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Ascentis

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Workable

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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

Workable

Workable is great at creating job posts and posting them to multiple job boards with a single click and also running paid campaigns on social media platforms to reach passive candidates as well. Workable has a friendly UI and has a very gentle learning curve. It is more appropriate for larger organizations where you need to hire thousands of people a year and need to always have a pipeline of great talent.
Priya Joshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

Ascentis
6.1
Workable
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis
6.1
Workable

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

Ascentis
6.6
Workable
New hire portal
Ascentis
6.8
Workable
Manager tracking tools
Ascentis
6.4
Workable

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

Ascentis
6.6
Workable
8.2
Job Requisition Management
Ascentis
7.0
Workable
8.7
Company Website Posting
Ascentis
7.0
Workable
8.0
Publish to Social Media
Ascentis
6.9
Workable
8.0
Job Search Site Posting
Ascentis
6.6
Workable
8.2
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ascentis
6.7
Workable
8.3
Applicant Tracking
Ascentis
6.5
Workable
9.1
Notifications and Alerts
Ascentis
5.8
Workable
7.9
Customized Application Form
Ascentis
Workable
8.1
Resume Management
Ascentis
Workable
8.4
Candidate Search
Ascentis
Workable
8.4
Collaboration
Ascentis
Workable
7.9
Task Creation and Delegation
Ascentis
Workable
7.3
Email Templates
Ascentis
Workable
8.7
User Permissions
Ascentis
Workable
7.9
Reporting
Ascentis
Workable
8.2

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

Workable

  • The platform allows us to implement a scorecard service through which it is possible to keep track of the quality of nutrition that each prospective employee could bring to the company, so that the decision to hire any of them is as profitable as possible.
  • Communication with candidates is very easy to track, so that it is possible to make sure that the results proposed by each employee in the recruitment area are totally adequate. This is useful to filter possible failures that may occur on the part of the recruitment team.
  • The platform works with recruitment funnels, whose structure allows us to purify the information of real utility for the company by the employees, and where we can even add databases with the information of all prospective employees that are kept in the recruitment process.
  • Using Workable in conjunction with the information provided by their online technical assistants results in a huge improvement in our labor operation, as they know the best strategies to leverage our hiring management. Workable's technical support is active most of the day.
  • Using Workable was no problem for our employees in the human talent development area, mostly because they, despite not having any experience with Workable, were able to adapt to the platform with incredible speed, thanks to the ease of use of Workable and the number of tools it has right out of the box.
Jason Kerley | 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

Workable

  • The ability to schedule interviews via Workable was great, but it was unable to pull other items from your calendar, so it was easy to end up double booked for appointments if you weren't careful.
  • The reporting leaves a bit to be desired, there is not a lot of customization for what I really needed reports on.
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

Workable

Workable 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It's become a part of the fabric of our hiring process and we are growing like crazy! Once we have a working platform in place the cost of the change management typically far out weighs the benefits derived from the change! It's especially hard to change a process with employees who are not key stake holders, they are alway hesitant to invest time in a new product they are only going to use once in a while. With that said if something else came along with benefits far and above workable that we would gain a clear lift in productivity and capabilities we would make the change, we've done it with other parts of our tech stack
Dustin McBride | 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

Workable

Workable 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to use
Nicola Young | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Workable

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

Workable

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

Workable

Workable 7.6
Based on 4 answers
I have never had to rely on Workable's support team so I cannot attest to this. I have never had to rely on Workable's support team so I cannot attest to this. I have never had to rely on Workable's support team so I cannot attest to this.I have never had to rely on Workable's support team so I cannot attest to this. I have never had to rely on Workable's support team so I cannot attest to this.
Talyon Perry | 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

Workable

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

Workable

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

Workable

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

Workable

Workable was an excellent tool for our start-up. It was cost effective but very user-friendly. It wasn't a difficult sell to ensure our hiring managers would utilize the tool, and I particularly liked the inbox feature to stay organized. I rated Workable very highly, though as our company grew exponentially, we did go in a different direction.
Jim Leahy | 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

Workable

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

Workable

  • Workable has a had positive ROI on our workflow management, as the basic pay-as-you-go feature for a single role is incredibly affordable ($50/month) for a 2-3 month mid-to-senior level candidate search.
  • The ease of use has helped us move candidates faster as well - our average time to close a role decreased by 22% after our first 6 months of using Workable.
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

Ascentis Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Workable

General

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

Workable Editions & Modules

Edition
Paygo$99.00 Per Month
    Additional Pricing Details
    Workable’s pricing is simple: What you pay is based on how many people you plan to hire. We have two packages. 1) Hire as needed - Access essential recruiting features, only when you need them. Billed monthly, it’s a flexible option priced perfectly for those with short-term or occasional hiring needs. 2) Hire at scale - Access our full suite of talent acquisition and applicant tracking features, including premium add-ons, to find and hire the people you need to grow, all year long.

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Ascentis
    7.5
    Workable
    8.4

    Likelihood to Renew

    Ascentis
    6.3
    Workable
    9.0

    Usability

    Ascentis
    7.5
    Workable
    9.0

    Reliability and Availability

    Ascentis
    6.3
    Workable

    Performance

    Ascentis
    6.7
    Workable

    Support Rating

    Ascentis
    8.0
    Workable
    7.6

    In-Person Training

    Ascentis
    8.0
    Workable

    Online Training

    Ascentis
    8.0
    Workable

    Implementation Rating

    Ascentis
    8.0
    Workable

    Scalability

    Ascentis
    6.0
    Workable

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