Bullhorn ATS & CRM vs. Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
Score 6.5 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Bullhorn Recruitment CRM is a SaaS based solution that offers a suite of features typical of applicant tracking systems: a mobile app, batch or mass communication with potential candidates via multiple channels, instantaneous posting to multiple job boards, resume parsing, and data and document uploading.
$99
per month per user
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
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
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Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
5.3
57 Ratings
40% below category average
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
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Ratings
Job Requisition Management5.556 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting5.048 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media7.222 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting6.027 Ratings00 Ratings
Customized Application Form4.539 Ratings00 Ratings
Resume Management5.457 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention4.654 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate Search5.357 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking5.457 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration4.852 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation5.051 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Templates5.354 Ratings00 Ratings
User Permissions4.948 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts4.951 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting5.151 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
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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
Best Alternatives
Bullhorn ATS & CRMOptimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Small Businesses
Recruit CRM
Recruit CRM
Score 9.1 out of 10
Patriot Software
Patriot Software
Score 9.1 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.6 out of 10
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.6 out of 10
Enterprises
Vibe HCM
Vibe HCM
Score 4.4 out of 10
Infor Human Resources
Infor Human Resources
Score 7.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
5.4
(79 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
2.0
(13 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
6.7
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
1.0
(10 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Bullhorn
Bullhorn served as a very reliable and thorough tracking system for contacts, discovering prospects, and maintaining track of all relevant data. There are many customization options, strong search results, and sensible workflows. Excellent reporting tool. When we needed to find new resumes but all we could find were talents who had previously been discovered, it was less appropriate. Job Boards outperformed Bull Horn in terms of speed and quality.
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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
Bullhorn
  • It provides the contact details of a candidate relevant to the job. All details are with a user-friendly interface that anyone can use the application.
  • The specific details given by Bullhorn ATS & CRM are unbelievable. One place and you can make a decision about hiring or not hiring.
  • The messaging automation feature again helps to save our time.
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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
Bullhorn
  • Reporting: out of the box reporting is not very detailed or easy to navigate. In order to get better detailed and specific reports, you either need their Canvas product or pay for a 3rd party vendor.
  • Customization: will get better with NOVO Experience update, but many users still don't have it. Right now many fields and order are not customizable
  • Many features Bullhorn can do are not apparent to the user, often times you have to call in the figure things out.
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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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Likelihood to Renew
Bullhorn
We have about 2 years left on our current contract; It would take a major change in the ATS marketplace for us to strongly consider opting out of renewal given the time and effort we have dedicated to building our our Bullhorn system. I will take the time to revisit with some of the competition down the road, but Bullhorn acquired our runner up, MaxHire, about a year back and continues to offer a solid product suite for our current and future needs.
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Usability
Bullhorn
It isn't the best ATS out there. It lacks on both the recruitment and sales side. There is no way to differentiate between prospects, candidates, and clients. There isn't a way to merge accounts and names, so there are many duplicates. Too may paid add ons. I had a much longer review written up and the page just deleted it, but I wouldn't recommend Bullhorn first or even third. It feels like it hasn't been fully realized yet. There are certainly some good things about the product, but more areas where they can improve.
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Support Rating
Bullhorn
It's been a nightmare experience. The initial sales team were brilliant, and the customer service is great from the tech team - they get in touch with you quickly. However; I was often finding workarounds myself, or being advised workarounds instead of having issues resolved (example - The DPA/Non DPA issue - an Excel spreadsheet can do this, yet a CRM cannot?). I was debited on the incorrect date & then when I requested they refund until the due date, I was re-debited again on the correct date. The communication was poor - their billing team are based in the US and there was no acknowledgement of the mistake. My initial consultant chased them down for me, and advised me of their error. Lucky. The product was oversold. For example; I was advised their 'merge docs' feature would allow me to pull data directly from the 'Overview,' 'Work Histories' which later proved to be false. Finally, when I requested to end my contract & transfer my data (I advised a specific date I needed it, when my CRM would be ready) they advised it would take 15 business days & I was to put no further data in my system during that 15 days, and then gave me my data after 3. I now have no CRM for 4 weeks
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Alternatives Considered
Bullhorn
Breathe is a great tool for smaller internal recruitment teams and I have previously used an in-house built system similar however Bullhorn is something you can use across larger businesses and growing SME's it works well for international businesses as everything is updated in real-time. The support function is excellent and the training tools for new starters are super helpful for our L&D team. Your account manager is also great for assisting in personalising sections to make them more business specific.
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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
Bullhorn
  • Bullhorn has helped with the standardization of data which allows us to track our high, low and in between individuals. It allows for corporate bench marks to be tracked. It also allows for a closer look at all of the data points to make decisions versus making decisions based on perceptions. The data has definitely helped us make better business decisions because of the reporting capabilities.
  • Bullhorn has some great marketplace partners and additional products like VMS Access that help with your VMS clients. This is a real time saver.
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  • More accurate payroll processing
  • More accurate tax payments and reporting
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Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued) Screenshots

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