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ADP Vantage HCM

89 Ratings
Score 6.4 out of 101

Ascentis Payroll

10 Ratings
Score 7.8 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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Ascentis Payroll

Ascentis Payroll is well suited for small companies where there is minimal audit/review that needs to happen. The system is something that has to be audited regularly. Also may be a good solution for an organization that has a well versed Payroll MANAGER, versus a Payroll Administrator that may require some guidance.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Ascentis Payroll
Employee demographic data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Ascentis Payroll
Employment history
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
Ascentis Payroll
Job profiles and administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Ascentis Payroll
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Vantage HCM
5.4
Ascentis Payroll
Organizational charting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Ascentis Payroll
Organization and location management
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Ascentis Payroll
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Ascentis Payroll

Payroll Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Ascentis Payroll
Pay calculation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Ascentis Payroll
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Ascentis Payroll
Benefit plan administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
Ascentis Payroll
Direct deposit files
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Ascentis Payroll
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Vantage HCM
7.5
Ascentis Payroll
Reimbursement management
ADP Vantage HCM
8.3
Ascentis Payroll

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
Ascentis Payroll
Approval workflow
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Ascentis Payroll
Balance details
ADP Vantage HCM
7.9
Ascentis Payroll
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
Ascentis Payroll

Employee Self Service

ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Ascentis Payroll
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Ascentis Payroll
Update personal information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Ascentis Payroll
View company policy documentation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Ascentis Payroll
Employee recognition
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
Ascentis Payroll
View job history
ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
Ascentis Payroll

Asset Management

ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
Ascentis Payroll
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
Ascentis Payroll

HR Reporting

ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Ascentis Payroll
Report builder
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Ascentis Payroll
Pre-built reports
ADP Vantage HCM
8.3
Ascentis Payroll
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
Ascentis Payroll

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Ascentis Payroll
Corporate goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Ascentis Payroll
Individual goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Ascentis Payroll
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
Ascentis Payroll
Performance tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.7
Ascentis Payroll

Performance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Ascentis Payroll
Performance plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Ascentis Payroll
Performance improvement plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Ascentis Payroll
Review status tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Ascentis Payroll
Review reminders
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Ascentis Payroll
Multiple review frequency
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Ascentis Payroll

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

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

Pros

  • No one does payroll better than ADP. They have a long standing history of being a leader.
  • The support team to which we were assigned post-implementation is outstanding. Their customer service skills are off the charts, and their response time is good. It's a good match-up of personalities.
  • Having a cloud-based system takes a lot of load off an IT department as opposed to an on-premise software. With so many priorities and other systems that an IT department has to support, it is nice to call a dedicated response team to help with issues. If there are payroll issues, especially, a fix needs to quickly get in place so that paychecks go out on time.
  • Having a cloud-based system that also has mobile capabilities allows employees to access the system any time and place.
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  • Creating Manual Checks: this system is very easy to create a manual check on an emergency/as needed basis.
  • Canned reports: good selection to choose from
  • Easy to load reports from timekeeper to ensure accurate processing
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Cons

  • 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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  • Custom reports: not user friendly or intuitive and have to call support every time and they are not the most trained to be able to assist
  • Taxes: A lot of back and forth with the Tax team and they make the ownership on the employer without providing much support
  • Not all items flow from Ascentis HR to Ascentis Payroll so there are many duplicate manual additions to record.
  • All updates have to be entered into HR before it flows to Payroll system. If update made in Payroll system, it will not flow over to HR system.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Alternatives Considered

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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Paychex worked a lot easier and their representatives knew the system in and out. Any issues were easily resolved and if a solution required time, they would always find a way to help the customer versus having the customer try to figure out what a solution is. This can be rather frustrating when you are an administrator and are not the subject matter expert
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Scalability

ADP Vantage HCM8.2
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Ability to adapt to large amounts of data.
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • Positive: One seamless solution that pulls in time and attendance for quick processing
  • Negative: Multiple audit of system and information processed through
  • Negative: taxes-- must have knowledge of payroll taxes, their "experts" are not always helpful
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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 Payroll

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