ADP Vantage HCM vs. Paycom

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ADP Vantage HCM
Score 6.5 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
ADP Vantage HCM is a platform combining HR, payroll, benefits, talent management and time & attendance. ADP promotes dedicated HR representatives to work with businesses.N/A
Paycom
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
Paycom is a core HR management software solution. It includes features such as talent acquisition and management, time tracking, and payroll management. It offers some automation capacities, particularly regarding payroll.N/A
Pricing
ADP Vantage HCMPaycom
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Pricing Offerings
ADP Vantage HCMPaycom
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
ADP Vantage HCMPaycom
Considered Both Products
ADP Vantage HCM
Chose ADP Vantage HCM
ADP Vantage is more reliable and user-friendly than previous platforms utilized.
Paycom
Chose Paycom
ADP and Paylocity are terrible, especially in comparison to Paycom! Both are piece-milled systems that are archaic. I had a terrible experience with both systems and, in all honesty, when I look for another job if they are using either of these systems it will be a deal-breaker …
Chose Paycom
We ultimately chose Paycom because of the level of customer support and training as well as the robustness of the system. Very intuitive for the payroll and HR admin sections.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
ADP Vantage HCMPaycom
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
62 Ratings
16% above category average
Paycom
6.9
357 Ratings
13% below category average
Employee demographic data9.256 Ratings7.3324 Ratings
Employment history9.059 Ratings6.8310 Ratings
Job profiles and administration9.355 Ratings7.0311 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.9.357 Ratings6.6312 Ratings
Organizational charting9.150 Ratings5.9234 Ratings
Organization and location management9.451 Ratings8.1270 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)9.344 Ratings6.8256 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
9.3
61 Ratings
15% above category average
Paycom
7.5
370 Ratings
7% below category average
Pay calculation9.558 Ratings7.9359 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors9.239 Ratings6.447 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment9.317 Ratings8.713 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.246 Ratings7.5307 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.460 Ratings8.0359 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.645 Ratings7.1294 Ratings
Reimbursement management9.17 Ratings7.0199 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
40 Ratings
13% above category average
Paycom
7.5
326 Ratings
8% below category average
Approval workflow9.339 Ratings7.4311 Ratings
Balance details9.110 Ratings7.5311 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment9.19 Ratings7.7258 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
9.4
63 Ratings
14% above category average
Paycom
7.5
371 Ratings
8% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information9.063 Ratings7.8364 Ratings
Update personal information9.158 Ratings8.2367 Ratings
View company policy documentation9.448 Ratings7.6326 Ratings
Employee recognition9.721 Ratings6.4177 Ratings
View job history9.547 Ratings7.7291 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
9.9
14 Ratings
24% above category average
Paycom
4.9
26 Ratings
45% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets9.914 Ratings4.926 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
8.7
61 Ratings
14% above category average
Paycom
6.3
318 Ratings
19% below category average
Report builder9.160 Ratings6.5312 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.759 Ratings6.5309 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data9.241 Ratings5.855 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
8.9
35 Ratings
10% above category average
Paycom
7.1
313 Ratings
12% below category average
New hire portal8.433 Ratings7.5310 Ratings
Manager tracking tools9.327 Ratings6.8268 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
8.8
19 Ratings
7% above category average
Paycom
5.4
181 Ratings
41% below category average
Corporate goal setting8.915 Ratings4.236 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.518 Ratings6.3168 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.515 Ratings4.835 Ratings
Performance tracking9.417 Ratings6.4177 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
8.7
23 Ratings
9% above category average
Paycom
6.7
226 Ratings
17% below category average
Performance plans7.822 Ratings6.8209 Ratings
Performance improvement plans8.619 Ratings6.6198 Ratings
Review status tracking8.619 Ratings6.7202 Ratings
Review reminders9.119 Ratings7.1209 Ratings
Multiple review frequency9.217 Ratings6.2187 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
9.4
13 Ratings
17% above category average
Paycom
6.8
34 Ratings
15% below category average
Create succession plans/pools9.711 Ratings9.124 Ratings
Candidate ranking8.812 Ratings6.830 Ratings
Candidate search9.512 Ratings5.833 Ratings
Candidate development9.512 Ratings5.429 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
9.3
25 Ratings
18% above category average
Paycom
6.6
218 Ratings
17% below category average
Job Requisition Management9.524 Ratings6.9195 Ratings
Company Website Posting9.524 Ratings7.2192 Ratings
Publish to Social Media9.720 Ratings6.5154 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting9.623 Ratings6.9178 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention9.620 Ratings6.2165 Ratings
Applicant Tracking7.924 Ratings6.6201 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts9.625 Ratings6.1204 Ratings
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User Ratings
ADP Vantage HCMPaycom
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(66 ratings)
6.9
(390 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.1
(19 ratings)
8.4
(20 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(17 ratings)
8.5
(23 ratings)
Availability
8.6
(7 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(8 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.8
