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Likelihood to Recommend

Darwinbox

I am able to see all the HR details about my employment through this app:
  • Manage my organization profile.
  • Add my certificates and details.
  • Process my performance evaluation.
  • Apply leaves and fill the timesheet.
  • Search any employee of the organization and find their role, team, hierarchy.
  • View any tax letters, HR letters, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Darwinbox
5.0
Vista
7.4
Employee demographic data
Darwinbox
1.0
Vista
8.3
Employment history
Darwinbox
3.0
Vista
7.2
Job profiles and administration
Darwinbox
6.0
Vista
7.3
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Darwinbox
3.0
Vista
8.2
Organizational charting
Darwinbox
9.0
Vista
7.2
Organization and location management
Darwinbox
8.0
Vista
7.3
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Darwinbox
Vista
6.4

Payroll Management

Darwinbox
5.5
Vista
8.0
Pay calculation
Darwinbox
4.0
Vista
8.2
Support for external payroll vendors
Darwinbox
4.0
Vista
7.3
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Darwinbox
5.0
Vista
Benefit plan administration
Darwinbox
4.0
Vista
8.2
Salary revision and increment management
Darwinbox
8.0
Vista
8.2
Reimbursement management
Darwinbox
8.0
Vista
8.2
Direct deposit files
Darwinbox
Vista
8.2

Leave and Attendance Management

Darwinbox
8.7
Vista
8.2
Approval workflow
Darwinbox
9.0
Vista
8.2
Balance details
Darwinbox
9.0
Vista
8.2
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Darwinbox
8.0
Vista
8.2

Employee Self Service

Darwinbox
7.0
Vista
7.1
View and generate pay and benefit information
Darwinbox
7.0
Vista
8.2
Update personal information
Darwinbox
9.0
Vista
7.3
View company policy documentation
Darwinbox
9.0
Vista
7.3
Employee recognition
Darwinbox
4.0
Vista
7.2
View job history
Darwinbox
6.0
Vista
5.8

Asset Management

Darwinbox
4.0
Vista
7.3
Tracking of all physical assets
Darwinbox
4.0
Vista
7.3

HR Reporting

Darwinbox
Vista
7.6
Report builder
Darwinbox
Vista
8.2
Pre-built reports
Darwinbox
Vista
6.4
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Darwinbox
Vista
8.2

Onboarding

Darwinbox
Vista
7.3
New hire portal
Darwinbox
Vista
7.3

Performance and Goals

Darwinbox
Vista
5.8
Corporate goal setting
Darwinbox
Vista
5.5
Individual goal setting
Darwinbox
Vista
5.5
Performance tracking
Darwinbox
Vista
6.4

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

Darwinbox
Vista
3.6
Create succession plans/pools
Darwinbox
Vista
3.6
Candidate ranking
Darwinbox
Vista
3.6
Candidate search
Darwinbox
Vista
3.6
Candidate development
Darwinbox
Vista
3.6

Recruiting / ATS

Darwinbox
Vista
2.5
Job Requisition Management
Darwinbox
Vista
3.1
Company Website Posting
Darwinbox
Vista
3.1
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Darwinbox
Vista
1.9
Applicant Tracking
Darwinbox
Vista
2.3
Notifications and Alerts
Darwinbox
Vista
2.0

Pros

Darwinbox

  • Easy to use and navigate.
  • Simple and intuitive interface.
  • Covers all HR needs in one software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Darwinbox

No answers on this topic

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

Darwinbox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vista

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

Darwinbox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vista

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

Darwinbox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vista

Vista 8.2
Based on 3 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

Darwinbox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vista

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

Darwinbox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vista

Vista 7.3
Based on 1 answer
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

Darwinbox

No answers on this topic

Vista

ADP and Paylocity. Vista may not be as flashy as those user sites, but it is much more effective and easy to use for multiple roles in the system. Admins, managers, and users are much easier to manage and their experience is better having the single sign-on for them to use.
Cody Parker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Darwinbox

  • The ability to view the organization structure and functional structure for the entire company.
  • One-stop solution for talent acquisition, payroll, leaves, reimbursements, attendance (time-sheet), holidays, etc. So I don't have to open a lot of different apps.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Darwinbox

General

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

Vista

General

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

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