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Likelihood to Recommend

Avionté Software

Compas is the perfect tool to track and post jobs, also a great tool to track and follow up on candidates. It is also a great way of getting metrics for the recruiter's performance. It has to improve their payroll tools and integration. It is hard to follow up on markups and pay rates.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

As Vista HRMS is fully customizable to suit your needs, a company should determine if they have a current employee who can do the work themselves otherwise they will need to consider the additional cost of asking PDS to do the customizations for them. There are additional modules that we aren't currently making use of, but each company should learn about the functionality of each of them as some may be more beneficial than others. When gathering your questions, ask all potential users of the system what they would want to see in an HRMS. We did so before selecting Vista HRMS and we got pages and pages of questions and comments and made sure that each item was addressed beforehand and was something that we would be able to incorporate into the system.You have the option of taking the system in house or being a hosted client. Make sure you figure out what resources your IT department has available. If you have a dedicated administrator who will do all the upgrades and enhancements great, otherwise you may need PDS to help out and having PDS host may be a better option
Amitai Levin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

Avionté Software
8.5
PDS Vista
2.5
Job Requisition Management
Avionté Software
10.0
PDS Vista
3.1
Company Website Posting
Avionté Software
10.0
PDS Vista
3.1
Publish to Social Media
Avionté Software
7.0
PDS Vista
Job Search Site Posting
Avionté Software
10.0
PDS Vista
Customized Application Form
Avionté Software
8.0
PDS Vista
Resume Management
Avionté Software
9.0
PDS Vista
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Avionté Software
7.0
PDS Vista
1.9
Candidate Search
Avionté Software
8.0
PDS Vista
Applicant Tracking
Avionté Software
9.0
PDS Vista
2.3
Collaboration
Avionté Software
9.0
PDS Vista
Task Creation and Delegation
Avionté Software
8.0
PDS Vista
Email Templates
Avionté Software
9.0
PDS Vista
User Permissions
Avionté Software
7.0
PDS Vista
Notifications and Alerts
Avionté Software
8.0
PDS Vista
2.0
Reporting
Avionté Software
9.0
PDS Vista

Human Resource Management

Avionté Software
PDS Vista
7.7
Employee demographic data
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
9.0
Employment history
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
9.0
Job profiles and administration
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
9.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
7.0
Organizational charting
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
7.0
Organization and location management
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
7.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
6.0

Payroll Management

Avionté Software
PDS Vista
8.0
Pay calculation
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
8.2
Support for external payroll vendors
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
7.3
Benefit plan administration
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
8.2
Direct deposit files
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
8.2
Salary revision and increment management
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
8.2
Reimbursement management
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
8.2

Leave and Attendance Management

Avionté Software
PDS Vista
8.2
Approval workflow
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
8.2
Balance details
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
8.2
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
8.2

Employee Self Service

Avionté Software
PDS Vista
7.1
View and generate pay and benefit information
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
8.2
Update personal information
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
7.3
View company policy documentation
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
7.3
Employee recognition
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
7.2
View job history
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
5.8

Asset Management

Avionté Software
PDS Vista
7.3
Tracking of all physical assets
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
7.3

HR Reporting

Avionté Software
PDS Vista
8.0
Report builder
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
8.0
Pre-built reports
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
8.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
8.0

Onboarding

Avionté Software
PDS Vista
7.3
New hire portal
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
7.3

Performance and Goals

Avionté Software
PDS Vista
5.8
Corporate goal setting
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
5.5
Individual goal setting
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
5.5
Performance tracking
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
6.4

Performance Management

Avionté Software
PDS Vista
7.3
Performance plans
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
7.3
Performance improvement plans
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
7.3
Review status tracking
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
7.3
Review reminders
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
7.2
Multiple review frequency
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
7.3

Succession Planning

Avionté Software
PDS Vista
3.6
Create succession plans/pools
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
3.6
Candidate ranking
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
3.6
Candidate search
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
3.6
Candidate development
Avionté Software
PDS Vista
3.6

Pros

Avionté Software

  • Integration with Gmail really helps us track messages between candidates and keep tabs of all our pipelines.
  • The resume parsing feature is really great and does a pretty accurate job of pulling the data from candidate resumes so that uploading new applicants is quick and easy.
  • The offer letter approval process feature that is built in is a great way for us to systemize the approval of offers and make sure it funnels into the appropriate channels.
Josephine Law | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

