ADP Workforce Now vs. Oracle PeopleSoft HCM

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
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
Oracle's PeopleSoft HCM is a complete, customizable suite including Global Core Human Capital Management, Workforce Management, Workforce Service Delivery, and Talent Management. PeopleSoft can be integrated to run on the Oracle Cloud.
$85
Per User Per Month
Pricing
ADP Workforce NowOracle PeopleSoft HCM
Editions & Modules
Essential
Contact sales team
Enhanced
Contact sales team
Complete
Contact sales team
HR Pro
Contact sales team
Payroll Essentials
Contact sales team
HR Plus
Contact sales team
Hiring Advantage
Contact sales team
Performance Plus
Contact sales team
Benefits
$85.00
Per User Per Month
Pension Administration
$85.00
Per User Per Month
Human Resources
$185.00
Per User Per Month
Payroll
$225.00
Per User Per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ADP Workforce NowOracle PeopleSoft HCM
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.
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
ADP Workforce NowOracle PeopleSoft HCM
Considered Both Products
ADP Workforce Now
Chose ADP Workforce Now
ADP provided us with more functionality as we grow as a company.
Chose ADP Workforce Now
ADP Workforce Now has the ability to be an all-in-one HRIS, Payroll system, ATS, and benefits management system without having any continuity issues. Easy to use and logical to use. Things are where you would think they would be without research, more of a common sense-built …
Chose ADP Workforce Now
I think e-recruit is a little more difficult than ADP. ADP Workforce Now is more user friendly and has an easier way to find information.
Chose ADP Workforce Now
ADP definitely surpasses them all!
Chose ADP Workforce Now
They all are pretty much the same. It's about who has the best bang for the buck. ADP seems to have very expensive add ons with no "all in one" package. I see my organization's bills for ADP and I feel like we're being taken to the cleaners with the cafeteria-style options.
Chose ADP Workforce Now
I prefer ADP for its functionality and ease of use. It is also nice to see that ADP is taking the time and money to get feedback and make changes and updates to their system. I loved the update with the new field grabber for ADP reporting it makes my life easier!
Chose ADP Workforce Now
ADP Workforce Now was selected before I started, and would not be my choice in the future.
Chose ADP Workforce Now
ADP beats SAP for ease of use without a question. When it comes to Ultimate I prefer their ability to actually look at an employee's check and make corrections to ADP's batch setup, but ADP's reports are easier to utilize than Ultimate's. PeopleSoft is on a whole other …
Chose ADP Workforce Now
Many of these products are similar in functionality, but the UI is different. I think Workforce Now's UI is easy to use both for system admins and product users.
Chose ADP Workforce Now
Their customer service is more responsive and they have more reporting capabilities.
Chose ADP Workforce Now
I have found that ADP Workforce Now has been the most user-friendly system and offers the features that our organization needs. It is also easy for our staff to use and the mobile app is wonderful for all of our staff in the office and out in the field to use.
Chose ADP Workforce Now
For being a very small HR/Payroll Team (3 people), I would say that ADP is certainly better! I have worked on so many different platforms and most of them are rules-based and need you to guide the path. With ADP, they are experts and guide you to a path to success and time …
Chose ADP Workforce Now
Besides People Soft's most recent update to Oracle, these systems are outdated and not user-friendly for employees like ADP Workforce Now.
Chose ADP Workforce Now
I feel that ADP workforce now is not the best software available, but one of many choices for a fully comprehensive HRIS system that can manage all functions of Human Resources if desired.
