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ADP Workforce Now

470 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

WebSphere DataPower

6 Ratings
Score 8.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP Workforce Now

ADP is well suited for compliance with all legal regulations. I like that as soon as any new law comes out, ADP has taken ownership of the law and usually has already provided me with a solution or work around to make sure I am in compliance. The reliability of ADP is excellent and I have never had one bad dream of ADP not being around in the future.Workforce now is not well suited if you have a workforce that has multiple work rules, pay rates, pay types, and pay additions. You will more than likely have to keep a spreadsheet externally for these numbers and manually manipulate data.
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WebSphere DataPower

On the edge this appliance is one of the best, if it's not the best. When it comes to complex any-to-any transformations and/or orchestrations there are much better tools for the job.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

ADP Workforce Now
8.1
WebSphere DataPower
Pay calculation
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
WebSphere DataPower
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
WebSphere DataPower
Benefit plan administration
ADP Workforce Now
8.0
WebSphere DataPower
Direct deposit files
ADP Workforce Now
8.6
WebSphere DataPower
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
WebSphere DataPower
Reimbursement management
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
WebSphere DataPower

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

ADP Workforce Now
6.0
WebSphere DataPower
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Workforce Now
6.0
WebSphere DataPower

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

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

Pros

  • ADP Workforce Now is well ahead of their competitors in the payroll department. It is possible to track for job costing, and they are accurate. In the 15 years I have used ADP we have never seen a payroll error on their end.
  • ADP Workforce Now does a great job of timekeeping, and offers many options making it very flexible for meeting the needs of any type of company.
  • The most important strength ADP Workforce Now offers is the payroll related tax reporting and payment of payroll related taxes. There has never been a time we have had to worry about a report not being filed, or the funds not being submitted in a timely manner. If there has ever been a question, ADP has promptly taken care of the response and provided accurate documentation to all parties involved.
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  • The most obvious thing that DataPower does exceptionally well is security. All the built-in supported security capabilities allow us to isolate most security tasks to DataPower and as a result "protect" down steam services/systems to have to deal with security.
  • DataPower is very good at protocol conversion and as it is usually used on the edge allows you to narrow down the protocols used between the companies public and private networks.
  • The appliance concept makes maintenance, recovery and, management so much simpler.
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Cons

  • Reporting can be somewhat challenging. You're able to build your reports and they've done a good job of streamlining the process but sometimes finding the correct code for reporting can be challenging. However, they have a team that builds custom reports for you so that's a small complaint.
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  • The fact that once an appliance reaches end-of-life it becomes a doorstop. A company made a big investment and knowing that in 5 to 9 years you will be left with nothing makes the deal not so appealing.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP Workforce Now8.9
Based on 29 answers
We're looking into other vendors for cost savings. Sometimes it's frustrating to contact the general ledger deparment.
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WebSphere DataPower7.0
Based on 1 answer
Cost of the appliance
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Usability

ADP Workforce Now8.1
Based on 16 answers
Again, because I find the reporting features to still be a bit difficult to utilize.
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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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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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Alternatives Considered

It's better in every way, I would never go back
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Return on Investment

  • It's given me a lot more time for other things. Payroll takes significantly less time than it used to, managing requisitions is a smooth process so hiring is more transparent and takes less time, and employees are able to view their own information and make changes. In general, I have gotten several hours back a week just from using ADP, which allows me to focus on our strategic goals.
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  • Positive is the time to market for the implementation and management of complex edge integrations.
  • Finding skilled DataPower developers has proven a bit of a challenge. Integration specialists are a special breed and DataPower specific developers even more so.
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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.

WebSphere DataPower

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