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ADP SmartCompliance

Top Rated
80 Ratings

syncHR

4 Ratings

ADP SmartCompliance

Top Rated
80 Ratings
Score 7.3 out of 101

syncHR

4 Ratings
Score 6 out of 101

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ADP SmartCompliance

I believe ADP SmartCompliance is well suited for any organization that has implemented an HRIS system, such as Workday, but do not want to fully be responsible for the tax filings. I also feel it is very well suited to organizations such as ours that have employees in almost all 50 states. This helps to keep our payroll department staff at a minimum knowing we can rely on the cooperation between the Workday and the ADP SmartCompliance system. I think the only way I would not think SmartCompliance would be helpful would be with a very small company that would prefer to fully outsource their payroll process.
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syncHR

syncHR is designed for mid to large size companies, typically 200-2000 employees. Any organization that has a strong reporting need and/or a complicated payroll process could benefit from the unique features built into the platform
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP SmartCompliance
9.0
syncHR
9.4
Pay calculation
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
syncHR
10.0
Benefit plan administration
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
syncHR
9.0
Direct deposit files
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
syncHR
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
syncHR
10.0
Reimbursement management
ADP SmartCompliance
8.6
syncHR
8.0

Human Resource Management

ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
9.4
Employee demographic data
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
9.0
Employment history
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
10.0
Job profiles and administration
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
9.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
10.0
Organizational charting
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
10.0
Organization and location management
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
10.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
8.0

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
9.0
Approval workflow
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
9.0
Balance details
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
9.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
9.0

Employee Self Service

ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
9.2
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
10.0
Update personal information
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
10.0
View company policy documentation
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
9.0
Employee recognition
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
8.0
View job history
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
9.0

Asset Management

ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
10.0
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
10.0

HR Reporting

ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
10.0
Report builder
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
10.0
Pre-built reports
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
10.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
10.0

Onboarding

ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
10.0
New hire portal
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
10.0
Manager tracking tools
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
10.0

Performance and Goals

ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
9.0
Corporate goal setting
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
9.0
Individual goal setting
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
9.0
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
9.0
Performance tracking
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
9.0

Performance Management

ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
8.4
Performance plans
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
9.0
Performance improvement plans
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
9.0
Review status tracking
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
8.0
Review reminders
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
8.0
Multiple review frequency
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
8.0

Recruiting / ATS

ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
8.9
Job Requisition Management
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
9.0
Company Website Posting
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
9.0
Publish to Social Media
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
9.0
Job Search Site Posting
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
9.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
8.0
Applicant Tracking
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
9.0
Notifications and Alerts
ADP SmartCompliance
syncHR
9.0

Pros

  • ADP PROVIDES A VERY WELL KNOWLEDGABLE STAFF TO ADDRESS ANY ISSUE YOU MAY ENCOUNTER
  • ADP ARE CONCERNED ABOUT HOW YOU FEEL AS A USER OF THEIR SERVICES AND ALWAYS OPEN TO LEARN WHAT THEY CAN DO BETTER
  • ADP DEFINITELY WILL SEE ANY ISSUE THRU O THE END; GREAT FOLLOW UP SKILLS
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  • Automated retroactive change processing and mid-period rate changes – completely automated with no manual intervention needed - If you ever need to give someone a merit increase and make it retroactive or if an employee is entitled to enroll in health benefits on their first day employment but has 30 days to enroll, syncHR will automatically handles these retro changes.
  • A single application designed from the ground up that gives equal weight to HR, payroll, and benefit functions - syncHR is designed as a true unified solution with no back-end mainframes or separate front-ends vs backends. Everything is processed real-time in the cloud which has eliminated all discrepancies.
  • Customer Service - syncHR provides a designated account manager as your single point of contact. Since the The StaffWell Group is a 24/7 business, I needed a company that was available when I needed them. syncHR delivered with 24/7 emergency support.
  • Event-driven employee self service - Other systems we have used rely on employees to make the correct choices as to what is required when completing an employee initiated transaction. With syncHR, the system always directs the employee to the next step reducing both errors and calls to our support staff. I believe this is also the reason why we had a 40% increase in the adoption of ESS.
  • Dynamic Security & Workflows - syncHR has no static pages which allows security and workflows to be updated automatically whenever a change is made. This has virtually eliminated the time and effort required from HR to manually update workflows to the correct personnel.
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Cons

