ADP Streamline Payroll vs. ADP Workforce Now

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ADP Streamline Payroll
Score 6.9 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
ADP Streamline is a payroll and benefits administration offering specifically for companies with multi-national / global employees.N/A
ADP Workforce Now
Score 7.9 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
ADP Workforce Now is a cloud-based HR platform for mid-sized businesses. It features customizable modules of various HR services that businesses can tailor to their specific needs, as well as regulatory monitoring and alerts to help businesses remain compliant.N/A
Pricing
ADP Streamline PayrollADP Workforce Now
Editions & Modules
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Essential
Contact sales team
Enhanced
Contact sales team
Complete
Contact sales team
HR Pro
Contact sales team
Payroll Essentials
Contact sales team
HR Plus
Contact sales team
Hiring Advantage
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Performance Plus
Contact sales team
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ADP Streamline PayrollADP Workforce Now
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional DetailsPlease contact ADP for a product demo and ask about a hands-on "test drive" of Workforce Now.
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Community Pulse
ADP Streamline PayrollADP Workforce Now
Considered Both Products
ADP Streamline Payroll
Chose ADP Streamline Payroll
ADP Streamline Payroll is efficient and technologically advanced. It is a great fit for our company. Our employees use it daily and enjoy having a platform that is reliable and user-friendly.
Chose ADP Streamline Payroll
The global view has allowed my company to see what the industry standards are and be able to apply them to our market region and segment. We also have global companies that work internationally and allow where ever they are, they can access time and payroll. This helps us …
Chose ADP Streamline Payroll
I can't really answer this question as I was the user of ADP Streamline but had no input in the choosing of ADP Streamline.
ADP Workforce Now

