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ADP Vantage HCM

89 Ratings

QuickBooks Online

Top Rated
566 Ratings

ADP Vantage HCM

89 Ratings
Score 6.4 out of 101

QuickBooks Online

Top Rated
566 Ratings
Score 7.9 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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QuickBooks Online

For mobile and multiple users, this is a good platform that doesn't need much customization. Pricing is ok. The biggest feature it is missing is the compatibility to go back and forth with the desktop version - if it had this I would highly recommend it.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
QuickBooks Online
Employee demographic data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
QuickBooks Online
Employment history
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
QuickBooks Online
Job profiles and administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
QuickBooks Online
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Vantage HCM
5.5
QuickBooks Online
Organizational charting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
QuickBooks Online
Organization and location management
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
QuickBooks Online
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
QuickBooks Online

Payroll Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Pay calculation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
QuickBooks Online
Benefit plan administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Direct deposit files
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
QuickBooks Online
9.2
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Vantage HCM
7.5
QuickBooks Online
7.0
Reimbursement management
ADP Vantage HCM
8.3
QuickBooks Online
7.4

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
QuickBooks Online
Approval workflow
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
QuickBooks Online
Balance details
ADP Vantage HCM
7.9
QuickBooks Online
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
QuickBooks Online

Employee Self Service

ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
QuickBooks Online
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
QuickBooks Online
Update personal information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
QuickBooks Online
View company policy documentation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
QuickBooks Online
Employee recognition
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
QuickBooks Online
View job history
ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
QuickBooks Online

Asset Management

ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
QuickBooks Online
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
QuickBooks Online

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
QuickBooks Online
New hire portal
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
QuickBooks Online
Manager tracking tools
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
QuickBooks Online

Performance and Goals

ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
QuickBooks Online
Corporate goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
QuickBooks Online
Individual goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
QuickBooks Online
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
QuickBooks Online
Performance tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.7
QuickBooks Online

Performance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
QuickBooks Online
Performance plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
QuickBooks Online
Performance improvement plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
QuickBooks Online
Review status tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
QuickBooks Online
Review reminders
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
QuickBooks Online
Multiple review frequency
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
QuickBooks Online

Succession Planning

ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
QuickBooks Online
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Vantage HCM
9.4
QuickBooks Online
Candidate ranking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
QuickBooks Online
Candidate search
ADP Vantage HCM
5.7
QuickBooks Online
Candidate development
ADP Vantage HCM
5.7
QuickBooks Online

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
QuickBooks Online
Job Requisition Management
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
QuickBooks Online
Company Website Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
QuickBooks Online
Publish to Social Media
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
QuickBooks Online
Job Search Site Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
QuickBooks Online
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
QuickBooks Online
Applicant Tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
QuickBooks Online
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
QuickBooks Online

Customization

ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
8.4
API for custom integration
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
8.7
Plug-ins
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
8.0

Security

ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
8.9
Single sign-on capability
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
8.9
Role-based user permissions
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
8.8

Reporting & Analytics

ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
8.6
Dashboards
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
9.0
Standard reports
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
9.0
Custom reports
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
7.7

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
7.8
Accounts payable
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
8.5
Accounts receivable
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
8.6
Cash management
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
8.5
Bank reconciliation
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
7.8
Expense management
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Time tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
5.8
Fixed asset management
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
7.3
Multi-currency support
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Multi-division support
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
7.0
Regulations compliance
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
7.4
Electronic tax filing
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Self-service portal
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
7.0
Global Financial Support
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
7.7
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
8.8
Intercompany Accounting
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
7.2
Localizations
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
7.4
Journals and Reconciliations
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
9.1
Enterprise Accounting
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
7.0
Configurable Accounting
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
7.5
Centralized Rules Framework
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
9.0
Standardized Processes
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
9.0

Inventory Management

ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
8.3
Inventory tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
7.7
Automatic reordering
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
8.5
Location management
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Manufacturing module
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
9.0

Order Management

ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
7.8
Pricing
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Order entry
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
8.5
Credit card processing
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
7.7
Cost of goods sold
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Order Orchestration
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
7.6
End-to-end order visibility
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
7.6
Order exception Resolution
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
7.1

Accounting Firm BPO Features

ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
8.4
Branded client dashboards
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
9.3
Client data roll-up capabilities
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
9.0
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
6.7
Configurable alerts
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
8.4
Billing bypass
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
7.8
Client template cloning
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
9.0
Single sign-on
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
8.5
Configurable client onboarding questions
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
7.4
Cross-client workflow management
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
9.0
Industry-specific versioning
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
8.7
Legacy system data migration
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Online
8.7

