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Ascentis

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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

SelectSuite

Organizations who have very few applications and/or very few positions posted are probably less likely to benefit as high from PeopleAdmin. Large organizations who have several positions and/or several applications/applicants can definitely benefit from this product. This product is not as well suited for performance management as I had hoped because there is not a lot of freedom to creating and designing different evaluations for different position types in the system when you have an organization that has thousands of different employees and types.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

Ascentis
6.1
SelectSuite
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis
6.1
SelectSuite

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

Ascentis
6.6
SelectSuite
7.4
New hire portal
Ascentis
6.8
SelectSuite
7.5
Manager tracking tools
Ascentis
6.4
SelectSuite
6.7
Compliance tracking and reporting
Ascentis
SelectSuite
7.9

Performance and Goals

Ascentis
7.1
SelectSuite
5.8
Corporate goal setting
Ascentis
6.6
SelectSuite
7.0
Individual goal setting
Ascentis
7.4
SelectSuite
7.0
Line-of sight-visibility
Ascentis
7.3
SelectSuite
6.0
Performance tracking
Ascentis
6.9
SelectSuite
2.0
Subordinate goal setting
Ascentis
SelectSuite
7.0

Performance Management

Ascentis
6.6
SelectSuite
2.7
Performance plans
Ascentis
6.6
SelectSuite
4.0
Performance improvement plans
Ascentis
6.7
SelectSuite
2.0
Review status tracking
Ascentis
7.1
SelectSuite
4.0
Review reminders
Ascentis
6.9
SelectSuite
4.0
Multiple review frequency
Ascentis
5.7
SelectSuite
4.0
Plan weighting
Ascentis
SelectSuite
2.0
Rater nomination workflow
Ascentis
SelectSuite
2.0
Workflow restrictions
Ascentis
SelectSuite
1.0
Reporting
Ascentis
SelectSuite
1.0

Succession Planning

Ascentis
6.3
SelectSuite
6.9
Create succession plans/pools
Ascentis
6.3
SelectSuite
6.3
Candidate ranking
Ascentis
6.5
SelectSuite
6.3
Candidate search
Ascentis
6.1
SelectSuite
7.7
Candidate development
Ascentis
6.4
SelectSuite
7.0

Recruiting / ATS

Ascentis
6.6
SelectSuite
7.4
Job Requisition Management
Ascentis
7.0
SelectSuite
8.2
Company Website Posting
Ascentis
7.0
SelectSuite
7.2
Publish to Social Media
Ascentis
6.9
SelectSuite
7.1
Job Search Site Posting
Ascentis
6.6
SelectSuite
8.1
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ascentis
6.7
SelectSuite
2.7
Applicant Tracking
Ascentis
6.5
SelectSuite
8.4
Notifications and Alerts
Ascentis
5.8
SelectSuite
7.5
Customized Application Form
Ascentis
SelectSuite
8.8
Resume Management
Ascentis
SelectSuite
6.1
Candidate Search
Ascentis
SelectSuite
7.9
Collaboration
Ascentis
SelectSuite
7.2
Task Creation and Delegation
Ascentis
SelectSuite
7.1
Email Templates
Ascentis
SelectSuite
7.8
User Permissions
Ascentis
SelectSuite
8.4
Reporting
Ascentis
SelectSuite
8.6

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

SelectSuite

  • Applicant tracking was a good use of this tool for our department. I think it could use a few more customization features but overall it was a good tool to weed out applicants who were not qualified for the position.
  • The system has some canned reporting tools that also worked well for our department and management needs.
  • It was a great place to house our position descriptions and provided a readily accessible source for hiring managers to make requested updates and changes and for employees to see and have access to their position descriptions.
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

SelectSuite

  • PeopleAdmin's internal report writer needs work. Currently, in version 7, reporting can only be done requisition number by requisition number. The report writer needs to be modified so it can create reports enterprise-wide.
  • PeopleAdmin's Data Mart product needs substantial modification. In version 5.8, on a monthly basis, PeopleAdmin provided us with an Microsoft Access database containing our historical data up to that period end. In version 7, the "Data Mart" contains our historical data. The Data Mart consists of over 300 files. These files are not database table downloads nor is it parts of a database data dump. Rather, the files appear to be scrapes from html pages. They contain html codes and other character data that needs to be cleaned before they can be uploaded. The files are not in a table-by-table format. Any one file can contain data from two or more tables. The format of the Data Mart makes it difficult to load the data into a database and format it in a table structure that is comparable to the Access database provided with version 5.8.
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

SelectSuite

SelectSuite 7.0
Based on 12 answers
We are evaluating our options as it relates to PeopleAdmin. We are likely to renew as we can not find another product that gives us the functionality we have with PeopleAdmin 5.8 in the area of Position Description. Outside of that, we would likely be close to finding another product solution.
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

SelectSuite

SelectSuite 7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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

SelectSuite

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

SelectSuite

SelectSuite 5.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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

SelectSuite

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

SelectSuite

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

SelectSuite

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

SelectSuite

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

SelectSuite

I've used both Target Recruit and HR Smart. When working with Target Recruit it quickly became apparent it was not the right solution for us. Another solution we examined prior to selection PeopleAdmin was iCIMS. iCIMS is a very social system but was not as familiar with the Higher Education recruitment processes as was PeopleAdmin.
Stephanie Gigliotti, PHR | 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

SelectSuite

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

SelectSuite

  • We are now able to track our recruitment sources to determine our ROI on university paid subscriptions.
  • We have reduced our recruiting approval review times by 50%
  • We have identified areas for improvement substancially by having robust reporting available at our fingertips.
Shannon Phillips | 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

SelectSuite

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ascentis
7.5
SelectSuite
6.8

Likelihood to Renew

Ascentis
6.3
SelectSuite
7.0

Usability

Ascentis
7.5
SelectSuite
7.0

Reliability and Availability

Ascentis
6.3
SelectSuite

Performance

Ascentis
6.7
SelectSuite
5.0

Support Rating

Ascentis
8.0
SelectSuite

In-Person Training

Ascentis
8.0
SelectSuite

Online Training

Ascentis
8.0
SelectSuite

Implementation Rating

Ascentis
8.0
SelectSuite

Scalability

Ascentis
6.0
SelectSuite

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