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ADP Vantage HCM

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ADP Vantage HCM

Since we have been on the software, ADP has made major improvements. I've been very impressed! In fact, my company has now decided to implement more modules. The questions below are questions that would be good to ask before you implement the software. 1. Ask about the implementation phases and see if that aligns with your ideal implementation process. Personally, I would have preferred more testing phases.2. Ask about how they do their training. 3. Ask about what would happen if you had to change your go-live date (process, approximate fees, etc.)4. Ask about what fees are incurred outside of the mainstream processes. (off-cycle checks, reports that are no longer available in searches, etc.)5. Ask about the experience level of the consultants you will be assigned for the implementation.6. Ask about all of the additional service they can perform (tax filing, garnishments, benefits, etc.)7. Ask about the functionality of the ad hoc reporting tool and its ease of use
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Payroll by Wave

Payroll by Wave is a simple tool - and of course it requires you to be inside the Wave ecosystem. So if you are invoicing and accounting with Wave, you are probably a small mom 'n pop setup in search of low-maintenance and cost-effective software. Payroll is a good complement to your Wave account.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Payroll by Wave
Employee demographic data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
Payroll by Wave
Employment history
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
Payroll by Wave
Job profiles and administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Payroll by Wave
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Vantage HCM
5.6
Payroll by Wave
Organizational charting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Payroll by Wave
Organization and location management
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Payroll by Wave
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Payroll by Wave

Payroll Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Payroll by Wave
Pay calculation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Payroll by Wave
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Payroll by Wave
Benefit plan administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Payroll by Wave
Direct deposit files
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Payroll by Wave
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Vantage HCM
7.6
Payroll by Wave
Reimbursement management
ADP Vantage HCM
8.4
Payroll by Wave

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
Payroll by Wave
Approval workflow
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Payroll by Wave
Balance details
ADP Vantage HCM
8.0
Payroll by Wave
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Vantage HCM
7.9
Payroll by Wave

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
Payroll by Wave
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
Payroll by Wave

HR Reporting

ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Payroll by Wave
Report builder
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Payroll by Wave
Pre-built reports
ADP Vantage HCM
8.5
Payroll by Wave
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Payroll by Wave

Onboarding

ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Payroll by Wave
New hire portal
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Payroll by Wave
Manager tracking tools
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Payroll by Wave

Performance and Goals

ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Payroll by Wave
Corporate goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Payroll by Wave
Individual goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Payroll by Wave
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Vantage HCM
7.5
Payroll by Wave
Performance tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
Payroll by Wave

Performance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Payroll by Wave
Performance plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Payroll by Wave
Performance improvement plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Payroll by Wave
Review status tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Payroll by Wave
Review reminders
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Payroll by Wave
Multiple review frequency
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Payroll by Wave

Succession Planning

ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Payroll by Wave
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Vantage HCM
9.4
Payroll by Wave
Candidate ranking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Payroll by Wave
Candidate search
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
Payroll by Wave
Candidate development
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
Payroll by Wave

Recruiting / ATS

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

Pros

  • fairly intuitive most of the time
  • nice new user experience for employees with MyADP
  • can process payroll
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  • An intuitive, clear UI helps you know where everything is, what options are at your disposal. Calendars and timelines show that Wave really thought out how to provide you with useful tool.
  • Pay day can be automated and straightforward.
  • Wave onboarding provides guidance at what information to input next until you are all set up.
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Cons

  • Batch output reports are not user friendly and efficient. They are not easy to read or use for audit purposes.
  • Not being able to find employees by the whole SSN makes it difficult in times that is your only known source of data for the employee.
  • The lack of use of effective dates makes it very difficult to report on and prepare audit documentation for clients.
  • There are bugs still in this system that seem to be only brought up by the client and the action to fix or make right is not taken with the critical needs of the clients.
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  • Payroll is a paid feature at $10 + $4/employee per month. I suppose this is a normal expense, but other payroll systems I've used, such as ones built into online banking, have cost me a fraction of this.
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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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Usability

ADP Vantage HCM5.2
Based on 5 answers
There are a lot of steps to learn, you can't just "wing-it". You really have to take notes and familiarise yourself
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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
Our support team staff are great! They are in constant communication with us, and follow-up timely on our SRs
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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
I think ADP changed their process after the difficulties we had
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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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We moved away from Wave as most of our contractors are time-based, and Wave flat out refuses to provide time tracking features. We tried integrations, but the pricing/complexity goes up and reliability goes down when integrating systems which were not intended to communicate. We since moved to Avaza and sacrificed Payroll for more robust time tracking, project management, and a very open feature development process
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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

  • Our payroll process is so streamlined now, with so many less coding errors because it is entered in the field and approved by field managers.
  • We are paperless now, no more overnighting checks to the field.
  • And employees are much happier not having to cash checks.
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  • We tested Wave briefly and Wave Payroll briefly. Impact was minimal as it did not quite fit our needs.
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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

Payroll by Wave

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