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Feature Set Ratings

  • BambooHR ranks higher in 10 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Payroll Management, Leave and Attendance Management, Employee Self Service, Asset Management, HR Reporting, Onboarding, Performance and Goals, Performance Management, Recruiting / ATS
  • isolved ranks higher in 1 feature set: Succession Planning

Human Resource Management

8.3

BambooHR

83%
7.4

isolved

74%
BambooHR ranks higher in 6/7 features

Employee demographic data

8.3
83%
62 Ratings
7.4
74%
75 Ratings

Employment history

9.0
90%
68 Ratings
7.7
77%
75 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

8.7
87%
68 Ratings
6.3
63%
65 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

8.3
83%
61 Ratings
7.2
72%
67 Ratings

Organizational charting

8.0
80%
66 Ratings
7.2
72%
31 Ratings

Organization and location management

8.3
83%
61 Ratings
7.6
76%
53 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

7.5
75%
40 Ratings
8.6
86%
51 Ratings

Payroll Management

8.4

BambooHR

84%
8.1

isolved

81%
BambooHR ranks higher in 5/7 features

Pay calculation

8.3
83%
35 Ratings
8.2
82%
96 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

8.2
82%
30 Ratings
8.4
84%
37 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

8.6
86%
15 Ratings
8.3
83%
61 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

7.9
79%
41 Ratings
7.1
71%
67 Ratings

Direct deposit files

8.4
84%
41 Ratings
8.7
87%
97 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

8.6
86%
42 Ratings
7.5
75%
78 Ratings

Reimbursement management

8.8
88%
22 Ratings
8.5
85%
50 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

9.1

BambooHR

91%
6.8

isolved

68%
BambooHR ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

9.4
94%
67 Ratings
6.5
65%
60 Ratings

Balance details

9.1
91%
59 Ratings
6.9
69%
74 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

8.6
86%
52 Ratings
6.9
69%
56 Ratings

Employee Self Service

8.6

BambooHR

86%
7.4

isolved

74%
BambooHR ranks higher in 4/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

9.0
90%
47 Ratings
7.7
77%
91 Ratings

Update personal information

9.0
90%
74 Ratings
7.7
77%
87 Ratings

View company policy documentation

8.7
87%
60 Ratings
6.2
62%
50 Ratings

Employee recognition

7.2
72%
52 Ratings
7.6
76%
27 Ratings

View job history

9.2
92%
69 Ratings
8.1
81%
69 Ratings

Asset Management

8.4

BambooHR

84%
7.1

isolved

71%
BambooHR ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

8.4
84%
32 Ratings
7.1
71%
17 Ratings

HR Reporting

7.6

BambooHR

76%
7.4

isolved

74%
BambooHR ranks higher in 2/3 features

Report builder

7.7
77%
53 Ratings
7.2
72%
75 Ratings

Pre-built reports

7.9
79%
52 Ratings
7.2
72%
78 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

7.3
73%
44 Ratings
7.8
78%
34 Ratings

Onboarding

8.1

BambooHR

81%
7.2

isolved

72%
BambooHR ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

8.2
82%
55 Ratings
7.0
70%
60 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

8.0
80%
53 Ratings
7.4
74%
34 Ratings

Performance and Goals

8.1

BambooHR

81%
7.0

isolved

70%
BambooHR ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

8.1
81%
33 Ratings
7.0
70%
8 Ratings

Individual goal setting

8.5
85%
38 Ratings
7.1
71%
10 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

8.1
81%
29 Ratings
6.7
67%
8 Ratings

Performance tracking

7.8
78%
34 Ratings
7.3
73%
10 Ratings

Performance Management

8.0

BambooHR

80%
7.6

isolved

76%
BambooHR ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

7.9
79%
39 Ratings
7.3
73%
22 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

8.1
81%
38 Ratings
7.5
75%
23 Ratings

Review status tracking

7.8
78%
39 Ratings
7.3
73%
25 Ratings

Review reminders

8.4
84%
41 Ratings
8.0
80%
24 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

7.9
79%
36 Ratings
7.8
78%
22 Ratings

Succession Planning

7.8

BambooHR

78%
7.9

isolved

79%
isolved ranks higher in 3/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

7.8
78%
23 Ratings
8.0
80%
8 Ratings

Candidate ranking

7.9
79%
27 Ratings
7.6
76%
11 Ratings

Candidate search

7.8
78%
27 Ratings
7.8
78%
9 Ratings

Candidate development

7.9
79%
24 Ratings
8.1
81%
8 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

8.1

BambooHR

81%
7.2

isolved

72%
BambooHR ranks higher in 7/7 features

Job Requisition Management

8.0
80%
32 Ratings
7.2
72%
15 Ratings

Company Website Posting

8.3
83%
36 Ratings
7.5
75%
19 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

7.6
76%
33 Ratings
7.5
75%
16 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

8.4
84%
33 Ratings
7.7
77%
18 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

7.4
74%
29 Ratings
7.2
72%
16 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

8.2
82%
40 Ratings
7.7
77%
17 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

8.7
87%
42 Ratings
5.5
55%
23 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • BambooHR is rated higher in 9 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Availability, Performance, Support Rating, Online Training, Implementation Rating, Product Scalability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

