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ADP vs. Paycom

See why ADP’s all-in-one, cloud-based solution beats Paycom.

See how ADP stacks up against Paycom

When comparing ADP to Paycom, you'll find an All-in-One cloud based HCM platform. But here's how ADP Workforce Now is simply better.

Optimize your investment with an award-winning, all-in-one HR suite

Full HR suite (HR, talent, time, benefits, payroll, recruitment, and learning management) offered offered
Online recruitment with ZipRecruiter Job Slots2 offered not offered
Custom reporting: easily create custom reports by clicking on the fields you need, right from the page you're on offered not offered
Insurance Services e.g. workers’ comp, business and health* offered not offered
401(k) and retirement services offered not offered
Leader in Multi-Country Payroll (MCP) Solutions PEAK by Everest Group3 offered not offered
Global Payroll: countries supported 140 4

Timely data-driven insights
Build a stronger workforce to create better business outcomes

Diversity, equity & inclusion analytics dashboard, with a simple Q&A format, and breakdowns by ethnicity, age, gender, disability, or veteran status offered not offered
Executive & manager insights: overtime, turnover risk and more delivered right to your mobile phone offered not offered
Unmatched benchmarking and intelligence informed by 41M employees & over 1,000,000 clients for salary, overtime, turnover and organizational structure offered not offered
Employee utilization dashboard offered offered

Open ecosystem

Industry-leading marketplace for third-party integrations that deliver a seamless customer experience offered not offered
Best-of-breed partners across 17 solution categories and 9 industries offered not offered
Instant access to secure APIs, tools, and resources for IT teams and developers offered not offered

PEO & Managed Services
From HR outsourcing and managed services to full-service Professional Employer Organization (PEO)

HR Outsourcing & Managed Services (payroll, HR, and benefits) offered not offered
Professional employer organization (PEO) offered not offered
Employee solution center: phone support for employee questions offered not offered
Professional services (for project support) offered not offered

Employee experience and engagement
Helps you get the most from your team

Personalized lifestyle benefits: Employees choose from 150+ services that fit their lifestyle needs offered not offered
Personalized benefits decision support: Health & lifestyle preferences help create a best-fit recommendation offered not offered
Employee discount program: for discounts on travel, wellness, entertainment and more! offered not offered

Unique features

Freelance and contractor management platform and marketplace offered not offered
Managed payroll services offered not offered
Broker & accountant portal: Help your accountant and broker better serve you with secure access to your data offered not offered

Why ADP is the leading choice over Paycom


A complete set of third-party integrations

Consider ADP Workforce Now the heart of your business environment, connecting you to hundreds of leading business software applications to support your evolving needs. ADP's world-class Marketplace includes ERPs, accounting solutions, time-tracking tools, point of sale (POS) systems, productivity platforms and more. You can view the full list here.

Paycom does not have a marketplace.

Customer Service

Dedicated support through implementation and beyond

ADP Workforce Now provides in-house implementation support from a team of experts who know how to optimize the solution for your unique needs. And with 75 years of experience, we’re an industry leader for a reason — our experienced client service specialists provide deep knowledge and expertise to help protect and support your business.

Our expert service professionals train through an award-winning program. What's more? As an ADP client you will have access to continuous learning tools and training opportunities — from personalized learning at implementation to our myLearning@ADP course library, certifications, and more.

Paycom was founded in 1998 and also offers dedicated customer support.


Spend less and get more

In these times, HR decision makers are looking to drive greater value to businesses, so we’re here with the flexible options you need. With ADP Workforce Now, you can run unlimited monthly payrolls with per employee per month pricing. Learn about our tiered packages to see which plan fits your business best.

Paycom charges customers per payroll run.


Manage and run complex payroll in minutes with ADP

Payroll software should be robust and intuitive for all users. ADP’s automated solution makes it easy to process payroll and view employee-level payroll and tax information from any device, anywhere. And with global payroll capabilities, freelance and contractor pay abilities, and our native paycard, Wisely, ADP has the tools you need as your business grows.

Paycom does not offer freelance/contractor management or a marketplace for partner integrations.


Get an all-in-one solution with the right mix of benefits

We make 401(k) plans easy with ADP Workforce Now’s comprehensive plan integration with payroll. Automatic Data Processing Insurance Agency, Inc. (ADPIA®)*, an ADP® affiliate, also provides easy access to impactful insurance and benefits solutions. Let ADPIA help you explore, secure and manage the right workers’ compensation, business and group health insurance based on your unique needs.

Paycom lacks insurance or retirement plan solutions.

HR Tools

User-friendly technology

From online recruitment with ZipRecruiter to background checks for prospective hires, ADP has the modern, intuitive solutions you need to keep up with the speed of business today. Our top-rated mobile app puts the tools you need at your fingertips.

Paycom does not offer ZipRecruiter job slots.

Top FAQs about ADP vs. Paycom

Why choose ADP vs Paycom?

Our user-friendly tools help make it easy to manage payroll and HR accurately in just a few clicks. Taxes, health benefits and retirement contributions are automatically calculated and deducted. Our single-database platform connects seamlessly to your existing tools and partners or hundreds of best-in-class, pre-integrated apps in the ADP Marketplace. And for more than 70 years, we’ve been there for our customers with exceptional support.

Is it easy to switch to ADP from my current payroll provider?

We can support your switch at any time so you don't have to wait for a quarter or year-end to access the benefits of ADP. If you’re already processing payroll, having your employee data and required documents ready will help ensure a smooth and efficient transition. To learn more, check out our helpful guidebook: Switching Payroll Providers Made Easy.

What services are included in pricing?

Since a company's payroll requirements are based on its size as well as on its payroll and HR requirements, ADP offers several affordable options so you only pay for what your company truly needs. Compare packages for your business needs to decide which services fit best.

What kind of customer support does ADP offer?

ADP delivers fast, friendly, and knowledgeable service starting with implementation and throughout our partnership. We offer live and online support including direct access to certified service professionals Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in your local time zone. We also offer 24/7 access to our exclusive online client community to network and connect with over 50,000 ADP clients and our expert moderators.

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1. Information based on ADP internal research and is accurate as of April 24, 2024 and is subject to change.

2. For organizations with up to approximately 1,000 employees.

3. Leader Multi-Country Payroll (MCP) Solutions (2013–2023) PEAK by Everest Group.

*Insurance products will be offered and sold only through ADPIA, its licensed agents or its licensed insurance partners; 1 ADP Blvd. Roseland, NJ 07068. CA license #0D04044. Licensed in 50 states. All services may not be available in all states.

ADP, Inc. and its affiliates do not offer investment, tax or legal advice to individuals. Nothing contained in this communication (or website) is intended to be, nor should be construed as, particularized advice or a recommendation or suggestion that you take or not take a particular action. ADP, Inc. and its affiliates are not affiliated with Paycom.

ADPIA is a registered trademark of ADP, Inc.