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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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Jobscience is a good fit for medium to large organizations, especially those who have various different lines of business and need one system to be able to handle them all. It is very difficult for me to imagine another system being able to accommodate the very different ways of doing business between our departments. Only a highly flexible system could have a chance at doing that.
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

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7.9
PDS Vista
2.5
Resume Management
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8.0
PDS Vista
Candidate Search
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8.3
PDS Vista
Reporting
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7.4
PDS Vista
Job Requisition Management
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PDS Vista
3.1
Company Website Posting
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PDS Vista
3.1
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
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PDS Vista
1.9
Applicant Tracking
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PDS Vista
2.3
Notifications and Alerts
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PDS Vista
2.0

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

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PDS Vista
7.3
Tracking of all physical assets
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PDS Vista
7.3

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

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PDS Vista
7.3
New hire portal
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PDS Vista
7.3

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Pros

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  • JobScience is extremely customizable and flexible. This is a strength because you can tailor it to your workflow, rather than having to change your workflow to fit a software.
  • JobScience is the most intuitive ATS / CRM I have ever used. This is particularly important when hiring and training new employees. The faster they can come up to speed on the core software in your business, the faster they can start generating revenue.
  • JobScience has extremely powerful built in reports. I have yet to need a report that I couldn't build using the internal report wizard. It helps us understand all the numbers at the heart of our business, which is critical in decision making situations.
  • JobScience also has powerful automation components. The email alerts and automated tasks you can set up are great and boost efficiency. We use them a lot, and I suspect we may have only scratched the surface.
Elias Cobb | 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

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  • Multiple users - when multiple users edit a page, it doesn't show that there is someone else on the page and it only lets one person edit which can cause the information to be lost.
  • Action grid - it is a helpful page to use however it is extremely slow and takes a long time to load and can be a bit finicky.
  • It's simple - this is is also a positive, but I also think there could be additional resources added to it to make it more up to date and advanced.
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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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We use Jobscience to add candidates, upload resumes, and have certain fields such as Name, Location, Compensation Details, Non-compete Details, Packet highlights, and of course the Resume field, all of which are required in order to create a packet to submit to our clients. These packets are created using Conga ActionGrid, so Jobscience allows us to input all the information, and it would be great if we could create a packet directly through Jobscience, but we require Conga ActionGrid, as that is then used in Adobe PDF to create the final packet.
Shalini Gandhi | 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

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  • It is convenient because I can see nationwide activity logged in the database from other locations in real time.
  • It's not a negative impact, just isn't as lead-generation or easy to use for candidate pool search as I would like.
Elizabeth Rodriguez | 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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PDS Vista

Pricing Details

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General

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

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Edition
Practice$1001
Placement$1251
Workforce$1331
  1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details

PDS Vista

General

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

PDS Vista Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
License pricing is based on the number of full and part-time active employees within bands (e.g. 751-1,000). SaaS pricing is based on PEPM.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

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7.5
PDS Vista
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

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PDS Vista
9.1

Usability

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PDS Vista
8.2

Reliability and Availability

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PDS Vista
9.5

Performance

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PDS Vista
10.0

Support Rating

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PDS Vista
8.2

Online Training

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PDS Vista
10.0

Implementation Rating

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PDS Vista
7.3

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