Ascentis (discontinued) vs. Jobvite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Ascentis (discontinued)
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Ascentis HR uses web-based management programs to help automate complex HR processes. Ascentis’ other services included customizable payroll, time and attendance and recruiting modules. Ascentis was acquired by UKG in March of 2022, and will be discontinued.N/A
Jobvite
Score 6.8 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Jobvite is a full recruiting platform. It provides features across the recruiting funnel - from sourcing and managing candidates via CRM and managing workflows to communicating with hiring managers and reporting through custom dashboards and reports.
$500
per month
Pricing
Ascentis (discontinued)Jobvite
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
<100 Employees
$500.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Ascentis (discontinued)Jobvite
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Ascentis (discontinued)Jobvite
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Ascentis (discontinued)
7.1
150 Ratings
10% below category average
Jobvite
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Ratings
Employee demographic data6.7137 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history7.3140 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration6.9128 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.6.7126 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting5.290 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management8.0109 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)8.8102 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Ascentis (discontinued)
7.8
125 Ratings
3% below category average
Jobvite
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Ratings
Pay calculation7.1115 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors6.162 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.328 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration6.7108 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.2100 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.692 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management8.851 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Ascentis (discontinued)
7.8
105 Ratings
4% below category average
Jobvite
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Ratings
Approval workflow7.999 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details7.099 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment8.484 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Ascentis (discontinued)
7.0
153 Ratings
15% below category average
Jobvite
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Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information7.8138 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information8.6151 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation5.4110 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition6.061 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history7.3108 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Ascentis (discontinued)
5.8
33 Ratings
29% below category average
Jobvite
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Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets5.833 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Ascentis (discontinued)
6.3
147 Ratings
19% below category average
Jobvite
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Ratings
Report builder7.0144 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.5142 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data4.673 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Ascentis (discontinued)
5.1
98 Ratings
45% below category average
Jobvite
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Ratings
New hire portal5.398 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools4.976 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Ascentis (discontinued)
7.2
57 Ratings
13% below category average
Jobvite
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Ratings
Corporate goal setting6.743 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting7.653 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility7.138 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking7.250 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Ascentis (discontinued)
6.0
63 Ratings
28% below category average
Jobvite
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Ratings
Performance plans5.659 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans5.650 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking5.857 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders6.555 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency6.650 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Ascentis (discontinued)
5.9
27 Ratings
29% below category average
Jobvite
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Ratings
Create succession plans/pools6.421 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking6.421 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search5.027 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development5.823 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Ascentis (discontinued)
5.5
89 Ratings
35% below category average
Jobvite
8.5
63 Ratings
6% above category average
Job Requisition Management5.485 Ratings8.660 Ratings
Company Website Posting5.279 Ratings8.07 Ratings
Publish to Social Media5.759 Ratings9.762 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting5.871 Ratings9.660 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention5.657 Ratings6.057 Ratings
Applicant Tracking5.783 Ratings9.462 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts5.369 Ratings9.960 Ratings
Customized Application Form00 Ratings9.160 Ratings
Resume Management00 Ratings8.661 Ratings
Candidate Search00 Ratings7.862 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings8.057 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation00 Ratings6.749 Ratings
Email Templates00 Ratings9.660 Ratings
User Permissions00 Ratings9.961 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings7.358 Ratings
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Ascentis (discontinued)Jobvite
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User Ratings
Ascentis (discontinued)Jobvite
Likelihood to Recommend
7.2
(164 ratings)
7.6
(90 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
6.3
(12 ratings)
8.9
(22 ratings)
Usability
7.6
(44 ratings)
8.7
(10 ratings)
Availability
6.7
(5 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
7.1
(4 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(150 ratings)
6.8
(49 ratings)
In-Person Training
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.3
(4 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.3
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
3.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
6.7
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.6
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.6
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Ascentis (discontinued)Jobvite
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
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.
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Jobvite
Jobvite was very useful when used to onboard our new hires. Being a Human capital management company, we hire many individuals on a weekly basis so it helps us keep all of the paperwork organized and prevent any accidents when managing all of the data. Sometimes it does pose a problem for those who are not technologically savvy.
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Pros
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  • 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!
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Jobvite
  • Workflow- I love that you can immediately see where in the process a candidate is.
  • Dashboard- The customization and overall feel of the site.
  • Feed- The fact that you can see the feed from the candidates other applications is a plus.
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Cons
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  • 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.
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Jobvite
  • Custom fields--custom fields do not follow the candidate from hire to onboarding. This is problematic because we then have to recreate on the onboarding side to then import into our HRIS.
  • Onboarding picklists are time-consuming to populate. We have to enter options one at a time, rather than being able to do an import. Also, field mapping on Hire is a lot easier than having to set up tags on option sets in onboarding.
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Likelihood to Renew
Discontinued Products
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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Jobvite
If I were to become an internal recruiter again, I would almost definitely use Jobvite. I liked the fact that we could set up any job application link on our company web site to connect directly to Jobvite. I also liked that Jobvite made employee referral easy to submit, as employee referrals tend to be the highest quality candidates. Jobvite really has all the tools a recruiter needs to get a candidate through a recruiting process quickly without anything slipping through the cracks. Even though there are a lot of features I feel can be greatly improved, I don't think there is anything on the market today that is better than Jobvite
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Usability
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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.
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Jobvite
After using varios ATS's in the past, I have found most comfort and ease using jobvite. This tool has made the hiring process so easy to manage and just the fact that it is not complicated to use, makes it even better
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Reliability and Availability
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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.
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Jobvite
No issues (especially compared to ADP).
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Performance
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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.
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Jobvite
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
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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.
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Jobvite
Support used to be better. In the last few years, though, I feel like there has been significantly less investment in customer service. We used to have account managers who were very visible and always checking in. Also, there used to be a phone number to get around-the-clock support. I am not sure that that exists at the quality it used to
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In-Person Training
Discontinued Products
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.
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Jobvite
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Online Training
Discontinued Products
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.
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Jobvite
Had phone training. Lots of webinars. Generally pretty good. Not enough time to learn. User community exists, but haven’t used.
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Implementation Rating
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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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Jobvite
It forces you to evaluate your own business process.

