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Likelihood to Recommend

Optimum Solutions HRIS

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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

I believe StratEx is well suited for any type of business at any size. However, I believe the sweet spot would be hotels and restaurants that are small to midsize. With the right HR staff in place, StratEx is so user-friendly and moldable to the needs of the business that it can be used in any industry, location, or by any company with any employee population.
Tyler Collum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Optimum Solutions HRIS
7.5
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.6
Pay calculation
Optimum Solutions HRIS
9.1
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
9.0
Benefit plan administration
Optimum Solutions HRIS
5.5
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
7.0
Direct deposit files
Optimum Solutions HRIS
9.1
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
Optimum Solutions HRIS
6.4
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
9.0
Support for external payroll vendors
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0

Human Resource Management

Optimum Solutions HRIS
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.8
Employee demographic data
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
9.0
Employment history
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
9.0
Job profiles and administration
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
9.0
Organization and location management
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
10.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Optimum Solutions HRIS
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.7
Approval workflow
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0
Balance details
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
9.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
9.0

Employee Self Service

Optimum Solutions HRIS
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
6.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0
Update personal information
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0
View company policy documentation
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
2.0

Asset Management

Optimum Solutions HRIS
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
5.0
Tracking of all physical assets
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
5.0

HR Reporting

Optimum Solutions HRIS
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
4.7
Report builder
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
6.0
Pre-built reports
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
7.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
1.0

Onboarding

Optimum Solutions HRIS
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
7.5
New hire portal
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
7.0
Manager tracking tools
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0

Recruiting / ATS

Optimum Solutions HRIS
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
5.9
Job Requisition Management
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
6.0
Company Website Posting
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
6.0
Publish to Social Media
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
6.0
Job Search Site Posting
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
6.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
4.0
Applicant Tracking
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
6.0
Notifications and Alerts
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
7.0

Pros

Optimum Solutions HRIS

  • 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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

  • HR Services. StratEx provides you a dedicated HR Services Account Manager. This person not only knows the intricacies of the HR software, but also supports all HR functions within the organization. Our StratEx HR Services Manager stays up-to-date on all laws and governmental guidance and provides support across our multi-location workforce.
  • Sales Experience. We sat through several proposals and demos from lots of companies (including the big players, like ADP, Ultimate, and Ceridian) and all of them were just completely useless. We often left with more questions than we had and we could get no answers--just the same corporate jargon. StratEx offered a different experience. A quick introductory call before we even started looking, and a low-pressure, friendly conversation where they really discovered who we are as a company and then proposed how they could meet our needs.
  • Software support. From the very beginning, the software support was out of this world. During implementation, I could pick up the phone and call one of two people who I had started building a relationship with. They knew me, our account, our practices --- everything. They waited until I told them I was ready to move to General Support. General Support isn't a bad thing! Our dedicated team of two specialized in implementation and they were released to go work on the next client. General Support is a dedicated group of three or four people who also know me and our practices. They are available when I need them to support any issues or changes that come up. StratEx's support is fantastic.
Tyler Collum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Optimum Solutions HRIS

  • 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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

  • I would like to see the reporting features expanded more. I can build custom reports, but I would love to be able to extract any data point I want to create reports I need.
  • Passive benefit enrollment. Currently, their system doesn't support the ability for employees to remain passively enrolled through each benefit enrollment period. Each year, every employee has to go into the system and re-enroll in benefit elections/deferrals. This isn't complicated for our company and requires extra work on our end.
  • I would like to see social functions built into the site. The site is already a platform many employees are in all the time, so instead of us looking for an intra-net or employee site provider, we could simply use StratEx if the option were available.
Tyler Collum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Optimum Solutions HRIS

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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Without a doubt, StratEx wins. Against all the major players in the HRS/HRIS industry, StratEx's biggest win is cost, both implementation and ongoing costs. The other's we evaluated offered tons of flashy things that most companies don't really need. When it was all said it done, we looked at what we needed and what we will need and determined that there is no reason to pay for a "big" brand name and be a small fish in their large ponds. I cannot imagine there is a company that would need anything StratEx doesn't offer. And, when it came down to it, all the major players came down from their original proposals by $100,000 or more to be more competitive with StratEx and we still went with StratEx. They've kept every promise, they've always been available, and they know where they are going as a company.
Tyler Collum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Optimum Solutions HRIS

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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

  • Financial Savings. The costs of StratEx is based on company population and active employees. This saved us a lot of dollars we were able to invest elsewhere in the company. The idea of "we'll grow with you" is modeled here as StratEx's simple cost structure does, in fact, grow as you grow, so the expense for StratEx is relative.
  • The soft savings is also a big ROI. The amount of productivity recovered by bringing an HR system in-house gives us control and easy access. Further, the software is intuitive and user-friendly, which saves so much time.
  • The HR Support services also are an added layer or counsel and guidance on the many HR laws that surround companies these days.
Tyler Collum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Optimum Solutions HRIS

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Pricing Details

Optimum Solutions HRIS

General

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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Optimum Solutions HRIS
10.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0

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