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ADP Workforce Now

Overview

What is ADP Workforce Now?

ADP Workforce Now is a cloud-based HR platform for mid-sized businesses. It features customizable modules of various HR services that businesses can tailor to their specific needs, as well as regulatory monitoring and alerts to help businesses remain compliant.

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Popular Features

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  • Direct deposit files (982)
    8.6
    86%
  • Pay calculation (994)
    8.6
    86%
  • Update personal information (967)
    8.5
    85%
  • View and generate pay and benefit information (976)
    8.2
    82%

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Cloud

Entry-level set up fee?

  • Setup fee required

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Features

Human Resource Management

Organizing, tracking and providing instant access to critical employee data, job profiles, transfers, promotions, and benefits information.

7.6
Avg 7.9

Payroll Management

Provides for pay calculation and benefit plan administration, in addition to managing direct deposit, salary revisions and payroll tracking.

7.9
Avg 8.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Streamlines communication between HR and employees and facilitates efficient management of employee leave including requisitions, approvals, balance calculation, and annual carry-forward.

7.7
Avg 8.1

Employee Self Service

Employee portal allowing employees to view and update their personal information.

7.9
Avg 8.1

Asset Management

Maintaining a record of assets such as laptops, pagers, cell phones, etc. issued to employees. Record typically includes asset type, number, serial number and date of issuance.

6
Avg 7.8

HR Reporting

Pre-built and custom reports, and integration with external data.

7
Avg 7.6

Onboarding

Employee onboarding is the process of orienting new hires to the social and performance aspects of their jobs so that they are able to function in their new roles as quickly as possible.

7
Avg 8.0

Performance and Goals

Goal alignment is the practice of ensuring that all employees have clearly defined goals in support of the overall corporate strategy.

7.8
Avg 8.2

Performance Management

Performance management is the process of ensuring employees meet pre-determined objectives and goals through regular check-ins and appraisals.

7.3
Avg 8.0

Succession Planning

Succession planning is the identification and development of internal employees with the potential to fill key business leadership positions in the company.

6
Avg 7.9

Recruiting / ATS

Recruiting or Applicant Tracking Software is software used to manage the recruitment process electronically by handling job postings, applicant status, resume management, etc.

6.8
Avg 7.8
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Product Details

What is ADP Workforce Now?

ADP Workforce Now is presented as an all-in-one, adaptable, cloud-based HR . Built on a single database, ADP Workforce Now features Human Resource Management, Payroll, Benefits, Talent Management, Time & Labor Management, Learning and Analytics, and Return to Office capabilities.

ADP Workforce Now equips users with the tools not just to track HR information, but to help manage a workforce and make data-driven decisions. And, the user can add the functionality as needed with tools and capabilities designed specifically to provide an engaging experience for business leaders, managers, and workers.

•All-in-one: A configurable HR platform to manage all people management functions — payroll, HR, time, talent, and benefits — within a single database.

•Confident Compliance: Security features to keep data safe, while deep compliance expertise and solutions help protect a business.

•Ease of use: Features at the user's fingertips, making it easy to work in ways that fit the user's needs while also providing a better experience for the workforce

•Insights in the flow of work: Supports confident decisions informed by insights from a robust workforce database .

•Integrated and connected ecosystem: Broadens people management capabilities with an HR ecosystem that integrates with leading third-party solutions. Connects with vital partners such as accountants, brokers and financial providers.

PAYROLL. Built to help operate a business and meet compliance needs. With anytime, anywhere access, process payroll and gain insights into pay and earnings trends. Improves accuracy and increase confidence by reviewing and correcting errors before running payroll. Manage and pay employees across different jurisdictions and borders. ADP Workforce Now is also engineered to help support tax & compliance obligations and scales as the user's needs grow.

HUMAN RESOURCES. Designed to transform HR management from an administrative function to a vital, strategic part of the business. With configurable workflows and online document storage, reduces the time spent with paperwork and increases the time managing and transforming employees. Automates and streamlines key needs including new hire onboarding and employee acknowledgment. Reduces employee and manager questions by equipping them with anytime, anywhere access so they can take action at their convenience.

