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Likelihood to Recommend

Ascentis

While the Recruiting module itself is difficult to get it the way we need, moving applicants into HR has saved us tons of time since it is fully integrated. Everything works well together and the support services teams for all modules are outstanding. Within Recruiting, there are no integrated Reference check capabilities, so it has to be done manually outside the system. With the volume of seasonal hiring we do, we simply don't have the time to do this effectively. If there was a way to run reference checks and have them flow back to the employee record in the form of an attachment for their file, it would be awesome!
Gail Bettcher | TrustRadius Reviewer

TimeClock Plus

TimeClock Plus is very user friendly. With a little training, it is easy to master. It is great for keeping accurate time keeping. You can also accrue employee vacation and sick time here if needed. I believe it would be an asset to any size company. I consider the uniqueness of each employee having to clock in and out for themselves is a necessity for any company in keeping accurate records.
Cora Hunt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Ascentis
7.1
TimeClock Plus
Employee demographic data
Ascentis
8.2
TimeClock Plus
Employment history
Ascentis
7.9
TimeClock Plus
Job profiles and administration
Ascentis
6.9
TimeClock Plus
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ascentis
6.5
TimeClock Plus
Organizational charting
Ascentis
6.0
TimeClock Plus
Organization and location management
Ascentis
7.4
TimeClock Plus
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ascentis
6.6
TimeClock Plus

Payroll Management

Ascentis
7.6
TimeClock Plus
Pay calculation
Ascentis
8.5
TimeClock Plus
Support for external payroll vendors
Ascentis
7.7
TimeClock Plus
Benefit plan administration
Ascentis
6.8
TimeClock Plus
Direct deposit files
Ascentis
8.9
TimeClock Plus
Salary revision and increment management
Ascentis
7.3
TimeClock Plus
Reimbursement management
Ascentis
6.8
TimeClock Plus

Leave and Attendance Management

Ascentis
7.6
TimeClock Plus
Approval workflow
Ascentis
7.4
TimeClock Plus
Balance details
Ascentis
7.7
TimeClock Plus
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ascentis
7.7
TimeClock Plus

Employee Self Service

Ascentis
7.5
TimeClock Plus
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ascentis
7.9
TimeClock Plus
Update personal information
Ascentis
8.3
TimeClock Plus
View company policy documentation
Ascentis
7.4
TimeClock Plus
Employee recognition
Ascentis
6.5
TimeClock Plus
View job history
Ascentis
7.1
TimeClock Plus

Asset Management

Ascentis
5.0
TimeClock Plus
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis
5.0
TimeClock Plus

HR Reporting

Ascentis
6.3
TimeClock Plus
Report builder
Ascentis
6.4
TimeClock Plus
Pre-built reports
Ascentis
6.6
TimeClock Plus
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Ascentis
5.9
TimeClock Plus

Onboarding

Ascentis
7.4
TimeClock Plus
New hire portal
Ascentis
7.6
TimeClock Plus
Manager tracking tools
Ascentis
7.3
TimeClock Plus

Performance and Goals

Ascentis
6.5
TimeClock Plus
Corporate goal setting
Ascentis
6.5
TimeClock Plus
Individual goal setting
Ascentis
6.6
TimeClock Plus
Line-of sight-visibility
Ascentis
6.3
TimeClock Plus
Performance tracking
Ascentis
6.5
TimeClock Plus

Performance Management

Ascentis
6.0
TimeClock Plus
Performance plans
Ascentis
6.3
TimeClock Plus
Performance improvement plans
Ascentis
6.4
TimeClock Plus
Review status tracking
Ascentis
6.3
TimeClock Plus
Review reminders
Ascentis
6.2
TimeClock Plus
Multiple review frequency
Ascentis
4.8
TimeClock Plus

Succession Planning

Ascentis
5.5
TimeClock Plus
Create succession plans/pools
Ascentis
5.1
TimeClock Plus
Candidate ranking
Ascentis
5.3
TimeClock Plus
Candidate search
Ascentis
6.5
TimeClock Plus
Candidate development
Ascentis
5.0
TimeClock Plus

Recruiting / ATS

Ascentis
7.0
TimeClock Plus
Job Requisition Management
Ascentis
7.8
TimeClock Plus
Company Website Posting
Ascentis
8.0
TimeClock Plus
Publish to Social Media
Ascentis
6.6
TimeClock Plus
Job Search Site Posting
Ascentis
6.9
TimeClock Plus
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ascentis
5.3
TimeClock Plus
Applicant Tracking
Ascentis
7.8
TimeClock Plus
Notifications and Alerts
Ascentis
6.9
TimeClock Plus