Chose ADP Workforce Now
The previous system I used was an old version of PeopleSoft that was so far past needing to be updated that we were not able to make the modifications that we needed. It's not really a fair comparisson because the systems are so dramatically different. ADP has an all in one …
Chose ADP Workforce Now
ADP Workforce Now while a good option for some companies, does not compare to other systems I have used in the market. As an HRIS professional I am used to system that can be managed and administered by the internal HRIS team, but I find aspects of managing ADP to be difficult. …
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
ADP Workforce NowOracle PeopleSoft HCM
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
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.1
70 Ratings
3% above category average
Employee demographic data8.1901 Ratings7.066 Ratings
Employment history8.2937 Ratings9.064 Ratings
Job profiles and administration7.9889 Ratings10.066 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.7.4916 Ratings9.064 Ratings
Organizational charting6.7641 Ratings8.056 Ratings
Organization and location management7.5702 Ratings8.061 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)7.4648 Ratings6.054 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
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
9.3
61 Ratings
15% above category average
Pay calculation8.6994 Ratings10.057 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors7.2389 Ratings9.041 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment7.8293 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Benefit plan administration7.9796 Ratings9.052 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.6982 Ratings9.055 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management7.7768 Ratings9.053 Ratings
Reimbursement management7.4467 Ratings9.040 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
843 Ratings
5% below category average
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.7
48 Ratings
7% above category average
Approval workflow7.8765 Ratings9.041 Ratings
Balance details7.6798 Ratings8.047 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment7.5646 Ratings9.037 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
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
9.2
69 Ratings
12% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information8.2976 Ratings10.059 Ratings
Update personal information8.5967 Ratings10.067 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.1781 Ratings8.046 Ratings
Employee recognition7.0364 Ratings9.039 Ratings
View job history7.732 Ratings9.063 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
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
9.0
27 Ratings
15% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets6.012 Ratings9.027 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
943 Ratings
8% below category average
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.7
65 Ratings
1% above category average
Report builder7.3926 Ratings8.062 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.5922 Ratings7.060 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data6.1549 Ratings8.055 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
115 Ratings
14% below category average
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
9.0
46 Ratings
11% above category average
New hire portal7.4111 Ratings9.046 Ratings
Manager tracking tools6.691 Ratings9.042 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
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.5
35 Ratings
4% above category average
Corporate goal setting7.9238 Ratings8.033 Ratings
Individual goal setting7.9289 Ratings9.035 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility7.5236 Ratings8.033 Ratings
Performance tracking7.9282 Ratings9.035 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
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.6
40 Ratings
8% above category average
Performance plans7.3359 Ratings9.039 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.2307 Ratings9.038 Ratings
Review status tracking7.5364 Ratings9.038 Ratings
Review reminders7.2377 Ratings9.033 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.2312 Ratings7.036 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
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.5
31 Ratings
6% below category average
Create succession plans/pools5.86 Ratings8.030 Ratings
Candidate ranking5.86 Ratings7.029 Ratings
Candidate search6.37 Ratings6.030 Ratings
Candidate development6.26 Ratings9.027 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
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.1
35 Ratings
3% above category average
Job Requisition Management7.5365 Ratings8.033 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.1357 Ratings7.031 Ratings
Publish to Social Media7.0286 Ratings7.029 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.2320 Ratings8.032 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention2.38 Ratings9.025 Ratings
Applicant Tracking7.0361 Ratings9.034 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.2382 Ratings9.033 Ratings
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Small Businesses
Patriot Software
Patriot Software
Score 9.1 out of 10
Patriot Software
Patriot Software
Score 9.1 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.6 out of 10
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.6 out of 10
Enterprises
Infor Human Resources
Infor Human Resources
Score 7.2 out of 10
Infor Human Resources
Infor Human Resources
Score 7.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
ADP Workforce NowOracle PeopleSoft HCM
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(1088 ratings)
9.0
(78 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.3
(82 ratings)
5.0
(10 ratings)
Usability
5.3
(79 ratings)
9.0
(6 ratings)
Availability
7.3
(14 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
6.4
(13 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(462 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
In-Person Training
8.2
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
5.8
(17 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
5.4
(34 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Configurability
6.4
(10 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
6.1
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.4
(750 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
5.2
(8 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
6.1
(8 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ADP Workforce NowOracle PeopleSoft HCM
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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Oracle
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM is great for tracking most HR related information. The customization for the company is great, as well as the ability to integrate with a wide variety of complimentary software. For example, ours is integrated with our ATS (Taleo) for recruiting, Kronos for timekeeping, and Vemo for workforce insight reports. Given it's overall ability, it is probably overkill for smaller companies that may want a more focused HRIS that can handle everything without the need to integrate with additional software.