TALENT. Recruitment, performance management, compensation, learning. Attracts top talent and enables users to advertise open positions across 25,000+ Job Sites with JobTarget. Supports a proactive approach to hiring with embedded ZipRecruiter Job Slots that help identify and match active job seekers with best fit jobs. Profile Relevancy is used to analyze which applicants best match a job descriptions. Job requisitions can be defined using industry and geographic Compensation Benchmarks. The performance review process is streamlined to better assess and develop high-performing teams. Aligns performance to corporate goals with the help of cascading and weighted goals and displays team priorities and goal progress within an organized Performance dashboard. Provides flexibility outside of the traditional annual review process with continuous and non-common date reviews. Users can develop a defined pay-for-performance compensation strategy to help retain top talent.

BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION. Benefits administration with an actionable dashboard that brings notifications and tasks to the user's attention. Benefit plans can be executed with a smooth open enrollment process, and the data collection required to be compliant with the ACA. Utilizes electronic carrier connections to ensure that enrolled employees and their dependents match the organization’s records. Open Enrollment, with OE Center and its service team, help reduce administrative burden.

TIME & ATTENDANCE. TIme tracking for both employees and managers. Supports the management of labor costs, productivity and simplifies compliance with automated timekeeping, attendance tracking and scheduling. Time-saving automation, payroll integration, real-time visibility into attendance, time off, and overtime as well as real-time analytics.

ADP DATACLOUD. To support data-driven decision-making. With Payroll, Human Resources, Benefits, Time and Talent information in one system, the user can gain real, data-driven insight. ADP Benchmarks lets users see how they compare to similar companies, industries, and locations, to confidently make strategic decisions based on the industry's largest data set.

MOBILE. Equips employees and managers with anytime, anywhere access to view pay and tax information, complete benefits enrollment, clock in or out, and manage payment options. Business leaders can gain actionable workforce insights on their mobile device — when and how they need them with Executive and manager insights.

ADP MARKETPLACE. Broadens the capabilities of the HR suite with solutions ready to securely share data with ADP Workforce Now.

ADP Workforce Now Features

Human Resource Management Features

  • Supported: Employee demographic data
  • Supported: Employment history
  • Supported: Job profiles and administration
  • Supported: Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
  • Supported: Benefits information
  • Supported: Organizational charting
  • Supported: Organization and location management
  • Supported: Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

Payroll Management Features

  • Supported: Pay calculation
  • Supported: Support for external payroll vendors
  • Supported: Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
  • Supported: Payroll history for each employee
  • Supported: Benefit plan administration
  • Supported: Direct deposit files
  • Supported: Payroll tracking and auditing
  • Supported: Salary revision and increment management
  • Supported: Reimbursement management
  • Supported: Statutory form management

Leave and Attendance Management Features

  • Supported: Approval workflow
  • Supported: Email notifications
  • Supported: Balance details
  • Supported: Travel absence management
  • Supported: Annual carry-forward and encashment

Employee Self Service Features

  • Supported: Employee login
  • Supported: View and generate pay and benefit information
  • Supported: Update personal information
  • Supported: Request time off
  • Supported: View company policy documentation
  • Supported: View company news and information
  • Supported: Employee recognition

HR Reporting Features

  • Supported: Report builder
  • Supported: Pre-built reports
  • Supported: Ability to combine HR data with external data

Integration with other HR capabilities Features

  • Supported: Additional HR capabilities (talent management, LMS, etc.) supplied by same vendor
  • Supported: Additional HR capabilities (talent management, LMS, etc.) supplied by different vendor

Performance Management Features

  • Supported: Performance plans
  • Supported: Performance improvement plans
  • Supported: Review status tracking
  • Supported: Review reminders
  • Supported: Multiple review frequency

Onboarding Features

  • Supported: New hire portal
  • Supported: Manager tracking tools

Performance and Goals Features

  • Supported: Corporate goal setting
  • Supported: Individual goal setting
  • Supported: Line-of sight-visibility
  • Supported: Performance tracking

