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BambooHR

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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 4.5 out of 100

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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

I believe StratEx is well suited for any type of business at any size. However, I believe the sweet spot would be hotels and restaurants that are small to midsize. With the right HR staff in place, StratEx is so user-friendly and moldable to the needs of the business that it can be used in any industry, location, or by any company with any employee population.
Tyler Collum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

BambooHR
8.7
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.6
Pay calculation
BambooHR
8.5
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
9.0
Support for external payroll vendors
BambooHR
8.7
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
BambooHR
8.6
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Benefit plan administration
BambooHR
9.1
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
7.0
Direct deposit files
BambooHR
8.8
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
BambooHR
8.8
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
9.0
Reimbursement management
BambooHR
8.6
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Leave and Attendance Management

BambooHR
9.2
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Approval workflow
BambooHR
9.3
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Balance details
BambooHR
9.2
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Annual carry-forward and encashment
BambooHR
9.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Employee Self Service

BambooHR
8.8
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
View and generate pay and benefit information
BambooHR
8.8
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Update personal information
BambooHR
9.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
View company policy documentation
BambooHR
8.7
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Employee recognition
BambooHR
8.7
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
View job history
BambooHR
9.1
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Asset Management

BambooHR
7.6
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
7.6
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

HR Reporting

BambooHR
8.2
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Report builder
BambooHR
8.2
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Pre-built reports
BambooHR
8.1
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Ability to combine HR data with external data
BambooHR
8.2
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Onboarding

BambooHR
8.6
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
New hire portal
BambooHR
8.6
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Manager tracking tools
BambooHR
8.6
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Performance and Goals

BambooHR
8.2
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Corporate goal setting
BambooHR
8.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Individual goal setting
BambooHR
8.2
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Line-of sight-visibility
BambooHR
8.1
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Performance tracking
BambooHR
8.6
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Performance Management

BambooHR
8.5
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Performance plans
BambooHR
8.5
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Performance improvement plans
BambooHR
8.3
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Review status tracking
BambooHR
8.8
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Review reminders
BambooHR
8.6
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Multiple review frequency
BambooHR
8.3
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Succession Planning

BambooHR
8.1
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Create succession plans/pools
BambooHR
8.1
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Candidate ranking
BambooHR
8.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Candidate search
BambooHR
8.2
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Candidate development
BambooHR
8.1
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Recruiting / ATS

BambooHR
8.3
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Job Requisition Management
BambooHR
8.3
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Company Website Posting
BambooHR
8.2
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Publish to Social Media
BambooHR
8.4
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Job Search Site Posting
BambooHR
8.4
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
BambooHR
8.2
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Applicant Tracking
BambooHR
8.2
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Notifications and Alerts
BambooHR
8.7
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

  • HR Services. StratEx provides you a dedicated HR Services Account Manager. This person not only knows the intricacies of the HR software, but also supports all HR functions within the organization. Our StratEx HR Services Manager stays up-to-date on all laws and governmental guidance and provides support across our multi-location workforce.
  • Sales Experience. We sat through several proposals and demos from lots of companies (including the big players, like ADP, Ultimate, and Ceridian) and all of them were just completely useless. We often left with more questions than we had and we could get no answers--just the same corporate jargon. StratEx offered a different experience. A quick introductory call before we even started looking, and a low-pressure, friendly conversation where they really discovered who we are as a company and then proposed how they could meet our needs.
  • Software support. From the very beginning, the software support was out of this world. During implementation, I could pick up the phone and call one of two people who I had started building a relationship with. They knew me, our account, our practices --- everything. They waited until I told them I was ready to move to General Support. General Support isn't a bad thing! Our dedicated team of two specialized in implementation and they were released to go work on the next client. General Support is a dedicated group of three or four people who also know me and our practices. They are available when I need them to support any issues or changes that come up. StratEx's support is fantastic.
Tyler Collum | 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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

  • I would like to see the reporting features expanded more. I can build custom reports, but I would love to be able to extract any data point I want to create reports I need.
  • Passive benefit enrollment. Currently, their system doesn't support the ability for employees to remain passively enrolled through each benefit enrollment period. Each year, every employee has to go into the system and re-enroll in benefit elections/deferrals. This isn't complicated for our company and requires extra work on our end.
  • I would like to see social functions built into the site. The site is already a platform many employees are in all the time, so instead of us looking for an intra-net or employee site provider, we could simply use StratEx if the option were available.
Tyler Collum | 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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

No score
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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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

No score
No answers yet
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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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

No score
No answers yet
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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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

No score
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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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

No score
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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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

No score
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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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

No score
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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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Without a doubt, StratEx wins. Against all the major players in the HRS/HRIS industry, StratEx's biggest win is cost, both implementation and ongoing costs. The other's we evaluated offered tons of flashy things that most companies don't really need. When it was all said it done, we looked at what we needed and what we will need and determined that there is no reason to pay for a "big" brand name and be a small fish in their large ponds. I cannot imagine there is a company that would need anything StratEx doesn't offer. And, when it came down to it, all the major players came down from their original proposals by $100,000 or more to be more competitive with StratEx and we still went with StratEx. They've kept every promise, they've always been available, and they know where they are going as a company.
Tyler Collum | 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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

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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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

  • Financial Savings. The costs of StratEx is based on company population and active employees. This saved us a lot of dollars we were able to invest elsewhere in the company. The idea of "we'll grow with you" is modeled here as StratEx's simple cost structure does, in fact, grow as you grow, so the expense for StratEx is relative.
  • The soft savings is also a big ROI. The amount of productivity recovered by bringing an HR system in-house gives us control and easy access. Further, the software is intuitive and user-friendly, which saves so much time.
  • The HR Support services also are an added layer or counsel and guidance on the many HR laws that surround companies these days.
Tyler Collum | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR
8.8
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR
10.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Usability

BambooHR
9.3
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Reliability and Availability

BambooHR
10.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Performance

BambooHR
9.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Support Rating

BambooHR
8.4
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Online Training

BambooHR
10.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Implementation Rating

BambooHR
10.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Scalability

BambooHR
10.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

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