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Ascentis HR

175 Ratings

Vibe HCM

8 Ratings

Ascentis HR

175 Ratings
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Score 6.6 out of 101

Vibe HCM

8 Ratings
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Score 9.1 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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Vibe HCM

I believe Vibe HCM is a very good solution for small to mid-sized organizations. Make sure you have created a list of requirements. The specific questions you ask are dependent on your organization's needs.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Ascentis HR
7.2
Vibe HCM
7.2
Employee demographic data
Ascentis HR
7.9
Vibe HCM
8.2
Employment history
Ascentis HR
7.7
Vibe HCM
7.4
Job profiles and administration
Ascentis HR
7.4
Vibe HCM
7.4
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ascentis HR
7.1
Vibe HCM
8.2
Organizational charting
Ascentis HR
5.8
Vibe HCM
7.3
Organization and location management
Ascentis HR
7.1
Vibe HCM
7.4
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ascentis HR
7.1
Vibe HCM
4.5

Payroll Management

Ascentis HR
7.4
Vibe HCM
8.5
Pay calculation
Ascentis HR
7.8
Vibe HCM
8.2
Support for external payroll vendors
Ascentis HR
7.2
Vibe HCM
Benefit plan administration
Ascentis HR
7.2
Vibe HCM
Direct deposit files
Ascentis HR
8.2
Vibe HCM
8.2
Salary revision and increment management
Ascentis HR
7.5
Vibe HCM
9.1
Reimbursement management
Ascentis HR
6.2
Vibe HCM

Leave and Attendance Management

Ascentis HR
7.5
Vibe HCM
7.3
Approval workflow
Ascentis HR
7.5
Vibe HCM
7.3
Balance details
Ascentis HR
7.3
Vibe HCM
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ascentis HR
7.5
Vibe HCM

Employee Self Service

Ascentis HR
7.6
Vibe HCM
7.8
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ascentis HR
8.0
Vibe HCM
8.2
Update personal information
Ascentis HR
8.4
Vibe HCM
8.5
View company policy documentation
Ascentis HR
7.4
Vibe HCM
7.9
Employee recognition
Ascentis HR
7.0
Vibe HCM
6.4
View job history
Ascentis HR
7.3
Vibe HCM
8.2

Asset Management

Ascentis HR
7.0
Vibe HCM
6.4
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis HR
7.0
Vibe HCM
6.4

HR Reporting

Ascentis HR
6.2
Vibe HCM
7.2
Report builder
Ascentis HR
6.7
Vibe HCM
7.9
Pre-built reports
Ascentis HR
6.4
Vibe HCM
8.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Ascentis HR
5.5
Vibe HCM
5.7

Onboarding

Ascentis HR
6.6
Vibe HCM
New hire portal
Ascentis HR
6.9
Vibe HCM
Manager tracking tools
Ascentis HR
6.3
Vibe HCM

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

Ascentis HR
6.0
Vibe HCM
Performance plans
Ascentis HR
6.0
Vibe HCM
Performance improvement plans
Ascentis HR
5.9
Vibe HCM
Review status tracking
Ascentis HR
6.3
Vibe HCM
Review reminders
Ascentis HR
6.1
Vibe HCM
Multiple review frequency
Ascentis HR
5.5
Vibe HCM

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

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

Pros

  • Implementation - You work one on one with a specialist to help build and customize each module. They are patient, supportive, and very helpful.
  • Customization - There were few (if any) things I asked for that couldn't be customized. They really do work with you to make the system work for you.
  • Support - If/when an issue arises, you are met with immediate response and rectification. Their dedication to customer service is great.
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  • Workflow
  • Tracking of what people are viewing
  • Service
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Cons

  • Remote Desktop - Logging in via remote desktop can be a bit cumbersome. I understand they are working towards a web-based application which I can't wait to see.
  • Electronic data transfer - One of the reasons we wanted to use Ascentis was to take advantage of automatic transition to our benefits carriers. We are 6 months in and still having issues. For example, the feed that goes to our COBRA provider every Friday keeps going over in an encrypted manner in which our provider cannot accept. Despite many communications between them, they resolve one week and go back to the same encryption the following week. As a result, I have to double check the things that should be "automatic".
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  • A recent system patch was implemented which caused some workflows to fail. In the future, I would like to be notified before patches are executed so that I can actively monitor the workflows. We were able to address this directly with the support Team and they were responsive to our request.
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Likelihood to Renew

Ascentis HR5.3
Based on 8 answers
This rating would be a 10 if it were not for some issues we have been having recently with the benefit carrier connections. The carrier connections are critical for us so how these issues are resolved will be key in our renewal decision.
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Usability

Ascentis HR7.0
Based on 7 answers
The system is intuitive and user friendly. My only concern is when it is time to create benefit plans for end of year open enrollment, I will need a refresher on all the great things I learned. The beauty of this is that they maintain a video library so you can walk through the steps as a refresher and then contact customer support with any specific questions. They truly give you the tools to make it easy.
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Vibe HCM9.1
Based on 1 answer
It works just as advertised! Not always the case with solutions. Flexible and configurable!
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Performance

Ascentis HR8.0
Based on 1 answer
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Vibe HCM9.1
Based on 1 answer
World class service and support! Second to none!
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Support

Ascentis HR7.3
Based on 85 answers
It is frustrating to call in and not be able to connect to a person. More and more we are being directed to "communities" but that does not take the place of support. For the money we pay each month we should be able to speak to a person with ease.
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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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Vibe HCM9.1
Based on 1 answer
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Alternatives Considered

1. Customer Service - listens to clients (per our due diligence during evaluation phase and own experience thereafter)2. System ability to interface with in-house systems. (Other vendors evaluated could not guarantee success.)3. Report Writing - prewritten + ad hoc. User-friendly. Payroll staff could write. Freeing up IT resource time. (+ Payroll more self-sufficient)4. Import/Export Capabilities. (Not all systems are equal)5. Garnishment / Third Party Check module. (Had vision from prior in-house system, this was the only vendor that had what we wanted in this area.)6. Employee satisfaction with increased payroll department efficiency and Ascentis Employee Self-Service.
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Return on Investment

  • All were motivated, and the implementation was smooth with 3 parallel payrolls to test calculations. Therefore, no burn-out during implementation phase. Mentioning, as often staff have anxiety about system conversions.
  • Our Payroll Department was able to focus on providing better customer service internally and externally.
  • We used the standard Ascentis ESS, which was easy to customize with additional company policy notes and links to company specific information for employees. Employees had access 24 x 7 which was important to our 24 x 7 manufacturing work schedules.
  • Decreased labor costs in the Payroll Department due to Ascentis Payroll System efficiencies.
  • With the Ascentis Payroll being a SaaS operating in "the cloud", our department was able to respond to employees after hours increasing our customer service. Also, this structure made Disaster Recovery planning much easier.
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  • Better customer service
  • Tracking of forms through workflow
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Pricing Details

Ascentis HR

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

Vibe HCM

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Vibe HCM Editions & Modules
Vibe HCM
Edition
Vibe HCM Suite
1
Vibe HCM ERP Connector
Vibe HCM Payroll Connector
Vibe Onboarding
Vibe Social Intranet
1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details
We offer our products as a comprehensive suite, or on a modular basis as our clients' needs, priorities and budgets dictate. Our clients do not need to do a full "rip and replace" of current systems that are working to deploy Vibe HCM. We can seamlessly integrate with existing technologies, providing a highly engaging "one-stop-shop" / unification platform.