Recruiting / ATS Features

  • Supported: Job Requisition Management
  • Supported: Company Website Posting
  • Supported: Publish to Social Media
  • Supported: Job Search Site Posting
  • Supported: Applicant Tracking
  • Supported: Notifications and Alerts

ADP Workforce Now Screenshots

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ADP Workforce Now Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android
Supported Countriesmore than 50 countries currently supported
Supported LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, Canadian French

Frequently Asked Questions

ADP Workforce Now is a cloud-based HR platform for mid-sized businesses. It features customizable modules of various HR services that businesses can tailor to their specific needs, as well as regulatory monitoring and alerts to help businesses remain compliant.

Dayforce, UKG Pro, and Paychex Flex are common alternatives for ADP Workforce Now.

Reviewers rate Pay calculation and Direct deposit files highest, with a score of 8.6.

The most common users of ADP Workforce Now are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).

ADP Workforce Now Customer Size Distribution

Consumers0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)20%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)70%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)10%
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Reviews and Ratings

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Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have 2 companies and over 200 employees and have been processing payroll for over a year through ADP's Workforce platform. We had previously used the Run platform for over 10 yrs. The workforce platform has been fine for HR related tasks but an absolute nightmare for payroll. The nightmare began with set up, an implementation team that changed, lacked knowledge and skills for proper set up. Ongoing issues with disappearing tax codes, and tax errors. Site functionality is pathetic, numerous technical glitches, tax returns not available within the reports module, to be told to use a work around, for the "workaround" not to work either. 4 support tickets and hours on the phone and still can not access or get copies of our local tax returns. Their support is frustrating at best but more often than not worthless. It takes 2-3 phone calls to solve an issue or to get a support ticket. Paychecks voided only to reappear and after 4 phone calls and the pay showing as corrected to still be included on their W2's. We have been grossly overcharged for tax set ups and filings in local jurisdictions with 0 amounts that were never needed and should never have been set up and we made numerous attempts to correct. Numerous calls to be told it was fixed and charges corrected, the charges stopped for 1 month and then started again. There have been more issues and errors in 1 year than in the previous 20 years of processing payrolls and the fees were 4x more not including over a hundred hours dealing with issues and support and again we still have no access to our local municipality tax returns that were filed, if they were filed and 30 days after the qtr end no access to our state UC returns that are needed for an audit.
  • employee reporting
  • implementation and set up team lacking in knowledge
  • technical issues glitches with platform
  • Support is worthless
  • no accountability when there are issues and failures within their system
  • overly complicated and difficult to navigate
I have done payroll for over 25 years for 3 businesses with over 300 employees. I have used multiple other platforms as well as doing payroll 100% in house. I have used ADP's Run platform with no issues. Workforce now has been the worst experience and in 1 year we have had more problems and errors than all of my previous years combined all while costing us 4x as much. Support is abysmal and at times completely wrong. Numerous support tickets for the same issues and the problems continue. It has gotten so bad we started videoing our use of the platform to show and document the numerous issues. There is 0 accountability on ADP's behalf for numerous system failures and in no way have they come close to delivering on the product we were sold and have been overcharged for. 4 support tickets in 2 months trying to gain access to the tax returns we paid for, still no resolution. They have not even offered to email or mail a copy of the returns. We have no idea if they have actually been filed since we can not view them in any way through Workforce Now, ireports or smart compliance.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
ADP Workforce Now is essential to not only our HR department but our employees too. It is an all in one HR solution because payroll and benefits can be managed here. Every year this tool makes our lives easier. It is easy to use and if we every need any help we can reach out to the ADP team for assistance. This tool helps make employees lives easier due to its ease of use.
