PDS Vista Features

PDS Vista

Human capital management built for you

4.46/5 (13 reviews)

PDS Vista Feature Summary

  • 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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PDS Vista Feature Reviews

12 reviewers had the following to say about PDS Vista's features:

Keith Enochs

Currently in implementation - so far, so good!

2018-10-25

We are going online with HR and Payroll, next will be Benefits Admin and Performance Management.

Pros

Very customizable to our processes, some of which are rather unique.

Cons

I don't think there is anything that I don't like at this time. There are things that we can't do 100% the same as we did before, but we can get pretty close.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Linda Westhafer

Long time client, still happy with product!

2019-10-28

Pros

We also love (and value) the relationship we have with PDS Support employees. Always quick to jump in for assistance when needed and to follow up to make sure it worked.

Cons

Reporting within Crystal isn't always the easiest but we always find a way to report on the data.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Wendy Toops

Vista 7 is a hit with employees

2018-10-25

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

Pros

The new version is a lot more intuitive and our self-service employees love the icons instead of drop downs for finding their information.

Cons

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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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Cody Parker

Vista Review

2018-10-10

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.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Cody Parker

LI PDS Exp

2017-11-28

Pros

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

Cons

Tracking applicants in multiple reqs has also been hard.

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Ease of use
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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Lydia Perez

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

2017-11-27

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.

Cons

Reporting isn't easy if you want something different.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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David Shapiro

Great All Around Product

2019-10-23

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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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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daniel godoy

Flexibility built in from the foundation

2018-10-25

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

Pros

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.

Cons

I am not a fan of the crystal reporting engine but this implementation seems to be sound and pretty resiliant.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Debbie Mack

Recently purchased and currently in implementation phase

2015-08-19

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.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering PDS Vista

Look at all the reports and get full disclosure on the backend of the product. We were told this was a SQL product. While the DB is in SQL much of the old code and reports are still in COBOL. There is a plan for change however it still varies from what our understanding of the product was during the demo process.

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Star Brophy

Benefits, HR and Payroll work well together

2018-11-01

Looking forward to moving to V7

Pros

Exit programs make it easy to customize the software without requiring software changes.

Cons

Missing tracking of intermittent FMLA.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Tonia Williams

Tip of the Iceberg

2015-06-30

Pros

Vista HRMS is a complete and comprehensive HR system, from the hiring process, through benefits, payroll, taxes, time management, etc.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering PDS Vista

Be prepared by laying out all rules, policies, procedures, responsibilities where everyone (your team) can review and understand. The system will do anything you need and want it to do but if you really don't have the specifics laid out and agreed on by your team, it can easily spiral downhill.

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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.

2018-10-10

If you like personalized service and a team who genuinely cares about their customers you should definitely consider use of this product.

Pros

Customer service is top notch!

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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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