Who Uses This Software?

Companies with more than 100 employees looking to streamline their HRIS process with a single database for HR, Payroll and Time & Attendance management and reporting.


Average Ratings

109 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $10,000.00/one-time
  • Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Optimum Solutions
  • www.optimumhris.com
  • Founded 1988
  • United States

About Optimum Payroll

Starting at $10,000, Optimum HRIS offers in-house systems for both Microsoft Windows & IBM iSeries (AS/400) platforms, as well as a cloud solution (OptiCloud) Our software include Optimum Payroll, HR and Time & Attendance. Optimum HRIS' industry-leading software application offers payroll processing & employee information management, as well as training & benefits administration. Featuring a fully integrated single database, Optimum HRIS is a total solution for cost-effective HRMS management.


Optimum Payroll Features

  • 401(k) Tracking
  • Benefits Management
  • Check Printing
  • Direct Deposit
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-State
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Tax Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • W-2/1099 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment

Optimum Payroll Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Optimum Solutions user since 2013

Mar 16, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like that Optimum takes customer comments into consideration and sometimes incorporates those suggestions into future updates. I also like that it is SQL data tables, which I can easily access with my Crystal Reports software which we use with our payroll software. (We use HR/TA of Optimum currently, may consider rolling over to payroll as well in the future.)

Cons: Occasionally there are glitches (but that happens with any program, especially when new features are rolled out). Most recently, glitches have been with the ACA reporting - but that is to be expected with such a new process!! I have occasionally noticed some changes from one update to another in where the Weekly Timecard Status Report places hours in the totals at the end of the report. (We export to an external payroll software and use this for balancing our imported hours and sometimes it has been confusing until we figure out what moved where.)

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure you set aside enough time to thoroughly evaluate! You don't want to make a decision to hastily. See if you can have a live software demo (besides the standard one - like one where you can play around with it, try setting up employees yourself, etc) to fully understand WHERE data is placed, before populating your initial data entry upload spreadsheets. I would maybe have organized the Org Levels and perhaps a couple of the other initial tables a little differently initially, if I had had a chance to play around with the software more beforehand to figure out WHERE data is used. This could have been a fault of my own though in trying to rush implementation while juggling other heavy projects :-)

Upgrade from version 6 to version 7

Mar 14, 2016
5/5
Overall

4.5 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: We have been with Optimum Solutions for many years. Their customer support has been consistently excellent....they have a very knowledgeable customer service support force who have helped us in a very timely manner through the years. Many of their employees have been with the company as long as we have been with them and are almost like family. The software is mostly easy to use. Upgrades, like the new ACA software needed for government requirements, have always been provided on a timely basis. Their programming staff is always open to suggestions from the users of their product.

Cons: If I had to choose one thing that we like least about version 7 over the older version 6 is the way reporting is done now. In version 6 we had one screen that had all the reports we wanted to print, set up with the outqs to send them to ......we just hit enter each week and it printed them. Now we have to go through a series of screens for each report we want. Even though there are more options in the new report selection process, it is more cumbersome to use. Hopefully in the future, the programming staff will make some improvements in this area. We love Optimum Solutions...no problem with the vendor or their staff!

Recommendations to other buyers: You can't go wrong with Optimum Solutions software! We have been with them for many years for a reason......they are just that good!!

Optimum Solutions review

Mar 14, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: All encompassing software tool that keeps things very accurate and detailed. I have not had to increase my Payroll staff in over 10 years even though our employee count has nearly doubled in all that time. In addition, Optimum provides regular software updates to keep up with changing times (example would be the new ACA form reporting requirement).

Cons: The initial set up was very daunting and there was a big learning curve. But it was very much worth the effort. We use the iSeries platform and some of our users don't like "Green Screens" - - they prefer Windows type feel like point and click. Optimum does have a windows program too, but we have never looked into it. It isn't the best (for us at least) for some HR type documentation and workflows (ie approving raises, disciplinary actions.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would recommend getting the entire Optimum Suite - Payroll, HR, Time and Attendance, Alerts, Employee Self Serve, Check printing. Everything ties together and is driven from what is entered in PR/HR. It is pretty close to a one-stop-shop.

Optimum Solutions - the BEST there is!