  • Payroll
  • Benefits
  • Personal Profile/information
  • Time off
  • Performance Managment
  • Employee Development
  • Employee Engagement
  • Surveys
This tools handles everything so easily. It is well suited for large organizations. Our company has over 250 employees. This is an essential tool for our business.
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We were with ADP Workforce Now for one year. The expense was over $48,000. From day one, the payroll was wrong. In my opinion, the software is antiquated. In my experience, software problems every payroll. If you wanted help with HR. Maybe you will get an email in two weeks. By that time, the situation has resolved or it was too late. By March of last year, I wanted to leave. They assured me, they would do better. In my experience, they never set up the employee deductions correctly. 2 payroll cycles some employees did not get paid, because they took too many deductions. In my experience, they left us with no solution and just a "sorry". In my experience, they never filed our State taxes because they did not have our Alabama SUI number. Hello, we work in Maryland. We have no Alabama employees. It is March, I still do not have the 940's. In my experience, they continue to take $ 3500 per month from our Bank account and we have not used the service since Dec 2023. Please save yourself money and time, in my opinion, ADP Workforce Now does not value your time. I think this is the worst payroll service-ever.
Never. In my experience, the sales rep sold be a non existent service. Of course, he is no longer with the company. In my experience, no follow up on problems and no solutions provided. Every payroll, we spent hours on the phone with ADP Workforce Now so they could figure out the software problem. In my opinion, not a company that values their clients. We still do not have our 940's. We need this to be filed with the state and it is needed for our workers comp audit.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I have used ADP Workforce Now for over 8 years. The representatives are always helpful to resolve issues when they arise & keep us updated as compliance laws are always changing.
  • Resolve issues
  • Keep us informed with changes
  • Ease of navigation
  • Speed of pages loading could be faster
  • Time out is too frequent - wish it did not time out while in use
  • Time out warning is not visible - it just shows inaccurate data & spins so it's not clear you've timed out
ADP is well suited for handling the majority of our payroll and HR needs. Adding new functions are generally easily carried out with the ADP client service team as our company continues to grow. Reports generate fairly quick and are accessible in multiple areas, which is convenient. ADP also provides numerous way for our team to clock in and out which is also a nice benefit for when the main clocking option is currently unavailable.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Our business is a non-profit that operates decentralized with a large number of the workforce comprised of 1500 employees, most are part-time variable hour and seasonal staff. Our operations span over 4 counties. We utilize most all products ADP offers. We struggle with quality candidates in recruitment, communication/training, retention, stats, and limited funding large spans of control/streamlined approached to staffing due to limited funding.
  • Payroll is consistent and precise
  • Professional Services Team
  • Onboarding. Has been a nightmare since we implemented it
  • Recruitment/Sass relationships is terrible, and you will spend 5 calls getting shuffled back and forth. SASS doesn't respond to emails.
  • More functionality, limited. Keep adding on to the base level system. A lot of times it takes a lot of keystrokes, steps, and area/screens to complete simple routine functions. In our high paced dept, is in large numbers.
  • All the segments. None of the groups/systems or add on services work together work nor do the products. Overseas call support is very hard, especially in Tech support and Report. I get cases for tech support that take a month a least and I had to work around the system because it was a new hire. They take too long to resolve issues.
  • Implementation is rushed. Should include services like Professional Services does in helping you get set up for it to be efficient not frustrating where you could lose customers because the support teams just do what you ask to fix/do what you are trying to do. They don't help get things set up to use the system the best way.
ADP has gotten so big and their products/support teams do not work together well. Tech support takes at least a month to resolve tech issues. Onboarding has been a nightmare but our only avenue to create less manual entry. Too many areas/keystroke/screens to complete routine tasks.
October 23, 2023

