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Feature Set Ratings

  • Sparkrock ranks higher in 1 feature set: Payroll Management

Human Resource Management

8.3

BambooHR

83%

Sparkrock

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%
9.4

Sparkrock

94%
Sparkrock ranks higher in 5/7 features

Pay calculation

8.3
83%
35 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 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
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Direct deposit files

8.4
84%
41 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

8.6
86%
42 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Reimbursement management

8.8
88%
22 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

9.1

BambooHR

91%

Sparkrock

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%

Sparkrock

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%

Sparkrock

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%

Sparkrock

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%

Sparkrock

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%

Sparkrock

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%

Sparkrock

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%

Sparkrock

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%

Sparkrock

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
10.0

Sparkrock

100%
Sparkrock ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Plug-ins

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Security

BambooHR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.5

Sparkrock

95%
Sparkrock ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
5 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

BambooHR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.0

Sparkrock

90%
Sparkrock ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

BambooHR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.8

Sparkrock

88%
Sparkrock ranks higher in 11/11 features

Accounts payable

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
5 Ratings

Accounts receivable

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
5 Ratings

Global Financial Support

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Intercompany Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Localizations

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Journals and Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Enterprise Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Configurable Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Centralized Rules Framework

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Standardized Processes

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Inventory Management

BambooHR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.3

Sparkrock

93%
Sparkrock ranks higher in 3/3 features

Inventory tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Automatic reordering

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Location management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Subledger and Financial Process

BambooHR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.6

Sparkrock

96%
Sparkrock ranks higher in 13/13 features

Automated Invoice Processing

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Shared Services Payments

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Billings Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Customer Receipt Applications

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Customer Collections

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Cash Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Asset Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Travel & Expense Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Period Close

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Transactions Tax

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Subledger Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Project Financial Management

BambooHR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.4

Sparkrock

94%
Sparkrock ranks higher in 12/12 features

Budgeting and Forecasting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Project Costing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Cost Capture

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Capital Project Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Customer Invoicing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Customer Contract Compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Project Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Project Financial Performance Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Project Financials Dashboard

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Real-time Financial Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Embedded Business Intelligence

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Project Planning Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Grants Management

BambooHR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.3

Sparkrock

93%
Sparkrock ranks higher in 3/3 features

Award Lifecycle Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Spending Control

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Indirect Cost Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Procurement

BambooHR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.6

Sparkrock

96%
Sparkrock ranks higher in 19/19 features

Sourcing Team Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Sourcing Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Bids Analyzed and Compared

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Contract Authoring

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Contract Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Contract History

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Contract Renewal Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Contract Repository

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Contract Standardization and Enforcement

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Electronic Signatures

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Invoice Automated Matching

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Spend Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Supplier Assessment

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Supplier Communication and Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Supplier Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Supplier Portal

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Supply Chain

BambooHR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.3

Sparkrock

93%
Sparkrock ranks higher in 4/4 features

Forecasting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Inventory Planning

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Performance Monitoring

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • BambooHR is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability
  • Sparkrock is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

BambooHR

89%
80 Ratings
9.0

Sparkrock

90%
9 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

BambooHR

100%
3 Ratings
9.1

Sparkrock

91%
1 Rating

Usability

9.1

BambooHR

91%
3 Ratings
9.0

Sparkrock

90%
1 Rating

Availability

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating

Sparkrock

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.0

BambooHR

90%
1 Rating

Sparkrock

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.4

BambooHR

84%
26 Ratings
9.0

Sparkrock

90%
1 Rating

Online Training

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating

Sparkrock

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

BambooHR

100%
2 Ratings

Sparkrock

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating

Sparkrock

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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Sparkrock

For all companies that want to improve the performance of their employees and increase productivity, this software helps all daily business tasks to be executed on time efficiently and smoothly. A very useful program that's why we don't stop using it.
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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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Sparkrock

  • Data collection - the system is robust and we can tailor it to collect the information we need.
  • Easily configurable - the system is easy to configure to meet our specific business needs.
  • Reporting and data extraction - the system allows for easy access to information that helps inform business decisions.
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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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Sparkrock

  • Many of the improvements are being met with each upgrade. Altus Dynamics has an idea portal that customers can add ideas to and vote on other customer ideas. This means that most issues that come up are resolved with each new upgrade.
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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.

Sparkrock

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Sparkrock editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Required $50,000

    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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    Sparkrock

    We are already scheduled for our upgrade to NAV 2016 beginning in May 2016.
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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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    Sparkrock

    Complete workflow management to keep up to date and orderly the daily activities of employees. Allows for seamless cash flow, invoicing, general ledger, payroll, and inventory.
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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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    Sparkrock

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Sparkrock

    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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    Sparkrock

    Complete tracking of employee performance, hours worked, attendance and absences, vacations, and overtime.
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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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    Sparkrock

    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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    Sparkrock

    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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    Sparkrock

    • Real-time data that is available at our fingertips
    • Flexibility of the system to address changing needs over time
    • Elimination of the huge administrative burdens that we were experiencing as a result of the previous system due to lack of integration
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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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    Sparkrock

    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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    Sparkrock

    • As a technician it's hard for me to say what effect the ROI has had on our organization, however our finance team seems satisfied on it. We look forward to deploying the staff dashboards for better financial tracking throughout our whole organization.
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