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ADP Vantage HCM

89 Ratings
Score 6.4 out of 101

Optimum Solutions HRIS

8 Ratings
Score 5.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP Vantage HCM

I think it all depends on what the client is looking for. I mean we have been using Vantage for the last 6 years and it has come a long way from where it started. The nice thing is we have been able to grow with it and configure things to how we need them to be for our business. So each business needs are going to be different and ADP Vantage can keep up with those needs.
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Optimum Solutions HRIS

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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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Employee demographic data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Employment history
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Job profiles and administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Vantage HCM
5.4
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Organizational charting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Organization and location management
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Optimum Solutions HRIS

Payroll Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Optimum Solutions HRIS
7.5
Pay calculation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Optimum Solutions HRIS
9.1
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Benefit plan administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
Optimum Solutions HRIS
5.5
Direct deposit files
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Optimum Solutions HRIS
9.1
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Vantage HCM
7.5
Optimum Solutions HRIS
6.4
Reimbursement management
ADP Vantage HCM
8.3
Optimum Solutions HRIS

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Approval workflow
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Balance details
ADP Vantage HCM
7.9
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
Optimum Solutions HRIS

Employee Self Service

ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Optimum Solutions HRIS
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Update personal information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Optimum Solutions HRIS
View company policy documentation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Employee recognition
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
Optimum Solutions HRIS
View job history
ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
Optimum Solutions HRIS

Asset Management

ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS

HR Reporting

ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Report builder
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Pre-built reports
ADP Vantage HCM
8.3
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
Optimum Solutions HRIS

Onboarding

ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Optimum Solutions HRIS
New hire portal
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Manager tracking tools
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
Optimum Solutions HRIS

Performance and Goals

ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Corporate goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Individual goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Performance tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.7
Optimum Solutions HRIS

Performance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Performance plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Performance improvement plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Review status tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Review reminders
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Multiple review frequency
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Optimum Solutions HRIS

Succession Planning

ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Vantage HCM
9.4
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Candidate ranking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Candidate search
ADP Vantage HCM
5.7
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Candidate development
ADP Vantage HCM
5.7
Optimum Solutions HRIS

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Job Requisition Management
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Company Website Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Publish to Social Media
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Job Search Site Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Applicant Tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
Optimum Solutions HRIS

Pros

  • The new user interface is friendly and easy to use.
  • The Succession Management module is one of the best I've seen. It is easy to navigate the talent assessment and easy to use to facilitate calibration sessions.
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  • First and foremost in my opinion Optimum Solutions has great customer service. We are assigned a specialist and can work with that person for every issue or question that arises. The specialist becomes familiar with our company and processes which makes interactions with them faster.
  • Optimum Solutions knows our business and offers helpful ways for us to work with their software to achieve our goals.
  • The turn around time for any question or issues is usually 2 hours or less. If our specialist doesn't have an answer they will work diligently with other employees with the company to provide us an answer in a quick amount of time.
  • Everyone I've dealt with at Optimum Solutions is friendly and knowledgeable . You can tell they love what they do and are always willing to help. Most employees have been with the company for a long time which tells me it's a great company to work for.
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Cons

  • When ADP releases updates, it sometimes causes issues with our current setup - mainly in terms of security access profiles. If they add a new feature or update an old one, sometimes those profiles will default to having access, which can cause a problem in terms of segregation of duties.
  • The initial support we received when we first went live from a payroll perspective was not the best. Our implementation team rolled off and we were informed that a new group would support us. Unfortunately, they did not know our entire set up, so they were, at times, as lost as we were. (This has improved over the last year.)
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  • We are currently using the software designed for the iSeries but are moving to their Windows platform. We are moving to the Windows platform to gain some functionality in terms of a robust Employee Self Service module.
  • In the iSeries software the Payroll and HR functions are separate which makes it a little more difficult to see the whole picture of the employee record. In the Windows version the Payroll and HR functions work as one.
  • The security for the iSeries side is a bit cumbersome in my opinion but we hope that is not the case in the Windows version of the software. We are planning to open up parts of the Windows version to the employee supervisors.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP Vantage HCM8.2
Based on 7 answers
We always want the latest updates.
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Usability

ADP Vantage HCM5.2
Based on 5 answers
when required to move from PayForce to Vantage we expected to have greater functionality and reporting - did not expect to be forced to move to a product that was not ready, provided less functionality, required more dependence on ADP Service Rep for day to day function and cost more - was a big swing and a miss for ADP
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Reliability and Availability

ADP Vantage HCM6.4
Based on 1 answer
The system tends to act up/glitch on payroll processing days.
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Performance

ADP Vantage HCM8.1
Based on 2 answers
Overall it works very well, except the occasional glitching which causes delays in processing.
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Support

ADP Vantage HCM7.2
Based on 6 answers
Great customer support, but long hold times.
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Online Training

ADP Vantage HCM5.9
Based on 3 answers
A lot of set ups vary from company to company so parts of our training we found it difficult to relate it to our processes. They have TONS of training modules available and a streamlined process for what you should complete and when. Would have been helpful to have onsite training for how much one pays for the system.
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Implementation

ADP Vantage HCM5.5
Based on 5 answers
Review, review, review. Make sure tax data is accurate. Run multiple parallel payrolls
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Alternatives Considered

PayForce did everything we needed with less dependence on ADP and at lower cost - Vantage cost more, delivers less and makes us more dependent on ADP - if we had an option we would have stayed on that platform.
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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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Scalability

ADP Vantage HCM8.2
Based on 1 answer
Ability to adapt to large amounts of data.
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Return on Investment

  • Overall ADP is one of the more expensive systems out there. We decided to take the chances and go with them. We make it work but there is always more that you want out of your system.
  • If you want it ADP may have it but how much are you willing to pay for it. Its not always worth the $$.
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  • Optimum Solutions lets us run all our payrolls seamlessly.
  • If we have any questions or problems Optimum Solutions is just a phone call or email away. The Customer Service is the best.
  • With the purchase of the Employee Self Service module that will be implemented in January of 2019 we will be able to eliminate the printing, folding, and distribution of check stubs as they will be available through self service. Also W2 information will be available there as well so no re-issuing of lost W2s saving us time and money.
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Pricing Details

ADP Vantage HCM

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details

Optimum Solutions HRIS

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details