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Feature Set Ratings

  • myStaffingPro ranks higher in 1 feature set: Recruiting / ATS

Recruiting / ATS

6.1

myStaffingPro

61%
2.5

PDS Vista

25%
myStaffingPro ranks higher in 15/15 features

Job Requisition Management

10.0
100%
4 Ratings
3.1
31%
3 Ratings

Company Website Posting

10.0
100%
4 Ratings
3.1
31%
3 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

7.0
70%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customized Application Form

6.0
60%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Resume Management

5.0
50%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

5.0
50%
4 Ratings
1.9
19%
2 Ratings

Candidate Search

5.0
50%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

3.0
30%
4 Ratings
2.3
23%
3 Ratings

Collaboration

3.0
30%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Task Creation and Delegation

3.0
30%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Email Templates

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

User Permissions

4.0
40%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

5.0
50%
4 Ratings
2.0
20%
2 Ratings

Reporting

10.0
100%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Human Resource Management

myStaffingPro

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

myStaffingPro

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

myStaffingPro

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

myStaffingPro

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

myStaffingPro

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

myStaffingPro

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

Onboarding

myStaffingPro

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.3

PDS Vista

73%
PDS Vista ranks higher in 1/1 features

New hire portal

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Performance and Goals

myStaffingPro

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
5.8

PDS Vista

58%
PDS Vista ranks higher in 3/3 features

Corporate goal setting

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5
55%
2 Ratings

Individual goal setting

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5
55%
2 Ratings

Performance tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4
64%
2 Ratings

Performance Management

myStaffingPro

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.3

PDS Vista

73%
PDS Vista ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Review status tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Review reminders

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
3 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Succession Planning

myStaffingPro

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
3.6

PDS Vista

36%
PDS Vista ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

N/A
0 Ratings
3.6
36%
1 Rating

Candidate ranking

N/A
0 Ratings
3.6
36%
1 Rating

Candidate search

N/A
0 Ratings
3.6
36%
1 Rating

Candidate development

N/A
0 Ratings
3.6
36%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • PDS Vista is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Availability, Support Rating, Online Training
  • myStaffingPro and PDS Vista are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

myStaffingPro

80%
11 Ratings
8.0

PDS Vista

80%
23 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

6.2

myStaffingPro

62%
6 Ratings
9.1

PDS Vista

91%
7 Ratings

Usability

6.7

myStaffingPro

67%
2 Ratings
8.2

PDS Vista

82%
2 Ratings

Availability

8.0

myStaffingPro

80%
2 Ratings
9.5

PDS Vista

95%
4 Ratings

Performance

myStaffingPro

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

PDS Vista

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

myStaffingPro

80%
8 Ratings
8.2

PDS Vista

82%
6 Ratings

Online Training

1.0

myStaffingPro

10%
1 Rating
9.0

PDS Vista

90%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

myStaffingPro

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

PDS Vista

73%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Paychex, Inc.

myStaffingPro is very easy to configure and setup and takes less than 2 business days to configure and get it up and running. It facilitates the HR Business Partners in their recruitment activities. For the Open Position in the Organization, with the use of the software, they can quickly shortlist the candidates with quick mix and match of the requirements. Interviews can be scheduled with the candidate. If a Candidate is selected, the proper background screening process is initiated and finally, the Onboarding process is also tightly integrated within the software.
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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

Paychex, Inc.

  • One strength of myStaffingPro is because of its heavy manual interface, there is a lot of detail and very specific reason codes. This is very useful for later reporting to get specific information on hires and rejects.
  • Also the ability to upload documents (CVs, resumes, phone screen notes, etc) is all located in a convenient place
  • The calendar function is good, there are stop measures to prevent double booking and the time zones are preset
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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

Paychex, Inc.

  • This product is not particularly easy to use because it is not intuitive.
  • It is difficult to generate accurate reports.
  • It is difficult to add notes and find particular requisitions.
  • Does not integrate well with our internal system in changes candidates to employees.
  • If a step in the hiring process is missed, it does not give any notifications.
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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

myStaffingPro

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

myStaffingPro editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
myStaffingPro Express1
myStaffingPro2
myStaffingPro Premier3

Footnotes

  1. Per User per Month
  2. Per User per Month
  3. Per User per Month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional

Additional Details

Pricing is based on the number of users and configuration selected.

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

    Paychex, Inc.

    If I were a decision maker, I would not choose to renew myStaffingPro because of the overly manual process and lost productivity. I've found other ATS's that have the same functionality but are more intuitive, user friendly and appealing. Getting a hold of customer service and support was difficult and they were rarely able to fix the immediate issue.
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    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

    Paychex, Inc.

    I have used a lot of applicant tracking systems in my career. I've always gone back to MSP saying that it's always been my favorite. It's easy to use, I've never worked with a system so easy to use. It's also easy to figure out if you don't know where something is located - you can typically figure it out on your own without having to ask anyone.
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    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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    Reliability and Availability

    Paychex, Inc.

    They are good about scheduling maintenance during overnight periods. There have been a few server issues with the e-signature system over the weekends.
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    Personnel Data Systems (PDS)

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Paychex, Inc.

    We recently had an issue where it was brought to our attention by a candidate that specializes in Information Assurance and Network Engineering that their site was missing a secure socket layer for entering in your ssn, which means that when entering it, your ssn is in plain text in plain site. It should hide it with dots or asterisks as you type it to make it secure like when you enter passwords online. I turned off the field that collects SSN's immediately and have been waiting for a response as to when this would be updated so I could turn it back on. I submitted this to our rep back in October 2013 and they said they would forward it to their IT team. I never received any further follow up as to whether or not they would be updating this. I sent a follow up email and left voice messages asking for a status update in Jan. 2014 with no response. I finally called again at the end of Feb. 2014 and emailed. The rep seemed put out that I was telling her I was frustrated with the lack of follow through and that I told her I needed a response on whether or not this would be resolved. She then forwarded me an email from the IT team that said they didn't think this was an actual requirement, they would look into it. Today she emailed to let me know the IT team will not be making any changes.

    Whether or not the issue above is a DoD issue or not, the length of time to receive the final response was way too long and involved too much follow up on my part. The fact that they are unwilling to update the SSN field is also troublesome. Even if this is not an actual DoD violation or a mandate, it's a pretty common practice on most websites for collecting private information. Would you enter your PIN number into an ATM if it showed your PIN number until you hit enter? Identity theft is very high these days and people should feel like the company cares enough to help provide that extra layer of protection of their personal information.

    This recent development has really changed my opinion of MyStaffingPro drastically since I last wrote my review
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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

    Paychex, Inc.

    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

    Paychex, Inc.

    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

    Paychex, Inc.

    We thought it would've been better than ADP, but it wasn't. Also, the sales person who sold us on Paychex promised that this and Paychex would be able to do a lot of things we needed, which turned out to be a lie when we were implementing it, and the MyStaffingPro expert told us it wasn't possible, and it never was. It wasn't as user friendly either.
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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

    Paychex, Inc.

    • Positive - Went from tracking candidates to excel to having a proper tracking system to move candidates through the hiring process faster
    • Positive - Always working to improve current program to make it easier to use for recruiter, hiring managers, and candidates applying
    • Negative - Bumpy start, but after building a relationship with the staff, smooth sailing to what we invested in
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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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