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Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR

If you are managing a small/medium-sized organization with up to 500 employees, BambooHR is a great utility. It will automate the entire recruitment and selection process, make time tracking benefit administration highly efficient, and enhance the integrity of annual performance appraisals. It will eliminate nearly all kinds of unnecessary record management and paperwork. All the information about an employee can be accessed at any time of the day. However, for a large organization, the HRIS can erect virtual walls among employees and make management of human resources a daunting task for the HR manager.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

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.
Janet Fawcett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

BambooHR
8.5
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Employee demographic data
BambooHR
8.7
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Employment history
BambooHR
8.9
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Job profiles and administration
BambooHR
8.6
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
BambooHR
8.4
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Organizational charting
BambooHR
8.3
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Organization and location management
BambooHR
8.4
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
BambooHR
8.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Payroll Management

BambooHR
8.7
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
7.5
Pay calculation
BambooHR
8.5
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
9.1
Support for external payroll vendors
BambooHR
8.7
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
BambooHR
8.6
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Benefit plan administration
BambooHR
9.1
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
5.5
Direct deposit files
BambooHR
8.8
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
9.1
Salary revision and increment management
BambooHR
8.8
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
6.4
Reimbursement management
BambooHR
8.6
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Leave and Attendance Management

BambooHR
9.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Approval workflow
BambooHR
9.3
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Balance details
BambooHR
9.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Annual carry-forward and encashment
BambooHR
9.0
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Employee Self Service

BambooHR
8.8
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
View and generate pay and benefit information
BambooHR
8.8
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Update personal information
BambooHR
9.0
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
View company policy documentation
BambooHR
8.7
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Employee recognition
BambooHR
8.7
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
View job history
BambooHR
9.1
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Asset Management

BambooHR
7.6
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
7.6
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

HR Reporting

BambooHR
8.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Report builder
BambooHR
8.3
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Pre-built reports
BambooHR
8.1
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Ability to combine HR data with external data
BambooHR
8.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Onboarding

BambooHR
8.6
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
New hire portal
BambooHR
8.6
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Manager tracking tools
BambooHR
8.6
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Performance and Goals

BambooHR
8.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Corporate goal setting
BambooHR
8.0
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Individual goal setting
BambooHR
8.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Line-of sight-visibility
BambooHR
8.1
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Performance tracking
BambooHR
8.6
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Performance Management

BambooHR
8.5
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Performance plans
BambooHR
8.5
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Performance improvement plans
BambooHR
8.3
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Review status tracking
BambooHR
8.8
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Review reminders
BambooHR
8.6
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Multiple review frequency
BambooHR
8.3
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Succession Planning

BambooHR
8.1
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Create succession plans/pools
BambooHR
8.1
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Candidate ranking
BambooHR
8.0
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Candidate search
BambooHR
8.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Candidate development
BambooHR
8.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Recruiting / ATS

BambooHR
8.3
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Job Requisition Management
BambooHR
8.3
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Company Website Posting
BambooHR
8.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Publish to Social Media
BambooHR
8.4
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Job Search Site Posting
BambooHR
8.4
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
BambooHR
8.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Applicant Tracking
BambooHR
8.2
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Notifications and Alerts
BambooHR
8.7
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Pros

BambooHR

  • Helps us prepare our payroll on time and do so in an error-free manner.
  • Implements ATS in our organization and this is crucial in growing our talented workforce.
  • It's stable, and all organizations from small to mid-sized are able to use it efficiently.
Martin Oliver | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BambooHR

  • Some edge cases aren't as fleshed out. For example, asset inventory management isn't something BambooHR can really excel at currently.
  • Something akin to Google Forms but with the privacy protections of being already in the HRIS would be great for collecting anonymized responses.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR

BambooHR 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We have tried other software in the last year and have not found it to be comparable to Bamboo HR especially in relation to the HR functionalities such as workflows, onboarding, automation, user-friendly experience, innovation, timekeeping, and ability to integrate with other 3rd party Payroll processing software. In addition, the employee ease of access and navigation of the platform makes this software crucial within our current culture of multi-site and remote work environments.
Kendra Zondervan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

BambooHR

BambooHR 9.3
Based on 3 answers
Does not have many problems and this ensures all of users are able to use it reliably. There is a free demo available to illustrate the accurate usage of the platform and even customer support. All of these help in improving the usability of the platform and ensure that all users are comfortable with the platform.
Chris Edwards | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

BambooHR

BambooHR 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Yes, there is a huge team in the back of the online platform or it looks like it because I have never been left without an answer when I have a question or waiting from a response on my chat .... There must be a huge team, this is so great and I always seem to have someone that is very knowledgeable too. So many times in the past I had to leave with customer service that would connect you with someone else because of the expertise, here everyone seems to be some kind of an expert in the HR function.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

BambooHR

BambooHR 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I love BambooHR. Reports are easy to run and download and it usually covers any types of requests I get from the management team. You get excel or .csv downloads/reports and it is fast and simple, not too crowded so it is easy to read through. We don't integrate the tool yet but again, soon we will. we just did not had the time to utilize it yet but that's the plan.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

BambooHR

BambooHR 8.4
Based on 28 answers
Support is effective and responsive. During our time with BambooHR we did not experience many issues, but initial support on setup was helpful and allowed for a quick turnaround on getting started. Since then, few needs have arisen for contacting support, but I would not hesitate to do so and would recommend BambooHR based on the quality of their support team.
Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

BambooHR

BambooHR 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The online training team is great. Theis is so well done! very user friendly, very nice to go through. Then you get all those exemples and questions to test you and make sure you understand the training as we go along. This is a great asset from the tool, I don't think I have ever been left without understanding because there is help and additional resources to understand or extra windows that explain terms or answer Q&A.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

BambooHR

BambooHR 10.0
Based on 2 answers
it was very easy to sign up, quick and we could use the site very quickly as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

BambooHR

I would say they both have a lot of strengths for sure. Workday manages data on a mass scale a little bit better in my opinion, but Bamboo HR is more user friendly and pleasing to the eyes
Hayden Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

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.
Janet Fawcett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

BambooHR

BambooHR 10.0
Based on 1 answer
There is so much you can do with this platform, it is incredible and so welcoming. We don't utilize it 100% yet just because we are growing and the HR team has not been able to concentrate on other areas offered to us but but we will soon. Which is also why we got the product, specifically because what BambooHR can do to help us meet our growing business needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

BambooHR

  • There has been an excellent rate of profitability in our work season, especially thanks to the optimization of our operations through BambooHR.
  • Currently estimated gains appear to be 500%, which leaves our ROI at 4, demonstrating that the platform has a high return on investment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

  • More accurate payroll processing
  • More accurate tax payments and reporting
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Pricing Details

BambooHR

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Call for Quote*

* company size

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR
8.8
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR
10.0
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Usability

BambooHR
9.3
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Reliability and Availability

BambooHR
10.0
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Performance

BambooHR
9.0
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Support Rating

BambooHR
8.4
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Online Training

BambooHR
10.0
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Implementation Rating

BambooHR
10.0
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Scalability

BambooHR
10.0
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

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