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Likelihood to Recommend

Payroll Relief

Payroll Relief can be customized to work for just about any business. Electronic tax payment and e-filing services are not available in all states so the system may be less appropriate in jurisdictions where there is a lack of automation on the back-end. This lack of automation can be overcome by a payroll processing provider that has good internal processes and an understanding of how to handle their clients' filings/payments directly with these unsupported states
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

As Vista HRMS is fully customizable to suit your needs, a company should determine if they have a current employee who can do the work themselves otherwise they will need to consider the additional cost of asking PDS to do the customizations for them. There are additional modules that we aren't currently making use of, but each company should learn about the functionality of each of them as some may be more beneficial than others. When gathering your questions, ask all potential users of the system what they would want to see in an HRMS. We did so before selecting Vista HRMS and we got pages and pages of questions and comments and made sure that each item was addressed beforehand and was something that we would be able to incorporate into the system.You have the option of taking the system in house or being a hosted client. Make sure you figure out what resources your IT department has available. If you have a dedicated administrator who will do all the upgrades and enhancements great, otherwise you may need PDS to help out and having PDS host may be a better option
Amitai Levin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Payroll Relief
8.7
PDS Vista
8.0
Pay calculation
Payroll Relief
7.3
PDS Vista
8.2
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Payroll Relief
9.1
PDS Vista
Direct deposit files
Payroll Relief
9.1
PDS Vista
8.2
Salary revision and increment management
Payroll Relief
9.1
PDS Vista
8.2
Reimbursement management
Payroll Relief
9.1
PDS Vista
8.2
Support for external payroll vendors
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
7.3
Benefit plan administration
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
8.2

Human Resource Management

Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
7.7
Employee demographic data
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
9.0
Employment history
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
9.0
Job profiles and administration
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
9.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
7.0
Organizational charting
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
7.0
Organization and location management
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
7.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
6.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
8.2
Approval workflow
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
8.2
Balance details
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
8.2
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
8.2

Employee Self Service

Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
7.1
View and generate pay and benefit information
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
8.2
Update personal information
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
7.3
View company policy documentation
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
7.3
Employee recognition
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
7.2
View job history
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
5.8

Asset Management

Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
7.3
Tracking of all physical assets
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
7.3

HR Reporting

Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
8.0
Report builder
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
8.0
Pre-built reports
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
8.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
8.0

Onboarding

Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
7.3
New hire portal
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
7.3

Performance and Goals

Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
5.8
Corporate goal setting
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
5.5
Individual goal setting
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
5.5
Performance tracking
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
6.4

Performance Management

Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
7.3
Performance plans
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
7.3
Performance improvement plans
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
7.3
Review status tracking
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
7.3
Review reminders
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
7.2
Multiple review frequency
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
7.3

Succession Planning

Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
3.6
Create succession plans/pools
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
3.6
Candidate ranking
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
3.6
Candidate search
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
3.6
Candidate development
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
3.6

Recruiting / ATS

Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
2.5
Job Requisition Management
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
3.1
Company Website Posting
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
3.1
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
1.9
Applicant Tracking
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
2.3
Notifications and Alerts
Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
2.0

Pros

Payroll Relief

  • Payroll entry and approval is simple
  • The system supports unlimited pay types so it is easy to customize the system for our clients
  • The system automates the filing of most tax forms and W-2s
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

  • Vista HRMS is very flexible, it does everything we need for HR, benefits and payroll. It’s user-friendly and intuitive to use, when we roll out new self-service items our employees have no problems and require minimal training or documentation.
  • PDS has excellent customer service and support. We get answers to the majority of our questions and problems quickly, within the day that we call. More complex issues that may require PDS’ technical support are usually addressed within a few days. We were upgrading our production servers to Windows 2012 over a weekend and a key person in our organization was on leave. When we checked with PDS to see what cost would be involved if we needed their help, they said it was included in our regular maintenance, no extra cost.
  • The PDS User’s Conference is an excellent learning opportunity for training on everything Vista does, including using Crystal Reports for custom reporting. You also get to meet and talk to the executive and development staff and have direct input into the future product development.
Marcia Fenton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Payroll Relief

