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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!
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Vibe HCM

I believe Vibe HCM is a very good solution for small to mid-sized organizations. Make sure you have created a list of requirements. The specific questions you ask are dependent on your organization's needs.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Ascentis
7.1
Vibe HCM
7.2
Employee demographic data
Ascentis
8.0
Vibe HCM
8.2
Employment history
Ascentis
7.8
Vibe HCM
7.4
Job profiles and administration
Ascentis
7.2
Vibe HCM
7.4
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ascentis
6.8
Vibe HCM
8.2
Organizational charting
Ascentis
5.9
Vibe HCM
7.3
Organization and location management
Ascentis
7.3
Vibe HCM
7.4
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ascentis
6.8
Vibe HCM
4.5

Payroll Management

Ascentis
7.5
Vibe HCM
8.5
Pay calculation
Ascentis
8.1
Vibe HCM
8.2
Support for external payroll vendors
Ascentis
7.4
Vibe HCM
Benefit plan administration
Ascentis
6.9
Vibe HCM
Direct deposit files
Ascentis
8.6
Vibe HCM
8.2
Salary revision and increment management
Ascentis
7.4
Vibe HCM
9.1
Reimbursement management
Ascentis
6.5
Vibe HCM

Leave and Attendance Management

Ascentis
7.5
Vibe HCM
7.3
Approval workflow
Ascentis
7.4
Vibe HCM
7.3
Balance details
Ascentis
7.5
Vibe HCM
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ascentis
7.6
Vibe HCM

Employee Self Service

Ascentis
7.6
Vibe HCM
7.8
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ascentis
8.0
Vibe HCM
8.2
Update personal information
Ascentis
8.3
Vibe HCM
8.5
View company policy documentation
Ascentis
7.4
Vibe HCM
7.9
Employee recognition
Ascentis
6.8
Vibe HCM
6.4
View job history
Ascentis
7.2
Vibe HCM
8.2

Asset Management

Ascentis
6.2
Vibe HCM
6.4
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis
6.2
Vibe HCM
6.4

HR Reporting

Ascentis
6.2
Vibe HCM
7.2
Report builder
Ascentis
6.6
Vibe HCM
7.9
Pre-built reports
Ascentis
6.5
Vibe HCM
8.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Ascentis
5.7
Vibe HCM
5.7

Onboarding

Ascentis
7.0
Vibe HCM
New hire portal
Ascentis
7.2
Vibe HCM
Manager tracking tools
Ascentis
6.7
Vibe HCM

Performance and Goals

Ascentis
6.3
Vibe HCM
Corporate goal setting
Ascentis
6.4
Vibe HCM
Individual goal setting
Ascentis
6.5
Vibe HCM
Line-of sight-visibility
Ascentis
6.1
Vibe HCM
Performance tracking
Ascentis
6.3
Vibe HCM

Performance Management

Ascentis
5.9
Vibe HCM
Performance plans
Ascentis
6.1
Vibe HCM
Performance improvement plans
Ascentis
6.1
Vibe HCM
Review status tracking
Ascentis
6.2
Vibe HCM
Review reminders
Ascentis
6.1
Vibe HCM
Multiple review frequency
Ascentis
5.1
Vibe HCM

Succession Planning

Ascentis
5.4
Vibe HCM
Create succession plans/pools
Ascentis
5.1
Vibe HCM
Candidate ranking
Ascentis
5.4
Vibe HCM
Candidate search
Ascentis
6.2
Vibe HCM
Candidate development
Ascentis
5.1
Vibe HCM

Recruiting / ATS

Ascentis
6.9
Vibe HCM
Job Requisition Management
Ascentis
7.3
Vibe HCM
Company Website Posting
Ascentis
7.5
Vibe HCM
Publish to Social Media
Ascentis
6.8
Vibe HCM
Job Search Site Posting
Ascentis
6.8
Vibe HCM
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ascentis
6.0
Vibe HCM
Applicant Tracking
Ascentis
7.4
Vibe HCM
Notifications and Alerts
Ascentis
6.6
Vibe HCM

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.
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Vibe HCM

  • The product allows your personality as a company to shine through. To me this is pretty rare and so important for us as an organization. If we are truly building a social/communication platform we want something that feels like WE are speaking to our employees (our branding, our voice, our site). We also wanted to build a platform that looks and feels like other social media platforms on the web and not like a dressed up company intranet.
  • Partnership. Vibe HCM and the team that supports the product are amazing to work with. They not only help you configure the product to meet your businesses needs but they come to the table and brainstorm with you so that you truly are building something amazing and impactful.
  • Great user interface that is very intuitive and behaves the way most employees are used to interacting with the web and finding information.
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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.
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Vibe HCM

  • Any areas of opportunity are discussed and addressed. They are incredibly open to suggestions and have an overall attitude of continuous improvement. No possibility goes unexplored.
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Likelihood to Renew

Ascentis

Ascentis 5.8
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.
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Vibe HCM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Ascentis

Ascentis 7.1
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.
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Vibe HCM

Vibe HCM 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It works just as advertised! Not always the case with solutions. Flexible and configurable!
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Performance

Ascentis

Ascentis 8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Vibe HCM

Vibe HCM 9.1
Based on 1 answer
World class service and support! Second to none!
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Support

Ascentis

Ascentis 7.2
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.
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Vibe HCM

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.
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Vibe HCM

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.
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Vibe HCM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Ascentis

Ascentis 6.3
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.
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Vibe HCM

Vibe HCM 9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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.
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Vibe HCM

At the time we were comparing competitors we found ourselves contentiously being attracted to their
unified system. It is refreshing to know
that what we were offered by Vibe HCM has
met and in some cases exceeded our expectations.
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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
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Vibe HCM

  • With the implementation of pre-boarding/onboarding we were able to greatly reduce the administration time our managers were spending to onboard a new employee.
  • Improved transparency in our organization around our vision/direction and a direct link for all employees to our CEO (CEO's blog).
  • Opened up channels and created opportunities for our employees to communicate and connect across the country.
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Pricing Details

Ascentis

General

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

Ascentis Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Vibe HCM

General

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

Vibe HCM Editions & Modules

Edition
Vibe HCM Suite1
Vibe HCM ERP Connector
Vibe HCM Payroll Connector
Vibe Onboarding
Vibe Social Intranet
  1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details
We offer our products as a comprehensive suite, or on a modular basis as our clients' needs, priorities and budgets dictate. Our clients do not need to do a full "rip and replace" of current systems that are working to deploy Vibe HCM. We can seamlessly integrate with existing technologies, providing a highly engaging "one-stop-shop" / unification platform.

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