BambooHR vs. isolved

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BambooHR
Score 8.3 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
isolved
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
isolved is a SaaS-based, cloud-resident Human Capital Management (HCM) solution that provides Payroll, HR, Benefits Administration, Time & Attendance, Talent Management and Compliance. Employers have the ability to schedule an upcoming shift, view overtime levels, run a customized report, preview payroll in real time, write a performance report for a peer or elect benefits.
$4
Per Employee Per Month
Pricing
BambooHRisolved
Editions & Modules
Core
$250
per month
Pro
$250
per month
isolved
$4.00
Per Employee Per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BambooHRisolved
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
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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Community Pulse
BambooHRisolved
Considered Both Products
BambooHR

No answer on this topic

isolved
Chose isolved
Checked most of the boxes. Should have insisted on speaking to references who could speak to implementation and hand-off.
Chose isolved
I don't think I listed all of the HCM vendors we tried out; however, let me save you some time. If you want the most affordable option that's user friendly with the most options, go with isolved. One thing I need to mention is the communication they have with all the evolving …
Chose isolved
PrismHR is exclusive to PEO, BerniePortal is best for small groups, UltiPro is mainly just a bit prettier, and BambooHR is one that a valued client chose and enjoyed but seems nearly identical in function. I think Infinisource iSolved would stack up to any of these for a …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
BambooHRisolved
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.1
132 Ratings
3% above category average
isolved
7.3
150 Ratings
7% below category average
Employee demographic data7.7112 Ratings7.9128 Ratings
Employment history8.7120 Ratings7.0125 Ratings
Job profiles and administration8.4118 Ratings7.8117 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.8.2105 Ratings6.9123 Ratings
Organizational charting7.1116 Ratings7.273 Ratings
Organization and location management8.0106 Ratings7.398 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)8.663 Ratings6.792 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.0
85 Ratings
0% below category average
isolved
7.8
160 Ratings
3% below category average
Pay calculation8.258 Ratings8.5156 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors8.248 Ratings6.372 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.035 Ratings7.1105 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.864 Ratings7.3114 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.463 Ratings8.5155 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.067 Ratings8.3126 Ratings
Reimbursement management6.734 Ratings8.484 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.8
113 Ratings
8% above category average
isolved
7.3
132 Ratings
10% below category average
Approval workflow9.1111 Ratings7.1106 Ratings
Balance details8.9104 Ratings7.6129 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment8.493 Ratings7.398 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.7
126 Ratings
7% above category average
isolved
8.0
151 Ratings
2% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information7.978 Ratings8.1150 Ratings
Update personal information9.2125 Ratings8.2144 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.9104 Ratings8.195 Ratings
Employee recognition8.682 Ratings7.254 Ratings
View job history9.0117 Ratings8.5117 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.7
50 Ratings
1% below category average
isolved
8.1
49 Ratings
4% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets7.750 Ratings8.149 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.7
102 Ratings
1% above category average
isolved
7.5
140 Ratings
1% below category average
Report builder8.197 Ratings8.0133 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.796 Ratings7.1136 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data7.469 Ratings7.570 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.6
105 Ratings
7% above category average
isolved
7.6
114 Ratings
6% below category average
New hire portal8.7100 Ratings7.6113 Ratings
Manager tracking tools8.692 Ratings7.778 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.2
64 Ratings
0% above category average
isolved
7.6
36 Ratings
7% below category average
Corporate goal setting8.248 Ratings7.627 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.262 Ratings7.531 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.247 Ratings7.527 Ratings
Performance tracking8.158 Ratings7.733 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.9
69 Ratings
1% below category average
isolved
7.4
56 Ratings
7% below category average
Performance plans7.662 Ratings7.448 Ratings
Performance improvement plans8.055 Ratings7.447 Ratings
Review status tracking7.963 Ratings7.850 Ratings
Review reminders8.264 Ratings7.049 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.860 Ratings7.445 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.1
52 Ratings
11% below category average
isolved
7.6
35 Ratings
4% below category average
Create succession plans/pools5.834 Ratings7.623 Ratings
Candidate ranking7.742 Ratings7.530 Ratings
Candidate search7.145 Ratings7.532 Ratings
Candidate development7.939 Ratings7.626 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.1
86 Ratings
4% above category average
isolved
7.9
53 Ratings
1% above category average
Job Requisition Management8.062 Ratings7.840 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.368 Ratings8.248 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.260 Ratings8.040 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting8.264 Ratings8.044 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.458 Ratings7.740 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.276 Ratings8.143 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.679 Ratings7.851 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
BambooHRisolved
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(136 ratings)
7.8
(173 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(11 ratings)
9.9
(24 ratings)
Usability
8.5
(63 ratings)
8.1
(15 ratings)
Availability
9.3
(5 ratings)
9.1
(7 ratings)
Performance
8.7
(5 ratings)
8.8
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(58 ratings)
7.6
(28 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Online Training
9.2
(4 ratings)
9.0
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.2
(4 ratings)
7.3
(13 ratings)
Configurability
8.6
(4 ratings)
7.2
(5 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.3
(3 ratings)
7.6
(3 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.6
(2 ratings)
8.8
(4 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.9
(5 ratings)
8.5
(7 ratings)
Professional Services
9.2
(2 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.9
(4 ratings)
8.6
(8 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(4 ratings)
9.0
(7 ratings)
User Testimonials
BambooHRisolved
Likelihood to Recommend
BambooHR
If someone is looking for a basic HRIS that will serve a small employee population, BambooHR is a great starting point. This works well enough for what a small business needs. It starts to fall apart in larger organizations or as the needs exceed what BambooHR is capable of. There is a severe lack of customization, and it feels like they are afraid of the users breaking the system, so they put in many guardrails. I'm good with having those, but it dampens the experience for more advanced users. Overall, it is a decent starting point, but not a system any company would want to use long-term as they grow.
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isolved
