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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

Manatal

Easy to source on LinkedIn with the extension. The AI recommendation engine makes it easy to find great candidates in a large database by simply dropping a job description. The resume parser is a great time saver and overall the platform is easy to use.
Rami El Serafi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

BambooHR
6.7
Manatal
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
6.7
Manatal

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

BambooHR
8.1
Manatal
New hire portal
BambooHR
8.2
Manatal
Manager tracking tools
BambooHR
8.0
Manatal

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

BambooHR
7.0
Manatal
8.7
Job Requisition Management
BambooHR
6.9
Manatal
Company Website Posting
BambooHR
6.9
Manatal
Publish to Social Media
BambooHR
7.0
Manatal
Job Search Site Posting
BambooHR
6.9
Manatal
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
BambooHR
6.9
Manatal
Applicant Tracking
BambooHR
7.0
Manatal
10.0
Notifications and Alerts
BambooHR
7.6
Manatal
7.0
Customized Application Form
BambooHR
Manatal
8.0
Resume Management
BambooHR
Manatal
10.0
Candidate Search
BambooHR
Manatal
10.0
Collaboration
BambooHR
Manatal
7.0

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

Manatal

  • Management and organizing of the recruiting process.
  • Easy usage.
  • Always on improvements and updates.
  • Gathers all detailed information of the candidates.
  • Excellent technical team support.
  • Customized.
Rami El Serafi | 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

Manatal

  • I am using it every day, haven't faced any issues so far.
Rami El Serafi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Manatal

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Manatal

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

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

Manatal

Manatal 9.0
Based on 1 answer
They are very helpful and reply within a couple of minutes.
Rami El Serafi | 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

Manatal

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Manatal

No answers on this topic

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

Manatal

  • Manatal has helped increase my efficiency in sourcing and screening candidates.
  • It is a great platform, helps me keep all my jobs and candidates organized.
  • The CRM tools allowed me to track and manage leads and clients easily.
Rami El Serafi | 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

BambooHR Editions & Modules

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Manatal

General

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

Manatal Editions & Modules

Edition
Professional$15.001
Enterprise$35.001
  1. per user / month
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