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BambooHR

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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

If you are managing a small/medium-sized organization with up to 500 employees, BambooHR is a great utility. It will automate the entire recruitment and selection process, make time tracking benefit administration highly efficient, and enhance the integrity of annual performance appraisals. It will eliminate nearly all kinds of unnecessary record management and paperwork. All the information about an employee can be accessed at any time of the day. However, for a large organization, the HRIS can erect virtual walls among employees and make management of human resources a daunting task for the HR manager.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

Avature ATS
8.3
BambooHR
8.3
Job Requisition Management
Avature ATS
9.0
BambooHR
8.3
Company Website Posting
Avature ATS
9.0
BambooHR
8.2
Publish to Social Media
Avature ATS
9.0
BambooHR
8.4
Job Search Site Posting
Avature ATS
9.0
BambooHR
8.4
Customized Application Form
Avature ATS
9.0
BambooHR
Resume Management
Avature ATS
9.0
BambooHR
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Avature ATS
8.0
BambooHR
8.2
Candidate Search
Avature ATS
9.0
BambooHR
Applicant Tracking
Avature ATS
9.0
BambooHR
8.2
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
8.7
Reporting
Avature ATS
8.0
BambooHR

Human Resource Management

Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.5
Employee demographic data
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.7
Employment history
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.9
Job profiles and administration
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.6
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.4
Organizational charting
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.3
Organization and location management
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.4
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.2

Payroll Management

Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.7
Pay calculation
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.5
Support for external payroll vendors
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.7
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.6
Benefit plan administration
Avature ATS
BambooHR
9.1
Direct deposit files
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.8
Salary revision and increment management
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.8
Reimbursement management
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.6

Leave and Attendance Management

Avature ATS
BambooHR
9.2
Approval workflow
Avature ATS
BambooHR
9.3
Balance details
Avature ATS
BambooHR
9.2
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Avature ATS
BambooHR
9.0

Employee Self Service

Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.9
View and generate pay and benefit information
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.8
Update personal information
Avature ATS
BambooHR
9.0
View company policy documentation
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.7
Employee recognition
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.7
View job history
Avature ATS
BambooHR
9.1

Asset Management

Avature ATS
BambooHR
7.6
Tracking of all physical assets
Avature ATS
BambooHR
7.6

HR Reporting

Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.2
Report builder
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.3
Pre-built reports
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.1
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.2

Onboarding

Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.6
New hire portal
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.6
Manager tracking tools
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.6

Performance and Goals

Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.2
Corporate goal setting
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.0
Individual goal setting
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.2
Line-of sight-visibility
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.1
Performance tracking
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.6

Performance Management

Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.5
Performance plans
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.5
Performance improvement plans
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.3
Review status tracking
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.8
Review reminders
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.6
Multiple review frequency
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.3

Succession Planning

Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.1
Create succession plans/pools
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.1
Candidate ranking
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.0
Candidate search
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.2
Candidate development
Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.2

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

  • Helps us prepare our payroll on time and do so in an error-free manner.
  • Implements ATS in our organization and this is crucial in growing our talented workforce.
  • It's stable, and all organizations from small to mid-sized are able to use it efficiently.
Martin Oliver | 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

  • Some edge cases aren't as fleshed out. For example, asset inventory management isn't something BambooHR can really excel at currently.
  • Something akin to Google Forms but with the privacy protections of being already in the HRIS would be great for collecting anonymized responses.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Avature ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BambooHR

BambooHR 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We have tried other software in the last year and have not found it to be comparable to Bamboo HR especially in relation to the HR functionalities such as workflows, onboarding, automation, user-friendly experience, innovation, timekeeping, and ability to integrate with other 3rd party Payroll processing software. In addition, the employee ease of access and navigation of the platform makes this software crucial within our current culture of multi-site and remote work environments.
Kendra Zondervan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Avature ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BambooHR

BambooHR 9.3
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

Reliability and Availability

Avature ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BambooHR

BambooHR 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Avature ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BambooHR

BambooHR 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Avature ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BambooHR

BambooHR 8.4
Based on 28 answers
Support is effective and responsive. During our time with BambooHR we did not experience many issues, but initial support on setup was helpful and allowed for a quick turnaround on getting started. Since then, few needs have arisen for contacting support, but I would not hesitate to do so and would recommend BambooHR based on the quality of their support team.
Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Avature ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BambooHR

BambooHR 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The online training team is great. Theis is so well done! very user friendly, very nice to go through. Then you get all those exemples and questions to test you and make sure you understand the training as we go along. This is a great asset from the tool, I don't think I have ever been left without understanding because there is help and additional resources to understand or extra windows that explain terms or answer Q&A.
Anonymous | 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

Scalability

Avature ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BambooHR

BambooHR 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | 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

  • There has been an excellent rate of profitability in our work season, especially thanks to the optimization of our operations through BambooHR.
  • Currently estimated gains appear to be 500%, which leaves our ROI at 4, demonstrating that the platform has a high return on investment.
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
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Avature ATS
BambooHR
10.0

Usability

Avature ATS
BambooHR
9.3

Reliability and Availability

Avature ATS
BambooHR
10.0

Performance

Avature ATS
BambooHR
9.0

Support Rating

Avature ATS
BambooHR
8.4

Online Training

Avature ATS
BambooHR
10.0

Implementation Rating

Avature ATS
BambooHR
10.0

Scalability

Avature ATS
BambooHR
10.0

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