The software lets you re-engineer things
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Alternatives Considered
Discontinued Products
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.
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Jobvite
Before implementing Jobvite, we had iCIMS and Kronos Workforce Ready. Neither of these products got us where we wanted to be with metrics, candidate experience, or technology. I'm sure since we left them they have updated, but we are much happier with Jobvite than others. In the process of searching for a new ATS, we attended demonstrations of 9 other applicant tracking systems and were most impressed with Jobvite.
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Scalability
Discontinued Products
Large acquisition would be very complicated, seems more appropriate for companies under 100
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Jobvite
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
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  • 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.
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Jobvite
  • Reporting - we had none before other than manually tracking things in excel documents, now we have a full suite of reports and dashboards we can customize.
  • Interview Scheduling - With the candidate self-scheduling feature, we can now schedule interviews in a matter of seconds while also automating the candidate confirmation email and the calendar invites.
  • More detailed source tracking than I have seen in any other product allowing full visibility on who we hire, where they came from and we can now analyze our sources.
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ScreenShots

Ascentis (discontinued) Screenshots

Screenshot of Access all of your details including, paychecks, personal file, timeclock, etc via our mobile app.Screenshot of Punch-in and punch-out on the go.Screenshot of Centralized location for everything related to a user or admin.Screenshot of Every employee has access to their personal information in one location.Screenshot of Pre-built reporting along with Ad Hoc reporting gives you the ability to understand your business as a whole.Screenshot of Benefit enrollment made easy for your employees.

Jobvite Screenshots

Screenshot of Automate tedious, manual processes and leverage real-time analytics to elevate your role in acquiring top talent with the skills your business needs with Jobvite ATS.Screenshot of Build talent pools, nurture them with campaigns, and increase referrals with our CRM and Recruitment Marketing tools.Screenshot of Centralize all your onboarding activity, standardize processes, and seamlessly transition your candidates, providing them the best experience.Screenshot of Jobvite Intelligent Messaging allows you to make a good first impression by meeting candidates where they are – on the phone that’s always in their pocket.Screenshot of Attract job seekers and make compelling first impressions with relevant, targeted content and a delightfully easy job search and apply process on your career site.