what you are looking for because nothing really stands out.
  • Since upgrading to Vantage Time Version 8 things have been moved around that we were not expecting so I think it would have been helpful to have that laid out during the implementation process.
  • The other item that I have personally had issues with is Employee Documents. This has given errors across our company so at any given moment you do not have access to obtain an EE's documents. This needs improvement.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP SmartCompliance9.1
Based on 2 answers
I use ADP more often than anyone in our company, and it has saved a great deal of time, money, and effort in payroll tax.
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ADP Vantage HCM8.2
Based on 7 answers
I have no renewal decision power, but it seems that the system does what it is meant to do for the 750 employees that it supports.
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Usability

ADP SmartCompliance7.9
Based on 3 answers
Its easy to use just need additional changes to make some functions easier to find on the interface
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ADP Vantage HCM5.2
Based on 5 answers
when required to move from PayForce to Vantage we expected to have greater functionality and reporting - did not expect to be forced to move to a product that was not ready, provided less functionality, required more dependence on ADP Service Rep for day to day function and cost more - was a big swing and a miss for ADP
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
ADP Vantage HCM6.4
Based on 1 answer
The system tends to act up/glitch on payroll processing days.
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
ADP Vantage HCM8.2
Based on 2 answers
Overall it works very well, except the occasional glitching which causes delays in processing.
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Support

ADP SmartCompliance7.3
Based on 3 answers
Overall most issues are handled quickly and accurately - there is some sloppiness with the Tax notice department in labeling and handling some cases
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ADP Vantage HCM7.2
Based on 6 answers
Great customer support, but long hold times.
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
ADP Vantage HCM5.9
Based on 3 answers
A lot of set ups vary from company to company so parts of our training we found it difficult to relate it to our processes. They have TONS of training modules available and a streamlined process for what you should complete and when. Would have been helpful to have onsite training for how much one pays for the system.
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Implementation

ADP SmartCompliance6.4
Based on 2 answers
almost everything went smoothly, but I needed to check everything, and make some corrections later
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ADP Vantage HCM5.5
Based on 5 answers
Find the best connection between old and new procedures so everyone will understand how to use the software.
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Alternatives Considered

ADP is a leader in the industry for a reason
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I have used Certipay previously. I didn't see it in the list of options to choose from. Certipay had some really great reporting features and we were able to process payroll in three days instead of two but I would say ADP has been able to grow with us and is meeting most needs.
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Scalability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
ADP Vantage HCM8.2
Based on 1 answer
Ability to adapt to large amounts of data.
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Return on Investment

  • Ease of submitting amendments
  • Detailed reports provided with company information/filings, etc.
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  • Since we went live about four months ago, we've had several significant pay related issues. The business is extremely frustrated that what was working smoothly prior to Vantage has been disrupted.
  • Since going live, the Recruiting Management module has had issues unexpectedly pop-up like applicants not being able to complete their applications and being sent back to the job posting list. ADP has trouble identifying the root cause of why this happened leaving us with little certainty that it won't be repeated. Several other pop-up issues have happened in other modules as well. Again, they seem unable to determine root cause.
  • When we enabled managers to promote or transfer employees in Vantage, they were able to see the pay for any job in the company including the CEO. When we asked that this be fixed, we are told that it requires development to create that fix and could be several months before it's done. As a result, we had to remove our salary grades from the system.
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Pricing Details

ADP SmartCompliance

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details
Pricing varies based upon modules deployed and features enabled.

ADP Vantage HCM

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details