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Likelihood to Recommend

APS

They are more suited to growing, nimble companies. They are soon adding employee approval to time cards and checkin by facial recognition. Additions and changes to improve functionality might not work for a very large company like GE.
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Paycor

Paycor is a strong platform for small to mid-size organizations; it easily handles the day-to-day needs of HR and finance as well as any special reporting needed for audits, etc. The onboarding process can be a bit tedious, but once everything is entered, the data pushes through from HR to payroll. Open enrollments are also easy to handle through Paycor; however, it would be more useful if there were bridges between Paycor and benefits companies so that enrollments could be pushed out to the provider platform. Thus for larger companies, Paycor may not be as strong for all their needs.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

APS
7.0
Paycor
8.1
Employee demographic data
APS
9.4
Paycor
8.2
Employment history
APS
7.0
Paycor
8.1
Job profiles and administration
APS
8.3
Paycor
8.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
APS
4.0
Paycor
8.3
Organizational charting
APS
7.9
Paycor
6.5
Organization and location management
APS
6.0
Paycor
8.2
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
APS
6.0
Paycor
9.3

Payroll Management

APS
7.3
Paycor
8.3
Pay calculation
APS
7.0
Paycor
8.8
Support for external payroll vendors
APS
5.7
Paycor
8.2
Benefit plan administration
APS
7.0
Paycor
7.5
Direct deposit files
APS
8.0
Paycor
8.9
Salary revision and increment management
APS
7.0
Paycor
8.8
Reimbursement management
APS
9.0
Paycor
7.6

Leave and Attendance Management

APS
6.7
Paycor
8.6
Approval workflow
APS
8.0
Paycor
8.9
Balance details
APS
6.0
Paycor
8.4
Annual carry-forward and encashment
APS
6.0
Paycor
8.4

Employee Self Service

APS
7.2
Paycor
8.7
View and generate pay and benefit information
APS
8.0
Paycor
8.8
Update personal information
APS
9.0
Paycor
9.1
View company policy documentation
APS
7.0
Paycor
8.5
Employee recognition
APS
7.0
Paycor
8.4
View job history
APS
5.0
Paycor
8.4

Asset Management

APS
7.0
Paycor
8.7
Tracking of all physical assets
APS
7.0
Paycor
8.7

HR Reporting

APS
7.1
Paycor
6.2
Report builder
APS
7.0
Paycor
6.7
Pre-built reports
APS
7.0
Paycor
6.3
Ability to combine HR data with external data
APS
7.4
Paycor
5.5

Onboarding

APS
7.5
Paycor
8.5
New hire portal
APS
8.0
Paycor
8.1
Manager tracking tools
APS
7.0
Paycor
8.8

Performance and Goals

APS
7.8
Paycor
8.0
Corporate goal setting
APS
8.1
Paycor
7.3
Individual goal setting
APS
8.2
Paycor
8.4
Line-of sight-visibility
APS
8.2
Paycor
8.3
Performance tracking
APS
6.9
Paycor
8.1

Performance Management

APS
8.0
Paycor
8.3
Performance plans
APS
7.9
Paycor
7.6
Performance improvement plans
APS
7.0
Paycor
7.8
Review status tracking
APS
8.4
Paycor
8.7
Review reminders
APS
8.3
Paycor
8.8
Multiple review frequency
APS
8.5
Paycor
8.2

Succession Planning

APS
5.0
Paycor
9.1
Create succession plans/pools
APS
5.0
Paycor
Candidate ranking
APS
5.0
Paycor
Candidate search
APS
Paycor
9.1

Recruiting / ATS

APS
8.8
Paycor
8.1
Job Requisition Management
APS
9.2
Paycor
7.2
Company Website Posting
APS
9.2
Paycor
7.6
Publish to Social Media
APS
9.2
Paycor
7.6
Job Search Site Posting
APS
8.8
Paycor
7.6
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
APS
7.6
Paycor
8.5
Applicant Tracking
APS
8.4
Paycor
9.1
Notifications and Alerts
APS
9.2
Paycor
9.1

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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Paycor

  • The integration between time and attendance and payroll processing is very seamless and easy to use. Once time is approved and verified, it is very quick and easy to run payroll.
  • Creating import files from each pay run to the GL is very quick and easy. All the GL mapping is done in Paycor and is easy to maintain and update as needed.
  • Reporting is fairly robust; once a user becomes familiar with the various data fields, creating custom reports is not overly difficult to do.
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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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Paycor

  • The functionality of the time clock could be improved as there are times when adjustments to time are difficult, especially when adjusting from one day to the next in the event an employee "rolls" over past midnight.
  • When using the dashboard in TOD and reviewing exceptions, it is difficult to maneuver from one day to the next with having to go back to dashboard. This functionality could be improved by allowing the user to simply select the next page which should show all exceptions.
  • The Transfer at time of day, period block transfer, and reallocate hours functions are confusing. This could be tightened up a bit and allowing multiple revisions within the same selection would be helpful.
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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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Paycor

Paycor 9.3
Based on 6 answers
Their customer service the functionality and how easy and user friendly it is
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Usability

APS

APS 9.5
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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Paycor

Paycor 7.5
Based on 102 answers
I've used other companies for this same usage and I've found Paycor to be the best. It's easy to locate what you're looking for, everything is already prepared for you and the representatives are available to assist you in anything you may need at any time. Once you've gone through a few entries, you should be comfortable to continue without assistance.
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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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Paycor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

APS

APS 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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Paycor

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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Paycor

Paycor 6.7
Based on 41 answers
Paycor usually can come up with an answer, but I don't like that we have had so many different people. The information for reaching out is helpfully posted on your home page when you log in, though. Definite points there. Paycor wants you to be able to get help, but the person helping just can vary.
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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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Paycor

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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Paycor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

APS

APS 8.7
Based on 4 answers
My implementation went smoothly. They were always ready to assist when needed.
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Paycor

Paycor 8.5
Based on 9 answers
One person should be the implementation coordinator for Paycor. A customer should not have to keep up with 4 -5 people during implementation
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Alternatives Considered

APS

APS Online is a much simpler system to use for end users and administrators, processing is quicker (immediate), and integration between the various modules is seamless. In the past, HRB talked to Payroll module, Payroll module talked to Etime, however HRB didn't talk to Etime resulting in duplicate entry of data. I have a designated representative that provides assistance without sitting on hold. Overall, I'm thrilled with our decision to switch and expect that the longer I use the system, the more benefit I will be able to get out of it.
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Paycor

We have been with Paycor over ten years. We have not felt a need to evaluate other products because we have been satisfied with the overall service we have received from Paycor
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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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Paycor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

APS

  • Increased employee efficiency
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Paycor

  • Minimized time spent doing Payroll
  • Minimized time spent tracking labor costs
  • More organized overall payroll
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Pricing Details

APS

General

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

Paycor

General

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

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