Vista HRMS® is ideal for organizations with at least 250 employees that need a complete and integrated suite of human resources, recruiting, benefits and payroll and self-service software. The system is browser-based and can easily be configured to meet the unique needs of your organization.
What we like most about Vista HRMS® is that users can develop their own custom reports in addition to those already available in their extensive report library. In addition, an English language query tool is provided. Also, your team can specify user privileges based on job responsibility in order to control access to confidential employee information. We also like that U.S. and Canadian employees can be managed in one database. Finally, the human resources application manages and streamlines the entire hiring and employment lifecycle, from job application through termination.
The software utilizes the .NET framework and can be installed on-site on your server or Hosted by PDS. In addition it can be deployed in a SaaS environment. With implementations across a wide range of industry segments, Vista HRMS should be on the shortlist of an organization looking for a comprehensive human resources management solution.
Debbie from RCO Engineering, Inc.
Employees number: 501-1,000 Employees
Flexible full HRMS solution. This is PDS' core product line versus developers who also dabble in payroll, project accounting, accounts payable, etc. For PDS it is their bread and butter.
The old COBOL reports that currently exist in the system. However PDS is in process of replacing these in 2017.
Look at all the reports and get full disclosure on the backend of the product. We were told this was a SQL product. While the DB is in SQL much of the old code and reports are still in COBOL. There is a plan for change however it still varies from what our understanding of the product was during the demo process.
Tonia from Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation
Employees number: 101-250 Employees
Vista HRMS is a complete and comprehensive HR system, from the hiring process, through benefits, payroll, taxes, time management, etc. The Vendor is always on top of the latest tax laws (at least in the US) as well as always moving forward in the use of new technology while maintaining for those who haven’t quite caught up in technology. In addition, the system is open enough to allow the general super user to customize to fit their needs or for higher level customizations to meet even the most out-of-reach needs.
I personally came in after our Vista HRMS was installed and in use. What I found was our staff was lacking the training to make the system do what they needed. When inquiring our staff of this, it was expressed that the training they did receive was rushed and not understood. Since we went through a 3rd party instead of PDS directly, we were not able to work with PDS which reflected this lack of training. I cannot say that this is the vendors down fall exactly as I know my users but had there been a choice we would choose to work directly with PDS.
Be prepared by laying out all rules, policies, procedures, responsibilities where everyone (your team) can review and understand. The system will do anything you need and want it to do but if you really don't have the specifics laid out and agreed on by your team, it can easily spiral downhill.
Marc from UCM
It has many features, but it takes a while to learn.
The cost is more than the average business can afford.
They need to look at the fine print before ordering.