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BambooHR

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Score 7.9 out of 101

BambooHR

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Score 8.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Ascentis Timekeeper

Ascentis Timekeeper is very well suited for organizations with highly complex configurations. Less useful for very small organizations.
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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

Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.1
Employee demographic data
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.1
Employment history
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.2
Job profiles and administration
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.4
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.5
Organizational charting
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
7.6
Organization and location management
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
7.8
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.1

Payroll Management

Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
7.9
Pay calculation
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.3
Support for external payroll vendors
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
6.5
Benefit plan administration
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
7.2
Direct deposit files
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
9.0
Reimbursement management
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.5

Leave and Attendance Management

Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.9
Approval workflow
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
9.1
Balance details
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.9
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.5

Employee Self Service

Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.4
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
7.7
Update personal information
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.9
View company policy documentation
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.4
Employee recognition
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.4
View job history
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.7

Asset Management

Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.7
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.7

HR Reporting

Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.2
Report builder
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.5
Pre-built reports
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.1
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.0

Onboarding

Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.2
New hire portal
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.1
Manager tracking tools
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.2

Performance and Goals

Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.3
Corporate goal setting
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.6
Individual goal setting
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.3
Line-of sight-visibility
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.6
Performance tracking
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
7.9

Performance Management

Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.3
Performance plans
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.1
Performance improvement plans
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.0
Review status tracking
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.5
Review reminders
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.3
Multiple review frequency
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.4

Succession Planning

Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
7.9
Create succession plans/pools
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.3
Candidate ranking
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
7.3
Candidate search
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
7.5
Candidate development
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.6

Recruiting / ATS

Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.2
Job Requisition Management
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.6
Company Website Posting
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.6
Publish to Social Media
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.3
Job Search Site Posting
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.8
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
7.1
Applicant Tracking
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
7.7
Notifications and Alerts
Ascentis Timekeeper
BambooHR
8.3

Pros

  • Flexibility in configuration
  • Ease of use
  • Reporting capabilities
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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

  • International configuration
  • Payroll export is a little cumbersome
Karen Halladay SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP, CTM profile photo
  • It is pretty simplistic. I would like to see it have a little more functionality with deeper reporting capabilities. The features are a bit limited.
  • Lack of customization. It doesn't allow for you to move things around to highlight the areas that are most important to your organization. The layout is very straight forward but I would like the ability to change things around and make it more visually appealing to my end users.
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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

Ascentis Timekeeper is superior in it's ability in its configuration of highly complex organizational policies.
Karen Halladay SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP, CTM profile photo
Again, BambooHR is a great choice for companies with contracted or hourly employees to track but there are other, more user friendly tools like ADP.
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Return on Investment

  • Clear insight into the ins and outs of the workforce
  • Workforce planning and analysis
  • Extensive reporting
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  • I do not directly deal with the ROI since I am not in that department.
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Ascentis Timekeeper

Pricing Details

Ascentis Timekeeper

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

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