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See why ADP's all-in-one, cloud-based solution beats UKG.

See where ADP beats out UKG

When comparing ADP to UKG, 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

Annual R&D Investment2 $1.21B $0.6B
Industry-leading marketplace for third party integrations, offering single sign-on, single data input and single billing3 offered not offered
Best-of-breed marketplace partners 800+ Partners 359 Partners
Instant access to secure APIs, tools, and resources for IT teams and developers offered not offered
Top "HR Product" Awards4 8 2 (combined)

Analytics and Insights Trusted by the World Build a stronger workforce to create better business outcomes

Native, robust reporting and analytics: create custom reports on the fly and build meaningful dashboards that deliver insights to keep your business moving forward. 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
Diversity, equity & inclusion analytics with a simple Q&A format, and breakdowns by ethnicity, age, gender, disability or veteran status offered offered
Number of Clients 1M+ 0.08M 

Managed Services

U.S.-based account service team with subject matter expertise designated to your business offered not offered
Managed Services & HR outsourcing (payroll, HR and benefits) offered offered
No-fee, in-house strategic advisory services7 offered not offered
Employee solution center: phone support for employee questions 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 benefit decision support: Health & lifestyle preferences help create a best-fit recommendation offered offered
Top ranked business mobile app8 #6 #22
Top-rated mobile app8 4.7/5
based on 3.3 million reviews
based on 7,900 reviews


Service designed to get it right from implementation to optimization

ADP has extensive experience moving clients from UKG to ADP Workforce Now

We understand your needs upfront, provide an additional layer of support and provide continuous optimization of your HCM solution and organizational process refinement. Our goal is to enable you to achieve the business outcomes you intended to achieve when you invested in your HCM technology.

  • Data – migrate up to five years of historical data which includes check history, and ACA history into your HCM system.
  • Configuration and process optimization – dedicated ADP Technical Advisor on HCM product and processes to help ensure the system is optimally configured to fit your specific needs.
  • Tailored solution coaching – includes consultation and coaching on effective techniques and workflows, how-to advice to help employees and managers utilize the HCM system efficiently, and practitioner mentoring and support.
  • Ongoing dedicated support – Our client success-based delivery model with deep HR, payroll, time, benefits and talent knowledge delivers a premier client experience.

Why ADP is the leading choice over UKG


A comprehensive list of third-party integrations

Easily connect ADP Workforce Now with hundreds of popular business software applications to support automation and efficiency. ADP's robust Marketplace includes ERPs, accounting solutions, time-tracking tools, point of sale (POS) systems, productivity platforms and more. You can view the full list here.

Although UKG offers a marketplace, they do not offer a true e-commerce experience and only offer 364 partner applications.

Client Success Model

Dedicated partnership committed to lasting success

With ADP Workforce Now, you get in-house implementation support right from the start. Our dedicated specialists can tailor the solution for your unique needs. And with over 75 years of experience, you can lean on our deep industry knowledge to help you navigate challenges that come your way.

ADP's 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.

Unlike ADP, UKG leverages partners for implementation.


Flexible pricing that can work for you

We know HR decision makers are faced with limited budgets and looking to prove ROI quickly. That's why ADP Workforce Now offers flexible options including unlimited monthly payroll runs with per employee per month pricing. See about our tiered packages to see which plan fits your business best.

UKG also offers a variety of plans.


Manage payroll in just a few clicks

Midsized and enterprise businesses need confidence that their payroll software is reliable, robust and intuitive for all users. ADP’s advanced solution automates payroll and allows for secure viewing of employee-level payroll and tax information from any device, anywhere. And with multi-state as well as global payroll capabilities, freelance and independent contractor pay abilities, and our native paycard, Wisely, ADP has the tools you need to continuously evolve.

UKG has multi-country payroll outsourcing.

HR Tools

Intuitive, advanced technology

From online recruitment with ZipRecruiter† to background checks for prospective hires, ADP has the modern, intuitive solutions midsized and enterprise businesses depend on. Our top-rated mobile app puts the tools you need at your fingertips.

UKG also has a mobile app.

Analytics and Reporting

Intuitive reporting and insights at your fingertips


Run reports quickly and get a single view of your workforce data. Choose from multiple prepackaged reports or easily create a custom view. You can access data from multiple ADP Workforce Now pages all in one place and easily add it to your report. Plus, you can even build charts and graphs to help you analyze the data and reveal trends.

Analytics and Benchmarking

ADP Workforce Now’s guided analytics experience makes it easy to answer common business questions and easily identify patterns and trends across HR, payroll, time and attendance, talent, and benefits. Benchmark your organization against others in your industry and geography with ADP's aggregated and anonymized peer data.

UKG does not have native reporting and analytics.

Top FAQs about ADP vs. UKG

Why Choose ADP over UKG?

We deliver unmatched data insights that reveal critical business intelligence, patterns and trends, so you'll be ready to pivot for what comes next. With one source for all your payroll and HR data, our single-database solution can help your team quickly make sound decisions. Connect seamlessly to your existing tools and partners or hundreds of best-in-class, pre-integrated apps in the ADP Marketplace. And with our client success model that aligns with your business goals, we're accountable and invested in your growth and performance.

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

Switching to ADP is a breeze because we can support your switch at any time. You won'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 prepared will help ensure a smooth and rapid transition. To learn more, check out our helpful guidebook: Switching Payroll Providers Made Easy.

What services are included in pricing?

ADP offers several flexible options depending on your company's size as well as on its payroll and HR requirements, so you only pay for the plan you need. Compare packages to see which services and features fit your organization best.

What kind of customer support does ADP offer?

You can rely on ADP's fast, friendly, and knowledgeable customer service representatives to support implementation and beyond. We provide 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. As of April 24, 2024 and is subject to change.
  2. R&D spend in 2022 (ADP Earnings Report 10k UKG Aspire 2023 conference)
  3. UKG doesn't offer single sign-on, single data input, single billing
  4. "Top HR Product" industry awards from Human Resources Executive received 2015–2023:
  5. Leader Multi-Process Human Resources Outsourcing (2012–2023; 12 consecutive years) PEAK by Everest Group
  6. Leader Multi-Country Payroll (MCP) Solutions (2013–2023) PEAK by Everest Group
  7. Applicable for businesses with 1,000+ employees
  8. Based on rankings on the Apple App Store as of April 24, 2024