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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

RecruitBPM

RecruitBPM is ideal to increase the speed to hire when hiring at volume due to built-in automation. Additionally, we needed remote/video interviews and we do not want to pay for video interviews since RecruitBPM has built-in video interviewing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

Ascentis
6.1
RecruitBPM
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis
6.1
RecruitBPM

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

Ascentis
6.6
RecruitBPM
9.5
Job Requisition Management
Ascentis
7.0
RecruitBPM
9.8
Company Website Posting
Ascentis
7.0
RecruitBPM
9.5
Publish to Social Media
Ascentis
6.9
RecruitBPM
9.3
Job Search Site Posting
Ascentis
6.6
RecruitBPM
9.8
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ascentis
6.7
RecruitBPM
9.3
Applicant Tracking
Ascentis
6.5
RecruitBPM
9.8
Notifications and Alerts
Ascentis
5.8
RecruitBPM
9.5
Customized Application Form
Ascentis
RecruitBPM
9.8
Resume Management
Ascentis
RecruitBPM
9.5
Candidate Search
Ascentis
RecruitBPM
9.8
Collaboration
Ascentis
RecruitBPM
9.3
Task Creation and Delegation
Ascentis
RecruitBPM
9.7
Email Templates
Ascentis
RecruitBPM
9.8
User Permissions
Ascentis
RecruitBPM
9.5
Reporting
Ascentis
RecruitBPM
8.5

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

RecruitBPM

  • I like that the RecruitBPM is simple straight to the point and very easy to navigate through.
  • Collaboration between internal team members has been made so much easier by this software - no more delays as everything is in real time.
  • I think it is a wonderful tool for a start-up company to manage its recruitment program
Mazhar Shah | 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

RecruitBPM

  • Too many features does get overwhelming initially, would be good to have modules divided for specific features
  • We needed several demos to understand how to use it
Emilia Poulsen | 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

RecruitBPM

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

RecruitBPM

RecruitBPM 9.7
Based on 3 answers
Easy of you and fast learning experience. Usability and a minimal number of clicks were one of the key factors for us. Having built-in workflows, custom user access, and automation was a deal maker for us.
Kelley Wickenhause | 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

RecruitBPM

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

RecruitBPM

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

RecruitBPM

RecruitBPM 9.0
Based on 2 answers
More hands-on approach and they provided us unlimited 1:1 online training whenever asked. I do not like vendors who offer you only a few free sessions. where they got our attention the most was when they were able to customize their product to our unique needs for certain areas like agency resumes, certification tracking, and expense management.
Kelley Wickenhause | 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

RecruitBPM

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

RecruitBPM

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

RecruitBPM

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

RecruitBPM

We've used cBiz (and a few of the big time platforms) in the past, but we haven't found anything that compares on the cost-benefit side of things. There really is minimal cost with RecruitBPM, and it does everything that we need it to do
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

RecruitBPM

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

RecruitBPM

  • We gained more productivity
  • We have able to secure more candidates using AI Matching in RecruitBPM
  • We have saved money as we are not paying 100 per user
Anonymous | 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

RecruitBPM

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ascentis
7.5
RecruitBPM
9.8

Likelihood to Renew

Ascentis
6.3
RecruitBPM

Usability

Ascentis
7.5
RecruitBPM
9.7

Reliability and Availability

Ascentis
6.3
RecruitBPM

Performance

Ascentis
6.7
RecruitBPM

Support Rating

Ascentis
8.0
RecruitBPM
9.0

In-Person Training

Ascentis
8.0
RecruitBPM

Online Training

Ascentis
8.0
RecruitBPM

Implementation Rating

Ascentis
8.0
RecruitBPM

Scalability

Ascentis
6.0
RecruitBPM

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