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Feature Set Ratings

  • BambooHR ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Leave and Attendance Management, Employee Self Service, Performance and Goals
  • Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 7 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Payroll Management, HR Reporting, Onboarding, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Recruiting / ATS
  • BambooHR and Workday Human Capital Management are tied in 1 feature set: Asset Management

Human Resource Management

8.3

BambooHR

83%
8.4

Workday HCM

84%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 4/7 features

Employee demographic data

8.3
83%
62 Ratings
8.5
85%
67 Ratings

Employment history

9.0
90%
68 Ratings
8.7
87%
75 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

8.7
87%
68 Ratings
8.3
83%
77 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

8.3
83%
61 Ratings
8.7
87%
74 Ratings

Organizational charting

8.0
80%
66 Ratings
8.9
89%
72 Ratings

Organization and location management

8.3
83%
61 Ratings
8.6
86%
72 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

7.5
75%
40 Ratings
7.4
74%
47 Ratings

Payroll Management

8.4

BambooHR

84%
8.7

Workday HCM

87%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pay calculation

8.3
83%
35 Ratings
8.6
86%
56 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

8.2
82%
30 Ratings
8.8
88%
45 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

8.6
86%
15 Ratings
9.3
93%
7 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

8.0
80%
41 Ratings
8.3
83%
53 Ratings

Direct deposit files

8.4
84%
41 Ratings
8.4
84%
57 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

8.6
86%
42 Ratings
8.9
89%
54 Ratings

Reimbursement management

8.8
88%
22 Ratings
8.9
89%
32 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

9.1

BambooHR

91%
8.8

Workday HCM

88%
BambooHR ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

9.4
94%
67 Ratings
9.0
90%
60 Ratings

Balance details

9.1
91%
59 Ratings
8.8
88%
60 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

8.6
86%
52 Ratings
8.6
86%
48 Ratings

Employee Self Service

8.6

BambooHR

86%
8.3

Workday HCM

83%
BambooHR ranks higher in 4/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

9.0
90%
47 Ratings
8.6
86%
69 Ratings

Update personal information

9.0
90%
74 Ratings
8.9
89%
77 Ratings

View company policy documentation

8.7
87%
60 Ratings
7.9
79%
59 Ratings

Employee recognition

7.2
72%
52 Ratings
7.7
77%
45 Ratings

View job history

9.2
92%
69 Ratings
8.5
85%
68 Ratings

Asset Management

8.4

BambooHR

84%
8.4

Workday HCM

84%
BambooHR ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

8.4
84%
32 Ratings
8.4
84%
18 Ratings

HR Reporting

7.6

BambooHR

76%
8.1

Workday HCM

81%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

7.7
77%
53 Ratings
8.5
85%
61 Ratings

Pre-built reports

7.9
79%
52 Ratings
8.1
81%
63 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

7.3
73%
44 Ratings
7.7
77%
53 Ratings

Onboarding

8.1

BambooHR

81%
8.7

Workday HCM

87%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

8.2
82%
55 Ratings
8.9
89%
43 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

8.0
80%
53 Ratings
8.4
84%
42 Ratings

Performance and Goals

8.1

BambooHR

81%
8.0

Workday HCM

80%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 3/4 features

Corporate goal setting

8.1
81%
33 Ratings
8.2
82%
40 Ratings

Individual goal setting

8.5
85%
38 Ratings
8.5
85%
49 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

8.2
82%
29 Ratings
7.3
73%
42 Ratings

Performance tracking

7.8
78%
34 Ratings
8.0
80%
48 Ratings

Performance Management

8.0

BambooHR

80%
8.4

Workday HCM

84%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

7.9
79%
39 Ratings
8.2
82%
50 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

8.1
81%
38 Ratings
8.4
84%
42 Ratings

Review status tracking

7.8
78%
39 Ratings
8.5
85%
46 Ratings

Review reminders

8.4
84%
41 Ratings
8.4
84%
46 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

