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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

SAP Core HR and Payroll

SAP HR can be well suited for global companies with operations in multiple countries. The Payroll module needs to be limited to one instance per country, otherwise trying to maintain multiple countries on the same instance is too complicated.I would not recommend using SAP HR and Payroll for smaller companies because the total cost of ownership and the lack of flexibility will make it unfeasible. There are many cloud-based options now a days available that would fit better for this type of scenario.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Ascentis
7.5
SAP Core HR and Payroll
8.1
Employee demographic data
Ascentis
8.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0
Employment history
Ascentis
7.9
SAP Core HR and Payroll
10.0
Job profiles and administration
Ascentis
7.7
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ascentis
7.3
SAP Core HR and Payroll
10.0
Organizational charting
Ascentis
6.5
SAP Core HR and Payroll
10.0
Organization and location management
Ascentis
7.6
SAP Core HR and Payroll
10.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ascentis
7.7
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0

Payroll Management

Ascentis
8.3
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.6
Pay calculation
Ascentis
8.5
SAP Core HR and Payroll
10.0
Support for external payroll vendors
Ascentis
7.7
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Ascentis
8.3
SAP Core HR and Payroll
Benefit plan administration
Ascentis
7.7
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.8
Direct deposit files
Ascentis
9.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
Ascentis
8.1
SAP Core HR and Payroll
10.0
Reimbursement management
Ascentis
8.4
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Ascentis
8.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.9
Approval workflow
Ascentis
8.4
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.8
Balance details
Ascentis
7.9
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.5
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ascentis
7.7
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.5

Employee Self Service

Ascentis
8.2
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.8
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ascentis
8.2
SAP Core HR and Payroll
10.0
Update personal information
Ascentis
8.6
SAP Core HR and Payroll
10.0
View company policy documentation
Ascentis
7.7
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.0
Employee recognition
Ascentis
7.7
SAP Core HR and Payroll
1.9
View job history
Ascentis
8.6
SAP Core HR and Payroll
10.0

Asset Management

Ascentis
6.1
SAP Core HR and Payroll
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis
6.1
SAP Core HR and Payroll

HR Reporting

Ascentis
6.5
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.9
Report builder
Ascentis
6.2
SAP Core HR and Payroll
10.0
Pre-built reports
Ascentis
7.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
10.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Ascentis
6.4
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.6

Onboarding

Ascentis
6.6
SAP Core HR and Payroll
1.0
New hire portal
Ascentis
6.8
SAP Core HR and Payroll
1.0
Manager tracking tools
Ascentis
6.4
SAP Core HR and Payroll
1.0

Performance and Goals

Ascentis
7.1
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.3
Corporate goal setting
Ascentis
6.6
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Individual goal setting
Ascentis
7.4
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Line-of sight-visibility
Ascentis
7.3
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.0
Performance tracking
Ascentis
6.9
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0

Performance Management

Ascentis
6.6
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.2
Performance plans
Ascentis
6.6
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0
Performance improvement plans
Ascentis
6.7
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0
Review status tracking
Ascentis
7.1
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Review reminders
Ascentis
6.9
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0
Multiple review frequency
Ascentis
5.7
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0

Succession Planning

Ascentis
6.3
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.8
Create succession plans/pools
Ascentis
6.3
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.0
Candidate ranking
Ascentis
6.5
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.0
Candidate search
Ascentis
6.1
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Candidate development
Ascentis
6.4
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0

Recruiting / ATS

Ascentis
6.7
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.1
Job Requisition Management
Ascentis
7.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Company Website Posting
Ascentis
7.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Publish to Social Media
Ascentis
6.9
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.0
Job Search Site Posting
Ascentis
6.6
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ascentis
6.7
SAP Core HR and Payroll
1.0
Applicant Tracking
Ascentis
6.5
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Notifications and Alerts
Ascentis
5.8
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0

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

SAP Core HR and Payroll

  • Record Keeping of financial data.
  • Record keeping of personnel data.
  • Reports are very easily attainable.
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

SAP Core HR and Payroll

  • The interface and graphic look and feel are not very modern.
  • Provide more intuitive and easier screens and functionality - Too many scroll bars.
  • Make messages back to users more descriptive.
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

SAP Core HR and Payroll

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

SAP Core HR and Payroll

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

SAP Core HR and Payroll

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

SAP Core HR and Payroll

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

SAP Core HR and Payroll

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

SAP Core HR and Payroll

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

SAP Core HR and Payroll

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

SAP Core HR and Payroll

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

SAP Core HR and Payroll

We use SAP HR and Payroll because in our company it is the corporate mandate. However, based on our regional/business unit requirements and strategic plans other system would provide a better fit. However, just like in many large global corporations these type of decisions are made at the corporate level, many times giving priority to technology standardization instead of business priorities.
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

SAP Core HR and Payroll

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

SAP Core HR and Payroll

  • SAP is a very intuitive platform to use.
  • Saves money and time in record keeping.
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

SAP Core HR and Payroll

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ascentis
7.5
SAP Core HR and Payroll
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Ascentis
6.3
SAP Core HR and Payroll

Usability

Ascentis
7.5
SAP Core HR and Payroll

Reliability and Availability

Ascentis
6.3
SAP Core HR and Payroll

Performance

Ascentis
6.7
SAP Core HR and Payroll

Support Rating

Ascentis
8.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll

In-Person Training

Ascentis
8.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll

Online Training

Ascentis
8.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll

Implementation Rating

Ascentis
8.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll

Scalability

Ascentis
6.0
SAP Core HR and Payroll

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