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Paycor

Top Rated
133 Ratings

ADP Workforce Now

469 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

Paycor

Top Rated
133 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP Workforce Now

We are a company of 100-130 (employees throughout the year) and have multiple needs within all of our departments. WFN takes care of all of those needs: from payroll management to information sharing. We are about to upgrade to a PTO system and are excited to explore the time tracking, shared calendars, and more. We currently use the system for traditional payroll/information tracking and as a global communication system. This platform has changed my life as an HR professional and I have very limited negative feedback.
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Paycor

Paycor seems to be fantastic for our size. It's easy for one person to manage payroll without spending too much time, so a good choice for the even the most time-challenged. Information is often easily accessible and well organized. The drawbacks tend to be minor, but there are a few. In our experience they are heavily outweighed by the positives of the system. It is extremely intuitive.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Paycor
8.3
Employee demographic data
ADP Workforce Now
8.0
Paycor
8.4
Employment history
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Paycor
8.4
Job profiles and administration
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Paycor
8.3
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Workforce Now
7.4
Paycor
8.6
Organizational charting
ADP Workforce Now
6.6
Paycor
6.6
Organization and location management
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
Paycor
7.9
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Paycor
9.7

Payroll Management

ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Paycor
8.4
Pay calculation
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
Paycor
8.5
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Paycor
8.2
Benefit plan administration
ADP Workforce Now
8.0
Paycor
7.5
Direct deposit files
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
Paycor
9.4
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Paycor
9.2
Reimbursement management
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Paycor
7.6

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Paycor
8.9
Approval workflow
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Paycor
9.4
Balance details
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Paycor
9.6
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Paycor
7.6

Employee Self Service

ADP Workforce Now
8.2
Paycor
8.9
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Workforce Now
8.8
Paycor
9.1
Update personal information
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
Paycor
9.4
View company policy documentation
ADP Workforce Now
8.6
Paycor
9.0
Employee recognition
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Paycor
8.4
View job history
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Paycor
8.8

Asset Management

ADP Workforce Now
6.0
Paycor
8.5
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Workforce Now
6.0
Paycor
8.5

HR Reporting

ADP Workforce Now
7.0
Paycor
5.8
Report builder
ADP Workforce Now
7.1
Paycor
6.2
Pre-built reports
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
Paycor
5.1
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
Paycor
6.2

Onboarding

ADP Workforce Now
5.5
Paycor
8.6
New hire portal
ADP Workforce Now
6.1
Paycor
8.0
Manager tracking tools
ADP Workforce Now
4.9
Paycor
9.1

Performance and Goals

ADP Workforce Now
7.8
Paycor
7.4
Corporate goal setting
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Paycor
7.3
Individual goal setting
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Paycor
7.5
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Paycor
7.4
Performance tracking
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Paycor
7.4

Performance Management

ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Paycor
8.8
Performance plans
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Paycor
8.4
Performance improvement plans
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Paycor
8.6
Review status tracking
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Paycor
9.2
Review reminders
ADP Workforce Now
7.4
Paycor
9.0
Multiple review frequency
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
Paycor
8.8

Succession Planning

ADP Workforce Now
6.0
Paycor
9.1
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Workforce Now
5.8
Paycor
Candidate ranking
ADP Workforce Now
5.8
Paycor
Candidate search
ADP Workforce Now
6.3
Paycor
9.1
Candidate development
ADP Workforce Now
6.2
Paycor

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Workforce Now
6.7
Paycor
8.7
Job Requisition Management
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Paycor
8.0
Company Website Posting
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Paycor
7.9
Publish to Social Media
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Paycor
8.0
Job Search Site Posting
ADP Workforce Now
6.7
Paycor
9.7
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Workforce Now
2.3
Paycor
9.0
Applicant Tracking
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
Paycor
9.4
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Paycor
9.0

Pros

  • ADP WFN seamlessly ties their HRIS to a payroll system so that there is absolute transparency and alignment between payroll and HR.
  • The granularity available when establishing security groups proved to be critically essential in providing visibility and access to the appropriate team members.
  • I liked that WFN included the ability to attach an employee photo with the employee record so that when I needed to speak with someone I wasn't familiar with, I could easily pull the picture and then find them on the manufacturing floor.
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  • Client support - the one-person contact system is great. Of course, if your 'person' isn't available, you can get help from someone else. But that has rarely been an issue. I like knowing that I don't have to repeat the problem over and over and over again to different people.
  • The HR module and Payroll modules have almost everything built in that I need. There is also the option to insert your own fields, so I have used that in several ways. One example: I created a field for I9 destruction date so that I can keep up with the retention dates of I9s.
  • Coffee Break Webinars! These have been invaluable to me since I am in a small company and do not have another level above me to turn to for guidance. I select the webinars that I think will provide needed info, and that 30 minutes and a cup of coffee has taught me a lot.
  • The ACA compliance and reporting is another area that I am so glad they have. I do not know that I could have gotten through the first year of ACA reporting if it had not been for my support person. He talked me through the process and calmed me down when I felt panicky.
  • The HR support add-on. Not having an employment lawyer or even a level above me to turn to for guidance, being able to ask questions of certified HR specialists and know that what they are telling me is the legal and/or right way to handle an issue has relieved me of worrying about whether or not I was doing things correctly. Sometimes I was not, but then they told me what I should do and I learned from that.
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Cons

