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ADP Vantage HCM

89 Ratings

APS

43 Ratings

ADP Vantage HCM

89 Ratings
Score 6.4 out of 101

APS

43 Ratings
Score 6.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP Vantage HCM

I think it all depends on what the client is looking for. I mean we have been using Vantage for the last 6 years and it has come a long way from where it started. The nice thing is we have been able to grow with it and configure things to how we need them to be for our business. So each business needs are going to be different and ADP Vantage can keep up with those needs.
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APS

They are more suited to growing, nimble companies. They are soon adding employee approval to time cards and checkin by facial recognition. Additions and changes to improve functionality might not work for a very large company like GE.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
APS
8.5
Employee demographic data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
APS
9.4
Employment history
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
APS
8.7
Job profiles and administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
APS
8.3
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Vantage HCM
5.4
APS
8.2
Organizational charting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
APS
7.9
Organization and location management
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
APS
8.4
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
APS
8.4

Payroll Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
APS
8.5
Pay calculation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
APS
9.2
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
APS
5.7
Benefit plan administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
APS
8.2
Direct deposit files
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
APS
9.9
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Vantage HCM
7.5
APS
8.9
Reimbursement management
ADP Vantage HCM
8.3
APS
9.0

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
APS
8.6
Approval workflow
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
APS
9.4
Balance details
ADP Vantage HCM
7.9
APS
8.2
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
APS
8.3

Employee Self Service

ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
APS
8.6
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
APS
9.4
Update personal information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
APS
9.4
View company policy documentation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
APS
8.1
Employee recognition
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
APS
7.6
View job history
ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
APS
8.6

Asset Management

ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
APS
8.0
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
APS
8.0

HR Reporting

ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
APS
8.4
Report builder
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
APS
9.2
Pre-built reports
ADP Vantage HCM
8.3
APS
8.5
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
APS
7.4

Onboarding

ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
APS
9.0
New hire portal
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
APS
9.3
Manager tracking tools
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
APS
8.7

Performance and Goals

ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
APS
7.8
Corporate goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
APS
8.1
Individual goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
APS
8.2
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
APS
8.2
Performance tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.7
APS
6.9

Performance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
APS
8.0
Performance plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
APS
7.9
Performance improvement plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
APS
7.0
Review status tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
APS
8.4
Review reminders
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
APS
8.3
Multiple review frequency
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
APS
8.5

Succession Planning

ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
APS
5.0
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Vantage HCM
9.4
APS
5.0
Candidate ranking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
APS
5.0
Candidate search
ADP Vantage HCM
5.7
APS
Candidate development
ADP Vantage HCM
5.7
APS

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
APS
8.8
Job Requisition Management
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
APS
9.2
Company Website Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
APS
9.2
Publish to Social Media
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
APS
9.2
Job Search Site Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
APS
8.8
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
APS
7.6
Applicant Tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
APS
8.4
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
APS
9.2

Pros

  • The new user interface is friendly and easy to use.
  • The Succession Management module is one of the best I've seen. It is easy to navigate the talent assessment and easy to use to facilitate calibration sessions.
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  • It's fast and intuitive. Our previous contractors were ADP and Paychex and neither were intuitive. Our payroll runs have less errors now than with previous vendors. Payroll prep time is down from 5 hours with ADP to 2 hours with APS for the HR Manager.
  • The limiters are great. I'm always afraid of that error that no one caught. Let's assume that you add a $200 limiter to overtime. Any time that a staff member is about to receive more than $200 in overtime for that pay period, a red flag goes up for the HR manager to double check.
  • We have 3 programs in public schools that block certain ports. APS has a 2nd feature using GPS so that staff can only check in for their shift while they are in the designated GPS range. Great for someone who has to report to a remote location. Just add the GPS coordinates and they can't check until they get to the project.
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Cons

