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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Avature ATS

Great for a mid-size company, great for OFCCP documentation, multiple users friendly. Might be a challenge in a larger environment where there is a more built out, streamlined process in place unless there was a specialist to set it up exactly to the needs of the organization and the process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BambooHR

First of all, BambooHR is not cost-effective if you do not have a lot of processes that you are looking to streamline. In short, you need to examine what you are currently doing and determine whether BambooHR has an equivalent process that can replace it and help make things smoother. Mid-size companies might have better success with BambooHR given the cost, as well, but smaller companies can manage if the budget is there. If you're looking to provide more self-serve options to employees and free up your HR team/individual to do more on the strategy and development side of HR, BambooHR can definitely help with that. Ultimately, you need to consider the ROI on BambooHR and whether its implementation will provide the right amount of benefits to justify the change overall, which may be harder than it sounds in some cases.
Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

Avature ATS
8.3
BambooHR
7.0
Job Requisition Management
Avature ATS
9.0
BambooHR
6.9
Company Website Posting
Avature ATS
9.0
BambooHR
6.9
Publish to Social Media
Avature ATS
9.0
BambooHR
7.0
Job Search Site Posting
Avature ATS
9.0
BambooHR
6.9
Customized Application Form
Avature ATS
9.0
BambooHR
Resume Management
Avature ATS
9.0
BambooHR
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Avature ATS
8.0
BambooHR
6.9
Candidate Search
Avature ATS
9.0
BambooHR
Applicant Tracking
Avature ATS
9.0
BambooHR
7.0
Collaboration
Avature ATS
7.0
BambooHR
Task Creation and Delegation
Avature ATS
3.0
BambooHR
Email Templates
Avature ATS
9.0
BambooHR
User Permissions
Avature ATS
9.0
BambooHR
Notifications and Alerts
Avature ATS
8.0
BambooHR
7.6
Reporting
Avature ATS
8.0
BambooHR

Human Resource Management

Avature ATS
BambooHR
7.9
Employee demographic data
Avature ATS
BambooHR
7.9
Employment history
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.3
Job profiles and administration
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Avature ATS
BambooHR
7.8
Organizational charting
Avature ATS
BambooHR
7.7
Organization and location management
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.2
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Avature ATS
BambooHR
7.1

Payroll Management

Avature ATS
BambooHR
7.3
Pay calculation
Avature ATS
BambooHR
7.4
Support for external payroll vendors
Avature ATS
BambooHR
7.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Avature ATS
BambooHR
6.1
Benefit plan administration
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.0
Direct deposit files
Avature ATS
BambooHR
7.9
Salary revision and increment management
Avature ATS
BambooHR
7.9
Reimbursement management
Avature ATS
BambooHR
7.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.5
Approval workflow
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.8
Balance details
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.4
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.3

Employee Self Service

Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.2
View and generate pay and benefit information
Avature ATS
BambooHR
7.6
Update personal information
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.5
View company policy documentation
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.1
Employee recognition
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.1
View job history
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.6

Asset Management

Avature ATS
BambooHR
6.7
Tracking of all physical assets
Avature ATS
BambooHR
6.7

HR Reporting

Avature ATS
BambooHR
7.3
Report builder
Avature ATS
BambooHR
7.2
Pre-built reports
Avature ATS
BambooHR
7.5
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Avature ATS
BambooHR
7.4

Onboarding

Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.1
New hire portal
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.1
Manager tracking tools
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.0

Performance and Goals

Avature ATS
BambooHR
6.7
Corporate goal setting
Avature ATS
BambooHR
6.5
Individual goal setting
Avature ATS
BambooHR
7.1
Line-of sight-visibility
Avature ATS
BambooHR
6.1
Performance tracking
Avature ATS
BambooHR
7.1

Performance Management

Avature ATS
BambooHR
7.4
Performance plans
Avature ATS
BambooHR
7.5
Performance improvement plans
Avature ATS
BambooHR
7.2
Review status tracking
Avature ATS
BambooHR
7.6
Review reminders
Avature ATS
BambooHR
7.8
Multiple review frequency
Avature ATS
BambooHR
7.0

