BambooHR vs. Homebase

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BambooHR
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
BambooHR is an on-line human resources solution that provides onboarding, payroll, and benefits management. It also offers automated time-off management and employee self-service.
$250
per month
Homebase
Score 7.2 out of 10
N/A
Homebase in San Francisco offers restaurants, hotels, hospitals, and retailers their employee scheduling and time tracking tools with scheduling optimization and team messaging for coordinating shifts; service includes a free time tracking app.
$14
per month
Pricing
BambooHRHomebase
Editions & Modules
Core
$250
per month
Pro
$250
per month
Essentials
$14
per month
Plus
$35
per month
All-in-one
$70
per month
Basic
Free
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BambooHRHomebase
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsNo matter what HR looks like at your company, we have the perfect plan for you!
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Features
BambooHRHomebase
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.2
155 Ratings
4% above category average
Homebase
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data8.2133 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history8.7139 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration8.4135 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.8.5124 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting6.9138 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management8.3129 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)8.176 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.2
96 Ratings
2% above category average
Homebase
-
Ratings
Pay calculation8.365 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors8.153 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.442 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.873 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.771 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.276 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management7.139 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
9.1
129 Ratings
11% above category average
Homebase
-
Ratings
Approval workflow9.3126 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details9.2118 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment8.7106 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.7
148 Ratings
7% above category average
Homebase
-
Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information8.491 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information9.1147 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.9123 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition8.592 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history8.8137 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.2
62 Ratings
5% above category average
Homebase
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets8.262 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.9
120 Ratings
3% above category average
Homebase
-
Ratings
Report builder8.4114 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports8.1113 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data7.480 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.9
123 Ratings
10% above category average
Homebase
-
Ratings
New hire portal8.9117 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools8.9108 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.2
75 Ratings
0% above category average
Homebase
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting8.253 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.273 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.252 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking8.166 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.8
83 Ratings
2% below category average
Homebase
-
Ratings
Performance plans7.575 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.863 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking7.974 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders8.177 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.871 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.1
63 Ratings
11% below category average
Homebase
-
Ratings
Create succession plans/pools5.737 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking7.751 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search7.052 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development7.945 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.4
99 Ratings
7% above category average
Homebase
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management8.370 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.579 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.571 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting8.475 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.367 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.589 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.891 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
BambooHRHomebase
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(159 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(13 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.7
(86 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.3
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.7
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(72 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
9.2
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.8
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
8.6
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.3
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.9
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
9.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.9
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BambooHRHomebase
Likelihood to Recommend
BambooHR
BambooHR is fairly well suited for most situations. It would thrive in scenarios where many employees are paid a set salary, or a combination of salary and hourly, and where payroll is pretty straightforward with few situations outside the ordinary. Companies with many commission-based employees and/or many unusual situations may be benefited by exploring other options--though BambooHR can certainly still work.
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Homebase
I loved using Homebase! The best feature, by far, is scheduling in shifts! It really could not be easier! For restaurants and bars it is the easiest and best software! Using the payroll feature can be very easy! The only downfall is trying to separate scheduled worked hours and overtime. The layout is simple and easy to navigate. The only real con I can think of is that lag.
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Pros
BambooHR
  • The Applicant Tracking System is pretty good. Has a couple flaws but over all it's a really great module.
