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Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR

BambooHR [is suited] in a scenario where a company aims to transform their human resources management process, and automate the whole process for efficient working and in line with keeping a motivated workforce. Its affordable and comes with a simple user-interface and this will help in growing your workflow and keeping the employees records private and confidential.
Martin Oliver | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sapling HR

I think for specific use cases it makes a lot of sense- I would blindly recommend it to anyone- I think it serves a purposes- has areas of growth potential and does some things well. So I'd want to spend some time understanding the users needs before recommending. That said- for a team that is locked into ADP I think it serves a great purpose as ADP is very non-user friendly for the average employee. And for a team that needs some workflows more automated because they don't have people to manage process, it is really helpful.
Adrienne Barnard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

BambooHR
8.4
Sapling HR
Employee demographic data
BambooHR
8.6
Sapling HR
Employment history
BambooHR
8.8
Sapling HR
Job profiles and administration
BambooHR
8.5
Sapling HR
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
BambooHR
8.3
Sapling HR
Organizational charting
BambooHR
8.2
Sapling HR
Organization and location management
BambooHR
8.4
Sapling HR
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
BambooHR
8.1
Sapling HR

Payroll Management

BambooHR
8.6
Sapling HR
Pay calculation
BambooHR
8.5
Sapling HR
Support for external payroll vendors
BambooHR
8.5
Sapling HR
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
BambooHR
8.5
Sapling HR
Benefit plan administration
BambooHR
8.9
Sapling HR
Direct deposit files
BambooHR
8.7
Sapling HR
Salary revision and increment management
BambooHR
8.8
Sapling HR
Reimbursement management
BambooHR
8.4
Sapling HR

Leave and Attendance Management

BambooHR
9.1
Sapling HR
Approval workflow
BambooHR
9.3
Sapling HR
Balance details
BambooHR
9.1
Sapling HR
Annual carry-forward and encashment
BambooHR
9.0
Sapling HR

Employee Self Service

BambooHR
8.8
Sapling HR
View and generate pay and benefit information
BambooHR
8.8
Sapling HR
Update personal information
BambooHR
8.9
Sapling HR
View company policy documentation
BambooHR
8.7
Sapling HR
Employee recognition
BambooHR
8.7
Sapling HR
View job history
BambooHR
9.0
Sapling HR

Asset Management

BambooHR
7.5
Sapling HR
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
7.5
Sapling HR

HR Reporting

BambooHR
8.2
Sapling HR
Report builder
BambooHR
8.1
Sapling HR
Pre-built reports
BambooHR
8.1
Sapling HR
Ability to combine HR data with external data
BambooHR
8.3
Sapling HR

Onboarding

BambooHR
8.5
Sapling HR
New hire portal
BambooHR
8.5
Sapling HR
Manager tracking tools
BambooHR
8.5
Sapling HR

Performance and Goals

BambooHR
8.1
Sapling HR
Corporate goal setting
BambooHR
7.8
Sapling HR
Individual goal setting
BambooHR
8.1
Sapling HR
Line-of sight-visibility
BambooHR
7.9
Sapling HR
Performance tracking
BambooHR
8.6
Sapling HR

Performance Management

BambooHR
8.4
Sapling HR
Performance plans
BambooHR
8.4
Sapling HR
Performance improvement plans
BambooHR
8.3
Sapling HR
Review status tracking
BambooHR
8.6
Sapling HR
Review reminders
BambooHR
8.5
Sapling HR
Multiple review frequency
BambooHR
8.3
Sapling HR

Succession Planning

BambooHR
8.0
Sapling HR
Create succession plans/pools
BambooHR
8.0
Sapling HR
Candidate ranking
BambooHR
8.0
Sapling HR
Candidate search
BambooHR
8.1
Sapling HR
Candidate development
BambooHR
8.1
Sapling HR

Recruiting / ATS

BambooHR
8.2
Sapling HR
Job Requisition Management
BambooHR
8.2
Sapling HR
Company Website Posting
BambooHR
8.1
Sapling HR
Publish to Social Media
BambooHR
8.2
Sapling HR
Job Search Site Posting
BambooHR
8.2
Sapling HR
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
BambooHR
8.0
Sapling HR
Applicant Tracking
BambooHR
8.1
Sapling HR
Notifications and Alerts
BambooHR
8.5
Sapling HR

Pros

BambooHR

  • The org chart is excellent, with multiple views and a responsive experience.
  • The ability to create alerts/reminders for employees is very powerful and can be used to automate many workflows.
  • It's a generally enjoyable web app to use with a clean UI and responsive performance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sapling HR

  • Organized documents.
  • Ability to DocuSign.
  • Email intra and inter.
Michelle Thornton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BambooHR

