Ascentis (discontinued) vs. Breezy HR

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Ascentis (discontinued)
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Ascentis HR uses web-based management programs to help automate complex HR processes. Ascentis’ other services included customizable payroll, time and attendance and recruiting modules. Ascentis was acquired by UKG in March of 2022, and will be discontinued.N/A
Breezy HR
Score 8.3 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Breezy is an applicant tracking system that aims to be fun-to-use. The vendor says its goal is to turns organization's messy hiring hacks into a pain-free process candidates love. The vendor believes hiring doesn't have to be messy. According to the vendor, Breezy customers can say, "Sayonara!" to the stacks of resumes cluttering up their workspace and let Breezy help them find their next A-player. With Breezy, users can automate time-sucking hiring tasks with tools like talent search,…
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Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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1 position
Startup
$143
per month annual
Business
$399
per month annual
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Ascentis (discontinued)Breezy HR
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsCustom plans available for Pro features. All plans include unlimited users, unlimited candidates, and customer support.
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
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Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Ascentis (discontinued)
7.1
150 Ratings
10% below category average
Breezy HR
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Ratings
Employee demographic data6.7137 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history7.3140 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration6.9128 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.6.7126 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting5.290 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management8.0109 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)8.8102 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Ascentis (discontinued)
7.8
125 Ratings
3% below category average
Breezy HR
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Ratings
Pay calculation7.1115 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors6.162 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.328 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration6.7108 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.2100 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.692 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management8.851 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Ascentis (discontinued)
7.8
105 Ratings
4% below category average
Breezy HR
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Ratings
Approval workflow7.999 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details7.099 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment8.484 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Ascentis (discontinued)
7.0
153 Ratings
15% below category average
Breezy HR
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Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information7.8138 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information8.6151 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation5.4110 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition6.061 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history7.3108 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Ascentis (discontinued)
5.8
33 Ratings
29% below category average
Breezy HR
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Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets5.833 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Ascentis (discontinued)
6.4
147 Ratings
17% below category average
Breezy HR
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Ratings
Report builder7.0144 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.5142 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data4.673 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Ascentis (discontinued)
5.1
98 Ratings
45% below category average
Breezy HR
-
Ratings
New hire portal5.398 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools4.976 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Ascentis (discontinued)
7.2
57 Ratings
13% below category average
Breezy HR
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Ratings
Corporate goal setting6.743 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting7.653 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility7.138 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking7.250 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Ascentis (discontinued)
6.0
63 Ratings
28% below category average
Breezy HR
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Ratings
Performance plans5.659 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans5.650 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking5.857 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders6.555 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency6.650 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Ascentis (discontinued)
5.9
27 Ratings
29% below category average
Breezy HR
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Ratings
Create succession plans/pools6.421 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking6.421 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search5.027 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development5.823 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Ascentis (discontinued)
5.5
89 Ratings
35% below category average
Breezy HR
5.5
16 Ratings
37% below category average
Job Requisition Management5.485 Ratings3.415 Ratings
Company Website Posting5.279 Ratings7.116 Ratings
Publish to Social Media5.759 Ratings8.011 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting5.871 Ratings5.215 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention5.657 Ratings5.111 Ratings
Applicant Tracking5.783 Ratings7.116 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts5.369 Ratings7.015 Ratings
Customized Application Form00 Ratings4.216 Ratings
Resume Management00 Ratings7.116 Ratings
Candidate Search00 Ratings8.015 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings4.316 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation00 Ratings2.314 Ratings
Email Templates00 Ratings6.116 Ratings
User Permissions00 Ratings5.214 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings2.415 Ratings
Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses
Patriot Software
Patriot Software
Score 9.1 out of 10
Recruit CRM
Recruit CRM
Score 9.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.6 out of 10
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.6 out of 10
Enterprises
Infor Human Resources
Infor Human Resources
Score 7.2 out of 10
Vibe HCM
Vibe HCM
Score 4.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
Ascentis (discontinued)Breezy HR
Likelihood to Recommend
7.2
(164 ratings)
8.2
(18 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
6.3
(12 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
7.6
(44 ratings)
1.0
(2 ratings)
Availability
6.7
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.1
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(150 ratings)
1.4
(2 ratings)
In-Person Training
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.3
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.3
(5 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
3.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
6.7
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.6
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.6
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Ascentis (discontinued)Breezy HR
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
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.
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Breezy HR
