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Vista® is an award-winning, feature-rich, completely integrated recruiting, human resource, benefits, payroll, and self-service software application that enables organizations to minimize the time invested in administrative HCM and payroll activities by streamlining and automating those processes and facilitating strategic decision-making capabilities. Functional elements include recruitment, staffing, position and learning management, performance and compensation, benefits management, payroll, time and attendance, tax management, workflow, reporting, and mobile. Vista offers important business value by furnishing vital information for strategic planning and decision-making. Self-service capabilities for employees and managers reduce the administrative burden on HR and payroll departments and increase productivity across the entire workforce.

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Vista HRMS (Human Resource & Payroll Management Systems) is an integrated human resource, benefits administration and payroll software application that enables organizations to minimize the time invested in administrative HRMS/payroll activities by streamlining and automating HRMS and payroll processes and facilitating strategic decision-making capabilities.


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Personnel Data Systems Inc.
Company Website
Year Founded
1974
HQ Location
Blue Bell, PA
Twitter
@PDSSoftware
10 Twitter followers
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www.linkedin.com
54 employees on LinkedIn®
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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Great User interface, well designed and easy to use and train the employees

Provides great Talent Acquisition functionality ,one can assign stages of progress, maintaining referral information.

Great payroll Management capabilities, easy to implement and point and click features greatly simplifies the the issues our HR team was facing earlier as we maintained everything on excels.

Easy to maintain tax brackets and update payroll based on the gross packages, helped us to cutdown on crumb-some manual calculations for the same.

Highly customisable and also supports integration to external systems and applications. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Getting hold of reports can be time consuming but lot of features are there for report generation.

Helps screen not always updated . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- Payroll Management

- Tax Management

- Workforce Management

- Realtime Reports

- Maintaining Security

Vista Helped us in all the above issues along with cutting down on lot of manual and tiring work which in-turn greatly increased the productivity of our HR workforce Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UR
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like how thorough it is. There are many different components to it which was confusing at first to learn but overtime made sense. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that half of the time we could not access it. We were also using it for a restaurant and it was very slow. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If I t us for a restaurant make sure you can get it to operate quicker with less freezing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Trying to solve the problem of it running slow for a restaurant. Have realized the benefit that it is very organized and stays up to date. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Associate
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

it is easy to understand and execute contains all required human resource option best part of its support and compatibility provided by the company Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

must contain a history of employees' pay data and the option to provide additional incentives according to situation and performance base. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

a best hr management system that is continuously becoming better due to its support and upgrading. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

leave and salary management of employees and employees data for future reference Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Sr. Director, Human Resources
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easy to use. Super flexible and customizable or just use the base system.PDS is constantly working on improvements and upgrades in order to meet customer needs. The PDS Team from Sales to Support are GREAT! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We don't use the entire system which is our issue not an issue of PDS. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Centralization of our all employee information. Information access across our organization for employees and managers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Analista de marketing web
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Vista is totally practical to use, practical to understand and totally simple, for these reasons it has been quickly included by all human resources personnel, the benefits and the payroll we require. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I wish Vista could integrate an emotion logo or icon so that it can generate this development. Also, this tool does not reveal a history of all conversions per worker, which we would really love. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This tool is appropriate for all organizations that want to have absolute control over payroll development. I testify that this program will offer your area a new standard of wisdom. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use this tool as a fundamental piece for actions and benefits of human resources. We have established payroll so you can optimize the data to support account balances in our ledger. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It's a complete Human resource management software solution. All of the pieces - Human resource, recruiting, on-boarding, payroll, time and attendance, self-service, workflow, and extensive reporting –come together to simplify your business practices and processes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

