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ADP Vantage HCM

89 Ratings

Gusto

Top Rated
49 Ratings

ADP Vantage HCM

89 Ratings
Score 6.4 out of 101

Gusto

Top Rated
49 Ratings
Score 8.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP Vantage HCM

I think it all depends on what the client is looking for. I mean we have been using Vantage for the last 6 years and it has come a long way from where it started. The nice thing is we have been able to grow with it and configure things to how we need them to be for our business. So each business needs are going to be different and ADP Vantage can keep up with those needs.
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Gusto

Gusto is great for startups and businesses that don't need a lot of BI, however it's a little less functional for large companies with a variety of different types of employees that have different PTO options and benefits. It doesn't auto sort personnel into like groups from our HRIS program, there's a lot of manual sorting.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Gusto
Employee demographic data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Gusto
Employment history
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
Gusto
Job profiles and administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Gusto
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Vantage HCM
5.4
Gusto
Organizational charting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Gusto
Organization and location management
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Gusto
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Gusto

Payroll Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Gusto
9.9
Pay calculation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Gusto
10.0
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Gusto
9.5
Benefit plan administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
Gusto
10.0
Direct deposit files
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Gusto
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Vantage HCM
7.5
Gusto
10.0
Reimbursement management
ADP Vantage HCM
8.3
Gusto
9.7

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Gusto
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Gusto
Update personal information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Gusto
View company policy documentation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Gusto
Employee recognition
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
Gusto
View job history
ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
Gusto

Asset Management

ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
Gusto
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
Gusto

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Gusto
New hire portal
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Gusto
Manager tracking tools
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
Gusto

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Gusto
Performance plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Gusto
Performance improvement plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Gusto
Review status tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Gusto
Review reminders
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Gusto
Multiple review frequency
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Gusto

Succession Planning

ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Gusto
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Vantage HCM
9.4
Gusto
Candidate ranking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Gusto
Candidate search
ADP Vantage HCM
5.7
Gusto
Candidate development
ADP Vantage HCM
5.7
Gusto

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Gusto
Job Requisition Management
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
Gusto
Company Website Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Gusto
Publish to Social Media
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Gusto
Job Search Site Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Gusto
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
Gusto
Applicant Tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
Gusto
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
Gusto

Pros

  • ADP Vantage HCM is nicely laid out so it is user friendly. It gives you the look and feel of what other popular apps might look like so there is a familiarity there.
  • ADP Vantage HCM being a one stop shop, makes it nice to only have to keep track of one log in and I have all of the information I need at my fingertips.
  • ADP Vantage HCM is always evolving and while at times this can be a challenge I find it to be a strength that they are always trying to improve the product.
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  • Easy to print a W-2
  • Easy to print paystubs and even pay summaries
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Cons

  • It has plenty of room for improvement primarily with user interface and product training for new clients.
  • It could be more efficient at integrating and pulling applicant's resumes from various job boards into the ATS feature of the system.
  • It could improve on pushing out job descriptions to various job boards as well.
  • It could be much better at setting up automated alerts and notifications for each user when an applicant has completed a step in the process (i.e. background check's, resume submission, signing of offer letters etc.)
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  • There is a referral ad that's placed in the app, which probably doesn't apply to the most user using the application
  • 2 Step Verification should be mandatory
  • A lot of emails
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP Vantage HCM8.2
Based on 7 answers
Not sure we will be able to use Vantage with our current internal processes
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Gusto8.0
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 HCM5.2
Based on 5 answers
Despite minor glitches, we satisfied overall with the capacity of data processed.
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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
the support team always wants to make sure that issues are resolved quickly.
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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
I think ADP changed their process after the difficulties we had
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Alternatives Considered

I was not part of the decsion making team
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Much simpler and easier to use.
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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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  • No more communicating back and forth about payment
  • Less time tracking employees PTO
  • No need to train new employees, as the intuitive layout is simple to understand.
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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