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ADP Vantage HCM

89 Ratings

Namely

Top Rated
59 Ratings

ADP Vantage HCM

89 Ratings
Score 6.4 out of 101

Namely

Top Rated
59 Ratings
Score 8.3 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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Namely

Namely is especially well-suited for small to mid-sized companies that are looking to shift core HRIS functions under a single platform. Everything works as smoothly as advertised- payroll, benefits, time and attendance, workflows, onboarding. Especially if the employee population is comfortable with social media sites; Namely's landing page functions like an internal Facebook feed.Namely might not be well-suited for companies that have a significant employee population outside of the US . We've had some issues integrating our international employees into the core HRIS and benefits modules.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Namely
8.8
Employee demographic data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Namely
9.1
Employment history
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
Namely
9.0
Job profiles and administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Namely
10.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Vantage HCM
5.4
Namely
8.5
Organizational charting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Namely
8.0
Organization and location management
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Namely
8.6
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Namely
8.3

Payroll Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Namely
8.6
Pay calculation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Namely
9.2
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Namely
8.4
Benefit plan administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
Namely
8.6
Direct deposit files
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Namely
8.8
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Vantage HCM
7.5
Namely
8.4
Reimbursement management
ADP Vantage HCM
8.3
Namely
8.3

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
Namely
8.5
Approval workflow
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Namely
8.9
Balance details
ADP Vantage HCM
7.9
Namely
8.6
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
Namely
7.9

Employee Self Service

ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Namely
8.9
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Namely
9.0
Update personal information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Namely
8.9
View company policy documentation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Namely
9.0
Employee recognition
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
Namely
8.6
View job history
ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
Namely
9.1

Asset Management

ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
Namely
8.7
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
Namely
8.7

HR Reporting

ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Namely
8.0
Report builder
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Namely
8.3
Pre-built reports
ADP Vantage HCM
8.3
Namely
7.5
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
Namely
8.3

Onboarding

ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Namely
8.3
New hire portal
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Namely
8.7
Manager tracking tools
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
Namely
7.8

Performance and Goals

ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Namely
7.1
Corporate goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Namely
7.6
Individual goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Namely
6.8
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
Namely
7.2
Performance tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.7
Namely
6.9

Performance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Namely
7.3
Performance plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Namely
7.3
Performance improvement plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Namely
7.4
Review status tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Namely
7.4
Review reminders
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Namely
7.1
Multiple review frequency
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Namely
7.5

Succession Planning

ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Namely
6.9
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Vantage HCM
9.4
Namely
Candidate ranking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Namely
Candidate search
ADP Vantage HCM
5.7
Namely
6.9
Candidate development
ADP Vantage HCM
5.7
Namely

Recruiting / ATS

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

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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  • PTO Tracking - the app and website make it simple for employees to request PTO and for managers to approve and track their team's vacation time.
  • Reporting - every field in Namely is reportable - which is great. We're able to track which techs have certification, for example.
  • Newsfeed - when you're close to 400 people across ten locations - it's great to have a "virtual" headquarters for all your employees to share and view information.
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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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  • The integration from Namely HR to Namely Payroll is lacking. There is no PTO nor salary update feeds between the products.
  • The reviews aren't intuitive for usage for peers and managers. It would be easier if there were clear links for these employees to click as opposed to looking for the appropriate screen to provide feedback.
  • The API isn't the easiest to use, and there are some components lacking that require development.
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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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Namely9.1
Based on 2 answers
Game-changer for small to mid-sized companies. Makes our work so much easier to do well
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Usability

ADP Vantage HCM5.2
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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Namely9.0
Based on 2 answers
Overall, Namely is a very user friendly platform, most of the functionality can be learned with out much training or guidance. They have designed it to be modeled similar to other social media sites interface which makes it clean in design and easy to navigate. If you do have someone at your organization that is less tech savvy, one of the most impressive parts of Namely continues to be their client support. They will support you and give guidance in every aspect if its training or just pointing out a feature and how it works
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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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Namely5.5
Based on 3 answers
They have always (3 years worth) been extremely responsive and will escalate it on their own if they don't have an answer
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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 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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We made the switch from ADP to Namely. This saved money and time. The customer service from Namely blew ADP out of the water. Employee complaints and re-training is almost non-existent with Namely. It seemed like a constant task with ADP. The entire company from the lowest level to the highest level uses Namely and loves it.
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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

  • Our payroll process is so streamlined now, with so many less coding errors because it is entered in the field and approved by field managers.
  • We are paperless now, no more overnighting checks to the field.
  • And employees are much happier not having to cash checks.
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  • The customer service turn around time is amazing.
  • Employee complaints were reduced by 90%. Allowing HR to focus more on other projects.
  • Ease of use is a huge plus for employees and managers. The look and feel of Namely is simple, yet very powerful.
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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

Namely

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