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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

Harpoon

I think Harpoon works best for freelancers, consultants, self employed people and smaller companies with less client to bill. For larger enterprises with hundreds or thousands of clients, there are larger, more intricate platforms in the market that are better suited for those needs.
Scott Rosenblum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

BambooHR
7.6
Harpoon
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
7.6
Harpoon

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

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

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

Harpoon

  • Makes Sending Invoices & Collecting Payment Easy, for Freelancers
  • Tracking Financial Goals (Monthly & Annual) & Projecting Future Results
  • Provides Insights On AR, Earned Income, Top Clients, and other helpful but highly relevant data points.
Jason Montoya | 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

Harpoon

  • Sometimes expense reporting bring up duplicate transactions, which may be more of a fault of the API that connects my account, which is Plaid
  • Would be nice if in the future, they can offer ACH as one of the payment options for invoices
  • There are some redundancies that pop up when setting time frames for client work and the projects attached to them. If they aren't aligned, it can cause inaccurate reporting. If it just sent it once and it took care of both functions, it would be easier
Scott Rosenblum | 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

Harpoon

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

Harpoon

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

Harpoon

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

Harpoon

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

Harpoon

Harpoon 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The few times I've needed help or had questions about the platform, the founder got back to me. And fairly fast. The extra effort resonated well with me
Scott Rosenblum | 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

Harpoon

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

Harpoon

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

Harpoon

I've used Less Accounting and & Quickbooks Online. After Less Accounting was acquired, its development was mostly stopped. While the tool was a simple way to manage invoices and expenses, its directional philosophy changed with the new owners. Quickbooks Online was a solid tool, but the company support was unhelpful and hard to work with at times. Harpoon provides a great tool, with a company that cares about its users.
Jason Montoya | 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

Harpoon

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

Harpoon

  • Clear and precise visibility of my financial status.
  • Projections of how I'm doing today, this month, and this year.
  • Clarity on what needs to happen with client development to reach my goals.
  • It shrinks the amount of time I spend on getting clients to pay my invoices.
Jason Montoya | 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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Harpoon

General

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

Harpoon Editions & Modules

Edition
Single User - Unlimited Everything$191
  1. per month
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