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Likelihood to Recommend

ClearCompany

If your company needs to move into becoming completely electronic, as well as the option of having it being remote if needed, this is the way to go. ClearCompany will hold your hand and help you every step of the way to becoming just that! It can be a difficult task to change so much but having their team to meet with you weekly until you have everything up and running was the best experience I could have asked for.
Trista Sandlin | 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

Onboarding

ClearCompany
8.7
PDS Vista
7.3
New hire portal
ClearCompany
8.5
PDS Vista
7.3
Manager tracking tools
ClearCompany
8.8
PDS Vista
Compliance tracking and reporting
ClearCompany
8.6
PDS Vista

Performance and Goals

ClearCompany
8.6
PDS Vista
5.8
Corporate goal setting
ClearCompany
8.0
PDS Vista
5.5
Subordinate goal setting
ClearCompany
8.7
PDS Vista
Individual goal setting
ClearCompany
8.6
PDS Vista
5.5
Line-of sight-visibility
ClearCompany
9.0
PDS Vista
Performance tracking
ClearCompany
8.6
PDS Vista
6.4

Performance Management

ClearCompany
8.5
PDS Vista
7.3
Performance plans
ClearCompany
9.9
PDS Vista
7.3
Plan weighting
ClearCompany
5.5
PDS Vista
Manager note taking
ClearCompany
7.0
PDS Vista
Performance improvement plans
ClearCompany
8.0
PDS Vista
7.3
Review status tracking
ClearCompany
8.5
PDS Vista
7.3
Rater nomination workflow
ClearCompany
10.0
PDS Vista
Review reminders
ClearCompany
10.0
PDS Vista
7.2
Workflow restrictions
ClearCompany
8.0
PDS Vista
Multiple review frequency
ClearCompany
10.0
PDS Vista
7.3
Reporting
ClearCompany
8.4
PDS Vista

Succession Planning

ClearCompany
8.9
PDS Vista
3.6
Create succession plans/pools
ClearCompany
10.0
PDS Vista
3.6
Candidate ranking
ClearCompany
9.2
PDS Vista
3.6
Candidate search
ClearCompany
8.7
PDS Vista
3.6
Candidate development
ClearCompany
7.6
PDS Vista
3.6

Recruiting / ATS

ClearCompany
8.8
PDS Vista
2.5
Job Requisition Management
ClearCompany
9.1
PDS Vista
3.1
Company Website Posting
ClearCompany
9.4
PDS Vista
3.1
Publish to Social Media
ClearCompany
9.6
PDS Vista
Job Search Site Posting
ClearCompany
9.2
PDS Vista
Customized Application Form
ClearCompany
9.0
PDS Vista
Resume Management
ClearCompany
9.2
PDS Vista
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ClearCompany
7.0
PDS Vista
1.9
Candidate Search
ClearCompany
8.9
PDS Vista
Applicant Tracking
ClearCompany
8.9
PDS Vista
2.3
Collaboration
ClearCompany
8.8
PDS Vista
Task Creation and Delegation
ClearCompany
8.3
PDS Vista
Email Templates
ClearCompany
8.9
PDS Vista
User Permissions
ClearCompany
8.3
PDS Vista
Notifications and Alerts
ClearCompany
8.8
PDS Vista
2.0
Reporting
ClearCompany
8.1
PDS Vista

Learning Management

ClearCompany
9.6
PDS Vista
Course authoring
ClearCompany
9.4
PDS Vista
Course catalog or library
ClearCompany
9.4
PDS Vista
Player/Portal
ClearCompany
9.4
PDS Vista
Learning content
ClearCompany
9.4
PDS Vista
Mobile friendly
ClearCompany
8.7
PDS Vista
Progress tracking & certifications
ClearCompany
10.0
PDS Vista
Assignments
ClearCompany
10.0
PDS Vista
Compliance management
ClearCompany
10.0
PDS Vista
Learning administration
ClearCompany
10.0
PDS Vista
Learning reporting & analytics
ClearCompany
10.0
PDS Vista
Social learning
ClearCompany
10.0
PDS Vista

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

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

HR Reporting

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

Pros

ClearCompany

  • Real-time updates shared across the software with remote users. It allows us to effectively manage and track candidates workflows and status within the onboarding process. This helps us effectively communicate and keep hooks in the candidate without having them fall through the cracks.
  • ClearCompany is able to customize and report to fit our company. We are in a particular industry where our time to fill, hiring costs and other metrics vary from time to time. In order to get an accurate report, ClearCompany has gone above and beyond to customize our reports and give us the data we need with a click of a button.
  • ClearCompany is always in constant communication and willing to assist. The feedback from the support team is almost instantaneous. I have the direct number to my customer care agent and her manager as well. It's nice to know they are there to help at a moment's notice. The support team has a great chat feature that allows me to send a message while i'm on the phone. They are quick to respond and always friendly.
Michael &quot;Sully&quot; Sullivan | 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

ClearCompany

  • Implementation can be very lengthy and not always feasible for companies looking for a speedy integration
  • Functionality of program overall is very antiquated.
  • Response time is typically okay, but the time frame for resolutions to issues with the system can be over a span of weeks.
  • Not as user-friendly as other comparable ATS; missing a lot of basic bells and whistles that make the system easy to navigate.
Daniela Whitfield | 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

ClearCompany

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

ClearCompany

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

ClearCompany

ClearCompany 8.9
Based on 22 answers
I had a great relationship with my first customer success manager. When I first started, she helped me navigate the system and was always available to answer any questions. They have provided great support throughout the last 2 years of me using the system. I attended a ClearCompany conference and they were incredible at providing support and showing how to best utilize the system,
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

ClearCompany

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

ClearCompany

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

ClearCompany

ClearCompany is the most straightforward product I have used. Every other ATS has had too many bells and whistles that show on your website and aren't used. Many are really difficult to navigate or don't have offer letter creation or interview scheduling capabilities.
Anonymous | 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

ClearCompany

  • My goodness, the ROI on the product is astronomical. We wouldn't be in business if it weren't for ClearCompany. Our old way of doing things, through Indeed ads and Craigslist Jobs was not attracting the volume and quality that we were looking for. Communication was a mess and HR generalists were stepping on each other's toes by offering the same position to multiple candidates. ClearCompany has streamlined the process and has helped our company grow by 34% in the last 18 months!
Michael &quot;Sully&quot; Sullivan | 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

ClearCompany

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

ClearCompany
9.0
PDS Vista
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

ClearCompany
PDS Vista
9.1

Usability

ClearCompany
PDS Vista
8.2

Reliability and Availability

ClearCompany
PDS Vista
9.5

Performance

ClearCompany
PDS Vista
10.0

Support Rating

ClearCompany
8.9
PDS Vista
8.2

Online Training

ClearCompany
PDS Vista
10.0

Implementation Rating

ClearCompany
PDS Vista
7.3

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