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Ascentis HR

175 Ratings

Sage HRMS

23 Ratings

Ascentis HR

175 Ratings
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Score 6.6 out of 101

Sage HRMS

23 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Ascentis HR

Pulling information quickly: to do Employment Verification for existing or former employees, getting contact and benefit information about employees, compensation history, and present history, job title, position hours per week, and pulling reports for EEO reporting, employee lists for audits or evaluations etc.
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Sage HRMS

Sage is great for the nonprofit community and management! It allows fund accounting and complex GL structures for payroll. The system is seamless and works well for large companies and enterprises as well.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Ascentis HR
7.2
Sage HRMS
8.7
Employee demographic data
Ascentis HR
7.9
Sage HRMS
9.6
Employment history
Ascentis HR
7.7
Sage HRMS
9.5
Job profiles and administration
Ascentis HR
7.4
Sage HRMS
8.9
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ascentis HR
7.1
Sage HRMS
9.6
Organizational charting
Ascentis HR
5.8
Sage HRMS
5.0
Organization and location management
Ascentis HR
7.1
Sage HRMS
8.6
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ascentis HR
7.1
Sage HRMS
9.3

Payroll Management

Ascentis HR
7.4
Sage HRMS
9.5
Pay calculation
Ascentis HR
7.8
Sage HRMS
9.7
Support for external payroll vendors
Ascentis HR
7.2
Sage HRMS
9.0
Benefit plan administration
Ascentis HR
7.2
Sage HRMS
9.6
Direct deposit files
Ascentis HR
8.2
Sage HRMS
9.7
Salary revision and increment management
Ascentis HR
7.5
Sage HRMS
9.7
Reimbursement management
Ascentis HR
6.2
Sage HRMS
9.7

Leave and Attendance Management

Ascentis HR
7.5
Sage HRMS
9.6
Approval workflow
Ascentis HR
7.5
Sage HRMS
9.8
Balance details
Ascentis HR
7.3
Sage HRMS
9.7
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ascentis HR
7.5
Sage HRMS
9.3

Employee Self Service

Ascentis HR
7.6
Sage HRMS
9.6
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ascentis HR
8.0
Sage HRMS
9.7
Update personal information
Ascentis HR
8.4
Sage HRMS
9.8
View company policy documentation
Ascentis HR
7.4
Sage HRMS
9.8
Employee recognition
Ascentis HR
7.0
Sage HRMS
10.0
View job history
Ascentis HR
7.3
Sage HRMS
9.0

Asset Management

Ascentis HR
7.0
Sage HRMS
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis HR
7.0
Sage HRMS

HR Reporting

Ascentis HR
6.2
Sage HRMS
9.5
Report builder
Ascentis HR
6.7
Sage HRMS
9.6
Pre-built reports
Ascentis HR
6.4
Sage HRMS
9.4
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Ascentis HR
5.5
Sage HRMS
9.5

Onboarding

Ascentis HR
6.6
Sage HRMS
8.7
New hire portal
Ascentis HR
6.9
Sage HRMS
9.8
Manager tracking tools
Ascentis HR
6.3
Sage HRMS
7.6

Performance and Goals

Ascentis HR
6.1
Sage HRMS
Corporate goal setting
Ascentis HR
6.2
Sage HRMS
Individual goal setting
Ascentis HR
6.4
Sage HRMS
Line-of sight-visibility
Ascentis HR
5.9
Sage HRMS
Performance tracking
Ascentis HR
6.0
Sage HRMS

Performance Management

Ascentis HR
6.0
Sage HRMS
7.3
Performance plans
Ascentis HR
6.0
Sage HRMS
7.8
Performance improvement plans
Ascentis HR
5.9
Sage HRMS
7.3
Review status tracking
Ascentis HR
6.3
Sage HRMS
8.0
Review reminders
Ascentis HR
6.1
Sage HRMS
8.2
Multiple review frequency
Ascentis HR
5.5
Sage HRMS
5.0

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

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

Pros

  • The reporting capability and customization is of great use.
  • The system is very user-friendly and doesn't require users to know and understand coding.
  • The cloud availability is great for technology companies who don't necessarily conduct all of their business in one location. It allows flexibility with staffing and telecommuting for HR professionals.
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  • User Interface
  • System Flexibility and options.
  • Ability for the end user to make mass updates
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Cons

  • Implementation - the process is much longer than the sales presentation layout showed. If they had ONE combined workbook for ALL aspects of the Ascentis program, not just HR, it would help speed up the implementation process.
  • Manuals - Ascentis doesn't have any manuals for their systems and they are currently working on them. As a new user, it is difficult not to have any type of reference material to refer to.
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  • Database infrastructure - Visual Fox Pro
  • Organizations with multiple FEIN's - The product does not handle employee transfers well across FEIN's
  • Custom Reporting Limitations - Crystal Reports is difficult for the basic user and requires IT support.
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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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Sage HRMS8.0
Based on 1 answer
I do not work with this software anymore, and I am not involved with the renewal of it. However, if I were, I would still suggest using it unless something better was introduced
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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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No score
No answers yet
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Support

Ascentis HR7.3
Based on 85 answers
Ascentis support usually responds to email in a timely manner - sometimes a quick phone call helps speed things up. Overall quite pleased with their support, although for the most part it is simply password resets for the RDP users.We hope to see a full web-based employee manager function soon.
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No answers yet
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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
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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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No score
No answers yet
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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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No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Ease of use between our satellite offices and corporate
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Our version of Sage does not stand up to the competition, however, the cost is also much lower as well
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Return on Investment

  • By consolidating recruiting, onboarding, and HR functions to one system we have been able to save money and time.
  • One of our business objectives is to concentrate on being on the leading edge of technology. Ascentis does this.
  • Ascentis has allowed us to avoid hiring one more person for HR.
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  • Cost saving for staff time.
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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

Sage HRMS

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