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April, 2021

APS Earns Top Payroll and HR Vendor Awards On Shortlister

APS earned Shortlister’s Top Vendor achievements for payroll and HR software for the seventh consecutive quarter in a row. Shortlister, a leading HR technology database that empowers employers and consultants to select the best vendors for their needs, has determined APS as an award recipient across three different categories. We ranked in the Top 3 Vendors for both payroll software and HR software solutions. APS also ranked in the Top 3 Vendors for human resource information systems (HRIS) software.

Shortlister Top Vendor Human Resources Software
Shortlister Top Vendor Payroll Software
Shortlister Top Vendor HRIS Systems

These achievements are essential for payroll and HR buyers because they help you understand critical differentiators that make each software unique. When you know what makes a platform unique, you can purchase software that best suits your needs. This process allows you to make an informed purchasing decision, so you can work with a software vendor that helps your organization grow. Let’s take a look at how Top Vendor awards can help you along your path to software success.

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What is A Top Vendor?

Each quarter, Shortlister evaluates technology vendors across product categories. These evaluations consider factors like how long an organization has been in business, its customer survey ratings, and even its social presence to determine Top Vendors. These ratings provide a comprehensive overview of what it’s like to work with that respective vendor.

Why Does Top Vendor Matter?

When you look to your favorite consumer products, do you prefer credited brands or businesses with no history of recognition? Odds are when you see phrases like “#1 Recommended Vitamin in the U.S.,” and “Consumer Reports -Top Picks for 2021” you perceive that organization and product as more credible than others. Shortlister’s Top Vendors achieve the same level of trustworthiness.

Software providers that earn Top Vendor awards are best-in-class for their industry. They’ve undergone extensive research and ranking processes and have met all criteria needed for recognition as leaders in their technology space. The more recommendations a vendor receives, the more reputable a vendor is in the software category.

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How Is Top Vendor Selected?

Every quarter, Shortlister reviews vendors across various product categories to determine Top Vendors. For payroll and HR technology vendors, several factors determine vendor scoring. These include:

1. Business Information & Stability

This category weighs factors like how long an organization has been in business, the overall number of clients, its employee size, and more. To determine how stable a company is, it has to prove its growth over a certain amount of time while maintaining staff. To score high for its business information, all vendor profiles on Shortlister must be relevant and up-to-date.

2. Shortlister Scoring Data

To earn points in this category, Shortlister pulls vendor data across its entire site. A portion of this data includes survey questions prospects have answered on Shortlister. These questions ask clients to score a vendor’s implementation process and their value from vendor meetings. From there, Shortlister determines its scoring data based on an organization’s new client wins to its losses and how many bids a vendor has received on its Shortlister profile.

This category weighs factors like how long an organization has been in business, the overall number of clients, its employee size, and more. To determine how stable a company is, it has to prove its growth over a certain amount of time while maintaining staff. To score high for its business information, all vendor profiles on Shortlister must be relevant and up-to-date.

3. Market and PR Presence

Vendors earn points in this category based on ratings they receive on Shortlister and their PR presence. Ratings have to be related to the technology class in which the vendor earns an award. They are then weighted based on the number, quality, and recency of ratings received. PR presence considers a vendor’s Twitter and Linkedin social media presence and the number of Shortlister profile look-ups and page views a provider receives.

How You Can Leverage Shortlister Awards

Shortlister leverages the buying power of top employers to negotiate the best market prices from hundreds of vendors. Unlike other technology platforms, Shortlister focuses on helping you optimize your return on investment (ROI) while tracking vendor performance, growth, software overlaps, and contract renewals. Shortlister Top Vendors rank higher than other providers because of their contributions to ROI, business development, and customer satisfaction.

Created for both employers and consultants, Shortlister connects employers to a dynamic database of information and consultants with customized reporting for client deliverables. When you leverage Shortlister awards in your buying process, you evaluate organizations that will invest back into your company’s and clients’ futures.

How APS Helps Employers

APS has a mission to make payroll and HR easier for its clients. We’ve consistently earned Top Vendor awards on Shortlister for our award-winning technology and our commitment to the customer experience. We work with our customers to ensure our software is diverse and our support is readily available to meet their needs.

How APS Helps Consultants

APS utilizes a Referral, Reseller, and Value-Added Reseller (VAR) partnership program to ensure consultants get the most bang for their buck. We offer discounted and wholesale pricing while working with partners to optimize ROI. If you’re interested in expert support with a partner you can trust, we’re the provider for you.

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About Shortlister

Shortlister empowers employers and consultants to make the best HR service provider selection. Shortlister partners with over 2,000 organizations and offers prospective buyers the option to reduce time spent evaluating multiple vendors by requesting proposals (RFP) in a company’s profile. By joining the Shortlister network, APS has helped numerous organizations find a provider that makes payroll and HR easier for their everyday needs.

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