PDS Vista Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

PDS Vista

HCM built for you

4.53/5 (15 reviews)

PDS Vista overview

What is PDS Vista?

With more than 45 years of experience in HCM, Vista provides the tools to streamline maintaining information for your employees throughout their entire employment life cycle.

From human resources, benefits, payroll, recruiting, analytics, time and attendance, self-service, workflow, and reporting, our solution helps streamline your business. PDS serves a wide variety of industries including professional services, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, government, and others. Companies with both U.S. and Canadian employees will appreciate the benefits of our cross-border, single database architecture. And because every business is unique, PDS offers two delivery options to meet your needs: On-Premise or Cloud.

Vista Human Resources manages your employee data. Included within Human Resources are recruiting, onboarding, self-service, document management, performance and learning management, and compliance reporting. All the data can be available at your fingertips for making strategic business decisions and Vista security ensures only those authorized can access sensitive information.

Vista Benefits is a comprehensive benefits administration system that accommodates any and all benefits management policies and procedures. It allows you to maintain detailed information on an unlimited number of benefit plans and coverage levels for each employee and automates the processes involved in determining eligibility, calculating premiums and appropriate payroll deductions.

Vista Payroll provides an efficient method of payroll processing with the flexibility to address individual customer requirements. The Payroll component is seamlessly integrated with Vista Human Resources and Benefits, eliminating the need for entering and maintaining duplicate information while allowing for decentralized processing with centralized reporting. Because Vista Payroll is already processing payroll for hundreds of thousands of employees in the U.S. and Canada, it provides a secure and stable environment to your payroll processing needs.

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Markets

United States, Canada

Supported languages

English
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PDS Vista reviews

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daniel godoy

Flexibility built in from the foundation

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-10-25
Review Source: Software Advice

The customer support makes this system a great system and the company a great company to do business with.

Pros
I have supported many HR and Payroll systems and this is by far the most flexible and risiliant systems that I have worked with. The system is designed to allow for installing updates as well as for including custom code in a way that preserves the functionality and integrity of the original base code. This is essential when considering the long term support and maintenance of a system. Customer support is great and very personal. The techs know me and my system and are always able to provide insight and assistance in a timely manner.

Cons
I am not a fan of the crystal reporting engine but this implementation seems to be sound and pretty resiliant. We were able to create reports we needed to fit our organizations needs. I prefer SSRS.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Wendy Toops

Vista 7 is a hit with employees

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-10-25
Review Source: Software Advice

Overall we have been happy with the Vista 7 upgrade. I look forward to seeing what the payroll change will bring.

Pros
We upgraded to the Vista 7 platform in September after being on PDS Vista for 9 years. The new version is a lot more intuitive and our self-service employees love the icons instead of drop downs for finding their information. As a payroll user I like that there is more information on each tab, a lot less clicking. I also like that all the payroll processes, reports and timesheets are in one pop up box.

Cons
Some of the things that used to work fine in 4.1 don't work in 7. I like that there is more screen print buttons added , but they only print the screen showing, not all the information on the page if you have to scroll down. It kind of defeats the purpose when it doesn't print all the information. Also when using the timesheet to add deduction or fringe adjustments that apply only for the specific pay period it doesn't stay on the same tab when changing employees.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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David Shapiro

Great All Around Product

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-10-23
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
Excellent support. Many features to support from small to large customers. Continue enhancements to stay current. Web Based. Cloud Version available but also supports on-prem

Cons
Reporting needs to be improved, although you can create you own custom reports

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Barbara Cobb

Excellent Customer Support and Great New Version

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-01-17
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
We have been using PDS for our payroll, benefits and HRMS for over 20 years and we just upgraded to the V7 last year. Our employees and users love the easy to use icons for employee self service and the fresh new screens. It is easy to customize the screens for your own use with the 'user exits' that are in the programs. PDS's customer support is the best in the industry - resolving most of my issues in less than a day.

Cons
History can be tricky to create effective reports on.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Lydia Perez

Vista 7 Review

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-10-10
Review Source: Software Advice

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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PDS Vista pricing

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One time license
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Licensing based on applications, active employee population, and chosen model (subscription or on-premise).

PDS Vista features

API

Activity Dashboard (388 other apps)
Activity Tracking (235 other apps)
Applicant Tracking (297 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (361 other apps)
Customizable Branding (285 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (288 other apps)
Data Import/Export (270 other apps)
Employee Database (251 other apps)
Employee Management (312 other apps)
Employee Onboarding (230 other apps)
Employee Portal (243 other apps)
Employee Self Service (234 other apps)
Performance Management (226 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (242 other apps)
Recruitment Management (246 other apps)
Reminders (252 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (413 other apps)
Self Service Portal (278 other apps)
Third Party Integration (309 other apps)

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Additional information for PDS Vista

Key features of PDS Vista

  • Complete HR Administration
  • Full Payroll Process (time collection to check printing)
  • Workflow Capabilities
  • Flexible delivery method (On-premise or Hosted)
  • Vista HRMS e-Assistant - "perfect employee" middleware
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