Who Uses This Software?

Vista is a scalable solution which can be utilized for any size company. The majority of our clients are between 500-10,000 employees.


Average Ratings

3 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $40,000.00/year
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • PDS
  • www.pdssoftware.com
  • Founded 1974
  • United States

About Vista

PDS is HCM built for you. We're obsessed with caring for your human capital management needs on a granular level. Whether you need HRMS, benefits, payroll, recruiting, or a full range of other HR services, we build technology for you to match your specific needs in a personalized manner. Our team of experts knows your name, so you get a truly personal experience your way, on your terms.


Vista Features

  • Applicant Tracking
  • Attendance Management
  • Benefits Management
  • Career Development Planning
  • Compensation Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Lifecycle Management
  • Onboarding
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Recruiting Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Succession Planning
  • Time Off Management
  • Timesheets
  • Training Management

Vista Reviews

Recently purchased and currently in implementation phase

Aug 19, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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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. However PDS is in process of replacing these in 2017.

Recommendations to other buyers: 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.

Tip of the Iceberg

Jun 30, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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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.

Recommendations to other buyers: 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.

Hey Vista HRMS

Apr 10, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Comments: Hey Vista HRMS

Pros: It has many features, but it takes a while to learn.

Cons: The cost is more than the average business can afford.

Recommendations to other buyers: They need to look at the fine print before ordering.