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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

Payroll by Wave

Payroll by Wave is accurate and fits well in all organizations where its suited to a scenario where an organization basically aims to improve the payroll management and execution process. It will allow for easier update of all employee benefits and execute necessary deductions including the statutory ones thus allow organizations to manage their finances and workforce efficiently
Francis Cook | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

BambooHR
8.5
Payroll by Wave
Employee demographic data
BambooHR
8.7
Payroll by Wave
Employment history
BambooHR
8.9
Payroll by Wave
Job profiles and administration
BambooHR
8.6
Payroll by Wave
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
BambooHR
8.4
Payroll by Wave
Organizational charting
BambooHR
8.3
Payroll by Wave
Organization and location management
BambooHR
8.4
Payroll by Wave
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
BambooHR
8.2
Payroll by Wave

Payroll Management

BambooHR
8.7
Payroll by Wave
9.1
Pay calculation
BambooHR
8.5
Payroll by Wave
9.4
Support for external payroll vendors
BambooHR
8.7
Payroll by Wave
9.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
BambooHR
8.6
Payroll by Wave
9.4
Benefit plan administration
BambooHR
9.1
Payroll by Wave
9.0
Direct deposit files
BambooHR
8.8
Payroll by Wave
9.1
Salary revision and increment management
BambooHR
8.8
Payroll by Wave
8.7
Reimbursement management
BambooHR
8.6
Payroll by Wave
9.5

Leave and Attendance Management

BambooHR
9.2
Payroll by Wave
Approval workflow
BambooHR
9.3
Payroll by Wave
Balance details
BambooHR
9.2
Payroll by Wave
Annual carry-forward and encashment
BambooHR
9.0
Payroll by Wave

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

BambooHR
7.6
Payroll by Wave
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
7.6
Payroll by Wave

HR Reporting

BambooHR
8.2
Payroll by Wave
Report builder
BambooHR
8.2
Payroll by Wave
Pre-built reports
BambooHR
8.1
Payroll by Wave
Ability to combine HR data with external data
BambooHR
8.2
Payroll by Wave

Onboarding

BambooHR
8.6
Payroll by Wave
New hire portal
BambooHR
8.6
Payroll by Wave
Manager tracking tools
BambooHR
8.6
Payroll by Wave

Performance and Goals

BambooHR
8.2
Payroll by Wave
Corporate goal setting
BambooHR
8.0
Payroll by Wave
Individual goal setting
BambooHR
8.2
Payroll by Wave
Line-of sight-visibility
BambooHR
8.1
Payroll by Wave
Performance tracking
BambooHR
8.6
Payroll by Wave

Performance Management

BambooHR
8.5
Payroll by Wave
Performance plans
BambooHR
8.5
Payroll by Wave
Performance improvement plans
BambooHR
8.3
Payroll by Wave
Review status tracking
BambooHR
8.8
Payroll by Wave
Review reminders
BambooHR
8.6
Payroll by Wave
Multiple review frequency
BambooHR
8.3
Payroll by Wave

Succession Planning

BambooHR
8.1
Payroll by Wave
Create succession plans/pools
BambooHR
8.1
Payroll by Wave
Candidate ranking
BambooHR
8.0
Payroll by Wave
Candidate search
BambooHR
8.2
Payroll by Wave
Candidate development
BambooHR
8.1
Payroll by Wave

Recruiting / ATS

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

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

Payroll by Wave

  • Time-saving: Everything is saved from one pay period to the next so it's very easy to click and run.
  • Great price: Perfect for smaller businesses who don't need the extra bells and whistles
  • Customer support: Any questions are addressed quickly, set up was a breeze.
Alex Pegg | 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

Payroll by Wave

  • Payroll is a paid feature at $10 + $4/employee per month. I suppose this is a normal expense, but other payroll systems I've used, such as ones built into online banking, have cost me a fraction of this.
Brendon Brown | 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

Payroll by Wave

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

Payroll by Wave

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Payroll by Wave

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

Payroll by Wave

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

Payroll by Wave

Payroll by Wave 8.8
Based on 2 answers
Support is usually very quick and reliable. The live chat feature is a definite bonus.
Ryan Connolly | 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

Payroll by Wave

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

Payroll by Wave

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

Payroll by Wave

Similar features, similar pricing. I selected Wave initially because my accounting is integrated with the other Wave software.
Alex Pegg | 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

Payroll by Wave

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

Payroll by Wave

  • We tested Wave briefly and Wave Payroll briefly. Impact was minimal as it did not quite fit our needs.
Brendon Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Payroll by Wave

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

Payroll by Wave

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR
8.8
Payroll by Wave
9.8

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR
10.0
Payroll by Wave

Usability

BambooHR
9.3
Payroll by Wave

Reliability and Availability

BambooHR
10.0
Payroll by Wave

Performance

BambooHR
9.0
Payroll by Wave

Support Rating

BambooHR
8.4
Payroll by Wave
8.8

Online Training

BambooHR
10.0
Payroll by Wave

Implementation Rating

BambooHR
10.0
Payroll by Wave

Scalability

BambooHR
10.0
Payroll by Wave

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