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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

Workday HCM

Workday Human Capital Management is well suited for day-to-day human resources tasks as well a future planning regarding goals, quarterly check-ins, and career growths. It is useful to have multiple features and available tasks in the overall dashboard. It is helpful that learning paths and courses are also integrated in the platform.
Jill Dickert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

BambooHR
8.5
Workday HCM
8.4
Employee demographic data
BambooHR
8.7
Workday HCM
8.3
Employment history
BambooHR
8.9
Workday HCM
8.5
Job profiles and administration
BambooHR
8.6
Workday HCM
8.4
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
BambooHR
8.4
Workday HCM
8.7
Organizational charting
BambooHR
8.3
Workday HCM
8.8
Organization and location management
BambooHR
8.4
Workday HCM
8.5
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
BambooHR
8.2
Workday HCM
7.5

Payroll Management

BambooHR
8.7
Workday HCM
8.4
Pay calculation
BambooHR
8.5
Workday HCM
8.6
Support for external payroll vendors
BambooHR
8.7
Workday HCM
8.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
BambooHR
8.6
Workday HCM
8.4
Benefit plan administration
BambooHR
9.1
Workday HCM
8.3
Direct deposit files
BambooHR
8.8
Workday HCM
8.1
Salary revision and increment management
BambooHR
8.8
Workday HCM
8.8
Reimbursement management
BambooHR
8.6
Workday HCM
8.7

Leave and Attendance Management

BambooHR
9.2
Workday HCM
8.8
Approval workflow
BambooHR
9.3
Workday HCM
9.0
Balance details
BambooHR
9.2
Workday HCM
8.4
Annual carry-forward and encashment
BambooHR
9.0
Workday HCM
8.8

Employee Self Service

BambooHR
8.8
Workday HCM
8.4
View and generate pay and benefit information
BambooHR
8.8
Workday HCM
9.0
Update personal information
BambooHR
9.0
Workday HCM
8.8
View company policy documentation
BambooHR
8.7
Workday HCM
8.1
Employee recognition
BambooHR
8.7
Workday HCM
7.8
View job history
BambooHR
9.1
Workday HCM
8.5

Asset Management

BambooHR
7.6
Workday HCM
8.0
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
7.6
Workday HCM
8.0

HR Reporting

BambooHR
8.2
Workday HCM
7.9
Report builder
BambooHR
8.2
Workday HCM
8.2
Pre-built reports
BambooHR
8.1
Workday HCM
7.9
Ability to combine HR data with external data
BambooHR
8.2
Workday HCM
7.6

Onboarding

BambooHR
8.6
Workday HCM
8.8
New hire portal
BambooHR
8.6
Workday HCM
8.8
Manager tracking tools
BambooHR
8.6
Workday HCM
8.8

Performance and Goals

BambooHR
8.2
Workday HCM
7.9
Corporate goal setting
BambooHR
8.0
Workday HCM
8.2
Individual goal setting
BambooHR
8.2
Workday HCM
8.3
Line-of sight-visibility
BambooHR
8.1
Workday HCM
7.2
Performance tracking
BambooHR
8.6
Workday HCM
8.1

Performance Management

BambooHR
8.5
Workday HCM
8.4
Performance plans
BambooHR
8.5
Workday HCM
8.4
Performance improvement plans
BambooHR
8.3
Workday HCM
8.2
Review status tracking
BambooHR
8.8
Workday HCM
8.7
Review reminders
BambooHR
8.6
Workday HCM
8.4
Multiple review frequency
BambooHR
8.3
Workday HCM
8.4

Succession Planning

BambooHR
8.1
Workday HCM
8.2
Create succession plans/pools
BambooHR
8.1
Workday HCM
8.8
Candidate ranking
BambooHR
8.0
Workday HCM
7.9
Candidate search
BambooHR
8.2
Workday HCM
8.2
Candidate development
BambooHR
8.1
Workday HCM
8.1

Recruiting / ATS

BambooHR
8.3
Workday HCM
8.3
Job Requisition Management
BambooHR
8.3
Workday HCM
8.5
Company Website Posting
BambooHR
8.2
Workday HCM
8.5
Publish to Social Media
BambooHR
8.4
Workday HCM
8.8
Job Search Site Posting
BambooHR
8.4
Workday HCM
8.5
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
BambooHR
8.2
Workday HCM
7.2
Applicant Tracking
BambooHR
8.2
Workday HCM
8.2
Notifications and Alerts
BambooHR
8.7
Workday HCM
8.3