  • The HR management system works really well and we love how much we can customize things we need.
  • The Reporting feature is one of my favorite things about BambooHR. I can create any report I want and I love that.
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Homebase
  • Homebase provides an easy way to schedule employees. Their scheduling platform is extremely user-friendly and easy to edit once the schedule is made.
  • Homebase makes it easy for employees to switch schedules on their own, a manager just simply has to approve rather than physically rescheduling both employees, this is great for any small retail business or restaurant with many hourly employees.
  • Homebase makes it easy to adjust hours that have been incorrectly clocked or clockouts that have been missed.
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Cons
BambooHR
  • The performance feature is a little clunky and not adjustable, so I would love to have more customizable options.
  • When a candidate signs an offer letter, it would be great if it could show up under the documents tab. Right now, it gets a little buried.
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Homebase
  • Notifications could be more punctual
  • Employees should be able to pick up shifts outside of their scheduled times! Right now managers need to do it.
  • Importing hours on QBO payroll could use attention. Doesn't separate normal hours from overtime.
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Likelihood to Renew
BambooHR
There's nothing wrong with this platform. I would recommend it to any business starting with more than 10 employees. I will continue to use the program for as long as I need to, hoping they continue being tremendous and finding other ways to incorporate more technology.
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Homebase
No answers on this topic
Usability
BambooHR
Navigating through the different sections is straightforward once you understand the platform's overall layout. Its intuitive design ensures easy access to various features, making it user-friendly for all employees. This simplicity enhances efficiency in daily operations, allowing users to quickly find the information they need. Overall, the platform's straightforward navigation supports a seamless user experience, facilitating effective use across the organization.
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Homebase
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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Homebase
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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Homebase
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
BambooHR
Support has always been fantastic and goes above and beyond! I have needed to contact support a handful of times over the years that we have had our BambooHR account. One time, I needed to create and delete a few custom fields. I was expecting this to take a few days to be accomplished. Nope! During the chat, they had this completed! It was so fast! I also had to contact chat about removing a package we were no longer using. Again, super easy! They walked me through the steps and it was all taken care of in minutes!
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Homebase
No answers on this topic
In-Person Training
BambooHR
I didn't have in-person training besides teaching my managers how to use the program. However, I couldn't omit this question (maybe a system glitch).
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Homebase
No answers on this topic
Online Training
BambooHR
As far as I can recall, everything went well with doing it online and got questions answered. Was thankful to work with a dummy file to get used to some practices prior to getting our own domain within bamboo to then place our personnel information in the system, this helped a lot!
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Homebase
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
BambooHR
We implemented bambooHR in Fall, 2023 then implemented Payroll 1/1/24. A vital piece of information was not known or missed in that we are exempt from State Unemployment Tax and have a Reimbursement Set-up, so bambooHR did not send Payroll Reports to the State. Those reports need to be sent regardless if we are exempt or not.
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Homebase
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
BambooHR
BambooHR is much better. I often found TriNet had limited info and tools. We did not bother using it for timesheets or time off requests because it was just too annoying. It was also annoying to navigate. Many links to resources took you off the website. Bamboo includes everything within the platform and makes it easy.
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Homebase
Homebase is simpler to use. Easier to navigate and is much cheaper than other alternatives! We had trouble when I worked as they were harder to reach our ROI. Deputy was too expensive and it was the reason we decided on Homebase! Employees also find it easy to use on their end!
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
BambooHR
Since my organization has dropped with employees, I always find ways to reduce costs. I thought there would be a cheaper option, but I was glad that my package included a lot for the price, and downgrading would cost more. The rep could have let me downgraded and taken me to a higher package. I am thankful that didn't happen.
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Homebase
No answers on this topic
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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Homebase
No answers on this topic
Professional Services
BambooHR
VERY professional!
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Homebase
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
BambooHR
  • Improved Onboarding process, saved time with pre-loaded forms like I-9s
  • Tracked clocking, gave accurate info about time worked for non-exempt
  • Allows hiring multiple candidates through one requisition - saving time on reposting positions that we decided to hire more people for
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Homebase
  • Homebase has made the day to day management of employees easier, freeing up time for management to work on other things that help secure customer satisfaction.
  • It has also made payroll easier since it's implementation and allowed for fewer mistakes than the previous manual method, leading to less monetary mistakes and happier employees.
  • Homebase has made monitoring hours and overtime, as well as completion of internship and volunteer hours, much easier to monitor, leading to less confusion and more satisfied volunteers, interns, and payroll managers
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ScreenShots

BambooHR Screenshots

Screenshot of BambooHR's Reporting