BambooHR

89%
80 Ratings
7.7

isolved

77%
111 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

BambooHR

100%
3 Ratings
8.7

isolved

87%
14 Ratings

Usability

9.1

BambooHR

91%
3 Ratings
8.8

isolved

88%
5 Ratings

Availability

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating
8.8

isolved

88%
4 Ratings

Performance

9.0

BambooHR

90%
1 Rating
8.5

isolved

85%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.4

BambooHR

84%
26 Ratings
5.4

isolved

54%
12 Ratings

In-Person Training

BambooHR

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

isolved

91%
1 Rating

Online Training

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating
8.8

isolved

88%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

BambooHR

100%
2 Ratings
8.8

isolved

88%
11 Ratings

Configurability

BambooHR

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

isolved

85%
2 Ratings

Ease of integration

BambooHR

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

isolved

73%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating
8.8

isolved

88%
3 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

BambooHR

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6

isolved

56%
3 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

BambooHR

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

isolved

60%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR

Overall BambooHr has excelled in satisfying our needs. It performs well as a one-stop-shop for HR challenges. It has benefitted us as an excellent repository for personnel information both in processing prospective and new hires, as well as existing employees. It provides a fairly simple, but [the] straightforward system for managing and using time off. Some areas do need some work, however. There is no ability to set up a default set of time-off types/accruals for a new hire, which means this has to be done manually for each new employee. This creates a lot of opportunities for human error. It also has a very opaque and unhelpful API when it comes to the management of the time data; Whereas the rest of the API is exceptional. Lastly, the ability to request time off only allows for a flat number of hours in a day; it doesn't allow the employee to request specific times. As a result, we rely on the employee and manager to communicate the time successfully in the notes field. There is a big difference between arriving 1 hour late, leaving 1 hour early, and stepping out for an extended lunch.
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isolved

iSolved is well-suited for the accurate and timely processing of payroll, extensive use of reports and reporting features, and a dedicated customer service support representative who gets to know you and the needs of your company and payroll processing needs. iSolved is less appropriate if you are looking for a payroll company that can just simply process payroll if customer service is not a number one priority, and if you only need the basic reports (payroll summary and payroll register would be sufficient for your needs).
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Pros

BambooHR

  • BambooHR has a top-notch electronic onboarding process. It is fully customizable and works very well with applicants of all technological capabilities. Onboarding allows you to add every step the new employee and the business partners must complete through timed, dated, notifications, digital documents, e-signatures, and a back-end administrative ability to follow up.
  • BambooHR has good applicant tracking system. They currently integrate with indeed and ZipRecruiter. However, it is easy to create links for other platforms with the ability to distinguish where you are getting recruiting traction. In addition the ability to rate, and communicate about an applicant is confidential between the hiring managers and HR. Also, there is an easy way to create a candidate pool of eligible candidates for later passive recruiting, that is called Talent Pools.
  • BambooHR has a unique feature called Announcements. This function allows various announcements to go out via email, through the application, or a combination of both to directed target audiences or the entire company.
  • BambooHR also sends out announcements (customizable) on every new hire. This allows folks to see who is starting and learn a bit about them before they meet them.
  • BambooHR has a great function for tracking time by the task or job. This is great for tracking productivity gaps for administrative positions or job costing for positions that have billable hours.
  • BambooHR also has easy to organize digital documents. You can easily upload documents via drop and drag. Documents can be added to folders and then downloaded later if an employee terminates.
  • Goal in performance management are very good, they follow the SMART methodology but there is no way to attach them to a performance review. They do allow the employee to adjust using a slide bar and you can attach people to a goal. In addition it notifies the supervisor but you cannot shut off notifications.
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isolved

  • Flexibility. Schedule templates can be created at departmental level and managers can be made responsible for maintaining schedules rather than HR. Time entries can be edited on multiple levels (punches or total hours worked). New security groups can be easily added anytime.
  • Reporting Power. TimeForce provides a significant number of standard reports for HR, manager and audit purposes.
  • Import Utility. It is very easy to update the system with new employment-related data through by importing .csv documents through TF Import Utility.
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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.
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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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Pricing Details

BambooHR

Starting Price

$59 per month

Editions & Modules

BambooHR editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
12 Employees$991

Footnotes

  1. per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional Call for Quote

Additional Details

After 12 employees, each additional employee is $8.25 each. To run payroll for employees is an additional $75 a month for $10 employees, with each additional employee being $4.25. Adding performance management is $4.25 a month and tracking features are $3.00 a month.

isolved

Starting Price

$4 Per Employee Per Month

Editions & Modules

isolved editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
isolved$4.001

Footnotes

  1. Per Employee Per Month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR

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.
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isolved

I don't have a decision in whether to renew the license or not, however if I did I would strongly recommend renewing the license, unless there were a system that would sync up with our payroll program, then I would lean more to the other program simply from a biased standpoint of it being easier for my position.
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Usability

BambooHR

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.
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isolved

I have found as the administrator it is very cumbersome for most individuals to use and it is not very intuitive. An individual that is not technologically advanced will have difficulty using as well as those that are lazy and just do not want to learn to do it. The manuals they give you are not helpful for the web-based program. I had to create my own with pictures for most individuals to understand the system.
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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

It's always online, always available.
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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

Not too quickly. This could use some improvement maybe
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Support Rating

BambooHR

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.
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isolved

We recently canceled our contract with Isolved and moved to Paychex. One thing to consider is that if you leave isolved all access to your data ends 30 days after termination of the contract. Not a big deal for me since I have the reports and data I need, but it is also terminated for your employees to access pay stubs or old w2s. If you want to keep access it is $250 per month. It seems strange that they can hold your data hostage and they wouldn't just allow employees to have access to their pay stubs and other information they may need months after a change in payroll companies.
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In-Person Training

BambooHR

No answers on this topic

isolved

All over the phone, but it was comprehensive.
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Online Training

BambooHR

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.
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isolved

The help videos are great
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Implementation Rating

BambooHR

it was very easy to sign up, quick and we could use the site very quickly as well.
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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

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
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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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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

Works very well. No complaints.
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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.
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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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