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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

Vista

As Vista HRMS is fully customizable to suit your needs, a company should determine if they have a current employee who can do the work themselves otherwise they will need to consider the additional cost of asking PDS to do the customizations for them. There are additional modules that we aren't currently making use of, but each company should learn about the functionality of each of them as some may be more beneficial than others. When gathering your questions, ask all potential users of the system what they would want to see in an HRMS. We did so before selecting Vista HRMS and we got pages and pages of questions and comments and made sure that each item was addressed beforehand and was something that we would be able to incorporate into the system.You have the option of taking the system in house or being a hosted client. Make sure you figure out what resources your IT department has available. If you have a dedicated administrator who will do all the upgrades and enhancements great, otherwise you may need PDS to help out and having PDS host may be a better option
Amitai Levin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Optimum Solutions HRIS
7.5
Vista
8.0
Pay calculation
Optimum Solutions HRIS
9.1
Vista
8.2
Benefit plan administration
Optimum Solutions HRIS
5.5
Vista
8.2
Direct deposit files
Optimum Solutions HRIS
9.1
Vista
8.2
Salary revision and increment management
Optimum Solutions HRIS
6.4
Vista
8.2
Support for external payroll vendors
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
7.3
Reimbursement management
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
8.2

Human Resource Management

Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
7.4
Employee demographic data
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
8.3
Employment history
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
7.2
Job profiles and administration
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
7.3
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
8.1
Organizational charting
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
7.2
Organization and location management
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
7.3
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
6.4

Leave and Attendance Management

Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
8.1
Approval workflow
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
8.1
Balance details
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
8.1
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
8.1

Employee Self Service

Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
7.1
View and generate pay and benefit information
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
8.2
Update personal information
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
7.3
View company policy documentation
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
7.3
Employee recognition
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
7.2
View job history
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
5.8

Asset Management

Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
7.3
Tracking of all physical assets
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
7.3

HR Reporting

Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
7.6
Report builder
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
8.2
Pre-built reports
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
6.4
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
8.2

Onboarding

Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
7.3
New hire portal
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
7.3

Performance and Goals

Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
5.8
Corporate goal setting
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
5.5
Individual goal setting
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
5.5
Performance tracking
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
6.4

Performance Management

Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
7.3
Performance plans
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
7.3
Performance improvement plans
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
7.3
Review status tracking
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
7.3
Review reminders
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
7.2
Multiple review frequency
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
7.3

Succession Planning

Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
3.6
Create succession plans/pools
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
3.6
Candidate ranking
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
3.6
Candidate search
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
3.6
Candidate development
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
3.6

Recruiting / ATS

Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
2.5
Job Requisition Management
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
3.1
Company Website Posting
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
3.1
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
1.9
Applicant Tracking
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
2.3
Notifications and Alerts
Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
2.0

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

Vista

  • Vista HRMS is very flexible, it does everything we need for HR, benefits and payroll. It’s user-friendly and intuitive to use, when we roll out new self-service items our employees have no problems and require minimal training or documentation.
  • PDS has excellent customer service and support. We get answers to the majority of our questions and problems quickly, within the day that we call. More complex issues that may require PDS’ technical support are usually addressed within a few days. We were upgrading our production servers to Windows 2012 over a weekend and a key person in our organization was on leave. When we checked with PDS to see what cost would be involved if we needed their help, they said it was included in our regular maintenance, no extra cost.
  • The PDS User’s Conference is an excellent learning opportunity for training on everything Vista does, including using Crystal Reports for custom reporting. You also get to meet and talk to the executive and development staff and have direct input into the future product development.
Marcia Fenton | 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

Vista

  • Typical of any system built for the unknown requirements of hundreds or thousands of customers with varying needs, PDS sometimes doesn't fit our processes precisely out of the box. However, this con is far outweighed by the ability to configure and customize the system.
  • The most significant pet peeve of our users is the necessity for so many clicks to navigate between different areas or the system or to review applicants. These items are being addressed based on feedback from the user community in an upcoming release.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Optimum Solutions HRIS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vista

Vista 9.1
Based on 7 answers
I feel so invested in Vista HRMS that I don't really want to try other options. I know we as an organization are not using this product to it's full potential and that is just due to us lacking the resources to be able to invest the time into breaking it apart and making it work to the best ability for us. The system works great as is, but there are a lot of implementations we can put into place to help us out even more. For example, we would love to start using Workflow to create more efficiencies. I personally have a very good relationship with our hosted vendor who supports Vista HRMS and can help me with any issues and concerns, this is a big part of the reason that I would renew with this product and continue to be an advocate for Vista HRMS.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Optimum Solutions HRIS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vista

Vista 8.2
Based on 2 answers
The interface is intuitive, even if it does require some extra clicks to get to where you are going. The screens are consistently designed and formatted. There is a logical flow and organization to the application layout and menuing systems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Optimum Solutions HRIS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vista

Vista 8.2
Based on 3 answers
PDS has excellent customer service and support. We get answers to the
majority of our questions and problems quickly, within the day that we
call. More complex issues that may require PDS’ technical support are
usually addressed within a few days
Marcia Fenton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Optimum Solutions HRIS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vista

Vista 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The resources and online tools that PDS provide are extremely thorough and helpful in our training and learning.
Amitai Levin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Optimum Solutions HRIS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vista

Vista 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Ask lots of questions, ensure you fully understand the functionality (particularly history records) and train, train, train the users for correct and complete utilization of the system.
Anonymous | 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

Vista

ADP and Paylocity. Vista may not be as flashy as those user sites, but it is much more effective and easy to use for multiple roles in the system. Admins, managers, and users are much easier to manage and their experience is better having the single sign-on for them to use.
Cody Parker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Optimum Solutions HRIS

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

Vista

  • Positive impact would definitely be self-service for both employees and managers to view and update selected data.
  • Through some analytics our managers are able to track turnover for their site/department by many criteria (length of service, reason, etc) and can view a number of other analytical reports such as headcount and demographics which help them to make informed decisions about their department.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Optimum Solutions HRIS

Vista

Pricing Details

Optimum Solutions HRIS

General

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

Vista

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Optimum Solutions HRIS
10.0
Vista
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
9.1

Usability

Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
9.5

Performance

Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
10.0

Support Rating

Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
8.2

Online Training

Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
10.0

Implementation Rating

Optimum Solutions HRIS
Vista
7.3

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