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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

Paylocity

We have a large and complicated payroll process which we were very excited that Paylocity was equipped to handle as long as we upload our payroll correctly. It is not, however, equipped to track these complex structures within the system because bonus metrics have to be tied to the position rather than the employee. Because of this, we have to use clunky custom fields with limited functionality
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

BambooHR
8.5
Paylocity
7.1
Employee demographic data
BambooHR
8.7
Paylocity
7.0
Employment history
BambooHR
8.9
Paylocity
7.3
Job profiles and administration
BambooHR
8.6
Paylocity
8.1
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
BambooHR
8.4
Paylocity
7.2
Organizational charting
BambooHR
8.3
Paylocity
6.4
Organization and location management
BambooHR
8.4
Paylocity
6.5
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
BambooHR
8.2
Paylocity
7.0

Payroll Management

BambooHR
8.7
Paylocity
7.1
Pay calculation
BambooHR
8.5
Paylocity
7.2
Support for external payroll vendors
BambooHR
8.7
Paylocity
6.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
BambooHR
8.6
Paylocity
6.0
Benefit plan administration
BambooHR
9.1
Paylocity
7.4
Direct deposit files
BambooHR
8.8
Paylocity
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
BambooHR
8.8
Paylocity
7.4
Reimbursement management
BambooHR
8.6
Paylocity
7.3

Leave and Attendance Management

BambooHR
9.2
Paylocity
7.4
Approval workflow
BambooHR
9.3
Paylocity
7.6
Balance details
BambooHR
9.2
Paylocity
7.3
Annual carry-forward and encashment
BambooHR
9.0
Paylocity
7.3

Employee Self Service

BambooHR
8.8
Paylocity
7.9
View and generate pay and benefit information
BambooHR
8.8
Paylocity
8.1
Update personal information
BambooHR
9.0
Paylocity
8.9
View company policy documentation
BambooHR
8.7
Paylocity
7.4
Employee recognition
BambooHR
8.7
Paylocity
7.6
View job history
BambooHR
9.1
Paylocity
7.7

Asset Management

BambooHR
7.6
Paylocity
8.6
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
7.6
Paylocity
8.6

HR Reporting

BambooHR
8.2
Paylocity
6.2
Report builder
BambooHR
8.3
Paylocity
7.1
Pre-built reports
BambooHR
8.1
Paylocity
6.4
Ability to combine HR data with external data
BambooHR
8.2
Paylocity
5.1

Onboarding

BambooHR
8.6
Paylocity
7.2
New hire portal
BambooHR
8.6
Paylocity
6.8
Manager tracking tools
BambooHR
8.6
Paylocity
7.5

Performance and Goals

BambooHR
8.2
Paylocity
7.3
Corporate goal setting
BambooHR
8.0
Paylocity
6.9
Individual goal setting
BambooHR
8.2
Paylocity
7.6
Line-of sight-visibility
BambooHR
8.1
Paylocity
7.3
Performance tracking
BambooHR
8.6
Paylocity
7.5

Performance Management

BambooHR
8.5
Paylocity
7.6
Performance plans
BambooHR
8.5
Paylocity
7.1
Performance improvement plans
BambooHR
8.3
Paylocity
7.6
Review status tracking
BambooHR
8.8
Paylocity
7.4
Review reminders
BambooHR
8.6
Paylocity
7.9
Multiple review frequency
BambooHR
8.3
Paylocity
8.0

Succession Planning

BambooHR
8.1
Paylocity
6.9
Create succession plans/pools
BambooHR
8.1
Paylocity
7.0
Candidate ranking
BambooHR
8.0
Paylocity
7.2
Candidate search
BambooHR
8.2
Paylocity
6.8
Candidate development
BambooHR
8.2
Paylocity
6.7

Recruiting / ATS

BambooHR
8.3
Paylocity
7.0
Job Requisition Management
BambooHR
8.3
Paylocity
6.4
Company Website Posting
BambooHR
8.2
Paylocity
7.6
Publish to Social Media
BambooHR
8.4
Paylocity
6.2
Job Search Site Posting
BambooHR
8.4
Paylocity
7.6
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
BambooHR
8.2
Paylocity
7.5
Applicant Tracking
BambooHR
8.2
Paylocity
7.1
Notifications and Alerts
BambooHR
8.7
Paylocity
6.5

