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Likelihood to Recommend

Core HR

Core HR is software that can so easily fit on any kind of HR management system. It has amazing features. In case of new recruitment applicant tracking, application management, approval process control, etc could easily solve with Core HR. It is very much suited for company records management. It is a complete database for current employees as well.
Muhammad Sadequl Islam | 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

Human Resource Management

Core HR
9.6
PDS Vista
7.7
Employee demographic data
Core HR
10.0
PDS Vista
9.0
Employment history
Core HR
10.0
PDS Vista
9.0
Job profiles and administration
Core HR
9.0
PDS Vista
9.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Core HR
10.0
PDS Vista
7.0
Organizational charting
Core HR
9.0
PDS Vista
7.0
Organization and location management
Core HR
10.0
PDS Vista
7.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Core HR
9.0
PDS Vista
6.0

Payroll Management

Core HR
9.9
PDS Vista
8.0
Pay calculation
Core HR
10.0
PDS Vista
8.2
Support for external payroll vendors
Core HR
10.0
PDS Vista
7.3
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Core HR
10.0
PDS Vista
Benefit plan administration
Core HR
10.0
PDS Vista
8.2
Direct deposit files
Core HR
10.0
PDS Vista
8.2
Salary revision and increment management
Core HR
10.0
PDS Vista
8.2
Reimbursement management
Core HR
9.0
PDS Vista
8.2

Leave and Attendance Management

Core HR
7.7
PDS Vista
8.2
Approval workflow
Core HR
8.0
PDS Vista
8.2
Balance details
Core HR
5.0
PDS Vista
8.2
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Core HR
10.0
PDS Vista
8.2

Employee Self Service

Core HR
8.4
PDS Vista
7.1
View and generate pay and benefit information
Core HR
5.0
PDS Vista
8.2
Update personal information
Core HR
10.0
PDS Vista
7.3
View company policy documentation
Core HR
9.0
PDS Vista
7.3
Employee recognition
Core HR
8.0
PDS Vista
7.2
View job history
Core HR
10.0
PDS Vista
5.8

Asset Management

Core HR
9.0
PDS Vista
7.3
Tracking of all physical assets
Core HR
9.0
PDS Vista
7.3

HR Reporting

Core HR
9.7
PDS Vista
8.0
Report builder
Core HR
10.0
PDS Vista
8.0
Pre-built reports
Core HR
9.0
PDS Vista
8.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Core HR
10.0
PDS Vista
8.0

Onboarding

Core HR
8.5
PDS Vista
7.3
New hire portal
Core HR
8.0
PDS Vista
7.3
Manager tracking tools
Core HR
9.0
PDS Vista

Performance and Goals

Core HR
9.3
PDS Vista
5.8
Corporate goal setting
Core HR
9.0
PDS Vista
5.5
Individual goal setting
Core HR
10.0
PDS Vista
5.5
Line-of sight-visibility
Core HR
10.0
PDS Vista
Performance tracking
Core HR
8.0
PDS Vista
6.4

Performance Management

Core HR
9.4
PDS Vista
7.3
Performance plans
Core HR
7.0
PDS Vista
7.3
Performance improvement plans
Core HR
10.0
PDS Vista
7.3
Review status tracking
Core HR
10.0
PDS Vista
7.3
Review reminders
Core HR
10.0
PDS Vista
7.2
Multiple review frequency
Core HR
10.0
PDS Vista
7.3

Succession Planning

Core HR
8.8
PDS Vista
3.6
Create succession plans/pools
Core HR
10.0
PDS Vista
3.6
Candidate ranking
Core HR
8.0
PDS Vista
3.6
Candidate search
Core HR
7.0
PDS Vista
3.6
Candidate development
Core HR
10.0
PDS Vista
3.6

Recruiting / ATS

Core HR
9.3
PDS Vista
2.5
Job Requisition Management
Core HR
10.0
PDS Vista
3.1
Company Website Posting
Core HR
10.0
PDS Vista
3.1
Publish to Social Media
Core HR
7.0
PDS Vista
Job Search Site Posting
Core HR
9.0
PDS Vista
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Core HR
10.0
PDS Vista
1.9
Applicant Tracking
Core HR
9.0
PDS Vista
2.3
Notifications and Alerts
Core HR
10.0
PDS Vista
2.0

Pros

Core HR

  • Functioning is very easy and very much clear to the new users as well.
  • Detailed payroll structure of your compensation.
  • Salary slip is available for all the previous months as well.
  • Claiming of different allowances like phone bill, internet bill, shift allowance etc are very simple.
  • We can easily track the time and attendance.
Mohammad Equbal | 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

Core HR

  • I would love the ability for reviews to be deleted.
Genevieve (Genni) Lum Cheong-Brown | 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

Core HR

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

Core HR

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

Core HR

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

Core HR

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

Core HR

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

Core HR

The previous software I used was so limited in various core HR functions. On the other hand Core HR meets up our almost every requirement. And the very most reason to switch into Core HR is it has a free trail version for the users. That gives you much flexibility to check everything out properly
Muhammad Sadequl Islam | 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

Core HR

  • We can see our all details here like salary statement.
  • Payroll information(complete breakup of you compensation).
  • Claim different allowances with this tool and track it as well.
  • Track your time and attendance here.
  • We can modify the shift plan here and change the WOs but it will go for approval to your manager.
  • The process of changing the WOs, regularization is little difficult.
Mohammad Equbal | 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

Core HR

General

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

PDS Vista

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Core HR
10.0
PDS Vista
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Core HR
PDS Vista
9.1

Usability

Core HR
PDS Vista
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Core HR
PDS Vista
9.5

Performance

Core HR
PDS Vista
10.0

Support Rating

Core HR
PDS Vista
8.2

Online Training

Core HR
PDS Vista
10.0

Implementation Rating

Core HR
PDS Vista
7.3

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