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Ascentis HR

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Score 6.8 out of 101

Ascentis HR

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Score 6.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP TotalSource

ADP TotalSource is my company's PEO. Being an HR department of one, the support I received from the was worth its weight in gold. They have so many resources already in place that I was able to make use of instead of researching and creating myself. One part of having them as a PEO that I wasn't a fan of, was the limitations we had in choosing our benefit carriers. They had contracts with two health carriers to choose from. So if we weren't happy with rates, there was only so much room to negotiate, at the carriers knew that.
Kimberly Cavanaugh, PHR profile photo

Ascentis HR

- Dream big - ask for all system features you've dreamed about. You might be surprised what Ascentis Payroll can do for you.- The system is user-friendly and has features to make payroll departments more efficient. (i.e. Garnishment/Third Party Check module)- Ascentis interfaces with our in-house systems was seamless (HRIS, Time, GL, etc.). Exports to third party vendors easy as well (401(k), FSA, etc.)- If you will be utilizing Ascentis for multiple modules, then understand via system demonstration how the modules work together (i.e. HRIS, Time, Payroll). Ensure there are no gaps or additional considerations to address during assessment/implementation phases.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP TotalSource
8.1
Ascentis HR
7.2
Employee demographic data
ADP TotalSource
7.3
Ascentis HR
7.8
Employment history
ADP TotalSource
8.4
Ascentis HR
7.7
Job profiles and administration
ADP TotalSource
7.6
Ascentis HR
7.4
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP TotalSource
8.4
Ascentis HR
7.1
Organizational charting
ADP TotalSource
8.5
Ascentis HR
5.8
Organization and location management
ADP TotalSource
7.4
Ascentis HR
7.1
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP TotalSource
9.4
Ascentis HR
7.1

Payroll Management

ADP TotalSource
8.7
Ascentis HR
7.3
Pay calculation
ADP TotalSource
8.4
Ascentis HR
7.8
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP TotalSource
9.7
Ascentis HR
7.2
Benefit plan administration
ADP TotalSource
8.7
Ascentis HR
7.2
Direct deposit files
ADP TotalSource
9.1
Ascentis HR
8.1
Salary revision and increment management
ADP TotalSource
9.3
Ascentis HR
7.5
Reimbursement management
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Ascentis HR
6.2

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP TotalSource
8.5
Ascentis HR
7.5
Approval workflow
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Ascentis HR
7.5
Balance details
ADP TotalSource
8.5
Ascentis HR
7.3
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Ascentis HR
7.5

Employee Self Service

ADP TotalSource
8.4
Ascentis HR
7.6
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP TotalSource
8.7
Ascentis HR
8.0
Update personal information
ADP TotalSource
8.7
Ascentis HR
8.3
View company policy documentation
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Ascentis HR
7.4
Employee recognition
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Ascentis HR
7.0
View job history
ADP TotalSource
8.4
Ascentis HR
7.3

Asset Management

ADP TotalSource
8.0
Ascentis HR
7.0
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Ascentis HR
7.0

HR Reporting

ADP TotalSource
8.0
Ascentis HR
6.2
Report builder
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Ascentis HR
6.7
Pre-built reports
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Ascentis HR
6.4
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Ascentis HR
5.5

Onboarding

ADP TotalSource
8.8
Ascentis HR
6.6
New hire portal
ADP TotalSource
8.6
Ascentis HR
6.9
Manager tracking tools
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Ascentis HR
6.2

Performance and Goals

ADP TotalSource
7.0
Ascentis HR
6.1
Corporate goal setting
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Ascentis HR
6.2
Individual goal setting
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Ascentis HR
6.3
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Ascentis HR
5.9
Performance tracking
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Ascentis HR
6.0

Performance Management

ADP TotalSource
7.6
Ascentis HR
5.9
Performance plans
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Ascentis HR
6.0
Performance improvement plans
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Ascentis HR
5.9
Review status tracking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Ascentis HR
6.3
Review reminders
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Ascentis HR
6.1
Multiple review frequency
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Ascentis HR
5.4

Succession Planning

ADP TotalSource
7.0
Ascentis HR
5.3
Create succession plans/pools
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Ascentis HR
5.1
Candidate ranking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Ascentis HR
5.5
Candidate search
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Ascentis HR
5.5
Candidate development
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Ascentis HR
5.2

