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ADP TotalSource

15 Ratings

BizMerlin

1 Ratings

ADP TotalSource

15 Ratings
Score 6.9 out of 101

BizMerlin

1 Ratings
Score 10 out of 101

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ADP TotalSource

ADP TotalSource is my company's PEO. Being an HR department of one, the support I received from the was worth its weight in gold. They have so many resources already in place that I was able to make use of instead of researching and creating myself. One part of having them as a PEO that I wasn't a fan of, was the limitations we had in choosing our benefit carriers. They had contracts with two health carriers to choose from. So if we weren't happy with rates, there was only so much room to negotiate, at the carriers knew that.
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BizMerlin

If you are a growing organization, Resource Allocation, Forecasting and Analysis tool is very useful.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP TotalSource
8.1
BizMerlin
10.0
Employee demographic data
ADP TotalSource
7.3
BizMerlin
10.0
Employment history
ADP TotalSource
8.3
BizMerlin
10.0
Job profiles and administration
ADP TotalSource
7.7
BizMerlin
10.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP TotalSource
8.4
BizMerlin
Organizational charting
ADP TotalSource
8.5
BizMerlin
10.0
Organization and location management
ADP TotalSource
7.3
BizMerlin
10.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP TotalSource
9.3
BizMerlin

Payroll Management

ADP TotalSource
8.7
BizMerlin
10.0
Pay calculation
ADP TotalSource
8.4
BizMerlin
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP TotalSource
9.7
BizMerlin
10.0
Benefit plan administration
ADP TotalSource
8.7
BizMerlin
10.0
Direct deposit files
ADP TotalSource
9.0
BizMerlin
Salary revision and increment management
ADP TotalSource
9.3
BizMerlin
Reimbursement management
ADP TotalSource
7.0
BizMerlin

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP TotalSource
8.5
BizMerlin
10.0
Approval workflow
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BizMerlin
Balance details
ADP TotalSource
8.5
BizMerlin
10.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP TotalSource
9.0
BizMerlin
10.0

Employee Self Service

ADP TotalSource
8.3
BizMerlin
10.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP TotalSource
8.7
BizMerlin
10.0
Update personal information
ADP TotalSource
8.7
BizMerlin
10.0
View company policy documentation
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BizMerlin
10.0
Employee recognition
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BizMerlin
10.0
View job history
ADP TotalSource
8.4
BizMerlin
10.0

Asset Management

ADP TotalSource
8.0
BizMerlin
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BizMerlin

HR Reporting

ADP TotalSource
8.0
BizMerlin
10.0
Report builder
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BizMerlin
10.0
Pre-built reports
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BizMerlin
10.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BizMerlin
10.0

Onboarding

ADP TotalSource
8.8
BizMerlin
10.0
New hire portal
ADP TotalSource
8.5
BizMerlin
10.0
Manager tracking tools
ADP TotalSource
9.0
BizMerlin
10.0

Performance and Goals

ADP TotalSource
7.0
BizMerlin
10.0
Corporate goal setting
ADP TotalSource
6.0
BizMerlin
10.0
Individual goal setting
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BizMerlin
10.0
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP TotalSource
6.0
BizMerlin
10.0
Performance tracking
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BizMerlin
10.0

Performance Management

ADP TotalSource
7.6
BizMerlin
10.0
Performance plans
ADP TotalSource
6.0
BizMerlin
10.0
Performance improvement plans
ADP TotalSource
9.0
BizMerlin
10.0
Review status tracking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
BizMerlin
10.0
Review reminders
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BizMerlin
10.0
Multiple review frequency
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BizMerlin
10.0

Succession Planning

ADP TotalSource
7.0
BizMerlin
10.0
Create succession plans/pools
ADP TotalSource
7.0
BizMerlin
10.0
Candidate ranking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
BizMerlin
10.0
Candidate search
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BizMerlin
Candidate development
ADP TotalSource
6.0
BizMerlin
10.0

Recruiting / ATS

ADP TotalSource
7.4
BizMerlin
10.0
Job Requisition Management
ADP TotalSource
6.0
BizMerlin
10.0
Company Website Posting
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BizMerlin
10.0
Publish to Social Media
ADP TotalSource
7.0
BizMerlin
10.0
Job Search Site Posting
ADP TotalSource
9.0
BizMerlin
10.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP TotalSource
6.0
BizMerlin
10.0
Applicant Tracking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
BizMerlin
10.0
Notifications and Alerts
ADP TotalSource
9.0
BizMerlin
10.0

Pros

  • It does a great job of keeping track of all your pay at various other jobs that also use ADP TotalSource. You can easily log in and verify any information that you might need to check on.
  • The privacy feature is really great so that only you can see documents with financial information on them.
  • The app is also really handy and easily accessible. You can pull up anything in a pinch if you don't have access to your work computer at the same time that you need to look up something.
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  • This software is highly configurable. Very easy to use. Lots of out of box integration.
  • It's got a mobile app and is also cloud based.
  • The goals module is our biggest used module. It also has great features like instant feedback, applicant tracking and onboarding.
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Cons

  • I wish that there was a feature that would allow you to do some financial planning with your money.
  • If you can't remember your password or username, it is really hard to retrieve and they always take a long time to get back to you.
  • One other con is that it is not always the easiest to navigate and sometimes you don't realize that you have gone to a different screen and then it gets you out of everything and you have to do the log in process all over. This would be more of an issue if you were using a computer instead of the mobile app.
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  • Wall of fame or the feedback given to the users cannot be controlled. The users cannot choose or control who can view their wall of fame.
  • The dashboard is customizable at organization and geography level but cannot be customized at the individual level.
  • The filter on archived goals does not work properly using text search.
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Alternatives Considered

We use ADP simply to to track pay for employees. We really like more of the functionality of Workday as it is really easy to import org charts and track performance. The graphics and appearance of these sections are also really nice! We also use Workday to track time off as it was more popular among employees to use when we asked them to compare more options. However, ADP is much better at tracking pay and because it carries information over from previous jobs, employees really like this as well!
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Return on Investment

  • It has helped us to keep track of various financial information for employees and this has helped our HR department.
  • We were trying to find a system that was more user-friendly and many people are able to use this pretty easily.
  • We found more cost effective methods to do absence management and goal setting because this system was too expensive and cumbersome for us.
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  • It's saving us about 40% of what we are spending
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Pricing Details

ADP TotalSource

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

BizMerlin

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