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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

Ascentis is well suited for salaried, full-time staff on a regular schedule. The web-based employee self-service is very strong.We do not find the payroll function to be well suited to our needs - and as mentioned previously, the NovaTime scheduling system could not be customized to work for us without spending upwards of $20K US.
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Vibe HCM

I have spoken to many colleagues and potential customers about Vibe HCM, and what resonates the most with me is their diversity in customers. It allows them to really reach across industries to share either best practices or ideas that may not have otherwise reached over the industry barrier. Some companies really have a niche of customers in a specific industry and while this can be a benefit in some regards it can also hamper the associating and diversity of ideas. I think that the configurability of the product and the partnership from their team really makes them a strong contender in the marketplace.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Ascentis HR
7.2
Vibe HCM
7.2
Employee demographic data
Ascentis HR
7.8
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
7.3
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
8.1
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
8.3
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
6.2
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
6.3
Vibe HCM
Line-of sight-visibility
Ascentis HR
5.9
Vibe HCM
Performance tracking
Ascentis HR
6.0
Vibe HCM

Performance Management

Ascentis HR
5.9
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
5.4
Vibe HCM

Succession Planning

Ascentis HR
5.3
Vibe HCM
Create succession plans/pools
Ascentis HR
5.1
Vibe HCM
Candidate ranking
Ascentis HR
5.5
Vibe HCM
Candidate search
Ascentis HR
5.5
Vibe HCM
Candidate development
Ascentis HR
5.2
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

  • HRIS
  • Benefits Administration
  • ACA 1095 processing
  • ESS (excluding the widget tool - that is difficult)
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  • The product allows your personality as a company to shine through. To me this is pretty rare and so important for us as an organization. If we are truly building a social/communication platform we want something that feels like WE are speaking to our employees (our branding, our voice, our site). We also wanted to build a platform that looks and feels like other social media platforms on the web and not like a dressed up company intranet.
  • Partnership. Vibe HCM and the team that supports the product are amazing to work with. They not only help you configure the product to meet your businesses needs but they come to the table and brainstorm with you so that you truly are building something amazing and impactful.
  • Great user interface that is very intuitive and behaves the way most employees are used to interacting with the web and finding information.
Shannon Kirk profile photo

Cons

  • ESS Widgets - the widgets are a great tool but are so cumbersome to build I find we use them less and less
  • In our past we used the time system and it wasn't really robust enough for our needs
Kathi Groth profile photo
  • Any areas of opportunity are discussed and addressed. They are incredibly open to suggestions and have an overall attitude of continuous improvement. No possibility goes unexplored.
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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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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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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
No answer on this topic is available.
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
They are always right on with helping!
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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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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
No answer on this topic is available.

Alternatives Considered

Ease of use between our satellite offices and corporate
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Our core HRIS system is ADP Enterprise. We were able to get the legacy employee self service contained in the old product up and working. Eventually ADP withdrew support for self service and doesn't support self service for premise based installations. We needed an employee portal. We heard about Vibe HCM and visited with them early 2007. It was a no brainer. The implementation of the basic functions was rapid and had very few issues. We have added functionality as our organization has been able to adopt the changes.
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Return on Investment

  • It helped us go from being a small seasonal employer to a medium sized employer, open year round.
  • It was a hard transition for managers and employees because it was not as user friendly as we had hoped. We have to use a lot of work arounds. Once we were able to get past the initial problems and find the work arounds, it helped to get other employees on the same page.
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  • Being paperless has saved about 250K per year on staffing.
  • Many other soft saving have been realized due to the streamlined on boarding process.
  • Total Rewards has been a big hit with the employees and managers.
Jeff Hansen profile photo

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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

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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.

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