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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage is suited in large companies if you like ADP, are planning on staying with ADP, and are knowledgeable with autopay, how to stop autopay, familiar with multi-J reports, understand ADP tax adjustments and manual check adjustments, and have multiple pay groups. If you have a need for multiple retro calculations and use a different system for HCM then you do for payroll, you will still have some manual work, and need to watch your date data lines as this can cause issues. Once you understand how it works, and create a system, you will be ok
Sarah Truman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista

As Vista HRMS is fully customizable to suit your needs, a company should determine if they have a current employee who can do the work themselves otherwise they will need to consider the additional cost of asking PDS to do the customizations for them. There are additional modules that we aren't currently making use of, but each company should learn about the functionality of each of them as some may be more beneficial than others. When gathering your questions, ask all potential users of the system what they would want to see in an HRMS. We did so before selecting Vista HRMS and we got pages and pages of questions and comments and made sure that each item was addressed beforehand and was something that we would be able to incorporate into the system.You have the option of taking the system in house or being a hosted client. Make sure you figure out what resources your IT department has available. If you have a dedicated administrator who will do all the upgrades and enhancements great, otherwise you may need PDS to help out and having PDS host may be a better option
Amitai Levin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
Vista
7.4
Employee demographic data
ADP Vantage HCM
8.3
Vista
8.3
Employment history
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Vista
7.2
Job profiles and administration
ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
Vista
7.3
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
Vista
8.1
Organizational charting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Vista
7.2
Organization and location management
ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
Vista
7.3
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Vista
6.4

Payroll Management

ADP Vantage HCM
8.1
Vista
8.0
Pay calculation
ADP Vantage HCM
8.3
Vista
8.2
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Vantage HCM
7.5
Vista
7.3
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
ADP Vantage HCM
8.5
Vista
Benefit plan administration
ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Vista
8.2
Direct deposit files
ADP Vantage HCM
8.6
Vista
8.2
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Vantage HCM
7.9
Vista
8.2
Reimbursement management
ADP Vantage HCM
9.1
Vista
8.2

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
8.5
Vista
8.1
Approval workflow
ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
Vista
8.1
Balance details
ADP Vantage HCM
9.1
Vista
8.1
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Vantage HCM
9.1
Vista
8.1

Employee Self Service

ADP Vantage HCM
8.0
Vista
7.1
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Vantage HCM
8.5
Vista
8.2
Update personal information
ADP Vantage HCM
8.4
Vista
7.3
View company policy documentation
ADP Vantage HCM
8.1
Vista
7.3
Employee recognition
ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
Vista
7.2
View job history
ADP Vantage HCM
7.7
Vista
5.8

Asset Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.5
Vista
7.3
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Vantage HCM
7.5
Vista
7.3

HR Reporting

ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Vista
7.6
Report builder
ADP Vantage HCM
7.5
Vista
8.2
Pre-built reports
ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
Vista
6.4
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Vista
8.2

Onboarding

ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
Vista
7.3
New hire portal
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
Vista
7.3
Manager tracking tools
ADP Vantage HCM
7.9
Vista

Performance and Goals

ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Vista
5.8
Corporate goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Vista
5.5
Individual goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Vista
5.5
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Vista
Performance tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Vista
6.4

Performance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Vista
7.3
Performance plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Vista
7.3
Performance improvement plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Vista
7.3
Review status tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Vista
7.3
Review reminders
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Vista
7.2
Multiple review frequency
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Vista
7.3

Succession Planning

ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Vista
3.6
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Vista
3.6
Candidate ranking
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Vista
3.6
Candidate search
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Vista
3.6
Candidate development
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
Vista
3.6

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Vista
2.5
Job Requisition Management
ADP Vantage HCM
7.6
Vista
3.1
Company Website Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
8.2
Vista
3.1
Publish to Social Media
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
Vista
Job Search Site Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
8.0
Vista
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Vantage HCM
5.4
Vista
1.9
Applicant Tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Vista
2.3
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Vista
2.0

Pros

ADP Vantage HCM

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista

  • Vista HRMS is very flexible, it does everything we need for HR, benefits and payroll. It’s user-friendly and intuitive to use, when we roll out new self-service items our employees have no problems and require minimal training or documentation.
  • 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. We were upgrading our production servers to Windows 2012 over a weekend and a key person in our organization was on leave. When we checked with PDS to see what cost would be involved if we needed their help, they said it was included in our regular maintenance, no extra cost.
  • The PDS User’s Conference is an excellent learning opportunity for training on everything Vista does, including using Crystal Reports for custom reporting. You also get to meet and talk to the executive and development staff and have direct input into the future product development.
Marcia Fenton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ADP Vantage HCM

