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ADP Workforce Now

ADP Workforce Now


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)
  • Pay calculation (994)
  • Update personal information (967)
  • View and generate pay and benefit information (976)

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Human Resource Management

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

Avg 7.9

Payroll Management

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

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.

Avg 8.1

Employee Self Service

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

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.

Avg 7.8

HR Reporting

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

Avg 7.6


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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
Overly complicated and scattered features. Reports lack ease of use and are limited by default filters and restrictive time frames. Platform itself is slow with numerous glitches. Have gotten an error message when trying to process payroll that says there is an error but no additional information to enable you to fix it. You have to call support to find out what and where the error is everytime.
Score 1 out of 10
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Verified User
My company only needs to use about 25% of the various tools and offerings in ADP Workforce Now, but to get to those things I have to sort through dozens and dozens of tools and fields and menus that I don't need. I think it's inefficient, I'm constantly waiting for screens to load, or trying to remember which of the 3 options is the one I actually need. While you can "favorite" some screens for easier navigation, in my opinion, this feature isn't as robust as it could be and that only solves part of the problem. The Employee Profiles are spread across at least 12 screens, each with dozens of info tiles I don't need to see because they're devoid of information.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
I would give it a 10 however I do not like when ADP does facelifts in Workforce Now which does not add any value other than having to relearn navigation. I am also not a big fan of being forced to refer to the Bridge. We have Google which gives the same results. If I understood the answer I would not contact our Account Rep.
June 22, 2023

Happy Days!

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I think it is very user friendly. Reports took me a bit longer but once I understood how to create Custom reports, I can't say enough good things about this product.
Melissa Rauch | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
Global HR management and payroll processing is a complex area. That said, ADP is going a great job with the software platform. Users do need to come into this work with knowledge of what the outcome should be, how the input affects output, how one item affects other items, and more. This is not an area for an entry clerk to be working.

Customer service has really ramped up in effectiveness. Cross training so one representative can assist without multiple transfers, has been a big improvement. The online support platform allows for creating a case, following progress and constant communication.

Choosing an 8 rating leaves room for the major and exciting changes that are in progress. We look forward to what is rolled out soon based on the ever present feedback from users.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The software is easy to use and there are helpful links attached to almost every action. There are plenty of opportunities to learn how certain functions work and there is a vast library of helpful tutorials to guide you with every step. You can rewatch the tutorials as many times as needed to make sure you are able to grasp the program.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
It has it's quirks from a speed perspective with every update they put out. It's never consistent on what speed issues occur after the last update. It's always one section will guarantee lag after an update.
February 27, 2021

Overall Excellence

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
In almost all cases ADP allows for drill down options no matter where you are. They reporting functionality is fantastic with their field grabber tool. On every feature I can think of there is a question mark icon that allows access to how to tutorials or videos which is really helpful. They also offer The Bridge which is a forum where you can ask other users questions and is very helpful.
February 26, 2021

Payday with ADP

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is easy to use ADP Workforce Now. The program is very user friendly. It offers lots of options. It covers a wide range of solutions for processes in the workplace. It has opportunities for training. The training is very effective. The overall use is not complicated yet it provides a lot.
February 23, 2021

ADP gets the job done

Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
It holds its own as an HRIS/Payroll system. There are still areas that are clunky and old, that if updated would be more functional.
Score 1 out of 10
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Verified User
Whenever they make "changes" or "Enhancements", it just buries things that used to be easy to find. What I mean is these changes make things more complicated to find, or they change the look or capability of other screens that you need. There is no easy avenue to find anything anymore... too many subgroups. It's frustrating and to come in one a payday, just to find that "new Enhancements" were made over the weekend, causes a LOT of undue stress for me.
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