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Avature ATS

6 Ratings

ADP Workforce Now

469 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

Avature ATS

6 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP Workforce Now

For a small employer, with very little turnover and few benefit options, ADP may be too costly for the benefit. There are many affordable payroll providers available for small organizations.For large employers with many benefits options, employees in multiple locations, multiple tax jurisdictions and varied pay types (salary, hourly, commission, etc), ADP is ideal. The extended customer service hours, extensive resources for international pay, and capability for multi state taxation is crucial for an international employer.
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Avature ATS

Great for a mid-size company, great for OFCCP documentation, multiple users friendly. Might be a challenge in a larger environment where there is a more built out, streamlined process in place unless there was a specialist to set it up exactly to the needs of the organization and the process.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Avature ATS
Employee demographic data
ADP Workforce Now
8.0
Avature ATS
Employment history
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Avature ATS
Job profiles and administration
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Avature ATS
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Workforce Now
7.4
Avature ATS
Organizational charting
ADP Workforce Now
6.6
Avature ATS
Organization and location management
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
Avature ATS
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Avature ATS

Payroll Management

ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Avature ATS
Pay calculation
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
Avature ATS
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Avature ATS
Benefit plan administration
ADP Workforce Now
8.0
Avature ATS
Direct deposit files
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
Avature ATS
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Avature ATS
Reimbursement management
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Avature ATS

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Avature ATS
Approval workflow
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Avature ATS
Balance details
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Avature ATS
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Avature ATS

Employee Self Service

ADP Workforce Now
8.2
Avature ATS
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Workforce Now
8.8
Avature ATS
Update personal information
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
Avature ATS
View company policy documentation
ADP Workforce Now
8.6
Avature ATS
Employee recognition
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Avature ATS
View job history
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Avature ATS

Asset Management

ADP Workforce Now
6.0
Avature ATS
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Workforce Now
6.0
Avature ATS

HR Reporting

ADP Workforce Now
7.0
Avature ATS
Report builder
ADP Workforce Now
7.1
Avature ATS
Pre-built reports
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
Avature ATS
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
Avature ATS

Onboarding

ADP Workforce Now
5.5
Avature ATS
New hire portal
ADP Workforce Now
6.1
Avature ATS
Manager tracking tools
ADP Workforce Now
4.9
Avature ATS

Performance and Goals

ADP Workforce Now
7.8
Avature ATS
Corporate goal setting
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Avature ATS
Individual goal setting
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Avature ATS
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Avature ATS
Performance tracking
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Avature ATS

Performance Management

ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Avature ATS
Performance plans
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Avature ATS
Performance improvement plans
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Avature ATS
Review status tracking
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Avature ATS
Review reminders
ADP Workforce Now
7.4
Avature ATS
Multiple review frequency
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
Avature ATS

Succession Planning

ADP Workforce Now
6.0
Avature ATS
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Workforce Now
5.8
Avature ATS
Candidate ranking
ADP Workforce Now
5.8
Avature ATS
Candidate search
ADP Workforce Now
6.3
Avature ATS
Candidate development
ADP Workforce Now
6.2
Avature ATS

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Workforce Now
6.7
Avature ATS
8.3
Job Requisition Management
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Avature ATS
9.0
Company Website Posting
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Avature ATS
9.0
Publish to Social Media
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Avature ATS
9.0
Job Search Site Posting
ADP Workforce Now
6.7
Avature ATS
9.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Workforce Now
2.3
Avature ATS
8.0
Applicant Tracking
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
Avature ATS
9.0
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Avature ATS
8.0
Customized Application Form
ADP Workforce Now
Avature ATS
9.0
Resume Management
ADP Workforce Now
Avature ATS
9.0
Candidate Search
ADP Workforce Now
Avature ATS
9.0
Collaboration
ADP Workforce Now
Avature ATS
7.0
Task Creation and Delegation
ADP Workforce Now
Avature ATS
3.0
Email Templates
ADP Workforce Now
Avature ATS
9.0
User Permissions
ADP Workforce Now
Avature ATS
9.0
Reporting
ADP Workforce Now
Avature ATS
8.0

