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Score 7.1 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

iSmartRecruit

Posting our openings to our website is #1. This saves us a lot of time and eliminates the need to have a website resource do it every time we have a new opening. Prospective candidates can email us directly.
Joann Cox | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

Ascentis
6.1
iSmartRecruit
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis
6.1
iSmartRecruit

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

Ascentis
6.7
iSmartRecruit
8.9
Job Requisition Management
Ascentis
7.0
iSmartRecruit
9.1
Company Website Posting
Ascentis
7.0
iSmartRecruit
9.1
Publish to Social Media
Ascentis
6.9
iSmartRecruit
9.1
Job Search Site Posting
Ascentis
6.6
iSmartRecruit
8.8
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ascentis
6.7
iSmartRecruit
9.1
Applicant Tracking
Ascentis
6.5
iSmartRecruit
9.1
Notifications and Alerts
Ascentis
5.8
iSmartRecruit
9.1
Customized Application Form
Ascentis
iSmartRecruit
8.5
Resume Management
Ascentis
iSmartRecruit
8.5
Candidate Search
Ascentis
iSmartRecruit
8.5
Collaboration
Ascentis
iSmartRecruit
9.1
Task Creation and Delegation
Ascentis
iSmartRecruit
9.1
Email Templates
Ascentis
iSmartRecruit
9.1
User Permissions
Ascentis
iSmartRecruit
9.1
Reporting
Ascentis
iSmartRecruit
9.1

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

iSmartRecruit

  • iSmartRecruit had very strong reports for every process starting with Client/Job Reports, Team Reports, Performance Report, Attendance Reports, Prospect Reports and many more. That's a very big plus point to analyze our company growth.
  • So many examples! Before iSmartRecruit, we had a mix of electronic and paper reviews, our merit increases were done via a spreadsheet, and we lacked true reporting capabilities. iSmartRecruit has allowed our organization to reach its full HR potential and save time and efforts.
  • iSmartRecruit has a strong sourcing function. We can source a particular candidate with many filters from the internal database. Call reminders, notes, history of candidates, and mass mail features are there. That's awesome for me.
  • It also has great features to publish active jobs on social sites like Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter as well couple of job boards and the career page of a website. I love it.
Hiral Sitapara | 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

iSmartRecruit

  • I need to take some time to rename some of the field names. The nice thing is I can do most of this myself as the administrator. I haven't been quick about knowing where to go in the system (my fault).
  • Each business has custom needs and requirements. There are times when this has to be done by iSmart. They are quick to respond to requests.
  • I would like to add some additional reports to the system. I just haven't learned to do this myself (haven't taken the time) - and I haven't requested it.
  • It's a robust system with many features. Because of this - there is a learning curve. It can be difficult to get our recruiters to slow down long enough to learn really learn the system, to enter all of the information, or to check the system before calling a candidate, client or prospect that has already been contacted.
  • I would like to be able to enter 5 or 6 key words to identify the top information about a particular candidate to help with searching. Searching for candidates is a feature in the system - but this might help our recruiters remember to do it.
Joann Cox | 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

iSmartRecruit

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

iSmartRecruit

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

iSmartRecruit

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

iSmartRecruit

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

iSmartRecruit

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

iSmartRecruit

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

iSmartRecruit

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

iSmartRecruit

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

iSmartRecruit

I have seen many products but iSmartRecruit won my trust due to being user friendly and having unique features as well excellent support
Hiral Sitapara | 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

iSmartRecruit

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

iSmartRecruit

  • It's eliminated the need to hire additional administrative staff. This is the single biggest savings.
  • It has saved a lot of time that allows us to spend more of our time and resources responding to clients and candidates. Our clients and candidates feel we are more service-oriented and different than our competition. We've received referrals this way. Difficult to measure - but definitely huge items.
Joann Cox | 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

iSmartRecruit

General

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

iSmartRecruit Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
On-premise (self hosted)$9,9991
Customized version$02
  1. 10 users
  2. based on requirement
SaaS Edition
SaaS (Cloud)$491
  1. per user
Additional Pricing Details
iSmartRecruit talent acquisition software can be customized based on your needs, like adding some reports or new functionalities, with a plan that is fit for your business requirements. Connect with the vendor for any questions related to plans and pricing.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ascentis
7.5
iSmartRecruit
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Ascentis
6.3
iSmartRecruit

Usability

Ascentis
7.5
iSmartRecruit

Reliability and Availability

Ascentis
6.3
iSmartRecruit

Performance

Ascentis
6.7
iSmartRecruit

Support Rating

Ascentis
8.0
iSmartRecruit

In-Person Training

Ascentis
8.0
iSmartRecruit

Online Training

Ascentis
8.0
iSmartRecruit

Implementation Rating

Ascentis
8.0
iSmartRecruit

Scalability

Ascentis
6.0
iSmartRecruit

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