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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage works as well as the people who use it. Ensure that you have a solid training plan in place and continuous support - especially if your company is just moving towards a more technical process. You will also want to build a strong relationship with your ADP Service Team to ensure you can get an answer as quickly as possible for unexpected issues (such as during payroll processing).
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SAP Core HR and Payroll

SAP HR can be well suited for global companies with operations in multiple countries. The Payroll module needs to be limited to one instance per country, otherwise trying to maintain multiple countries on the same instance is too complicated.I would not recommend using SAP HR and Payroll for smaller companies because the total cost of ownership and the lack of flexibility will make it unfeasible. There are many cloud-based options now a days available that would fit better for this type of scenario.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.7
Employee demographic data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0
Employment history
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.7
Job profiles and administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Vantage HCM
5.6
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.1
Organizational charting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.7
Organization and location management
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0

Payroll Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.3
Pay calculation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.1
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0
Benefit plan administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.7
Direct deposit files
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Vantage HCM
7.6
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.0
Reimbursement management
ADP Vantage HCM
8.4
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.0

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.9
Approval workflow
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.7
Balance details
ADP Vantage HCM
8.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.4
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Vantage HCM
7.9
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.4

Employee Self Service

ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.2
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.1
Update personal information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.7
View company policy documentation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.0
Employee recognition
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
SAP Core HR and Payroll
1.9
View job history
ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.1

Asset Management

ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
SAP Core HR and Payroll
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
SAP Core HR and Payroll

HR Reporting

ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.8
Report builder
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.9
Pre-built reports
ADP Vantage HCM
8.5
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.9
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.6

Onboarding

ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
SAP Core HR and Payroll
1.0
New hire portal
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
SAP Core HR and Payroll
1.0
Manager tracking tools
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
SAP Core HR and Payroll
1.0

Performance and Goals

ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.3
Corporate goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Individual goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Vantage HCM
7.5
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.0
Performance tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0

Performance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.2
Performance plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0
Performance improvement plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0
Review status tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Review reminders
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0
Multiple review frequency
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0

Succession Planning

ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.8
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Vantage HCM
9.4
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.0
Candidate ranking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.0
Candidate search
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Candidate development
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.1
Job Requisition Management
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Company Website Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Publish to Social Media
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.0
Job Search Site Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
1.0
Applicant Tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0

Pros

  • Friendly user interface and easy on the eyes. Users utilize multiple functions through menus much like a standard website. My company also uses SAP, which can be somewhat difficult for those who are not technically proficient.
  • Easy to update settings and workflow.
  • Implementation team was helpful and friendly.
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  • SAP HR is a mature system that provides robust support to global companies, with employees in multiple countries.
  • Because SAP HR is used by many global companies and has a large market share, developers and consultants are usually available.
  • Also, because SAP HR and Payroll have been used for long time, many vendors and providers will be familiar with the system and have pre-defined system interfaces to exchange information.
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Cons

  • When ADP releases updates, it sometimes causes issues with our current setup - mainly in terms of security access profiles. If they add a new feature or update an old one, sometimes those profiles will default to having access, which can cause a problem in terms of segregation of duties.
  • The initial support we received when we first went live from a payroll perspective was not the best. Our implementation team rolled off and we were informed that a new group would support us. Unfortunately, they did not know our entire set up, so they were, at times, as lost as we were. (This has improved over the last year.)
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  • The SAP HR unser interface is not intuitive and requires significant training and experience to master. A web-based, simple and intuitive UI will mitigate this issue.
  • In general running reports and extracting information from SAP HR and Payroll is complex and time consuming. Since the reporting tools are limited and very basic, one ends up extracting raw data to be manipulated in standard tools like MS Excel.
  • The standard SAP HR and Payroll system integration tools are inefficient and ineffective; very often they fail to transfer small amounts of data requiring constant verification and rework of data transfers.
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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
Despite minor glitches, we satisfied overall with the capacity of data processed.
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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

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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We use SAP HR and Payroll because in our company it is the corporate mandate. However, based on our regional/business unit requirements and strategic plans other system would provide a better fit. However, just like in many large global corporations these type of decisions are made at the corporate level, many times giving priority to technology standardization instead of business priorities.
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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

  • It has saved web.com a lot of money having one all inclusive platform.
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  • SAP HR is suited for large companies with a sufficient budget. Small budgets will not be able to cover the expensive licensing, technical personnel and consultants required of an SAP installation.
  • In regards to the total cost of ownership, my ROI experience has been that by replacing SAP HR modules with cloud solutions we have been able to reduce the cost up to 60% while modernizing our systems and improving the employee experience.
  • I would encourage decision makers to look for cloud-based alternatives with a robust system integration, before believing that supporting every area of HR with a single SAP installation is a good long-term strategy. Having SAP HR as the core integrated to best-in-class cloud-based systems is a very valid and effective system strategy.
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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

SAP Core HR and Payroll

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