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ADP Vantage HCM

89 Ratings
Score 6.4 out of 101

Cornerstone OnDemand

131 Ratings
Score 7.3 out of 101

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ADP Vantage HCM

I have used many payroll services and software. ADP Vantage is definitely the most advanced and intuitive product that I have used. We have a decentralized payroll, and it works great however I understand most clients do all the payroll at one location, so it suits either way. I not only recommend it for the exceptional product but also for the customer service that ADP provides.
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Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand is well suited for large organizations with plenty of money to implement all the features you want and need. It is also well suited for organizations that need all of their modules, all the security features, and all of the various built-in reporting. It is also well suited for organizations with a full-service IT group to implement daily data loads and single sign-on. Cornerstone OnDemand is less well suited for small organizations without the IT support and for organizations who only need a simple place to serve up content. Cornerstone OnDemand is also not well suited for quick yet detailed, on-the-fly reporting.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Cornerstone OnDemand
Employee demographic data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Cornerstone OnDemand
Employment history
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
Cornerstone OnDemand
Job profiles and administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Cornerstone OnDemand
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Vantage HCM
5.5
Cornerstone OnDemand
Organizational charting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Cornerstone OnDemand
Organization and location management
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Cornerstone OnDemand
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Cornerstone OnDemand

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Cornerstone OnDemand
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Cornerstone OnDemand
Update personal information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Cornerstone OnDemand
View company policy documentation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Cornerstone OnDemand
Employee recognition
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
Cornerstone OnDemand
View job history
ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
Cornerstone OnDemand

Asset Management

ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
Cornerstone OnDemand
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
Cornerstone OnDemand

HR Reporting

ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Report builder
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Cornerstone OnDemand
Pre-built reports
ADP Vantage HCM
8.3
Cornerstone OnDemand
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Cornerstone OnDemand

Onboarding

ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
New hire portal
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.5
Manager tracking tools
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Compliance tracking and reporting
ADP Vantage HCM
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.5

Performance and Goals

ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Corporate goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Individual goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0
Performance tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.7
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Subordinate goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3

Performance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Performance plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Performance improvement plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Review status tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Review reminders
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Multiple review frequency
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.5
Plan weighting
ADP Vantage HCM
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Rater nomination workflow
ADP Vantage HCM
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Workflow restrictions
ADP Vantage HCM
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Reporting
ADP Vantage HCM
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2

Succession Planning

ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Vantage HCM
9.4
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Candidate ranking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.5
Candidate search
ADP Vantage HCM
5.7
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.0
Candidate development
ADP Vantage HCM
5.7
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Job Requisition Management
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
Company Website Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Publish to Social Media
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Job Search Site Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Applicant Tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Customized Application Form
ADP Vantage HCM
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
Resume Management
ADP Vantage HCM
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Candidate Search
ADP Vantage HCM
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.5
Collaboration
ADP Vantage HCM
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
Task Creation and Delegation
ADP Vantage HCM
Cornerstone OnDemand
4.6
Email Templates
ADP Vantage HCM
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
User Permissions
ADP Vantage HCM
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Reporting
ADP Vantage HCM
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.2

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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  • Cornerstone OnDemand is very robust and has a lot of room as the firm grows. This is a big plus if you are starting out and want to add features as you develop your training program.
  • Cornerstone OnDemand is a cloud-based, hosted system. This means updates are implemented in the background, no server administration, up-time is excellent, and everything is secure and backed up. In addition, Cornerstone provides two mirror sites where you can test updates and other concepts you would like to implement without affecting users.
  • Cornerstone OnDemand is a total HRD/HRM package with several different modules. For large organizations who have a lot of HR needs, Cornerstone offers all the support you need. The modules are designed to work seamlessly and share data according to the needs of the organization.
  • Cornerstone OnDemand has a very strong security system. Security parameters can be set on people and objects. This allows a lot of strength and flexibility.
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Cons

  • The software is still very new. As with any new software, there is a lot of room for improvement. One good thing about ADP is that they are interested in user feedback to make changes. Also, they incorporate changes fairly quickly.
  • The payroll processing time is longer than I've experienced with other software packages.
  • There are a lot of processes that could be put into the hands of the users instead of having to rely on the response team.
  • From my understanding, Vantage is not a global solution.
  • The software has a lot of potential. There are a lot of improvements they need to make to be more competitive in the marketplace.
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  • Cornerstone OnDemand is a bit difficult to navigate for new users and infrequent users. Most of the people who need to access our LMS do so only occasionally: once a month or so. There are a lot of clicks involved in getting to the training modules they want to consume.
  • Cornerstone OnDemand's reporting capabilities are fairly broad, but rather difficult to run. It takes a lot of effort to get the most necessary reports for our team. Some reports we need are not needed regularly, so creating reports on the fly is important. Cornerstone OnDemand could improve that portion.
  • Cornerstone OnDemand doesn't provide enough flexibility on graphic design. They do have templates, but the templates are not easy to implement and require an outside vendor to put in place. This is a cost we don't have room for, despite the desire to make the experience more interesting and comfortable for our users.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP Vantage HCM8.2
Based on 7 answers
We always want the latest updates.
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Cornerstone OnDemand6.6
Based on 16 answers
I didn't use all the functionalities of this platform, so my review is based on just my limited exposure to Cornerstone on Demand.
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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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Cornerstone OnDemand6.8
Based on 12 answers
We have received a lot of feedback about the number of clicks it takes to launch training from a curriculum.
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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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Cornerstone OnDemand8.2
Based on 2 answers
It was down for a couple of hours in our first month. Occasionally, in the evening we have trouble logging in even though it is not a maintenance window.
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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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Cornerstone OnDemand2.7
Based on 2 answers
It’s surprisingly slow for a SAAS product. When you click on links, there’s no hourglass or waiting indicator, so it’s difficult to tell if the system is going to respond.
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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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Cornerstone OnDemand5.0
Based on 8 answers
They are doing a great job of creating new features and fixing anything that is broken. However, sometimes you have to wait until the next quarterly update to get something fixed. I also feel like their Global Product Support team could be better. Perhaps hiring additional people would help.
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In-Person Training

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Cornerstone OnDemand8.2
Based on 1 answer
Very personable and patient. Features that I'm sure to them are very simple and repetitive were trained with patience and understanding.
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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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Cornerstone OnDemand9.1
Based on 2 answers
The interface not great. It would be nice to have a full video vs. slide by slide.

They use their LMS tool – it’s a curriculum. It is slow going.
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Implementation

ADP Vantage HCM5.5
Based on 5 answers
Still not implemented
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Cornerstone OnDemand6.4
Based on 4 answers
Dig deep on what your current processes are and how they match up to Cornerstone OnDemand functionality. It's not that the Cornerstone OnDemand is bad, it just the amount of work it requires you to do to get your current data to fit into their system.
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Alternatives Considered

I was not part of the decsion making team
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I think Cornerstone is the best product on the market.
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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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Cornerstone OnDemand9.1
Based on 1 answer
It can accomodate any number of users (that you're willing to pay for) and serves as a training archive
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Return on Investment

  • ADP Vantage has provided us the ability to consolidate functionality into 1 application.
  • ADP ACA Healthcare module allows an organization of certain size to complete required regulatory reporting to the IRS and it's employees, with only an addition to our monthly service fee.
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  • Thanks to Cornerstone OnDemand we become a learning organization. We want our employees to succeed in their job and grow professionally and the system enables us to do that in a very easy and methodological way.
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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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Cornerstone OnDemand

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
1.  One-time fee
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