ADP Delivers for Payroll

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use ADP to pay employees in 5 different company codes and 4 different pay cycles. Our companies are registered in a total of 12 states.
  • Communications through ADP case responses
  • Follow up on problems
  • Looking for ways to improve and streamline the process of paying people.
  • I feel like there should be more in-person training available.
  • Employee transfers from one company code to another could be better.
We are a company with employees paid weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly and monthly. ADP Workforce Now makes the process of paying up to 1000 employees over all of these different paycycles something that I can make happen with very few issues.
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our company creates and implements lighting designs for major events and luxury brands. We employ a core team of designers and engineers who plan the work and interact with clients and then a we have a massive network of casual employees we bring in to execute the design. Each design is bespoke, technically complex, and short term, so our implementation teams are specially selected for each job to ensure we have the right people with the right skill sets on the job site. This creates several payroll challenges, I have a huge pool of folks who may or may not work for us in a given week, quarter, or year, and there's really no way for me to know which employees will get a lot of work and which ones will only work for a day or two. I was looking for a payroll company that could handle the expansion and contraction of our label pool without requiring a bunch of busy work from me. ADP Workforce Now appeared to be that solution.
  • ADP Workforce Now only bills clients for how many employees are paid in a cycle rather than billing for every "active" employee. In my research, they were the only major US payroll company with this billing option. Since our company goes from paying 20 people one cycle to 150 people the next, this is a very important cost control measure for our company.
  • In my experience, the transition to ADP Workforce Now from our old provider was a nightmare. By far this was the worst Implementation team I've ever experienced. Taxes and PTO were messed up for months. I had to say the same things over and over again in meetings. In my opinion, there was very little work done on my account between meetings and it was abundantly clear that my emails were not getting read. We spent most of the zoom calls in silence listening to the implementation manager type questions to "the tech team" and mutter to himself.
  • Overall, in my experience, customer service is very, very, very bad. For us, it takes days to get a reply and you are encouraged to just scroll through online forums looking for answers. I take a lot of my questions to Chat GPT these days, it's a lot more efficient for me.
  • In my experience, there are HEAVY limitations on what the system can/can't do. And, in my opinion, when you run up against them the response from ADP Workforce Now is just a shoulder shrug and "well that's how it works, what can you do about?" I believe there is zero attempt to find a creative solution or explore writing a custom script. The sales team told me they had "best in class technology." That has not been evident in my case.
  • Getting employees to engage with ADP Workforce Now has been challenging for us. The User Registration Codes expire long before the employees use them, I'm constantly receiving "I can't log in" emails. It's a true drain on my time and an explosion of my workload.
I would not recommend ADP Workforce Now to anyone in my industry, I think it is terrible at supporting temporary and casual workers who don't need a bunch of bells and whistles, they just need to quickly log in to a website and look at their check stub. In my opinion, it seems to be built for small - to - medium size business with regular full-time and part-time employees working regular schedules.
August 17, 2023

