About Ascender Payroll and HCM

Ascender Payroll and HCM is a cloud-based suite of tools for managing payroll and human capital. The platform provides modules for performance management, payroll, learning and talent management, reporting and analytics, recruitment, onboarding, and more.

With Ascender Payroll and HCM, businesses can manage payroll services based on location and ensure that payroll complies with local and national laws. The Ascender payroll platform can integrate with a range of third party HR (human resource) solutions including SAP Success Factors and Workday.

Ascender Payroll and HCM's human capital management features facilitate the management of employees throughout the entire employment lifecycle. Businesses can use the platform to aid with recruiting, onboarding, performance review, time and attendance tracking, and more.

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  • Free Trial
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Business size

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Markets

Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
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Features

Total features of Ascender Payroll and HCM: 109

  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • Academic/Education
  • Action Management
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Background Screening
  • Benchmarking
  • Benefits Management
  • Blended Learning
  • Boolean Search
  • Candidate Management
  • Candidate Profiles
  • Candidate Tracking
  • Career Development
  • Careers Page
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Check Printing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compensation Management
  • Compensation Plan Modeling
  • Competency Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Management
  • Course Tracking
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Dashboard
  • Direct Deposit
  • Document Management
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Recognition Software
  • Feedback Management
  • Goal Management
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Gradebook
  • Individual Development Plans
  • Internal HR
  • Interview Management
  • Interview Scheduling
  • Job Description Management
  • Job Posting
  • Job Requisition
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning & Development
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Leave Tracking
  • Mentorship
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Learning
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-State
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • On-going Performance Tracking
  • Onboarding
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Outsourcing
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Peer Appraisals
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Review Management
  • Pulse Surveys
  • Question Library
  • Ratings / Reviews
  • Recruiting Firms
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reference Checking
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resume Parsing
  • Resume Search
  • Resume Storage
  • Review Cycle Tracking
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Self Assessment
  • Self Service Portal
  • Skills Assessment
  • Social Media Integration
  • Succession Planning
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Talent Management
  • Task Management
  • Tax Compliance
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Tracking
  • Training Management
  • Trend Analysis
  • Turnover Tracking
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Weighted Performance Measures
  • Workflow Management
  • eLearning Companies

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5
(38)
Value for Money
4.3/5
Features
3.9/5
Ease of Use
4.1/5
Customer Support
4.6/5

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Natasha B. Natasha B.
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Easy Performance Management

Reviewed on 11/10/2018

Our Customer Success Manager has been a fantastic support for us along this journey. He is very...

Our Customer Success Manager has been a fantastic support for us along this journey. He is very knowledgeable and happy to help in any way. It took us some time to implement due to the project being managed by only one person - but this goes to show that it is a truly scalable solution for large and smaller businesses.
We will soon implement the Learning & Development Module across our teams and know it will lift our training and personal development to a new level with this professional and well-structured solution.

Pros

Peoplestreme is customisable and is very 'follow your nose' in terms of employee and manager use.
Dashboards are great to easy report on individuals, teams and also for compliance requirements.
For a business which did not have anything in place previously it has helped is to implement a performance management program which is best of breed and best practice.

Cons

There were a couple of items with our version which meant we needed some manual workarounds but with our upgraded version ready to go live next month everything will be resolved.

Response from PeopleStreme

Hi Natasha,

Thanks for your kind words and the trust you put in us. This is the reason we come to work every day and hope the team can continue to add value to Northern Inland Credit Union and the team.

Jean-Paul

Sheralyn S. Sheralyn S.
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Ascender Payroll - sound and proven payroll for complex configuration and requirements

Reviewed on 16/09/2020

Pros

Our current Account Executive is great, always ready to help and is easily at hand whenever we have any queries or issues. She is very professional and provides a level of assurance over working with Ascender. We have used Ascender Pay for around 30 years since it was first released and find it suits our complex enterprise agreement requirements. There is an abundance of new functionality being released for review and implementation. Ascender is a big part of my life and I am very attached since my connection goes back some 23 years. I almost feel part of their family working with some of the long-term staff for such a time – they are just wonderful people.

