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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

iApplicants

In my opinion, they are well suited to any hiring scenario in which there are many applicants and you need to do an initial screening. The tests we use are effective in filtering out people who we have learned later or from experience would not work in our organization, those who have scored well have went on to be successful. It is an excellent tool.
Kelly Gurney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

Ascentis
6.1
iApplicants
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis
6.1
iApplicants

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

Ascentis
6.6
iApplicants
8.4
Job Requisition Management
Ascentis
7.0
iApplicants
9.0
Company Website Posting
Ascentis
7.0
iApplicants
7.0
Publish to Social Media
Ascentis
6.9
iApplicants
8.0
Job Search Site Posting
Ascentis
6.6
iApplicants
6.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ascentis
6.7
iApplicants
7.4
Applicant Tracking
Ascentis
6.5
iApplicants
9.0
Notifications and Alerts
Ascentis
5.8
iApplicants
10.0
Customized Application Form
Ascentis
iApplicants
8.0
Resume Management
Ascentis
iApplicants
8.0
Candidate Search
Ascentis
iApplicants
8.6
Collaboration
Ascentis
iApplicants
10.0
Task Creation and Delegation
Ascentis
iApplicants
8.0
Email Templates
Ascentis
iApplicants
9.4
User Permissions
Ascentis
iApplicants
8.0
Reporting
Ascentis
iApplicants
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

iApplicants

  • Innovation - iApplicants partners with other related businesses and develops tools to streamline processes. Their integration makes sense - e.g. integrated background checks or HR software integration.
  • Responsiveness - I don't think I've ever had a response that was beyond 24 hours of my request.
  • Training and Updates - The dashboard offers tutorials at your fingertips. Updates/announcements are displayed upon logging in. I appreciate having it there as a constant reminder, but without getting a lot of email notices that clutter my inbox.
  • Customization - I love that we can brand the application for a professional recruiting "portal" and add additional details about our company. Additional customizations are accessible to me as an end user via the GUI, so I don't have to make a request for everything.
  • The application is long enough to deter job hunters who are "click-happy" and apply to every job they come across - applications that allow job hunters to store their resume in the system and click to apply generated hundreds of unqualified people who were desperate for anything and didn't even read the job description. On the reverse side of the spectrum (particularly government systems), I've seen (experienced) online submissions that were so long and tedious and could take hours to complete online. While some fields are mandatory in the application, iApplicants doesn't require a candidiate to essentially re-key every piece of their resume into sections of an online form.
Connie Hurt | 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

iApplicants

  • The version we used didn't have the look and feel of more sophisticated ATS systems, which often feel more user friendly. It would be nice if it had less of a database format.
  • The posting feature utilized a third party which was great but didn't post to real time and required some follow up administratively. The feature of posting from the system is fantastic and the number of options is great but for sites that require manual entry and approval just knowing you are waiting on a third party company to manually enter those postings, have them approved and then verify they have actually been posted live requires a bit more follow up than I prefer.
  • We had a posting delete and no technical explanation as to why or how. It took someone several days to realize it was gone which lost traction and was alarming when we realized that the technical support team had no idea how it happened or what could prevent it from happening again. Needless to say that led to having to verify all postings were active daily for several weeks after which was time consuming when you have 30 open requisitions at a time.
Kia Summers | 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

iApplicants

iApplicants 9.6
Based on 10 answers
This is simply because as we expanded our business to include a staffing division, our technical needs of a tracking system greatly increased because now we needed to also track job orders, time sheets and billing. Had we simply stayed a software development company, we would have stayed with iApplicants as it fulfilled our needs at that time.
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

iApplicants

iApplicants 9.3
Based on 4 answers
iApplicants is rare -- they offer both a great company (service, innovation, and ongoing development) with a product that really focuses on the needs of its users. It provides the basis for HR/legal reporting. It's easy to use, just logging in for the first time, so even my not-so-tech-savvy managers love it.
Connie Hurt | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

iApplicants

iApplicants 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've used this product consistently for 8 years now. In that time, I've seen ONE time that they had a technical glitch -- and THEY were all over it. The only reason I even knew about it was an email alert they sent out to all clients, explaining the issue. They also had it fixed the same day.
Connie Hurt | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

iApplicants

iApplicants 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It works. It's easy for everyone I've shared it with -- even my not-so-tech-savvy staff. When I hired a coordinator to handle routine HR duties, this was a simple transition to hand off to someone else without a lot of training. Sometimes it's a little slow downloading documents (resumes) from the site, but that could be a combination of issues that may not be related to their product. At one time, it wasn't able to accommodate newer Word documents (.doc vs. .docx), but they fixed that, as well.
Connie Hurt | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

iApplicants

iApplicants 9.8
Based on 4 answers
Responses are always within 24 hours. They don't nickel and dime for everything we request. I like that they understand the request and we're not caught in a flurry of emails or failed attempts. Customizations, when needed by the vendor, have been at no charge. Most modifications can be made from my administrative panel. Everyone I've dealt with at iApplicants has been positive -- there seems to be a great sense of ownership across all staff there.
Connie Hurt | 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

iApplicants

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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

iApplicants

iApplicants 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I thought the training was well structured and the demos well-paced. Topics are set up sequentially so one can watch each one and build on previous tutorials. However, they are broken down into segments so a user can hone in on just a specific area where help is needed and not waste time on other topics s/he may already know. I also like the fact that the tutorials are available on the home page of the admin login, so we don't have to hunt for topics in a huge "knowledgebase." It's easy to get a quick refresher when needed (or when ready to try out something a little more advanced) and apply it immediately.
Connie Hurt | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

iApplicants

iApplicants 9.9
Based on 4 answers
Great product support!
Adam Ingber | 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

iApplicants

I would say the overall capability with the iApplicant system is fairly similar to what other products can offer. Our recruitment goes in streaks where we can have several positions at once and then there are times when we have no recruitment at all. So we didn't want to spend a lot of money on an applicant tracking system. I would say the biggest selling point for us was that the iApplicants allowed for our applicants to apply online and would improve our processes. But also that it was reasonably priced compared to the other products.
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

iApplicants

iApplicants 10.0
Based on 1 answer
At the very basic level, it provides a place to post jobs and cross-post to free job boards. It could just be used by HR staff. However, it's more than just another place to post if one opts to utilize the full functionality-- it's an applicant management system that allows a user to pre-screen, organize, and collaborate on candidates with other users. They've added built-in background checks, reporting tools, community boards, integrated with larger/broader paid marketing opportunities, and affirmative action programs.
Connie Hurt | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

iApplicants

  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Faster lead conversion
  • The ability to identify qualified candidates
  • Increased and more effective communication with candidates
  • Source tracking to assist in determining where to best invest our recruiting resources, in turn increasing our ROI in our HR department
  • The job board has increased our ROI as well with increased visibility on multiple job boards that would otherwise increase overall expenses
Debi Jordan | 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

iApplicants

General

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

iApplicants Editions & Modules

Edition
ATS$800.001
  1. Per Year
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ascentis
7.5
iApplicants
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Ascentis
6.3
iApplicants
9.6

Usability

Ascentis
7.5
iApplicants
9.3

Reliability and Availability

Ascentis
6.3
iApplicants
10.0

Performance

Ascentis
6.7
iApplicants
9.0

Support Rating

Ascentis
8.0
iApplicants
9.8

In-Person Training

Ascentis
8.0
iApplicants

Online Training

Ascentis
8.0
iApplicants
9.0

Implementation Rating

Ascentis
8.0
iApplicants
9.9

Scalability

Ascentis
6.0
iApplicants
10.0

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