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Susan Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 08, 2015

Vista - 5 years in and counting

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It's working well for us. Yes, we do have some challenges, but we're working through them. With all the time and money put in to this, why would we switch. Especially since we really haven't used this product to it's full potential, but that's many due to time challenges.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 09, 2017


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The key factor in continuing with VistaHRMS is the relationship and strategic partnership we have built with PDS. They strive to meet the needs of all of their customers by providing a flexible and configurable system. PDS strives to improve its product in the ways that are most important to their user base.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 18, 2015

VIsta HRMS, is it right for your company?

Score 8 out of 10
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I feel so invested in Vista HRMS that I don't really want to try other options. I know we as an organization are not using this product to it's full potential and that is just due to us lacking the resources to be able to invest the time into breaking it apart and making it work to the best ability for us. The system works great as is, but there are a lot of implementations we can put into place to help us out even more. For example, we would love to start using Workflow to create more efficiencies. I personally have a very good relationship with our hosted vendor who supports Vista HRMS and can help me with any issues and concerns, this is a big part of the reason that I would renew with this product and continue to be an advocate for Vista HRMS.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 15, 2015

Happy with Vista HRMS

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We have too much invested to not renew, and all of the users and employees are getting use to the product now.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 17, 2015

Vista HRMS

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Our ERP does not work for Canadian Payroll so we need a different solution. We have been a Vista customer since '06 and have seen definite improvements in the product and service. We have invested enough time, resources and training into Vista that the cost and time required to change make it not feasible to change.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 03, 2014


Score 4 out of 10
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Overall to me, it has not been the best transition. The startup was rushed and not everything was set up properly. We continue to have issues, that make "us" as a department look bad. This is partly our fault and part the

implementation set up. The system is great as an HRIS, but when it comes to payroll/taxes not so much.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Employee demographic data (17)
Employment history (18)
Job profiles and administration (14)
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc. (12)
Organizational charting (12)
Organization and location management (16)
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.) (10)
Pay calculation (17)
Support for external payroll vendors (9)
Benefit plan administration (17)
Direct deposit files (18)
Salary revision and increment management (14)
Reimbursement management (5)
Approval workflow (7)
Balance details (13)
Annual carry-forward and encashment (12)
View and generate pay and benefit information (17)
Update personal information (15)
View company policy documentation (9)
Employee recognition (5)
View job history (4)
Tracking of all physical assets (7)
Report builder (14)
Pre-built reports (16)
Ability to combine HR data with external data (13)
New hire portal (1)
Corporate goal setting (2)
Individual goal setting (2)
Performance tracking (2)
Performance plans (2)
Performance improvement plans (1)
Review status tracking (2)
Review reminders (3)
Multiple review frequency (2)
Create succession plans/pools (1)
Candidate ranking (1)
Candidate search (1)
Candidate development (1)
Job Requisition Management (3)
Company Website Posting (3)
Duplicate Candidate Prevention (2)
Applicant Tracking (3)
Notifications and Alerts (2)

About Vista

Vista® is a feature-rich, completely integrated 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.

Vista Features

Human Resource Management Features
Has featureEmployee demographic data
Has featureEmployment history
Has featureJob profiles and administration
Has featureWorkflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Has featureBenefits information
Has featureOrganizational charting
Has featureOrganization and location management
Has featureCompliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Payroll Management Features
Has featurePay calculation
Has featureSupport for external payroll vendors
Has featureOff-cycle/On-Demand payment
Has featurePayroll history for each employee
Has featureBenefit plan administration
Has featureDirect deposit files
Has featurePayroll tracking and auditing
Has featureSalary revision and increment management
Does not have featureReimbursement management
Does not have featureStatutory form management
Leave and Attendance Management Features
Has featureApproval workflow
Has featureEmail notifications
Has featureBalance details
Does not have featureTravel absence management
Has featureAnnual carry-forward and encashment
Employee Self Service Features
Has featureEmployee login
Has featureView and generate pay and benefit information
Has featureUpdate personal information
Has featureRequest time off
Has featureView job history
Has featureView company policy documentation
Has featureView company news and information
Has featureEmployee recognition
Asset Management Features
Has featureTracking of all physical assets
Does not have featureAsset issue and transfer management
Has featureAsset return
Does not have featureWarranty and after-sales status maintenance contract tracking
HR Reporting Features
Has featureReport builder
Has featurePre-built reports
Has featureAbility to combine HR data with external data
Integration with other HR capabilities Features
Has featureAdditional HR capabilities (talent management, LMS, etc.) supplied by same vendor
Has featureAdditional HR capabilities (talent management, LMS, etc.) supplied by different vendor
Performance Management Features
Has featurePerformance plans
Has featurePerformance improvement plans
Has featureReview status tracking
Has featureReview reminders
Has featureMultiple review frequency
Succession Planning Features
Has featureCreate succession plans/pools
Has featureCandidate ranking
Has featureCandidate search
Has featureCandidate development
Onboarding Features
Has featureNew hire portal
Has featureManager tracking tools
Performance and Goals Features
Has featureCorporate goal setting
Has featureIndividual goal setting
Does not have featureLine-of sight-visibility
Has featurePerformance tracking
Recruiting / ATS Features
Has featureJob Requisition Management
Has featureCompany Website Posting
Does not have featurePublish to Social Media
Does not have featureJob Search Site Posting
Has featureDuplicate Candidate Prevention
Has featureApplicant Tracking
Has featureNotifications and Alerts
Additional Features
Has featureNatural Language Query Tool
Has featureConfigurable Analytics, Dashboards and KPIs
Has featureConfigurable Workflows
Has featureOn-Premise or Cloud deployment

Vista Integrations

Ceridian Tax Service, ADP Tax Service, EMPTrust, nettime solutions

Vista Competitors

ADP Vantage HCM, Kronos Workforce Central, Ultimate Software, Ultipro, Workday


  • Does not have featureFree Trial Available?No
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?No

License pricing is based on the number of full and part-time active employees within bands (e.g. 751-1,000). SaaS pricing is based on PEPM.

Vista Customer Size Distribution

Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)
Enterprises (> 500 employees)

Vista Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Live Chat
Social Media
Video Tutorials / Webinar

Vista Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Mobile Web
Supported Countries:U.S. & Canada
Supported Languages: English