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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

Paylocity

We have a large and complicated payroll process which we were very excited that Paylocity was equipped to handle as long as we upload our payroll correctly. It is not, however, equipped to track these complex structures within the system because bonus metrics have to be tied to the position rather than the employee. Because of this, we have to use clunky custom fields with limited functionality
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

BambooHR
7.9
Paylocity
7.6
Employee demographic data
BambooHR
7.9
Paylocity
8.2
Employment history
BambooHR
8.3
Paylocity
7.9
Job profiles and administration
BambooHR
8.0
Paylocity
7.8
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
BambooHR
7.8
Paylocity
7.6
Organizational charting
BambooHR
7.7
Paylocity
7.0
Organization and location management
BambooHR
8.2
Paylocity
7.7
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
BambooHR
7.1
Paylocity
7.2

Payroll Management

BambooHR
7.3
Paylocity
7.4
Pay calculation
BambooHR
7.4
Paylocity
7.8
Support for external payroll vendors
BambooHR
7.0
Paylocity
6.6
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
BambooHR
6.1
Paylocity
5.0
Benefit plan administration
BambooHR
8.0
Paylocity
7.3
Direct deposit files
BambooHR
7.9
Paylocity
8.6
Salary revision and increment management
BambooHR
7.9
Paylocity
7.9
Reimbursement management
BambooHR
7.0
Paylocity
8.7

Leave and Attendance Management

BambooHR
8.5
Paylocity
8.0
Approval workflow
BambooHR
8.8
Paylocity
7.8
Balance details
BambooHR
8.4
Paylocity
7.9
Annual carry-forward and encashment
BambooHR
8.3
Paylocity
8.1

Employee Self Service

BambooHR
8.2
Paylocity
8.2
View and generate pay and benefit information
BambooHR
7.6
Paylocity
8.4
Update personal information
BambooHR
8.5
Paylocity
8.6
View company policy documentation
BambooHR
8.1
Paylocity
7.4
Employee recognition
BambooHR
8.1
Paylocity
8.6
View job history
BambooHR
8.6
Paylocity
7.8

Asset Management

BambooHR
6.7
Paylocity
8.9
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
6.7
Paylocity
8.9

HR Reporting

BambooHR
7.3
Paylocity
5.9
Report builder
BambooHR
7.2
Paylocity
6.5
Pre-built reports
BambooHR
7.5
Paylocity
6.2
Ability to combine HR data with external data
BambooHR
7.4
Paylocity
5.1

Onboarding

BambooHR
8.1
Paylocity
7.1
New hire portal
BambooHR
8.2
Paylocity
6.8
Manager tracking tools
BambooHR
8.0
Paylocity
7.4

Performance and Goals

BambooHR
6.7
Paylocity
7.7
Corporate goal setting
BambooHR
6.5
Paylocity
7.1
Individual goal setting
BambooHR
7.1
Paylocity
7.5
Line-of sight-visibility
BambooHR
6.1
Paylocity
7.9
Performance tracking
BambooHR
7.1
Paylocity
8.3

Performance Management

BambooHR
7.4
Paylocity
7.7
Performance plans
BambooHR
7.5
Paylocity
6.5
Performance improvement plans
BambooHR
7.2
Paylocity
7.4
Review status tracking
BambooHR
7.6
Paylocity
7.9
Review reminders
BambooHR
7.8
Paylocity
8.2
Multiple review frequency
BambooHR
7.0
Paylocity
8.5

Succession Planning

BambooHR
7.1
Paylocity
7.5
Create succession plans/pools
BambooHR
7.0
Paylocity
6.4
Candidate ranking
BambooHR
7.2
Paylocity
7.7
Candidate search
BambooHR
7.3
Paylocity
8.2
Candidate development
BambooHR
7.0
Paylocity
7.6

Recruiting / ATS

BambooHR
7.0
Paylocity
8.1
Job Requisition Management
BambooHR
6.9
Paylocity
5.9
Company Website Posting
BambooHR
6.9
Paylocity
9.1
Publish to Social Media
BambooHR
7.0
Paylocity
8.5
Job Search Site Posting
BambooHR
6.9
Paylocity
8.4
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
BambooHR
6.9
Paylocity
9.2
Applicant Tracking
BambooHR
7.0
Paylocity
7.3
Notifications and Alerts
BambooHR
7.6
Paylocity
8.0

