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PDS Vista can do almost anything!!
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Updated December 25, 2015

PDS Vista can do almost anything!!

Score 9 out of 101
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Verified User
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Software Version
4.1
Modules Used
HR, Payroll, Time Entry, Benefits

Overall Satisfaction with Vista HRMS

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.
  • Ability to customize. Many programs we've used previously do not have the ability to customize to the specific user's needs. Vista is extremely flexible and customizable, which has served our company well.
  • Automation of data entry. Many of our payroll adjustments impact multiple employees, so the ability to upload time card entries is a real time-saver!
  • Ability to interface easily with our Accounting software. Updating our General Ledger with the bi-weekly payroll amounts is a breeze!
  • Troubleshooting problems that cross modules (e.g.: HR/Benefits/Payroll) can be difficult, since each area has it's own specialist...who oftentimes is not proficient in the other modules.
  • The Help Screen within the program is not always updated, as new enhancements and upgrades are added. This makes it difficult to independently troubleshoot issues that may occur.
  • Some of the Vista reporting is a bit outdated. I would love to see the Payroll Registers updated, so they could be easily exported to Excel for sorting and manipulating.
  • Definitely better customer service. Employees seem to love Employee Self-Service.
  • Ability to add custom processes to streamline and automate previously manual processes.
  • Mangrove,ACCPAC
Vista is much more powerful, robust, flexible and intuitive than these other programs.
How complicated is your payroll?
How much flexibility do you need?

Vista Feature Ratings

Employee demographic data
9
Employment history
9
Job profiles and administration
Not Rated
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Not Rated
Organizational charting
Not Rated
Organization and location management
8
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Not Rated
Pay calculation
Not Rated
Support for external payroll vendors
Not Rated
Benefit plan administration
Not Rated
Direct deposit files
9
Salary revision and increment management
Not Rated
Reimbursement management
Not Rated
Approval workflow
Not Rated
Balance details
8
Annual carry-forward and encashment
5
View and generate pay and benefit information
Not Rated
Update personal information
Not Rated
View company policy documentation
7
Employee recognition
Not Rated
Tracking of all physical assets
Not Rated
Report builder
Not Rated
Pre-built reports
5
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Not Rated

Vista HRMS Reliability