Pros

Ascentis

  • The scheduling function provides a good platform that allows employees to see what their schedule is. If multiple departments have need of their time, they can look and see availability. If none, they can negotiate with the employee's direct report to get them in. We use it to coordinate both work hours and training hours.
  • It can be programmed to notify if someone clocks in/out early/late and awards points accordingly. Our frontline staff have a work requirement for in/out timeliness. It lets Managers know when and where to intervene with HR to bring this performance focus back into line.
  • If there are log-in/out errors, Supervisors can easily make corrections. This is important when there are issues that might affect an employee's points.
Drew Bishop | TrustRadius Reviewer

TimeClock Plus

  • Allows customized schedules for auto populating timesheets.
  • Request calendar shows status of time off requests for direct reports for managers - see all-time off segments at one time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Ascentis

  • NovaTime is the biggest hiccup that we've consistently encountered with Ascentis. We've encountered some of the same issues time and time again throughout our cooperative and I've opened numerous tickets and I've yet to feel like those issues have been resolved. Generally, the program will work, however, when it doesn't it creates frustration with the employee group.
  • I've noticed that when NovaTime has gone down an email has now been sent out notifying the administrators. This is a positive step!
  • I'm wondering if HR and payroll, can, at some point, be one of the same program. I know that with the most recent web updates it sounds like it's moving to one complete system so you don't have to go to two different spots to seek information. If that information was in one spot that would be helpful.
Megan Hoffmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

TimeClock Plus

  • The system would go down periodically and we would have to correct everyones' time.
  • Reporting was not intuitive.
  • The system was archaic at the time that we were using it. I know that they've done updates since then, however.
Ariel Lopez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Ascentis

Ascentis 6.2
Based on 9 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

TimeClock Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Ascentis

Ascentis 7.0
Based on 8 answers
Overall, it is fairly usable for the average user as long as he/she is at a computer, laptop or a larger tablet and has the ability to view the employee self-service webpage on an internet browser. Because it does not have an app or other mobile interfaces right now, it makes it difficult for it to be useful for most of our employee population who utilize their phones to access the internet. As for the HR professional who would be also working on this interface, it is somewhat easy as about two-thirds of the screens are fairly user-friendly and easy to navigate. Nevertheless, it still leaves about one-third of them that are not as user-friendly and would require more technical knowledge to figure out how to best use them.
Jennifer Steffens | TrustRadius Reviewer

TimeClock Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Ascentis

Ascentis 7.1
Based on 104 answers
During a transition, we had an issue where there was no one in the company who had the SQL database password, which was needed in order to pull over historical data. Ascentis technology team worked tirelessly and were able to get into the database and make a smooth transition of the data.
Dawn Haag-Hatterer, JD | TrustRadius Reviewer

TimeClock Plus

TimeClock Plus 6.5
Based on 2 answers
I have no experience with support for TimeClock Plus. Have had no need of support, which I think is a very good thing.
Cora Hunt | 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

TimeClock Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Ascentis

Ascentis 6.0
Based on 2 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

TimeClock Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Ascentis

Ascentis 6.1
Based on 4 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

TimeClock Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Ascentis

1. Customer Service - listens to clients (per our due diligence during evaluation phase and own experience thereafter)2. System ability to interface with in-house systems. (Other vendors evaluated could not guarantee success.)3. Report Writing - prewritten + ad hoc. User-friendly. Payroll staff could write. Freeing up IT resource time. (+ Payroll more self-sufficient)4. Import/Export Capabilities. (Not all systems are equal)5. Garnishment / Third Party Check module. (Had vision from prior in-house system, this was the only vendor that had what we wanted in this area.)6. Employee satisfaction with increased payroll department efficiency and Ascentis Employee Self-Service.
Dottie Abston, CPP | TrustRadius Reviewer

TimeClock Plus

We chose TimeClock Plus for the lower initial investment. Licensing for Wasp was more costly, and we didn't have to purchase physical time clocks like we would have with Wasp time and avoided running network cable to support the new infrastructure. The TimeClock Plus console had a better look and feel than the Wasp Time software.
Gary Lamontagne | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Ascentis

  • By far, fewer errors in capturing information or giving information
  • Easily see what benefits an employee has enrolled or declined and historical information
  • Easily see what compensation an employee has had historical, or where their compensation is at currently
  • Easily see what positions an employee has had within the company for how long, and why they were transferred
Catherine Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

TimeClock Plus

  • It has reduced the time to gather hours worked and submit to payroll.
  • It is easier for the employees to edit scheduled hours for time off.
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

TimeClock Plus

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ascentis
7.2
TimeClock Plus
7.5

Likelihood to Renew

Ascentis
6.2
TimeClock Plus

Usability

Ascentis
7.0
TimeClock Plus

Reliability and Availability

Ascentis
8.0
TimeClock Plus

Performance

Ascentis
8.0
TimeClock Plus

Support Rating

Ascentis
7.1
TimeClock Plus
6.5

In-Person Training

Ascentis
8.0
TimeClock Plus

Online Training

Ascentis
6.0
TimeClock Plus

Implementation Rating

Ascentis
6.1
TimeClock Plus

Scalability

Ascentis
5.0
TimeClock Plus

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