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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

Viventium Software

Love Viventium, can't say enough positive things about our experience. Of course, this is really in comparison to our old vendor. It was easy to implement, has been easy to maintain on a daily basis. There is some functionality that I think could be changed, however, it is minor. Processing payroll, which was our one main pain in the past has become very easy to do, errors are non-existent. While our main payroll person was out, the substitute didn't submit payroll, the error wasn't noticed until 9 am on the day of payroll. The Viventium customer service staff saw to it that everyone was paid that day by 5 pm. Win! Functionality moving around in Viventium has been great, it is easy to move from one employee to the next, or even one screen type between employees. Customization is easy and wonderful.I would say that Viventium is great for a company that wants hands-on customer service in the implementation process. Budget wise, paying per employee per month was a much better pricing model for us, it has saved me in the long run. I am able to run extra checks in the year without having to worry about the expense.
Sabrina Fedorowich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

Ascentis
8.3
Viventium Software
10.0
Pay calculation
Ascentis
8.5
Viventium Software
10.0
Support for external payroll vendors
Ascentis
7.7
Viventium Software
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Ascentis
8.3
Viventium Software
Benefit plan administration
Ascentis
7.7
Viventium Software
10.0
Direct deposit files
Ascentis
9.0
Viventium Software
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
Ascentis
8.1
Viventium Software
10.0
Reimbursement management
Ascentis
8.4
Viventium Software
10.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Ascentis
8.0
Viventium Software
Approval workflow
Ascentis
8.4
Viventium Software
Balance details
Ascentis
7.9
Viventium Software
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ascentis
7.7
Viventium Software

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

Ascentis
6.1
Viventium Software
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis
6.1
Viventium Software

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

Ascentis
6.6
Viventium Software
New hire portal
Ascentis
6.8
Viventium Software
Manager tracking tools
Ascentis
6.4
Viventium Software

Performance and Goals

Ascentis
7.1
Viventium Software
Corporate goal setting
Ascentis
6.6
Viventium Software
Individual goal setting
Ascentis
7.4
Viventium Software
Line-of sight-visibility
Ascentis
7.3
Viventium Software
Performance tracking
Ascentis
6.9
Viventium Software

Performance Management

Ascentis
6.6
Viventium Software
Performance plans
Ascentis
6.6
Viventium Software
Performance improvement plans
Ascentis
6.7
Viventium Software
Review status tracking
Ascentis
7.1
Viventium Software
Review reminders
Ascentis
6.9
Viventium Software
Multiple review frequency
Ascentis
5.7
Viventium Software

Succession Planning

Ascentis
6.3
Viventium Software
Create succession plans/pools
Ascentis
6.3
Viventium Software
Candidate ranking
Ascentis
6.5
Viventium Software
Candidate search
Ascentis
6.1
Viventium Software
Candidate development
Ascentis
6.4
Viventium Software

Recruiting / ATS

Ascentis
6.6
Viventium Software
Job Requisition Management
Ascentis
7.0
Viventium Software
Company Website Posting
Ascentis
7.0
Viventium Software
Publish to Social Media
Ascentis
6.9
Viventium Software
Job Search Site Posting
Ascentis
6.6
Viventium Software
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ascentis
6.7
Viventium Software
Applicant Tracking
Ascentis
6.5
Viventium Software
Notifications and Alerts
Ascentis
5.8
Viventium Software

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

Viventium Software

  • Feeds your job openings to several different job boards.
  • Allows onboarding to be sent electronically.
  • Payroll is able to be integrated with scheduling software.
  • All new hires are automatically uploaded from the talent acquisition side into the payroll side.
Rachel Garcia | 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

Viventium Software

  • Slight layout improvements
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

Viventium Software

Viventium Software 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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

Viventium Software

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

Viventium Software

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

Viventium Software

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

Viventium Software

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

Viventium Software

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

Viventium Software

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

Viventium Software

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

Viventium Software

We used Paylocity previously to Viventium. I would say hands down, Paylocity has better functionality and more power. What they are lacking is customer service and accuracy. When it comes to payroll, those are the two things that are critical. Viventium has the backing of a long history of a payroll company, it all depends on what you are looking for. An HRIS, or a payroll company. I wanted a mix of both. I also wanted to move away from the per transaction pricing structure, with Paylocity, we were charged for every little thing. It got to be a hunt for the over charges
Sabrina Fedorowich | 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

Viventium Software

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

Viventium Software

  • Reduced time spent on payroll (data entry, overtime calculations).
  • Our hiring process is infinitely smoother and the ROI is phenomenal in regards to the time spent on vetting.
  • Increased efficiency on data entry with payroll as we are able to upload directly from our scheduling software.
Rachel Garcia | 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

Viventium Software

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ascentis
7.5
Viventium Software
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Ascentis
6.3
Viventium Software
9.0

Usability

Ascentis
7.5
Viventium Software

Reliability and Availability

Ascentis
6.3
Viventium Software

Performance

Ascentis
6.7
Viventium Software

Support Rating

Ascentis
8.0
Viventium Software

In-Person Training

Ascentis
8.0
Viventium Software

Online Training

Ascentis
8.0
Viventium Software

Implementation Rating

Ascentis
8.0
Viventium Software

Scalability

Ascentis
6.0
Viventium Software

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