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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

Zoho Recruit

Zoho Recruit is well suited in situations where one has multiple sources of candidates applying for different jobs, as it allows you to keep track of progress across each source. It is also well suited for companies that are constantly hiring and need an efficient system that tracks candidates. Zoho is probably not well suited for someone looking for an absolutely free resource for their ATS, or anyone looking to hire less than 10 people over the next 1-2 years. Tranditional tools can serve the purpose better in those cases
Jaideep Tibrewala | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Ascentis
6.9
Zoho Recruit
Employee demographic data
Ascentis
7.8
Zoho Recruit
Employment history
Ascentis
7.5
Zoho Recruit
Job profiles and administration
Ascentis
6.7
Zoho Recruit
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ascentis
6.3
Zoho Recruit
Organizational charting
Ascentis
6.2
Zoho Recruit
Organization and location management
Ascentis
7.6
Zoho Recruit
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ascentis
6.4
Zoho Recruit

Payroll Management

Ascentis
7.7
Zoho Recruit
Pay calculation
Ascentis
8.6
Zoho Recruit
Support for external payroll vendors
Ascentis
7.8
Zoho Recruit
Benefit plan administration
Ascentis
6.6
Zoho Recruit
Direct deposit files
Ascentis
9.0
Zoho Recruit
Salary revision and increment management
Ascentis
7.2
Zoho Recruit
Reimbursement management
Ascentis
7.0
Zoho Recruit

Leave and Attendance Management

Ascentis
7.6
Zoho Recruit
Approval workflow
Ascentis
7.3
Zoho Recruit
Balance details
Ascentis
7.7
Zoho Recruit
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ascentis
7.8
Zoho Recruit

Employee Self Service

Ascentis
7.2
Zoho Recruit
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ascentis
7.3
Zoho Recruit
Update personal information
Ascentis
7.8
Zoho Recruit
View company policy documentation
Ascentis
7.5
Zoho Recruit
Employee recognition
Ascentis
6.4
Zoho Recruit
View job history
Ascentis
7.0
Zoho Recruit

Asset Management

Ascentis
2.7
Zoho Recruit
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis
2.7
Zoho Recruit

HR Reporting

Ascentis
6.1
Zoho Recruit
Report builder
Ascentis
6.0
Zoho Recruit
Pre-built reports
Ascentis
6.3
Zoho Recruit
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Ascentis
6.0
Zoho Recruit

Onboarding

Ascentis
7.1
Zoho Recruit
New hire portal
Ascentis
7.3
Zoho Recruit
Manager tracking tools
Ascentis
7.0
Zoho Recruit

Performance and Goals

Ascentis
6.3
Zoho Recruit
Corporate goal setting
Ascentis
6.0
Zoho Recruit
Individual goal setting
Ascentis
6.2
Zoho Recruit
Line-of sight-visibility
Ascentis
6.4
Zoho Recruit
Performance tracking
Ascentis
6.7
Zoho Recruit

Performance Management

Ascentis
5.9
Zoho Recruit
Performance plans
Ascentis
5.7
Zoho Recruit
Performance improvement plans
Ascentis
6.6
Zoho Recruit
Review status tracking
Ascentis
6.3
Zoho Recruit
Review reminders
Ascentis
6.3
Zoho Recruit
Multiple review frequency
Ascentis
4.6
Zoho Recruit

Succession Planning

Ascentis
5.4
Zoho Recruit
Create succession plans/pools
Ascentis
5.1
Zoho Recruit
Candidate ranking
Ascentis
5.2
Zoho Recruit
Candidate search
Ascentis
6.3
Zoho Recruit
Candidate development
Ascentis
5.1
Zoho Recruit

Recruiting / ATS

Ascentis
6.9
Zoho Recruit
7.9
Job Requisition Management
Ascentis
7.6
Zoho Recruit
8.2
Company Website Posting
Ascentis
7.9
Zoho Recruit
6.9
Publish to Social Media
Ascentis
6.5
Zoho Recruit
7.2
Job Search Site Posting
Ascentis
6.5
Zoho Recruit
7.2
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ascentis
5.0
Zoho Recruit
7.9
Applicant Tracking
Ascentis
7.5
Zoho Recruit
9.3
Notifications and Alerts
Ascentis
7.1
Zoho Recruit
6.4
Customized Application Form
Ascentis
Zoho Recruit
8.3
Resume Management
Ascentis
Zoho Recruit
8.3
Candidate Search
Ascentis
Zoho Recruit
8.4
Collaboration
Ascentis
Zoho Recruit
8.1
Task Creation and Delegation
Ascentis
Zoho Recruit
8.0
Email Templates
Ascentis
Zoho Recruit
8.9
User Permissions
Ascentis
Zoho Recruit
8.2
Reporting
Ascentis
Zoho Recruit
7.5

