BambooHR vs. Sapling Onboarding by Kallidus

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BambooHR
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
BambooHR is an on-line human resources solution that provides onboarding, payroll, and benefits management. It also offers automated time-off management and employee self-service.
$250
per month
Sapling Onboarding by Kallidus
Score 9.9 out of 10
N/A
A suite of HR and L&D software that supports the entire employee lifecycle. It offers functionality to support onboarding and upskilling, performance reviews and employee farewells, and boasts over 2 million users worldwide. Sapling Onboarding provides onboarding and offboarding experiences that aim to create a unique and engaging experience for employees, helping HR teams automate workflows, support data-driven decisions and be…N/A
Pricing
BambooHRSapling Onboarding by Kallidus
Editions & Modules
Core
$250
per month
Pro
$250
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BambooHRSapling Onboarding by Kallidus
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsNo matter what HR looks like at your company, we have the perfect plan for you!
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Community Pulse
BambooHRSapling Onboarding by Kallidus
Considered Both Products
BambooHR

No answer on this topic

Sapling Onboarding by Kallidus
Chose Sapling Onboarding by Kallidus
Very very similar- it is not worth switching from one to the other unless you want to have payroll in the same tool.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
BambooHRSapling Onboarding by Kallidus
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.1
133 Ratings
3% above category average
Sapling Onboarding by Kallidus
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data7.7112 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history8.7120 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration8.4118 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.8.2105 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting7.3117 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management8.1107 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)8.663 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.0
85 Ratings
0% below category average
Sapling Onboarding by Kallidus
-
Ratings
Pay calculation8.258 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors8.248 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.035 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.864 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.463 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.067 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management6.734 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.9
114 Ratings
10% above category average
Sapling Onboarding by Kallidus
-
Ratings
Approval workflow9.2112 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details8.9104 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment8.493 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.6
127 Ratings
6% above category average
Sapling Onboarding by Kallidus
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Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information8.279 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information9.0126 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.7105 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition8.483 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history8.7118 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.7
50 Ratings
1% below category average
Sapling Onboarding by Kallidus
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets7.750 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.7
102 Ratings
1% above category average
Sapling Onboarding by Kallidus
-
Ratings
Report builder8.197 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.796 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data7.469 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.6
105 Ratings
7% above category average
Sapling Onboarding by Kallidus
-
Ratings
New hire portal8.7100 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools8.692 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.2
64 Ratings
0% above category average
Sapling Onboarding by Kallidus
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting8.248 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.262 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.247 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking8.158 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.8
70 Ratings
2% below category average
Sapling Onboarding by Kallidus
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Ratings
Performance plans7.563 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.856 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking7.964 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders8.165 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.861 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.1
52 Ratings
11% below category average
Sapling Onboarding by Kallidus
-
Ratings
Create succession plans/pools5.834 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking7.742 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search7.145 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development7.939 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.1
86 Ratings
3% above category average
Sapling Onboarding by Kallidus
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management8.062 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.368 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.260 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting8.264 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.458 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.276 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.679 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
BambooHRSapling Onboarding by Kallidus
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(137 ratings)
7.4
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(11 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.6
(64 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Availability
9.3
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.7
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(58 ratings)
7.0
(4 ratings)
Online Training
9.2
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.2
(4 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
8.6
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.3
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.9
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
9.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.9
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BambooHRSapling Onboarding by Kallidus
Likelihood to Recommend
BambooHR
I think it is well suited for organizations that are doing large-scale hiring and have large teams to keep track of. It might be less necessary for smaller teams. However, I think most orgs can benefit from Bamboo HR because it makes staying organized accessible.
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Kallidus
