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Likelihood to Recommend

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

Podio

Some people seemed to be confused by too many options. Customizing your work in a digital workspace needs means rethinking your possibilities by knowing your toolset well. In the beginning, I was a little bit frustrated, because I didn't see all these options and there was a lack of best practise. Studying the large Podio App Store solutions helped me to understand. If you do not have the time it's the best moment for getting in contact with one of the Podio partners.
Jan Florian Maas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

BambooHR
7.8
Podio
Employee demographic data
BambooHR
7.9
Podio
Employment history
BambooHR
8.5
Podio
Job profiles and administration
BambooHR
8.0
Podio
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
BambooHR
7.6
Podio
Organizational charting
BambooHR
7.6
Podio
Organization and location management
BambooHR
8.0
Podio
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
BambooHR
6.9
Podio

Payroll Management

BambooHR
7.6
Podio
Pay calculation
BambooHR
7.6
Podio
Support for external payroll vendors
BambooHR
7.3
Podio
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
BambooHR
6.9
Podio
Benefit plan administration
BambooHR
8.1
Podio
Direct deposit files
BambooHR
8.1
Podio
Salary revision and increment management
BambooHR
8.2
Podio
Reimbursement management
BambooHR
7.0
Podio

Leave and Attendance Management

BambooHR
8.7
Podio
Approval workflow
BambooHR
9.0
Podio
Balance details
BambooHR
8.6
Podio
Annual carry-forward and encashment
BambooHR
8.4
Podio

Employee Self Service

BambooHR
8.2
Podio
View and generate pay and benefit information
BambooHR
7.9
Podio
Update personal information
BambooHR
8.4
Podio
View company policy documentation
BambooHR
8.1
Podio
Employee recognition
BambooHR
8.2
Podio
View job history
BambooHR
8.6
Podio

Asset Management

BambooHR
6.5
Podio
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
6.5
Podio

HR Reporting

BambooHR
7.5
Podio
Report builder
BambooHR
7.4
Podio
Pre-built reports
BambooHR
7.5
Podio
Ability to combine HR data with external data
BambooHR
7.5
Podio

Onboarding

BambooHR
8.0
Podio
New hire portal
BambooHR
8.0
Podio
Manager tracking tools
BambooHR
8.0
Podio

Performance and Goals

BambooHR
7.0
Podio
Corporate goal setting
BambooHR
6.7
Podio
Individual goal setting
BambooHR
7.3
Podio
Line-of sight-visibility
BambooHR
6.4
Podio
Performance tracking
BambooHR
7.4
Podio

Performance Management

BambooHR
7.5
Podio
Performance plans
BambooHR
7.5
Podio
Performance improvement plans
BambooHR
7.3
Podio
Review status tracking
BambooHR
7.8
Podio
Review reminders
BambooHR
7.9
Podio
Multiple review frequency
BambooHR
7.3
Podio

Succession Planning

BambooHR
7.1
Podio
Create succession plans/pools
BambooHR
7.0
Podio
Candidate ranking
BambooHR
7.1
Podio
Candidate search
BambooHR
7.2
Podio
Candidate development
BambooHR
7.0
Podio

Recruiting / ATS

BambooHR
7.2
Podio
Job Requisition Management
BambooHR
7.3
Podio
Company Website Posting
BambooHR
7.0
Podio
Publish to Social Media
BambooHR
7.0
Podio
Job Search Site Posting
BambooHR
6.9
Podio
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
BambooHR
6.9
Podio
Applicant Tracking
BambooHR
7.3
Podio
Notifications and Alerts
BambooHR
7.7
Podio

Project Management

BambooHR
Podio
8.1
Task Management
BambooHR
Podio
9.6
Resource Management
BambooHR
Podio
6.8
Gantt Charts
BambooHR
Podio
5.6
Scheduling
BambooHR
Podio
5.4
Workflow Automation
BambooHR
Podio
7.9
Team Collaboration
BambooHR
Podio
10.0
Support for Agile Methodology
BambooHR
Podio
8.6
Support for Waterfall Methodology
BambooHR
Podio
7.5
Document Management
BambooHR
Podio
8.7
Email integration
BambooHR
Podio
8.8
Mobile Access
BambooHR
Podio
7.5
Timesheet Tracking
BambooHR
Podio
8.7
Change request and Case Management
BambooHR
Podio
8.3
Budget and Expense Management
BambooHR
Podio
9.6

