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BambooHR

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Buddy Punch

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Score 8.9 out of 100

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

Buddy Punch

Absolutely a 10. While there are a few things we'd like to see tweaked the overall experience is great. As I previously said, I wish other companies we used were as receptive to our feedback and willing to help when asked. I can't tell you how many hours of lost time we have each year due to sitting on the phone or in a live chat with customer service for other services we use.
Jake Cowden | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

BambooHR
9.2
Buddy Punch
Approval workflow
BambooHR
9.3
Buddy Punch
Balance details
BambooHR
9.2
Buddy Punch
Annual carry-forward and encashment
BambooHR
9.0
Buddy Punch

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

BambooHR
7.7
Buddy Punch
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
7.7
Buddy Punch

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

BambooHR
8.6
Buddy Punch
New hire portal
BambooHR
8.6
Buddy Punch
Manager tracking tools
BambooHR
8.6
Buddy Punch

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

BambooHR
8.5
Buddy Punch
Performance plans
BambooHR
8.5
Buddy Punch
Performance improvement plans
BambooHR
8.3
Buddy Punch
Review status tracking
BambooHR
8.8
Buddy Punch
Review reminders
BambooHR
8.6
Buddy Punch
Multiple review frequency
BambooHR
8.3
Buddy Punch

Succession Planning

BambooHR
8.1
Buddy Punch
Create succession plans/pools
BambooHR
8.1
Buddy Punch
Candidate ranking
BambooHR
8.0
Buddy Punch
Candidate search
BambooHR
8.2
Buddy Punch
Candidate development
BambooHR
8.2
Buddy Punch

Recruiting / ATS

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

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

Buddy Punch

  • Customer service is the best we've seen! Their knowledge base is clear, and when we do have a question it can't answer, we get a quick, informed solution.
  • The software allows us to schedule our staff seamlessly for work in more than one department in a day, so tracking how many payroll hours are being used in each department is easy.
  • The reporting for Payroll hours is easy and fast.
Joy Jones | 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

Buddy Punch

  • Sometimes I need to check back to be sure I'm still punched in.
  • The indicator between punched in and out is not very indicative of if I am or not.
  • I want to total hours not just by the week but by pay periods 1-15 days, 16-end of [the] month.
Thomas Carson | 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

Buddy Punch

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

Buddy Punch

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

Buddy Punch

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

Buddy Punch

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

Buddy Punch

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

Buddy Punch

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

Buddy Punch

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

Buddy Punch

I have not reviewed or evaluated any other similar products and this is the first time I am using this type of product. I have been a salaried employee for 25 years and this is my first contract position, but Buddy Punch has made the time tracking very simple and efficient.
Thomas Carson | 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

Buddy Punch

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

Buddy Punch

  • Improved Efficiency: Allows us to track time when employees are on site.
  • Reduced Costs: Able to avoid unnecessary OT due to employees getting alerts.
  • Reduced Costs: No longer paying an employee to tally hours like when we used a regular time clock.
Jake Cowden | 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*

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BambooHR Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Buddy Punch

General

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

Buddy Punch Editions & Modules

Edition
Time & Attendance25.991
Time & Attendance + Scheduling35.991
Enterprise45.991
  1. For 4 Employees, Unlimited Administrators
Additional Pricing Details
We offer three plans, each with a monthly or annual payment option. We offer tiers, as you have more employees you move into the next tier. It's an all-inclusive fee (not a per-user fee) and includes access to our website/mobile apps from as many locations and devices as needed. There are no startup, cancellation, support, or additional fees of any kind. There are no taxes either, so you'd only need to worry about the monthly/annual subscription price.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR
8.8
Buddy Punch
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR
10.0
Buddy Punch

Usability

BambooHR
9.3
Buddy Punch

Reliability and Availability

BambooHR
10.0
Buddy Punch

Performance

BambooHR
9.0
Buddy Punch

Support Rating

BambooHR
8.4
Buddy Punch

Online Training

BambooHR
10.0
Buddy Punch

Implementation Rating

BambooHR
10.0
Buddy Punch

Scalability

BambooHR
10.0
Buddy Punch

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