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Saba

Top Rated
32 Ratings

ADP Workforce Now

470 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

Saba

Top Rated
32 Ratings
Score 7.4 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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Saba

We feel as the Saba LMS is great for anyone that has their own content creators or utilize 3rd parties for content. It can even function as an LRS, HRMS, LMS, as has other vast options. It is great for those that want to condense systems into one, however anyone that wants a stand-alone LMS, it can function as this, but works better with direct ties to HRIS.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Saba
Pay calculation
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
Saba
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Saba
Benefit plan administration
ADP Workforce Now
8.0
Saba
Direct deposit files
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
Saba
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Saba
Reimbursement management
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Saba

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Saba
Approval workflow
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Saba
Balance details
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Saba
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Saba

Employee Self Service

ADP Workforce Now
8.2
Saba
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Workforce Now
8.8
Saba
Update personal information
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
Saba
View company policy documentation
ADP Workforce Now
8.6
Saba
Employee recognition
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Saba
View job history
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Saba

Asset Management

ADP Workforce Now
6.0
Saba
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Workforce Now
6.0
Saba

HR Reporting

ADP Workforce Now
7.0
Saba
Report builder
ADP Workforce Now
7.1
Saba
Pre-built reports
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
Saba
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
Saba

Onboarding

ADP Workforce Now
5.5
Saba
New hire portal
ADP Workforce Now
6.1
Saba
Manager tracking tools
ADP Workforce Now
4.9
Saba

Performance and Goals

ADP Workforce Now
7.8
Saba
6.5
Corporate goal setting
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Saba
5.9
Individual goal setting
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Saba
6.9
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Saba
6.4
Performance tracking
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Saba
7.1
Subordinate goal setting
ADP Workforce Now
Saba
6.0

Performance Management

ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Saba
6.7
Performance plans
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Saba
6.8
Performance improvement plans
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Saba
5.7
Review status tracking
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Saba
6.6
Review reminders
ADP Workforce Now
7.4
Saba
6.8
Multiple review frequency
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
Saba
7.1
Plan weighting
ADP Workforce Now
Saba
6.6
Rater nomination workflow
ADP Workforce Now
Saba
7.5
Workflow restrictions
ADP Workforce Now
Saba
6.4
Reporting
ADP Workforce Now
Saba
6.9

Succession Planning

ADP Workforce Now
6.0
Saba
5.4
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Workforce Now
5.8
Saba
5.8
Candidate ranking
ADP Workforce Now
5.8
Saba
5.5
Candidate search
ADP Workforce Now
6.3
Saba
5.3
Candidate development
ADP Workforce Now
6.2
Saba
5.0

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Workforce Now
6.7
Saba
4.7
Job Requisition Management
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Saba
6.4
Company Website Posting
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Saba
6.4
Publish to Social Media
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Saba
Job Search Site Posting
ADP Workforce Now
6.7
Saba
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Workforce Now
2.3
Saba
2.7
Applicant Tracking
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
Saba
2.7
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Saba
4.7
Candidate Search
ADP Workforce Now
Saba
2.7
Collaboration
ADP Workforce Now
Saba
4.5
Email Templates
ADP Workforce Now
Saba
5.5
User Permissions
ADP Workforce Now
Saba
5.5
Reporting
ADP Workforce Now
Saba
6.2

Pros

  • Allows updates within HR function to link directly with payroll and deductions.
  • Manage time and attendance and use those records to pay hourly employees accordingly.
  • Create time off policies and link those policies and requests directly to employees' time sheets to help ensure proper recording of time and attendance data.
  • Utilization of one system to link all time and HR data in one place.
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  • Organize Learning Library
  • Full Restful API
  • Connectors for common other 3rd party applications like Salesforce, HRIS, and even Lynda
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Cons

  • We are unable to make HR changes once a payroll period is open which means that we often have to wait until the last minute to open a period which is difficult.
  • The inability to keep more than two weeks open at a time is problematic for our organization. We pay on a semi-monthly basis and it is hard sometimes to close a week because any changes by supervisors have to be in before you open a new pay period.
  • Implementation time to set up is very long and strenuous. Making changes to time and attendance policies and other systematic changes can be difficult and time consuming.
  • It feels at times as if the shifts between the different modules don't work as well as they were sold to us. Such as Time Off and Time and Attendance can cause many error messages that are confusing to supervisors and staff.
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  • Error Logging in Systems Admin feeds (SMF)
  • Customization Capabilities of Rosters
  • Easier ILT tracking
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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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Saba7.2
Based on 4 answers
The only reason I wouldn't rate this a 10 is because we always want to evaluate the technology we use to drive our business. While Saba would be the "leader in the clubhouse", we would still perform our due diligence when it's time to renew.
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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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Saba6.4
Based on 2 answers
Complications with changing behaviors when operational changes are made.
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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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Saba2.9
Based on 2 answers
Too many touches and lack of support team understanding of the issue.
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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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Saba4.0
Based on 1 answer
Reporting should increase further levels of analytics.
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Alternatives Considered

Clients chose ADP workforce NOW and required specialist for implementation and ADP provided referal
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I have used a lot of LMSs in the past and I think that Saba does a lot of good things that the others could not do effectively. Automated the assignment of courses is difficult but this has a lot to do with business rules and organizational structure. I think the Saba's UI is more modern in its design and is a lot more user-friendly to administer than the other products listed.
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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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  • Automated course assignments are a positive
  • Ability to integrate with most content services is a positive
  • Inflexible functionality such as changing the due dates on a recurring course is a negative
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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.

Saba

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