PDS Vista

Overview

Reviews

PDS is money in the bank!

10
It is used across the whole organization. It provides more detail to our users for payroll and benefits. It also allows us to use the data …

PDS Vista's strong points

9
We use Vista for all HR and PR processing and record keeping. We have about 50 managers with access to see employee information but most …

Established user perspective

9
Vista HRMS integrates our HR and Payroll functions nicely and has been used throughout the organization for over 15 years. While our …

New with VISTA

10
The Alamo Area Council of Governments is currently utilizing VISTA HRMS for all HR Functions across the agency for benefits, employee …

Vista HRMS

9
[Vista HRMS is being used as an] HRMS for HR, benefits, and payroll. It is used across entire organization and is addressing the problem …

PDS VistaHRMS

9
We use PDS VistaHRMS for our core HR, Benefits, Payroll and Recruiting functions. Our main users are in the Human Resources area but all …
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I love VISTA

10
We selected Vista HRMS after a diligent evaluation process. We were looking for a flexible solution that could grow with us. Vista is …
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Happy with Vista HRMS

8
Vista HRMS is being used across the whole organization. This is our HR/Payroll/Benefit/Absence Management solution for our company.
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Vista HRMS Review

8
Vista HRMS is used across our entire organization for HR data, benefits enrollment and payroll processing.
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Great system to meet your HRMS needs.

9
Vista HRMS is used across our whole organization as our HR system of record, for all our payroll and tax filing requirements and for our …
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Vista from the eyes of HR!

8
Our organization uses Vista HRMS for Human Resource and Payroll functions. We also use the Recruiting tools within Vista to power our …
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Vista HRMS

8
Vista HRMS is used for payroll and as a central employee information database. It is used by our payroll department, human resources, …
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VistaHRMS

4
We are currently using it for are HRIS in our HR department. It is used for payroll as well. We have rolled out self-service to a few of …
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Popular Features

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Employment history (19)

9.0
90%

Employee demographic data (18)

9.0
90%

Direct deposit files (18)

8.2
82%

Organization and location management (17)

7.0
70%

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What is PDS Vista?

Vista® is a human resource, benefits, payroll, recruiting, and self-service software. Functional elements include recruitment, staffing, position and training management, compliance, and performance and compensation.

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  • No setup fee

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  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Features Scorecard

Human Resource Management

7.7
77%

Payroll Management

8.0
80%

Leave and Attendance Management

8.2
82%

Employee Self Service

7.1
71%

Asset Management

7.3
73%

HR Reporting

8.0
80%

Onboarding

7.3
73%

Performance and Goals

5.8
58%

Performance Management

7.3
73%

Succession Planning

3.6
36%

Recruiting / ATS

2.5
25%

Product Details

What is PDS Vista?

Vista® is a human resource, benefits, payroll, recruiting, and self-service software application that aims to enable organizations to minimize the time invested in administrative HCM and payroll activities by streamlining and automating those processes and facilitating strategic decision-making capabilities. Functional elements include workflow, tax management, recruitment, staffing, position and training management, OSHA, workers’ compensation compliance, and performance and compensation. In terms of benefits, according to the vendor, Vista offers important business value by furnishing vital information for strategic planning and decision-making, while self-service capabilities for employees and managers reduce the administrative burden on HR and payroll departments and increase productivity across the entire workforce.

PDS Vista Features

Human Resource Management Features

  • Supported: Employee demographic data
  • Supported: Employment history
  • Supported: Job profiles and administration
  • Supported: Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
  • Supported: Benefits information
  • Supported: Organizational charting
  • Supported: Organization and location management
  • Supported: Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

Payroll Management Features

  • Supported: Pay calculation
  • Supported: Support for external payroll vendors
  • Supported: Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
  • Supported: Payroll history for each employee
  • Supported: Benefit plan administration
  • Supported: Direct deposit files
  • Supported: Payroll tracking and auditing
  • Supported: Salary revision and increment management

Leave and Attendance Management Features

  • Supported: Approval workflow
  • Supported: Email notifications
  • Supported: Balance details
  • Supported: Annual carry-forward and encashment

Employee Self Service Features

  • Supported: Employee login
  • Supported: View and generate pay and benefit information
  • Supported: Update personal information
  • Supported: Request time off
  • Supported: View job history
  • Supported: View company policy documentation
  • Supported: View company news and information
  • Supported: Employee recognition

Asset Management Features

  • Supported: Tracking of all physical assets
  • Supported: Asset return

HR Reporting Features

  • Supported: Report builder
  • Supported: Pre-built reports
  • Supported: Ability to combine HR data with external data

Integration with other HR capabilities Features

  • Supported: Additional HR capabilities (talent management, LMS, etc.) supplied by same vendor
  • Supported: Additional HR capabilities (talent management, LMS, etc.) supplied by different vendor

Performance Management Features

  • Supported: Performance plans
  • Supported: Performance improvement plans
  • Supported: Review status tracking
  • Supported: Review reminders
  • Supported: Multiple review frequency

Succession Planning Features

  • Supported: Create succession plans/pools
  • Supported: Candidate ranking
  • Supported: Candidate search
  • Supported: Candidate development

