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.

PDS Vista Overview

Pricing

Starting from
N/A

Pricing options

Free Trial
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

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


PDS Vista Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada
Supported Languages
English

Media

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PDS Vista Reviews

PDS Vista Reviews

Overall rating
4,5
/
5
Excellent
10

Very good
4

Average
1

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,8
Features
4,4
Ease of Use
4,2
Customer Support
4,9
93% recommended this app
Daniel G.

Flexibility built in from the foundation

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


Wendy T.

Vista 7 is a hit with employees

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


Lydia P.

Vista 7 Review


David S.

Great All Around Product


Tonia W.

Tip of the Iceberg


Daniel G.
Industry: Public Policy
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Flexibility built in from the foundation

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/10/25
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Wendy T.
Industry: Public Policy
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Vista 7 is a hit with employees

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/10/25
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Lydia P.
Industry: Real Estate
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Vista 7 Review

Used Other for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/10/10
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

David S.
Industry: Real Estate
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Great All Around Product

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/10/23
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Tonia W.

Tip of the Iceberg

Reviewed on 2015/06/30
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
8,9/10
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PDS Vista Pricing

PDS Vista Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

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

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

Value for Money
4,8/5
Based on 15 user ratings
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PDS Vista Features

PDS Vista Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Applicant Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Self Service
Performance Management
Real Time Reporting
Recruitment Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integration
Features
4,4/5
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Additional information for PDS Vista

Additional information for PDS Vista

Key features of PDS Vista

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

PDS Vista FAQs

PDS Vista FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for PDS Vista.

Q. What type of pricing plans does PDS Vista offer?

PDS Vista offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: One Time License, Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

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

Q. What are the main features of PDS Vista?

PDS Vista offers the following features:

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

Q. Who are the typical users of PDS Vista?

PDS Vista has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does PDS Vista support?

PDS Vista supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does PDS Vista offer?

PDS Vista has the following pricing plans:

One Time License, Subscription

Q. Does PDS Vista support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices PDS Vista supports

Q. What other apps does PDS Vista integrate with?

We do not have any information about what integrations PDS Vista has

Q. What level of support does PDS Vista offer?

PDS Vista offers the following support options:

FAQs, Phone Support, Video Tutorials, Online Support, Forum, Knowledge Base