Ceipal ATS vs. PDS Vista

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Ceipal ATS
Score 8.9 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
With automation and artificial intelligence, Ceipal’s ATS and CRM solutions help recruiters and staffing professionals to identify, assess, engage, hire, and onboard the best talent.
$24
per month
PDS Vista
Score 6.4 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Vista® is a human resource, benefits, payroll, recruiting, and self-service software. Functional elements include recruitment, staffing, position and training management, compliance, and performance and compensation.N/A
Pricing
Ceipal ATSPDS Vista
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Ceipal ATSPDS Vista
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details5% discount for annual pricing.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.
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Features
Ceipal ATSPDS Vista
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Ceipal ATS
8.3
88 Ratings
4% above category average
PDS Vista
2.5
3 Ratings
103% below category average
Job Requisition Management9.186 Ratings3.13 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.182 Ratings3.13 Ratings
Publish to Social Media9.177 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting9.387 Ratings00 Ratings
Customized Application Form7.479 Ratings00 Ratings
Resume Management9.187 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.185 Ratings1.92 Ratings
Candidate Search8.687 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.787 Ratings2.33 Ratings
Collaboration8.084 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation8.283 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Templates7.384 Ratings00 Ratings
User Permissions8.781 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts7.885 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Reporting8.782 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Ceipal ATS
-
Ratings
PDS Vista
7.7
18 Ratings
2% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings9.017 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings9.018 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings9.014 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.012 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.013 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.016 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings6.011 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Ceipal ATS
-
Ratings
PDS Vista
8.0
18 Ratings
0% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.216 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings7.39 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings8.216 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.217 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.213 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.25 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Ceipal ATS
-
Ratings
PDS Vista
8.2
13 Ratings
1% above category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.27 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings8.213 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings8.212 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Ceipal ATS
-
Ratings
PDS Vista
7.1
17 Ratings
14% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.216 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings7.314 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings7.38 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings7.25 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings5.84 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Ceipal ATS
-
Ratings
PDS Vista
7.3
7 Ratings
7% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.37 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Ceipal ATS
-
Ratings
PDS Vista
8.0
16 Ratings
5% above category average
Report builder00 Ratings8.014 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings8.016 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings8.013 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Ceipal ATS
-
Ratings
PDS Vista
7.3
1 Ratings
10% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Ceipal ATS
-
Ratings
PDS Vista
5.8
2 Ratings
34% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings5.52 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings5.52 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings6.42 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Ceipal ATS
-
Ratings
PDS Vista
7.3
4 Ratings
9% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings7.23 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Ceipal ATS
-
Ratings
PDS Vista
3.6
1 Ratings
75% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings3.61 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings3.61 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings3.61 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings3.61 Ratings
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User Ratings
Ceipal ATSPDS Vista
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(88 ratings)
8.0
(23 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.2
(8 ratings)
9.1
(7 ratings)
Usability
8.4
(76 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Availability
7.1
(5 ratings)
9.5
(2 ratings)
Performance
7.6
(5 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.8
(20 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
In-Person Training
6.4
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
5.5
(1 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.0
(3 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Configurability
7.2
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
6.9
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.8
(51 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
6.9
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
7.8
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
6.7
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
6.9
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Ceipal ATSPDS Vista
Likelihood to Recommend
CEIPAL Solutions Private Limited
Ceipal ATS helps us source candidate profiles from various job boards like Monster, Dice, Career Builder, and Tech Fetch. It also helps us track the candidate in case of submission of the candidate profile to the client, scheduling the interview for the candidate, and sending bulk mail/Mass mail, which is an added advantage we use daily to source profiles.
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Personnel Data Systems (PDS)
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
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Pros
CEIPAL Solutions Private Limited
  • Once we are able to utilize all the functionality in Ceipal ATS, we will be able to have a quick snapshot of each of our programs to see daily and future interviews, and other tasks.
  • The dashboard is easy to read. Again, once we can utilize all the functionality in Ceipal ATS, it will be super helpful to see a quick snapshot overview of my programs.
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Personnel Data Systems (PDS)
  • 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.
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Cons
CEIPAL Solutions Private Limited
  • The Ceipal ATS performed well but sometimes we couldn't find the exact resumes from the dice.
  • In Monster we can't access to modify the candidate VISA status so please add the option on Monster.
