What users are saying about

ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings

BambooHR

Top Rated
60 Ratings

ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings
Score 6.9 out of 101

BambooHR

Top Rated
60 Ratings
Score 8.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP RUN

RUN is good for companies that don't have a dedicated team for payroll and human resources. Everything you need can be found within the platform, including recruiting, forms and templates. If you don't want to take the time to add employees to the system, you can simply enter their name and email and turn it over to them to enter their info. Employees have access to their check stubs and can adjust their taxes, etc. on their own, saving the employer time and overhead. I don't believe that the platform is ideal for companies who have zero experience with payroll, as I believe having a dedicated representative for questions is more beneficial in those scenarios, but anyone who has done it for a few years should find the platform ideal and user-friendly.
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BambooHR

This software works great to manage HR in a growing organization. The org chart is always nice especially for a quickly growing organization so you can keep up with new people, moves, and changes. At the entry level security access, the application is very limited in functionality and it gets more useful as you gain more responsibility.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP RUN
8.4
BambooHR
6.2
Pay calculation
ADP RUN
9.1
BambooHR
7.0
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP RUN
6.8
BambooHR
3.0
Benefit plan administration
ADP RUN
7.9
BambooHR
6.0
Direct deposit files
ADP RUN
9.1
BambooHR
6.1
Salary revision and increment management
ADP RUN
8.9
BambooHR
8.3
Reimbursement management
ADP RUN
8.9
BambooHR
7.0

Human Resource Management

ADP RUN
BambooHR
7.7
Employee demographic data
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.0
Employment history
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.4
Job profiles and administration
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.6
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.3
Organizational charting
ADP RUN
BambooHR
6.7
Organization and location management
ADP RUN
BambooHR
7.1
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP RUN
BambooHR
6.8

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.9
Approval workflow
ADP RUN
BambooHR
9.1
Balance details
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.7
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.9

Employee Self Service

ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.5
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP RUN
BambooHR
7.4
Update personal information
ADP RUN
BambooHR
9.0
View company policy documentation
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.7
Employee recognition
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.7
View job history
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.6

Asset Management

ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.6
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.6

HR Reporting

ADP RUN
BambooHR
7.8
Report builder
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.3
Pre-built reports
ADP RUN
BambooHR
7.5
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP RUN
BambooHR
7.5

Onboarding

ADP RUN
BambooHR
7.2
New hire portal
ADP RUN
BambooHR
7.3
Manager tracking tools
ADP RUN
BambooHR
7.2

Performance and Goals

ADP RUN
BambooHR
7.4
Corporate goal setting
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.0
Individual goal setting
ADP RUN
BambooHR
7.0
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.0
Performance tracking
ADP RUN
BambooHR
6.5

Performance Management

ADP RUN
BambooHR
6.0
Performance plans
ADP RUN
BambooHR
5.0
Performance improvement plans
ADP RUN
BambooHR
5.0
Review status tracking
ADP RUN
BambooHR
5.8
Review reminders
ADP RUN
BambooHR
6.3
Multiple review frequency
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.0

Succession Planning

ADP RUN
BambooHR
5.1
Create succession plans/pools
ADP RUN
BambooHR
9.0
Candidate ranking
ADP RUN
BambooHR
3.2
Candidate search
ADP RUN
BambooHR
3.2

Recruiting / ATS

ADP RUN
BambooHR
7.7
Job Requisition Management
ADP RUN
BambooHR
7.9
Company Website Posting
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.4
Publish to Social Media
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.8
Job Search Site Posting
ADP RUN
BambooHR
8.7
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP RUN
BambooHR
6.3
Applicant Tracking
ADP RUN
BambooHR
6.2
Notifications and Alerts
ADP RUN
BambooHR
7.6

Pros

  • The key strength of ADP's Run is the simplicity of their web portal. Site navigation is easy thanks to large Icons and clearly described links. Every feature seems to be accessible within 2 to 3 clicks.
  • ADP's support is very helpful. I have called in a few times and the wait is never long to reach a support rep. The support has been able to address any issues I've had in a timely manner and will stay on the line to walk through steps until I am comfortable with them.
  • The sales reps are great. They did a great job of walking through the features and comparing them to my current provider. They came onsite to help with the transition to ADP, and even came to walk us through the first couple payrolls to make sure all the steps were understood.
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  • Clean, simple, nice looking, easy-to-use interface.
  • Very intuitive. As a user, it's nice to be able to jump in and use immediately. Requires zero training.
  • Minimal clicks to get where you want to go and what you want.
  • Responsive, friendly, and helpful customer service.
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Cons

  • Do not have any complaints yet
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  • The ATS is rather basic, works if you're hiring a couple of positions per month, but if you're hiring intensively, you might want to upgrade it to something else, using one of the plugins.
  • Has some good default reports and allows you to create your own, but there are still things that you can're report on, or you need to export as an XLS and work there, to create more meaningful reports.
  • The OrgChart generator is a nice thought, but it's not suitable for large teams, and if you need to show all your team, all you can do is zoom out until it's unreadable.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP RUN9.1
Based on 2 answers
ADP is a great service that saves us time and money in supporting our payroll operations.
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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

ADP RUN9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
BambooHR9.0
Based on 1 answer
The fact that I could jump in for the first time ever using BambooHR and figure out how to use the system within minutes makes for a high usability rating.
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Support

ADP RUN8.6
Based on 2 answers
Very happy with support and ADP team.
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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Although Paychex came in with a much lower quote than RUN, it was my relationship with my rep that made me stick with ADP. Also, the fact that I already liked the system layout and platform I have been using since day one.
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I think the general usability and cost is what most differentiates BambooHR from its competitors. It offered a very user-friendly platform to manage multiple HR functions, and did so at an affordable cost. The fact that you can also post jobs to Indeed (the only job board that really matters for most entry-level positions) was a huge plus and a deciding factor in moving forward with BambooHR.
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Return on Investment

  • I don't have any actual data on how our business is impacted by RUN Payroll. All I know is that I don't trust myself to get all the withholding correct if I tried to process the payroll myself, which would probably result in some costly fines from the government.
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  • I'm just an employee that uses it. I like it a lot as a tool to store information.
  • It would be so much better if it had more integrations: payroll!
  • I've used it numerous times to figure out what department someone is in.
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Pricing Details

ADP RUN

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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*
1.  company size
Additional Pricing Details