BambooHR vs. WorkforceHub, powered by SwipeClock

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BambooHR
Score 8.4 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.
$59
per month
WorkforceHub, powered by SwipeClock
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
WorkforceHub is a solution that aims to make it easy to keep track of employee scheduling, availability, and location, from SwipeClock.
$4
per month per employee
Pricing
BambooHRWorkforceHub, powered by SwipeClock
Editions & Modules
12 Employees
$99
per month
Essentials
$4
per month per employee
Plus
$7
per month per employee
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BambooHRWorkforceHub, powered by SwipeClock
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAfter 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.
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Community Pulse
BambooHRWorkforceHub, powered by SwipeClock
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
BambooHRWorkforceHub, powered by SwipeClock
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.3
77 Ratings
WorkforceHub, powered by SwipeClock
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Ratings
Employee demographic data8.362 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history8.968 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration8.768 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.8.361 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting7.966 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management8.361 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)7.440 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.3
54 Ratings
WorkforceHub, powered by SwipeClock
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Ratings
Pay calculation8.135 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors8.030 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.515 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration7.741 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.341 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.542 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management8.822 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
9.0
67 Ratings
WorkforceHub, powered by SwipeClock
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Ratings
Approval workflow9.467 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details9.159 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment8.552 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.5
75 Ratings
WorkforceHub, powered by SwipeClock
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Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information8.947 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information9.074 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.760 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition7.052 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history9.169 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.6
32 Ratings
WorkforceHub, powered by SwipeClock
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Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets8.632 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.5
56 Ratings
WorkforceHub, powered by SwipeClock
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Ratings
Report builder7.553 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.852 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data7.244 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.0
59 Ratings
WorkforceHub, powered by SwipeClock
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Ratings
New hire portal8.155 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools7.853 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.0
40 Ratings
WorkforceHub, powered by SwipeClock
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Ratings
Corporate goal setting8.033 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.538 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.029 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking7.634 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.9
45 Ratings
WorkforceHub, powered by SwipeClock
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Ratings
Performance plans7.839 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans8.038 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking7.639 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders8.341 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.736 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.7
30 Ratings
WorkforceHub, powered by SwipeClock
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Ratings
Create succession plans/pools7.723 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking7.827 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search7.727 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development7.724 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.0
47 Ratings
WorkforceHub, powered by SwipeClock
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Ratings
Job Requisition Management7.932 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.336 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media7.533 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting8.433 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.229 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.240 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.642 Ratings00 Ratings
User Ratings
BambooHRWorkforceHub, powered by SwipeClock
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(80 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(26 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BambooHRWorkforceHub, powered by SwipeClock
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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SwipeClock
It is a great system, pretty easy to use. The only suggestion I have is to improve the time it takes to set up. It seems like it takes a bit too long. Otherwise, it's a great and robust tool.
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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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SwipeClock
  • Time Tracking
  • PTO Tracking
  • Scheduling
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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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SwipeClock
  • Improves set up time
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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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SwipeClock
No answers on this topic
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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SwipeClock
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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SwipeClock
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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SwipeClock
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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SwipeClock
Everyone I work with at TimeSimplicity is professional and knowledgeable.
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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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SwipeClock
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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SwipeClock
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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SwipeClock
No answers on this topic
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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SwipeClock
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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SwipeClock
  • ROI
  • Tracking PTO improvement
  • Robust scheduling
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