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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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Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR

Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR is a very powerful HR tool with abundant features that could fulfill pretty much all the HR needs of a small to medium sized organization. It might be an overkill for very small businesses with less than 20 employees as its really geared towards larger organizations. It offers powerful tools to performance reviews as well as employee HR management tasks. One interesting feature is the ability for employees to perform self administrative tasks through the software which allows some automation of tasks. On the other hand, the program can be so feature rich that require an advanced user with data analytic skills to fully utility. Companies that use the software will need to have at least one manager procure training before utilizing its full range of features.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP TotalSource
8.1
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.3
Employee demographic data
ADP TotalSource
7.3
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Employment history
ADP TotalSource
8.3
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.0
Job profiles and administration
ADP TotalSource
7.7
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
8.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP TotalSource
8.4
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Organizational charting
ADP TotalSource
8.5
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Organization and location management
ADP TotalSource
7.4
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
9.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP TotalSource
9.4
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0

Payroll Management

ADP TotalSource
8.7
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.2
Pay calculation
ADP TotalSource
8.4
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.0
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP TotalSource
9.7
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
5.0
Benefit plan administration
ADP TotalSource
8.7
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.0
Direct deposit files
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Salary revision and increment management
ADP TotalSource
9.3
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Reimbursement management
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.0

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP TotalSource
8.5
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.3
Approval workflow
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Balance details
ADP TotalSource
8.5
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
5.0

Employee Self Service

ADP TotalSource
8.3
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.4
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP TotalSource
8.7
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.0
Update personal information
ADP TotalSource
8.7
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
View company policy documentation
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Employee recognition
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
5.0
View job history
ADP TotalSource
8.4
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0

Asset Management

ADP TotalSource
8.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR

HR Reporting

ADP TotalSource
8.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Report builder
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
9.0
Pre-built reports
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
5.0

Onboarding

ADP TotalSource
8.8
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
New hire portal
ADP TotalSource
8.5
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Manager tracking tools
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR

Performance and Goals

ADP TotalSource
7.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Corporate goal setting
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Individual goal setting
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Performance tracking
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0

Performance Management

ADP TotalSource
7.6
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.7
Performance plans
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
8.0
Performance improvement plans
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
8.0
Review status tracking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Review reminders
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Multiple review frequency
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR

Succession Planning

ADP TotalSource
7.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Create succession plans/pools
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Candidate ranking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Candidate search
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Candidate development
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR

Recruiting / ATS

ADP TotalSource
7.4
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.4
Job Requisition Management
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
8.0
Company Website Posting
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Publish to Social Media
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.0
Job Search Site Posting
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
5.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
5.0
Applicant Tracking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
8.0
Notifications and Alerts
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.0

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
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  • The software is very flexible in working with different types of organization functions, departments, and with projects.
  • The program is provides a solid recruitment platform.
  • Managers can use the software for performance reviews and for analysis.
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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
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  • Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR can be a bit overwhelming for light users with limited experience.
  • The performance review features are extensive and require a highly skilled manager that work with data analytics
  • The program is not quite as strong in its recruitment features as other software offerings.
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Alternatives Considered

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!
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Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR really shines as a flexible product capable of evolving with an organization's changing needs. Its robust features, cloud based architecture, and performance analysis help push the product ahead of some of its competitors. While not perfect, the software offers in-depth performance review functions and data analysis tools that show performance trends. With its self administrative tools, employees can help manage their own information, reducing workload for HR managers
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Return on Investment

  • 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.
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  • Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR can require training and experience to fully utility its features
  • The program really helps with provide self administrative tools for employees to perform on their own, lowering management work loads.
  • What really makes the software shine is its flexible department management tools. One can setup extensive organization systems that are flexible enough to meet a wide range of organization needs.
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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

Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR

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