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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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Vista

  • Self-service provides immediate access for employees
  • Open enrollment is so easy, our HR staff love it
  • Fully integrated HR, benefits and payroll information means less errors and saves time
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
7.1
Employee demographic data
ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
8.4
Employment history
ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
6.6
Job profiles and administration
ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
7.3
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
7.5
Organizational charting
ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
5.8
Organization and location management
ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
7.5
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
6.5

Payroll Management

ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
8.0
Pay calculation
ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
8.6
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
7.5
Benefit plan administration
ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
7.8
Direct deposit files
ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
8.1
Reimbursement management
ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
8.2

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
7.2
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
8.0
Update personal information
ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
7.5
View company policy documentation
ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
7.3
Employee recognition
ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
7.0
View job history
ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
6.2

Asset Management

ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
7.2
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
7.2

HR Reporting

ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
7.8
Report builder
ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
8.0
Pre-built reports
ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
6.9
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
8.3

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
5.9
Corporate goal setting
ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
5.6
Individual goal setting
ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
5.6
Performance tracking
ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
6.5

Performance Management

ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
7.3
Performance plans
ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
7.5
Performance improvement plans
ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
7.3
Review status tracking
ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
7.4
Review reminders
ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
7.2
Multiple review frequency
ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
7.3

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
2.9
Job Requisition Management
ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
3.7
Company Website Posting
ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
3.7
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
2.1
Applicant Tracking
ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
3.0
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Streamline Payroll
Vista
2.2

Pros

  • ADP Streamline works best if you have a great ADP rep on the other end for your payroll purposes. I had a fantastic rep who was very responsive.
  • The ease and security of the upload process makes things quick and easy. Especially when actually preparing the payroll for upload can be difficult.
  • The report running format when I was using ADP Streamline was extremely user friendly and easy to navigate.
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  • 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.
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Cons

  • Training was almost non existent when I was using the service. It was easy to figure out but I could have benefitted from some detailed training to help me better use the system and all its functionality.
  • I'm not sure this is anything ADP Streamline can fix because of time differences and such but it was very much like I was on an island waiting for messages in a bottle. I would upload and it would take sometimes more than a day to get a response.
  • The process was very manual when I was using the system. I did all my payroll work off ADP Streamline and basically used it to upload and relied on the rep to enter everything correctly. I felt like I had less control than I would like. I would have preferred to have some control over what was being uploaded and entered.
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  • Time entry is very manual, you have to be very specific in your time entry by inserting the colon and also the AM/PM. Military time entry will work if you're settings are set to accept military time entry. A time punch button would be a great addition to this module, or a quick drop down option of base hour or half hour entries.
  • Currently, the system allows employees to enter more leave accrual time then they have available. This error does generate on reports when payroll is run, however as a business rule we do follow up with each individual who has gone over and see if they would like those hours moved over to other available accruals or let them know that it will be unpaid if no other accrual balances exist. I believe you can configure a 'User Exit' to notify employees as soon as they enter the time in that those hours are not available, however it is not part of the base system. This would be a helpful addition and would save quite a bit of time on the follow up during payroll processing.
  • I was not here during implementation of this product, so I am not sure of the training that our administrators received at the time. However I have not had much luck in finding best practices for the system or training manuals. My knowledge has come through trial and error and calling our hosted support team to help walk me through issues. More FAQ material or even module training materials would be great for newly hired employees who need to have access to Vista HRMS in more than a basic time entry capacity.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP Streamline Payroll7.0
Based on 1 answer
Without knowing what the competitors offer I can only give a limited opinion.
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Vista9.0
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.
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Usability

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Vista8.2
Based on 2 answers
  • Employee self-service is easy to set up and use
  • Payroll and benefits integration works well
  • Screens are easy to navigate
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Support

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Vista8.2
Based on 3 answers
They are quick to respond to support requests. Often they are able to address the issue without escalation. The support staff are extremely knowledgeable and willing to recruit other staff to help troubleshoot a problem. They frequently do screen sharing sessions to actually see the behavior we experience so they can better understand the problem and get it resolved. Without an exception, all of the support staff are extremely pleasant and enjoyable to be around. They truly value their customers and our success and they try to make it fun to interact with them. Support calls do not incur a support fee either. All support, excluding consulting services, is included in our annual support.
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Online Training

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Vista10.0
Based on 1 answer
The resources and online tools that PDS provide are extremely thorough and helpful in our training and learning.
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Implementation

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Vista7.3
Based on 1 answer
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.
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Alternatives Considered

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.
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We previously had our payroll outsourced to Ceridian.
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • We are more organized and efficient in the HR/Payroll department now [that they are] using the system
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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

Vista

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
License pricing is based on the number of full and part-time active employees within bands (e.g. 751-1,000). SaaS pricing is based on PEPM.