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ADP TotalSource

15 Ratings

BambooHR

Top Rated
59 Ratings

ADP TotalSource

15 Ratings
Score 6.9 out of 101

BambooHR

Top Rated
59 Ratings
Score 8.2 out of 101

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ADP TotalSource

ADP TotalSource is my company's PEO. Being an HR department of one, the support I received from the was worth its weight in gold. They have so many resources already in place that I was able to make use of instead of researching and creating myself. One part of having them as a PEO that I wasn't a fan of, was the limitations we had in choosing our benefit carriers. They had contracts with two health carriers to choose from. So if we weren't happy with rates, there was only so much room to negotiate, at the carriers knew that.
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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

Human Resource Management

ADP TotalSource
8.1
BambooHR
7.7
Employee demographic data
ADP TotalSource
7.3
BambooHR
8.0
Employment history
ADP TotalSource
8.3
BambooHR
8.4
Job profiles and administration
ADP TotalSource
7.7
BambooHR
8.6
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP TotalSource
8.4
BambooHR
8.3
Organizational charting
ADP TotalSource
8.5
BambooHR
6.7
Organization and location management
ADP TotalSource
7.3
BambooHR
7.1
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP TotalSource
9.3
BambooHR
6.8

Payroll Management

ADP TotalSource
8.7
BambooHR
6.2
Pay calculation
ADP TotalSource
8.4
BambooHR
7.0
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP TotalSource
9.7
BambooHR
3.0
Benefit plan administration
ADP TotalSource
8.7
BambooHR
6.0
Direct deposit files
ADP TotalSource
9.0
BambooHR
6.1
Salary revision and increment management
ADP TotalSource
9.3
BambooHR
8.3
Reimbursement management
ADP TotalSource
7.0
BambooHR
7.0

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP TotalSource
8.5
BambooHR
8.9
Approval workflow
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BambooHR
9.1
Balance details
ADP TotalSource
8.5
BambooHR
8.7
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP TotalSource
9.0
BambooHR
8.9

Employee Self Service

ADP TotalSource
8.3
BambooHR
8.5
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP TotalSource
8.7
BambooHR
7.4
Update personal information
ADP TotalSource
8.7
BambooHR
9.0
View company policy documentation
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BambooHR
8.7
Employee recognition
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BambooHR
8.7
View job history
ADP TotalSource
8.4
BambooHR
8.6

Asset Management

ADP TotalSource
8.0
BambooHR
8.6
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BambooHR
8.6

HR Reporting

ADP TotalSource
8.0
BambooHR
7.8
Report builder
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BambooHR
8.3
Pre-built reports
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BambooHR
7.5
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BambooHR
7.5

Onboarding

ADP TotalSource
8.8
BambooHR
7.2
New hire portal
ADP TotalSource
8.5
BambooHR
7.3
Manager tracking tools
ADP TotalSource
9.0
BambooHR
7.2

Performance and Goals

ADP TotalSource
7.0
BambooHR
7.4
Corporate goal setting
ADP TotalSource
6.0
BambooHR
8.0
Individual goal setting
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BambooHR
7.0
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP TotalSource
6.0
BambooHR
8.0
Performance tracking
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BambooHR
6.5

Performance Management

ADP TotalSource
7.6
BambooHR
6.0
Performance plans
ADP TotalSource
6.0
BambooHR
5.0
Performance improvement plans
ADP TotalSource
9.0
BambooHR
5.0
Review status tracking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
BambooHR
5.8
Review reminders
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BambooHR
6.3
Multiple review frequency
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BambooHR
8.0

Succession Planning

ADP TotalSource
7.0
BambooHR
5.1
Create succession plans/pools
ADP TotalSource
7.0
BambooHR
9.0
Candidate ranking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
BambooHR
3.2
Candidate search
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BambooHR
3.2
Candidate development
ADP TotalSource
6.0
BambooHR

Recruiting / ATS

ADP TotalSource
7.4
BambooHR
7.7
Job Requisition Management
ADP TotalSource
6.0
BambooHR
7.9
Company Website Posting
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BambooHR
8.4
Publish to Social Media
ADP TotalSource
7.0
BambooHR
8.8
Job Search Site Posting
ADP TotalSource
9.0
BambooHR
8.7
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP TotalSource
6.0
BambooHR
6.3
Applicant Tracking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
BambooHR
6.2
Notifications and Alerts
ADP TotalSource
9.0
BambooHR
7.6

Pros

  • The prebuilt reports were excellent
  • TotalSource came with the Employee Service Center support - the best part of TS
  • The software integrated with our time keeping system which made payroll a little easier
Kimberly Cavanaugh, PHR profile photo
  • Easy to use
  • Great org chart feature
  • Great iPhone app to find a phone number quick
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Cons

  • While the prebuilt reports were great, I would have to contact TS in order to get a custom report. This only happened a few times because like I said, they had a variety of prebuilt reports that fit my needs
  • iReports was implemented and it became more difficult to find employee paystubs and find YTD pay
Kimberly Cavanaugh, PHR profile photo
  • Some links are hard to find
  • iPhone app features are light
  • Cleaner document storage
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Usability

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BambooHR9.0
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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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Alternatives Considered

Paychex is probably the worst system I have used. It's not intuitive at all and is lacking in so many key areas of a good HRIS. I think UltiPro is a system that stacks up against ADP TotalSource the best. But again, ADP TotalSource will be what I choose because of their customer service for not just me but our employees. Their support is second to none!
Kimberly Cavanaugh, PHR profile photo
The only other systems I have used where internal intranets where they were a custom build and not purchased from anyone. Compared to BambooHR they were very poor. The usability was bad, they lacked key features and they were not widely adopted by the company that I worked for. BambooHR is a great central HR hub.
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Return on Investment

  • Employee satisfaction with the Employee Service Center was high
  • TotalSource's employee support is like having a PT HR employee on staff!
  • At times, if I needed a tailored report, it would take time to get ADP to build it for me and get it back. Not a lot of time, but not as easy as doing it myself.
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  • It got us started with digital employee organization.
  • The cost was higher than I would have liked.
  • Our HR management has been slow to transition from it.
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Pricing Details

ADP TotalSource

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