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APS

The UI could use an update. Companies that are fixated on the "look" of the platform may be drawn to other systems. Should do an annual users conference with industry-specific breakout sessions.
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Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR

Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR is a very powerful HR tool with abundant features that could fulfill pretty much all the HR needs of a small to medium sized organization. It might be an overkill for very small businesses with less than 20 employees as its really geared towards larger organizations. It offers powerful tools to performance reviews as well as employee HR management tasks. One interesting feature is the ability for employees to perform self administrative tasks through the software which allows some automation of tasks. On the other hand, the program can be so feature rich that require an advanced user with data analytic skills to fully utility. Companies that use the software will need to have at least one manager procure training before utilizing its full range of features.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

APS
8.5
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.3
Employee demographic data
APS
9.4
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Employment history
APS
8.7
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.0
Job profiles and administration
APS
8.3
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
8.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
APS
8.2
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Organizational charting
APS
7.9
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Organization and location management
APS
8.4
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
9.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
APS
8.4
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0

Payroll Management

APS
8.5
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.2
Pay calculation
APS
9.2
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.0
Support for external payroll vendors
APS
5.7
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
5.0
Benefit plan administration
APS
8.2
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.0
Direct deposit files
APS
9.9
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Salary revision and increment management
APS
9.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Reimbursement management
APS
9.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.0

Leave and Attendance Management

APS
8.7
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.3
Approval workflow
APS
9.4
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Balance details
APS
8.2
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
APS
8.3
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
5.0

Employee Self Service

APS
8.6
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.4
View and generate pay and benefit information
APS
9.4
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.0
Update personal information
APS
9.5
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
View company policy documentation
APS
8.1
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Employee recognition
APS
7.6
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
5.0
View job history
APS
8.6
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0

Asset Management

APS
8.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Tracking of all physical assets
APS
8.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR

HR Reporting

APS
8.4
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Report builder
APS
9.2
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
9.0
Pre-built reports
APS
8.6
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
APS
7.4
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
5.0

Onboarding

APS
9.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
New hire portal
APS
9.3
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Manager tracking tools
APS
8.7
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR

Performance and Goals

APS
7.8
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Corporate goal setting
APS
8.1
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Individual goal setting
APS
8.2
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Line-of sight-visibility
APS
8.2
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Performance tracking
APS
6.9
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0

Performance Management

APS
8.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.7
Performance plans
APS
7.9
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
8.0
Performance improvement plans
APS
7.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
8.0
Review status tracking
APS
8.4
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Review reminders
APS
8.3
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Multiple review frequency
APS
8.5
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR

Succession Planning

APS
5.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Create succession plans/pools
APS
5.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
Candidate ranking
APS
5.0
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR

Recruiting / ATS

APS
8.8
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.4
Job Requisition Management
APS
9.2
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
8.0
Company Website Posting
APS
9.2
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
7.0
Publish to Social Media
APS
9.2
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.0
Job Search Site Posting
APS
8.8
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
5.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
APS
7.6
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
5.0
Applicant Tracking
APS
8.4
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
8.0
Notifications and Alerts
APS
9.2
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR
6.0

Pros

  • Main thing: The thing that I find so helpful are the people who work at APS. I like the friendliness of the local (Shreveport, LA) staff and the quick turnaround to problem solving. They communicate!
  • The payroll program is easy to use, easy to correct with a user friendly viewing format.
  • Report writing program is very user friendly to technically challenged people like me.
  • I like the ongoing updates that APS is doing.
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  • The software is very flexible in working with different types of organization functions, departments, and with projects.
  • The program is provides a solid recruitment platform.
  • Managers can use the software for performance reviews and for analysis.
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Cons

  • I do not have any suggestions at this time.
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  • Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR can be a bit overwhelming for light users with limited experience.
  • The performance review features are extensive and require a highly skilled manager that work with data analytics
  • The program is not quite as strong in its recruitment features as other software offerings.
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Likelihood to Renew

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

APS9.5
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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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
My implementation went smoothly. They were always ready to assist when needed.
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Alternatives Considered

We were previously with ADP and while the functionality improved when we moved to the Workforce Now version, we still wanted an improved and more economical solution for integrating payroll and HR with benefits management. APS Online offers that.
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Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR really shines as a flexible product capable of evolving with an organization's changing needs. Its robust features, cloud based architecture, and performance analysis help push the product ahead of some of its competitors. While not perfect, the software offers in-depth performance review functions and data analysis tools that show performance trends. With its self administrative tools, employees can help manage their own information, reducing workload for HR managers
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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

  • We are about to start offering benefits and APS OnLine has made the transition so much easier--I feel they understand my needs and have thought through how to help us be compliant.
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  • Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR can require training and experience to fully utility its features
  • The program really helps with provide self administrative tools for employees to perform on their own, lowering management work loads.
  • What really makes the software shine is its flexible department management tools. One can setup extensive organization systems that are flexible enough to meet a wide range of organization needs.
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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.

Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR

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