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Likelihood to Recommend

APS

The payroll system is easy to use and if needed I am able to get assistance from the account manager
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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
8.5
Evolution Payroll
Employee demographic data
APS
9.4
Evolution Payroll
Employment history
APS
8.7
Evolution Payroll
Job profiles and administration
APS
8.3
Evolution Payroll
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
APS
8.2
Evolution Payroll
Organizational charting
APS
7.9
Evolution Payroll
Organization and location management
APS
8.4
Evolution Payroll
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
APS
8.4
Evolution Payroll

Payroll Management

APS
8.5
Evolution Payroll
7.7
Pay calculation
APS
9.2
Evolution Payroll
10.0
Support for external payroll vendors
APS
5.7
Evolution Payroll
Benefit plan administration
APS
8.2
Evolution Payroll
Direct deposit files
APS
9.9
Evolution Payroll
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
APS
9.0
Evolution Payroll
3.0
Reimbursement management
APS
9.0
Evolution Payroll

Leave and Attendance Management

APS
8.7
Evolution Payroll
Approval workflow
APS
9.4
Evolution Payroll
Balance details
APS
8.2
Evolution Payroll
Annual carry-forward and encashment
APS
8.3
Evolution Payroll

Employee Self Service

APS
8.6
Evolution Payroll
View and generate pay and benefit information
APS
9.4
Evolution Payroll
Update personal information
APS
9.5
Evolution Payroll
View company policy documentation
APS
8.1
Evolution Payroll
Employee recognition
APS
7.6
Evolution Payroll
View job history
APS
8.6
Evolution Payroll

Asset Management

APS
8.0
Evolution Payroll
Tracking of all physical assets
APS
8.0
Evolution Payroll

HR Reporting

APS
8.4
Evolution Payroll
Report builder
APS
9.2
Evolution Payroll
Pre-built reports
APS
8.6
Evolution Payroll
Ability to combine HR data with external data
APS
7.4
Evolution Payroll

Onboarding

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

  • CUSTOMER SERVICE. They are so helpful and you get a really quick response. You don't ever sit on hold for hours on end and you get the RIGHT answer or resolution to your problem. We previously had ADP which was a nightmare so APS Online customer service has made our bi-weekly payroll runs a breeze.
  • Customizable - we were able to make any adjustments as needed to our different departments, types of rates, types of vacation accruals etc. With the great customer service we can explain exactly what needs to change and they take care of it right away.
  • Transition from your old provider - APS Online worked with us and pulled in all of our old information. It made our workload a lot easier. They even helped pull reports for us to use from our old system which has helped us complete various workers comp audits.
  • Reporting - through APS Online you can create SO many custom reports. Its easy to use and very intuitive.
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  • 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

  • I would like to see a totals column on the page where I enter hours. For example "john" worked 36 regular hours and took 4 vacation hours. I would like a column showing 40 hours.
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  • 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

APS9.7
Based on 6 answers
We just moved to APS Online and are happy so far.
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Evolution Payroll4.0
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

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.
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Reliability and Availability

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

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
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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.
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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.
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Online Training

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

This is the only payroll service I have used. It has been a good experience and learning opportunity
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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

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

  • Using APS OnLine reporting has slowed down the import process of payroll into our accounting software.
  • Reports must be individually balanced with each payroll run to insure numbers balance and are allocated in correct general ledger coding.
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  • 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
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.

Evolution Payroll

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