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Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR

If you are managing a small/medium-sized organization with up to 500 employees, BambooHR is a great utility. It will automate the entire recruitment and selection process, make time tracking benefit administration highly efficient, and enhance the integrity of annual performance appraisals. It will eliminate nearly all kinds of unnecessary record management and paperwork. All the information about an employee can be accessed at any time of the day. However, for a large organization, the HRIS can erect virtual walls among employees and make management of human resources a daunting task for the HR manager.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BizMerlin

We took the trial of 3 HR software before going with BizMerlinHR. We wanted to have a comprehensive HR solution to cover our Paperless employee records, employee onboarding, PTO, Timesheets and Employee Performance Management. We were not looking for an Applicant Tracking system and Retention management module, but when we saw the functionality and easy use we were completely sold to those modules as well. It was like add-on but the price of everything was more economical than the other software that we were reviewing
Mamta Rana | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

BambooHR
8.5
BizMerlin
10.0
Employee demographic data
BambooHR
8.7
BizMerlin
10.0
Employment history
BambooHR
8.9
BizMerlin
10.0
Job profiles and administration
BambooHR
8.6
BizMerlin
10.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
BambooHR
8.4
BizMerlin
Organizational charting
BambooHR
8.3
BizMerlin
10.0
Organization and location management
BambooHR
8.4
BizMerlin
10.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
BambooHR
8.2
BizMerlin

Payroll Management

BambooHR
8.7
BizMerlin
10.0
Pay calculation
BambooHR
8.5
BizMerlin
Support for external payroll vendors
BambooHR
8.7
BizMerlin
10.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
BambooHR
8.6
BizMerlin
Benefit plan administration
BambooHR
9.1
BizMerlin
10.0
Direct deposit files
BambooHR
8.8
BizMerlin
Salary revision and increment management
BambooHR
8.8
BizMerlin
Reimbursement management
BambooHR
8.6
BizMerlin

Leave and Attendance Management

BambooHR
9.2
BizMerlin
10.0
Approval workflow
BambooHR
9.3
BizMerlin
Balance details
BambooHR
9.2
BizMerlin
10.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
BambooHR
9.0
BizMerlin
10.0

Employee Self Service

BambooHR
8.9
BizMerlin
9.6
View and generate pay and benefit information
BambooHR
8.8
BizMerlin
9.0
Update personal information
BambooHR
9.0
BizMerlin
10.0
View company policy documentation
BambooHR
8.7
BizMerlin
10.0
Employee recognition
BambooHR
8.7
BizMerlin
9.0
View job history
BambooHR
9.1
BizMerlin
10.0

Asset Management

BambooHR
7.6
BizMerlin
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
7.6
BizMerlin

HR Reporting

BambooHR
8.2
BizMerlin
10.0
Report builder
BambooHR
8.3
BizMerlin
10.0
Pre-built reports
BambooHR
8.1
BizMerlin
10.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
BambooHR
8.2
BizMerlin
10.0

Onboarding

BambooHR
8.6
BizMerlin
10.0
New hire portal
BambooHR
8.6
BizMerlin
10.0
Manager tracking tools
BambooHR
8.6
BizMerlin
10.0

Performance and Goals

BambooHR
8.2
BizMerlin
9.8
Corporate goal setting
BambooHR
8.0
BizMerlin
10.0
Individual goal setting
BambooHR
8.2
BizMerlin
10.0
Line-of sight-visibility
BambooHR
8.1
BizMerlin
9.0
Performance tracking
BambooHR
8.6
BizMerlin
10.0

Performance Management

BambooHR
8.5
BizMerlin
9.4
Performance plans
BambooHR
8.5
BizMerlin
9.0
Performance improvement plans
BambooHR
8.3
BizMerlin
9.0
Review status tracking
BambooHR
8.8
BizMerlin
9.0
Review reminders
BambooHR
8.6
BizMerlin
10.0
Multiple review frequency
BambooHR
8.3
BizMerlin
10.0

Succession Planning

BambooHR
8.1
BizMerlin
10.0
Create succession plans/pools
BambooHR
8.1
BizMerlin
10.0
Candidate ranking
BambooHR
8.0
BizMerlin
10.0
Candidate search
BambooHR
8.2
BizMerlin
Candidate development
BambooHR
8.2
BizMerlin
10.0

Recruiting / ATS

BambooHR
8.3
BizMerlin
10.0
Job Requisition Management
BambooHR
8.3
BizMerlin
10.0
Company Website Posting
BambooHR
8.2
BizMerlin
10.0
Publish to Social Media
BambooHR
8.4
BizMerlin
10.0
Job Search Site Posting
BambooHR
8.4
BizMerlin
10.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
BambooHR
8.2
BizMerlin
10.0
Applicant Tracking
BambooHR
8.2
BizMerlin
10.0
Notifications and Alerts
BambooHR
8.7
BizMerlin
10.0

Pros

BambooHR

  • Helps us prepare our payroll on time and do so in an error-free manner.
  • Implements ATS in our organization and this is crucial in growing our talented workforce.
  • It's stable, and all organizations from small to mid-sized are able to use it efficiently.
Martin Oliver | TrustRadius Reviewer

BizMerlin

  • This software is highly configurable. Very easy to use. Lots of out of box integration.
  • It's got a mobile app and is also cloud based.
  • The goals module is our biggest used module. It also has great features like instant feedback, applicant tracking and onboarding.
Mohit Sareen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BambooHR

  • Some edge cases aren't as fleshed out. For example, asset inventory management isn't something BambooHR can really excel at currently.
  • Something akin to Google Forms but with the privacy protections of being already in the HRIS would be great for collecting anonymized responses.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BizMerlin

  • Could be improved by adding more advanced HR practices
  • We wish there was more flexibility for integration
Mamta Rana | 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

BizMerlin

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

BambooHR

BambooHR 9.3
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

BizMerlin

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

BizMerlin

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

BizMerlin

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

BambooHR

BambooHR 8.4
Based on 28 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

BizMerlin

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

BizMerlin

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

BizMerlin

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

BizMerlin

We took the trial of 3 HR software before going with BizMerlinHR. We wanted to have a comprehensive HR solution to cover our Paperless employee records, employee onboarding, PTO, Timesheets and Employee Performance Management. We were not looking for an Applicant Tracking system and Retention management module, but when we saw the functionality and easy use we were completely sold to those modules as well. It was like add-on but the price of everything was more economical than the other software that we were reviewing. Also, they really mean when they say "No setup fees" - because they helped us move all of our legacy data into the new system at no extra charge and helped us integrate with QuickBooks online. They definitely provide the best value of money when comparing the same set of features.
We have been using BizMerlinHR since 2018, and both our HR managers and users are very happy.
Mamta Rana | 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

BizMerlin

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

BambooHR

  • There has been an excellent rate of profitability in our work season, especially thanks to the optimization of our operations through BambooHR.
  • Currently estimated gains appear to be 500%, which leaves our ROI at 4, demonstrating that the platform has a high return on investment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BizMerlin

  • It's saving us about 40% of what we are spending
Mohit Sareen | 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
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BizMerlin

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR
8.8
BizMerlin
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR
10.0
BizMerlin

Usability

BambooHR
9.3
BizMerlin

Reliability and Availability

BambooHR
10.0
BizMerlin

Performance

BambooHR
9.0
BizMerlin

Support Rating

BambooHR
8.4
BizMerlin

Online Training

BambooHR
10.0
BizMerlin

Implementation Rating

BambooHR
10.0
BizMerlin

Scalability

BambooHR
10.0
BizMerlin

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