TrustRadius
Growing Ambitious Company? Read this Review.
https://www.trustradius.com/hr-managementAPSUnspecified8.243101
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July 12, 2016

Growing Ambitious Company? Read this Review.

Score 10 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with APS

We track time and attendance for 150 employees, use the HR module for quarterly appraisals, and store confidential documents for each staff member and corporate documents that must be esigned by each staff member. We create the ACA reports as well as W2 with APS.

We have 150 staff members and we pay twice a month. Managers actually add their new staff, place them in the correct department, and then the HR manager doubles checks the file before employment begins.

Managers approve the submitted time and attendance prior to the pay date, the HR manager gets reports on overtime, sick time, vacation and holiday time. Limiters are placed on the system so that any paycheck outside our boundaries is red flagged for the HR manager inspection.
  • 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.
  • Stratus Time lets you quickly scroll through the entire staff list. The APS system has an extra step. A small issue.
  • Stratus Time lets you create a template for a salaried staff and simply add days with that template. APS requires a hand created entry for each checkin
  • Reduced anticipated and real expenses by $19,000 annually
  • Improved staff morale and retention with individualized portals where they change their own personal information
ADP and Paychex - Noah built them after he built the ark :) Clunky, expensive, and error prone.
Stratus TIme - great time and attendance program, now purchased by Paychex.
They are more suited to growing, nimble companies. They are soon adding employee approval to time cards and checkin by facial recognition. Additions and changes to improve functionality might not work for a very large company like GE.

APS Feature Ratings

Employee demographic data
10
Employment history
10
Job profiles and administration
8
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
10
Organization and location management
Not Rated
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Not Rated
Pay calculation
10
Support for external payroll vendors
Not Rated
Benefit plan administration
6
Direct deposit files
10
Salary revision and increment management
10
Approval workflow
10
Balance details
10
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Not Rated
View and generate pay and benefit information
9
Update personal information
10
View job history
Not Rated
View company policy documentation
9
Employee recognition
Not Rated
Report builder
8
Pre-built reports
8
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Not Rated
Performance plans
8
Performance improvement plans
8
Review status tracking
Not Rated
Review reminders
9
Multiple review frequency
Not Rated
New hire portal
Not Rated
Manager tracking tools
Not Rated
Individual goal setting
Not Rated
Line-of sight-visibility
Not Rated
Performance tracking
Not Rated
Job Requisition Management
Not Rated
Company Website Posting
Not Rated
Publish to Social Media
Not Rated
Job Search Site Posting
Not Rated
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Not Rated
Applicant Tracking
Not Rated
Notifications and Alerts
Not Rated