Rippling vs. ADP: What’s the difference?

Rippling is the only software that fully automates your most repetitive HR, IT, and Finance busy work. How? By unifying all your siloed HR, IT, and Finance systems—like payroll, benefits, time tracking, app and device management, and more—within a single, easy-to-use platform.

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Data as of 4/10/23

Why do people choose Rippling over ADP?

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One modern, integrated system

The ADP system was built decades ago and hasn’t been updated to fit modern demands—like providing an easy-to use employee portal and integrations with other systems. Rippling, on the other hand, was built with all users—admins and employees—in mind, and seamlessly connects all your HR, Finance, and IT systems.

Transparent pricing, no hidden fees

Rippling keeps pricing simple with one subscription cost and nothing more—ADP charges per pay run and adds on extra fees for tax filing, W-2 generation, and more. And unlike ADP which forces customers to upgrade systems as they grow, Rippling operates on a single platform, meaning you're always on the latest and greatest—no need to relearn and reimplement new systems.

One system of record for all your employees across the world

Unlike ADP, which cannot include non-US based users in a unified pay run, Rippling is the single source of truth for all employees, regardless of location—we can even pay international contractors. Plus, all employees can leverage Rippling’s reporting, PTO, Org Chart, and more.

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What we’re hearing from customers

Cenk Y

Rippling saved us from combining multiple platforms and paying and tracking them individually — now all of our HR and IT is in one place. It is a comprehensive, one and done solution that saved us from hiring an HR and IT manager (which can cost more than $200K). Definitely recommend that other companies implement Rippling early on.

Penny F

I love how Rippling Support is so responsive and reactionary., they are there for any question I have and are always very friendly.

Jacob C

I've worked with a lot of HR tools in the past and ultimately businesses move away from them because they refuse to innovate and consolidate softwares. Rippling is literally a 1 stop shop for HR, ERP, and IT services so you can't beat that.

Daniel J

Something insanely hard, like setting up unemployment taxes in Ohio, is done effortlessly and simply in Rippling. The customer service and the customer support team (Shout out to RONIKA!!!) makes it EVEN more user, friendly and innovative.

See how we stack up

See how Rippling compares to ADP and learn how to get rid of your most tedious HR, IT, and Finance busy work with our unified system—from onboarding to offboarding, and everything in between.