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APS

42 Ratings

APS

42 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 101

Optimum Solutions HRIS

8 Ratings
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Score 5.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

APS

They are more suited to growing, nimble companies. They are soon adding employee approval to time cards and checkin by facial recognition. Additions and changes to improve functionality might not work for a very large company like GE.
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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

APS
8.5
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Employee demographic data
APS
9.4
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Employment history
APS
8.7
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Job profiles and administration
APS
8.3
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
APS
8.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Organizational charting
APS
7.9
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Organization and location management
APS
8.4
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
APS
8.4
Optimum Solutions HRIS

Payroll Management

APS
8.5
Optimum Solutions HRIS
7.5
Pay calculation
APS
9.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS
9.1
Support for external payroll vendors
APS
5.7
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Benefit plan administration
APS
8.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS
5.5
Direct deposit files
APS
9.9
Optimum Solutions HRIS
9.1
Salary revision and increment management
APS
8.9
Optimum Solutions HRIS
6.4
Reimbursement management
APS
9.0
Optimum Solutions HRIS

Leave and Attendance Management

APS
8.7
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Approval workflow
APS
9.4
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Balance details
APS
8.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Annual carry-forward and encashment
APS
8.3
Optimum Solutions HRIS

Employee Self Service

APS
8.6
Optimum Solutions HRIS
View and generate pay and benefit information
APS
9.4
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Update personal information
APS
9.4
Optimum Solutions HRIS
View company policy documentation
APS
8.1
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Employee recognition
APS
7.6
Optimum Solutions HRIS
View job history
APS
8.6
Optimum Solutions HRIS

Asset Management

APS
8.0
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Tracking of all physical assets
APS
8.0
Optimum Solutions HRIS

HR Reporting

APS
8.4
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Report builder
APS
9.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Pre-built reports
APS
8.5
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Ability to combine HR data with external data
APS
7.4
Optimum Solutions HRIS

Onboarding

APS
9.0
Optimum Solutions HRIS
New hire portal
APS
9.3
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Manager tracking tools
APS
8.7
Optimum Solutions HRIS

Performance and Goals

APS
7.8
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Corporate goal setting
APS
8.1
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Individual goal setting
APS
8.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Line-of sight-visibility
APS
8.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Performance tracking
APS
6.9
Optimum Solutions HRIS

Performance Management

APS
8.0
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Performance plans
APS
7.9
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Performance improvement plans
APS
7.0
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Review status tracking
APS
8.4
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Review reminders
APS
8.3
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Multiple review frequency
APS
8.5
Optimum Solutions HRIS

Succession Planning

APS
5.0
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Create succession plans/pools
APS
5.0
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Candidate ranking
APS
5.0
Optimum Solutions HRIS

Recruiting / ATS

APS
8.8
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Job Requisition Management
APS
9.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Company Website Posting
APS
9.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Publish to Social Media
APS
9.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Job Search Site Posting
APS
8.8
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
APS
7.6
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Applicant Tracking
APS
8.4
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Notifications and Alerts
APS
9.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS

Pros

  • Ease of use of software
  • Intuitive step by step process for processing payroll
  • Reporting is easily customized
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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

  • I would like to see a totals column on the page where I enter hours. For example "john" worked 36 regular hours and took 4 vacation hours. I would like a column showing 40 hours.
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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

APS9.7
Based on 6 answers
I have been using the system for over a year now and feel more comfortable with the functionality of it. I have just recently implemented the benefit administration portion.
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Usability

APS9.5
Based on 4 answers
Very well streamlined, easy to understand, very intuitive
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Reliability and Availability

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
I haven't had any outages
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Performance

APS9.0
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Support

APS9.9
Based on 3 answers
There is one primary account representative that we contact on a regular basis. If she is unavailable, there are others on her team. It does seem that our implementation was more complex than others that have been installed, so fixes are not as easily remedied.
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In-Person Training

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
Even if it wasn't in-person on location, we felt like we had our trainer in the room with us.
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Online Training

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
We had great webinars.
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Implementation

APS8.7
Based on 4 answers
My implementation went smoothly. They were always ready to assist when needed.
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Alternatives Considered

I selected APS because of the way they responded when I initially reached out to them. I honestly don't remember all of the payroll companies that I contacted. APS was quick to answer my question with straight forward answers. They were very pleasant and always seemed to genuinely happy to help.
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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

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
I've never had a problem with the system nor in finding the right information.
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Return on Investment

  • Very cost effective way for us to process payroll.
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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

APS

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details
Our Payroll solution is offered as a standalone service, but additional solutions must be used in conjunction with our Payroll solution. This ensures the best possible user experience for our customers.

Optimum Solutions HRIS

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