About Ascentis

Start Anywhere. Add Anytime. Ascentis’ industry-leading a-la carte full suite human capital management (HCM) technology platform and workforce management solutions are supported by an ongoing commitment to delivering an unsurpassed client experience. Ascentis’ technology modules work independently or together to meet the needs of each client, wherever they are in the HCM journey.

Key benefits of Ascentis

- Simplify and automate the management of employee data and benefits, reducing costs and streamlining complex HR administrative processes with Ascentis HRIS.

- Capture and report on critical data for your unique organizational needs with Ascentis HRIS. Do you need to track specific professional licensing? Hardware or company assets? Memberships or parking permissions? Whatever you need to track, Ascentis HRIS can easily do it for you.

- An ACA Dashboard that will help you determine if you’re in compliance with the ACA through Ascentis HRIS (with Self-Service).

- Annual reviews can be optional or even a thing of the past with Ascentis Performance Tuning due to real-time performance and learning integration through an intuitive mobile interface, allowing managers to fine tune performance on-demand.

- Process payroll in real-time, ensuring accuracy, flexibility, and complete control with Ascentis Payroll. Payroll also allows synchronization with Ascentis HR, interfacing capabilities with your general ledger and time and attendance systems, and robust reporting addresses critical payroll processing challenges.


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Total features of Ascentis: 115

  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • API
  • Accounting Integration
  • Action Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Approval Workflow
  • Assessment Management
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Background Screening
  • Benchmarking
  • Benefits Management
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Biometric Recognition
  • Boolean Search
  • COBRA Administration
  • CRM
  • Candidate Management
  • Candidate Profiles
  • Candidate Tracking
  • Careers Page
  • Check Printing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compensation Management
  • Competency Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Contractor Management
  • Customization
  • Direct Deposit
  • Document Management
  • E-Verify/I-9 Forms
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Benefits Administration
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Recognition Software
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Expense Tracking
  • FMLA Administration
  • General Ledger
  • Goal Management
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Individual Development Plans
  • Internal HR
  • Interview Management
  • Interview Scheduling
  • Job Description Management
  • Job Posting
  • Job Requisition
  • Labor Forecasting
  • Learning & Development
  • Leave Tracking
  • Messaging
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Multi-State
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • Offline Time Tracking
  • On-going Performance Tracking
  • Onboarding
  • Online Benefits Enrollment
  • Online Punch Card
  • Online Time Clock
  • Online Time Tracking Software
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Review Management
  • Project Tracking
  • Pulse Surveys
  • Punch card
  • Recruiting Firms
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reference Checking
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resume Parsing
  • Resume Search
  • Resume Storage
  • Salaried Employee Tracking
  • Salary Planning
  • Self Assessment
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shift Swapping
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Media Integration
  • Succession Planning
  • Task Management
  • Tax Compliance
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Tracking
  • Time Tracking by Client
  • Time Tracking by Project
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Variable Workforce
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Workflow Management
  • Workstation Tracking


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Omikka C.
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  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Performance Management

Reviewed on 7/5/2019


My light in to this software was one of the very first things I received as a new hire. Helps keep me on track, as far as work performance goes.


Everything is pretty simple so far. Very user friendly and easy to navigate.

Connie H.
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  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Long-term user of HR Office

Reviewed on 27/9/2017

We've used HR Office for about 20 years now -- started out with the in-house Access version and...

We've used HR Office for about 20 years now -- started out with the in-house Access version and have used the .asp version since about 2001/2002.


I like that it's cloud-based, but most importantly for us, it offers employee self-service for PTO requests and information updates. The key reason we've stayed with this system is that it provides automatic calculations of paid time off based on a formula we set up, automatically changing accruals on employee anniversary dates. It also allows us to easily calculate PTO that will be earned through the end of the fiscal year since we allow staff to schedule (and generally use) PTO in advance of accrual. The calculations take into consideration any accrual rate changes and adjusts out any dates already scheduled. There are other HR solutions with a simpler interface, but this feature was a deal-breaker for us. The PTO request workflows can allow for more than one approval level and sends email alerts. Support has generally been very good in all the years I've used it.


We only have 30 staff members, but years ago, they implemented a rate based on a minimum of 50 users. We recently implemented the self service to manage PTO requests and overall, we're thrilled to have made that move (we have multi-tiered approvals, which they didn't have in the past). I would really like to have more customizable fields in the request form to prompt the user for key information the supervisor needs to make an approval decision. The interface is sometimes very slow to load for the HR admin (it's a remote desktop configuration). Some of it's not intuitive -- when setting up a new employee and their PTO accrual, we get a prompt that the person is not employed 40 hours (part of our PTO calculation criteria), but rather than the person's hours worked being in the main employee tabs, you have to click out and go to a completely separate area to indicate that they are full time.