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

Paylocity

  • It has a very cool and easy to use recognition function called impressions. Instead of a simple instant message or email saying thank you, you can offer an impression saying thanks that can be categorized and made public the rest of the company when they access Paylocity. It's just a cool function that spreads thanks and engagement across the organization with little cost and effort.
  • The self service portal for employees is easy to use as well. If you need to access vacation accrual and balances, PTO requests, pay check stubs, pay information, need to change your address or name, etc. it's very easy to find and navigate. You don't need to dig or click everywhere.
  • The journal entry function is useful too for 1:1 meetings or check in meetings for manages and their direct reports. It gives an easy module to record notes, discuss topics, attach documents, or make notes of items that need to be followed up on. Not everyone here uses it, but it does help organize meetings and keep them on track.
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

Paylocity

  • The on-boarding area could be a bit less tedious- starting a new hire from recruit to hire is a bit tedious but you get used to it
  • The time clocks need to be hardwired to a running computer at all times- very old technology, even ADP lets us hardwire it to our network (so we do not have to rely on our clocks running on computer)
Suzy Vera, MBA | 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

Paylocity

Paylocity 9.2
Based on 6 answers
The transition from my old provider to Paylocity was virtually painless. I always felt well supported by my account rep. I would use Paylocity again, but I'm not in a position to change providers at my current company right now.
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

Paylocity

Paylocity 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Paylocity provides a friendly user experience with large icons on the web interface to allow ease of use. There has hardly ever been an outage on the website; the uptime is superb! Our employees provide positive feedback on their experience with using Paylocity as their time, benefits, and payroll provider.
Kirk Lewis | 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

Paylocity

Paylocity 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Solid network - down for upgrades at late hours during the weekend when I am definitely not in the system to use it. Even if I was, they provide excellent advance notice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Paylocity

Paylocity 5.0
Based on 2 answers
It's so manual, not automated or intuitive.
Bonny O'Neill | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Paylocity

Paylocity 7.1
Based on 30 answers
Every time I call, their security is amazing. You have to provide company ID, your name, and your employee ID# so that they know whether or not they can speak to you or give you any information. When you have a question they are always available to walk you through whatever it is you are having trouble with. If they don't have an answer, they will take your information and get back to you in a timely manner.
Maria MARTI | 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

Paylocity

Paylocity 10.0
Based on 1 answer
very knowledgeable presenters for their webinars and very user friendly; you can learn at your own pace
Yolanda Dunleavy | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Paylocity

Paylocity 10.0
Based on 2 answers
The Implementation team members are very knowledgeable in their field and made this such an easier process
Yolanda Dunleavy | 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

Paylocity

The ADP platforms did not allow us as much access to our data as Paylocity. We were constantly needing to reach out to the ADP support team to run reports or fix things within the system. With Paylocity, we have significantly more access, which leads to reduced wait times and higher efficiency. Employees have also found the self-service aspect to be leaps and bounds ahead of the prior ADP system.
Jason Magill | 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

Paylocity

No score
No answers yet
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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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paylocity

  • Paylocity has permitted our company to reduce the time commitment to payroll processing and enabled our company to reduce one position in our accounting department. It has also made our Human Resources department become more effective and reduce overtime costs.
  • Paylocity's report allow for better measuring of expenses and better financial management.
  • Through Paylocity, we are better able to serve our employees with real time information and easier access to their records at their immediate disposal.
Matt Brager | 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*

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BambooHR Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Paylocity

General

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

Paylocity Editions & Modules

Edition
Paylocity$2.001
  1. Per Employee Per Month
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Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR
8.8
Paylocity
6.0

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR
10.0
Paylocity
9.2

Usability

BambooHR
9.3
Paylocity
8.0

Reliability and Availability

BambooHR
10.0
Paylocity
9.0

Performance

BambooHR
9.0
Paylocity
5.0

Support Rating

BambooHR
8.4
Paylocity
7.1

Online Training

BambooHR
10.0
Paylocity
10.0

Implementation Rating

BambooHR
10.0
Paylocity
10.0

Scalability

BambooHR
10.0
Paylocity

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