ADP VirtualEdge vs. BambooHR

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ADP VirtualEdge
Score 6.1 out of 10
N/A
ADP VirtualEdge is a recruiting software solution offered by Automatic Data Processing, LLC.N/A
BambooHR
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
BambooHR is an on-line human resources solution that provides onboarding, payroll, and benefits management. It also offers automated time-off management and employee self-service.
$250
per month
Pricing
ADP VirtualEdgeBambooHR
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Core
$250
per month
Pro
$250
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ADP VirtualEdgeBambooHR
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsNo matter what HR looks like at your company, we have the perfect plan for you!
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Features
ADP VirtualEdgeBambooHR
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
ADP VirtualEdge
7.7
7 Ratings
4% below category average
BambooHR
8.4
99 Ratings
7% above category average
Job Requisition Management8.17 Ratings8.370 Ratings
Company Website Posting6.47 Ratings8.579 Ratings
Publish to Social Media7.17 Ratings8.571 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.67 Ratings8.475 Ratings
Customized Application Form7.67 Ratings00 Ratings
Resume Management9.37 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention8.37 Ratings7.367 Ratings
Candidate Search8.67 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking9.27 Ratings8.589 Ratings
Collaboration7.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation6.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Templates6.37 Ratings00 Ratings
User Permissions6.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts7.87 Ratings8.891 Ratings
Reporting8.27 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP VirtualEdge
-
Ratings
BambooHR
8.2
155 Ratings
4% above category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.2133 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.7139 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings8.4135 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings8.5124 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings6.9138 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings8.3129 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings8.176 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP VirtualEdge
-
Ratings
BambooHR
8.2
96 Ratings
2% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.365 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings8.153 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.442 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings8.873 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.771 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.276 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings7.139 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP VirtualEdge
-
Ratings
BambooHR
9.1
129 Ratings
11% above category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings9.3126 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings9.2118 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings8.7106 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
ADP VirtualEdge
-
Ratings
BambooHR
8.7
148 Ratings
7% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.491 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings9.1147 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.9123 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings8.592 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.8137 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP VirtualEdge
-
Ratings
BambooHR
8.2
62 Ratings
5% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings8.262 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
ADP VirtualEdge
-
Ratings
BambooHR
7.9
120 Ratings
3% above category average
Report builder00 Ratings8.4114 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings8.1113 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings7.480 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
ADP VirtualEdge
-
Ratings
BambooHR
8.9
123 Ratings
10% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings8.9117 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings8.9108 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
ADP VirtualEdge
-
Ratings
BambooHR
8.2
75 Ratings
0% above category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings8.253 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings8.273 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings8.252 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings8.166 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP VirtualEdge
-
Ratings
BambooHR
7.8
83 Ratings
2% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings7.575 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.863 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings7.974 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings8.177 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.871 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
ADP VirtualEdge
-
Ratings
BambooHR
7.1
63 Ratings
11% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings5.737 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings7.751 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.052 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings7.945 Ratings
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User Ratings
ADP VirtualEdgeBambooHR
Likelihood to Recommend
7.8
(7 ratings)
8.9
(159 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(13 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(86 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(5 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(72 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(6 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(4 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(3 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(5 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(4 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
ADP VirtualEdgeBambooHR
Likelihood to Recommend
ADP
ADP VirtualEdge is undoubtedly the platform that any company needs to be able to keep an exact control of the candidates and the performance of each one of them. It is important to note that ADP VirtualEdge allows the monitoring of candidates and new employees, which makes it easier to know if the new employee is meeting the skills presented in the interview. This platform has a complete order for all the résumés received and provides complete management for the new applications of candidates for a specific position. I would recommend it without a doubt, it has quick benefits.
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BambooHR
BambooHR is fairly well suited for most situations. It would thrive in scenarios where many employees are paid a set salary, or a combination of salary and hourly, and where payroll is pretty straightforward with few situations outside the ordinary. Companies with many commission-based employees and/or many unusual situations may be benefited by exploring other options--though BambooHR can certainly still work.
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Pros
ADP
  • Previously, it was more difficult to store all the resumes that we received, since there were many candidates for the jobs that we had open in our company, however, ADP VirtualEdge gave me a better handling of resumes, the platform stores all the resumes in chronological order Resumes received and this makes it easier to read each of these.
