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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

Podio

[Citrix Podios's] customer support is very quick and they provide you an option to convert your
project into small tasks so that you can better assist your team and extract
maximum work out of them hence I will totally recommend its usage. I could not think that keeping track of tasks could be this much easier and smart. It is a fully customizable tool that manages my tasks efficiently and deal with them effectively.
Gill Riskoff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

BambooHR
7.6
Podio
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
7.6
Podio

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

BambooHR
8.6
Podio
New hire portal
BambooHR
8.6
Podio
Manager tracking tools
BambooHR
8.6
Podio

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

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

Project Management

BambooHR
Podio
8.5
Task Management
BambooHR
Podio
9.3
Resource Management
BambooHR
Podio
7.8
Gantt Charts
BambooHR
Podio
7.7
Scheduling
BambooHR
Podio
7.5
Workflow Automation
BambooHR
Podio
8.4
Team Collaboration
BambooHR
Podio
9.2
Support for Agile Methodology
BambooHR
Podio
8.9
Support for Waterfall Methodology
BambooHR
Podio
8.8
Document Management
BambooHR
Podio
8.4
Email integration
BambooHR
Podio
9.0
Mobile Access
BambooHR
Podio
8.6
Timesheet Tracking
BambooHR
Podio
8.4
Change request and Case Management
BambooHR
Podio
8.6
Budget and Expense Management
BambooHR
Podio
8.8

Professional Services Automation

BambooHR
Podio
8.7
Quotes/estimates
BambooHR
Podio
8.9
Invoicing
BambooHR
Podio
8.7
Project & financial reporting
BambooHR
Podio
8.2
Integration with accounting software
BambooHR
Podio
8.9

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

Podio

  • Very easy for people without coding or technical skills to set up and maintain information in "Apps".
  • Platform is very easy to learn and adopt--it's intuitive.
  • Project management potential is awesome--instead of having to fit your projects into a structure that is industry specific, you can build an app that tracks what you want, in the order you want it.
  • Has a "relationship" field that allows you to relate an individual item or record to a record in another app. It effectively gives some of the functionality of a relational database.
  • Very useful for information sharing when staff members are in different regions or places.
Amy Smoucha | 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

Podio

  • More filter options for calendars.
  • Customizable views for Relation fields.
  • Full featured Podio mobile App for iPad.
  • A customizable profile status – would love to work with Podio in silent mode (logged in while working, but "not available" for requests when in heavy work mode)
Jan Florian Maas | 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

Podio

Podio 9.1
Based on 17 answers
Podio customer service is great. The cloud and mobile service is fast (almost instant, continuous syncing). With a solid user base, and backed by Citrix, this is a serious business solution. They're also constantly working on improving and making it more powerful. I anticipate it only getting better
Nando Cabán-Méndez | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Podio

Podio 6.0
Based on 2 answers
It is usable, for sure. Requires a bit of thinking to be really useful.
Anonymous | 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

Podio

Podio 8.0
Based on 4 answers
I have not experienced any down time
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Podio

Podio 8.0
Based on 2 answers
It works all the time and if I have a question, support get back to me ASAP
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Podio

Podio 7.1
Based on 6 answers
Podio support was always responsive and very quick to provide answers and assistance during the history of using this product, their support team has always been top notch. There have been several cases where calling podio support a feature was not available and they provided either workaround solutions or added the features straight into their roadmap.
Anonymous | 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

Podio

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

Podio

Podio 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Could of got more help sooner and mapped out structure after the 1st month. Future planning
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Podio

Compared to Salesforce: Podio is not as robust as a tool for CRM tracking. It also doesn't have the in-email capabilities that SF offers. Compared to Basecamp: Podio is somewhat similar to Basecamp but doesn't offer the same functionality with checking items off and archiving projects.Compared to Zoho Projects: Podio is vastly superior to Zoho Project's lack of flexibility (requiring a development team to build) and accessibility by all members (Zoho Projects requires a very limited number of "owners" of projects which makes it difficult if multiple owners need to assign one or more people to a project).
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

Podio

Podio 10.0
Based on 2 answers
As you business grows, so does Podio. There seems to be no limit to the workspace and apps you can create on the platform
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Podio

  • Podio is great for task assignment and tracking. The ability to enter and assign tasks from mobile and track their completion saves me several phone calls a day.
  • Podio outdoes email as my go to place to search for information. The ability to forward emails into the system, organize by projects and contacts, and search it all saves considerable time and confusion.
  • Podio has considerable potential to reduce overall admin time spent organizing information (filing, tracking, etc) The ability to keep a single record of a given piece of information without being tied to email vs file structure works very well.
Keller Baum | 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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Podio

General

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

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