BambooHR vs. stratustime

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BambooHR
Score 8.2 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
stratustime
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Stratustime is a time tracking and attendance management software platform offered by nettime solutions, a Paychex company (since the 2014 acquisition).N/A
Pricing
BambooHRstratustime
Editions & Modules
Core
$250
per month
Pro
$250
per month
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BambooHRstratustime
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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Features
BambooHRstratustime
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.0
82 Ratings
2% above category average
stratustime
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data7.866 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history8.473 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration8.272 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.8.565 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting7.070 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management7.665 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)8.443 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.9
57 Ratings
1% below category average
stratustime
-
Ratings
Pay calculation8.538 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors7.632 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.118 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.844 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.143 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.244 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management5.923 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.7
72 Ratings
8% above category average
stratustime
-
Ratings
Approval workflow8.671 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details8.864 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment8.656 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.6
80 Ratings
6% above category average
stratustime
-
Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information8.551 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information8.879 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.865 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition8.356 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history8.574 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.8
34 Ratings
1% above category average
stratustime
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets7.834 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.6
60 Ratings
0% above category average
stratustime
-
Ratings
Report builder7.757 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.656 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data7.647 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.4
63 Ratings
6% above category average
stratustime
-
Ratings
New hire portal8.359 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools8.557 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.9
43 Ratings
3% below category average
stratustime
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting7.736 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting7.841 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.032 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking7.937 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.4
49 Ratings
7% below category average
stratustime
-
Ratings
Performance plans7.143 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.641 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking7.443 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders7.545 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.140 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
6.1
33 Ratings
25% below category average
stratustime
-
Ratings
Create succession plans/pools4.524 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking7.629 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search5.929 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development6.525 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.1
51 Ratings
4% above category average
stratustime
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management8.036 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.440 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.237 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.837 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.333 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.344 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.446 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
BambooHRstratustime
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(85 ratings)
6.4
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.8
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(19 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BambooHRstratustime
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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Paychex, Inc.
We don't use the clock in and clock out feature so I can't speak to that. It works best for our exempt employees and is a little harder for our non-exempt employees. We allow employees to enter their start and stop times but some of our non-exempt employees have trouble logging their meals properly. If they did it incorrectly, they can't always fix it and it has to be fixed by an admin (often by deleting all the time entered for that day).
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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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Paychex, Inc.
  • Reporting on employee time and attendance data.
  • Stratustime offers biometric clock in and clock out options.
  • Employees have the ability to view and confirm their hours before payroll is completed.
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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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Paychex, Inc.
  • While you can future date many changes in an employee profile, you can't change all of them. A big one that I wish you could future date is manager changes.
  • There is not a way to have the project codes/cost centers automatically accessible for employees. New employees have to go in and activate them. It's a small thing but people just don't pay much attention.
  • They could really improve their training materials. Some short videos to share with employees on entering time would be really helpful.
  • They don't have a mobile app. They have a mobile website but it isn't great and our employees really want an app.
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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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Paychex, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Usability
BambooHR
It is highly intuitive and easy to use. There are many impactful features from both an employer's and an employee's perspective and use cases. The leaves and performance reviews are kept transparent. The organization chart feature helps keep track of people and see who the right person to reach out to is if a situation arises.
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Paychex, Inc.
No answers on this topic
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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Paychex, Inc.
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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Paychex, Inc.
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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Paychex, Inc.
No answers on this topic
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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Paychex, Inc.
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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Paychex, Inc.
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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Paychex, Inc.
Stratustime's GUI is better, but Kronos seemed more stable
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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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Paychex, Inc.
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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Paychex, Inc.
  • Overall, it has really helped us streamline our timekeeping process by allowing managers and employees to approve their time electronically from anywhere with an internet connection.
  • The ability to reconcile time sheets in a timely manner as also allowed us to process payroll a few days earlier than we were able to with our previous system.
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