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APS

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APS

42 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 101

Ascentis Timekeeper

6 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

APS

They are more suited to growing, nimble companies. They are soon adding employee approval to time cards and checkin by facial recognition. Additions and changes to improve functionality might not work for a very large company like GE.
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Ascentis Timekeeper

Ascentis Timekeeper is very well suited for organizations with highly complex configurations. Less useful for very small organizations.
Karen Halladay SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP, CTM profile photo

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

APS
8.5
Ascentis Timekeeper
Employee demographic data
APS
9.4
Ascentis Timekeeper
Employment history
APS
8.7
Ascentis Timekeeper
Job profiles and administration
APS
8.3
Ascentis Timekeeper
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
APS
8.2
Ascentis Timekeeper
Organizational charting
APS
7.9
Ascentis Timekeeper
Organization and location management
APS
8.4
Ascentis Timekeeper
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
APS
8.4
Ascentis Timekeeper

Payroll Management

APS
8.5
Ascentis Timekeeper
Pay calculation
APS
9.2
Ascentis Timekeeper
Support for external payroll vendors
APS
5.7
Ascentis Timekeeper
Benefit plan administration
APS
8.2
Ascentis Timekeeper
Direct deposit files
APS
9.9
Ascentis Timekeeper
Salary revision and increment management
APS
8.9
Ascentis Timekeeper
Reimbursement management
APS
9.0
Ascentis Timekeeper

Leave and Attendance Management

APS
8.7
Ascentis Timekeeper
Approval workflow
APS
9.4
Ascentis Timekeeper
Balance details
APS
8.2
Ascentis Timekeeper
Annual carry-forward and encashment
APS
8.3
Ascentis Timekeeper

Employee Self Service

APS
8.6
Ascentis Timekeeper
View and generate pay and benefit information
APS
9.4
Ascentis Timekeeper
Update personal information
APS
9.4
Ascentis Timekeeper
View company policy documentation
APS
8.1
Ascentis Timekeeper
Employee recognition
APS
7.6
Ascentis Timekeeper
View job history
APS
8.6
Ascentis Timekeeper

Asset Management

APS
8.0
Ascentis Timekeeper
Tracking of all physical assets
APS
8.0
Ascentis Timekeeper

HR Reporting

APS
8.4
Ascentis Timekeeper
Report builder
APS
9.2
Ascentis Timekeeper
Pre-built reports
APS
8.5
Ascentis Timekeeper
Ability to combine HR data with external data
APS
7.4
Ascentis Timekeeper

Onboarding

APS
9.0
Ascentis Timekeeper
New hire portal
APS
9.3
Ascentis Timekeeper
Manager tracking tools
APS
8.7
Ascentis Timekeeper

Performance and Goals

APS
7.8
Ascentis Timekeeper
Corporate goal setting
APS
8.1
Ascentis Timekeeper
Individual goal setting
APS
8.2
Ascentis Timekeeper
Line-of sight-visibility
APS
8.2
Ascentis Timekeeper
Performance tracking
APS
6.9
Ascentis Timekeeper

Performance Management

APS
8.0
Ascentis Timekeeper
Performance plans
APS
7.9
Ascentis Timekeeper
Performance improvement plans
APS
7.0
Ascentis Timekeeper
Review status tracking
APS
8.4
Ascentis Timekeeper
Review reminders
APS
8.3
Ascentis Timekeeper
Multiple review frequency
APS
8.5
Ascentis Timekeeper

Succession Planning

APS
5.0
Ascentis Timekeeper
Create succession plans/pools
APS
5.0
Ascentis Timekeeper
Candidate ranking
APS
5.0
Ascentis Timekeeper

Recruiting / ATS

APS
8.8
Ascentis Timekeeper
Job Requisition Management
APS
9.2
Ascentis Timekeeper
Company Website Posting
APS
9.2
Ascentis Timekeeper
Publish to Social Media
APS
9.2
Ascentis Timekeeper
Job Search Site Posting
APS
8.8
Ascentis Timekeeper
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
APS
7.6
Ascentis Timekeeper
Applicant Tracking
APS
8.4
Ascentis Timekeeper
Notifications and Alerts
APS
9.2
Ascentis Timekeeper

Pros

  • It's fast and intuitive. Our previous contractors were ADP and Paychex and neither were intuitive. Our payroll runs have less errors now than with previous vendors. Payroll prep time is down from 5 hours with ADP to 2 hours with APS for the HR Manager.
  • The limiters are great. I'm always afraid of that error that no one caught. Let's assume that you add a $200 limiter to overtime. Any time that a staff member is about to receive more than $200 in overtime for that pay period, a red flag goes up for the HR manager to double check.
  • We have 3 programs in public schools that block certain ports. APS has a 2nd feature using GPS so that staff can only check in for their shift while they are in the designated GPS range. Great for someone who has to report to a remote location. Just add the GPS coordinates and they can't check until they get to the project.
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  • Flexibility in configuration
  • Ease of use
  • Reporting capabilities
Karen Halladay SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP, CTM profile photo

Cons

  • Stratus Time lets you quickly scroll through the entire staff list. The APS system has an extra step. A small issue.
  • Stratus Time lets you create a template for a salaried staff and simply add days with that template. APS requires a hand created entry for each checkin
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  • International configuration
  • Payroll export is a little cumbersome
Karen Halladay SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP, CTM profile photo

Likelihood to Renew

APS9.7
Based on 6 answers
I have been using the system for over a year now and feel more comfortable with the functionality of it. I have just recently implemented the benefit administration portion.
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Usability

APS9.5
Based on 4 answers
In general, it's a great system to use. We were looking for simplicity and ease of use and have received raves from our employees in their ability to access and make use of the system. There is still so much more that we have yet to gain as we continue working through each of the modules.
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Reliability and Availability

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
I haven't had any outages
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Performance

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
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Support

APS9.9
Based on 3 answers
There is one primary account representative that we contact on a regular basis. If she is unavailable, there are others on her team. It does seem that our implementation was more complex than others that have been installed, so fixes are not as easily remedied.
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In-Person Training

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
Even if it wasn't in-person on location, we felt like we had our trainer in the room with us.
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Online Training

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
We had great webinars.
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Implementation

APS8.7
Based on 4 answers
My implementation went smoothly. They were always ready to assist when needed.
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Alternatives Considered

I selected APS because of the way they responded when I initially reached out to them. I honestly don't remember all of the payroll companies that I contacted. APS was quick to answer my question with straight forward answers. They were very pleasant and always seemed to genuinely happy to help.
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Ascentis Timekeeper is superior in it's ability in its configuration of highly complex organizational policies.
Karen Halladay SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP, CTM profile photo

Scalability

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
I've never had a problem with the system nor in finding the right information.
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Return on Investment

  • Cost wise, APS is a great price. It has been very helpful in our Cost Center Development plan.
  • The cost has stayed the same over the past few years. Each year we add a new product.
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  • Clear insight into the ins and outs of the workforce
  • Workforce planning and analysis
  • Extensive reporting
Karen Halladay SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP, CTM profile photo

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Pricing Details

APS

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details
Our Payroll solution is offered as a standalone service, but additional solutions must be used in conjunction with our Payroll solution. This ensures the best possible user experience for our customers.

Ascentis Timekeeper

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