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APS

I ALWAYS get quick responses to my questions. And when I make mistakes, they are quick to fix them for me or show me how to do so.
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Oracle HCM Cloud

Oracle has a brand weight that fuels both long-term viability and customer attraction—making the solution difficult to dismiss in any HCM software selection process. Oracle HCM Cloud with Taleo is well suited for customers and offers options such as on premise/private/hybrid cloud solutions. HCM cloud offerings provide some of the best enterprise information security in the software industry, thanks in large part to Oracle's database beginnings which allow for granular security (including encryption at column/row or full table depth), as well as an IT infrastructure for hosting that is best-in-class. New improvements in HCM cloud are what the future of HR industry needs per multiple surveys conducted in the software industry.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

APS
8.5
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.0
Employee demographic data
APS
9.4
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.4
Employment history
APS
8.7
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.6
Job profiles and administration
APS
8.3
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.4
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
APS
8.2
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.0
Organizational charting
APS
7.9
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.5
Organization and location management
APS
8.4
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
APS
8.4
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.2

Payroll Management

APS
8.5
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.3
Pay calculation
APS
9.2
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.1
Support for external payroll vendors
APS
5.7
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.7
Benefit plan administration
APS
8.2
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.5
Direct deposit files
APS
9.9
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.2
Salary revision and increment management
APS
8.9
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.4
Reimbursement management
APS
9.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.7

Leave and Attendance Management

APS
8.7
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.5
Approval workflow
APS
9.4
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.6
Balance details
APS
8.2
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.3
Annual carry-forward and encashment
APS
8.3
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.7

Employee Self Service

APS
8.6
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.6
View and generate pay and benefit information
APS
9.4
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.5
Update personal information
APS
9.4
Oracle HCM Cloud
9.0
View company policy documentation
APS
8.1
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.4
Employee recognition
APS
7.6
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.5
View job history
APS
8.6
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.8

Asset Management

APS
8.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.0
Tracking of all physical assets
APS
8.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.0

HR Reporting

APS
8.4
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.3
Report builder
APS
9.2
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.7
Pre-built reports
APS
8.5
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.1
Ability to combine HR data with external data
APS
7.4
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.1

Onboarding

APS
9.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.6
New hire portal
APS
9.3
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.4
Manager tracking tools
APS
8.7
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.6

Performance and Goals

APS
7.8
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.9
Corporate goal setting
APS
8.1
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.7
Individual goal setting
APS
8.2
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.5
Line-of sight-visibility
APS
8.2
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.2
Performance tracking
APS
6.9
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.0

Performance Management

APS
8.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.2
Performance plans
APS
7.9
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.1
Performance improvement plans
APS
7.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.9
Review status tracking
APS
8.4
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.1
Review reminders
APS
8.3
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.7
Multiple review frequency
APS
8.5
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.7

Succession Planning

APS
5.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.4
Create succession plans/pools
APS
5.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.3
Candidate ranking
APS
5.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.3
Candidate search
APS
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.4
Candidate development
APS
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.6

Recruiting / ATS

APS
8.8
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.2
Job Requisition Management
APS
9.2
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.6
Company Website Posting
APS
9.2
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.0
Publish to Social Media
APS
9.2
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.0
Job Search Site Posting
APS
8.8
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.5
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
APS
7.6
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.3
Applicant Tracking
APS
8.4
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.7
Notifications and Alerts
APS
9.2
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.5

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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  • Highly configurable report layouts and processes which ideally help business and HR users.
  • Zero downtime for the application and also easy upgrades to the HCM cloud applications is a big advantage over custom Oracle solutions like Peoplesoft.
  • Secure, availability over cloud (private, public & hybrid) rollouts, easy data migrations and flexible integration platforms help in making HCM cloud work well.
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Cons

  • State by state rules - In a few states that we work in they have very strict rules on overtime, sick leave, etc and APS didn't have the time and attendance pre-configured correctly for these. Their development team has really worked with us to handle it but it just took a bit longer. Overall though they have been very upfront about it and have been able to make the necessary changes.
  • No scheduling - I think this is something in development right now but I know that other larger companies do have this capability. It would be great to have but it truly hasn't "hurt" our ability to do payroll.
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  • Taleo is missing a strong training/education piece for new users. It's not an easy program to learn. And it's not an easy program to use until you learn enough about how it operates and the rules that govern its structure--like using a lot of energy and slowly pushing a big heavy object until it gains enough momentum to make pushing it noticeably easier.
  • For a small to mid-size business (250 employees now) to expand the functionality of Taleo (which definitely exists in the program) you're looking at a substantial investment in time and money to train well an administrator and daily users as well as hiring managers.
  • I'd like to see an easier and cost effective interface with other HR software such as payroll and a core HR program.
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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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Oracle HCM Cloud8.7
Based on 26 answers
The chances of renewal are dependent on many factors, also non-product and price related ones
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Usability

APS9.5
Based on 4 answers
Very well streamlined, easy to understand, very intuitive
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Oracle HCM Cloud8.0
Based on 3 answers
Oracle managed to maintain its useability advantage. It will have new competitors on eRecruitment, where needs are quickly changing.
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Reliability and Availability

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
I haven't had any outages
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No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
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Oracle HCM Cloud9.0
Based on 5 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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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Oracle HCM Cloud8.0
Based on 1 answer
Oracle has an excellent support model. The challenge is in adopting this support model and making traditional IT and non-mature system administrators use this model. In combination with the Oracle Cloud (client) Community, the support is excellent.
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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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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
We had great webinars.
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Oracle HCM Cloud8.7
Based on 4 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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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Oracle HCM Cloud7.0
Based on 1 answer
There is a lot of potential on Fusion. We have reaped about 10% of potential benefits. Especially on Workforce Intelligence, the opportunities are huge. The reason why we do not use the solution at its full potential is not in the product (which is simple and transparent). A roadmap is under construction to bring more of its potential to the end user.
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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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Very similar to HCM - but HCM has a more robust time and labor package for complicated pay rules. Able to create all the rules through fast formulas to pay out a complicated collective bargaining agreement.
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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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Oracle HCM Cloud7.9
Based on 5 answers
Taleo (owned now by Oracle) continues to be an incredibly powerful product and it's scalability is among the most robust of any ATS in use today.
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Return on Investment

  • APS OnLine pays for itself in the time it has saved us in our payroll process alone.
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  • Reduced expenses through the creation of e-personnel files
  • Improved candidate experience during the application process including fewer "drop offs"
  • Improved hiring manager engagement during the screening and selection process
  • Improved onboarding processes and new employee engagement
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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.

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Oracle HCM Cloud

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details
Contact Oracle HCM for detailed pricing information at +1.800.392.2999

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