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Ascentis Payroll

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Ascentis Payroll

Ascentis Payroll is well suited for small companies where there is minimal audit/review that needs to happen. The system is something that has to be audited regularly. Also may be a good solution for an organization that has a well versed Payroll MANAGER, versus a Payroll Administrator that may require some guidance.
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Our agency has a number of federal and private grants tied to personnel costs and allocations. DATIS e3 is extraordinary at allowing the end user to slice information as needed for complex reporting.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
8.7
Employee demographic data
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
6.0
Employment history
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
8.0
Job profiles and administration
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
9.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
9.0
Organizational charting
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
10.0
Organization and location management
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
9.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
10.0

Payroll Management

Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
9.4
Pay calculation
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
10.0
Benefit plan administration
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
9.0
Direct deposit files
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
8.0
Reimbursement management
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
10.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
8.7
Approval workflow
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
8.0
Balance details
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
8.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
10.0

Employee Self Service

Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
9.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
10.0
Update personal information
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
10.0
View company policy documentation
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
10.0
Employee recognition
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
5.0
View job history
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
10.0

Asset Management

Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
9.0
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
9.0

HR Reporting

Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
6.7
Report builder
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
8.0
Pre-built reports
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
6.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
6.0

Onboarding

Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
9.0
New hire portal
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
8.0
Manager tracking tools
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
10.0

Performance and Goals

Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
7.5
Corporate goal setting
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
8.0
Individual goal setting
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
8.0
Line-of sight-visibility
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
6.0
Performance tracking
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
8.0

Performance Management

Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
8.0
Performance plans
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
7.0
Performance improvement plans
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
6.0
Review status tracking
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
10.0
Review reminders
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
10.0
Multiple review frequency
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
7.0

Succession Planning

Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
7.8
Create succession plans/pools
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
6.0
Candidate ranking
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
10.0
Candidate search
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
7.0
Candidate development
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
8.0

Recruiting / ATS

Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
7.6
Job Requisition Management
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
9.0
Company Website Posting
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
8.0
Publish to Social Media
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
5.0
Job Search Site Posting
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
5.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
7.0
Applicant Tracking
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
9.0
Notifications and Alerts
Ascentis Payroll
DATIS
10.0

Pros

  • Creating Manual Checks: this system is very easy to create a manual check on an emergency/as needed basis.
  • Canned reports: good selection to choose from
  • Easy to load reports from timekeeper to ensure accurate processing
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  • Position management
  • Payroll solutions
  • Open Enrollment/benefits management
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Cons

  • Custom reports: not user friendly or intuitive and have to call support every time and they are not the most trained to be able to assist
  • Taxes: A lot of back and forth with the Tax team and they make the ownership on the employer without providing much support
  • Not all items flow from Ascentis HR to Ascentis Payroll so there are many duplicate manual additions to record.
  • All updates have to be entered into HR before it flows to Payroll system. If update made in Payroll system, it will not flow over to HR system.
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  • Supervision documentation is difficult to use if the supervisor doesn’t adhere to the rigid schedule
  • Applicant site doesn’t automatically integrate with outside recruitment tools, so tracking of recruitment data is complicated.
  • DATIS has struggled with customer service support unless you have a dedicated contact
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Alternatives Considered

Paychex worked a lot easier and their representatives knew the system in and out. Any issues were easily resolved and if a solution required time, they would always find a way to help the customer versus having the customer try to figure out what a solution is. This can be rather frustrating when you are an administrator and are not the subject matter expert
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DATIS e3 is a different kind of system that may not be the solution for someone who is looking for an “off the shelf” solution. It is flexible and customizable to meet the specific needs of your organization. It is robust and thorough. They could benefit from spending money on a mobile solution.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive: One seamless solution that pulls in time and attendance for quick processing
  • Negative: Multiple audit of system and information processed through
  • Negative: taxes-- must have knowledge of payroll taxes, their "experts" are not always helpful
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  • DATIS has allowed us to spend less time on payroll processing and accounting of payroll
  • Better grant management allowing us to minimize the risk of unclaimed revenue
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Pricing Details

Ascentis Payroll

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

DATIS

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