Working with many employees at the same time would be the perfect scenario to let us test all the potential that the Breezy HR platform has to offer, since its organizational capacity is large enough to be able to organize and coordinate the attendance and absence information of many workers without losing track of the job. Reviewing documents where data is needed about each employee's behavior, including their daily attendance hours, tracking of all the absences they have taken since starting at the company, and comments about their potential, which would be excellent for reporting during promotional seasons. The management of many employee lists through database services, which thanks to the platform's adaptation to cover external service software operations such as Microsoft Excel, means that it is possible to import employee databases when moving information from a storage platform.
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Pros
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  • 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!
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Breezy HR
  • Organization. It provided an incredible way to streamline applicants and their place in the process. With a strong search capability, you can find anyone no matter where they are in the process. And you can see if they've applied elsewhere in your company.
  • User friendliness. Not everyone understands technology. Even more so when web programs are involved. I am well versed in programs like these, and did a lot of vetting before making our purchase, so training came easy. It also - to our happiness - came easily to people who've never seen these programs. Breezy was there to help with the issues we had understanding; however, we didn't need them much because the interface was just that easy.
  • Options. They have third party integrations, and are willing to open to more. They want to make their program useful in more than one way. Breezy crew worked with us to link to our HRIS system. They also have a great many integrations that are relevant to any small business (we are not small, but this would be a great choice for a small company just starting out and seeking to understand what they need).
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Cons
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  • 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.
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Breezy HR
  • Their calendar functionality is pretty clunky. For example, I am able to use the platform to easily propose times to multiple candidates, but it doesn't mark the option as unavailable once the candidate has booked the time. This has led me to be double-booked on multiple occasions. (We now just use a Calendly link).
  • You're able to create a careers web page that automatically lists open jobs through Breezy, which is nice, but the customization is incredibly limited.
  • While you can manage your whole hiring funnel from Breezy, it lacks the automation and other functions of some of the high dollar platforms.
  • Breezy doesn't offer any templates or suggestions with how to build your funnel, so I can imagine that many customers miss out on functionality that could help streamline their workflow. I think they could really benefit from some 'getting started' suggestions and guides.
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Likelihood to Renew
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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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Breezy HR
It's no fuss and does what we need at a very reasonable price, so I can't imagine why I'd switch.
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Usability
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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.
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Breezy HR
It's very difficult to navigate. Most systems have a job management side and a candidate management side. Breezy only has a candidate management side. It never pulls our jobs to Indeed. The user interface is so challenging to navigate. It will remove vital parts of the screen if you expand a menu. It freezes constantly. It's a great idea, but it has so many software bugs. There is something wrong with this platform and nobody wants to find the bugs.
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Reliability and Availability
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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.
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Breezy HR
No answers on this topic
Performance
Discontinued Products
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.
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Breezy HR
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Support Rating
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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.
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Breezy HR
The customer support team is always very responsive, and they are genuinely interested in helping you solve your issue. If the issue is something they cannot solve or guide you through, they always send it to their tech team to fix from the back end. They are also very receptive when you send along ideas or suggestions.
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In-Person Training
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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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Breezy HR
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Online Training
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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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Breezy HR
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Implementation Rating
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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.
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Breezy HR
It was really easy to get up and running, and the few questions I did have were answered nearly immediately via the in-app chat.
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Alternatives Considered
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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.
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Breezy HR
I liked that Breezy HR had an option to try it out before we committed. I also preferred the User interface of Breezy HR to other options we looked into. The pricing was very attractive as well. Plus it included more features than most competitors we demo-ed did
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Scalability
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Large acquisition would be very complicated, seems more appropriate for companies under 100
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Breezy HR
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
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  • 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.
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Breezy HR
  • Breezy HR has cut our recruitment work load by about 30%. Breezy HR automates a lot of the process and cuts out a ton of manual work. This has allowed our recruiters to focus on the more important parts of the process thus resulting in higher quality hires.
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ScreenShots

Ascentis (discontinued) Screenshots

Screenshot of Access all of your details including, paychecks, personal file, timeclock, etc via our mobile app.Screenshot of Punch-in and punch-out on the go.Screenshot of Centralized location for everything related to a user or admin.Screenshot of Every employee has access to their personal information in one location.Screenshot of Pre-built reporting along with Ad Hoc reporting gives you the ability to understand your business as a whole.Screenshot of Benefit enrollment made easy for your employees.

Breezy HR Screenshots

Screenshot of Video InterviewingScreenshot of Breezy for iPhoneScreenshot of Recruiting PipelineScreenshot of Video InterviewsScreenshot of Reporting and AnalyticsScreenshot of Mobile app