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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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SAP Core HR and Payroll

SAP HR can be well suited for global companies with operations in multiple countries. The Payroll module needs to be limited to one instance per country, otherwise trying to maintain multiple countries on the same instance is too complicated.I would not recommend using SAP HR and Payroll for smaller companies because the total cost of ownership and the lack of flexibility will make it unfeasible. There are many cloud-based options now a days available that would fit better for this type of scenario.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP TotalSource
8.1
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.7
Employee demographic data
ADP TotalSource
7.3
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0
Employment history
ADP TotalSource
8.3
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.7
Job profiles and administration
ADP TotalSource
7.7
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP TotalSource
8.4
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.1
Organizational charting
ADP TotalSource
8.5
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.7
Organization and location management
ADP TotalSource
7.4
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP TotalSource
9.4
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0

Payroll Management

ADP TotalSource
8.7
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.3
Pay calculation
ADP TotalSource
8.4
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.1
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP TotalSource
9.7
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0
Benefit plan administration
ADP TotalSource
8.7
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.7
Direct deposit files
ADP TotalSource
9.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0
Salary revision and increment management
ADP TotalSource
9.3
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.0
Reimbursement management
ADP TotalSource
7.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.0

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP TotalSource
8.5
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.9
Approval workflow
ADP TotalSource
8.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.7
Balance details
ADP TotalSource
8.5
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.4
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP TotalSource
9.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.4

Employee Self Service

ADP TotalSource
8.3
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.2
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP TotalSource
8.7
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.1
Update personal information
ADP TotalSource
8.7
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.7
View company policy documentation
ADP TotalSource
8.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.0
Employee recognition
ADP TotalSource
8.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
1.9
View job history
ADP TotalSource
8.4
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.1

Asset Management

ADP TotalSource
8.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP TotalSource
8.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll

HR Reporting

ADP TotalSource
8.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.8
Report builder
ADP TotalSource
8.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.9
Pre-built reports
ADP TotalSource
8.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.9
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP TotalSource
8.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.6

Onboarding

ADP TotalSource
8.8
SAP Core HR and Payroll
1.0
New hire portal
ADP TotalSource
8.6
SAP Core HR and Payroll
1.0
Manager tracking tools
ADP TotalSource
9.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
1.0

Performance and Goals

ADP TotalSource
7.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.3
Corporate goal setting
ADP TotalSource
6.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Individual goal setting
ADP TotalSource
8.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP TotalSource
6.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.0
Performance tracking
ADP TotalSource
8.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0

Performance Management

ADP TotalSource
7.6
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.2
Performance plans
ADP TotalSource
6.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0
Performance improvement plans
ADP TotalSource
9.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0
Review status tracking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Review reminders
ADP TotalSource
8.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0
Multiple review frequency
ADP TotalSource
8.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0

Succession Planning

ADP TotalSource
7.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.8
Create succession plans/pools
ADP TotalSource
7.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.0
Candidate ranking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.0
Candidate search
ADP TotalSource
8.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Candidate development
ADP TotalSource
6.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0

Recruiting / ATS

ADP TotalSource
7.4
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.1
Job Requisition Management
ADP TotalSource
6.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Company Website Posting
ADP TotalSource
8.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Publish to Social Media
ADP TotalSource
7.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.0
Job Search Site Posting
ADP TotalSource
9.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP TotalSource
6.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
1.0
Applicant Tracking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Notifications and Alerts
ADP TotalSource
9.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0

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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  • SAP HR is a mature system that provides robust support to global companies, with employees in multiple countries.
  • Because SAP HR is used by many global companies and has a large market share, developers and consultants are usually available.
  • Also, because SAP HR and Payroll have been used for long time, many vendors and providers will be familiar with the system and have pre-defined system interfaces to exchange information.
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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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  • The SAP HR unser interface is not intuitive and requires significant training and experience to master. A web-based, simple and intuitive UI will mitigate this issue.
  • In general running reports and extracting information from SAP HR and Payroll is complex and time consuming. Since the reporting tools are limited and very basic, one ends up extracting raw data to be manipulated in standard tools like MS Excel.
  • The standard SAP HR and Payroll system integration tools are inefficient and ineffective; very often they fail to transfer small amounts of data requiring constant verification and rework of data transfers.
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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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We use SAP HR and Payroll because in our company it is the corporate mandate. However, based on our regional/business unit requirements and strategic plans other system would provide a better fit. However, just like in many large global corporations these type of decisions are made at the corporate level, many times giving priority to technology standardization instead of business priorities.
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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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  • SAP HR is suited for large companies with a sufficient budget. Small budgets will not be able to cover the expensive licensing, technical personnel and consultants required of an SAP installation.
  • In regards to the total cost of ownership, my ROI experience has been that by replacing SAP HR modules with cloud solutions we have been able to reduce the cost up to 60% while modernizing our systems and improving the employee experience.
  • I would encourage decision makers to look for cloud-based alternatives with a robust system integration, before believing that supporting every area of HR with a single SAP installation is a good long-term strategy. Having SAP HR as the core integrated to best-in-class cloud-based systems is a very valid and effective system strategy.
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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

SAP Core HR and Payroll

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