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Sage HRMS

23 Ratings

ADP Workforce Now

469 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

Sage HRMS

23 Ratings
Score 8.2 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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Sage HRMS

Sage is great for the nonprofit community and management! It allows fund accounting and complex GL structures for payroll. The system is seamless and works well for large companies and enterprises as well.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Sage HRMS
8.6
Employee demographic data
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Sage HRMS
9.6
Employment history
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Sage HRMS
9.5
Job profiles and administration
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Sage HRMS
8.9
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Workforce Now
7.4
Sage HRMS
9.6
Organizational charting
ADP Workforce Now
6.6
Sage HRMS
5.0
Organization and location management
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
Sage HRMS
8.6
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Sage HRMS
9.3

Payroll Management

ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Sage HRMS
9.5
Pay calculation
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
Sage HRMS
9.7
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Sage HRMS
9.0
Benefit plan administration
ADP Workforce Now
8.0
Sage HRMS
9.6
Direct deposit files
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
Sage HRMS
9.7
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Sage HRMS
9.7
Reimbursement management
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Sage HRMS
9.7

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Sage HRMS
9.6
Approval workflow
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Sage HRMS
9.8
Balance details
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Sage HRMS
9.7
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Sage HRMS
9.2

Employee Self Service

ADP Workforce Now
8.2
Sage HRMS
9.6
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Workforce Now
8.8
Sage HRMS
9.7
Update personal information
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
Sage HRMS
9.8
View company policy documentation
ADP Workforce Now
8.6
Sage HRMS
9.8
Employee recognition
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Sage HRMS
10.0
View job history
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Sage HRMS
9.0

Asset Management

ADP Workforce Now
6.0
Sage HRMS
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Workforce Now
6.0
Sage HRMS

HR Reporting

ADP Workforce Now
7.0
Sage HRMS
9.5
Report builder
ADP Workforce Now
7.1
Sage HRMS
9.6
Pre-built reports
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
Sage HRMS
9.4
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
Sage HRMS
9.5

Onboarding

ADP Workforce Now
5.5
Sage HRMS
8.7
New hire portal
ADP Workforce Now
6.1
Sage HRMS
9.8
Manager tracking tools
ADP Workforce Now
4.9
Sage HRMS
7.5

Performance and Goals

ADP Workforce Now
7.8
Sage HRMS
Corporate goal setting
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Sage HRMS
Individual goal setting
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Sage HRMS
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Sage HRMS
Performance tracking
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Sage HRMS

Performance Management

ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Sage HRMS
7.2
Performance plans
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Sage HRMS
7.8
Performance improvement plans
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Sage HRMS
7.3
Review status tracking
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Sage HRMS
8.0
Review reminders
ADP Workforce Now
7.4
Sage HRMS
8.2
Multiple review frequency
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
Sage HRMS
5.0

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Workforce Now
6.7
Sage HRMS
Job Requisition Management
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Sage HRMS
Company Website Posting
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Sage HRMS
Publish to Social Media
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Sage HRMS
Job Search Site Posting
ADP Workforce Now
6.7
Sage HRMS
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Workforce Now
2.3
Sage HRMS
Applicant Tracking
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
Sage HRMS
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Sage HRMS

Pros

  • Highly trained customer service representatives. When calling, wait times are usually short. All representatives have a broad base of training so most questions are resolved right away. There is an extensive 'back office' of more experienced team members to address the more complex issues and anomalies. Recent training updates including the common sharing of representative email address for ongoing follow up access.
  • Learning opportunities are available through videos, webcasts, PDFs , conferences and virtual conferences. I have found the quarter and year end videos to be especially helpful. I am appreciative of emails with links to articles with payroll relevance, saving me the time to research.
  • Reporting capabilities are extensive. There are many standard reports that provide the base report with opportunity to customize fields, sorting, etc. And they can be saved for future use, with additional edit capabilities. Also available are fully custom reports, built by the the user, with the option of guidance from an ADP report writer. My experience includes a completely custom created report that I now use on a regular basis. The personal attention and investment of time to get my report exactly as needed was much appreciated.
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  • User Interface
  • System Flexibility and options.
  • Ability for the end user to make mass updates
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Cons

  • Quicker response from the support lines in answering the call. This would require hiring and training of more support staff, which I understand ADP has been doing... ACA having taken it's toll on support stall at all companies.
  • Taking care of clean up on old issues, some having been escalated to upper management. It would be nice to hear how they are proceeding.
  • Would like to be able to pull the Pay Data to a spreadsheet program for manipulation and entry of payroll. Would save time for our data entry payroll department.
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  • Database infrastructure - Visual Fox Pro
  • Organizations with multiple FEIN's - The product does not handle employee transfers well across FEIN's
  • Custom Reporting Limitations - Crystal Reports is difficult for the basic user and requires IT support.
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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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Sage HRMS8.0
Based on 1 answer
I do not work with this software anymore, and I am not involved with the renewal of it. However, if I were, I would still suggest using it unless something better was introduced
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Usability

ADP Workforce Now8.0
Based on 16 answers
The screens are very easy to understand and employees can easily navigate the system which makes it easier on me since I am not always having to answer questions.
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Support

ADP Workforce Now6.1
Based on 14 answers
My questions are answered by our support person as needed.
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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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Alternatives Considered

Our company used ADP prior to Workforce Now. We tried PayChex for one year 11 years ago, however did not like the functionality and time required to process a payroll. We returned to ADP, then tried Paylocity...that lasted one small payroll, as our payroll clerk was extremely dissatisfied with the product. I was on the telephone with our ADP representative asking what ADP could do to help us remedy our error in moving to paylocity. ADP was great, they explained the ADP Workforce Now product. Helped us return to ADP in time to do a full payroll the following week, and helped to collect the information from Paylocity in time to do the first quarter report in a timely manner. This was a difficult task as Paylocity was less than forthcoming with the reports we needed to provide. The Paylocity support team finally admitted they could not do the what they claimed in the demo. Waste of time and a lot of money. ADP Workforce Now has proven to us they will be there when we need them.
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Sage HRMS was very cost effective for a non-profit. It does all that we needed as a company and more. It also allows us to handle payroll ourselves instead of outsourcing [it].
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Return on Investment

  • Improved workflow - our managers and staff now have all the information they need independently from contacting the HR Department. Your HR Department can now focus on strategic initiatives rather than pushing paper and hunting down signatures.
  • Decreased paperwork - information is collected, tracked, and stored within WFN. Say goodbye to those pesky HR data collection forms!
  • Happy employees - employees perform at their best when they are provided the tools and resources they need to act independently! This platform provides that exact avenue for success.
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  • Cost saving for staff time.
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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.

Sage HRMS

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