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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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DATIS

Our agency has a number of federal and private grants tied to personnel costs and allocations. DATIS e3 is extraordinary at allowing the end user to slice information as needed for complex reporting.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Workforce Now
7.6
DATIS
8.7
Employee demographic data
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
DATIS
6.0
Employment history
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
DATIS
8.0
Job profiles and administration
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
DATIS
9.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Workforce Now
7.4
DATIS
9.0
Organizational charting
ADP Workforce Now
6.7
DATIS
10.0
Organization and location management
ADP Workforce Now
7.4
DATIS
9.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Workforce Now
8.0
DATIS
10.0

Payroll Management

ADP Workforce Now
8.1
DATIS
9.4
Pay calculation
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
DATIS
10.0
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
DATIS
Benefit plan administration
ADP Workforce Now
8.0
DATIS
9.0
Direct deposit files
ADP Workforce Now
8.6
DATIS
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Workforce Now
7.8
DATIS
8.0
Reimbursement management
ADP Workforce Now
7.8
DATIS
10.0

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Workforce Now
8.1
DATIS
8.7
Approval workflow
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
DATIS
8.0
Balance details
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
DATIS
8.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
DATIS
10.0

Employee Self Service

ADP Workforce Now
8.2
DATIS
9.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
DATIS
10.0
Update personal information
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
DATIS
10.0
View company policy documentation
ADP Workforce Now
8.5
DATIS
10.0
Employee recognition
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
DATIS
5.0
View job history
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
DATIS
10.0

Asset Management

ADP Workforce Now
6.0
DATIS
9.0
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Workforce Now
6.0
DATIS
9.0

HR Reporting

ADP Workforce Now
7.0
DATIS
6.7
Report builder
ADP Workforce Now
7.1
DATIS
8.0
Pre-built reports
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
DATIS
6.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
DATIS
6.0

Onboarding

ADP Workforce Now
5.5
DATIS
9.0
New hire portal
ADP Workforce Now
6.1
DATIS
8.0
Manager tracking tools
ADP Workforce Now
4.8
DATIS
10.0

Performance and Goals

ADP Workforce Now
7.7
DATIS
7.5
Corporate goal setting
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
DATIS
8.0
Individual goal setting
ADP Workforce Now
7.8
DATIS
8.0
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
DATIS
6.0
Performance tracking
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
DATIS
8.0

Performance Management

ADP Workforce Now
7.4
DATIS
8.0
Performance plans
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
DATIS
7.0
Performance improvement plans
ADP Workforce Now
7.4
DATIS
6.0
Review status tracking
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
DATIS
10.0
Review reminders
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
DATIS
10.0
Multiple review frequency
ADP Workforce Now
7.2
DATIS
7.0

Succession Planning

ADP Workforce Now
6.0
DATIS
7.8
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Workforce Now
5.8
DATIS
6.0
Candidate ranking
ADP Workforce Now
5.8
DATIS
10.0
Candidate search
ADP Workforce Now
6.3
DATIS
7.0
Candidate development
ADP Workforce Now
6.2
DATIS
8.0

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Workforce Now
6.6
DATIS
7.6
Job Requisition Management
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
DATIS
9.0
Company Website Posting
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
DATIS
8.0
Publish to Social Media
ADP Workforce Now
7.4
DATIS
5.0
Job Search Site Posting
ADP Workforce Now
6.6
DATIS
5.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Workforce Now
2.3
DATIS
7.0
Applicant Tracking
ADP Workforce Now
7.2
DATIS
9.0
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
DATIS
10.0

Pros

  • Employee self-service - eliminate paperwork, give your employees power, and simplify your workflow!
  • Intranet system - share what's new with your staff, track all of your company's policy forms, and roll-out various trainings!
  • Onboarding activities (custom activity management) - eliminate all your new hire paperwork and focus cultural assimilation during those first couple of days!
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  • Position management
  • Payroll solutions
  • Open Enrollment/benefits management
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Cons

  • Implementation - as an administrator, make sure that you know what's happening at every point of implementation! This process can be disjointed.
  • Training - the learning curve is steep when adapting to this system. Be prepared to spend hours formally training, staying on the phone with customer service, and surfing the "Bridge" (a peer support system). Every minute you invest will be worth your time!
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  • Supervision documentation is difficult to use if the supervisor doesn’t adhere to the rigid schedule
  • Applicant site doesn’t automatically integrate with outside recruitment tools, so tracking of recruitment data is complicated.
  • DATIS has struggled with customer service support unless you have a dedicated contact
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP Workforce Now8.8
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 Now8.2
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 Now6.7
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 Now8.3
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 Now7.3
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

When making the choice to pursue WFN, I courted four companies. All had bells and whistles comparable to WFN, some even had sexier features, but none had the same business longevity as ADP. I entered this agreement hesitantly due to ADP's customer service reputation, but dedicated myself to learning the programming and exploring the system weekly. This undoubtedly helped me communicate my needs and accomplish our agency goals. I am SO HAPPY that we landed with WFN and would highly recommend it to colleagues. From payroll to benefits management, WFN is a win.
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DATIS e3 is a different kind of system that may not be the solution for someone who is looking for an “off the shelf” solution. It is flexible and customizable to meet the specific needs of your organization. It is robust and thorough. They could benefit from spending money on a mobile solution.
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Return on Investment

  • Workforce Now has definitely improved our efficiency and consistency because we can pull reports into specific formats for importing into our databases. This means less hand-keying of simple things like address changes or new employee data, which makes our team more efficient and accurate.
  • Often our Accounting Team really struggles with understanding ADP's specific lingo, which can make it a challenge for our Payroll/Benefits Team and Accounting Team to interact. It's taken time to understand, for example, that "Business Unit" means "Account Code".
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  • DATIS has allowed us to spend less time on payroll processing and accounting of payroll
  • Better grant management allowing us to minimize the risk of unclaimed revenue
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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.

DATIS

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