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

Zoho Recruit

  • Cost as a Third Party Recruiter - We have researched hundreds of ATSs suitable for a third party recruiter and we love Zoho because it does nearly everything it's bigger competitors do at a quarter of the cost.
  • Automated emails - in particular we use the automatic e-mails functionality all the time, which you can associate with a particular status for candidate. So any recurring e-mail text can be set up to link to a particular phase of the recruiting process, or anything you want actually, and then any candidate status can be changed to automatically send them the e-mail.
  • Job boards - Zoho has excellent options when it comes to posting on job boards. It integrates with indeed.com, Although you do have to pay indeed separately. And it posts to other free job boards automatically like glassdoor.com.
  • Ease of use - Zoho is very easy to set up and maintain in terms of integration with your website. You don't even need technical skill, and it can filter all the Jobs and list them in whatever way you want.
  • Customizable - one of our favorite things is how customizable Zoho is. From the application form and individual fields to the layout of job listings to particular steps in the recruiting process that you need, you can change anything to suit your needs.
  • Support - whenever anyone has a question, or (rarely) a problem, Zoho email support responds usually within hours of an inquiry.
  • Updates and improvements - with their new candidate login capability (due out any day now) and (later) automatic job alerts to candidates Zoho will have absolutely everything a recruiter could want.
Christy Grimste | 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

Zoho Recruit

  • When searching for a name, it brings up much too broad of a list.
  • Adding candidates from LinkedIn sometimes has a lengthy delay and takes up to 2 minutes to be able to search from them, though I have found a workaround by navigating to the home page to find activity of adding a candidate.
  • Would be helpful if it were more intuitive with adding duplicates.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Ascentis

Ascentis 6.5
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

Zoho Recruit

Zoho Recruit 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We have evaluated every other ATS on the market, and do so every 1-2 years just to make sure we aren't missing out on anything better, and found that Zoho offers more functionality than any ATS with a per-recruiter-price under $100. Once it introduces automated job alerts and candidate login functionality there will be no reason for us to look elsewhere.
Christy Grimste | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Zoho Recruit

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Ascentis

Ascentis 6.7
Based on 105 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

Zoho Recruit

Zoho Recruit 8.7
Based on 5 answers
I give Zoho Recruit this rating because over all, it has helped me to organize my candidates and saved me time and energy in organizing them myself. Without Zoho Recruit, I simply would not be able to keep my talent pool straight, and it certainly gets the job done.I took off a couple points because if I download a resume after already inputting the candidate into Zoho, it won't automatically sync the two profiles up. It also does not remind me when a task is expired.
Maureen Trattner | 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

Zoho Recruit

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

Zoho Recruit

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

Zoho Recruit

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

Zoho Recruit

Zoho Recruit provides us with the opportunity to post unlimited jobs, manage the entire recruiting process, integrate with job boards, and have a career site- at a low cost. They continue to add on new features and work with staffing agencies to create tailor-made tech platforms that speak to the needs of our industry.
Anonymous | 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

Zoho Recruit

  • As a positive impact, it keeps our small business knowledgable about the possible candidates and their aspirations.
  • Gives us direction about our next step concerning the human resources needs in our business.
  • Provides us a list of possible candidates if a great opportunity opens in the next semester.
Yemsi Pino | 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

Zoho Recruit

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ascentis
7.0
Zoho Recruit
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Ascentis
6.5
Zoho Recruit
10.0

Usability

Ascentis
7.0
Zoho Recruit

Reliability and Availability

Ascentis
8.0
Zoho Recruit

Performance

Ascentis
8.0
Zoho Recruit

Support Rating

Ascentis
6.7
Zoho Recruit
8.7

In-Person Training

Ascentis
8.0
Zoho Recruit

Online Training

Ascentis
6.0
Zoho Recruit

Implementation Rating

Ascentis
6.1
Zoho Recruit

Scalability

Ascentis
5.0
Zoho Recruit

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