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What Is Ascender Payroll and HCM?

Ascender provides end-to-end integrated Payroll and Human Capital Management solutions for 1,200+ global brands and listed companies across a range of industries in the Asia Pacific region.

Our proprietary and award-winning payroll and HCM solutions are designed to give you more time and resources to help you focus on putting your people first, with various delivery models so you can choose the best service.

Unlock the full potential of your workforce today with Ascender HCM.

Who Uses Ascender Payroll and HCM?

Our services enable the HR and Payroll Department to strategically manage their people and boost staff-driven profitability for their organisation to unlock the full potential of their workforce.

Where can Ascender Payroll and HCM be deployed?

Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, Windows (On-Premise), Linux (On-Premise)

About the vendor

  • Ascender
  • Located in Melbourne, Australia
  • Founded in 2015
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and 1 others

Languages

English

Ascender Payroll and HCM pricing

Starting Price:

Not provided by vendor
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

Ascender Payroll and HCM does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.

Pricing plans

About the vendor

  • Ascender
  • Located in Melbourne, Australia
  • Founded in 2015
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and 1 others

Languages

English

Ascender Payroll and HCM videos and images

Ascender Payroll and HCM Software - Full Suite
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Ascender Payroll and HCM video
Ascender Payroll and HCM Software - Full Suite
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Ascender Payroll and HCM Software - Dashboard

Features of Ascender Payroll and HCM

  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • Action Management
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Benchmarking
  • Blended Learning
  • Candidate Management
  • Candidate Profiles
  • Candidate Tracking
  • Careers Page
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Check Printing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compensation Management
  • Competency Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Course Management
  • Course Tracking
  • Dashboard
  • Direct Deposit
  • Electronic Forms
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Recognition Software
  • Feedback Management
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Gradebook
  • Individual Development Plans
  • Interview Management
  • Interview Scheduling
  • Job Posting
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Leave Tracking
  • Mentorship
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Learning
  • On-going Performance Tracking
  • Onboarding
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Peer Appraisals
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Review Management
  • Pulse Surveys
  • Question Library
  • Recruitment Management
  • 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
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Talent Management
  • Task Management
  • Tax Compliance
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time Tracking
  • Training Management
  • Trend Analysis
  • Turnover Tracking
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews of Ascender Payroll and HCM

Average score

Overall
4.2
Ease of Use
4.2
Customer Service
4.6
Features
4.0
Value for Money
4.3

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

Find reviews by score

5
38%
4
53%
3
5%
1
5%
Natasha B.
Natasha B.
Executive Manager, Sales & Marketing in Australia
Verified LinkedIn User
Financial Services, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Easy Performance Management

5 4 years ago

Comments: 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.

PeopleStreme Response

4 years ago

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

Riva C.
Riva C.
Administrador in Brazil
Verified LinkedIn User
Marketing & Advertising, Self Employed
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source

Analyze - Ascending Payroll and HCM

5 3 weeks ago New

Comments: I'm in the experimentation phase. But I'm enjoying it too much.

Pros:

Easy to use, integrates other tools and intuitive

Cons:

I'm in the experimentation phase. But I'm enjoying it too much.

Alternatives Considered: Apple Pay and PayPal Zettle

Reasons for Switching to Ascender Payroll and HCM: Because it is easier to integrate and less bureaucratic

Elias S.
Accounting in US
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

RCJ Transport Logistics

5 2 months ago New

Comments: After having worked manually and also with other slow response programs, this one has been extraordinary, efficient, fast and saves me more time for other commercial activities

Pros:

Friendly, versatile and easy to connect with other software

Cons:

really so far I have not gotten anything that tells me that I do not like this or that, rather it has been very useful

Danielle R.
HRBP in Australia
Construction, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

System lacks basic Functionality & Oversold Product

1 last year

Comments: 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.

Sheralyn S.
Senior Consultant in Australia
Higher Education, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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

4 2 years ago

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.