Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued) vs. Workstream

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
Workstream
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Workstream is a text recruiting and hiring tool for local businesses, especially restaurants. The company, headquartered in San Francisco, aims to help users to hire faster with texting / SMS, cutting in half the time to engage, hire and onboard hourly workers. Plans include technology support for Hiring (text-to-apply posters, referral tracking, post to job boards), and employee onboarding (document sharing, new hire esigning, form collection and sharing).N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
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
Workstream
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Ratings
Pay calculation9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration5.51 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)
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Ratings
Workstream
9.3
5 Ratings
16% above category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings9.55 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings9.25 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings9.25 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings9.25 Ratings
Customized Application Form00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Resume Management00 Ratings9.25 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings9.74 Ratings
Candidate Search00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings9.55 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation00 Ratings9.23 Ratings
Email Templates00 Ratings9.55 Ratings
User Permissions00 Ratings9.55 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings9.55 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings9.23 Ratings
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User Ratings
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)Workstream
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(3 ratings)
9.3
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued)Workstream
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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Workstream
Workstream has been great for new restaurant openings by using the QR code on business cards and using the QR code on our marketing material as well. We had one restaurant have 17 applicant's via the QR code. The biggest opportunity was cost during the pandemic. Our franchisees wanted a guaranteed number of applicants for being charged what they were getting charged. This was not something Workstream can accommodate but this is also not guaranteed on any job board.
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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.
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Workstream
  • Video interviews works really well in the current pandemic circumstances.
  • Google calendar is linked with zoom and makes scheduling easy.
  • Mobile training helps with videos and quizzes.
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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.
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Workstream
  • It is software very attentive to our needs, which means that when we have a concern or need to solve something, they solve it immediately, they listen to our proposals so that our hiring is fast and without inconvenience.
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Alternatives Considered
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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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Workstream
Workstream is hands down easier to navigate and create and post positions versus ClearCompany and iCIMS
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Return on Investment
Discontinued Products
  • More accurate payroll processing
  • More accurate tax payments and reporting
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Workstream
  • Posting on multiple job sites from one click.
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ScreenShots

Optimum Solutions HRIS (discontinued) Screenshots

Screenshot of Main Employee Screen