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APS

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Score 7.4 out of 101

SAP Core HR and Payroll

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Score 7.6 out of 101

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APS

I ALWAYS get quick responses to my questions. And when I make mistakes, they are quick to fix them for me or show me how to do so.
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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
8.5
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.7
Employee demographic data
APS
9.4
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0
Employment history
APS
8.7
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.7
Job profiles and administration
APS
8.3
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
APS
8.2
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.1
Organizational charting
APS
7.9
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.7
Organization and location management
APS
8.4
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
APS
8.4
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0

Payroll Management

APS
8.5
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.3
Pay calculation
APS
9.2
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.1
Support for external payroll vendors
APS
5.7
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0
Benefit plan administration
APS
8.2
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.7
Direct deposit files
APS
9.9
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0
Salary revision and increment management
APS
8.9
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.0
Reimbursement management
APS
9.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.0

Leave and Attendance Management

APS
8.7
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.8
Approval workflow
APS
9.4
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.7
Balance details
APS
8.2
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.4
Annual carry-forward and encashment
APS
8.3
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.4

Employee Self Service

APS
8.6
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.2
View and generate pay and benefit information
APS
9.4
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.1
Update personal information
APS
9.4
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.7
View company policy documentation
APS
8.1
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.0
Employee recognition
APS
7.6
SAP Core HR and Payroll
1.9
View job history
APS
8.6
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.1

Asset Management

APS
8.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
Tracking of all physical assets
APS
8.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll

HR Reporting

APS
8.4
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.8
Report builder
APS
9.2
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.9
Pre-built reports
APS
8.5
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.9
Ability to combine HR data with external data
APS
7.4
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.6

Onboarding

APS
9.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
1.0
New hire portal
APS
9.3
SAP Core HR and Payroll
1.0
Manager tracking tools
APS
8.7
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

  • CUSTOMER SERVICE. They are so helpful and you get a really quick response. You don't ever sit on hold for hours on end and you get the RIGHT answer or resolution to your problem. We previously had ADP which was a nightmare so APS Online customer service has made our bi-weekly payroll runs a breeze.
  • Customizable - we were able to make any adjustments as needed to our different departments, types of rates, types of vacation accruals etc. With the great customer service we can explain exactly what needs to change and they take care of it right away.
  • Transition from your old provider - APS Online worked with us and pulled in all of our old information. It made our workload a lot easier. They even helped pull reports for us to use from our old system which has helped us complete various workers comp audits.
  • Reporting - through APS Online you can create SO many custom reports. Its easy to use and very intuitive.
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  • SAP HR is a mature system that provides robust support to global companies, with employees in multiple countries.
  • Because SAP HR is used by many global companies and has a large market share, developers and consultants are usually available.
  • Also, because SAP HR and Payroll have been used for long time, many vendors and providers will be familiar with the system and have pre-defined system interfaces to exchange information.
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Cons

  • I do not have any suggestions at this time.
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  • The SAP HR unser interface is not intuitive and requires significant training and experience to master. A web-based, simple and intuitive UI will mitigate this issue.
  • In general running reports and extracting information from SAP HR and Payroll is complex and time consuming. Since the reporting tools are limited and very basic, one ends up extracting raw data to be manipulated in standard tools like MS Excel.
  • The standard SAP HR and Payroll system integration tools are inefficient and ineffective; very often they fail to transfer small amounts of data requiring constant verification and rework of data transfers.
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Likelihood to Renew

APS9.7
Based on 6 answers
Without a doubt, we will stay with APS Online
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Usability

APS9.5
Based on 4 answers
Very well streamlined, easy to understand, very intuitive
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Reliability and Availability

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
I haven't had any outages
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Performance

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
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Support

APS9.9
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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In-Person Training

APS9.0
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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Online Training

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
We had great webinars.
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Implementation

APS8.7
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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Alternatives Considered

We were previously with ADP and while the functionality improved when we moved to the Workforce Now version, we still wanted an improved and more economical solution for integrating payroll and HR with benefits management. APS Online offers that.
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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

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
I've never had a problem with the system nor in finding the right information.
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Return on Investment

  • The change to APS Online will decrease the time spent preparing and processing payroll. The most important improvement will be the integration with the payroll and HR modules - this will save a tremendous amount of redundant work.
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  • SAP HR is suited for large companies with a sufficient budget. Small budgets will not be able to cover the expensive licensing, technical personnel and consultants required of an SAP installation.
  • In regards to the total cost of ownership, my ROI experience has been that by replacing SAP HR modules with cloud solutions we have been able to reduce the cost up to 60% while modernizing our systems and improving the employee experience.
  • I would encourage decision makers to look for cloud-based alternatives with a robust system integration, before believing that supporting every area of HR with a single SAP installation is a good long-term strategy. Having SAP HR as the core integrated to best-in-class cloud-based systems is a very valid and effective system strategy.
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Pricing Details

APS

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details
Our Payroll solution is offered as a standalone service, but additional solutions must be used in conjunction with our Payroll solution. This ensures the best possible user experience for our customers.

SAP Core HR and Payroll

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