Ascendify vs. PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool

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
PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
The PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform is a talent management platform designed for Higher Education and Government organizations, now from PowerSchool (acquired August, 2018). Modules include analytics, applicant tracking, position management, onboarding, records management, and performance management.N/A
Pricing
AscendifyPeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AscendifyPeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
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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AscendifyPeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AscendifyPeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
6.6
1 Ratings
18% below category average
PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
7.3
3 Ratings
0% above category average
Job Requisition Management8.01 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.01 Ratings7.22 Ratings
Publish to Social Media5.01 Ratings7.12 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.01 Ratings8.12 Ratings
Customized Application Form6.01 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Resume Management7.01 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention5.01 Ratings2.72 Ratings
Candidate Search5.01 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Applicant Tracking6.01 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Collaboration7.01 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation7.01 Ratings7.12 Ratings
Email Templates8.01 Ratings7.82 Ratings
User Permissions7.01 Ratings8.42 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts7.01 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Reporting7.01 Ratings8.62 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
-
Ratings
PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
7.7
8 Ratings
5% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings7.07 Ratings
Compliance tracking and reporting00 Ratings7.07 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
-
Ratings
PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
5.8
3 Ratings
22% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings2.03 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
-
Ratings
PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
2.7
3 Ratings
88% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Plan weighting00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings4.03 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Workflow restrictions00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
-
Ratings
PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
7.3
4 Ratings
1% above category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings6.33 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
AscendifyPeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(20 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(12 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AscendifyPeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
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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PowerSchool Group LLC
Organizations who have very few applications and/or very few positions posted are probably less likely to benefit as high from PeopleAdmin. Large organizations who have several positions and/or several applications/applicants can definitely benefit from this product. This product is not as well suited for performance management as I had hoped because there is not a lot of freedom to creating and designing different evaluations for different position types in the system when you have an organization that has thousands of different employees and types.
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Pros
Ascendify
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PowerSchool Group LLC
  • Applicant tracking was a good use of this tool for our department. I think it could use a few more customization features but overall it was a good tool to weed out applicants who were not qualified for the position.
  • The system has some canned reporting tools that also worked well for our department and management needs.
  • It was a great place to house our position descriptions and provided a readily accessible source for hiring managers to make requested updates and changes and for employees to see and have access to their position descriptions.
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Cons
Ascendify
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PowerSchool Group LLC
  • PeopleAdmin's internal report writer needs work. Currently, in version 7, reporting can only be done requisition number by requisition number. The report writer needs to be modified so it can create reports enterprise-wide.
  • PeopleAdmin's Data Mart product needs substantial modification. In version 5.8, on a monthly basis, PeopleAdmin provided us with an Microsoft Access database containing our historical data up to that period end. In version 7, the "Data Mart" contains our historical data. The Data Mart consists of over 300 files. These files are not database table downloads nor is it parts of a database data dump. Rather, the files appear to be scrapes from html pages. They contain html codes and other character data that needs to be cleaned before they can be uploaded. The files are not in a table-by-table format. Any one file can contain data from two or more tables. The format of the Data Mart makes it difficult to load the data into a database and format it in a table structure that is comparable to the Access database provided with version 5.8.
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Likelihood to Renew
Ascendify
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PowerSchool Group LLC
We are evaluating our options as it relates to PeopleAdmin. We are likely to renew as we can not find another product that gives us the functionality we have with PeopleAdmin 5.8 in the area of Position Description. Outside of that, we would likely be close to finding another product solution.
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Alternatives Considered
Ascendify
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PowerSchool Group LLC
I've used both Target Recruit and HR Smart. When working with Target Recruit it quickly became apparent it was not the right solution for us. Another solution we examined prior to selection PeopleAdmin was iCIMS. iCIMS is a very social system but was not as familiar with the Higher Education recruitment processes as was PeopleAdmin.
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Return on Investment
Ascendify
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PowerSchool Group LLC
  • We are now able to track our recruitment sources to determine our ROI on university paid subscriptions.
  • We have reduced our recruiting approval review times by 50%
  • We have identified areas for improvement substancially by having robust reporting available at our fingertips.
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