It's a good space to have a high level overview of the organization (especially Org view). Places for improvement include extra levels of complexity when you need to click on the person and you are navigated to the pop-up that is hard to use and only one pop up can be used at a time. I wish there wasn't so much of clicking in and clicking out.
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Pros
BambooHR
  • The Applicant Tracking System is pretty good. Has a couple flaws but over all it's a really great module.
  • The HR management system works really well and we love how much we can customize things we need.
  • The Reporting feature is one of my favorite things about BambooHR. I can create any report I want and I love that.
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Kallidus
  • Very customizable. Very easy to create new workflows and tasks to meet the unique needs of your organization.
  • The system is easy to navigate, so minimal training is needed for users.
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Cons
BambooHR
  • The performance feature is a little clunky and not adjustable, so I would love to have more customizable options.
  • When a candidate signs an offer letter, it would be great if it could show up under the documents tab. Right now, it gets a little buried.
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Kallidus
  • Deeper data management/review - dashboard experience could be better and deeper
  • Ability to drill into reports within the tool- right now it takes you out to a sheet to view
  • Org planning/org chart sharing
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Likelihood to Renew
BambooHR
There's nothing wrong with this platform. I would recommend it to any business starting with more than 10 employees. I will continue to use the program for as long as I need to, hoping they continue being tremendous and finding other ways to incorporate more technology.
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Kallidus
It is hard to rip out and replace systems and Sapling is doing what we need
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Usability
BambooHR
Overall, the system is quite easy to navigate and use. This was a major reason we went with BambooHR over others. Our C-suite wanted to be sure that they could see every person at our company using the majority of the system without too much assistance. BambooHR does this quite well, and they seem to strongly emphasize it whenever I meet with a product manager.
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Kallidus
To use this system you need to buy several add-ons. If add-ons do not fit your business model you will have to access platforms from different companies. The system is not easy to use for onboarding. Candidates cannot change and update settings. To use the system a person must click in the correct spots. If not it leads you someplace else. Then you have to start clicking all over again.
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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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Kallidus
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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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Kallidus
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
BambooHR
When I started using BambooHR as a main manager 4 months ago, it had a good thing with that chat that responded very quickly and helped to fix easy and quick issues. Sadly, it stopped working and now we need to send an email every time we want to solve a problem, even when it is a small one, and it takes almost a day (sometimes more) to give a proper answer.
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Kallidus
Sapling HR helps my HR team keep track of our personal information like contact information or t-shirt sizes (who doesn't like free shirts), as well as helping new hires onboard. I think it's super simple to use and keeps everything pretty nicely organized.
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In-Person Training
BambooHR
I didn't have in-person training besides teaching my managers how to use the program. However, I couldn't omit this question (maybe a system glitch).
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Kallidus
No answers on this topic
Online Training
BambooHR
As far as I can recall, everything went well with doing it online and got questions answered. Was thankful to work with a dummy file to get used to some practices prior to getting our own domain within bamboo to then place our personnel information in the system, this helped a lot!
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Kallidus
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
BambooHR
BambooHR's initial implementation team was amazing. We loved having a dedicated person we could call, email or speak to during the entire process. I feel that's so important when you are new to a software. Our process was time consuming, but well worth the final product.
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Kallidus
If you have someone internally that can run it that definitely helps!
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Alternatives Considered
BambooHR
BambooHR was already in place when I started. BambooHR has much better intuitive navigation than any of the other systems but not as much customizability as something like Workday
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Kallidus
Sapling [HR] was our first and only HR automation platform. We ran a trial campaign with them and did not compare them to other vendors.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
BambooHR
Since my organization has dropped with employees, I always find ways to reduce costs. I thought there would be a cheaper option, but I was glad that my package included a lot for the price, and downgrading would cost more. The rep could have let me downgraded and taken me to a higher package. I am thankful that didn't happen.
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Kallidus
No answers on this topic
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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Kallidus
No answers on this topic
Professional Services
BambooHR
VERY professional!
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Kallidus
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
BambooHR
  • Self Service is great to free up time for Admin.
  • Self-Service/ Tracked PTO and sick days are easy to use and track very well. This frees up Admin time and is transparent for all employees.
  • Easy to use Job postings with very trackable sourcing reports.
  • Easy to use. Easy to onboard and user friendly interface. Requires minimal training.
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Kallidus
  • We were able to get the system implemented very quickly, which was of great importance to us as we were undergoing rapid growth.
  • The system has helped us keep and stay organized and allowed team members to work collaboratively to get tasks done. Many of these tasks were previously managed with various spreadsheets and other trackers that were quickly becoming unmanageable.
  • Sapling has greatly decreased the time we needed to onboard and employee and has prevented many errors.
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ScreenShots

BambooHR Screenshots

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