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BambooHR

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Deputy

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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

Deputy

Deputy has a great capability for a supervisor to access the online schedule to make real-time edits as needed. The app can be difficult when making a large number of changes, and I have had times where things have not updated on the app compared to the website.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

BambooHR
7.7
Deputy
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
7.7
Deputy

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

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

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

Deputy

  • Easy to create schedules.
  • Easy to copy schedules from previous week.
  • Efficiently pushes schedules out to all employees to their smart phones.
  • Provides estimated labor costs for the period.
Eric Eisbrenner | 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

Deputy

  • very slow to use/load
  • frequently puts entered timesheets onto the wrong day ("Yesterday")
  • several of their reporting functions do not allow access to the background data, which can be found via the browser console easily
  • all-time is attributed to the date of the start of the shift, making 24/7 operations painful to manage
  • employee offers a shift, nobody takes it. employee starts shift, but the tool does not cancel the offer once they begin work.
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

Deputy

Deputy 6.0
Based on 2 answers
Very comfortable with the platform. Meets all of our scheduling and employee communication needs
Ashley McDermott | 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

Deputy

Deputy 8.7
Based on 24 answers
Deputy is robust but well laid out from a user's perspective so not difficult to navigate. Much of the scheduling is easier on a desktop browser, but the mobile app is good too if you need to use it in a pinch.
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

Deputy

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

Deputy

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

Deputy

Deputy 2.5
Based on 2 answers
Deputy basically ignored my request for a price review. I get it - they have a price target. After using their product for 5 years, I am ready to move to a better product that has less monthly cost.
Aaron Weissman | 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

Deputy

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

Deputy

Deputy 9.4
Based on 23 answers
Our implementation was largely self-guided but that was not a problem whatsoever. Between Rippling and Deputy, there were very simple setup steps to follow and we had our implementation complete within 24 hours. The onboarding process for employees was just as simple and straightforward.
Caroline Blades | 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

Deputy

Deputy is cheaper than Tanda; however, Tanda has significantly more features and easy customizations than Deputy. For example, I have been told that we will need to pay for custom work in Deputy to have a rule that adjusts any shifts that are less than four hours long to pay staff for the minimum four-hour engagement. Tanda has an easy-access tick box that does this.
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

Deputy

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

Deputy

  • Monumental amounts of time saved, and time is money
  • Improved payroll accuracy, as anomalies are easily detected and the system will point out potential problems.
  • Timesheets (from people with authority and access) can be edited and adjusted from your mobile device easily always accurately.
Brandon Dabbs | 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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BambooHR Editions & Modules

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Deputy

General

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

Deputy Editions & Modules

Edition
Scheduling Only$11
Scheduling, Time and Attendance$31
Enterprise$81
  1. per user
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