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Score 9 out of 10
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With ADP, we only used the Payroll and HR features. In looking to expand capabilities and consolidate efforts, we had concerns about the support team from ADP -- although Payroll support was solid, we found the HR support to be difficult to work with and had concerns about adding more components to the mix if the support wasn't there to help. Ascentis Customer Support is outstanding and always available, with rare exception.
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Score 9 out of 10
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From all the other companies mentioned above, I have found that Ascentis is the easiest product to use. I was only introduced to this program a few months ago, and it has been easy to figure out and not too complicated. I really like the fact that I can make changes easily.
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Zenefits is the only other online HR software I have used. While Acentis is much more expensive for the same offerings Zenefits may offer, the personal touch of using a more locally managed company like Ascentis far out weighs the extra cost that comes with it. I would never want to be in the position where our data was compromised and it was on a behemoth like offering such as Zenefits. In addition one of the main reasons that Zenefits is so inexpensive is the fact that they use the information you provide to try and upsell your employees on other services.
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Score 8 out of 10
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Ascentis beats them all. I've also worked with several smaller systems for small companies, and Ascentis has the best support and reporting functionality that I've seen thus far. Any system you pick will have its pros and cons, but being able to get a hold of support and get an answer to your issue is worth its weight in gold.
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March 18, 2019

Ascentis HR Review

Score 8 out of 10
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None; we've always had EBS, Ascentis. However, I would like to evaluate other products to compare and give better feedback to Ascentis. I have several improvements to share with the different modules that would benefit the product and our District. I want to attend the conference, but this year is not a good year to attend.
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Score 8 out of 10
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Paychex was a limited tool that asked for extra money anytime you needed something more - even the ability to split an employee's pay between two budgets or track their PTO, which are pretty standard features of payroll. Ellucian was great for higher ed, but more than we would need at our company.
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Score 8 out of 10
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The employee self-service is the key strength to Ascentis - staff like it - and use it.
The employee manager is also strong - and the setup just works once it is done.
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Score 6 out of 10
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We selected Ascentis because the features and price were a reasonable match for our business objectives at the time. What stood out about Ascentis was the ability to customize and integrate with our internal tools.

We are currently starting to evaluate other software and are becoming more aware of the limitations of Ascentis. That said, the price tag for additional functionality will be fairly high compared to Ascentis.
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May 21, 2018

Ascentis HR Review

Score 9 out of 10
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We previously used SAP which while much less intuitive to use, it was a far more robust system. Before selecting Ascentis we look at ADP and Paychex. Ascentis is all in one and the support and account managers are genuine people. The ESS portal and ease of use were big selling features.
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Score 6 out of 10
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InfinityHR and Ascentis HR are fairly similar in look and feel to the employee. I would say that the biggest difference is how they are for the HR team on the backside. Unlike Ascentis HR, InfinityHR gives a few different employee portals modules for the HR team to choose from and lets them customize it however they would like within certain limits. InfinityHR is also a web-based system, not a remote desktop like Ascentis HR. One of the more difficult things with InfinityHR though is that they performed an upgrade and it screwed up our security settings for the managers in the company. Ascentis HR most definitely has clearer cut security settings and way to track who has what and when. Another one of our issues with InfinityHR was that we could not attach documents or create any additional fields that could just hold text - any blank fields had to be drop down boxes.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Employee demographic data (96)
8.0
Employment history (100)
7.8
Job profiles and administration (89)
7.1
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc. (91)
6.8
Organizational charting (62)
5.9
Organization and location management (79)
7.3
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.) (76)
6.8
Pay calculation (79)
8.2
Support for external payroll vendors (43)
7.4
Benefit plan administration (74)
6.9
Direct deposit files (71)
8.6
Salary revision and increment management (66)
7.3
Reimbursement management (33)
6.5
Approval workflow (64)
7.4
Balance details (65)
7.5
Annual carry-forward and encashment (59)
7.6
View and generate pay and benefit information (97)
8.0
Update personal information (107)
8.3
View company policy documentation (81)
7.4
Employee recognition (44)
6.8
View job history (74)
7.2
Tracking of all physical assets (22)
6.1
Report builder (102)
6.6
Pre-built reports (100)
6.5
Ability to combine HR data with external data (52)
5.7
New hire portal (68)
7.3
Manager tracking tools (51)
6.8
Corporate goal setting (33)
6.4
Individual goal setting (37)
6.5
Line-of sight-visibility (29)
6.1
Performance tracking (38)
6.3
Performance plans (40)
6.1
Performance improvement plans (34)
6.2
Review status tracking (41)
6.2
Review reminders (40)
6.1
Multiple review frequency (37)
5.1
Create succession plans/pools (15)
5.1
Candidate ranking (15)
5.4
Candidate search (18)
6.2
Candidate development (17)
5.1
Job Requisition Management (55)
7.3
Company Website Posting (51)
7.6
Publish to Social Media (41)
6.7
Job Search Site Posting (44)
6.8
Duplicate Candidate Prevention (38)
5.9
Applicant Tracking (53)
7.4
Notifications and Alerts (45)
6.6

About Ascentis

Ascentis invites the user to start anywhere and add anytime, what they describe as their industry-leading a-la carte full suite human capital management (HCM) technology platform and workforce management solutions, that are supported by the company's ongoing commitment to delivering what they boast is an unsurpassed client experience. Ascentis’ technology modules work independently or together to meet the needs of each client, wherever they are in the HCM journey.

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