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Likelihood to Recommend

Avature CRM

Avature [CRM] is a great product for those who are looking to simplify their hiring and onboarding process. If you're tired of being stressed out with the hiring process and making sure that you are bringing on someone that is a good fit then I would highly suggest giving Avature [CRM] a shot. There are so many other things it can do that will help you with the HR and onboarding side of things.
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 CRM
8.6
BambooHR
7.0
Company Website Posting
Avature CRM
8.0
BambooHR
6.9
Publish to Social Media
Avature CRM
8.0
BambooHR
7.0
Customized Application Form
Avature CRM
9.0
BambooHR
Resume Management
Avature CRM
9.0
BambooHR
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Avature CRM
9.0
BambooHR
6.9
Candidate Search
Avature CRM
9.0
BambooHR
Collaboration
Avature CRM
9.0
BambooHR
Task Creation and Delegation
Avature CRM
8.1
BambooHR
Email Templates
Avature CRM
8.1
BambooHR
User Permissions
Avature CRM
8.1
BambooHR
Notifications and Alerts
Avature CRM
9.0
BambooHR
7.6
Reporting
Avature CRM
9.2
BambooHR
Job Requisition Management
Avature CRM
BambooHR
6.9
Job Search Site Posting
Avature CRM
BambooHR
6.9
Applicant Tracking
Avature CRM
BambooHR
7.0

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

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

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Pros

Avature CRM

  • Easy to use. Tagging of candidates' skills works great too.
  • Easy to search, add data on a candidate, not cumbersome at all.
  • Use of Portals is great for events.
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 CRM

  • drag & drop multiple C.V.s not supported
  • Bulk Import of C.V. (email is limited to 20 attachments) a bit limited
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 CRM

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 CRM

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 CRM

Avature CRM 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Great and fast responses, always available during implementation phase.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 CRM

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 CRM

Avature has been a strong CRM for us as we have many recruiters, divisions and many locations. Ease of use is great as well.
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 CRM

  • Avature has saved us a ton of time when it comes to hiring.
  • Avature allows us to collaborate more effectively on a new hire.
  • Bundling so many different features has helped us save on software costs.
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 CRM

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 CRM
9.0
BambooHR
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Avature CRM
BambooHR
10.0

Usability

Avature CRM
BambooHR
9.4

Support Rating

Avature CRM
9.0
BambooHR
8.4

Implementation Rating

Avature CRM
BambooHR
10.0

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