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Likelihood to Recommend

APS

I think that APS Online is scalable to any organization. It's a wonderful product and I have had so many managers that work with me that feel the same way. We haven't been with them quite a year yet but since we've started it has made a world of difference for us. Things to ask about- 1- Do they specialize in or can they accommodate states that you are working in and their various rules?2- What type of customer service? Do they have a call center or do they have a designated person like APS?3- How long do your reports stay in the system? (ADP "archived" theirs after a year so we couldn't reach them)
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Evolution Payroll

We have a small company with very simple needs. This software meets those needs, but it looks like it is capable of doing so much more than what we use it for. I typically use only a few screens and a few reports. It is very well suited for our needs, but I don't know the full functionality of the system due to our limited needs.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

APS
7.0
Evolution Payroll
Employee demographic data
APS
9.4
Evolution Payroll
Employment history
APS
7.0
Evolution Payroll
Job profiles and administration
APS
8.3
Evolution Payroll
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
APS
4.0
Evolution Payroll
Organizational charting
APS
7.9
Evolution Payroll
Organization and location management
APS
6.0
Evolution Payroll
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
APS
6.0
Evolution Payroll

Payroll Management

APS
7.3
Evolution Payroll
7.7
Pay calculation
APS
7.0
Evolution Payroll
10.0
Support for external payroll vendors
APS
5.7
Evolution Payroll
Benefit plan administration
APS
7.0
Evolution Payroll
Direct deposit files
APS
8.0
Evolution Payroll
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
APS
7.0
Evolution Payroll
3.0
Reimbursement management
APS
9.0
Evolution Payroll

Leave and Attendance Management

APS
6.7
Evolution Payroll
Approval workflow
APS
8.0
Evolution Payroll
Balance details
APS
6.0
Evolution Payroll
Annual carry-forward and encashment
APS
6.0
Evolution Payroll

Employee Self Service

APS
7.2
Evolution Payroll
View and generate pay and benefit information
APS
8.0
Evolution Payroll
Update personal information
APS
9.0
Evolution Payroll
View company policy documentation
APS
7.0
Evolution Payroll
Employee recognition
APS
7.0
Evolution Payroll
View job history
APS
5.0
Evolution Payroll

Asset Management

APS
7.0
Evolution Payroll
Tracking of all physical assets
APS
7.0
Evolution Payroll

HR Reporting

APS
7.1
Evolution Payroll
Report builder
APS
7.0
Evolution Payroll
Pre-built reports
APS
7.0
Evolution Payroll
Ability to combine HR data with external data
APS
7.4
Evolution Payroll

Onboarding

APS
7.5
Evolution Payroll
New hire portal
APS
8.0
Evolution Payroll
Manager tracking tools
APS
7.0
Evolution Payroll

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

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

Pros

APS

  • 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.
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Evolution Payroll

  • It keeps track of 401K deferrals.
  • It keeps track of our payroll taxes.
  • It handles a variety of payroll types (Hourly, Salary, Weekly, Semi-Monthly and Monthly).
  • Keeps track of SUTA and FUTA rates.
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Cons

APS

  • Reporting - We have six different business units and the reporting is separate for all three. Most reporting I do requires information from all business units so am running six reports and then copying and pasting to get the report I need.
  • Multi-state taxes - We have a number of employees who live in New York and work in New Jersey. APS OnLine is designed to accommodate one state withholding so ability to have "worked in" state and "lived in" state taxes withheld went away. This was a shortfall.
  • The Carrier connection setup took much longer than expected. After a year, we are still having some issues with some items transferring over to the GL.
  • The CA overtime calculation does not calculate after 8 hours per day, only on the 40 per week so we override each week.
  • Reporting - when running Benefit reports, it recognizes employees who formerly carried the plan but may have dropped it. To get around this, we have to delete off the employee's record so the history is not readily available.
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Evolution Payroll

  • One problem it has is if you try to cut multiple checks for a person (sometimes) it creates an error which requires assistance from the processor to get it straightened out.
  • You need to pay close attention when reviewing prior to submitting. Sometimes if you think you saved something it might not have saved it and if you don't catch it before you submit, it requires assistance to get corrected up to and including voiding a check and re-issuing.
  • In my opinion, it's somewhat expensive. I have been looking at other providers who would use a different system, and they seem to be significantly cheaper. That may not be a direct correlation to the software but to the provider.
  • I don't know if it is capable of allowing a user to create new reports, but if it doesn't, that would be something to consider as a missing functionality.
  • I haven't found an area that allows for tracking pay increases. We simply overwrite a persons rate of pay when we give a raise, so there is no tracking of the date a raise was given or a comparison showing what they made prior to or when the last raise was given. (That I am aware of).
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Likelihood to Renew

APS

APS 9.7
Based on 6 answers
I have been using the system for over a year now and feel more comfortable with the functionality of it. I have just recently implemented the benefit administration portion.
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Evolution Payroll

Evolution Payroll 4.0
Based on 1 answer
Evolution is provided by our current third party payroll processor. We are currently considering changing processors, because of increased prices and competition is priced significantly lower.
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Usability

APS

APS 9.5
Based on 4 answers
In general, it's a great system to use. We were looking for simplicity and ease of use and have received raves from our employees in their ability to access and make use of the system. There is still so much more that we have yet to gain as we continue working through each of the modules.
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Evolution Payroll

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

APS

APS 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I haven't had any outages
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Evolution Payroll

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

APS

APS 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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Evolution Payroll

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

APS

APS 9.9
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.
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Evolution Payroll

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

In-Person Training

APS

APS 9.0
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.
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Evolution Payroll

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

APS

APS 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We had great webinars.
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Evolution Payroll

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

APS

APS 8.7
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.
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Evolution Payroll

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

APS

All the other payroll systems were very complicated and had a lot of capabilities that were nto needed for an organization of our size. This made it difficult to use and confusing. APS covers all our needs and does so with ease of use and great support
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Evolution Payroll

This is the first payroll software I have used. My prior experience was keeping track of the various aspects of a really simple payroll (no benefits at all) in PeachTree 20 plus years ago, so I am unable to provide a comparison.
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Scalability

APS

APS 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I've never had a problem with the system nor in finding the right information.
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Evolution Payroll

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

APS

  • APS OnLine has helped us streamline the payroll process by freeing up our time of not having to personally cut and sign weekly paychecks. We don't have to rely on check signers to be present which has helped our timeliness as well.
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Evolution Payroll

  • Considering this company was processing payroll manually and keeping track of all of the items in handwritten ledgers prior to using this software, I would think the impact has been substantially beneficial, just in time and effort savings.
  • The company bought into this service about 20 years prior to my joining them. So, I don't know when they accomplished ROI.
  • My company didn't purchase the software, they use it because the payroll processor uses it as their payroll system. So, there is not traditional ROI, as they never purchased the software.
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Pricing Details

APS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Evolution Payroll

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

APS
9.0
Evolution Payroll
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

APS
9.7
Evolution Payroll
4.0

Usability

APS
9.5
Evolution Payroll

Reliability and Availability

APS
9.0
Evolution Payroll

Performance

APS
9.0
Evolution Payroll

Support

APS
9.9
Evolution Payroll

In-Person Training

APS
9.0
Evolution Payroll

Online Training

APS
9.0
Evolution Payroll

Implementation

APS
8.7
Evolution Payroll

Scalability

APS
9.0
Evolution Payroll

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