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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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Paycom

Paycom is situated in all payroll and human capital management processes where when you want to manage your payroll in a seamless manner, free from errors then turn to Paycom. It also keeps the employee data securely and helps in recruiting new employees and still manage their performance and onboarding in your company. It further fits in all company portfolios whether small or large thereby proving to be excellent in managing your workforce.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

APS
7.0
Paycom
7.7
Employee demographic data
APS
9.4
Paycom
8.1
Employment history
APS
7.0
Paycom
7.6
Job profiles and administration
APS
8.3
Paycom
8.4
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
APS
4.0
Paycom
7.8
Organizational charting
APS
7.9
Paycom
7.1
Organization and location management
APS
6.0
Paycom
7.6
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
APS
6.0
Paycom
7.2

Payroll Management

APS
7.3
Paycom
7.7
Pay calculation
APS
7.0
Paycom
6.5
Support for external payroll vendors
APS
5.7
Paycom
7.6
Benefit plan administration
APS
7.0
Paycom
7.4
Direct deposit files
APS
8.0
Paycom
8.5
Salary revision and increment management
APS
7.0
Paycom
7.8
Reimbursement management
APS
9.0
Paycom
8.6

Leave and Attendance Management

APS
6.7
Paycom
7.4
Approval workflow
APS
8.0
Paycom
7.7
Balance details
APS
6.0
Paycom
7.1
Annual carry-forward and encashment
APS
6.0
Paycom
7.3

Employee Self Service

APS
7.2
Paycom
7.7
View and generate pay and benefit information
APS
8.0
Paycom
8.2
Update personal information
APS
9.0
Paycom
8.2
View company policy documentation
APS
7.0
Paycom
7.7
Employee recognition
APS
7.0
Paycom
7.2
View job history
APS
5.0
Paycom
7.0

Asset Management

APS
7.0
Paycom
8.3
Tracking of all physical assets
APS
7.0
Paycom
8.3

HR Reporting

APS
7.1
Paycom
6.7
Report builder
APS
7.0
Paycom
7.2
Pre-built reports
APS
7.0
Paycom
7.4
Ability to combine HR data with external data
APS
7.4
Paycom
5.5

Onboarding

APS
7.5
Paycom
7.7
New hire portal
APS
8.0
Paycom
7.7
Manager tracking tools
APS
7.0
Paycom
7.8

Performance and Goals

APS
7.8
Paycom
5.3
Corporate goal setting
APS
8.1
Paycom
4.8
Individual goal setting
APS
8.2
Paycom
5.2
Line-of sight-visibility
APS
8.2
Paycom
4.6
Performance tracking
APS
6.9
Paycom
6.6

Performance Management

APS
8.0
Paycom
6.1
Performance plans
APS
7.9
Paycom
6.6
Performance improvement plans
APS
7.0
Paycom
6.6
Review status tracking
APS
8.4
Paycom
6.6
Review reminders
APS
8.3
Paycom
5.0
Multiple review frequency
APS
8.5
Paycom
5.6

Succession Planning

APS
5.0
Paycom
8.3
Create succession plans/pools
APS
5.0
Paycom
8.8
Candidate ranking
APS
5.0
Paycom
8.0
Candidate search
APS
Paycom
8.5
Candidate development
APS
Paycom
8.1

Recruiting / ATS

APS
8.8
Paycom
8.4
Job Requisition Management
APS
9.2
Paycom
9.0
Company Website Posting
APS
9.2
Paycom
8.8
Publish to Social Media
APS
9.2
Paycom
8.2
Job Search Site Posting
APS
8.8
Paycom
8.1
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
APS
7.6
Paycom
7.8
Applicant Tracking
APS
8.4
Paycom
8.8
Notifications and Alerts
APS
9.2
Paycom
8.5

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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Paycom

  • Our sales rep. has answered all our questions and fulfilled our growing and changing needs.
  • Paycom training for all employees was very easy to follow and the trainer was very professional
  • When needs change, customer service reps are very friendly and eager to help
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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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Paycom

  • I'd like to see the user and client login credentials managed as a true multilevel authentication instead of needing to log in to separate applications.
  • I'd like to see a free SSO implementation.
  • It'd be cool to see an API framework to allow more integration into other LOB applications. Expense management could flow directly from my corporate credit card accounts into Paycom if I had an API for expense management. (Example)
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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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Paycom

Paycom 9.1
Based on 3 answers
Paycom has been the best company decision for us!
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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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Paycom

Paycom 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Paycom is exceptionally user friendly!
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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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Paycom

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

APS

APS 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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Paycom

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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Paycom

Paycom 7.3
Based on 4 answers
Each support person would get to know us and become more knowledgeable to our needs with time. At that point they would leave or promote out of that department.
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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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Paycom

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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Paycom

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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Paycom

Paycom 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Implementing Paycom as our trusted HR/Payroll management company was extremely effortless and the transition was seamless.
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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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Paycom

I only compared Paycom to ADP and the decision was simple for me. Not only was the cost for Paycom less, but the entire system was online and accessible to me at all times. ADP seemed to be pieced together and somewhat difficult to use. I have never used another payroll company and if I have it my way, I never will. Now that we are set up I honestly don't know why we would want to change!
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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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Paycom

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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Paycom

  • The system saves us many man hours and salary costs due to the online capabilities of the program. I was able to reduce the admin staff by one full member just due to the lack of paper shuffling because of Paycom's documents section.
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Pricing Details

APS

General

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

Paycom

General

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

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