ADP Workforce Now vs. Meta4 PeopleNet

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ADP Workforce Now
Score 7.9 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
ADP Workforce Now is a cloud-based HR platform for mid-sized businesses. It features customizable modules of various HR services that businesses can tailor to their specific needs, as well as regulatory monitoring and alerts to help businesses remain compliant.N/A
Meta4 PeopleNet
Score 6.0 out of 10
N/A
Meta4 PeopleNet is an all-in-one integrated HR Solution providing Core HR with personnel administration, total talent management, compensation management with payroll, as well as workforce management (time and attendance, analytics). Meta4 is a Cegid company (acquired late 2019).N/A
Pricing
ADP Workforce NowMeta4 PeopleNet
Editions & Modules
Essential
Contact sales team
Enhanced
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Complete
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HR Pro
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Payroll Essentials
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HR Plus
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Hiring Advantage
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Performance Plus
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ADP Workforce NowMeta4 PeopleNet
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPlease contact ADP for a product demo and ask about a hands-on "test drive" of Workforce Now.
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Community Pulse
ADP Workforce NowMeta4 PeopleNet
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
ADP Workforce NowMeta4 PeopleNet
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
1021 Ratings
4% below category average
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
2 Ratings
12% below category average
Employee demographic data8.1901 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Employment history8.2937 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Job profiles and administration7.9889 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.7.4916 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Organizational charting6.7641 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Organization and location management7.5702 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)7.4648 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
1033 Ratings
2% below category average
Meta4 PeopleNet
6.2
1 Ratings
26% below category average
Pay calculation8.6994 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors7.2389 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment7.7293 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration7.9796 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.6982 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management7.7768 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Reimbursement management7.4467 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
843 Ratings
7% below category average
Meta4 PeopleNet
6.3
1 Ratings
25% below category average
Approval workflow7.8765 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Balance details7.6798 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment7.5646 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
1013 Ratings
3% below category average
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.2
2 Ratings
12% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information8.2976 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Update personal information8.5967 Ratings8.02 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.1781 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Employee recognition7.0364 Ratings5.01 Ratings
View job history7.732 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
6.0
12 Ratings
26% below category average
Meta4 PeopleNet
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets6.012 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
6.9
943 Ratings
10% below category average
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
2 Ratings
9% below category average
Report builder7.3926 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.5922 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data6.1549 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
115 Ratings
14% below category average
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
1 Ratings
11% above category average
New hire portal7.4111 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Manager tracking tools6.691 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.8
309 Ratings
5% below category average
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
2 Ratings
9% above category average
Corporate goal setting8.0238 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Individual goal setting7.9289 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility7.6236 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance tracking7.9282 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
400 Ratings
9% below category average
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
2 Ratings
12% above category average
Performance plans7.3359 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.3307 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Review status tracking7.5364 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Review reminders7.2377 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.2312 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
6.0
7 Ratings
28% below category average
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
1 Ratings
12% above category average
Create succession plans/pools5.86 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Candidate ranking5.86 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Candidate search6.37 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Candidate development6.26 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
6.8
420 Ratings
14% below category average
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
2 Ratings
14% above category average
Job Requisition Management7.5365 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.1357 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Publish to Social Media6.9286 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.2320 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention2.38 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Applicant Tracking7.0361 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.3382 Ratings9.02 Ratings
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Score 9.6 out of 10
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Score 9.6 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 7.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
ADP Workforce NowMeta4 PeopleNet
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(1088 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.3
(82 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
5.2
(79 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
7.3
(14 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
6.4
(13 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(462 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
In-Person Training
8.2
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
5.8
(17 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
5.1
(34 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
6.4
(10 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
6.1
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.4
(750 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
5.2
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
6.1
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ADP Workforce NowMeta4 PeopleNet
Likelihood to Recommend
ADP
If you are looking to automate processes and have the system handle administrative, boring tasks this is the system for you. They are continuing to evolve and are coming out with improvements constantly. Have a suggestion on an improvement they will listen and consider implementing.
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Cegid
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR is a very powerful HR tool with abundant features that could fulfill pretty much all the HR needs of a small to medium sized organization. It might be an overkill for very small businesses with less than 20 employees as its really geared towards larger organizations. It offers powerful tools to performance reviews as well as employee HR management tasks. One interesting feature is the ability for employees to perform self administrative tasks through the software which allows some automation of tasks. On the other hand, the program can be so feature rich that require an advanced user with data analytic skills to fully utility. Companies that use the software will need to have at least one manager procure training before utilizing its full range of features.
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Pros
ADP
  • HRIS that is personalized for the employee and addresses DE&I needs.
  • Payroll, of course! The system addresses all needs, such as deductions, additional pay, premium OT, and shift differentials.