  • Although Time and Payroll are integrated, it's not integrated enough. The data sometimes doesn't "flow over" to Time and we have to call ADP to have them push it through. When you are on an employee's record in Payroll, you can go to any other part of there profile such as Tax Withholding, Deductions, etc...which is great, but if you want to go to their timecard, you have to go into Time and do another search to find the employee then open the timecard.
  • The audit trail in the system needs to be enhanced. Currently you can run a report to get an audit trail on user activity, but not all screens are auditable. If I need to know who made a change to the Time Information screen, and when the change was made...I am out of luck.
  • Some records should not allow backdating the effective date. This causes us problems with data validity. For example, Direct Deposit, you can't change history so this screen should never allow you to enter an effective date of a closed pay period that already was paid.
  • The Time Off Request feature has lots of room for improvement. One of the biggest issues we have is that a manager will Approve a request then later realize they need to Refuse it, or the employee needs to Retract it. The system gives you the option to open the Approved request then you can Retract or Refuse it...but that action does nothing. Common sense would tell you it removes the PTO day, but it doesn't. To remove a prior Approved PTO day you have to go to a completely different area, which the average user would never find.
  • Our employees earn an annual amount of PTO based on their hire year. The system should not allow them to use more PTO than what they earn for the year, but this is not an option. We can easily put a limit on the balance, but not on the amount used.
  • Garnishment module of Vantage is not user friendly, very difficult to use. They do have a WGPS service you can purchase, but if you want to do garnishments in house without paying extra, its a struggle.
Lydia Chodnicki | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista

  • Typical of any system built for the unknown requirements of hundreds or thousands of customers with varying needs, PDS sometimes doesn't fit our processes precisely out of the box. However, this con is far outweighed by the ability to configure and customize the system.
  • The most significant pet peeve of our users is the necessity for so many clicks to navigate between different areas or the system or to review applicants. These items are being addressed based on feedback from the user community in an upcoming release.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 7.2
Based on 14 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

Vista

Vista 9.1
Based on 7 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 7.9
Based on 10 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
Shelly Guilmette | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista

Vista 8.2
Based on 2 answers
The interface is intuitive, even if it does require some extra clicks to get to where you are going. The screens are consistently designed and formatted. There is a logical flow and organization to the application layout and menuing systems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 7.4
Based on 4 answers
We have rarely run into any issues with the applicable not being available. This is normally a client issues on their side.
Jon Freedman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista

Vista 9.5
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Performance

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 7.4
Based on 5 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

Vista

Vista 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Support Rating

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 7.5
Based on 20 answers
I think it's important for other companies to do their research and to make sure to not be oversold like we were. We needed to have an implementation expert with the sales person who could have explained some of what we wanted was not doable without costing extra. It's for this reason that I'm giving ADP Vantage HCM this rating. Everything is a project and comes with an additional cost.
Brianna Borman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista

Vista 8.2
Based on 3 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
Marcia Fenton | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Vista

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 6.8
Based on 7 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

Vista

Vista 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The resources and online tools that PDS provide are extremely thorough and helpful in our training and learning.
Amitai Levin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 7.9
Based on 12 answers
Your implementation team is the most important - if you feel someone on the teams does not fit with your team request a change
Kathleen Garcia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista

Vista 7.3
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ADP Vantage HCM

Our organization chose ADP Vantage HCM in order to eliminate the on premises solution of PeopleSoft as well as to outsource payroll processing. The cloud based, fully integrated solutions that the Vantage product line offers allows us to have a true "one-stop shop" for all our HR systems.
Jacqueline Raymond | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista

ADP and Paylocity. Vista may not be as flashy as those user sites, but it is much more effective and easy to use for multiple roles in the system. Admins, managers, and users are much easier to manage and their experience is better having the single sign-on for them to use.
Cody Parker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM 7.4
Based on 4 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

Vista

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

ADP Vantage HCM

  • Since we went live about four months ago, we've had several significant pay related issues. The business is extremely frustrated that what was working smoothly prior to Vantage has been disrupted.
  • Since going live, the Recruiting Management module has had issues unexpectedly pop-up like applicants not being able to complete their applications and being sent back to the job posting list. ADP has trouble identifying the root cause of why this happened leaving us with little certainty that it won't be repeated. Several other pop-up issues have happened in other modules as well. Again, they seem unable to determine root cause.
  • When we enabled managers to promote or transfer employees in Vantage, they were able to see the pay for any job in the company including the CEO. When we asked that this be fixed, we are told that it requires development to create that fix and could be several months before it's done. As a result, we had to remove our salary grades from the system.
Diane Hartley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista

  • Positive impact would definitely be self-service for both employees and managers to view and update selected data.
  • Through some analytics our managers are able to track turnover for their site/department by many criteria (length of service, reason, etc) and can view a number of other analytical reports such as headcount and demographics which help them to make informed decisions about their department.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

Vista

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ADP Vantage HCM
7.6
Vista
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Vista
9.1

Usability

ADP Vantage HCM
7.9
Vista
8.2

Reliability and Availability

ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
Vista
9.5

Performance

ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
Vista
10.0

Support Rating

ADP Vantage HCM
7.5
Vista
8.2

In-Person Training

ADP Vantage HCM
9.0
Vista

Online Training

ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Vista
10.0

Implementation Rating

ADP Vantage HCM
7.9
Vista
7.3

Scalability

ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
Vista

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