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Score 6 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP TotalSource

ADP TotalSource (as a PEO) is well-suited for companies that need a little help acquiring the next tier of benefit offerings from payers. Assuming they continue providing additional training to account representatives, they are well suited for companies who would like to reduce their exposure to payroll and human resources. The service is less appropriate for smaller companies who can easily handle payroll functions in house.
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Core HR

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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP TotalSource
8.2
Core HR
8.0
Employee demographic data
ADP TotalSource
7.6
Core HR
8.0
Employment history
ADP TotalSource
8.4
Core HR
9.0
Job profiles and administration
ADP TotalSource
7.7
Core HR
9.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP TotalSource
8.5
Core HR
9.0
Organizational charting
ADP TotalSource
8.6
Core HR
5.0
Organization and location management
ADP TotalSource
7.4
Core HR
7.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP TotalSource
9.4
Core HR
9.0

Payroll Management

ADP TotalSource
7.6
Core HR
8.8
Pay calculation
ADP TotalSource
7.6
Core HR
9.0
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP TotalSource
9.7
Core HR
Benefit plan administration
ADP TotalSource
7.7
Core HR
7.0
Direct deposit files
ADP TotalSource
7.9
Core HR
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
ADP TotalSource
9.3
Core HR
9.0
Reimbursement management
ADP TotalSource
3.5
Core HR
9.0

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP TotalSource
6.6
Core HR
7.7
Approval workflow
ADP TotalSource
6.4
Core HR
7.0
Balance details
ADP TotalSource
6.6
Core HR
8.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP TotalSource
6.8
Core HR
8.0

Employee Self Service

ADP TotalSource
7.9
Core HR
9.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP TotalSource
8.2
Core HR
Update personal information
ADP TotalSource
8.2
Core HR
9.0
View company policy documentation
ADP TotalSource
7.5
Core HR
Employee recognition
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Core HR
9.0
View job history
ADP TotalSource
7.8
Core HR
9.0

Asset Management

ADP TotalSource
8.1
Core HR
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP TotalSource
8.1
Core HR

HR Reporting

ADP TotalSource
5.7
Core HR
10.0
Report builder
ADP TotalSource
6.3
Core HR
10.0
Pre-built reports
ADP TotalSource
5.4
Core HR
10.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP TotalSource
5.3
Core HR

Onboarding

ADP TotalSource
6.5
Core HR
8.0
New hire portal
ADP TotalSource
6.5
Core HR
8.0
Manager tracking tools
ADP TotalSource
6.4
Core HR
8.0

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

ADP TotalSource
7.9
Core HR
7.5
Performance plans
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Core HR
8.0
Performance improvement plans
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Core HR
6.0
Review status tracking
ADP TotalSource
8.2
Core HR
8.0
Review reminders
ADP TotalSource
8.6
Core HR
8.0
Multiple review frequency
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Core HR

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

ADP TotalSource
7.4
Core HR
7.7
Job Requisition Management
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Core HR
7.0
Company Website Posting
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Core HR
Publish to Social Media
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Core HR
Job Search Site Posting
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Core HR
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Core HR
Applicant Tracking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Core HR
8.0
Notifications and Alerts
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Core HR
8.0

Pros

ADP TotalSource

  • During my 1 and 1/2 years of frustration, ADP does nothing well.
Connie Bechtolt, CPA, MBA profile photo

Core HR

  • Core HR manages our PTO well. It allows users to access their accruals and requests.
Genevieve (Genni) Lum Cheong-Brown profile photo

Cons

ADP TotalSource

  • While the prebuilt reports were great, I would have to contact TS in order to get a custom report. This only happened a few times because like I said, they had a variety of prebuilt reports that fit my needs
  • iReports was implemented and it became more difficult to find employee paystubs and find YTD pay
Kimberly Cavanaugh, PHR profile photo

Core HR

  • I would love the ability for reviews to be deleted.
Genevieve (Genni) Lum Cheong-Brown profile photo

Alternatives Considered

ADP TotalSource

Paychex is probably the worst system I have used. It's not intuitive at all and is lacking in so many key areas of a good HRIS. I think UltiPro is a system that stacks up against ADP TotalSource the best. But again, ADP TotalSource will be what I choose because of their customer service for not just me but our employees. Their support is second to none!
Kimberly Cavanaugh, PHR profile photo

Core HR

Core HR is not as robust and does not allow the same functionality but does provide similar functionality based on the size of our organization.
Genevieve (Genni) Lum Cheong-Brown profile photo

Return on Investment

ADP TotalSource

  • Employee satisfaction with the Employee Service Center was high
  • TotalSource's employee support is like having a PT HR employee on staff!
  • At times, if I needed a tailored report, it would take time to get ADP to build it for me and get it back. Not a lot of time, but not as easy as doing it myself.
Kimberly Cavanaugh, PHR profile photo

Core HR

  • Still to new to determine.
Genevieve (Genni) Lum Cheong-Brown profile photo

Pricing Details

ADP TotalSource

General

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

Core HR

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details

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