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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP Vantage HCM

[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.
Rohit Kewlani | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

As Vista HRMS is fully customizable to suit your needs, a company should determine if they have a current employee who can do the work themselves otherwise they will need to consider the additional cost of asking PDS to do the customizations for them. There are additional modules that we aren't currently making use of, but each company should learn about the functionality of each of them as some may be more beneficial than others. When gathering your questions, ask all potential users of the system what they would want to see in an HRMS. We did so before selecting Vista HRMS and we got pages and pages of questions and comments and made sure that each item was addressed beforehand and was something that we would be able to incorporate into the system.You have the option of taking the system in house or being a hosted client. Make sure you figure out what resources your IT department has available. If you have a dedicated administrator who will do all the upgrades and enhancements great, otherwise you may need PDS to help out and having PDS host may be a better option
Amitai Levin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Vantage HCM
8.2
PDS Vista
7.7
Employee demographic data
ADP Vantage HCM
8.5
PDS Vista
9.0
Employment history
ADP Vantage HCM
8.1
PDS Vista
9.0
Job profiles and administration
ADP Vantage HCM
8.6
PDS Vista
9.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Vantage HCM
8.1
PDS Vista
7.0
Organizational charting
ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
PDS Vista
7.0
Organization and location management
ADP Vantage HCM
8.4
PDS Vista
7.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Vantage HCM
8.1
PDS Vista
6.0

Payroll Management

ADP Vantage HCM
8.6
PDS Vista
8.0
Pay calculation
ADP Vantage HCM
8.8
PDS Vista
8.2
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Vantage HCM
8.2
PDS Vista
7.3
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
ADP Vantage HCM
8.5
PDS Vista
Benefit plan administration
ADP Vantage HCM
8.0
PDS Vista
8.2
Direct deposit files
ADP Vantage HCM
9.0
PDS Vista
8.2
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Vantage HCM
8.7
PDS Vista
8.2
Reimbursement management
ADP Vantage HCM
9.1
PDS Vista
8.2

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
8.8
PDS Vista
8.2
Approval workflow
ADP Vantage HCM
8.1
PDS Vista
8.2
Balance details
ADP Vantage HCM
9.1
PDS Vista
8.2
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Vantage HCM
9.1
PDS Vista
8.2

Employee Self Service

ADP Vantage HCM
8.3
PDS Vista
7.1
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Vantage HCM
8.1
PDS Vista
8.2
Update personal information
ADP Vantage HCM
8.3
PDS Vista
7.3
View company policy documentation
ADP Vantage HCM
8.2
PDS Vista
7.3
Employee recognition
ADP Vantage HCM
8.2
PDS Vista
7.2
View job history
ADP Vantage HCM
8.6
PDS Vista
5.8

Asset Management

ADP Vantage HCM
8.9
PDS Vista
7.3
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Vantage HCM
8.9
PDS Vista
7.3

HR Reporting

ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
PDS Vista
8.0
Report builder
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
PDS Vista
8.0
Pre-built reports
ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
PDS Vista
8.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
PDS Vista
8.0

Onboarding

ADP Vantage HCM
7.5
PDS Vista
7.3
New hire portal
ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
PDS Vista
7.3
Manager tracking tools
ADP Vantage HCM
7.5
PDS Vista

Performance and Goals

ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
PDS Vista
5.8
Corporate goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
8.0
PDS Vista
5.5
Individual goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
PDS Vista
5.5
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
PDS Vista
Performance tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
PDS Vista
6.4

Performance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
PDS Vista
7.3
Performance plans
ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
PDS Vista
7.3
Performance improvement plans
ADP Vantage HCM
7.5
PDS Vista
7.3
Review status tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
PDS Vista
7.3
Review reminders
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
PDS Vista
7.2
Multiple review frequency
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
PDS Vista
7.3

Succession Planning

ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
PDS Vista
3.6
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Vantage HCM
7.7
PDS Vista
3.6
Candidate ranking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.5
PDS Vista
3.6
Candidate search
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
PDS Vista
3.6
Candidate development
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
PDS Vista
3.6

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Vantage HCM
7.9
PDS Vista
2.5
Job Requisition Management
ADP Vantage HCM
7.7
PDS Vista
3.1
Company Website Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
PDS Vista
3.1
Publish to Social Media
ADP Vantage HCM
8.1
PDS Vista
Job Search Site Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
8.2
PDS Vista
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Vantage HCM
7.6
PDS Vista
1.9
Applicant Tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
PDS Vista
2.3
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Vantage HCM
8.1
PDS Vista
2.0

