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Score 5.1 out of 100
6 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (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

Meta4 PeopleNet

Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR is a very powerful HR tool with abundant features that could fulfill pretty much all the HR needs of a small to medium sized organization. It might be an overkill for very small businesses with less than 20 employees as its really geared towards larger organizations. It offers powerful tools to performance reviews as well as employee HR management tasks. One interesting feature is the ability for employees to perform self administrative tasks through the software which allows some automation of tasks. On the other hand, the program can be so feature rich that require an advanced user with data analytic skills to fully utility. Companies that use the software will need to have at least one manager procure training before utilizing its full range of features.
Bruce Emmerling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

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7.5
Meta4 PeopleNet
6.2
Pay calculation
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9.1
Meta4 PeopleNet
6.0
Benefit plan administration
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
5.5
Meta4 PeopleNet
6.0
Direct deposit files
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9.1
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Salary revision and increment management
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6.4
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Support for external payroll vendors
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Meta4 PeopleNet
5.0
Reimbursement management
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Meta4 PeopleNet
6.0

Human Resource Management

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Meta4 PeopleNet
7.3
Employee demographic data
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Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Employment history
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Meta4 PeopleNet
6.0
Job profiles and administration
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Meta4 PeopleNet
8.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
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Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Organizational charting
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Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Organization and location management
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Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
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Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0

Leave and Attendance Management

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Meta4 PeopleNet
6.3
Approval workflow
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Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Balance details
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Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
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Meta4 PeopleNet
5.0

Employee Self Service

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Meta4 PeopleNet
6.4
View and generate pay and benefit information
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Meta4 PeopleNet
6.0
Update personal information
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Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
View company policy documentation
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Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Employee recognition
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Meta4 PeopleNet
5.0
View job history
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Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0

HR Reporting

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Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Report builder
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Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Pre-built reports
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Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
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Meta4 PeopleNet
5.0

Onboarding

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Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
New hire portal
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Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Manager tracking tools
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Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0

Performance and Goals

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Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Corporate goal setting
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Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Individual goal setting
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Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Line-of sight-visibility
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Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Performance tracking
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Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0

Performance Management

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Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Performance plans
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Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Performance improvement plans
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Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Review status tracking
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Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Review reminders
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Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Multiple review frequency
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Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0

Succession Planning

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Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Create succession plans/pools
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Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Candidate ranking
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Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Candidate search
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Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Candidate development
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Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0

Recruiting / ATS

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Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Job Requisition Management
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Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Company Website Posting
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Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Publish to Social Media
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Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Job Search Site Posting
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Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
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Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Applicant Tracking
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Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Notifications and Alerts
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Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0

Pros

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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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Meta4 PeopleNet

  • Clean and easy navigation: it is very user-friendly and compared to other solutions I have utilized, there is a clear difference on how information is displayed and also ease of navigation and speed of response of the platform.
  • All modules are really integrated and it is so much power when there is a correlation between say the data displayed in Talent Management and the info seen on the C&B module for example from a performance and compensation perspective, visualizing info and being able to analyze it easier for decision making.
  • Customizable, in our case, we use the solution and enjoy the multiple benefits and efficiencies due to how data is organized and presented and the same time we have the advantage that the user interface is all customized to our own corporate brand/look and feel, color palette and graphical line.
Allan Morales | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Meta4 PeopleNet

  • Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR can be a bit overwhelming for light users with limited experience.
  • The performance review features are extensive and require a highly skilled manager that work with data analytics
  • The program is not quite as strong in its recruitment features as other software offerings.
Bruce Emmerling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Meta4 PeopleNet

Meta4 PeopleNet 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is excellent support so far, during implementation and also while live, the only reason why I am giving a 9 is because in some cases we could have had a quicker response or solution, but so far this doesn't look like an issue at all, and the vendor has been making sure we have what we need.
Allan Morales | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (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

Meta4 PeopleNet

Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR really shines as a flexible product capable of evolving with an organization's changing needs. Its robust features, cloud based architecture, and performance analysis help push the product ahead of some of its competitors. While not perfect, the software offers in-depth performance review functions and data analysis tools that show performance trends. With its self administrative tools, employees can help manage their own information, reducing workload for HR managers
Bruce Emmerling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Meta4 PeopleNet

  • We now have a tool which is a single solution and connects our employee information for 5 countries and 30K + employees, a single source, talk about efficiency.
  • This is a big step in Digital Transformation, reducing times to complete several processes and also the use of paper forms.
  • Definitely, savings related to the number of solutions software wise that is now integrated and scalable with meta4 PeopleNet Talent Management.
Allan Morales | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

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Meta4 PeopleNet

Pricing Details

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General

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

Meta4 PeopleNet

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
10.0
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0

Support Rating

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0

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