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ADP Vantage HCM

I think it all depends on what the client is looking for. I mean we have been using Vantage for the last 6 years and it has come a long way from where it started. The nice thing is we have been able to grow with it and configure things to how we need them to be for our business. So each business needs are going to be different and ADP Vantage can keep up with those needs.
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Square Payroll

I recommend it to all my clients who like to keep their money and payments under their purview. This also allows you to assign roles for others so you can have someone help you manage and run payroll.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Square Payroll
Employee demographic data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Square Payroll
Employment history
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Square Payroll
Job profiles and administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Square Payroll
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
Square Payroll
Organizational charting
ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Square Payroll
Organization and location management
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Square Payroll
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Square Payroll

Payroll Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Square Payroll
10.0
Pay calculation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Square Payroll
10.0
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Square Payroll
10.0
Benefit plan administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Square Payroll
10.0
Direct deposit files
ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Square Payroll
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Vantage HCM
7.7
Square Payroll
Reimbursement management
ADP Vantage HCM
8.6
Square Payroll
10.0

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.6
Square Payroll
Approval workflow
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
Square Payroll
Balance details
ADP Vantage HCM
8.2
Square Payroll
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Vantage HCM
8.2
Square Payroll

Employee Self Service

ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Square Payroll
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Square Payroll
Update personal information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Square Payroll
View company policy documentation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Square Payroll
Employee recognition
ADP Vantage HCM
7.9
Square Payroll
View job history
ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
Square Payroll

Asset Management

ADP Vantage HCM
9.3
Square Payroll
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Vantage HCM
9.3
Square Payroll

HR Reporting

ADP Vantage HCM
7.5
Square Payroll
Report builder
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
Square Payroll
Pre-built reports
ADP Vantage HCM
8.8
Square Payroll
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
Square Payroll

Onboarding

ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Square Payroll
New hire portal
ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Square Payroll
Manager tracking tools
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Square Payroll

Performance and Goals

ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
Square Payroll
Corporate goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Square Payroll
Individual goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Square Payroll
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
Square Payroll
Performance tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
8.0
Square Payroll

Performance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Square Payroll
Performance plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Square Payroll
Performance improvement plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Square Payroll
Review status tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Square Payroll
Review reminders
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Square Payroll
Multiple review frequency
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
Square Payroll

Succession Planning

ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Square Payroll
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Vantage HCM
9.5
Square Payroll
Candidate ranking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Square Payroll
Candidate search
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
Square Payroll
Candidate development
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
Square Payroll

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Square Payroll
Job Requisition Management
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Square Payroll
Company Website Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Square Payroll
Publish to Social Media
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Square Payroll
Job Search Site Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Square Payroll
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Square Payroll
Applicant Tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
Square Payroll
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
Square Payroll

Pros

  • ADP Vantage HCM is nicely laid out so it is user friendly. It gives you the look and feel of what other popular apps might look like so there is a familiarity there.
  • ADP Vantage HCM being a one stop shop, makes it nice to only have to keep track of one log in and I have all of the information I need at my fingertips.
  • ADP Vantage HCM is always evolving and while at times this can be a challenge I find it to be a strength that they are always trying to improve the product.
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  • 1099s
  • Takes taxes out automatically
  • Easy to use and setup for newbies
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Cons

  • We just upgraded to Vantage Time Version 8. While we are glad that we do not have to worry about Java any more the look and feel is a little lack luster. The screen is boring and it can be hard to locate what you are looking for because nothing really stands out.
  • Since upgrading to Vantage Time Version 8 things have been moved around that we were not expecting so I think it would have been helpful to have that laid out during the implementation process.
  • The other item that I have personally had issues with is Employee Documents. This has given errors across our company so at any given moment you do not have access to obtain an EE's documents. This needs improvement.
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  • More reporting options online. Downloading export is cumbersome.
  • Speedier deposits. 4 day turn around is a problem sometimes.
  • Improve W-2 process, explanations.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP Vantage HCM8.3
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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Usability

ADP Vantage HCM5.4
Based on 5 answers
Not on Vantage yet
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Square Payroll9.0
Based on 1 answer
It could use a mobile-friendly interface. Other than that it's a simple layout and non-cluttered which allows you to get done what you need to get done. No unnecessary dodads or distractions.
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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
Great customer support, but long hold times.
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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 HCM5.7
Based on 5 answers
Find the best connection between old and new procedures so everyone will understand how to use the software.
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Alternatives Considered

I have used Certipay previously. I didn't see it in the list of options to choose from. Certipay had some really great reporting features and we were able to process payroll in three days instead of two but I would say ADP has been able to grow with us and is meeting most needs.
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I liked patriot, but I found it to be more confusing than Square and took me too much time to setup. I setup Square Payroll in about an hour. I would also say the Square interface made more sense to me. I also like how Square offers more things like benefits, etc. that can be added on.
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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

  • 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.
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  • + Less time worrying about taxes
  • + Saves time at tax time with easy to print/save reports
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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

Square Payroll

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