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Feature Set Ratings

  • BambooHR ranks higher in 11 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Payroll Management, Leave and Attendance Management, Employee Self Service, Asset Management, HR Reporting, Onboarding, Performance and Goals, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Recruiting / ATS

Human Resource Management

8.3

BambooHR

83%
6.9

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

69%
BambooHR ranks higher in 7/7 features

Employee demographic data

8.3
83%
62 Ratings
7.3
73%
423 Ratings

Employment history

9.0
90%
68 Ratings
7.6
76%
453 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

8.7
87%
68 Ratings
6.7
67%
444 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

8.3
83%
61 Ratings
7.4
74%
448 Ratings

Organizational charting

8.0
80%
66 Ratings
6.6
66%
409 Ratings

Organization and location management

8.3
83%
61 Ratings
6.6
66%
448 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

7.5
75%
40 Ratings
6.3
63%
296 Ratings

Payroll Management

8.4

BambooHR

84%
7.3

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

73%
BambooHR ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pay calculation

8.3
83%
35 Ratings
8.0
80%
484 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

8.1
81%
30 Ratings
6.2
62%
242 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

8.6
86%
15 Ratings
7.7
77%
53 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

7.9
79%
41 Ratings
6.6
66%
388 Ratings

Direct deposit files

8.4
84%
41 Ratings
8.2
82%
470 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

8.6
86%
42 Ratings
7.4
74%
371 Ratings

Reimbursement management

8.8
88%
22 Ratings
6.7
67%
249 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

9.1

BambooHR

91%
7.4

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

74%
BambooHR ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

9.4
94%
67 Ratings
7.4
74%
415 Ratings

Balance details

9.1
91%
59 Ratings
7.4
74%
428 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

8.6
86%
52 Ratings
7.4
74%
350 Ratings

Employee Self Service

8.6

BambooHR

86%
7.2

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

72%
BambooHR ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

9.0
90%
47 Ratings
7.7
77%
480 Ratings

Update personal information

9.0
90%
74 Ratings
7.8
78%
490 Ratings

View company policy documentation

8.7
87%
60 Ratings
6.7
67%
333 Ratings

Employee recognition

7.2
72%
52 Ratings
6.0
60%
176 Ratings

View job history

9.2
92%
69 Ratings
7.5
75%
402 Ratings

Asset Management

8.4

BambooHR

84%
4.6

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

46%
BambooHR ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

8.4
84%
32 Ratings
4.6
46%
82 Ratings

HR Reporting

7.6

BambooHR

76%
6.1

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

61%
BambooHR ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

7.7
77%
53 Ratings
6.3
63%
488 Ratings

Pre-built reports

7.9
79%
52 Ratings
6.4
64%
487 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

7.3
73%
44 Ratings
5.6
56%
345 Ratings

Onboarding

8.1

BambooHR

81%
6.4

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

64%
BambooHR ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

8.2
82%
55 Ratings
6.1
61%
297 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

8.0
80%
53 Ratings
6.7
67%
265 Ratings

Performance and Goals

8.1

BambooHR

81%
6.6

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

66%
BambooHR ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

8.1
81%
33 Ratings
6.7
67%
163 Ratings

Individual goal setting

8.5
85%
38 Ratings
6.4
64%
178 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

8.1
81%
29 Ratings
6.3
63%
153 Ratings

Performance tracking

7.8
78%
34 Ratings
6.9
69%
184 Ratings

Performance Management

8.0

BambooHR

80%
6.8

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

68%
BambooHR ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

7.9
79%
39 Ratings
6.9
69%
190 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

8.1
81%
38 Ratings
7.0
70%
166 Ratings

Review status tracking

7.8
78%
39 Ratings
7.0
70%
195 Ratings

Review reminders

8.4
84%
41 Ratings
6.6
66%
192 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

7.9
79%
36 Ratings
6.6
66%
174 Ratings

Succession Planning

7.8

BambooHR

78%
6.3

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

63%
BambooHR ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

7.8
78%
23 Ratings
6.1
61%
76 Ratings

Candidate ranking

7.9
79%
27 Ratings
6.0
60%
80 Ratings

Candidate search

7.8
78%
27 Ratings
6.8
68%
84 Ratings

Candidate development

7.9
79%
24 Ratings
6.4
64%
77 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

8.1

BambooHR

81%
6.8

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

68%
BambooHR ranks higher in 7/7 features

Job Requisition Management

8.0
80%
32 Ratings
6.7
67%
225 Ratings

Company Website Posting

8.3
83%
36 Ratings
6.9
69%
220 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

