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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

Paycor

Paycor is great for small and medium-sized businesses that have grown to a point where they would like to manage payroll and HR internally. It helps make the transition easy. They have great customer support and onboarding to make the transition smooth
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

BambooHR
8.5
Paycor
7.4
Employee demographic data
BambooHR
8.7
Paycor
8.0
Employment history
BambooHR
8.9
Paycor
7.8
Job profiles and administration
BambooHR
8.6
Paycor
8.3
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
BambooHR
8.4
Paycor
7.6
Organizational charting
BambooHR
8.3
Paycor
6.6
Organization and location management
BambooHR
8.4
Paycor
6.8
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
BambooHR
8.2
Paycor
6.6

Payroll Management

BambooHR
8.7
Paycor
8.0
Pay calculation
BambooHR
8.5
Paycor
8.6
Support for external payroll vendors
BambooHR
8.7
Paycor
8.2
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
BambooHR
8.6
Paycor
8.2
Benefit plan administration
BambooHR
9.1
Paycor
6.7
Direct deposit files
BambooHR
8.8
Paycor
8.9
Salary revision and increment management
BambooHR
8.8
Paycor
7.6
Reimbursement management
BambooHR
8.6
Paycor
7.6

Leave and Attendance Management

BambooHR
9.2
Paycor
7.3
Approval workflow
BambooHR
9.3
Paycor
7.7
Balance details
BambooHR
9.2
Paycor
7.4
Annual carry-forward and encashment
BambooHR
9.0
Paycor
6.8

Employee Self Service

BambooHR
8.9
Paycor
8.2
View and generate pay and benefit information
BambooHR
8.8
Paycor
8.4
Update personal information
BambooHR
9.0
Paycor
8.3
View company policy documentation
BambooHR
8.7
Paycor
8.0
Employee recognition
BambooHR
8.7
Paycor
8.4
View job history
BambooHR
9.1
Paycor
8.0

Asset Management

BambooHR
7.6
Paycor
6.5
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
7.6
Paycor
6.5

HR Reporting

BambooHR
8.2
Paycor
6.3
Report builder
BambooHR
8.3
Paycor
6.1
Pre-built reports
BambooHR
8.1
Paycor
7.2
Ability to combine HR data with external data
BambooHR
8.2
Paycor
5.6

Onboarding

BambooHR
8.6
Paycor
8.3
New hire portal
BambooHR
8.6
Paycor
8.4
Manager tracking tools
BambooHR
8.6
Paycor
8.2

Performance and Goals

BambooHR
8.2
Paycor
8.0
Corporate goal setting
BambooHR
8.0
Paycor
7.3
Individual goal setting
BambooHR
8.2
Paycor
8.2
Line-of sight-visibility
BambooHR
8.1
Paycor
8.1
Performance tracking
BambooHR
8.6
Paycor
8.4

Performance Management

BambooHR
8.5
Paycor
7.6
Performance plans
BambooHR
8.5
Paycor
7.5
Performance improvement plans
BambooHR
8.3
Paycor
7.3
Review status tracking
BambooHR
8.8
Paycor
7.6
Review reminders
BambooHR
8.6
Paycor
8.0
Multiple review frequency
BambooHR
8.3
Paycor
7.4

Succession Planning

BambooHR
8.1
Paycor
9.1
Create succession plans/pools
BambooHR
8.1
Paycor
Candidate ranking
BambooHR
8.0
Paycor
Candidate search
BambooHR
8.2
Paycor
9.1
Candidate development
BambooHR
8.2
Paycor

Recruiting / ATS

BambooHR
8.3
Paycor
8.3
Job Requisition Management
BambooHR
8.3
Paycor
7.9
Company Website Posting
BambooHR
8.2
Paycor
8.4
Publish to Social Media
BambooHR
8.4
Paycor
8.3
Job Search Site Posting
BambooHR
8.4
Paycor
8.2
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
BambooHR
8.2
Paycor
7.9
Applicant Tracking
BambooHR
8.2
Paycor
8.5
Notifications and Alerts
BambooHR
8.7
Paycor
8.0

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

Paycor

  • Their payroll and HRIS system is very easy to learn
  • The applicant tracking system is easy to use and has a lot of neat features
  • The mobile app is easy
  • Their system is able to handle our weird vacation system
  • Their assistance with writing new and updating handbooks was very easy to use
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

Paycor

  • Some of the advanced features of their portal are a bit too complex for a non-financial person like me. I'm sure the CPAs love them, but they can be over my head.
  • They don't have a local presence in my area. Sometimes it would be nice to put a face to the service, but it hasn't really been a problem for me.
  • Not a lot of one-on-one communication between the person overseeing my account. I would have liked to at least meet the person by phone, even though I'm a very small customer to them.
Randall Putala | 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

Paycor

Paycor 8.3
Based on 10 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Paycor

Paycor 7.6
Based on 171 answers
I have supervisors and employees at all levels of technical knowledge. Nobody has had any issues with PayCor. Losing passwords is the biggest issue I have with employees. They all use it, and they all understand it. Minimal training required. It is just an easy software to use.
Catherine Haener CPA, PHR | 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

Paycor

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

Paycor

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

Paycor

Paycor 4.7
Based on 89 answers
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.
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

Paycor

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

Paycor

Paycor 8.7
Based on 30 answers
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.
Susan Dudek | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Paycor

Paycor offers far more personalized support to users and customers than the previous systems. In comparison, I felt like a number and the customer service was awful; the people you spoke with seemed just as miserable to work there as you were having to call them. Paycor's team is always upbeat, energetic, and happy to help. Paycor cares about updating their system to meet the needs of customers. With the others, it felt like they made updates to just suit what they wanted out of their system regardless of their customers. ADP was unnecessarily overly complicated; our employees struggled with the ESS, our HR team had so many challenges they were on the phone constantly with ADP and ADP's own staff struggled to use their system and were constantly putting us on hold or transferring us to find someone more knowledgeable. With Paycor, we have a specific contact for each product and that individual is highly knowledgeable about that product and gets us the response we need quickly and accurately.
Tiffany Kramer | 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

Paycor

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

Paycor

  • I have lost hours, patience, and brain cells trying to get support with the platform, and still no answers.
  • I have payroll issues spanning multiple pay periods that need to be solved on behalf of employees, and it is not a good look that we have to tell them we are still trying to fix.
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
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BambooHR Editions & Modules

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Paycor

General

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

Paycor Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$991
Essential$1491
Complete$1991
  1. per month
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