Onboarding Features

  • Supported: New hire portal
  • Supported: Manager tracking tools

Performance and Goals Features

  • Supported: Corporate goal setting
  • Supported: Individual goal setting
  • Supported: Performance tracking

Recruiting / ATS Features

  • Supported: Job Requisition Management
  • Supported: Company Website Posting
  • Supported: Duplicate Candidate Prevention
  • Supported: Applicant Tracking
  • Supported: Notifications and Alerts

Additional Features

  • Supported: Natural Language Query Tool
  • Supported: Configurable Analytics, Dashboards and KPIs
  • Supported: Configurable Workflows
  • Supported: On-Premise or Cloud deployment

PDS Vista Integrations

  • Ceridian Tax Service
  • ADP Tax Service
  • EMPTrust
  • nettime solutions

PDS Vista Competitors

PDS Vista Customer Size Distribution

Consumers0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)0%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)27%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)73%

PDS Vista Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, SaaS
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Mobile Web
Supported CountriesU.S. & Canada
Supported LanguagesEnglish

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is PDS Vista?

Vista® is a human resource, benefits, payroll, recruiting, and self-service software. Functional elements include recruitment, staffing, position and training management, compliance, and performance and compensation.

What is PDS Vista's best feature?

Reviewers rate Employee demographic data and Employment history and Job profiles and administration highest, with a score of 9.

Who uses PDS Vista?

The most common users of PDS Vista are from Mid-size Companies and the Hospital & Health Care industry.

Reviews

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Score 8 out of 10
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I've used Peoplesoft HCM in the past. The products have some similarities, but they are marketed to different sized companies, so it's a bit of apples to oranges. Peoplesoft was very complex and challenging to manage and support. Vista HRMS should require fewer technical resources and still provide robust features for HR and Payroll. We selected Vista HRMS because it met the majority of our requirements and was priced to enable us to purchase and implement it within our budget. Also, it's an integrated system (although not truly one system when you count Vista Time) which is an improvement over our current state.
November 29, 2017

PDS is money in the bank!

Cody Parker | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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ADP and Paylocity. Vista may not be as flashy as those user sites, but it is much more effective and easy to use for multiple roles in the system. Admins, managers, and users are much easier to manage and their experience is better having the single sign-on for them to use.
Amitai Levin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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We had multiple vendors come and demo their products/systems for us. Each one had great features but at the end of the day, based on what the Vista HRMS system had to offer and how we were able to personalize the system to meet our needs we felt the choice was simple and we havent looked back since.
Score 9 out of 10
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I wasn't around when other products were being evaluated. But I've been working with the system for almost 5 years now and I'm pretty happy with it (and I'm picky!) I think the biggest reason we picked it was because of how configurable it is as well as having the ability to have it in-house. It's important to us that we keep control of our data.
February 09, 2017

PDS VistaHRMS

Score 9 out of 10
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The open environment of our hosted system allows us to develop modules and customizations as if the system were developed in-house. With the IT staff we have, this provides great opportunities for extending PDS' capabilities. Additionally, I have never worked with a better team of support and technical staff that PDS provides. They truly want to improve the system for us as partners. It is a two-way street where we share information and ideas and they provide solutions and improvements.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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Vista has modules built in the system with maintenance fees that are feasible. The functionality and capabilities of the system are robust - not sure what the system cannot do. The system is reliant on your skills to modify the modules but the customer support team will partner up with you to get the job done.
Score 8 out of 10
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I wasn't part of the implementation team for selection of Vista HRMS, but the feedback that I received was that this was the most robust, configurable product on the market for the price range we were looking to spend. No software is perfect, but Vista HRMS does suit our needs and there is always room to enhance the product when you have time, skills and some money for customs to be put in place if you are unable to do them yourself.
I have had the opportunity to work with many other Payroll and HR software programs and none of them were as inclusive as Vista HRMS. We always had issues with syncs and integrations between the programs and at times we even had dedicated employees who did the exact same data entry in multiple different systems. This of course is inefficient as well as leaves quite a bit of room for human error.
March 18, 2015

Vista HRMS Review

Score 8 out of 10
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Vista HRMS offered the same or similar options for their product, but Vista's customer service is top notch and can't be beat! When we first selected Vista we were a much smaller company. The people behind Vista HRMS were very forthcoming with answers to our questions and solutions to problems that we had with our prior system. Over the years our company has grown in size and Vista HRMS has grown and improved right along with us, Many times they added functionality even before we knew we needed it.
Score 9 out of 10
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We converted from Lawson/Infor's HRMS solution. This was becoming increasing difficult to maintain and the annual maintenance costs were many times higher than PDS. We evaluated Workday, Ultimate, ADP and several other software solutions during our evaluation phase. Workday was much more complicated than we needed. Ultimate offered a nice alternative but we did not like the fact that there are no options to modify the system to meet your needs. You changed your business to fit into their system. There was nothing we liked about ADP. One of the things we liked most about Vista (PDS) was that they are a small company that specializes in HRMS. Lawson/Infor is an ERP solution that happens to have a HRMS component. Workday and Ultimate our huge companies that seem to cater to bigger corporations. We feel that we are an important customer to PDS and that they actually listen to our suggestions. The support we have gotten from them is so much better than what we were receiving from Lawson.