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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

Recruiterbox

For large companies Recruiterbox can be a software with exceptional results, allowing the application of all kinds of functions, mostly based on the execution of steps in recruitment operations with large lists of interested parties, which makes it useful in businesses such as supermarkets or services oriented to governmental management. Since it works well with emails, Recruiterbox is good for creating job interviews that do not directly require face-to-face management, as in the case of most software development jobs that are currently held. Recruiterbox is good for working in human talent departments that do not have enough experience in handling human resources software, or that are from a new business, thanks to its simplicity of use.
Jason Kerley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

Ascentis
6.1
Recruiterbox
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis
6.1
Recruiterbox

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

Ascentis
6.7
Recruiterbox
9.5
Job Requisition Management
Ascentis
7.0
Recruiterbox
10.0
Company Website Posting
Ascentis
7.0
Recruiterbox
10.0
Publish to Social Media
Ascentis
6.9
Recruiterbox
9.0
Job Search Site Posting
Ascentis
6.6
Recruiterbox
9.7
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ascentis
6.7
Recruiterbox
8.0
Applicant Tracking
Ascentis
6.5
Recruiterbox
10.0
Notifications and Alerts
Ascentis
5.8
Recruiterbox
9.7
Customized Application Form
Ascentis
Recruiterbox
9.3
Resume Management
Ascentis
Recruiterbox
9.5
Candidate Search
Ascentis
Recruiterbox
9.5
Collaboration
Ascentis
Recruiterbox
9.5
Task Creation and Delegation
Ascentis
Recruiterbox
9.0
Email Templates
Ascentis
Recruiterbox
10.0
User Permissions
Ascentis
Recruiterbox
10.0
Reporting
Ascentis
Recruiterbox
9.0

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

Recruiterbox

  • There's a "social footprint" kind of feature that scrubs popular social media tools for content, and aggregates this on the candidate page for a complete view of the candidate's personal brand. That was neat.
  • The email and calendar integration was well done. Most people want simple communications (the ability to respond to a candidate from the email client on your mobile device, without the hassle of logging into a platform). The ability to discreetly communicate with the candidates, while maintaining the tags and communications thread on the candidates page was gold. It reminded me a lot of central desktop by how smartly it was executed.
  • Increasing reach by blasting the job to multiple job boards (this was included in one of the subscriptions). Great timesaver.
Tiffany Tesfamichael | 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

Recruiterbox

  • Not very ergonomic design, which is a bit annoying.
  • I would like it to allow compatibility with video calling tools, allowing us to send links during the conversation.
  • It is quite annoying not to have an alphabetical order in the list of possible candidates.
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

Recruiterbox

Recruiterbox 1.0
Based on 1 answer
We have not renewed our subscription for Recruiterbox. Although it is a great platform with great customer service, it does not have the functionality our company needs to be able to scale and there weren't plans to develop that functionality soon.
Katie McKinlay | 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

Recruiterbox

Recruiterbox 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Recruiterbox is extremely easy to use and to learn. The only function that is difficult to use, even once you have the hang of the system, is reporting.
Katie McKinlay | 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

Recruiterbox

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

Recruiterbox

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

Recruiterbox

Recruiterbox 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The customer service has always been fantastic. We were always taken care of and no issue or problem went unsolved.
Katie McKinlay | 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

Recruiterbox

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

Recruiterbox

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

Recruiterbox

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

Recruiterbox

Recruiterbox does not have as many features as other products I have used, however I would rate it very strong for ease of use. If you need something simple & out of the box, I had no complaints. I also experienced very few, if any, bugs while using the product.
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

Recruiterbox

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

Recruiterbox

  • Improved employee retention: We've seen our employee retention increase significantly over time. While a lot of this has to do with internal benefits improvements, we can also point towards our organization within Recruiterbox as helping us vet the very best of the best.
  • Internship satisfaction: We have 3 internships every quarter, and we've seen internship satisfaction increase over time.
Laura Cain | 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

Recruiterbox

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ascentis
7.5
Recruiterbox
9.7

Likelihood to Renew

Ascentis
6.3
Recruiterbox
1.0

Usability

Ascentis
7.5
Recruiterbox
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Ascentis
6.3
Recruiterbox

Performance

Ascentis
6.7
Recruiterbox

Support Rating

Ascentis
8.0
Recruiterbox
10.0

In-Person Training

Ascentis
8.0
Recruiterbox

Online Training

Ascentis
8.0
Recruiterbox

Implementation Rating

Ascentis
8.0
Recruiterbox

Scalability

Ascentis
6.0
Recruiterbox

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