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ADP Vantage HCM

89 Ratings

Paychex Flex

Top Rated
51 Ratings

ADP Vantage HCM

89 Ratings
Score 6.4 out of 101

Paychex Flex

Top Rated
51 Ratings
Score 6.3 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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Paychex Flex

Paychex Flex is well suited for smaller or less complex businesses with less than 250 employees who for the most part has basic processing and reporting needs. For larger companies with multiple contracts and accrual dates; companies that need to clock in and out from mobile site or through web punching; or if you need more than basic reporting needs, Paychex Flex is simply not capable of meeting your needs.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Paychex Flex
5.1
Employee demographic data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Paychex Flex
6.6
Employment history
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
Paychex Flex
5.4
Job profiles and administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Paychex Flex
5.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Vantage HCM
5.4
Paychex Flex
6.9
Organizational charting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Paychex Flex
1.0
Organization and location management
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Paychex Flex
4.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Paychex Flex
7.1

Payroll Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Paychex Flex
7.6
Pay calculation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Paychex Flex
7.7
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Paychex Flex
Benefit plan administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
Paychex Flex
6.3
Direct deposit files
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Paychex Flex
8.7
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Vantage HCM
7.5
Paychex Flex
8.5
Reimbursement management
ADP Vantage HCM
8.3
Paychex Flex
6.8

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
Paychex Flex
7.7
Approval workflow
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Paychex Flex
8.0
Balance details
ADP Vantage HCM
7.9
Paychex Flex
7.1
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
Paychex Flex
8.1

Employee Self Service

ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Paychex Flex
6.8
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Paychex Flex
8.0
Update personal information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Paychex Flex
7.8
View company policy documentation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Paychex Flex
6.1
Employee recognition
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
Paychex Flex
View job history
ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
Paychex Flex
5.3

Asset Management

ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
Paychex Flex
4.2
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
Paychex Flex
4.2

HR Reporting

ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Paychex Flex
4.5
Report builder
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Paychex Flex
3.7
Pre-built reports
ADP Vantage HCM
8.3
Paychex Flex
3.9
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
Paychex Flex
5.7

Onboarding

ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Paychex Flex
5.4
New hire portal
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Paychex Flex
5.3
Manager tracking tools
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
Paychex Flex
5.4

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Paychex Flex
8.9
Job Requisition Management
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
Paychex Flex
9.1
Company Website Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Paychex Flex
9.1
Publish to Social Media
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Paychex Flex
9.1
Job Search Site Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Paychex Flex
9.1
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
Paychex Flex
8.0
Applicant Tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
Paychex Flex
9.1
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
Paychex Flex
8.8

Pros

  • The processes are simple
  • ADP always help to fix any issues that may arise.
  • It is nice to have a knowledgeable source to go to if you are in many states and the laws are different for each.
  • All of our taxes are also completed and submitted by ADP
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  • The interface used during payroll is user friendly.
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Cons

  • functionality is spotty - some things work differently depending on the field or page you are on - but not consistently across the application - some user ID fields need to use a leading zero - some you cannot use a leading zero
  • lots of wasted space which requires the use of slide bars to view info - tons of extra key strokes to view or get into the information you want
  • not a lot of thought given to how users will utilize/interact with the application - during our testing phase we were finding issue that should have been resolved in beta testing - some reports the headers are illegible due to poor formatting which we were told were a 'vantage design' and that we would get used to it
  • the best way to get system enhancement requests to ADP is to complain/comment on The Bridge was the direction we were given
  • we had a fully functional system which did all that we needed and were forced to 'upgrade' to a product which does not provide the basic functions that we had on the 'old/outdated' application - would have expected to get at least what we had plus some new functionality - now forced to redesign processes and find ways to work around vantages' limitations
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  • Verification process that requires you to get a new code every single time that you log in.
  • Clunky UI that isn't even close to being intuitive or easy to use.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP Vantage HCM8.2
Based on 7 answers
The product saves time and cost. How it integrates everything is valuable and convenient.
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Paychex Flex8.8
Based on 3 answers
Because it makes the part of my job that includes payroll very easy.
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Usability

ADP Vantage HCM5.2
Based on 5 answers
Not on Vantage yet
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Paychex Flex8.2
Based on 1 answer
It works for me and takes all the stress out of payroll. They also do all the reporting.
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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 HCM8.1
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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No score
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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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No score
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Implementation

ADP Vantage HCM5.5
Based on 5 answers
Review, review, review. Make sure tax data is accurate. Run multiple parallel payrolls
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No score
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Alternatives Considered

PayForce did everything we needed with less dependence on ADP and at lower cost - Vantage cost more, delivers less and makes us more dependent on ADP - if we had an option we would have stayed on that platform.
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Better & more modern
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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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No score
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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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  • It has made things easier for me since I wear a lot of hats.
  • It is a great outside resource for employees.
  • It can be hard to get employees to initially sign up!
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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

Paychex Flex

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