Pros

  • The blending of all aspects of HR in ADP makes the system use very fluid. We like that we can have the employee in the system from hire to retire.
  • Allowing employees to have access to their own information is very empowering for them. We like that employees can look at their benefit enrollments, tax information and address along with their payroll history. This is very empowering from an employee standpoint.
  • From a manager standpoint I feel that the system gives the manager great power to make decisions. It can be simple things like workforce planning but also things along the lines of performance evaluations and annual reviews and pay increases.
  • Reporting abilities are AMAZING. You can get a report on basically anything you want in ADP. It can be a challenge to find out how to get that information into a report but the Customer Service help when it comes to custom reporting is great.
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  • Search capabilities - ability to pipeline top talent.
  • Communication with hiring managers in the hiring manager portal - resumes/notes don't get lost in email and are always accessible to anyone involved in the hiring process.
  • Ability to customize - we've been able to change work flows for different needs, and different business groups as well.
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Cons

  • The time and attendance portion could be more robust. If you have employees with multiple pay rates, pay types, and pay additions this may be a task to setup. My current company is driven by cost numbers and I we had to partner with another company that is another part of ADP called IDI in order to make things work.
  • Sometimes when working with records it is difficult to manipulate historical data. I guess maybe this is a good and bad thing because you don't want it to be easy for people to manipulate data, but if terminating an employee was a mistake I would like to easily be able to delete that record instead of rehiring.
  • The accrual setup is one of the biggest issues I have had with ADP. From the setup to execution this is a project that requires constant review even after the process has been completed.
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  • Easily over-engineered. While it's great to be able to customize, there are times where there are too many choices.
  • Would like to see it integrate better with our HRIS system.
  • Still a lot of manual steps in the workflow.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP Workforce Now8.9
Based on 29 answers
Once you get used to Workforce Now, it becomes "home." Additionally, changing databases is such a huge decision that it is unrealistic to jump from one to another.
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Usability

ADP Workforce Now8.0
Based on 16 answers
The screens are very easy to understand and employees can easily navigate the system which makes it easier on me since I am not always having to answer questions.
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Support

ADP Workforce Now6.1
Based on 14 answers
My questions are answered by our support person as needed.
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Online Training

ADP Workforce Now8.4
Based on 5 answers
The instructions from the recruiting agency on how to use the system was pretty straightforward. It provided step-by-step procedures on where you would need to log in your hours as well as what you would need to highlight (i.e. regular, overtime, etc.) detailing the type of hours that were worked overall. The handout also provided some pictures of the application
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Implementation

ADP Workforce Now7.1
Based on 8 answers
Either assign more than one specialist to the implementation process, or assign less clients to the implementation specialist. The process requires attention to detail and the ability to test and re-test as well as verify the information. It also requires a lot of back and forth between the client ant the implementation specialist, so they need to be readily available during the whole implementation process.
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Alternatives Considered

I've also used ADP Pay Expert, and I really see Workforce Now as the logical continuation of Pay Expert. Workforce Now has better integration capabilities, streamlined processes, and fewer technical glitches. That said, if your company has a relatively simple payroll setup, Workforce Now doesn't really offer anything that Pay Expert doesn't.
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Avature is much better than OpenHire! OpenHire didn't give us the ability to share resumes or notes through the system and was very complicated to keep track of candidates that applied to multiple jobs or duplicate candidates. Was also very archaic in the interfacing and usability. Avature gave us many more options to customize our system.
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Return on Investment

  • Accurate, integrated Time & Attendance is by far the #1 efficiency for the organization I implemented this system for. They went from paper time sheets to having the ability to have employees enter their time via their smart phone overnight.
  • The more robust and date effective reporting allowed us to finally be able to tear into the data and ensure people were being paid correctly.
  • The prior system was a Citrix based platform that could only be ran on one computer, whereas Workforce Now is internet based, allowing me to work whenever and however I needed to.
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  • Ability to be more efficient in hiring, leading to faster hire times
  • Easier to keep clean data for OFCCP or AAP audits
  • Spend a lot of time altering or changing workflows/process/manually moving things along
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Pricing Details

ADP Workforce Now

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details
Please contact ADP for a product demo and ask about a hands-on "test drive" of Workforce Now.

Avature ATS

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