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BambooHR

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Score 8.4 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

Ceridian Powerpay

In all honestly I don’t know a situation where Ceridian Powerpay would not be appropriate to use. I have used it at a company with 12 employees, and at a company with 100 employees. The system works great regardless of company size and the benefits significantly outweigh any (if any) negatives.
I only have experience with the system in the hospitality industry but it covered all our needs and more that I can only imagine that would apply to other industries as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

BambooHR
8.7
Ceridian Powerpay
9.5
Pay calculation
BambooHR
8.5
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
Support for external payroll vendors
BambooHR
8.7
Ceridian Powerpay
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
BambooHR
8.6
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
Benefit plan administration
BambooHR
9.0
Ceridian Powerpay
8.0
Direct deposit files
BambooHR
8.8
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
BambooHR
8.8
Ceridian Powerpay
9.4
Reimbursement management
BambooHR
8.6
Ceridian Powerpay
9.7

Leave and Attendance Management

BambooHR
9.2
Ceridian Powerpay
Approval workflow
BambooHR
9.3
Ceridian Powerpay
Balance details
BambooHR
9.2
Ceridian Powerpay
Annual carry-forward and encashment
BambooHR
9.0
Ceridian Powerpay

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

BambooHR
7.6
Ceridian Powerpay
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
7.6
Ceridian Powerpay

HR Reporting

BambooHR
8.2
Ceridian Powerpay
Report builder
BambooHR
8.2
Ceridian Powerpay
Pre-built reports
BambooHR
8.1
Ceridian Powerpay
Ability to combine HR data with external data
BambooHR
8.2
Ceridian Powerpay

Onboarding

BambooHR
8.6
Ceridian Powerpay
New hire portal
BambooHR
8.6
Ceridian Powerpay
Manager tracking tools
BambooHR
8.6
Ceridian Powerpay

Performance and Goals

BambooHR
8.2
Ceridian Powerpay
Corporate goal setting
BambooHR
8.0
Ceridian Powerpay
Individual goal setting
BambooHR
8.2
Ceridian Powerpay
Line-of sight-visibility
BambooHR
8.1
Ceridian Powerpay
Performance tracking
BambooHR
8.6
Ceridian Powerpay

Performance Management

BambooHR
8.5
Ceridian Powerpay
Performance plans
BambooHR
8.5
Ceridian Powerpay
Performance improvement plans
BambooHR
8.3
Ceridian Powerpay
Review status tracking
BambooHR
8.8
Ceridian Powerpay
Review reminders
BambooHR
8.6
Ceridian Powerpay
Multiple review frequency
BambooHR
8.3
Ceridian Powerpay

Succession Planning

BambooHR
8.1
Ceridian Powerpay
Create succession plans/pools
BambooHR
8.1
Ceridian Powerpay
Candidate ranking
BambooHR
8.0
Ceridian Powerpay
Candidate search
BambooHR
8.2
Ceridian Powerpay
Candidate development
BambooHR
8.1
Ceridian Powerpay

Recruiting / ATS

BambooHR
8.3
Ceridian Powerpay
Job Requisition Management
BambooHR
8.3
Ceridian Powerpay
Company Website Posting
BambooHR
8.2
Ceridian Powerpay
Publish to Social Media
BambooHR
8.4
Ceridian Powerpay
Job Search Site Posting
BambooHR
8.4
Ceridian Powerpay
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
BambooHR
8.1
Ceridian Powerpay
Applicant Tracking
BambooHR
8.2
Ceridian Powerpay
Notifications and Alerts
BambooHR
8.7
Ceridian Powerpay

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

Ceridian Powerpay

  • Ceridian Powerpay simplifies the payroll process, very little manual work involved during each payroll run.
  • Ceridian Powerpay is mostly an intuitive interface with easy to understand workflows to allow for multiple users to be able to use the system if required.
Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | 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

Ceridian Powerpay

  • Would be great if you could search for specific ROEs in the system rather than having to go into each individual pay period package to locate - especially when there may be 10+ ROEs.
Anonymous | 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

Ceridian Powerpay

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

Ceridian Powerpay

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

Ceridian Powerpay

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

Ceridian Powerpay

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

Ceridian Powerpay

Ceridian Powerpay 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Generally, Ceridian Powerpay support is strong, with the edge given to the telephone staff, which is prompt and always helpful. When I have had to reach out via telephone, I am greeted quickly and provided with a quick resolution to my issue. The email support leaves a bit to be desired, though, as my experience with change requests result in long waits for confirmation and completion, with some instances not even being given a resolution to an issue without requiring additional follow-up. I shouldn’t have to stay on top of the support in addition to providing the details needed, and it should just get done.
Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | 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

Ceridian Powerpay

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

Ceridian Powerpay

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

Ceridian Powerpay

Have not used any other payroll software in my experience.
Anonymous | 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

Ceridian Powerpay

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

Ceridian Powerpay

  • Positive: Ceridian Powerpay is cost-effective for our organization as we do not require a more robust solution—it fits our needs well without breaking the bank.
  • Positive: Ceridian Powerpay is mostly intuitive, easy to use, and as a result, easy to train team members in. This allows for additional coverage for the payroll system should the key user not be available or require assistance.
Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Ceridian Powerpay

Pricing Details

BambooHR

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Call for Quote*

* company size

Ceridian Powerpay

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR
8.8
Ceridian Powerpay
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR
10.0
Ceridian Powerpay

Usability

BambooHR
9.3
Ceridian Powerpay

Reliability and Availability

BambooHR
10.0
Ceridian Powerpay

Performance

BambooHR
9.0
Ceridian Powerpay

Support Rating

BambooHR
8.4
Ceridian Powerpay
8.0

Online Training

BambooHR
10.0
Ceridian Powerpay

Implementation Rating

BambooHR
10.0
Ceridian Powerpay

Scalability

BambooHR
10.0
Ceridian Powerpay

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