Professional Services Automation

BambooHR
Podio
8.5
Quotes/estimates
BambooHR
Podio
8.8
Invoicing
BambooHR
Podio
8.2
Project & financial reporting
BambooHR
Podio
8.5
Integration with accounting software
BambooHR
Podio
8.7

Pros

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

Podio

  • Very easy for people without coding or technical skills to set up and maintain information in "Apps".
  • Platform is very easy to learn and adopt--it's intuitive.
  • Project management potential is awesome--instead of having to fit your projects into a structure that is industry specific, you can build an app that tracks what you want, in the order you want it.
  • Has a "relationship" field that allows you to relate an individual item or record to a record in another app. It effectively gives some of the functionality of a relational database.
  • Very useful for information sharing when staff members are in different regions or places.
Amy Smoucha | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Podio

  • Like a set of old-school Lego, you must know what you want to do with it before digging in. Just creating an account to “give it a try” won't do. This requires planning, and discipline to execute.
  • As of the date of the review, some functions, like CRM fall a little short of dedicated SaaS solutions. A lot can be achieved, however, with API and outside extension.
  • Again, as of date of review: No built-in task dependencies or Gantt chart functionality.
  • Somewhere along the line we lost Google Apps integration, which was a great way to clean the inbox. One used to be able to create a Task from within a message, which in turn would include the body of the email message for reference.
  • Calendar integration is convoluted. Global calendar, Workspace calendars. IT gets a little unwieldy to manage.
  • Sharing with clients is impractical.
Nando Cabán-Méndez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Podio

Podio 9.1
Based on 17 answers
I have a sales rep who is putting me in touch with a new support team member and we're supposed to have a meeting next week. It does not look particularly likely that we will end up choosing Podio based on my initial customer service experience, but I am not closing the door entirely. It's going to be an uphill battle for sure, but it is not entirely out of the question, particularly if they have improved task management on the horizon and can demonstrate a greatly improved attitude.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

Podio

Podio 6.0
Based on 2 answers
Ease to use. Modify it yourself to suit your needs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

BambooHR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Podio

Podio 8.0
Based on 4 answers
Never experienced an off-time. Minor Bugs often solved within hours after reporting.
Jan Florian Maas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

BambooHR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Podio

Podio 8.0
Based on 2 answers
It works all the time and if I have a question, support get back to me ASAP
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

BambooHR

BambooHR 8.4
Based on 26 answers
The support for implementation of the platform was excellent with a very simple and hassle-free rollout. Internally, there has been great support for it from management and to-date most people seem to use it without any notable complaints. Ongoing tech support is fine, but to be honest there is little to go wrong so we have had little need for it.
John Watson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Podio

Podio 7.2
Based on 6 answers
Podio support was always responsive and very quick to provide answers and assistance during the history of using this product, their support team has always been top notch. There have been several cases where calling podio support a feature was not available and they provided either workaround solutions or added the features straight into their roadmap.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

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

Podio

Podio 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Could of got more help sooner and mapped out structure after the 1st month. Future planning
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Podio

Compared to Salesforce: Podio is not as robust as a tool for CRM tracking. It also doesn't have the in-email capabilities that SF offers. Compared to Basecamp: Podio is somewhat similar to Basecamp but doesn't offer the same functionality with checking items off and archiving projects.Compared to Zoho Projects: Podio is vastly superior to Zoho Project's lack of flexibility (requiring a development team to build) and accessibility by all members (Zoho Projects requires a very limited number of "owners" of projects which makes it difficult if multiple owners need to assign one or more people to a project).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

BambooHR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Podio

Podio 10.0
Based on 2 answers
As you business grows, so does Podio. There seems to be no limit to the workspace and apps you can create on the platform
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Podio

  • Podio is great for task assignment and tracking. The ability to enter and assign tasks from mobile and track their completion saves me several phone calls a day.
  • Podio outdoes email as my go to place to search for information. The ability to forward emails into the system, organize by projects and contacts, and search it all saves considerable time and confusion.
  • Podio has considerable potential to reduce overall admin time spent organizing information (filing, tracking, etc) The ability to keep a single record of a given piece of information without being tied to email vs file structure works very well.
Keller Baum | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

BambooHR

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
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* company size

Podio

General

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

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