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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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Oracle
  • Oracle PeopleSoft HCM is one of the best product and has helped implement the complex Business functionalities in the Higher Education business in a very streamlined process.
  • Oracle PeopleSoft HCM helped in moving from 34 different legacy system to one centralized system which helps immensely in maintaining the data and reporting purpose.
  • Oracle PeopleSoft HCM also helps immensely in data analytics and trend analysis which helps immensely in preparing for the resourcing and planning for the peak season in advance and be better prepared to handle the quarterly on annual activities.
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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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Oracle
  • We have issues with students using Time & Labor for multiple jobs, where time is incorrectly calculated, including negative balances where none exist.
  • The application is complex and some areas, especially Time & Labor, are very difficult to troubleshoot. The overall level of complexity has increased over the years.
  • We also use Campus Solutions and had to split apart HCM and CS, significantly increasing our maintenance overhead and creating inter-system issues that aren't always resolvable.
  • Campus Solutions has developed a solution for managing preferred names and gender identity that is missing/ incompatible with the HCM product.
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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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Oracle
PeopleSoft HCM has provided a very flexible platform for our HR needs. The ability to add customizations to handle some of our unique business processes have been critical in the longevity of our PS HCM use. We've been able to handle a wide variety of business processes for multiple subsidiaries due to the ability to customize when needed.
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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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Oracle
Oracle HCM has been around for more thab a decade and is a preferred package to use for Human capital management.Ease with which upgrades happen and how updates are pushed has come thru a long way of improvement and research over the years.Oracle has moved toward cloud based architecture which will help in its customers keep at par with current industry trends.
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Reliability and Availability
ADP
ADP outages are very rare
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Oracle
I give this rating because we have had no issues in the area of the product's overall availability. In my opinion the resources are there when we need them and the features serve the purpose they are set to do. I feel things have gone really well as far as the availability of the product.
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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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Oracle
I give this rating because I don't have any complaints in the area of performance. In my opinion the product's performance is right on the mark. In comparison to other systems I have used for the same purpose - recruiting, hiring and managing hires, I have found Oracle's performance to be the best. Oracle system flows better than any other recruiting system out there.
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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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Oracle
Overall support has been positive and Oracle has gladly sent out representatives to meet with our teams in person. Despite sometimes sow and inadequate fixes, their willingness to try and meet face to face helps give them a better name in our organization. Sometimes their people do not understand unique needs of the industry, and it can be a challenge to explain that one size does not fit all. Finding the appropriate IT support for our unique requests has been hit and miss.
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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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Oracle
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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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Oracle
It was a great training tool and provided all of the necessary information we needed to implement the sites for our clients. We were provided with a great deal of resources in regards to Oracle CRM. We didn't have any issues with the training at all. The only thing I would say would that there could be more FAQ's for users to read through
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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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Oracle
When we implement Oracle and Taleo to different clients it typically goes pretty smoothly. When we do system upgrades we usually test the main issues the clients are having just to make sure there are not outstanding issues or errors. I don't have any examples where implementation went poorly. It typically goes well and clients are pleased with the final result. The only complaint would be the time it takes to implement
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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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Oracle
Great features that are aesthetically amazing and provide trendy reporting features to gain insights, but lacks a fully developed product. They constantly deliver new features and tools and will be fully rounded in a few years from now, but as of now, they do not have all the features that PeopleSoft provides.
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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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Oracle
In my opinion I rate this high because we have had no issues in this area and so that is why I give it such a high rating. There is no issue with the product's overall scalability. In my opinion this has been a positive from my team and client's view.
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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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Oracle
  • PeopleSoft helps us when we have re-orgs or acquisitions. Helps to house and organize data.
  • Very positive impact given that we have over 13,000 employees and we need a robust system like PeopleSoft to organize our employees and multiple locations and unions, etc...
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