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ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage works as well as the people who use it. Ensure that you have a solid training plan in place and continuous support - especially if your company is just moving towards a more technical process. You will also want to build a strong relationship with your ADP Service Team to ensure you can get an answer as quickly as possible for unexpected issues (such as during payroll processing).
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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
6.3
APS
8.5
Employee demographic data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
APS
9.4
Employment history
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
APS
8.7
Job profiles and administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
APS
8.3
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Vantage HCM
5.6
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
7.0
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
6.1
APS
8.2
Direct deposit files
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
APS
9.9
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Vantage HCM
7.6
APS
9.0
Reimbursement management
ADP Vantage HCM
8.4
APS
9.0

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
APS
8.7
Approval workflow
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
APS
9.4
Balance details
ADP Vantage HCM
8.0
APS
8.2
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Vantage HCM
7.9
APS
8.3

Employee Self Service

ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
APS
8.6
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
APS
9.4
Update personal information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
APS
9.5
View company policy documentation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
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
7.2
APS
8.4
Report builder
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
APS
9.2
Pre-built reports
ADP Vantage HCM
8.5
APS
8.5
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
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
6.5
APS
8.7

Performance and Goals

ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
APS
7.8
Corporate goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
APS
8.1
Individual goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
APS
8.2
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Vantage HCM
7.5
APS
8.2
Performance tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
APS
6.9

Performance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
APS
8.0
Performance plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
APS
7.9
Performance improvement plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
APS
7.0
Review status tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
APS
8.4
Review reminders
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
APS
8.3
Multiple review frequency
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
APS
8.5

Succession Planning

ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
APS
5.0
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Vantage HCM
9.4
APS
5.0
Candidate ranking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
APS
5.0
Candidate search
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
APS
Candidate development
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
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
5.9
APS
9.2

Pros

  • We are very impressed with the ADP Vantage product overall. The product in most areas is extremely user friendly and employees are now able to do almost all of their transactional HR updates (address changes, tax changes, phone number changes, etc.) via Employee Self Service. This allows our HR staff to focus on strategic tasks, rather than transactional.
  • ADP as a company really seems to listen to their customers. Every year at their annual conference, they have round tables where they get additional insight from their customers to continue to make their product better.
  • By having all of our HCM data in one product, we can ensure that reporting relationships are always accurate, for instance, rather than updating multiple systems.
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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

  • ADP has room for improvement on their implementation strategies for ADP Vantage. It is a relatively new product for ADP and their implementation managers are still learning the product. As they continue to update their knowledge base, this should continue to improve.
  • The TOR system (Time Off Request) has some quirky steps about it. We are currently working with our Service team to ensure our implementation manager set it up incorrectly, or if it really is this weird. :)
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  • Stratus Time lets you quickly scroll through the entire staff list. The APS system has an extra step. A small issue.
  • Stratus Time lets you create a template for a salaried staff and simply add days with that template. APS requires a hand created entry for each checkin
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP Vantage HCM8.2
Based on 7 answers
We always want the latest updates.
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APS9.7
Based on 6 answers
I have been using the system for over a year now and feel more comfortable with the functionality of it. I have just recently implemented the benefit administration portion.
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Usability

ADP Vantage HCM5.2
Based on 5 answers
Despite minor glitches, we satisfied overall with the capacity of data processed.
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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
We have established a great support system after going live! You just need to find the right fit :)
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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
Find the best connection between old and new procedures so everyone will understand how to use the software.
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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

I was not part of the decsion making team
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APS Online is a much simpler system to use for end users and administrators, processing is quicker (immediate), and integration between the various modules is seamless. In the past, HRB talked to Payroll module, Payroll module talked to Etime, however HRB didn't talk to Etime resulting in duplicate entry of data. I have a designated representative that provides assistance without sitting on hold. Overall, I'm thrilled with our decision to switch and expect that the longer I use the system, the more benefit I will be able to get out of it.
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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

  • Reduces paper trail; tasks and approvals are done in Vantage with an audit trail.
  • Personnel changes are done more quickly and efficiently
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  • The change to APS Online will decrease the time spent preparing and processing payroll. The most important improvement will be the integration with the payroll and HR modules - this will save a tremendous amount of redundant work.
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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.