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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

Shiftboard

It's a great intro into a workforce management tool, but our use of it is basically as a calendar without it being linked to our actual calendars. It's just another tab that we have to keep open throughout our workday. It's great that we're able to see everyone who is working at what time and what channel of support, but I believe that there are visual aids that can be added to it to make everything much easier to read and more user-friendly.
Rachel Blankenship | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

BambooHR
8.5
Shiftboard
Employee demographic data
BambooHR
8.7
Shiftboard
Employment history
BambooHR
8.9
Shiftboard
Job profiles and administration
BambooHR
8.6
Shiftboard
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
BambooHR
8.4
Shiftboard
Organizational charting
BambooHR
8.3
Shiftboard
Organization and location management
BambooHR
8.4
Shiftboard
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
BambooHR
8.2
Shiftboard

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

BambooHR
9.2
Shiftboard
Approval workflow
BambooHR
9.3
Shiftboard
Balance details
BambooHR
9.2
Shiftboard
Annual carry-forward and encashment
BambooHR
9.0
Shiftboard

Employee Self Service

BambooHR
8.8
Shiftboard
View and generate pay and benefit information
BambooHR
8.8
Shiftboard
Update personal information
BambooHR
9.0
Shiftboard
View company policy documentation
BambooHR
8.7
Shiftboard
Employee recognition
BambooHR
8.7
Shiftboard
View job history
BambooHR
9.1
Shiftboard

Asset Management

BambooHR
7.6
Shiftboard
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
7.6
Shiftboard

HR Reporting

BambooHR
8.2
Shiftboard
Report builder
BambooHR
8.2
Shiftboard
Pre-built reports
BambooHR
8.1
Shiftboard
Ability to combine HR data with external data
BambooHR
8.2
Shiftboard

Onboarding

BambooHR
8.6
Shiftboard
New hire portal
BambooHR
8.6
Shiftboard
Manager tracking tools
BambooHR
8.6
Shiftboard

Performance and Goals

BambooHR
8.2
Shiftboard
Corporate goal setting
BambooHR
8.0
Shiftboard
Individual goal setting
BambooHR
8.2
Shiftboard
Line-of sight-visibility
BambooHR
8.1
Shiftboard
Performance tracking
BambooHR
8.6
Shiftboard

Performance Management

BambooHR
8.5
Shiftboard
Performance plans
BambooHR
8.5
Shiftboard
Performance improvement plans
BambooHR
8.3
Shiftboard
Review status tracking
BambooHR
8.8
Shiftboard
Review reminders
BambooHR
8.6
Shiftboard
Multiple review frequency
BambooHR
8.3
Shiftboard

Succession Planning

BambooHR
8.1
Shiftboard
Create succession plans/pools
BambooHR
8.1
Shiftboard
Candidate ranking
BambooHR
8.0
Shiftboard
Candidate search
BambooHR
8.2
Shiftboard
Candidate development
BambooHR
8.1
Shiftboard

Recruiting / ATS

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

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

Shiftboard

  • Mobile accessibility
  • Cloud-based software
  • Compliant with all necessary information security standards
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

Shiftboard

  • The ability to print a month view of the schedule would be a great benefit.
  • The signup list is a great feature, but there are too many steps to make it easy to use.
  • The bulk add and delete process works well, but tends to be confusing for users.
Jared Hammond | 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

Shiftboard

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Shiftboard

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Shiftboard

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Shiftboard

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

Shiftboard

Shiftboard 2.6
Based on 4 answers
I never sought out Shiftboard support.
Keysha Chapman | 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

Shiftboard

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

Shiftboard

No score
No answers yet
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
Hayden Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Shiftboard

We have not used another product like Shiftboard at our company.
Rachel Blankenship | 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

Shiftboard

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

Shiftboard

  • Effective allocation to proper shows/projects for our network
  • Effectively catches any discrepancies between scheduled hours and actual hours for employees
  • Requires significant manpower to maintain scheduling accuracy
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

BambooHR

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Call for Quote*

* company size

BambooHR Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Shiftboard

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Shiftboard Editions & Modules

Edition
Lite$45 per month1
Standard$120 per month2
Plus$276 per month3
  1. up to 35 employees
  2. up to 70 employees
  3. up to 125 employees
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR
8.8
Shiftboard
6.4

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR
10.0
Shiftboard

Usability

BambooHR
9.3
Shiftboard

Reliability and Availability

BambooHR
10.0
Shiftboard

Performance

BambooHR
9.0
Shiftboard

Support Rating

BambooHR
8.4
Shiftboard
2.6

Online Training

BambooHR
10.0
Shiftboard

Implementation Rating

BambooHR
10.0
Shiftboard

Scalability

BambooHR
10.0
Shiftboard

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