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ADP Vantage HCM

89 Ratings

Vista

27 Ratings

ADP Vantage HCM

89 Ratings
Score 6.4 out of 101

Vista

27 Ratings
Score 7.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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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Vista

  • Self-service provides immediate access for employees
  • Open enrollment is so easy, our HR staff love it
  • Fully integrated HR, benefits and payroll information means less errors and saves time
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Vista
7.1
Employee demographic data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Vista
8.4
Employment history
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
Vista
6.8
Job profiles and administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Vista
7.5
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Vantage HCM
5.5
Vista
7.2
Organizational charting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Vista
5.1
Organization and location management
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Vista
7.7
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Vista
6.7

Payroll Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Vista
8.1
Pay calculation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Vista
8.8
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Vista
7.9
Benefit plan administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
Vista
7.8
Direct deposit files
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Vista
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Vantage HCM
7.5
Vista
7.9
Reimbursement management
ADP Vantage HCM
8.3
Vista
8.2

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
Vista
7.3
Approval workflow
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Vista
7.2
Balance details
ADP Vantage HCM
7.9
Vista
7.4
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
Vista
7.3

Employee Self Service

ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Vista
7.4
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Vista
8.2
Update personal information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Vista
7.9
View company policy documentation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Vista
7.3
Employee recognition
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
Vista
6.7
View job history
ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
Vista
6.8

Asset Management

ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
Vista
7.1
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
Vista
7.1

HR Reporting

ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Vista
7.7
Report builder
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Vista
7.8
Pre-built reports
ADP Vantage HCM
8.3
Vista
6.9
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
Vista
8.4

Onboarding

ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Vista
7.3
New hire portal
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Vista
7.3
Manager tracking tools
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
Vista

Performance and Goals

ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Vista
6.1
Corporate goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Vista
5.9
Individual goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Vista
5.9
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
Vista
Performance tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.7
Vista
6.6

Performance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Vista
7.4
Performance plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Vista
7.7
Performance improvement plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Vista
7.3
Review status tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Vista
7.5
Review reminders
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Vista
7.1
Multiple review frequency
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Vista
7.3

Succession Planning

ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Vista
3.6
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Vantage HCM
9.4
Vista
3.6
Candidate ranking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Vista
3.6
Candidate search
ADP Vantage HCM
5.7
Vista
3.6
Candidate development
ADP Vantage HCM
5.7
Vista
3.6

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Vista
3.6
Job Requisition Management
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
Vista
4.5
Company Website Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Vista
4.5
Publish to Social Media
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Vista
Job Search Site Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Vista
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
Vista
2.4
Applicant Tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
Vista
3.9
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
Vista
2.6

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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  • Security - flexibility to a wide variety of types of users.
  • Expansion - When acquisitions happen it was quick to add a company.
  • User Exp - Users find it easy to navigate and find what they need.
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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.
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  • Job History - Too many areas that dates populate.
  • ATS - There is a lack of flexibility for applicants when applying for multiple jobs.
  • Searching - The functionality is a little limited, would be nice to type in any information on a person and search.
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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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Vista8.2
Based on 6 answers
I feel so invested in Vista HRMS that I don't really want to try other options. I know we as an organization are not using this product to it's full potential and that is just due to us lacking the resources to be able to invest the time into breaking it apart and making it work to the best ability for us. The system works great as is, but there are a lot of implementations we can put into place to help us out even more. For example, we would love to start using Workflow to create more efficiencies. I personally have a very good relationship with our hosted vendor who supports Vista HRMS and can help me with any issues and concerns, this is a big part of the reason that I would renew with this product and continue to be an advocate for Vista HRMS.
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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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Vista8.2
Based on 2 answers
  • Employee self-service is easy to set up and use
  • Payroll and benefits integration works well
  • Screens are easy to navigate
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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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Vista9.5
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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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Vista10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Support

ADP Vantage HCM7.2
Based on 6 answers
the support team always wants to make sure that issues are resolved quickly.
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Vista8.6
Based on 2 answers
PDS has excellent customer service and support. We get answers to the
majority of our questions and problems quickly, within the day that we
call. More complex issues that may require PDS’ technical support are
usually addressed within a few days
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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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Vista10.0
Based on 1 answer
The resources and online tools that PDS provide are extremely thorough and helpful in our training and learning.
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Implementation

ADP Vantage HCM5.5
Based on 5 answers
Still not implemented
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Vista7.3
Based on 1 answer
Ask lots of questions, ensure you fully understand the functionality (particularly history records) and train, train, train the users for correct and complete utilization of the system.
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Alternatives Considered

PayForce did everything we needed with less dependence on ADP and at lower cost - Vantage cost more, delivers less and makes us more dependent on ADP - if we had an option we would have stayed on that platform.
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The other two I have used in the past were a pay as you go type of a thing where you had to request and pay for every report that you wanted, I like the on demand and licensing concept better.
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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

  • negative -it slows our processing due to limitations and issues
  • negative - makes us more reliant on our service rep which slows us down (we used to be able to make changes like adding departments on our own - now our rep has to do this and other maintenance for us)
  • negative - we now have to pay for ADP to process adjustments for us instead of being able to use adjustments on our own
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  • It is currently allowing us to replace several software components with Vista functionality. Less to maintain and train.
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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

Vista

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
License pricing is based on the number of full and part-time active employees within bands (e.g. 751-1,000). SaaS pricing is based on PEPM.