BambooHR vs. Kissflow

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.
$59
per month
Kissflow
Score 7.8 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
KiSSFLOW is a cloud-based business process management and workflow management software designed to enable users to create an unlimited number of automated business applications with a through a simple user interface.
$9
per user
Pricing
BambooHRKissflow
Editions & Modules
12 Employees
$99
per month
Standard Edition
$9
per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BambooHRKissflow
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAfter 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.Minimum of 10 users
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Features
BambooHRKissflow
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.3
77 Ratings
Kissflow
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data8.362 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history8.968 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration8.768 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.8.361 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting7.966 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management8.361 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)7.440 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.3
54 Ratings
Kissflow
-
Ratings
Pay calculation8.135 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors8.030 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.515 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration7.741 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.341 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.542 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management8.822 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
9.0
67 Ratings
Kissflow
-
Ratings
Approval workflow9.467 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details9.159 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment8.552 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.5
75 Ratings
Kissflow
-
Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information8.947 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information9.074 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.760 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition7.052 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history9.169 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.6
32 Ratings
Kissflow
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets8.632 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.5
56 Ratings
Kissflow
-
Ratings
Report builder7.553 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.852 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data7.244 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.0
59 Ratings
Kissflow
-
Ratings
New hire portal8.155 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools7.953 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.0
40 Ratings
Kissflow
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting8.033 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.538 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.029 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking7.634 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.9
45 Ratings
Kissflow
-
Ratings
Performance plans7.839 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans8.038 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking7.639 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders8.441 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.736 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.7
30 Ratings
Kissflow
-
Ratings
Create succession plans/pools7.723 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking7.827 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search7.727 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development7.724 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.0
47 Ratings
Kissflow
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management7.932 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.336 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media7.533 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting8.433 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.229 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.240 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.642 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
-
Ratings
Kissflow
7.6
18 Ratings
Dashboards00 Ratings6.418 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings8.316 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings8.116 Ratings
Process Engine
Comparison of Process Engine features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
-
Ratings
Kissflow
8.4
18 Ratings
Process designer00 Ratings8.016 Ratings
Process simulation00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Business rules engine00 Ratings8.212 Ratings
SOA support00 Ratings8.211 Ratings
Process player00 Ratings8.110 Ratings
Support for modeling languages00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Form builder00 Ratings8.014 Ratings
Model execution00 Ratings7.813 Ratings
Collaboration
Comparison of Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
-
Ratings
Kissflow
7.1
7 Ratings
Social collaboration tools00 Ratings7.17 Ratings
Content Management Capabilties
Comparison of Content Management Capabilties features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
-
Ratings
Kissflow
8.5
15 Ratings
Content management00 Ratings8.515 Ratings
User Ratings
BambooHRKissflow
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(80 ratings)
7.3
(19 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(26 ratings)
9.7
(4 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BambooHRKissflow
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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Kissflow, Inc (OrangeScape)
Workflow. I would absolutely, 100% recommend it for a school, in Admissions, and I would recommend it to any small company who has an issue with workflow. The best thing about the program is that it knows what it is, and knows what it wants to be. You aren't going to sit down to work with KiSSFLOW and end up being sold an HR program. To make it work just right, find the person who truly understands how your business works. Have them build a workflow which takes care of the tedious tasks, and then let them train others on the process. You will find that your productivity increases, and that your paper costs decrease.
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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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Kissflow, Inc (OrangeScape)
  • Ease of Use: It's easier to use and see workflow tasks that are assigned to you, workflows that you've participated in, or workflows that are pending other peoples approvals. From a development side, it's easy to pick up and begin creating processes if you know Excel formulation, which is easily researched as well.
  • Ease of Access: Since KiSSFLOW is hosted in the cloud, you can access the site from any internet connected device. All you have to do is sign in with your account, as opposed to needing to be on the network to access like our previous system.
  • The App: This is a feature we really hope to get a lot of use out of. With the way our business is structured, there are a lot of Regional positions that are always on the go. Because our current system requires a user to be on the network to access, this makes it hard for these roles to respond to tasks, causing bottlenecks. With an app available, along with push notifications, we can keep these tasks responses on pace with the associates required in that task.
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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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Kissflow, Inc (OrangeScape)
  • The reporting could use some improvement. The actual reports are OK, it is access to the reports that is the problem. This is related to the permission schema. It really just has user, admin, and nothing in-between. There really needs to be something like report admin or something. Excel exports for data are needed as well.
  • The user workflow selection UI is not the best. There is a big red + sign in the lower right of the browser window that is not labeled. That is not clear. Also the selection list is just a pop-up window, it really should be a full page.
  • The mobile app does not have all the features that the browser version has, especially admin tools.
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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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Kissflow, Inc (OrangeScape)
No answers on this topic
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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Kissflow, Inc (OrangeScape)
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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Kissflow, Inc (OrangeScape)
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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Kissflow, Inc (OrangeScape)
No answers on this topic
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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Kissflow, Inc (OrangeScape)
I haven't encountered a need for support with KiSSFLOW. It's not a perfect platform, but it's functional, dependable, and reasonably intuitive. I can't fault a support team just because their product works!
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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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Kissflow, Inc (OrangeScape)
No answers on this topic
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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Kissflow, Inc (OrangeScape)
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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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Kissflow, Inc (OrangeScape)
KiSSFLOW is much easier to set up, less coding and easier to explain to those that are being trained. The company already had SharePoint, but it is a very difficult system to set up. A class had to be taken, along with getting books in order to understand the process of the workflow. With KiSSFLOW, it is simple to understand, the helpdesk is quick with their response, help topics are laid out simply and you can even talk with someone on that side to ask your questions. Overall, KiSSFLOW is a much easier workflow and system to use.
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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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Kissflow, Inc (OrangeScape)
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.
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Kissflow, Inc (OrangeScape)
  • Kissflow has helped us keep careful records of costs and pricing for various products, which indirectly impacts our margin.
  • Our owner had trouble with the phone app, so ultimately we stopped using Kissflow for purchase requests. There is some lost potential there.
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