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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

BQE Core

For our application where we are a service organization, it fits well with project management and the time and expense entries that go along with that. We are still on the cusp of full invoicing from Core but it looks promising and a time saver instead of double entry. Updates and improvements seem to be a priority with the company as well.
Tanya Foster | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

BambooHR
9.2
BQE Core
Approval workflow
BambooHR
9.3
BQE Core
Balance details
BambooHR
9.2
BQE Core
Annual carry-forward and encashment
BambooHR
9.0
BQE Core

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

BambooHR
7.6
BQE Core
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
7.6
BQE Core

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

BambooHR
8.6
BQE Core
New hire portal
BambooHR
8.6
BQE Core
Manager tracking tools
BambooHR
8.6
BQE Core

Performance and Goals

BambooHR
8.3
BQE Core
Corporate goal setting
BambooHR
8.0
BQE Core
Individual goal setting
BambooHR
8.2
BQE Core
Line-of sight-visibility
BambooHR
8.2
BQE Core
Performance tracking
BambooHR
8.6
BQE Core

Performance Management

BambooHR
8.5
BQE Core
Performance plans
BambooHR
8.5
BQE Core
Performance improvement plans
BambooHR
8.3
BQE Core
Review status tracking
BambooHR
8.8
BQE Core
Review reminders
BambooHR
8.6
BQE Core
Multiple review frequency
BambooHR
8.3
BQE Core

Succession Planning

BambooHR
8.1
BQE Core
Create succession plans/pools
BambooHR
8.1
BQE Core
Candidate ranking
BambooHR
8.0
BQE Core
Candidate search
BambooHR
8.2
BQE Core
Candidate development
BambooHR
8.2
BQE Core

Recruiting / ATS

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

Security

BambooHR
BQE Core
8.0
Single sign-on capability
BambooHR
BQE Core
8.0
Role-based user permissions
BambooHR
BQE Core
8.0

Reporting & Analytics

BambooHR
BQE Core
7.0
Standard reports
BambooHR
BQE Core
9.0
Custom reports
BambooHR
BQE Core
5.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

BambooHR
BQE Core
9.3
Expense management
BambooHR
BQE Core
9.0
Time tracking
BambooHR
BQE Core
10.0
Standardized Processes
BambooHR
BQE Core
9.0

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

BQE Core

  • Time and expense tracking on projects
  • Client data tied to projects
  • Invoicing from the time/expense and date range items. Batch invoicing
  • Fee Schedules along with employee rates
Tanya Foster | 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

BQE Core

  • Reporting
  • Updating an invoice that has been created
Tanya Foster | 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

BQE Core

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

BQE Core

BQE Core 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It was doing the project management job from the beginning but now the company has stepped up with updates to payments, invoicing, and integration. They listen to customer suggestions and support has been great. Now the training we are receiving for integration with our accounting package has been awesome.
Tanya Foster | 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

BQE Core

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

BQE Core

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

BQE Core

BQE Core 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Support is quick to answer and make sure that the problem or question is addressed. Training support is proving to be invaluable and we are hoping that continues through our move to invoice and take payments directly from Core and only push the financial information to the accounting program.
Tanya Foster | 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

BQE Core

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

BQE Core

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

BQE Core

We paid for BigTime and started to implement it so we could have one package with accounting as well. BQE Core didn't have the online payment selection and we had trouble years ago with integrating with QuickBooks. In trying to set up BigTime, the migration of previous and ongoing projects was going to take more time and data entry than was worth the move so we backed out. Now that Core has the online payment and integrations with QBO have evolved, we have stayed with Core.
Tanya Foster | 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

BQE Core

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

BQE Core

  • Pricing on Core and it's modules is competitive which helps with the bottom line
  • Centralizing one program for project management and invoicing saves time which saves money
Tanya Foster | 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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BQE Core

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR
8.8
BQE Core
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR
10.0
BQE Core

Usability

BambooHR
9.3
BQE Core
9.0

Reliability and Availability

BambooHR
10.0
BQE Core

Performance

BambooHR
9.0
BQE Core

Support Rating

BambooHR
8.4
BQE Core
10.0

Online Training

BambooHR
10.0
BQE Core

Implementation Rating

BambooHR
10.0
BQE Core

Scalability

BambooHR
10.0
BQE Core

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