I have utilized Ascentis for more than 18 years from when it was first known as HR Office. I actually utilized software in one other company where I was employed. Having all the historical data is important for us as we have employees who have been with the company since it opened, thus providing a full scope of their progression through the company.
When Ascentis went to the "cloud", we reviewed other applications. We had concerns about data loss, and having worked with Ascentis for many years we were able to remain with them both for cost and service.