Gwen H.
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  • Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Couldn't Work as Affectively without It!

Reviewed on 31/3/2021

Our overall experience with Ascentis has been amazing. We always get the support we need and feel...

Our overall experience with Ascentis has been amazing. We always get the support we need and feel very confident with the software.


Very easy to use, and user-friendly... we are constantly training new Managers, etc., and everyone seems to understand the system quickly. Provides HR with a consistent, reliable system to work with. Employees appreciate having everything in "one place" (personal info., payroll, benefits, etc.).


There is nothing we don't like about this software. They have been going through upgrades for quite some time, and actually, listen to customer suggestions. They provide very clear training on the system changes and are more than willing to assist with questions, etc.

Kyle K.
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

Ascentis fills a niche that has a vacuum but is not complete

Reviewed on 22/1/2018

What took it over the top with poor satisfaction is that they tried to be good partners but as of...

What took it over the top with poor satisfaction is that they tried to be good partners but as of late they just throw in the towel and want money.


Ascentis does the benefits, applicants and other HR functions on a basic level. Let me stress basic level.


If you want any integrations or some of the complexities when have beyond 100 employees, would suggest not utilizing Ascentis. Coupled with the added burden of the 1095-c and the need to manually update various records because Ascentis has software issues, it is disappointing.

Lora M.
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Reviewed on 27/3/2013

I have now had Ascentis HR for 2 months, and Payroll for a month, and I can sum my experience up in...

I have now had Ascentis HR for 2 months, and Payroll for a month, and I can sum my experience up in 4 words:
Thank goodness for Ascentis.
We are a small to medium company with the unique feature of being made up of multiple FEINs. We are also on an aggressive growth plan in terms of expansion. Although the company has been around for more than 30 years, it's only been in the last 5 it's gone from a small family business to a regional (soon to be national) distributor.
When I took on the position with this company to build a HR department and functions, one of the task requirements/ requests from the owner was to bring payroll inhouse within the first year. Payroll was being managed by the accountants, and it was neither cost-effective or timely; corrections were always a challenge. The existing HR software, Sage, was full of bugs and not managing tasks effectively. Much of the historical data was inaccurate, as well.
Literally, I was printing out time punch reports, manually entering onto a spreadsheet, and at the end of the paycycle emailing it to the accountant with all changes/corrections the very next business day. And then sending someone an hour away to pick up checks. And same for corrections. Not anymore.
I did quite a bit of research early on for the right system. The multiple FEINs made some systems much more expensive. And even though I'm in a culture that has been embracing change, I knew doing everything at once would create shock waves. Additionally, the projected growth made it so easy, expandability was a absolute necessity. Finally, the system would need to be easy enough and intuitive enough to teach a Vice President to be an emergency backup.
Selection of Ascentis was easy, actually. I asked lots of questions, and the response was usually either "oh, yes, of course, this is how we do that...." or "that does sound a little different, let me check" followed by "ok, this is how we can do that for you...". Things fit nicely.
The implementation team has been wonderful. They made it easy, making sure I knew what they needed and when, and kept me updated on their statuses as well. I unexpectedly had to move up one of my timelines as my previous system had a different renewal date than I was originally told. It took two months to implement HR, and 3 to do Payroll, which in terms of transition is lightning speed. This is particularly true as I had other major projects going at the same time. Christy, Jean, Kimberly and the rest have been great about letting me mess around with it before going live, and been there to answer the phone as my safety net as I spend time double and triple checking things when I went live. We have had a few minor tech problems, and Jack solved them quickly and easily.
Training was almost too much. There are videos, live demo, handbooks, and the team calls. They have been great about letting me do that part at my own pace.
Once piece of advice: if you have more than one location, use the tax service. Payroll does not print coupons and is a little less helpful with the who-when part (although the related reports are awesome.)
I have now had two zero-error payrolls; I had to make up mistakes to learn how to do that piece! We are likely adding Tax very soon, and anticipate adding Time later this year. We are eventually going to add self service.
Ascentis has wonderful reports, and has cut the time involved significantly. It's less expensive, and just so easy to use. Even the Payroll person at the accountant who did it before is jealous.

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