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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP TotalSource

ADP Totalsource is well suited for any size company. It is a functional warehouse of information and is especially handy for an HR department and a great investment. It should eliminate employees coming to you all the time with questions about their pay or other financial questions. It is also great if you are someone that switches from one company to another often because it will store all of your information for you. If you do not know about the privacy setting, that could be an issue because then others could view your personal financial information. I would not recommend purchasing if your company is incredibly small depending on how profitable your company and what industry you are in.
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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
8.2
DATIS
8.7
Employee demographic data
ADP TotalSource
7.6
DATIS
6.0
Employment history
ADP TotalSource
8.4
DATIS
8.0
Job profiles and administration
ADP TotalSource
7.7
DATIS
9.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP TotalSource
8.5
DATIS
9.0
Organizational charting
ADP TotalSource
8.6
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
7.6
DATIS
9.4
Pay calculation
ADP TotalSource
7.6
DATIS
10.0
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP TotalSource
9.7
DATIS
Benefit plan administration
ADP TotalSource
7.7
DATIS
9.0
Direct deposit files
ADP TotalSource
7.9
DATIS
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
ADP TotalSource
9.3
DATIS
8.0
Reimbursement management
ADP TotalSource
3.5
DATIS
10.0

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP TotalSource
6.6
DATIS
8.7
Approval workflow
ADP TotalSource
6.4
DATIS
8.0
Balance details
ADP TotalSource
6.6
DATIS
8.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP TotalSource
6.8
DATIS
10.0

Employee Self Service

ADP TotalSource
7.9
DATIS
9.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP TotalSource
8.2
DATIS
10.0
Update personal information
ADP TotalSource
8.2
DATIS
10.0
View company policy documentation
ADP TotalSource
7.5
DATIS
10.0
Employee recognition
ADP TotalSource
8.0
DATIS
5.0
View job history
ADP TotalSource
7.8
DATIS
10.0

Asset Management

ADP TotalSource
8.1
DATIS
9.0
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP TotalSource
8.1
DATIS
9.0

HR Reporting

ADP TotalSource
5.7
DATIS
6.7
Report builder
ADP TotalSource
6.3
DATIS
8.0
Pre-built reports
ADP TotalSource
5.4
DATIS
6.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP TotalSource
5.3
DATIS
6.0

Onboarding

ADP TotalSource
6.5
DATIS
9.0
New hire portal
ADP TotalSource
6.5
DATIS
8.0
Manager tracking tools
ADP TotalSource
6.4
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
7.9
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
8.2
DATIS
10.0
Review reminders
ADP TotalSource
8.6
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

ADP TotalSource

  • Their payroll software offers the expected levels of security/controls regarding timecard approvals.
  • Personally, I have found their "canned" reporting software pretty easy to use.
  • As far as account representatives, William (Bill) Eddy has been a pleasure to work with. The majority of the other individuals assigned to our account have left a poor taste in my mouth. Terrence Jeffrey Malari was a great deal of help in working through some personal questions I had. Actually, the representatives assigned to individual needs seem to be pretty helpful, the account team could use some additional training.
  • ADP built a custom report that is capable of uploading directly into our general ledger.
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DATIS

  • Position management
  • Payroll solutions
  • Open Enrollment/benefits management
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Cons

ADP TotalSource

  • They failed to file wages with the state for over 1 and 1/2 years
  • They classified 401k contributions as after tax and then had to amend form W-2 on multiple employees
  • They represented that short-term disability insurance was available during the proposal process, and after signing, side that it was in fact, not available, or a true bait and switch.
  • Their platform is very outdated and even their consultants cannot maneuver around and create reports.
  • It is very difficult to reach your assigned representative.
  • The executive of their customer service provides all kinds of promises but does not execute on promises
  • Choosing ADP was one of my biggest regrets and I would like to prevent this same experience from happening to any other small business.
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DATIS

  • 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
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Alternatives Considered

ADP TotalSource

At the moment, we have not investigated any of the products available in the drop-down list provided. However, we have evaluated some other (unavailable) products and have been intrigued by the potential decrease in fees along with the potential for a much more "rich" benefit plan. We can't speak to the level of customer service observed by current clients, only to apparent cost savings.
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DATIS

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.
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Return on Investment

ADP TotalSource

  • ADP Total Source offers TERRIBLE REPORTING
  • ADP Total Source represents that they offer state of the art reporting. Please don't believe their claims. If you do, buyer beware.
  • ADP Total Source contracts to offer certain services and then does not fulfill promises. Since they are such a large company, they dare you to file a lawsuit against them. Since they are so big, you have very little recourse. Your business will suffer from using ADP as a co-employment partners.
  • ADP failed to complete required state reporting and they offered no explanation, just an amended filing.
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DATIS

  • 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
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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

DATIS

General

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

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