Ascentis Features

Ascentis

Organize. Humanize. Maximize.

4.27/5 (44 reviews)

Ascentis Feature Summary

  • Easy-to-use HR software
  • Real-time payroll processing
  • Powerful talent management suite
  • HR and payroll compliance management
  • Manager and employee self-service
  • Applicant tracking and onboarding
  • Time and attendance system, and time-clocks
  • Benchmarking

HR & Employee Management Feature Comparison

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Customizable Reporting (254 other apps)
Data Import/Export (252 other apps)
Employee Database (218 other apps)
Employee Management (293 other apps)
Employee Onboarding (207 other apps)
Employee Portal (221 other apps)
Employee Self Service (221 other apps)
Performance Management (204 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (221 other apps)
Recruitment Management (219 other apps)
Reminders (226 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (363 other apps)
Self Service Portal (234 other apps)
Third Party Integration (275 other apps)

Ascentis Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Ascentis's features:

Mark Waller

Employee self-service solution works OK but has room to improve

2018-07-10

Pros

All of your employee self-service options, from paycheck and W4 integration to benefits selection are integrated into one self-service solution.

Cons

Timecard and payroll are not integrated directly, thus we must work directly with third parties, which can create problems if there is a problem with payroll.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Software Advice
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Gwen Hoffman

Ascentis Review

2019-10-22

We have used the system for multiple business functions from open enrollment to employee reviews, etc.

Pros

The level of customer service is amazing, and the system is easy to customize!

Cons

We haven't had any "issues", but as I need to report what we like least about the system is required, I would say that we liked the "Performance Management" function the least.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Caley Feist

Good for HR but not very user friendly

2018-05-08

Pros

Great for posting jobs and applicant review.

Cons

Back end of Ascentis is not very user friendly at all for mass communication and employee portal information unless you are very experienced in HTML format.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Building Materials company, 51-200 employees)

Good product needs some tweaks

2018-06-13

Easily update and track employees and payroll.

Pros

I used the HR side and information updated was easily transferred to the payroll side. Employee self service is great (if your employees know how to use computers) they can update all of their information and can even complete open enrollment online.

Cons

I did not handle payroll but our payroll specialist said it was missing features our old basic software could handle such as different pay rates for employees who work different shifts.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Nathaniel Edmiston

Everything you need under one roof.

2018-05-10

Lots of integrations, great for tons of people, well managed and thoughtful design.

Pros

Employee information, comfortably managed.

Cons

Organization can be cumbersome and annoying, but it's a good problem to have. Slow, clunky load times.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Karen Cuviello

Ascentis is the best!

2014-04-16

Pros

Since we have rolled out the Self-Service tool, my employees love it!

Cons

There is nothing that I would change about Ascentis.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Ascentis

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.

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Angela Girardi

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

2017-10-10

They are a great organization that employees top-notch experts who are there to help you.

Pros

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

The end-user's interface (Employee Self Service) is 100% web-based, so no issues there.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Donna Morvay

starting out

2018-01-09

Our first week using, we've had a few things that needed fixed. Par for the course for anything new. Hope we grow to love it. It's our first HR software.

Pros

Adjusting to this new software, all first-time users. Getting used to the format and all it has to offer.

Cons

Some employees are asking HR to check with Ascentis to see if an app is available for mobile users.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Software Advice
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Lillia Wild

Great HRIS system

2018-06-19

Pros

It was very customizable and the help desk was great!

Cons

Unfortunately the remote desktop style was not for us and we moved to a cloud based HRIS system. But I do miss the flexibility of HRO.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Source: Capterra
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Connie Hurt

Long-term user of HR Office

2017-09-27

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

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.

Cons

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).

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Software Advice
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Kyle Kienzle

Ascentis fills a niche that has a vacuum but is not complete

2018-01-22

What took it over the top with poor satisfaction is that they tried to be good partners but as of late they just throw in the towel and want money.

Pros

Ascentis does the benefits, applicants and other HR functions on a basic level.

Cons

If you want any integrations or some of the complexities when have beyond 100 employees, would suggest not utilizing Ascentis.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Software Advice
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Terrie Weidman

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

2017-10-19

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

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.

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Matthew Biggs

Ascentis

2019-08-01

By allowing the end users to manage some request like vacation, offloads some work off of the payroll department and managers.

Pros

Also able to see PTO, taxes and other cool features like performance reviews.

Cons

The actual accounting user interface is a bit dated.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Patricia Wolfe

Survey Review

2015-04-13

Survey Review

Pros

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

Cons

Nothing comes to mind, calculations are very accurate.

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Likelihood to recommend

5/10

Recommendations to others considering Ascentis

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

Source: Software Advice
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Karman Sewell

Ascentis user experience

2014-07-16

Pros

The vendor team has great customer service and is very helpful.

Cons

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.

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Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Ascentis

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.

Source: Software Advice
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Nicole Smith

Ascentis Review

2017-06-12

Pros

We transitioned to several modules that included: HR, Payroll, Time, Recruiting/Onboarding, Performance Management and Learning.

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.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Kristy Heady

2013-01-21

The setup of the system (employee records, reporting, back-end) is very logical and easy to navigate.

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NIcole Slaton

User Friendly

2019-10-08

Pros

This software was very user friendly for employees and myself.

Cons

I did not have any cons with this software.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Jennifer Lawrence

The Switch to an HRIS System

2014-06-25

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Ascentis

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!

Source: Software Advice
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Philip DiMarco

Great System to Utilize

2019-05-08

Pros

- Splendid performance and options for human capital management - Offers great educational/professional development options

Cons

- It runs a little slow sometimes but always runs

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Jesus Rivera

I've had nothing but a great experience using Ascentis

2014-10-22

Pros

i love that it is very simple to use. and I especially love the reporting capabilities.

Cons

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

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Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Ascentis

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

Source: Software Advice
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Eunae Jo

2013-03-25

We had always outsourced our HR and payroll, and as a rapidly growing company with more offices opening around the country, we were outgrowing the functionality of the third party HR firm; not to mention the enormous costs of their service fees, inflated benefit premiums, and customer service issues.

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Source: Software Advice
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Margaret Spiers

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

2017-09-07

Pros

Multiple areas to personalize the system and classify the employees (ability to assign departments, etc.)

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Marci Lelinski

Happy we made the switch

2017-02-21

I chose Ascentis in a very short time frame after viewing 10 Payroll/HR/Timekeeping software solutions.

Pros

It is completely customizable, no "cookie cutter" software with Ascentis.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Ashley Jordan

Good experience, has made my work load easier to handle and saved a lot of time.

2018-01-18

I think this product is great. Our company is uniquely structure and has difficulty with systems fitting our needs. Ascentis gives us control to customize the system to how we need it, the only draw back is understanding the details on how things flow and what changes effect other areas.

Pros

Everything flows together so it cuts down on duplicate work. The reporting is great and I like how we can basically create any report we need.

Cons

Sometimes it is hard to determine what flows to what and how certain things / changes effect other parts of the system. Can be complicated to figure out. Deadlines for Quarterly and annual filings are hard to meet.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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