  • There is currently a bug or defect with the calendar popup and it requires a duplicated click to request off.
  • The monthly time off calendar can be improved visually. Need an easier way to see a big picture for the employee.
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  • State by state rules - In a few states that we work in they have very strict rules on overtime, sick leave, etc and APS didn't have the time and attendance pre-configured correctly for these. Their development team has really worked with us to handle it but it just took a bit longer. Overall though they have been very upfront about it and have been able to make the necessary changes.
  • No scheduling - I think this is something in development right now but I know that other larger companies do have this capability. It would be great to have but it truly hasn't "hurt" our ability to do payroll.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP Vantage HCM8.2
Based on 7 answers
I have no renewal decision power, but it seems that the system does what it is meant to do for the 750 employees that it supports.
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APS9.7
Based on 6 answers
Without a doubt, we will stay with APS Online
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Usability

ADP Vantage HCM5.2
Based on 5 answers
when required to move from PayForce to Vantage we expected to have greater functionality and reporting - did not expect to be forced to move to a product that was not ready, provided less functionality, required more dependence on ADP Service Rep for day to day function and cost more - was a big swing and a miss for ADP
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APS9.5
Based on 4 answers
In general, it's a great system to use. We were looking for simplicity and ease of use and have received raves from our employees in their ability to access and make use of the system. There is still so much more that we have yet to gain as we continue working through each of the modules.
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Reliability and Availability

ADP Vantage HCM6.4
Based on 1 answer
The system tends to act up/glitch on payroll processing days.
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APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
I haven't had any outages
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Performance

ADP Vantage HCM8.2
Based on 2 answers
Overall it works very well, except the occasional glitching which causes delays in processing.
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APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
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Support

ADP Vantage HCM7.2
Based on 6 answers
Our support team staff are great! They are in constant communication with us, and follow-up timely on our SRs
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APS9.9
Based on 3 answers
There is one primary account representative that we contact on a regular basis. If she is unavailable, there are others on her team. It does seem that our implementation was more complex than others that have been installed, so fixes are not as easily remedied.
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In-Person Training

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APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
Even if it wasn't in-person on location, we felt like we had our trainer in the room with us.
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Online Training

ADP Vantage HCM5.9
Based on 3 answers
A lot of set ups vary from company to company so parts of our training we found it difficult to relate it to our processes. They have TONS of training modules available and a streamlined process for what you should complete and when. Would have been helpful to have onsite training for how much one pays for the system.
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APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
We had great webinars.
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Implementation

ADP Vantage HCM5.5
Based on 5 answers
Still not implemented
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APS8.7
Based on 4 answers
It would have been helpful to understand the phases of the implementation up front so I could have prepared differently for enrollments, billing, and transfer of information to payroll. At the end of the day, I'm happy with the selection and the system and anticipate I will like it better as we go along. We have done a number of other system implementations in the past few years, and this has been pretty painless, however, I've had a few surprises.
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Alternatives Considered

We have had ADP for over 18 years. Our parent company wanted all their dealers to go onto the Vantage system, it improved all of our processes. There are less human errors and a lot of the information is put in by the employee.
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All the other payroll systems were very complicated and had a lot of capabilities that were nto needed for an organization of our size. This made it difficult to use and confusing. APS covers all our needs and does so with ease of use and great support
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Scalability

ADP Vantage HCM8.2
Based on 1 answer
Ability to adapt to large amounts of data.
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APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
I've never had a problem with the system nor in finding the right information.
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Return on Investment

  • Saves more time for personnel to actually help the employees
  • Self-service is great for employees
  • The reports and management of data is great and very useful
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  • Cost wise, APS is a great price. It has been very helpful in our Cost Center Development plan.
  • The cost has stayed the same over the past few years. Each year we add a new product.
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Pricing Details

ADP Vantage HCM

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details

APS

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details
Our Payroll solution is offered as a standalone service, but additional solutions must be used in conjunction with our Payroll solution. This ensures the best possible user experience for our customers.