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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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DATIS

Our agency has a number of federal and private grants tied to personnel costs and allocations. DATIS e3 is extraordinary at allowing the end user to slice information as needed for complex reporting.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP TotalSource
8.1
DATIS
8.7
Employee demographic data
ADP TotalSource
7.3
DATIS
6.0
Employment history
ADP TotalSource
8.3
DATIS
8.0
Job profiles and administration
ADP TotalSource
7.7
DATIS
9.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP TotalSource
8.4
DATIS
9.0
Organizational charting
ADP TotalSource
8.5
DATIS
10.0
Organization and location management
ADP TotalSource
7.4
DATIS
9.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP TotalSource
9.4
DATIS
10.0

Payroll Management

ADP TotalSource
8.7
DATIS
9.4
Pay calculation
ADP TotalSource
8.4
DATIS
10.0
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP TotalSource
9.7
DATIS
Benefit plan administration
ADP TotalSource
8.7
DATIS
9.0
Direct deposit files
ADP TotalSource
9.0
DATIS
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
ADP TotalSource
9.3
DATIS
8.0
Reimbursement management
ADP TotalSource
7.0
DATIS
10.0

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP TotalSource
8.5
DATIS
8.7
Approval workflow
ADP TotalSource
8.0
DATIS
8.0
Balance details
ADP TotalSource
8.5
DATIS
8.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP TotalSource
9.0
DATIS
10.0

Employee Self Service

ADP TotalSource
8.3
DATIS
9.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP TotalSource
8.7
DATIS
10.0
Update personal information
ADP TotalSource
8.7
DATIS
10.0
View company policy documentation
ADP TotalSource
8.0
DATIS
10.0
Employee recognition
ADP TotalSource
8.0
DATIS
5.0
View job history
ADP TotalSource
8.4
DATIS
10.0

Asset Management

ADP TotalSource
8.0
DATIS
9.0
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP TotalSource
8.0
DATIS
9.0

HR Reporting

ADP TotalSource
8.0
DATIS
6.7
Report builder
ADP TotalSource
8.0
DATIS
8.0
Pre-built reports
ADP TotalSource
8.0
DATIS
6.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP TotalSource
8.0
DATIS
6.0

Onboarding

ADP TotalSource
8.8
DATIS
9.0
New hire portal
ADP TotalSource
8.5
DATIS
8.0
Manager tracking tools
ADP TotalSource
9.0
DATIS
10.0

Performance and Goals

ADP TotalSource
7.0
DATIS
7.5
Corporate goal setting
ADP TotalSource
6.0
DATIS
8.0
Individual goal setting
ADP TotalSource
8.0
DATIS
8.0
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP TotalSource
6.0
DATIS
6.0
Performance tracking
ADP TotalSource
8.0
DATIS
8.0

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

ADP TotalSource
7.0
DATIS
7.8
Create succession plans/pools
ADP TotalSource
7.0
DATIS
6.0
Candidate ranking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
DATIS
10.0
Candidate search
ADP TotalSource
8.0
DATIS
7.0
Candidate development
ADP TotalSource
6.0
DATIS
8.0

Recruiting / ATS

ADP TotalSource
7.4
DATIS
7.6
Job Requisition Management
ADP TotalSource
6.0
DATIS
9.0
Company Website Posting
ADP TotalSource
8.0
DATIS
8.0
Publish to Social Media
ADP TotalSource
7.0
DATIS
5.0
Job Search Site Posting
ADP TotalSource
9.0
DATIS
5.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP TotalSource
6.0
DATIS
7.0
Applicant Tracking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
DATIS
9.0
Notifications and Alerts
ADP TotalSource
9.0
DATIS
10.0

Pros

  • The prebuilt reports were excellent
  • TotalSource came with the Employee Service Center support - the best part of TS
  • The software integrated with our time keeping system which made payroll a little easier
Kimberly Cavanaugh, PHR profile photo
  • Position management
  • Payroll solutions
  • Open Enrollment/benefits management
Tami Lewis-Ahrendt, PHR, SHRM-PC profile photo

Cons

  • 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
  • Supervision documentation is difficult to use if the supervisor doesn’t adhere to the rigid schedule
  • Applicant site doesn’t automatically integrate with outside recruitment tools, so tracking of recruitment data is complicated.
  • DATIS has struggled with customer service support unless you have a dedicated contact
Tami Lewis-Ahrendt, PHR, SHRM-PC profile photo

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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DATIS e3 is a different kind of system that may not be the solution for someone who is looking for an “off the shelf” solution. It is flexible and customizable to meet the specific needs of your organization. It is robust and thorough. They could benefit from spending money on a mobile solution.
Tami Lewis-Ahrendt, PHR, SHRM-PC profile photo

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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  • DATIS has allowed us to spend less time on payroll processing and accounting of payroll
  • Better grant management allowing us to minimize the risk of unclaimed revenue
Tami Lewis-Ahrendt, PHR, SHRM-PC 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

DATIS

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