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

Workday HCM

  • Groups employees in management hierarchies and creates Org Charts that are easy to navigate and allow for visualizing management chains regardless of employee locations
  • Intuitive and easy to use. The Workday search functionality works very much like Google; one can search for anything that they have access to in the database and drill down into the various details. All information is connected through hyperlinks and users can easily keep digging into the details for as far as their security access would take them.
  • Tasks such as to do, review or approve items are sent to the user's Workday Inbox, very much resembling email. Notifications about outstanding "to do" items are also sent to each the user's work email address on a daily basis.
Monika Ganeva | 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

Workday HCM

  • The web interface is awful
  • Terrible, terrible, UI. No modern features like auto-save. I can't count the times I have lost work.
  • Their UX team (if it even exists) must be aliens, because I can't see how humans would have come up with the UI conventions they have.
  • Who creates a website application where you can't open stuff in multiple browser windows and tabs easily?
Anonymous | 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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 18 answers
It is work to make one system the source of truth for our data, but now that it is done, there is less work involved in staying on this path. This means for us that maintaining and/or implementing new modules like performance, finance, talent, etc. is simple. It's a no-brainer
Anonymous | 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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 8.6
Based on 12 answers
Workday's on a great path in terms of user experience. Their goals is to deliver a use experience that doesn't require training or instruction, like Amazon on the consumer side for example. That's hard to do when you're talking about complex business processes and important and sensitive employee information, but they're doing it well
Amanda Easton | 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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 18 answers
In 2014, Workday has changed the update process. There will be two updates a year; the updates will be delivered to customers typically in a 24 hour window during these two weekends a year. They also keep the Community up-to-date about any planned outages, etc. There is weekly scheduled downtime on Friday night.
Jeff Greening | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 16 answers
From my perspective, the system runs like a well oiled machine and I have not had any issues with customers complaining about speed. If a report is taking long to run, the report can run in the background and you can go about your business. For larger enterprises, there is additional space and machines to process the application in what Workday refers to it as Extended Configuration Tenant
Jeff Greening | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 8.2
Based on 44 answers
Workday is still learning about the needs of higher education. I have seen rapid improvement in support and knowledge over the last year so am confident this will continue to improve. Overall however, I have found the Support Team to be extremely responsive and Workday offers the advantage of having support across several timezones so that we never wait more than a few hours for a response.
Linda Buckley | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

BambooHR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 9.6
Based on 6 answers
Some training is offered online. Cost is per-person. This also gets quite expensive. Training doesn’t follow a logical path A to B. Starts in middle. When you try to do it afterwards at your desk, difficult.
• Training scenarios are not very real
Anonymous | 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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 7.0
Based on 7 answers
I have done for report writing and mass imports (EIBs). They give materials and you run through examples, i.e. you don’t just watch them do tasks, so that is helpful. Training is expensive – a single reporting writing class is $600 per person for virtual training
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 36 answers
It was implemented before my joining the company. At my last company, we used Workday professional services.

Based upon my experience at my last company, I would rate the implementation experience an 8/10. There are different ways to set things up and we had different people telling us different things. It set us back a couple of times.

Regarding configuration advice, we could set things up where every manager has supervisory organizations, or have it financially based i.e. aligned to cost center/department. We chose the individual manager path and I think we should have chosen a department route. Going down the individual manager path, to maintain the information, we have to inactivate a supervisory org whenever a manager changes/leaves.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Workday HCM

I believe [Workday Human Capital Management] is probably the industry benchmark of excellence and has features that can easily be customized to meet the needs of organizations. It has strong and knowledgeable account teams that work closely with customers to develop the most efficient solutions. I believe oracle systems come the closest but they aren't smart and the technology still needs to be developed further.
Anonymous | 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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Workday has released Financials and is continuing to develop it's Human Capital Management footprint with the addition of Workday Recruiting. I think customers will find that is easy to add on additional functionality in the system.Workday does make it easy for customers to make changes without relying on IT resources. The Business Process framework is a visual tool that allows functional resources to make changes and see the flow of the transaction
Jeff Greening | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Workday HCM

  • Positive ROI, we were one of the first organizations that went with Workday HCM, and we received numerous discounts. Cloud systems are the way to go and we feel the system is stable for our growing work force.
  • The user conferences have been helpful to network and learn more deepness in the modules and functionality.
  • Right off the bat, our implementation costs were lower than budgeted and we had less 'billing' surprises.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Workday HCM

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

Workday HCM

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR
8.8
Workday HCM
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR
10.0
Workday HCM
10.0

Usability

BambooHR
9.3
Workday HCM
8.6

Reliability and Availability

BambooHR
10.0
Workday HCM
10.0

Performance

BambooHR
9.0
Workday HCM
10.0

Support Rating

BambooHR
8.4
Workday HCM
8.2

In-Person Training

BambooHR
Workday HCM
9.6

Online Training

BambooHR
10.0
Workday HCM
7.0

Implementation Rating

BambooHR
10.0
Workday HCM
10.0

Scalability

BambooHR
10.0
Workday HCM
10.0

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