Pros

  • ADP Vantage is great because all the data is in one location, there is no exporting or importing employee data. For employees this is also a benefit as it's one place to go for everything they need, to record time, update tax withholding, setup direct deposit, update contact information etc.
  • I absolutely love the report writing, especially the new tools that ADP has introduced such as the "Field Grabber". It makes it so easy to create and run a quick report as needed. Even our least experienced users have commented how easy it has become to use reporting in ADP.
  • The New User Experience, (MyADP) although is new and not yet completely rolled, out will be a great benefit for employees and for managers who have 5 or less direct reports. The design is so user friendly where there are no instructions needed.
  • Its so easy to manage the user access, and make changes as you need it. The security gives you lots of flexibility. Just today I had a Practitioner who was going to take over the responsibility of a second location's payroll. To give her the correct access to the second location took less than 2 minutes to set up and apply to her profile.
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  • Multiple location/user access - great for small businesses that don't have networked offices or one solid location
  • Ability to connect to a credit card processor, makes it easier for office staff to integrate how credit cards hit the business' bank account
  • Can be integrated well with an internal or external Intuit payroll account (ie, if you do it in-house or if your accountant does it using Intuit, both can download the transactions and correctly code each part of the paycheck).
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Cons

  • The product is sold as fully integrated but it is not. The Recruiting Management module isn't considered part of Vantage by the ADP team members. And, the look and feel of it is very different than the other modules. And, it is very difficult to use.
  • The Performance Management module is designed to support a very traditional approach to performance management and it is very rigid. It's very difficult to support more progressive ways of developing performance and keeping employees motivated.
  • The configuration/implementation was extremely painful. Implementation consultants vary wildly on their knowledge of their own modules and almost none of them understand how what is built in their module might impact configuration in other modules.
  • Five months post go-live we continue to have significant issues. Many of which seem to arise when updates are made by ADP.
Diane Hartley profile photo
  • User interface seems to change every few months, altering where commonly used features are located. Can be very confusing.
  • Connecting the bank accounts sometimes results in employees doubling up on entries or doesn't always find the correct match.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP Vantage HCM8.2
Based on 7 answers
I have no renewal decision power, but it seems that the system does what it is meant to do for the 750 employees that it supports.
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QuickBooks Online9.0
Based on 15 answers
QBO needs better integration with non-Intuit products and developers need to use Intuit's open API to develop better add-ons. Clients are having a great deal of problems with their data importing from the bank and this takes time away from better revenue producing activities. Although the efficiencies are there, they are outweighted by the shortcomings of the product. When we ran a parallel of QBO versus other cloud accounting products, we had more issues with the QBO product than any other
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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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QuickBooks Online8.0
Based on 9 answers
The product performs in the areas of basic bookkeeping and accounting, but to fully use the product for a small business with a few "quirks" additional upgrades will be needed (from QBO Basic to QBO Plus), payroll, and add-ons will be to have all the bells and whistles needed to perform some basic functions offered in other products
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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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QuickBooks Online5.6
Based on 3 answers
We have rarely had outages in the last 10 years. I can only recall 2 times in the last 10 years where we were not able to access our client files.
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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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QuickBooks Online7.9
Based on 2 answers
There are tab issues. When I tab the field doesn't highlight and I have to backspace or delete what is in the field. Happens on the memo field and sometimes other fields. Very time consuming.
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Support

ADP Vantage HCM7.2
Based on 6 answers
Not on Vantage yet
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QuickBooks Online5.0
Based on 4 answers
Customer Support helped me set up our international accounts (in GBP and EUR).
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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.
Maria Zheleznyak profile photo
QuickBooks Online5.2
Based on 3 answers
I'm frustrated. Wound up with two companies, have to keep switching back and forth. This is unsatisfactory!
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Alternatives Considered

I was not involved in choosing ADP Vantage
Diane Hartley profile photo
We have clients who have used Sage/Peachtree and Quicken. QuickBooks Online seems a little more user-friendly for the average user, as well as offering a better interface. There seems to be more training and help available for the common person with QuickBooks than with other softwares, so it's easier to send along helpful articles to clients who are having issues with a particular task.
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Rating for Public Practice CPAs

No score
No answers yet
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QuickBooks Online7.4
Based on 18 answers
Ease of use and ability to set up a new client.
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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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No score
No answers yet
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Return on Investment

  • Since we went live about four months ago, we've had several significant pay related issues. The business is extremely frustrated that what was working smoothly prior to Vantage has been disrupted.
  • Since going live, the Recruiting Management module has had issues unexpectedly pop-up like applicants not being able to complete their applications and being sent back to the job posting list. ADP has trouble identifying the root cause of why this happened leaving us with little certainty that it won't be repeated. Several other pop-up issues have happened in other modules as well. Again, they seem unable to determine root cause.
  • When we enabled managers to promote or transfer employees in Vantage, they were able to see the pay for any job in the company including the CEO. When we asked that this be fixed, we are told that it requires development to create that fix and could be several months before it's done. As a result, we had to remove our salary grades from the system.
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  • Positive - save time with repetitive data entry
  • Positive - reduce double work by making client's activities (such as invoicing) part of the actual accounting system
  • Negative - higher software costs than our old software (it may be argued that this is made up for in the time savings that resulted from switching to QBO)
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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

QuickBooks Online

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