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ADP Vantage HCM

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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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Ascentis

Pulling information quickly: to do Employment Verification for existing or former employees, getting contact and benefit information about employees, compensation history, and present history, job title, position hours per week, and pulling reports for EEO reporting, employee lists for audits or evaluations etc.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Ascentis
7.1
Employee demographic data
ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
Ascentis
8.0
Employment history
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
Ascentis
7.8
Job profiles and administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Ascentis
7.3
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
Ascentis
7.0
Organizational charting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Ascentis
5.8
Organization and location management
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
Ascentis
7.1
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Ascentis
7.0

Payroll Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
Ascentis
7.4
Pay calculation
ADP Vantage HCM
7.7
Ascentis
7.9
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Ascentis
7.3
Benefit plan administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
Ascentis
7.0
Direct deposit files
ADP Vantage HCM
8.2
Ascentis
8.3
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Ascentis
7.3
Reimbursement management
ADP Vantage HCM
8.6
Ascentis
6.4

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
Ascentis
7.5
Approval workflow
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
Ascentis
7.5
Balance details
ADP Vantage HCM
8.2
Ascentis
7.4
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Vantage HCM
8.3
Ascentis
7.5

Employee Self Service

ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
Ascentis
7.6
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Vantage HCM
7.5
Ascentis
8.1
Update personal information
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
Ascentis
8.3
View company policy documentation
ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
Ascentis
7.3
Employee recognition
ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
Ascentis
6.8
View job history
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Ascentis
7.3

Asset Management

ADP Vantage HCM
9.3
Ascentis
6.5
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Vantage HCM
9.3
Ascentis
6.5

HR Reporting

ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Ascentis
6.2
Report builder
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Ascentis
6.6
Pre-built reports
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Ascentis
6.4
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Vantage HCM
5.6
Ascentis
5.5

Onboarding

ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Ascentis
6.7
New hire portal
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Ascentis
7.1
Manager tracking tools
ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Ascentis
6.4

Performance and Goals

ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Ascentis
6.1
Corporate goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Ascentis
6.1
Individual goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
Ascentis
6.3
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
Ascentis
5.8
Performance tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
8.0
Ascentis
6.0

Performance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Ascentis
5.8
Performance plans
ADP Vantage HCM
7.7
Ascentis
5.9
Performance improvement plans
ADP Vantage HCM
7.7
Ascentis
5.9
Review status tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Ascentis
6.1
Review reminders
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Ascentis
6.0
Multiple review frequency
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Ascentis
5.2

Succession Planning

ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Ascentis
5.4
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Vantage HCM
9.5
Ascentis
5.1
Candidate ranking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
Ascentis
5.4
Candidate search
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Ascentis
6.0
Candidate development
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Ascentis
5.1

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
Ascentis
6.8
Job Requisition Management
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Ascentis
7.0
Company Website Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Ascentis
7.3
Publish to Social Media
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Ascentis
6.8
Job Search Site Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Ascentis
6.6
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Ascentis
6.3
Applicant Tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Ascentis
7.2
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Ascentis
6.4

Pros

ADP Vantage HCM

  • The processes are simple
  • ADP always help to fix any issues that may arise.
  • It is nice to have a knowledgeable source to go to if you are in many states and the laws are different for each.
  • All of our taxes are also completed and submitted by ADP
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Ascentis

  • The reporting capability and customization is of great use.
  • The system is very user-friendly and doesn't require users to know and understand coding.
  • The cloud availability is great for technology companies who don't necessarily conduct all of their business in one location. It allows flexibility with staffing and telecommuting for HR professionals.
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Cons

ADP Vantage HCM

  • Customer service - solving issues in a timely manner
  • More explaining why the problems actually happen so we can avoid future issues
  • Benefit quirks during open enrollment and the small issues that happen
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Ascentis

  • The Time module could improve greatly. That is the one area that frustrates me the most. The system lags horribly on busy days . They could also add some more customizable features such as the abiliy to manipulate shift differentials/shift rules a bit more to the customer's liking.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 7.6
Based on 8 answers
Not sure we will be able to use Vantage with our current internal processes
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Ascentis