7.9
79%
36 Ratings
8.6
86%
40 Ratings

Succession Planning

7.8

BambooHR

78%
8.3

Workday HCM

83%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 3/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

7.8
78%
23 Ratings
8.9
89%
27 Ratings

Candidate ranking

7.9
79%
27 Ratings
8.3
83%
27 Ratings

Candidate search

7.8
78%
27 Ratings
8.4
84%
28 Ratings

Candidate development

7.9
79%
24 Ratings
7.8
78%
27 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

8.1

BambooHR

81%
8.6

Workday HCM

86%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 6/7 features

Job Requisition Management

8.0
80%
32 Ratings
8.1
81%
33 Ratings

Company Website Posting

8.3
83%
36 Ratings
8.8
88%
27 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

7.6
76%
33 Ratings
9.5
95%
24 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

8.4
84%
33 Ratings
8.7
87%
28 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

7.4
74%
29 Ratings
7.7
77%
27 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

8.2
82%
40 Ratings
8.5
85%
28 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

8.7
87%
42 Ratings
8.6
86%
32 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • BambooHR is rated higher in 8 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Availability, Performance, Support Rating, Online Training, Implementation Rating, Product Scalability
  • BambooHR and Workday Human Capital Management are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

BambooHR

89%
80 Ratings
8.2

Workday HCM

82%
92 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

BambooHR

100%
3 Ratings
10.0

Workday HCM

100%
17 Ratings

Usability

9.1

BambooHR

91%
3 Ratings
8.0

Workday HCM

80%
11 Ratings

Availability

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating
6.6

Workday HCM

66%
16 Ratings

Performance

9.0

BambooHR

90%
1 Rating
7.3

Workday HCM

73%
14 Ratings

Support Rating

8.4

BambooHR

84%
26 Ratings
8.1

Workday HCM

81%
42 Ratings

In-Person Training

BambooHR

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6

Workday HCM

96%
6 Ratings

Online Training

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating
7.0

Workday HCM

70%
7 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

BambooHR

100%
2 Ratings
8.0

Workday HCM

80%
33 Ratings

Configurability

BambooHR

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5

Workday HCM

75%
2 Ratings

Ease of integration

BambooHR

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Workday HCM

82%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

10.0

BambooHR

100%
1 Rating
7.3

Workday HCM

73%
1 Rating

Vendor post-sale

BambooHR

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

Workday HCM

70%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

BambooHR

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

Workday HCM

50%
1 Rating

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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Workday

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.
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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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Workday

  • 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.
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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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Workday

  • 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?
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Pricing Details

BambooHR

Starting Price

$59 per month

Editions & Modules

BambooHR editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
12 Employees$991

Footnotes

  1. per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional Call for Quote

Additional Details

After 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.

Workday HCM

Starting Price

$100 per year per user

Editions & Modules

Workday HCM editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    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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    Workday

    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
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    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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    Workday

    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
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    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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    Workday

    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.
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    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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    Workday

    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
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    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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    Workday

    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.
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    In-Person Training

    BambooHR

    No answers on this topic

    Workday

    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
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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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    Workday

    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
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    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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    Workday

    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.
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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
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    Workday

    Its core strengths met our functional, technical and implementation requirements, getting in early saved us money without putting it off and waiting until we HAD to select and implement. SAP doesn't stack up well and we wanted a US system. The cloud and its excellent functionality benefits for the Human Resources and Payroll departments was clear, and the users appreciate its generally good user interfaces and ease of movement within the system.
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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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    Workday

    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
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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.
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    Workday

    • Gave us almost 4 hours per HR rep back on new hire day 1. We have a start date every 4 weeks and the manual entry of paperwork that was able to be eliminated with Workday has allowed us to put more HR reps in the classroom to aid with more important day 1 tasks.
    • Simplified search - the backend information is now housed in a simple database that allows me to pull with employee first or last name, or user ID.
    • We paid more for this solution, but we've seen a 33% increase in employee interaction since doing so.
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