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Feature Set Ratings

  • BambooHR ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Onboarding, Performance Management, Succession Planning
  • PeopleFluent ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Performance and Goals, Recruiting / ATS

Human Resource Management

8.3

BambooHR

83%

PeopleFluent

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BambooHR ranks higher in 7/7 features

Employee demographic data

8.3
83%
62 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Employment history

9.0
90%
68 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

8.7
87%
68 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

8.3
83%
61 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Organizational charting

8.0
80%
66 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Organization and location management

8.3
83%
61 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

7.5
75%
40 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Payroll Management

8.4

BambooHR

84%

PeopleFluent

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BambooHR ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pay calculation

8.3
83%
35 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

8.1
81%
30 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

8.6
86%
15 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

7.9
79%
41 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Direct deposit files

8.4
84%
41 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

8.6
86%
42 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Reimbursement management

8.8
88%
22 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

9.1

BambooHR

91%

PeopleFluent

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BambooHR ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

9.4
94%
67 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Balance details

9.1
91%
59 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

8.6
86%
52 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Employee Self Service

8.6

BambooHR

86%

PeopleFluent

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BambooHR ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

9.0
90%
47 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Update personal information

9.0
90%
74 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

View company policy documentation

8.7
87%
60 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Employee recognition

7.2
72%
52 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

View job history

9.2
92%
69 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Asset Management

8.4

BambooHR

84%

PeopleFluent

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BambooHR ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

8.4
84%
32 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

HR Reporting

7.6

BambooHR

76%

PeopleFluent

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BambooHR ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

7.7
77%
53 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Pre-built reports

7.9
79%
52 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

7.3
73%
44 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Onboarding

8.1

BambooHR

81%
8.0

PeopleFluent

80%
PeopleFluent ranks higher in 2/3 features

New hire portal

8.2
82%
55 Ratings
7.0
70%
7 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

8.0
80%
53 Ratings
9.0
90%
11 Ratings

Compliance tracking and reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
8 Ratings

Performance and Goals

8.1

BambooHR

81%
8.2

PeopleFluent

82%
PeopleFluent ranks higher in 3/5 features

Corporate goal setting

8.1
81%
33 Ratings
8.9
89%
7 Ratings

Individual goal setting

8.5
85%
38 Ratings
9.0
90%
9 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

8.1
81%
29 Ratings
7.0
70%
9 Ratings

Performance tracking

7.8
78%
34 Ratings
7.0
70%
9 Ratings

Subordinate goal setting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
6 Ratings

Performance Management

8.0

BambooHR

80%
6.5

PeopleFluent

65%
BambooHR ranks higher in 5/10 features

Performance plans

7.9
79%
39 Ratings
7.0
70%
7 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

8.1
81%
38 Ratings
7.0
70%
5 Ratings

Review status tracking

7.8
78%
39 Ratings
7.0
70%
7 Ratings

Review reminders

8.4
84%
41 Ratings
7.0
70%
5 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

7.9
79%
36 Ratings
7.0
70%
7 Ratings

Plan weighting

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
6 Ratings

Manager note taking

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
4 Ratings

Rater nomination workflow

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
5 Ratings

Workflow restrictions

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
6 Ratings

Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
8 Ratings

Succession Planning

7.8

BambooHR

78%
6.3

PeopleFluent

63%
BambooHR ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

7.8
78%
23 Ratings
7.0
70%
5 Ratings

Candidate ranking

7.9
79%
27 Ratings
6.0
60%
5 Ratings

Candidate search

7.8
78%
27 Ratings
6.0
60%
8 Ratings

Candidate development

7.9
79%
24 Ratings
6.0
60%
6 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

8.1

BambooHR

81%
9.5

PeopleFluent

95%
PeopleFluent ranks higher in 14/15 features

Job Requisition Management

8.0
80%
32 Ratings
10.0
100%
6 Ratings

Company Website Posting

8.3
83%
36 Ratings
10.0
100%
6 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

7.6
76%
33 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

8.4
84%
33 Ratings
10.0
100%
5 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

7.4
74%
29 Ratings
6.0
60%
5 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

8.2
82%
40 Ratings
10.0
100%
6 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

8.7
87%
42 Ratings
9.0
90%
6 Ratings

Customized Application Form

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
6 Ratings

Resume Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
5 Ratings

Candidate Search

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
5 Ratings

Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Task Creation and Delegation

