ADP Vantage HCM vs. Benefitfocus

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ADP Vantage HCM
Score 6.4 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
ADP Vantage HCM is a platform combining HR, payroll, benefits, talent management and time & attendance. ADP promotes dedicated HR representatives to work with businesses.N/A
Benefitfocus
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
Benefitfocus headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina offers their eponymous platform for benefits administration, featuring the Benefitfocus Marketplace.N/A
Pricing
ADP Vantage HCMBenefitfocus
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ADP Vantage HCMBenefitfocus
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
ADP Vantage HCMBenefitfocus
Top Pros
Top Cons

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Features
ADP Vantage HCMBenefitfocus
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
62 Ratings
16% above category average
Benefitfocus
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data9.256 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history9.059 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration9.355 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.9.357 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting9.150 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management9.451 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)9.344 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
9.3
61 Ratings
15% above category average
Benefitfocus
-
Ratings
Pay calculation9.558 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors9.239 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment9.317 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.246 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.460 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.645 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management9.17 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
40 Ratings
13% above category average
Benefitfocus
-
Ratings
Approval workflow9.339 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details9.110 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment9.19 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
9.4
63 Ratings
15% above category average
Benefitfocus
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Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information9.063 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information9.158 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation9.448 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition9.721 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history9.547 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
9.9
14 Ratings
25% above category average
Benefitfocus
-
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Tracking of all physical assets9.914 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
8.7
61 Ratings
14% above category average
Benefitfocus
-
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Report builder9.160 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.759 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data9.241 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
8.8
35 Ratings
9% above category average
Benefitfocus
-
Ratings
New hire portal8.433 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools9.327 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
8.8
19 Ratings
8% above category average
Benefitfocus
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting8.915 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.518 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.515 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking9.417 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
8.7
23 Ratings
9% above category average
Benefitfocus
-
Ratings
Performance plans7.822 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans8.619 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking8.619 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders9.119 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency9.217 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
9.4
13 Ratings
18% above category average
Benefitfocus
-
Ratings
Create succession plans/pools9.711 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking8.812 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search9.512 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development9.512 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
9.3
25 Ratings
18% above category average
Benefitfocus
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management9.524 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting9.524 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media9.620 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting9.623 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention9.620 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking7.924 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts9.625 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
ADP Vantage HCMBenefitfocus
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(66 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.1
(19 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(17 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
8.6
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.8
(24 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
5.1
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.1
(13 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
6.1
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
6.0
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.7
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
7.4
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.5
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ADP Vantage HCMBenefitfocus
Likelihood to Recommend
ADP
[ADP Vantage HCM is] great for big organizations with complex processes and who need all the features/functionalities provided by the platform. May not be very suitable for smaller companies who aren't as elaborate in terms of their HR processes and the enterprise licensing costs can be slightly prohibitive. Great for companies looking for plug-and-play solutions which need minimal/no customization off the shelf.
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Benefitfocus
It is well suited for a small company of maybe 300-400. It is less appropriate for companies in areas where a transit and parking benefit is a must.
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Pros
ADP
  • User Security Granularity: I can fine-tune access exactly, rather than give someone too little or too much access.
  • Employee Data Security: All of our data is secure and encrypted by ADP. I do not have to manage security beyond keeping users from giving their username and password to someone. The rest is out of sight and out of mind, handled by ADP.
  • Out of the Box Functionality: While we did have to make configuration decisions in implementation, the functions and customizations we make inside of ADP all function from day one and are not affected by security updates, new versions, or patches. With other highly customized products, any update to the stock system poses a threat to functionality. ADP Vantage does exactly what we want it to do, the way we want it, and without being disabled by ongoing life-cycle management by ADP.
