Ascentis improved the reputation of our HR department
August 30, 2020

Ascentis improved the reputation of our HR department

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Ascentis

Ascentis is both our HRIS and payroll timekeeping system. We use it from onboarding throughout the life cycle of an employee. By having information in a single place, we no longer have to maintain separate databases for HR, training, and benefits. The new employees adapt quickly because they use the system from day one.
  • Timekeeping is best in class, reducing errors and manual checks
  • Benefits enrollment and file feeds to the carriers
  • Ability to customize workflows for our company
  • Report writing does not combine HR data and payroll data well. Good reports but not always exactly what we need
  • Support is good but specialists are not as well versed in the entire product as I would like.
  • HTML skills needed to set up a nice home page for our company.
  • Flat billing allows us to manage cash flow.
  • Consolidated database eliminated other services and associated billing.
  • Competitive pricing
We had a set list of criteria including time management, payroll, benefits integration, performance management, recruiting, onboarding, and training. Ascentis hit in all areas. In the end, the clean look, ability to customize, and flat billing gave Ascentis the edge.
Overall, the Ascentis product serves our needs well. By eliminating separate systems, we created a better experience for both employees and managers and saved money. We have only used Ascentis for one year and are further along than our previous provider of 15 years. The best part is that we are now 100% paperless for all HR functions.

Do you think Ascentis (discontinued) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Ascentis (discontinued)'s feature set?

Yes

Did Ascentis (discontinued) live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Ascentis (discontinued) go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Ascentis (discontinued) again?

Yes

Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365), EFI Pace, ADP Workforce Now
Timekeeping is extremely accurate with Ascentis. Corrections in one pay period automatically create adjustments in the current pay period. No more manual calculations. Ascentis was quick to set up workflows for the new leave laws due to Covid-19.

We like the clean look of the software and repeatedly hear from employees and managers how easy it is to use.

HRIS and payroll are separate systems, which sometimes means you need to enter information in two places. More of a slight inconvenience.

Ascentis (discontinued) Feature Ratings

Employee demographic data
10
Employment history
10
Job profiles and administration
10
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
10
Organizational charting
8
Organization and location management
10
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
10
Pay calculation
10
Support for external payroll vendors
Not Rated
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
10
Benefit plan administration
8
Direct deposit files
10
Salary revision and increment management
10
Reimbursement management
10
Approval workflow
10
Balance details
10
Annual carry-forward and encashment
10
View and generate pay and benefit information
10
Update personal information
10
View job history
10
View company policy documentation
10
Employee recognition
10
Tracking of all physical assets
Not Rated
Report builder
9
Pre-built reports
8
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Not Rated
Performance plans
10
Performance improvement plans
10
Review status tracking
10
Review reminders
10
Multiple review frequency
10
Create succession plans/pools
10
Candidate ranking
10
Candidate search
10
Candidate development
10
New hire portal
10
Manager tracking tools
10
Corporate goal setting
10
Individual goal setting
10
Line-of sight-visibility
10
Performance tracking
10
Job Requisition Management
10
Company Website Posting
10
Publish to Social Media
10
Job Search Site Posting
10
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
2
Applicant Tracking
10
Notifications and Alerts
10