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Paycor

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Feature Set Ratings

  • BambooHR ranks higher in 11 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Payroll Management, Leave and Attendance Management, Employee Self Service, Asset Management, HR Reporting, Onboarding, Performance and Goals, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Recruiting / ATS

Human Resource Management

8.3

BambooHR

83%
7.1

Paycor

71%
BambooHR ranks higher in 7/7 features

Employee demographic data

8.3
83%
62 Ratings
7.6
76%
170 Ratings

Employment history

9.0
90%
68 Ratings
7.7
77%
184 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

8.7
87%
68 Ratings
7.4
74%
168 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

8.3
83%
61 Ratings
7.2
72%
168 Ratings

Organizational charting

8.0
80%
66 Ratings
6.7
67%
125 Ratings

Organization and location management

8.3
83%
61 Ratings
6.5
65%
132 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

7.5
75%
40 Ratings
6.7
67%
125 Ratings

Payroll Management

8.4

BambooHR

84%
7.9

Paycor

79%
BambooHR ranks higher in 6/7 features

Pay calculation

8.3
83%
35 Ratings
8.3
83%
213 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

8.1
81%
30 Ratings
8.2
82%
5 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

8.6
86%
15 Ratings
7.8
78%
47 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

7.9
79%
41 Ratings
6.9
69%
154 Ratings

Direct deposit files

8.4
84%
41 Ratings
8.4
84%
210 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

8.6
86%
42 Ratings
7.3
73%
178 Ratings

Reimbursement management

8.8
88%
22 Ratings
8.0
80%
13 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

9.1

BambooHR

91%
7.1

Paycor

71%
BambooHR ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

9.4
94%
67 Ratings
7.4
74%
135 Ratings

Balance details

9.1
91%
59 Ratings
7.2
72%
152 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

8.6
86%
52 Ratings
6.7
67%
126 Ratings

Employee Self Service

8.6

BambooHR

86%
7.6

Paycor

76%
BambooHR ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

9.0
90%
47 Ratings
8.1
81%
181 Ratings

Update personal information

9.0
90%
74 Ratings
8.0
80%
185 Ratings

View company policy documentation

8.7
87%
60 Ratings
7.5
75%
138 Ratings

Employee recognition

7.2
72%
52 Ratings
6.7
67%
11 Ratings

View job history

9.2
92%
69 Ratings
7.8
78%
159 Ratings

Asset Management

8.4

BambooHR

84%
6.1

Paycor

61%
BambooHR ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

8.4
84%
32 Ratings
6.1
61%
62 Ratings

HR Reporting

7.6

BambooHR

76%
5.8

Paycor

58%
BambooHR ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

7.7
77%
53 Ratings
5.9
59%
169 Ratings

Pre-built reports

7.9
79%
52 Ratings
6.2
62%
171 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

7.3
73%
44 Ratings
5.3
53%
109 Ratings

Onboarding

8.1

BambooHR

81%
7.2

Paycor

72%
BambooHR ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

8.2
82%
55 Ratings
7.3
73%
159 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

8.0
80%
53 Ratings
7.0
70%
118 Ratings

Performance and Goals

8.1

BambooHR

81%
7.1

Paycor

71%
BambooHR ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

8.1
81%
33 Ratings
7.1
71%
9 Ratings

Individual goal setting

8.5
85%
38 Ratings
7.0
70%
63 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

8.1
81%
29 Ratings
7.0
70%
54 Ratings

Performance tracking

7.8
78%
34 Ratings
7.3
73%
65 Ratings

Performance Management

8.0

BambooHR

80%
6.9

Paycor

69%
BambooHR ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

7.9
79%
39 Ratings
6.9
69%
83 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

8.1
81%
38 Ratings
6.6
66%
76 Ratings

Review status tracking

7.8
78%
39 Ratings
7.0
70%
79 Ratings

Review reminders

8.4
84%
41 Ratings
7.0
70%
80 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

7.9
79%
36 Ratings
6.8
68%
66 Ratings

Succession Planning

7.8

BambooHR

78%
6.0

Paycor

60%
BambooHR ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

7.8
78%
23 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate ranking

7.9
79%
27 Ratings
6.0
60%
5 Ratings

Candidate search

7.8
78%
27 Ratings
6.0
60%
6 Ratings

Candidate development

7.9
79%
24 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

8.1

BambooHR

81%
8.0

Paycor

80%
BambooHR ranks higher in 6/7 features

Job Requisition Management

8.0
80%
32 Ratings
7.4
74%
61 Ratings

Company Website Posting

8.3
83%
36 Ratings
7.3
73%
62 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