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Benefitfocus
  • Enrollment Reports
  • Customer Service
  • File Feed Setup
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Cons
ADP
  • [The] tax setup section needs more work, it is unclear sometimes if we need to set up tax in Smart Compliances or somewhere else, and then the rode to make that tax active and add it to the employee.
  • [The] payroll audit could be more clear and include more data from all adjustments, for example, if there is [a] salary rate change, there [are] not flags to check that in [the] audit section of the payroll.
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Benefitfocus
  • Great at selling their product but not keeping their promises.
  • Too many glitches and they always advise it will be updated/corrected on their next "quarterly update".
  • They can't administer QTB plans (parking and transit) which is an essential benefit plan offered to companies. They didn't officially come out with this news until after we had implemented and launched the program. During implementation, they made it appear like it would work.
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Likelihood to Renew
ADP
Because we have only been using the system for 5 years, we will continue using this service until our business outgrows the support we need or is unable to meet our needs. we need a system that will integrate with our carriers and well as our general ledger system. We are currently looking for another GL system to fit our needs that will need to integrate with ADPVantage
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Benefitfocus
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Usability
ADP
It's a great product and the enhancements make it better all the time. I feel there are some areas that are severly lacking attention, such as Garnishments. This area of the product is not user friendly at all and ADP has not made an enhancement here since we went live 2012.
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Benefitfocus
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Reliability and Availability
ADP
The software just works. I can count on one hand the number of actual outages I have experienced in the last 10 years. We have had slowdowns, where response/processing time was slow, but those too are few and far between. The redundancies and backups they have in place at ADP mean my resources are available all the time. The only reason I say 9 of 10 is because there are times when an update or patch will cause an issue in another part of the system that usually isn't discovered prior to the patch/update's implementation. These have happened several times. The plus side is that these are almost always resolved immediately.
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Benefitfocus
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Performance
ADP
Pages do load pretty swiftly, and reports do not take too long. However, I have noticed that most reports become available sooner than some. Which if you are trying to process payroll, it may slow you down and tends to be time consuming when you're in a crunch
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Benefitfocus
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Support Rating
ADP
The support for ADP Vantage HCM is mostly excellent. Sometimes it can be hard to reach an ADP representative that is knowledgeable in whatever area you are having difficulty but for the most part it is very good. For the weaknesses that ADP Vantage HCM has, they almost make up for it with their support teams. If by chance you reach someone who is unable to help, I suggest calling the main help line again and you will reach someone who not only helps with the issue but also walks you through the process and explains it to you.
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Benefitfocus
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In-Person Training
ADP
My instructor as amazing and very knowledgeable. My instructor kept my attention and made sure that I understood each module before he moved on. No matter how many times I asked a question for clarification, he answered them. I've taken other instructor led training's before, I have to say that ADP made it easy
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Benefitfocus
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Online Training
ADP
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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Benefitfocus
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Implementation Rating
ADP
It was a great implementation, ADP went above and beyond to ensure it was successful. ADP hosted modeling sessions that included the subject matter experts from all areas. It was helpful that the implementation was all inclusive as we received indepth detail of how each area affects another.
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Benefitfocus
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Alternatives Considered
ADP
ADP Vantage was chosen because ADP is best in class for payroll service. They excel in garnishments; they excel in taxes; they excel in payroll delivery; they excel in customer service; they excel in actual payments; Vantage was their latest and greatest payroll processing platform.
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Benefitfocus
Did not research any, as we were using Benefitfocus for our Allstate benefits for years prior to implementing it with all benefits.
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Scalability
ADP
ADP Vantage is able to scale to our needs. As your organization's payroll and time and attendance needs grow, ADP has optional modules (scheduler, HR, ect.) that can be purchased. The basic reporting and metrics are nice add-ons.
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Benefitfocus
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Return on Investment
ADP
  • Positive - saving the admins time by allowing EE's to access their own information.
  • Positive - Managers being able to use Vantage easily to manage their employees.
  • Negative - would probably be when the system gives you errors randomly that are not true errors. Once you refresh the page or log out and back in then the error does not come up. Not sure if this has to do with connection as well.
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Benefitfocus
  • It was a negative impact because we launched the program during open enrollment only to revert back to the old platform, BeneTrac, 3 months later.
  • Bad impression on the benefits team to implement a program that didn't deliver.
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ScreenShots

ADP Vantage HCM Screenshots

Screenshot of Pay group SelectionScreenshot of Screenshot of Myself Dashboard:
Self-service views empower your people to take charge of their employee experience.Screenshot of Admin Custom Content:
Deep but simple configuration, easily yet precisely tailored to current or future needs.Screenshot of ADP Mobile App: Highly rated on the App Store
View your pay and much more anytime and virtually anywhere.