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Score 9.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • BambooHR ranks higher in 1 feature set: Leave and Attendance Management
  • Core HR ranks higher in 10 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Payroll 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%
9.3

Core HR

93%
Core HR ranks higher in 7/7 features

Employee demographic data

8.3
83%
62 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Employment history

9.0
90%
68 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

8.7
87%
68 Ratings
9.5
95%
3 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

8.3
83%
61 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Organizational charting

8.0
80%
66 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Organization and location management

8.3
83%
61 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

7.5
75%
40 Ratings
8.5
85%
3 Ratings

Payroll Management

8.4

BambooHR

84%
9.4

Core HR

94%
Core HR ranks higher in 6/7 features

Pay calculation

8.3
83%
35 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

8.2
82%
30 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

8.6
86%
15 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Benefit plan administration

8.0
80%
41 Ratings
9.5
95%
3 Ratings

Direct deposit files

8.4
84%
41 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

8.6
86%
42 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Reimbursement management

8.8
88%
22 Ratings
9.5
95%
3 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

9.1

BambooHR

91%
8.8

Core HR

88%
BambooHR ranks higher in 2/3 features

Approval workflow

9.4
94%
67 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Balance details

9.1
91%
59 Ratings
7.5
75%
3 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

8.6
86%
52 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Employee Self Service

8.6

BambooHR

86%
9.2

Core HR

92%
Core HR ranks higher in 4/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

9.0
90%
47 Ratings
7.5
75%
2 Ratings

Update personal information

9.0
90%
74 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

View company policy documentation

8.7
87%
60 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Employee recognition

7.2
72%
52 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

View job history

9.2
92%
69 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Asset Management

8.4

BambooHR

84%
9.0

Core HR

90%
Core HR ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

8.4
84%
32 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

HR Reporting

7.6

BambooHR

76%
9.0

Core HR

90%
Core HR ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

7.7
77%
53 Ratings
9.5
95%
3 Ratings

Pre-built reports

7.9
79%
52 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

7.3
73%
44 Ratings
8.5
85%
2 Ratings

Onboarding

8.1

BambooHR

81%
9.3

Core HR

93%
Core HR ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

8.2
82%
55 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

8.0
80%
53 Ratings
9.5
95%
3 Ratings

Performance and Goals

8.1

BambooHR

81%
9.4

Core HR

94%
Core HR ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

8.1
81%
33 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Individual goal setting

8.5
85%
38 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

8.2
82%
29 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Performance tracking

7.8
78%
34 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Performance Management

8.0

BambooHR

80%
8.7

Core HR

87%
Core HR ranks higher in 4/5 features

Performance plans

7.9
79%
39 Ratings
7.5
75%
3 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

8.1
81%
38 Ratings
9.5
95%
3 Ratings

Review status tracking

7.8
78%
39 Ratings
9.5
95%
3 Ratings

Review reminders

8.4
84%
41 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

7.9
79%
36 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Succession Planning

7.8

BambooHR

78%
8.5

Core HR

85%
Core HR ranks higher in 3/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

7.8
78%
23 Ratings
8.5
85%
2 Ratings

Candidate ranking

7.9
79%
27 Ratings
8.5
85%
2 Ratings

Candidate search

7.8
78%
27 Ratings
7.5
75%
2 Ratings

Candidate development

7.9
79%
24 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

8.1

BambooHR

81%
9.2

Core HR

92%
Core HR ranks higher in 7/7 features

Job Requisition Management

8.0
80%
32 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Company Website Posting

8.3
83%
36 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

7.6
76%
33 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

8.4
84%
33 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

7.4
74%
29 Ratings
8.5
85%
2 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

8.2
82%
40 Ratings
9.5
95%
3 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

8.7
87%
42 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Core HR is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

BambooHR

89%
80 Ratings
9.5

Core HR

95%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

BambooHR

100%
3 Ratings

Core HR

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.1

BambooHR

91%
3 Ratings

Core HR

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating

Core HR

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.0

BambooHR

90%
1 Rating

Core HR

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.4

BambooHR

84%
26 Ratings

Core HR

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating

Core HR

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

BambooHR

100%
2 Ratings

Core HR

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating

Core HR

N/A
0 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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HR Cloud

Core HR is software that can so easily fit on any kind of HR management system. It has amazing features. In case of new recruitment applicant tracking, application management, approval process control, etc could easily solve with Core HR. It is very much suited for company records management. It is a complete database for current employees as well.
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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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HR Cloud

  • Functioning is very easy and very much clear to the new users as well.
  • Detailed payroll structure of your compensation.
  • Salary slip is available for all the previous months as well.
  • Claiming of different allowances like phone bill, internet bill, shift allowance etc are very simple.
  • We can easily track the time and attendance.
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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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HR Cloud

  • I would love the ability for reviews to be deleted.
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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.

Core HR

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Core HR editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Required

    Additional Details

    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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    HR Cloud

    No answers on this topic

    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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    HR Cloud

    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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    HR Cloud

    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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    HR Cloud

    No answers on this topic

    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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    HR Cloud

    No answers on this topic

    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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    HR Cloud

    No answers on this topic

    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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    HR Cloud

    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
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    HR Cloud

    The previous software I used was so limited in various core HR functions. On the other hand Core HR meets up our almost every requirement. And the very most reason to switch into Core HR is it has a free trail version for the users. That gives you much flexibility to check everything out properly
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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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    HR Cloud

    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.
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    HR Cloud

    • We can see our all details here like salary statement.
    • Payroll information(complete breakup of you compensation).
    • Claim different allowances with this tool and track it as well.
    • Track your time and attendance here.
    • We can modify the shift plan here and change the WOs but it will go for approval to your manager.
    • The process of changing the WOs, regularization is little difficult.
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