ADP’s downside

Cameron Massicotte | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use ADP for onboarding, Time & Attendance, job posts, reports, analytics, etc… I personally do the onboarding as well as trouble shooting anything within ADP. I also set up out holidays, PTO, import any changes, and assign practitioner access levels to all of our directors. Overall, we use ADP for the majority of our workflow.
  • Onboarding
  • Reports
  • Assigning policies
  • Crashing and have to clear cache and cookies everyday
  • Clearer instructions
ADP is great for onboarding new hires and allowing them to view our company polices. ADP is also great for viewing paycheck stubs. ADP lacks at being consistent and flowing smoothly. ADP also lacks at assigning the proper policies, allowing us to make mass changes to reassigning employees to new directors without importing, and fails to provide us with adequate support.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Our agency uses ADP WFN for data, payroll, recruiting, performance management and many other functions. ADP WFN has robust reporting opportunities and is consistently updating this SAS to keep current with needs of different industries and types of employers. <br><br>For our organization, HR specifically enters all payroll, training, and compliance items, we also track and monitor compliance using ADP. After five (5) years using this system, we are still learning about the system and all of it's capabilities. I personally would like to become ADP certified so that my understanding and knowledge of how the SAS works will continue to grow and assist not only the organization with working smarter not harder, but also lends the opportunity for user training. So far, our agency is very satisfied with the functionality of ADP WFN.
  • Reporting
  • Analytics
  • Compliance
  • Recruitment
  • Onboarding
  • Performance Management
  • New Hire Process - Must use Classic View due to split allocations, not available in the new view
  • When returning a manager from LOA, an option needs to be available to restore all direct reports to this manager without having to manually perform this function, the reassignment is available in the wizard putting the manager on leave and needs to be added to the wizard for returning these kinds of employees back to active status.
Great system, always updating to the latest and greatest which is helping business professionals work smarter, not harder. However, I am not sure I know how to answer this specific question regarding scenarios.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Time and attendance instead of paper timesheets (I can read), also use HR functions – schedules, reports, ACA, and of course, payroll processing with tax returns.
  • Educational learning of the product.
  • Timesheet ease.
  • Timing of updates - when they are done that there are not a lot of errors for the main processing day.
  • Service connects - that it does not take more than 24 hours to at least get a response that someone is working on the problem if not corrected.
For everyday payroll, time, and attendance, it is great. If you are in a heavy tax area (many local, to go with state and federal) you may think twice, or at least take extra time in the setup to make sure all is correct.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use ADP Workforce Now from Recruiting to Retirement. Our entire employee experience is now being handled in the various areas of Workforce Now. Using one source system allows us to to tailor each step and part of our processes, to better suit our environment and culture. We keep relevant and timely throughout our employee life-cycles. From welcome videos to learning modules to interval surveys that allow us to check the temperature and progress of our employees and initiatives. We also continue to open up new areas of employee self-service to give our employees more visibility and control over their own experiences. ADP Workforce Now has been the most instrumental part of our being able to build upward and outward as our organizational needs change and grow.
  • Reporting
  • Integrations
  • Dashboards
  • Flexible Page Setups and Customizations
  • Salary Adjustment Effective Dating
  • Shift Premium Calculations
  • Timekeeping
  • Hierarchy availability in Team Leader/Supervisor to Manager and above
ADP Workforce Now is well suited for medium to larger organizations that have someone dedicated to do the work in both HR and Payroll respectively. There are so many areas and so much functionality, that not having someone dedicated to learn and be the SME will likely have your organization under-utilizing the system and thereby overpaying now and even more later when you finally discover what you've been missing for the efficiencies that can be realized.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It is our main HCM system and is used for all aspects of payroll.
  • It is easy to use.
  • It can be glitchy.
While WFN can be glitchy at times, overall it is a good system and can be customized to fit your business needs.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
ADP Workforce is now utilized for Recruiting, Benefits Administration, and Payroll Processing. We currently have two company codes with around 250 employees each. We are able to maintain a separation between our faculty and professor type by having two company codes.
