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Score 7.3 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

Emburse SpringAhead

It's definitely well suited for all organizations with knowledge workers who use computers to do their work and are able to log in and enter their time on a regular basis. I've always had access to it as part of my job and love using SpringAhead. It may be less appropriate in a role where the worker does not have regular access to a computer to enter their hours digitally.
Ambrish Kochikar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

BambooHR
7.7
Emburse SpringAhead
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
7.7
Emburse SpringAhead

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

BambooHR
8.6
Emburse SpringAhead
New hire portal
BambooHR
8.6
Emburse SpringAhead
Manager tracking tools
BambooHR
8.6
Emburse SpringAhead

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

BambooHR
8.5
Emburse SpringAhead
Performance plans
BambooHR
8.5
Emburse SpringAhead
Performance improvement plans
BambooHR
8.4
Emburse SpringAhead
Review status tracking
BambooHR
8.8
Emburse SpringAhead
Review reminders
BambooHR
8.6
Emburse SpringAhead
Multiple review frequency
BambooHR
8.3
Emburse SpringAhead

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

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

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

Emburse SpringAhead

  • Allows for tracking of time very easily. Users can add all their project's time in one place instead of drilling into each project.
  • Managers can approve their team's time all in one place. We do not need to drill down to find the info and approve. Users who don't report to the manager but are part of the project can still be approved by the project manager.
  • Reports are easy to read when looking at historical information. Reports can be run with multiple parameters that the user needs.
Massimo Emilione | 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

Emburse SpringAhead

  • Automated reminders to employees would be great
  • A more modern and up-to-date user interface
  • The approvals system for projects vs. users could use some work
Ashley Haylett | 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

Emburse SpringAhead

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

Emburse SpringAhead

No score
No answers yet
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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

Emburse SpringAhead

No score
No answers yet
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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

Emburse SpringAhead

No score
No answers yet
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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

Emburse SpringAhead

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Emburse SpringAhead

No score
No answers yet
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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

Emburse SpringAhead

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

Emburse SpringAhead

We selected SpringAhead because of price and usability. This tool is easy to set up and configure. It is a cloud application allowing access from anywhere. There were no training requirements. When you have a small use case this tool is the way to go. We moved off SpringAhead to get more functionality and it has required a lot more training and effort to maintain and utilize
Massimo Emilione | 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

Emburse SpringAhead

No score
No answers yet
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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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emburse SpringAhead

  • Positive - tracking return on project investments
  • Positive - being able to plan on future projects
  • Positive - being able to manage costs and attendance
Ambrish Kochikar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Emburse SpringAhead

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

Emburse SpringAhead

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR
8.8
Emburse SpringAhead
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR
10.0
Emburse SpringAhead

Usability

BambooHR
9.3
Emburse SpringAhead

Reliability and Availability

BambooHR
10.0
Emburse SpringAhead

Performance

BambooHR
9.0
Emburse SpringAhead

Support Rating

BambooHR
8.4
Emburse SpringAhead

Online Training

BambooHR
10.0
Emburse SpringAhead

Implementation Rating

BambooHR
10.0
Emburse SpringAhead

Scalability

BambooHR
10.0
Emburse SpringAhead

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