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Likelihood to Recommend

Ascentis Recruiting

Ascentis Recruiting is well suited for a small company, or a company that is rolling out their very first ATS. The system is less appropriate for mid to larger sized companies; for users/companies that have had a robust ATS in the past. The system is very limited and is not user-friendly/intuitive. Customization for offer letters is difficult. The company nickel and dimes users on any additional buy-up.
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Paycom

If a company is in a growth phase Paycom will teach you how to grow up and take HR seriously. The system is filled with rich content that guides you through various points of HR you may not currently know that you need to address. It's not just software it's filled with rich content that will help you learn as you grow. The world of payroll and payroll taxes is a slippery slope. I'd suggest growth companies focus on their core business and leave payroll, especially payroll taxes to the experts. Taxes are hard enough as they are, why try to deal with the effort and liability of paying payroll taxes yourself?
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Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

Ascentis Recruiting
2.1
Paycom
8.2
Job Requisition Management
Ascentis Recruiting
3.0
Paycom
8.4
Company Website Posting
Ascentis Recruiting
3.0
Paycom
8.3
Publish to Social Media
Ascentis Recruiting
3.0
Paycom
8.0
Job Search Site Posting
Ascentis Recruiting
1.0
Paycom
8.3
Customized Application Form
Ascentis Recruiting
2.0
Paycom
Resume Management
Ascentis Recruiting
1.0
Paycom
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ascentis Recruiting
1.0
Paycom
8.3
Candidate Search
Ascentis Recruiting
2.0
Paycom
Applicant Tracking
Ascentis Recruiting
2.0
Paycom
8.3
Email Templates
Ascentis Recruiting
1.0
Paycom
User Permissions
Ascentis Recruiting
5.0
Paycom
Reporting
Ascentis Recruiting
1.0
Paycom
Notifications and Alerts
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.0

Human Resource Management

Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.8
Employee demographic data
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.5
Employment history
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.3
Job profiles and administration
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.5
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.7
Organizational charting
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.2
Organization and location management
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.1
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.1

Payroll Management

Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.1
Pay calculation
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.1
Support for external payroll vendors
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.3
Benefit plan administration
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.4
Direct deposit files
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.4
Salary revision and increment management
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.9
Reimbursement management
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.5

Leave and Attendance Management

Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.4
Approval workflow
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.9
Balance details
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
6.7
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.5

Employee Self Service

Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.9
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.1
Update personal information
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.3
View company policy documentation
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.9
Employee recognition
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.1
View job history
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.1

Asset Management

Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.2
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.2

HR Reporting

Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.4
Report builder
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.1
Pre-built reports
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.1
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.9

Onboarding

Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.3
New hire portal
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.3
Manager tracking tools
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.3

Performance and Goals

Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.0
Corporate goal setting
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.1
Individual goal setting
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.0
Line-of sight-visibility
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.8
Performance tracking
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.0

Performance Management

Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.2
Performance plans
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.3
Performance improvement plans
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.5
Review status tracking
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.5
Review reminders
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.8
Multiple review frequency
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.1

Succession Planning

Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.2
Create succession plans/pools
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.7
Candidate ranking
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.1
Candidate search
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.8
Candidate development
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.0

Pros

  • All information housed in one system
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  • The integration of the payroll and benefits systems are wonderful. The capability to update both instantaneously saves a great amount of time because when one part of the system is updated, the other part is updated as well. Fewer steps to complete a process than most integrated systems
  • The Documents part of the system saves a tremendous amount of time. In HR, we deal with a large amount of paper and the Documents section allows online housing of all paperwork which reduces the amount of time spent tracking down agreements, acknowledgments, performance-based documents, etc.
  • The payroll processing is very simple and easy to maneuver through. We have about 600 employees over 6 different company entities and it takes about 2 hours to run payroll from beginning to end. Great time saver
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Cons

  • Affordable access for all users in an organization
  • Ability to download bulk resumes individually
  • Moving candidates through the process
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  • The time off accrual functionality would better if any time off requests instantly updated the accrual balances instead of it waiting until running a payroll file before updating. The "true" balance is something our employees struggle with.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Paycom9.1
Based on 2 answers
Paycom has been the best company decision for us!
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Usability

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Paycom9.1
Based on 1 answer
Paycom is exceptionally user friendly!
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Support

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Paycom9.1
Based on 1 answer
The Paycom support team always exceeds my expectations in their timely, skillful and efficient assistance!
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Implementation

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Paycom9.1
Based on 1 answer
Implementing Paycom as our trusted HR/Payroll management company was extremely effortless and the transition was seamless.
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Alternatives Considered

Ascentis Recruiting does not even stack up against these platforms. We selected Ascentis Recruiting as it seemed to be a good system for the price point and what our organization needs were.
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Paycom is the #1 HR/Payroll company!
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Return on Investment

  • Negative: Users do not like the system. It is not intuitive.
  • Negative: Takes a lot of time to get candidate resumes out to hiring managers if you do not have a seat purchased for all of your hiring managers. Should be saving time for an organization but it does not.
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  • Paycom helps us make every dollar count to sustain and improve the success of our organization. With our budgetary restrictions and time restraints, everyone wears multiple hats to get the job done. Paycom offers cost-effective payroll and human capital tools in one easy-to-use application.
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Pricing Details

Ascentis Recruiting

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

Paycom

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