Pros

ADP Vantage HCM

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

  • Vista HRMS is very flexible, it does everything we need for HR, benefits and payroll. It’s user-friendly and intuitive to use, when we roll out new self-service items our employees have no problems and require minimal training or documentation.
  • PDS has excellent customer service and support. We get answers to the majority of our questions and problems quickly, within the day that we call. More complex issues that may require PDS’ technical support are usually addressed within a few days. We were upgrading our production servers to Windows 2012 over a weekend and a key person in our organization was on leave. When we checked with PDS to see what cost would be involved if we needed their help, they said it was included in our regular maintenance, no extra cost.
  • The PDS User’s Conference is an excellent learning opportunity for training on everything Vista does, including using Crystal Reports for custom reporting. You also get to meet and talk to the executive and development staff and have direct input into the future product development.
Marcia Fenton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ADP Vantage HCM

  • [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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

  • Typical of any system built for the unknown requirements of hundreds or thousands of customers with varying needs, PDS sometimes doesn't fit our processes precisely out of the box. However, this con is far outweighed by the ability to configure and customize the system.
  • The most significant pet peeve of our users is the necessity for so many clicks to navigate between different areas or the system or to review applicants. These items are being addressed based on feedback from the user community in an upcoming release.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 7.4
Based on 19 answers
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
Kathy Brubaker | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

PDS Vista 9.1
Based on 7 answers
I feel so invested in Vista HRMS that I don't really want to try other options. I know we as an organization are not using this product to it's full potential and that is just due to us lacking the resources to be able to invest the time into breaking it apart and making it work to the best ability for us. The system works great as is, but there are a lot of implementations we can put into place to help us out even more. For example, we would love to start using Workflow to create more efficiencies. I personally have a very good relationship with our hosted vendor who supports Vista HRMS and can help me with any issues and concerns, this is a big part of the reason that I would renew with this product and continue to be an advocate for Vista HRMS.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 8.4
Based on 17 answers
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.
Lydia Chodnicki | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

PDS Vista 8.2
Based on 2 answers
The interface is intuitive, even if it does require some extra clicks to get to where you are going. The screens are consistently designed and formatted. There is a logical flow and organization to the application layout and menuing systems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 8.6
Based on 11 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

PDS Vista 9.5
Based on 4 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Performance

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 7.5
Based on 13 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

PDS Vista 10.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Support Rating

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 8.0
Based on 39 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

PDS Vista 8.2
Based on 6 answers
PDS has excellent customer service and support. We get answers to the
majority of our questions and problems quickly, within the day that we
call. More complex issues that may require PDS’ technical support are
usually addressed within a few days
Marcia Fenton | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Shelly Jackson | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 5.9
Based on 8 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

PDS Vista 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The resources and online tools that PDS provide are extremely thorough and helpful in our training and learning.
Amitai Levin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 7.8
Based on 25 answers
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.
Lydia Chodnicki | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

PDS Vista 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Ask lots of questions, ensure you fully understand the functionality (particularly history records) and train, train, train the users for correct and complete utilization of the system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ADP Vantage HCM

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.
Sarah Truman | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

I've used Peoplesoft HCM in the past. The products have some similarities, but they are marketed to different sized companies, so it's a bit of apples to oranges. Peoplesoft was very complex and challenging to manage and support. Vista HRMS should require fewer technical resources and still provide robust features for HR and Payroll. We selected Vista HRMS because it met the majority of our requirements and was priced to enable us to purchase and implement it within our budget. Also, it's an integrated system (although not truly one system when you count Vista Time) which is an improvement over our current state.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 7.7
Based on 7 answers
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.
Jon Freedman | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

ADP Vantage HCM

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

  • Positive impact would definitely be self-service for both employees and managers to view and update selected data.
  • Through some analytics our managers are able to track turnover for their site/department by many criteria (length of service, reason, etc) and can view a number of other analytical reports such as headcount and demographics which help them to make informed decisions about their department.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

Starting Price

PDS Vista

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ADP Vantage HCM
8.3
PDS Vista
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
PDS Vista
9.1

Usability

ADP Vantage HCM
8.4
PDS Vista
8.2

Reliability and Availability

ADP Vantage HCM
8.6
PDS Vista
9.5

Performance

ADP Vantage HCM
7.5
PDS Vista
10.0

Support Rating

ADP Vantage HCM
8.0
PDS Vista
8.2

In-Person Training

ADP Vantage HCM
9.0
PDS Vista

Online Training

ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
PDS Vista
10.0

Implementation Rating

ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
PDS Vista
7.3

Scalability

ADP Vantage HCM
7.7
PDS Vista

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