(24 ratings)
9.0
(51 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.0
(1 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Online Training
5.1
(8 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.1
(13 ratings)
7.9
(6 ratings)
Configurability
6.1
(7 ratings)
5.5
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
6.0
(7 ratings)
5.5
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.7
(7 ratings)
5.5
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
7.4
(7 ratings)
4.9
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.5
(6 ratings)
8.3
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
ADP Vantage HCMPaycom
Likelihood to Recommend
ADP
[ADP Vantage HCM is] great for big organizations with complex processes and who need all the features/functionalities provided by the platform. May not be very suitable for smaller companies who aren't as elaborate in terms of their HR processes and the enterprise licensing costs can be slightly prohibitive. Great for companies looking for plug-and-play solutions which need minimal/no customization off the shelf.
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Paycom
Paycom has really helped us to configure our timecards and payroll to fit our unique pay structure. The system made it easy for staff to understand and not just the payroll/HR department. We use paper pay checks, and the system uses the "home location" for delivery which is not necessarily where the employee works, just where they pick up their check. If we used direct deposit, I am sure that would not be an issue.
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Pros
ADP
  • User Security Granularity: I can fine-tune access exactly, rather than give someone too little or too much access.
  • Employee Data Security: All of our data is secure and encrypted by ADP. I do not have to manage security beyond keeping users from giving their username and password to someone. The rest is out of sight and out of mind, handled by ADP.
  • Out of the Box Functionality: While we did have to make configuration decisions in implementation, the functions and customizations we make inside of ADP all function from day one and are not affected by security updates, new versions, or patches. With other highly customized products, any update to the stock system poses a threat to functionality. ADP Vantage does exactly what we want it to do, the way we want it, and without being disabled by ongoing life-cycle management by ADP.
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Paycom
  • Customer Support- Jaco Lau and Jeff Sullins have been highly responsive to all of our needs and customizations
  • Customization capabilities - we have had to build an End-To-End performance management system that now fits and meets our needs
  • Functionality - the tools and intuitive use of Paycom makes for a great user-experience. Our employees are already embracing it and have expressed gratitude for moving to this new platform.
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Cons
ADP
  • [The] tax setup section needs more work, it is unclear sometimes if we need to set up tax in Smart Compliances or somewhere else, and then the rode to make that tax active and add it to the employee.
  • [The] payroll audit could be more clear and include more data from all adjustments, for example, if there is [a] salary rate change, there [are] not flags to check that in [the] audit section of the payroll.
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Paycom
  • Update alert system for employees. When and employee misses a clock in so he/she requests a missed punch correction, the alert saying missed punch will continue to pop up at the employee until a manager approves said punch request. It confuses employees and makes them think they didn't request the punch so they do it again. It should not keep alerting said employee if he/she made a change to fix it. If anything, it should alert the manager until said requests are approved and/or denied.
  • Provide the employees pay rate in the edit grid layout section of payroll
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Likelihood to Renew
ADP
Because we have only been using the system for 5 years, we will continue using this service until our business outgrows the support we need or is unable to meet our needs. we need a system that will integrate with our carriers and well as our general ledger system. We are currently looking for another GL system to fit our needs that will need to integrate with ADPVantage
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Paycom
We've made the mistake of moving away from Paycom to a PEO which had made a lot of promises, that they could not keep. Less than a year after that transition, we returned to Paycom and are happier than ever.
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Usability
ADP
It's a great product and the enhancements make it better all the time. I feel there are some areas that are severly lacking attention, such as Garnishments. This area of the product is not user friendly at all and ADP has not made an enhancement here since we went live 2012.
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Paycom
The system is very user friendly. Once you navigate where your information is stored under the forms you are golden. While the training amplified my capabilities and knowledge, I could have jumped into the system without and training and managed just fine. This probably one of my favorite parts about Paycom!
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Reliability and Availability
ADP
The software just works. I can count on one hand the number of actual outages I have experienced in the last 10 years. We have had slowdowns, where response/processing time was slow, but those too are few and far between. The redundancies and backups they have in place at ADP mean my resources are available all the time. The only reason I say 9 of 10 is because there are times when an update or patch will cause an issue in another part of the system that usually isn't discovered prior to the patch/update's implementation. These have happened several times. The plus side is that these are almost always resolved immediately.
