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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP Streamline Payroll

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.
Jackson Gordon | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

As Vista HRMS is fully customizable to suit your needs, a company should determine if they have a current employee who can do the work themselves otherwise they will need to consider the additional cost of asking PDS to do the customizations for them. There are additional modules that we aren't currently making use of, but each company should learn about the functionality of each of them as some may be more beneficial than others. When gathering your questions, ask all potential users of the system what they would want to see in an HRMS. We did so before selecting Vista HRMS and we got pages and pages of questions and comments and made sure that each item was addressed beforehand and was something that we would be able to incorporate into the system.You have the option of taking the system in house or being a hosted client. Make sure you figure out what resources your IT department has available. If you have a dedicated administrator who will do all the upgrades and enhancements great, otherwise you may need PDS to help out and having PDS host may be a better option
Amitai Levin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP Streamline Payroll
8.6
PDS Vista
8.0
Pay calculation
ADP Streamline Payroll
9.5
PDS Vista
8.2
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Streamline Payroll
7.8
PDS Vista
7.3
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
ADP Streamline Payroll
9.5
PDS Vista
Benefit plan administration
ADP Streamline Payroll
8.5
PDS Vista
8.2
Direct deposit files
ADP Streamline Payroll
9.5
PDS Vista
8.2
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Streamline Payroll
7.7
PDS Vista
8.2
Reimbursement management
ADP Streamline Payroll
8.0
PDS Vista
8.2

Human Resource Management

ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
7.7
Employee demographic data
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
9.0
Employment history
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
9.0
Job profiles and administration
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
9.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
7.0
Organizational charting
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
7.0
Organization and location management
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
7.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
6.0

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
8.2
Approval workflow
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
8.2
Balance details
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
8.2
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
8.2

Employee Self Service

ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
7.1
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
8.2
Update personal information
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
7.3
View company policy documentation
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
7.3
Employee recognition
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
7.2
View job history
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
5.8

Asset Management

ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
7.3
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
7.3

HR Reporting

ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
8.0
Report builder
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
8.0
Pre-built reports
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
8.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
8.0

Onboarding

ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
7.3
New hire portal
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
7.3

Performance and Goals

ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
5.8
Corporate goal setting
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
5.5
Individual goal setting
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
5.5
Performance tracking
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
6.4

Performance Management

ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
7.3
Performance plans
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
7.3
Performance improvement plans
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
7.3
Review status tracking
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
7.3
Review reminders
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
7.2
Multiple review frequency
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
7.3

Succession Planning

ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
3.6
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
3.6
Candidate ranking
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
3.6
Candidate search
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
3.6
Candidate development
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
3.6

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
2.5
Job Requisition Management
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
3.1
Company Website Posting
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
3.1
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
1.9
Applicant Tracking
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
2.3
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
2.0

Pros

ADP Streamline Payroll

  • Visualisation- our wages, tax, everything is in analytic form which makes the comparison very detailed.
  • Navigation - the software is very user friendly , we have flexibility to navigate through the pages very conveniently.
  • History- it maintains the detailed history of payroll which employees of the organisation can leverage for their use.
Aditya Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

  • Vista HRMS is very flexible, it does everything we need for HR, benefits and payroll. It’s user-friendly and intuitive to use, when we roll out new self-service items our employees have no problems and require minimal training or documentation.
  • PDS has excellent customer service and support. We get answers to the majority of our questions and problems quickly, within the day that we call. More complex issues that may require PDS’ technical support are usually addressed within a few days. We were upgrading our production servers to Windows 2012 over a weekend and a key person in our organization was on leave. When we checked with PDS to see what cost would be involved if we needed their help, they said it was included in our regular maintenance, no extra cost.
  • The PDS User’s Conference is an excellent learning opportunity for training on everything Vista does, including using Crystal Reports for custom reporting. You also get to meet and talk to the executive and development staff and have direct input into the future product development.
Marcia Fenton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ADP Streamline Payroll

