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BambooHR

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Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab

Scenarios where ActiveCollab works well1) ActiveCollab works well for small teams specifically T&M teams.Its invoicing feature is unique & can make your life easy.2) It is very easy to use & posses good range of filters like on the task list, we can drag/drop tasks, Filter by assignee's,
tasks lists, due dates, or completed tasks. 3) It has some simple but awesome features like when you're in
the middle of writing something i.e a comment on story and get interrupted,
it retains what you wrote.4) It allows you to tag team members in threads of comments to grab their attention, its really needed when teams are distributed. Thus helping team members to collaborate easily & stay on same page.5) It integrates pretty well with other web apps like quickbooks , Slack, Trello, HubSpot, Zapier etcScenarios where ActiveCollab did not work well1) Tasks can not have multiple assignee's here so if two members are working on same task it did not allow you to reflect that.2) Sorting capability is not their under invoicing3) It did not work well for larger teams4) Search option is not very detailed & you may end up wasting lot of time searching one particular bug or issue.












Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG | TrustRadius Reviewer

BambooHR

If you are managing a small/medium-sized organization with up to 500 employees, BambooHR is a great utility. It will automate the entire recruitment and selection process, make time tracking benefit administration highly efficient, and enhance the integrity of annual performance appraisals. It will eliminate nearly all kinds of unnecessary record management and paperwork. All the information about an employee can be accessed at any time of the day. However, for a large organization, the HRIS can erect virtual walls among employees and make management of human resources a daunting task for the HR manager.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.9
BambooHR
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.3
BambooHR
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.0
BambooHR
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
8.8
BambooHR
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.3
BambooHR
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
BambooHR
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
7.2
BambooHR
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
8.9
BambooHR
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
BambooHR
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.0
BambooHR
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.4
BambooHR
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
9.8
BambooHR
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
9.9
BambooHR
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
8.8
BambooHR
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
5.9
BambooHR

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
7.5
BambooHR
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
6.9
BambooHR
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.9
BambooHR
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
8.4
BambooHR
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
7.8
BambooHR

Human Resource Management

ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.5
Employee demographic data
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.7
Employment history
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.9
Job profiles and administration
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.6
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.4
Organizational charting
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.4
Organization and location management
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.4
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.2

Payroll Management

ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.7
Pay calculation
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.5
Support for external payroll vendors
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.7
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.6
Benefit plan administration
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
9.1
Direct deposit files
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.8
Salary revision and increment management
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.8
Reimbursement management
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.7

Leave and Attendance Management

ActiveCollab
BambooHR
9.2
Approval workflow
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
9.3
Balance details
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
9.2
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
9.0

Employee Self Service

ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.9
View and generate pay and benefit information
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.8
Update personal information
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
9.0
View company policy documentation
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.7
Employee recognition
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.7
View job history
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
9.1

Asset Management

ActiveCollab
BambooHR
7.7
Tracking of all physical assets
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
7.7

HR Reporting

ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.2
Report builder
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.3
Pre-built reports
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.1
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.2

Onboarding

ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.6
New hire portal
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.6
Manager tracking tools
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.6

Performance and Goals

ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.3
Corporate goal setting
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.0
Individual goal setting
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.2
Line-of sight-visibility
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.2
Performance tracking
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.6

Performance Management

ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.5
Performance plans
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.5
Performance improvement plans
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.3
Review status tracking
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.8
Review reminders
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.6
Multiple review frequency
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.3

Succession Planning

ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.1
Create succession plans/pools
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.1
Candidate ranking
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.0
Candidate search
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.2
Candidate development
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.2

Recruiting / ATS

ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.3
Job Requisition Management
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.3
Company Website Posting
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.2
Publish to Social Media
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.4
Job Search Site Posting
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.4
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.2
Applicant Tracking
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.3
Notifications and Alerts
ActiveCollab
BambooHR
8.7

Pros

ActiveCollab

  • Great for project and task assignments, project workflow and communications.
  • Solid web-based platform that doesn't require software downloads, also includes great mobile platform.
  • Great reporting tools for managing billing, estimating, project workflow and other essential project details.
  • Allows for both the agency and its clients to interact on a single platform using role-specific permissions.
Jorden Beatty | TrustRadius Reviewer

BambooHR

  • Helps us prepare our payroll on time and do so in an error-free manner.
  • Implements ATS in our organization and this is crucial in growing our talented workforce.
  • It's stable, and all organizations from small to mid-sized are able to use it efficiently.
Martin Oliver | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ActiveCollab

  • Individual comments cannot be linked to. This makes it more difficult to reference a comment or question.
  • Unnecessary features cannot be turned off. Since we use it primarily for communication, it would be ideal to turn off tasks etc. that are not needed or be able to move discussions as the first screen.
  • There isn't an easy way to set up different projects under the same client.
Nancy Ross | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BambooHR

BambooHR 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Kendra Zondervan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BambooHR

BambooHR 9.3
Based on 3 answers
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.
Chris Edwards | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BambooHR

BambooHR 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BambooHR

BambooHR 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab 7.2
Based on 3 answers
The support team is responsive to requests and their annual support fees are reasonable. Honestly, we don't have to contact them much. Updates happen automatically and the platform is very solid and does not require a lot of support. Documentation is good and the platform is easy to learn.
Mike Muller | TrustRadius Reviewer

BambooHR

BambooHR 8.4
Based on 28 answers
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.
Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BambooHR

BambooHR 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BambooHR

BambooHR 10.0
Based on 2 answers
it was very easy to sign up, quick and we could use the site very quickly as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ActiveCollab

I have used multiple project management platforms such as ActiveCollab, JIRA, Trello, etc. Trello has great visualization with their (Kanban Board) board system and support drag and drop functionality for managing tasks. ActiveCollab, however, does not have the fancy visualization, but is very powerful when it comes to ticketing, task management, task delegation, time tracking, etc.
Ali Zakeri | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Hayden Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BambooHR

BambooHR 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ActiveCollab

  • It has saved us a TON of money (literally thousands) in project management software.
  • It has helped us gain clients because we can show them the template of what they will see and give them access to it. When others don't have software that does this.
  • Positive impact on ROI based on the time it's saving compared to our previous PM software.
Chris Lesner | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

ActiveCollab

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$6.25*

* per member, per month, annual billing

ActiveCollab Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Self-Hosted Plan$999.001
  1. license
SaaS Edition
ActiveCollab Project Management$7.001
  1. per member/per month
Additional Pricing Details

BambooHR

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Call for Quote*

* company size

BambooHR Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab
7.4
BambooHR
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab
BambooHR
10.0

Usability

ActiveCollab
BambooHR
9.3

Reliability and Availability

ActiveCollab
BambooHR
10.0

Performance

ActiveCollab
BambooHR
9.0

Support Rating

ActiveCollab
7.2
BambooHR
8.4

Online Training

ActiveCollab
BambooHR
10.0

Implementation Rating

ActiveCollab
BambooHR
10.0

Scalability

ActiveCollab
BambooHR
10.0

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