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APS

42 Ratings

BambooHR

Top Rated
63 Ratings

APS

42 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 101

BambooHR

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Score 8.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

APS

The UI could use an update. Companies that are fixated on the "look" of the platform may be drawn to other systems. Should do an annual users conference with industry-specific breakout sessions.
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BambooHR

Bamboo HR does a really good job at the things that it is supposed to do. As a standard HRIS it is very clean, modern and intuitive. It is great for a small/mid sized company that doesn't need a ton of bells and whistles but just needs a system of record. It may be less appropriate for larger organizations who need very detailed reporting and analytics to pull from.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

APS
8.5
BambooHR
8.0
Employee demographic data
APS
9.4
BambooHR
8.2
Employment history
APS
8.7
BambooHR
8.2
Job profiles and administration
APS
8.3
BambooHR
8.7
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
APS
8.2
BambooHR
8.5
Organizational charting
APS
7.9
BambooHR
7.1
Organization and location management
APS
8.4
BambooHR
7.5
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
APS
8.4
BambooHR
7.6

Payroll Management

APS
8.5
BambooHR
7.2
Pay calculation
APS
9.2
BambooHR
8.1
Support for external payroll vendors
APS
5.7
BambooHR
2.9
Benefit plan administration
APS
8.2
BambooHR
6.7
Direct deposit files
APS
9.9
BambooHR
7.4
Salary revision and increment management
APS
8.9
BambooHR
9.1
Reimbursement management
APS
9.0
BambooHR
8.7

Leave and Attendance Management

APS
8.7
BambooHR
9.1
Approval workflow
APS
9.4
BambooHR
9.3
Balance details
APS
8.2
BambooHR
9.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
APS
8.3
BambooHR
9.1

Employee Self Service

APS
8.6
BambooHR
8.8
View and generate pay and benefit information
APS
9.4
BambooHR
7.8
Update personal information
APS
9.4
BambooHR
9.1
View company policy documentation
APS
8.1
BambooHR
8.9
Employee recognition
APS
7.6
BambooHR
9.2
View job history
APS
8.6
BambooHR
8.9

Asset Management

APS
8.0
BambooHR
8.9
Tracking of all physical assets
APS
8.0
BambooHR
8.9

HR Reporting

APS
8.4
BambooHR
8.1
Report builder
APS
9.2
BambooHR
8.5
Pre-built reports
APS
8.5
BambooHR
7.8
Ability to combine HR data with external data
APS
7.4
BambooHR
7.9

Onboarding

APS
9.0
BambooHR
7.9
New hire portal
APS
9.3
BambooHR
7.9
Manager tracking tools
APS
8.7
BambooHR
7.8

Performance and Goals

APS
7.8
BambooHR
8.6
Corporate goal setting
APS
8.1
BambooHR
9.0
Individual goal setting
APS
8.2
BambooHR
8.5
Line-of sight-visibility
APS
8.2
BambooHR
9.1
Performance tracking
APS
6.9
BambooHR
7.7

Performance Management

APS
8.0
BambooHR
8.5
Performance plans
APS
7.9
BambooHR
8.1
Performance improvement plans
APS
7.0
BambooHR
7.9
Review status tracking
APS
8.4
BambooHR
8.7
Review reminders
APS
8.3
BambooHR
8.6
Multiple review frequency
APS
8.5
BambooHR
9.4

Succession Planning

APS
5.0
BambooHR
8.2
Create succession plans/pools
APS
5.0
BambooHR
9.8
Candidate ranking
APS
5.0
BambooHR
6.0
Candidate search
APS
BambooHR
7.2
Candidate development
APS
BambooHR
10.0

Recruiting / ATS

APS
8.8
BambooHR
8.1
Job Requisition Management
APS
9.2
BambooHR
8.5
Company Website Posting
APS
9.2
BambooHR
8.8
Publish to Social Media
APS
9.2
BambooHR
9.1
Job Search Site Posting
APS
8.8
BambooHR
9.1
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
APS
7.6
BambooHR
6.3
Applicant Tracking
APS
8.4
BambooHR
6.9
Notifications and Alerts
APS
9.2
BambooHR
8.1

Pros

  • Still has a dedicated personal support staff with broad product knowledge.
  • They do not release a feature until it has been fully vetted - much fewer bolt-on solutions.
  • Has embraced third parties (brokers, CPAs) as partners in using the platform.
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  • I think the flexibility of managing all types of staff from contracted to full-time is a great strength of the system.
  • It simplifies the payroll process and makes it easier to track hours and PTO.
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Cons

  • I can't find a weakness. The customer support is there - even with simple things as well as any difficulty we may have in house. APS Online works with us!
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  • Email notifications are strictly in Bamboo branding
  • Not a great resource for managing training
  • Cannot customize fields
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Likelihood to Renew

APS9.7
Based on 6 answers
We just moved to APS Online and are happy so far.
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Usability

APS9.5
Based on 4 answers
It is very easy to use and you don't have to drill down through too many screens to get to what you need.
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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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Reliability and Availability

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
I haven't had any outages
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Performance

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
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Support

APS9.9
Based on 3 answers
I have a dedicated account account representative and she has been very responsive and supportive
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In-Person Training

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
Even if it wasn't in-person on location, we felt like we had our trainer in the room with us.
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Online Training

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
We had great webinars.
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Implementation

APS8.7
Based on 4 answers
It would have been helpful to understand the phases of the implementation up front so I could have prepared differently for enrollments, billing, and transfer of information to payroll. At the end of the day, I'm happy with the selection and the system and anticipate I will like it better as we go along. We have done a number of other system implementations in the past few years, and this has been pretty painless, however, I've had a few surprises.
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Alternatives Considered

Customer service and price were way better
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JazzHR and Comeet are much more advanced as ATSs. The UX of BambooHR is a bit better than both of them.
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Scalability

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
I've never had a problem with the system nor in finding the right information.
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Return on Investment

  • Efficiency in payroll processing
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  • Savings in resource time. Bamboo HR replaced spreadsheets for all employee related tracking when we were in startup mode.
  • Compliant benefits tracking.
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Pricing Details

APS

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details
Our Payroll solution is offered as a standalone service, but additional solutions must be used in conjunction with our Payroll solution. This ensures the best possible user experience for our customers.

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