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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

Harvest

Harvest salt or immediate need for a replacement time tracking system that had become out of financial reach. It was a simple solution that everyone in our organization picked up really quickly. For myself at the administrative level, I have had no trouble adding clients, adjusting tasks, migrating tasks and running reports.I am unsure as to the best practices at this time for a particular clients that have very specific price rate associated to very specific roles, it will still list the roles that we do not want in the drop-down menu and I would really like to eliminate that. I do not want room for error or for any particular user to pick the wrong task. It still lists them as non-billable but there are no non-billable hours associated to that client, so we don’t need those at all on the drop down.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

BambooHR
7.6
Harvest
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
7.6
Harvest

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

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

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

Harvest

  • Offers several options on using the tool, for example, you can use the app on your phone, the app for desktop, or simply have the website open.
  • The timer integrates with other platforms. For example, our team uses Asana as our project management tool. Now, in real-time, I can know which projects my team is working on and whether we're implementing good time management strategies to meet our goals.
  • The summary break downs are wonderful! You can view an individual's hours as well as project hours. There are even notifications you could receive when your team is getting close to reaching the allotted time for a client's project.
Sarah Porter | 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

Harvest

  • Sometimes it can be difficult to find the item that you're looking for, as there are tabs for time, projects, team, reports etc. and it's not always clear where the item you're looking for will be housed.
  • It would be nice if things could be broken out more clearly by department, as sometimes the entire organization will be added to a new project when really only a couple of people should have.
Laura Cain | 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

Harvest

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

Harvest

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

Harvest

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

Harvest

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

Harvest

Harvest 8.5
Based on 26 answers
I have not actually had any customer support issues as the product just works for me and I have not needed it. So using that as the basis of making my assessment on support I would reckon the team are pretty responsive and attentive to customer needs. I have only used the solution on Chrome and Android so have no idea what the experience is like on other browsers or phone operating systems.
Marc Duke | 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

Harvest

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

Harvest

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

Harvest

Harvest is significantly better than Jira. I think Jira's is not originally intended to be used as a time logging/management system, but we had been previously using it as that. It was much clunkier, and many employees had a difficult time using it as a user interface goes.Harvest is much more user friendly and has simplified the daily time-logging process for everyone in our office
Tegan Jenner | 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

Harvest

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

Harvest

  • Harvest has improved our payment schedules. Since we switched, we get paid for projects much sooner.
  • Harvest has saved us a ton of time with payroll. We are able to track our users time and pay them appropriately based on their billable hours.
  • Harvest is becoming a lifesaver around tax time. The reporting features have allowed us to pull reports for our tax accountant.
Brian Alonzo | 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
Call for Quote*

* company size

Harvest

General

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

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