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Core HR

2 Ratings

ADP Workforce Now

470 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

Core HR

2 Ratings
Score 9.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP Workforce Now

ADP is well suited when you have a large workforce. We have over 450 employees and frequently have those who are hired and those who retire. It's such a great opportunity to give employees ownership of their own employee information.I think if you have a small business, it may be hard to justify the cost of ADP. However, the fact that they can take care of your payroll and taxes and such is pretty awesome.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Core HR
8.0
Employee demographic data
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Core HR
8.0
Employment history
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Core HR
9.0
Job profiles and administration
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Core HR
9.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Workforce Now
7.4
Core HR
9.0
Organizational charting
ADP Workforce Now
6.6
Core HR
5.0
Organization and location management
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
Core HR
7.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Workforce Now
8.0
Core HR
9.0

Payroll Management

ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Core HR
8.8
Pay calculation
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
Core HR
9.0
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Core HR
Benefit plan administration
ADP Workforce Now
8.0
Core HR
7.0
Direct deposit files
ADP Workforce Now
8.6
Core HR
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Core HR
9.0
Reimbursement management
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Core HR
9.0

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Core HR
7.7
Approval workflow
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Core HR
7.0
Balance details
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Core HR
8.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Core HR
8.0

Employee Self Service

ADP Workforce Now
8.2
Core HR
9.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Workforce Now
8.8
Core HR
Update personal information
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
Core HR
9.0
View company policy documentation
ADP Workforce Now
8.6
Core HR
Employee recognition
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Core HR
9.0
View job history
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Core HR
9.0

Asset Management

ADP Workforce Now
6.0
Core HR
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Workforce Now
6.0
Core HR

HR Reporting

ADP Workforce Now
7.0
Core HR
10.0
Report builder
ADP Workforce Now
7.1
Core HR
10.0
Pre-built reports
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
Core HR
10.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
Core HR

Onboarding

ADP Workforce Now
5.5
Core HR
8.0
New hire portal
ADP Workforce Now
6.1
Core HR
8.0
Manager tracking tools
ADP Workforce Now
4.9
Core HR
8.0

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Core HR
7.5
Performance plans
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Core HR
8.0
Performance improvement plans
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Core HR
6.0
Review status tracking
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Core HR
8.0
Review reminders
ADP Workforce Now
7.4
Core HR
8.0
Multiple review frequency
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
Core HR

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Workforce Now
6.7
Core HR
7.7
Job Requisition Management
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Core HR
7.0
Company Website Posting
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Core HR
Publish to Social Media
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Core HR
Job Search Site Posting
ADP Workforce Now
6.7
Core HR
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Workforce Now
2.3
Core HR
Applicant Tracking
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
Core HR
8.0
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Core HR
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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  • Core HR manages our PTO well. It allows users to access their accruals and requests.
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Cons

  • Managers would like a link to their Outlook calendar for all of their reports' vacation time. Currently, the employee will get a link to add to their personal Outlook just not the managers.
  • Would like to see real time changes when updating any of the configurations pages. It is a pain to have to log off and log back on to see how the changes look.
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  • I would love the ability for reviews to be deleted.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP Workforce Now8.9
Based on 29 answers
  • Ease of use for the administrator and the employee
  • Perfect payroll audit - fewer payroll errors
  • Customer Service
  • Flexibility
  • Tax Service
  • Garnishment Service
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Usability

ADP Workforce Now8.1
Based on 16 answers
Because most of the payroll piece is self explanatory. Some training may be required to learn the lingo, but they also have "help" screens available on each section. I use this function if I don't understand what is going on. The time and attendance piece is fairly easy for the employee to learn with very little training.
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Support

ADP Workforce Now6.2
Based on 14 answers
ADP has gone back to the designated "team support" module for clients on the newer versions of WFN, and the introduction of "The Bridge" has just added additional resources for problem resolution. It is a blog of current users who can share ideas/solutions in real time. And open case numbers are relatively east to track, and will allow the clients to view status of specific cases in the near future. We currently have no open items!
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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 Now7.2
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

Prior to our switch to ADP in 2009, we used Abra and had to manually enter timecards and record time. The flow in ADP Workforce Now is wonderful!
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Core HR is not as robust and does not allow the same functionality but does provide similar functionality based on the size of our organization.
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Return on Investment

  • ADP Workforce Now is a working partner. Utilizing the product has saved time and money for our accounting department.
  • The timekeeping program allows us to utilize department and job tracking.
  • The custom reporting options and having all of the employee related functions in one program, helps to generate information and reports that used to take hours to pull together.
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  • Still to new to determine.
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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.

Core HR

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details