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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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Oracle HCM Cloud

Very well suited for permanent employees in global organizations.

Not well suited for contingent workforces as you have to pay for Oracle licenses for all of them. We are looking at moving some of our temporary associate payrolls to Oracle Cloud, but the license cost is prohibitive (even though they will not have access to most features within Oracle).
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

APS
7.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.4
Employee demographic data
APS
9.4
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.8
Employment history
APS
7.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.5
Job profiles and administration
APS
8.3
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.7
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
APS
4.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.1
Organizational charting
APS
7.9
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.3
Organization and location management
APS
6.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.6
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
APS
6.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.0

Payroll Management

APS
7.3
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.4
Pay calculation
APS
7.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.7
Support for external payroll vendors
APS
5.7
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.1
Benefit plan administration
APS
7.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.2
Direct deposit files
APS
8.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.9
Salary revision and increment management
APS
7.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.3
Reimbursement management
APS
9.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.4

Leave and Attendance Management

APS
6.7
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.3
Approval workflow
APS
8.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.5
Balance details
APS
6.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.2
Annual carry-forward and encashment
APS
6.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.1

Employee Self Service

APS
7.2
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.7
View and generate pay and benefit information
APS
8.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.6
Update personal information
APS
9.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.9
View company policy documentation
APS
7.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.5
Employee recognition
APS
7.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.5
View job history
APS
5.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.9

Asset Management

APS
7.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.4
Tracking of all physical assets
APS
7.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.4

HR Reporting

APS
7.1
Oracle HCM Cloud
6.7
Report builder
APS
7.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.1
Pre-built reports
APS
7.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
6.5
Ability to combine HR data with external data
APS
7.4
Oracle HCM Cloud
6.4

Onboarding

APS
7.5
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.8
New hire portal
APS
8.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.2
Manager tracking tools
APS
7.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.2

Performance and Goals

APS
7.8
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.6
Corporate goal setting
APS
8.1
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.7
Individual goal setting
APS
8.2
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.0
Line-of sight-visibility
APS
8.2
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.6
Performance tracking
APS
6.9
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.6

Performance Management

APS
8.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.9
Performance plans
APS
7.9
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.6
Performance improvement plans
APS
7.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.5
Review status tracking
APS
8.4
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.2
Review reminders
APS
8.3
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.6
Multiple review frequency
APS
8.5
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.8

Succession Planning

APS
5.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.5
Create succession plans/pools
APS
5.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.7
Candidate ranking
APS
5.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.6
Candidate search
APS
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.3
Candidate development
APS
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.4

Recruiting / ATS

APS
8.8
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.6
Job Requisition Management
APS
9.2
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.3
Company Website Posting
APS
9.2
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.2
Publish to Social Media
APS
9.2
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.0
Job Search Site Posting
APS
8.8
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.3
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
APS
7.6
Oracle HCM Cloud
6.6
Applicant Tracking
APS
8.4
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.6
Notifications and Alerts
APS
9.2
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.3

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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Oracle HCM Cloud

  • Streamlines processes by making them consistent but also allows ability to slightly change those processes based upon business units needs.
  • With new newsfeed capabilities making system access more readily available to all users on all devices.
  • Allows for upgrades which allows end user to be on the most up to date product but now incorporates features to truly let you determine when to release those features.
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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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Oracle HCM Cloud

  • Reporting out of Taleo Learn is difficult.
  • Automation of performance plans in Taleo performance is difficult given our complexity
  • Historic performance records of terminated associates can be difficult to find due the the large number of previous associates records we have
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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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Oracle HCM Cloud

Oracle HCM Cloud 9.3
Based on 29 answers
Taleo does what we need it to do and based on the costs from both a time and money perspective, I don't see us changing anytime soon. If anything I think we will look to leverage the capabilities available that we may not already be using.
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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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Oracle HCM Cloud

Oracle HCM Cloud 8.0
Based on 4 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

APS

APS 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I haven't had any outages
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Oracle HCM Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

APS

APS 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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Oracle HCM Cloud

Oracle HCM Cloud 9.0
Based on 5 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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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Oracle HCM Cloud

Oracle HCM Cloud 8.0
Based on 3 answers
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

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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Oracle HCM Cloud

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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Oracle HCM Cloud

Oracle HCM Cloud 8.8
Based on 4 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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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Oracle HCM Cloud

Oracle HCM Cloud 7.0
Based on 2 answers
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

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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Oracle HCM Cloud

I personally liked using Bullhorn better, everything was easy to pick up on and flowed really nicely. I feel that it was very intuitive were as Taleo does not have the same flow to it. Bullhorn also has a modern look and the ability for me to open all the jobs I am currently working on and candidate profiles at the same time
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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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Oracle HCM Cloud

Oracle HCM Cloud 8.0
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

  • 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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Oracle HCM Cloud

  • Once Taleo is up and running at your organization you will see a ROI within your first hire. I was using a lot of outside vendors prior to using Taleo which typical cost me 20K per hire for an engineer. So it was clear to the CEO once I made my first hire using Taleo via a job posting or referral or sourcing method that the ATS was the way to go. He was quite pleased. Cut the vendor fees from 500K a year down to under 100K!
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Pricing Details

APS

General

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

Oracle HCM Cloud

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

APS
9.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.5

Likelihood to Renew

APS
9.7
Oracle HCM Cloud
9.3

Usability

APS
9.5
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.0

Reliability and Availability

APS
9.0
Oracle HCM Cloud

Performance

APS
9.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
9.0

Support

APS
9.9
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.0

In-Person Training

APS
9.0
Oracle HCM Cloud

Online Training

APS
9.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.8

Implementation

APS
8.7
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.0

Scalability

APS
9.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.0

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