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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

  • ClearCompany ranks higher in 5 feature sets: Onboarding, Performance and Goals, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Recruiting / ATS

Onboarding

9.2

ClearCompany

92%
7.3

PDS Vista

73%
ClearCompany ranks higher in 3/3 features

New hire portal

10.0
100%
13 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Manager tracking tools

10.0
100%
15 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Compliance tracking and reporting

7.6
76%
11 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance and Goals

9.6

ClearCompany

96%
5.8

PDS Vista

58%
ClearCompany ranks higher in 5/5 features

Corporate goal setting

10.0
100%
7 Ratings
5.5
55%
2 Ratings

Subordinate goal setting

10.0
100%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Individual goal setting

10.0
100%
6 Ratings
5.5
55%
2 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

8.5
85%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance tracking

9.5
95%
6 Ratings
6.4
64%
2 Ratings

Performance Management

9.5

ClearCompany

95%
7.3

PDS Vista

73%
ClearCompany ranks higher in 10/10 features

Performance plans

9.5
95%
5 Ratings
7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Plan weighting

9.5
95%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manager note taking

10.0
100%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

9.5
95%
4 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Review status tracking

9.5
95%
6 Ratings
7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Rater nomination workflow

9.5
95%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review reminders

9.1
91%
7 Ratings
7.2
72%
3 Ratings

Workflow restrictions

9.0
90%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

9.5
95%
4 Ratings
7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Reporting

9.5
95%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Succession Planning

9.5

ClearCompany

95%
3.6

PDS Vista

36%
ClearCompany ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
3.6
36%
1 Rating

Candidate ranking

9.2
92%
11 Ratings
3.6
36%
1 Rating

Candidate search

10.0
100%
9 Ratings
3.6
36%
1 Rating

Candidate development

9.9
99%
6 Ratings
3.6
36%
1 Rating

Recruiting / ATS

9.0

ClearCompany

90%
2.5

PDS Vista

25%
ClearCompany ranks higher in 15/15 features

Job Requisition Management

9.3
93%
18 Ratings
3.1
31%
3 Ratings

Company Website Posting

8.9
89%
18 Ratings
3.1
31%
3 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

9.2
92%
13 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

10.0
100%
15 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customized Application Form

9.8
98%
18 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Resume Management

8.9
89%
18 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

9.3
93%
18 Ratings
1.9
19%
2 Ratings

Candidate Search

8.0
80%
18 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

9.8
98%
18 Ratings
2.3
23%
3 Ratings

Collaboration

8.0
80%
17 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Task Creation and Delegation

9.3
93%
13 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Email Templates

9.8
98%
18 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

User Permissions

9.5
95%
17 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

8.2
82%
18 Ratings
2.0
20%
2 Ratings

Reporting

7.1
71%
15 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Learning Management

6.6

ClearCompany

66%

PDS Vista

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
ClearCompany ranks higher in 12/12 features

Course authoring

6.5
65%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Course catalog or library

6.5
65%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Player/Portal

7.0
70%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Learning content

6.6
66%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile friendly

5.8
58%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Progress tracking & certifications

6.7
67%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Assignments

5.7
57%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Compliance management

5.7
57%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Learning administration

8.1
81%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Learning reporting & analytics

6.3
63%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Social learning

5.3
53%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Human Resource Management

ClearCompany

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

ClearCompany

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

ClearCompany

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

ClearCompany

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

ClearCompany

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

ClearCompany

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

Attribute Ratings

  • ClearCompany is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

ClearCompany

91%
21 Ratings
8.0

PDS Vista

80%
23 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

ClearCompany

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

PDS Vista

91%
7 Ratings

Usability

ClearCompany

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

PDS Vista

82%
2 Ratings

Availability

ClearCompany

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5

PDS Vista

95%
4 Ratings

Performance

ClearCompany

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

PDS Vista

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.9

ClearCompany

89%
22 Ratings
8.2

PDS Vista

82%
6 Ratings

Online Training

ClearCompany

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

PDS Vista

90%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

ClearCompany

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

PDS Vista

73%
2 Ratings

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.
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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

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.
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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

ClearCompany

  • Reporting is a bit limited - most reports require significant cleanup and/or take a lot of work to make meaningful
  • Hiring Manager visibility is limited when it comes to notifications (scorecards completed, etc.) and feedback for candidates from other processes, meaning that the burden is put on TA to inform
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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

ClearCompany

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

ClearCompany 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

    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

      ClearCompany

      No answers on this topic

      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

      ClearCompany

      No answers on this topic

      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

      ClearCompany

      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,
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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

      ClearCompany

      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

      ClearCompany

      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

      ClearCompany

      No comparison. It's apples to oranges when comparing. Clear Company is well-rounded and willing to collaborate to make it right for each company. Most other platforms make you adapt to the product they think is best without individual company needs in mind.
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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

      ClearCompany

      • ClearCompany has some helpful options our company has utilized, but overall it has been very hard to get past some of the user interfaces that aren't functional or getting speedy responses when something isn't operational.
      • ClearCompany has custom reports that help us strategize our recruitment efforts, but we have had many instances where the reports do not pull data from the system which has lead to confusion or decisions being made with incomplete information.
      • ClearCompany has multiple avenues to contact them or get help, but they are not always effective because of the completion time frame varies.
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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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