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ADP TotalSource

ADP Totalsource is well suited for any size company. It is a functional warehouse of information and is especially handy for an HR department and a great investment. It should eliminate employees coming to you all the time with questions about their pay or other financial questions. It is also great if you are someone that switches from one company to another often because it will store all of your information for you. If you do not know about the privacy setting, that could be an issue because then others could view your personal financial information. I would not recommend purchasing if your company is incredibly small depending on how profitable your company and what industry you are in.
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BambooHR

I would definitely recommend for smaller companies looking for a SaaS HRMS. It’s cost effective and flexible offering makes it ideal for smaller companies.

I would also recommend for larger companies too - role permissions, workflows, etc. can all be set and managed at a global level. Speaking of which, this system is also suitable for a global company as it allows for differentiation between locations for reporting, work calendars, on-boarding, etc.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP TotalSource
8.1
BambooHR
8.1
Employee demographic data
ADP TotalSource
7.3
BambooHR
8.3
Employment history
ADP TotalSource
8.3
BambooHR
8.3
Job profiles and administration
ADP TotalSource
7.7
BambooHR
8.7
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP TotalSource
8.4
BambooHR
8.6
Organizational charting
ADP TotalSource
8.5
BambooHR
7.4
Organization and location management
ADP TotalSource
7.4
BambooHR
7.7
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP TotalSource
9.4
BambooHR
8.0

Payroll Management

ADP TotalSource
8.7
BambooHR
7.6
Pay calculation
ADP TotalSource
8.4
BambooHR
8.4
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP TotalSource
9.7
BambooHR
5.3
Benefit plan administration
ADP TotalSource
8.7
BambooHR
6.9
Direct deposit files
ADP TotalSource
9.0
BambooHR
7.6
Salary revision and increment management
ADP TotalSource
9.3
BambooHR
9.2
Reimbursement management
ADP TotalSource
7.0
BambooHR
8.5

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP TotalSource
8.5
BambooHR
9.1
Approval workflow
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BambooHR
9.3
Balance details
ADP TotalSource
8.5
BambooHR
9.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP TotalSource
9.0
BambooHR
9.1

Employee Self Service

ADP TotalSource
8.3
BambooHR
8.7
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP TotalSource
8.7
BambooHR
8.0
Update personal information
ADP TotalSource
8.7
BambooHR
9.0
View company policy documentation
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BambooHR
8.8
Employee recognition
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BambooHR
8.9
View job history
ADP TotalSource
8.4
BambooHR
8.7

Asset Management

ADP TotalSource
8.0
BambooHR
8.9
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BambooHR
8.9

HR Reporting

ADP TotalSource
8.0
BambooHR
8.2
Report builder
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BambooHR
8.5
Pre-built reports
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BambooHR
8.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BambooHR
8.0

Onboarding

ADP TotalSource
8.8
BambooHR
8.0
New hire portal
ADP TotalSource
8.6
BambooHR
8.0
Manager tracking tools
ADP TotalSource
9.0
BambooHR
8.0

Performance and Goals

ADP TotalSource
7.0
BambooHR
8.7
Corporate goal setting
ADP TotalSource
6.0
BambooHR
9.0
Individual goal setting
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BambooHR
8.5
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP TotalSource
6.0
BambooHR
9.1
Performance tracking
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BambooHR
8.1

Performance Management

ADP TotalSource
7.6
BambooHR
8.4
Performance plans
ADP TotalSource
6.0
BambooHR
8.1
Performance improvement plans
ADP TotalSource
9.0
BambooHR
8.1
Review status tracking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
BambooHR
8.6
Review reminders
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BambooHR
8.5
Multiple review frequency
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BambooHR
8.8

Succession Planning

ADP TotalSource
7.0
BambooHR
8.2
Create succession plans/pools
ADP TotalSource
7.0
BambooHR
9.0
Candidate ranking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
BambooHR
6.8
Candidate search
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BambooHR
7.6
Candidate development
ADP TotalSource
6.0
BambooHR
9.3

Recruiting / ATS

ADP TotalSource
7.4
BambooHR
8.3
Job Requisition Management
ADP TotalSource
6.0
BambooHR
8.7
Company Website Posting
ADP TotalSource
8.0
BambooHR
8.9
Publish to Social Media
ADP TotalSource
7.0
BambooHR
8.8
Job Search Site Posting
ADP TotalSource
9.0
BambooHR
9.2
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP TotalSource
6.0
BambooHR
7.1
Applicant Tracking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
BambooHR
7.2
Notifications and Alerts
ADP TotalSource
9.0
BambooHR
8.3

Pros

  • It does a great job of keeping track of all your pay at various other jobs that also use ADP TotalSource. You can easily log in and verify any information that you might need to check on.
  • The privacy feature is really great so that only you can see documents with financial information on them.
  • The app is also really handy and easily accessible. You can pull up anything in a pinch if you don't have access to your work computer at the same time that you need to look up something.
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  • Requesting time off- it is as easy as a click of one button to request time off within the system. It is easy to follow and syncs up with your calendar so not only you, but the rest of the company knows when people are out of the office and for what reason
  • Storing and organizing your personal employment information- It is very simple to find your employee information under the My Info tab. You can see the exact dates of promotions, job title changes, salary changes, etc. Makes it very simple to keep track of your records.
  • Storing important documents- you can easily upload specific company documents in a secure folder, where your employees can access them whenever they need to. It serves as a centralized location to store relevant information as opposed to having the documents stored in a random, unprotected folder. Very easy to navigate and find the relevant information.
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Cons

  • I wish that there was a feature that would allow you to do some financial planning with your money.
  • If you can't remember your password or username, it is really hard to retrieve and they always take a long time to get back to you.
  • One other con is that it is not always the easiest to navigate and sometimes you don't realize that you have gone to a different screen and then it gets you out of everything and you have to do the log in process all over. This would be more of an issue if you were using a computer instead of the mobile app.
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  • User Experience - the user experience for personal assessments isn't easy to find. It's a little clunky to use, but still better than other companies (For specifics: All of those links should be featured in the top navigation so it's easy to get to. Otherwise I have to go My info -> performance)
  • Announcements - I receive the email, but have a hard time finding old announcements. E.g. company holidays are announced, but after a few weeks it disappears from the homepage.
  • Documents/Files - These are similar, but live in two entirely separate places, this also goes back to the user experience, but it can take a while to find the document I'm looking for.
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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

We use ADP simply to to track pay for employees. We really like more of the functionality of Workday as it is really easy to import org charts and track performance. The graphics and appearance of these sections are also really nice! We also use Workday to track time off as it was more popular among employees to use when we asked them to compare more options. However, ADP is much better at tracking pay and because it carries information over from previous jobs, employees really like this as well!
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BambooHr was selected by me because it was at the company before I started work here. However, I have used Bamboo for the past four and a half years and have been very happy. I love that it's user friendly and has a wonderful interface. It makes it fun to work on the platform because it has a clean interface and is not bulky.
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Return on Investment

  • It has helped us to keep track of various financial information for employees and this has helped our HR department.
  • We were trying to find a system that was more user-friendly and many people are able to use this pretty easily.
  • We found more cost effective methods to do absence management and goal setting because this system was too expensive and cumbersome for us.
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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 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