Isolved is great with payroll and payroll changes as well as onboarding. Our benefit open enrollment went well and for the most part was stress free, there were a few hiccups with our 3rd party supplemental insurances. Because of their complexity and they way they are processed through payroll there was a little confusion and things needed to be adjusted. But due to the flexibility of the system the issues didn't become big problems.
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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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isolved
  • Payroll Processing (timely and accurate).
  • Customer Service (dedicated account service representative, who gets to know your company's needs).
  • Payroll Reports (accurate, timely, extensive, exhaustive, customizable).
  • Employee Information (accurate reporting of the data, easily viewable information, information presented in a streamlined fashion).
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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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isolved
  • More reminder notifications would be great!
  • A way to email hiring managers and our IT department at the same time with a template would save us from so much email communication
  • Transfer all attached documents such as interview notes from iHired applicants to isolved employee documents would save us time uploading into multiple places
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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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isolved
Due to the continued problems (time clock disconnects, regular post-update issues) and users' negative attitude, we are unlikely to renew. Another important factor is that TF is US-centric, so it does not account for local Philippine specifics, which is important to us.
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Usability
BambooHR
It is a very easy page to manage for people that are not used to computers or technology in general. That is one of the main reasons Hermosillo chose this service. It has a very friendly UI for every employee to understand, and that is really important because, in the end, we want our employees to feel comfortable looking at their information.
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isolved
It is very intuitive and user friendly. iSolved is always updating and improving things before they even become a problem. I like how they inform us of the new updates and provide us with the details of what is changing and how it will improve the usuage.
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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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isolved
Payroll due dates and send to us at the beginning of the year, with email reminders for holidays. The support email address is fairly fast, within 24-48 hours. But if something is needed immediately, I can just call and they help me out right then.
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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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isolved
We do not use the integration, so we have a csv file that I upload manually for payroll. That is our decision based on the software at our restaurants. Pages loaded fairly quickly, but reports to pdf lag about 15-20 seconds
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Support Rating
BambooHR
The support is good, they can respond, however the chat sometimes has line to wait, and sometimes you miss your window because you have to keep working. However, they do respond to inquiries and help you to navigate and solve your problems in a timely manner. So, I don't have complaints on that.
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isolved
Overall support is very helpful, but members of our team have expressed frustration with allegedly needing to provide the same pieces of information repeatedly because the person they're working with doesn't seem to understand the issue or is missing their meaning, etc
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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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isolved
All over the phone, but it was comprehensive.
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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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isolved
We loved taking the course, we went through most of them before we went live and I believe that was very helpful. The online training helped us learn to navigate in the program. We still refer to the training and assign our managers and supervisors to it as well. I highly recommend using it. We have also been able to attend the Connect Conferences with are extremely valuable and we learn tips and tricks to help us better utilize our system.
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Implementation Rating
BambooHR
BambooHR's initial implementation team was amazing. We loved having a dedicated person we could call, email or speak to during the entire process. I feel that's so important when you are new to a software. Our process was time consuming, but well worth the final product.
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isolved
The system was very cumbersome setting up as well as time consuming. There were times I just wanted to walk away and sometimes I did have to get up and walk away for a break and come back with a fresh perspective. The setup took me over a period of two to three months getting it to serve the purposes that we needed it two. I am very intuitive when it comes to computer software however getting all the right buttons checked in order for it to do what I needed didn't always work.
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Alternatives Considered
BambooHR
BambooHR was already in place when I started. BambooHR has much better intuitive navigation than any of the other systems but not as much customizability as something like Workday
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isolved
I went with iSolved because the people I spoke with were all quick to answer and very thorough in their responses. I knew they could help me build my setup the way I wanted it, and not just force me to work within some pre-set parameters once I had signed the contract.
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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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isolved
Price increases do happen every year. I understand that the cost of living rises, but every year to us is a bit excessive.
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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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isolved
We are a company of about 135 people at 9 locations in 2 towns. We were able to set locations and departments, and also have each location seperate so only that manager can see their employees.
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Professional Services
BambooHR
VERY professional!
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isolved
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
BambooHR
  • Self Service is great to free up time for Admin.
  • Self-Service/ Tracked PTO and sick days are easy to use and track very well. This frees up Admin time and is transparent for all employees.
  • Easy to use Job postings with very trackable sourcing reports.
  • Easy to use. Easy to onboard and user friendly interface. Requires minimal training.
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isolved
  • When we had Paycom, we had 1/4 of our staff that were not logging in and using the system. That number is down to maybe 5% now
  • Employees love having the ability to easily view and verify their timecards prior to payroll submission.
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