  • BambooHR does not have its own internal chat service, which shows several limitations when you need to work with live comments within the platform. In fact, it is very non-interactive, which limits our direct communication methodology.
  • BambooHR cannot be integrated with office software that specializes in payroll work, which would be excellent when it comes to letting us manage employee payments, and not leaving us with the need to integrate with payroll services.
  • It is a bit difficult to communicate from BambooHR, since the service limits the communication tools of the team by not having chat or instant messaging services without the need to work with an integration that specializes in just that.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sapling HR

  • Though the system is easy to use and set up, getting in contact with a customer support representative can take some time.
  • As highly customizable as it is, there are some features that you cannot change or bypass.
Aldo Gomez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR

BambooHR 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We have tried other software in the last year and have not found it to be comparable to Bamboo HR especially in relation to the HR functionalities such as workflows, onboarding, automation, user-friendly experience, innovation, timekeeping, and ability to integrate with other 3rd party Payroll processing software. In addition, the employee ease of access and navigation of the platform makes this software crucial within our current culture of multi-site and remote work environments.
Kendra Zondervan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sapling HR

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

Sapling HR

Sapling HR 6.4
Based on 1 answer
To use this system you need to buy several add-ons. If add-ons do not fit your business model you will have to access platforms from different companies. The system is not easy to use for onboarding. Candidates cannot change and update settings. To use the system a person must click in the correct spots. If not it leads you someplace else. Then you have to start clicking all over again.
Michelle Thornton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

BambooHR

BambooHR 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Yes, there is a huge team in the back of the online platform or it looks like it because I have never been left without an answer when I have a question or waiting from a response on my chat .... There must be a huge team, this is so great and I always seem to have someone that is very knowledgeable too. So many times in the past I had to leave with customer service that would connect you with someone else because of the expertise, here everyone seems to be some kind of an expert in the HR function.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sapling HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

BambooHR

BambooHR 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I love BambooHR. Reports are easy to run and download and it usually covers any types of requests I get from the management team. You get excel or .csv downloads/reports and it is fast and simple, not too crowded so it is easy to read through. We don't integrate the tool yet but again, soon we will. we just did not had the time to utilize it yet but that's the plan.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sapling HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

BambooHR

BambooHR 8.4
Based on 26 answers
Support is effective and responsive. During our time with BambooHR we did not experience many issues, but initial support on setup was helpful and allowed for a quick turnaround on getting started. Since then, few needs have arisen for contacting support, but I would not hesitate to do so and would recommend BambooHR based on the quality of their support team.
Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sapling HR

Sapling HR 6.7
Based on 3 answers
Sapling HR helps my HR team keep track of our personal information like contact information or t-shirt sizes (who doesn't like free shirts), as well as helping new hires onboard. I think it's super simple to use and keeps everything pretty nicely organized.
Danny Eng | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

BambooHR

BambooHR 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The online training team is great. Theis is so well done! very user friendly, very nice to go through. Then you get all those exemples and questions to test you and make sure you understand the training as we go along. This is a great asset from the tool, I don't think I have ever been left without understanding because there is help and additional resources to understand or extra windows that explain terms or answer Q&A.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sapling HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Sapling HR

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

Sapling HR

Very very similar- it is not worth switching from one to the other unless you want to have payroll in the same tool
Adrienne Barnard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

BambooHR

BambooHR 10.0
Based on 1 answer
There is so much you can do with this platform, it is incredible and so welcoming. We don't utilize it 100% yet just because we are growing and the HR team has not been able to concentrate on other areas offered to us but but we will soon. Which is also why we got the product, specifically because what BambooHR can do to help us meet our growing business needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sapling HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

BambooHR

  • There has been a small increase in the company's profit margin since we implemented BambooHR to cover our recruitment and employee management operations, so we have not only made more profit, but we have also been able to work better.
  • If the return on investment compares to what we were maintaining before we started with BambooHR, it is easy to deduce that there is a profit margin more than triple what it was in the past.
Javier Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sapling HR

  • We were able to get the system implemented very quickly, which was of great importance to us as we were undergoing rapid growth.
  • The system has helped us keep and stay organized and allowed team members to work collaboratively to get tasks done. Many of these tasks were previously managed with various spreadsheets and other trackers that were quickly becoming unmanageable.
  • Sapling has greatly decreased the time we needed to onboard and employee and has prevented many errors.
Aldo Gomez | 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

Sapling HR

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR
8.7
Sapling HR
6.1

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR
10.0
Sapling HR

Usability

BambooHR
9.4
Sapling HR
6.4

Reliability and Availability

BambooHR
10.0
Sapling HR

Performance

BambooHR
9.0
Sapling HR

Support Rating

BambooHR
8.4
Sapling HR
6.7

Online Training

BambooHR
10.0
Sapling HR

Implementation Rating

BambooHR
10.0
Sapling HR

Scalability

BambooHR
10.0
Sapling HR

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