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
ADP Streamline PayrollADP Workforce Now
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Streamline Payroll
8.6
11 Ratings
5% above category average
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
1033 Ratings
2% below category average
Pay calculation9.211 Ratings8.5994 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors8.76 Ratings7.1389 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment9.03 Ratings7.7293 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.37 Ratings7.9796 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.010 Ratings8.6982 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.011 Ratings7.7768 Ratings
Reimbursement management7.87 Ratings7.4467 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Streamline Payroll
-
Ratings
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
1021 Ratings
4% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.1901 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.2937 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.9889 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.4916 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings6.7641 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.5702 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.4648 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Streamline Payroll
-
Ratings
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
843 Ratings
7% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings7.8765 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.6798 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings7.5646 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
ADP Streamline Payroll
-
Ratings
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
1013 Ratings
3% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.1976 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.5967 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.1781 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings7.0364 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings7.732 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Streamline Payroll
-
Ratings
ADP Workforce Now
6.0
12 Ratings
26% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings6.012 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
ADP Streamline Payroll
-
Ratings
ADP Workforce Now
6.9
943 Ratings
10% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings7.3926 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.4922 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings6.1549 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
ADP Streamline Payroll
-
Ratings
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
115 Ratings
14% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings7.4111 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings6.691 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
ADP Streamline Payroll
-
Ratings
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
309 Ratings
4% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings8.0238 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings8.0289 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings7.6236 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.9282 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Streamline Payroll
-
Ratings
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
400 Ratings
9% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings7.3359 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.3307 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings7.5364 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings7.2377 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.2312 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
ADP Streamline Payroll
-
Ratings
ADP Workforce Now
6.0
7 Ratings
28% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings5.86 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings5.86 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings6.37 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings6.26 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
ADP Streamline Payroll
-
Ratings
ADP Workforce Now
6.8
420 Ratings
14% below category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings7.5365 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings8.1357 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings6.9286 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings7.2320 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings2.38 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings7.0361 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings8.3382 Ratings
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User Ratings
ADP Streamline PayrollADP Workforce Now
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(15 ratings)
8.2
(1088 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.0
(1 ratings)
7.3
(82 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
5.2
(79 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(14 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(13 ratings)
Support Rating
9.3
(6 ratings)
7.0
(462 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(9 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
5.8
(17 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
4.9
(34 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(10 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
6.1
(8 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.4
(750 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
5.2
(8 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
6.1
(8 ratings)
User Testimonials
ADP Streamline PayrollADP Workforce Now
Likelihood to Recommend
ADP
For any business looking for a solid and reliable payroll system [ADP Streamline Payroll] is perfect. It is a little expensive but you certainly get what you pay for. It is easy to implement for your business and to get your employees set up. Gathers all of the needed tax documents and payroll stubs easily and makes them accessible.
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ADP
If you are looking to automate processes and have the system handle administrative, boring tasks this is the system for you. They are continuing to evolve and are coming out with improvements constantly. Have a suggestion on an improvement they will listen and consider implementing.
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Pros
ADP
  • They actually make the payments to the tax agencies for you, you don't have to manually do that yourself.
  • It does all the calculations of how much to withhold and pay for taxes for everyone.
  • It has certain reports and saves the employee tax information for everyone within the platform.
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ADP
  • HRIS that is personalized for the employee and addresses DE&I needs.
  • Payroll, of course! The system addresses all needs, such as deductions, additional pay, premium OT, and shift differentials.
  • Onboarding is an excellent way to stay in compliance and have all documents completed.
  • Tax and Banking and resolution to any issues.
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Cons
ADP
  • Happens rarely, but sometimes Customer Service has to look up an answer. I would prefer they simply upgrade my call to someone who knows the answer.
  • If you are going through a huge company change, let them know ahead of time so you can get a timeline of when changes should and can be done. Implementation of a new company takes considerable time.
  • Offer more LIVE webinars to get more interaction. Listening to webinars, not so exciting and you can't ask questions while you are listening.
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ADP
  • I would like it if better communication was sent out about new product updates. Sometimes, I go into a screen and things are different and I have to relearn it on the fly.
  • Editing the mobile app - I would like it if what is shown on the desktop version was automatically on the app. WAY more of my employees use the app, but I put the most important information on the desktop version because it is easier to update.
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Likelihood to Renew
ADP
Without knowing what the competitors offer I can only give a limited opinion.
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ADP
Due to the lack of support from the sales and service center we are looking at other options outside of ADP. Again it is a good system, it just lacks the support it deserves from the company employees. It is just unimaginable that you will need to reach out to a service provider several times for the same issue and not get it resolved.
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Usability
ADP
So far, ADP Streamline Payroll has provided me accurate computation of my compensation. And never had any problems with it.
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ADP
I would give it a 10 however I do not like when ADP does facelifts in Workforce Now which does not add any value other than having to relearn navigation. I am also not a big fan of being forced to refer to the Bridge. We have Google which gives the same results. If I understood the answer I would not contact our Account Rep.
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Reliability and Availability
ADP
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ADP
ADP outages are very rare
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Performance
ADP
No answers on this topic
ADP
Overall, I think the functionality of the program works pretty well. Sometimes, certain browsers do not work well for the policy function of ADP, but that is the only issue thus far
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Support Rating
ADP
I give this a 9 rating because the customer support is great. I have had issues that needed to be solved very quickly and they are always so eager to help. They can give you a solution to your problem and if they try everything and still can't, they will connect you with someone that can or will.
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ADP
I have contacted support multiple times and have always been happy with the results. ADP's support staff is always helpful and makes easy work of solving problems. I love my Payroll Account Manager, as well as my Enhanced Time Account Manager.
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In-Person Training
ADP
No answers on this topic
ADP
In-person training was pretty good - I think this significantly depends on the trainer. Our trainer was really good and showed what ADP can do - but I know that all trainers are not the same - and this truly makes such as difference. Overall, our training went pretty well.
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Online Training
ADP
No answers on this topic
ADP
At the time training was not as expansive as it is now. If it could go wrong it did for me so the process was difficult and lengthy. I needed to have more in person walkthroughs of things to ensure the transition was done correctly. Not sure what else I can say, we were part of the initial move to Workforce Now when it was introduced.
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Implementation Rating
ADP
No answers on this topic
ADP
Either assign more than one specialist to the implementation process, or assign less clients to the implementation specialist. The process requires attention to detail and the ability to test and re-test as well as verify the information. It also requires a lot of back and forth between the client ant the implementation specialist, so they need to be readily available during the whole implementation process.
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Alternatives Considered
ADP
ADP Streamline Payroll has a great stack for employers looking to provide all of the basic payroll benefits to employees. I think ADP excels with its UX/UI, which is typically a problem for this industry. It's fairly easy to set up and use, compared to other systems. Try it out!
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ADP
Although this SAS takes longer to perform the everyday functions related to payroll and HR data input, the difference in this software and our previous software is like night and day. We were on a very old server platform and had too many issues with continuous need for backup.
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Scalability
ADP
No answers on this topic
ADP
We have been able to grow with ADP from just a few hundred employees to over 10,000 so it's actually very scalable for payroll usage. We do not use the benefits and onboarding offerings for most of our employees but they are built to scale easily enough for when our corporate team has over 1,000 FTE.
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Return on Investment
ADP
  • ADP Streamline was just a function to us so I can't really say it had a positive or negative effect on our business objectives. We went with Streamline because we already were with ADP. We didn't really shop.
  • Because of the great rep we had we were able to get a more positive response from our German staff to their pay. Before I came on board there were a lot of payroll errors which had an effect on staff morale. With help from the rep we were able to improve our accuracy and pay people correctly.
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ADP
  • ADP WorkforceNow has provided a positive ROI for our company. It has saved me countless hours in the time I used to spend preparing reports, managing benefits, and annual enrollment, recruitment tracking, and much more.
  • The integration with Payscale has allowed our company to take every position in our organization and benchmark it to industries and job titles. This has allowed us to be more competitive on recruitment and retention.
  • We have used the new DE&I dashboard to provide valuable information on the landscape of our workforce, as well as areas of our organization that may not be as diverse.
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ScreenShots

ADP Streamline Payroll Screenshots

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ADP Workforce Now Screenshots

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