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ADP TotalSource

15 Ratings

CakeHR

3 Ratings

ADP TotalSource

15 Ratings
Score 6.9 out of 101

CakeHR

3 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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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CakeHR

I would really recommend it to other companies. Especially to companies like ours, startups, 10+ employees. CakeHR gives you a good overview of all the teams, days off, and you have all the data about employees in one system.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP TotalSource
8.1
CakeHR
6.7
Employee demographic data
ADP TotalSource
7.3
CakeHR
5.5
Employment history
ADP TotalSource
8.3
CakeHR
4.5
Job profiles and administration
ADP TotalSource
7.7
CakeHR
7.7
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP TotalSource
8.4
CakeHR
Organizational charting
ADP TotalSource
8.5
CakeHR
9.1
Organization and location management
ADP TotalSource
7.3
CakeHR
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP TotalSource
9.3
CakeHR

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP TotalSource
8.5
CakeHR
8.6
Approval workflow
ADP TotalSource
8.0
CakeHR
8.2
Balance details
ADP TotalSource
8.5
CakeHR
9.1
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP TotalSource
9.0
CakeHR

Employee Self Service

ADP TotalSource
8.3
CakeHR
8.6
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP TotalSource
8.7
CakeHR
Update personal information
ADP TotalSource
8.7
CakeHR
9.1
View company policy documentation
ADP TotalSource
8.0
CakeHR
Employee recognition
ADP TotalSource
8.0
CakeHR
View job history
ADP TotalSource
8.4
CakeHR
8.2

Asset Management

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

HR Reporting

ADP TotalSource
8.0
CakeHR
6.8
Report builder
ADP TotalSource
8.0
CakeHR
7.3
Pre-built reports
ADP TotalSource
8.0
CakeHR
6.4
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP TotalSource
8.0
CakeHR

Onboarding

ADP TotalSource
8.8
CakeHR
9.1
New hire portal
ADP TotalSource
8.5
CakeHR
9.1
Manager tracking tools
ADP TotalSource
9.0
CakeHR
9.1

Performance and Goals

ADP TotalSource
7.0
CakeHR
9.1
Corporate goal setting
ADP TotalSource
6.0
CakeHR
9.1
Individual goal setting
ADP TotalSource
8.0
CakeHR
9.1
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP TotalSource
6.0
CakeHR
9.1
Performance tracking
ADP TotalSource
8.0
CakeHR
9.1

Performance Management

ADP TotalSource
7.6
CakeHR
8.0
Performance plans
ADP TotalSource
6.0
CakeHR
7.3
Performance improvement plans
ADP TotalSource
9.0
CakeHR
6.4
Review status tracking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
CakeHR
9.1
Review reminders
ADP TotalSource
8.0
CakeHR
8.2
Multiple review frequency
ADP TotalSource
8.0
CakeHR
9.1

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

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

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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  • Super easy and usable system.
  • Great customer service; listens to feedback and does something with it, answers really quickly.
  • A good overview per team for managers.
  • An app available for every employee to quickly arrange a request.
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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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  • Not all features for an HR system are available in CakeHR, but they are working on it to improve and expand
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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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This is the first HR system we have used in our company.
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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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  • The system shows us all days off and overtime, so we can manage this and know everything is like agreed in the contract.
  • A simple and affordable system with room to grow.
Maaike van der Kroon profile photo

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Pricing Details

ADP TotalSource

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

CakeHR

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
CakeHR Editions & Modules
CakeHR
Edition
PEPM
3.301
1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details
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