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ADP Vantage HCM

89 Ratings

BambooHR

Top Rated
62 Ratings

ADP Vantage HCM

89 Ratings
Score 6.4 out of 101

BambooHR

Top Rated
62 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

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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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BambooHR

Well suited: A scenario in which Bamboo is well suited is when a growing company recently implements a time-off/vacation policy. In the past, at my company, we were manually tracking this activity through spreadsheets and most of the data would either get muddied or lost. Bamboo allows smaller HR teams to focus on more important items like recruiting rather than worrying about tedious tasks like tracking vacation.Less suited: An enterprise organization with over 1000 employees may require more robust features, but Bamboo focuses on smaller companies and isn't targeted towards these larger companies anyway.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
BambooHR
7.7
Employee demographic data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
BambooHR
8.0
Employment history
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
BambooHR
8.4
Job profiles and administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
BambooHR
8.6
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Vantage HCM
5.5
BambooHR
8.3
Organizational charting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
BambooHR
6.7
Organization and location management
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
BambooHR
7.1
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
BambooHR
6.8

Payroll Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
BambooHR
6.2
Pay calculation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
BambooHR
7.1
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
BambooHR
3.0
Benefit plan administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
BambooHR
6.0
Direct deposit files
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
BambooHR
6.1
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Vantage HCM
7.5
BambooHR
8.3
Reimbursement management
ADP Vantage HCM
8.3
BambooHR
7.0

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
BambooHR
8.9
Approval workflow
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
BambooHR
9.1
Balance details
ADP Vantage HCM
7.9
BambooHR
8.7
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
BambooHR
8.9

Employee Self Service

ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
BambooHR
8.5
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
BambooHR
7.4
Update personal information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
BambooHR
9.0
View company policy documentation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
BambooHR
8.7
Employee recognition
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
BambooHR
8.7
View job history
ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
BambooHR
8.6

Asset Management

ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
BambooHR
8.6
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
BambooHR
8.6

HR Reporting

ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
BambooHR
7.8
Report builder
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
BambooHR
8.3
Pre-built reports
ADP Vantage HCM
8.3
BambooHR
7.5
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
BambooHR
7.5

Onboarding

ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
BambooHR
7.2
New hire portal
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
BambooHR
7.3
Manager tracking tools
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
BambooHR
7.2

Performance and Goals

ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
BambooHR
7.4
Corporate goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
BambooHR
8.0
Individual goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
BambooHR
7.0
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
BambooHR
8.0
Performance tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.7
BambooHR
6.5

Performance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
BambooHR
6.0
Performance plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
BambooHR
5.0
Performance improvement plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
BambooHR
5.0
Review status tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
BambooHR
5.8
Review reminders
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
BambooHR
6.3
Multiple review frequency
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
BambooHR
8.0

Succession Planning

ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
BambooHR
5.1
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Vantage HCM
9.4
BambooHR
9.0
Candidate ranking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
BambooHR
3.1
Candidate search
ADP Vantage HCM
5.7
BambooHR
3.1
Candidate development
ADP Vantage HCM
5.7
BambooHR

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
BambooHR
7.7
Job Requisition Management
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
BambooHR
7.9
Company Website Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
BambooHR
8.4
Publish to Social Media
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
BambooHR
8.8
Job Search Site Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
BambooHR
8.7
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
BambooHR
6.3
Applicant Tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
BambooHR
6.2
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
BambooHR
7.6

Pros

  • 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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  • User-friendly Platform
  • Robust tracking
  • Rich database and records
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Cons

  • functionality is spotty - some things work differently depending on the field or page you are on - but not consistently across the application - some user ID fields need to use a leading zero - some you cannot use a leading zero
  • lots of wasted space which requires the use of slide bars to view info - tons of extra key strokes to view or get into the information you want
  • not a lot of thought given to how users will utilize/interact with the application - during our testing phase we were finding issue that should have been resolved in beta testing - some reports the headers are illegible due to poor formatting which we were told were a 'vantage design' and that we would get used to it
  • the best way to get system enhancement requests to ADP is to complain/comment on The Bridge was the direction we were given
  • we had a fully functional system which did all that we needed and were forced to 'upgrade' to a product which does not provide the basic functions that we had on the 'old/outdated' application - would have expected to get at least what we had plus some new functionality - now forced to redesign processes and find ways to work around vantages' limitations
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  • Would like to see the applicant tracking workflow be a little easier to manage, similar to how Workable let's you move and track your pipeline more effectively.
  • Troubleshooting some use of the settings was difficult on occasion, but I think this is mostly a result of the vast amount of features available.
  • Would love to see additional features such as issuing warnings to employees, and even a timeclock feature to make it a more complete HRIS.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP Vantage HCM8.2
Based on 7 answers
The product saves time and cost. How it integrates everything is valuable and convenient.
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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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BambooHR9.0
Based on 1 answer
The fact that I could jump in for the first time ever using BambooHR and figure out how to use the system within minutes makes for a high usability rating.
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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

Currently using ADP PayForce. ADP is upgrading PayForce to Vantage. We have not looked at other products.
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I think the general usability and cost is what most differentiates BambooHR from its competitors. It offered a very user-friendly platform to manage multiple HR functions, and did so at an affordable cost. The fact that you can also post jobs to Indeed (the only job board that really matters for most entry-level positions) was a huge plus and a deciding factor in moving forward with BambooHR.
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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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Return on Investment

  • negative -it slows our processing due to limitations and issues
  • negative - makes us more reliant on our service rep which slows us down (we used to be able to make changes like adding departments on our own - now our rep has to do this and other maintenance for us)
  • negative - we now have to pay for ADP to process adjustments for us instead of being able to use adjustments on our own
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  • It has made the HR function much more streamlined, and made new hires feel like we are running a well oiled machine.
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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
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BambooHR

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Call for Quote*
1.  company size
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