Succession Planning

Avature ATS
BambooHR
7.1
Create succession plans/pools
Avature ATS
BambooHR
7.0
Candidate ranking
Avature ATS
BambooHR
7.2
Candidate search
Avature ATS
BambooHR
7.3
Candidate development
Avature ATS
BambooHR
7.0

Pros

Avature ATS

  • Search capabilities - ability to pipeline top talent.
  • Communication with hiring managers in the hiring manager portal - resumes/notes don't get lost in email and are always accessible to anyone involved in the hiring process.
  • Ability to customize - we've been able to change work flows for different needs, and different business groups as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BambooHR

  • Helpful homepage that includes lots of useful information at a glance. I especially like the "Who's Out" section which shows photos of all the employees not in the office. Because we are a global company with lots of offices in different time zones, it's essential to know who's on vacation for communication purposes.
  • The interface is very user friendly. The functionality felt intuitive the first time I used it: I instantly knew how to request time off, look up other employees, etc.
  • The employee directory is very useful. It displays everyone's title, photo, LinkedIn, contact info, etc. It's easy to search by name, title, department, etc. and to create custom filters.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Avature ATS

  • Easily over-engineered. While it's great to be able to customize, there are times where there are too many choices.
  • Would like to see it integrate better with our HRIS system.
  • Still a lot of manual steps in the workflow.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BambooHR

  • I found the playform not so intuitive when it came to customizing user role permissions. Again, I had no formal training, so I suspect this is more user inexperience vs a system issue.
  • Very minor, but to access the main company calendar you have to hover over a particular section of the homepage. Employees would often struggle to find this.
  • I honestly cannot think of anything else. It really is a well thought out and designed platform.
Sonny Spencer, ACA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Avature ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BambooHR

BambooHR 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I like the fact that they keep sending you new information and keep you up to date to interesting Human Resource subjects of what's happening on the market . It is also a very dynamic and "young" platform with easy to read materials. the website, the colors and the front used is also very attractive and make the overall product very desirable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Avature ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BambooHR

BambooHR 9.4
Based on 3 answers
Does not have many problems and this ensures all of users are able to use it reliably. There is a free demo available to illustrate the accurate usage of the platform and even customer support. All of these help in improving the usability of the platform and ensure that all users are comfortable with the platform.
Chris Edwards | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Avature ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BambooHR

BambooHR 8.4
Based on 26 answers
  • We had had an overall good experience; however, when there have been a handful of times when errors occurred in reports after payroll processing, and it has sometimes been difficult to get responses from support promptly.
  • We had a significant issue with 1099 processing as there was a printing error on Bamboo's side; however, despite our reaching out to check the status, the rep communicated a timeline that was not met. We were not contacted until the day before the IRS deadline that our 1099's were not printed and would not be processed in time. This specific situation has caused us to prepare our 1099's in the future either internally or through another party.
Kendra Zondervan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Avature ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BambooHR

BambooHR 10.0
Based on 2 answers
it was very easy to sign up, quick and we could use the site very quickly as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Avature ATS

Avature is much better than OpenHire! OpenHire didn't give us the ability to share resumes or notes through the system and was very complicated to keep track of candidates that applied to multiple jobs or duplicate candidates. Was also very archaic in the interfacing and usability. Avature gave us many more options to customize our system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BambooHR

I would say they both have a lot of strengths for sure. Workday manages data on a mass scale a little bit better in my opinion, but Bamboo HR is more user friendly and pleasing to the eyes
Hayden Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Avature ATS

  • Ability to be more efficient in hiring, leading to faster hire times
  • Easier to keep clean data for OFCCP or AAP audits
  • Spend a lot of time altering or changing workflows/process/manually moving things along
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BambooHR

  • The less time our employees need to go to HR for questions and requests, the faster we are able to move and get things done which allow for people to continue working on their day to day jobs. We have insight into when people will be in and out of the office and can schedule things accordingly. All around insight into employee information is fantastic. Great product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Avature ATS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

BambooHR

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Call for Quote*

* company size

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Avature ATS
8.0
BambooHR
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Avature ATS
BambooHR
10.0

Usability

Avature ATS
BambooHR
9.4

Support Rating

Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.4

Implementation Rating

Avature ATS
BambooHR
10.0

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