BambooHR vs. ZilicusPM

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BambooHR
Score 8.3 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
ZilicusPM
Score 7.0 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Zilicus is an enterprise-level project management solution with capabilities such as meeting management, risk management, and collaboration.
$15
per user
Pricing
BambooHRZilicusPM
Editions & Modules
Core
$250
per month
Pro
$250
per month
Yearly Subscription
$15
per user
Monthly Subscription
$20
per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BambooHRZilicusPM
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsNo matter what HR looks like at your company, we have the perfect plan for you!The pricing per subscription reduces as number of subscriptions increases; it is also dependent on the duration of subscription.
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Features
BambooHRZilicusPM
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.1
150 Ratings
3% above category average
ZilicusPM
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data8.0128 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history8.7136 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration8.5130 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.8.4120 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting7.1133 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management8.2124 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)8.173 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.0
93 Ratings
1% below category average
ZilicusPM
-
Ratings
Pay calculation8.262 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors8.251 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.039 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.871 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.469 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management7.975 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management6.737 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.9
124 Ratings
9% above category average
ZilicusPM
-
Ratings
Approval workflow9.2122 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details9.1114 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment8.5103 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.6
143 Ratings
5% above category average
ZilicusPM
-
Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information8.288 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information9.0142 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.8120 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition8.490 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history8.8133 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.0
60 Ratings
2% above category average
ZilicusPM
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets8.060 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.9
117 Ratings
3% above category average
ZilicusPM
-
Ratings
Report builder8.3111 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.9110 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data7.479 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.7
119 Ratings
8% above category average
ZilicusPM
-
Ratings
New hire portal8.7113 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools8.8106 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.2
73 Ratings
0% above category average
ZilicusPM
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting8.252 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.271 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.251 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking8.165 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.8
80 Ratings
2% below category average
ZilicusPM
-
Ratings
Performance plans7.572 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.861 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking7.973 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders8.175 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.870 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.1
61 Ratings
11% below category average
ZilicusPM
-
Ratings
Create succession plans/pools5.736 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking7.649 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search7.050 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development7.943 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.4
97 Ratings
7% above category average
ZilicusPM
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management8.369 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.677 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.569 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting8.473 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.365 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.587 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.889 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
-
Ratings
ZilicusPM
9.0
1 Ratings
18% above category average
Task Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
-
Ratings
ZilicusPM
10.0
1 Ratings
30% above category average
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
BambooHRZilicusPM
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(154 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(13 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.7
(81 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.3
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.7
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(69 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
9.2
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.8
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
8.6
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.3
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.9
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
9.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.9
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BambooHRZilicusPM
Likelihood to Recommend
BambooHR
Specifically for Mexican companies, it presents a particular challenge for the platform when trying to comply with Mexican laws and their processes. This includes requirements such as the expiration of vacation days, payroll regulations, mandatory employee benefits, and other legal stipulations. Ensuring adherence to these complex and detailed legal requirements adds an additional layer of difficulty in customizing the platform effectively for the Mexican market.
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Zilicus Solutions
ZilicusPM is suited for any business that has difficulty managing and keeping track of office related work as well as project management. Its an efficient way to manage just about anything necessary. It is well-suited for our office, as structural/civil engineers - we are able to keep track of our projects as well as office/human resources related work.
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Pros
BambooHR
  • The Applicant Tracking System is pretty good. Has a couple flaws but over all it's a really great module.
  • The HR management system works really well and we love how much we can customize things we need.
  • The Reporting feature is one of my favorite things about BambooHR. I can create any report I want and I love that.
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Zilicus Solutions
