Vista is an integrated human resource, benefits, payroll, recruiting and self-service application that offers tools for administrative HCM and payroll processes.  

Functional elements include workflow, tax management, recruitment, staffing, position and training management, OSHA, workers’ compensation compliance and performance and compensation. Vista tracks vital information for strategic planning and decision making and offers self-service HR and payroll capabilities for employees and managers.

Users can develop their own custom reports in addition to those already available in their report library. In addition, an English language query tool is provided. Teams can specify user privileges based on job responsibility in order to control access to confidential employee information.

The solution serves a variety of organizations, including finance, healthcare retail, manufacturing and education. Users can contact the support team via phone and email, as well as access online tutorials for basic knowledge.

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Career center
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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, HP-UX, Unix, Web browser (OS agnostic)



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Melissa from Greater Dayton RTA

Specialty:  Transportation

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

October 2018

I'm a new HRMS Analyst who has been using Vista 4.1 for almost a year, and am anxiously awaiting our "Go Live" date on Vista7.

I am genuinely excited to see what the future holds for the PDS group and Vista products. If you like personalized service and a team who genuinely cares about their customers you should definitely consider use of this product.

Pros

I love the multitude of layers available in security, and the ease with which the system can be customized to meet our needs. Customer service is top notch! It seems to me each person I've encountered with PDS handles my questions and concerns as if it were personally impacting them. I have never been made to feel like I should have known how to do something before reaching out for help and for that alone I am eternally grateful!

Cons

Vista 4.1 is a bit less user friendly than other HRMS systems I have used in the past, but I think this may be attributed to our initial installation and set-up. We are working to improve those things as we prepare to upgrade to the new platform.

Cody from Lincoln Industries

Specialty:  Manufacturing

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

October 2018

Vista Review

Pros

The flexibility of customization and the back end reporting. The SQL ability was a must for our organization.

Cons

The applicant tracking system and the candidate drop off that we have. People have to create a profile and apply, would be nice not to have to create the profile.

Lydia from Housing Authority of the City of Austin

Specialty:  Real Estate

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

October 2018

Vista 7 Review

Pros

It is cleaner than 4 and it is more intuitive. The upgrade went smoothly thanks to the help of PDS Team. They were very knowledgeable.

Cons

The position structure is very cumbersome and difficult to update. Though it has changed quite a bit from Vista 4 the changes made weren't for the better.

Cody from Lincoln Industries

Specialty:  Manufacturing

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

November 2017

LI PDS Exp

Pros

Flexibility and Customer service. The security in the system is also great for multiple companies in multiple pay groups.

Cons

Job history has been really hard to accurately track. Tracking applicants in multiple reqs has also been hard.

Lydia from Housing Authority of the City of Austin

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

November 2017

Vista Time has been easy to use and implement I wish other software were this easy.

Before we did everything manual including payroll now I know it saves time, energy and our time is more easily viewed.

Pros

Easy to change features within the system. If you want to add something it can be done to only a few people or a lot.

Cons

Reporting isn't easy if you want something different. The system has canned reports but anything else is difficult to achieve. Also the audit reporting isn't very clear.

Debbie from RCO Engineering, Inc.

Specialty:  Manufacturing

Ease-of-use

Customer support

Functionality

August 2015

Recently purchased and currently in implementation phase

Pros

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.

Cons

The old COBOL reports that currently exist in the system. However PDS is in process of replacing these in 2017.

Tonia from Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation

Specialty:  Other

Ease-of-use

Functionality

June 2015

Tip of the Iceberg

Pros

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.

Cons

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.


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