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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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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We are implementing Vista HRMS across the entire Perkins organization. It addresses the business problems of having disconnected HR and payroll systems and no time and attendance system. It also enables workflow, self-service, and better reporting.
December 19, 2018

Overall Satisfaction

Lisa Lange, CPHR Candidate, PCP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use it for payroll and human resources within a department of 3. We use it for all of our HR and Payroll needs. It allows all functions of HR to be stored within the system. Has a vast tracking system for all employee information.
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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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 and integrate other data from other systems to report out information and tie in employment and demographic information. It allows our admins to spend less time manually updating data as well.
Score 10 out of 10
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We use PDS’ Vista HRMS application for HR, benefits, and payroll for ourselves (the Lee County Clerk of Courts) and also Lee County government, airport and court administration employees. Additionally, we track benefits for retirees and twelve other agencies that utilize the county’s benefit plans. All total, there are approximately 5,000 active employees and enrollees. The clerk of courts maintains the application and develops any custom programs.
Jim McKain  SPHR | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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 of the managers have read only access. Hope to enhance the use of the system in the coming years. Right now we have a few users in the accounting PR department and a few users in the HR department which I manage.
Becky Boyer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Vista is the HRMS we currently use to produce our bi-weekly net payroll and W-2s. Everyone in the company has access to review individual payroll information. Payroll has enhanced reporting and interface capabilities that produce post processing journal entry interfaces, documentation to support account balances in our general ledger and all data necessary to stay compliant with federal and state agencies.
Amitai Levin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We have been using Vista HRMS for the past 3 years. The program has helped us better organize our HR, Payroll, Benefits and Staffing departments by consolidating our numerous databases and spreadsheets into one database that can be accessed by everyone. Now our employees, supervisor and office staff have a place they can go to for employee information and at the same time only accessing what they are allowed to see.
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Vista to store all of our employee demographic, benefits and payroll information. And on a bi-weekly basis, we process payroll for over 600 employees across 4 pay companies. Most of our employee-related reporting is produced through Crystal by querying the Vista database.

By utilizing a fully integrated HR/Payroll database, we have reduced data entry time, enhanced payroll accuracy and streamlined the entire HR/Payroll function.
Score 9 out of 10
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Vista HRMS is our HR and Payroll system of record. When I first started, it was only our HR and Payroll departments that are using it. Now it is being used across the organization by implementing Self-Service where employees can go to view their paystubs, managers can do the employee performance reviews. In addition, I have made it the source of employee information in our desktop/web applications that we've written in-house
Score 9 out of 10
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Vista HRMS integrates our HR and Payroll functions nicely and has been used throughout the organization for over 15 years. While our benefit and timekeeping systems are handled by other systems, the control of our data through easily customizable interfaces allow these systems to be seamlessly integrated into our enterprise. Self-service allows our managers and employees access to information and key job functions and the Recruiting module will be implemented soon.
Score 10 out of 10
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We implement Vista HRMS for our clients. Vista HRMS coupled with the interface with our own housing software provides our clients an integrated enterprise platform. By using Vista HRMS, our Housing and Financial management software does not have to reinvent the wheel but instead leverage an off the self robust platform for human resources and payroll. Our clients being spread across different states, have varied requirements and the flexibility of Vista HRMS makes the application a good solution for us across the board.
February 09, 2017

PDS VistaHRMS

Score 9 out of 10
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We use PDS VistaHRMS for our core HR, Benefits, Payroll and Recruiting functions. Our main users are in the Human Resources area but all employees benefit from VistaHRMS due to the self-service functionality it provides as well as the ability to allow supervisors access to review applicants through recruiting..
Score 9 out of 10
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Currently, it's being used in the HR department with the intention to deliver it across the organization shortly - opportunity to leverage operational factors such as analytics, leave accrual, emergency contacts, recruitment etc.
February 07, 2017

I love VISTA

Score 10 out of 10
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We selected Vista HRMS after a diligent evaluation process. We were looking for a flexible solution that could grow with us. Vista is highly customizable, and flexible. We have been able to customize screens, user fields and workflows. This was a critical part of our evaluation. Other providers "claimed" the ability to customize, but Vista delivered on it. Our sales team is fabulous and they are still able to assist with support. It's good to know that the sales team stands behind the product, and the product holds up to the promises of the sales team.
Vista is being used by our HR, PR and Recruiting teams. It has an easy self service interface for our employees. It's flexibility allowed us to rollout self service in stages, as we were ready. The security allows us to lock out or conceal certain screens or fields, which has allowed us to use Vista as an online employee directory in addition to an HR/PR solution. We are very pleased with the product and the company.
Score 8 out of 10
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On the front face of the business our employees would say that Vista HRMS is our time and attendance system. Behind the scenes, Human Resources and Payroll use it for our system of record. All employees are stored in Vista HRMS and our benefits, leave accruals, time keeping and payroll are run through Vista HRMS. This is good for us because it keeps all of our information on one platform and I am not having to toggle between programs to run payroll or check employee records and history. .
Score 9 out of 10
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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 benefits administration including annual enrollment. Vista has provided us an integrated solution for our HR, payroll and benefits requirements. We have implemented an in-house solution that allows us easy access to our data in a secure manner that allows us to develop interanl reports and modifications to meet our business needs.
Score 8 out of 10
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Our organization uses Vista HRMS for Human Resource and Payroll functions. We also use the Recruiting tools within Vista to power our online application process. We use Vista across the entire company at different accesses/levels. For instance our HR and Accounting departments use all areas of Vista while a supervisor may use it to look at an employee's salary level, past performance review evaluations, safety training, etc. An employee uses Vista to check the benefits they are enrolled in, their pay information, and ensure that their personal information is up to date and accurate. It serves as a user friendly tool that all levels of computer users feel comfortable accessing.
January 17, 2015

Vista HRMS

Score 8 out of 10
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Vista HRMS is used for payroll and as a central employee information database. It is used by our payroll department, human resources, health and safety, and training. In addition to payroll and basic HRIS, we use it to track training courses and occupational injuries. Our supervisors and managers all use it very minimally to record employee hours.
February 04, 2014

VistaHRMS

Score 4 out of 10
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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 our employees. It helps bring all functions of the HR/Payroll together in one system.