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Score 6.6 out of 101

Paylocity Web Pay

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Score 6.5 out of 101

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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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Paylocity Web Pay

If all you need is a payroll company to run your checks, this is for you. DON'T plan on using them for anything else
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Ascentis HR
7.2
Paylocity Web Pay
6.4
Employee demographic data
Ascentis HR
7.9
Paylocity Web Pay
6.4
Employment history
Ascentis HR
7.7
Paylocity Web Pay
6.8
Job profiles and administration
Ascentis HR
7.4
Paylocity Web Pay
7.1
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ascentis HR
7.1
Paylocity Web Pay
5.6
Organizational charting
Ascentis HR
5.8
Paylocity Web Pay
5.7
Organization and location management
Ascentis HR
7.1
Paylocity Web Pay
6.9
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ascentis HR
7.1
Paylocity Web Pay
6.4

Payroll Management

Ascentis HR
7.4
Paylocity Web Pay
7.8
Pay calculation
Ascentis HR
7.8
Paylocity Web Pay
7.6
Support for external payroll vendors
Ascentis HR
7.2
Paylocity Web Pay
5.8
Benefit plan administration
Ascentis HR
7.2
Paylocity Web Pay
7.9
Direct deposit files
Ascentis HR
8.2
Paylocity Web Pay
9.1
Salary revision and increment management
Ascentis HR
7.5
Paylocity Web Pay
7.1
Reimbursement management
Ascentis HR
6.2
Paylocity Web Pay
9.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Ascentis HR
7.5
Paylocity Web Pay
6.5
Approval workflow
Ascentis HR
7.5
Paylocity Web Pay
8.0
Balance details
Ascentis HR
7.3
Paylocity Web Pay
5.7
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ascentis HR
7.5
Paylocity Web Pay
5.8

Employee Self Service

Ascentis HR
7.6
Paylocity Web Pay
7.9
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ascentis HR
8.0
Paylocity Web Pay
8.9
Update personal information
Ascentis HR
8.4
Paylocity Web Pay
8.5
View company policy documentation
Ascentis HR
7.4
Paylocity Web Pay
7.4
Employee recognition
Ascentis HR
7.0
Paylocity Web Pay
6.9
View job history
Ascentis HR
7.3
Paylocity Web Pay
7.6

Asset Management

Ascentis HR
7.0
Paylocity Web Pay
4.8
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis HR
7.0
Paylocity Web Pay
4.8

HR Reporting

Ascentis HR
6.2
Paylocity Web Pay
5.9
Report builder
Ascentis HR
6.7
Paylocity Web Pay
6.5
Pre-built reports
Ascentis HR
6.4
Paylocity Web Pay
6.8
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Ascentis HR
5.5
Paylocity Web Pay
4.5

Onboarding

Ascentis HR
6.6
Paylocity Web Pay
4.9
New hire portal
Ascentis HR
6.9
Paylocity Web Pay
5.5
Manager tracking tools
Ascentis HR
6.3
Paylocity Web Pay
4.3

Performance and Goals

Ascentis HR
6.1
Paylocity Web Pay
7.8
Corporate goal setting
Ascentis HR
6.2
Paylocity Web Pay
8.0
Individual goal setting
Ascentis HR
6.4
Paylocity Web Pay
8.0
Line-of sight-visibility
Ascentis HR
5.9
Paylocity Web Pay
8.0
Performance tracking
Ascentis HR
6.0
Paylocity Web Pay
7.4

Performance Management

Ascentis HR
6.0
Paylocity Web Pay
6.5
Performance plans
Ascentis HR
6.0
Paylocity Web Pay
6.6
Performance improvement plans
Ascentis HR
5.9
Paylocity Web Pay
5.9
Review status tracking
Ascentis HR
6.3
Paylocity Web Pay
7.0
Review reminders
Ascentis HR
6.1
Paylocity Web Pay
6.8
Multiple review frequency
Ascentis HR
5.4
Paylocity Web Pay
6.3

Succession Planning

Ascentis HR
5.4
Paylocity Web Pay
Create succession plans/pools
Ascentis HR
5.2
Paylocity Web Pay
Candidate ranking
Ascentis HR
5.5
Paylocity Web Pay
Candidate search
Ascentis HR
5.6
Paylocity Web Pay
Candidate development
Ascentis HR
5.3
Paylocity Web Pay

Recruiting / ATS

Ascentis HR
6.8
Paylocity Web Pay
4.0
Job Requisition Management
Ascentis HR
6.8
Paylocity Web Pay
4.0
Company Website Posting
Ascentis HR
7.1
Paylocity Web Pay
4.0
Publish to Social Media
Ascentis HR
7.0
Paylocity Web Pay
Job Search Site Posting
Ascentis HR
6.7
Paylocity Web Pay
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ascentis HR
6.6
Paylocity Web Pay
Applicant Tracking
Ascentis HR
7.0
Paylocity Web Pay
4.0
Notifications and Alerts
Ascentis HR
6.4
Paylocity Web Pay

