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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP Streamline Payroll

Make sure you understand exactly what ADP Streamline is before you purchase. And make sure you get a great rep!
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Ascentis

This system is good for organizations that are decentralized with multiple points of employee sign-in/outs. Because it is Web based, employees can clock in on a computer, at their cubicle, on their phone or any other device that is not simply a time clock
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
7.1
Employee demographic data
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
8.0
Employment history
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
7.8
Job profiles and administration
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
7.3
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
7.0
Organizational charting
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
5.8
Organization and location management
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
7.1
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
7.0

Payroll Management

ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
7.4
Pay calculation
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
7.9
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
7.3
Benefit plan administration
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
7.0
Direct deposit files
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
8.3
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
7.3
Reimbursement management
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
6.4

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
7.5
Approval workflow
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
7.5
Balance details
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
7.4
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
7.5

Employee Self Service

ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
7.6
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
8.1
Update personal information
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
8.3
View company policy documentation
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
7.3
Employee recognition
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
6.8
View job history
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
7.3

Asset Management

ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
6.5
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
6.5

HR Reporting

ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
6.2
Report builder
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
6.6
Pre-built reports
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
6.4
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
5.5

Onboarding

ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
6.7
New hire portal
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
7.1
Manager tracking tools
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
6.4

Performance and Goals

ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
6.1
Corporate goal setting
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
6.1
Individual goal setting
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
6.3
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
5.8
Performance tracking
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
6.0

Performance Management

ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
5.8
Performance plans
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
5.9
Performance improvement plans
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
5.9
Review status tracking
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
6.1
Review reminders
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
6.0
Multiple review frequency
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
5.2

Succession Planning

ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
5.4
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
5.1
Candidate ranking
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
5.4
Candidate search
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
6.0
Candidate development
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
5.1

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
6.8
Job Requisition Management
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
7.0
Company Website Posting
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
7.3
Publish to Social Media
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
6.8
Job Search Site Posting
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
6.6
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
6.3
Applicant Tracking
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
7.2
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Streamline Payroll
Ascentis
6.4

Pros

ADP Streamline Payroll

  • The concept is good
  • Help is available
  • User friendly
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Ascentis

  • The scheduling function provides a good platform that allows employees to see what their schedule is. If multiple departments have need of their time, they can look and see availability. If none, they can negotiate with the employee's direct report to get them in. We use it to coordinate both work hours and training hours.
  • It can be programmed to notify if someone clocks in/out early/late and awards points accordingly. Our frontline staff have a work requirement for in/out timeliness. It lets Managers know when and where to intervene with HR to bring this performance focus back into line.
  • If there are log-in/out errors, Supervisors can easily make corrections. This is important when there are issues that might affect an employee's points.
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Cons

ADP Streamline Payroll

  • ADP Streamline billing is slow to react to company changes. Hence incorrect invoices from ADP Streamline were issued and it took a very long time to get their billing department to correct these and issue credit notes.
  • In the payroll system I missed not being able to obtain a per country headcount and payroll numbers. Once payroll is processed it goes directly into an archive and is not easily viewable. It would be nice to have more visibility of personnel and payroll data.
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Ascentis

  • NovaTime is the biggest hiccup that we've consistently encountered with Ascentis. We've encountered some of the same issues time and time again throughout our cooperative and I've opened numerous tickets and I've yet to feel like those issues have been resolved. Generally, the program will work, however, when it doesn't it creates frustration with the employee group.
  • I've noticed that when NovaTime has gone down an email has now been sent out notifying the administrators. This is a positive step!
  • I'm wondering if HR and payroll, can, at some point, be one of the same program. I know that with the most recent web updates it sounds like it's moving to one complete system so you don't have to go to two different spots to seek information. If that information was in one spot that would be helpful.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP Streamline Payroll

ADP Streamline Payroll 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Without knowing what the competitors offer I can only give a limited opinion.
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Ascentis

Ascentis 5.7
Based on 9 answers
This rating would be a 10 if it were not for some issues we have been having recently with the benefit carrier connections. The carrier connections are critical for us so how these issues are resolved will be key in our renewal decision.
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Usability

ADP Streamline Payroll

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Ascentis

Ascentis 7.0
Based on 8 answers
As a user of the software for less than a year, we still have much to learn. There are many areas of the software that we are just not completely comfortable with yet. Still much to learn. Several of our employees will be attending the Ascentis training in May, and we are really looking forward to learning more.
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Support

ADP Streamline Payroll

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Ascentis

Ascentis 7.2
Based on 99 answers
When you get someone on the phone the support is great; the problem is at times, there isn't anyone that is answering the phones so you are waiting for a call or email back. This is why a manual would be nice.
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In-Person Training

ADP Streamline Payroll

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Ascentis

Ascentis 8.0
Based on 1 answer
First, to clarify our "in-person" training was done mainly through Web-X meetings and conference calls. It was the closest thing we got to as far as an "in-person" training for this software. However, for the large majority of it, this type of training worked out well. We were able to share our screens and the trainer was able to share his/her screen. We could follow along with what we were doing in our database in real time and see how different functions worked and how manipulating our information could produce different results. It was also nice in that it provided for real-time results if something hadn't been coded correctly or we were having issues as to why something wasn't working the way we thought it should be. However, it did have some downsides in that we often had to rely on a conference phone and that made it difficult to hear people on both sides. Also, sometimes the trainers had internet difficulties when working from home and that caused issues with the WebX meetings.
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Online Training

ADP Streamline Payroll

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Ascentis

Ascentis 6.0
Based on 2 answers
Ascentis HR has a number of online training videos to watch on a number of different topics. I gave it a lower rating because there is not much interactivity with the videos and it seems to cater to really only one or two learning styles. Plus, one has to be pretty motivated to go to a separate area to access the videos and then pull up a specific one to watch it and then learn. From my experience, people know that they are there, many just don't take the time and effort to go find them and actually watch them - especially since the username and password are different from their normal username and password.
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Implementation

ADP Streamline Payroll

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Ascentis

Ascentis 6.4
Based on 4 answers
Don't skip steps. The customer support for Ascentis HR left it up to us how far we wanted to go with implementation of benefits for example. I was very glad that I elected to go into the detail implementation that I did rather than just doing the basics and waiting until later to complete the process.
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Alternatives Considered

ADP Streamline Payroll

ADP was selected through a reference we received
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Ascentis

The user adaptability of Ascentis is far superior to other HRIS I have used. The ability for the user to taylor the system to the specific needs of the company is by far the biggest selling point of the system. Additionally, the reporting feature which allows the user to pull data from any field in the system, even customized fields, is extremely attractive and not common with other HRIS
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Return on Investment

ADP Streamline Payroll

  • I cannot comment on this
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Ascentis

  • Streamlined onboarding so we can spend more value-added time with new hires.
  • I'm afraid the timekeeping system will have a negative impact on our employee engagement and the internal customer service we provide.
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Pricing Details

ADP Streamline Payroll

General

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

Ascentis

General

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

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