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Vista HRMS Software by PDS

Vista

By PDS
4.8/5 11 Reviews

Vista can help your organization move into a new era of efficiency and opportunity, with PDS professionals providing support and assistance every step of the way.

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PDS Product Overview of Vista

The PDS® product suite, called Vista® is a complete software solution that allows organizations to simplify processes and manage all aspects of human resources from one place. Organizations can make their data strategic using analytics and advanced but simple reporting, as well as a unique “Point-In-Time” feature that generates a data snapshot of a particular point in the organization’s past.

Unlike other software solutions, Vista allows organizations the freedom to choose how the software is deployed. Organizations that have the option to commit to a one-time investment may opt for an on-premise licensed ownership deployment that allows customers to perform their own upgrades (using VistaFresh) without recurring monthly costs. With this licensed option, customers can choose to add a hosting deployment offered by PDS that backs up data and provides disaster recovery through a secure SSAE16/SOC Data Center for a low PEPM with no minimum contract term, relieving their IT staff of those back office functions.

Vista also offers a SaaS solution that provides peace of mind in its security while remaining lower in cost than most software solutions. The application is completely configurable because it is not a shared database, so customers can make it uniquely their own and gear it to best meet the needs of their organizations.

Why People Are Choosing PDS

  • Deployment choice – On premise, Hosted, or SaaS
  • Low PEPM cost option
  • Easy configuration and personalization
  • Canadian cross-border single database
  • Simple English language query tool to report on data
  • Export data to Excel with one click
  • Integrates easily with other systems using the configurable External Interfaces tool
  • Compliance Reporting (e.g. EEO, ACA, OSHA, FMLA, ADA, IRCA, Vets-4212, HIPAA, Federal, State, W-2)
  • Canadian Compliance Reporting (e.g. ROE, AERS, Federal, Provincial, T4, T4A)
  • Translation component enables applicant recruiting and employee self-service outside of U.S. and Canada
  • e-Assistant provides superior assistance with directory services, workflow, and task scheduling
  • Point-In-Time Builder creates data snapshots of historical information
  • Vista Security provides controls that allow you to easily configure access by employee role
  • Works well in a variety of organizations, including retail, hospitality, finance, healthcare, transportation, education, and government

How Can PDS Help Your Organization?

Vista can help your organization move into a new era of efficiency and opportunity, with PDS professionals providing support and assistance every step of the way. PDS staff are experts in system implementation and work closely with you to make sure that transitioning, implementation, and training flow smoothly. The PDS Implementation Methodology keeps you at the center by enabling you to implement on time and within budget, and to immediately begin to recognize a return on your investment. 

Better Data Storage and Access

All employee data, including addresses, phone numbers, security contacts, payroll and benefit information, licenses, certificates, and training information is stored securely and easily accessible with the click of a button and an appropriate password. It is not necessary to store graphic files in a separate document management solution, as PDS Vista allows these documents to be conveniently stored where they are needed most-with the rest of the employee data. The system also allows stored information to be used to match job applicant or current employee’s qualifications with current job openings for the greatest compatibility during recruitment and promotion.

Empower Employees and Managers with Self-Service Options

Vista self-service allows you to select and control exactly what employees and managers at different levels can view and change so that you can empower employees without the security risks.Manager dashboards with insightful analytics are available to analyze performance and action items. Managers can generate reports, fill out performance reviews for staff, and view data that is relevant to daily tasks so that they can better control their department without delays and frustrations.Employees can access and make changes (with approvals if required) to their personal information, request time off, and enroll in benefits using the enrollment wizard. Managers can use their mobile device to access data for their staff, or process approvals.

Ease Compliance Worries

Compliance worries will be a thing of the past with Vista, as the system will compile information and create government mandated reports such as HIPAA, EEOC, ROE, and OSHA on demand. The system also intuitively collects, manages, and files information as needed according to the ACA requirements so that ACA compliance is simplified. Vista can help your organization stay up to date with reporting requirements and avoid costly errors and penalties.

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Vista Reviews

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The customization allowed is great - allows us to do things that other vendors wouldn't be able to handle (like our stock purchase program). The scheduled reporting and automated delivery is great for communicating information to managers and employees. Employee (and Manager) Self Serve allows our associates to be self-sufficient in common tasks.


There are so many features, I am not certain that we fully utilize all of them. I would like to see better payroll reports but I know that the new payroll being rolled out should solve this "con".

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What I like about this product is that it has customization to my payroll needs. It's cuts my processing from 3 days down to 1 day.


What I least like about the software is some of my tax reports do not give me some of the information I need, as it's built into the back end and I would like to see it on the front end user side.

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The wizards are great they walk you through the steps to make the data entry easy. You don't have to worry about missing a step. The comparison report is great. You can compare two different payrolls to see increases and decreases from one time period to another.


I would like to see the company paid deductions and taxes for each employee on the payroll register instead of in another report. This ways we have a reference of company paid deduction and taxes where management can see total employee's payroll in one place.

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Ease of use, extremely easy to add customizations, employee/manager self-service, benefits set-up and open enrollment, payroll processing and ACA compliance processing is top notch. PDS's customer support is the best that there is.


Reporting from history can be a challenge.

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Handles a wide array of functions, and can be customized to do most anything you could think of with the flexible Enterprise Service job features.


It is not so much a fault of the software, but we just do not have the man power to setup and use everything we could be getting out of the system.

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The ease of use. We have several companies of various complexities, the system can process all companies in one pay run. The functionality of processing our T4s (Canadian) makes my year-end less stressful.


Being Canadian we have had to build customs for some of our processes. But with that said the customs and the system are working great.

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Ease of deployment and use; outstanding functional & technical consulting expertise; customizable/icon-driven self-service pages; manager dashboard and analytics; security


Number of Vista 7.0 bug/fixes (though they were largely resolved with Release 7.1); base org chart functionality lacks usability

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Employee Self Service/Manager Self Service. Easy to navigate.


Not a point in time system.

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Software can be used in-house or in the cloud. Easy to customize. Full range of features


Most reporting needs to be created using customr reports (e.g. Crystal Reports) because the standard reports leave a lot to be desired

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The flexibility to make changes to the base product and continuous updates and improvements.


Because of the extraordinary amount of information in the system, it is sometimes hard to obtain information on how the various areas of the software work.

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