ADP Workforce Now vs. Saba Cloud

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
Saba Cloud
Score 8.0 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Saba Cloud is a talent management suite which includes performance management, succession planning, learning management, planning, and recruiting. The vendor intends the cloud-based platform to be highly scalable to enable continuous corporate employee development.N/A
Pricing
ADP Workforce NowSaba Cloud
Editions & Modules
Essential
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Enhanced
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Complete
Contact sales team
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 NowSaba Cloud
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.
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Community Pulse
ADP Workforce NowSaba Cloud
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
ADP Workforce NowSaba Cloud
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
951 Ratings
Saba Cloud
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data8.4841 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history8.1872 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration7.9825 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.7.6848 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting6.8593 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management7.4655 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)7.3602 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
962 Ratings
Saba Cloud
-
Ratings
Pay calculation8.6925 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors7.7364 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.1244 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration7.9746 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.7916 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.1722 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management7.9439 Ratings00 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
Saba Cloud
-
Ratings
Approval workflow8.0714 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details7.8746 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment7.8604 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
944 Ratings
Saba Cloud
-
Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information8.6913 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information8.6902 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.2726 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition7.5342 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history7.732 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
6.0
12 Ratings
Saba Cloud
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets6.012 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
878 Ratings
Saba Cloud
-
Ratings
Report builder7.4861 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.5857 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data7.0515 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.8
66 Ratings
Saba Cloud
8.2
24 Ratings
New hire portal8.065 Ratings7.011 Ratings
Manager tracking tools7.652 Ratings9.319 Ratings
Compliance tracking and reporting00 Ratings8.223 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
284 Ratings
Saba Cloud
9.6
25 Ratings
Corporate goal setting7.5221 Ratings9.724 Ratings
Individual goal setting7.3270 Ratings9.725 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility7.2221 Ratings9.225 Ratings
Performance tracking7.4260 Ratings9.724 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting00 Ratings9.724 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.4
372 Ratings
Saba Cloud
8.3
27 Ratings
Performance plans7.2335 Ratings9.221 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.2289 Ratings8.818 Ratings
Review status tracking7.3343 Ratings9.719 Ratings
Review reminders7.6350 Ratings9.818 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.5291 Ratings7.515 Ratings
Plan weighting00 Ratings7.014 Ratings
Manager note taking00 Ratings6.915 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow00 Ratings7.815 Ratings
Workflow restrictions00 Ratings6.314 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings9.326 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
6.0
7 Ratings
Saba Cloud
8.2
14 Ratings
Create succession plans/pools5.86 Ratings9.813 Ratings
Candidate ranking5.86 Ratings7.512 Ratings
Candidate search6.37 Ratings8.012 Ratings
Candidate development6.26 Ratings7.513 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
388 Ratings
Saba Cloud
8.8
8 Ratings
Job Requisition Management7.8334 Ratings8.25 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.0331 Ratings8.55 Ratings
Publish to Social Media7.5269 Ratings8.84 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.6294 Ratings7.64 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention2.38 Ratings9.15 Ratings
Applicant Tracking7.8334 Ratings9.45 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts7.9353 Ratings9.17 Ratings
Customized Application Form00 Ratings8.54 Ratings
Resume Management00 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Candidate Search00 Ratings8.85 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings9.15 Ratings
Email Templates00 Ratings9.46 Ratings
User Permissions00 Ratings9.15 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings9.48 Ratings
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
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Ratings
Saba Cloud
8.9
30 Ratings
Course authoring00 Ratings7.123 Ratings
Course catalog or library00 Ratings9.030 Ratings
Player/Portal00 Ratings8.527 Ratings
Learning content00 Ratings9.329 Ratings
Mobile friendly00 Ratings8.624 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications00 Ratings9.129 Ratings
Assignments00 Ratings9.328 Ratings
Compliance management00 Ratings9.130 Ratings
Learning administration00 Ratings9.729 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics00 Ratings9.729 Ratings
Social learning00 Ratings8.621 Ratings
User Ratings
ADP Workforce NowSaba Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1016 ratings)
9.2
(49 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.6
(78 ratings)
4.5
(5 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(72 ratings)
7.8
(11 ratings)
Availability
8.5
(19 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.9
(17 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.4
(423 ratings)
8.4
(24 ratings)
In-Person Training
5.5
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
6.0
(17 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.6
(52 ratings)
4.5
(3 ratings)
Configurability
5.5
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
6.2
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.6
(678 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
5.2
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
6.1
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ADP Workforce NowSaba Cloud
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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Cornerstone OnDemand
Our organization uses Saba Cloud primarily to manage all types of learning systems or staff training empirically. In addition, it provides us with a quick test-based follow-up to the trainees. We use Saba Cloud to train our clientele in a professional manner with respect to our worldwide online service. With this tool we are able to enhance the customer experience with the organization. Similarly, our organization uses Saba Cloud to monitor the performance and effectiveness of our employees and customers after having access to all the information provided by the application to subsequently make learning and development reports.
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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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Cornerstone OnDemand
  • Skills Management - Saba has allowed us to set specific expectations for employees based upon their role, and this has clarified the skill requirements for employees.
  • Goal Management - With Saba, managers can easily create goals aligned up to senior leadership, and then work with their direct reports to create supporting goals.
  • Learning Management - Using Saba's built-in Smart Lists, assigning compliance training is a simple process that used to be a challenge in our former LMS.
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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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Cornerstone OnDemand
  • Saba continues to improve their reporting and analytics. While it is much improved over previous versions, it can be improved.
  • Release Notes for system updates need to be delivered to admins farther in advance of the update in order to prepare properly.
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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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Cornerstone OnDemand
Typically customers that acquire a Saba solution rarely move away. There are reasons and "legends" behind this. The investment is significant. Time and money are required to make the engine go smoothly. But once it runs at full capacity, it doesn't stop! Professional Services are extremely competent and able to close implementation gaps quickly.
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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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Cornerstone OnDemand
As someone who creates classes and is also a learning administrator in the system, I have run into some issues with the system's capabilities for my needs. I am not a fan of having to use Adobe Captivate to download a PowerPoint presentation into the system, as my training sessions are much more than a glorified PowerPoint. Our organization has yet to turn on Saba Meetings, which may help with these limitations.
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Reliability and Availability
ADP
ADP outages are very rare
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Cornerstone OnDemand
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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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Cornerstone OnDemand
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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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Cornerstone OnDemand
For the times that we have used the support provided by Saba, it has been a very pleasurable experience for our department. Part of our package with Saba includes a specified number of hours of "training" time with Saba. During these meetings, we have shared our desires of the product and the support personnel have either shown us how to accomplish our task or they have taken our requests to their developers to look at future enhancements. Overall, very pleased with the support.
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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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Cornerstone OnDemand
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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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Cornerstone OnDemand
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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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Cornerstone OnDemand
Was not involved with integration.
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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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Cornerstone OnDemand
We had extensive reviews with a plan of what we needed and must have out of the system, including custom learning paths and tracking inside our HRIS system to grant permissions and positions based on completed learning certifications and courses. We weighed each option and chose based on the one that met the most of the must-haves.
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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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Cornerstone OnDemand
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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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Cornerstone OnDemand
  • This may seem small but with 90% of our workforce not at our main facility just the fact that since July 1, 2021, we have had over 18,956 compliance-related training completed by our staff. Do the math the ROI is wonderful.
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