PDS Vista Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

PDS Vista

Human capital management built for you

4.36/5 (11 reviews)

PDS Vista overview

With more than 40 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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United States, Canada

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PDS Vista reviews

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support
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.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.

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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. 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.

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Tonia Williams

Tip of the Iceberg

Reviewed 2015-06-30
Review Source: Software Advice

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.

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Melissa Cole

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.

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

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. 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!

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Keith Enochs

Currently in implementation - so far, so good!

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-10-25
Review Source: Software Advice

We are going online with HR and Payroll, next will be Benefits Admin and Performance Management.Full service program, covering entire employee life cycle. We are coming from a setup where we have 4-5 disparate systems "talking" to each other. Having everything under one umbrella is great. Love the base system model vs. chopping up and paying for modules. Very customizable to our processes, some of which are rather unique. Implementation team is great, very responsive. Very excited about the employee self-service components.

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PDS Vista pricing

Pricing options
One-time license
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Licensing based on active employee population and chosen delivery method (on-premise or hosted).

PDS Vista features


Activity Dashboard (252 other apps)
Activity Tracking (150 other apps)
Applicant Tracking (197 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (256 other apps)
Automatic Reminders (168 other apps)
Compliance Management (140 other apps)
Customizable Branding (188 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (189 other apps)
Data Import/Export (181 other apps)
Employee Database (140 other apps)
Employee Management (229 other apps)
Employee Portal (159 other apps)
Employee Self Service (176 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (150 other apps)
Recruiting Management (163 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (232 other apps)
Third Party Integration (189 other apps)
Time & Attendance Tracking (153 other apps)
Time Off Requests (142 other apps)

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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