Advanced Cloud HR vs. HRdirect Smart Apps

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Advanced Cloud HR
Score 9.3 out of 10
N/A
OpenHR from UK company Advanced is a complete human resource management system (HRMS). Integration with OpenPeople, the vendor's payroll processing system, presents a complete automated HR solution.N/A
HRdirect Smart Apps
Score 8.4 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
HRdirect Smart Apps is an HR Management software solution from HRdirect, a a division of ComplyRight, Inc., dedicated to developing and delivering “Solutions for Smart Employers” since 1985. The vendor says HRdirect supports business managers at more than 500,000 locations with essential employee management and compliance tasks. HRdirect Smart Apps aims to help users work efficiently and affordably. The vendor's goal is to simplify complex processes and free employers from compliance…N/A
Pricing
Advanced Cloud HRHRdirect Smart Apps
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Advanced Cloud HRHRdirect Smart Apps
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsNO PER EMPLOYEE PRICING, NO BUNDLED FEATURES. JUST $60 A YEAR PER APP. Simple Pricing, No Matter How You Slice It Only use the Smart Apps that best fit your unique needs and pay the same, low price for each one: just $60 a year. It's easy to add more at any time, too - either as your needs change or as our solutions expand.
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Community Pulse
Advanced Cloud HRHRdirect Smart Apps
Top Pros
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Features
Advanced Cloud HRHRdirect Smart Apps
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Advanced Cloud HR
8.6
1 Ratings
9% above category average
HRdirect Smart Apps
10.0
1 Ratings
24% above category average
Employee demographic data8.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Employment history10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Advanced Cloud HR
10.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
1 Ratings
156% below category average
Approval workflow10.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Balance details10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Advanced Cloud HR
8.6
1 Ratings
5% above category average
HRdirect Smart Apps
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information6.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Update personal information10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
View company policy documentation7.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Employee recognition10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Advanced Cloud HR
6.7
1 Ratings
13% below category average
HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
1 Ratings
154% below category average
Report builder10.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Pre-built reports6.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Advanced Cloud HR
4.5
1 Ratings
56% below category average
HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
1 Ratings
156% below category average
New hire portal4.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Manager tracking tools5.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Advanced Cloud HR
8.3
1 Ratings
1% above category average
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Advanced Cloud HR
7.8
1 Ratings
2% below category average
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Performance plans6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Advanced Cloud HR
8.3
1 Ratings
4% above category average
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Create succession plans/pools7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Advanced Cloud HR
6.6
1 Ratings
17% below category average
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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Score 9.6 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 7.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
Advanced Cloud HRHRdirect Smart Apps
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Advanced Cloud HRHRdirect Smart Apps
Likelihood to Recommend
Advanced
Advanced Cloud HR helps to solve problems with diversified magnitude and changing needs of an organization, the ones which are faced by the HR department obviously. This tool is a simple solution to most of the challenging HR tasks like leave application, Training tracking, Career progression, and many others. This makes it enough solution to cater to all the existing and futuristic HR problems.
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ComplyRight
UPDATE 3/20/2020: I initially gave HRDirect a "0" recommendation due to all the issues we had with the PTO Module. However, since purchasing the Harassment Training Module ($90), this product is the best value for the money and puts us in compliance with mandated requirements. It is easy to use and well-presented. At this point in time, with the issues and frustration level of all our employees, managers, and payroll department, it would be difficult for me to recommend this app as suitable in any scenario. However, should HRdirect fix the issues and get the app to perform as it was originally designed, it would be a great product for a small to medium company that has limited resources yet wants a good product for the money. In our experience, the new hire portal did not appear to be functioning properly; our new hires were not able to access the blank documents. They could see them but not open them (PDFs).
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Pros
Advanced
  • Robust employee problems addressal.
  • Self accessible admin tasks.
  • Employee reporting is very easy.
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ComplyRight
  • Initially, you were able to see all activity and drill down for details.
  • It was easy-access for all our employees in the 7 states we operate in.
  • It provided tracking for the managers.
  • Payroll had access to all PTO requests.
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Cons
Advanced
  • User interface and navigation.
  • Ready training material not available easily.
  • Could add employee feedback functionality.
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ComplyRight
  • HRdirect performed an upgrade in 2019 and that's where things went awry.
  • You could no longer drill down through the calendar to see the details - i.e. Doctor's appointment, illness, childcare issues, vacation, etc.
  • Previous year PTO requests were not archived and you now had to scroll through hundreds of PTO requests to see the most current.
  • Previous PTO requests were listed oldest to most current, resulting in much frustration trying to locate specific ones.
  • The print option was not longer functional.
  • The online help request form was no longer accessible.
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Likelihood to Renew
Advanced
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ComplyRight
As previously described, there are too many unresolved issues.
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Support Rating
Advanced
No answers on this topic
ComplyRight
Due to the fact that we were patient for more than 6 months with no resolution in sight, we decided to end our relationship with HRdirect for PTO tracking. 3/20/2020: We have purchased the Harassment Training Module. Excellent product with great value for the money.
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Alternatives Considered
Advanced
This is a cloud-native application and it's very easy to implement and deploy across multiple platforms. This makes it a go-to tool for many organizations. However, the above-mentioned tools are no way less. They are the market leaders in the HRM department and are already established, players. But considering the price tag, they carry on license Advance Cloud HR is absolutely a no-brainer choice for organizations looking to get value for money.
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ComplyRight
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Return on Investment
Advanced
  • Excellent purchase considering the problems that the tool can address.
  • One stop solution to all the major HR activities.
  • It has the capability to enhance and adapt to changing Employee related data challenges.
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ComplyRight
  • Initially, HRdirect was proving to be an excellent tool, and we were getting a quick turnaround on small issues. However, the upgrade messed things up on our accessibility, with no resolution in sight.
  • Harassment training module is excellent.
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ScreenShots

Advanced Cloud HR Screenshots

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HRdirect Smart Apps Screenshots

Screenshot of EMPLOYEE RECORDS
Smarter, Centralized Employee Management

 - Directory & Records
 - Employee Self-Service
 - Document StorageScreenshot of ATTENDANCE CALENDAR
Take Control of Employee Attendance

 - 12-Month Calendars
 - Absence Code Management
 - Absence NotesScreenshot of I-9 & W-4
Ease the Burden of Completing I-9 and W-4 Forms

 - Onboarding Workflow
 - Guided I-9 & W-4 Forms
 - History & Audit TrackingScreenshot of JOB APPLICATION
Smart Hiring Begins Before the Interview

 - Compliant Questions Library
 - Customizable Application
 - Online Application LinkScreenshot of PROGRESSIVE DISCIPLINE
Your Guide to an Effective Disciplinary Program

 - Employee Warning Notices
 - Discipline History
 - Action Plan DocumentationScreenshot of TIME OFF REQUEST
Let Employees Handle Time Off Requests for You

 - Employee Time Off Requests
 - Supervisor Approval Workflow
 - Attendance Calendar Sync