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ADP Vantage HCM

89 Ratings
Score 6.4 out of 101

Payroll by Wave

1 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP Vantage HCM

I have used many payroll services and software. ADP Vantage is definitely the most advanced and intuitive product that I have used. We have a decentralized payroll, and it works great however I understand most clients do all the payroll at one location, so it suits either way. I not only recommend it for the exceptional product but also for the customer service that ADP provides.
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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
6.2
Payroll by Wave
Employee demographic data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Payroll by Wave
Employment history
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
Payroll by Wave
Job profiles and administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Payroll by Wave
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Vantage HCM
5.4
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
6.9
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
6.0
Payroll by Wave
Direct deposit files
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Payroll by Wave
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Vantage HCM
7.5
Payroll by Wave
Reimbursement management
ADP Vantage HCM
8.3
Payroll by Wave

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
Payroll by Wave
Approval workflow
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Payroll by Wave
Balance details
ADP Vantage HCM
7.9
Payroll by Wave
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
Payroll by Wave

Employee Self Service

ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Payroll by Wave
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Payroll by Wave
Update personal information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Payroll by Wave
View company policy documentation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
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
7.0
Payroll by Wave
Report builder
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Payroll by Wave
Pre-built reports
ADP Vantage HCM
8.3
Payroll by Wave
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
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
6.4
Payroll by Wave

Performance and Goals

ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Payroll by Wave
Corporate goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Payroll by Wave
Individual goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Payroll by Wave
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
Payroll by Wave
Performance tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.7
Payroll by Wave

Performance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Payroll by Wave
Performance plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Payroll by Wave
Performance improvement plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Payroll by Wave
Review status tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Payroll by Wave
Review reminders
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Payroll by Wave
Multiple review frequency
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Payroll by Wave

Succession Planning

ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Payroll by Wave
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Vantage HCM
9.4
Payroll by Wave
Candidate ranking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Payroll by Wave
Candidate search
ADP Vantage HCM
5.7
Payroll by Wave
Candidate development
ADP Vantage HCM
5.7
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
5.8
Payroll by Wave

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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  • 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

  • Reporting in ADPR is not intuitive or user-friendly
  • Lacks advanced technology that other payroll systems provide
  • It is not as integrated as they think
  • It is too hard to get the capabilities you need to be successful in using the system
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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
We always want the latest updates.
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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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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
We have established a great support system after going live! You just need to find the right fit :)
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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
Still not implemented
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Alternatives Considered

I was not part of the decsion making team
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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

  • None so far
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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