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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP SmartCompliance

ADP SmartCompliance is a great resource for users of the ADP suite of products. I don't have any real negatives. I think it's one of the best third party resources that my company uses, and I've seen a number of them. Also, the continuous improvement of the website and it's offerings keeps me coming back to see what else I can do on the site. I've used SmartCompliance since it's creation, and other ADP resources prior to SmartCompliance and I am thoroughly sold on it.
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Paycor

Paycor is a stable software that fits in human capital force management and payroll administration. One specific scenario where Paycor really helps is in submission of tax and other statutory deductions in a comfortable thereby lowering any lawsuits that maybe leveled against your company for failure to oblige with statutory tax deductions among others remittances
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP SmartCompliance
8.7
Paycor
8.2
Pay calculation
ADP SmartCompliance
8.9
Paycor
8.3
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP SmartCompliance
8.5
Paycor
8.2
Benefit plan administration
ADP SmartCompliance
8.5
Paycor
7.4
Direct deposit files
ADP SmartCompliance
8.9
Paycor
8.8
Salary revision and increment management
ADP SmartCompliance
8.8
Paycor
8.8
Reimbursement management
ADP SmartCompliance
8.8
Paycor
7.6

Human Resource Management

ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
8.0
Employee demographic data
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
8.0
Employment history
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
8.1
Job profiles and administration
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
7.9
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
8.2
Organizational charting
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
6.8
Organization and location management
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
7.6
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
9.4

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
8.7
Approval workflow
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
8.8
Balance details
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
8.7
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
8.5

Employee Self Service

ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
8.5
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
8.5
Update personal information
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
8.9
View company policy documentation
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
8.4
Employee recognition
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
8.4
View job history
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
8.4

Asset Management

ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
8.9
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
8.9

HR Reporting

ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
5.5
Report builder
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
5.7
Pre-built reports
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
5.2
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
5.7

Onboarding

ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
8.3
New hire portal
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
8.0
Manager tracking tools
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
8.7

Performance and Goals

ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
8.1
Corporate goal setting
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
7.3
Individual goal setting
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
8.9
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
7.5
Performance tracking
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
8.7

Performance Management

ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
8.7
Performance plans
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
8.4
Performance improvement plans
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
8.6
Review status tracking
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
8.9
Review reminders
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
8.9
Multiple review frequency
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
8.9

Succession Planning

ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
9.1
Candidate search
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
9.1

Recruiting / ATS

ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
8.6
Job Requisition Management
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
8.1
Company Website Posting
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
7.7
Publish to Social Media
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
7.8
Job Search Site Posting
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
9.5
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
8.8
Applicant Tracking
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
9.1
Notifications and Alerts
ADP SmartCompliance
Paycor
8.8

Pros

ADP SmartCompliance

  • SmartCompliance captures all the payroll data in one location and makes it easy to access.
  • SmartCompliance allows us to run reports when we need them. We can upload our periodic, quarterly and annual data and quickly extract reports to review for accuracy before the filing deadlines, which allows us to correct any issues without tax penalties, etc.
  • SmartCompliance makes it so easy to generate tax amendments when needed. The system stores all the employee data and has a process that is very easy to update wages and/or taxes as needed for correction. The system quickly generates the amendment files and provides reports to review for processing with tax agencies. It used to take months to get an amendment processed with our previous partners.
  • We can update tax rate changes, such as SUI rates, ourselves, as we received them without having to use a ticketing system that require monitoring for processing. We can quickly and easily update tax agency notices, which allows for very quick response time by ADP to any issues.
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Paycor

  • Ensures and supports recruitment of right candidate by enabling applicant tracking module
  • Fits in all organizations either small, medium or large thus becoming an excellent corporate solution
  • Executes tax computation and remittance and even other statutory deductions easily and in a convenient manner
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Cons

ADP SmartCompliance

  • Once a jurisdiction is mapped it should be mapped across all payrolls.You have to repeat the process too many times.
  • If there are problems with smart compliance being down a notification to inform users that there is an issue via email.
  • The display of smart compliance is not easyto see most of the text is located at the bottom of the page which makes it hard to locate and view important information.
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Paycor

  • Paycor's support system and customer service is lacking. It is very hard to get in contact with someone that knows how to fix an issue.
  • Paycor's updates often cause issues with each of our weekly pay runs. Sometimes they do updates mid day and mid week which interferes with getting our payroll out on time.
  • The Paycor system malfunctions quite often and does odd things that cannot be duplicated and so it never gets fixed. For instance, we have an employee that has 40 hours that does not show up on the pay grid but calculates and pays out. When you have hundreds of employees, things like that are hard to catch right away. We did catch it the second week in by chance but the employee had already been paid for 80 extra hours, and we were unable to recoup it because they left.
  • The component in Paycor that is used to pay back advances is not good. If an employee has more than one advance at any given time, you have to add it to the original amount; you cannot start a new one. Also, if one advance is completely paid back, the system doesn't allow you to close it out and store it as historical information. If the employee takes out another loan, you have to add it to the old one. It allows for the risk of human error.
  • Pulling Paycor reports is difficult and time consuming. You also cannot get an annual comprehensive report; the system can only print by payroll. So ,if I want a report showing all income for a given time period, the system pulls that period by week and gives me all four hundred plus employees by week. I then have to dump everything into an excel spreadsheet and sort it. This is so time consuming and causes errors because mistakes are easy to make.
  • I was in my profile on Paycor the other day and it all of a sudden switched to our HR Directors profile. I had all of their access abilities.
  • During the last update, Paycor gave administrative rights to many of our employees that should not have had it. We had to sift through our entire database to correct this issue. It was by luck that it was caught.
  • The Paycor system is not very good at accepting data dumps from other systems. It changes information during the dump and it is hard to catch everything. Many errors have been made because of it.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP SmartCompliance

ADP SmartCompliance 9.1
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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Paycor

Paycor 9.3
Based on 6 answers
Their customer service the functionality and how easy and user friendly it is
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Usability

ADP SmartCompliance

ADP SmartCompliance 8.0
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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Paycor

Paycor 6.6
Based on 42 answers
Easy to use for employees and administrators
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Support

ADP SmartCompliance

ADP SmartCompliance 7.4
Based on 3 answers
The account managers have too many clients to give great customer service all the time. I had to complain to get better customer service
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Paycor

Paycor 6.9
Based on 41 answers
Paycor usually can come up with an answer, but I don't like that we have had so many different people. The information for reaching out is helpfully posted on your home page when you log in, though. Definite points there. Paycor wants you to be able to get help, but the person helping just can vary.
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Implementation

ADP SmartCompliance

ADP SmartCompliance 6.4
Based on 2 answers
almost everything went smoothly, but I needed to check everything, and make some corrections later
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Paycor

Paycor 8.5
Based on 9 answers
Make sure Paycor realizes the importance of having your GL set up and to you in a timely fashion. Ours was so delayed, I had to approach our salesperson from Paycor and get him to push the issue up several management levels.
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Alternatives Considered

ADP SmartCompliance

ADP is a leader in the industry for a reason
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Paycor

For our size company, ADP was cumbersome and unwieldy. Paycor is much more streamlined. It was better designed overall and suits our needs.
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Return on Investment

ADP SmartCompliance

  • It gives us more control over our amendment and filing. We can manage when we want to process, etc. We are more accurate as well.
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Paycor

  • Pro: Easy access to employee information
  • Con: When you leave you have NO access to your employee files
  • Con: Prices increased and the shipping changed weekly (although it was almost always the same amount of checks etc.)
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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.

Paycor

General

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

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