  • The site navigation can be confusing.
  • The system lacks HR functionality. There is no automated employee onboarding option. PTO can be tracked but there is no way for employees to request time off from their employee portal.
  • Payroll processors do not get a dashboard showing a list of payrolls that are scheduled to be processed each day like some other systems do.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

  • Typical of any system built for the unknown requirements of hundreds or thousands of customers with varying needs, PDS sometimes doesn't fit our processes precisely out of the box. However, this con is far outweighed by the ability to configure and customize the system.
  • The most significant pet peeve of our users is the necessity for so many clicks to navigate between different areas or the system or to review applicants. These items are being addressed based on feedback from the user community in an upcoming release.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Payroll Relief

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PDS Vista

PDS Vista 9.1
Based on 7 answers
I feel so invested in Vista HRMS that I don't really want to try other options. I know we as an organization are not using this product to it's full potential and that is just due to us lacking the resources to be able to invest the time into breaking it apart and making it work to the best ability for us. The system works great as is, but there are a lot of implementations we can put into place to help us out even more. For example, we would love to start using Workflow to create more efficiencies. I personally have a very good relationship with our hosted vendor who supports Vista HRMS and can help me with any issues and concerns, this is a big part of the reason that I would renew with this product and continue to be an advocate for Vista HRMS.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Payroll Relief

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PDS Vista

PDS Vista 8.2
Based on 2 answers
The interface is intuitive, even if it does require some extra clicks to get to where you are going. The screens are consistently designed and formatted. There is a logical flow and organization to the application layout and menuing systems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Payroll Relief

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PDS Vista

PDS Vista 8.2
Based on 6 answers
PDS has excellent customer service and support. We get answers to the
majority of our questions and problems quickly, within the day that we
call. More complex issues that may require PDS’ technical support are
usually addressed within a few days
Marcia Fenton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Payroll Relief

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PDS Vista

PDS Vista 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The resources and online tools that PDS provide are extremely thorough and helpful in our training and learning.
Amitai Levin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Payroll Relief

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PDS Vista

PDS Vista 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Ask lots of questions, ensure you fully understand the functionality (particularly history records) and train, train, train the users for correct and complete utilization of the system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Payroll Relief

Payroll relief is more customizable and easier to use than some other systems we have reviewed. The fee structure is better suited for our client base as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

I've used Peoplesoft HCM in the past. The products have some similarities, but they are marketed to different sized companies, so it's a bit of apples to oranges. Peoplesoft was very complex and challenging to manage and support. Vista HRMS should require fewer technical resources and still provide robust features for HR and Payroll. We selected Vista HRMS because it met the majority of our requirements and was priced to enable us to purchase and implement it within our budget. Also, it's an integrated system (although not truly one system when you count Vista Time) which is an improvement over our current state.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Payroll Relief

  • We can process a large number of payrolls with a relatively small staff.
  • Payroll relief is simple to sell and support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

  • Positive impact would definitely be self-service for both employees and managers to view and update selected data.
  • Through some analytics our managers are able to track turnover for their site/department by many criteria (length of service, reason, etc) and can view a number of other analytical reports such as headcount and demographics which help them to make informed decisions about their department.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Payroll Relief

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Payroll Relief Editions & Modules

Edition
First Year Cost$14951
Pay per Paycheck (after first year)$20001
Pay per Payroll$356.951
  1. per year
Additional Pricing Details

PDS Vista

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

PDS Vista Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
License pricing is based on the number of full and part-time active employees within bands (e.g. 751-1,000). SaaS pricing is based on PEPM.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Payroll Relief
8.2
PDS Vista
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
9.1

Usability

Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
9.5

Performance

Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
10.0

Support Rating

Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
8.2

Online Training

Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
10.0

Implementation Rating

Payroll Relief
PDS Vista
7.3

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