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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
6.5
APS
7.0
Employee demographic data
ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
APS
9.4
Employment history
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
APS
7.0
Job profiles and administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
APS
8.3
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
APS
4.1
Organizational charting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
APS
7.9
Organization and location management
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
APS
6.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
APS
6.0

Payroll Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
APS
7.3
Pay calculation
ADP Vantage HCM
7.7
APS
7.0
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
APS
5.7
Benefit plan administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
APS
7.0
Direct deposit files
ADP Vantage HCM
8.2
APS
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
APS
7.0
Reimbursement management
ADP Vantage HCM
8.6
APS
9.0

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
APS
6.7
Approval workflow
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
APS
8.0
Balance details
ADP Vantage HCM
8.2
APS
6.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Vantage HCM
8.3
APS
6.0

Employee Self Service

ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
APS
7.2
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Vantage HCM
7.5
APS
8.0
Update personal information
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
APS
9.0
View company policy documentation
ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
APS
7.0
Employee recognition
ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
APS
7.0
View job history
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
APS
5.1

Asset Management

ADP Vantage HCM
9.3
APS
7.0
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Vantage HCM
9.3
APS
7.0

HR Reporting

ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
APS
7.2
Report builder
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
APS
7.0
Pre-built reports
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
APS
7.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Vantage HCM
5.6
APS
7.4

Onboarding

ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
APS
7.5
New hire portal
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
APS
8.0
Manager tracking tools
ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
APS
7.0

Performance and Goals

ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
APS
7.8
Corporate goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
APS
8.1
Individual goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
APS
8.2
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
APS
8.2
Performance tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
8.0
APS
6.9

Performance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
APS
8.0
Performance plans
ADP Vantage HCM
7.7
APS
7.9
Performance improvement plans
ADP Vantage HCM
7.7
APS
7.0
Review status tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
APS
8.4
Review reminders
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
APS
8.3
Multiple review frequency
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
APS
8.5

Succession Planning

ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
APS
5.0
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Vantage HCM
9.5
APS
5.0
Candidate ranking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
APS
5.0
Candidate search
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
APS
Candidate development
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
APS

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
APS
8.8
Job Requisition Management
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
APS
9.2
Company Website Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
APS
9.2
Publish to Social Media
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
APS
9.2
Job Search Site Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
APS
8.8
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
APS
7.6
Applicant Tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
APS
8.4
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
APS
9.2

Pros

ADP Vantage HCM

  • ADP Vantage HCM is nicely laid out so it is user friendly. It gives you the look and feel of what other popular apps might look like so there is a familiarity there.
  • ADP Vantage HCM being a one stop shop, makes it nice to only have to keep track of one log in and I have all of the information I need at my fingertips.
  • ADP Vantage HCM is always evolving and while at times this can be a challenge I find it to be a strength that they are always trying to improve the product.
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APS

  • 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

ADP Vantage HCM

  • When ADP releases updates, it sometimes causes issues with our current setup - mainly in terms of security access profiles. If they add a new feature or update an old one, sometimes those profiles will default to having access, which can cause a problem in terms of segregation of duties.
  • The initial support we received when we first went live from a payroll perspective was not the best. Our implementation team rolled off and we were informed that a new group would support us. Unfortunately, they did not know our entire set up, so they were, at times, as lost as we were. (This has improved over the last year.)
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APS

  • I can't find a weakness. The customer support is there - even with simple things as well as any difficulty we may have in house. APS Online works with us!
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 7.6
Based on 8 answers
sometimes I wish there was a better alternative - it is a good product but very expensive and we don't always receive the level of support that could be expected when paying such a high premium - we were basically forced to migrate onto this new platform that does more than we want as a payroll only client but were not given an alternative - this newer and better product had to be customized to perform tasks we expected to be standard and required a lot of our time and effort to manage at higher costs and our level of support reduced - was not a very satisfying experience - although it now functions as needed and most of the time it is ok - there are very basic issues which should have been resolved in beta testing that are a constant frustration - hope more time and planning is being put into whatever is currently in development to avoid this in next 'upgrade' of the product
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APS

APS 9.7
Based on 6 answers
Without a doubt, we will stay with APS Online
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Usability

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 5.8
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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APS

APS 9.5
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 HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 6.4
Based on 1 answer
The system tends to act up/glitch on payroll processing days.
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APS

APS 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I haven't had any outages
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Performance

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Overall it works very well, except the occasional glitching which causes delays in processing.
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APS

APS 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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Support

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 7.6
Based on 6 answers
Not on Vantage yet
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APS

APS 9.9
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

ADP Vantage HCM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

APS

APS 9.0
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 HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 5.9
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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APS

APS 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We had great webinars.
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Implementation

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 6.0
Based on 5 answers
Find the best connection between old and new procedures so everyone will understand how to use the software.
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APS

APS 8.7
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

ADP Vantage HCM

There is good and bad with any software that you choose. In the selection process, our organization had narrowed it down to SuccessFactors or ADP Vantage. Both had their strengths. In the past, I've used JDE, SAP, and Optimum. Most of my experience is with JDE. Honestly, I could give you pros and cons with each one of them
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APS

We were previously with ADP and while the functionality improved when we moved to the Workforce Now version, we still wanted an improved and more economical solution for integrating payroll and HR with benefits management. APS Online offers that.
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Scalability

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Ability to adapt to large amounts of data.
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APS

APS 9.0
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

ADP Vantage HCM

  • There was a major decrease in terms of paper processes.
  • Items that require an approval are now done through ADP Vantage (such as a pay change or promotion). This prevents a form from sitting on a manager's desk for days until they can physically sign it. Approvers can review and approve a transaction from anywhere that they have internet access.
  • HR no longer has to build organizational charts through Vizio - ADP Vantage provides organizational charts.
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APS

  • Better time monitoring of employees by managers
  • Great Customer Satisfaction
  • Really a good timekeeping and payroll solution for small and mid-sized business.
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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.

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