  • It would be nice if the interface was more "modern" looking.
  • It's very difficult to log into since they don't use a regular login, you have to use an ID number which is hard to remember.
  • Their pricing is not clear, it's hard to understand why you're paying whatever you are paying and how often they charge you.
McKay Salisbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

  • Typical of any system built for the unknown requirements of hundreds or thousands of customers with varying needs, PDS sometimes doesn't fit our processes precisely out of the box. However, this con is far outweighed by the ability to configure and customize the system.
  • The most significant pet peeve of our users is the necessity for so many clicks to navigate between different areas or the system or to review applicants. These items are being addressed based on feedback from the user community in an upcoming release.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

PDS Vista 9.1
Based on 7 answers
I feel so invested in Vista HRMS that I don't really want to try other options. I know we as an organization are not using this product to it's full potential and that is just due to us lacking the resources to be able to invest the time into breaking it apart and making it work to the best ability for us. The system works great as is, but there are a lot of implementations we can put into place to help us out even more. For example, we would love to start using Workflow to create more efficiencies. I personally have a very good relationship with our hosted vendor who supports Vista HRMS and can help me with any issues and concerns, this is a big part of the reason that I would renew with this product and continue to be an advocate for Vista HRMS.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ADP Streamline Payroll

ADP Streamline Payroll 10.0
Based on 1 answer
So far, ADP Streamline Payroll has provided me accurate computation of my compensation. And never had any problems with it.
Brandon Macapelit, CISA | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

PDS Vista 8.2
Based on 2 answers
The interface is intuitive, even if it does require some extra clicks to get to where you are going. The screens are consistently designed and formatted. There is a logical flow and organization to the application layout and menuing systems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ADP Streamline Payroll

ADP Streamline Payroll 9.3
Based on 12 answers
I give it this rating based on the ease in using ADP Streamline Payroll as well as excellent availability of customer service on any issue regarding payroll. They are there during the crucial hours of working payroll. There is also online community, "The Bridge," where you can ask other payroll experts questions. The cost for this service is truly worth it.
Cora Hunt | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

PDS Vista 8.2
Based on 6 answers
PDS has excellent customer service and support. We get answers to the
majority of our questions and problems quickly, within the day that we
call. More complex issues that may require PDS’ technical support are
usually addressed within a few days
Marcia Fenton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

ADP Streamline Payroll

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PDS Vista

PDS Vista 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The resources and online tools that PDS provide are extremely thorough and helpful in our training and learning.
Amitai Levin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ADP Streamline Payroll

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PDS Vista

PDS Vista 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Ask lots of questions, ensure you fully understand the functionality (particularly history records) and train, train, train the users for correct and complete utilization of the system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ADP Streamline Payroll

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!
Daniel Berry | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

I've used Peoplesoft HCM in the past. The products have some similarities, but they are marketed to different sized companies, so it's a bit of apples to oranges. Peoplesoft was very complex and challenging to manage and support. Vista HRMS should require fewer technical resources and still provide robust features for HR and Payroll. We selected Vista HRMS because it met the majority of our requirements and was priced to enable us to purchase and implement it within our budget. Also, it's an integrated system (although not truly one system when you count Vista Time) which is an improvement over our current state.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ADP Streamline Payroll

  • 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.
Sandra Van Munster | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

  • Positive impact would definitely be self-service for both employees and managers to view and update selected data.
  • Through some analytics our managers are able to track turnover for their site/department by many criteria (length of service, reason, etc) and can view a number of other analytical reports such as headcount and demographics which help them to make informed decisions about their department.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

Starting Price

PDS Vista

General

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

Starting Price

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ADP Streamline Payroll
8.4
PDS Vista
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

ADP Streamline Payroll
7.0
PDS Vista
9.1

Usability

ADP Streamline Payroll
10.0
PDS Vista
8.2

Reliability and Availability

ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
9.5

Performance

ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
10.0

Support Rating

ADP Streamline Payroll
9.3
PDS Vista
8.2

Online Training

ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
10.0

Implementation Rating

ADP Streamline Payroll
PDS Vista
7.3

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