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
Paycor
Score 6.8 out of 10
N/A
Paycor provides core HR functions scaled towards small and mid-sized businesses. Paycor offers an integrated benefits platform for interfacing directly with insurance carriers and an adaptable time management platform.N/A
Pricing
ADP Workforce NowPaycor
Editions & Modules
Essential
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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 NowPaycor
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredOptional
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 NowPaycor
Considered Both Products
ADP Workforce Now
Chose ADP Workforce Now
SO much better than Paycor. ADP [Workforce Now] has more of a backbone that Paycor does. It has its processes already in motion and it seems like their specialist who help us with any questions know all their stuff, unlike Paycor.
Chose ADP Workforce Now
We have used Paycor in the past and it works similar to ADP but the interface just looks simpler. ADP is much better since there are numerous tutorials or helpful links to teach you how to use the software. The bridge also offers help from other users that have similar isssues.
Chose ADP Workforce Now
Paycor did not have greater features or functionality than ADP WFN.
Chose ADP Workforce Now
I did not previously use this system, but our Sr. HR Generalist did, and I have been told Paycor was much more user friendly and did not require so much updating information in numerous areas. The platforms/pages "talked"/were synced much more efficiently
Chose ADP Workforce Now
I have only used Paycor outside of ADP, but not from the human resources perspective. I was a regular employee there who used it to clock in and out, and check tax information. It was nice being able to easily access it over the phone rather than going to a computer as I was …
Chose ADP Workforce Now
Well, we will be moving on from ADP. In terms of comparison, Bullhorn has the same shortcomings that ADP had. It's clunky and takes a lot of steps to minimal things. Lots of pretty colors and visual appeal but clunky to use. Akken is probably the worst system I've ever used. …
Chose ADP Workforce Now
I like ADP Workforce Now.
Chose ADP Workforce Now
All 4 were very similar in functionality. We were able to get ADP for the lowest price of the 4 (with the most features included)
Chose ADP Workforce Now
Some are very comparable, but ADP had better pricing and scalability to fit our needs.
Chose ADP Workforce Now
Better reporting functions, better on-boarding assistance, and better PTO accrual tool.
Chose ADP Workforce Now
ADP's ROI and strong track record has always kept us in their camp despite other vendors attempting to pull us away.
Chose ADP Workforce Now
For me, there is no comparison.
Chose ADP Workforce Now
ADP has many more products and applications and is easy to use.
Chose ADP Workforce Now
ADP Workforce Now was cheaper and a lot more user-friendly.
Chose ADP Workforce Now
We were looking at these vendors as options to change from ADP. They are still on a mainframe structure, while most competitors are on a cloud-based system.
Chose ADP Workforce Now
ADP has been more user-friendly than our previous systems for both admins and users alike. But is a far cry from some of the newer, non-legacy software for payroll. Goodbye ADP.
Chose ADP Workforce Now
ADP is certainly more robust, but also, more expensive. We do not partner with ADP for ATS because of the price.
Chose ADP Workforce Now
We have only evaluated the other companies and have not had a chance to use them directly. However, these products look much more promising than ADP. I am not sure about the cost comparison.
Chose ADP Workforce Now
I think that Workforce Now is more robust and inclusive to make things very efficient on one platform with different modules.
Chose ADP Workforce Now
We decided to stick with ADP as that seems to be going well for us, but I will say that Paycom seemed very user-friendly when I sat in on their presentation.
Chose ADP Workforce Now
We stayed with ADP because of our tenure and belief in the future growth with the company.
Chose ADP Workforce Now
We selected ADP over the others because it was highly rated and seemed to fit our business needs.
Chose ADP Workforce Now
After using other payroll/HRIS products, this one outshines them all. I feel it accomplishes this because it is much more than a payroll system, but an entire platform for all encompassing HR needs.
Paycor
Chose Paycor
I was not involved in evaluating Paycor vs anything else. We had ADP Workforce Now prior to Paycor and it got us by, but did not have near the functionality that Paycor does. It was also not user friendly and there was no point person you could talk to, as all the …
Chose Paycor
Paycor is a better platform than the other competitor because offers a good set of features for any organization.
