Ascentis Software


 

Ascentis offers a web-based human capital management (HCM) suite designed to find, hire and onboard suitable candidates. Built-in features include career portals, social sharing, candidate data analysis, onboarding and more.

With Ascentis HR, human resources (HR) professionals can gain insights into trends with deep analytics within employee metrics. Ascentis’ mobile experience for HR managers and employees offers access to data, from anywhere at anytime.

Ascentis Payroll is an online payroll system that allows clients to process payroll in real-time, with live processing and auditing. Ascentis Payroll syncs with Ascentis HR and Time and offers a wide range of built-in reports.

Ascentis Time is a fully automated time and attendance solution that features online timesheets, clock in/out functionality, scheduling and more. Ascentis HRIS also allows businesses to comply with new federal reporting standards including 1095-C/1094-C reporting.

 

Ascentis - Dashboard
 
  • Ascentis - Dashboard
    Dashboard
  • Ascentis - Paycheck simulator
    Paycheck simulator
  • Ascentis - Employee details
    Employee details
  • Ascentis - Task scheduling
    Task scheduling
  • Ascentis - Learning analysis
    Learning analysis
  • Ascentis - Reporting and analytics
    Reporting and analytics
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

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Terrie from Ocean Gold Seafood
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2017

October 2017

We transitioned a few months ago. The experience was fantastic!! Awesome support and training.

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I would definitely recommend Ascentis to anyone ... large or small company. Our transition to Ascentis was well supported and has opened our processes up to today's world.

Pros

Ascentis is very user friendly. I'm still getting familiar with a lot of the features but I have not found anything to this point that is overly challenging or difficult to get understand. I like the way HR and Payroll sync, which eliminates double entry. And our supervisors love the access to their crews through Self Service

Cons

The reporting features are somewhat challenging only because I'm still getting used to them. There are a lot of selections and I'm still finding my pathways

 
 

Angela from Keypoint Intelligence
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Moving to Ascentis Was the Best Decision We Made for our Organization

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Value for Money

I have never worked with a vendor who was so organized and supportive of us reaching our goals. There was never a gap when we needed help--calls and emails are always returned promptly. They are a great organization that employees top-notch experts who are there to help you. Wish other organization ran this smoothly.

Pros

The implementation process is so well-planned. You have a team of experts supporting you for each module and they really work with you to learn and get through building. They also hold you accountable for your "homework assignments" to keep you on-track for your go-live date. This was helpful to us because we are so busy but they held our feet to the fire with deadlines (and we met our go-live date with ease). Our employees like the easy to use system and we have received much positive feedback since rolling out.

Cons

Needing to use a Remote Desktop to access the back-end for set up and maintenance is cumbersome. I had to invest in a second monitor to make it easier. The end-user's interface (Employee Self Service) is 100% web-based, so no issues there. This is truly my only complaint. Everything else they said they system could do really is possible. They are honest in what they sell.

 
 

Connie from Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Long-term user of HR Office

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We've used HR Office for about 20 years now -- started out with the in-house Access version and have used the .asp version since about 2001/2002.

Pros

I like that it's cloud-based, but most importantly for us, it offers employee self-service for PTO requests and information updates. The key reason we've stayed with this system is that it provides automatic calculations of paid time off based on a formula we set up, automatically changing accruals on employee anniversary dates. It also allows us to easily calculate PTO that will be earned through the end of the fiscal year since we allow staff to schedule (and generally use) PTO in advance of accrual. The calculations take into consideration any accrual rate changes and adjusts out any dates already scheduled. There are other HR solutions with a simpler interface, but this feature was a deal-breaker for us. The PTO request workflows can allow for more than one approval level and sends email alerts. Support has generally been very good in all the years I've used it.

Cons

We only have 30 staff members, but years ago, they implemented a rate based on a minimum of 50 users. We recently implemented the self service to manage PTO requests and overall, we're thrilled to have made that move (we have multi-tiered approvals, which they didn't have in the past). I would really like to have more customizable fields in the request form to prompt the user for key information the supervisor needs to make an approval decision. The interface is sometimes very slow to load for the HR admin (it's a remote desktop configuration). Some of it's not intuitive -- when setting up a new employee and their PTO accrual, we get a prompt that the person is not employed 40 hours (part of our PTO calculation criteria), but rather than the person's hours worked being in the main employee tabs, you have to click out and go to a completely separate area to indicate that they are full time.

 
 

Dipika from Microsoft
Specialty: Engineering
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

September 2017

September 2017

My experience with Ascentis HR has been one of ease. It is an intuitive software.

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N/A
Pros

Simple and easy to understand interface
It is very intuitive
Has many usable and functional modules

Cons

Maybe add more modules to help on other areas apart from collecting compensation details
Make section for performance reviews within it

 
 

Margaret from ThreeCs
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2017

September 2017

We switched from an old-fashioned punch clock to this software a couple of years ago

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Value for Money

Pros

It is a vast improvement to our old system and we are generally pleased.
Multiple areas to personalize the system and classify the employees (ability to assign departments, etc.)