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Email Templates

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
5 Ratings

User Permissions

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
6 Ratings

Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
5 Ratings

Learning Management

BambooHR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
5.8

PeopleFluent

58%
PeopleFluent ranks higher in 9/9 features

Course catalog or library

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Player/Portal

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Learning content

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Mobile friendly

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Assignments

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
2 Ratings

Compliance management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
2 Ratings

Learning administration

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
2 Ratings

Learning reporting & analytics

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Social learning

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • BambooHR is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Online Training, Implementation Rating
  • PeopleFluent is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

BambooHR

89%
80 Ratings
8.3

PeopleFluent

83%
31 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

BambooHR

100%
3 Ratings
9.0

PeopleFluent

90%
13 Ratings

Usability

9.1

BambooHR

91%
3 Ratings
7.5

PeopleFluent

75%
3 Ratings

Availability

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating

PeopleFluent

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.0

BambooHR

90%
1 Rating

PeopleFluent

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.4

BambooHR

84%
26 Ratings
8.5

PeopleFluent

85%
8 Ratings

Online Training

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating
7.0

PeopleFluent

70%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

10.0

BambooHR

100%
2 Ratings
9.0

PeopleFluent

90%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating

PeopleFluent

N/A
0 Ratings

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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PeopleFluent

PeopleFluent has eliminated the use of paper reviews. It is also eliminated the use of scanning, emailing or interoffice mail. It is a great tool for communication and I highly recommend it. However, in some ways, the product can be improved. Some processes are tied to each other and could function in tandem. For example, while completing the self-review, the employee has to capture multi-raters. If self-review is submitted without listing multi-rater names then multi-rater review has to be captured separately on paper. In my opinion, these two processes can be different. Multi-raters should be added/removed/modified after submitting self-review.
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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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PeopleFluent

  • It was very easy to go through resumes, choose the people you wanted to interview and set up the interviews.
  • It is great at keeping track of people that have come through hiring process in the past so you do not waste time on those that have already been declined or are sent in by multiple vendors.
  • The handling of time sheets and expense reports is very easy to manage.
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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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PeopleFluent

  • The interface is a little confusing. I'm not sure if it's something that can be fixed in implementations, or if it's inherent to PeopleFluent, but there are almost too many tabs asking for too much information. A lot of it can be repetitive as well.
  • Changing your password/resetting your password seems to be nightmarish. It requires an organization ID as well as security questions, and forces you to reset your password far too often. I really dislike that feature.
  • Honestly, PeopleFluent itself looks pretty outdated. I feel as though the entire application really needs a facelift to be more current.
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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.

PeopleFluent

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

PeopleFluent 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

    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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    PeopleFluent

    PeopleFluent continues to develop an already high quality product and works to continually improve the user experience. The different modules integrate well, and the administrative functions are easy to understand and perform resulting in less time spent with KTLO functions. They provide world class customer service and work hard to keep you engaged as a customer.
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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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    PeopleFluent

    PeopleFluent seems to have all the functionality one would need, but it can be a bit overwhelming. Depending on the client implementation, it can be downright confusing and not intuitive. My 6 rating comes from the fact that it seems like the system can be configured to actually be confusing and not make sense. I think a VMS should be set up not to allow a customer to configure it in such a way as to not really work, or to allow users to circumvent steps. I also really don't like the "organization key" that needs to be entered every time you log in. Why is a login and password good enough for 99% of the systems out there, but PeopleFluent requires an extra field?
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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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    PeopleFluent

    No answers on this topic

    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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    PeopleFluent

    No answers on this topic

    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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    PeopleFluent

    I would rate this ATS system a 9 as there's some room for improvement as mentioned prior. I really love the design and its functionality buttons and the way I can integrate it with other systems. I would really love to see a more detailed reporting metrics long with super candidate filters when searching profiles.
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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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    PeopleFluent

    No answers on this topic

    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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    PeopleFluent

    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
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    PeopleFluent

    Its great, its very versatile and stacks up very well against the competition. In terms of usability and ease of use, anyone can quickly learn how to use PeopleFluent. Again, the faults against the system would be when a client who is running the tool customizes it to their liking. Not to mention it's a very popular tool that i have had the pleasure of working in twice now with two different organizations.
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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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    PeopleFluent

    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.
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    PeopleFluent

    • I do believe that goal setting and the workflow of following up, going through the process yearly is as good as you make it. If you set good goals, or help your team make good goals then the experience can go well. Otherwise it's just another thing that an employee is doing to make their manager happy.
    • I am not sure the cost of the product, but if it is really expensive I am not sure that we are getting fully what we should be for what the product offers. Make sure you are using what is offered.
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