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Rise vs. ADP

Finding the best all-in-one people management software is no easy task. We’re here to help simplify your search with a detailed comparison of Rise vs. ADP that highlights core features and add-ons available to you.*
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Rise Vs. ADP


In-app offer letter creation yes no
Custom offer letter templates yes no
Custom offer letter tokens yes no
Custom offer letter page yes no
Daily recruiting updates yes no
Custom hiring funnels yes no
Automatic notifications yes no
Rise vs Payworks Recruiting

ADP offers recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), which uses expert data to help hire top candidates. However, ADP does not include team collaboration on candidates and custom screening questions that can help you pinpoint and hire the best fit for your team. Rise’s intuitive cloud based applicant tracking system (ATS) is designed to easily manage candidates throughout the entire recruiting process.

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Rise Vs. ADP

Benefits Management

Commission-free group benefit plans yes no
Employee self-enrolment yes yes
Paperless administration yes yes
Employee self-service yes yes
Automated premium management yes no
Real-time payroll integration yes no
Advisor access yes no
Benefits reports yes yes
Rise vs Payworks Benefits Management

ADP offers Benefits Reports through Workforce Now, but they don’t offer the same level of benefits management that Rise does, missing some of key components that will actually benefit you and your employees. Rise Benefits Management allows employees to self-enrol online in just minutes, and any changes are automatically synced with your provider and Rise. We’ll work with your advisor to manage the set up and registration of your group health benefits so you can focus your energy elsewhere—on your people.

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Rise Vs. ADP

Performance Management

Fully customizable 360º reviews yes yes
Bias-reducing review questions and templates database yes yes
Unlimited 360º peer reviewers from anyone in organization yes no
Customizable reviewers for special project teams yes no
Multiple manager reviewers for shared staff yes no
Group or individual 1-click smart nudges yes no
Automated recurring manager-employee check-ins yes yes
Emoji-based employee sentiment plus open-ended insights yes no
Employee sentiment spotlight and trends yes no
Emoji reactions and thought starters for managers yes no
Check-in engagement metrics yes yes
Automated check-in notifications and nudges yes yes
Rise performance management

ADP claims to offer a similar check-in solution as Rise through their StandOut offering, though its specific features are not listed on their website. Rise Performance is a robust solution that gives you insight into employee productivity and helps foster engagement. From one-on-one reviews to custom templates and question banks, you have everything you need to encourage employees to do and be their best. 

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Rise Vs. ADP


Automated ROE filing yes yes
No extra charge for year-end documents yes no
On-demand employee pay stubs yes yes
Auto-emailed employee pay stubs yes no

ADP offers a wide range of payroll features, similar to Rise. Rise Payroll is a full suite payroll solution that goes above and beyond to improve the experience for administrators and employees. Our easy-to-use solution is free of hidden fees and extra charges, but full of flexibility, accuracy, and time saving features.

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Rise Vs. ADP


Digitally sign documents yes no
Onboarding/offboarding tasks assignment yes yes
Integrated payroll enrolment yes no
Custom fields in self-onboarding yes no
Rise vs Payworks Onboarding

Help new hires embrace your company culture and become part of the team faster with the right onboarding experience. Rise Onboarding facilitates an integrated experience from job offer to offboarding, with digital offer letters, customized workflows, and task management for complete visibility into the entire onboarding process.

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Rise Vs. ADP

People Management

Automated employee journey yes yes
Employee self-service (with or without approval) yes yes
Unlimited organization policies and handbooks yes yes
Unlimited employee-specific documentation yes yes
Custom roles and permissions yes yes
Unlimited eSignatures assignees and cosigners yes yes
Unlimited eSignatures documents yes yes
Dynamic, customizable signer fields yes yes
Expandable and collapsible org chart yes yes
Direct report count on org chart yes yes
Automated birthday and anniversary reminders yes yes
Automated change-approval workflows yes yes
Rise vs Payworks People Management comparison

Although ADP claims to have the same people management features as Rise, they make it difficult to determine what is actually available on their HR platform. With Rise, you know what you’re getting. We offer one place for your documents, onboarding data, employee details, org charts, and other essential HR information—all secured in the cloud with enterprise-level encryption.

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Rise Vs. ADP

Time Off

Integrated with Payroll, Scheduling and HR yes yes
Submit time off requests on Mobile app yes yes
Employees can review balances at any time on Mobile app yes yes
Managers can approve on Mobile app yes yes
Calendar overview & integration yes yes
Rise Time off

Spend less time on time off. Our Time Off Tracking solutions allows you to sync employee vacation and leave tracking seamlessly into your payroll with no reconciliation headaches. Plus, you can create custom time off policies and carry-over rules that match your corporate vision and values. 

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Rise Vs. ADP

Scheduling and Time Tracking

Easy and intuitive creation of schedules by using drag and drop yes yes
Straightforward recurring shifts creation yes yes
Holiday customization yes yes
Black out period customization yes yes
Summary of weekly hours per employee yes yes
Punch in and out with geofencing and IP restrictions on Mobile app yes yes
Punches recorded on a terminal in kiosk mode (no need for dedicated hardware) yes yes
Biometric clocks yes yes
Rise vs Payworks Time Management

Rise’s fully integrated time tracking tools automatically sync to your payroll, making it quick and extremely easy to track your team’s hours—and accurately pay them. And while ADP offers scheduling and time tracking, their solution lacks “punch”, meaning that employees can’t punch in using their mobile devices. ADP offers holiday and black out customisation through ADP Workforce Now.

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