Cons

With all the new functionality being released it is hard to keep up.

Danielle R. Danielle R.
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

System lacks basic Functionality & Oversold Product

Reviewed on 17/12/2020

Overall, my recommendation is to avoid this product, it is not worth the increased administrative...

Overall, my recommendation is to avoid this product, it is not worth the increased administrative burden that the modules come with. The product is expensive for the lack of functionality and the presentation of the modules.

Pros

Performance Management Module is only Module I would recommend purchasing.

Cons

Customer Service:
-Disconnect from the sales team and product delivery team
-Sales team over sale PeopleSteme Modules that doesn't save time but increases administrative tasks
-Product team provides workarounds to compensate for the lack of the system functionality once you have purchased the modules
- PeopleStreme can't commit to timeframes for the companies 'road map' on new features

System:
-There is minimal automation provided by the purchased modules
-System is extremely slow
-Inability to bulk upload all historical data (e.g. Job Ads, Position Descriptions, Resumes)
-Purchased modules don’t communicate to one another, requiring a increased workload for the HR team
-There is no Employee Landing page that displays basic employee data (hire date, department, job title), which is collected from the Onboarding process. Sales team now tells us that this is only available to them because of their access permissions and not part of the package sold
-Onboarding Module does not allow for cross-boarding to be captured in PeopleStreme

Alternatives Considered

ELMO Software

Reasons for Choosing Ascender Payroll and HCM

To improve employee engagement and reduce the admin burden amongst the HR team, however PeopleStreme has significantly increased the admin burden.

Reasons for Switching to Ascender Payroll and HCM

PeopleStreme has a good Performance Management system. The company sales a false product of the Ascender Payroll as an all-in-one HR system, but the modules (eRecruitment, OnBoarding, Performance Management, Talent Management module) do not communicate to one another and require the user to enter the information more than once.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great affordable product

Reviewed on 07/11/2017

Saving on time and money!

Saving on time and money!

Pros

The software is easy to use and more affordable than others on the market. The system allows you to easily find a candidate using the search function and has saved our company thousands in recruiter fees as a result. As adverts are directly uploaded to SEEK and our website the software has saved me time. In addition, the ability to mass (personalised) respond to candidates has saved me time and ensured a better candidate experience with our organisation.

Cons

The software does not imped itself into our website to suit our style guide. It clearly looks like it has been added, rather than matching the rest of our webpage.

Anne T. Anne T.
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

eRecruitment - Effective, streamlined recruitment process, Peoplestreme supportive, responsive

Reviewed on 27/03/2019

Highly positive relationship developed with Peoplestreme. Useful tool in the management of high...

Highly positive relationship developed with Peoplestreme. Useful tool in the management of high volume recruitment. Database functions highly useful and efficient for management reporting. Intuitive software, easy to follow and matches our company processes well. This is one of the reasons why we selected this module for our company. We have been impressed with the level of customer service and promptness in delivery of troubleshooting.

Pros

Easy to use, intuitive software that enables recruitment to work in line with our internal company processes. Highly responsive troubleshooting. Punctual support when needed.

Cons

System inability to identify same candidate twice. Candidates that apply for multiple roles within company cannot be easily identified under search. Candidates within system are not easily identifiable as they are assigned by number not name.

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Ascender Payroll and HCM FAQs

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Ascender Payroll and HCM offers the following pricing plans:

Contact Ascender for pricing information.

Ascender Payroll and HCM has the following typical customers:

51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Ascender Payroll and HCM supports the following languages:

English

Ascender Payroll and HCM supports the following devices:

Ascender Payroll and HCM integrates with the following applications:

Broadbean, ComOps, Humanforce, Indeed, SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite, Tanda

Ascender Payroll and HCM offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Chat

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