Mar 15, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The software is very easy to use, flexible, and dependable! Our company has been using Optimum since 1998. We've tripled our employees in that time and continue to grow. We are upgrading to version 7 and the ESS package within the next couple of months. I am excited about the new features that we'll be able to implement! And my employees are going to LOVE the ESS!!! We used the same base package for 18 years and never had any problems with it! The opticoms and communications help keep us up with the every-changing HR/Payroll world we work in!

Cons: The fact that I wasted 10 minutes sitting here, trying to come up with something I don't like - and failed!!!

Recommendations to other buyers: Get referrals and talk to Optimum's customers!!! We're the ones that use the software and can tell you about it first hand! And don't miss the user's conference!! The ideas, knowledge, information and friends you meet are invaluable.

Review of the software

Mar 16, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Optimum Solutions stays current with the latest tax and government requirements and keeps the client informed with frequent updates. They are a good source for keeping me abreast of laws. The software is easy to use. Optimum has always been available during emergency issues.

Cons: Sometimes the updates, directions, explanations, or how to screens do not go into ENOUGH fine details. I find that I still have to contact our client service rep for additional information on how to do or set up our company. I would like to see some improvements in the time and attendance module, greater ease in correcting the errors.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would recommend potential customers to contact a real user to see how service and the ease of software is.

Scheduling drama

Mar 14, 2016
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: From the beginning (2008) we believed this product would be an upgrade from the product we were currently using. However, we found out shortly after we started training that it was in fact way behind the product we had been using. That was a bit frustrating for me. We have 250+ employees and the ease of the Time and Attendance portion of your product was not very useful. It still takes longer than I would like to edit the punches and make changes to the employee time cards. The schedules don't allow a lot of wiggle room. (ex. if the employee takes a lunch earlier or later than "scheduled" it appears on 2 lines and becomes an edit, and the same with the in punch too early or outside the "schedule" it becomes an edit.)

The payroll processing it super good especially if you have automatic times cards with I do for my machine shop. And the supervisor payroll is all automatic so they are pretty much error free. I have issues of using the Rate Table for our insurance premiums and then when the employee doesn't make the entire premium payment, I have to run an entirely different report to see that. I would like to see it print on the deduction deviation report along with the other benefits and deductions that does not get taken from the employee check it would just make sense that way. This Software is always trial and error and has been from the beginning. Improvements are coming often and I would really like to see it all become more user friendly and less time consuming.

Optimum Solutions- User-Friendly Company for Payroll and HR Services

Mar 16, 2016
4/5
Overall

4.5 / 5
Ease of Use

3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The software is very user-friendly. I've been using this software for the past 5 years and I do enjoy the ease of navigating through the different screens, tabs, and reporting capabilities. As far as the vendor goes, most people in the industry have heard of Optimum Solutions.

Cons: I do find that we are limited as far as reports. There are many reports, but since they are canned reports, we do find the need to run queries in order for us to report the information we are looking for.

Recommendations to other buyers: Prepare a list of your reporting requirements during the evaluation process. If you know ahead of time what your companies needs may be in terms of reporting, ease of transition from another vendor, etc, you should let the vendor know.

Payroll General Accountant

Feb 25, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The customer support is outstanding. The staff is always willing to go above and beyond in assisting us with issues we may have. They give us the necessary information and tools to meet the requirements of government agencies and our auditors.

Cons: There is a learning curve that one must understand. The system does exactly what you tell it to do. So you really need to understand how the system works. Fortunately no matter how much I have messed up the system in the past they have always been able to correct it.

Recommendations to other buyers: It is an outstanding system but you need to work with your Support Representative until you understand the system. They are there for you - so use them.

I have been an OSI customer for 17 years.

Feb 25, 2016
5/5
Overall

4.5 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The software is versatile and the customer service is excellent. I have built good working relationships with OSI staff and consider them valuable partners.

Cons: I would like to see an OSI online application become available. This would allow a seamless transition from application to software. We would not have to take an application and enter all the basic data. Just upload the application and enter other criteria like department, wage, etc.

Recommendations to other buyers: OSI gives you the resources for a successful software implementation. However, it is a big task and one should ensure that they have enough resources within their own company to assist with the completion of software implementation.

HR & Payroll Software

Mar 17, 2016
5/5
Overall

4.5 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The product is very user friendly and the support staff is very responsive if a problem is ever encountered.

Cons: The person assigned to the initial set up did not seem to have a full knowledge of the product and led us down the wrong path. Outcome led to various other scheduled meetings and a lot of changes that could have been avoided if the initial set up was done correctly.