Chose Paycor
We selected Paycor because our previous company dropped the ball on important updates and even forgot to process a payroll. We wanted something that would be better to communicate with us.
Chose Paycor
ADP does have better tools than Paycor, but I think Paycor is easier to use than ADP for smaller company size.
Chose Paycor
Better than ADP and Paychex, allowed for a much more comprehensive product.
Chose Paycor
ADP seemed to do everything we needed but the cost was out of reach. We've used ADI Time in the past. ADI time didn't have enough of the HR functionality that Paycor has.
Chose Paycor
I think Paycor is very comparable to other payroll companies out there. Their pricing was better than the previous company we used, which was ultimately the reason we switched payroll companies to begin with. The previous company didn't do upgrades very often and that is one …
Chose Paycor
It doesn't. We are trying to just save money but ADP is better so far. Sorry.
Chose Paycor
From a cost perspective, Paycor competes well with Paylocity and with ADP but UltiPro is far more expensive. In terms of providing a sense of peace and confidence, Paycor ranks above ADP in my mind but below the others.
Chose Paycor
Night and day difference and Paycor customer support is far above that of ADP.
Chose Paycor
Some features of Paycor are better, such as open enrollment and the new hire wizard, but others are poor, such as the benefit administration and history.
Chose Paycor
Reporting is much better, and it's easier from an employee standpoint.
Chose Paycor
I have used several other payroll and HRMS products in previous positions. I didn't select Paycor for my current job; it was already in place when I started, but I have found it to be user-friendly and efficient. I am happy with the process that we currently have in place. …
Chose Paycor
I have used ADP in the past, and it felt like I was nothing more than a part of an account to them. With Paycor, I know they recognize me as a person, a part of a company.
Chose Paycor
Paycor is superior to what we have used in the past.
Chose Paycor
Paycor offers a good all-in-one solution, yet other products can be more effective.
Chose Paycor
Paycor is a lot more user-friendly and customizable for business and HR needs than the other systems that I have used previously.
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Features
ADP Workforce NowPaycor
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
951 Ratings
Paycor
7.3
222 Ratings
Employee demographic data8.4841 Ratings8.1188 Ratings
Employment history8.1872 Ratings7.6203 Ratings
Job profiles and administration7.9825 Ratings7.4187 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.7.6848 Ratings7.1185 Ratings
Organizational charting6.8593 Ratings6.8140 Ratings
Organization and location management7.4655 Ratings7.1148 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)7.3602 Ratings7.2139 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
962 Ratings
Paycor
8.0
237 Ratings
Pay calculation8.6925 Ratings8.3232 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors7.7364 Ratings8.25 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.1244 Ratings8.061 Ratings
Benefit plan administration7.9746 Ratings7.5167 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.7916 Ratings8.4228 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.1722 Ratings7.4194 Ratings
Reimbursement management7.9439 Ratings8.522 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.8
785 Ratings
Paycor
7.2
176 Ratings
Approval workflow8.0714 Ratings7.4154 Ratings
Balance details7.8746 Ratings7.3171 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment7.8604 Ratings7.0144 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
944 Ratings
Paycor
7.7
219 Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information8.6913 Ratings8.0200 Ratings
Update personal information8.6902 Ratings8.1204 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.2726 Ratings7.7153 Ratings
Employee recognition7.5342 Ratings7.122 Ratings
View job history7.732 Ratings7.8176 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
6.0
12 Ratings
Paycor
7.2
71 Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets6.012 Ratings7.271 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
878 Ratings
Paycor
6.8
193 Ratings
Report builder7.4861 Ratings7.1187 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.5857 Ratings6.9188 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data7.0515 Ratings6.5120 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.8
66 Ratings
Paycor
7.4
180 Ratings
New hire portal8.065 Ratings7.7177 Ratings
Manager tracking tools7.652 Ratings7.2134 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
284 Ratings
Paycor
7.5
75 Ratings
Corporate goal setting7.5221 Ratings7.716 Ratings
Individual goal setting7.3270 Ratings7.472 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility7.2221 Ratings7.260 Ratings
Performance tracking7.4260 Ratings7.673 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.4
372 Ratings
Paycor
7.3
97 Ratings
Performance plans7.2335 Ratings7.592 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.2289 Ratings7.384 Ratings