  • The time and Attendance platform is robust and allows us to pay our employees with multiple compensation plans.
  • User Friendly for Administrators and Regular Employees.
  • Communicates law and policy changes within your jurisdictions.
  • Custom Reports can be confusing to create and use.
  • Employee information is in multiple locations. (ie. Pay Profile and Employment Profile.
  • Employees are terminated when moving states and company codes.
Like any program, there are some hiccups. Overall the value of ADP Workforce Now outweighs any annoyances etc.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Currently, we use ADP to process our biweekly payroll for three companies. It helps us with all our calculations, garnishments, and special payrolls. I use WFN daily to help employees with any questions they have on their payroll. We also use ADP to transmit information to other software for insurance billing.
  • They have great support.
  • Reports help in many instances.
  • ADP is always updating and changing its software.
  • Easier search for what report can be used in certain circumstances.
  • Make the bridge less confusing.
  • Offer more classes.
It is pretty simple to follow the steps in calculating payroll and getting payroll processed. Would like them to interact with other programs a bit easier.
Ginger Humbles, SHRM-CP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
At TS, ADP Workforce Now is used for HRIS, Recruitment, Onboarding, Performance Reviews, Payroll, Tax and Banking, and Time. We made the decision ten years ago and have no desire to change. Although there can be issues and struggles, ADP does stand on its word to address issues and correct them. I have had colleagues try other vendors and quickly wish they were back with ADP. I'm also part of a client advisory board, and I can tell you that ADP and their leadership strive every day to address what is needed for the client, what is next, how to make the product even better, etc. It is very eye-opening to see this side firsthand and comforting knowing they keep themselves to such high standards.
  • HRIS that is personalized for the employee and addresses DE&I needs.
  • Payroll, of course! The system addresses all needs, such as deductions, additional pay, premium OT, and shift differentials.
  • Onboarding is an excellent way to stay in compliance and have all documents completed.
  • Tax and Banking and resolution to any issues.
  • System wide issues such as "benefits" on app, "bug" notifications that are incorrect, reports not generating.
  • Better communication internally for file feeds to vendors.
  • Better set up of vendor file feeds - one-stop shop vs. different areas working on parts.
I honestly feel ADP can handle any industry. Are they perfect? No, no one is! I also feel like I have never been told something incorrect or told "what I wanted to hear," then later to find they were wrong or can't deliver. That is huge. There are many platforms out there that may have good intentions, make promises but, unfortunately, can't deliver. Many times the client is too far in and can't back away and has to settle and make a product that isn't best for their work. We have never had that with ADP.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use ADP Workforce now for all our HR and Payroll services. ADP Workforce now is our HRIS and Payroll system. Within the program, we use the Recruiting, Onboarding, Benefits, Performance Management, Compensation, Analytics, Data Management, Payroll, Garnishment and Tax modules. Before ADP, we were using a manual, in-house system. ADP has taken our HR/Payroll into the 21st century and continues to evolve.
  • Tracks time and attendance including with the mobile app
  • Processes payroll garnishments and taxes
  • Provides a comprehensive recruiting, applicant tracking and onboarding system
  • Provides a strong performance management tool
  • Would like to see more training opportunities on reporting and analytics
  • Would like to see additional customized fields in recruiting and performance
  • The system could be more user-friendly in terms of finding training materials
I believe ADP is well-suited for small to large companies because their products are customizable to the users needs; it also works well for us because we have operational locations and remote workers in multiple states. ADP Workforce now can pretty much be customized for any size organization or organizational structure.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use the Human Capital Management, Payroll, Time Off, Essential Time, ACA Reporting, and Benefits. This product helps with Annual Open Enrollment, Time-Keeping Management for our employees, benefit deductions for efficient payroll. Also, the time off is essential in keeping up with 100+ employees annually. It is great in calculating the time off so it does not have to be manually calculated every payroll.
  • Payroll processing
  • Benefit deductions
  • Annual Reporting
  • Summarize real-time paid time off balances
  • The ability to have more than one manager assigned to employees
  • The ability to have more than one manager to approve time off requests
ADP Workforce Now is well suited for mid-to-large companies that need to track time, process payroll, benefits, and time off. It is less appropriate for smaller companies as they may not fully utilize all of the modules to pay for the service.
July 09, 2023

