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ADP Vantage HCM

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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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Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR

Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR is a very powerful HR tool with abundant features that could fulfill pretty much all the HR needs of a small to medium sized organization. It might be an overkill for very small businesses with less than 20 employees as its really geared towards larger organizations. It offers powerful tools to performance reviews as well as employee HR management tasks. One interesting feature is the ability for employees to perform self administrative tasks through the software which allows some automation of tasks. On the other hand, the program can be so feature rich that require an advanced user with data analytic skills to fully utility. Companies that use the software will need to have at least one manager procure training before utilizing its full range of features.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.3
Employee demographic data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Employment history
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.0
Job profiles and administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
8.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Vantage HCM
5.6
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Organizational charting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Organization and location management
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
9.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0

Payroll Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.2
Pay calculation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.0
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
5.0
Benefit plan administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.0
Direct deposit files
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Vantage HCM
7.6
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Reimbursement management
ADP Vantage HCM
8.4
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.0

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.3
Approval workflow
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Balance details
ADP Vantage HCM
8.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Vantage HCM
7.9
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
5.0

Employee Self Service

ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.4
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.0
Update personal information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
View company policy documentation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Employee recognition
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
5.0
View job history
ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0

Asset Management

ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR

HR Reporting

ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Report builder
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
9.0
Pre-built reports
ADP Vantage HCM
8.5
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
5.0

Onboarding

ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
New hire portal
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Manager tracking tools
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR

Performance and Goals

ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Corporate goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Individual goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Vantage HCM
7.6
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Performance tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0

Performance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.7
Performance plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
8.0
Performance improvement plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
8.0
Review status tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Review reminders
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Multiple review frequency
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR

Succession Planning

ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Vantage HCM
9.4
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Candidate ranking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Candidate search
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Candidate development
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.4
Job Requisition Management
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
8.0
Company Website Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Publish to Social Media
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.0
Job Search Site Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
5.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
5.0
Applicant Tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
8.0
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.0

Pros

  • The new user interface is friendly and easy to use.
  • The Succession Management module is one of the best I've seen. It is easy to navigate the talent assessment and easy to use to facilitate calibration sessions.
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  • The software is very flexible in working with different types of organization functions, departments, and with projects.
  • The program is provides a solid recruitment platform.
  • Managers can use the software for performance reviews and for analysis.
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Cons

  • The product is sold as fully integrated but it is not. The Recruiting Management module isn't considered part of Vantage by the ADP team members. And, the look and feel of it is very different than the other modules. And, it is very difficult to use.
  • The Performance Management module is designed to support a very traditional approach to performance management and it is very rigid. It's very difficult to support more progressive ways of developing performance and keeping employees motivated.
  • The configuration/implementation was extremely painful. Implementation consultants vary wildly on their knowledge of their own modules and almost none of them understand how what is built in their module might impact configuration in other modules.
  • Five months post go-live we continue to have significant issues. Many of which seem to arise when updates are made by ADP.
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  • Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR can be a bit overwhelming for light users with limited experience.
  • The performance review features are extensive and require a highly skilled manager that work with data analytics
  • The program is not quite as strong in its recruitment features as other software offerings.
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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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Usability

ADP Vantage HCM5.2
Based on 5 answers
Not on Vantage yet
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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
We have established a great support system after going live! You just need to find the right fit :)
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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
Find the best connection between old and new procedures so everyone will understand how to use the software.
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Alternatives Considered

I was not involved in choosing ADP Vantage
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Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR really shines as a flexible product capable of evolving with an organization's changing needs. Its robust features, cloud based architecture, and performance analysis help push the product ahead of some of its competitors. While not perfect, the software offers in-depth performance review functions and data analysis tools that show performance trends. With its self administrative tools, employees can help manage their own information, reducing workload for HR managers
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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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  • Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR can require training and experience to fully utility its features
  • The program really helps with provide self administrative tools for employees to perform on their own, lowering management work loads.
  • What really makes the software shine is its flexible department management tools. One can setup extensive organization systems that are flexible enough to meet a wide range of organization needs.
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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

Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR

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