Benefits and Insights

Why use Vista?

Key differentiators & advantages of Vista

  • Complete HR administration
  • Employee and manager self-service
  • Onboarding tools
  • Learning management
  • Employee engagement
  • Career planning
  • Training and development
  • Performance management with employee self-reviews, and manager and peer reviews
  • Salary and wage administration
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Workplace safety and risk management
  • Organizational reporting hierarchies
  • Extensive historical tracking, including point-in-time analysis
  • Complete electronic document management
  • Standard reports and English-language query tool
  • U.S. Compliance Reporting (e.g. EEO, OSHA, FMLA, ADA, IRCA, Vets-4212, HIPAA)
  • Canadian Compliance Reporting (e.g. ROE, AERS)

Vista Reviews

The following reviews for Vista are taken from the SelectHub ReviewFeed which collects and aggregates reviews from across a variety of online review platforms such as Capterra, Software Advice, Gartner Peerinsights, PC Mag and G2 Crowd.

Transportation & Logistics
100 - 499
Software Advice
Benefits, HR and Payroll work well together
Improvements are constantly being made. Changes in benefits directly affect payroll. There is no need for duplicate entry. Exit programs make it easy to customize the software without requiring software changes.
Missing tracking of intermittent FMLA. Customs were required to accomplish this task that all employers must comply with.
Looking forward to moving to V7
Public Sector
100 - 499
Software Advice
Vista 7 is a hit with employees
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.
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.
Overall we have been happy with the Vista 7 upgrade. I look forward to seeing what the payroll change will bring.
Public Sector
100 - 499
Software Advice
Flexibility built in from the foundation
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.
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.
The customer support makes this system a great system and the company a great company to do business with.
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