If I try to recall I find nothing which can say that I dislike this software :) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Human resource, recruiting, on-boarding, payroll, time and attendance Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Head of HR
Information Technology and Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Vista is a very user-friendly, easy to learn and flexible, that's why it has been quickly accepted for all the HR team. It allows us to completely manage all the HR, benefits and payroll we need. The reports are done just great and this process can quickly be saved in excel for sorting and analysis. Vista has an excellent customer support! I have solved all my issues by just consulting them. Also, Vista allows us to distribute the types sort and subtotal by type, and finally provide a grand total for the FEIN. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I would like Vista could add a print icon so it can ease this process. Also, Vista does not allow to see a history of all transactions per employee, which would be very helpful. At the end of the calendar year, you may get hit with multiple releases. I think for these specific cases; Vista should have some more extra features. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Vista is well-suited for every company looking to have control full of the payroll process. I assure, this system will bring your department a new level of professionalism. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Vista as a tool for HR activities and benefits. We have set Payroll so it can enhance reports to support account balances in our general ledger. There is about 20 managers with full access to see all employee information, but most of them have "Read Only" access, so sensible information can't be shared. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Human Resources Manager
Information Technology and Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Vista is extremely intuitive. The navigation can be done with almost no technical knowledge about the platform. It’s as simple as reading the instructions it provides. It is not necessary to memorize screen names, labels or numbers to find information. It provides security, efficiency and flexibility to a wide variety of types of users. Also, Visa has the best support team I have worked with. They are always right there when something is not right, especially if you are running payroll (they take the payroll system very seriously and will try to solve it as soon as possible). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The time entry features are not robust enough for our business, so we had to try a different application to handle this. Also, I think it doesn’t provide enough flexibility for applicants when applying for multiple jobs. The process tends to be long and confusing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I think Vista is well suited for most of the HR departments. A good recommendation would be to get enough training up front before implementation, so you can start getting the best out of the software right away. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Vista is used across the whole organization, but mainly in the HR department. It provides a great number of details to our users for payroll and benefits, allowing us to search, select and use this data and integrate it with other data coming from other systems, in order to report and tie in employment and demographic information. After it was deployed, our admins had spent less time updating manually data. Our work in general has become more efficient. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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HR Team Member
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Vista comes with open architecture, something that provides great flexibility and opportunities for integration. This allows us to implement our technical development skills to create new modules we may need, as well as extend the base system code to handle our special circumstances and processes. Also, Vista allows for integration with other systems seamlessly, what makes Vista our system of record supporting several other 3rd party applications. A great thing about Vista is that it provides the ability to easily create and adjust access among security groups, this also aids greatly in troubleshooting and identifying issues because you can get down to the source code. When it comes to support, Vista is deeply interested in customer feedback, constantly listening to customers complains and suggestions, and actually implementing many of the changes in base system Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Implementation of this product was made way after I started to work in my current company, so I am not sure of the training that our administrators received at that time. However, I personally haven’t find good training manuals. My knowledge has come through trial and error and calling Vista’s support. In general, I think Vista doesn’t represent such a great timekeeping solution. It’s not bad, but I don’t consider it's spectacular either. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Before acquiring Vista, make sure you really understand the undertaking of setting up this system. You will need all hands on deck, to include HR, Payroll, Accounting and IT departments along with the executives to make the financial decisions for implementation. Once it's done, you will get a nice HR and Payroll product, with enough features to give a decent performance. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In the HR department, Vista definitely represents our time and attendance system. It is used as our HR and Payroll system of record. We store all employees in Vista and our benefits, time keeping, leave accruals and payroll are run through Vista too. The main advantage of it is that we keep all of our information in one platform, without needing to toggle between different platforms to check employee records or payroll. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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HR Team Member
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Vista is extremely configurable! We have always customized the application to meet our needs, so I think it’s completely adaptable to the specific needs of any business. It allows any number of custom fields to be used in custom procedures, wizards and reports. The Payroll is so excellent! Before VISTA, we had to fill a paper with our work hours and then submit it to the payroll department. Now, with the VISTA Payroll Module we can enter our time into the system that will automatically get to the supervisor, so he can approve and submit the payroll. It has saved our company some valuable time on manual tracks for the employee's paper time report. Also, The customer staff is excellent! They always provide an effective response, taking the right amount of time to solve any issue you may have. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

