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ADP Vantage HCM

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Paychex Flex

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ADP Vantage HCM

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Paychex Flex

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Score 6.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP Vantage HCM

It is likely better suited for an organization on a very small budget looking for an ATS, Payroll and Benefits portal all in one without the frills of easier UX / UI
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Paychex Flex

I would say that it's completely great for simple things. Accessing your paystubs, looking at your current information, verifying easy changes like address, name changes, etc.. that works great. I would say that Paychex feels limited with it's functionality on the end user side, however it isn't necessarily a bad thing. If you're trying to stay lean and light for a system, I'd highly recommend it. If you need more in depth functionality from a payroll system, it seems like other solutions would be better.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Paychex Flex
4.5
Employee demographic data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
Paychex Flex
6.7
Employment history
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
Paychex Flex
4.6
Job profiles and administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Paychex Flex
4.9
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Vantage HCM
5.7
Paychex Flex
4.3
Organizational charting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Paychex Flex
1.0
Organization and location management
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Paychex Flex
3.2
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Paychex Flex
6.4

Payroll Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Paychex Flex
7.2
Pay calculation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Paychex Flex
7.5
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Paychex Flex
Benefit plan administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Paychex Flex
7.0
Direct deposit files
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Paychex Flex
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Vantage HCM
7.6
Paychex Flex
7.6
Reimbursement management
ADP Vantage HCM
8.4
Paychex Flex
6.1

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
Paychex Flex
7.7
Approval workflow
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Paychex Flex
8.0
Balance details
ADP Vantage HCM
8.0
Paychex Flex
7.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Vantage HCM
7.9
Paychex Flex
8.1

Employee Self Service

ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Paychex Flex
6.8
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Paychex Flex
8.2
Update personal information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Paychex Flex
8.0
View company policy documentation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Paychex Flex
6.4
Employee recognition
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
Paychex Flex
View job history
ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
Paychex Flex
4.5

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
7.2
Paychex Flex
4.8
Report builder
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Paychex Flex
4.2
Pre-built reports
ADP Vantage HCM
8.6
Paychex Flex
4.3
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Paychex Flex
5.9

Onboarding

ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Paychex Flex
4.9
New hire portal
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Paychex Flex
4.3
Manager tracking tools
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Paychex Flex
5.5

Performance and Goals

ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Paychex Flex
Corporate goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Paychex Flex
Individual goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Paychex Flex
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Vantage HCM
7.6
Paychex Flex
Performance tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
Paychex Flex

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Paychex Flex
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Vantage HCM
9.4
Paychex Flex
Candidate ranking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Paychex Flex
Candidate search
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
Paychex Flex
Candidate development
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
Paychex Flex

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Paychex Flex
8.3
Job Requisition Management
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
Paychex Flex
8.4
Company Website Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Paychex Flex
8.4
Publish to Social Media
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Paychex Flex
8.4
Job Search Site Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Paychex Flex
8.4
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
Paychex Flex
8.0
Applicant Tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
Paychex Flex
8.4
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
Paychex Flex
8.4

Pros

  • It does a very thorough job of showing history of applicants interaction with job applications in an orderly format.
  • It can, in theory, be a more cost-effective solution for managing multiple software applications all on one platform.
  • Customization options for adding and subtracting steps in the recruiting process and pipeline are endless.
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  • Easy reporting
  • Manage benefits all in one place
  • Quick and easy processing of payroll
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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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  • The Paychex products don't seem to individually be able to interact very well. It would be nice to be able to move records from one section to the other instead of having to download and then re-upload files.
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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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Paychex Flex8.8
Based on 3 answers
overall we have had good experience. when problems occur paychex is quick to resolve the problems; however when encountering recurring problems and issues it doesn't matter how quickly they are resolved they should re-occur. Paychex will price match competitor's quotes.
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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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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

ADP Vantage HCM5.5
Based on 5 answers
I think ADP changed their process after the difficulties we had
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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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I was not here when the decision was made to move to the Paychex Flex system. I had used Paychex as a payroll processing company at a previous job, so it has been interesting and beneficial to see the other things they can offer. It is also a much better team behind it than just the payroll side at Paychex.
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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
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

  • So far this product is not what we were looking for in a product. We had one that worked well and worked for us. Being put on a product that is not fully functioning for what we need and being told that it basically is what it is and we need to learn to deal with the new product is not the best customer experience. I am hoping that through enhancements that this product lives up to promise that was made when we were told we were moving to it.
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  • The impacts Paychex Flex has had on my business and my overall business objectives have all been strongly positive.
  • For a very reasonable price, I get out of having to calculate, manage, and effectuate payroll, keep up with deposits, and file the multitude of reports that are mandated.
  • Because of what Paychex does, I have more time to focus on my business and my clients. I also have tremendous peace of mind knowing all that stuff is done correctly and on time.
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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