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Likelihood to Recommend

CareerSiteBuilder

If you have a job opening or a high turn around rate like we do. (we are a staffing company) [CareerSiteBuilder] is a great place to to start. It is affordable and reaches hundreds of potential employees. When you search resumes sometimes when you enter keywords you have to play around with it to find the right phrasing. Its not difficult just time consuming.
Amy Love | 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

CareerSiteBuilder
7.2
PDS Vista
2.5
Job Requisition Management
CareerSiteBuilder
5.5
PDS Vista
3.1
Company Website Posting
CareerSiteBuilder
7.0
PDS Vista
3.1
Publish to Social Media
CareerSiteBuilder
7.5
PDS Vista
Job Search Site Posting
CareerSiteBuilder
7.5
PDS Vista
Customized Application Form
CareerSiteBuilder
7.0
PDS Vista
Resume Management
CareerSiteBuilder
8.5
PDS Vista
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
CareerSiteBuilder
6.5
PDS Vista
1.9
Candidate Search
CareerSiteBuilder
8.0
PDS Vista
Applicant Tracking
CareerSiteBuilder
6.5
PDS Vista
2.3
Collaboration
CareerSiteBuilder
7.5
PDS Vista
Task Creation and Delegation
CareerSiteBuilder
6.5
PDS Vista
Email Templates
CareerSiteBuilder
8.0
PDS Vista
User Permissions
CareerSiteBuilder
5.5
PDS Vista
Notifications and Alerts
CareerSiteBuilder
9.0
PDS Vista
2.0
Reporting
CareerSiteBuilder
7.0
PDS Vista

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

CareerSiteBuilder
PDS Vista
7.3
Tracking of all physical assets
CareerSiteBuilder
PDS Vista
7.3

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

CareerSiteBuilder
PDS Vista
7.3
New hire portal
CareerSiteBuilder
PDS Vista
7.3

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Pros

CareerSiteBuilder

  • Search features.
  • Quantity of resumes.
  • The format that the candidates information is presented.
Kristyn Cole | 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

CareerSiteBuilder

  • There are some missing functionalities that could be addressed such as fusing resume search and recruitment edge.
Logan Feldstein | 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

CareerSiteBuilder

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

CareerSiteBuilder

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

CareerSiteBuilder

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

CareerSiteBuilder

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

CareerSiteBuilder

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

CareerSiteBuilder

Affordable, quick, easy, super user friendly, well known, offers a large variety of job seekers[.]
Amy Love | 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

CareerSiteBuilder

  • We have been able to present MORE candidates to our clients in the staffing industry, and therefore fill more positions.
  • We are able to find MORE QUALIFIED candidates using search features, to in turn fill more direct-hire positions.
  • We have to pay or Career Builder for thousands of people, so that takes away from ROI.
Kristyn Cole | 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

Pricing Details

CareerSiteBuilder

General

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

PDS Vista

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CareerSiteBuilder
8.5
PDS Vista
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

CareerSiteBuilder
PDS Vista
9.1

Usability

CareerSiteBuilder
PDS Vista
8.2

Reliability and Availability

CareerSiteBuilder
PDS Vista
9.5

Performance

CareerSiteBuilder
PDS Vista
10.0

Support Rating

CareerSiteBuilder
PDS Vista
8.2

Online Training

CareerSiteBuilder
PDS Vista
10.0

Implementation Rating

CareerSiteBuilder
PDS Vista
7.3

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