A usual error we have encountered was that the system allows employees to enter more accrual time then they have available. The problem is extended when it gets generated on reports. To avoid this, we still have to constantly follow up each individual, checking for inconsistencies. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Vista HRMS is a very good solution for keeping all HR and Payroll under the same system. However, consider it’s a complex software, so the users will have to take some time to train with it. Also, I would recommend you to check with your IT team if it’s better to have the system in house or as a hosted client Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use VISTA for all the HR actions across the company, such as benefits, recruitment, employee management and payroll. It’s a great software because I know for sure it has all the tools I need for managing every HR aspect, and it’s great it can all be done with a single tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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HR Supervisor
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The payroll process is simple and it makes reporting easier, as it generates a report after every step is completed, allowing user to verify information. This steps can be run as many times as you want, so you can make small changes until all data fits into your business standards. The custom reporting database is very easy and can be integrated into the final user interface. This has dramatically dropped the number of customized reports we handle in our company. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

When it comes to navigate in different areas of the system, as well as when you’re looking for reviewing new applicants, it takes several clicks before you get where you want to be. Something I would highlight is that Vista HRMS has so many tools and features that it will be hard to master all the software. It will take some time to learn, but it will definitely worth it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend Vista HRMS for companies with SaaS implementations, because with the open architecture and the consulting PDS, the solution can be customized until it perfectly suits your needs Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Vista HRMS is the tool we use for integration to our Payroll functions. This was one of the first software used within the company, that’s why although we have purchased other software, this is always an important one. The customizable interfaces of Vista HRMS makes very easy to control our data, allowing our supervisors and managers to have access to relevant information, especially when we are in recruitment phase. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The old COBOL reports that currently exist in the system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Cocinero
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

su buen soporte técnico, la facilidad de usar la web y la accesibilidad que brinda Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nada me disgusta la contrario me encanta el servicio y lo facil que es de usar Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Que sigan con su excelente trabajo y el fácil uso y entendimiento de la pagina y la gran ayuda que da a los negocios y empresas Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Los informes, la actividad de mi empresa y sobre todo la tecnología que puedo tener y que facilite el acceso ami empresa. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Business Owner
Retail
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Vista is an end-to-end HR management system. The latest US tax language is always implemented so I don't have to worry about compliance. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Initial user training could be improved. The learning curve took longer than expected and could have been shortened with more comprehensive training. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helps us run the HR department more efficiently. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The platform is user friendly. It works well for everyone in the office. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it runs slow when I am uploading data Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is time saving having everything in one place Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the graphics and the ability to see every aspect of your paycheck through a different tab which is easily located. I also like that you can view projected hours of personal time off. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I hate that you have to enter your hours and then go to a different location to approve those hours. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Too many different things to do to complete payroll. Lots of things to click on. These should be all in one spot. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solving over usage of time off. The benefit is to the organization in that people aren't putting in for more hours than they actually earned. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The Implementation Specialist that we have been working worth is very supporting and quick to respond. His knowledge of the system is incredible and if he doesn't have an answer he is quick to source it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are parts of the system that I feel should be base system that are basic CRA requirements in Canada but we continue to have to do custom work and put in special requests. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are still in the implementation process. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AA
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The employer set up is easy to navigate and employee self service is nice if we were allowed to implement. ACA setup and reporting and guidance is exceptional as well as workflows Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

History and date fields can cause issues with rehires and benefits Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Include HR in the implementation and setup process of the system and database as they were not here and to add certain features after the fact is difficult. Use as little customization as possible . And we are moving to Vista 7 in the next 3-6 months Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Wearhousing 5 companies employee data and benefits, running ACA measurement and reporting and for our affiliates the ability to run reports on their people for various reasons and reporting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AA
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The flexibility of security and the good user experience. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Job history and multiple applicant tracking. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy use for our people and provide more detailed information to them. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Director Human Resources
Hospital & Health Care
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I love the support behind the product. The product is flexible, customizable and fully meets our needs. It tracks important HR, PR, Recruiting, Learning management and employee peros Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't dislike anything about this product. It's easy to use, and maintain. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Talk to other users. Ensure that you have a culture match with the organization. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

complete automation of many HR and PR processes. Shared database between HR/PR/managers and recruiting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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