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Score 7.1 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Vista

You have the option of taking the system in house or being a hosted client. Figure out what resources your IT department has to spare, if you will have a dedicated administrator who will do all the upgrades and enhancements or if you will be job sharing those responsibilities. Like all software, Vista HRMS has multiple upgrades a year. You will need someone or a team of a few individuals to test these upgrades out and be able to take on a role of administrator, technology consultant or front end user and make sure these upgrades are working from all angles.Vista HRMS really is a good product for keeping all HR and Payroll related records in one system, I just stress the fact that you have to have someone on hand who wants to own the product and be willing to learn as much as possible. The more you put into this product, the more you will get out of it
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Vista
7.1
Employee demographic data
Vista
8.3
Employment history
Vista
6.6
Job profiles and administration
Vista
7.3
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Vista
7.6
Organizational charting
Vista
6.0
Organization and location management
Vista
7.4
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Vista
6.4

Payroll Management

Vista
8.0
Pay calculation
Vista
8.5
Support for external payroll vendors
Vista
7.4
Benefit plan administration
Vista
7.9
Direct deposit files
Vista
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
Vista
8.1
Reimbursement management
Vista
8.2

Leave and Attendance Management

Vista
7.6
Approval workflow
Vista
7.6
Balance details
Vista
7.6
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Vista
7.6

Employee Self Service

Vista
7.2
View and generate pay and benefit information
Vista
8.0
Update personal information
Vista
7.4
View company policy documentation
Vista
7.3
Employee recognition
Vista
7.1
View job history
Vista
6.0

Asset Management

Vista
7.2
Tracking of all physical assets
Vista
7.2

HR Reporting

Vista
7.8
Report builder
Vista
8.1
Pre-built reports
Vista
6.9
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Vista
8.3

Onboarding

Vista
7.3
New hire portal
Vista
7.3

Performance and Goals

Vista
5.9
Corporate goal setting
Vista
5.6
Individual goal setting
Vista
5.6
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
2.7
Job Requisition Management
Vista
3.4
Company Website Posting
Vista
3.4
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Vista
2.0
Applicant Tracking
Vista
2.7
Notifications and Alerts
Vista
2.1

Pros

Vista

  • Vista HRMS is extremely configurable. It's completely adaptable to your specific business needs.
  • Security is very robust and you have the ability to easily create and adjust access amongst security groups
  • I feel like the payroll process is pretty simple and the system will generate multiple reports for each step so you are able to verify information along the way. You can rerun steps and processes as many times necessary until all your data is accurate and ties out to your business standards. This is always a welcome feature before you hit that magical 'pay' button!
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Cons

Vista

  • Due to our established SOX requirements, we do a lot of screen prints. There are many screens that have a printer icon facilitate this process. There are instances in which we need to drill down and require a screen print from a different level, the printer icon is there, but it prints without the employee's name or number which is not adequate.
  • There are times we would prefer to key specific information rather than choose a validated item from a drop down screen.
  • We have multiple FEINs, companies, districts and distributions. There are a few areas/screens where it is difficult to see exactly what company, etc you are working on in the table set ups. We have gotten in the habit of triple checking the company.
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Likelihood to Renew

Vista

Vista 9.1
Based on 7 answers
Our ERP does not work for Canadian Payroll so we need a different solution. We have been a Vista customer since '06 and have seen definite improvements in the product and service. We have invested enough time, resources and training into Vista that the cost and time required to change make it not feasible to change.
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Usability

Vista

Vista 8.2
Based on 2 answers
  • Employee self-service is easy to set up and use
  • Payroll and benefits integration works well
  • Screens are easy to navigate
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Support

Vista

Vista 8.2
Based on 3 answers
They are quick to respond to support requests. Often they are able to address the issue without escalation. The support staff are extremely knowledgeable and willing to recruit other staff to help troubleshoot a problem. They frequently do screen sharing sessions to actually see the behavior we experience so they can better understand the problem and get it resolved. Without an exception, all of the support staff are extremely pleasant and enjoyable to be around. They truly value their customers and our success and they try to make it fun to interact with them. Support calls do not incur a support fee either. All support, excluding consulting services, is included in our annual support.
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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

We previously had our payroll outsourced to Ceridian.
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Return on Investment

Vista

  • Access to the metrics that we need to support diverse business objectives.
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Pricing Details

Vista

General

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

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