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ADP TotalSource

15 Ratings

Vista

27 Ratings

ADP TotalSource

15 Ratings
Score 6.9 out of 101

Vista

27 Ratings
Score 7.1 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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Vista

As Vista HRMS is fully customizable to suit your needs, a company should determine if they have a current employee who can do the work themselves otherwise they will need to consider the additional cost of asking PDS to do the customizations for them. There are additional modules that we aren't currently making use of, but each company should learn about the functionality of each of them as some may be more beneficial than others. When gathering your questions, ask all potential users of the system what they would want to see in an HRMS. We did so before selecting Vista HRMS and we got pages and pages of questions and comments and made sure that each item was addressed beforehand and was something that we would be able to incorporate into the system.You have the option of taking the system in house or being a hosted client. Make sure you figure out what resources your IT department has available. If you have a dedicated administrator who will do all the upgrades and enhancements great, otherwise you may need PDS to help out and having PDS host may be a better option
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP TotalSource
8.1
Vista
7.1
Employee demographic data
ADP TotalSource
7.3
Vista
8.4
Employment history
ADP TotalSource
8.3
Vista
6.8
Job profiles and administration
ADP TotalSource
7.7
Vista
7.5
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP TotalSource
8.4
Vista
7.2
Organizational charting
ADP TotalSource
8.5
Vista
5.1
Organization and location management
ADP TotalSource
7.3
Vista
7.7
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP TotalSource
9.3
Vista
6.7

Payroll Management

ADP TotalSource
8.7
Vista
8.1
Pay calculation
ADP TotalSource
8.4
Vista
8.8
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP TotalSource
9.7
Vista
7.9
Benefit plan administration
ADP TotalSource
8.7
Vista
7.8
Direct deposit files
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Vista
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
ADP TotalSource
9.3
Vista
7.9
Reimbursement management
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Vista
8.2

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP TotalSource
8.5
Vista
7.3
Approval workflow
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Vista
7.2
Balance details
ADP TotalSource
8.5
Vista
7.4
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Vista
7.3

Employee Self Service

ADP TotalSource
8.3
Vista
7.4
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP TotalSource
8.7
Vista
8.2
Update personal information
ADP TotalSource
8.7
Vista
7.9
View company policy documentation
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Vista
7.3
Employee recognition
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Vista
6.7
View job history
ADP TotalSource
8.4
Vista
6.8

Asset Management

ADP TotalSource
8.0
Vista
7.1
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Vista
7.1

HR Reporting

ADP TotalSource
8.0
Vista
7.7
Report builder
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Vista
7.8
Pre-built reports
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Vista
6.9
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Vista
8.4

Onboarding

ADP TotalSource
8.8
Vista
7.3
New hire portal
ADP TotalSource
8.5
Vista
7.3
Manager tracking tools
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Vista

Performance and Goals

ADP TotalSource
7.0
Vista
6.1
Corporate goal setting
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Vista
5.9
Individual goal setting
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Vista
5.9
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Vista
Performance tracking
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Vista
6.6

Performance Management

ADP TotalSource
7.6
Vista
7.4
Performance plans
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Vista
7.7
Performance improvement plans
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Vista
7.3
Review status tracking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Vista
7.5
Review reminders
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Vista
7.1
Multiple review frequency
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Vista
7.3

Succession Planning

ADP TotalSource
7.0
Vista
3.6
Create succession plans/pools
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Vista
3.6
Candidate ranking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Vista
3.6
Candidate search
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Vista
3.6
Candidate development
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Vista
3.6

Recruiting / ATS

ADP TotalSource
7.4
Vista
3.6
Job Requisition Management
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Vista
4.5
Company Website Posting
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Vista
4.5
Publish to Social Media
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Vista
Job Search Site Posting
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Vista
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Vista
2.4
Applicant Tracking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Vista
3.9
Notifications and Alerts
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Vista
2.6

Pros

  • It does a great job of keeping track of all your pay at various other jobs that also use ADP TotalSource. You can easily log in and verify any information that you might need to check on.
  • The privacy feature is really great so that only you can see documents with financial information on them.
  • The app is also really handy and easily accessible. You can pull up anything in a pinch if you don't have access to your work computer at the same time that you need to look up something.
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  • Vista HRMS is web-based; easy to navigate and easy to customize. If your company doesn't have a technically saavy individual, PDS can take care of it for you.
  • Their customer service is second to none. Reps can be contacted by phone or email with quick responses to resolve any question or issues quickly
  • Vista HRMS is constantly providing updates to the system, whether it is tax related issues or the latest regulation changes to the Affordable Care Act
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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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  • Typical of any system built for the unknown requirements of hundreds or thousands of customers with varying needs, PDS sometimes doesn't fit our processes precisely out of the box. However, this con is far outweighed by the ability to configure and customize the system.
  • The most significant pet peeve of our users is the necessity for so many clicks to navigate between different areas or the system or to review applicants. These items are being addressed based on feedback from the user community in an upcoming release.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Vista8.2
Based on 6 answers
I feel so invested in Vista HRMS that I don't really want to try other options. I know we as an organization are not using this product to it's full potential and that is just due to us lacking the resources to be able to invest the time into breaking it apart and making it work to the best ability for us. The system works great as is, but there are a lot of implementations we can put into place to help us out even more. For example, we would love to start using Workflow to create more efficiencies. I personally have a very good relationship with our hosted vendor who supports Vista HRMS and can help me with any issues and concerns, this is a big part of the reason that I would renew with this product and continue to be an advocate for Vista HRMS.
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Usability

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No answers yet
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Vista8.2
Based on 2 answers
  • Employee self-service is easy to set up and use
  • Payroll and benefits integration works well
  • Screens are easy to navigate
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Support

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No answers yet
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Vista8.6
Based on 2 answers
PDS has excellent customer service and support. We get answers to the
majority of our questions and problems quickly, within the day that we
call. More complex issues that may require PDS’ technical support are
usually addressed within a few days
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
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Vista10.0
Based on 1 answer
The resources and online tools that PDS provide are extremely thorough and helpful in our training and learning.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
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Vista7.3
Based on 1 answer
Ask lots of questions, ensure you fully understand the functionality (particularly history records) and train, train, train the users for correct and complete utilization of the system.
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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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Vista is much easier to maintain, navigate and train new users than TesserAct. Vista is much easier and less costly to maintain than PeopleSoft.
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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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  • Unfortunately, we do not measure, but I am sure it would be favorable if we did.
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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

Vista

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
License pricing is based on the number of full and part-time active employees within bands (e.g. 751-1,000). SaaS pricing is based on PEPM.