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Vibe HCM

8 Ratings

ADP Workforce Now

470 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

Vibe HCM

8 Ratings
Score 9.1 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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Vibe HCM

I believe that Vibe HCM is well suited for all companies from small to large. They seem to be able to handle any sized client with the same world class support and service. One thing that stands out is their flexibility and configurability. For the most part, you can have it your way with their product, as long as it makes sense.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Vibe HCM
7.2
Employee demographic data
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Vibe HCM
8.2
Employment history
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Vibe HCM
7.4
Job profiles and administration
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Vibe HCM
7.4
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Workforce Now
7.4
Vibe HCM
8.2
Organizational charting
ADP Workforce Now
6.6
Vibe HCM
7.3
Organization and location management
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
Vibe HCM
7.4
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Vibe HCM
4.5

Payroll Management

ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Vibe HCM
8.5
Pay calculation
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
Vibe HCM
8.2
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Vibe HCM
Benefit plan administration
ADP Workforce Now
8.0
Vibe HCM
Direct deposit files
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
Vibe HCM
8.2
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Vibe HCM
9.1
Reimbursement management
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Vibe HCM

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Vibe HCM
7.3
Approval workflow
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Vibe HCM
7.3
Balance details
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Vibe HCM
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Vibe HCM

Employee Self Service

ADP Workforce Now
8.2
Vibe HCM
7.8
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Workforce Now
8.8
Vibe HCM
8.2
Update personal information
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
Vibe HCM
8.5
View company policy documentation
ADP Workforce Now
8.6
Vibe HCM
7.9
Employee recognition
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Vibe HCM
6.4
View job history
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Vibe HCM
8.2

Asset Management

ADP Workforce Now
6.0
Vibe HCM
6.4
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Workforce Now
6.0
Vibe HCM
6.4

HR Reporting

ADP Workforce Now
7.0
Vibe HCM
7.2
Report builder
ADP Workforce Now
7.1
Vibe HCM
7.9
Pre-built reports
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
Vibe HCM
8.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
Vibe HCM
5.7

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Vibe HCM
Performance plans
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Vibe HCM
Performance improvement plans
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Vibe HCM
Review status tracking
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Vibe HCM
Review reminders
ADP Workforce Now
7.4
Vibe HCM
Multiple review frequency
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
Vibe HCM

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

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

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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  • Fosters Engagement
  • Drives Efficiency
  • Easy to Use
  • Flexible
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Cons

  • Custom reporting tool is not intuitive, particularly joins between different data, and the proprietary reporting tool is clunky and slow.
  • Effective dates are grouped within areas (e.g. employment profile) making an employee's historical record extremely difficult to discern. This bleeds into the reporting.
  • There is no test environment available for clients, nor is there one (I'm told) available for ADP support.
  • Service hold-times are long and the support is inadequate. Nearly every call for us ends with "we need to escalate this to development".
  • There is no ability to configure field dependencies (e.g. departments are only available within a specific business unit), and employee attributes are one-dimensional (not hierarchical).
  • The workflow tool for manager self-service is extremely limited and completely text-based. This, plus the lack of the test environment, makes deploying a reliable manager self-service system nearly impossible.
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  • This vendor is very progressive and continually adding functionality. We are a stodgy and slow to change organizaion. We can't keep up with them.
  • I can't think of a single weakness!
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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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Usability

ADP Workforce Now8.0
Based on 16 answers
Because most of the payroll piece is self explanatory. Some training may be required to learn the lingo, but they also have "help" screens available on each section. I use this function if I don't understand what is going on. The time and attendance piece is fairly easy for the employee to learn with very little training.
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Vibe HCM9.1
Based on 1 answer
It works just as advertised! Not always the case with solutions. Flexible and configurable!
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Performance

ADP Workforce Now8.6
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.
Vibe HCM9.1
Based on 1 answer
World class service and support! Second to none!
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Support

ADP Workforce Now6.1
Based on 14 answers
They are good but not great.
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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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Vibe HCM9.1
Based on 1 answer
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Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Dynamics SL is the latest payroll system I used, and it was an absolute NIGHTMARE! We moved our companies out of SL into ADP in Sept of 2013, and the stress level dropped by 100 points! Microsoft SL is very inflexible and unforgiving, so not good for payroll at all. It is not user friendly for the administrator or the employee. I have used various in-house payroll systems - at least 3 with different employers. I prefer ADP.
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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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  • Better customer service
  • Tracking of forms through workflow
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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
ADP Workforce Now Editions & Modules
ADP Workforce Now
Additional Pricing Details
Please contact ADP for a product demo and ask about a hands-on "test drive" of Workforce Now.

Vibe HCM

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Vibe HCM Editions & Modules
Vibe HCM
Edition
Vibe HCM Suite
1
Vibe HCM ERP Connector
Vibe HCM Payroll Connector
Vibe Onboarding
Vibe Social Intranet
1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details
We offer our products as a comprehensive suite, or on a modular basis as our clients' needs, priorities and budgets dictate. Our clients do not need to do a full "rip and replace" of current systems that are working to deploy Vibe HCM. We can seamlessly integrate with existing technologies, providing a highly engaging "one-stop-shop" / unification platform.