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Score 8.9 out of 100

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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Payroll Relief ranks higher in 1 feature set: Payroll Management

Payroll Management

8.7

Payroll Relief

87%
8.3

BambooHR

83%
Payroll Relief ranks higher in 4/7 features

Pay calculation

7.3
73%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
35 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

9.1
91%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
15 Ratings

Direct deposit files

9.1
91%
1 Rating
8.4
84%
41 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

9.1
91%
1 Rating
8.6
86%
42 Ratings

Reimbursement management

9.1
91%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
22 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
30 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
41 Ratings

Human Resource Management

Payroll Relief

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.3

BambooHR

83%
BambooHR ranks higher in 7/7 features

Employee demographic data

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
62 Ratings

Employment history

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
68 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
68 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
61 Ratings

Organizational charting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
66 Ratings

Organization and location management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
61 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
40 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

Payroll Relief

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.0

BambooHR

90%
BambooHR ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

N/A
0 Ratings
9.4
94%
67 Ratings

Balance details

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
59 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
52 Ratings

Employee Self Service

Payroll Relief

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.6

BambooHR

86%
BambooHR ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
47 Ratings

Update personal information

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
74 Ratings

View company policy documentation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
60 Ratings

Employee recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
52 Ratings

View job history

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
69 Ratings

Asset Management

Payroll Relief

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.5

BambooHR

85%
BambooHR ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
32 Ratings

HR Reporting

Payroll Relief

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.6

BambooHR

76%
BambooHR ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
53 Ratings

Pre-built reports

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
52 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
44 Ratings

Onboarding

Payroll Relief

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.0

BambooHR

80%
BambooHR ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
55 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
53 Ratings

Performance and Goals

Payroll Relief

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.1

BambooHR

81%
BambooHR ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
33 Ratings

Individual goal setting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
38 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
29 Ratings

Performance tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
34 Ratings

Performance Management

Payroll Relief

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.0

BambooHR

80%
BambooHR ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
39 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
38 Ratings

Review status tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
39 Ratings

Review reminders

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
41 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
36 Ratings

Succession Planning

Payroll Relief

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.8

BambooHR

78%
BambooHR ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
23 Ratings

Candidate ranking

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
27 Ratings

Candidate search

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
27 Ratings

Candidate development

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
24 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

Payroll Relief

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.0

BambooHR

80%
BambooHR ranks higher in 7/7 features

Job Requisition Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
32 Ratings

Company Website Posting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
36 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
33 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
33 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
29 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
40 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
42 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • BambooHR is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.2

Payroll Relief

82%
1 Rating
8.9

BambooHR

89%
80 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Payroll Relief

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

BambooHR

100%
3 Ratings

Usability

Payroll Relief

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

BambooHR

91%
3 Ratings

Availability

Payroll Relief

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating

Performance

Payroll Relief

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

BambooHR

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Payroll Relief

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

BambooHR

85%
26 Ratings

Online Training

Payroll Relief

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Payroll Relief

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

BambooHR

100%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

Payroll Relief

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

AccountantsWorld

Payroll Relief can be customized to work for just about any business. Electronic tax payment and e-filing services are not available in all states so the system may be less appropriate in jurisdictions where there is a lack of automation on the back-end. This lack of automation can be overcome by a payroll processing provider that has good internal processes and an understanding of how to handle their clients' filings/payments directly with these unsupported states
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BambooHR

Overall BambooHr has excelled in satisfying our needs. It performs well as a one-stop-shop for HR challenges. It has benefitted us as an excellent repository for personnel information both in processing prospective and new hires, as well as existing employees. It provides a fairly simple, but [the] straightforward system for managing and using time off. Some areas do need some work, however. There is no ability to set up a default set of time-off types/accruals for a new hire, which means this has to be done manually for each new employee. This creates a lot of opportunities for human error. It also has a very opaque and unhelpful API when it comes to the management of the time data; Whereas the rest of the API is exceptional. Lastly, the ability to request time off only allows for a flat number of hours in a day; it doesn't allow the employee to request specific times. As a result, we rely on the employee and manager to communicate the time successfully in the notes field. There is a big difference between arriving 1 hour late, leaving 1 hour early, and stepping out for an extended lunch.
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Pros

AccountantsWorld

  • Payroll entry and approval is simple
  • The system supports unlimited pay types so it is easy to customize the system for our clients
  • The system automates the filing of most tax forms and W-2s
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BambooHR

  • BambooHR has a top-notch electronic onboarding process. It is fully customizable and works very well with applicants of all technological capabilities. Onboarding allows you to add every step the new employee and the business partners must complete through timed, dated, notifications, digital documents, e-signatures, and a back-end administrative ability to follow up.
  • BambooHR has good applicant tracking system. They currently integrate with indeed and ZipRecruiter. However, it is easy to create links for other platforms with the ability to distinguish where you are getting recruiting traction. In addition the ability to rate, and communicate about an applicant is confidential between the hiring managers and HR. Also, there is an easy way to create a candidate pool of eligible candidates for later passive recruiting, that is called Talent Pools.
  • BambooHR has a unique feature called Announcements. This function allows various announcements to go out via email, through the application, or a combination of both to directed target audiences or the entire company.
  • BambooHR also sends out announcements (customizable) on every new hire. This allows folks to see who is starting and learn a bit about them before they meet them.
  • BambooHR has a great function for tracking time by the task or job. This is great for tracking productivity gaps for administrative positions or job costing for positions that have billable hours.
  • BambooHR also has easy to organize digital documents. You can easily upload documents via drop and drag. Documents can be added to folders and then downloaded later if an employee terminates.
  • Goal in performance management are very good, they follow the SMART methodology but there is no way to attach them to a performance review. They do allow the employee to adjust using a slide bar and you can attach people to a goal. In addition it notifies the supervisor but you cannot shut off notifications.
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Cons

