Darwinbox vs. Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Darwinbox
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Darwinbox headquartered in Hyderabad offers an end-to-end HRMS software provide core HR functionality (e.g. employee data management), support for recruitment and onboarding, payroll management, time & attendance tracking, as well as comprehensive talent management and employee engagement features.N/A
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
DarwinboxOptimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional Details
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Features
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Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.4
3 Ratings
18% above category average
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data9.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history9.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration9.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.8.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting8.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management8.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.0
3 Ratings
11% above category average
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
7.5
1 Ratings
9% below category average
Pay calculation9.03 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.92 Ratings5.51 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.03 Ratings6.41 Ratings
Reimbursement management8.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.0
3 Ratings
11% above category average
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
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Ratings
Approval workflow9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.5
3 Ratings
16% above category average
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
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Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information8.93 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation9.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition9.93 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history9.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.0
3 Ratings
15% above category average
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
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Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.3
2 Ratings
20% above category average
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
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Ratings
Report builder9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.9
2 Ratings
21% above category average
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
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Ratings
New hire portal9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.7
2 Ratings
17% above category average
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
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Ratings
Corporate goal setting9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.9
2 Ratings
22% above category average
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
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Ratings
Performance plans9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders9.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.6
2 Ratings
19% above category average
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
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Ratings
Create succession plans/pools9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.6
2 Ratings
20% above category average
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
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Ratings
Job Requisition Management9.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
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Score 9.6 out of 10
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Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.6 out of 10
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Score 7.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
DarwinboxOptimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(3 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
DarwinboxOptimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
Darwinbox
Darwinbox provides multiple functions and features related to Human resources and I Like the best where it maintains Attendance records and employees smartly. Darwinbox helps us to brings all the organization level activity on one platform which helps the management to take the crucial decisions. Sometimes it hangs and does not function properly due to an internet connectivity issue.
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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
Darwinbox
  • Maintaining Attendance from payroll with HR.
  • Employees self portal to ask for PTO or to check hours.
  • User Interface is user friendly for our employees.
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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
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.
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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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Alternatives Considered
Darwinbox
Darwinbox helps to maintain all the things at one platform and easy to use too. It provide better usability compared with Moday.com. Darwinbox provides more functionality compared with monday.com. It is also user friendly as well. All the things we are getting one platform and on one place.
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Discontinued Products
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
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.
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Discontinued Products
  • More accurate payroll processing
  • More accurate tax payments and reporting
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ScreenShots

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Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued) Screenshots

Screenshot of Main Employee Screen