Ascentis 5.7
Based on 9 answers
Nothing against Ascentis, but we have outgrown this system far faster than anticipated. Our company has nearly doubled in size from when we first implemented. It has been an excellent starter HRIS but we just need to add additional functionality.Some of the features we are looking for is ability to pull data and build reports. Ascentis really lags in that category. Also looking to add additional functionality such as performance management and payroll - Ascentis offers these, but not in a fully integrated fashion that would really help.
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Usability

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 5.8
Based on 5 answers
Not on Vantage yet
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Ascentis

Ascentis 7.0
Based on 8 answers
As a user of the software for less than a year, we still have much to learn. There are many areas of the software that we are just not completely comfortable with yet. Still much to learn. Several of our employees will be attending the Ascentis training in May, and we are really looking forward to learning more.
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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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Ascentis

Ascentis 8.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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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Ascentis

Ascentis 8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Support

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 7.6
Based on 6 answers
Great customer support, but long hold times.
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Ascentis

Ascentis 7.2
Based on 99 answers
It is frustrating to call in and not be able to connect to a person. More and more we are being directed to "communities" but that does not take the place of support. For the money we pay each month we should be able to speak to a person with ease.
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In-Person Training

ADP Vantage HCM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Ascentis

Ascentis 8.0
Based on 1 answer
First, to clarify our "in-person" training was done mainly through Web-X meetings and conference calls. It was the closest thing we got to as far as an "in-person" training for this software. However, for the large majority of it, this type of training worked out well. We were able to share our screens and the trainer was able to share his/her screen. We could follow along with what we were doing in our database in real time and see how different functions worked and how manipulating our information could produce different results. It was also nice in that it provided for real-time results if something hadn't been coded correctly or we were having issues as to why something wasn't working the way we thought it should be. However, it did have some downsides in that we often had to rely on a conference phone and that made it difficult to hear people on both sides. Also, sometimes the trainers had internet difficulties when working from home and that caused issues with the WebX meetings.
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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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Ascentis

Ascentis 6.0
Based on 2 answers
Ascentis HR has a number of online training videos to watch on a number of different topics. I gave it a lower rating because there is not much interactivity with the videos and it seems to cater to really only one or two learning styles. Plus, one has to be pretty motivated to go to a separate area to access the videos and then pull up a specific one to watch it and then learn. From my experience, people know that they are there, many just don't take the time and effort to go find them and actually watch them - especially since the username and password are different from their normal username and password.
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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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Ascentis

Ascentis 6.4
Based on 4 answers
It was very easy to implement, but the customization pieces should really be fleshed out in order to determine the full need of an organization at the time of implementation. I believe if a little more time was spent on the requirements, the recruiting module would not have to be customized again at a cost at a later date.
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Alternatives Considered

ADP Vantage HCM

We were previously on ADP but the portal was phasing out. We decided to stay with ADP because we thought it would be the easiest transition. It was hard and we are still working on this 4 years later. At this time we are not changing systems however we are not apposed to this.
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Ascentis

We previously used SAP which while much less intuitive to use, it was a far more robust system. Before selecting Ascentis we look at ADP and Paychex. Ascentis is all in one and the support and account managers are genuine people. The ESS portal and ease of use were big selling features.
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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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Ascentis

Ascentis 5.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Return on Investment

ADP Vantage HCM

  • Quicker benefit enrollment information (census, deductions, termination notices to vendors, etc.)
  • Compliance for Tax Credit Services, background checks, etc. using the Recruiting Management module.
  • Employee Self Service provides more time for managers as they will no longer be required to update individual employee information.
  • Integrates the Commuter benefits program, where an external vendor was used before.
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Ascentis

  • I am a fairly new employee. I've been here 9 months, so cannot comment on this at this time.
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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

Ascentis

General

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

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