Ascendify vs. Paylocity

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
Paylocity
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Paylocity provides 24/7 access to your online payroll and human resource data management. Paylocity offers highly customizable payroll functionality, as well as HR, benefits administration, and time and talent management programs.N/A
Pricing
AscendifyPaylocity
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AscendifyPaylocity
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
AscendifyPaylocity
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
6.6
1 Ratings
19% below category average
Paylocity
7.7
463 Ratings
1% below category average
Job Requisition Management8.01 Ratings7.8380 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.01 Ratings8.1405 Ratings
Publish to Social Media5.01 Ratings7.7312 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.01 Ratings7.7380 Ratings
Customized Application Form6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Resume Management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention5.01 Ratings7.0318 Ratings
Candidate Search5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking6.01 Ratings8.0425 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 Ratings7.9423 Ratings
Reporting7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.8
861 Ratings
1% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.5812 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.2792 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.8728 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.6741 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.1679 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.8661 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.5567 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
-
Ratings
Paylocity
8.1
849 Ratings
1% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.6825 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings7.3392 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.5595 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.2566 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.9824 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.2652 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings7.9405 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.6
712 Ratings
6% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.0633 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.4680 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings7.4530 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
-
Ratings
Paylocity
8.3
861 Ratings
2% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.5838 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.6852 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.0678 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings8.3594 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.3716 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.5
241 Ratings
4% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.5241 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.0
787 Ratings
8% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings7.0753 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.4766 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings6.5461 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
-
Ratings
Paylocity
8.2
732 Ratings
2% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings8.3728 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings8.0569 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.4
383 Ratings
10% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings7.4290 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings7.4354 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings7.3252 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.4356 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.4
492 Ratings
7% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings7.2441 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.2366 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings7.4453 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings7.5455 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.6372 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.1
227 Ratings
11% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings6.7149 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings7.1184 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.4207 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings7.4166 Ratings
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User Ratings
AscendifyPaylocity
Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(1 ratings)
7.7
(896 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(86 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(60 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(9 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(9 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.2
(81 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(10 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(35 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(7 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(4 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
6.6
(7 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(8 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.2
(7 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
AscendifyPaylocity
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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Paylocity
Paylocity works well for our organization. Ease of use for our managers and employees is very important. Makes it easier for us in HR to manage. Time and attendance works very well. Efficient and effective. Payroll runs very smoothly. We appreciate the performance and compensation module for tracking employees performance, journals and getting feedback and annual compensation.
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Pros
Ascendify
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Paylocity
  • Customer Service is always helpful with little wait time.
  • Always improving; for example, the recent change to processing payroll. So much easier.
  • Onboarding makes it simple and the fact that the company can personalize the messaging to new hires allows us to make it more personalized.
  • Having an assigned account manager regardless of company size is definitely a plus.
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Cons
Ascendify
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Paylocity
  • Recruiting piece/ATS could be improved.
  • A candidate being able to save progress on their application is really a must as they can't leave and come back to their application without having to restart, i.e. if they need to get a phone number for a reference for example.
  • Could use more room in entering the job for internal notes.
  • Quirky when doing cut and paste of job details that leaves spaces that aren't in the document being pasted.
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Likelihood to Renew
Ascendify
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
We have had many issues with the way our platform was set up at implementation that still continue to plague us. In addition, our benefits, in particular our FSA, have been mis-managed causing a balance due from an employee (and also a lot of work for our accounting and HR team, as well as stress for the employee). Our service rep continues to answer incorrectly on many fronts (original response is usually check out this paylocity article, vs. helping) and recently our COBRA management was mishandled (not adding Dental to a person on Cobra who had requested it). So- all in all...we are not particularly happy w/ Paylocity
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Usability
Ascendify
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Paylocity
Overall, in my experience, Paylocity has been easy to use for both staff and administrators. First, the staff has an application and inputting Paid Time Off is easy to do. I then get an alert on my app and I am able to approve it on the spot from my app that gives me access as an employee and an administrator without having to use multiple apps or logins. As an administrator I think the portal is easy to use, Paylocity did a great job showing me tools and rolling out training classes before rollout.
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Reliability and Availability
Ascendify
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Paylocity
Paylocity support is always available and I never have to wait endlessly on hold. If our dedicated account manage is not available, there is an entire team assigned to our account. Every one of them is knowledgeable about our organization and Paylocity's process.
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Performance
Ascendify
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Paylocity
pages load in an acceptable amount of time, reports come back quickly, but integration is very complicated and hasn't been possible
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Support Rating
Ascendify
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Paylocity
Everyone wants immediate assistance. Awaiting a response from an email only to ask 2-3 more questions is time consuming. Within the first six months of setup, I would rather respond back to the instructors who provided me the training in each category of my contract.
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Online Training
Ascendify
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
The training was live online, but was with a group of other companies. We did not receive any personalized training with our team. Whenever we would ask for training, we would be sent a peak article link or a video. It felt like the reps we dealt with didn't know the answer to the questions.
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Implementation Rating
Ascendify
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Paylocity
I had gone through an implementation process of another HR platform (Paycom) in my previous job and was traumatized, it was painful. I was surprised how easy and fast it was with Paylocity, the team was very helpful and set us up for success
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Alternatives Considered
Ascendify
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Paylocity
We honestly had a program that only kept track of our Demographics, salaries, etc. then all of our Payroll was done on paper with paper leave slips etc. When I saw Paylocity, I was very excited about how easy it is/would be to use. [...] Our Paylocity rep that I spoke to was super GREAT in the explanation of Paylocity and I didn't even shop around much.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Ascendify
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Paylocity
I wasn't involved in the sales process. I joined the organization after Paylocity was implemented.
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Scalability
Ascendify
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Paylocity
You have an account manager assigned to you on a daily basis but that person is barely available to you
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Professional Services
Ascendify
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Paylocity
Support is quick and proffessional
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Return on Investment
Ascendify
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Paylocity
  • Definitely more consistent processes. Everything is very user friendly and it reduces the amount of time it has taken us in the past before we started using Paylocity. Everything flows super smoothly.
  • We have an improved retention since we have used Paylocity. Before hand, many employees thought it was difficult to find anything like tax forms, pay stubs, benefit elections, etc. when we used other platforms before we implemented our data into Paylocity.
  • Costs have been reduced and the decision-making process has improved and got quicker. Before Paylocity, it would take at least a week to get a salary increase approved, or a job title change approved. Now, it take less than a day and is super easy.
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