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Ascentis HR

There are no deal breakers with Ascentis in my opinion. The system is very flexible and allows for work arounds where limitations exist.Update: In the last year and a half Ascentis has been unable to provide electronic transmittal of benefit information through their system in a timely, accurate and/or consistent manner. This is a key component of any HRIS in my opinion and the failure to provide this feature (which we are paying for) has been a very large disadvantage for our company. If a timely, accurate and consistent automatic transmittal of benefit information to benefit plan providers is important to your organization, I would not recommend Ascentis at this time.
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Oracle HCM Cloud

As I am not responsible for the selection of vendor products and am only a user of the tool. This is a question that may not be best suited for me to address; however the basic questions should be asked:(1) Why is the organization buying an applicant tracking system? (2) Is your current talent management aligned with the goals of your organization?
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Ascentis HR
7.2
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.7
Employee demographic data
Ascentis HR
7.8
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.9
Employment history
Ascentis HR
7.7
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.2
Job profiles and administration
Ascentis HR
7.4
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.9
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ascentis HR
7.1
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.9
Organizational charting
Ascentis HR
5.8
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.3
Organization and location management
Ascentis HR
7.1
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.6
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ascentis HR
7.1
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.2

Payroll Management

Ascentis HR
7.3
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.1
Pay calculation
Ascentis HR
7.8
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.0
Support for external payroll vendors
Ascentis HR
7.2
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.4
Benefit plan administration
Ascentis HR
7.2
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.1
Direct deposit files
Ascentis HR
8.1
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.3
Salary revision and increment management
Ascentis HR
7.5
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.3
Reimbursement management
Ascentis HR
6.2
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.2

Leave and Attendance Management

Ascentis HR
7.5
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.2
Approval workflow
Ascentis HR
7.5
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.5
Balance details
Ascentis HR
7.3
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ascentis HR
7.5
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.2

Employee Self Service

Ascentis HR
7.6
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.5
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ascentis HR
8.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.2
Update personal information
Ascentis HR
8.3
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.8
View company policy documentation
Ascentis HR
7.4
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.2
Employee recognition
Ascentis HR
7.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.3
View job history
Ascentis HR
7.3
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.7

Asset Management

Ascentis HR
7.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.0
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis HR
7.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.0

HR Reporting

Ascentis HR
6.2
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.8
Report builder
Ascentis HR
6.7
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.1
Pre-built reports
Ascentis HR
6.4
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.7
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Ascentis HR
5.5
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.6

Onboarding

Ascentis HR
6.6
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.3
New hire portal
Ascentis HR
6.9
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.9
Manager tracking tools
Ascentis HR
6.2
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.1

Performance and Goals

Ascentis HR
6.1
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.7
Corporate goal setting
Ascentis HR
6.2
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.8
Individual goal setting
Ascentis HR
6.3
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.1
Line-of sight-visibility
Ascentis HR
5.9
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.7
Performance tracking
Ascentis HR
6.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.0

Performance Management

Ascentis HR
5.9
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.2
Performance plans
Ascentis HR
6.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.2
Performance improvement plans
Ascentis HR
5.9
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.8
Review status tracking
Ascentis HR
6.3
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.0
Review reminders
Ascentis HR
6.1
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.7
Multiple review frequency
Ascentis HR
5.4
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.8

Succession Planning

Ascentis HR
5.3
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.3
Create succession plans/pools
Ascentis HR
5.1
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.3
Candidate ranking
Ascentis HR
5.5
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.4
Candidate search
Ascentis HR
5.5
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.1
Candidate development
Ascentis HR
5.2
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.1

Recruiting / ATS

Ascentis HR
6.8
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.8
Job Requisition Management
Ascentis HR
6.8
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.0
Company Website Posting
Ascentis HR
7.1
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.5
Publish to Social Media
Ascentis HR
7.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.3
Job Search Site Posting
Ascentis HR
6.7
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.7
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ascentis HR
6.6
Oracle HCM Cloud
7.3
Applicant Tracking
Ascentis HR
7.0
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.0
Notifications and Alerts
Ascentis HR
6.4
Oracle HCM Cloud
8.1

Pros

  • Streamlining benefits administration - Ascentis creates a one-stop-shop. Simply enter your employee's information into Ascentis and they communicate with the benefits companies. No need to duplicate data entry.
  • Reporting module - the reporting module in HR is fantastic. Very easy to use and create reports on the fly.
  • The Payroll product is also very nice. We don't have a lot of issues like we had with previous providers.
  • Customer Service is quick and knowledgable.
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  • All information in one system reduces interfaces
  • Streamlined salary approval and annual compensation increases. Supervisors had all the information in one place to make informed decisions
  • Learn module is very user friendly and users find it easy to take training
  • Performance and training are integrated, so easy to recommend training
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Cons

