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Likelihood to Recommend

Ascentis

In working with Ascentis in payroll, the program makes my job so much easier. I am new to this position and the learning process has been so much easier with this product than those in the past. I appreciate the patience I am given when I call in for assistance as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Boomr

When you have a larger facility, being able to clock in from different spots on the property is very convenient. The only issue I have is sometimes forgetting to clock out before leaving! But I found that setting an alarm on my phone and then being able to access the app right away has made things nice and easy. Aside from that, you do need make sure that wherever you use the app has good connection. This can be a problem if you're attempting to use the app out in the field.
Melanie Drake | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Ascentis
7.5
Boomr
Employee demographic data
Ascentis
8.0
Boomr
Employment history
Ascentis
7.9
Boomr
Job profiles and administration
Ascentis
7.7
Boomr
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ascentis
7.3
Boomr
Organizational charting
Ascentis
6.5
Boomr
Organization and location management
Ascentis
7.6
Boomr
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ascentis
7.7
Boomr

Payroll Management

Ascentis
8.3
Boomr
Pay calculation
Ascentis
8.5
Boomr
Support for external payroll vendors
Ascentis
7.7
Boomr
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Ascentis
8.3
Boomr
Benefit plan administration
Ascentis
7.7
Boomr
Direct deposit files
Ascentis
9.0
Boomr
Salary revision and increment management
Ascentis
8.1
Boomr
Reimbursement management
Ascentis
8.4
Boomr

Leave and Attendance Management

Ascentis
8.0
Boomr
Approval workflow
Ascentis
8.4
Boomr
Balance details
Ascentis
7.9
Boomr
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ascentis
7.7
Boomr

Employee Self Service

Ascentis
8.2
Boomr
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ascentis
8.2
Boomr
Update personal information
Ascentis
8.6
Boomr
View company policy documentation
Ascentis
7.7
Boomr
Employee recognition
Ascentis
7.7
Boomr
View job history
Ascentis
8.6
Boomr

Asset Management

Ascentis
6.1
Boomr
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis
6.1
Boomr

HR Reporting

Ascentis
6.5
Boomr
Report builder
Ascentis
6.2
Boomr
Pre-built reports
Ascentis
7.0
Boomr
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Ascentis
6.4
Boomr

Onboarding

Ascentis
6.6
Boomr
New hire portal
Ascentis
6.8
Boomr
Manager tracking tools
Ascentis
6.4
Boomr

Performance and Goals

Ascentis
7.1
Boomr
Corporate goal setting
Ascentis
6.6
Boomr
Individual goal setting
Ascentis
7.4
Boomr
Line-of sight-visibility
Ascentis
7.3
Boomr
Performance tracking
Ascentis
6.9
Boomr

Performance Management

Ascentis
6.6
Boomr
Performance plans
Ascentis
6.6
Boomr
Performance improvement plans
Ascentis
6.7
Boomr
Review status tracking
Ascentis
7.1
Boomr
Review reminders
Ascentis
6.9
Boomr
Multiple review frequency
Ascentis
5.7
Boomr

Succession Planning

Ascentis
6.3
Boomr
Create succession plans/pools
Ascentis
6.3
Boomr
Candidate ranking
Ascentis
6.5
Boomr
Candidate search
Ascentis
6.1
Boomr
Candidate development
Ascentis
6.4
Boomr

Recruiting / ATS

Ascentis
6.7
Boomr
Job Requisition Management
Ascentis
7.0
Boomr
Company Website Posting
Ascentis
7.0
Boomr
Publish to Social Media
Ascentis
6.9
Boomr
Job Search Site Posting
Ascentis
6.6
Boomr
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ascentis
6.7
Boomr
Applicant Tracking
Ascentis
6.5
Boomr
Notifications and Alerts
Ascentis
5.8
Boomr

Pros

Ascentis

  • Easy to use software. I have had several new HR employees comment on how easy the system is to learn!
  • Problem Solving- Ascentis is always problem solving! When we were in the process of selecting a new payroll company, we needed unemployment claims management assistance for our locations, something Ascentis did not currently offer. The sales rep went out of his way to find a unemployment claims management company that would work with Ascentis and us. That company has helped us keep an 80% win rate for our claims!
  • User conference- Engage is an awesome way to learn more about the products Ascentis has available as well and meet up with the staff you work with every day!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Boomr

