Technology Built For You

Vista's® product design and future technology direction are based on the understanding that effective human capital management is the central repository for a company’s most critical resource — its employees. The best HCM offers the right combination of technology and functionality and allows employees from various departments to do their jobs better.

Technology Features That Make Your Job Easier

Our technology features are built for you and put you at the core of everything we do. The open architecture of the Vista technology platform will bring you and your team peace of mind.


Key Technology Personalization Principles with You at the Center

One of the key technology principles that allows Vista to provide a superior level of personalization to meet your individual business needs is the extensive use of stored procedures to handle business processes. Since these stored procedures include customer-accessible entries and exits, customized system configurations to meet extensive business needs are possible without modifying the base Vista code, allowing for seamless upgrades.

Always Secure HCM for Your Peace of Mind

Our safe and secure HCM platform — whether cloud-based or on-premise — crushes even the most complex problems. PDS delivers HCM solutions across the entire employee life cycle with innovative technology that is personalized for user and business needs. Most important, our HCM solutions are backed by a team of experts who know your name.


The challenge of an effective HCM is to provide secure, ready access to information by authorized users while preventing access by unauthorized users. The Vista architecture provides the needed layers of security to accomplish these needs. Its security templates allow the system administrator to provide selected information access according to each individual’s authorization.

The use of secured database views allows third-party access for functions such as reporting, while preventing unauthorized access. Database-level security is provided through industry-standard security approaches where users are granted rights based on their security levels.

Always up-to-date HCM

Your HCM database should be the most up-to-date directory in your network infrastructure and thus the single source for other directories, such as email systems, network logins, and database logins. Vista can significantly reduce the burden placed on IT staff by automating processes in these areas. For example, the new-hire process can automatically create a network account, an Exchange mailbox, and a user ID centered around a single login. This way, all new employees can begin to access data and participate in the company information exchange process immediately.


A sample list of the PDS toolset includes:

  • Open Architecture allows for use of third-party data management tools
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • .NET Framework
  • Active Directory
  • LDAP
  • Supported browsers include Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari
  • SharePoint integration
  • Component (COM) objects are designed to enhance code reuse and are written in C++ and Visual Basic
  • .ASPX code for server-side processing and JavaScript for client-side processing

What Our Customers Say

“Applying product updates to Vista is very easy. The PDS maintenance tool is called VistaFresh. You click a button and watch it download relevant updates, while not overwriting any custom changes that we have identified. Now, that’s simple!”

- Susan Shaw, Clark Public Utilities

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