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Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR

It is well-suited for medium to large sized companies who need to keep benefits, data, employee info, and more all in one safe and clean place. It may be less appropriate for teams that don't need this sort of data on a daily basis. It is definitely an "internal-use only" tool from what I can tell.
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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 who have personalized care settings and jobs where the hours may change from day to day, I would recommend this particular timekeeping software.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

BambooHR
8.0
Novatime
Employee demographic data
BambooHR
8.3
Novatime
Employment history
BambooHR
8.3
Novatime
Job profiles and administration
BambooHR
8.0
Novatime
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
BambooHR
8.0
Novatime
Organizational charting
BambooHR
7.4
Novatime
Organization and location management
BambooHR
7.8
Novatime
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
BambooHR
8.1
Novatime

Payroll Management

BambooHR
8.2
Novatime
Pay calculation
BambooHR
8.0
Novatime
Support for external payroll vendors
BambooHR
7.4
Novatime
Benefit plan administration
BambooHR
7.8
Novatime
Direct deposit files
BambooHR
8.7
Novatime
Salary revision and increment management
BambooHR
9.0
Novatime
Reimbursement management
BambooHR
8.3
Novatime

Leave and Attendance Management

BambooHR
8.9
Novatime
Approval workflow
BambooHR
9.0
Novatime
Balance details
BambooHR
9.1
Novatime
Annual carry-forward and encashment
BambooHR
8.7
Novatime

Employee Self Service

BambooHR
8.1
Novatime
View and generate pay and benefit information
BambooHR
7.8
Novatime
Update personal information
BambooHR
8.8
Novatime
View company policy documentation
BambooHR
7.7
Novatime
Employee recognition
BambooHR
7.9
Novatime
View job history
BambooHR
8.3
Novatime

Asset Management

BambooHR
8.8
Novatime
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
8.8
Novatime

HR Reporting

BambooHR
8.0
Novatime
Report builder
BambooHR
8.4
Novatime
Pre-built reports
BambooHR
7.8
Novatime
Ability to combine HR data with external data
BambooHR
7.8
Novatime

Onboarding

BambooHR
8.6
Novatime
New hire portal
BambooHR
8.6
Novatime
Manager tracking tools
BambooHR
8.5
Novatime

Performance and Goals

BambooHR
7.9
Novatime
Corporate goal setting
BambooHR
7.8
Novatime
Individual goal setting
BambooHR
8.0
Novatime
Line-of sight-visibility
BambooHR
8.0
Novatime
Performance tracking
BambooHR
7.7
Novatime

Performance Management

BambooHR
8.1
Novatime
Performance plans
BambooHR
8.3
Novatime
Performance improvement plans
BambooHR
8.0
Novatime
Review status tracking
BambooHR
8.3
Novatime
Review reminders
BambooHR
8.4
Novatime
Multiple review frequency
BambooHR
7.6
Novatime

Succession Planning

BambooHR
7.8
Novatime
Create succession plans/pools
BambooHR
8.1
Novatime
Candidate ranking
BambooHR
7.1
Novatime
Candidate search
BambooHR
8.0
Novatime
Candidate development
BambooHR
8.0
Novatime

Recruiting / ATS

BambooHR
8.2
Novatime
Job Requisition Management
BambooHR
8.4
Novatime
Company Website Posting
BambooHR
8.3
Novatime
Publish to Social Media
BambooHR
7.9
Novatime
Job Search Site Posting
BambooHR
8.4
Novatime
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
BambooHR
7.7
Novatime
Applicant Tracking
BambooHR
8.2
Novatime
Notifications and Alerts
BambooHR
8.7
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.
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Novatime

  • Timesheets
  • Schedules
  • Labor tracking
  • Customer service
  • Training
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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.
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Novatime

  • International configuration
  • Payroll export is a little cumbersome
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Usability

BambooHR

BambooHR 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
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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.
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Support

BambooHR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Novatime

Novatime 8.5
Based on 2 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.
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Alternatives Considered

BambooHR

The only other systems I have used where internal intranets where they were a custom build and not purchased from anyone. Compared to BambooHR they were very poor. The usability was bad, they lacked key features and they were not widely adopted by the company that I worked for. BambooHR is a great central HR hub.
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Novatime

Ascentis Timekeeper is superior in it's ability in its configuration of highly complex organizational policies.
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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.
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Novatime

  • It has helped us identify which employees have consistently had OT.
  • It has helped us identify which departments have consistently had OT and/or not utilized their staff to keep OT in check.
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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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Novatime

General

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

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