  • Boomr tracks daily work hours and weekly totals automatically. The system sends weekly email reminders of the work week ending and digests of the previous week's hours worked.
  • The interface is intuitive and easy to use and understand. Open the mobile app, select your location and click "Track time." The app also tracks break times, and shifts can be edited afterward.
  • Boomr makes it easy for the payroll department to gather payroll information at the end of a week.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Ascentis

  • Updating the system so it is one platform and not two.
  • Create changes to the benefit enrollment process and upgrade the system so hire dates do not need to be changed to trigger benefits for status changes.
  • Focus updates on HR Admin, mobile application, ATS and transitioning to one platform. Larger areas of focus have been on the payroll portion of the system with a few updates to other areas.
  • When something is broken, quicker turn time on fixing the issue.
  • System needs updates to support AAP reporting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Boomr

  • There are rare times when Boomr will not load and open, essentially blocking you out from checking in, out, or whatever it may be.
  • I would like to be able to see more visual charts to track as oppose to just a list of the times.
Owen McCollum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Ascentis

Ascentis 6.3
Based on 13 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.
Kelly C. Neill, SPHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Boomr

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Ascentis

Ascentis 7.5
Based on 45 answers
I'd give it a 7.5. If the modules were easier to access and not so buried (or placed in left field to find), I would give it a higher rating. As I said, as the potential to be great if ACCESS to other modules was easier.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Boomr

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Ascentis

Ascentis 6.3
Based on 5 answers
They normally give you notice when an update will affect the use of the system. Otherwise, when we have an error , we send a message to the support team. Sometimes someone will get right back with you and sometimes it takes a while.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Boomr

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Ascentis

Ascentis 6.7
Based on 4 answers
Yes, this pages do load pretty good but there are times when things are slow and I believe that's because they are sometimes trying to do updates.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Boomr

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Ascentis

Ascentis 8.0
Based on 157 answers
Support is attentive and quick to answer the call and get the answer for you. If they for any reason cannot answer right then, they are back to you within a day and always seem to have a sense of urgency. You truly get the impression that they are aiming to make you happy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Boomr

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

In-Person Training

Ascentis

Ascentis 8.0
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.
Jennifer Steffens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Boomr

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Ascentis

Ascentis 8.0
Based on 4 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.
Jennifer Steffens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Boomr

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Ascentis

Ascentis 8.0
Based on 6 answers
It was very easy to implement, but the customization pieces should really be fleshed out in order to determine the full need of an organization at the time of implementation. I believe if a little more time was spent on the requirements, the recruiting module would not have to be customized again at a cost at a later date.
Mary Meadows | TrustRadius Reviewer

Boomr

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Ascentis

Ascentis has far better customer service and the implementation experience was also better. The ability to do a lot of customization is also easier with Ascentis as it's smaller organization. The payroll has positive and negatives compared to ADP but the accuracy is the same in both. Ascentis just started their community site which doesn't have a lot of traffic but hopefully can become more like ADP's community site, which was extremely helpful to me as an administrator.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Boomr

I have only used Boomr to track my time, but before I used Boomr I logged my time manually. Boomr is much easier and gives me more peace of mind than manual logging. I have had a largely positive experience with Boomr so far
Tyler Proctor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Ascentis

Ascentis 6.0
Based on 4 answers
Large acquisition would be very complicated, seems more appropriate for companies under 100
Christina Miyamoto, PHR® | TrustRadius Reviewer

Boomr

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Ascentis

  • HR DPT. is much more effective, as we can assess any employee information no matter where we are, etc. This helps to provide information immediately when requested!
  • Employees have access to Ascentis, and therefore to their timecard, open enrollment, etc., from anywhere at any time!
  • Time, PTO requests, employee goals, and evaluations can be approved from anywhere at any time!
  • Recruiting can be accessed any where at any time, and this helps with hiring, internal communication, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Boomr

  • Boomr has helped us save employee and HR time so employees do not have to manually fill out a timesheet
  • Boomr has helped us with accuracy of reporting.
  • Boomr has helped us with making it easy for employees to clock their time!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Ascentis

General

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

Ascentis Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Boomr

General

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

Boomr Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard Tier$41
Business Tier7.201
  1. per user
Additional Pricing Details
Affordable and Easy to Use With subscription pricing that's both flexible and competitive, we give your business the value it deserves. Grow with our product, pay monthly and cancel anytime. Plus, our product is simple and intuitive and can be implemented with your employees in the matter of minutes. Our awesome support team is always just a phone call or email away!

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