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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

QuickBooks Online

Quickbooks Online is super well suited for small business owners who are on the go and need access to their bookkeeping across multiple devices. You can leave the desktop and carry your books in your pocket for billing, invoicing, expensing, payroll any time, anywhere. I know there are time tracking plugins as well as other integrations that allow for your staff to submit reports directly to the software which is a brilliant addition.
Joel McAfee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

BambooHR
7.3
QuickBooks Online
7.6
Pay calculation
BambooHR
7.4
QuickBooks Online
8.4
Support for external payroll vendors
BambooHR
7.0
QuickBooks Online
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
BambooHR
6.1
QuickBooks Online
Benefit plan administration
BambooHR
8.0
QuickBooks Online
6.5
Direct deposit files
BambooHR
7.9
QuickBooks Online
6.6
Salary revision and increment management
BambooHR
7.9
QuickBooks Online
7.7
Reimbursement management
BambooHR
7.0
QuickBooks Online
8.7

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

BambooHR
6.7
QuickBooks Online
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
6.7
QuickBooks Online

HR Reporting

BambooHR
7.3
QuickBooks Online
Report builder
BambooHR
7.1
QuickBooks Online
Pre-built reports
BambooHR
7.5
QuickBooks Online
Ability to combine HR data with external data
BambooHR
7.4
QuickBooks Online

Onboarding

BambooHR
8.1
QuickBooks Online
New hire portal
BambooHR
8.1
QuickBooks Online
Manager tracking tools
BambooHR
8.0
QuickBooks Online

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

BambooHR
7.1
QuickBooks Online
Create succession plans/pools
BambooHR
7.0
QuickBooks Online
Candidate ranking
BambooHR
7.2
QuickBooks Online
Candidate search
BambooHR
7.2
QuickBooks Online
Candidate development
BambooHR
7.0
QuickBooks Online

Recruiting / ATS

BambooHR
7.0
QuickBooks Online
Job Requisition Management
BambooHR
6.9
QuickBooks Online
Company Website Posting
BambooHR
6.9
QuickBooks Online
Publish to Social Media
BambooHR
7.0
QuickBooks Online
Job Search Site Posting
BambooHR
6.9
QuickBooks Online
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
BambooHR
6.9
QuickBooks Online
Applicant Tracking
BambooHR
7.0
QuickBooks Online
Notifications and Alerts
BambooHR
7.6
QuickBooks Online

Customization

BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
7.7
API for custom integration
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Plug-ins
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
7.2

Security

BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
8.6
Single sign-on capability
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
8.8
Role-based user permissions
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
8.5

Reporting & Analytics

BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Dashboards
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Standard reports
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Custom reports
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
8.1

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
7.2
Accounts payable
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Accounts receivable
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
8.6
Cash management
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
7.8
Bank reconciliation
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
7.6
Expense management
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Time tracking
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
4.9
Fixed asset management
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
5.8
Multi-currency support
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
4.2
Multi-division support
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Regulations compliance
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
6.1
Electronic tax filing
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Self-service portal
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
7.4
Global Financial Support
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
6.3
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
7.4
Intercompany Accounting
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
6.6
Localizations
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
8.8
Journals and Reconciliations
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
7.6
Enterprise Accounting
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
7.1
Configurable Accounting
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
6.2
Centralized Rules Framework
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Standardized Processes
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
7.8

Inventory Management

BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
7.3
Inventory tracking
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
6.5
Automatic reordering
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
8.7
Location management
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Manufacturing module
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
5.8

Order Management

BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
6.7
Pricing
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
7.2
Order entry
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Credit card processing
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
7.4
Cost of goods sold
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
7.5
Order Orchestration
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
5.6
End-to-end order visibility
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
6.5
Order exception Resolution
BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
4.7

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

QuickBooks Online

  • The user interface is clean and things are easy to find. This saves us time from having to look for things we need. If we can't find something, the Help and Search features are easy to use.
  • There is a bar graph at the top of my Customers page that shows a breakdown of overdue invoices, open invoices, and those that have been paid in the last 30 days. This is nice because I can see all this information quickly when I need it.
  • We can customize invoices as much as we need to and it is very user-friendly. We can email individual invoices or in bulk to save time. We can send invoice reminders and statements in a flash as well. All of these things help us get paid on time.
Jennifer Walschap | 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

