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Score 8.5 out of 100
10 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Darwinbox ranks higher in 1 feature set: Payroll Management

Human Resource Management

7.1

Darwinbox

71%

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 6/6 features

Employee demographic data

5.4
54%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Employment history

6.7
67%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

7.5
75%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

6.7
67%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Organizational charting

8.3
83%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Organization and location management

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Payroll Management

7.7

Darwinbox

77%
7.5

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

75%
Darwinbox ranks higher in 5/7 features

Pay calculation

7.3
73%
3 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Support for external payroll vendors

7.7
77%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

7.6
76%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

7.3
73%
3 Ratings
5.5
55%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
6.4
64%
1 Rating

Reimbursement management

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Leave and Attendance Management

8.5

Darwinbox

85%

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

8.3
83%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Balance details

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

8.4
84%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Employee Self Service

7.7

Darwinbox

77%

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

8.1
81%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Update personal information

8.3
83%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

View company policy documentation

7.9
79%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Employee recognition

6.9
69%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

View job history

7.5
75%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Asset Management

7.3

Darwinbox

73%

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

7.3
73%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

HR Reporting

8.3

Darwinbox

83%

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Pre-built reports

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Onboarding

8.0

Darwinbox

80%

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance and Goals

8.1

Darwinbox

81%

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Individual goal setting

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance tracking

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance Management

7.4

Darwinbox

74%

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review status tracking

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review reminders

6.5
65%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Succession Planning

7.7

Darwinbox

77%

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate ranking

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate search

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate development

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

7.8

Darwinbox

78%

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 7/7 features

Job Requisition Management

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Company Website Posting

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.1

Darwinbox

71%
3 Ratings
10.0

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

100%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Darwinbox

Employees that come into work are needed to clock in to get paid for the amount of time they are working per day. They will log on to Darwinbox and clock in as soon as they can. Some will use the PTO they have available to use. HR will be able to make payroll in a timely manner for employees.
Mario Alvarez | 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

Pros

Darwinbox

  • Employee Management - including personal details and other core HR and resourcing features e.g. time tracking, expense, payroll etc
  • Workforce planning, recruitment, tracking the recruitment drives and interview statuses and updates for the potential hires at one place
  • Integrated Rewards and Recognition, Performance management systems, and project and resourcing management
  • Great analytics dashboard allowing the more holistic and drill down visualization as per the need
Himanshu Shah | 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

Darwinbox

  • The app version is a bit lankier than the pc version.
  • Interface customization would be great for individuals wanting to change style.
  • No other real issue to improve, possibly lower the price but that's not too bad.
Mario Alvarez | 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

Pricing Details

Darwinbox

General

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

Starting Price

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

General

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

Starting Price

Alternatives Considered

Darwinbox

Darwinbox is up there with ADP in terms of quality for employers to use in such an open-level style. I personally would support the use of Darwinbox against the competition.
Mario Alvarez | 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

Return on Investment

Darwinbox

  • The ability to view the organization structure and functional structure for the entire company.
  • One-stop solution for talent acquisition, payroll, leaves, reimbursements, attendance (time-sheet), holidays, etc. So I don't have to open a lot of different apps.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

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

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Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

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