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ADP Vantage HCM

89 Ratings

Paycom

95 Ratings

ADP Vantage HCM

89 Ratings
Score 6.4 out of 101

Paycom

95 Ratings
Score 7.3 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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Paycom

If a company is in a growth phase Paycom will teach you how to grow up and take HR seriously. The system is filled with rich content that guides you through various points of HR you may not currently know that you need to address. It's not just software it's filled with rich content that will help you learn as you grow. The world of payroll and payroll taxes is a slippery slope. I'd suggest growth companies focus on their core business and leave payroll, especially payroll taxes to the experts. Taxes are hard enough as they are, why try to deal with the effort and liability of paying payroll taxes yourself?
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Paycom
7.7
Employee demographic data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Paycom
7.2
Employment history
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
Paycom
7.2
Job profiles and administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Paycom
8.5
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Vantage HCM
5.4
Paycom
7.6
Organizational charting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Paycom
7.2
Organization and location management
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Paycom
8.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Paycom
8.1

Payroll Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Paycom
8.2
Pay calculation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Paycom
8.2
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Paycom
8.6
Benefit plan administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
Paycom
7.3
Direct deposit files
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Paycom
8.7
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Vantage HCM
7.5
Paycom
8.1
Reimbursement management
ADP Vantage HCM
8.3
Paycom
8.6

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
Paycom
7.2
Approval workflow
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Paycom
7.9
Balance details
ADP Vantage HCM
7.9
Paycom
6.5
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
Paycom
7.2

Employee Self Service

ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Paycom
7.9
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Paycom
8.1
Update personal information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Paycom
8.3
View company policy documentation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Paycom
7.8
Employee recognition
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
Paycom
8.2
View job history
ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
Paycom
7.0

Asset Management

ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
Paycom
8.4
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
Paycom
8.4

HR Reporting

ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Paycom
7.3
Report builder
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Paycom
7.0
Pre-built reports
ADP Vantage HCM
8.3
Paycom
7.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
Paycom
7.9

Onboarding

ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Paycom
8.2
New hire portal
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Paycom
8.3
Manager tracking tools
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
Paycom
8.2

Performance and Goals

ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Paycom
7.7
Corporate goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Paycom
8.3
Individual goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Paycom
7.3
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
Paycom
8.1
Performance tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.7
Paycom
7.2

Performance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Paycom
8.2
Performance plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Paycom
8.2
Performance improvement plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Paycom
8.6
Review status tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Paycom
8.6
Review reminders
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Paycom
7.7
Multiple review frequency
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Paycom
8.0

Succession Planning

ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Paycom
8.4
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Vantage HCM
9.4
Paycom
8.9
Candidate ranking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Paycom
8.4
Candidate search
ADP Vantage HCM
5.7
Paycom
8.0
Candidate development
ADP Vantage HCM
5.7
Paycom
8.2

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Paycom
7.8
Job Requisition Management
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
Paycom
8.4
Company Website Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Paycom
7.6
Publish to Social Media
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Paycom
8.0
Job Search Site Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Paycom
7.6
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
Paycom
7.5
Applicant Tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
Paycom
7.6
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
Paycom
7.6

Pros

  • No one does payroll better than ADP. They have a long standing history of being a leader.
  • The support team to which we were assigned post-implementation is outstanding. Their customer service skills are off the charts, and their response time is good. It's a good match-up of personalities.
  • Having a cloud-based system takes a lot of load off an IT department as opposed to an on-premise software. With so many priorities and other systems that an IT department has to support, it is nice to call a dedicated response team to help with issues. If there are payroll issues, especially, a fix needs to quickly get in place so that paychecks go out on time.
  • Having a cloud-based system that also has mobile capabilities allows employees to access the system any time and place.
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  • Customer service is an A+. I have NEVER called or emailed my account representative without an immediate response. If we have a question, the answers are only a quick call away.
  • Before Paycom, our payroll process was tedious and frustrating. It was inconsistent and unfortunately we were constantly trying to correct mistakes that we or our employees had made. Since Paycom, our payroll is literally EASY. We can add employees easily, we can delete employees easily, and Paycom has NEVER made a mistake on our payroll.
  • Training and communication is simple and effective. They rarely send emails, but when they do, we know to pay attention to the content. We have found many useful tips and ideas for our staff.
  • Direct deposit and accounting reports are flawless. Our corporate accountant loves the reports Paycom provides us with at the end of the year.
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Cons

  • Customer service - solving issues in a timely manner
  • More explaining why the problems actually happen so we can avoid future issues
  • Benefit quirks during open enrollment and the small issues that happen
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  • I have nothing negative to say about Paycom!
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP Vantage HCM8.2
Based on 7 answers
Not sure we will be able to use Vantage with our current internal processes
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Paycom9.1
Based on 2 answers
Paycom has been the best company decision for us!
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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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Paycom9.1
Based on 1 answer
Paycom is exceptionally user friendly!
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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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Paycom9.1
Based on 1 answer
The Paycom support team always exceeds my expectations in their timely, skillful and efficient assistance!
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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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Paycom9.1
Based on 1 answer
Implementing Paycom as our trusted HR/Payroll management company was extremely effortless and the transition was seamless.
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Alternatives Considered

We have had ADP for over 18 years. Our parent company wanted all their dealers to go onto the Vantage system, it improved all of our processes. There are less human errors and a lot of the information is put in by the employee.
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I've used ADP at previous organizations. The software was never user friendly and always seemed like a chore to create or manage information
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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

  • Overall ADP is one of the more expensive systems out there. We decided to take the chances and go with them. We make it work but there is always more that you want out of your system.
  • If you want it ADP may have it but how much are you willing to pay for it. Its not always worth the $$.
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  • Freeing up time
  • Helps employees manage their own information
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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

Paycom

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