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.

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.

Ascender Payroll and HCM Details

Ascender

https://www.ascenderhcm.com/

Founded 2015

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Ascender Payroll and HCM pricing overview

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


Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Ascender Payroll and HCM deployment and support

Support

  • Business Hours
  • Online

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Ascender Payroll and HCM Features

  • Assessments
  • Background Screening
  • Candidate Tracking
  • Internal HR
  • Interview Scheduling
  • Job Posting
  • Onboarding
  • Recruiting Firms
  • Resume Parsing
  • Resume Search
  • Self Service Portal
  • Workflow Management

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  • Benchmarking
  • Employee Recognition
  • Goal Management
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • Performance Management
  • Pulse Surveys

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  • Compensation Plan Modeling
  • Dashboard
  • HR Metrics Library
  • Leave & Absence Reporting
  • Predictive Modeling
  • Recruiting Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Talent Management
  • Trend Analysis
  • Turnover Tracking

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  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Benefits Management
  • Compensation Management
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Profiles
  • Onboarding
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Management
  • Recruitment Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Time & Attendance Management
  • Time Off Management

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  • Academic/Education
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Corporate/Business
  • Gamification
  • Learner Portal
  • Mobile Learning
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Video Conferencing
  • eCommerce
  • eLearning Companies

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  • Document Management
  • E-Verify/I-9 Forms
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Employee Handbook
  • Job Description Management
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Task Management
  • Training Management

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  • 401(k) Tracking
  • Benefits Management
  • Check Printing
  • Direct Deposit
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-State
  • Payroll Outsourcing
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Self Service Portal
  • Tax Compliance
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • W-2/1099 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment

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  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • Compensation Management
  • Custom Rating Scales
  • Customizable Templates
  • Individual Development Plans
  • On-going Performance Tracking
  • Peer Appraisals
  • Review Cycle Tracking
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Appraisals
  • Skills Assessments
  • Weighted Performance Measures

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  • Assessments
  • Background Screening
  • CRM
  • Internal HR
  • Interview Management
  • Job Posting
  • Job Requisition
  • Onboarding
  • Recruiting Firms
  • Reference Checking
  • Resume Parsing
  • Self Service Portal

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  • Competency Management
  • Employee Lifecycle Management
  • Goal Setting
  • Individual Development Plans
  • Onboarding
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  • Training Management

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Ascender Payroll and HCM Reviews

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Overall rating

4.1/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.1
Customer Service 4.6
Features 3.9
Value for Money 4.3

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Natasha B.
Executive Manager, Sales & Marketing
Financial Services, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 11/10/2018

"Easy Performance Management"

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.

Vendor Response

by PeopleStreme on 15/10/2018

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

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 11/10/2018
Sheralyn S.
Senior Consultant
Higher Education, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 16/09/2020

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

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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 16/09/2020
Danielle R.
HRBP
Construction, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    1 /5
  • Ease of Use
    1 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    1 /5
  • Customer Support
    1 /5
  • Value for Money
    1 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    0/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/12/2020

"System lacks basic Functionality & Oversold Product"

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

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/12/2020
Steve C.
Senior Advisor
Higher Education, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    3 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/10/2020

"HES Review"

Comments: Excellent working relationship wirh many people inside of Ascender at all levels.

Pros: Very suited to a university environment and has been for many decades. HES has had a relationship with Ascender and it's predecesor companies since 1997. We continue to strengthen the relationship through collaborative software development and broader services to the universities we serve.

Cons: It is (understandably) difficut to configure since it is a complex payroll.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/10/2020
Anne T.
HR Manager
Construction, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/03/2019

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

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/03/2019