Recommendations to other buyers: Be sure to know what functions you would like to have and definitely need for your organization. There are many things that the program can do that we were unaware of. Still not utilizing the program to its full potential but every year there seems to be more functions that are available that we find a must needed use for.

Optimum is great!

Mar 14, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It is great having a software that meets all our payroll and HR needs in one place. It makes it easy to enter information and find it later. Optimum's customer service is excellent! They are always personable and very quick to respond. It is amazing in this day and age to actually talk to a real person on the other end of the line and not have to go through 10 minutes of pushing buttons to do so.

Cons: Sometimes the software is a little overwhelming because it is so robust.

Recommendations to other buyers: This is a great software to go with. Optimum helps set everything up to meet your specific needs. If they don't currently have something you want, they can make it happen.

Best customer service in the industry

Mar 14, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: At any point if we have questions or issues (big or small), we can always get someone on the phone that will step us through the process to get the end result that we need. I have even had top notch support on a weekend during a move from one server to another that included an upgrade of system.

Cons: In all honesty I have not had a negative experience with either the product or the vendor.

Recommendations to other buyers: Keep in mind that no matter what kind of software you are looking for you will always run into a situation where you need support from the vendor. Take your time and research the company as well as the product.

Optimum Review

Mar 16, 2016
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: This software was chosen because I can control the input and processing of my payrolls. There is no waiting for reports or tax filings. I wanted a product that was in-house rather than on the internet. Vendor response time for support issues is very good.

Cons: This software lacks greatly in the ability to build reports. Frequently I must run several reports in Optimum and merge them together. I am disappointed that no effort has been made to improve reporting.

Recommendations to other buyers: Write down every payroll scenario that you encounter and discuss how they would/could be handled in the software.

Optimum Review

Mar 17, 2016
5/5
Overall

3.5 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: System is user friendly. Support staff is helpful and responds quickly when there are problems.

Cons: Lots of updates. Update that result in an unexpected problem somewhere else in the software. Required items when entering a new employee into the system. Why isn't rate of pay required? You can't process a check without this information. When I have new users in the software this is hard for them and can create payroll issues.

Recommendations to other buyers: Learn how to use the reports. They are be very helpful you understand how to export, sort, and create custom reports that you need specific to your company.

Easy to Use

Mar 14, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: the best part of optimum solutions is that it prints the vendor/payee checks during the payroll process. Also it prints all of the tax forms.

Cons: I would like to see if possible on the payroll pay cycles calendar when you enter a pay period begin date and pay period end date that spans over 2 months the system will calculate the accrual based on if it is a biweekly or weekly pay cycle.

Recommendations to other buyers: Talk to other users about their experiences. Make sure you are comparing apples to apples meaning that some payroll software you have to buy a third party software to print w-2s and process tax forms.

Easy to use, efficent and speedy

Mar 18, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Speed of our payroll processing has increased. The transfer of data from Timekeeping to Payroll Processing is simple and efficient. The HR side of the system is very user friendly and has a large array of reports to choose from. On a daily basis I enjoy how easy it is to maneuver around in and enter data quickly.

Cons: There are many "newest versions" that you need to update your system with which can be bothersome, but they are actually very easy to use.

Recommendations to other buyers: I recommend that if you are looking for new software to give Optimum Solution a try. Take a "tour" of the system with a representative so you are able to discover all the features it has available. It is easy to use, fast to operate and maneuver around within the system.

16 YEARS USING OPTIMUM SOLUTIONS

Mar 16, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The best aspect of this product is the support and responsiveness of the support personnel. They are always ready and willing to help in answering questions and also developing custom mods for our company specific issues.

Cons: The annual costs of the support are continuing to rise and the total cost of support for the three modules we use should be combined and discounted in my opinion.

Recommendations to other buyers: The OPTIMUM SOLUTIONS payroll and time and attendance software are tried and proven applications. You will not regret choosing them for your payroll software needs.

great payroll system

Mar 17, 2016
5/5
Overall

4.5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: it gives you a multitude of information, more than I ever had in our previous system. I have not had time to enter all the info that it asks for, but I do want to finish it so that we have info at our fingertips instead of looking for it manually in different areas of the file cabinet.

Cons: I would like to be able to open several areas at a time ( to check on info). I would like to have the reports that I run every week to be separated from the rest of the reports that I don't use all the time.

