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Feature Set Ratings

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

Human Resource Management

8.3

BambooHR

83%

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

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%
8.8

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

88%
BambooHR ranks higher in 5/7 features

Pay calculation

8.3
83%
35 Ratings
7.5
75%
45 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%
20 Ratings

Direct deposit files

8.4
84%
41 Ratings
8.0
80%
36 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

8.6
86%
42 Ratings
9.9
99%
27 Ratings

Reimbursement management

8.8
88%
22 Ratings
8.3
83%
29 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

9.1

BambooHR

91%

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

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 Premier

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 Premier

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 Premier

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 Premier

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 Premier

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 Premier

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 Premier

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 Premier

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
1.3

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

13%
QuickBooks Desktop Premier ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

N/A
0 Ratings
1.3
13%
15 Ratings

Plug-ins

N/A
0 Ratings
1.3
13%
20 Ratings

Security

BambooHR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.3

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

73%
QuickBooks Desktop Premier ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

N/A
0 Ratings
4.6
46%
42 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
40 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

BambooHR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.0

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

60%
QuickBooks Desktop Premier ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
47 Ratings

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
55 Ratings

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
53 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

BambooHR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.2

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

82%
QuickBooks Desktop Premier ranks higher in 21/21 features

Accounts payable

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
57 Ratings

Accounts receivable

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
58 Ratings

Cash management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
53 Ratings

Bank reconciliation

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
56 Ratings

Expense management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
55 Ratings

Time tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
27 Ratings

Fixed asset management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
38 Ratings

Multi-currency support

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
18 Ratings

Multi-division support

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
32 Ratings

Regulations compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
4.6
46%
19 Ratings

Electronic tax filing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
28 Ratings

Self-service portal

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
17 Ratings

Global Financial Support

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
5 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
8 Ratings

Localizations

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Journals and Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5
95%
13 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
5 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
6 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
3 Ratings

Standardized Processes

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
7 Ratings

Inventory Management

BambooHR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
3.6

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

36%
QuickBooks Desktop Premier ranks higher in 4/4 features

Inventory tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
4.1
41%
35 Ratings

Automatic reordering

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
15 Ratings

Location management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
19 Ratings

Manufacturing module

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
17 Ratings

Order Management

BambooHR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.5

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

75%
QuickBooks Desktop Premier ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pricing

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
30 Ratings

Order entry

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
31 Ratings

Credit card processing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
26 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
34 Ratings

Order Orchestration

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
4 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • BambooHR is rated higher in 9 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Availability, Performance, Support Rating, Online Training, Implementation Rating, Product Scalability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

BambooHR

89%
80 Ratings
6.3

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

63%
62 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

BambooHR

100%
3 Ratings
1.3

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

13%
12 Ratings

Usability

9.1

BambooHR

91%
3 Ratings
8.0

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

80%
13 Ratings

Availability

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating
9.1

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

91%
10 Ratings

Performance

9.0

BambooHR

90%
1 Rating
5.7

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

57%
8 Ratings

Support Rating

8.4

BambooHR

84%
26 Ratings
5.6

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

56%
18 Ratings

Online Training

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating
1.0

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

10%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

10.0

BambooHR

100%
2 Ratings
7.2

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

72%
14 Ratings

Configurability

BambooHR

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

90%
1 Rating

Ease of integration

BambooHR

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

70%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating
6.2

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

62%
4 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

BambooHR

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

70%
1 Rating

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

QuickBooks Premier is not well suited to manufacturing industries, as it cannot handle the complicated inventory requirements of raw materials, work in process, and finished goods. Retailers and Wholesalers can use QuickBooks Premier as long as they have an add-on inventory tracking program or Point of Sale system that integrates with QuickBooks. Likewise, restaurants would need specialized restaurant software that integrates with QuickBooks Premier. Non-profits can use QuickBooks Premier non-profit edition, but if they use fund accounting, it will require some complicated work-arounds. QuickBooks Premier is well-suited to most construction trades, personal and professional services providers, small retailers, and rental property owners.
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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 easy to learn and use. We can train our clients' personnel how to use the program with out difficulty.
  • It is easy for clients to generate bills and manage accounts receivable.
  • It is easy to manage accounts payable and allows clients to pay their bills electronically.
  • Transactions can be imported electronically for credit card and banking transactions.
  • It is easy to reconcile bank and credit card accounts.
  • We can import data generated by QuickBooks into our tax and accounting software.
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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

  • I would like to be able to choose how i want to view accounts receivable aging. I would like some flexibility to sort and choose how to present the data.
  • For a seasoned accountant, I would like to see some of the restrictive controls that are in place for novices to be able to be relaxed so that I can easily make some entries and adjust some balances that ordinarily a regular user would not be able to do.
  • I would like to see an easy way to clear old outstanding checks that need to be reversed without affecting prior balances/history.
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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 Premier

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 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

    Because we have been extremely happy with the product and our organization tends to be creatures of habit. We rarely leave a product that works this well for the latest and greatest. Typically we follow the "if it's not broken, don't fix it rule". While QB does make changes we typically just roll with it. If we do find something we don't like we work through it until we fully understand its functionality.
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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

    QuickBooks is an amazing tool that provides all of the necessary features needed to run the finances of a company. I would like for QuickBooks to provide better resources for training. There are many features that go unused because of lack of knowledge. Procore offers chatting and calls on their platform and they make it easy and accessible to get answers and solutions.
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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

    This is very reliable software, the desktop version is fast. If there is a problem, it is most likely on your own hardware!
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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

    It takes forever to load.
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    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

    This is an awesome product and the support team is very knowledgeable. The product is mature, so there are not a lot of bugs and the support team really solves problems quickly. Usually it is a user error issue, but the support desk helps me out. I love the fact that it is US based 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

    It is important to do your research. There are tutorial videos online that could help new user of this accounting system. These tutorials are straightforward and easily understandable.
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    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

    QuickBooks Premier handles most of my business functions efficiently in one package. It is not my "everything." I use Replicon for time rather than QuickBooks. I don't want my WIP data interfering with my accounting. I use PaySimple for it's web interface and back office processing. I don't have security issues since I don't have any credit card data in my possession. With today's identity theft environment, I have to protect myself as much as I can. Not having credit card data in my accounting software lets me sleep much better at night. Quicken will do basic accounting but does not have all the double entry accounting systems contained in QuickBooks. QuickBooks Online does much of the basic business functions but I don't like the pricing structure. As a professional accountant, that is very important to me. Bill.com provided a good service but the ability of QuickBooks to add bills and receipts to transactions makes it redundant.
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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

    They're getting better. Still room for improvement.
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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.
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    Intuit

    • Since our financials are kept very up to date, it helps us compare our financial results to prior years and it is used for our internal goal setting.
    • Due to the accountant copy function, we are able to provide better service since our clients are not waiting on us to fix historical data. They can continue their operations uninterrupted.
    • The import feature certainly speeds up the process of accounting for our payroll. As previously mentioned, it takes about a minute to do our entries for payroll and check them.
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