9 Ratings
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Score 5.1 out of 100
4 Ratings
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Score 8.9 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

Square Payroll

I recommend it to all my clients who like to keep their money and payments under their purview. This also allows you to assign roles for others so you can have someone help you manage and run payroll.
Elizabeth Pampalone | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
7.5
Square Payroll
10.0
Pay calculation
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
9.1
Square Payroll
10.0
Benefit plan administration
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
5.5
Square Payroll
10.0
Direct deposit files
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
9.1
Square Payroll
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
6.4
Square Payroll
10.0
Support for external payroll vendors
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Square Payroll
10.0
Reimbursement management
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Square Payroll
10.0

Pros

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (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

Square Payroll

  • 1099 contractor payments are easy, and they provide you with the IRS filing as part of the service.
  • Direct deposit/debit from your already connected account to the employee.
  • Reporting and management features are simple yet inclusive.
  • Low cost compared to alternative solutions.
JoAnna Cohen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (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

Square Payroll

  • For the price and what I use it for it's excellent but I think they could expand to have more options for large companies.
  • The platform is relatively simple but I think there is always room for improvement when it comes to being modern and user-friendly.
Joanna Knight | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Square Payroll

Square Payroll 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It could use a mobile-friendly interface. Other than that it's a simple layout and non-cluttered which allows you to get done what you need to get done. No unnecessary dodads or distractions.
JoAnna Cohen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Square Payroll

Square Payroll 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I think they have quick and helpful customer service reps, however, I give them a 9 because I have had to wait on hold for long periods of time before.
Joanna Knight | 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

Square Payroll

I liked patriot, but I found it to be more confusing than Square and took me too much time to setup. I setup Square Payroll in about an hour. I would also say the Square interface made more sense to me. I also like how Square offers more things like benefits, etc. that can be added on.
Elizabeth Pampalone | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

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

Square Payroll

  • + Less time worrying about taxes
  • + Saves time at tax time with easy to print/save reports
Elizabeth Pampalone | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

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

Square Payroll

Pricing Details

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

General

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

Square Payroll

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
Square Payroll
9.2

Usability

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Square Payroll
9.0

Support Rating

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Square Payroll
9.0

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