PDS Vista

PDS Vista

Human capital management built for you

4.4/5 (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.

Pricing

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One Time License
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Devices

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Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English

PDS Vista Reviews

Overall rating
4.4/5
91% positive reviews
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Wendy T.

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
Daniel G.

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.

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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
Melissa C.

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+ year
Reviewed on 2018/10/10
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

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.

Pros

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!

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

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10
Keith E.

Currently in implementation - so far, so good!

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/10/25
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

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

Pros

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.

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

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10

PDS Vista Pricing

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

Licensing based on active employee population and chosen delivery method (on-premise or hosted).

PDS Vista Features

  • API

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Automatic Reminders
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Self Service
  • Performance Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruiting Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Third Party Integration

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

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 active employee population and chosen delivery method (on-premise or hosted).

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:

Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small 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, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials