BambooHR vs. Brightmove

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BambooHR
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
BambooHR is an on-line human resources solution that provides onboarding, payroll, and benefits management. It also offers automated time-off management and employee self-service.
$250
per month
Brightmove
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Brightmove is a cloud-based ATS developed by Brightmove, Inc based on Florida.This product offers the full suite of features typical of applicant tracking systems, as well as a few other features: a user-friendly and customizable dashboard, mobile accessibility, SMS messaging from the dashboard, batch or mass communication with potential candidates via multiple channels such as email or by leveraging its integration with social networking sites via the “Social Bar” that allows the recruiter to…
$625
per month
Pricing
BambooHRBrightmove
Editions & Modules
Core
$250
per month
Pro
$250
per month
Subscription
$625.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BambooHRBrightmove
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsNo matter what HR looks like at your company, we have the perfect plan for you!
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Features
BambooHRBrightmove
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.2
154 Ratings
4% above category average
Brightmove
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data8.2132 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history8.7138 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration8.4134 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.8.5123 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting6.9137 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management8.3128 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)8.175 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.2
95 Ratings
2% above category average
Brightmove
-
Ratings
Pay calculation8.364 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors8.152 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.441 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.872 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.770 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.276 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management7.138 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
9.1
128 Ratings
11% above category average
Brightmove
-
Ratings
Approval workflow9.3125 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details9.2117 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment8.7106 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.7
147 Ratings
7% above category average
Brightmove
-
Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information8.490 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information9.1146 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.9123 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition8.592 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history8.8136 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.2
62 Ratings
5% above category average
Brightmove
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets8.262 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.9
120 Ratings
3% above category average
Brightmove
-
Ratings
Report builder8.4114 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports8.1113 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data7.480 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.9
123 Ratings
10% above category average
Brightmove
-
Ratings
New hire portal8.9117 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools8.9108 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.2
75 Ratings
0% above category average
Brightmove
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting8.253 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.273 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.252 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking8.166 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.8
83 Ratings
2% below category average
Brightmove
-
Ratings
Performance plans7.575 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.863 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking7.974 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders8.177 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.871 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.1
63 Ratings
11% below category average
Brightmove
-
Ratings
Create succession plans/pools5.737 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking7.751 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search7.052 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development7.945 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.4
99 Ratings
7% above category average
Brightmove
9.2
8 Ratings
14% above category average
Job Requisition Management8.370 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.579 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.571 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting8.475 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.367 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.589 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.891 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Customized Application Form00 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Resume Management00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Candidate Search00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Email Templates00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
User Permissions00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings10.06 Ratings
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User Ratings
BambooHRBrightmove
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(158 ratings)
8.0
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(13 ratings)
3.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
8.7
(85 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.3
(5 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
8.7
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(71 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
9.2
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.8
(6 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
8.6
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.3
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.9
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
9.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.9
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BambooHRBrightmove
Likelihood to Recommend
BambooHR
Specifically for Mexican companies, it presents a particular challenge for the platform when trying to comply with Mexican laws and their processes. This includes requirements such as the expiration of vacation days, payroll regulations, mandatory employee benefits, and other legal stipulations. Ensuring adherence to these complex and detailed legal requirements adds an additional layer of difficulty in customizing the platform effectively for the Mexican market.
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Brightmove
If you want a full-service ATS and will use the tool to post jobs and track candidates, Brightmove is a very solid tool. They are adding functionality and making it more robust. In our case, we ended up just using it for resume repository and management and so the solution essentially outgrew us such that the price structure and options are no longer competitive or make as much sense as when we first started using the tool.
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Pros
BambooHR
  • The Applicant Tracking System is pretty good. Has a couple flaws but over all it's a really great module.
  • The HR management system works really well and we love how much we can customize things we need.
  • The Reporting feature is one of my favorite things about BambooHR. I can create any report I want and I love that.
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Brightmove
  • Brightmove is intuitive and easy to learn and to use. It interfaces well with social media.
  • Brightmove has good capabilities to build interfaces to other systems, such as a background checking system.
  • In addition, Brightmove has a good record of being available.
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Cons
BambooHR
  • The performance feature is a little clunky and not adjustable, so I would love to have more customizable options.
  • When a candidate signs an offer letter, it would be great if it could show up under the documents tab. Right now, it gets a little buried.
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Brightmove
  • Brightmove could offer more detailed and user friendly reports.
  • Brightmove could add more screening questions to applicants when they are applying to a job. The feature that is already there is not really useful.
  • Brightmove needs to separate internal applicants from external applicants.
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Likelihood to Renew
BambooHR
There's nothing wrong with this platform. I would recommend it to any business starting with more than 10 employees. I will continue to use the program for as long as I need to, hoping they continue being tremendous and finding other ways to incorporate more technology.
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Brightmove
Brightmove has worked well as we are a company with 120 employees. For as long as we stay around this size, we will continue with Brightmove, but as we grow we will start looking for an ATS that can directly tie into our CRM (NetSuite). The price point is great for the functionality when compared to other ATS solutions
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Usability
BambooHR
BambooHR is so easy to use! And if you ever have a question, you can go straight to the help section with easy to navigate articles and even training videos! Chat is also available most general working hours and I never have to wait long! BambooHR is very much set to mimic the social media platforms we are all very used to in today's world.
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Brightmove
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
BambooHR
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.
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Brightmove
No answers on this topic
Performance
BambooHR
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.
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Brightmove
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
BambooHR
I have had a pleasant experience with BambooHR. Customer service was easy, and I answered my questions quickly when I was new to the platform. I have never had a bad experience with Bamboo or the customer care team. There's not much else to say other than that I am pleased.
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Brightmove
The Customer Support is the best part of using this ATS vs others. They have a chat feature on the home page where you can ask a question and have a Customer Service rep help you in less than a minute. I have found that to be invaluable and a life saver on several occasions. I'm not sure you get that kind of service from a bigger ATS provider.
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In-Person Training
BambooHR
I didn't have in-person training besides teaching my managers how to use the program. However, I couldn't omit this question (maybe a system glitch).
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Brightmove
No answers on this topic
Online Training
BambooHR
As far as I can recall, everything went well with doing it online and got questions answered. Was thankful to work with a dummy file to get used to some practices prior to getting our own domain within bamboo to then place our personnel information in the system, this helped a lot!
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Brightmove
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
BambooHR
We implemented bambooHR in Fall, 2023 then implemented Payroll 1/1/24. A vital piece of information was not known or missed in that we are exempt from State Unemployment Tax and have a Reimbursement Set-up, so bambooHR did not send Payroll Reports to the State. Those reports need to be sent regardless if we are exempt or not.
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Brightmove
The Info Tech conversion and implementation team was too small to meet our needs
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Alternatives Considered
BambooHR
When reviewing which HRIS to go with, BambooHR came out on top for a few reasons. One was the cost compared to others and what you get for that cost. It saved the company money versus what we had, including Lever, ADP, Calamari, etc., and condensed it into one system. Next, the UI/UX is great and easy to use, even for those who haven't seen BambooHR before. Lastly, the support, both in implementation and during my time as a customer, has been exceptional, even when the answer isn't what I am hoping for.
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Brightmove
Brightmove seems to be pretty similar to Vurv, but overall the functionality of the other systems I have used has been better. I didn't select to implement Brightmove, it was already in place when I joined the company.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
BambooHR
Since my organization has dropped with employees, I always find ways to reduce costs. I thought there would be a cheaper option, but I was glad that my package included a lot for the price, and downgrading would cost more. The rep could have let me downgraded and taken me to a higher package. I am thankful that didn't happen.
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Brightmove
No answers on this topic
Scalability
BambooHR
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.
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Brightmove
No answers on this topic
Professional Services
BambooHR
VERY professional!
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Brightmove
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
BambooHR
  • Improved Onboarding process, saved time with pre-loaded forms like I-9s
  • Tracked clocking, gave accurate info about time worked for non-exempt
  • Allows hiring multiple candidates through one requisition - saving time on reposting positions that we decided to hire more people for
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Brightmove
  • Positive ROI in terms of time spent by our recruiting team. Our old ATS was clunky and forced users to spend more time on mundane tasks.
  • Positive ROI in terms of connecting without outside job boards and finding job candidates.
  • Positive ROI in terms of motivating our team by seeing their numbers in an easy to understand/read dashboard.
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ScreenShots

BambooHR Screenshots

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