 
 

Shea from Universal Services
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Great so far

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Easy implementation, user friendly. Lots of nice features and functions, customizable to our company!

Cons

Feel like implementation could be done more quickly. Other than that I think it is good over all and I would recommend.

 
 

Vanessa from DPS
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2017

July 2017

The best!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Highly recommend!

Pros

Very knowledgable, practice and quick .
Able to keep track of hours and benefits without having to wait on HR.

 
 

Anita from Business Health Solutions / Michigan Urgent Care & Occupational Health
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Overall quite pleased with Ascentis

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Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

I really do like the Ascentis system and would highly recommend it because it offers a lot of functionality and great value for a mid size employer. Many similar systems are often priced significantly higher or out of reach.

Pros

The Ascentis payroll and HR systems offer a lot of functionality and value for the money. Their customer service is very good. It's a very good system for a mid size employer group.

Cons

It is not a single sign on system and the HR changes don't automatically update in Payroll. Once changes are made in HR you have to go in to Payroll and individually approve the changes. While it is a good feature as a last step to double check your changes, it can also be time consuming depending upon the amount of changes to be approved. Also, it is easy to forget to update the change in Payroll if you get busy or distracted.

 
 

Nicole from Western Golf Properties
Specialty: Hospitality / Travel
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Ascentis Review

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Pros

The easy of use is great. The implementation team is fantastic! Our company experience has been great. We transitioned to several modules that included: HR, Payroll, Time, Recruiting/Onboarding, Performance Management and Learning. Each team lead has been responsive and has provided great support and education thru the process. Support members are extremely knowledgeable and timely.

Cons

Only concern could be working with several other systems vs. single system. We view this as both a pro and con, but the pros out weigh the con's, without a doubt.

 
 

Marci from STAT Imaging Solutions LLC
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Happy we made the switch

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Value for Money

I chose Ascentis in a very short time frame after viewing 10 Payroll/HR/Timekeeping software solutions. I am very happy I made the choice I did! The software is flexible, reliable and accurate - three must-haves in payroll.

Pros

It is completely customizable, no "cookie cutter" software with Ascentis. The implementation team is great and they helped keep us on track for an expedited roll out.

Cons

Timekeeping side (Novatime) can be a little slower in response for support, but the product itself is amazing.

 
 

Savitha from The NorthTide Group
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Ascentis

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Functionality

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Customer Support

Ascentis is very user-friendly. All fields are self-explanatory. You need no guidance to use this product. It is very simple to use. I highly recommend this product.

 
 

Sharie from DreamBox Learning
Specialty: Software / Technology

December 2015

December 2015

Ascentis is a great product!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Likes Best

Great customer service and the product is very intuitive and easy to use.

Likes Least

Lack of training classes - it's all online videos.

Recommendations

Try to go through all the possible workflows for what you will be doing in the system

 
 

Lane from Apsaalooke Nights Casino
Specialty: Other

July 2015

July 2015

Ascentis Cloud based Employee management

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N/A
Likes Best

Its wide area of influence and the ability to integrate HR with Payroll.

Likes Least

There were a few upgrades that I thought were part of the package.

Recommendations

Thoroughly investigate the packages before you decide on the product.

 
 

Patricia from Morrison & Foerster
Specialty: Legal

April 2015

April 2015

Survey Review

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Survey Review

Likes Best

The ease of use; simplicity for employees to understand; timeliness of change submissions

Likes Least

Nothing comes to mind, calculations are very accurate.

Recommendations

User friendly, current employee information, easy for employee to interrupt.

 
 

Jesus from HANAC Inc.
Specialty: Non-Profit

October 2014

October 2014

I've had nothing but a great experience using Ascentis

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Likes Best

i love that it is very simple to use. and I especially love the reporting capabilities. There are tons of reports ready to use, and it's very easy to create your own custom report.

Likes Least

What i like least is how it looks. It could be updated. Other than that, it works just fine.

Recommendations

Go with the easiest to use. HR systems can be complicated, but if it's user friendly, it can be your best friend.

 
 

Karman from Cobalt Mortgage
Specialty: Banking

July 2014

July 2014

Ascentis user experience

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Likes Best

I find the application easy to use and very straightforward. The vendor team has great customer service and is very helpful.

Likes Least

Setting up the reporting is difficult at first, but once it is run the first time, you can save and re-run it with different dates.

Recommendations

Think about how you use it to save time and be efficient. Think of how you used to perform the task and how you perform it now.

 
 

Jennifer from Cobalt
Specialty: Banking

June 2014

June 2014

The Switch to an HRIS System

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Likes Best

Our company experience rapid growth over the course of two short years, and we desperately needed an HRIS system to house all of our information. There is no way we would've been able to keep up with our growth had it not been for the implementation of Ascentis HRIS and Time/Payroll.