Review status tracking7.3343 Ratings7.487 Ratings
Review reminders7.6350 Ratings7.288 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.5291 Ratings7.374 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
6.0
7 Ratings
Paycor
7.2
11 Ratings
Create succession plans/pools5.86 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking5.86 Ratings7.19 Ratings
Candidate search6.37 Ratings7.211 Ratings
Candidate development6.26 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
388 Ratings
Paycor
8.1
91 Ratings
Job Requisition Management7.8334 Ratings7.772 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.0331 Ratings7.576 Ratings
Publish to Social Media7.5269 Ratings7.966 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.6294 Ratings7.968 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention2.38 Ratings8.060 Ratings
Applicant Tracking7.8334 Ratings7.775 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts7.9353 Ratings7.680 Ratings
User Ratings
ADP Workforce NowPaycor
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1016 ratings)
6.7
(251 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.6
(78 ratings)
8.7
(15 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(72 ratings)
7.1
(219 ratings)
Availability
8.5
(19 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
7.9
(17 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.4
(423 ratings)
7.3
(94 ratings)
In-Person Training
5.5
(8 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
6.0
(17 ratings)
9.5
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.6
(52 ratings)
7.9
(33 ratings)
Configurability
5.5
(9 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Ease of integration
6.2
(8 ratings)
5.0
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.6
(678 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
5.2
(8 ratings)
7.6
(3 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
6.1
(8 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
ADP Workforce NowPaycor
Likelihood to Recommend
ADP
If you need to process payroll frequently for several hundred employees and file various reports for tax/compliance purposes, ADP is a sound tool. If you are looking for a comprehensive employee onboarding solution, there are many more automated and advanced tools on the market. The benefits administration tools are decent once you have completed the implementation but mentally prepare yourself for the implementation to take several months longer than what you originally anticipated.
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Paycor, Inc
Payroll is best suited to tracking down employees' performance and their activities during working hours. It also showcases overall employee and company performance percentages. The candidate management feature helps to maintain any applicant's data, and there is a feedback option that they provide in the platform.
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Pros
ADP
  • The Benefits Services Team has provided seamless integration between our employees and their benefits selections upon hire, as well as annual enrollment for all employees. It has saved me untold hours in not only communicating with all of my benefit partners but also in invoice reconciliation and life event changes.
  • The recruitment and job requisition has been an absolute game-changer for our company. We launched a career center on our website that integrates from the platform, and allows us to attract talent at a much higher level. It also integrates with the top job posting sites for maximum exposure. All communications with candidates are tracked and saved on the system, and I love that the templates are customizable.
  • ADP is excellent at payroll processing. This seems basic, however, there is so much flexibility built into their system. We have had to process one-time checks, make corrections to previous checks, revise end-of-year W2's and the payroll team is always there to help and guide us through the solutions.
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Paycor, Inc
  • Payroll- easy to view the pay grid, make edits, and even make notes on paystubs. There are quick reports and graphs to double-check everything.
  • Interface- employees can do so much on their own! Paycor is so easy to navigate and explain to new employees.
  • Customer Service- I can talk to a real person within 5 minutes!! Or I can even chat with a real person online and not even talk on the phone. And my problems get resolved. No unknown answers they can't figure out.
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Cons
ADP
  • The font size of employees' pay rate on Pay Profile should be smaller. I'm always worried someone walks up to me and I can't minimize the screen fast enough.
  • Assigning a time-off policy isn't easy to find.
  • Vacation accrual policy is set up behind the scenes, I'd like to see the criteria without calling customer service.
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Paycor, Inc
  • Customer service, especially post-COVID
  • There was a recent change to the time off accrual system, which we weren't aware of, and everyone's PTO balances were wiped out overnight.
