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Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM is the best tool in the market for Higher Education business. It helps immensely in implementing complex business scenarios. It also helps a lot as it is a very flexible product and can be easily configured to implement some out of the box functionality. The newer Fluid functionality is also very user-friendly and easy to adopt.
Sanjiv Bhagat | 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

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.9
Vista
7.3
Employee demographic data
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.3
Vista
8.3
Employment history
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.6
Vista
7.1
Job profiles and administration
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.2
Vista
7.3
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.9
Vista
8.1
Organizational charting
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.0
Vista
7.1
Organization and location management
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.7
Vista
7.3
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.5
Vista
6.4

Payroll Management

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.3
Vista
8.0
Pay calculation
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.6
Vista
8.2
Support for external payroll vendors
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.8
Vista
7.3
Benefit plan administration
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.4
Vista
8.1
Direct deposit files
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.4
Vista
8.1
Salary revision and increment management
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.7
Vista
8.2
Reimbursement management
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.1
Vista
8.2

Leave and Attendance Management

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.4
Vista
8.1
Approval workflow
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.3
Vista
8.1
Balance details
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.5
Vista
8.1
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.5
Vista
8.1

Employee Self Service

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.3
Vista
7.1
View and generate pay and benefit information
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.9
Vista
8.1
Update personal information
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.8
Vista
7.3
View company policy documentation
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.9
Vista
7.3
Employee recognition
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.5
Vista
7.2
View job history
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.2
Vista
5.8

Asset Management

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.5
Vista
7.3
Tracking of all physical assets
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.5
Vista
7.3

HR Reporting

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.2
Vista
7.6
Report builder
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.5
Vista
8.2
Pre-built reports
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.1
Vista
6.5
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.0
Vista
8.2

Onboarding

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.6
Vista
7.3
New hire portal
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.5
Vista
7.3
Manager tracking tools
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.7
Vista

Performance and Goals

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.8
Vista
5.8
Corporate goal setting
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.6
Vista
5.5
Individual goal setting
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.9
Vista
5.5
Line-of sight-visibility
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.4
Vista
Performance tracking
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.1
Vista
6.4

Performance Management

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.4
Vista
7.3
Performance plans
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.5
Vista
7.3
Performance improvement plans
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.9
Vista
7.3
Review status tracking
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.3
Vista
7.3
Review reminders
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.3
Vista
7.2
Multiple review frequency
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.2
Vista
7.3

Succession Planning

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.5
Vista
3.6
Create succession plans/pools
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.7
Vista
3.6
Candidate ranking
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.6
Vista
3.6
Candidate search
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.4
Vista
3.6
Candidate development
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.1
Vista
3.6

Recruiting / ATS

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.7
Vista
2.5
Job Requisition Management
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.8
Vista
3.1
Company Website Posting
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.8
Vista
3.1
Publish to Social Media
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.8
Vista
Job Search Site Posting
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.6
Vista
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.8
Vista
1.9
Applicant Tracking
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.5
Vista
2.3
Notifications and Alerts
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.7
Vista
2.0

Pros

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM

  • Payroll processing has been stable for the entire time we've used HCM and generally has the flexibility to handle a variety of situations we encounter in paying students, faculty and staff, including many cases of multiple jobs.
  • Self-service using the classic pages has worked well for us and has relieved HR staff from answering many questions individually.
  • The PeopleTools technology framework has allowed us to add new capabilities not supported by the product, including creating a way for managers of student workers to hire them without HR involvement.
Criss Laidlaw | 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

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM

  • Some modules need in-depth functional knowledge to work as configured. This can lead to some issues if set up is not configured properly.
  • Hard to recruit, train and retain technical and functional staff. Employers are always on the lookout for new people interested in PeopleSoft.
  • Customizations made by clients can also cause a hindrance to what Oracle can deliver. This is the major reason why it isn't able to catch up to the level of some of its other competitors.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM 10.0
Based on 9 answers
PeopleSoft HCM has provided a very flexible platform for our HR needs. The ability to add customizations to handle some of our unique business processes have been critical in the longevity of our PS HCM use. We've been able to handle a wide variety of business processes for multiple subsidiaries due to the ability to customize when needed.
Patricia Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM 4.3
Based on 4 answers
Oracle HCM has been around for more thab a decade and is a preferred package to use for Human capital management.Ease with which upgrades happen and how updates are pushed has come thru a long way of improvement and research over the years.Oracle has moved toward cloud based architecture which will help in its customers keep at par with current industry trends.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Overall support has been positive and Oracle has gladly sent out representatives to meet with our teams in person. Despite sometimes sow and inadequate fixes, their willingness to try and meet face to face helps give them a better name in our organization. Sometimes their people do not understand unique needs of the industry, and it can be a challenge to explain that one size does not fit all. Finding the appropriate IT support for our unique requests has been hit and miss.
John Pavarini | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM

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

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM 6.0
Based on 1 answer
  • Gain consensus on the process as much as possible rather than changing the system to handle unique processes
  • Develop standard security procedures that can be easily automated where possible.
Patricia Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM

Oracle Peoplsoft HCM was selected as it has quite a user-friendly feel and experience. The major end users would be HR and each employee in the organization. So it was one of the best tool available on the market which needs minimal training and can be deployed organization-wide. This is also scalable in nature as the organization grows, this product is mature enough to handle the HCM processes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM

  • PeopleSoft helps us when we have re-orgs or acquisitions. Helps to house and organize data.
  • Very positive impact given that we have over 13,000 employees and we need a robust system like PeopleSoft to organize our employees and multiple locations and unions, etc...
Kathleen Thomas  CCP, CBP, GRP | 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

Pricing Details

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
8.0
Vista
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
10.0
Vista
9.1

Usability

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
4.3
Vista
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
Vista
9.5

Performance

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
Vista
10.0

Support

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
7.3
Vista
8.2

Online Training

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
Vista
10.0

Implementation

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM
6.0
Vista
7.3

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