BambooHR vs. Meta4 PeopleNet

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BambooHR
Score 8.2 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
Meta4 PeopleNet
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
Meta4 PeopleNet is an all-in-one integrated HR Solution providing Core HR with personnel administration, total talent management, compensation management with payroll, as well as workforce management (time and attendance, analytics). Meta4 is a Cegid company (acquired late 2019).N/A
Pricing
BambooHRMeta4 PeopleNet
Editions & Modules
Core
$250
per month
Pro
$250
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BambooHRMeta4 PeopleNet
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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Features
BambooHRMeta4 PeopleNet
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.2
89 Ratings
5% above category average
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
2 Ratings
11% below category average
Employee demographic data7.671 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Employment history8.678 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Job profiles and administration8.677 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.8.668 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Organizational charting7.474 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Organization and location management7.969 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)8.746 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.9
59 Ratings
1% below category average
Meta4 PeopleNet
6.2
1 Ratings
26% below category average
Pay calculation8.639 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors7.633 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.119 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.845 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.144 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.145 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Reimbursement management5.923 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.8
77 Ratings
9% above category average
Meta4 PeopleNet
6.3
1 Ratings
24% below category average
Approval workflow8.976 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Balance details8.868 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment8.660 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.7
86 Ratings
7% above category average
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.2
2 Ratings
12% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information8.555 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Update personal information9.085 Ratings8.02 Ratings
View company policy documentation9.069 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Employee recognition8.359 Ratings5.01 Ratings
View job history8.779 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.8
35 Ratings
1% above category average
Meta4 PeopleNet
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets7.835 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.9
64 Ratings
4% above category average
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
2 Ratings
8% below category average
Report builder8.160 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Pre-built reports8.060 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data7.648 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.4
67 Ratings
6% above category average
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
1 Ratings
13% above category average
New hire portal8.363 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Manager tracking tools8.461 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.8
45 Ratings
4% below category average
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
2 Ratings
10% above category average
Corporate goal setting7.737 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Individual goal setting7.843 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.033 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance tracking7.939 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.3
51 Ratings
8% below category average
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
2 Ratings
13% above category average
Performance plans7.144 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.641 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Review status tracking7.445 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Review reminders7.547 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.142 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
6.1
34 Ratings
25% below category average
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
1 Ratings
13% above category average
Create succession plans/pools4.424 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Candidate ranking7.630 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Candidate search5.930 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Candidate development6.526 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.1
54 Ratings
4% above category average
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Job Requisition Management8.037 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.443 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.239 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.839 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.335 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.347 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.449 Ratings9.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
BambooHRMeta4 PeopleNet
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(92 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.8
(15 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(23 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BambooHRMeta4 PeopleNet
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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Cegid
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR is a very powerful HR tool with abundant features that could fulfill pretty much all the HR needs of a small to medium sized organization. It might be an overkill for very small businesses with less than 20 employees as its really geared towards larger organizations. It offers powerful tools to performance reviews as well as employee HR management tasks. One interesting feature is the ability for employees to perform self administrative tasks through the software which allows some automation of tasks. On the other hand, the program can be so feature rich that require an advanced user with data analytic skills to fully utility. Companies that use the software will need to have at least one manager procure training before utilizing its full range of features.
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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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Cegid
  • Clean and easy navigation: it is very user-friendly and compared to other solutions I have utilized, there is a clear difference on how information is displayed and also ease of navigation and speed of response of the platform.
  • All modules are really integrated and it is so much power when there is a correlation between say the data displayed in Talent Management and the info seen on the C&B module for example from a performance and compensation perspective, visualizing info and being able to analyze it easier for decision making.
  • Customizable, in our case, we use the solution and enjoy the multiple benefits and efficiencies due to how data is organized and presented and the same time we have the advantage that the user interface is all customized to our own corporate brand/look and feel, color palette and graphical line.
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Cons
BambooHR
  • Have a more robust report builder that has all the data as a filter.
  • Not all reports are able to be downloaded in different formats. I would prefer, csv, excel and PDF for all.
  • More options in the report builder to be able to customize your own reports instead of having to pay at least $200 for a simple report.
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Cegid
  • Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR can be a bit overwhelming for light users with limited experience.
  • The performance review features are extensive and require a highly skilled manager that work with data analytics
  • The program is not quite as strong in its recruitment features as other software offerings.
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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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Cegid
No answers on this topic
Usability
BambooHR
Our employees have found the software to be very easy to navigate which has been helpful because that allows our team to spend more time on other important tasks and projects. It has been an asset to our company and streamlined our payroll and time tracking process
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Cegid
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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Cegid
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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Cegid
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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Cegid
It is excellent support so far, during implementation and also while live, the only reason why I am giving a 9 is because in some cases we could have had a quicker response or solution, but so far this doesn't look like an issue at all, and the vendor has been making sure we have what we need.
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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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Cegid
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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Cegid
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
BambooHR
Lattice offers a much richer performance and meeting management experience, but is of course an entirely separate product to be maintained and for users to understand. It's going to be up to each org but if your performance management plans are not overly complex, BambooHR will be a clear winner.
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Cegid
Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR really shines as a flexible product capable of evolving with an organization's changing needs. Its robust features, cloud based architecture, and performance analysis help push the product ahead of some of its competitors. While not perfect, the software offers in-depth performance review functions and data analysis tools that show performance trends. With its self administrative tools, employees can help manage their own information, reducing workload for HR managers
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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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Cegid
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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Cegid
  • We now have a tool which is a single solution and connects our employee information for 5 countries and 30K + employees, a single source, talk about efficiency.
  • This is a big step in Digital Transformation, reducing times to complete several processes and also the use of paper forms.
  • Definitely, savings related to the number of solutions software wise that is now integrated and scalable with meta4 PeopleNet Talent Management.
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