7.6
76%
33 Ratings
6.7
67%
184 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

8.4
84%
33 Ratings
6.9
69%
213 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

7.4
74%
29 Ratings
7.0
70%
180 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

8.2
82%
40 Ratings
6.7
67%
221 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

8.7
87%
42 Ratings
6.6
66%
216 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • BambooHR is rated higher in 9 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Availability, Performance, Support Rating, Online Training, Implementation Rating, Product Scalability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

BambooHR

89%
80 Ratings
7.0

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

70%
528 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

BambooHR

100%
3 Ratings
8.6

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

86%
77 Ratings

Usability

9.1

BambooHR

91%
3 Ratings
7.6

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

76%
53 Ratings

Availability

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating
9.9

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

99%
23 Ratings

Performance

9.0

BambooHR

90%
1 Rating
5.1

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

51%
25 Ratings

Support Rating

8.4

BambooHR

84%
26 Ratings
6.7

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

67%
99 Ratings

In-Person Training

BambooHR

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

70%
11 Ratings

Online Training

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating
8.8

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

88%
17 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

BambooHR

100%
2 Ratings
5.9

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

59%
72 Ratings

Configurability

BambooHR

N/A
0 Ratings
6.1

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

61%
12 Ratings

Ease of integration

BambooHR

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

79%
8 Ratings

Product Scalability

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating
9.9

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

99%
14 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

BambooHR

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

89%
18 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

BambooHR

N/A
0 Ratings
9.8

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

98%
12 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR

Overall BambooHr has excelled in satisfying our needs. It performs well as a one-stop-shop for HR challenges. It has benefitted us as an excellent repository for personnel information both in processing prospective and new hires, as well as existing employees. It provides a fairly simple, but [the] straightforward system for managing and using time off. Some areas do need some work, however. There is no ability to set up a default set of time-off types/accruals for a new hire, which means this has to be done manually for each new employee. This creates a lot of opportunities for human error. It also has a very opaque and unhelpful API when it comes to the management of the time data; Whereas the rest of the API is exceptional. Lastly, the ability to request time off only allows for a flat number of hours in a day; it doesn't allow the employee to request specific times. As a result, we rely on the employee and manager to communicate the time successfully in the notes field. There is a big difference between arriving 1 hour late, leaving 1 hour early, and stepping out for an extended lunch.
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Ceridian

Ceridian Dayforce is one of the large human capital management (HCM) system providers. I would expect most large organizations would have it on their shortlist if evaluating HCM providers. It has a variety of modules in the HR space. Our usage is limited to payroll and benefits for the United States. As an end user, I find it to be fairly intuitive and the integrations with other systems (SuccessFactors, third party benefits providers) in my experience has worked without issue.
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Pros

BambooHR

  • BambooHR has a top-notch electronic onboarding process. It is fully customizable and works very well with applicants of all technological capabilities. Onboarding allows you to add every step the new employee and the business partners must complete through timed, dated, notifications, digital documents, e-signatures, and a back-end administrative ability to follow up.
  • BambooHR has good applicant tracking system. They currently integrate with indeed and ZipRecruiter. However, it is easy to create links for other platforms with the ability to distinguish where you are getting recruiting traction. In addition the ability to rate, and communicate about an applicant is confidential between the hiring managers and HR. Also, there is an easy way to create a candidate pool of eligible candidates for later passive recruiting, that is called Talent Pools.
  • BambooHR has a unique feature called Announcements. This function allows various announcements to go out via email, through the application, or a combination of both to directed target audiences or the entire company.
  • BambooHR also sends out announcements (customizable) on every new hire. This allows folks to see who is starting and learn a bit about them before they meet them.
  • BambooHR has a great function for tracking time by the task or job. This is great for tracking productivity gaps for administrative positions or job costing for positions that have billable hours.
  • BambooHR also has easy to organize digital documents. You can easily upload documents via drop and drag. Documents can be added to folders and then downloaded later if an employee terminates.
  • Goal in performance management are very good, they follow the SMART methodology but there is no way to attach them to a performance review. They do allow the employee to adjust using a slide bar and you can attach people to a goal. In addition it notifies the supervisor but you cannot shut off notifications.
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Ceridian

  • Benefits and Payroll Integration - changes happen in real time.
  • Workflows - still working on creating some but we created some so that when employees make changes, we are notified and that's great so nothing goes unnoticed.
  • Site is easy for employees to navigate and has a 'clean' presentation.
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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.
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Ceridian

