Greenshades vs. Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Greenshades
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Greenshades Software in Jacksonville, Florida offers their cloud-based solutions for payroll taxes and benefits management, including an employee self-service portal, as well as tax & compliance management, and a time clock for employee self-service.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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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
Greenshades
7.9
3 Ratings
4% below category average
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
7.5
1 Ratings
9% below category average
Pay calculation6.03 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration5.32 Ratings5.51 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.83 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.02 Ratings6.41 Ratings
Reimbursement management7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
2.9
(4 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Greenshades Software
We used to have ADP for payroll, the gold standard. I guess to save a few bucks my company switched to Greenshades. From time to time my payroll stub does not show up on time. I asked my HR department about this and was told they are not fond of Greenshades. I call Greenshades to ask about the delay. They do not have any support contact information on the employee website I use to get my payroll information. I had to google them and found a support contact on their website. Not good. When I spoke to someone to ask about the pay stub delays, he hung up on me.
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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
Greenshades Software
  • Electronic Filing
  • Fast and easy W2s
  • Edited and Resubmitting W2s
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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
Greenshades Software
  • Better overall website design
  • Easier to edit time slots on timesheet
  • Better notification system for when things need to be approved
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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
Greenshades Software
We didn't evaluate it against anything else - we knew we wanted to utilize Greenshades.
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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
Greenshades Software
  • Ease of access
  • Good for new companies
  • Demo was nice
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  • More accurate payroll processing
  • More accurate tax payments and reporting
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ScreenShots

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued) Screenshots

Screenshot of Main Employee Screen