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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

Novatime

I believe that Novatime would be well suited for a business that has multiple people working the same or similar shifts. I would think that such places like a fast-food restaurant, hotel/hospitality industry, movie theater, and/or retail store would be a place where something like this would be a place where this software might flourish. In small businesses that have personalized care settings and jobs where the hours may change from day to day, I would recommend this particular timekeeping software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

BambooHR
7.8
Novatime
Employee demographic data
BambooHR
8.0
Novatime
Employment history
BambooHR
8.3
Novatime
Job profiles and administration
BambooHR
7.8
Novatime
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
BambooHR
7.7
Novatime
Organizational charting
BambooHR
7.5
Novatime
Organization and location management
BambooHR
8.0
Novatime
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
BambooHR
7.1
Novatime

Payroll Management

BambooHR
7.1
Novatime
Pay calculation
BambooHR
7.4
Novatime
Support for external payroll vendors
BambooHR
6.8
Novatime
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
BambooHR
4.5
Novatime
Benefit plan administration
BambooHR
7.8
Novatime
Direct deposit files
BambooHR
8.2
Novatime
Salary revision and increment management
BambooHR
8.0
Novatime
Reimbursement management
BambooHR
6.9
Novatime

Leave and Attendance Management

BambooHR
8.6
Novatime
Approval workflow
BambooHR
8.8
Novatime
Balance details
BambooHR
8.7
Novatime
Annual carry-forward and encashment
BambooHR
8.4
Novatime

Employee Self Service

BambooHR
8.1
Novatime
View and generate pay and benefit information
BambooHR
7.6
Novatime
Update personal information
BambooHR
8.5
Novatime
View company policy documentation
BambooHR
7.9
Novatime
Employee recognition
BambooHR
7.9
Novatime
View job history
BambooHR
8.4
Novatime

Asset Management

BambooHR
7.1
Novatime
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
7.1
Novatime

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

BambooHR
8.2
Novatime
New hire portal
BambooHR
8.3
Novatime
Manager tracking tools
BambooHR
8.0
Novatime

Performance and Goals

BambooHR
6.8
Novatime
Corporate goal setting
BambooHR
6.5
Novatime
Individual goal setting
BambooHR
7.3
Novatime
Line-of sight-visibility
BambooHR
6.2
Novatime
Performance tracking
BambooHR
7.0
Novatime

Performance Management

BambooHR
7.4
Novatime
Performance plans
BambooHR
7.5
Novatime
Performance improvement plans
BambooHR
7.2
Novatime
Review status tracking
BambooHR
7.6
Novatime
Review reminders
BambooHR
7.8
Novatime
Multiple review frequency
BambooHR
6.9
Novatime

Succession Planning

BambooHR
7.2
Novatime
Create succession plans/pools
BambooHR
7.1
Novatime
Candidate ranking
BambooHR
6.9
Novatime
Candidate search
BambooHR
7.5
Novatime
Candidate development
BambooHR
7.2
Novatime

Recruiting / ATS

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

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

Novatime

  • Processing payroll is quite simple.
  • PTO request off is straight forward.
  • It's rather intuitive in use.
Anonymous | 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

Novatime

  • You cannot write your own reports. All of the reports are canned ones and if you want one that is not included, you have to go through their design team and pay for it to be added to the list.
  • Since they have "upgraded" their tabs and added things to their pages, their site has slowed down and it takes much longer for some of their pages to load because of the amount of information that is now stored on each of their individual pages. It is nice to have all that information on one page, but it does take longer for it to come up.
  • The scheduling system is set up for organizations that have set schedules and/or multiple people on the same schedule (i.e. 3 people who work 9-3; 5 people who work 3-7; 4 people who work 4-11). If you have only one person who works each individual shift, the scheduling feature is not as helpful. It still works to show actual vs. worked hours and such; however, it will not work as easily to help fill in missing spots if one of your employees is on leave and/or absent.
Jennifer Steffens | 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

Novatime

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

BambooHR

BambooHR 9.8
Based on 2 answers
The fact that I could jump in for the first time ever using BambooHR and figure out how to use the system within minutes makes for a high usability rating.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Novatime

Novatime 7.0
Based on 1 answer
On the employee's side of things, Novatime is pretty intuitive and fairly easy to use. All they have to do is either press a button to punch in or punch out. If they are entering in their hours, all they have to do is type in the number of hours per day.On the manager's side of things, Novatime is also fairly easy to use. It highlights in red any missed punches and in green any OT that the employee has. There are links on the homepage of the manager's page that will lead them to a list of all their employees' missed punches for a pay period and they can fix them all before payroll is due.Novatime becomes a bit more complicated on the administrator's side. The issues I have run into with Novatime normally come after updates/upgrades to their system. They have been getting better, but the administrator's side is still a bit clunky and takes a while to find what you are looking for. It is not as intuitive as the other sides and takes a bit of computer knowledge to figure it out.
Jennifer Steffens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

BambooHR

BambooHR 8.1
Based on 14 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

Novatime

Novatime 8.5
Based on 4 answers
We have a great team of guys that are always willing to go the extra mile and keep everyone happy with professional and friendly service.
Adam Bander | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

BambooHR

BambooHR 10.0
Based on 1 answer
it was very easy to sign up, quick and we could use the site very quickly as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Novatime

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

Novatime

Ascentis Timekeeper is superior in it's ability in its configuration of highly complex organizational policies.
Karen Halladay SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP, CTM | 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

Novatime

  • Customer service
  • HR support
Anonymous | 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
Call for Quote*

* company size

Novatime

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR
8.3
Novatime
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR
10.0
Novatime

Usability

BambooHR
9.8
Novatime
7.0

Support Rating

BambooHR
8.1
Novatime
8.5

Implementation Rating

BambooHR
10.0
Novatime

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