  • Benefits functions on HR side, too much manual entry.
  • I know it’s for protection purposes but it gets annoying when you constantly need to input a security code texted to you.
  • Wish the onboarding progress page for managers can automatically update instead of being needed to manually update.
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Pricing Details

BambooHR

Starting Price

$59 per month

Editions & Modules

BambooHR editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
12 Employees$991

Footnotes

  1. per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional Call for Quote

Additional Details

After 12 employees, each additional employee is $8.25 each. To run payroll for employees is an additional $75 a month for $10 employees, with each additional employee being $4.25. Adding performance management is $4.25 a month and tracking features are $3.00 a month.

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Ceridian Dayforce HCM editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    Likelihood to Renew

    BambooHR

    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.
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    Ceridian

    We are highly invested in Ceridian's Dayforce product. It give us the flexibility and scaling that our growing company needs. Its potential reaches beyond the basic HR functions to the decision making that our Management Team needs. Ceridian is always innovating the employee and employee experiences to offer cutting edge options.
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    Usability

    BambooHR

    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.
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    Ceridian

    I think it's very usable for the employee. I don't think it is as easy for the HR/PR admins - especially if there is an issue. There are so many setup screens that need to be looked at to try to figure out why payroll isn't calculating properly, hours aren't feeding over correctly, or benefits are not calculating properly. For the most part, they can't do their own troubleshooting. The same is true for the managers. Our managers find it cumbersome to go into make any schedule changes after the schedules have been generated.
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    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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    Ceridian

    We have never experienced a total/unplanned outages that effected our ability to process payroll. However, there are times when the application's speed is significantly effected - and processing a payroll may take up to twice as long as normal.
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    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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    Ceridian

    We haven't noticed any slow-down due to the integration of Dayforce WFM with our Ceridian HPL products (HRIS and Payroll). The new HTML view of the timesheets don't load as quickly as the old Silverlight view - however, we have gotten used to the change.
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    Support Rating

    BambooHR

    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.
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    Ceridian

    Most of the time the support is great; it's not always super efficient but I always get the help I need. Occasionally it takes a lot longer than we had hoped or get conflicting responses. We had one ticket recently where we were told we would have to pay the service team to support us on the project and then another person called the next day with the solution to our query and was able to find a solution easily. Generally, though, the response is great and they either walk me though how to do something via a Zoom Meeting or they email step-by-step instructions on how to do it and say if I have questions we can set up a meeting to discuss further.
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    In-Person Training

    BambooHR

    No answers on this topic

    Ceridian

    Because the training we reviewed at Insights has changed how we use the system everyday. This is a key factor in our training.
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    Online Training

    BambooHR

    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.
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    Ceridian

    The online training has been really good, I can do some online sessions/courses on my own time which is great for time management. The on line class type sessions have been really good too, they provide a great overview with some additional features or where and how to look to make some changes.
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    Implementation Rating

    BambooHR

    it was very easy to sign up, quick and we could use the site very quickly as well.
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    Ceridian

    Have a strong internal team. Communicate with your implementation team - they are there to make it work for you. Take the time to really think about how you want the system to work for you - in some cases, you may need to rethink your own business practices to see if you are working harder when the system could do it for you
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    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
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    Ceridian

    ADP Workforce Now is the system we used prior and that I still use for other consulting services, and this system falls far inferior to the functionality of Ceridian Dayforce especially in terms of payroll processing and delivery but also in other aspects like benefits, employee profile management, and access permissions.
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    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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    Ceridian

    Overall, we are extremely happy with the Dayforce WFM module. Our biggest pain point is concerning the twice annual software upgrades - which is the only reason I haven't rated them as a '10'. Because every customer is configured differently, the upgrades can sometimes have adverse effects on our current configured policies/rules. And although they roll-out the upgraded version in a test environment several weeks before go-live, not all testing is accurate in that environment. Some issues do not present themselves until you are working with live punches.
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    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.
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    Ceridian

    • There's no paper handling for employee's PTO requests, manager approvals, etc. This is a huge time-saving and hassle-saving aspect of the system.
    • Employees no longer print out their paychecks - it's all on the app. And we pay less for mailing checks all over the place.
    • Employees enroll in their benefits now, which was also a huge time, paper, and cost saving!
    • Employees attest that they received all of their meals and rests via the biometric clocks, so paper doesn't have to be kept - the system tracks that info now.
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