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Score 1 out of 100
9 Ratings
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Score 5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Certent Equity Compensation Management

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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

Payroll Management

Certent Equity Compensation Management
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
7.5
Pay calculation
Certent Equity Compensation Management
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
9.1
Benefit plan administration
Certent Equity Compensation Management
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
5.5
Direct deposit files
Certent Equity Compensation Management
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
9.1
Salary revision and increment management
Certent Equity Compensation Management
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
6.4

Pros

Certent Equity Compensation Management

  • Expense calculations – the whole accounting for equity awards is pretty technical and not real easy to follow. It does a good job of calculating GAAP expense for each award.
Anonymous | 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

Certent Equity Compensation Management

  • We had to have an external consultant oversee and manage the software for us. It wasn’t easy enough for us to use on our own. Some of that may be because of the feeding of information between EASI and UBS Onesource software which is used for participant management of equity awards.
  • We just have read capabilities in-house and the ability to set-up new users. Anything needed to uploaded we have to send to our consultant, Plan Mosaic, to upload.
  • While some of the reporting is good, some is not that good. You are able to generate reports in PDF and download into Excel. However, some of the reports in Excel would dump a lot of unnecessary information and require you to do a lot of manual clean up.
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

Certent Equity Compensation Management

Certent Equity Compensation Management 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I personally like the Equity Edge software better. The reporting is better and the software easier to use. The reason we didn’t continue to work with them is we didn’t want to use E-Trade as captive broker.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Certent Equity Compensation Management

Certent Equity Compensation Management 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Pretty easy to go through and learn on your own.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Certent Equity Compensation Management

Certent Equity Compensation Management 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I can only remember a couple of times when cannot access the system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Certent Equity Compensation Management

We do not access support directly. We go through Plan Mosaic.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

No answers on this topic

Online Training

Certent Equity Compensation Management

Certent Equity Compensation Management 6.0
Based on 1 answer
We had a 2 hour introduction to the software over a Webex meeting by Plan Mosaic, and a user guide. Plan Mosaic is a reseller.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Certent Equity Compensation Management

A lot of decisions had been made already when I joined. I thought it was a fairly smooth process. You just need to make sure that you do a good job of auditing all the awards that are transferred from system to system. We did a reverse stock split that caused challenges with rounding of shares.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Certent Equity Compensation Management

No answers on this topic

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

Return on Investment

Certent Equity Compensation Management

  • It saved us a full time headcount of someone manually tracking all options. Most public companies have someone dedicated to stock plan administration, or at least a 0.5 FTE. We didn’t have that luxury here.
  • However there are costs. We have to hire a consultant Plan Mosaic to work with the system that costs $2k/month. I am not very happy with them. They are a really small shop, so you don’t have a lot of people you could call to get stuff done. Only 1-2 people can get things done for you.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

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

Screenshots

Certent Equity Compensation Management

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Pricing Details

Certent Equity Compensation Management

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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

Certent Equity Compensation Management
5.0
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Certent Equity Compensation Management
5.0
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Usability

Certent Equity Compensation Management
8.0
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Reliability and Availability

Certent Equity Compensation Management
9.0
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Online Training

Certent Equity Compensation Management
6.0
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

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