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Paycom
They are very dependable and I have never experience any outages
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Performance
ADP
Pages do load pretty swiftly, and reports do not take too long. However, I have noticed that most reports become available sooner than some. Which if you are trying to process payroll, it may slow you down and tends to be time consuming when you're in a crunch
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Paycom
It is a solid product and was out first payroll software that we have used
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Support Rating
ADP
The support for ADP Vantage HCM is mostly excellent. Sometimes it can be hard to reach an ADP representative that is knowledgeable in whatever area you are having difficulty but for the most part it is very good. For the weaknesses that ADP Vantage HCM has, they almost make up for it with their support teams. If by chance you reach someone who is unable to help, I suggest calling the main help line again and you will reach someone who not only helps with the issue but also walks you through the process and explains it to you.
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Paycom
Our TSR has been wonderful to work with. Every step of the
way he was quick to respond and answer any questions we had. I knew I could
reach him at any time (day or night) and he would be available to assist.
Implementing a new HRIS system is obviously a huge task and I contribute all
our success to our rep Kurt! Of course, with any implementation, there were
bumps along the way and issues. But I always knew we would work as a team to
get those issues figured out. Working in the Paycom system has been smooth and
easy to learn and I enjoy the employee self-service interface. Our managers
have had positive things to say and are all excited about the changes we have
been able to make to our organization due to Paycom being implemented.
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In-Person Training
ADP
My instructor as amazing and very knowledgeable. My instructor kept my attention and made sure that I understood each module before he moved on. No matter how many times I asked a question for clarification, he answered them. I've taken other instructor led training's before, I have to say that ADP made it easy
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Paycom
They were a sales person and not really a good trainer.
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Online Training
ADP
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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Paycom
All the online training modules were short and straight to the point. Every module teach you how to use the system. If there is one thing they know how to do is training. We did implementation during the pandemic so all had to be done online or via zoom meetings.
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Implementation Rating
ADP
It was a great implementation, ADP went above and beyond to ensure it was successful. ADP hosted modeling sessions that included the subject matter experts from all areas. It was helpful that the implementation was all inclusive as we received indepth detail of how each area affects another.
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Paycom
Not at all satisfied it was a nightmare we spent over 8 months with the implementation team having issues after issues all related to the Puerto Rico regulations (half my employees are in Puerto Rico) and at the end we were moved over from the implementation team to the production team without all the issues being resolved
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Alternatives Considered
ADP
ADP Vantage was chosen because ADP is best in class for payroll service. They excel in garnishments; they excel in taxes; they excel in payroll delivery; they excel in customer service; they excel in actual payments; Vantage was their latest and greatest payroll processing platform.
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Paycom
ADP is too complex, too many people to go through to get what you need, as you need it. I can only say that I don't want to ever have to go back to using ADP again., Wherever my career leads me - I will lead them to PAYCOM!!
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Scalability
ADP
ADP Vantage is able to scale to our needs. As your organization's payroll and time and attendance needs grow, ADP has optional modules (scheduler, HR, ect.) that can be purchased. The basic reporting and metrics are nice add-ons.
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Paycom
They are not able to meet our current needs
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Return on Investment
ADP
  • Positive - saving the admins time by allowing EE's to access their own information.
  • Positive - Managers being able to use Vantage easily to manage their employees.
  • Negative - would probably be when the system gives you errors randomly that are not true errors. Once you refresh the page or log out and back in then the error does not come up. Not sure if this has to do with connection as well.
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Paycom
  • Saved time, 2 person HR department so time is limited. With reduced time for onboarding we have been able to focus on other areas.
  • Improved employee satisfaction- employees enjoy the ease of use of the system and the ability to use on their phones.
  • Reduced background check/drug screening costs- prior providers were absorbent in the amount we paid compared to Paycom.
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ScreenShots

ADP Vantage HCM Screenshots

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Self-service views empower your people to take charge of their employee experience.Screenshot of Admin Custom Content:
Deep but simple configuration, easily yet precisely tailored to current or future needs.Screenshot of ADP Mobile App: Highly rated on the App Store
View your pay and much more anytime and virtually anywhere.

Paycom Screenshots

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