ADP Workforce Now vs. SilkRoad Recruiting

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
SilkRoad Recruiting
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
SilkRoad offers OpenHire, a recruiting and ATS system. It offers recruiting access through social media channels, data security, and EEO compliance for mid-sized to large businesses. It is a component of SilkRoad’s Lifesuite product line.N/A
Pricing
ADP Workforce NowSilkRoad Recruiting
Editions & Modules
Essential
Contact sales team
Enhanced
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Complete
Contact sales team
HR Pro
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Payroll Essentials
Contact sales team
HR Plus
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Hiring Advantage
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Performance Plus
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ADP Workforce NowSilkRoad Recruiting
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.
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
ADP Workforce NowSilkRoad Recruiting
Considered Both Products
ADP Workforce Now
Chose ADP Workforce Now
ADP is not as efficient or useful but we had to chose ADP based on our parent company.
Chose ADP Workforce Now
I feel that ADP workforce now is not the best software available, but one of many choices for a fully comprehensive HRIS system that can manage all functions of Human Resources if desired.
SilkRoad Recruiting
Chose SilkRoad Recruiting
Despite using ADP as our HRIS, we are moving our sister company from ADP talent to SilkRoad because we prefer it. It has better functionality and is easier to use.
Chose SilkRoad Recruiting
OpenHire completely streamlined the recruitment process and allowed us to manage the candidates as well as feedback from HM etc. ADP was very aniquated and frustrating to use from a recruitment process. The reporting was awful and it wasn't easy to manage. Definitely not a good …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
ADP Workforce NowSilkRoad Recruiting
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
1021 Ratings
4% below category average
SilkRoad Recruiting
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data8.1901 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history8.2937 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration7.9889 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.7.4916 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting6.7641 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management7.5702 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)7.4648 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
1033 Ratings
2% below category average
SilkRoad Recruiting
-
Ratings
Pay calculation8.5994 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors7.1389 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment7.7293 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration7.9796 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.6982 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management7.7768 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management7.4467 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
843 Ratings
7% below category average
SilkRoad Recruiting
-
Ratings
Approval workflow7.8765 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details7.6798 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment7.5646 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
1013 Ratings
3% below category average
SilkRoad Recruiting
-
Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information8.1976 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information8.5967 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.1781 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition7.0364 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
26% below category average
SilkRoad Recruiting
-
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
6.9
943 Ratings
10% below category average
SilkRoad Recruiting
-
Ratings
Report builder7.3926 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.4922 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data6.1549 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
115 Ratings
14% below category average
SilkRoad Recruiting
-
Ratings
New hire portal7.4111 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools6.691 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
309 Ratings
4% below category average
SilkRoad Recruiting
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Ratings
Corporate goal setting8.0238 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.0289 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility7.6236 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking7.9282 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
400 Ratings
9% below category average
SilkRoad Recruiting
-
Ratings
Performance plans7.3359 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.3307 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking7.5364 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders7.2377 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.2312 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
6.0
7 Ratings
28% below category average
SilkRoad Recruiting
-
Ratings
Create succession plans/pools5.86 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking5.86 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search6.37 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development6.26 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
ADP Workforce Now
6.8
420 Ratings
14% below category average
SilkRoad Recruiting
6.8
14 Ratings
16% below category average
Job Requisition Management7.5365 Ratings7.214 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.1357 Ratings8.714 Ratings
Publish to Social Media6.9286 Ratings7.812 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.2320 Ratings7.813 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention2.38 Ratings7.213 Ratings
Applicant Tracking7.0361 Ratings8.014 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.3382 Ratings4.714 Ratings
Customized Application Form00 Ratings5.212 Ratings
Resume Management00 Ratings7.014 Ratings
Candidate Search00 Ratings8.714 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings8.014 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation00 Ratings7.310 Ratings
Email Templates00 Ratings5.714 Ratings
User Permissions00 Ratings3.714 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings4.714 Ratings
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User Ratings
ADP Workforce NowSilkRoad Recruiting
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(1088 ratings)
6.2
(30 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.3
(82 ratings)
5.0
(12 ratings)
Usability
5.2
(79 ratings)
6.0
(3 ratings)
Availability
7.3
(14 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
6.4
(13 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(462 ratings)
5.0
(2 ratings)
In-Person Training
8.2
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
5.8
(17 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
4.9
(34 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
6.4
(10 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
6.1
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.4
(750 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 NowSilkRoad Recruiting
Likelihood to Recommend
ADP
If you are looking to automate processes and have the system handle administrative, boring tasks this is the system for you. They are continuing to evolve and are coming out with improvements constantly. Have a suggestion on an improvement they will listen and consider implementing.
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SilkRoad
I think OpenHire is best for a small company (max about 2500 employees). The more employees you have the more HR people you should have and this can get expensive. I know most larger companies are using more advanced systems as well (Workday). During the selection process be sure to determine how many OpenHire users you would need. Ask whether your managers will be willing to work in the system as well or whether HR would have to own the entire process. If you are EEOC compliant, make sure you ask about diversity posting, APP tracking of applicants, and reporting needs. If you require an onboarding tool, SilkRoad offers RedCarpet. I found it to be very complex and hiring managers refused to use it. If you require an onboarding tool, definitely look into it. The demo may look great but there were a lot of implementation steps done to make it work and it just didn't fit our company culture. So make sure it fits yours.