  • Welcome any improvement.
  • Can't identify any missing functionality.
  • Have no suggestion on doing things different.
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  • Learning Management System- syncHR currently does not offer an LMS system. They only track and report training dates, licenses and certifications.
  • Although syncHR is a global solution it is somewhat limited to tracking employee headcount, HR documents, paperless on boarding and benefit information. There is no international payroll option like the one they provide for domestic employees. Although the system can handle multiple languages and currencies, I would like to see a global payroll option.
  • Succession Planning - syncHR provides little functionality for succession planning. The system can track budgets vs actuals, goals and ratings but does not offer a true succession planning module
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Usability

ADP SmartCompliance6.4
Based on 1 answer
Its easy to use just need additional changes to make some functions easier to find on the interface
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syncHR10.0
Based on 1 answer
Overall the system is very easy to navigate but more importantly my employees find it so easy to use. The percentage of employees who now use ESS went up by 40%
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Support

ADP SmartCompliance4.5
Based on 1 answer
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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syncHR9.0
Based on 1 answer
Whenever we need support our designated account manager is there to provide answers for us. If she doesn't have or know the answer, additional support is provided via a service matter expert in that field. Support hours are 24/7
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
syncHR10.0
Based on 1 answer
Training was very well done and thorough
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
syncHR9.0
Based on 1 answer
During the first few weeks of implementation it is important to have all key members participate in meetings. Finance, HR, Payroll and Benefits should be involved from the early stages to ensure that the solution is designed to meet your specific requirements. Since syncHR personalizes their solution for each company a few wrong steps early on regarding the design we wanted caused us to spend extra time later. The more info you provide syncHR upfront the better they can take all of your rules and needs into account from day one. In our case, finance did not get involved right away and therefore some of the items that we needed for our GL needed to be re-done. SyncHR was very accommodating though as they spent extra time with us to update some of the allocations so that finance got what they needed
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Alternatives Considered

More functionality and very easy display
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As I mentioned I have used UltiPro, ADP, Ceridian as well as several others and none of them seem to offer half of the functionality and service that syncHR provides. Although we had some problems from time to time, I hold companies in high regard by how they resolve these problems. It's a comfort knowing that my HCM provider truly cares about me and my business so if for no other reason than this, I feel syncHR is far and away the best system I have used. The system works as advertised which is all I could ask for
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Return on Investment

  • Reduced the amount of administrative work required
  • Minimized the risk of missed liability payments
  • Minimized incorrect filings
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  • Due to complexity of our payroll, it would typically take us almost 3 full days to verify hours and perform retro changes before actually running payroll. With so many retroactive changes and manual calculations it was a time consuming and error prone process. With syncHR, the accuracy of payroll has increased tremendously and the amount of time we now spend preparing to process payroll decreased to less than 4 hours per week. All approved time seamlessly moves from the T&A module into payroll and all retro transactions are automatically processed.
  • When I initially selected syncHR I was a little hesitant because I never heard of them before and was concerned about their viability as a company and customer service. Several years later I'm happy to say that syncHR has provided better support than any of the better know competitors ever did.
  • Although no system is ever perfect, overall syncHR has exceeded most of my expectations. The sales and implementation process was wonderful, the salesperson was responsive and did not oversell what the system could do.
  • Training & Implementation - syncHR spent a considerable amount of time learning my business rules in order to build the system to meet my requirements. Training was provided on all aspects of the system until my team felt comfortable enough to handle things on their own. I never felt as though we had a set number of hours of training or that our questions, no matter how redundant or simple were a bother to them.
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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
ADP SmartCompliance Editions & Modules
ADP SmartCompliance
Additional Pricing Details
Pricing varies based upon modules deployed and features enabled.

syncHR

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Varies*
1.  Based on employer size and complexity
syncHR Editions & Modules
syncHR
Edition
syncHR v5.9
Varies1
1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details
SyncHR charges a one-time implementation fee plus a PEPM fee. All charges are based on employer size and complexity.