QuickBooks Online

  • Collaboration. I would like multiple members of our team to be able to collaborate better. I have difficulty sometimes tracking what was done by whom at a user level.
  • Making user permissions easier to manage. Setting security options between users. The features may be there but it is not as intuitive to set certain access permissions and differentiate between users as I would like.
  • Integration into Outlook calendars would be a nice add-on for payment reminders. These are setup and scheduled for payment automatically through the app, but a reminder on my personal calendar would be a nice add on. It may even be available but I am not aware of it.
Anonymous | 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

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online 9.5
Based on 21 answers
It like the product 'right out of the box' and I trust Intuit will continually improve it over the years based on my experience with their desktop products. The large providers of Apps makes customizing the entire package relatively easy and seamless for a wide variety of business types.
John H. Adair CPA | 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

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online 6.2
Based on 17 answers
It's Easy enough to learn the basic for a new user; though if you are required to go more in depth in recording assets or liability accounts it could get somewhat confusing for the every day user who doesn't know double-entry accounting. It's great for a business that just wants profit and loss information available at their fingertips.
Lindsay Foucht | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

BambooHR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online 5.6
Based on 6 answers
We have rarely had outages in the last 10 years. I can only recall 2 times in the last 10 years where we were not able to access our client files.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

BambooHR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online 7.9
Based on 4 answers
There are tab issues. When I tab the field doesn't highlight and I have to backspace or delete what is in the field. Happens on the memo field and sometimes other fields. Very time consuming.
Colleen Walker | 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

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online 4.5
Based on 15 answers
We spent over $2000 to get set up on QuickBooks Time (TSheets), and it still isn't showing up correctly in our client profitability reports. And our accountant says he's unable to help any further because he's over his knowledge level at this point. The online support never seems to give us helpful results, so you need to call. Calling into QuickBooks on a time-tracking or payroll question though usually results in them telling us to call TSheets, and vice versa. This seems to come from TSheets being a separate company that has been purchased by QuickBooks, so we're now ping-ponging between the two. TSheets Customer Service is awful, so we always try QuickBooks help first and hope that QBks can solve the problem.
Anonymous | 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

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online 5.2
Based on 6 answers
I'm frustrated. Wound up with two companies, have to keep switching back and forth. This is unsatisfactory!
Robin M. Robboy, CPA | 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

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online was much easier to use across a non-profit where we needed people in multiple locations working on different servers to access the financial data at once, it also allowed us to connect our bank accounts to the software which was a huge benefit of the program, these were main differentiators between the online product and the desktop version that we trialed. We have also used Wave in the past for accounting and still use it for it's invoicing features because of the nice invoices it creates for our organization at no cost. Microsoft Excel is what we used before Online version so QuickBooks is much more advanced than that.
Dylan DeClerck | 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

QuickBooks Online

  • QuickBooks Online ("QBO") has allowed us to increase our efficiency by at least 20% on clients where we handle their actual activity entry. The use of bank feeds has been the largest contributor to this because we can memorize transactions and what categorization needs to happen to them - virtually eliminating the need to key in information for those clients.
  • We are able to service more clients who are coming to us that want to use or already use a cloud based solution. Probably 2 of every 5 new clients already are using a cloud solution or want to use a cloud solution.
  • We are able to have access to the clients books immediately via the easy granting of a free "Accountant's Login." Clients love that they don't have to pay for this easy to use feature and that we can immediately start collaborating on new work without having to jump through hoops to gain access.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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QuickBooks Online

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

Additional Pricing Details

QuickBooks Online

General

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

QuickBooks Online Editions & Modules

Edition
Simple Start$251
Plus$751
Advanced$1501
Self-Employed$151
  1. per month
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Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR
8.4
QuickBooks Online
7.6

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR
10.0
QuickBooks Online
9.5

Usability

BambooHR
9.4
QuickBooks Online
6.2

Reliability and Availability

BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
5.6

Performance

BambooHR
QuickBooks Online
7.9

Support Rating

BambooHR
8.4
QuickBooks Online
4.5

Implementation Rating

BambooHR
10.0
QuickBooks Online
5.2

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