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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

Saba Cloud

Our organization uses Saba Cloud primarily to manage all types of learning systems or staff training empirically. In addition, it provides us with a quick test-based follow-up to the trainees. We use Saba Cloud to train our clientele in a professional manner with respect to our worldwide online service. With this tool we are able to enhance the customer experience with the organization. Similarly, our organization uses Saba Cloud to monitor the performance and effectiveness of our employees and customers after having access to all the information provided by the application to subsequently make learning and development reports.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

Ascentis
6.1
Saba Cloud
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis
6.1
Saba Cloud

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

Ascentis
6.6
Saba Cloud
8.1
New hire portal
Ascentis
6.8
Saba Cloud
7.0
Manager tracking tools
Ascentis
6.4
Saba Cloud
9.1
Compliance tracking and reporting
Ascentis
Saba Cloud
8.1

Performance and Goals

Ascentis
7.1
Saba Cloud
9.2
Corporate goal setting
Ascentis
6.6
Saba Cloud
9.3
Individual goal setting
Ascentis
7.4
Saba Cloud
9.3
Line-of sight-visibility
Ascentis
7.3
Saba Cloud
8.8
Performance tracking
Ascentis
6.9
Saba Cloud
9.5
Subordinate goal setting
Ascentis
Saba Cloud
9.3

Performance Management

Ascentis
6.6
Saba Cloud
8.6
Performance plans
Ascentis
6.6
Saba Cloud
9.4
Performance improvement plans
Ascentis
6.7
Saba Cloud
8.7
Review status tracking
Ascentis
7.1
Saba Cloud
8.9
Review reminders
Ascentis
6.9
Saba Cloud
9.5
Multiple review frequency
Ascentis
5.7
Saba Cloud
8.1
Plan weighting
Ascentis
Saba Cloud
8.5
Manager note taking
Ascentis
Saba Cloud
7.8
Rater nomination workflow
Ascentis
Saba Cloud
8.4
Workflow restrictions
Ascentis
Saba Cloud
8.0
Reporting
Ascentis
Saba Cloud
9.1

Succession Planning

Ascentis
6.3
Saba Cloud
8.2
Create succession plans/pools
Ascentis
6.3
Saba Cloud
8.5
Candidate ranking
Ascentis
6.5
Saba Cloud
8.1
Candidate search
Ascentis
6.1
Saba Cloud
8.1
Candidate development
Ascentis
6.4
Saba Cloud
8.2

Recruiting / ATS

Ascentis
6.6
Saba Cloud
9.3
Job Requisition Management
Ascentis
7.0
Saba Cloud
9.7
Company Website Posting
Ascentis
7.0
Saba Cloud
8.8
Publish to Social Media
Ascentis
6.9
Saba Cloud
9.7
Job Search Site Posting
Ascentis
6.6
Saba Cloud
9.7
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ascentis
6.7
Saba Cloud
8.8
Applicant Tracking
Ascentis
6.5
Saba Cloud
9.7
Notifications and Alerts
Ascentis
5.8
Saba Cloud
8.9
Customized Application Form
Ascentis
Saba Cloud
8.8
Resume Management
Ascentis
Saba Cloud
8.8
Candidate Search
Ascentis
Saba Cloud
9.7
Collaboration
Ascentis
Saba Cloud
8.9
Email Templates
Ascentis
Saba Cloud
9.7
User Permissions
Ascentis
Saba Cloud
8.8
Reporting
Ascentis
Saba Cloud
9.8

Learning Management

Ascentis
Saba Cloud
9.1
Course authoring
Ascentis
Saba Cloud
8.0
Course catalog or library
Ascentis
Saba Cloud
9.3
Player/Portal
Ascentis
Saba Cloud
8.8
Learning content
Ascentis
Saba Cloud
9.2
Mobile friendly
Ascentis
Saba Cloud
9.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Ascentis
Saba Cloud
9.3
Assignments
Ascentis
Saba Cloud
9.3
Compliance management
Ascentis
Saba Cloud
9.1
Learning administration
Ascentis
Saba Cloud
9.3
Learning reporting & analytics
Ascentis
Saba Cloud
9.1
Social learning
Ascentis
Saba Cloud
9.3

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

Saba Cloud

  • Saba Cloud has Social Learning, Informal Learning, Micro/Nano Learning, Video Learning, and Mobile Learning features for the users.
  • Extended Enterprise Learning available in Saba Cloud can help organizations to take the eLearning contents to the external stakeholders which will have multiple advantages (E-Commerce).
  • Configure, schedule and manage Webinars, Meetings, and Events within the Saba Cloud LMS.
  • Social enterprise tools including Groups, Communities, Discussions, Blogs, and Wikis, along with rating and comments.
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

Saba Cloud

  • Simplify the creation of a learning event. Right now, it seems to be over-engineered, which might work for some organizations, but is not great for our organization.
  • Minor tweaks with goal management, such as being able to copy goals from one employee to another, or for a goal assigned to multiple individuals, the ability to make a change to one individual, and the change carries over to the other individuals.
Paul Ellison | 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

Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 7.3
Based on 4 answers
The only reason I wouldn't rate this a 10 is because we always want to evaluate the technology we use to drive our business. While Saba would be the "leader in the clubhouse", we would still perform our due diligence when it's time to renew.
Chris Salles | 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

Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 7.8
Based on 11 answers
As someone who creates classes and is also a learning administrator in the system, I have run into some issues with the system's capabilities for my needs. I am not a fan of having to use Adobe Captivate to download a PowerPoint presentation into the system, as my training sessions are much more than a glorified PowerPoint. Our organization has yet to turn on Saba Meetings, which may help with these limitations.
Ashley Gibson | 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

Saba Cloud

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

Saba Cloud

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

Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 8.2
Based on 19 answers
For the times that we have used the support provided by Saba, it has been a very pleasurable experience for our department. Part of our package with Saba includes a specified number of hours of "training" time with Saba. During these meetings, we have shared our desires of the product and the support personnel have either shown us how to accomplish our task or they have taken our requests to their developers to look at future enhancements. Overall, very pleased with the support.
Bruce Boyd | 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

Saba Cloud

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

Saba Cloud

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

Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 4.0
Based on 1 answer
Reporting should increase further levels of analytics.
Musham Yadagiri | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Saba Cloud

We had extensive reviews with a plan of what we needed and must have out of the system, including custom learning paths and tracking inside our HRIS system to grant permissions and positions based on completed learning certifications and courses. We weighed each option and chose based on the one that met the most of the must-haves.
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

Saba Cloud

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

Saba Cloud

  • We were able to get Saba's entire Talent Cloud for the cost of our last LMS. That meant we were able to implement performance management for no additional licensing costs.
  • There's no doubt that any organization burdened with compliance requirements needs an LMS. Saba has all the bells and whistles needed.
Jeanne Bonzon | 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

Saba Cloud

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ascentis
7.5
Saba Cloud
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Ascentis
6.3
Saba Cloud
7.3

Usability

Ascentis
7.5
Saba Cloud
7.8

Reliability and Availability

Ascentis
6.3
Saba Cloud

Performance

Ascentis
6.7
Saba Cloud

Support Rating

Ascentis
8.0
Saba Cloud
8.2

In-Person Training

Ascentis
8.0
Saba Cloud

Online Training

Ascentis
8.0
Saba Cloud

Implementation Rating

Ascentis
8.0
Saba Cloud
4.0

Scalability

Ascentis
6.0
Saba Cloud

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