  • ZilicusPM is great for an office regarding meetings and site visits. It's hard to keep track manually of where everyone is at. By sharing our calendars through ZilicusPM, we are able to access where someone is within a few seconds!! It is very convenient and less of a hassle.
  • This a great tool to use to manage all documents that enter in and out of our office for certain projects. It is hard to keep track of everything through our office, so this programs helps us manage things very efficiently.
  • This is great for prioritizing! I know many people in our office have an issue to do so. With the Project Issue Management feature, we are able to do this more effectively without causing any stress to our employees!
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Cons
BambooHR
  • The performance feature is a little clunky and not adjustable, so I would love to have more customizable options.
  • When a candidate signs an offer letter, it would be great if it could show up under the documents tab. Right now, it gets a little buried.
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Zilicus Solutions
  • The only thing I would suggest that needs room for improvement is that you should break down Zilicus PM into different sectors. What I mean by this is that you branch off this program into different areas of expertise like accounting, engineering, etc. Every business is managed differently, so other options should be provided to accommodate each field.
  • Other than that, I am very pleased with this program. It was WELL worth the investment. Saving a lot of time and money spent per worker by using this!
  • N/A
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Likelihood to Renew
BambooHR
There's nothing wrong with this platform. I would recommend it to any business starting with more than 10 employees. I will continue to use the program for as long as I need to, hoping they continue being tremendous and finding other ways to incorporate more technology.
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Zilicus Solutions
No answers on this topic
Usability
BambooHR
BambooHR is so easy to use! And if you ever have a question, you can go straight to the help section with easy to navigate articles and even training videos! Chat is also available most general working hours and I never have to wait long! BambooHR is very much set to mimic the social media platforms we are all very used to in today's world.
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Zilicus Solutions
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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Zilicus Solutions
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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Zilicus Solutions
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
BambooHR
I have had a pleasant experience with BambooHR. Customer service was easy, and I answered my questions quickly when I was new to the platform. I have never had a bad experience with Bamboo or the customer care team. There's not much else to say other than that I am pleased.
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Zilicus Solutions
No answers on this topic
In-Person Training
BambooHR
I didn't have in-person training besides teaching my managers how to use the program. However, I couldn't omit this question (maybe a system glitch).
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Zilicus Solutions
No answers on this topic
Online Training
BambooHR
As far as I can recall, everything went well with doing it online and got questions answered. Was thankful to work with a dummy file to get used to some practices prior to getting our own domain within bamboo to then place our personnel information in the system, this helped a lot!
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Zilicus Solutions
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
BambooHR
We implemented bambooHR in Fall, 2023 then implemented Payroll 1/1/24. A vital piece of information was not known or missed in that we are exempt from State Unemployment Tax and have a Reimbursement Set-up, so bambooHR did not send Payroll Reports to the State. Those reports need to be sent regardless if we are exempt or not.
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Zilicus Solutions
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
BambooHR
When reviewing which HRIS to go with, BambooHR came out on top for a few reasons. One was the cost compared to others and what you get for that cost. It saved the company money versus what we had, including Lever, ADP, Calamari, etc., and condensed it into one system. Next, the UI/UX is great and easy to use, even for those who haven't seen BambooHR before. Lastly, the support, both in implementation and during my time as a customer, has been exceptional, even when the answer isn't what I am hoping for.
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Zilicus Solutions
We have used Microsoft Project for years. We loved it until we found ZilicusPM. ZilicusPM is more efficient and directive in our field. Microsoft Project does not provide as many features as ZilicusPM does. I am extremely grateful for having found ZilicusPM. It was recommended to us by an architectural firm that swore by this software.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
BambooHR
Since my organization has dropped with employees, I always find ways to reduce costs. I thought there would be a cheaper option, but I was glad that my package included a lot for the price, and downgrading would cost more. The rep could have let me downgraded and taken me to a higher package. I am thankful that didn't happen.
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Zilicus Solutions
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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Zilicus Solutions
No answers on this topic
Professional Services
BambooHR
VERY professional!
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Zilicus Solutions
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
BambooHR
  • Improved Onboarding process, saved time with pre-loaded forms like I-9s
  • Tracked clocking, gave accurate info about time worked for non-exempt
  • Allows hiring multiple candidates through one requisition - saving time on reposting positions that we decided to hire more people for
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Zilicus Solutions
  • A positive impact that ZilicusPM has made is we are able to work more efficiently and prioritize what needs to be sent out, what invoices need to be sent out to clients, where are project engineers at certain time of day, etc.
  • We also have a higher ROI. I am able to manage what invoices need to be sent out without having to track people down for a summary of the work , which is extremely time consuming. I am able to get more invoices out while returning a higher investment for the company.
  • A negative impact it has made is we had to hire someone to manage this software entirely. It is very time-consuming for myself to manage and make sure everything is entered in correctly. We hired someone who is familiar with ZilicusPM and is able to certify all work.
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ScreenShots

BambooHR Screenshots

Screenshot of BambooHR's Reporting

ZilicusPM Screenshots

Screenshot of Project Portfolio Dashboard in ZilicusPMScreenshot of Gantt chart in ZilicusPMScreenshot of Project Dashboard