Recommendations to other buyers: Do not be overwhelmed with everything it can do. it is awesome! Just take it a little at a time and you will eventually see that it can be very beneficial to your business.

IT Director Managing HRIS for Company

Mar 14, 2016
5/5
Overall

4.5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The support department and their flexibility is top-notch. You rarely, if ever hear that something cannot be done.

Cons: Their employee web portal need modernization. Most of the screens are a bit out of date looking, but it is functional and gets the job done. Just would prefer is to be more flexible, modern looking.

Recommendations to other buyers: This software is easily integrated with our other applications, for they have an awesome programming team who can make customization easily. Most companies do not allow or offer this level of flexibility.

Optimum Soluitions

Mar 22, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Overall, Optimum Solutions provides a phenomenal HR/Payroll program that is easy to use. With respect to "pros", Optimum Solutions' customer services is outstanding - particularly Mr. Dave Collazo; who is always there to assist me with any questions I may have. Should he not be immediately available, he is always good at returning my phone calls and/or answering my emails.

The only con that I can think of regarding Optimum is the many bugs that seem to pop up from time to time. For example, on PTO cash-outs, any amount of hours cashed is not automatically deducted from the PTO bank; thereby requiring that I manually deduct the hours cashed-out. Also, for some unknown reason, we always receive a scheduling error on Saturdays and Sundays; which also require manual correction. Please note that there are other minor bugs - nothing we can't cope with; but it would be nice if the errors could be eliminated. Several copies of our database have been sent to Optimum with no avail.

In light of these minor issues, I still continue to praise Optimum and its customer service; and will recommend it to anyone looking for HR/payroll software.

Thanks!!!

- Cal.

Reliable software and tech support

Mar 17, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: This product is user friendly (once you learn the basics) and the tech support is very helpful.

Cons: It would be a lot easier to keep up with the new updates to the software if customers were notified as soon as they became available instead of having to look on their website.

Recommendations to other buyers: This software is overall very reliable and accurate. I would definitely recommend it.

Terry Lewis Review of Optimum Solutions

Mar 16, 2016
5/5
Overall

4.5 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The software is easy to use and stays up to date. The software does everything I need for payroll and time and attendance. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful.

Cons: I really like the product and vendor. There is really nothing that I don't like.

Recommendations to other buyers: Take advantage of their training. It was very good and helpful when setting up the software.

The Best Payroll, HR, and Time & Attendance Combo Software

Aug 20, 2014
5/5
Overall

4.5 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The software is user-friendly. It has everything you need for payroll, HR, and Time and Attendance wrapped up in one package. The vendor is great to work with. I don't have to call them much these days, but when I do, I know I will get a quick and satisfactory response from them. Anyone I talk to is very friendly, and they all seem very knowledgable of the product. If not, they are quick to get someone else in on the conversation that can help.

Cons: This is hard to answer because I am very happy with this product and this vendor and would not even think about using a different product. I don't think I have a least like.

Recommendations to other buyers: Ask Optimum to give you some names of people that are already using the product. Call those people and ask questions. That helps you know if they like the product and if they have anything negative to say about it.

Good Payroll and HR product

Feb 23, 2015
5/5
Overall

4.5 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It has a lot of canned information but is customizable to your specific needs.

Cons: Some things are a little confusing, but they have great customer support, so if you are willing to ask for help, they can usually clear up issues.

Recommendations to other buyers: Have your list of must-have items and look at the overall costs of all those items.

Makes payroll easy to process!

Mar 11, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Very easy to work with. A lot of support. If you make a mistake not impossible to fix. Most of the time you can do it yourself.

Cons: would like to be able to have area for ee's to sign in and look at their sick/vacation time.

Recommendations to other buyers: Very cost effective in comparison to other companies out there.

Nextek's Review of Optimum Solutions

Apr 16, 2012
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: HR, Payroll, and Time and Attendance are fully integrated. It's easy to use and the support staff are great. Optimum offers an annual conference for their users which allows you to attend classes and interact with other users. Optimum stays on top of Payroll Law changes and implements updates to the system as needed.

Cons: Not all the reports have sort functions and some have limted sort functions.

Overall: Our company has been using Optimum since 2007. Optimum is a great cost effective tool which has allowed us to continue generating payroll in house. They are always open to suggestions on how to improve current features as well as suggest new ones. The support staff is knowledgeable and eager to help. They have great implementation teams that walk you through every step of the system set-up. I highly recommend Optimum Solutions software for all your Payroll or Human Resources needs.

