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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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Intuit Payroll

I believe the ideal scenario is when you are already using the Intuit family of products and the payroll bolts on to your existing QuickBooks infrastructure. Payroll software products have been around a long time, and this is a very competitive niche. Most of the companies do a good job of filing taxes promptly, reporting W-2 items properly, providing good reports, etc. Where you might really get some extra efficiency and benefit is the fact that the payroll is woven into the accounting system, creating one seamless enterprise solution. Also, where it might be less appropriate is in a really simple use case such as a one person company where there aren't complex fringe benefits to deal with. In that scenario, you can set up the ACH debits directly with the state agency and the IRS and possibly file your own 941, 940, W-2/W-3 and state equivalent forms. Of course, if you're willing to do this and are good with details, you can save yourself some money.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Intuit Payroll
Employee demographic data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Intuit Payroll
Employment history
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
Intuit Payroll
Job profiles and administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Intuit Payroll
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Vantage HCM
5.6
Intuit Payroll
Organizational charting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Intuit Payroll
Organization and location management
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Intuit Payroll
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Intuit Payroll

Payroll Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Intuit Payroll
6.4
Pay calculation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Intuit Payroll
10.0
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Intuit Payroll
1.0
Benefit plan administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Intuit Payroll
1.0
Direct deposit files
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Intuit Payroll
9.5
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Vantage HCM
7.6
Intuit Payroll
8.0
Reimbursement management
ADP Vantage HCM
8.4
Intuit Payroll
9.0

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
Intuit Payroll
Approval workflow
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Intuit Payroll
Balance details
ADP Vantage HCM
8.0
Intuit Payroll
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Vantage HCM
7.9
Intuit Payroll

Employee Self Service

ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Intuit Payroll
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Intuit Payroll
Update personal information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Intuit Payroll
View company policy documentation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Intuit Payroll
Employee recognition
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
Intuit Payroll
View job history
ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
Intuit Payroll

Asset Management

ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
Intuit Payroll
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
Intuit Payroll

HR Reporting

ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Intuit Payroll
Report builder
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Intuit Payroll
Pre-built reports
ADP Vantage HCM
8.5
Intuit Payroll
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Intuit Payroll

Onboarding

ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Intuit Payroll
New hire portal
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Intuit Payroll
Manager tracking tools
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Intuit Payroll

Performance and Goals

ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Intuit Payroll
Corporate goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Intuit Payroll
Individual goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Intuit Payroll
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Vantage HCM
7.5
Intuit Payroll
Performance tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
Intuit Payroll

Performance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Intuit Payroll
Performance plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Intuit Payroll
Performance improvement plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Intuit Payroll
Review status tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Intuit Payroll
Review reminders
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Intuit Payroll
Multiple review frequency
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Intuit Payroll

Succession Planning

ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Intuit Payroll
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Vantage HCM
9.4
Intuit Payroll
Candidate ranking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Intuit Payroll
Candidate search
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
Intuit Payroll
Candidate development
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
Intuit Payroll

Recruiting / ATS

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

Pros

  • 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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  • Great integration with QuickBooks accounting software.
  • Good reporting functionality.
  • Great ease of use/navigation/data entry flow.
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Cons

  • Although Time and Payroll are integrated, it's not integrated enough. The data sometimes doesn't "flow over" to Time and we have to call ADP to have them push it through. When you are on an employee's record in Payroll, you can go to any other part of there profile such as Tax Withholding, Deductions, etc...which is great, but if you want to go to their timecard, you have to go into Time and do another search to find the employee then open the timecard.
  • The audit trail in the system needs to be enhanced. Currently you can run a report to get an audit trail on user activity, but not all screens are auditable. If I need to know who made a change to the Time Information screen, and when the change was made...I am out of luck.
  • Some records should not allow backdating the effective date. This causes us problems with data validity. For example, Direct Deposit, you can't change history so this screen should never allow you to enter an effective date of a closed pay period that already was paid.
  • The Time Off Request feature has lots of room for improvement. One of the biggest issues we have is that a manager will Approve a request then later realize they need to Refuse it, or the employee needs to Retract it. The system gives you the option to open the Approved request then you can Retract or Refuse it...but that action does nothing. Common sense would tell you it removes the PTO day, but it doesn't. To remove a prior Approved PTO day you have to go to a completely different area, which the average user would never find.
  • Our employees earn an annual amount of PTO based on their hire year. The system should not allow them to use more PTO than what they earn for the year, but this is not an option. We can easily put a limit on the balance, but not on the amount used.
  • Garnishment module of Vantage is not user friendly, very difficult to use. They do have a WGPS service you can purchase, but if you want to do garnishments in house without paying extra, its a struggle.
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  • My biggest issue is that they do continue to raise their prices on a regular basis and it makes people feel stuck when there are so many clients already using the system.
  • They do not support roaming employees, so employees that cross over into various tax jurisdictions in one pay period pose a challenge for calculating taxes and pay.
  • The setup can be a bit daunting still if you are not familiar with the system or the various taxes and requirements for reporting.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP Vantage HCM8.2
Based on 7 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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Intuit Payroll10.0
Based on 1 answer
Works perfectly as advertised.Our simple needs are well taken care of.
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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
Our support team staff are great! They are in constant communication with us, and follow-up timely on our SRs
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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 have used Certipay previously. I didn't see it in the list of options to choose from. Certipay had some really great reporting features and we were able to process payroll in three days instead of two but I would say ADP has been able to grow with us and is meeting most needs.
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This is a different product in my eyes. Most of the "outsourcers" really take over the entire payroll function, which divorces it from your accounting records --- and then later they try to stuff the results back into accounting through a GJE entry.If the circumstances are right (small company, few employees, low transaction volume), then QB is just what you need -- without being too much. If you've got WAY more complexity, then start looking around.WARNING -- if you are familiar with "The Baseball Player Problem" which is known as a ROAMING EMPLOYEE, you'll have to look elsewhere. I'm told by Intuit that there are NO intuit products that can do multi-state income tax withholding (and I'm an Intuit certified Pro Advisor, so I've spoken to everyone who should know). If you don't know what that issue is, then don't worry about it --- plow forward.
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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

  • Since we went live about four months ago, we've had several significant pay related issues. The business is extremely frustrated that what was working smoothly prior to Vantage has been disrupted.
  • Since going live, the Recruiting Management module has had issues unexpectedly pop-up like applicants not being able to complete their applications and being sent back to the job posting list. ADP has trouble identifying the root cause of why this happened leaving us with little certainty that it won't be repeated. Several other pop-up issues have happened in other modules as well. Again, they seem unable to determine root cause.
  • When we enabled managers to promote or transfer employees in Vantage, they were able to see the pay for any job in the company including the CEO. When we asked that this be fixed, we are told that it requires development to create that fix and could be several months before it's done. As a result, we had to remove our salary grades from the system.
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  • TIME -- good ROI on the time invested. Setup required some documents / signatures, but maintenance is absolutely zero and effort to process payroll is very very low.
  • MONEY -- since we do most of the heavy lifting internally, the costs to use IP are low.
  • COMPLIANCE -- they do all the tax calculations and submissions, so I never have to worry about a late fee or a calculation error.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

Intuit Payroll

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details