  • Vista HRMS is very flexible, it does everything we need for HR, benefits and payroll. It’s user-friendly and intuitive to use, when we roll out new self-service items our employees have no problems and require minimal training or documentation.
  • PDS has excellent customer service and support. We get answers to the majority of our questions and problems quickly, within the day that we call. More complex issues that may require PDS’ technical support are usually addressed within a few days. We were upgrading our production servers to Windows 2012 over a weekend and a key person in our organization was on leave. When we checked with PDS to see what cost would be involved if we needed their help, they said it was included in our regular maintenance, no extra cost.
  • The PDS User’s Conference is an excellent learning opportunity for training on everything Vista does, including using Crystal Reports for custom reporting. You also get to meet and talk to the executive and development staff and have direct input into the future product development.
Marcia Fenton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Avionté Software

  • It doesn't allow for much control on changes that are done. All employees have access to modify other employees information, it has an audit trail and would show who made the changes and what the previous information was even if these are easily fixed situations. It has led to confusion with the misuse of some of the employees in our company.
  • It should have better integration with more payroll systems. They are currently offering some integration but it is not possible to fully integrate unless the payroll system is part of the compatible ones.
  • When a candidate applies from Indeed or any other job search engine, their resume tend to be modified and some dates get into the wrong places, so their parsing system should get some improvement, or at least allow to update the file that has been uploaded.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

  • Typical of any system built for the unknown requirements of hundreds or thousands of customers with varying needs, PDS sometimes doesn't fit our processes precisely out of the box. However, this con is far outweighed by the ability to configure and customize the system.
  • The most significant pet peeve of our users is the necessity for so many clicks to navigate between different areas or the system or to review applicants. These items are being addressed based on feedback from the user community in an upcoming release.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Avionté Software

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PDS Vista

PDS Vista 9.1
Based on 7 answers
I feel so invested in Vista HRMS that I don't really want to try other options. I know we as an organization are not using this product to it's full potential and that is just due to us lacking the resources to be able to invest the time into breaking it apart and making it work to the best ability for us. The system works great as is, but there are a lot of implementations we can put into place to help us out even more. For example, we would love to start using Workflow to create more efficiencies. I personally have a very good relationship with our hosted vendor who supports Vista HRMS and can help me with any issues and concerns, this is a big part of the reason that I would renew with this product and continue to be an advocate for Vista HRMS.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Avionté Software

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PDS Vista

PDS Vista 8.2
Based on 2 answers
The interface is intuitive, even if it does require some extra clicks to get to where you are going. The screens are consistently designed and formatted. There is a logical flow and organization to the application layout and menuing systems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Avionté Software

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PDS Vista

PDS Vista 8.2
Based on 6 answers
PDS has excellent customer service and support. We get answers to the
majority of our questions and problems quickly, within the day that we
call. More complex issues that may require PDS’ technical support are
usually addressed within a few days
Marcia Fenton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Avionté Software

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PDS Vista

PDS Vista 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The resources and online tools that PDS provide are extremely thorough and helpful in our training and learning.
Amitai Levin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Avionté Software

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PDS Vista

PDS Vista 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Ask lots of questions, ensure you fully understand the functionality (particularly history records) and train, train, train the users for correct and complete utilization of the system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Avionté Software

Compas has a cleaner interface than the other ATSs . It doesn't look clunky. That being said system is that not intuitive. But once you learn it, it works pretty well. We picked Compas because of the Gmail integration. Gmail/Google is a big part of the system we run on and having Compass feed into that [is as well].
Josephine Law | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

I've used Peoplesoft HCM in the past. The products have some similarities, but they are marketed to different sized companies, so it's a bit of apples to oranges. Peoplesoft was very complex and challenging to manage and support. Vista HRMS should require fewer technical resources and still provide robust features for HR and Payroll. We selected Vista HRMS because it met the majority of our requirements and was priced to enable us to purchase and implement it within our budget. Also, it's an integrated system (although not truly one system when you count Vista Time) which is an improvement over our current state.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Avionté Software

  • Having the ability to post as many ads as possible for a fixed price each month is a great way of strongly staffing without spending the extra money. We used to spend more money a month when we used to post in Zip-recruiter directly.
  • It stores a lot of good functions to make sure each employee in our branches is doing the different calls and follow-ups they need to be doing daily, and it has helped the company improve personnel performance to 30%.
  • The Company has centralized all the employees' info into one system and it allows to improve the response and the times in response.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

  • Positive impact would definitely be self-service for both employees and managers to view and update selected data.
  • Through some analytics our managers are able to track turnover for their site/department by many criteria (length of service, reason, etc) and can view a number of other analytical reports such as headcount and demographics which help them to make informed decisions about their department.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Avionté Software

General

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

PDS Vista

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Avionté Software
9.0
PDS Vista
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Avionté Software
PDS Vista
9.1

Usability

Avionté Software
PDS Vista
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Avionté Software
PDS Vista
9.5

Performance

Avionté Software
PDS Vista
10.0

Support Rating

Avionté Software
PDS Vista
8.2

Online Training

Avionté Software
PDS Vista
10.0

Implementation Rating

Avionté Software
PDS Vista
7.3

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