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Likelihood to Recommend

Ascentis HR

I would recommend the HR system over the Payroll system 10x over. The payroll system has many more glitches and workarounds; however, if you are like our organization you want an integrated product. If you are a smaller organization and have the time to reverify the report information, I would recommend the HR piece. The ESS system is a strong positive for us!
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Paycor

The great thing about Paycor is that they offer an all in one solution to timekeeping, applicant tracking, payroll, HRIS and reporting. This is very convenient as opposed to having separate software installations for each aspect of the human resources function
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Ascentis HR
7.2
Paycor
8.1
Employee demographic data
Ascentis HR
7.9
Paycor
8.2
Employment history
Ascentis HR
7.7
Paycor
8.3
Job profiles and administration
Ascentis HR
7.4
Paycor
8.1
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ascentis HR
7.1
Paycor
8.3
Organizational charting
Ascentis HR
5.8
Paycor
6.8
Organization and location management
Ascentis HR
7.1
Paycor
7.8
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ascentis HR
7.1
Paycor
9.4

Payroll Management

Ascentis HR
7.4
Paycor
8.3
Pay calculation
Ascentis HR
7.8
Paycor
8.3
Support for external payroll vendors
Ascentis HR
7.2
Paycor
8.2
Benefit plan administration
Ascentis HR
7.2
Paycor
7.6
Direct deposit files
Ascentis HR
8.2
Paycor
8.9
Salary revision and increment management
Ascentis HR
7.5
Paycor
8.9
Reimbursement management
Ascentis HR
6.2
Paycor
7.6

Leave and Attendance Management

Ascentis HR
7.5
Paycor
8.8
Approval workflow
Ascentis HR
7.5
Paycor
8.8
Balance details
Ascentis HR
7.3
Paycor
8.9
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ascentis HR
7.5
Paycor
8.6

Employee Self Service

Ascentis HR
7.6
Paycor
8.6
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ascentis HR
8.0
Paycor
8.7
Update personal information
Ascentis HR
8.4
Paycor
9.1
View company policy documentation
Ascentis HR
7.4
Paycor
8.5
Employee recognition
Ascentis HR
7.0
Paycor
8.4
View job history
Ascentis HR
7.3
Paycor
8.6

Asset Management

Ascentis HR
7.0
Paycor
9.0
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis HR
7.0
Paycor
9.0

HR Reporting

Ascentis HR
6.2
Paycor
5.7
Report builder
Ascentis HR
6.7
Paycor
6.0
Pre-built reports
Ascentis HR
6.4
Paycor
5.4
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Ascentis HR
5.5
Paycor
5.8

Onboarding

Ascentis HR
6.6
Paycor
8.4
New hire portal
Ascentis HR
6.9
Paycor
8.0
Manager tracking tools
Ascentis HR
6.3
Paycor
8.8

Performance and Goals

Ascentis HR
6.1
Paycor
8.1
Corporate goal setting
Ascentis HR
6.2
Paycor
7.3
Individual goal setting
Ascentis HR
6.4
Paycor
9.0
Line-of sight-visibility
Ascentis HR
5.9
Paycor
7.6
Performance tracking
Ascentis HR
6.0
Paycor
8.6

Performance Management

Ascentis HR
6.0
Paycor
8.7
Performance plans
Ascentis HR
6.0
Paycor
8.3
Performance improvement plans
Ascentis HR
5.9
Paycor
8.5
Review status tracking
Ascentis HR
6.3
Paycor
8.9
Review reminders
Ascentis HR
6.1
Paycor
9.0
Multiple review frequency
Ascentis HR
5.4
Paycor
8.8

Succession Planning

Ascentis HR
5.4
Paycor
9.1
Create succession plans/pools
Ascentis HR
5.2
Paycor
Candidate ranking
Ascentis HR
5.5
Paycor
Candidate search
Ascentis HR
5.6
Paycor
9.1
Candidate development
Ascentis HR
5.3
Paycor

