Ascendify vs. Paycom

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Ascendify
Score 6.0 out of 10
N/A
Ascendify, headquartered in San Francisco, offers their talent recruitment system, featuring ATS, referral system, onboarding guidance and pulse surveys, talent matching, career website, and other features.N/A
Paycom
Score 7.2 out of 10
N/A
Paycom is a core HR management software solution. It includes features such as talent acquisition and management, time tracking, and payroll management. It offers some automation capacities, particularly regarding payroll.N/A
Pricing
AscendifyPaycom
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AscendifyPaycom
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
AscendifyPaycom
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
6.6
1 Ratings
19% below category average
Paycom
6.6
215 Ratings
16% below category average
Job Requisition Management8.01 Ratings7.0192 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.01 Ratings7.2189 Ratings
Publish to Social Media5.01 Ratings6.5151 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.01 Ratings6.9175 Ratings
Customized Application Form6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Resume Management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention5.01 Ratings6.2162 Ratings
Candidate Search5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking6.01 Ratings6.6198 Ratings
Collaboration7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Templates8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
User Permissions7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts7.01 Ratings6.1201 Ratings
Reporting7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
-
Ratings
Paycom
6.8
353 Ratings
14% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings7.2320 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings6.8306 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings6.9307 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings6.6308 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings5.9230 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.7266 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings6.7253 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
-
Ratings
Paycom
7.5
366 Ratings
7% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings7.9355 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings6.447 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.713 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.6305 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings7.9356 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings7.2292 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings6.9196 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
-
Ratings
Paycom
7.5
324 Ratings
7% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings7.4309 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.4309 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings7.7257 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
-
Ratings
Paycom
7.5
367 Ratings
8% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings7.8360 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.2363 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings7.6322 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings6.3173 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings7.7287 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
-
Ratings
Paycom
4.9
26 Ratings
45% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings4.926 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
-
Ratings
Paycom
6.2
314 Ratings
20% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings6.3308 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings6.4305 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings5.855 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
-
Ratings
Paycom
7.0
309 Ratings
13% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings7.3306 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings6.6264 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
-
Ratings
Paycom
5.5
178 Ratings
39% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings4.236 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings6.3165 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings4.835 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings6.4174 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
-
Ratings
Paycom
6.8
223 Ratings
15% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings6.9206 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings6.7195 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings6.8199 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings7.2206 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings6.3184 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
-
Ratings
Paycom
6.8
34 Ratings
15% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings9.124 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings6.830 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings5.833 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings5.429 Ratings
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User Ratings
AscendifyPaycom
Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(1 ratings)
6.7
(386 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.9
(19 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(21 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(49 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(6 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
5.5
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
5.5
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
5.5
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
4.9
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
AscendifyPaycom
Likelihood to Recommend
Ascendify
An industry-leading cloud-based talent acquisition solution that includes an all-in-one platform for recruitment, onboarding, onboarding communications, job postings, applicant tracking, candidate management, compliance and more. Great for large enterprises looking for a powerful solution to meet the challenges of today’s talent acquisition programs.
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Paycom
Paycom (Perry Watson) has been the most reliable one-on-one person that I, in 33 years, have ever had to work with. Paycom's platform is great, user-friendly, and easy to explain to employees who are not tech-savvy. Employees love the part where they get to see their check and approve it before they ever receive it. Our company is very different, and Paycom has helped me build a system where it is going to save time and money going forward.
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Pros
Ascendify
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Paycom
  • Customer Support- Jaco Lau and Jeff Sullins have been highly responsive to all of our needs and customizations
  • Customization capabilities - we have had to build an End-To-End performance management system that now fits and meets our needs
  • Functionality - the tools and intuitive use of Paycom makes for a great user-experience. Our employees are already embracing it and have expressed gratitude for moving to this new platform.
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Cons
Ascendify
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Paycom
  • Update alert system for employees. When and employee misses a clock in so he/she requests a missed punch correction, the alert saying missed punch will continue to pop up at the employee until a manager approves said punch request. It confuses employees and makes them think they didn't request the punch so they do it again. It should not keep alerting said employee if he/she made a change to fix it. If anything, it should alert the manager until said requests are approved and/or denied.
  • Provide the employees pay rate in the edit grid layout section of payroll
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Likelihood to Renew
Ascendify
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Paycom
We've made the mistake of moving away from Paycom to a PEO which had made a lot of promises, that they could not keep. Less than a year after that transition, we returned to Paycom and are happier than ever.
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Usability
Ascendify
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Paycom
The system is very user friendly. Once you navigate where your information is stored under the forms you are golden. While the training amplified my capabilities and knowledge, I could have jumped into the system without and training and managed just fine. This probably one of my favorite parts about Paycom!
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Reliability and Availability
Ascendify
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Paycom
They are very dependable and I have never experience any outages
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Performance
Ascendify
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Paycom
It is a solid product and was out first payroll software that we have used
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Support Rating
Ascendify
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Paycom
Our TSR has been wonderful to work with. Every step of the
way he was quick to respond and answer any questions we had. I knew I could
reach him at any time (day or night) and he would be available to assist.
Implementing a new HRIS system is obviously a huge task and I contribute all
our success to our rep Kurt! Of course, with any implementation, there were
bumps along the way and issues. But I always knew we would work as a team to
get those issues figured out. Working in the Paycom system has been smooth and
easy to learn and I enjoy the employee self-service interface. Our managers
have had positive things to say and are all excited about the changes we have
been able to make to our organization due to Paycom being implemented.
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In-Person Training
Ascendify
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Paycom
They were a sales person and not really a good trainer.
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Online Training
Ascendify
No answers on this topic
Paycom
All the online training modules were short and straight to the point. Every module teach you how to use the system. If there is one thing they know how to do is training. We did implementation during the pandemic so all had to be done online or via zoom meetings.
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Implementation Rating
Ascendify
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Paycom
Not at all satisfied it was a nightmare we spent over 8 months with the implementation team having issues after issues all related to the Puerto Rico regulations (half my employees are in Puerto Rico) and at the end we were moved over from the implementation team to the production team without all the issues being resolved
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Alternatives Considered
Ascendify
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Paycom
Paycom's customer service model surpasses ADP's by leaps and bounds. I went from spending significant amounts of time on the phone with ADP customer service to contacting my Paycom specialist on as needed basis. Paycom is also far more intuitive to use that ADP Workforce Now and I have much more control in the system than I did previously. Paycom's reporting capabilities are also outstanding in comparison to ADP's. The system as a whole is overall a superior product in comparison to what we utilized previously
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Scalability
Ascendify
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Paycom
They are not able to meet our current needs
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Return on Investment
Ascendify
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Paycom
  • Saved time, 2 person HR department so time is limited. With reduced time for onboarding we have been able to focus on other areas.
  • Improved employee satisfaction- employees enjoy the ease of use of the system and the ability to use on their phones.
  • Reduced background check/drug screening costs- prior providers were absorbent in the amount we paid compared to Paycom.
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