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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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Optimum Solutions HRIS

Optimum Solutions works very well for all our payroll needs. We run payrolls weekly, semi-monthly, monthly and yearly. The end of year process is lined out very well and webinars are available to go over any new regulations required.We haven't utilized the HR part of the software as much on the iSeries but are planning on changing that once we get converted to the Windows version later this year. The main reason for this is the HR part of the software on the iSeries is separate from payroll.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Employee demographic data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Employment history
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Job profiles and administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Vantage HCM
5.7
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Organizational charting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Organization and location management
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Optimum Solutions HRIS

Payroll Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Optimum Solutions HRIS
7.5
Pay calculation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Optimum Solutions HRIS
9.1
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Benefit plan administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Optimum Solutions HRIS
5.5
Direct deposit files
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Optimum Solutions HRIS
9.1
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Vantage HCM
7.6
Optimum Solutions HRIS
6.4
Reimbursement management
ADP Vantage HCM
8.4
Optimum Solutions HRIS

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Approval workflow
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Balance details
ADP Vantage HCM
8.0
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Vantage HCM
7.9
Optimum Solutions HRIS

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS

HR Reporting

ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Report builder
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Pre-built reports
ADP Vantage HCM
8.6
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Optimum Solutions HRIS

Onboarding

ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Optimum Solutions HRIS
New hire portal
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Manager tracking tools
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Optimum Solutions HRIS

Performance and Goals

ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Corporate goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Individual goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Vantage HCM
7.6
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Performance tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
Optimum Solutions HRIS

Performance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Performance plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Performance improvement plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Review status tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Review reminders
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Multiple review frequency
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Optimum Solutions HRIS

Succession Planning

ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Vantage HCM
9.4
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Candidate ranking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Candidate search
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Candidate development
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
Optimum Solutions HRIS

Recruiting / ATS

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

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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  • First and foremost in my opinion Optimum Solutions has great customer service. We are assigned a specialist and can work with that person for every issue or question that arises. The specialist becomes familiar with our company and processes which makes interactions with them faster.
  • Optimum Solutions knows our business and offers helpful ways for us to work with their software to achieve our goals.
  • The turn around time for any question or issues is usually 2 hours or less. If our specialist doesn't have an answer they will work diligently with other employees with the company to provide us an answer in a quick amount of time.
  • Everyone I've dealt with at Optimum Solutions is friendly and knowledgeable . You can tell they love what they do and are always willing to help. Most employees have been with the company for a long time which tells me it's a great company to work for.
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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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  • We are currently using the software designed for the iSeries but are moving to their Windows platform. We are moving to the Windows platform to gain some functionality in terms of a robust Employee Self Service module.
  • In the iSeries software the Payroll and HR functions are separate which makes it a little more difficult to see the whole picture of the employee record. In the Windows version the Payroll and HR functions work as one.
  • The security for the iSeries side is a bit cumbersome in my opinion but we hope that is not the case in the Windows version of the software. We are planning to open up parts of the Windows version to the employee supervisors.
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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
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
Great customer support, but long hold times.
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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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We evaluated some payroll services but found the ongoing cost greater than the initial cost of purchasing our own software and keeping the payroll process in house. Other payroll software was generally more expensive and we are satisfied with Optimum Solutions. I would say the main reason we stayed with Optimum Solutions, converting from their iSeries version to their Windows version, was because of their outstanding staff and support.
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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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  • Optimum Solutions lets us run all our payrolls seamlessly.
  • If we have any questions or problems Optimum Solutions is just a phone call or email away. The Customer Service is the best.
  • With the purchase of the Employee Self Service module that will be implemented in January of 2019 we will be able to eliminate the printing, folding, and distribution of check stubs as they will be available through self service. Also W2 information will be available there as well so no re-issuing of lost W2s saving us time and money.
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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

Optimum Solutions HRIS

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details