AHEAD vs. OneSource Virtual

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AHEAD
Score 8.0 out of 10
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AHEAD builds platforms for digital business. By weaving together cloud infrastructure, intelligent operations, and modern applications, we help enterprises deliver on the promise of digital transformation. AHEAD was founded in 2007 and in 2019 merged with Sovereign Systems, and Data Blue. The services formerly available under those brands is now available from AHEAD, LLC.N/A
OneSource Virtual
Score 8.9 out of 10
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OneSource Virtual is a provider of Workday services, solutions, and products for over 850 customers around the world. Payroll, finance, benefits, and HR solutions, purpose-built for Workday technology and specially designed to give customers access to deeper data insights.N/A
Pricing
AHEADOneSource Virtual
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AHEADOneSource Virtual
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
AHEADOneSource Virtual
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(42 ratings)
9.2
(32 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(31 ratings)
In-Person Training
8.4
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(5 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.6
(3 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.6
(3 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AHEADOneSource Virtual
Likelihood to Recommend
AHEAD (formerly Sovereign Systems + Data Blue)
They are easily our go to company for anything revolving around VMware suite, whether that is infrastructure related, automation related, or monitoring related. It's a no brainier to get their assistance with a lot of tasks as they can competently implement complex designs. Also on the storage architecture side they are great. I'm sure there is much more but for my team we mainly leverage them in these areas.
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OneSource Virtual
OSV uses tickets/cases for communication, which makes it easy to open and monitor the status of transactions. They are great at net pay processing and filing taxes. If things are not moving along, you can reach out to your Tax Specialist or Customer Success Manager, and they can help escalate concerns. It sounds like they are rearranging their tax filing department so they can facilitate quicker resolutions, so I hope that benefits their customers. They are also interested in reaching out and making things right for the customer. Their Knowledge Center online could use a re-vamp. The search function is not useful at all, and I have a difficult time finding forms such as ACH Reversal form, or the Stop Payment form.
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Pros
AHEAD (formerly Sovereign Systems + Data Blue)
  • The provided pre-req documentation was thorough and well thought out, making it easy to jump into the project.
  • The design session to gather our requirements was very helpful, Sovereign's familiarity with the vRealize product line along with diagramming our desired layout confirmed our decision to bring in assistance with the project.
  • When we ran into some issues with Sovereign's custom code their development team was on top of it and solved the issue in a matter of a few days.
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OneSource Virtual
  • [OneSource Virtual] offers an array of on-demand webinars
  • At the end of each quarter, [OneSource Virtual]'s tax and payroll team initiate a meeting with me to discuss the quarter's activities and hear any concerns I may have
  • I meet with my [OneSource Virtual] Success Manager once a year to touch base and discuss improvements to our services
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Cons
AHEAD (formerly Sovereign Systems + Data Blue)
  • Coordination of product orders with the vendor although I think the vendor is the bigger issue. Insuring delivery time frames are met is of great importance with these kinds of projects.
  • Communication between scheduled project meetings. There could be more contact between meetings.
  • Provide a customer portal for project tracking.
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OneSource Virtual
  • We receive far too many emails from our cases. They send three just to start with.
  • Better knowledge of the tax deferrals due to Covid19.
  • A better reminder of when your contract will end. They spring it on you at the very last second and then you cannot look outside of OneSource Virtual because you need coverage.
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Likelihood to Renew
AHEAD (formerly Sovereign Systems + Data Blue)
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OneSource Virtual
We just renewed our contract and increased the number of hours.
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Usability
AHEAD (formerly Sovereign Systems + Data Blue)
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OneSource Virtual
Have had no issues with getting what we need from this service
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Support Rating
AHEAD (formerly Sovereign Systems + Data Blue)
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OneSource Virtual
Most of the time, we receive a response to a new ticket within a few hours. Occasionally, a ticket with the payroll tax team would fall through the cracks and take several days before it was acknowledged. This issue has gotten better since we had a meeting and discussed the expectations.
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In-Person Training
AHEAD (formerly Sovereign Systems + Data Blue)
I would not call it training, rather would call it knowledge transfer.
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OneSource Virtual
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Implementation Rating
AHEAD (formerly Sovereign Systems + Data Blue)
Having extensive pre-implementaton dialogue really made the process much smoother. We had most of our bases covered and were ready for the equipment installation/implementation, except for the previously mentioned network configuration issues that arose.
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OneSource Virtual
I would say the benefit we had was that we engaged OSV as our Workday implementation partner, therefore, the rest was seamless.
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Alternatives Considered
AHEAD (formerly Sovereign Systems + Data Blue)
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OneSource Virtual
The level of support and flexibility of OneSource Virtual is far superior to my experience with ADP. They are readily available to assist with troubleshooting as well as day-to-day needs. ADP was difficult to get in touch with and had a box product that required our business to conform to instead of being able to flex to meet business needs. OneSource Virtual has a deeper platform than Paychex, however, the level of customer support is equal.
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Return on Investment
AHEAD (formerly Sovereign Systems + Data Blue)
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OneSource Virtual
  • Leveraging OneSource Virtual's garnishment processing services reduced overheard and allowed me to repurpose a position I had in my department just for processing garnishments.
  • Not having to push tax files to the vendor is a huge time savings as well-we would spend all day producing files to push over to our previous vendor.
  • Ease of processing our Canadian payroll-we are done with payroll in 1 hour.
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