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Karen Halladay SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP, CTM profile photo
Score 9 out of 10
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Ascentis HR is a great system to house employee information which will allow any company to go paperless. It is totally customizable and you can add unlimited attachments to the system. You can set up custom tabs to track anything (i.e. asset tracking). The system is set up in a way to assist companies with their corporate compliance responsibilities.
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Score 9 out of 10
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While the Recruiting module itself is difficult to get it the way we need, moving applicants into HR has saved us tons of time since it is fully integrated. Everything works well together and the support services teams for all modules are outstanding.

Within Recruiting, there are no integrated Reference check capabilities, so it has to be done manually outside the system. With the volume of seasonal hiring we do, we simply don't have the time to do this effectively. If there was a way to run reference checks and have them flow back to the employee record in the form of an attachment for their file, it would be awesome!
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August 09, 2019

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Score 1 out of 10
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I think in a very simple, very small organization, Ascentis may be a decent choice. However, there is simply too much room for error in entries for a larger organization that depends on a higher percentage of correct data and has many users, so checks and balances are fewer.
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Score 9 out of 10
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For Payroll. It's so easy to process payroll. The reports are great and the ability that you as a processor have to make changes in Ascentis is awesome. I use the calendar quite often. I like that if you need to process payroll and have a check created, it can easily be done without having to process an entire payroll. On the other hand, if you need to do an off-cycle payroll, you set it up yourself and process. You do not need to wait for customer service to do it for you.
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July 23, 2019

Great Product

Score 10 out of 10
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I like the system a lot...there are always software changes that can be made. It is not suited in a situation where individuals have various customized needs.
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Score 7 out of 10
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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.
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Score 7 out of 10
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This system is good for organizations that are decentralized with multiple points of employee sign-in/outs. Because it is Web based, employees can clock in on a computer, at their cubicle, on their phone or any other device that is not simply a time clock.
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March 29, 2019

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Score 8 out of 10
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I feel Payroll is well suited and I also like Ascentis Self-Service (the dashboard). I'd like to see more widget functionality since we use that the most to communicate with all of our employees! I think NovaTime is fine to use and I feel I'd have rave reviews for it IF we could rely on the functionality of it and receive the utmost service level when calling into support. It's possible that there has been miscommunication when working with NovaTime support staff but on more than one occasion I've called in requesting a problem be resolved and I've been told it's resolved only to find out when running the next payroll that it isn't fixed. It's difficult for me to understand the full functions and rules within NovaTime because I don't see them, so the support staff needs to keep that in mind when communicating with customers. I've been satisfied with how the recruiting module and compensation module is, so far. (It's in the beginning stages for us).
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Score 8 out of 10
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I believe Ascentis is a good fit for a medium-sized business that doesn't have a complicated benefit plan structure. The person(s) managing Ascentis should be a fairly bright-minded individual that can problem solve. As I've mentioned, support is great. But if you can't understand the issue you are having, they might not be able to help. Also, you really need to be thinking ahead as to what you want to accomplish as you're setting up Ascentis. Otherwise, you'll be re-doing everything once you start implementing other pieces of it.
If you don't want to be extremely hands-on with your HRIS, Ascentis probably isn't the best for you. Instead, you may want to consider a PEO.
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Score 8 out of 10
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No HR tool is going to fit all organizations, so I'll never give one a 10 out of 10. Ascentis is a good tool for a small to mid-sized company. For us, moving from a file cabinet and online payroll processor, Ascentis was a welcome relief to excess data entry and limited access to data and processes.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Ascentis has been good for our growing company. We bring on seasonal people during harvest, and I'm easily able to track those peoples' time cards separately from ours and pull reports to send to the staffing agencies we use. Employees are able to punch the time clock from computers or even their phones if allowed. Our sister company uses field workers and after looking at our system, felt it was too complex for what they needed. They literally wanted something like an "on the clock", or "off the clock" button. The company has to be pretty tech savvy to be able to use these products, especially Ascentis HR.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Ascentis is well suited in Self Service and Benefits because of its features (Time Clock, Leave Management, Leave-Shared Calendar, Timesheet, Reports, Payroll…the whole suite).
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Score 8 out of 10
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I think Ascentis is a great tool for big businesses with 250+ employees. I don't see the need for a small business to utilize this.
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March 26, 2019

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Score 8 out of 10
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It seems to fit our small to mid-sized company very well. It allows end users to access their information without having to ask anyone else. I had an issue after one of the last updates where I couldn't view recently submitted PTO requests (immediately after submitting them) but that seems to have been resolved.
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March 27, 2019

Not impressed

Score 1 out of 10
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Even if a company has an HTML knowledgeable department that can be dedicated to building and implementation, it is going to take a long time to get it all up and running. Not a good fit for small organizations that would have to set it up in addition to continuing current responsibilities.
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March 15, 2019

Payroll Genius

Score 8 out of 10
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Ascentis is well suited for our company of 80+ employees. The payroll process is a very easy process.
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May 29, 2018

Ascentis HR Review

Score 6 out of 10
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Ascentis HR as a standalone product - I wouldn't know how that would be beneficial to our company but having Payroll and Time Keeper make the whole package best suited for our company. It keeps all data for all employees, active or not, in one system. Entering new employees is simple and the information passes down to all other systems.

I am only selecting a 6 because of the struggles we had with implementation.
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Score 8 out of 10
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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.
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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)
7.6
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)
6.0
Report builder (102)
6.5
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)
6.3
Candidate development (17)
5.1
Job Requisition Management (55)
7.4
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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