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Ascentis (discontinued)

Ascentis (discontinued)

Overview

What is Ascentis (discontinued)?

Ascentis HR uses web-based management programs to help automate complex HR processes. Ascentis’ other services included customizable payroll, time and attendance and recruiting modules. Ascentis was acquired by UKG in March of 2022, and will be discontinued.

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Popular Features

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  • Update personal information (151)
    8.6
    86%
  • Pre-built reports (142)
    7.5
    75%
  • Employment history (140)
    7.3
    73%
  • Report builder (144)
    7.0
    70%
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Pricing

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What is Ascentis (discontinued)?

Ascentis HR uses web-based management programs to help automate complex HR processes. Ascentis’ other services included customizable payroll, time and attendance and recruiting modules. Ascentis was acquired by UKG in March of 2022, and will be discontinued.

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  • No setup fee

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  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

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Features

Human Resource Management

Organizing, tracking and providing instant access to critical employee data, job profiles, transfers, promotions, and benefits information.

7.1
Avg 7.8

Payroll Management

Provides for pay calculation and benefit plan administration, in addition to managing direct deposit, salary revisions and payroll tracking.

7.8
Avg 8.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Streamlines communication between HR and employees and facilitates efficient management of employee leave including requisitions, approvals, balance calculation, and annual carry-forward.

7.8
Avg 8.0

Employee Self Service

Employee portal allowing employees to view and update their personal information.

7
Avg 8.1

Asset Management

Maintaining a record of assets such as laptops, pagers, cell phones, etc. issued to employees. Record typically includes asset type, number, serial number and date of issuance.

5.8
Avg 7.8

HR Reporting

Pre-built and custom reports, and integration with external data.

6.4
Avg 7.6

Onboarding

Employee onboarding is the process of orienting new hires to the social and performance aspects of their jobs so that they are able to function in their new roles as quickly as possible.

5.1
Avg 7.9

Performance and Goals

Goal alignment is the practice of ensuring that all employees have clearly defined goals in support of the overall corporate strategy.

7.2
Avg 8.1

Performance Management

Performance management is the process of ensuring employees meet pre-determined objectives and goals through regular check-ins and appraisals.

6
Avg 7.9

Succession Planning

Succession planning is the identification and development of internal employees with the potential to fill key business leadership positions in the company.

5.9
Avg 7.9

Recruiting / ATS

Recruiting or Applicant Tracking Software is software used to manage the recruitment process electronically by handling job postings, applicant status, resume management, etc.

5.5
Avg 7.8
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Product Details

What is Ascentis (discontinued)?

Ascentis was an a-la carte full suite workforce management (WFM) technology platform and human capital solutions. Ascentis WFM provided time and attendance solutions that provided clients with scheduling, compliance, complex calculations, and time collection options. The HCM suite, included a fully a-la carte solution.

Ascentis was acquired by UKG in March of 2022. The service will be discontinued.

Ascentis (discontinued) Screenshots

Screenshot of Access all of your details including, paychecks, personal file, timeclock, etc via our mobile app.Screenshot of Punch-in and punch-out on the go.Screenshot of Centralized location for everything related to a user or admin.Screenshot of Every employee has access to their personal information in one location.Screenshot of Pre-built reporting along with Ad Hoc reporting gives you the ability to understand your business as a whole.Screenshot of Benefit enrollment made easy for your employees.Screenshot of Manage your employees schedule, PTO, accruals through our best of breed timekeeping system.

Ascentis (discontinued) Competitors

Ascentis (discontinued) Technical Details

Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Ascentis HR uses web-based management programs to help automate complex HR processes. Ascentis’ other services included customizable payroll, time and attendance and recruiting modules. Ascentis was acquired by UKG in March of 2022, and will be discontinued.

UKG Pro, Paylocity, and Paycom are common alternatives for Ascentis (discontinued).

Reviewers rate Direct deposit files highest, with a score of 9.2.

The most common users of Ascentis (discontinued) are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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September 23, 2021

The Good and the Bad!

