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Score 8.5 out of 100

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

Brightmove

Brightmove is well suited to a large active team of recruiters. It is too expensive to be good for a smaller shop, especially if there are several users. If you are considering this product, I recommend that you ask about upgrades and improvements, "up time", what the service response is like, what new interfaces they are planning, what will be included in the next release, and how that new release will be communicated in advance
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

Ascentis
6.1
Brightmove
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis
6.1
Brightmove

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

Ascentis
6.7
Brightmove
9.6
Job Requisition Management
Ascentis
7.0
Brightmove
10.0
Company Website Posting
Ascentis
7.0
Brightmove
8.1
Publish to Social Media
Ascentis
6.9
Brightmove
8.1
Job Search Site Posting
Ascentis
6.6
Brightmove
9.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ascentis
6.7
Brightmove
10.0
Applicant Tracking
Ascentis
6.5
Brightmove
9.0
Notifications and Alerts
Ascentis
5.8
Brightmove
10.0
Customized Application Form
Ascentis
Brightmove
10.0
Resume Management
Ascentis
Brightmove
10.0
Candidate Search
Ascentis
Brightmove
10.0
Collaboration
Ascentis
Brightmove
10.0
Task Creation and Delegation
Ascentis
Brightmove
10.0
Email Templates
Ascentis
Brightmove
9.8
User Permissions
Ascentis
Brightmove
10.0
Reporting
Ascentis
Brightmove
10.0

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

Brightmove

  • Power search is a great tool to search through the resumes in the ATS.
  • It's one of the least expensive ATS options.
Chris Ammann | 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

Brightmove

  • Brightmove could offer more detailed and user friendly reports.
  • Brightmove could add more screening questions to applicants when they are applying to a job. The feature that is already there is not really useful.
  • Brightmove needs to separate internal applicants from external applicants.
Anonymous | 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

Brightmove

Brightmove 5.5
Based on 3 answers
Brightmove has worked well as we are a company with 120 employees. For as long as we stay around this size, we will continue with Brightmove, but as we grow we will start looking for an ATS that can directly tie into our CRM (NetSuite). The price point is great for the functionality when compared to other ATS solutions
Patrick Scally | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Brightmove

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

Brightmove

Brightmove 7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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

Brightmove

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

Brightmove

Brightmove 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The Customer Support is the best part of using this ATS vs others. They have a chat feature on the home page where you can ask a question and have a Customer Service rep help you in less than a minute. I have found that to be invaluable and a life saver on several occasions. I'm not sure you get that kind of service from a bigger ATS provider.
Chris Ammann | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Brightmove

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

Brightmove

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

Brightmove

Brightmove 5.0
Based on 1 answer
The Info Tech conversion and implementation team was too small to meet our needs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Brightmove

It isn't even remotely close how much better Brightmove is compared to PCRecruiter. PCRecruiter is living in the early 90s, while Brightmove has brought recruiting and ATS software into 2018. Highly recommend it.
Anonymous | 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

Brightmove

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

Brightmove

  • Our previous ATS experienced a lot of technical issues and down time which translated to lost revenue for our organization in placements and time to fill. Brightmove provided strong support if and when there was a technical support issue.
  • Our recruitment team increased their productivity by 20% within the first three months of use.
Christie McPherson | 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

Brightmove

General

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

Brightmove Editions & Modules

Edition
Subscription$625.001
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ascentis
7.5
Brightmove
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Ascentis
6.3
Brightmove
5.5

Usability

Ascentis
7.5
Brightmove

Reliability and Availability

Ascentis
6.3
Brightmove
7.0

Performance

Ascentis
6.7
Brightmove

Support Rating

Ascentis
8.0
Brightmove
10.0

In-Person Training

Ascentis
8.0
Brightmove

Online Training

Ascentis
8.0
Brightmove

Implementation Rating

Ascentis
8.0
Brightmove
5.0

Scalability

Ascentis
6.0
Brightmove

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