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Score 7.9 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

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
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Vista
7.3
Employee demographic data
Vista
8.3
Employment history
Vista
7.0
Job profiles and administration
Vista
7.3
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Vista
8.0
Organizational charting
Vista
6.8
Organization and location management
Vista
7.3
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Vista
6.4

Payroll Management

Vista
8.0
Pay calculation
Vista
8.3
Support for external payroll vendors
Vista
7.3
Benefit plan administration
Vista
8.1
Direct deposit files
Vista
8.1
Salary revision and increment management
Vista
8.2
Reimbursement management
Vista
8.2

Leave and Attendance Management

Vista
8.0
Approval workflow
Vista
8.0
Balance details
Vista
8.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Vista
8.0

Employee Self Service

Vista
7.1
View and generate pay and benefit information
Vista
8.1
Update personal information
Vista
7.3
View company policy documentation
Vista
7.3
Employee recognition
Vista
7.2
View job history
Vista
5.8

Asset Management

Vista
7.3
Tracking of all physical assets
Vista
7.3

HR Reporting

Vista
7.7
Report builder
Vista
8.2
Pre-built reports
Vista
6.6
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Vista
8.2

Onboarding

Vista
7.3
New hire portal
Vista
7.3

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

Vista
7.3
Performance plans
Vista
7.4
Performance improvement plans
Vista
7.3
Review status tracking
Vista
7.3
Review reminders
Vista
7.2
Multiple review frequency
Vista
7.3

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

Vista
2.5
Job Requisition Management
Vista
3.2
Company Website Posting
Vista
3.2
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Vista
1.9
Applicant Tracking
Vista
2.3
Notifications and Alerts
Vista
2.0

Pros

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.
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Cons

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.
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Likelihood to Renew

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.
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Usability

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.
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Support

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
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Online Training

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.
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Implementation

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.
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Alternatives Considered

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.
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Return on Investment

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.
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Pricing Details

Vista

General

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

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