An amazing solution to punch cards and hand calculated hours!!

Mar 14, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We transitioned from time punch cards that were totaled by hand and then inputted into a payroll processing software. The biometric hand scan eliminated employees clocking other employees in. The ease of the flow from time & attendance to payroll has saved us countless hours!!

Customer support has been very responsive to my emails and questions.

The training and implementation process was amazing.

The reports that come with the software are not as customizable as I would like. We haven't yet had the time to figure out the report-writer part. I would also like to see development around the training information. It would be really helpful to be able to create training programs that I can mass add employees under so that I don't have to go into each employee individually to add the training. Usually I have 50 people go through a training class at a time. It would be so much simpler to add them all at once.

Optimum is great / mainly due to my support person Stacie

Mar 16, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: the payroll / HR / time cards system is very user friendly and support is great

Cons: a couple reports I would like to be able to sort or pull info in a different format

Recommendations to other buyers: I do not have any recommendations at this time / I would believe most other users feel the same about this system

SET UP OPTIMUM FROM THE BEGINNING AND HAVE GROWN WITH IT FOR 5 YRS

Mar 17, 2016
4/5
Overall

3.5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: REPORTING IS GREAT. YOU CAN GET ALMOST ANYTHING YOU CAN THINK OF

Cons: DIFFICULTLY OF GL SET UP WHEN WE STARTED WE PROBABLY DIDN'T UNDERSTAND EXACTLY HOW WE WANTED EVERYTHING SET UP

Recommendations to other buyers: UTILIZE IT ALL YOU CAN AND MAKE SURE YOU HAVE IT SET UP LIKE YOU WANT IT FROM THE BEGINNING

Hosanna - Payroll / HR

Mar 11, 2016
5/5
Overall

4.5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Vendor is always very helpful. When my own rep is out of town, I am always very well taken care of if I have any issues. This Windows based product is very easy to use, especially after working on their Version 7.

Cons: The setup was very time consuming, but it was worth it as it was personalized to fit our needs.

Recommendations to other buyers: You write the code tables (with their instruction/training), so you make this software fit your needs.

Optimum Review

Mar 14, 2016
5/5
Overall

4.5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The software is easily used and the customer support is always on top of issues.

Cons: Reports. I am not the best at queries. I wish there was a greater list of reports that can be ran.

Recommendations to other buyers: Optimum is a unique payroll, hr and time and attendance software company.

Optimum Review

Mar 15, 2016
5/5
Overall

4.5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Their dependability and their response time. Always prompt returning calls and/or replying to emails.

Cons: I do not have any dislikes with the product or vendor.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure the software is equally comparative to the products that Optimum has to offer.

Optimum Solutions Payroll

Jan 27, 2015
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I really enjoy Optimum Payroll. It is user friendly. When you need support you just send and e-mail or call whichever you prefer and if you don't get them immediately they are very good about getting back with you in a timely manner. The people are friendly, courteous and helpful.

The only thing I don't like about it is that when you go to change something technical you will probably have to change things in several different place so I usually have to call support to make sure I haven't forgotten something, but the everyday running payroll and working with employees is very straight forward.

Overall I would say that it has certainly been a step up for us and I have enjoyed using it now for three years. There is a report for anything you want or need and they make saving electronically as simple as printing to hardcopy, so I save more than I print and that is a plus all the way around.

Optimum software review

Mar 17, 2016
3/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3.5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 3.0/10 Not
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Pros: the software does what we need it to do - I am mostly pleased with the support - they are on top of updates and new requirements like ACA

Cons: this software is not user friendly at all. My first year on this software was a disaster. It's hard to set it up correctly when your not sure what the different sections do and Optimum language and my language mean different things. The room for payroll errors is excessive and the reporting is awful. Why can't the reports be exported to excel in a normal and easily manipulated way. Also, it would be nice to be able to add fields to a report instead of having to run 3 different reports and then try to merge them together just to get all of the data needed.

Recommendations to other buyers: take your time - learn the software before you set up your system. Make sure optimum understands how your business works before you set up the software. Triple check everything. Especially with the first payroll and especially with taxable wages.

2 years with optimum Suite

Mar 16, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4.5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: Product: Well rounded, easy to use. Vendor: Willingness to help, friendly attitude.

