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Likelihood to Recommend

Crelate

Crelate Talent is well suited for applicant management. It also works functionally well with other job boards and websites such as LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Indeed, ZipRecruiter, etc. Crelate Talent seems to be mainly used for a mid- to large-scale business rather than a small business, for an applicant tracking system, as the management features work best with an existing candidate pool.
James Rodriguez | 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

Recruiting / ATS

Crelate
7.7
PDS Vista
2.5
Job Requisition Management
Crelate
8.0
PDS Vista
3.1
Company Website Posting
Crelate
6.1
PDS Vista
3.1
Publish to Social Media
Crelate
5.0
PDS Vista
Job Search Site Posting
Crelate
7.0
PDS Vista
Customized Application Form
Crelate
7.0
PDS Vista
Resume Management
Crelate
10.0
PDS Vista
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Crelate
3.1
PDS Vista
1.9
Candidate Search
Crelate
8.9
PDS Vista
Applicant Tracking
Crelate
10.0
PDS Vista
2.3
Collaboration
Crelate
8.0
PDS Vista
Task Creation and Delegation
Crelate
10.0
PDS Vista
Email Templates
Crelate
7.0
PDS Vista
User Permissions
Crelate
7.0
PDS Vista
Notifications and Alerts
Crelate
9.0
PDS Vista
2.0
Reporting
Crelate
9.9
PDS Vista

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

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

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

Crelate
PDS Vista
7.3
New hire portal
Crelate
PDS Vista
7.3

Performance and Goals

Crelate
PDS Vista
5.8
Corporate goal setting
Crelate
PDS Vista
5.5
Individual goal setting
Crelate
PDS Vista
5.5
Performance tracking
Crelate
PDS Vista
6.4

Performance Management

Crelate
PDS Vista
7.3
Performance plans
Crelate
PDS Vista
7.3
Performance improvement plans
Crelate
PDS Vista
7.3
Review status tracking
Crelate
PDS Vista
7.3
Review reminders
Crelate
PDS Vista
7.2
Multiple review frequency
Crelate
PDS Vista
7.3

Succession Planning

Crelate
PDS Vista
3.6
Create succession plans/pools
Crelate
PDS Vista
3.6
Candidate ranking
Crelate
PDS Vista
3.6
Candidate search
Crelate
PDS Vista
3.6
Candidate development
Crelate
PDS Vista
3.6

Pros

Crelate

  • The way that all the information about a candidate is readily available at the top of their profile is great and very helpful
  • The amount of filters you can use to sort through candidates is really useful
  • The Crelate team is really responsive to inquiries and suggestions
Rachel Segal-Sklar | 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

Crelate

  • Would be better to incorporate texting feature directly to my existing phone number, rather than use a separate system.
  • Sending calendar invites is a little hard to remember how to do - could be a bit more intuitive.
  • Need faster support - online chat would be great.
  • Click to dial works well, but would be nice to "record" the event in the contact record.
Anonymous | 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

Crelate

Crelate 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It works, but not sure that it's the best/we might try out alternatives first.
Jannah Babasa | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Crelate

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

Crelate

Crelate 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Usually the Crelate support is very responsive and quick to fix any problems that arise. I've personally seen emails of the threads where Crelate support was quick to resolve problems and act courteously while doing so. While I have never called their line, it seems that their phone support is also well experienced.
James Rodriguez | 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

Crelate

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

Crelate

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

Crelate

  • Easier to use, modern, supports drag and drop. Easy to set up and use. Fewer keystrokes
  • better support than zoho, not as good (but getting there) as PCR
  • Crelate is a smaller company, nimble and has ear of the customer
  • LIke ability to click and dial!
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

Crelate

  • Can more easily organize our candidates and we have a lot of info at our fingertips - this translates to quicker processes which is positive
  • We keep all our notes on Crelate - very useful for the whole team to see
  • We have multiple team members scheduling so it really helps to see all the emails that have gone out, to ensure there's no overlap
Rachel Segal-Sklar | 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

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Pricing Details

Crelate

General

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

Crelate Editions & Modules

Edition
Business$1091
Professional$891
  1. Per User Per Month
Additional Pricing Details
Volume and commitment pricing discounts are available.

PDS Vista

General

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

PDS Vista Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing 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.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Crelate
9.0
PDS Vista
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Crelate
7.0
PDS Vista
9.1

Usability

Crelate
PDS Vista
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Crelate
PDS Vista
9.5

Performance

Crelate
PDS Vista
10.0

Support Rating

Crelate
10.0
PDS Vista
8.2

Online Training

Crelate
PDS Vista
10.0

Implementation Rating

Crelate
PDS Vista
7.3

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