ADP Vantage HCM vs. FunctionFox

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ADP Vantage HCM
Score 6.5 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
FunctionFox
Score 8.2 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
FunctionFox provides TimeFox which is a timesheet and project management solution for small creative companies. The vendor says TimeFox is currently used by over 100,000 creative professionals in Canada, the US, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
$5
per user
Pricing
ADP Vantage HCMFunctionFox
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
FunctionFox Classic
$5
per user
FunctionFox Premier
$10
per user
FunctionFox In-House
$20
per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ADP Vantage HCMFunctionFox
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsNo hidden fees. All customer support, and regular upgrades are included free of charge.
More Pricing Information
Features
ADP Vantage HCMFunctionFox
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
62 Ratings
15% above category average
FunctionFox
-
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
FunctionFox
-
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
12% above category average
FunctionFox
-
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
14% above category average
FunctionFox
-
Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information9.163 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
24% above category average
FunctionFox
-
Ratings
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
13% above category average
FunctionFox
-
Ratings
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
8.9
35 Ratings
10% above category average
FunctionFox
-
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
7% above category average
FunctionFox
-
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
8% above category average
FunctionFox
-
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
17% above category average
FunctionFox
-
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
17% above category average
FunctionFox
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management9.524 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting9.524 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media9.720 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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ADP Vantage HCMFunctionFox
Small Businesses
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Score 9.2 out of 10
Traqq
Traqq
Score 9.2 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.6 out of 10
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.6 out of 10
Enterprises
Infor Human Resources
Infor Human Resources
Score 7.2 out of 10
TimeCamp
TimeCamp
Score 8.6 out of 10
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User Ratings
ADP Vantage HCMFunctionFox
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(66 ratings)
8.0
(14 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.1
(19 ratings)
3.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(17 ratings)
4.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
8.6
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.8
(24 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
5.1
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.1
(13 ratings)
5.0
(1 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 HCMFunctionFox
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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FunctionFox
If you are trying to track time across teams or functions, that is really what FunctionFox is designed for. I think this would work better for individual, smaller teams with similar tasks and activities, instead of for larger companies with more complex organizational operations. If you are just getting started with time tracking, this could be a good place to start.
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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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FunctionFox
  • With only a couple clicks I can still easily pull reports by employee on a weekly basis which provide the information I need to run payroll.
  • I pull reports by client each month for our monthly client billings, which we have broken down by project so I can easily see how our time was spent on their account.
  • We set a budget for the approved number of hours we can apply to any one project for the month, and the system provides the project manager with a warning as the limit comes near. That function has been fantastic!
  • FunctionFox's Help Desk personnel are wonderful, providing an exceptionally personalized experience. They take their time, and will even schedule a call to go into greater depth, such as an entire account review just to ensure you're able to use all the product features to your company's best advantage. Our entire team jumped on a half hour call a couple months ago, and she answered ALL of our questions, including providing us with info on some features we hadn't realized even existed.
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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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FunctionFox
  • The function of the site is not as user-friendly as others, it's sometimes hard to find certain projects and organize data in order to track effectively. I would often need to download/export reports.
  • Sometimes a project would accidentally be created twice and hours billed to two separate projects for the same thing. Which made tracking and billing increasingly difficult.
  • Little to no organization of projects for billing and finance purposes, which makes it hard when we conduct billing as there is not a clear way to know if a project is complete, ongoing, rejected etc.
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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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FunctionFox
All of my employees are used to it and introducing a new software to them requires them to get trained again increasing the costs. TimeFox is an easy to use and understand software. Another advantage of TimeFox is that is an online software and I can access it whenever I want to.
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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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FunctionFox
It's a good tool for tracking hours and overall budget. It does not give you insight into why there are those hours, or what part of the project has over burned. The tool is also tough to export reports and find the correct information throughout. Not only this, but I also have a hard time changing project details - there's no real easy way to and there's a larger room for error
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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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FunctionFox
No answers on this topic
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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FunctionFox
No answers on this topic
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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FunctionFox
I haven't used FunctionFox for a lot of support requests. On the times that i've been having issues I've had the issue resolved within a day, most questions I have had i've been able to source answers online or from a colleague. From what I have experienced the support team seems great.
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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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FunctionFox
No answers on this topic
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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FunctionFox
No answers on this topic
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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FunctionFox
Unsure on implementation of FunctionFox - was before my time at the company. Everyone at the company had a good understanding of the product and how to use it by the time I joined. My understanding is we implemented ourselves with a few training sessions for the creative team and adding hours as well as training for the account team to add projects
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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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FunctionFox
When we were looking for software we tested several, and FunctionFox was hands down the best value. While there are other options, and each company is different, nothing could come close to filling our needs the way FunctionFox has. The money we spend has been returned several times over.
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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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FunctionFox
No answers on this topic
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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FunctionFox
  • FunctionFox pays for itself just about every month in terms of how much more I am able to bill than before I started using the software, and how much less time I need to spend on non-billable admin tasks. I used to create invoices based mostly on what sounded fair, rather than on accurate time & cost records. I'm sure my clients loved it, but it wasn't healthy for my business. Now I base invoices on actual time and expense records, and end up with more money in my pocket.
  • It's not tangible, but FunctionFox has improved my ability to communicate with clients, and with freelance partners when I'm involved in a collaborative project. I can anticipate and discuss potential budget or delivery deadline overruns before they occur. The goodwill this builds has had a tremendously positive impact on client and partnership relations.
  • I fell into freelancing without a lot of experience running a business. FunctionFox has been a great teacher, helping me think through many issues that I wouldn't have even recognized as important. It is simple to use, with a UI that is neither intimidating nor overwhelming, and it has been super flexible in terms of molding it to suit the way I work.
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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.

FunctionFox Screenshots

Screenshot of Easily navigate throughout FunctionFox from the customizable Home dashboard.Screenshot of CEO Desktop enables users to visualize budgets and deadlines for specific projects.Screenshot of The Project Status page provides the users with  an overview of the projects and the different stages they are at. With the filters users can drill down to see specific clients or projects.Screenshot of The Calendar provides a great weekly or monthly view of project start and due dates, along with deliverables, milestones, and meetings.