AccountantsWorld

  • The site navigation can be confusing.
  • The system lacks HR functionality. There is no automated employee onboarding option. PTO can be tracked but there is no way for employees to request time off from their employee portal.
  • Payroll processors do not get a dashboard showing a list of payrolls that are scheduled to be processed each day like some other systems do.
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BambooHR

  • Some edge cases aren't as fleshed out. For example, asset inventory management isn't something BambooHR can really excel at currently.
  • Something akin to Google Forms but with the privacy protections of being already in the HRIS would be great for collecting anonymized responses.
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Pricing Details

Payroll Relief

Starting Price

$1,495 per month

Editions & Modules

Payroll Relief editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
First Year Cost$14951
Pay per Paycheck (after first year)$20002
Pay per Payroll$356.953

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

BambooHR

Starting Price

$59 per month

Editions & Modules

BambooHR editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
12 Employees$991

Footnotes

  1. per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional Call for Quote

Additional Details

After 12 employees, each additional employee is $8.25 each. To run payroll for employees is an additional $75 a month for $10 employees, with each additional employee being $4.25. Adding performance management is $4.25 a month and tracking features are $3.00 a month.

Likelihood to Renew

AccountantsWorld

No answers on this topic

BambooHR

We have tried other software in the last year and have not found it to be comparable to Bamboo HR especially in relation to the HR functionalities such as workflows, onboarding, automation, user-friendly experience, innovation, timekeeping, and ability to integrate with other 3rd party Payroll processing software. In addition, the employee ease of access and navigation of the platform makes this software crucial within our current culture of multi-site and remote work environments.
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Usability

AccountantsWorld

No answers on this topic

BambooHR

Does not have many problems and this ensures all of users are able to use it reliably. There is a free demo available to illustrate the accurate usage of the platform and even customer support. All of these help in improving the usability of the platform and ensure that all users are comfortable with the platform.
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Reliability and Availability

AccountantsWorld

No answers on this topic

BambooHR

Yes, there is a huge team in the back of the online platform or it looks like it because I have never been left without an answer when I have a question or waiting from a response on my chat .... There must be a huge team, this is so great and I always seem to have someone that is very knowledgeable too. So many times in the past I had to leave with customer service that would connect you with someone else because of the expertise, here everyone seems to be some kind of an expert in the HR function.
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Performance

AccountantsWorld

No answers on this topic

BambooHR

I love BambooHR. Reports are easy to run and download and it usually covers any types of requests I get from the management team. You get excel or .csv downloads/reports and it is fast and simple, not too crowded so it is easy to read through. We don't integrate the tool yet but again, soon we will. we just did not had the time to utilize it yet but that's the plan.
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Support Rating

AccountantsWorld

No answers on this topic

BambooHR

Support is effective and responsive. During our time with BambooHR we did not experience many issues, but initial support on setup was helpful and allowed for a quick turnaround on getting started. Since then, few needs have arisen for contacting support, but I would not hesitate to do so and would recommend BambooHR based on the quality of their support team.
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Online Training

AccountantsWorld

No answers on this topic

BambooHR

The online training team is great. Theis is so well done! very user friendly, very nice to go through. Then you get all those exemples and questions to test you and make sure you understand the training as we go along. This is a great asset from the tool, I don't think I have ever been left without understanding because there is help and additional resources to understand or extra windows that explain terms or answer Q&A.
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Implementation Rating

AccountantsWorld

No answers on this topic

BambooHR

it was very easy to sign up, quick and we could use the site very quickly as well.
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Alternatives Considered

AccountantsWorld

Payroll relief is more customizable and easier to use than some other systems we have reviewed. The fee structure is better suited for our client base as well.
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BambooHR

I would say they both have a lot of strengths for sure. Workday manages data on a mass scale a little bit better in my opinion, but Bamboo HR is more user friendly and pleasing to the eyes
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Scalability

AccountantsWorld

No answers on this topic

BambooHR

There is so much you can do with this platform, it is incredible and so welcoming. We don't utilize it 100% yet just because we are growing and the HR team has not been able to concentrate on other areas offered to us but but we will soon. Which is also why we got the product, specifically because what BambooHR can do to help us meet our growing business needs.
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Return on Investment

AccountantsWorld

  • We can process a large number of payrolls with a relatively small staff.
  • Payroll relief is simple to sell and support.
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BambooHR

  • There has been an excellent rate of profitability in our work season, especially thanks to the optimization of our operations through BambooHR.
  • Currently estimated gains appear to be 500%, which leaves our ROI at 4, demonstrating that the platform has a high return on investment.
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