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ADP Workforce Now

470 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR

3 Ratings
Score 8.3 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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Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR

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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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.3
Employee demographic data
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Employment history
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.0
Job profiles and administration
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
8.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Workforce Now
7.4
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Organizational charting
ADP Workforce Now
6.6
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Organization and location management
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
9.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0

Payroll Management

ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.2
Pay calculation
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.0
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
5.0
Benefit plan administration
ADP Workforce Now
8.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.0
Direct deposit files
ADP Workforce Now
8.6
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Reimbursement management
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.0

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.3
Approval workflow
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Balance details
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
5.0

Employee Self Service

ADP Workforce Now
8.2
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.4
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Workforce Now
8.8
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.0
Update personal information
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
View company policy documentation
ADP Workforce Now
8.6
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Employee recognition
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
5.0
View job history
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0

Asset Management

ADP Workforce Now
6.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Workforce Now
6.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR

HR Reporting

ADP Workforce Now
7.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Report builder
ADP Workforce Now
7.1
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
9.0
Pre-built reports
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
5.0

Onboarding

ADP Workforce Now
5.5
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
New hire portal
ADP Workforce Now
6.1
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Manager tracking tools
ADP Workforce Now
4.9
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR

Performance and Goals

ADP Workforce Now
7.8
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Corporate goal setting
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Individual goal setting
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Performance tracking
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0

Performance Management

ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.7
Performance plans
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
8.0
Performance improvement plans
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
8.0
Review status tracking
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Review reminders
ADP Workforce Now
7.4
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Multiple review frequency
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR

Succession Planning

ADP Workforce Now
6.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Workforce Now
5.8
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Candidate ranking
ADP Workforce Now
5.8
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Candidate search
ADP Workforce Now
6.3
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Candidate development
ADP Workforce Now
6.2
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Workforce Now
6.7
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.4
Job Requisition Management
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
8.0
Company Website Posting
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Publish to Social Media
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.0
Job Search Site Posting
ADP Workforce Now
6.7
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
5.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Workforce Now
2.3
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
5.0
Applicant Tracking
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
8.0
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.0

Pros

  • Benefits enrollment - saves so much time by having the benefits enrollment online. The benefits cost flow directly to payroll so there is no [chance] for error by entering an incorrect amount. Carrier connections flow the info to our insurance company - no paper forms
  • Keeps us informed on any changes involving ACA, taxes or other federal regulations. Subscribe to Eye on Washington and you are always up to date on current happenings in Washington.
  • Ability to handle all of our state and local taxes. We have 9 states and many locals.
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  • The software is very flexible in working with different types of organization functions, departments, and with projects.
  • The program is provides a solid recruitment platform.
  • Managers can use the software for performance reviews and for analysis.
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Cons

  • Quicker response from the support lines in answering the call. This would require hiring and training of more support staff, which I understand ADP has been doing... ACA having taken it's toll on support stall at all companies.
  • Taking care of clean up on old issues, some having been escalated to upper management. It would be nice to hear how they are proceeding.
  • Would like to be able to pull the Pay Data to a spreadsheet program for manipulation and entry of payroll. Would save time for our data entry payroll department.
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  • 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 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 Now6.1
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

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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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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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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  • Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR can require training and experience to fully utility its features
  • The program really helps with provide self administrative tools for employees to perform on their own, lowering management work loads.
  • What really makes the software shine is its flexible department management tools. One can setup extensive organization systems that are flexible enough to meet a wide range of organization needs.
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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.

Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR

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