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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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Vibe HCM

It is best suited for companies that want their HR function streamlined and automated. It's also suited for companies that want their employees to engage more and collaborate on the same platform.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

APS
7.3
Vibe HCM
10.0
Pay calculation
APS
7.0
Vibe HCM
10.0
Support for external payroll vendors
APS
5.7
Vibe HCM
10.0
Benefit plan administration
APS
7.0
Vibe HCM
10.0
Direct deposit files
APS
8.0
Vibe HCM
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
APS
7.0
Vibe HCM
10.0
Reimbursement management
APS
9.0
Vibe HCM
10.0

Leave and Attendance Management

APS
6.7
Vibe HCM
10.0
Approval workflow
APS
8.0
Vibe HCM
10.0
Balance details
APS
6.0
Vibe HCM
10.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
APS
6.0
Vibe HCM
10.0

Employee Self Service

APS
7.2
Vibe HCM
10.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
APS
8.0
Vibe HCM
10.0
Update personal information
APS
9.0
Vibe HCM
10.0
View company policy documentation
APS
7.0
Vibe HCM
10.0
Employee recognition
APS
7.0
Vibe HCM
10.0
View job history
APS
5.0
Vibe HCM
10.0

Asset Management

APS
7.0
Vibe HCM
10.0
Tracking of all physical assets
APS
7.0
Vibe HCM
10.0

HR Reporting

APS
7.1
Vibe HCM
10.0
Report builder
APS
7.0
Vibe HCM
10.0
Pre-built reports
APS
7.0
Vibe HCM
10.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
APS
7.4
Vibe HCM
10.0

Onboarding

APS
7.5
Vibe HCM
10.0
New hire portal
APS
8.0
Vibe HCM
10.0
Manager tracking tools
APS
7.0
Vibe HCM
10.0

Performance and Goals

APS
7.8
Vibe HCM
10.0
Corporate goal setting
APS
8.1
Vibe HCM
10.0
Individual goal setting
APS
8.2
Vibe HCM
10.0
Line-of sight-visibility
APS
8.2
Vibe HCM
10.0
Performance tracking
APS
6.9
Vibe HCM
10.0

Performance Management

APS
8.0
Vibe HCM
10.0
Performance plans
APS
7.9
Vibe HCM
10.0
Performance improvement plans
APS
7.0
Vibe HCM
10.0
Review status tracking
APS
8.4
Vibe HCM
10.0
Review reminders
APS
8.3
Vibe HCM
10.0
Multiple review frequency
APS
8.5
Vibe HCM
10.0

Succession Planning

APS
5.0
Vibe HCM
10.0
Create succession plans/pools
APS
5.0
Vibe HCM
10.0
Candidate ranking
APS
5.0
Vibe HCM
10.0
Candidate search
APS
Vibe HCM
10.0
Candidate development
APS
Vibe HCM
10.0

Recruiting / ATS

APS
8.8
Vibe HCM
10.0
Job Requisition Management
APS
9.2
Vibe HCM
10.0
Company Website Posting
APS
9.2
Vibe HCM
10.0
Publish to Social Media
APS
9.2
Vibe HCM
10.0
Job Search Site Posting
APS
8.8
Vibe HCM
10.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
APS
7.6
Vibe HCM
10.0
Applicant Tracking
APS
8.4
Vibe HCM
10.0
Notifications and Alerts
APS
9.2
Vibe HCM
10.0

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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Vibe HCM

  • Vibe HCM is highly configurable. That flexibility is extremely useful.
  • The portal pages create a friendly user experience that aids in adoption.
  • Vibe takes action on change requests and enhancements quickly.
  • The number of employee self-service options allow for easy colleague use.
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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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Vibe HCM

  • Any areas of opportunity are discussed and addressed. They are incredibly open to suggestions and have an overall attitude of continuous improvement. No possibility goes unexplored.
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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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Vibe HCM

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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Vibe HCM

Vibe HCM 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It works just as advertised! Not always the case with solutions. Flexible and configurable!
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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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Vibe HCM

Vibe HCM 9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Performance

APS

APS 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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Vibe HCM

Vibe HCM 9.1
Based on 1 answer
World class service and support! Second to none!
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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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Vibe HCM

Vibe HCM 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The customer support team is responsive and always available for solving technical or implementation issues that may arise from clients.
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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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Vibe HCM

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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Vibe HCM

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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Vibe HCM

Vibe HCM 9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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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Vibe HCM

We selected Vibe HCM about 2 1/2 years ago because they approached communication and the interaction between the employer and the employee so differently. It was a combination of connection and transaction. You have a system that meets the business need and functionality but that connects with your employee in such a fresh non-corporate way. It's not just about automating a process but building an environment that surrounds those daily business transactions that looks and feels how we interact on the web and social media. It totally transforms not only the user experience but the employers as well. It makes us think a little bit more about the touch points we have with our employees and how we want those to look/feel and resonate.
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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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Vibe HCM

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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Vibe HCM

  • Vibe HCM has been providing Zions Bancorporation with range of tools that fully encompass all areas of HR Operations. We have found that these tools have made our business process more efficient.
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Pricing Details

APS

General

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

APS Editions & Modules

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.

Vibe HCM

General

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

Vibe HCM Editions & Modules

Edition
Vibe HCM Suite1
Vibe HCM ERP Connector
Vibe HCM Payroll Connector
Vibe Onboarding
Vibe Social Intranet
  1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details
We offer our products as a comprehensive suite, or on a modular basis as our clients' needs, priorities and budgets dictate. Our clients do not need to do a full "rip and replace" of current systems that are working to deploy Vibe HCM. We can seamlessly integrate with existing technologies, providing a highly engaging "one-stop-shop" / unification platform.

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