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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

Sparkrock

Altus Dynamics CRM is a fabulous tool that meets our needs. Where we identify gaps, we can quickly and easily configure the system to meet those needs. Altus Dynamics as a partner were excellent at helping us get the system set up initially to meet our needs, though the lack of function specific training meant that we had to ensure resources on our end to learn through some trial and error at times. That said, Dynamics CRM resources are bountiful on the internet through community forums and groups and questions can often be solved within minutes of searching for the item.
Malcolm McAuley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

BambooHR
8.7
Sparkrock
7.7
Pay calculation
BambooHR
8.5
Sparkrock
7.4
Support for external payroll vendors
BambooHR
8.7
Sparkrock
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
BambooHR
8.6
Sparkrock
Benefit plan administration
BambooHR
9.0
Sparkrock
7.3
Direct deposit files
BambooHR
8.8
Sparkrock
8.9
Salary revision and increment management
BambooHR
8.8
Sparkrock
7.4
Reimbursement management
BambooHR
8.6
Sparkrock
7.4

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

BambooHR
8.8
Sparkrock
View and generate pay and benefit information
BambooHR
8.8
Sparkrock
Update personal information
BambooHR
8.9
Sparkrock
View company policy documentation
BambooHR
8.7
Sparkrock
Employee recognition
BambooHR
8.7
Sparkrock
View job history
BambooHR
9.0
Sparkrock

Asset Management

BambooHR
7.6
Sparkrock
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
7.6
Sparkrock

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

BambooHR
8.5
Sparkrock
Performance plans
BambooHR
8.4
Sparkrock
Performance improvement plans
BambooHR
8.3
Sparkrock
Review status tracking
BambooHR
8.8
Sparkrock
Review reminders
BambooHR
8.6
Sparkrock
Multiple review frequency
BambooHR
8.3
Sparkrock

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

BambooHR
8.3
Sparkrock
Job Requisition Management
BambooHR
8.3
Sparkrock
Company Website Posting
BambooHR
8.2
Sparkrock
Publish to Social Media
BambooHR
8.4
Sparkrock
Job Search Site Posting
BambooHR
8.4
Sparkrock
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
BambooHR
8.1
Sparkrock
Applicant Tracking
BambooHR
8.2
Sparkrock
Notifications and Alerts
BambooHR
8.7
Sparkrock

Customization

BambooHR
Sparkrock
3.6
API for custom integration
BambooHR
Sparkrock
2.7
Plug-ins
BambooHR
Sparkrock
4.5

Security

BambooHR
Sparkrock
7.2
Single sign-on capability
BambooHR
Sparkrock
7.1
Role-based user permissions
BambooHR
Sparkrock
7.2

Reporting & Analytics

BambooHR
Sparkrock
7.1
Dashboards
BambooHR
Sparkrock
7.1
Standard reports
BambooHR
Sparkrock
6.6
Custom reports
BambooHR
Sparkrock
7.4

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

BambooHR
Sparkrock
7.8
Accounts payable
BambooHR
Sparkrock
8.9
Accounts receivable
BambooHR
Sparkrock
7.8

Inventory Management

BambooHR
Sparkrock
7.3
Inventory tracking
BambooHR
Sparkrock
7.3

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

Sparkrock

  • Integrates finance with payroll. Many solutions still run these as separate functions and this was one of the deciding factors for King's when purchasing Microsoft NAV in 2005.
  • Altus has added an employee web app that seamlessly connects the outside 'users' to the information they require.
  • HR position management has taken the many details of an employee in this environment and allowed each position to be tracked individually.
Phyllis Fidler | 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

Sparkrock

  • Building in additional training support for end users as part of an implementation or upgrade.
  • Sharing of best practices amongst like minded organizations and creating system and or reporting standardizations where possible.
  • It would be great to see a "cashless schools" module as part of the product which integrates into the financial system!
Alecia Lantz | 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

Sparkrock

Sparkrock 9.1
Based on 1 answer
We are already scheduled for our upgrade to NAV 2016 beginning in May 2016.
Phyllis Fidler | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Sparkrock

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

Sparkrock

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

Sparkrock

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

Sparkrock

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Sparkrock

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

Sparkrock

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

Sparkrock

We came from a product that was specific to our industry. It was old, tired and did not do many of the things the Altus Dynamics solution does. The only other product that we seriously considered was Microsoft Dynamics GP, however our finance team felt that product was too light for our needs and growth
Shaun Sinden | 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

Sparkrock

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

Sparkrock

  • In some cases the system has helped bring efficiencies to our world. The workflow capabilities of Dynamics CRM are extremely functional and helpful.
  • The learning curve can be challenging for some. Those that are overwhelmed by technology in general can struggle with understanding how the system works and where to find what they need.
Malcolm McAuley | 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

Sparkrock

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$50,000*

* per installation

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR
8.7
Sparkrock
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR
10.0
Sparkrock
9.1

Usability

BambooHR
9.3
Sparkrock

Reliability and Availability

BambooHR
10.0
Sparkrock

Performance

BambooHR
9.0
Sparkrock

Support Rating

BambooHR
8.4
Sparkrock

Online Training

BambooHR
10.0
Sparkrock

Implementation Rating

BambooHR
10.0
Sparkrock

Scalability

BambooHR
10.0
Sparkrock

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