  • I would have liked to see some more flexibility in the reporting tool.
  • I really wanted to see more data/employees on a single page than the limited view (I think 15 or 20 in the version I was using). There was no ability to scale the window to allow me to see more than those few candidates at a time
  • I would love for them to include a simple click on the payroll roll up side for me to easily see YTD totals rather than have to go in and select each individual check to include in the roll up.
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  • The previous payroll provider that I used had a user - only web site that you could go to to get info from other users. They also posted articles that were informative about current issues. I wish Paycor had something similar.
  • The reporting function is still difficult to me. My contact person has always been helpful in writing the reports I need, but I wish there was a more detailed tutorial that would allow me to create practice reports in order to get a better understanding of how to do my own.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP Workforce Now8.9
Based on 29 answers
We are happy with ADP Workforce Now. Set up is rather simple and will accommodate almost any/every need for your business in the areas of HR, Payroll., & Compliance. Support can be inconsistent but every process has an online manual with step by step instructions that make troubleshooting much easier. We rarely need to call support. Payroll tax is and tax filing are second to none and processing/importing is rather simple.
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Paycor9.4
Based on 6 answers
We have no interest in looking at another provider!
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Usability

ADP Workforce Now8.0
Based on 16 answers
Most functionality is intuitive, but there are some fields that are unique to other processes that need to be identified on screen so the user knows when a field is required to accomplish a specific goal.
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Paycor7.8
Based on 40 answers
Super easy to navigate and onboard new employees. Finding information you need is a snap. Employees like it too because they have the ability to access their own information.
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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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Paycor7.0
Based on 41 answers
Would have given this a 10, however, not all designated support specialists assigned to us have been worthy of a top rating. Our current support specialist has been outstanding.
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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 Now7.1
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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Paycor8.2
Based on 9 answers
Make sure Paycor realizes the importance of having your GL set up and to you in a timely fashion. Ours was so delayed, I had to approach our salesperson from Paycor and get him to push the issue up several management levels.
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Alternatives Considered

ADP Workforce Now is NOT ADP's most impressive product (previous versions like ADP Enterprise were far superior) but ADP in general is my preference. Systems I have used:Ceridian- The Payroll Tax function/reporting/filing/amendment process was not as strong as ADP. HR was an afterthought. Workday- I was not impressed with their Payroll module, or Payroll Tax Table/Setup. The HCM module was fantasticADP Enterprise- Very consistent all around. Great support model, massive Reporting capabilities, global ability (used ADP Streamline and maintained headcount for 16 countries with no issues)
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We used Ceridian's Source Assist and later the HR/Payroll Latitude web Products for over ten years. Customer support at Ceridian was a big reason we chose to leave, and Paycor's dedication to client satisfaction has not disappointed us. The lack of flexibility in Ceridian's platform always frustrated us and Paycor makes it easy to customize the product to meet our needs, instead of having to modify our requirements to fit the product's abilities. At Ceridian it seemed that changes, when made, rarely made things easier for us. We have been pleased to find that Paycor listens to client concerns and makes changes that make life easier.
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Return on Investment

  • ADP Workforce Now has really moved our organization into a self-service model. We utilize mobile access, iPay, employee engagement via the Portal, etc.
  • The complete separate between HR and Payroll is very challenging and, to be honest, unacceptable. We have learned to work with it but it is a very poor model for Corporate America. But, ADP knows this and will no longer sell this product. Anyone converting to ADP now will have the latest and greatest which hopefully will meet the reporting/functionality of their biggest competitors.
  • The most positive area of WFN is Benefit Administration. It does it all and is very easy to use.
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  • We have been able to eliminate many external spreadsheets and databases and consolidate data into Paycor
  • Automated carrier feeds have simplified benefit administration and reduced our workload
  • Online open enrollment has been a huge time saver for us and our employees have been very happy with the level of employee self service available
  • Paycor's ability to export data to other products has allowed us to synchronize data across multiple platforms within the company and assure that changes made in Paycor are reflected in our other systems.
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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.

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Paycor

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

Paycor More Information