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Feature Set Ratings

  • QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 1 feature set: Payroll Management

Human Resource Management

8.3

BambooHR

83%

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

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%
10.0

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

100%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 5/7 features

Pay calculation

8.3
83%
35 Ratings
10.0
100%
9 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

8.2
82%
30 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

8.6
86%
15 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

8.0
80%
41 Ratings
10.0
100%
6 Ratings

Direct deposit files

8.4
84%
41 Ratings
10.0
100%
8 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

8.6
86%
42 Ratings
10.0
100%
5 Ratings

Reimbursement management

8.8
88%
22 Ratings
10.0
100%
7 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

9.1

BambooHR

91%

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

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%

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

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%

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

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%

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

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%

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BambooHR ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

8.2
82%
55 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

8.0
80%
53 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance and Goals

8.1

BambooHR

81%

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BambooHR ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

8.1
81%
33 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Individual goal setting

8.5
85%
38 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

8.2
82%
29 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance tracking

7.8
78%
34 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance Management

8.0

BambooHR

80%

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

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

Performance plans

7.9
79%
39 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

8.1
81%
38 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review status tracking

7.8
78%
39 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review reminders

8.4
84%
41 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

7.9
79%
36 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Succession Planning

7.8

BambooHR

78%

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BambooHR ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

7.8
78%
23 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate ranking

7.9
79%
27 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate search

7.8
78%
27 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate development

7.9
79%
24 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

8.1

BambooHR

81%

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

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

Job Requisition Management

8.0
80%
32 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Company Website Posting

8.3
83%
36 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

7.6
76%
33 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

8.4
84%
33 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

7.4
74%
29 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

8.2
82%
40 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

8.7
87%
42 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customization

BambooHR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.0

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

60%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
7 Ratings

Plug-ins

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
10 Ratings

Security

BambooHR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.9

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

99%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
20 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
17 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

BambooHR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.9

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

99%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
19 Ratings

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
22 Ratings

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
22 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

BambooHR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
5.2

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

52%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 21/21 features

Accounts payable

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
24 Ratings

Accounts receivable

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
23 Ratings

Cash management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
18 Ratings

Bank reconciliation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
24 Ratings

Expense management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
20 Ratings

Time tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
12 Ratings

Fixed asset management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
14 Ratings

Multi-currency support

N/A
0 Ratings
1.2
12%
10 Ratings

Multi-division support

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5
55%
11 Ratings

Regulations compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
10 Ratings

Electronic tax filing

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
15 Ratings

Self-service portal

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
13 Ratings

Global Financial Support

N/A
0 Ratings
1.1
11%
7 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
13 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5
55%
14 Ratings

Localizations

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
6 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
17 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5
55%
5 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5
55%
9 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5
55%
9 Ratings

Standardized Processes

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
13 Ratings

Inventory Management

BambooHR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.6

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

76%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 4/4 features

Inventory tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
14 Ratings

Automatic reordering

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
10 Ratings

Location management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
9 Ratings

Manufacturing module

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
8 Ratings

Order Management

BambooHR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.3

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

83%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pricing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
17 Ratings

Order entry

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
16 Ratings

Credit card processing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
17 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
16 Ratings

Order Orchestration

N/A
0 Ratings
5.7
57%
6 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
7 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
6 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • BambooHR is rated higher in 6 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Availability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

BambooHR

89%
80 Ratings
7.1

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

71%
32 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

BambooHR

100%
3 Ratings
8.0

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

80%
9 Ratings

Usability

9.1

BambooHR

91%
3 Ratings
5.4

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

54%
6 Ratings

Availability

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating
9.0

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

90%
2 Ratings

Performance

9.0

BambooHR

90%
1 Rating

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.4

BambooHR

84%
26 Ratings
5.4

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

54%
5 Ratings

Online Training

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

BambooHR

100%
2 Ratings
5.0

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

50%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

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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Intuit

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
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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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Intuit

  • 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.
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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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Intuit

  • 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.
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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.

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 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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    Intuit

    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
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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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    Intuit

    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!
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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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    Intuit

    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.
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    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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    Intuit

    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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    Intuit

    Fortunately, I haven't had to reach out much for support.
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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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    Intuit

    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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    Intuit

    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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    Intuit

    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.
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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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    Intuit

    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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    Intuit

    • 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.
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