Recruiting / ATS

Ascentis HR
6.8
Paycor
8.7
Job Requisition Management
Ascentis HR
6.8
Paycor
8.1
Company Website Posting
Ascentis HR
7.1
Paycor
7.9
Publish to Social Media
Ascentis HR
7.0
Paycor
8.0
Job Search Site Posting
Ascentis HR
6.7
Paycor
9.6
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ascentis HR
6.6
Paycor
8.9
Applicant Tracking
Ascentis HR
7.0
Paycor
9.2
Notifications and Alerts
Ascentis HR
6.4
Paycor
8.9

Pros

  • Recruiting/Onboarding - We typically hire candidates site unseen and send them overseas to work. Ascentis allows us to capture information on the candidates from the recruiting phase all the way through the onboarding phase of the hiring process.
  • Extremely Customizable HRIS - The ability to customize and add tabs to the HR side of Ascentis provides endless opportunities to capture any and all data that needs to be tracked and/or reported on for employees.
  • The Benefits enrollment, open enrollment and carrier connect features of the system have streamlined the Benefits Administration process in my organization to a point where it requires very little time and attention. Once the benefits are set up through Setup Manager and tied to the benefit provider through Carrier Connect, there is very little maintenance or attention required.
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  • Client support - the one-person contact system is great. Of course, if your 'person' isn't available, you can get help from someone else. But that has rarely been an issue. I like knowing that I don't have to repeat the problem over and over and over again to different people.
  • The HR module and Payroll modules have almost everything built in that I need. There is also the option to insert your own fields, so I have used that in several ways. One example: I created a field for I9 destruction date so that I can keep up with the retention dates of I9s.
  • Coffee Break Webinars! These have been invaluable to me since I am in a small company and do not have another level above me to turn to for guidance. I select the webinars that I think will provide needed info, and that 30 minutes and a cup of coffee has taught me a lot.
  • The ACA compliance and reporting is another area that I am so glad they have. I do not know that I could have gotten through the first year of ACA reporting if it had not been for my support person. He talked me through the process and calmed me down when I felt panicky.
  • The HR support add-on. Not having an employment lawyer or even a level above me to turn to for guidance, being able to ask questions of certified HR specialists and know that what they are telling me is the legal and/or right way to handle an issue has relieved me of worrying about whether or not I was doing things correctly. Sometimes I was not, but then they told me what I should do and I learned from that.
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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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  • I would like to see Paycor be more accessible by phone when I need an immediate answer. I have to pull out an old report to find the phone number.
  • I have not heard back from Paycor after leaving a message three days ago.
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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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Paycor9.4
Based on 6 answers
Their customer service the functionality and how easy and user friendly it is
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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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Paycor6.7
Based on 42 answers
Super easy to navigate and onboard new employees. Finding information you need is a snap. Employees like it too because they have the ability to access their own information.
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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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Paycor7.0
Based on 41 answers
There is no dedicated rep. that is assigned to the company. Paycor support does not have dedicated lines for functions, so you get someone on the "team" but that person may not be the best to answer or help. It takes too much time to get answers to questions in this manner. Emails either go unanswered or responded to. When following up on an issue, it is often that I talk to someone different than I originally spoke with, when leads to more time lost.
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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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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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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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Paycor8.3
Based on 9 answers
Really think through your current processes. Some things need to be updated as you go through the implementation. That is really easier than making a change after the implementation is completed!
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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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It is hard to evaluate Paycor in this manner, as I had full access to the other products but do not have full access to everything Paycor offers. I was not personally responsible for the original evaluation, so I do not know what criteria was used to choose one system over the other.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive impact is a single system to house a valuable set of systems
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  • Allowed for independence from PEO
  • Cost Effective alternative
  • Simplified onboarding process, supported paperless initatives
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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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Paycor

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

Paycor More Information