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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

Novatime

It does all aspects you need for timekeeping and PTO accruals. They also have back-end options to apply rules to applied breaks or PTO rollovers from year to year. The system is very complex, but at the same time, very simple to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

BambooHR
7.7
Novatime
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
7.7
Novatime

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

BambooHR
8.3
Novatime
Corporate goal setting
BambooHR
8.0
Novatime
Individual goal setting
BambooHR
8.2
Novatime
Line-of sight-visibility
BambooHR
8.2
Novatime
Performance tracking
BambooHR
8.6
Novatime

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

BambooHR
8.3
Novatime
Job Requisition Management
BambooHR
8.3
Novatime
Company Website Posting
BambooHR
8.2
Novatime
Publish to Social Media
BambooHR
8.4
Novatime
Job Search Site Posting
BambooHR
8.4
Novatime
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
BambooHR
8.2
Novatime
Applicant Tracking
BambooHR
8.3
Novatime
Notifications and Alerts
BambooHR
8.7
Novatime

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

Novatime

  • User interface is great for administrators.
  • User experience has been really appreciated by our users (managers/supervisors).
  • User experience has also been really appreciated by our non-exempt employees when punching in and out.
Anonymous | 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

Novatime

  • It can be very slow and delayed in punches.
  • It doesn't always capture everyone's punches immediately.
  • There are quite a few areas where you have to be mindful of saving it correctly otherwise the information is all lost and that can be frustrating for users.
Anonymous | 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

Novatime

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Novatime

Novatime 7.0
Based on 1 answer
On the employee's side of things, Novatime is pretty intuitive and fairly easy to use. All they have to do is either press a button to punch in or punch out. If they are entering in their hours, all they have to do is type in the number of hours per day.On the manager's side of things, Novatime is also fairly easy to use. It highlights in red any missed punches and in green any OT that the employee has. There are links on the homepage of the manager's page that will lead them to a list of all their employees' missed punches for a pay period and they can fix them all before payroll is due.Novatime becomes a bit more complicated on the administrator's side. The issues I have run into with Novatime normally come after updates/upgrades to their system. They have been getting better, but the administrator's side is still a bit clunky and takes a while to find what you are looking for. It is not as intuitive as the other sides and takes a bit of computer knowledge to figure it out.
Jennifer Steffens | 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

Novatime

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Novatime

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Novatime

Novatime 8.4
Based on 5 answers
The program itself can be customized in many different ways to meet the needs of the company/organization that it is working with. The charts/graphs on the new homepage are somewhat helpful and link to useful information. It has some really nice scheduling features that allow managers to see the difference between hours expected to work and actual hours worked as well as overtime, absences, and non-scheduled shifts. Processing payroll is quite simple. PTO request off is straightforward.
Anonymous | 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

Novatime

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Novatime

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Novatime

The product is easy to use, and everyone picks up on it quickly. It is less expensive, and has more to offer than any other product I’ve found.
Adam Bander | 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

Novatime

No score
No answers yet
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Novatime

  • We've had great positive impact from our employees and supervisors, who have been really appreciative of improvements over our last timekeeping system.
  • Less time has been spent in dealing with system issues/errors for timesheets, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

Novatime

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR
8.8
Novatime
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR
10.0
Novatime

Usability

BambooHR
9.3
Novatime
7.0

Reliability and Availability

BambooHR
10.0
Novatime

Performance

BambooHR
9.0
Novatime

Support Rating

BambooHR
8.4
Novatime
8.4

Online Training

BambooHR
10.0
Novatime

Implementation Rating

BambooHR
10.0
Novatime

Scalability

BambooHR
10.0
Novatime

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