Cons: Product: color contrast of screens, system errors in the general ledger, limited report capability and report errors. Vendor: Technicians under staffed, unable to resolve system issues promptly.

Recommendations to other buyers: Try and be as honest as possible. it will help the vendor understand areas of improvement.

PAYROLL REVIEW

Mar 19, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4.5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: I LIKE ALL THE PAYROLL UPDATES WE RECEIVE WITHOUTH HAVING TO ASK AND BE CONCERNED

Cons: Very happy with the product and software and customer support.

Recommendations to other buyers: TO COME FORWARD WITH SUGGESTIONS FOR EVERYONE TO BENEFIT FROM.

Great Payroll and HR System!

Mar 17, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have been with Optimum for about 3.5 years and we have not been disappointed. We looked at several different vendors and chose Optimum due to price and how well we liked the software after the demo. Optimum has excellent support staff and user friendly software. I recommend being very involved with the Set Up process as that is the best way to learn the ins and outs of this software. It can be customized to fit the needs of your company! Did I mention the support staff are excellent!? They always do a great job and are very friendly.

The only "con" I can think of, is that sometimes it takes a little longer to get "non-emergency" items resolved. With that said, they do get them resolved and usually in a reasonable amount of time! After all, they were "non-emergency" items!

Would definitely recommend this company!

Good software for HR

Mar 16, 2016
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have had a good experience for the most part with Optimum. The software really has everything HR needs to use and then some along with a very capable way of securing the interface and back end from users. Their tech support is top notch and I haven't had any issues that have persisted for very long. At times the updates they send out have had some bugs in them and were not fully regression tested, but they have fixed any issues from such. I have had on several occasions had to restore from backup, but that has not happened for over three or four years. When we've had issues due to database changes in the updates or other things (mis-clicks by users) tech support has worked hard to find a solution and not just point fingers at why it isn't their fault. They work hard to keep problems from being a show stopper.

Optimum Solutions Review

Mar 21, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
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Pros: Questions are answered promptly and the step by step instructions that include print screens to view as I am performing each step. Reports are easy to obtain and I like that they can be produced in various formats (PDF, Excel, etc.)

Cons: No issues at this current time. There isn't anything that I can state that I least like about his product and vendor.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure the evaluation is based on the needs of the company and that it will be put to good use. Obtain as much knowledge as possible and ask questions.

Optimum Solutions Payroll Software

Apr 16, 2012
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Excellent customer service.

Cons: When we implemented the software, there were no instruction manuals. We had to develop our own.

Overall: We have been using Optimum Solution's payroll software for about 10 years. We have been very satisfied with their product. The software is very reliable and their customer service is excellent.

Vendor Response

by Optimum Solutions on April 16, 2012

Thank for your high recommendation on customer service.

In regards to not having instruction manuals, you are correct, we were limited with our documentation at the time you became a client. The good news (for others!) is since your implementation, we have added a lot of new documents including implementation manuals, self-help manuals and recordings of implementation sessions with our clients to refer back to, for training purposes.

Thank you for the feedback and we welcome any additional comments.

User Friendly

Mar 16, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Optimum is a user friendly program with helpful and guiding features. When you set up a new employee the system guides you through all of the screens to complete the entries so nothing is forgotten. When you pull a payroll in all of the information you need to check and make sure your payroll is accurate is in easy to find reports.

The only fall back we have found is in running reports for audits. We have to run several different reports to get the information we need and some reports do not give you totals or the number of employees on the report. We have employees in different states and need to break out what state they work in and there is no way that we have found to accomplish that.

Quality HR software

Mar 17, 2016
4/5
Overall

3.5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3.5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: Optimum HRIS is very functional and does what we need it to. They have made strides in the web interfaces of both the Suite application as well as their company website. The new branding and navigation is A+ compared to the old stuff.

Cons: Too frequent of update releases. I wish more testing could be done before they get released so I don't have to apply a new one once a week, three weeks in a row. This isn't always the case but I do feel updates are released too often a majority of the time.

Recommendations to other buyers: The big 3 for me would be make sure that 1. The software you're purchasing is capable of doing everything you need it to. 2. Support is guaranteed to you in a certain window (problems can and will occur no matter what application you choose) 3. The user interface is easy to grasp. For us, Optimum has done that.

Ajax Turner Company

Apr 19, 2012
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Customer Service is OUTSTANDING. The customer support team is cooperative, attentive, and can speak on my level. They can be creative in developing solutions to issues whether major or minor.

