Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued) vs. Viventium Software

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
Viventium Software
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Viventium Software, Inc. provides a cloud-based HCM solution that, according to the vendor, offers a remarkable user experience and design that is enjoyable, personable, and intuitive, along with analytics and actionable insight into your business. Additionally, the vendor aims to provide exceptional HCM client service.N/A
Pricing
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Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredOptional
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Top Pros
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Features
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Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
7.5
1 Ratings
10% below category average
Viventium Software
10.0
3 Ratings
19% above category average
Pay calculation9.11 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Benefit plan administration5.51 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.11 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management6.41 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)Viventium Software
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(3 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)Viventium Software
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
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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Viventium Software, Inc.
I love it for health care. It does everything we need including auto pay, auto deductions, API's to incorporate with other software, and I can always find the info I need. If you're a super large company (big box store, major chain), you probably need more than Viventium can do. But I haven't run into a single thing yet that we need it to do that it can't. And since we've been with them, they've added new features so they're always improving it.
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Pros
Discontinued Products
  • 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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Viventium Software, Inc.
  • User-friendly, easy to navigate around the system. Employees love it.
  • Payroll is very fast and quick, logical steps.
  • Customer support is great.
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Cons
Discontinued Products
  • 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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Viventium Software, Inc.
  • More support staff would be helpful.
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Alternatives Considered
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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Viventium Software, Inc.
After 2 weeks of one-on-one phone calls with my "trainer" from ADP, I ran my first payroll by myself. They called me the next day and asked if I needed help and I said I THOUGHT I had done it ok. The trainer was floored. He actually said to me "NOBODY is ever able to run their first payroll on their own!" Doesn't that just say it all??? It was SO confusing. There was so much to navigate around and things that I did not understand. With Vivenium, they did a 60 minute walk through on video with me and I was ready to go. I had questions after that as I hit unique situations, but I had someone to call and email and I always got my questions answered. They would fix the issue for me AND tell me how to do it myself so that I could learn for the next time.
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Return on Investment
Discontinued Products
  • More accurate payroll processing
  • More accurate tax payments and reporting
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Viventium Software, Inc.
  • Decreased liability
  • Decreased time spent on weekly payroll
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ScreenShots

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued) Screenshots

Screenshot of Main Employee Screen