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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

Square Payroll

Square is an amazing platform to have total control over the payroll of all the employees of a company or a specific sector. This platform has a very good functionality to collect exact information on how long each employee works, that is one of its most outstanding characteristics, because it monitors work schedules and overtime and generates detailed reports on the work time of each employee. Square does not allow to schedule payments, that is one of the main problems, however, I consider that it is a very good option for small and medium-sized companies that are looking for a way to have more exact administrative control over the working hours of all their employees. It is a software that works in the cloud, so all the work information that is collected will remain safe without any risk of loss.
Sasha Brito | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

BambooHR
8.7
Square Payroll
9.7
Pay calculation
BambooHR
8.5
Square Payroll
10.0
Support for external payroll vendors
BambooHR
8.7
Square Payroll
9.2
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
BambooHR
8.6
Square Payroll
10.0
Benefit plan administration
BambooHR
9.1
Square Payroll
10.0
Direct deposit files
BambooHR
8.8
Square Payroll
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
BambooHR
8.8
Square Payroll
8.5
Reimbursement management
BambooHR
8.6
Square Payroll
10.0

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

BambooHR
7.6
Square Payroll
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
7.6
Square Payroll

HR Reporting

BambooHR
8.2
Square Payroll
Report builder
BambooHR
8.3
Square Payroll
Pre-built reports
BambooHR
8.1
Square Payroll
Ability to combine HR data with external data
BambooHR
8.2
Square Payroll

Onboarding

BambooHR
8.6
Square Payroll
New hire portal
BambooHR
8.6
Square Payroll
Manager tracking tools
BambooHR
8.6
Square Payroll

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

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

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

Square Payroll

  • 1099s
  • Takes taxes out automatically
  • Easy to use and setup for newbies
Elizabeth Pampalone | 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

Square Payroll

  • More reporting options online. Downloading export is cumbersome.
  • Speedier deposits. 4 day turn around is a problem sometimes.
  • Improve W-2 process, explanations.
JoAnna Cohen | 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

Square Payroll

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

Square Payroll

Square Payroll 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It could use a mobile-friendly interface. Other than that it's a simple layout and non-cluttered which allows you to get done what you need to get done. No unnecessary dodads or distractions.
JoAnna Cohen | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Square Payroll

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

Square Payroll

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

Square Payroll

Square Payroll 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I think they have quick and helpful customer service reps, however, I give them a 9 because I have had to wait on hold for long periods of time before.
Joanna Knight | 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

Square Payroll

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

Square Payroll

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

Square Payroll

We have tested the QuickBooks Online platform. Before using Square, we tried QuickBooks, but the experience we had was not to our liking. QuickBooks Online is a much more complicated platform to use, the interface is much larger and has complexity in the configuration of the collection of hours of work of the employees. In addition, QuickBooks technical support does not respond in time to users' doubts, on several occasions we had several doubts about the operation of the platform and the response was too late and inconsistent. We decided to use Square Payroll because it offered us a much more accessible UI, a simpler but more precise interface for what we needed in our company, to be able to make payroll payments and make detailed reports on the workers.
Sasha Brito | 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

Square Payroll

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

Square Payroll

  • + Less time worrying about taxes
  • + Saves time at tax time with easy to print/save reports
Elizabeth Pampalone | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Square Payroll

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

Square Payroll

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR
8.8
Square Payroll
5.1

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR
10.0
Square Payroll

Usability

BambooHR
9.3
Square Payroll
9.0

Reliability and Availability

BambooHR
10.0
Square Payroll

Performance

BambooHR
9.0
Square Payroll

Support Rating

BambooHR
8.4
Square Payroll
9.0

Online Training

BambooHR
10.0
Square Payroll

Implementation Rating

BambooHR
10.0
Square Payroll

Scalability

BambooHR
10.0
Square Payroll

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