ADP RUN - Top 4 Alternatives (Mar 2022)

RUN Powered by ADP Review
ITQlick Score: 94/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.5/5)
Pricing: 2.6/10 - low cost
Category: Payroll -> ADP RUN -> ADP RUN competitors
Ranking:Ranked 1 out of 70 Payroll systems
Company: ADP
Pricing: starts at $59 per employee/month + $4 per employee
Typical customers: Small businesses and start ups
Platforms: Cloud
Links: ADP RUN review, ADP RUN alternatives
Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Mar 09, 2022

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RUN Powered by ADP competes with other payroll software products like Gusto, Paycom, and Paylocity. We will compare these payroll systems in some specific aspects below.
  • Functionality: RUN Powered by ADP offers features such as Payroll for all business sizes, time & management, talent, benefits & insurance, human resources services, etc. When compared to its alternatives, Gusto provides similar features with RUN Powered by ADP. Gusto provides insights and reporting Paycom. Paylocity offers features like workforce management lacking in Gusto.
  • Customers/Industries: RUN Powered by ADP targets business owners in restaurants and hospitality, manufacturing, professional and technical services, construction, financial services, etc. 900,000 businesses trust the services of RUN Powered by ADP. When compared to its alternatives, Gusto targets accountants and bookkeepers. Gusto is trusted by more than 200,000 businesses and their teams. Paycom targets the same business owners as RUN Powered by ADP and targets franchises, distribution, and technology. Paylocity also shares some similar targets with RUN Powered by ADP, and it also targets associations, benefits brokers, accounting professionals, consultants, and software providers.
  • Cost: The license cost information for RUN Powered by ADP is unavailable on its official website. However, industry experts cost-rated it 1.3/5 (where 1-2 is low-cost and 4-5 is high-cost), indicating that it is a low-cost medical software program compared to its closest competitors. Comparing RUN Powered by ADP to its alternatives, Gusto starts with a Core plan at $39 per month plus $6 per month per person. The license cost information for Paycom and Paylocity is unavailable.
  • Cloud-based/On-premise: RUN Powered by ADP its alternatives are cloud-based.
  • Popularity: RUN Powered by ADP and Paycom are publicly-traded companies on the NASDAQ under the symbols APD and PAYC, respectively. RUN by ADP serves 900,000 businesses. Gusto is privately held with 200+ businesses and their teams. RUN Powered by ADP is more popular than its alternatives.
  • Scalability: RUN Powered by ADP, Paycom, and Paylocity can scale business owners from small to midsized and large enterprises, but Run is majorly best for small businesses.
  • Support: RUN Powered by ADP and its alternatives offer similar support channels like email, a help desk, FAQs, a forum, a knowledge base, and phone support. Run Powered by ADP offers a 24/7 live rep which is lacking in its alternatives. Only Paylocity offers a chat support channel.

ADP RUN alternatives - for low budget, SMBs and global businesses

Here are the top 4 alternatives to ADP RUN that are worth checking out: SurePayroll for SMBs, Optimum Solutions for large size business, Rippling for growing companies, and entireHR Software for startups and SMBs.

ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Functionality
Review
Compare
ADP RUN
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
94/100
Pricing
2.6/10
License pricing
$59 per employee/month + $4 per employee
Functionality
18
Best for SMBs
SurePayroll
ITQlick rating
3.8/5
Score
93/100
Pricing
2.8/10
License pricing
$29.99 per month
Functionality
5
Best for Enterprise
Optimum ...
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
5/10
License pricing
$10,000 per license
Functionality
14
Growing
Rippling
ITQlick rating
5/5
Score
88/100
Pricing
2.4/10
License pricing
$8 per user/month
Functionality
18
Free version
entireHR...
ITQlick rating
4.8/5
Score
80/100
Pricing
3/10
License pricing
$693 per user/month
Functionality
18

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.