7.6
76%
33 Ratings
7.5
75%
57 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

8.4
84%
33 Ratings
7.4
74%
56 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

7.4
74%
29 Ratings
7.6
76%
50 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

8.2
82%
40 Ratings
7.7
77%
63 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

8.7
87%
42 Ratings
7.5
75%
68 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • BambooHR is rated higher in 7 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating, Online Training, Implementation Rating, Product Scalability
  • Paycor is rated higher in 1 area: Performance
  • BambooHR and Paycor are tied in 1 area: Availability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

BambooHR

89%
80 Ratings
6.4

Paycor

64%
231 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

BambooHR

100%
3 Ratings
8.2

Paycor

82%
12 Ratings

Usability

9.1

BambooHR

91%
3 Ratings
7.1

Paycor

71%
199 Ratings

Availability

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating
10.0

Paycor

100%
1 Rating

Performance

9.0

BambooHR

90%
1 Rating
10.0

Paycor

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.4

BambooHR

84%
26 Ratings
4.9

Paycor

49%
91 Ratings

Online Training

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating
9.0

Paycor

90%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

10.0

BambooHR

100%
2 Ratings
7.6

Paycor

76%
32 Ratings

Configurability

BambooHR

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Paycor

100%
1 Rating

Ease of integration

BambooHR

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

Paycor

50%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating
8.0

Paycor

80%
1 Rating

Vendor post-sale

BambooHR

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0

Paycor

10%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

BambooHR

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Paycor

100%
1 Rating

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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Paycor, Inc

With Paycor it is very easy to process payroll (according to my payroll manager) lots of fields for data and customization the EDI department is really helpful and friendly reporting is easy to figure out and customizing reports is great we run 12 payrolls and transfer employees between payrolls is challenging and a lot of manual work (doesn't bring over deductions, etc.) ACA reporting is easy geofencing was great but now I believe we have to manually turn it on by employee sometimes I've waited over an hour for someone to answer the support calls.
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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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Paycor, Inc

  • Having all employee information in one place is one of the best things about Paycor.
  • When we have new documentation, we can easily have all employees sign to confirm they read and accept the changes made with a few simple uploads and clicks.
  • It has made our employee onboarding experience much more streamlined and efficient.
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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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Paycor, Inc

  • Increase the frequency with which our representative contacts us. Paycor moves at such a fast pace that our representative is always changing
  • After the first year, I think you should have a team meeting to go over how things are set up and make any necessary changes
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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.

Paycor

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Paycor editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    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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    Paycor, Inc

    The product is really good overall. The customer service is not the best and the benefits administration is kind of painful. However, the good outweighs the bad. We might get a different benefit admin system that can be integrated into Paycor. My controller doesn't want to switch anything for a [long] time.
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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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    Paycor, Inc

    I was able to experience this software and now know at this point
    in time how much it has improved my performance and my co-worker's performance. Paycor has been a great aid for a project that just started; while I didn't use the full spectrum of tools that the software offers, I am one
    hundred percent sure that it will make a positive change in any task force.
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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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    Paycor, Inc

    We have not experienced any availability issues
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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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    Paycor, Inc

    All processes work quickly
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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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    Paycor, Inc

    I'd give a zero if that were an option. I currently have multiple requests for support that have not been answered in over a week. I have called their support phone line and usually hung up after waiting for 45 minutes for someone to answer. It is unlikely to get a quick response, EVER, even to urgent problems that effect taxes and benefit submission.
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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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    Paycor, Inc

    The training was easy to understand, and the Paycor tutorials are a great, easy reference.
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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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    Paycor, Inc

    Implementation of any new software is going to be challenging, especially if you are maintaining an existing program concurrently. When it is time for dual-processing (both old and new software) prior to going live, be prepared to be stressed. But trust the process and it will be over soon.
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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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    Paycor, Inc

    We selected Paycor b/c we were looking for a more streamlined onboarding interface, a better self-service portal, an easier phone app, and we also track extensive payroll details in our GL. On all of these points, we've been disappointed with Paycor's performance (especially as compared to their promises during the sales process).
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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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    Paycor, Inc

    We haven't needed to scale
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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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    Paycor, Inc

    • They handle all of the numbers and tax forms, things that I HATE doing!
    • I can run my payroll in less than 5 minutes because their portal puts all of the information at my fingertips.
    • I like relying on their professionals to deal with different tax and unemployment offices in different states. They know their stuff.
    • Paycor is not the cheapest service out there, but they deliver Cadillac service and performance on a Volkswagen budget.
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