  • The Time module could improve greatly. That is the one area that frustrates me the most. The system lags horribly on busy days . They could also add some more customizable features such as the abiliy to manipulate shift differentials/shift rules a bit more to the customer's liking.
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  • Patches wipe out any configurations, which need to be added back each time
  • Some features in EBS not available in HCM - things users liked, like templates on time and labor.
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Likelihood to Renew

Ascentis HR5.3
Based on 8 answers
I love this product and have no plans on changing. Despite how much I like Ascentis, changing providers is an enormous undertaking and not one that I plan on taking on again
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Oracle HCM Cloud9.5
Based on 27 answers
I am now associated with a smaller organization that doesn't necessarily need the horsepower Taleo brings to the table in their Enterprise edition. There may be an opportunity to utilize their Business edition, but my current employer isn't a position to make a change at this time.
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Usability

Ascentis HR7.0
Based on 7 answers
I have used numerous other systems and Ascentis is by FAR the best system I've ever used. I love its ability to customize to your organization's needs!! Would highly recommend to anyone!
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Oracle HCM Cloud8.0
Based on 3 answers
Oracle managed to maintain its useability advantage. It will have new competitors on eRecruitment, where needs are quickly changing.
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Support

Ascentis HR7.3
Based on 85 answers
With most issues, Ascentis support is very responsive and helpful, however when the issue is one that requires technical review and/or support, there is rarely any follow-up or response. The issues with the electronic transmittal of benefit information to carriers was one that after 1.5 years has yet to be resolved and follow-up from Ascentis on the status has been minimal. I have only receive information after repeated complaints were filed and escalated to top management.
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Oracle HCM Cloud8.0
Based on 1 answer
Oracle has an excellent support model. The challenge is in adopting this support model and making traditional IT and non-mature system administrators use this model. In combination with the Oracle Cloud (client) Community, the support is excellent.
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In-Person Training

Ascentis HR8.0
Based on 1 answer
First, to clarify our "in-person" training was done mainly through Web-X meetings and conference calls. It was the closest thing we got to as far as an "in-person" training for this software. However, for the large majority of it, this type of training worked out well. We were able to share our screens and the trainer was able to share his/her screen. We could follow along with what we were doing in our database in real time and see how different functions worked and how manipulating our information could produce different results. It was also nice in that it provided for real-time results if something hadn't been coded correctly or we were having issues as to why something wasn't working the way we thought it should be. However, it did have some downsides in that we often had to rely on a conference phone and that made it difficult to hear people on both sides. Also, sometimes the trainers had internet difficulties when working from home and that caused issues with the WebX meetings.
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No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Ascentis HR6.0
Based on 2 answers
Ascentis HR has a number of online training videos to watch on a number of different topics. I gave it a lower rating because there is not much interactivity with the videos and it seems to cater to really only one or two learning styles. Plus, one has to be pretty motivated to go to a separate area to access the videos and then pull up a specific one to watch it and then learn. From my experience, people know that they are there, many just don't take the time and effort to go find them and actually watch them - especially since the username and password are different from their normal username and password.
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Oracle HCM Cloud8.8
Based on 4 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Implementation

Ascentis HR7.0
Based on 3 answers
Don't skip steps. The customer support for Ascentis HR left it up to us how far we wanted to go with implementation of benefits for example. I was very glad that I elected to go into the detail implementation that I did rather than just doing the basics and waiting until later to complete the process.
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Oracle HCM Cloud7.0
Based on 1 answer
There is a lot of potential on Fusion. We have reaped about 10% of potential benefits. Especially on Workforce Intelligence, the opportunities are huge. The reason why we do not use the solution at its full potential is not in the product (which is simple and transparent). A roadmap is under construction to bring more of its potential to the end user.
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Alternatives Considered

We previously used SAP which while much less intuitive to use, it was a far more robust system. Before selecting Ascentis we look at ADP and Paychex. Ascentis is all in one and the support and account managers are genuine people. The ESS portal and ease of use were big selling features.
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Very similar to HCM - but HCM has a more robust time and labor package for complicated pay rules. Able to create all the rules through fast formulas to pay out a complicated collective bargaining agreement.
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Scalability

Ascentis HR5.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
Oracle HCM Cloud7.9
Based on 5 answers
Taleo (owned now by Oracle) continues to be an incredibly powerful product and it's scalability is among the most robust of any ATS in use today.
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Return on Investment

  • Streamlined onboarding so we can spend more value-added time with new hires.
  • I'm afraid the timekeeping system will have a negative impact on our employee engagement and the internal customer service we provide.
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  • Increased efficiency
  • Better customer service
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Pricing Details

Ascentis HR

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Oracle HCM Cloud

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details
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