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Score 7.8 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

Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

[Frontline Recruiting & Hiring] did TOTALLY replace our paper based system. HR seems to be satisfied with it & they support it from within their department. Interfacing [it] with other Frontline modules seems easy, but we don't because our "system of record" is another ERP solution. Thus far, interfacing with other systems it not easy & takes development people from both sides to work together to get it working....which we haven't successfully completed (1+ month working on it).
Aaron Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

Ascentis
8.0
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
Approval workflow
Ascentis
8.4
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
Balance details
Ascentis
7.9
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ascentis
7.7
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

Employee Self Service

Ascentis
8.2
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ascentis
8.2
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
Update personal information
Ascentis
8.6
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
View company policy documentation
Ascentis
7.7
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
Employee recognition
Ascentis
7.7
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
View job history
Ascentis
8.6
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

Asset Management

Ascentis
6.1
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis
6.1
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

HR Reporting

Ascentis
6.6
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
Report builder
Ascentis
6.2
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
Pre-built reports
Ascentis
7.0
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Ascentis
6.4
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

Onboarding

Ascentis
6.6
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
New hire portal
Ascentis
6.8
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
Manager tracking tools
Ascentis
6.4
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

Performance and Goals

Ascentis
7.1
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
Corporate goal setting
Ascentis
6.6
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
Individual goal setting
Ascentis
7.4
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
Line-of sight-visibility
Ascentis
7.3
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
Performance tracking
Ascentis
6.9
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

Performance Management

Ascentis
6.6
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
Performance plans
Ascentis
6.6
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
Performance improvement plans
Ascentis
6.7
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
Review status tracking
Ascentis
7.1
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
Review reminders
Ascentis
6.9
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
Multiple review frequency
Ascentis
5.7
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

Succession Planning

Ascentis
6.3
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
Create succession plans/pools
Ascentis
6.3
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
Candidate ranking
Ascentis
6.5
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
Candidate search
Ascentis
6.1
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
Candidate development
Ascentis
6.4
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

Recruiting / ATS

Ascentis
6.6
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
8.3
Job Requisition Management
Ascentis
7.0
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
8.6
Company Website Posting
Ascentis
7.0
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
9.6
Publish to Social Media
Ascentis
6.9
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
6.0
Job Search Site Posting
Ascentis
6.6
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
9.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ascentis
6.7
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
9.9
Applicant Tracking
Ascentis
6.5
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
9.4
Notifications and Alerts
Ascentis
5.8
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
7.8
Customized Application Form
Ascentis
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
8.6
Resume Management
Ascentis
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
8.6
Candidate Search
Ascentis
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
7.8
Collaboration
Ascentis
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
7.5
Task Creation and Delegation
Ascentis
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
8.6
Email Templates
Ascentis
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
9.2
User Permissions
Ascentis
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
7.4
Reporting
Ascentis
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
6.9

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

Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

  • Keeps all information of applicants in one place.
  • Makes the process quick and easy.
  • Simplifies application process to allow for any individual to quickly complete an application.
  • Allows user to have all applicants at their fingertips.
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

Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

  • It could modernize the look and feel, it is starting to look dated to me.
  • All the places that use it look the same to me as well, it should be more customizable per the company.
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

Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

Frontline Recruiting & Hiring 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is an excellent product for hiring and for the applicants.
Anonymous | 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

Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

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

Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

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

Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

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

Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

Frontline Recruiting & Hiring 9.0
Based on 2 answers
They are very helpful if necessary, but honestly, a lot of the page is easily managed on your own. This means that you do not have to spend a long time working with customer support, because you don't need it! The simplified process helps cut down on issues and makes it easily accessible and useful to any and all
Anonymous | 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

Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

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

Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

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

Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

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

Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

Before we just used individual job sites, such as monster. Frontline makes life easier for us.
Scott Trautwein | 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

Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

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

Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

  • Reduced in-house paper storage of applicant information
  • Centralized place to review previous job applicants & offer jobs
  • Somewhat limited on reporting
Aaron Ward | 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

Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ascentis
7.5
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Ascentis
6.3
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
10.0

Usability

Ascentis
7.5
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

Reliability and Availability

Ascentis
6.3
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

Performance

Ascentis
6.7
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

Support Rating

Ascentis
8.0
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
9.0

In-Person Training

Ascentis
8.0
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

Online Training

Ascentis
8.0
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

Implementation Rating

Ascentis
8.0
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

Scalability

Ascentis
6.0
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

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