Recruiting / ATS

ADP TotalSource
7.4
Ascentis HR
6.8
Job Requisition Management
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Ascentis HR
6.8
Company Website Posting
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Ascentis HR
7.1
Publish to Social Media
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Ascentis HR
7.0
Job Search Site Posting
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Ascentis HR
6.7
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Ascentis HR
6.6
Applicant Tracking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Ascentis HR
7.0
Notifications and Alerts
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Ascentis HR
6.4

Pros

  • The prebuilt reports were excellent
  • TotalSource came with the Employee Service Center support - the best part of TS
  • The software integrated with our time keeping system which made payroll a little easier
Kimberly Cavanaugh, PHR profile photo
  • Employee Self Service is excellent
  • Notes, attachments to employee records are easy to use
  • Management self service is also well thought out, although we would like to see managers included in their own team calendar views.
iain Stephen profile photo

Cons

  • I wish that there was a feature that would allow you to do some financial planning with your money.
  • If you can't remember your password or username, it is really hard to retrieve and they always take a long time to get back to you.
  • One other con is that it is not always the easiest to navigate and sometimes you don't realize that you have gone to a different screen and then it gets you out of everything and you have to do the log in process all over. This would be more of an issue if you were using a computer instead of the mobile app.
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  • ESS Widgets - the widgets are a great tool but are so cumbersome to build I find we use them less and less
  • In our past we used the time system and it wasn't really robust enough for our needs
Kathi Groth profile photo

Likelihood to Renew

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Ascentis HR5.3
Based on 8 answers
I love this product and have no plans on changing. Despite how much I like Ascentis, changing providers is an enormous undertaking and not one that I plan on taking on again
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Usability

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Ascentis HR7.0
Based on 7 answers
As a user of the software for less than a year, we still have much to learn. There are many areas of the software that we are just not completely comfortable with yet. Still much to learn. Several of our employees will be attending the Ascentis training in May, and we are really looking forward to learning more.
Jennifer Lee, CSP profile photo

Support

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Ascentis HR7.3
Based on 85 answers
They are always right on with helping!
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In-Person Training

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Ascentis HR8.0
Based on 1 answer
First, to clarify our "in-person" training was done mainly through Web-X meetings and conference calls. It was the closest thing we got to as far as an "in-person" training for this software. However, for the large majority of it, this type of training worked out well. We were able to share our screens and the trainer was able to share his/her screen. We could follow along with what we were doing in our database in real time and see how different functions worked and how manipulating our information could produce different results. It was also nice in that it provided for real-time results if something hadn't been coded correctly or we were having issues as to why something wasn't working the way we thought it should be. However, it did have some downsides in that we often had to rely on a conference phone and that made it difficult to hear people on both sides. Also, sometimes the trainers had internet difficulties when working from home and that caused issues with the WebX meetings.
Jennifer Steffens profile photo

Online Training

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Ascentis HR6.0
Based on 2 answers
Ascentis HR has a number of online training videos to watch on a number of different topics. I gave it a lower rating because there is not much interactivity with the videos and it seems to cater to really only one or two learning styles. Plus, one has to be pretty motivated to go to a separate area to access the videos and then pull up a specific one to watch it and then learn. From my experience, people know that they are there, many just don't take the time and effort to go find them and actually watch them - especially since the username and password are different from their normal username and password.
Jennifer Steffens profile photo

Implementation

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No answers yet
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Ascentis HR7.0
Based on 3 answers
Don't skip steps. The customer support for Ascentis HR left it up to us how far we wanted to go with implementation of benefits for example. I was very glad that I elected to go into the detail implementation that I did rather than just doing the basics and waiting until later to complete the process.
Kelly C. Neill, SPHR profile photo

Alternatives Considered

We use ADP simply to to track pay for employees. We really like more of the functionality of Workday as it is really easy to import org charts and track performance. The graphics and appearance of these sections are also really nice! We also use Workday to track time off as it was more popular among employees to use when we asked them to compare more options. However, ADP is much better at tracking pay and because it carries information over from previous jobs, employees really like this as well!
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Ease of use between our satellite offices and corporate
Autumn Knight profile photo

Return on Investment

  • It has helped us to keep track of various financial information for employees and this has helped our HR department.
  • We were trying to find a system that was more user-friendly and many people are able to use this pretty easily.
  • We found more cost effective methods to do absence management and goal setting because this system was too expensive and cumbersome for us.
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  • Positive impact is a single system to house a valuable set of systems
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Pricing Details

ADP TotalSource

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

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

Ascentis HR More Information