ADP VirtualEdge vs. Paylocity

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ADP VirtualEdge
Score 6.1 out of 10
N/A
ADP VirtualEdge is a recruiting software solution offered by Automatic Data Processing, LLC.N/A
Paylocity
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Paylocity provides 24/7 access to your online payroll and human resource data management. Paylocity offers highly customizable payroll functionality, as well as HR, benefits administration, and time and talent management programs.N/A
Pricing
ADP VirtualEdgePaylocity
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ADP VirtualEdgePaylocity
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
ADP VirtualEdgePaylocity
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
ADP VirtualEdgePaylocity
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
ADP VirtualEdge
7.7
7 Ratings
4% below category average
Paylocity
7.8
545 Ratings
1% below category average
Job Requisition Management8.17 Ratings7.9457 Ratings
Company Website Posting6.47 Ratings8.1480 Ratings
Publish to Social Media7.17 Ratings7.8374 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.67 Ratings7.8455 Ratings
Customized Application Form7.67 Ratings00 Ratings
Resume Management9.37 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention8.37 Ratings7.2387 Ratings
Candidate Search8.67 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking9.27 Ratings8.1499 Ratings
Collaboration7.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation6.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Templates6.37 Ratings00 Ratings
User Permissions6.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts7.87 Ratings8.0500 Ratings
Reporting8.27 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP VirtualEdge
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.8
979 Ratings
1% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.5926 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.2894 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.9831 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.6845 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.1776 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.8757 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.6648 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP VirtualEdge
-
Ratings
Paylocity
8.2
954 Ratings
2% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.6928 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings7.4456 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.6684 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.4648 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.0924 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.2737 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.0459 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP VirtualEdge
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.6
805 Ratings
7% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings7.9718 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.5767 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings7.5599 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
ADP VirtualEdge
-
Ratings
Paylocity
8.4
968 Ratings
3% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.6942 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.7959 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.1763 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings8.3680 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.4816 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP VirtualEdge
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.4
288 Ratings
5% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.4288 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
ADP VirtualEdge
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.1
887 Ratings
7% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings7.1848 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.5864 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings6.7538 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
ADP VirtualEdge
-
Ratings
Paylocity
8.2
831 Ratings
2% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings8.4825 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings8.1652 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
ADP VirtualEdge
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.5
452 Ratings
9% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings7.5348 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings7.6415 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings7.5304 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.5418 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP VirtualEdge
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.4
574 Ratings
8% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings7.3514 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.3435 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings7.4527 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings7.6532 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.6438 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
ADP VirtualEdge
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.4
284 Ratings
7% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings7.0191 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings7.3231 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.6257 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings7.5206 Ratings
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ADP VirtualEdgePaylocity
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User Ratings
ADP VirtualEdgePaylocity
Likelihood to Recommend
7.8
(7 ratings)
7.9
(1049 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(95 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(65 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(11 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(11 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.2
(87 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(10 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(40 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(9 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(7 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
6.7
(8 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(10 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(6 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(10 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(9 ratings)
User Testimonials
ADP VirtualEdgePaylocity
Likelihood to Recommend
ADP
ADP VirtualEdge is undoubtedly the platform that any company needs to be able to keep an exact control of the candidates and the performance of each one of them. It is important to note that ADP VirtualEdge allows the monitoring of candidates and new employees, which makes it easier to know if the new employee is meeting the skills presented in the interview. This platform has a complete order for all the résumés received and provides complete management for the new applications of candidates for a specific position. I would recommend it without a doubt, it has quick benefits.
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Paylocity
Well-suited, just all the different components that you can buy to go with it. It's really endless. We were just going to add the expense payment feature and we're really excited about that so it's going to make it a lot easier, but the options are endless.
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Pros
ADP
  • Previously, it was more difficult to store all the resumes that we received, since there were many candidates for the jobs that we had open in our company, however, ADP VirtualEdge gave me a better handling of resumes, the platform stores all the resumes in chronological order Resumes received and this makes it easier to read each of these.
  • I love the duplicate candidate prevention function, sometimes people make mistakes when applying for a job and this causes the application to be duplicated, this platform performs this process automatically and prevents duplicate applications, it is fantastic.
  • It has an excellent integration with my social networks, which helps me to be able to make publications of the available jobs and also allows me to see details in real-time of the applications that I have received from those publications in my social networks.
  • It provides me with a section where I can manage all the interviews. For me, it is one of the most important functions since I can have a much higher order for the interviews that I have scheduled.
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Paylocity
  • Provides the majority of our data for our employees and reporting in one software product.