Likes Least

We experienced some implementation woes, as was to be expected, but the main issue has been with the flow of our HR employee info and benefit elections flowing over accurately to Payroll and our carrier connect pieces.

Recommendations

Really take the time to evaluate your work processes and see how much you can incorporate using this system. Using the self-service portal, manager self-service, employee self-service, Ascentis time, etc., and mainly the elections flowing over to our carriers has saved us a tremendous amount of time!

 
 

Ashley from Bryn Mawr Skin and Cancer Institute
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical

June 2014

June 2014

Great software for derm

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Likes Best

Very user-friendly. Easy to use, and all pertinent material is accessible.

Likes Least

Minor glitches. Inability to make changes without having to contact support.

Recommendations

No recommendations, although it would be amazing if there was a practice management software included in it.

 
 

Karen from Bridgelux
Specialty: Other

April 2014

April 2014

Ascentis is the best!

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Likes Best

One of the things that I was looking for was an HR system that would link to the Payroll system so I wouldn’t have to do dual entries. This system provided that for me. The other tabs we have added on the HR side is Education (degrees held) and Salary survey information, so this has come in handy for requests that come up. It also makes it much easier for the EEOC reporting along with the Worker’s Compensation reports because data can be entered there too.

The Employee Self-Service tool through Ascentis is very clean and uncluttered compared to other systems. I had another vendor do a presentation for me, and the screen itself looked way too overwhelming. I didn’t want to make it too difficult to use for both the managers and the employees. Since we have rolled out the Self-Service tool, my employees love it! They are so excited about the features and how much they can access for their own screens. In fact, we used the Open Enrollment feature so that the employees could go into this system to make changes for the upcoming year. The employees can also access their W-2 forms at any time during the year.

I like everything: HR, Payroll, Timekeeping, Carrier Connect, and the Employee Self-Service tool.

Likes Least

There is nothing that I would change about Ascentis.

Recommendations

The system was easy to use and had a clear, concise screen for both managers and employees to use. We met with other providers, and their products were too overwhelming. I had given them my wish list, and they were trying to sell me all of the bells and whistles instead of what I wanted. That showed me how their customer service was, and it wasn't with the client.

 
 

Lora from Capital Core, Inc

March 2013

March 2013

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I have now had Ascentis HR for 2 months, and Payroll for a month, and I can sum my experience up in 4 words:
Thank goodness for Ascentis.
We are a small to medium company with the unique feature of being made up of multiple FEINs. We are also on an aggressive growth plan in terms of expansion. Although the company has been around for more than 30 years, it's only been in the last 5 it's gone from a small family business to a regional (soon to be national) distributor.
When I took on the position with this company to build a HR department and functions, one of the task requirements/ requests from the owner was to bring payroll inhouse within the first year. Payroll was being managed by the accountants, and it was neither cost-effective or timely; corrections were always a challenge. The existing HR software, Sage, was full of bugs and not managing tasks effectively. Much of the historical data was inaccurate, as well.
Literally, I was printing out time punch reports, manually entering onto a spreadsheet, and at the end of the paycycle emailing it to the accountant with all changes/corrections the very next business day. And then sending someone an hour away to pick up checks. And same for corrections. Not anymore.
I did quite a bit of research early on for the right system. The multiple FEINs made some systems much more expensive. And even though I'm in a culture that has been embracing change, I knew doing everything at once would create shock waves. Additionally, the projected growth made it so easy, expandability was a absolute necessity. Finally, the system would need to be easy enough and intuitive enough to teach a Vice President to be an emergency backup.
Selection of Ascentis was easy, actually. I asked lots of questions, and the response was usually either "oh, yes, of course, this is how we do that...." or "that does sound a little different, let me check" followed by "ok, this is how we can do that for you...". Things fit nicely.
The implementation team has been wonderful. They made it easy, making sure I knew what they needed and when, and kept me updated on their statuses as well. I unexpectedly had to move up one of my timelines as my previous system had a different renewal date than I was originally told. It took two months to implement HR, and 3 to do Payroll, which in terms of transition is lightning speed. This is particularly true as I had other major projects going at the same time. Christy, Jean, Kimberly and the rest have been great about letting me mess around with it before going live, and been there to answer the phone as my safety net as I spend time double and triple checking things when I went live. We have had a few minor tech problems, and Jack solved them quickly and easily.
Training was almost too much. There are videos, live demo, handbooks, and the team calls. They have been great about letting me do that part at my own pace.
Once piece of advice: if you have more than one location, use the tax service. Payroll does not print coupons and is a little less helpful with the who-when part (although the related reports are awesome.)
I have now had two zero-error payrolls; I had to make up mistakes to learn how to do that piece! We are likely adding Tax very soon, and anticipate adding Time later this year. We are eventually going to add self service.
Ascentis has wonderful reports, and has cut the time involved significantly. It's less expensive, and just so easy to use. Even the Payroll person at the accountant who did it before is jealous.