ADP user

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Keeping track of employees' attendance, payroll, and garnishments. And staying in compliance with State and Federal Laws.
  • Keeping up to date with technology, and apps for employees.
  • User-friendly system for supervisors.
  • Reliable ADP staff that answers all questions and follow up on cases.
  • Reports can be more friendly to users.
  • ADP account manager handling too many accounts at once.
I've been using ADP Workforce for more than ten years. Have also worked with other payroll companies as well, but ADP is at the top of my list. The company is reliable and professional and offers many different products and services for its client's needs.
Jill Holstein | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It's being used across our entire organization for employee data & payroll tracking.
  • GL tracking.
  • Manager access to employee information.
  • Communication between departments about new hires.
  • Time keeping
  • GPS tracking would be useful on time and attendance on mobile.
  • E-sign on mobile
  • Workflow implementation.
  • Mobile app could use some improvement .
  • Text messaging & email from inside Adp
Our company is just on the cusp of having a need for ADP Workforce Now - it is a very complicated product, and for our size, it seems cumbersome.
July 07, 2023

ADP WFN Review

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use ADP Work Force Now to handle payroll and HR needs. We process payroll for all staff that are paid bi-weekly and we have Board members that are paid once a month. We use the HR portion of Work Force Now to process hiring new employees and also terminating employees.
  • HR onboarding
  • Time & Attendance/Leave Requests
  • Very user friendly
  • Implementation staff
  • Customer Service
In the beginning of joining ADP/Work Force Now, we had several issues with our implementation specialists. We were told incorrect things and we really struggled to learn the system and were about to give up on using ADP. After attending the ProSummit, we got in contact with all the right people and our outlook on ADP changed. We have been thoroughly impressed with all the help that we have now received. We are looking forward to using ADP in the future.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use it for payroll processing. It has made it much easier to process payroll, and being able to access it from any computer is convenient. We were not able to do that with our previous software. It is much easier to run reports and look up information.
  • Ease of use.
  • Reports.
  • Convenient.
  • Glitches.
  • Customer service.
  • Support.
  • Training.
ADP is well-suited for processing payroll. We used to do everything in-house and it took us a long time to process. Now it is much easier and quicker to process payroll. It is also well-suited for timekeeping. We used to use paper timesheets, and now people can clock in and out, so their times are more accurate. When it works, it is awesome. But there are many glitches, and then people will complain to me that it isn't working, and I have to try to find a workaround and put a service ticket in to get it looked at. Many times it fixes itself before I get an answer back. It would just be nice if there were less glitches.
Deanna Wilson, CHRC | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I use it for all HR and Payroll functions. It has helped automate these tasks. We just opened up recruitment and this has made hiring much easier.
  • Automation
  • Ease of use
  • Resources
  • Reports
  • Tutorials
  • Analytics
It is a great platform for companies. I just don’t like that everything is an add on and costs additional money.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Workforce now for payroll administration, learning management, and HR management. The software helps us organize our employee personnel information, and makes payroll processing easier by automating salaried employees' pay and allowing manual adjustment for anything that is out of the ordinary.
  • Intuitive navigation - easy to find where things are
  • payroll processing - we have all of the reports and failstops to make sure it is accurate
  • reporting - custom reports utilize as much or as little data as we want to include
  • pay profile should be with the employee profile so we don't have to click back and forth
  • in the hire/rehire process, the "done" button is only at the top of the page before I finalize the new hire. So when I review all of the information, I have to scroll all the way to the top of the page to finish the step.
  • learning management notification doesn't exist to tell me when a course is being archived until I go all the way into the learning catalogue.
It is very customizable, so the program can work well for small and medium size businesses that need specific functionality.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
ADP is our current platform for payroll and the HRIS for benefits and connectivity with vendors. We are reviewing their performance management portal, compensation, document cloud, and potential applicant tracking system. Learning module may be reviewed at a later date.
  • user friendly system
  • single sign on
  • accessibility
  • ability to find what I am looking for easily is sometime hard
  • customizable fields sometime lack
  • generating reports can be challenging
  • proactive customer service - checking in to see how things are going
  • sometime follow up and follow through is lacking
The professional services model that we partnered with this year is making things a little easier to navigate. The 800 number to access a plan manager was challenging when it came to urgent issues or challenges that arose during the day. Banking issues still happen with our payroll and wiring funds from ADP. Troubleshooting tax issues and refunds is often a challenge.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I use ADP Workforce Now on a daily basis maintaining employee personal and employment data, tax changes, and banking information. Cost centers, report to managers, etc. We import time and attendance into ADP Workforce Now and process payroll.

I have worked with many payroll processing systems; however, I prefer ADP Workforce Now. I love the reporting and checks in balance features via employee insight. When I submit the payrolls, I am confident that ADP has given me all the tools to ensure accuracy.
  • Easy to Navigate
  • Reporting Features
  • Employee Insight Features
  • Customer Support other than the Bridge.
  • Offer some of the niceties in a package, not everything should be ala carte, pay for each feature individually.
  • Print the 2nd line of the address on the remittance advise.
  • Do not make so many facelifts that are totally unnecessary and do not add value. We are forced to learn how to navigate on a busy payroll processing day.
As stated ADP Workforce Now is my preferred payroll platform. It is easy to use and reliable. Reporting features are great. Checks and balance build confidence. I love using ADP Workforce Now. I do not like all the facelifts that really do not add any value. If it is not broke don't fix it.
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