  • The updates don't seem to benefit functionality much, are simply different, not really improved
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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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Paycor, Inc
The product is really good overall. The customer service is not the best and the benefits administration is kind of painful. However, the good outweighs the bad. We might get a different benefit admin system that can be integrated into Paycor. My controller doesn't want to switch anything for a [long] time.
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Usability
ADP
Global HR management and payroll processing is a complex area. That said, ADP is going a great job with the software platform. Users do need to come into this work with knowledge of what the outcome should be, how the input affects output, how one item affects other items, and more. This is not an area for an entry clerk to be working. Customer service has really ramped up in effectiveness. Cross training so one representative can assist without multiple transfers, has been a big improvement. The online support platform allows for creating a case, following progress and constant communication. Choosing an 8 rating leaves room for the major and exciting changes that are in progress. We look forward to what is rolled out soon based on the ever present feedback from users
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Paycor, Inc
I think it is pretty straightforward. It is not a bad thing to say that it is similar to a lot of products in a lot of ways. That's not what this question is asking, though. It's about usability, and I feel that it carries on the easy usability that a lot of other products similar to it have.
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Reliability and Availability
ADP
ADP outages are very rare
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Paycor, Inc
We have not experienced any availability issues
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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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Paycor, Inc
All processes work quickly
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Support Rating
ADP
The customer service is very efficient in handling problems we face. I had a problem regarding the tax declaration at the time of joining the company. So I wrote an email to the ADP team to resolve the problem, and they provided me an instant response within 24 hours and resolved my problem within three working days. Which I feel was a great experience.
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Paycor, Inc
I'd give a zero if that were an option. I currently have multiple requests for support that have not been answered in over a week. I have called their support phone line and usually hung up after waiting for 45 minutes for someone to answer. It is unlikely to get a quick response, EVER, even to urgent problems that effect taxes and benefit submission.
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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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Paycor, Inc
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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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Paycor, Inc
The training was easy to understand, and the Paycor tutorials are a great, easy reference.
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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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Paycor, Inc
Implementation of any new software is going to be challenging, especially if you are maintaining an existing program concurrently. When it is time for dual-processing (both old and new software) prior to going live, be prepared to be stressed. But trust the process and it will be over soon.
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Alternatives Considered
ADP
ADP Workforce Now is simply way more user friendly than Paylocity, with a much simpler and more modern looking UI, for both users and Admins. Paylocity's interface was just way too complicated and old looking, for that alone we decide to go with ADP Workforce Now to avoid having to deal with employee confusion an poor onboarding.
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Paycor, Inc
Paycor definitely has a leg up on Paychex Flex. This is the system we went from to Paycor and it is much more basic with not as much opportunity for bundling data together and tracking information. Paychex did provide a dedicated customer service rep, which was very helpful, and I do miss that with Paycor. Paylocity is a company I've also used for over 7 years it does have some really good features. I feel Paylocity is more user-friendly but Paycor has more in-depth options and software features that are very helpful.
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Scalability
ADP
We use ADP Workforce Now in all of our departments and at multiple locations, and it has worked pretty good most of the time. Any scaling we may do in the future will be easy with ADP Workforce Now and their software. As for using ADP Workforce Now across departments, it works seamlessly. There are designated codes for departments so it is as easy as knowing the codes and plugging them in as needed.
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Paycor, Inc
We haven't needed to scale
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Return on Investment
ADP
  • Connection to benefit providers and the passage of data on a weekly basis is great, once the carriers are connected properly
  • Communication to the retirement provider was presented as immediate and we were led to believe communication and updates would be faster and smoother than we experienced with Paychex, and the communication is virtually the same. We have a much better employer rep with ADP retirement though, and for that, I have saved several hours over time.
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Paycor, Inc
  • They handle all of the numbers and tax forms, things that I HATE doing!
  • I can run my payroll in less than 5 minutes because their portal puts all of the information at my fingertips.
  • I like relying on their professionals to deal with different tax and unemployment offices in different states. They know their stuff.
  • Paycor is not the cheapest service out there, but they deliver Cadillac service and performance on a Volkswagen budget.
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