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ADP Vantage HCM

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Likelihood to Recommend

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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Gusto

Small business and self-employed users with a few employees is best. It is focused on offering tools to make the requirements of running a business very friction free. No need to hire someone to manage payroll and benefits when you can just set things up quickly and Gusto was there from the start. The one thing I would say is they were immediate with their call. I signed up and as I was completing the steps, someone called my phone to ask if I ran into any issues or had any questions during my signup process.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Gusto
Employee demographic data
ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
Gusto
Employment history
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
Gusto
Job profiles and administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Gusto
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
Gusto
Organizational charting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Gusto
Organization and location management
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
Gusto
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Gusto

Payroll Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
Gusto
9.1
Pay calculation
ADP Vantage HCM
7.7
Gusto
9.4
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Gusto
9.3
Benefit plan administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
Gusto
8.5
Direct deposit files
ADP Vantage HCM
8.2
Gusto
9.5
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Gusto
9.2
Reimbursement management
ADP Vantage HCM
8.6
Gusto
9.0

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
Gusto
Approval workflow
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
Gusto
Balance details
ADP Vantage HCM
8.2
Gusto
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Vantage HCM
8.3
Gusto

Employee Self Service

ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
Gusto
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Vantage HCM
7.5
Gusto
Update personal information
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
Gusto
View company policy documentation
ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
Gusto
Employee recognition
ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
Gusto
View job history
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Gusto

Asset Management

ADP Vantage HCM
9.3
Gusto
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Vantage HCM
9.3
Gusto

HR Reporting

ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Gusto
Report builder
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Gusto
Pre-built reports
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Gusto
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Vantage HCM
5.6
Gusto

Onboarding

ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Gusto
New hire portal
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Gusto
Manager tracking tools
ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Gusto

Performance and Goals

ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Gusto
Corporate goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Gusto
Individual goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
Gusto
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
Gusto
Performance tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
8.0
Gusto

Performance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Gusto
Performance plans
ADP Vantage HCM
7.7
Gusto
Performance improvement plans
ADP Vantage HCM
7.7
Gusto
Review status tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Gusto
Review reminders
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Gusto
Multiple review frequency
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Gusto

Succession Planning

ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Gusto
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Vantage HCM
9.5
Gusto
Candidate ranking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
Gusto
Candidate search
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Gusto
Candidate development
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Gusto

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
Gusto
Job Requisition Management
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Gusto
Company Website Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Gusto
Publish to Social Media
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Gusto
Job Search Site Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Gusto
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Gusto
Applicant Tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Gusto
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Gusto

Pros

ADP Vantage HCM

  • ADP Vantage is great because all the data is in one location, there is no exporting or importing employee data. For employees this is also a benefit as it's one place to go for everything they need, to record time, update tax withholding, setup direct deposit, update contact information etc.
  • I absolutely love the report writing, especially the new tools that ADP has introduced such as the "Field Grabber". It makes it so easy to create and run a quick report as needed. Even our least experienced users have commented how easy it has become to use reporting in ADP.
  • The New User Experience, (MyADP) although is new and not yet completely rolled, out will be a great benefit for employees and for managers who have 5 or less direct reports. The design is so user friendly where there are no instructions needed.
  • Its so easy to manage the user access, and make changes as you need it. The security gives you lots of flexibility. Just today I had a Practitioner who was going to take over the responsibility of a second location's payroll. To give her the correct access to the second location took less than 2 minutes to set up and apply to her profile.
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Gusto

  • Gusto's interface is clean and easy to navigate. I can quickly find everything I need within the app.
  • Gusto sends monthly feedback surveys to everyone in our company. It's a great way to share what we love about the company and ways we think we can improve.
  • Gusto easily lets me download paystubs, various tax documents and review my benefits all in one place.
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Cons

ADP Vantage HCM

  • 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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Gusto

  • I'd rather the payroll entries come into the accounting system as a journal entry instead of as a bill (or least to have the option to choose)
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 7.6
Based on 8 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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Gusto

Gusto 8.0
Based on 1 answer
While Gusto does have a few flaws on the whole it is a very user-friendly software that does a great job of making a very complicated and mundane task quite easy and it is also very cost-effective. But I find that it is not a great fit for everyone and there have been a few mistakes in the payroll tax filings that have caused me and my clients some concern
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Usability

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 5.8
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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Gusto

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 6.4
Based on 1 answer
The system tends to act up/glitch on payroll processing days.
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Gusto

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Overall it works very well, except the occasional glitching which causes delays in processing.
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Gusto

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 7.6
Based on 6 answers
Not on Vantage yet
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Gusto

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 5.9
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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Gusto

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 6.1
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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Gusto

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

ADP Vantage HCM

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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Gusto

I've used ADP, which was not easy to use, in a past role. I've used Zenefits briefly and this is most comparable to Gusto
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Scalability

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Ability to adapt to large amounts of data.
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Gusto

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

ADP Vantage HCM

  • 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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Gusto

  • Gusto has decreased the time it takes me to run payroll by about 50% over my previous solution.
  • My employees love the ease of onboarding, changing their personal information, and the cute emails they get when it's payday that not only tells them they've been paid but also congratulates them if they've received a raise or a bonus. They also love being able to log in any time (even if they've left the company) and pull up all of their historical paystubs and W-2s.
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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

ADP Vantage HCM Editions & Modules

ADP Vantage HCM
Additional Pricing Details

Gusto

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Gusto Editions & Modules

Gusto
Edition
Concierge: Includes everything in the Complete plan, plus access to certified HR pros and resources so you don’t have to go it alone.
$149/month1
Complete: Includes everything in the Core plan, plus better HR tools so you can create a great place to work
$39/month1
Core: Refreshingly easy payroll so you can get back to what matters most.
$39/month2
1. $12 per employee/contractor
2. $6 per employee/contractor
Additional Pricing Details
Gusto offers three simple pricing plans for payroll, benefits, and HR, so you can choose the plan that meets your business needs. Learn about plans: gusto.com/product/pricing

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