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Likelihood to Recommend

actiTIME

ActiTime is a perfect program for managing payments and expenses within the company. It is an ideal tool to manage the activity of employees and the time they devote to their daily tasks within the company. ActiTime is undoubtedly recommended for its excellent performance in generating reports and the quality of its production. If anything could improve this tool it is its interface as it has become a bit outdated.
Eric Mendoza | 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

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

actiTIME
PDS Vista
8.0
Pay calculation
actiTIME
PDS Vista
8.2
Support for external payroll vendors
actiTIME
PDS Vista
7.3
Benefit plan administration
actiTIME
PDS Vista
8.2
Direct deposit files
actiTIME
PDS Vista
8.2
Salary revision and increment management
actiTIME
PDS Vista
8.2
Reimbursement management
actiTIME
PDS Vista
8.2

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

actiTIME
PDS Vista
7.3
Tracking of all physical assets
actiTIME
PDS Vista
7.3

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

actiTIME
PDS Vista
7.3
New hire portal
actiTIME
PDS Vista
7.3

Performance and Goals

actiTIME
PDS Vista
5.8
Corporate goal setting
actiTIME
PDS Vista
5.5
Individual goal setting
actiTIME
PDS Vista
5.5
Performance tracking
actiTIME
PDS Vista
6.4

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

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

Pros

actiTIME

  • Reporting is awesome! Easy to put together custom reports and then export them. Real-time reports.
  • Check out all its brilliant integrations.
  • It lets you upload your company logo in the tool.
  • Managing users, clients, projects, and tasks is easy and the UX makes data input fluent and smooth.
  • There's a mobile app, it's limited, but there is one.
  • Reports dashboard: you can save your favorite custom reports for easy access.
  • Estimations vs actual reports and email notifications are brilliant for keeping an eye on projects.
Roy Zumbado Cognuchz | 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

actiTIME

  • This application can be complex to use for new users.
  • ActiTime should further update its mobile application.
Eric Mendoza | 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

actiTIME

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

actiTIME

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

actiTIME

actiTIME 9.0
Based on 2 answers
It has quality support, solving any problem quickly, and clarifying any doubt that arises. It works very well and has quick and detailed answers, the quality of service in this sense is impeccable. ActiTime offers an online chat by which you can solve most of the problems almost immediately.
Eric Mendoza | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

actiTIME

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

actiTIME

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

actiTIME

ActiTIme is the first software application I have used that was not developed in-house, so it's actually great in comparison, I love it.
Roy Zumbado Cognuchz | 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

actiTIME

  • We can estimate projects, track them and create reports so we can have visibility of tasks and budget. It's so easy.
  • It allows us to justify labor by attaching ActiTime reports to our invoices for actual worked hours.
  • We're guarded: labor is justified and documented, in case of escalations or postmortem investigations.
Roy Zumbado Cognuchz | 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

actiTIME

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$5*

* user

actiTIME Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
actiTIME Self-Hosted$1201
  1. user
SaaS Edition
actiTIME Online (1-40 users)$61
actiTIME Online (41-200 users)$51
actiTIME Online (200+ users)Fixed Cost2
actiTIME Free (up to 3 users)$03
  1. per user per month
  2. for unlimited users
  3. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details
Choose from three different actiTIME versions: actiTIME Free is online software for teams of up to three users with basic time-tracking functionality. actiTIME Online is full-featured online software with free regular product upgrades starting at $5 user/month. actiTIME Self-Hosted is software that you install on your own servers and purchase with a one-time payment.

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

actiTIME
8.0
PDS Vista
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

actiTIME
PDS Vista
9.1

Usability

actiTIME
PDS Vista
8.2

Reliability and Availability

actiTIME
PDS Vista
9.5

Performance

actiTIME
PDS Vista
10.0

Support Rating

actiTIME
9.0
PDS Vista
8.2

Online Training

actiTIME
PDS Vista
10.0

Implementation Rating

actiTIME
PDS Vista
7.3

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