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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

Eightfold

Looking at Eightfold from a holistic approach, it is an essential tool for a fast growing company (ideally Mid-Market to Enterprise) to utilize this technology. By having access and the ability to search for previous applicants or candidates through our pre-existing pool, is a game-changer. As a company continues to grow, one will need to think of different avenues to find your next batch of employees - why not start with a group that has already engaged with your brand in the past.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

Ascentis
6.1
Eightfold
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis
6.1
Eightfold

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

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

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

Eightfold

  • Integration with our ATS (Greenhouse) and other social media outlets (LinkedIn)
  • Cross-functional ability to build drip campaigns and allowing the platform to do a lot of back lifting
  • Accessibility for Hiring Managers to use a portal for existing candidates
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

Eightfold

  • They could improve with integration across all features within ATS, CRMs, etc. Whenever you send out messages through Eightfold, it does not show that in other CRMs, ATS' - it pulls information from them but it does not export it back to those channels.
  • Calibration on candidate skills, profiles, education, etc. need improvement. They still pull current employees at our company and others who are in process - thus creating a lot of confusion from a Talent Acquisition side.
  • User Experience does need some additional help - but it's a work in progress.
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

Eightfold

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

Eightfold

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

Eightfold

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

Eightfold

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

Eightfold

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

Eightfold

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

Eightfold

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

Eightfold

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

Eightfold

We elevated both Eightfold and Entelo on the premise of looking into our past applicants/candidates and how they would help us achieve our hiring goals. They both have a great reputation and what they can do to help solve your hiring needs, but we essentially went with Eightfold because of their ability to hit our needs. Entelo was focused on utilizing their entire platform (similar to LinkedIn's strategy) on having a network. Eightfold works well by re-engaging with our current and past applicants versus going into the entire market pool.
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

Eightfold

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

Eightfold

  • One positive impact is re-engaging with past applicants.
  • Creating a better candidate experience by utilizing our company brand.
  • If you can look at hiring more than 10% of your workforce through this, it'll be worth the cost.
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

Eightfold

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ascentis
7.5
Eightfold
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Ascentis
6.3
Eightfold

Usability

Ascentis
7.5
Eightfold

Reliability and Availability

Ascentis
6.3
Eightfold

Performance

Ascentis
6.7
Eightfold

Support Rating

Ascentis
8.0
Eightfold

In-Person Training

Ascentis
8.0
Eightfold

Online Training

Ascentis
8.0
Eightfold

Implementation Rating

Ascentis
8.0
Eightfold

Scalability

Ascentis
6.0
Eightfold

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