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Score 8.3 out of 101
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Score 9.6 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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SAP Core HR and Payroll

SAP HR can be well suited for global companies with operations in multiple countries. The Payroll module needs to be limited to one instance per country, otherwise trying to maintain multiple countries on the same instance is too complicated.I would not recommend using SAP HR and Payroll for smaller companies because the total cost of ownership and the lack of flexibility will make it unfeasible. There are many cloud-based options now a days available that would fit better for this type of scenario.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

APS
7.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
8.1
Employee demographic data
APS
9.4
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0
Employment history
APS
7.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
10.0
Job profiles and administration
APS
8.3
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
APS
4.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
10.0
Organizational charting
APS
7.9
SAP Core HR and Payroll
10.0
Organization and location management
APS
6.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
10.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
APS
6.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0

Payroll Management

APS
7.3
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.6
Pay calculation
APS
7.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
10.0
Support for external payroll vendors
APS
5.7
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0
Benefit plan administration
APS
7.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.8
Direct deposit files
APS
8.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
APS
7.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
10.0
Reimbursement management
APS
9.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.0

Leave and Attendance Management

APS
6.7
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.9
Approval workflow
APS
8.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.8
Balance details
APS
6.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.5
Annual carry-forward and encashment
APS
6.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.5

Employee Self Service

APS
7.2
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.8
View and generate pay and benefit information
APS
8.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
10.0
Update personal information
APS
9.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
10.0
View company policy documentation
APS
7.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.0
Employee recognition
APS
7.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
1.9
View job history
APS
5.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
10.0

Asset Management

APS
7.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
Tracking of all physical assets
APS
7.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll

HR Reporting

APS
7.1
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.8
Report builder
APS
7.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
10.0
Pre-built reports
APS
7.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
10.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
APS
7.4
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.6

Onboarding

APS
7.5
SAP Core HR and Payroll
1.0
New hire portal
APS
8.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
1.0
Manager tracking tools
APS
7.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
1.0

Performance and Goals

APS
7.8
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.3
Corporate goal setting
APS
8.1
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Individual goal setting
APS
8.2
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Line-of sight-visibility
APS
8.2
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.0
Performance tracking
APS
6.9
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0

Performance Management

APS
8.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.2
Performance plans
APS
7.9
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0
Performance improvement plans
APS
7.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0
Review status tracking
APS
8.4
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Review reminders
APS
8.3
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0
Multiple review frequency
APS
8.5
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0

Succession Planning

APS
5.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.8
Create succession plans/pools
APS
5.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.0
Candidate ranking
APS
5.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.0
Candidate search
APS
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Candidate development
APS
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0

Recruiting / ATS

APS
8.8
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.1
Job Requisition Management
APS
9.2
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Company Website Posting
APS
9.2
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Publish to Social Media
APS
9.2
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.0
Job Search Site Posting
APS
8.8
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
APS
7.6
SAP Core HR and Payroll
1.0
Applicant Tracking
APS
8.4
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Notifications and Alerts
APS
9.2
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0

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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SAP Core HR and Payroll

  • Record Keeping of financial data.
  • Record keeping of personnel data.
  • Reports are very easily attainable.
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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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SAP Core HR and Payroll

  • The interface and graphic look and feel are not very modern.
  • Provide more intuitive and easier screens and functionality - Too many scroll bars.
  • Make messages back to users more descriptive.
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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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SAP Core HR and Payroll

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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SAP Core HR and Payroll

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

APS

APS 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I haven't had any outages
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SAP Core HR and Payroll

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

APS

APS 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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SAP Core HR and Payroll

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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SAP Core HR and Payroll

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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SAP Core HR and Payroll

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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SAP Core HR and Payroll

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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SAP Core HR and Payroll

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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SAP Core HR and Payroll

We use SAP HR and Payroll because in our company it is the corporate mandate. However, based on our regional/business unit requirements and strategic plans other system would provide a better fit. However, just like in many large global corporations these type of decisions are made at the corporate level, many times giving priority to technology standardization instead of business priorities.
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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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SAP Core HR and Payroll

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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SAP Core HR and Payroll

  • SAP is a very intuitive platform to use.
  • Saves money and time in record keeping.
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Screenshots

SAP Core HR and Payroll

Pricing Details

APS

General

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

SAP Core HR and Payroll

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

APS
9.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

APS
9.7
SAP Core HR and Payroll

Usability

APS
9.5
SAP Core HR and Payroll

Reliability and Availability

APS
9.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll

Performance

APS
9.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll

Support

APS
9.9
SAP Core HR and Payroll

In-Person Training

APS
9.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll

Online Training

APS
9.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll

Implementation

APS
8.7
SAP Core HR and Payroll

Scalability

APS
9.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll

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