Cons: With version 6.3, we have recently experienced a limitation with non-taxable pay codes. As our needs have grown over the past several years, OSI has been able to meet those needs each time except for this most recent event.

Overall: I have and will continue to recommend OSI to any person that will listen. The relationship Ajax Turner Company, and myself personally, has built with OSI has been an enjoyable and educational experience.

New user with limited hands on experience with payroll processing.

Mar 16, 2016
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4.5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: I have extensive experience managing payroll departments but this is my first exposure to doing the actual transactions. And I was thrust into the role with no notice. That said, the customer support has been very responsive and timely in addressing my questions and issues. Given the limited exposure to Optimum and hands on processing, I would have to give customer support the nod as the thing I like best about the product.

Cons: There have been a number of instances where changes made to the employee master but other tables buried in the set up took precedence over the master file. For example the labor type buried in the setup overrode the hourly rate shown in the employee master. As a result, one hourly rate showed on the employee master and printed on the pay stub but the employee was actually paid significantly less per hour.

Recommendations to other buyers: It is very difficult to anticipate all the functionality requirements of an organization's payroll department and how the vendor under consideration will or will not meet those requirements. For those requirements that are unique to buyer's enterprise, I would strongly encourage the vendor to demonstrate that function to the full satisfaction of the ultimate users.

Software is very user friendly. Customer service is great.

Mar 15, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have been using the software for almost 7 years and have had no issues. One thing I have noticed is that it is very easy to make updates on someone else's account in error. Need to be sure you double click when changing to another account. Our hourly employees are covered by Collective Bargaining Agreements and their pay calculations can be very involved. Our clerk has been able to work thru these issues. Except she does have an issue differentiating between overtime and shift premiums between direct and in direct. The shift premium only calculates one shift and our employees work all 3 shifts. Tech support is good also.

Payroll Clerk/Accts Payable

Mar 16, 2016
3/5
Overall

2.5 / 5
Ease of Use

1.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 5.0/10 Not
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Pros: The people are very helpful and they respond to your answers in a good timely fashion.

Cons: The help button doesn't explain any information needed to walk you through a procedure. You always have to call the help desk. The forms for taxes should be readily available instead of having to order elsewhere. I was the second person in my company to do payroll and I had no back up information on how things got set up.

Recommendations to other buyers: Please issue some clear help screens for functions within Optimum

I have been working with Optimum for 2 years.

Mar 28, 2016
3/5
Overall

1.5 / 5
Ease of Use

3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4.5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 5.0/10 Not
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Pros: Customer service, customization, willingness to work with our unique company.

Cons: Product is hard to learn given the AS400 green screen format. Sometimes I feel like I am lost in the program and unable to get what I want out of it because of my lack of programming and IT knowledge. Sure there is usually help available (our IT department or customer service) but it is frustrating to have to ask to have a query made or something when I know what I want it seems like an extra step to go through another entity to help me with what seems like something that would be simple.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would recommend that they evaluate using their own experiences.

Great customer support

Dec 02, 2015
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The biggest con I have with the software is that I can't customize what information is seen on the employee listing screen. You see name, SSN, phone, emp # and status. Most of that information isn't important to me. I would like to be able to select what field I want to view on that main ee listing screen.

I have had extremely positive experience with the customer service rep assigned to us. She is very easy to get along with, knowledgeable, precise and accurate--a true professional. I have enjoyed the annual conferences as well and Optimum is very good about keeping us up-to-date on things like tax changes.

Have used Optimum for many years and grown with the programs.

Mar 24, 2016
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4.5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: Customer service is very good. The reps are very personable and knowledgeable.

Cons: Does not have some capabilities of some other systems we have seen. Reports are not always easy to run with the information you want. Since the program we have is not windows based it is not easy to train new employees to use the system.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure and test the program before you purchase it. You may not be able to get all the capabilities you want unless you purchase add on packages.

H & M WAGNER REVIEW

Apr 16, 2012
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: We have found Optimum Solutions Payroll to be very user friendly. We especally like the time and attendance application. It is so nice to be able to pull down any report we need with no problem, and if we need to put it into a spreadsheet it's very simple to do. Our customer service rep., Whitney is very helpful and friendly and always gets back to us in a timely manner. I would highly recommmend Optimum Solutions to any business.

Cons: We have no Cons to report.

Overall: We would highly recommend Optimum Solutions to any business!