  • Onboarding is an excellent way to stay in compliance and have all documents completed.
  • Tax and Banking and resolution to any issues.
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Cegid
  • Clean and easy navigation: it is very user-friendly and compared to other solutions I have utilized, there is a clear difference on how information is displayed and also ease of navigation and speed of response of the platform.
  • All modules are really integrated and it is so much power when there is a correlation between say the data displayed in Talent Management and the info seen on the C&B module for example from a performance and compensation perspective, visualizing info and being able to analyze it easier for decision making.
  • Customizable, in our case, we use the solution and enjoy the multiple benefits and efficiencies due to how data is organized and presented and the same time we have the advantage that the user interface is all customized to our own corporate brand/look and feel, color palette and graphical line.
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Cons
ADP
  • I would like it if better communication was sent out about new product updates. Sometimes, I go into a screen and things are different and I have to relearn it on the fly.
  • Editing the mobile app - I would like it if what is shown on the desktop version was automatically on the app. WAY more of my employees use the app, but I put the most important information on the desktop version because it is easier to update.
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Cegid
  • Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR can be a bit overwhelming for light users with limited experience.
  • The performance review features are extensive and require a highly skilled manager that work with data analytics
  • The program is not quite as strong in its recruitment features as other software offerings.
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Likelihood to Renew
ADP
Due to the lack of support from the sales and service center we are looking at other options outside of ADP. Again it is a good system, it just lacks the support it deserves from the company employees. It is just unimaginable that you will need to reach out to a service provider several times for the same issue and not get it resolved.
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Cegid
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Usability
ADP
I would give it a 10 however I do not like when ADP does facelifts in Workforce Now which does not add any value other than having to relearn navigation. I am also not a big fan of being forced to refer to the Bridge. We have Google which gives the same results. If I understood the answer I would not contact our Account Rep.
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Cegid
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
ADP
ADP outages are very rare
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Cegid
No answers on this topic
Performance
ADP
Overall, I think the functionality of the program works pretty well. Sometimes, certain browsers do not work well for the policy function of ADP, but that is the only issue thus far
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Cegid
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
ADP
I have contacted support multiple times and have always been happy with the results. ADP's support staff is always helpful and makes easy work of solving problems. I love my Payroll Account Manager, as well as my Enhanced Time Account Manager.
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Cegid
It is excellent support so far, during implementation and also while live, the only reason why I am giving a 9 is because in some cases we could have had a quicker response or solution, but so far this doesn't look like an issue at all, and the vendor has been making sure we have what we need.
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In-Person Training
ADP
In-person training was pretty good - I think this significantly depends on the trainer. Our trainer was really good and showed what ADP can do - but I know that all trainers are not the same - and this truly makes such as difference. Overall, our training went pretty well.
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Cegid
No answers on this topic
Online Training
ADP
At the time training was not as expansive as it is now. If it could go wrong it did for me so the process was difficult and lengthy. I needed to have more in person walkthroughs of things to ensure the transition was done correctly. Not sure what else I can say, we were part of the initial move to Workforce Now when it was introduced.
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Cegid
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
ADP
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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Cegid
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
ADP
Although this SAS takes longer to perform the everyday functions related to payroll and HR data input, the difference in this software and our previous software is like night and day. We were on a very old server platform and had too many issues with continuous need for backup.
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Cegid
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR really shines as a flexible product capable of evolving with an organization's changing needs. Its robust features, cloud based architecture, and performance analysis help push the product ahead of some of its competitors. While not perfect, the software offers in-depth performance review functions and data analysis tools that show performance trends. With its self administrative tools, employees can help manage their own information, reducing workload for HR managers
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Scalability
ADP
We have been able to grow with ADP from just a few hundred employees to over 10,000 so it's actually very scalable for payroll usage. We do not use the benefits and onboarding offerings for most of our employees but they are built to scale easily enough for when our corporate team has over 1,000 FTE.
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Cegid
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
ADP
  • ADP WorkforceNow has provided a positive ROI for our company. It has saved me countless hours in the time I used to spend preparing reports, managing benefits, and annual enrollment, recruitment tracking, and much more.
  • The integration with Payscale has allowed our company to take every position in our organization and benchmark it to industries and job titles. This has allowed us to be more competitive on recruitment and retention.
  • We have used the new DE&I dashboard to provide valuable information on the landscape of our workforce, as well as areas of our organization that may not be as diverse.
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Cegid
  • We now have a tool which is a single solution and connects our employee information for 5 countries and 30K + employees, a single source, talk about efficiency.
  • This is a big step in Digital Transformation, reducing times to complete several processes and also the use of paper forms.
  • Definitely, savings related to the number of solutions software wise that is now integrated and scalable with meta4 PeopleNet Talent Management.
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ADP Workforce Now Screenshots

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