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ADP TotalSource

15 Ratings
Score 6.9 out of 101

SuccessFactors Employee Central

32 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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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SuccessFactors Employee Central

Organizations still running their HR processes on PeopleSoft-like HCM suites will find SuccessFactors EC very attractive proposition to move to. However, if you organization business process are highly customized, proceed with caution. If you are coming from SAP on-premises product, it is highly recommended to discover what you may not be able to do with SuccessFactors EC.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP TotalSource
8.1
SuccessFactors Employee Central
7.0
Employee demographic data
ADP TotalSource
7.3
SuccessFactors Employee Central
8.1
Employment history
ADP TotalSource
8.3
SuccessFactors Employee Central
7.2
Job profiles and administration
ADP TotalSource
7.7
SuccessFactors Employee Central
8.1
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP TotalSource
8.4
SuccessFactors Employee Central
7.2
Organizational charting
ADP TotalSource
8.5
SuccessFactors Employee Central
7.5
Organization and location management
ADP TotalSource
7.3
SuccessFactors Employee Central
6.7
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP TotalSource
9.3
SuccessFactors Employee Central
4.2

Payroll Management

ADP TotalSource
8.7
SuccessFactors Employee Central
8.8
Pay calculation
ADP TotalSource
8.4
SuccessFactors Employee Central
6.0
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP TotalSource
9.7
SuccessFactors Employee Central
10.0
Benefit plan administration
ADP TotalSource
8.7
SuccessFactors Employee Central
10.0
Direct deposit files
ADP TotalSource
9.0
SuccessFactors Employee Central
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
ADP TotalSource
9.3
SuccessFactors Employee Central
10.0
Reimbursement management
ADP TotalSource
7.0
SuccessFactors Employee Central
7.0

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP TotalSource
8.5
SuccessFactors Employee Central
8.0
Approval workflow
ADP TotalSource
8.0
SuccessFactors Employee Central
8.0
Balance details
ADP TotalSource
8.5
SuccessFactors Employee Central
8.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP TotalSource
9.0
SuccessFactors Employee Central
8.0

Employee Self Service

ADP TotalSource
8.3
SuccessFactors Employee Central
7.8
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP TotalSource
8.7
SuccessFactors Employee Central
8.2
Update personal information
ADP TotalSource
8.7
SuccessFactors Employee Central
9.0
View company policy documentation
ADP TotalSource
8.0
SuccessFactors Employee Central
8.0
Employee recognition
ADP TotalSource
8.0
SuccessFactors Employee Central
7.0
View job history
ADP TotalSource
8.4
SuccessFactors Employee Central
6.6

Asset Management

ADP TotalSource
8.0
SuccessFactors Employee Central
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP TotalSource
8.0
SuccessFactors Employee Central

HR Reporting

ADP TotalSource
8.0
SuccessFactors Employee Central
5.1
Report builder
ADP TotalSource
8.0
SuccessFactors Employee Central
5.3
Pre-built reports
ADP TotalSource
8.0
SuccessFactors Employee Central
5.6
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP TotalSource
8.0
SuccessFactors Employee Central
4.5

Onboarding

ADP TotalSource
8.8
SuccessFactors Employee Central
10.0
New hire portal
ADP TotalSource
8.5
SuccessFactors Employee Central
10.0
Manager tracking tools
ADP TotalSource
9.0
SuccessFactors Employee Central
10.0

Performance and Goals

ADP TotalSource
7.0
SuccessFactors Employee Central
8.0
Corporate goal setting
ADP TotalSource
6.0
SuccessFactors Employee Central
7.7
Individual goal setting
ADP TotalSource
8.0
SuccessFactors Employee Central
8.1
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP TotalSource
6.0
SuccessFactors Employee Central
7.7
Performance tracking
ADP TotalSource
8.0
SuccessFactors Employee Central
8.6

Performance Management

ADP TotalSource
7.6
SuccessFactors Employee Central
8.1
Performance plans
ADP TotalSource
6.0
SuccessFactors Employee Central
8.1
Performance improvement plans
ADP TotalSource
9.0
SuccessFactors Employee Central
7.2
Review status tracking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
SuccessFactors Employee Central
8.6
Review reminders
ADP TotalSource
8.0
SuccessFactors Employee Central
7.6
Multiple review frequency
ADP TotalSource
8.0
SuccessFactors Employee Central
9.0

Succession Planning

ADP TotalSource
7.0
SuccessFactors Employee Central
8.2
Create succession plans/pools
ADP TotalSource
7.0
SuccessFactors Employee Central
7.2
Candidate ranking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
SuccessFactors Employee Central
8.2
Candidate search
ADP TotalSource
8.0
SuccessFactors Employee Central
9.1
Candidate development
ADP TotalSource
6.0
SuccessFactors Employee Central
8.2

Recruiting / ATS

ADP TotalSource
7.4
SuccessFactors Employee Central
8.7
Job Requisition Management
ADP TotalSource
6.0
SuccessFactors Employee Central
8.5
Company Website Posting
ADP TotalSource
8.0
SuccessFactors Employee Central
9.1
Publish to Social Media
ADP TotalSource
7.0
SuccessFactors Employee Central
9.0
Job Search Site Posting
ADP TotalSource
9.0
SuccessFactors Employee Central
9.1
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP TotalSource
6.0
SuccessFactors Employee Central
6.7
Applicant Tracking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
SuccessFactors Employee Central
9.1
Notifications and Alerts
ADP TotalSource
9.0
SuccessFactors Employee Central
9.1

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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  • SuccessFactors EC provides a very smooth navigation across the application, specially compared to SAP on-premises ESS and MSS
  • Mobility is a huge plus
  • Simplified configuration
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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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  • Level of customization is poor (especially for customers using using SAP on-premises product)
  • In the absence of platform, building complex reports, interfacing with downstream systems and building custom processes is just too much to expect from EC as yet.
  • Thumbs down to time-off management (except for application for requesting time off)
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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!
Kimberly Cavanaugh, PHR profile photo
SuccessFactors EC competes well with HCM applications such as Workday and Oracle HCM cloud. What tilted the decision towards SalesForce EC was the integration with SAP on-premises HCM, for which SAP provides a packaged integration.
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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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  • Manual work on employee status change form was cut significantly
  • Introduced overhead in maintaining sync with other systems
  • Employees loved the application interface
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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

SuccessFactors Employee Central

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