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Score 7.5 out of 100

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

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

If you're a freelancer or running a very small business where you do your own bookkeeping I think this is a great option, especially if you're familiar with accounting and bookkeeping in general. If you're not so familiar with bookkeeping, I would say that the learning curve is too steep and you might want to look elsewhere for a more intuitive solution
Daniel Shatzkes CEO Entrepreneur, Manufacturer, Musician | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

BambooHR
8.7
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0
Pay calculation
BambooHR
8.5
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.9
Support for external payroll vendors
BambooHR
8.7
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
BambooHR
8.6
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Benefit plan administration
BambooHR
9.1
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.6
Direct deposit files
BambooHR
8.8
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.6
Salary revision and increment management
BambooHR
8.8
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.7
Reimbursement management
BambooHR
8.7
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.2

Leave and Attendance Management

BambooHR
9.2
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Approval workflow
BambooHR
9.3
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Balance details
BambooHR
9.2
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Annual carry-forward and encashment
BambooHR
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Employee Self Service

BambooHR
8.9
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
View and generate pay and benefit information
BambooHR
8.8
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Update personal information
BambooHR
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
View company policy documentation
BambooHR
8.7
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Employee recognition
BambooHR
8.7
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
View job history
BambooHR
9.1
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Asset Management

BambooHR
7.7
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
7.7
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

HR Reporting

BambooHR
8.2
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Report builder
BambooHR
8.3
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Pre-built reports
BambooHR
8.1
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Ability to combine HR data with external data
BambooHR
8.2
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Onboarding

BambooHR
8.6
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
New hire portal
BambooHR
8.6
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Manager tracking tools
BambooHR
8.6
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Performance and Goals

BambooHR
8.3
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Corporate goal setting
BambooHR
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Individual goal setting
BambooHR
8.2
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Line-of sight-visibility
BambooHR
8.2
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Performance tracking
BambooHR
8.6
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Performance Management

BambooHR
8.5
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Performance plans
BambooHR
8.5
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Performance improvement plans
BambooHR
8.4
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Review status tracking
BambooHR
8.8
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Review reminders
BambooHR
8.6
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Multiple review frequency
BambooHR
8.3
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Succession Planning

BambooHR
8.1
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Create succession plans/pools
BambooHR
8.1
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Candidate ranking
BambooHR
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Candidate search
BambooHR
8.2
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Candidate development
BambooHR
8.2
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Recruiting / ATS

BambooHR
8.3
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Job Requisition Management
BambooHR
8.3
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Company Website Posting
BambooHR
8.2
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Publish to Social Media
BambooHR
8.4
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Job Search Site Posting
BambooHR
8.4
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
BambooHR
8.2
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Applicant Tracking
BambooHR
8.3
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Notifications and Alerts
BambooHR
8.7
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Customization

BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.2
API for custom integration
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.4
Plug-ins
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.1

Security

BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0
Single sign-on capability
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.6
Role-based user permissions
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.5

Reporting & Analytics

BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.5
Dashboards
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.3
Standard reports
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.7
Custom reports
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.5

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0
Accounts payable
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.1
Accounts receivable
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.1
Cash management
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.7
Bank reconciliation
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.8
Expense management
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.5
Time tracking
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.3
Fixed asset management
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.9
Multi-currency support
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.4
Multi-division support
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
4.3
Regulations compliance
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.2
Electronic tax filing
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.6
Self-service portal
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.3
Global Financial Support
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.9
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.3
Intercompany Accounting
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.1
Localizations
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.9
Journals and Reconciliations
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.7
Enterprise Accounting
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.4
Configurable Accounting
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.3
Centralized Rules Framework
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.2
Standardized Processes
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.4

Inventory Management

BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.4
Inventory tracking
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.1
Automatic reordering
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.7
Location management
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0
Manufacturing module
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0

Order Management

BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.3
Pricing
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.2
Order entry
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.7
Credit card processing
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.9
Cost of goods sold
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0
Order Orchestration
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.7
End-to-end order visibility
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.6
Order exception Resolution
BambooHR
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.6

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

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

  • The program is very easy to learn, the interface is incredibly user-friendly and there are tons of free resources and tutorials available
  • It makes managing payroll really easy for the employee and accountant on staff. No more lost time sheets or late paychecks!
  • Managing bills and paying them has become streamlined and it's great having everything in one place so we don't lose track of things.
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

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

  • The #1 complaint is that setting it up right is a challenge. People waste time trying to figure it out only to realize that they don't know accounting so of course they don't know how an accounting program should be set up. Like any time you are in over your head, reach out to your network and find someone who can log onto your computer and walk you through it.
  • If you need to track the cost of wages to jobs you can't do it with the online payroll, but check for yourself because it's a function that landscaping companies and construction businesses usually need, so maybe they have added it by now. That would really help!
  • It's premise-based software and that means you take on the role of hardware admin, and it's a lot of work for what is increasingly becoming a smaller gap in the functionality between QuickBooks for Mac and QuickBooks Online.
  • QuickBooks for Mac 2015 has been updated consistently over the last 3 years and continues to provide for the bookkeeping needs of small companies using Macs in their offices. However, it has limited job costing functionality. It is similar in functionality to the 2010 version of QuickBooksPro which runs on Windows.
Shelly Robbins | 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

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 8.0
Based on 9 answers
I haven't spent that much time with the newer versions of QuickBooks for Mac, but I think I'm seeing it make the much-needed improvements. For example, something as simple as undoing the previous reconciliation was a terrible chore, and I'm glad that feature has been included in the newer versions of QuickBooks for Mac
Spencer Judd | 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

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 8.0
Based on 3 answers
The Mac version is OK overall. I find the Windows versions to be much more robust but Mac is quite good for Mac users. Though I think die hard Mac users should consider QuickBooks Online instead as there is a new QB for Mac app that makes using QBO much better!
Robyn Smithson, CB | 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

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I've been using the QuickBooks online version for a little over 6 months now (upgraded from Mac desktop) and I haven't had any access issues. There have been times when it was down for service/upgrade however there is always plenty of notification time given by the Quick Books Online Support team. These upgrade maintenance time frames are always over night hours and on the weekends so everything can be worked around very easily.
Ann Shallcross | 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

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

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

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Because the support level I get is probably not what the average user gets
Robyn Smithson, CB | 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

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

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

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 5.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

I love using Quickbooks compared to other software we've tried. QuickBooks Online and TSheets interface. Customer service and problem resolution are generally excellent, with well-trained and proficient agents taking calls or on chat. Ease of use and accessibility via the mobile app. Great courses were available to help with learning the basics and some advanced accounting background. I love learning! Online accessibility - it can work anywhere with an internet connection. Linking to bank and credit card accounts is handy.
Anonymous | 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

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

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

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

  • The ROI was good for when we were a smaller company because it is a lot cheaper than other more sophisticated programs.
  • The negative impact is that it caused a lot of extra manual entering and data entry that too often resulted in mistakes.
Luke O'Neill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

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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* company size

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR
8.8
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.4

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR
10.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0

Usability

BambooHR
9.3
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0

Reliability and Availability

BambooHR
10.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.0

Performance

BambooHR
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Support Rating

BambooHR
8.4
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.0

Online Training

BambooHR
10.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Implementation Rating

BambooHR
10.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.0

Scalability

BambooHR
10.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

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