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APS

43 Ratings

APS

43 Ratings
Score 6.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

APS

They are more suited to growing, nimble companies. They are soon adding employee approval to time cards and checkin by facial recognition. Additions and changes to improve functionality might not work for a very large company like GE.

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

APS
8.5
Employee demographic data
APS
9.4
Employment history
APS
8.7
Job profiles and administration
APS
8.3
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
APS
8.2
Organizational charting
APS
7.9
Organization and location management
APS
8.4
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
APS
8.4

Payroll Management

APS
8.5
Pay calculation
APS
9.2
Support for external payroll vendors
APS
5.7
Benefit plan administration
APS
8.2
Direct deposit files
APS
9.9
Salary revision and increment management
APS
8.9
Reimbursement management
APS
9.0

Leave and Attendance Management

APS
8.6
Approval workflow
APS
9.4
Balance details
APS
8.2
Annual carry-forward and encashment
APS
8.3

Employee Self Service

APS
8.6
View and generate pay and benefit information
APS
9.4
Update personal information
APS
9.4
View company policy documentation
APS
8.1
Employee recognition
APS
7.6
View job history
APS
8.6

Asset Management

APS
8.0
Tracking of all physical assets
APS
8.0

HR Reporting

APS
8.4
Report builder
APS
9.2
Pre-built reports
APS
8.5
Ability to combine HR data with external data
APS
7.4

Onboarding

APS
9.0
New hire portal
APS
9.3
Manager tracking tools
APS
8.7

Performance and Goals

APS
7.8
Corporate goal setting
APS
8.1
Individual goal setting
APS
8.2
Line-of sight-visibility
APS
8.2
Performance tracking
APS
6.9

Performance Management

APS
8.0
Performance plans
APS
7.9
Performance improvement plans
APS
7.0
Review status tracking
APS
8.4
Review reminders
APS
8.3
Multiple review frequency
APS
8.5

Succession Planning

APS
5.0
Create succession plans/pools
APS
5.0
Candidate ranking
APS
5.0

Recruiting / ATS

APS
8.8
Job Requisition Management
APS
9.2
Company Website Posting
APS
9.2
Publish to Social Media
APS
9.2
Job Search Site Posting
APS
8.8
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
APS
7.6
Applicant Tracking
APS
8.4
Notifications and Alerts
APS
9.2

Pros

  • It's fast and intuitive. Our previous contractors were ADP and Paychex and neither were intuitive. Our payroll runs have less errors now than with previous vendors. Payroll prep time is down from 5 hours with ADP to 2 hours with APS for the HR Manager.
  • The limiters are great. I'm always afraid of that error that no one caught. Let's assume that you add a $200 limiter to overtime. Any time that a staff member is about to receive more than $200 in overtime for that pay period, a red flag goes up for the HR manager to double check.
  • We have 3 programs in public schools that block certain ports. APS has a 2nd feature using GPS so that staff can only check in for their shift while they are in the designated GPS range. Great for someone who has to report to a remote location. Just add the GPS coordinates and they can't check until they get to the project.

Cons

  • Stratus Time lets you quickly scroll through the entire staff list. The APS system has an extra step. A small issue.
  • Stratus Time lets you create a template for a salaried staff and simply add days with that template. APS requires a hand created entry for each checkin

Likelihood to Renew

APS9.7
Based on 6 answers
Without a doubt, we will stay with APS Online

Usability

APS9.5
Based on 4 answers
It is very easy to use and you don't have to drill down through too many screens to get to what you need.

Reliability and Availability

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
I haven't had any outages

Performance

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer

Support

APS9.9
Based on 3 answers
There is one primary account representative that we contact on a regular basis. If she is unavailable, there are others on her team. It does seem that our implementation was more complex than others that have been installed, so fixes are not as easily remedied.

In-Person Training

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
Even if it wasn't in-person on location, we felt like we had our trainer in the room with us.

Online Training

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
We had great webinars.

Implementation

APS8.7
Based on 4 answers
It would have been helpful to understand the phases of the implementation up front so I could have prepared differently for enrollments, billing, and transfer of information to payroll. At the end of the day, I'm happy with the selection and the system and anticipate I will like it better as we go along. We have done a number of other system implementations in the past few years, and this has been pretty painless, however, I've had a few surprises.

Alternatives Considered

We had used ADP for years and had always struggled with their customer service. With over 20 locations (20+ W2s, quarterly filings, etc) we had a lot of questions. We would have to call and sit on hold for long periods of time to talk to someone who couldn't always answer our questions. Then we would get different answers from different people or have to re-explain our issue. It was a major time suck for my employees and they dreaded having to call all of the time. For us - the final straws for us to switch providers were: +Numerous year end filings with incorrect names and addresses (they couldn't keep our 20+ locations separate even though our paperwork was completed correctly)+Incorrect SUI rates for several locations that resulted in tens of thousands of dollars in overpayments which was a lot of money for small hotels. We had sent in numerous requests for them to fix this but it never happened+Lack of care - even though we were having all of these issues, nobody would work with us to get them all resolved and make sure to remedy the situation. We had to seek out a manager to get them resolved but even after this, we still had more issues.Overall - DON'T stick with ADP or even think about switching to them. They might be able to slash prices but their poor customer service and lack of care will cost you in the end. It's not worth it. APS does everything ADP had the capability of but we don't have the errors or headaches we did before. I am really looking forward to this year end!

Scalability

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
I've never had a problem with the system nor in finding the right information.

Return on Investment

  • APs has cut our costs by 75% for payroll processing

Pricing Details

APS

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details
Our Payroll solution is offered as a standalone service, but additional solutions must be used in conjunction with our Payroll solution. This ensures the best possible user experience for our customers.