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Likelihood to Recommend

Ascentis

While the Recruiting module itself is difficult to get it the way we need, moving applicants into HR has saved us tons of time since it is fully integrated. Everything works well together and the support services teams for all modules are outstanding. Within Recruiting, there are no integrated Reference check capabilities, so it has to be done manually outside the system. With the volume of seasonal hiring we do, we simply don't have the time to do this effectively. If there was a way to run reference checks and have them flow back to the employee record in the form of an attachment for their file, it would be awesome!
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iSolved

It's very well suited to our company. We have 130 employees. They have even more programs than we even use at this level. Everything HR-related is there and very easy to use. I love the reports, and I am able to make custom reports, which I have to have. We look at information in a lot of different ways, and I can get all the info needed.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Ascentis
7.1
iSolved
9.8
Employee demographic data
Ascentis
8.0
iSolved
10.0
Employment history
Ascentis
7.8
iSolved
9.6
Job profiles and administration
Ascentis
7.2
iSolved
9.6
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ascentis
6.8
iSolved
10.0
Organizational charting
Ascentis
5.9
iSolved
10.0
Organization and location management
Ascentis
7.3
iSolved
10.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ascentis
6.8
iSolved
9.4

Payroll Management

Ascentis
7.5
iSolved
9.9
Pay calculation
Ascentis
8.1
iSolved
10.0
Support for external payroll vendors
Ascentis
7.4
iSolved
10.0
Benefit plan administration
Ascentis
6.9
iSolved
10.0
Direct deposit files
Ascentis
8.6
iSolved
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
Ascentis
7.4
iSolved
9.3
Reimbursement management
Ascentis
6.5
iSolved
10.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Ascentis
7.5
iSolved
8.8
Approval workflow
Ascentis
7.4
iSolved
9.4
Balance details
Ascentis
7.5
iSolved
10.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ascentis
7.6
iSolved
7.0

Employee Self Service

Ascentis
7.6
iSolved
9.6
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ascentis
8.0
iSolved
10.0
Update personal information
Ascentis
8.3
iSolved
10.0
View company policy documentation
Ascentis
7.4
iSolved
10.0
Employee recognition
Ascentis
6.8
iSolved
10.0
View job history
Ascentis
7.2
iSolved
8.2

Asset Management

Ascentis
6.2
iSolved
10.0
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis
6.2
iSolved
10.0

HR Reporting

Ascentis
6.2
iSolved
9.8
Report builder
Ascentis
6.6
iSolved
10.0
Pre-built reports
Ascentis
6.5
iSolved
9.4
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Ascentis
5.7
iSolved
10.0

Onboarding

Ascentis
7.0
iSolved
10.0
New hire portal
Ascentis
7.2
iSolved
10.0
Manager tracking tools
Ascentis
6.7
iSolved
10.0

Performance and Goals

Ascentis
6.3
iSolved
Corporate goal setting
Ascentis
6.4
iSolved
Individual goal setting
Ascentis
6.5
iSolved
Line-of sight-visibility
Ascentis
6.1
iSolved
Performance tracking
Ascentis
6.3
iSolved

Performance Management

Ascentis
5.9
iSolved
10.0
Performance plans
Ascentis
6.1
iSolved
10.0
Performance improvement plans
Ascentis
6.1
iSolved
10.0
Review status tracking
Ascentis
6.2
iSolved
10.0
Review reminders
Ascentis
6.1
iSolved
10.0
Multiple review frequency
Ascentis
5.1
iSolved
10.0

Succession Planning

Ascentis
5.4
iSolved
8.7
Create succession plans/pools
Ascentis
5.1
iSolved
9.0
Candidate ranking
Ascentis
5.4
iSolved
9.0
Candidate search
Ascentis
6.2
iSolved
Candidate development
Ascentis
5.1
iSolved
8.0

Recruiting / ATS

Ascentis
6.9
iSolved
9.4
Job Requisition Management
Ascentis
7.3
iSolved
8.0
Company Website Posting
Ascentis
7.5
iSolved
10.0
Publish to Social Media
Ascentis
6.8
iSolved
10.0
Job Search Site Posting
Ascentis
6.8
iSolved
10.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ascentis
6.0
iSolved
9.0
Applicant Tracking
Ascentis
7.4
iSolved
9.0
Notifications and Alerts
Ascentis
6.6
iSolved
9.5

Pros

Ascentis

  • The scheduling function provides a good platform that allows employees to see what their schedule is. If multiple departments have need of their time, they can look and see availability. If none, they can negotiate with the employee's direct report to get them in. We use it to coordinate both work hours and training hours.
  • It can be programmed to notify if someone clocks in/out early/late and awards points accordingly. Our frontline staff have a work requirement for in/out timeliness. It lets Managers know when and where to intervene with HR to bring this performance focus back into line.
  • If there are log-in/out errors, Supervisors can easily make corrections. This is important when there are issues that might affect an employee's points.
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iSolved

