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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Skyward HRMS ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Payroll Management, Leave and Attendance Management, Employee Self Service

Human Resource Management

8.3

ADP Vantage HCM

83%
9.0

Skyward HRMS

90%
ADP Vantage HCM ranks higher in 5/7 features

Employee demographic data

8.6
86%
56 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Employment history

8.3
83%
59 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Job profiles and administration

8.7
87%
55 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

8.3
83%
57 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Organizational charting

7.5
75%
50 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Organization and location management

8.5
85%
51 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

8.3
83%
44 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Payroll Management

8.7

ADP Vantage HCM

87%
9.0

Skyward HRMS

90%
ADP Vantage HCM ranks higher in 4/7 features

Pay calculation

8.9
89%
58 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Support for external payroll vendors

8.3
83%
39 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

8.5
85%
17 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

8.1
81%
46 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Direct deposit files

8.9
89%
60 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

8.9
89%
45 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Reimbursement management

9.1
91%
7 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Leave and Attendance Management

8.8

ADP Vantage HCM

88%
10.0

Skyward HRMS

100%
Skyward HRMS ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

8.2
82%
39 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Balance details

9.1
91%
10 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Annual carry-forward and encashment

9.1
91%
9 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Employee Self Service

8.4

ADP Vantage HCM

84%
8.7

Skyward HRMS

87%
ADP Vantage HCM ranks higher in 4/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

8.1
81%
63 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Update personal information

8.3
83%
58 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

View company policy documentation

8.3
83%
48 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Employee recognition

8.5
85%
21 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

View job history

8.7
87%
47 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Asset Management

9.2

ADP Vantage HCM

92%

Skyward HRMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
ADP Vantage HCM ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

9.2
92%
14 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

HR Reporting

7.4

ADP Vantage HCM

74%

Skyward HRMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
ADP Vantage HCM ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

7.9
79%
60 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Pre-built reports

7.2
72%
59 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

7.2
72%
41 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Onboarding

7.6

ADP Vantage HCM

76%

Skyward HRMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
ADP Vantage HCM ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

7.5
75%
33 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

7.6
76%
27 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance and Goals

7.5

ADP Vantage HCM

75%

Skyward HRMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
ADP Vantage HCM ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

8.2
82%
15 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Individual goal setting

7.3
73%
18 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

7.1
71%
15 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance tracking

7.4
74%
17 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance Management

7.1

ADP Vantage HCM

71%

Skyward HRMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
ADP Vantage HCM ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

7.1
71%
22 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

7.5
75%
19 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review status tracking

7.3
73%
19 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review reminders

6.8
68%
19 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

6.6
66%
17 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Succession Planning

7.3

ADP Vantage HCM

73%

Skyward HRMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
ADP Vantage HCM ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

8.0
80%
11 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate ranking

7.6
76%
12 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate search

6.7
67%
12 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate development

6.8
68%
12 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

8.1

ADP Vantage HCM

81%

Skyward HRMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
ADP Vantage HCM ranks higher in 7/7 features

Job Requisition Management

7.9
79%
24 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Company Website Posting

8.0
80%
24 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

8.3
83%
20 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

8.5
85%
23 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

7.9
79%
20 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

7.6
76%
24 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

8.4
84%
25 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Skyward HRMS is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

ADP Vantage HCM

83%
66 Ratings
9.0

Skyward HRMS

90%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

7.3

ADP Vantage HCM

73%
19 Ratings

Skyward HRMS

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.3

ADP Vantage HCM

83%
17 Ratings

Skyward HRMS

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

8.6

ADP Vantage HCM

86%
11 Ratings

Skyward HRMS

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

7.4

ADP Vantage HCM

74%
13 Ratings

Skyward HRMS

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

ADP Vantage HCM

80%
39 Ratings

Skyward HRMS

N/A
0 Ratings

In-Person Training

9.0

ADP Vantage HCM

90%
1 Rating

Skyward HRMS

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

5.4

ADP Vantage HCM

54%
8 Ratings

Skyward HRMS

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.5

ADP Vantage HCM

75%
25 Ratings

Skyward HRMS

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

7.7

ADP Vantage HCM

77%
7 Ratings

Skyward HRMS

N/A
0 Ratings

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

Skyward HRMS

For a medium sized company I believe Skyward is an acceptable and not too complicated system. I do not work with the back end so I am not aware of the reporting capabilities which would be a deciding factor for some companies. For K12 Education it seems to check all the boxes
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Skyward HRMS

  • Skyward is superior in tracking and submitting PTO
  • Skyward is accessible in the cloud so 24/7 access
  • Menus and screens are fairly easy for non-technical users to navigate
Anonymous | 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

Skyward HRMS

  • The Captcha screen can be needlessly complex or hard to guess due to letters overlapping
  • Then time off screen defaults to 0 hours when creating a new entry and the zero does not get replaced... turning 8 hours into 80 hours unintentionally
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ADP Vantage HCM

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

Skyward HRMS

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 7.3
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

Skyward HRMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 8.3
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

Skyward HRMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Skyward HRMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 7.4
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

Skyward HRMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Skyward HRMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Skyward HRMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 5.4
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

Skyward HRMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 7.5
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

Skyward HRMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Skyward HRMS

Not part of the selection process, but the new Skyward system is fr easier, user friendly and full featured than previous systems I have used
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

Skyward HRMS

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

Skyward HRMS

  • Previously we had multiple systems for licensed and unlicensed staff, Skyward brings it all together creating a same experience for all users
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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