  • I love the duplicate candidate prevention function, sometimes people make mistakes when applying for a job and this causes the application to be duplicated, this platform performs this process automatically and prevents duplicate applications, it is fantastic.
  • It has an excellent integration with my social networks, which helps me to be able to make publications of the available jobs and also allows me to see details in real-time of the applications that I have received from those publications in my social networks.
  • It provides me with a section where I can manage all the interviews. For me, it is one of the most important functions since I can have a much higher order for the interviews that I have scheduled.
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BambooHR
  • The Applicant Tracking System is pretty good. Has a couple flaws but over all it's a really great module.
  • The HR management system works really well and we love how much we can customize things we need.
  • The Reporting feature is one of my favorite things about BambooHR. I can create any report I want and I love that.
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Cons
ADP
  • One of the things I don't like about ADP VirtualEdge is that it doesn't allow me to conduct interviews online. Many other platforms that I have used in the past allowed me to conduct interviews online without having to do it in person. With the current problems due to COVID-19, this has become a very important functionality that ADP VirtualEdge does not offer me, since online interviews would be an option to avoid physical contact.
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BambooHR
  • The performance feature is a little clunky and not adjustable, so I would love to have more customizable options.
  • When a candidate signs an offer letter, it would be great if it could show up under the documents tab. Right now, it gets a little buried.
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Likelihood to Renew
ADP
No answers on this topic
BambooHR
There's nothing wrong with this platform. I would recommend it to any business starting with more than 10 employees. I will continue to use the program for as long as I need to, hoping they continue being tremendous and finding other ways to incorporate more technology.
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Usability
ADP
No answers on this topic
BambooHR
Navigating through the different sections is straightforward once you understand the platform's overall layout. Its intuitive design ensures easy access to various features, making it user-friendly for all employees. This simplicity enhances efficiency in daily operations, allowing users to quickly find the information they need. Overall, the platform's straightforward navigation supports a seamless user experience, facilitating effective use across the organization.
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Reliability and Availability
ADP
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
ADP
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
ADP
No answers on this topic
BambooHR
Support has always been fantastic and goes above and beyond! I have needed to contact support a handful of times over the years that we have had our BambooHR account. One time, I needed to create and delete a few custom fields. I was expecting this to take a few days to be accomplished. Nope! During the chat, they had this completed! It was so fast! I also had to contact chat about removing a package we were no longer using. Again, super easy! They walked me through the steps and it was all taken care of in minutes!
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In-Person Training
ADP
No answers on this topic
BambooHR
I didn't have in-person training besides teaching my managers how to use the program. However, I couldn't omit this question (maybe a system glitch).
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Online Training
ADP
No answers on this topic
BambooHR
As far as I can recall, everything went well with doing it online and got questions answered. Was thankful to work with a dummy file to get used to some practices prior to getting our own domain within bamboo to then place our personnel information in the system, this helped a lot!
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Implementation Rating
ADP
No answers on this topic
BambooHR
We implemented bambooHR in Fall, 2023 then implemented Payroll 1/1/24. A vital piece of information was not known or missed in that we are exempt from State Unemployment Tax and have a Reimbursement Set-up, so bambooHR did not send Payroll Reports to the State. Those reports need to be sent regardless if we are exempt or not.
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Alternatives Considered
ADP
ADP VirtualEdge is more specifically [for] applicant tracking and hiring whereas Workforce Now is more for human resources management. It is more specifically targeted to hiring instead of general management. It is also less supported and can take longer to get it help. Overall, it is comparable to other lower tier products.
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BambooHR
BambooHR is much better. I often found TriNet had limited info and tools. We did not bother using it for timesheets or time off requests because it was just too annoying. It was also annoying to navigate. Many links to resources took you off the website. Bamboo includes everything within the platform and makes it easy.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
ADP
No answers on this topic
BambooHR
Since my organization has dropped with employees, I always find ways to reduce costs. I thought there would be a cheaper option, but I was glad that my package included a lot for the price, and downgrading would cost more. The rep could have let me downgraded and taken me to a higher package. I am thankful that didn't happen.
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Scalability
ADP
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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Professional Services
ADP
No answers on this topic
BambooHR
VERY professional!
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Return on Investment
ADP
  • We are able to hire more qualified people for each new job in our company. The quality of employees progressively improved as we hired people with better skills and better job ideas.
  • Ease of managing candidate resumes and applications, there was no need for a manual process to manage candidates.
  • Quick recruitment. Previously, it took us a long time to analyze and visualize the applications of new candidates. With ADP VirtualEdge we can have a faster recruitment thanks to the fact that this system automatically orders the candidates with the best skills.
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BambooHR
  • Improved Onboarding process, saved time with pre-loaded forms like I-9s
  • Tracked clocking, gave accurate info about time worked for non-exempt
  • Allows hiring multiple candidates through one requisition - saving time on reposting positions that we decided to hire more people for
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ScreenShots

BambooHR Screenshots

Screenshot of BambooHR's Reporting