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Score 8.3 out of 101

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Score 7 out of 101

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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Paylocity

As far as payroll and ATS systems go this is the best I have used. It does have it flaws of course but they seem to be adaptable to changing client needs, up with the industries and times, and good agents. We run a group of restaurants and use them for ATS, HR, payroll and time clocks for 2/5 concepts now- they are leaps and bounds ahead of ADP. The only thing they could improve on is their biometric time clock; it needs to be hooked up to a computer 24/7 to effectively function. The former is not adaptable for a restaurant setting so we had to switch to another time clock solution- although we like it we would have preferred the biometric clock.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

APS
7.0
Paylocity
6.9
Employee demographic data
APS
9.4
Paylocity
7.4
Employment history
APS
7.0
Paylocity
6.8
Job profiles and administration
APS
8.3
Paylocity
6.9
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
APS
4.0
Paylocity
6.6
Organizational charting
APS
7.9
Paylocity
6.8
Organization and location management
APS
6.0
Paylocity
7.1
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
APS
6.0
Paylocity
6.6

Payroll Management

APS
7.3
Paylocity
7.5
Pay calculation
APS
7.0
Paylocity
7.7
Support for external payroll vendors
APS
5.7
Paylocity
6.6
Benefit plan administration
APS
7.0
Paylocity
7.1
Direct deposit files
APS
8.0
Paylocity
8.4
Salary revision and increment management
APS
7.0
Paylocity
7.7
Reimbursement management
APS
9.0
Paylocity
7.5

Leave and Attendance Management

APS
6.7
Paylocity
7.5
Approval workflow
APS
8.0
Paylocity
8.4
Balance details
APS
6.0
Paylocity
6.6
Annual carry-forward and encashment
APS
6.0
Paylocity
7.5

Employee Self Service

APS
7.2
Paylocity
8.3
View and generate pay and benefit information
APS
8.0
Paylocity
7.8
Update personal information
APS
9.0
Paylocity
9.4
View company policy documentation
APS
7.0
Paylocity
8.5
Employee recognition
APS
7.0
Paylocity
8.4
View job history
APS
5.0
Paylocity
7.6

Asset Management

APS
7.0
Paylocity
7.9
Tracking of all physical assets
APS
7.0
Paylocity
7.9

HR Reporting

APS
7.1
Paylocity
5.7
Report builder
APS
7.0
Paylocity
5.7
Pre-built reports
APS
7.0
Paylocity
6.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
APS
7.4
Paylocity
5.4

Onboarding

APS
7.5
Paylocity
7.4
New hire portal
APS
8.0
Paylocity
7.6
Manager tracking tools
APS
7.0
Paylocity
7.1

Performance and Goals

APS
7.8
Paylocity
6.9
Corporate goal setting
APS
8.1
Paylocity
6.4
Individual goal setting
APS
8.2
Paylocity
7.4
Line-of sight-visibility
APS
8.2
Paylocity
7.0
Performance tracking
APS
6.9
Paylocity
6.8

Performance Management

APS
8.0
Paylocity
6.9
Performance plans
APS
7.9
Paylocity
7.0
Performance improvement plans
APS
7.0
Paylocity
6.8
Review status tracking
APS
8.4
Paylocity
6.6
Review reminders
APS
8.3
Paylocity
6.7
Multiple review frequency
APS
8.5
Paylocity
7.3

Succession Planning

APS
5.0
Paylocity
6.9
Create succession plans/pools
APS
5.0
Paylocity
6.8
Candidate ranking
APS
5.0
Paylocity
7.3
Candidate search
APS
Paylocity
7.0
Candidate development
APS
Paylocity
6.5

Recruiting / ATS

APS
8.8
Paylocity
7.3
Job Requisition Management
APS
9.2
Paylocity
7.9
Company Website Posting
APS
9.2
Paylocity
7.4
Publish to Social Media
APS
9.2
Paylocity
7.7
Job Search Site Posting
APS
8.8
Paylocity
7.5
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
APS
7.6
Paylocity
6.0
Applicant Tracking
APS
8.4
Paylocity
6.9
Notifications and Alerts
APS
9.2
Paylocity
7.7