  • Once setup; the Onboarding feature makes bringing in new employees very smooth while collecting and completing all compliance information from the candidate themselves.
  • Performance Module with Journals provides a good platform for documenting positive as well as disciplinary events.
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Cons
ADP
  • One of the things I don't like about ADP VirtualEdge is that it doesn't allow me to conduct interviews online. Many other platforms that I have used in the past allowed me to conduct interviews online without having to do it in person. With the current problems due to COVID-19, this has become a very important functionality that ADP VirtualEdge does not offer me, since online interviews would be an option to avoid physical contact.
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Paylocity
  • No, I know they're working on implementing it so that we can control our own GL that I'm looking forward to. That is one thing that I feel like has been missing, so I'm happy to see them addressing it.
  • We went through a couple of different service reps, but that's been my only issue. The problem is a couple of the service reps.
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Likelihood to Renew
ADP
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
We have had many issues with the way our platform was set up at implementation that still continue to plague us. In addition, our benefits, in particular our FSA, have been mis-managed causing a balance due from an employee (and also a lot of work for our accounting and HR team, as well as stress for the employee). Our service rep continues to answer incorrectly on many fronts (original response is usually check out this paylocity article, vs. helping) and recently our COBRA management was mishandled (not adding Dental to a person on Cobra who had requested it). So- all in all...we are not particularly happy w/ Paylocity
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Usability
ADP
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
I find Paylocity to be almost too robust so that its functionalities are sometimes too complex to use. Sometimes it appears that they don't get a user's experience and keep a software developers mindset which doesn't always work well with users that are not at their technical level of expertise. A perfect example is the way the payroll dashboard USED to look compared to the recent update
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Reliability and Availability
ADP
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
Paylocity support is always available and I never have to wait endlessly on hold. If our dedicated account manage is not available, there is an entire team assigned to our account. Every one of them is knowledgeable about our organization and Paylocity's process.
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Performance
ADP
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
pages load in an acceptable amount of time, reports come back quickly, but integration is very complicated and hasn't been possible
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Support Rating
ADP
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
Everyone wants immediate assistance. Awaiting a response from an email only to ask 2-3 more questions is time consuming. Within the first six months of setup, I would rather respond back to the instructors who provided me the training in each category of my contract.
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In-Person Training
ADP
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
I didn't have in-person training, but I'm sure it was just as great as any other training/assistance Paylocity provides. Paylocity customer service is always available. You never have to be on hold and their answers are always accurate and timely. Documents in the help section are helpful as well. My in-person training was conducted y one of our employees who was involved in the initial set-up and training of all employees. She was excellent.
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Online Training
ADP
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
The training was live online, but was with a group of other companies. We did not receive any personalized training with our team. Whenever we would ask for training, we would be sent a peak article link or a video. It felt like the reps we dealt with didn't know the answer to the questions.
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Implementation Rating
ADP
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
I had gone through an implementation process of another HR platform (Paycom) in my previous job and was traumatized, it was painful. I was surprised how easy and fast it was with Paylocity, the team was very helpful and set us up for success
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Alternatives Considered
ADP
ADP VirtualEdge is more specifically [for] applicant tracking and hiring whereas Workforce Now is more for human resources management. It is more specifically targeted to hiring instead of general management. It is also less supported and can take longer to get it help. Overall, it is comparable to other lower tier products.
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Paylocity
I did not select Paylocity. It was in place when I joined the company, but I did select ADP for my previous company. Paylocity is difference is the customer service and the account management support. We did not have that level of support at ADP.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
ADP
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
Include more services in the packages they offer.
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Scalability
ADP
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
You have an account manager assigned to you on a daily basis but that person is barely available to you
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Professional Services
ADP
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
Support is quick and proffessional
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Return on Investment
ADP
  • We are able to hire more qualified people for each new job in our company. The quality of employees progressively improved as we hired people with better skills and better job ideas.
  • Ease of managing candidate resumes and applications, there was no need for a manual process to manage candidates.
  • Quick recruitment. Previously, it took us a long time to analyze and visualize the applications of new candidates. With ADP VirtualEdge we can have a faster recruitment thanks to the fact that this system automatically orders the candidates with the best skills.
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Paylocity
  • We are very fortunate. We're a nonprofit organization that handles the donations of a university. So we are well-funded and so we've never had to make decisions just on money. We want to be fiducially responsible, but we don't just want to take the lowest scholars. So we look just like with our people, we look at different elements, different criteria for what we're doing and we always find that if we choose quality, the ROI will come out in the end and it does, it has .
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