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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM is well suited for a variety of industries. While the product is delivered with a great solution for office employees, it is configurable to accommodate unique working situations and special pay items for operations employees.
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Ascentis HR

Ascentis HR would be well-suited in situations where a detailed job history of the employee and/or his/her supervisor would be of value to the company. I also think that Ascentis HR would be appropriate for a smaller to a mid-sized organization who has a fairly tech-savvy person on staff and is able to navigate through the backend of Ascentis HR. I feel as though it would be more appropriate for an office setting than for a mobile workforce; however, that being said, we have made it work for a mobile workforce. I personally do not think that this would be the right software for anyone who is looking for state-of-the-art technology or something that is super user-friendly.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Ascentis HR
7.2
Employee demographic data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
Ascentis HR
7.8
Employment history
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
Ascentis HR
7.7
Job profiles and administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Ascentis HR
7.4
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Vantage HCM
5.6
Ascentis HR
7.1
Organizational charting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Ascentis HR
5.8
Organization and location management
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Ascentis HR
7.1
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Ascentis HR
7.1

Payroll Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Ascentis HR
7.4
Pay calculation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Ascentis HR
7.8
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Ascentis HR
7.2
Benefit plan administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Ascentis HR
7.2
Direct deposit files
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Ascentis HR
8.1
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Vantage HCM
7.6
Ascentis HR
7.5
Reimbursement management
ADP Vantage HCM
8.4
Ascentis HR
6.2

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
Ascentis HR
7.5
Approval workflow
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Ascentis HR
7.5
Balance details
ADP Vantage HCM
8.0
Ascentis HR
7.3
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Vantage HCM
7.9
Ascentis HR
7.5

Employee Self Service

ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Ascentis HR
7.6
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Ascentis HR
8.0
Update personal information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Ascentis HR
8.3
View company policy documentation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Ascentis HR
7.4
Employee recognition
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
Ascentis HR
7.0
View job history
ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
Ascentis HR
7.3

Asset Management

ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
Ascentis HR
7.0
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
Ascentis HR
7.0

HR Reporting

ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Ascentis HR
6.2
Report builder
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Ascentis HR
6.7
Pre-built reports
ADP Vantage HCM
8.5
Ascentis HR
6.4
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Ascentis HR
5.5

Onboarding

ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Ascentis HR
6.6
New hire portal
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Ascentis HR
6.9
Manager tracking tools
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Ascentis HR
6.3

Performance and Goals

ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Ascentis HR
6.1
Corporate goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Ascentis HR
6.2
Individual goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Ascentis HR
6.3
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Vantage HCM
7.6
Ascentis HR
5.9
Performance tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
Ascentis HR
6.0

Performance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Ascentis HR
5.9
Performance plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Ascentis HR
6.0
Performance improvement plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Ascentis HR
5.9
Review status tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Ascentis HR
6.3
Review reminders
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Ascentis HR
6.1
Multiple review frequency
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Ascentis HR
5.4

Succession Planning

ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Ascentis HR
5.4
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Vantage HCM
9.4
Ascentis HR
5.1
Candidate ranking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Ascentis HR
5.5
Candidate search
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
Ascentis HR
5.5
Candidate development
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
Ascentis HR
5.2

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Ascentis HR
6.8
Job Requisition Management
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
Ascentis HR
6.8
Company Website Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Ascentis HR
7.1
Publish to Social Media
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Ascentis HR
7.0
Job Search Site Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Ascentis HR
6.7
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
Ascentis HR
6.6
Applicant Tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
Ascentis HR
7.0
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
Ascentis HR
6.4

Pros

  • It does a very thorough job of showing history of applicants interaction with job applications in an orderly format.
  • It can, in theory, be a more cost-effective solution for managing multiple software applications all on one platform.
  • Customization options for adding and subtracting steps in the recruiting process and pipeline are endless.
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  • Automatic file feed-- we set these up to automatically feed to our benefit system. This has worked particularly well, as we were able to increase the frequency when we were rapidly hiring. This allowed employees to set up a benefit account more quickly and sign up for benefits in a more timely manner.
  • Keeps track of the date and person that made the last change in Asecntis. It doesn't say which field, but it has the date and person that made the last change on the given employee information tab.
  • Keeps the history of compensation and job history well.
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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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  • The product is accessed through a remote desktop. This makes the product extremely slow. So slow sometimes, that the reaction time lags so much that it isn't worth it to make any changes in the system.
  • The bonus and performance modules are not conducive for a successful performance management campaign. There are so many unique situations in our organzation, that these modules can't keep up with all of the intricacies.
  • The support staff has given misguided advice. Perhaps they need to be trained better?
  • We have two different company names, so in the system, we have to select the correct company name in order to view that company's information. It makes it difficult for running reports for the entire organization because you have to run one report in one company code and then select the other company code to run an identical report and then combine the two reports in order to run a report for the entire organization.
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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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Ascentis HR5.3
Based on 8 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 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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Ascentis HR7.0
Based on 7 answers
I have used numerous other systems and Ascentis is by FAR the best system I've ever used. I love its ability to customize to your organization's needs!! Would highly recommend to anyone!
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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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Ascentis HR8.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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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Ascentis HR8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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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Ascentis HR7.3
Based on 85 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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Ascentis HR8.0
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 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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Ascentis HR6.0
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 HCM5.5
Based on 5 answers
Still not implemented
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Ascentis HR7.0
Based on 3 answers
Don't skip steps. The customer support for Ascentis HR left it up to us how far we wanted to go with implementation of benefits for example. I was very glad that I elected to go into the detail implementation that I did rather than just doing the basics and waiting until later to complete the process.
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Alternatives Considered

I was not part of the decsion making team
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Ascentis was already in place when I joined the company 9 months ago.
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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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Ascentis HR5.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Return on Investment

  • More employee empowerment by Employee Self-Service
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  • Positive impact is a single system to house a valuable set of systems
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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 HR

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