Pros

  • The ESS system is great to have for our employees. This takes a lot of time off of HR and provides a pretty seamless experience for my employees when making changes to their address, benefits, viewing their paystub, W2 etc.
  • The new look and feel of the user TimeKeeper interface were much needed. Our system integrates with RFID card readers, which our employees love!
  • Originally we had several issues with our EDI feeds, and their team was willing to step in and help set up new feeds with as many vendors as possible. Although, this should have been working when originally set up when brought to the account managers attention (A. Lisecki - who is amazing) we got on the phone with all parties to find a resolution.
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  • All in one system - Payroll, HRIS, Applicant Tracking, Onboarding, Benefits, ReportWriter, Safety/OSHA, Timekeeping. You don't have multiple disjointed systems/modules. Everything is a seamless integration, whether you use their modules or not.
  • Easily Integrates with other systems. You can swap out ATS or use theirs, easily integrates with other timekeeping systems, as well as other Learning Management Systems.
  • Easy to use for HR and Employees
  • Electronic Signatures for forms, handbooks, documents, etc
  • PAYLOCITY CUSTOM FIELDS - You can easily utilize over 140 custom fields that are available (payroll/HR custom drop-downs, text fields, check box, date fields, and text fields). In addition to the ability to easily create a custom field without ever having to rely on Paylocity for setting it up; all custom fields can be reporting on.
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Cons

  • An ability to automatically notify our employees through email/text and banner in ESS for expired or expiring employee documents
  • Ability to track variable hour employees for ACA requirements in a more inclusive way. Some way for the system to hold hours worked, during specific periods of time and notifying employees automatically when they are eligible for benefits due to meeting the hour and measurement period requirements.
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  • The Web Time product does not always communicate well with the Web Pay product which causes issues at times.
  • The check calculator tool is not the easiest to use. The set up screen is not intuitive.
  • This comment is both good and bad: The dedicated customer service representatives often get promoted (the good part) and therefore, our dedicated rep has changed over quite a bit. It seems just when someone really gets to know our company, they're no longer our rep and often their replacement is very new and not always well trained.
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Likelihood to Renew

Ascentis HR5.3
Based on 8 answers
If I were given the opportunity to select a new system, Ascentis would definitely be a strong contender. It links together the functions much more seamlessly than other systems I have used. By far the best part though is the customer support after implementation, this is where many companies fail. It was very appreciated that even after every module went live the service level was still high.
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Paylocity Web Pay9.2
Based on 6 answers
Ease of managers pulling reports and all around ease of program
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Usability

Ascentis HR7.0
Based on 7 answers
As a user of the software for less than a year, we still have much to learn. There are many areas of the software that we are just not completely comfortable with yet. Still much to learn. Several of our employees will be attending the Ascentis training in May, and we are really looking forward to learning more.
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Paylocity Web Pay10.0
Based on 2 answers
Up to date technology makes it easy to use for all levels of the organization
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Reliability and Availability

Ascentis HR8.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.
Paylocity Web Pay9.0
Based on 1 answer
Solid network - down for upgrades at late hours during the weekend when I am definitely not in the system to use it. Even if I was, they provide excellent advance notice.
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Performance

Ascentis HR8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
Paylocity Web Pay5.0
Based on 1 answer
It's so manual, not automated or intuitive.
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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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Paylocity Web Pay8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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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Paylocity Web Pay10.0
Based on 1 answer
very knowledgeable presenters for their webinars and very user friendly; you can learn at your own pace
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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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Paylocity Web Pay10.0
Based on 1 answer
The Implementation team members are very knowledgeable in their field and made this such an easier process
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Alternatives Considered

The user adaptability of Ascentis is far superior to other HRIS I have used. The ability for the user to taylor the system to the specific needs of the company is by far the biggest selling point of the system. Additionally, the reporting feature which allows the user to pull data from any field in the system, even customized fields, is extremely attractive and not common with other HRIS
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I have only used Paylocity Web Pay thus far but have started looking into Ultimate as a solution to the lack of reporting Paylocity has. Our company is looking to make a change to a new system in the new year because we need better reporting and a system that can be shared with all employees.
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Return on Investment

  • Improved employee communication and customer service. Empowered employees to keep their own data current and relevant
  • Streamlined the recruiting, benefits administration and onboarding processes to significantly reduce the amount of time required by HR. Reduced the HR staff by 1.5 FTE as a direct result of implementation of Ascentis HR and Ascentis Recruiting.
  • Significantly impacted the companies ability to maintain compliance with Affirmative Action requirements.
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  • Better customer service. Employees were able to access information on their own
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Pricing Details

Ascentis HR

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

Paylocity Web Pay

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