Accuracy is key!!
Updated March 11, 2021

Accuracy is key!!

Kathy Brubaker | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with ADP Vantage HCM

We currently have 31 different pay groups that we process payroll for. We just implemented the recruiting module a few months ago that feeds into VantageHCM for all new hires. We're still trying to reduce the amount of paper that is processed between the business units, HR, and payroll. Everything is working as we expect it to.
  • The dedicated service team allows for faster response to issues.
  • It provides easy navigation for all employees, managers, and practitioners.
  • Time cards, benefits, and payroll are all part of VantageHCM -- instead of three separate systems.
  • It could provide a better reporting functionality for practitioners.
  • I would like notifications from ADP when certain areas of the system are not working or are running slow.
  • I would like more detailed instructions on how to do certain things, such as a new state tax setup.
  • It's allowed us to rethink how we process payroll and our internal payroll deadlines.
  • We use it to utilize all tools provided when processing payroll to ensure accuracy.
  • There was not enough training during implementation -- we still have to create numerous SR's on a weekly basis.
Having timecards, benefits, and payroll all in one program is a big plus! The system we converted from was very archaic and we needed a system to be able to handle 30 payrolls with the possible of adding additional companies over the new few years. Also, to have a company that handles all of the tax filings since we are in numerous states.
Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365)
ADP is well suited for a larger company with at least 100 or more employees. It's too complex for a small company with less than 50 employees, but it is a great system to migrate to if using multiple systems for timecards, benefits, and payroll. when ensuring we are compliance with new state requirements, hard to verify with ADP is all of our companies have been set up correctly.

ADP Vantage HCM Feature Ratings

Employee demographic data
Employment history
Job profiles and administration
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Organizational charting
Organization and location management
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Not Rated
Pay calculation
Support for external payroll vendors
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Benefit plan administration
Direct deposit files
Salary revision and increment management
Approval workflow
Not Rated
View and generate pay and benefit information
Update personal information
View job history
View company policy documentation
Employee recognition
Not Rated
Tracking of all physical assets
Not Rated
Report builder
Pre-built reports
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Performance plans
Not Rated
Performance improvement plans
Not Rated
Review status tracking
Not Rated
Review reminders
Not Rated
Multiple review frequency
Not Rated
Create succession plans/pools
Not Rated
Candidate ranking
Not Rated
Candidate search
Not Rated
Candidate development
Not Rated
New hire portal
Manager tracking tools
Corporate goal setting
Not Rated
Individual goal setting
Not Rated
Line-of sight-visibility
Not Rated
Performance tracking
Not Rated
Job Requisition Management
Company Website Posting
Publish to Social Media
Not Rated
Job Search Site Posting
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Not Rated
Applicant Tracking
Notifications and Alerts

Using ADP Vantage HCM

everyone has to enter timecards, view their pay stubs, view W2, enter address changes, enter direct deposit information, update tax information. Practitioners use system daily while employees may use system lots less. Managers need to use system for personal use as well as approving timecards and approving time off. Even our executives use HCM!
12 - All of the HR and payroll professionals that reside in our corporate office are the support people for ADP Vantage. We do have field practitioners who access the system on a daily basis for processing purposes for that actually look to our corporate employees for assistance. We like to have employees that have some HR or payroll experience as a requirement for the support staff.
  • time keeping
  • payroll processing
  • employee records
  • incorporate recruiting into HCM
  • eliminating paper for pay stubs and W2s
  • automate pay data batch items
  • automatic system updates for timekeeping
  • automatics tax updates for all states
Because we have only been using the system for 5 years, we will continue using this service until our business outgrows the support we need or is unable to meet our needs. we need a system that will integrate with our carriers and well as our general ledger system. We are currently looking for another GL system to fit our needs that will need to integrate with ADPVantage.

Do you think ADP Vantage HCM delivers good value for the price?


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Did ADP Vantage HCM live up to sales and marketing promises?


Did implementation of ADP Vantage HCM go as expected?


Would you buy ADP Vantage HCM again?


Evaluating ADP Vantage HCM and Competitors

Yes - We were using an old in house archaic system and our business grew faster than expected.
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Vendor Reputation
Price and support system
get some business reference and call on these business references to ensure we were not being oversold on certain areas.

ADP Vantage HCM Implementation

nothing at this time
Yes - I was told they did it in phases but I was not here during that time.
Change management was a major issue with the implementation - change is always hard for employees that have long tenure with a company.

ADP Vantage HCM Training

not always offered especially the virtual led sessions
if you have some payroll experience - not hard to learn system - but I would always recommend doing some of the on-line training to enhance your skills.

Configuring ADP Vantage HCM

just right for this product - going though implementation numerous times sometimes we have to changes some business process to fit the configuration of the system
have a timeline or a road map to sue for configuration and implementation
Yes - we have customized the interface extensively - with our external vendors - timekeeping to payroll, and GL interface

ADP Vantage HCM Support

Service requests are closed without any communication. Lack of 24-48 response time from our service team. we do have a bi-weekly meeting after each payroll is ran but lack of follow through from the service team is lacking. We just had a new service team assigned to us, so we will see how it goes.
Problems get solved
Less knowledgeable
Not kept informed
Escalation required
Difficult to get immediate help
Need to explain problems multiple times
Slow Initial Response
only time I can think is when their was a billing discrepancy, their were no questions asked and I received my refund at the next billing cycle.

Using ADP Vantage HCM

Expect an additional amount of time for hands-on training to be able to utilize the system to its greatest capability. I come from using ADP Workforce now so lots of the functionality is the same but called something else in ADPVantage. Just need to be willing to realize same functionality but called something else.
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • Navigating between functions
  • ease of logging in and using MY ADP with Vantage HCM
  • when system goes down on payroll Monday
  • lack of service team responding quickly when needed
Yes - very well - we use MY ADP which allows employees to log time, look at pay stubs, change direct deposit information and request time off. This is also used by managers to approve timecards and approve vacations time. Ability to let our employee be mobile and not hold up payroll processing each week.

ADP Vantage HCM Reliability

most of the time - their are times when system goes down in middle of processing payroll
sometimes system is glitchy - just becomes more of an issue during payroll processing timeframe.

Integrating ADP Vantage HCM

very easy to setup and use integrations
  • GL
  • HR Vendors
  • 401K vendor
not very difficult as most companies do these same integrations
  • not at this time
  • File import/export
  • Single Signon

Relationship with ADP

I think we were oversold on the support side of the contract.
again - can not emphasize enough - our support team is lacking.
fees for seminars, fees for product development.
make sure to follow-through on all service requests.

Upgrading ADP Vantage HCM

Yes - yes - we are a company that likes to do testing and our support team is kind of against that
  • timekeeping upgrade
  • MY ADP