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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

Intuit Payroll

I believe the ideal scenario is when you are already using the Intuit family of products and the payroll bolts on to your existing QuickBooks infrastructure. Payroll software products have been around a long time, and this is a very competitive niche. Most of the companies do a good job of filing taxes promptly, reporting W-2 items properly, providing good reports, etc. Where you might really get some extra efficiency and benefit is the fact that the payroll is woven into the accounting system, creating one seamless enterprise solution. Also, where it might be less appropriate is in a really simple use case such as a one person company where there aren't complex fringe benefits to deal with. In that scenario, you can set up the ACH debits directly with the state agency and the IRS and possibly file your own 941, 940, W-2/W-3 and state equivalent forms. Of course, if you're willing to do this and are good with details, you can save yourself some money.
Laurence Sarner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

BambooHR
7.8
Intuit Payroll
Employee demographic data
BambooHR
7.9
Intuit Payroll
Employment history
BambooHR
8.4
Intuit Payroll
Job profiles and administration
BambooHR
8.0
Intuit Payroll
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
BambooHR
7.7
Intuit Payroll
Organizational charting
BambooHR
7.6
Intuit Payroll
Organization and location management
BambooHR
8.0
Intuit Payroll
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
BambooHR
6.9
Intuit Payroll

Payroll Management

BambooHR
7.6
Intuit Payroll
6.6
Pay calculation
BambooHR
7.7
Intuit Payroll
6.3
Support for external payroll vendors
BambooHR
7.3
Intuit Payroll
5.8
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
BambooHR
6.9
Intuit Payroll
7.0
Benefit plan administration
BambooHR
8.1
Intuit Payroll
5.5
Direct deposit files
BambooHR
8.1
Intuit Payroll
8.1
Salary revision and increment management
BambooHR
8.1
Intuit Payroll
6.5
Reimbursement management
BambooHR
7.0
Intuit Payroll
7.3

Leave and Attendance Management

BambooHR
8.6
Intuit Payroll
Approval workflow
BambooHR
8.9
Intuit Payroll
Balance details
BambooHR
8.6
Intuit Payroll
Annual carry-forward and encashment
BambooHR
8.4
Intuit Payroll

Employee Self Service

BambooHR
8.3
Intuit Payroll
View and generate pay and benefit information
BambooHR
7.9
Intuit Payroll
Update personal information
BambooHR
8.5
Intuit Payroll
View company policy documentation
BambooHR
8.1
Intuit Payroll
Employee recognition
BambooHR
8.2
Intuit Payroll
View job history
BambooHR
8.7
Intuit Payroll

Asset Management

BambooHR
6.4
Intuit Payroll
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
6.4
Intuit Payroll

HR Reporting

BambooHR
7.4
Intuit Payroll
Report builder
BambooHR
7.2
Intuit Payroll
Pre-built reports
BambooHR
7.5
Intuit Payroll
Ability to combine HR data with external data
BambooHR
7.5
Intuit Payroll

Onboarding

BambooHR
8.0
Intuit Payroll
New hire portal
BambooHR
8.1
Intuit Payroll
Manager tracking tools
BambooHR
8.0
Intuit Payroll

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

BambooHR
7.1
Intuit Payroll
Job Requisition Management
BambooHR
7.2
Intuit Payroll
Company Website Posting
BambooHR
6.9
Intuit Payroll
Publish to Social Media
BambooHR
7.0
Intuit Payroll
Job Search Site Posting
BambooHR
6.9
Intuit Payroll
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
BambooHR
6.9
Intuit Payroll
Applicant Tracking
BambooHR
7.0
Intuit Payroll
Notifications and Alerts
BambooHR
7.7
Intuit Payroll

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

Intuit Payroll

  • Integration with QuickBooks Desktop. This is the key strength of IP... it is a complete, native integration and let's you maintain all employee records and time keeping in QuickBooks
  • Job Costing. Another key differentiation -- some payroll outsources say they do true job costing (by work or item code). Don't believe them. If its' not integrated with your accounting system, you will not get "TRUE" job costing. You can get costs ASSIGNED to jobs (which may be fine), but you won't get item level detail in QuickBooks from anyone but Intuit.
  • Variety of Payment options. Use Direct Deposit or manual checks... or whatever you want. Since its in QB, you can make payments any way you want.
  • Cash Flow. This is both good and bad, but IP will not take taxes out of your bank account until they are due. That's different than some other providers that want assurance that you have the tax payments available at the moment you push "SUBMIT."
David Worrell | 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

Intuit Payroll

  • My biggest issue is that they do continue to raise their prices on a regular basis and it makes people feel stuck when there are so many clients already using the system.
  • They do not support roaming employees, so employees that cross over into various tax jurisdictions in one pay period pose a challenge for calculating taxes and pay.
  • The setup can be a bit daunting still if you are not familiar with the system or the various taxes and requirements for reporting.
Jake Douglas | 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

Intuit Payroll

Intuit Payroll 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Works perfectly as advertised.Our simple needs are well taken care of.
David Worrell | 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

Intuit Payroll

Intuit Payroll 3.5
Based on 2 answers
I would rate it a 0. It gets worse and worse all the time. It seems like every time I go into IOP to run a payroll for one of my clients, I have one more problem.
Elizabeth Matter | 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

Intuit Payroll

Intuit Payroll 5.1
Based on 7 answers
The customer support personnel have always walked me through the steps they need to take to assist me. Never rushed through anything. Always exceptionally thorough, answering all my questions and even sharing my screen visually (I have control, not them). It actually helps me to resolve future issues and questions, if they should arise.
Paula Byrd | 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

Intuit Payroll

No score
No answers yet
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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

Intuit Payroll

I like maintaining one very strong accounting/ERP ecosystem that I trust and that is why I selected Intuit Payroll. The system is trustworthy/reliable, runs on the cloud and integrates with existing QuickBooks products. The pricing becomes more competitive when it is bundled with other Intuit products. Also, Intuit tends to be a company that listens to its customers and accountant implementation partners, and if a feature or area of functionality is suggested or recommended to Intuit, they take it very seriously. They are continually improving and rolling out new features on all their products.
Laurence Sarner | 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

Intuit Payroll

  • Having all of my clients on one platform has been a huge benefit to quickly and easily processing payrolls and tax payments.
  • Intuit Payroll has saved me a ton of time also since, after the setup, processing payroll, taxes, and forms takes only a few clicks. That equates to hours of work time I can spend on something else.
  • The reminders ensure I never miss a deadline. The dashboard shows me a list of all outstanding tax payments and forms that need filed and by when.
Jake Douglas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Intuit Payroll

Pricing Details

BambooHR

General

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

* company size

BambooHR Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Intuit Payroll

General

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

Intuit Payroll Editions & Modules

Edition
Core22.50 + $4 per employee1
Premium37.50 + $8 per employee1
Elite62.50+ $10 per employee1
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR
8.5
Intuit Payroll
4.1

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR
10.0
Intuit Payroll
10.0

Usability

BambooHR
9.4
Intuit Payroll
3.5

Support Rating

BambooHR
8.4
Intuit Payroll
5.1

Implementation Rating

BambooHR
10.0
Intuit Payroll

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