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BambooHR

Top Rated
60 Ratings

ADP Workforce Now

469 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

BambooHR

Top Rated
60 Ratings
Score 8.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP Workforce Now

Well-suited for companies with 10 or more employees. The more employees the more efficient ADP is for all aspects. Less appropriate for small companies where payroll and reporting is very manageable.
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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 Workforce Now
7.6
BambooHR
7.7
Employee demographic data
ADP Workforce Now
8.0
BambooHR
8.0
Employment history
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
BambooHR
8.4
Job profiles and administration
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
BambooHR
8.6
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Workforce Now
7.4
BambooHR
8.3
Organizational charting
ADP Workforce Now
6.6
BambooHR
6.7
Organization and location management
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
BambooHR
7.1
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
BambooHR
6.8

Payroll Management

ADP Workforce Now
8.1
BambooHR
6.2
Pay calculation
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
BambooHR
7.0
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
BambooHR
3.0
Benefit plan administration
ADP Workforce Now
8.0
BambooHR
6.0
Direct deposit files
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
BambooHR
6.1
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
BambooHR
8.3
Reimbursement management
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
BambooHR
7.0

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Workforce Now
8.1
BambooHR
8.9
Approval workflow
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
BambooHR
9.1
Balance details
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
BambooHR
8.7
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
BambooHR
8.9

Employee Self Service

ADP Workforce Now
8.2
BambooHR
8.5
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Workforce Now
8.8
BambooHR
7.4
Update personal information
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
BambooHR
9.0
View company policy documentation
ADP Workforce Now
8.6
BambooHR
8.7
Employee recognition
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
BambooHR
8.7
View job history
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
BambooHR
8.6

Asset Management

ADP Workforce Now
6.0
BambooHR
8.6
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Workforce Now
6.0
BambooHR
8.6

HR Reporting

ADP Workforce Now
7.0
BambooHR
7.8
Report builder
ADP Workforce Now
7.1
BambooHR
8.3
Pre-built reports
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
BambooHR
7.5
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
BambooHR
7.5

Onboarding

ADP Workforce Now
5.5
BambooHR
7.2
New hire portal
ADP Workforce Now
6.1
BambooHR
7.3
Manager tracking tools
ADP Workforce Now
4.9
BambooHR
7.2

Performance and Goals

ADP Workforce Now
7.8
BambooHR
7.4
Corporate goal setting
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
BambooHR
8.0
Individual goal setting
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
BambooHR
7.0
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
BambooHR
8.0
Performance tracking
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
BambooHR
6.5

Performance Management

ADP Workforce Now
7.5
BambooHR
6.0
Performance plans
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
BambooHR
5.0
Performance improvement plans
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
BambooHR
5.0
Review status tracking
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
BambooHR
5.8
Review reminders
ADP Workforce Now
7.4
BambooHR
6.3
Multiple review frequency
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
BambooHR
8.0

Succession Planning

ADP Workforce Now
6.0
BambooHR
5.1
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Workforce Now
5.8
BambooHR
9.0
Candidate ranking
ADP Workforce Now
5.8
BambooHR
3.2
Candidate search
ADP Workforce Now
6.3
BambooHR
3.2
Candidate development
ADP Workforce Now
6.2
BambooHR

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Workforce Now
6.7
BambooHR
7.7
Job Requisition Management
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
BambooHR
7.9
Company Website Posting
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
BambooHR
8.4
Publish to Social Media
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
BambooHR
8.8
Job Search Site Posting
ADP Workforce Now
6.7
BambooHR
8.7
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Workforce Now
2.3
BambooHR
6.3
Applicant Tracking
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
BambooHR
6.2
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
BambooHR
7.6

Pros

  • Tax and governmental reporting. For a small business these reports are cumbersome, and time consuming
  • Direct deposit - no more printing out checks and distributing to all employees.
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  • Bamboo has excellent reporting. Along with custom reports that I can run, Bamboo provides a list of standard reports that are extremely helpful.
  • Bamboo's interface is so user-friendly. It makes it fun to work within the platform!
  • I like the automated onboarding task list items. They make it easy to notify everyone of new hires.
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Cons

  • Managers would like a link to their Outlook calendar for all of their reports' vacation time. Currently, the employee will get a link to add to their personal Outlook just not the managers.
  • Would like to see real time changes when updating any of the configurations pages. It is a pain to have to log off and log back on to see how the changes look.
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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 Workforce Now8.9
Based on 29 answers
  • Ease of use for the administrator and the employee
  • Perfect payroll audit - fewer payroll errors
  • Customer Service
  • Flexibility
  • Tax Service
  • Garnishment Service
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Usability

ADP Workforce Now8.0
Based on 16 answers
The screens are very easy to understand and employees can easily navigate the system which makes it easier on me since I am not always having to answer questions.
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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 Workforce Now6.1
Based on 14 answers
The payroll support is excellent, but the support on the technical side is lacking. The support for the portal is especially lacking. I think they need more training to be able to serve the customer more efficiently. I have had issues with employees not being able to log in even after resetting the password, and have had to call back a couple of different times to get results. Luckily I don't have issues that I need to call them about very often.
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Online Training

ADP Workforce Now8.4
Based on 5 answers
The instructions from the recruiting agency on how to use the system was pretty straightforward. It provided step-by-step procedures on where you would need to log in your hours as well as what you would need to highlight (i.e. regular, overtime, etc.) detailing the type of hours that were worked overall. The handout also provided some pictures of the application
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Implementation

ADP Workforce Now7.1
Based on 8 answers
Either assign more than one specialist to the implementation process, or assign less clients to the implementation specialist. The process requires attention to detail and the ability to test and re-test as well as verify the information. It also requires a lot of back and forth between the client ant the implementation specialist, so they need to be readily available during the whole implementation process.
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Alternatives Considered

Our company used ADP prior to Workforce Now. We tried PayChex for one year 11 years ago, however did not like the functionality and time required to process a payroll. We returned to ADP, then tried Paylocity...that lasted one small payroll, as our payroll clerk was extremely dissatisfied with the product. I was on the telephone with our ADP representative asking what ADP could do to help us remedy our error in moving to paylocity. ADP was great, they explained the ADP Workforce Now product. Helped us return to ADP in time to do a full payroll the following week, and helped to collect the information from Paylocity in time to do the first quarter report in a timely manner. This was a difficult task as Paylocity was less than forthcoming with the reports we needed to provide. The Paylocity support team finally admitted they could not do the what they claimed in the demo. Waste of time and a lot of money. ADP Workforce Now has proven to us they will be there when we need them.
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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

  • It has reduced the time for me to process the payroll by half.
  • Reporting and any post audits can be done easily and early enough to catch any errors before the pay day which is definitely good for employee morale.
  • The ability for employees to make some changes to their payroll is a great time saver for Payroll and HR as well as for the employee.
  • Having all of our subs on ADP makes training the employee on the self service portal more efficient.
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  • Greatly reduced the cost of attracting quality applicants
  • Significantly cheaper than ZipRecruiter and offers a full HR package to compliment the job postings
  • Allows for a high number of postings at an affordable cost
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Pricing Details

ADP Workforce Now

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details
Please contact ADP for a product demo and ask about a hands-on "test drive" of Workforce Now.

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