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Likelihood to Recommend

Ascentis

This system is good for organizations that are decentralized with multiple points of employee sign-in/outs. Because it is Web based, employees can clock in on a computer, at their cubicle, on their phone or any other device that is not simply a time clock
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DATIS

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
7.1
DATIS
8.7
Employee demographic data
Ascentis
8.0
DATIS
6.0
Employment history
Ascentis
7.8
DATIS
8.0
Job profiles and administration
Ascentis
7.2
DATIS
9.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ascentis
6.8
DATIS
9.0
Organizational charting
Ascentis
5.9
DATIS
10.0
Organization and location management
Ascentis
7.2
DATIS
9.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ascentis
6.9
DATIS
10.0

Payroll Management

Ascentis
7.5
DATIS
9.4
Pay calculation
Ascentis
8.1
DATIS
10.0
Support for external payroll vendors
Ascentis
7.4
DATIS
Benefit plan administration
Ascentis
6.9
DATIS
9.0
Direct deposit files
Ascentis
8.5
DATIS
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
Ascentis
7.4
DATIS
8.0
Reimbursement management
Ascentis
6.4
DATIS
10.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Ascentis
7.5
DATIS
8.7
Approval workflow
Ascentis
7.5
DATIS
8.0
Balance details
Ascentis
7.5
DATIS
8.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ascentis
7.6
DATIS
10.0

Employee Self Service

Ascentis
7.6
DATIS
9.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ascentis
8.0
DATIS
10.0
Update personal information
Ascentis
8.3
DATIS
10.0
View company policy documentation
Ascentis
7.4
DATIS
10.0
Employee recognition
Ascentis
6.9
DATIS
5.0
View job history
Ascentis
7.2
DATIS
10.0

Asset Management

Ascentis
6.3
DATIS
9.0
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis
6.3
DATIS
9.0

HR Reporting

Ascentis
6.2
DATIS
6.7
Report builder
Ascentis
6.6
DATIS
8.0
Pre-built reports
Ascentis
6.5
DATIS
6.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Ascentis
5.6
DATIS
6.0

Onboarding

Ascentis
6.9
DATIS
9.0
New hire portal
Ascentis
7.2
DATIS
8.0
Manager tracking tools
Ascentis
6.6
DATIS
10.0

Performance and Goals

Ascentis
6.3
DATIS
7.5
Corporate goal setting
Ascentis
6.3
DATIS
8.0
Individual goal setting
Ascentis
6.5
DATIS
8.0
Line-of sight-visibility
Ascentis
6.1
DATIS
6.0
Performance tracking
Ascentis
6.2
DATIS
8.0

Performance Management

Ascentis
5.9
DATIS
8.0
Performance plans
Ascentis
6.1
DATIS
7.0
Performance improvement plans
Ascentis
6.1
DATIS
6.0
Review status tracking
Ascentis
6.2
DATIS
10.0
Review reminders
Ascentis
6.1
DATIS
10.0
Multiple review frequency
Ascentis
5.2
DATIS
7.0

Succession Planning

Ascentis
5.4
DATIS
7.8
Create succession plans/pools
Ascentis
5.1
DATIS
6.0
Candidate ranking
Ascentis
5.4
DATIS
10.0
Candidate search
Ascentis
6.1
DATIS
7.0
Candidate development
Ascentis
5.1
DATIS
8.0

Recruiting / ATS

Ascentis
6.9
DATIS
7.6
Job Requisition Management
Ascentis
7.2
DATIS
9.0
Company Website Posting
Ascentis
7.5
DATIS
8.0
Publish to Social Media
Ascentis
6.8
DATIS
5.0
Job Search Site Posting
Ascentis
6.8
DATIS
5.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ascentis
6.0
DATIS
7.0
Applicant Tracking
Ascentis
7.3
DATIS
9.0
Notifications and Alerts
Ascentis
6.6
DATIS
10.0

Pros

Ascentis

  • Our account representatives that are assisting us in implementing recruiting and compensation have been doing a great job at keeping in touch and following up with us.
  • I've received great support from Christian at Ascentis HR when asking for new ideas or other things that we can be doing to make Ascentis self-service more attractive to our users. (Widgets in particular)
  • I've not had troubles with Ascentis Payroll or HR and am satisfied with the consistent availability of those two programs and appreciate that updates and streamlining are of importance to Ascentis.
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DATIS

  • Position management
  • Payroll solutions
  • Open Enrollment/benefits management
Tami Lewis-Ahrendt, PHR, SHRM-PC profile photo

Cons

Ascentis

  • An ability to automatically notify our employees through email/text and banner in ESS for expired or expiring employee documents
  • Ability to track variable hour employees for ACA requirements in a more inclusive way. Some way for the system to hold hours worked, during specific periods of time and notifying employees automatically when they are eligible for benefits due to meeting the hour and measurement period requirements.
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DATIS

  • 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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Likelihood to Renew

Ascentis

Ascentis 5.7
Based on 9 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.
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DATIS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Ascentis

Ascentis 7.0
Based on 8 answers
Overall an excellent system, very user friendly and flexible. I am looking forward to the enhancements that will be provided with the new platform and hoping that the new platform provides the same level of flexibility and adaptability that the current system does.
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DATIS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Ascentis

Ascentis 7.2
Based on 104 answers
With most issues, Ascentis support is very responsive and helpful, however when the issue is one that requires technical review and/or support, there is rarely any follow-up or response. The issues with the electronic transmittal of benefit information to carriers was one that after 1.5 years has yet to be resolved and follow-up from Ascentis on the status has been minimal. I have only receive information after repeated complaints were filed and escalated to top management.
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DATIS

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.
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DATIS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Ascentis

Ascentis 6.0
Based on 2 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.
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DATIS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Ascentis

Ascentis 6.3
Based on 4 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.
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DATIS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Ascentis

The user adaptability of Ascentis is far superior to other HRIS I have used. The ability for the user to taylor the system to the specific needs of the company is by far the biggest selling point of the system. Additionally, the reporting feature which allows the user to pull data from any field in the system, even customized fields, is extremely attractive and not common with other HRIS
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DATIS

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

Ascentis

  • Having everything electronic versus in spreadsheets across our database has definitely helped efficiency, however, that is the benefit of having an HRIS, not that Ascentis specifically helped in that.
  • Ability to connect HRIS to payroll, making sure all changes have been made in our payroll system, making for a more accruate system with less mistakes.
  • Managers are able to keep track of vacation for their direct reports via the self service tool.
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DATIS

  • 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

General

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

DATIS

General

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

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