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Ascentis HR

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Score 6.6 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

Ascentis HR

Reporting is of great use in Ascentis. It is very user-friendly and no coding experience is necessary.
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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
8.5
Employee demographic data
Ascentis HR
7.8
Sage HRMS
8.1
Employment history
Ascentis HR
7.7
Sage HRMS
9.0
Job profiles and administration
Ascentis HR
7.4
Sage HRMS
8.1
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ascentis HR
7.1
Sage HRMS
8.1
Organizational charting
Ascentis HR
5.8
Sage HRMS
8.9
Organization and location management
Ascentis HR
7.1
Sage HRMS
8.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ascentis HR
7.1
Sage HRMS
9.0

Payroll Management

Ascentis HR
7.3
Sage HRMS
8.7
Pay calculation
Ascentis HR
7.8
Sage HRMS
9.0
Support for external payroll vendors
Ascentis HR
7.2
Sage HRMS
9.0
Benefit plan administration
Ascentis HR
7.2
Sage HRMS
8.1
Direct deposit files
Ascentis HR
8.1
Sage HRMS
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
Ascentis HR
7.5
Sage HRMS
9.0
Reimbursement management
Ascentis HR
6.2
Sage HRMS
8.1

Leave and Attendance Management

Ascentis HR
7.5
Sage HRMS
8.7
Approval workflow
Ascentis HR
7.5
Sage HRMS
9.1
Balance details
Ascentis HR
7.3
Sage HRMS
8.1
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ascentis HR
7.5
Sage HRMS
9.0

Employee Self Service

Ascentis HR
7.6
Sage HRMS
8.5
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ascentis HR
8.0
Sage HRMS
9.0
Update personal information
Ascentis HR
8.3
Sage HRMS
8.1
View company policy documentation
Ascentis HR
7.4
Sage HRMS
9.1
Employee recognition
Ascentis HR
7.0
Sage HRMS
8.1
View job history
Ascentis HR
7.3
Sage HRMS
8.1

Asset Management

Ascentis HR
7.0
Sage HRMS
9.0
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis HR
7.0
Sage HRMS
9.0

HR Reporting

Ascentis HR
6.2
Sage HRMS
8.4
Report builder
Ascentis HR
6.7
Sage HRMS
8.1
Pre-built reports
Ascentis HR
6.4
Sage HRMS
9.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Ascentis HR
5.5
Sage HRMS
8.1

Onboarding

Ascentis HR
6.6
Sage HRMS
7.6
New hire portal
Ascentis HR
6.9
Sage HRMS
8.1
Manager tracking tools
Ascentis HR
6.2
Sage HRMS
7.0

Performance and Goals

Ascentis HR
6.1
Sage HRMS
8.5
Corporate goal setting
Ascentis HR
6.2
Sage HRMS
8.0
Individual goal setting
Ascentis HR
6.3
Sage HRMS
9.0
Line-of sight-visibility
Ascentis HR
5.9
Sage HRMS
8.0
Performance tracking
Ascentis HR
6.0
Sage HRMS
9.0

Performance Management

Ascentis HR
5.9
Sage HRMS
8.6
Performance plans
Ascentis HR
6.0
Sage HRMS
8.9
Performance improvement plans
Ascentis HR
5.9
Sage HRMS
8.0
Review status tracking
Ascentis HR
6.3
Sage HRMS
8.9
Review reminders
Ascentis HR
6.1
Sage HRMS
8.0
Multiple review frequency
Ascentis HR
5.4
Sage HRMS
8.9

Succession Planning

Ascentis HR
5.3
Sage HRMS
8.5
Create succession plans/pools
Ascentis HR
5.1
Sage HRMS
9.0
Candidate ranking
Ascentis HR
5.5
Sage HRMS
8.0
Candidate search
Ascentis HR
5.5
Sage HRMS
8.0
Candidate development
Ascentis HR
5.2
Sage HRMS
9.0

Recruiting / ATS

Ascentis HR
6.8
Sage HRMS
8.4
Job Requisition Management
Ascentis HR
6.8
Sage HRMS
8.0
Company Website Posting
Ascentis HR
7.1
Sage HRMS
9.0
Publish to Social Media
Ascentis HR
7.0
Sage HRMS
9.0
Job Search Site Posting
Ascentis HR
6.7
Sage HRMS
7.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ascentis HR
6.6
Sage HRMS
8.0
Applicant Tracking
Ascentis HR
7.0
Sage HRMS
9.0
Notifications and Alerts
Ascentis HR
6.4
Sage HRMS
9.0

Pros

  • Automatic file feed-- we set these up to automatically feed to our benefit system. This has worked particularly well, as we were able to increase the frequency when we were rapidly hiring. This allowed employees to set up a benefit account more quickly and sign up for benefits in a more timely manner.
  • Keeps track of the date and person that made the last change in Asecntis. It doesn't say which field, but it has the date and person that made the last change on the given employee information tab.
  • Keeps the history of compensation and job history well.
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  • Efficiency of administration
  • Access to information
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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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  • 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
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.
Aysha Hills profile photo
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
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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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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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 score
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 score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

The employee self-service is the key strength to Ascentis - staff like it - and use it. The employee manager is also strong - and the setup just works once it is done.
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Sage HRMS was very cost effective for a non-profit. It does all that we needed as a company and more. It also allows us to handle payroll ourselves instead of outsourcing [it].
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Return on Investment

  • Hmm - it projects a level of professionalism to staff and third parties. Many of our 'sister-agencies' do not have HR software at all.
  • As stated - we were excited about the idea of scheduling through NovaTime but it became a costly venture to customize - and there were a lot of grey promises on both sides.
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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
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Sage HRMS

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

Sage HRMS More Information