  • In Career builder there is no option to put Willing to relocation, that was also very helpful to sourcing exact resumes from the Ceipal ATS
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Personnel Data Systems (PDS)
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
CEIPAL Solutions Private Limited
We have been using this ATS for the past few years and have never had any major problems. It is being used for candidate sourcing as well as keeping track of all our candidate's databases. In the market, there are very few ATS software available, and I think Ceipal is the best among all.
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Personnel Data Systems (PDS)
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.
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Usability
CEIPAL Solutions Private Limited
As they mentioned, it reduces manual work and automates our work efficiently. At the same time, we need to focus on our work, which is what we need while automation. It is very useful while handling a high volume of tasks, making our work perfect and our usability power high as well.
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Personnel Data Systems (PDS)
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.
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Reliability and Availability
CEIPAL Solutions Private Limited
In my tenure of using this software, there were multiple times when I faced a technical outage, and it was not too long. We had it resolved as we connected with the support, and they informed us immediately that the developer team is working on it and will get the issue resolved.
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Personnel Data Systems (PDS)
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Performance
CEIPAL Solutions Private Limited
I never faced any problem loading the Ceipal login page and when I had a problem it was just my browser. I rarely use any other browser other than Chrome. Even after integrating with other job portals, Ceipal never gets hung or there is any error loading page I have received.
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Personnel Data Systems (PDS)
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Support Rating
CEIPAL Solutions Private Limited
I would rate myself a 5 out of 10 in coding. While I have a basic understanding of coding languages like Java and Python, I am still learning and honing my skills. However, I am eager to learn and willing to put in the effort to improve my coding abilities.
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Personnel Data Systems (PDS)
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
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In-Person Training
CEIPAL Solutions Private Limited
I would rate 10/10. It is totally depend upon the trainer. They should be known to each and every corner of the Software as well. The person providing training of this ATS should be master of the Ceipal. We have got in-person training in our organization as well. It is really helpful. Thank you Team Ceipal.
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Personnel Data Systems (PDS)
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Online Training
CEIPAL Solutions Private Limited
They provided in-depth online training, covering all aspects thoroughly. They also informed us that we could contact them if we need any assistance in the future. The trainers were knowledgeable and patient, making sure everyone understood the material. Additionally, they provided useful resources and documentation for our reference even reach them many time for the support they fabulous work
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Personnel Data Systems (PDS)
The resources and online tools that PDS provide are extremely thorough and helpful in our training and learning.
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Implementation Rating
CEIPAL Solutions Private Limited
Clear Communication, core training, Data Migration, Customization and Configuration, Continuous Improvement. Regularly review and optimize your utilization of Ceipal ATS by collecting feedback from users, monitoring key performance metrics, and staying informed about new updates and features. Carefully plan and execute the data migration process to ensure that all existing candidate and recruitment data is accurately transferred to the new system.
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Personnel Data Systems (PDS)
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.
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Alternatives Considered
CEIPAL Solutions Private Limited
Ceipal ATS systems seamlessly automate recruitment processes and allow hiring managers to source, shortlist, and select the right candidates. In other words, ATS is like an applicant data repository that can be used to automate workflows and maintain compliance all along the recruitment process.
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Personnel Data Systems (PDS)
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.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
CEIPAL Solutions Private Limited
Pricing model was very flexible with Ciepal and when we agreed we already knew that we are going to renew it for more than 5 years now. It was flexible and we had to make sure that there is no breach in between. we are using the services for more than 2 years now so I think I made the right decision.
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Personnel Data Systems (PDS)
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Scalability
CEIPAL Solutions Private Limited
I have given an 8 rating as the Ceipal is being used in our department for mostly recruitment purposes so we don't have many other departments. We use Ceipal for recruitment and for sales purposes. Currently, it's being used for the bother dept and working absolutely fine so I think an 8 rating is reasonable.
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Personnel Data Systems (PDS)
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Professional Services
CEIPAL Solutions Private Limited
Ceipal Professional Service is also an elite service provided by Ceipal for its premium vendors. It's just like an upgrade system one can avail of if they want to pay more and have more features added to their current system. We did not use this service so I don't have much to say about this, but maybe in future we will require it.
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Personnel Data Systems (PDS)
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Return on Investment
CEIPAL Solutions Private Limited
  • Ceipal ATS is only for positive results and impact of our organisation.
  • It will be reducing our work and our time to get more profits.
  • We can see the difference in our work, time management, and improve the no of placements after we used the CEIPAL ATS.
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Personnel Data Systems (PDS)
  • 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.
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Ceipal ATS Screenshots

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