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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Paylocity

  • It has a very cool and easy to use recognition function called impressions. Instead of a simple instant message or email saying thank you, you can offer an impression saying thanks that can be categorized and made public the rest of the company when they access Paylocity. It's just a cool function that spreads thanks and engagement across the organization with little cost and effort.
  • The self service portal for employees is easy to use as well. If you need to access vacation accrual and balances, PTO requests, pay check stubs, pay information, need to change your address or name, etc. it's very easy to find and navigate. You don't need to dig or click everywhere.
  • The journal entry function is useful too for 1:1 meetings or check in meetings for manages and their direct reports. It gives an easy module to record notes, discuss topics, attach documents, or make notes of items that need to be followed up on. Not everyone here uses it, but it does help organize meetings and keep them on track.
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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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Paylocity

  • Customer service - although you do get a dedicated rep, they seem to change quite a bit. Additionally, responses have not been timely for us. We often find ourselves continually reaching out. When we do reach someone, it seems we get a lot of "I can't help you now, but let me find someone who can and get back to you", then no one does. We've gone around and around on several issues.
  • It doesn't seem to be as customizable as it claims to be/should be. One tweak in the system and things seem to be thrown off. We've had issues, such as making pay rate changes, that seem to become bigger issues than necessary.
  • We've had trouble with features/links either moving or no longer being visible. We've had employees who have trouble submitting PTO because the link is not visible. When they log in at a future time, it's there. It has been an odd issue no one seems to be able to explain.
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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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Paylocity

Paylocity 9.2
Based on 6 answers
The transition from my old provider to Paylocity was virtually painless. I always felt well supported by my account rep. I would use Paylocity again, but I'm not in a position to change providers at my current company right now.
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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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Paylocity

Paylocity 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Paylocity provides a friendly user experience with large icons on the web interface to allow ease of use. There has hardly ever been an outage on the website; the uptime is superb! Our employees provide positive feedback on their experience with using Paylocity as their time, benefits, and payroll provider.
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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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Paylocity

Paylocity 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Solid network - down for upgrades at late hours during the weekend when I am definitely not in the system to use it. Even if I was, they provide excellent advance notice.
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Performance

APS

APS 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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Paylocity

Paylocity 5.0
Based on 1 answer
It's so manual, not automated or intuitive.
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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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Paylocity

Paylocity 8.3
Based on 5 answers
I would rate Paylocity at an 8. It's a simple, overall user-friendly website. That would be ideal for smaller companies using it mainly to track requested days off, days taken, and any payroll-related things. It's easy to edit and change information as well. The only downfall is that the sidebar can make it a bit more challenging to go back to the previous page, but besides that, it's simple and easy to use.
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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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Paylocity

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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Paylocity

Paylocity 10.0
Based on 1 answer
very knowledgeable presenters for their webinars and very user friendly; you can learn at your own pace
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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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Paylocity

Paylocity 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The Implementation team members are very knowledgeable in their field and made this such an easier process
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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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Paylocity

The ADP platforms did not allow us as much access to our data as Paylocity. We were constantly needing to reach out to the ADP support team to run reports or fix things within the system. With Paylocity, we have significantly more access, which leads to reduced wait times and higher efficiency. Employees have also found the self-service aspect to be leaps and bounds ahead of the prior ADP system.
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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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Paylocity

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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Paylocity

  • Paylocity has permitted our company to reduce the time commitment to payroll processing and enabled our company to reduce one position in our accounting department. It has also made our Human Resources department become more effective and reduce overtime costs.
  • Paylocity's report allow for better measuring of expenses and better financial management.
  • Through Paylocity, we are better able to serve our employees with real time information and easier access to their records at their immediate disposal.
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Pricing Details

APS

General

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

Paylocity

General

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

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