|Company Status:||Public (ADP)|
|Employees on LinkedIn:||49,032 (all of ADP); ~200 working on Vantage|
|Founded:||1949 (ADP); 2012 (Vantage)|
ADP Vantage HCM is a relatively new offering from one of the giants in HR services and technology. It is designed to be an end-to-end HCM platform for acquiring, developing, and maintaining talent. (Note that with the exception of recruiting, ADP does not sell Vantage talent management as a standalone product, only as an add-on to Core HR modules.) The product is targeted at companies with over 1,000 employees, with the sweet spot being the 3-10K employee space, according to the vendor. Vantage is available in 56 countries. On average, customers use Vantage to manage employees in 1 or more countries, and use 4.1 modules—meaning they attach 3-4 things like time tracking, talent management, benefits management, etc. to the platform's payroll core. In addition to the software platform, like other ADP payroll products, Vantage HCM has a services-oriented business model.
Recently the vendor has focused on opening up the platform with an app marketplace of plug-and-play integrations, as well as the option to use a development kit to build your own integrations. In addition to the connectivity trend, the product is also adapting to the employee engagement trend. In April 2016, ADP launched a full redesign of the Vantage user experience, with a focus on employees and managers. One example is the new onboarding tool, which the vendor says uses video to create a more human, employee-centric experience for introductions to company culture, brand advertising, and messages from managers. The vendor continues to develop their DataCloud product, to expand from the currently available reporting, analytics, and benchmarking, with predictive analytics, embedded analytics, and a data exchange in trial. ADP leverages 3 pedobytes of data from their >600K client base, which the vendor says is the largest HCM data set available.
Based on user feedback, reviewer demographics, and buyer research patterns on TrustRadius, ADP Vantage HCM is:
A good fit for: U.S.-based enterprises that want to work with a single HR technology vendor, where payroll and employee self-service are priorities
Most compared to: Workday HCM, ADP Workforce Now, UltiPro, and Dayforce HCM
Find detailed user ratings of Vantage HCM's Core HR and talent management features here.
|Vantage HCM Pros||Vantage HCM Cons|
||Still new, with room for improvement
||Requesting time off
||Side effects of updates
||Not optimized for complex, global organizations
ADP continues to make significant investment in Vantage HCM in concert with clients through Product Advisory Councils and significant user research. Our focus is on continuing to enhance and simplify the user experience for all users. We plan to introduce within the next 3-6 months some incredible new features for the practitioner and administrator. In the area of implementation, we have recently introduced new tools and processes that simplify the experience and reduce implementation timeframes for our clients with more coming by the end of 2016. We also continue to expand our global footprint with over 56 countries available within Vantage and our clients have the ability to integrate with ADP Streamline for countries that are not currently available or require increased complexity. Vantage HCM offers clients not only the breadth of a complete HCM offering but also depth of product and expertise across all the pillars of HCM. We continue to invest heavily in areas like Talent (Acquisition & Management) and Benefits Administration to fulfill the complete HCM needs of our clients.