ADP Review 2021: Alternatives, Pricing, Features

Phil Strazzulla, HR Tech Expert
January 25, 2021

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As one of the HR software companies with the richest history, ADP has a massive product offering and tons of expertise that could help any kind of business.

What's Inside

ADP Review

ADP is one of the giants in this space. They’ve been in the payroll processing business since it was done manually 70 years ago. Now, their product offering has tools for 2 person companies up through the largest organizations in the world. From PEOs and payroll management to HRIS, ADP basically has it all. Our only caution here is to make sure you are looking at relevant point solutions outside of ADP’s core HCM suite. It’s worth pointing out that some of their modules just don’t stand up to purpose-built recruiting and engagement solutions.

ADP Customers

The Boston Globe, The Bancorp, Douglas Ellman Real Estate, Margaritaville

ADP Stats

  • 1200+ reviews on the web with an average of 4.4 stars out of 5
  • Named among Fortune World’s Most Admired Companies for 14 consecutive years
  • 4-time winner of the Human Resource Executive Top HR product award

ADP Resources

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Key ADP Features

  • Payroll
  • Time & attendance
  • Talent management
  • Benefits management

ADP Implementation

ADP Customer Success

Along with their feature offering, ADP can set you up with HR services like best practices guides and consulting. When it comes to payroll, they can present you with outsourcing options or their PEO.

ADP Key Integrations

What to be aware of

ADP Pricing

Custom pricing is available upon request of a demo for each specific product.

ADP Alternatives


People software from Freshworks


Multi-use case vendor


Culture-focused HRIS


Employee management platform


HR essentials with great UX


Great for payroll & benefits


Classic vendor with PEO offering

Factorial HR

Strong HR solution for SMBs


Top vendor with flexible pricing

Sage People

HR suite for global teams


Full HCM suite