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
If a company does not have any type of "system", Ascentis can be a great tool. I think the ESS part of it will be terrific once we utilize it more effectively - the "administrative" side needs a little more work. If just using Ascentis HR without Payroll, can probably work mostly terrific. When working with Payroll, many enhancements need to be thought about between them!
Philip West | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
If you need a HR solution and a small to medium size company that does not require any kind of customized reporting then this would be an ideal product. If you require custom reports which nearly all companies require, and you like a responsive client then Ascentis is probably not for you
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Ascentis HR is most suited for companies sized between 25 and 200 users. It comes with enough base offerings to keep most employees, in those type of companies, happy. The lack of changeability to the online portal makes me question whether it is good for larger companies more accustomed to changing stuff on the fly. In addition, since it is 100% online based now it would not make sense for any company dealing with outposts offices that have little or no internet capability.
iain Stephen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Ascentis is well suited for salaried, full-time staff on a regular schedule. The web-based employee self-service is very strong.

We do not find the payroll function to be well suited to our needs - and as mentioned previously, the NovaTime scheduling system could not be customized to work for us without spending upwards of $20K US.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I find that all the pros outweigh any cons, especially since there is always a willingness to try to make something work. We also find that it is user friendly in an industry with people that are not as computer savvy as others. And the software is always growing so we are able to stay up to date.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
In working with Ascentis in payroll, the program makes my job so much easier. I am new to this position and the learning process has been so much easier with this product than those in the past. I appreciate the patience I am given when I call in for assistance as well.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Ascentis has been a wonderful payroll provider and an even better timekeeper solution. Our company needed help to better manage where our time was being spent specific to a product sold and Ascentis listened and implemented a solution in a timely manner and our leaders couldn't have asked for anything better.
Dawn Erin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Ascentis is great for processing payroll and timekeeping. I also love the community site and the customer service when I call them is top-notch. Chris Warner is badass! Getting a hold of the tax specialist is somewhat harder and takes a while to get a response.
February 07, 2021

Technical System View

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Ascentis has most of the platforms we need; however, it operates as two systems and not one which require two sets of security updates. I would recommend it for a smaller company transitioning from a paper product to automation. I would not recommend it for a company who is a super user.
Carrie Mennis, SHRM SCP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I am a part of an HR peer group in my region. I have "shown off" the Ascentis system a couple of times and most of my peers are jealous at the robust options in Ascentis--the minimization of duplicate entries in particular. This system has saved our company from having to add a full-time staff member because it works so well.

Ascentis was very difficult for me to use at first. I came from a similar sized company of 118 people, which used Bamboo HR for HRIS and recruiting and outsourced timekeeping and payroll to other, less robust platforms. The company had just purchased Ascentis a few months earlier and the owner/decision maker for the purchase had left before the system was fully established. This caused me a large amount of pain and it took a while for me to be sold on the product. I was convinced for months that we had over-bought for our company needs. Once I was able to fully integrate all the pieces of the system, I was overjoyed with it. Perhaps when you have a client going through this type of turnover issue in HR, it might be good to have a team member specifically assigned to contact them weekly. I appreciate the online forum and training options, but because of the background of the role and how many people I was expected to hire at the time, I really had to learn by making mistakes on the fly. It was a struggle getting started for me.
December 23, 2020

My Ascentis Review

Christina Miyamoto, PHR® | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Ascentis is well suited if you are located in a state where labor laws are relaxed and lean towards favoring the employer. Ascentis struggles in accountability, infrastructure (support tickets are disseminated into secondary and third tickets), 2/10 chance in getting a live person on the phone when you call support.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Ascentis has the ability to be an HRIS leader, but they have to figure out how to incorporate their modules much more seamlessly. Timekeeper is here, learning is here, supervisors need to click here to access their team... it's crazy.

Also, PLEASE improve the process to post company documents on the home page of ESS.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I think it provides some great features and ease of use, but harder to implement with other government software. It's a great product though and wish we could implement more of the features, but that depends largely on our yearly budget.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I love how small, yet big, Ascentis is. It's not an ADP where I'm just a number. I'm able to do a lot to our system when needed and don't need to wait on support to make the change. On the other hand, when I need help, there's a human on the other end of the phone that can help me with whatever I need help with.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Payroll is working well. HR on the desktop is very un-user-friendly. The transition to web-based is very promising, but taking way too long. Vacation accruals and processing through email chains is nice, but the employee review process is clunky and not intuitive. The idea is great, but the managers hate to go find it, so they don't bother except at year-end.
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