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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • CEIPAL ATS ranks higher in 1 feature set: Recruiting / ATS

Recruiting / ATS

8.1

CEIPAL ATS

81%
2.5

PDS Vista

25%
CEIPAL ATS ranks higher in 15/15 features

Job Requisition Management

8.3
83%
23 Ratings
3.1
31%
3 Ratings

Company Website Posting

7.8
78%
23 Ratings
3.1
31%
3 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

7.8
78%
21 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

8.2
82%
23 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customized Application Form

7.8
78%
20 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Resume Management

8.5
85%
23 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

7.4
74%
23 Ratings
1.9
19%
2 Ratings

Candidate Search

7.9
79%
23 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

8.9
89%
23 Ratings
2.3
23%
3 Ratings

Collaboration

7.5
75%
21 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Task Creation and Delegation

8.1
81%
22 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Email Templates

8.8
88%
22 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

User Permissions

8.2
82%
22 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

8.2
82%
23 Ratings
2.0
20%
2 Ratings

Reporting

7.9
79%
22 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Human Resource Management

CEIPAL ATS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.7

PDS Vista

77%
PDS Vista ranks higher in 7/7 features

Employee demographic data

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
17 Ratings

Employment history

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
18 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
14 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
12 Ratings

Organizational charting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
13 Ratings

Organization and location management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
16 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
11 Ratings

Payroll Management

CEIPAL ATS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.0

PDS Vista

80%
PDS Vista ranks higher in 6/6 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
16 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
9 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
16 Ratings

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
17 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
13 Ratings

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
5 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

CEIPAL ATS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.2

PDS Vista

82%
PDS Vista ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
7 Ratings

Balance details

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
13 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
12 Ratings

Employee Self Service

CEIPAL ATS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.1

PDS Vista

71%
PDS Vista ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
16 Ratings

Update personal information

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
14 Ratings

View company policy documentation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
8 Ratings

Employee recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
5 Ratings

View job history

N/A
0 Ratings
5.8
58%
4 Ratings

Asset Management

CEIPAL ATS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.3

PDS Vista

73%
PDS Vista ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
7 Ratings

HR Reporting

CEIPAL ATS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.0

PDS Vista

80%
PDS Vista ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
14 Ratings

Pre-built reports

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
16 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
13 Ratings

Onboarding

CEIPAL ATS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.3

PDS Vista

73%
PDS Vista ranks higher in 1/1 features

New hire portal

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Performance and Goals

CEIPAL ATS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
5.8

PDS Vista

58%
PDS Vista ranks higher in 3/3 features

Corporate goal setting

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5
55%
2 Ratings

Individual goal setting

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5
55%
2 Ratings

Performance tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4
64%
2 Ratings

Performance Management

CEIPAL ATS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.3

PDS Vista

73%
PDS Vista ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Review status tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Review reminders

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
3 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Succession Planning

CEIPAL ATS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
3.6

PDS Vista

36%
PDS Vista ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

N/A
0 Ratings
3.6
36%
1 Rating

Candidate ranking

N/A
0 Ratings
3.6
36%
1 Rating

Candidate search

N/A
0 Ratings
3.6
36%
1 Rating

Candidate development

N/A
0 Ratings
3.6
36%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • CEIPAL ATS is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating
  • CEIPAL ATS and PDS Vista are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

CEIPAL ATS

81%
24 Ratings
8.0

PDS Vista

80%
23 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

CEIPAL ATS

91%
1 Rating
9.1

PDS Vista

91%
7 Ratings

Usability

8.8

CEIPAL ATS

88%
14 Ratings
8.2

PDS Vista

82%
2 Ratings

Availability

CEIPAL ATS

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5

PDS Vista

95%
4 Ratings

Performance

CEIPAL ATS

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

PDS Vista

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.9

CEIPAL ATS

89%
15 Ratings
8.2

PDS Vista

82%
6 Ratings

Online Training

CEIPAL ATS

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

PDS Vista

90%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

CEIPAL ATS

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

PDS Vista

73%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

CEIPAL Corp

The overall experience is very good. CEIPAL has been well very useful for me in recruitment and human resources division. It has the ability to integrate sourcing sites likes dice, Monster, careerbuilder directly into CEIPAL. We don't need to switch from one job portal to another to source the candidates, as we get them at one place (CEIPAL). It has also been very useful in onboarding for me as it keeps the track of every stage of onboarding.
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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 Corp

  • It can be integrated with other job portals so that it will be easy to access candidate profiles.
  • We can track our submission list and their status.
  • We can see the information about the jobs we work on and new jobs are also entered into CEIPAL. And the status of the jobs is also displayed.
  • We can also know who migrated the profile. Who viewed the profile.
  • We can send the job mails to candidates from CEIPAL.
  • We can write a note for profile and the whole organization will see it.
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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 Corp

  • I would like to see domain or industry search option where we can source particular domain experience.
  • Would like to see an option where I can specify a skill with years of experience and how recently - Ex:- Java with 5 years experience and last use in 2020.
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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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Pricing Details

CEIPAL ATS

Starting Price

$24 per month

Editions & Modules

CEIPAL ATS editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    5% discount for annual pricing.

    PDS Vista

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    PDS Vista editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional 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.

      Likelihood to Renew

      CEIPAL Corp

      Ceipal gave the one stop solution for our recruiting Business.
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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 Corp

      CEIPAL is very easy to understand and use. It has all the features staffing personnel would want to use at work. It is customisable. In some aspects it decreases the time and makes work easy. We can communicate with everyone in the organization using CEIPAL. It is user friendly. We can use it from anywhere.
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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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      Support Rating

      CEIPAL Corp

      because I'm using currently , i solved a lot of difficult requirements easily with the help of ceipal, recruiter can work with a positive vibe by using ceipal as it is a friendly user , jobs can be posted , the migrated profiles will go to the database directly , after submitting the candidates , we will get a ceipal notification that we submitted a candidate
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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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      Online Training

      CEIPAL Corp

      No answers on this topic

      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 Corp

      No answers on this topic

      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 Corp

      It is far cheaper and does almost the same thing that you can find in other tools. The customer service is good and they actually work to provide the best results based on our needs which is highly appreciated. You can create a hierarchy and groups and select what information you would like to show to that particular group and what you don't
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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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      Return on Investment

      CEIPAL Corp

      • So far I have used all the options in CEIPAL TalentHire and I haven't seen any negatives about this ATS.
      • New texting option launched where you can reach candidates through text messages by using desk numbers only in order to get a hold of them quickly.
      • All positives only.
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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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