foundU vs. Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
foundU
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
foundU is a payroll automation and HRIS solution from the company of the same name in Queensland, presented as an end-to-end cloud system featuring employee self-service, roster costing and efficiency management, and comprehensive reporting capability.
$3
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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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
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Features
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Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
foundU
8.9
2 Ratings
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
7.5
1 Ratings
Pay calculation8.42 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment9.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.92 Ratings5.51 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.92 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.92 Ratings6.41 Ratings
Reimbursement management8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
User Ratings
foundUOptimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(2 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
foundUOptimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
foundU
In its beta [version] it got stuck in some modules but with the new update, it’s working [perfectly]. It does not matter what size of a company is [it's perfect] for every Spacs to use.
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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
foundU
  • Organization.
  • Real-time control.
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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
foundU
  • It’s interface is bit tricky but eventually get used to it.
  • Other then that its perfect for its use.
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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
foundU
I would always prefer foundU for payrolls because it covers almost every module. And it’s really easy to use. It's cost efficient and it’s one of the best tools currently available for payment solutions.
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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
foundU
  • Always exact payroll.
  • Advanced calculations.
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Discontinued Products
  • More accurate payroll processing
  • More accurate tax payments and reporting
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