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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 1.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

DATIS

Our agency has a number of federal and private grants tied to personnel costs and allocations. DATIS e3 is extraordinary at allowing the end user to slice information as needed for complex reporting.
Tami Lewis-Ahrendt, PHR, SHRM-PC | TrustRadius Reviewer

SumTotal Core Platform

I personally, am not a fan of SumTotal. I have worked on several different HRIS and Payroll systems which outweigh all aspects of SumTotal (Lawson Interface Desktop, Ceridian Dayforce, ADP Enterprise, and Ultimate Software's UltiPro). As antiquated as Lawson felt, it had more functionality than SumTotal. Of course, all others I worked on were for the most part cloud based and had modern functionality to go with it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

DATIS
8.7
SumTotal Core Platform
1.9
Employee demographic data
DATIS
6.0
SumTotal Core Platform
1.0
Employment history
DATIS
8.0
SumTotal Core Platform
5.0
Job profiles and administration
DATIS
9.0
SumTotal Core Platform
2.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
DATIS
9.0
SumTotal Core Platform
1.0
Organizational charting
DATIS
10.0
SumTotal Core Platform
1.0
Organization and location management
DATIS
9.0
SumTotal Core Platform
1.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
DATIS
10.0
SumTotal Core Platform
2.0

Payroll Management

DATIS
9.4
SumTotal Core Platform
3.3
Pay calculation
DATIS
10.0
SumTotal Core Platform
8.0
Benefit plan administration
DATIS
9.0
SumTotal Core Platform
1.0
Direct deposit files
DATIS
10.0
SumTotal Core Platform
3.0
Salary revision and increment management
DATIS
8.0
SumTotal Core Platform
Reimbursement management
DATIS
10.0
SumTotal Core Platform
Support for external payroll vendors
DATIS
SumTotal Core Platform
1.0

Leave and Attendance Management

DATIS
8.7
SumTotal Core Platform
3.0
Approval workflow
DATIS
8.0
SumTotal Core Platform
Balance details
DATIS
8.0
SumTotal Core Platform
3.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
DATIS
10.0
SumTotal Core Platform
3.0

Employee Self Service

DATIS
9.0
SumTotal Core Platform
3.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
DATIS
10.0
SumTotal Core Platform
5.0
Update personal information
DATIS
10.0
SumTotal Core Platform
2.0
View company policy documentation
DATIS
10.0
SumTotal Core Platform
Employee recognition
DATIS
5.0
SumTotal Core Platform
View job history
DATIS
10.0
SumTotal Core Platform
2.0

Asset Management

DATIS
9.0
SumTotal Core Platform
Tracking of all physical assets
DATIS
9.0
SumTotal Core Platform

HR Reporting

DATIS
6.7
SumTotal Core Platform
1.0
Report builder
DATIS
8.0
SumTotal Core Platform
1.0
Pre-built reports
DATIS
6.0
SumTotal Core Platform
Ability to combine HR data with external data
DATIS
6.0
SumTotal Core Platform

Onboarding

DATIS
9.0
SumTotal Core Platform
New hire portal
DATIS
8.0
SumTotal Core Platform
Manager tracking tools
DATIS
10.0
SumTotal Core Platform

Performance and Goals

DATIS
7.5
SumTotal Core Platform
Corporate goal setting
DATIS
8.0
SumTotal Core Platform
Individual goal setting
DATIS
8.0
SumTotal Core Platform
Line-of sight-visibility
DATIS
6.0
SumTotal Core Platform
Performance tracking
DATIS
8.0
SumTotal Core Platform

Performance Management

DATIS
8.0
SumTotal Core Platform
Performance plans
DATIS
7.0
SumTotal Core Platform
Performance improvement plans
DATIS
6.0
SumTotal Core Platform
Review status tracking
DATIS
10.0
SumTotal Core Platform
Review reminders
DATIS
10.0
SumTotal Core Platform
Multiple review frequency
DATIS
7.0
SumTotal Core Platform

Succession Planning

DATIS
7.8
SumTotal Core Platform
Create succession plans/pools
DATIS
6.0
SumTotal Core Platform
Candidate ranking
DATIS
10.0
SumTotal Core Platform
Candidate search
DATIS
7.0
SumTotal Core Platform
Candidate development
DATIS
8.0
SumTotal Core Platform

Recruiting / ATS

DATIS
7.6
SumTotal Core Platform
Job Requisition Management
DATIS
9.0
SumTotal Core Platform
Company Website Posting
DATIS
8.0
SumTotal Core Platform
Publish to Social Media
DATIS
5.0
SumTotal Core Platform
Job Search Site Posting
DATIS
5.0
SumTotal Core Platform
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
DATIS
7.0
SumTotal Core Platform
Applicant Tracking
DATIS
9.0
SumTotal Core Platform
Notifications and Alerts
DATIS
10.0
SumTotal Core Platform

Pros

DATIS

  • Position management
  • Payroll solutions
  • Open Enrollment/benefits management
Tami Lewis-Ahrendt, PHR, SHRM-PC | TrustRadius Reviewer

SumTotal Core Platform

  • Calculates pay and taxes
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

DATIS

  • Supervision documentation is difficult to use if the supervisor doesn’t adhere to the rigid schedule
  • Applicant site doesn’t automatically integrate with outside recruitment tools, so tracking of recruitment data is complicated.
  • DATIS has struggled with customer service support unless you have a dedicated contact
Tami Lewis-Ahrendt, PHR, SHRM-PC | TrustRadius Reviewer

SumTotal Core Platform

  • Reporting
  • Mass importing of manual checks to be issued in California
  • Ability to fund pay cards immediately
  • Perform gross-up calculations within the payroll system automatically
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

DATIS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SumTotal Core Platform

SumTotal Core Platform 2.0
Based on 1 answer
It is by no means a user friendly system. Reporting is through Cognos and is very antiquated at best.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

DATIS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SumTotal Core Platform

SumTotal Core Platform 3.0
Based on 1 answer
We have our own IT support to assist in SumTotal issues, however, we have had to log in cases directly. Support is mediocre at best.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

DATIS

DATIS e3 is a different kind of system that may not be the solution for someone who is looking for an “off the shelf” solution. It is flexible and customizable to meet the specific needs of your organization. It is robust and thorough. They could benefit from spending money on a mobile solution.
Tami Lewis-Ahrendt, PHR, SHRM-PC | TrustRadius Reviewer

SumTotal Core Platform

SumTotal does not stack up to any of the above HCM software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

DATIS

  • DATIS has allowed us to spend less time on payroll processing and accounting of payroll
  • Better grant management allowing us to minimize the risk of unclaimed revenue
Tami Lewis-Ahrendt, PHR, SHRM-PC | TrustRadius Reviewer

SumTotal Core Platform

  • It has provided the basic HR and payroll functionality for the past several years.
  • In today's world, businesses need much more functionality within an HCM. More is needed as one platform vendors are abundant
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

DATIS

General

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

SumTotal Core Platform

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

DATIS
9.0
SumTotal Core Platform
1.0

Usability

DATIS
SumTotal Core Platform
2.0

Support Rating

DATIS
SumTotal Core Platform
3.0

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