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

Paylocity

  • It has a very cool and easy to use recognition function called impressions. Instead of a simple instant message or email saying thank you, you can offer an impression saying thanks that can be categorized and made public the rest of the company when they access Paylocity. It's just a cool function that spreads thanks and engagement across the organization with little cost and effort.
  • The self service portal for employees is easy to use as well. If you need to access vacation accrual and balances, PTO requests, pay check stubs, pay information, need to change your address or name, etc. it's very easy to find and navigate. You don't need to dig or click everywhere.
  • The journal entry function is useful too for 1:1 meetings or check in meetings for manages and their direct reports. It gives an easy module to record notes, discuss topics, attach documents, or make notes of items that need to be followed up on. Not everyone here uses it, but it does help organize meetings and keep them on track.
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

Paylocity

  • The on-boarding area could be a bit less tedious- starting a new hire from recruit to hire is a bit tedious but you get used to it
  • The time clocks need to be hardwired to a running computer at all times- very old technology, even ADP lets us hardwire it to our network (so we do not have to rely on our clocks running on computer)
Suzy Vera, MBA | 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

Paylocity

Paylocity 9.2
Based on 6 answers
The transition from my old provider to Paylocity was virtually painless. I always felt well supported by my account rep. I would use Paylocity again, but I'm not in a position to change providers at my current company right now.
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

Paylocity

Paylocity 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Paylocity provides a friendly user experience with large icons on the web interface to allow ease of use. There has hardly ever been an outage on the website; the uptime is superb! Our employees provide positive feedback on their experience with using Paylocity as their time, benefits, and payroll provider.
Kirk Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

BambooHR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Solid network - down for upgrades at late hours during the weekend when I am definitely not in the system to use it. Even if I was, they provide excellent advance notice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

BambooHR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 5.0
Based on 1 answer
It's so manual, not automated or intuitive.
Bonny O'Neill | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Paylocity

Paylocity 7.3
Based on 24 answers
Every time I call, their security is amazing. You have to provide company ID, your name, and your employee ID# so that they know whether or not they can speak to you or give you any information. When you have a question they are always available to walk you through whatever it is you are having trouble with. If they don't have an answer, they will take your information and get back to you in a timely manner.
Maria MARTI | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

BambooHR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 10.0
Based on 1 answer
very knowledgeable presenters for their webinars and very user friendly; you can learn at your own pace
Yolanda Dunleavy | 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

Paylocity

Paylocity 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The Implementation team members are very knowledgeable in their field and made this such an easier process
Yolanda Dunleavy | 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

Paylocity

The ADP platforms did not allow us as much access to our data as Paylocity. We were constantly needing to reach out to the ADP support team to run reports or fix things within the system. With Paylocity, we have significantly more access, which leads to reduced wait times and higher efficiency. Employees have also found the self-service aspect to be leaps and bounds ahead of the prior ADP system.
Jason Magill | 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

Paylocity

  • Paylocity has permitted our company to reduce the time commitment to payroll processing and enabled our company to reduce one position in our accounting department. It has also made our Human Resources department become more effective and reduce overtime costs.
  • Paylocity's report allow for better measuring of expenses and better financial management.
  • Through Paylocity, we are better able to serve our employees with real time information and easier access to their records at their immediate disposal.
Matt Brager | 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

BambooHR Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Paylocity

General

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

Paylocity Editions & Modules

Edition
Paylocity$2.001
  1. Per Employee Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR
8.3
Paylocity
6.4

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR
10.0
Paylocity
9.2

Usability

BambooHR
9.4
Paylocity
8.0

Reliability and Availability

BambooHR
Paylocity
9.0

Performance

BambooHR
Paylocity
5.0

Support Rating

BambooHR
8.4
Paylocity
7.3

Online Training

BambooHR
Paylocity
10.0

Implementation Rating

BambooHR
10.0
Paylocity
10.0

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