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Pros
ADP
  • HRIS that is personalized for the employee and addresses DE&I needs.
  • Payroll, of course! The system addresses all needs, such as deductions, additional pay, premium OT, and shift differentials.
  • Onboarding is an excellent way to stay in compliance and have all documents completed.
  • Tax and Banking and resolution to any issues.
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SilkRoad
  • The ease of use when it comes to create requisitions from a hiring managers side of things is definitely a positive. It's very much user intuitive and the specifications can be completely customized as to what a company would like to appear within said requisition.
  • Candidate correspondence is an absolute breeze as you can custom load templates into the system that can be edited at any time through an administrator in your company instead of having to go through a technical support team on the other side of things.
  • Overall, it's a pretty no muss no fuss system to use as there's not a great layer of complication about it and like most things, spaced practice and consistent exposure to it tend to iron out those rough edges. From an administration standpoint, adding in locations and hiring managers is incredibly simplistic along with reporting functionality.
  • Candidate folders have come a long way in the system and are much more user friendly at this point than when I began using the system some four years ago. It's very easy to shift candidate profiles between folders and edit on the fly.
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Cons
ADP
  • I would like it if better communication was sent out about new product updates. Sometimes, I go into a screen and things are different and I have to relearn it on the fly.
  • Editing the mobile app - I would like it if what is shown on the desktop version was automatically on the app. WAY more of my employees use the app, but I put the most important information on the desktop version because it is easier to update.
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SilkRoad
  • OpenHire's user roles can create issues depending on how your company's hiring process flows. For example, at one company, the hiring managers were extremely involved in screening candidates yet the system seems very geared towards use of centralized recruiters who distribute candidates. The lack of ability to customize roles and security to match our managers' needs created additional burden on HR as well as frustration from hiring managers.
  • I experienced several problems uploading documents to accompany a candidate's offer. There was a limit on the number, size and type of attachments that could be included, and there was no alternative (as vetted with OpenHire) besides sending a separate correspondence to the candidate. I found this to appear unprofessional to the candidate as well as creating an extra step in the process for HR/recruiting.
  • The requisition process had a few issues which created inefficiencies in the process. Firstly, for times when you need to post a role confidentially outside of your standard process, there was no way to designate the req as 'confidential'. Instead, you had to use the 'executive' status which created issues (ie: inaccurate data in reporting). Secondly, OpenHire was unable to upload the company directory of emails in the requisition approver fields so rather than being able to select from a drop-down or using a 'smart' field, you had to type each approver's email out manually thus increasing the potential for error and delay in the process.
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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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SilkRoad
It was a great solution for the company in all aspects, especially the cost. The company was not in a position to afford a solution such as Oracle PeopleSoft. The only reason we did not renew OpenHire was we got acquired by a much larger organization and started utilizing the tools that the parent company had available
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Usability
ADP
I would give it a 10 however I do not like when ADP does facelifts in Workforce Now which does not add any value other than having to relearn navigation. I am also not a big fan of being forced to refer to the Bridge. We have Google which gives the same results. If I understood the answer I would not contact our Account Rep.
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SilkRoad
It's not a bad system to use, there just seems to be so much click through to get one task achieved. Once you know all the little routes and pieces it gets easier.
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Reliability and Availability
ADP
ADP outages are very rare
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SilkRoad
No answers on this topic
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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SilkRoad
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
ADP
I have contacted support multiple times and have always been happy with the results. ADP's support staff is always helpful and makes easy work of solving problems. I love my Payroll Account Manager, as well as my Enhanced Time Account Manager.
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SilkRoad
The support for Silkroad is awful. I know they are working on it and it seems to be slightly better but it's still not great. I have had multiple cases I have never heard from them on, others I have had to follow-up multiple times and one that took a year
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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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SilkRoad
No answers on this topic
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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SilkRoad
No answers on this topic
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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SilkRoad
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Alternatives Considered
ADP
Although this SAS takes longer to perform the everyday functions related to payroll and HR data input, the difference in this software and our previous software is like night and day. We were on a very old server platform and had too many issues with continuous need for backup.
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SilkRoad
NeoGov is a more simple system but just being able to require specific documents has been a huge time saver for us. Other elements in NeoGov aren't as robust but still it saves me a lot of time compared to OpenHire.
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Scalability
ADP
We have been able to grow with ADP from just a few hundred employees to over 10,000 so it's actually very scalable for payroll usage. We do not use the benefits and onboarding offerings for most of our employees but they are built to scale easily enough for when our corporate team has over 1,000 FTE.
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SilkRoad
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
ADP
  • ADP WorkforceNow has provided a positive ROI for our company. It has saved me countless hours in the time I used to spend preparing reports, managing benefits, and annual enrollment, recruitment tracking, and much more.
  • The integration with Payscale has allowed our company to take every position in our organization and benchmark it to industries and job titles. This has allowed us to be more competitive on recruitment and retention.
  • We have used the new DE&I dashboard to provide valuable information on the landscape of our workforce, as well as areas of our organization that may not be as diverse.
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SilkRoad
  • The cost was very high
  • It made managers more involved in the process
  • It got managers involved earlier than they had been in the past
  • It forced managers to stay involved in their recruiting and not just wait for HR to hire someone
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