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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

iApplicants

In my opinion, they are well suited to any hiring scenario in which there are many applicants and you need to do an initial screening. The tests we use are effective in filtering out people who we have learned later or from experience would not work in our organization, those who have scored well have went on to be successful. It is an excellent tool.
Kelly Gurney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

BambooHR
7.6
iApplicants
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
7.6
iApplicants

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

BambooHR
8.3
iApplicants
8.4
Job Requisition Management
BambooHR
8.3
iApplicants
9.0
Company Website Posting
BambooHR
8.2
iApplicants
7.0
Publish to Social Media
BambooHR
8.4
iApplicants
8.0
Job Search Site Posting
BambooHR
8.4
iApplicants
6.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
BambooHR
8.2
iApplicants
7.4
Applicant Tracking
BambooHR
8.2
iApplicants
9.0
Notifications and Alerts
BambooHR
8.7
iApplicants
10.0
Customized Application Form
BambooHR
iApplicants
8.0
Resume Management
BambooHR
iApplicants
8.0
Candidate Search
BambooHR
iApplicants
8.6
Collaboration
BambooHR
iApplicants
10.0
Task Creation and Delegation
BambooHR
iApplicants
8.0
Email Templates
BambooHR
iApplicants
9.4
User Permissions
BambooHR
iApplicants
8.0
Reporting
BambooHR
iApplicants
10.0

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

iApplicants

  • Innovation - iApplicants partners with other related businesses and develops tools to streamline processes. Their integration makes sense - e.g. integrated background checks or HR software integration.
  • Responsiveness - I don't think I've ever had a response that was beyond 24 hours of my request.
  • Training and Updates - The dashboard offers tutorials at your fingertips. Updates/announcements are displayed upon logging in. I appreciate having it there as a constant reminder, but without getting a lot of email notices that clutter my inbox.
  • Customization - I love that we can brand the application for a professional recruiting "portal" and add additional details about our company. Additional customizations are accessible to me as an end user via the GUI, so I don't have to make a request for everything.
  • The application is long enough to deter job hunters who are "click-happy" and apply to every job they come across - applications that allow job hunters to store their resume in the system and click to apply generated hundreds of unqualified people who were desperate for anything and didn't even read the job description. On the reverse side of the spectrum (particularly government systems), I've seen (experienced) online submissions that were so long and tedious and could take hours to complete online. While some fields are mandatory in the application, iApplicants doesn't require a candidiate to essentially re-key every piece of their resume into sections of an online form.
Connie Hurt | 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

iApplicants

  • The version we used didn't have the look and feel of more sophisticated ATS systems, which often feel more user friendly. It would be nice if it had less of a database format.
  • The posting feature utilized a third party which was great but didn't post to real time and required some follow up administratively. The feature of posting from the system is fantastic and the number of options is great but for sites that require manual entry and approval just knowing you are waiting on a third party company to manually enter those postings, have them approved and then verify they have actually been posted live requires a bit more follow up than I prefer.
  • We had a posting delete and no technical explanation as to why or how. It took someone several days to realize it was gone which lost traction and was alarming when we realized that the technical support team had no idea how it happened or what could prevent it from happening again. Needless to say that led to having to verify all postings were active daily for several weeks after which was time consuming when you have 30 open requisitions at a time.
Kia Summers | 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

iApplicants

iApplicants 9.6
Based on 10 answers
This is simply because as we expanded our business to include a staffing division, our technical needs of a tracking system greatly increased because now we needed to also track job orders, time sheets and billing. Had we simply stayed a software development company, we would have stayed with iApplicants as it fulfilled our needs at that time.
Anonymous | 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

iApplicants

iApplicants 9.3
Based on 4 answers
iApplicants is rare -- they offer both a great company (service, innovation, and ongoing development) with a product that really focuses on the needs of its users. It provides the basis for HR/legal reporting. It's easy to use, just logging in for the first time, so even my not-so-tech-savvy managers love it.
Connie Hurt | 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

iApplicants

iApplicants 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've used this product consistently for 8 years now. In that time, I've seen ONE time that they had a technical glitch -- and THEY were all over it. The only reason I even knew about it was an email alert they sent out to all clients, explaining the issue. They also had it fixed the same day.
Connie Hurt | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

iApplicants

iApplicants 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It works. It's easy for everyone I've shared it with -- even my not-so-tech-savvy staff. When I hired a coordinator to handle routine HR duties, this was a simple transition to hand off to someone else without a lot of training. Sometimes it's a little slow downloading documents (resumes) from the site, but that could be a combination of issues that may not be related to their product. At one time, it wasn't able to accommodate newer Word documents (.doc vs. .docx), but they fixed that, as well.
Connie Hurt | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

iApplicants

iApplicants 9.8
Based on 4 answers
Responses are always within 24 hours. They don't nickel and dime for everything we request. I like that they understand the request and we're not caught in a flurry of emails or failed attempts. Customizations, when needed by the vendor, have been at no charge. Most modifications can be made from my administrative panel. Everyone I've dealt with at iApplicants has been positive -- there seems to be a great sense of ownership across all staff there.
Connie Hurt | 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

iApplicants

iApplicants 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I thought the training was well structured and the demos well-paced. Topics are set up sequentially so one can watch each one and build on previous tutorials. However, they are broken down into segments so a user can hone in on just a specific area where help is needed and not waste time on other topics s/he may already know. I also like the fact that the tutorials are available on the home page of the admin login, so we don't have to hunt for topics in a huge "knowledgebase." It's easy to get a quick refresher when needed (or when ready to try out something a little more advanced) and apply it immediately.
Connie Hurt | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

iApplicants

iApplicants 9.9
Based on 4 answers
Great product support!
Adam Ingber | 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

iApplicants

I would say the overall capability with the iApplicant system is fairly similar to what other products can offer. Our recruitment goes in streaks where we can have several positions at once and then there are times when we have no recruitment at all. So we didn't want to spend a lot of money on an applicant tracking system. I would say the biggest selling point for us was that the iApplicants allowed for our applicants to apply online and would improve our processes. But also that it was reasonably priced compared to the other products.
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

iApplicants

iApplicants 10.0
Based on 1 answer
At the very basic level, it provides a place to post jobs and cross-post to free job boards. It could just be used by HR staff. However, it's more than just another place to post if one opts to utilize the full functionality-- it's an applicant management system that allows a user to pre-screen, organize, and collaborate on candidates with other users. They've added built-in background checks, reporting tools, community boards, integrated with larger/broader paid marketing opportunities, and affirmative action programs.
Connie Hurt | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

iApplicants

  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Faster lead conversion
  • The ability to identify qualified candidates
  • Increased and more effective communication with candidates
  • Source tracking to assist in determining where to best invest our recruiting resources, in turn increasing our ROI in our HR department
  • The job board has increased our ROI as well with increased visibility on multiple job boards that would otherwise increase overall expenses
Debi Jordan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

iApplicants

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

BambooHR Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

iApplicants

General

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

iApplicants Editions & Modules

Edition
ATS$800.001
  1. Per Year
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR
8.8
iApplicants
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR
10.0
iApplicants
9.6

Usability

BambooHR
9.3
iApplicants
9.3

Reliability and Availability

BambooHR
10.0
iApplicants
10.0

Performance

BambooHR
9.0
iApplicants
9.0

Support Rating

BambooHR
8.4
iApplicants
9.8

Online Training

BambooHR
10.0
iApplicants
9.0

Implementation Rating

BambooHR
10.0
iApplicants
9.9

Scalability

BambooHR
10.0
iApplicants
10.0

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