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ADP Vantage HCM

89 Ratings
Score 6.4 out of 101

Square Payroll

1 Ratings
Score 10 out of 101

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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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Square Payroll

Honestly, I feel that Square payroll is well suited for most sized small to medium businesses. The option to pay both W-2 employees and 1099 contractors is very flexible. At only $5 additional per employee, it scales well. And all of the appropriate forms are filed for you, so there's no need for an expensive accounting firm. One thing that could improve is the explanation of what to expect at the forefront of implementing W-2 employees. Many employers may not understand how the process will affect them money-wise when it comes to paying the taxes, etc. It may scare them off from using a W-2 instead of 1099, which have very different impacts on the employee's tax situation as well.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Square Payroll
Employee demographic data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Square Payroll
Employment history
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
Square Payroll
Job profiles and administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Square Payroll
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Vantage HCM
5.4
Square Payroll
Organizational charting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
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
6.9
Square Payroll
Pay calculation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Square Payroll
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Square Payroll
Benefit plan administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
Square Payroll
Direct deposit files
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Square Payroll
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Vantage HCM
7.5
Square Payroll
Reimbursement management
ADP Vantage HCM
8.3
Square Payroll

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
Square Payroll
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
Square Payroll

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Square Payroll
New hire portal
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Square Payroll
Manager tracking tools
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
Square Payroll

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

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

Pros

  • No one does payroll better than ADP. They have a long standing history of being a leader.
  • The support team to which we were assigned post-implementation is outstanding. Their customer service skills are off the charts, and their response time is good. It's a good match-up of personalities.
  • Having a cloud-based system takes a lot of load off an IT department as opposed to an on-premise software. With so many priorities and other systems that an IT department has to support, it is nice to call a dedicated response team to help with issues. If there are payroll issues, especially, a fix needs to quickly get in place so that paychecks go out on time.
  • Having a cloud-based system that also has mobile capabilities allows employees to access the system any time and place.
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  • 1099 contractor payments are easy, and they provide you with the IRS filing as part of the service.
  • Direct deposit/debit from your already connected account to the employee.
  • Reporting and management features are simple yet inclusive.
  • Low cost compared to alternative solutions.
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Cons

  • The software is still very new. As with any new software, there is a lot of room for improvement. One good thing about ADP is that they are interested in user feedback to make changes. Also, they incorporate changes fairly quickly.
  • The payroll processing time is longer than I've experienced with other software packages.
  • There are a lot of processes that could be put into the hands of the users instead of having to rely on the response team.
  • From my understanding, Vantage is not a global solution.
  • The software has a lot of potential. There are a lot of improvements they need to make to be more competitive in the marketplace.
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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 HCM8.2
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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Usability

ADP Vantage HCM5.2
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 HCM5.5
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

There is good and bad with any software that you choose. In the selection process, our organization had narrowed it down to SuccessFactors or ADP Vantage. Both had their strengths. In the past, I've used JDE, SAP, and Optimum. Most of my experience is with JDE. Honestly, I could give you pros and cons with each one of them
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Cheaper and easier to implement Square payroll versus the competition. Accessible to the small business. Doesn't have a learning curve. Quick deployment to usage/adoption. The other options don't compare when looked at feature for feature vs. price.
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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

  • There was a major decrease in terms of paper processes.
  • Items that require an approval are now done through ADP Vantage (such as a pay change or promotion). This prevents a form from sitting on a manager's desk for days until they can physically sign it. Approvers can review and approve a transaction from anywhere that they have internet access.
  • HR no longer has to build organizational charts through Vizio - ADP Vantage provides organizational charts.
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  • Lessened accounting fees.
  • Improved payroll process. Reliability.
  • Adds the the overall ROI of using Square.
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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