  • One of my personal favorites is the fact that I can quickly clock in and out. The previous site we used was a pain, having to go from one page to another just to clock out for lunch and back again.
  • There is a great calendar where you can view each day's hours you've worked. It gathers the overtime, PTO requests and even paid holidays. That way you can easily map out the rest of your week if you don't have enough hours, or have too many.
  • The ease of requesting time off is another great bonus. It's quick to navigate, and you can view all of the hours you've accrued quickly.
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Cons

Ascentis

  • NovaTime is the biggest hiccup that we've consistently encountered with Ascentis. We've encountered some of the same issues time and time again throughout our cooperative and I've opened numerous tickets and I've yet to feel like those issues have been resolved. Generally, the program will work, however, when it doesn't it creates frustration with the employee group.
  • I've noticed that when NovaTime has gone down an email has now been sent out notifying the administrators. This is a positive step!
  • I'm wondering if HR and payroll, can, at some point, be one of the same program. I know that with the most recent web updates it sounds like it's moving to one complete system so you don't have to go to two different spots to seek information. If that information was in one spot that would be helpful.
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iSolved

  • I would like it to be easier to add a supplementary payroll when processing a payroll outside of our normal bi-weekly schedule.
  • The way that PTO hours are accrued and displayed on their paychecks can be a bit confusing to the employees.
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Likelihood to Renew

Ascentis

Ascentis 5.8
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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iSolved

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Ascentis

Ascentis 7.1
Based on 8 answers
Overall, it is fairly usable for the average user as long as he/she is at a computer, laptop or a larger tablet and has the ability to view the employee self-service webpage on an internet browser. Because it does not have an app or other mobile interfaces right now, it makes it difficult for it to be useful for most of our employee population who utilize their phones to access the internet. As for the HR professional who would be also working on this interface, it is somewhat easy as about two-thirds of the screens are fairly user-friendly and easy to navigate. Nevertheless, it still leaves about one-third of them that are not as user-friendly and would require more technical knowledge to figure out how to best use them.
Jennifer Steffens profile photo

iSolved

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Ascentis

Ascentis 7.2
Based on 104 answers
During a transition, we had an issue where there was no one in the company who had the SQL database password, which was needed in order to pull over historical data. Ascentis technology team worked tirelessly and were able to get into the database and make a smooth transition of the data.
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iSolved

iSolved 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Ease of access is number one. Employees and admins can get to the information they need immediately. Payroll is streamlined and quick, and reports are thorough and easily customized. Benefit programs are tracked by the system, and we can pull reports or get info pushed for eligibility. Terminations are easy and they take care of all of the paperwork.
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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 profile photo

iSolved

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.
Jennifer Steffens profile photo

iSolved

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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iSolved

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Ascentis

1. Customer Service - listens to clients (per our due diligence during evaluation phase and own experience thereafter)2. System ability to interface with in-house systems. (Other vendors evaluated could not guarantee success.)3. Report Writing - prewritten + ad hoc. User-friendly. Payroll staff could write. Freeing up IT resource time. (+ Payroll more self-sufficient)4. Import/Export Capabilities. (Not all systems are equal)5. Garnishment / Third Party Check module. (Had vision from prior in-house system, this was the only vendor that had what we wanted in this area.)6. Employee satisfaction with increased payroll department efficiency and Ascentis Employee Self-Service.
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iSolved

For Payroll iSolved is much faster then Payforce. It allows us to create reports we need on a quarterly basis, and allows us to input garnishments that currently have a zero amount to be withdrawn. We have some complicated vacation accruals which were not accruing correctly in ADP and which are in iSolved.
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Return on Investment

Ascentis

  • By far, fewer errors in capturing information or giving information
  • Easily see what benefits an employee has enrolled or declined and historical information
  • Easily see what compensation an employee has had historical, or where their compensation is at currently
  • Easily see what positions an employee has had within the company for how long, and why they were transferred
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iSolved

  • iSolved has helped the company clearly see who may be trying to accrue more overtime or someone who is under working. It gives a clear view of the hours your employees are putting in.
  • It frees up a lot of time for HR because all paper documents for taxes, benefits and reviews are all digitized now. Less time having to consolidate and file over 200 employees' information.
  • To piggyback off my last statement, iSolved has also lessened our company's carbon footprint. More online forms and e-signing means less paper and ink being wasted on each singular employee multiple times over.
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Pricing Details

Ascentis

General

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

iSolved

General

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

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