Access People HR Suite vs. Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Access People HR Suite
Score 6.5 out of 10
N/A
Access PeopleXD is a mobile-first, 100% SaaS HR and Payroll solution that connects processes from hire to retire including Payroll, People Management, Workforce Management, Talent, Recruitment, Learn, Compliance and Analytics. The unified solution can be integrated or implemented as standalone. Access PeopleXD aims to transform how complex organisations approach their people strategy by giving users the freedom and flexibility to adapt, evolve and use technology to create engaging experiences.N/A
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Score 9.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Optimum Solutions, Inc. was a software development company providing Payroll, Human Resources, and Time & Attendance software for both the IBM iSeries (AS/400) and Microsoft Windows platforms or in the cloud. In October 2019 they were acquired by Kronos, Inc (now UKG after merging with Ultimate Software). Former Optimum products are now supported by Kronos / UKG, and are no longer sold available for sale.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Access People HR SuiteOptimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
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Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Access People HR Suite
7.5
1 Ratings
2% above category average
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
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Ratings
New hire portal8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Access People HR Suite
7.7
1 Ratings
6% above category average
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
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Ratings
Corporate goal setting9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Access People HR Suite
7.3
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
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Performance plans9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Access People HR Suite
6.0
1 Ratings
19% below category average
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
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Ratings
Create succession plans/pools6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Access People HR Suite
8.0
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
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Job Requisition Management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Access People HR Suite
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Ratings
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
7.5
1 Ratings
9% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings5.51 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings6.41 Ratings
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User Ratings
Access People HR SuiteOptimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Access People HR SuiteOptimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
The Access Group
It is very useful for the medium size or large scale of businesses, it almost settled down the HR and payroll basis transactions just click away. In this digital era it also provides you a desktop free or desktop away environment (accessible via cellphone). You may use it to extract your payslip, mark your leave, generate a report as an when it required
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Optimum Solutions works very well for all our payroll needs. We run payrolls weekly, semi-monthly, monthly and yearly. The end of year process is lined out very well and webinars are available to go over any new regulations required. We haven't utilized the HR part of the software as much on the iSeries but are planning on changing that once we get converted to the Windows version later this year. The main reason for this is the HR part of the software on the iSeries is separate from payroll.
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Pros
The Access Group
  • People management
  • Payroll management
  • Talent management
  • Digital Learning
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  • The setup of Optimum HRIS was intense as the software comes as a basic shell and everything is personalized to our organization. All earnings codes, leave time, employee types, job codes, taxes, etc. are set up for each company. While this was almost overwhelming at the beginning, we have so much control over the set up and better grasp of the inner workings of the system.
  • Tax updates come quickly and are easily applied. This is especially welcome at year end.
  • The built-in reporting is robust and offers a lot of options, but the ability to dig in to the database using SQL and Excel allows for very powerful reports that are infinitely personalized.
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Cons
The Access Group
  • Provide easy ways for customization
  • Provide more ways for integration of processes
  • Provide access at user level to prepare reports, drag and drop basis
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  • When exporting reports to Excel I found the formatting to be difficult to work with and having to reformat the reports can be a nightmare. My company's IT department created its own business tools to make the reporting format more user friendly.
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Alternatives Considered
The Access Group
Access people HR suite (people XD) having a complete package as per the requirement of medium or large scale of businesses, all the HR and payroll related opts and benefits may gets via single window, but for the small businesses/enterprises its of very high cost and not useful on optimize level
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We evaluated some payroll services but found the ongoing cost greater than the initial cost of purchasing our own software and keeping the payroll process in house. Other payroll software was generally more expensive and we are satisfied with Optimum Solutions. I would say the main reason we stayed with Optimum Solutions, converting from their iSeries version to their Windows version, was because of their outstanding staff and support.
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Return on Investment
The Access Group
  • Time saving for business
  • Cost saving for business
  • Effective and efficient system to use
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Discontinued Products
  • More accurate payroll processing
  • More accurate tax payments and reporting
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ScreenShots

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued) Screenshots

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