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Score 6.8 out of 100

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

Sage HRMS

Sage HRMS is a software that fits in all organizations whether small or large and this makes it the most suitable HR solution as it will help you manage your workforce even if it may appear small. The software has analytics and reporting tools that are applicable in performance management where you will use them in assessing the productivity of your employees and plan on how to improve further as a workforce. It further helps in employee on-boarding, payroll management, and talent management
Jane Kabochi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Ascentis
7.5
Sage HRMS
6.6
Employee demographic data
Ascentis
8.0
Sage HRMS
7.0
Employment history
Ascentis
7.9
Sage HRMS
7.0
Job profiles and administration
Ascentis
7.7
Sage HRMS
7.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ascentis
7.3
Sage HRMS
7.0
Organizational charting
Ascentis
6.5
Sage HRMS
6.1
Organization and location management
Ascentis
7.6
Sage HRMS
6.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ascentis
7.7
Sage HRMS
6.1

Payroll Management

Ascentis
8.3
Sage HRMS
7.0
Pay calculation
Ascentis
8.5
Sage HRMS
7.0
Support for external payroll vendors
Ascentis
7.7
Sage HRMS
7.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Ascentis
8.3
Sage HRMS
Benefit plan administration
Ascentis
7.7
Sage HRMS
7.0
Direct deposit files
Ascentis
9.0
Sage HRMS
7.0
Salary revision and increment management
Ascentis
8.1
Sage HRMS
7.0
Reimbursement management
Ascentis
8.4
Sage HRMS
7.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Ascentis
8.0
Sage HRMS
4.7
Approval workflow
Ascentis
8.4
Sage HRMS
5.1
Balance details
Ascentis
7.9
Sage HRMS
5.1
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ascentis
7.7
Sage HRMS
4.1

Employee Self Service

Ascentis
8.2
Sage HRMS
6.4
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ascentis
8.2
Sage HRMS
7.0
Update personal information
Ascentis
8.6
Sage HRMS
7.0
View company policy documentation
Ascentis
7.7
Sage HRMS
6.1
Employee recognition
Ascentis
7.7
Sage HRMS
6.0
View job history
Ascentis
8.6
Sage HRMS
6.0

Asset Management

Ascentis
6.1
Sage HRMS
7.0
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis
6.1
Sage HRMS
7.0

HR Reporting

Ascentis
6.5
Sage HRMS
8.3
Report builder
Ascentis
6.2
Sage HRMS
8.0
Pre-built reports
Ascentis
7.0
Sage HRMS
9.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Ascentis
6.4
Sage HRMS
8.0

Onboarding

Ascentis
6.6
Sage HRMS
7.0
New hire portal
Ascentis
6.8
Sage HRMS
7.0
Manager tracking tools
Ascentis
6.4
Sage HRMS
7.0

Performance and Goals

Ascentis
7.1
Sage HRMS
7.3
Corporate goal setting
Ascentis
6.6
Sage HRMS
8.0
Individual goal setting
Ascentis
7.4
Sage HRMS
7.0
Line-of sight-visibility
Ascentis
7.3
Sage HRMS
8.0
Performance tracking
Ascentis
6.9
Sage HRMS
6.1

Performance Management

Ascentis
6.6
Sage HRMS
7.8
Performance plans
Ascentis
6.6
Sage HRMS
9.0
Performance improvement plans
Ascentis
6.7
Sage HRMS
8.0
Review status tracking
Ascentis
7.1
Sage HRMS
7.0
Review reminders
Ascentis
6.9
Sage HRMS
8.0
Multiple review frequency
Ascentis
5.7
Sage HRMS
7.0

Succession Planning

Ascentis
6.3
Sage HRMS
8.5
Create succession plans/pools
Ascentis
6.3
Sage HRMS
9.0
Candidate ranking
Ascentis
6.5
Sage HRMS
8.0
Candidate search
Ascentis
6.1
Sage HRMS
8.0
Candidate development
Ascentis
6.4
Sage HRMS
9.0

Recruiting / ATS

Ascentis
6.6
Sage HRMS
7.4
Job Requisition Management
Ascentis
7.0
Sage HRMS
5.1
Company Website Posting
Ascentis
7.0
Sage HRMS
5.1
Publish to Social Media
Ascentis
6.9
Sage HRMS
9.0
Job Search Site Posting
Ascentis
6.6
Sage HRMS
7.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ascentis
6.7
Sage HRMS
8.0
Applicant Tracking
Ascentis
6.5
Sage HRMS
9.0
Notifications and Alerts
Ascentis
5.8
Sage HRMS
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

Sage HRMS

  • Reporting - there are three levels of reporting - 1. Standard Reports 2. Query Tool - users can create very simple list with some filtering functionality 3. Crystal Reports - user can create very simple to complex report pulling data from multiple table, calculated fields, etc.
  • Benefit Tracking - benefit plans are setup utilizing rate tables therefore rate changes are updated globally
  • Payroll - everyday payroll processing and tax filing that is very user friendly
Cathey Pangborn | 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

Sage HRMS

  • It is sometimes hard to identify parts of competency/compensation history. We built tables to store this data but it is not laid out well on the screen.
  • Sometimes, even when you tell the system to "Add to History" it doesn't update so there is history missing. This impacts someone that relies on history for troubleshooting and reports.
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

Sage HRMS

Sage HRMS 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I do not work with this software anymore, and I am not involved with the renewal of it. However, if I were, I would still suggest using it unless something better was introduced
Natalie Rapchak | 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

Sage HRMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Sage HRMS

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

Sage HRMS

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

Sage HRMS

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

Sage HRMS

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

Sage HRMS

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

Sage HRMS

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

Sage HRMS

Sage HRMS was very cost effective for a non-profit. It does all that we needed as a company and more. It also allows us to handle payroll ourselves instead of outsourcing [it].
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

Sage HRMS

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

Sage HRMS

  • As we have grown as an organization, the deficiencies in the reporting function have created more work for staff as we have to find other ways to create reports.
  • Over the last few years, we have encountered a few issues with calculations from the system which have caused a lot of additional labor hours and dollars to correct the problem.
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

Sage HRMS

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ascentis
7.5
Sage HRMS
6.1

Likelihood to Renew

Ascentis
6.3
Sage HRMS
8.0

Usability

Ascentis
7.5
Sage HRMS

Reliability and Availability

Ascentis
6.3
Sage HRMS

Performance

Ascentis
6.7
Sage HRMS

Support Rating

Ascentis
8.0
Sage HRMS

In-Person Training

Ascentis
8.0
Sage HRMS

Online Training

Ascentis
8.0
Sage HRMS

Implementation Rating

Ascentis
8.0
Sage HRMS

Scalability

Ascentis
6.0
Sage HRMS

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