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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

BrightHR

BrightHR is great at showing who is on holiday, who is in the office or working from home; which team and who reports to who. It is great at setting up new employees and it is very intuitive with setting the new employees up.You can add all HR documents to individual employee folders and you can give permission to those employees to view documents or you can turn that off. You can set reminders for reviews and PDRs as well as you receive reminders from Bright HR letting you know if the information is missing; for if someone needs holiday/TOIL approval.I find the fact that documents cannot be viewed in the application frustrating as sometimes I do not want to download the document to my laptop.
Ella Malin | TrustRadius Reviewer

WorkForce Suite

EmpCenter is really well suited for companies with minimal variety in time keeping needs. Certainly somewhere that has fairly regular work schedules and operational needs the system would be programmed for and meet those needs quite well. I think they assert themselves as a product specifically for those more complex companies, and I believe it is one of a few products available for companies with many employee types and complex work schedule and pay needs, but because of those complexities each have their own specific customizations I feel it is difficult for the company to then manage the different products that end up existing. Each ends up being unique so applying large scale changes doesn't work well as something we may request and need if applied over EmpCenter in general may cause problems for another company. Therefore everything has to be done on an individual basis and is more time consuming and costly.
Traci Yates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Leave and Attendance Management

BrightHR
8.0
WorkForce Suite
Approval workflow
BrightHR
8.0
WorkForce Suite
Balance details
BrightHR
8.0
WorkForce Suite

Employee Self Service

BrightHR
8.3
WorkForce Suite
Update personal information
BrightHR
8.0
WorkForce Suite
View company policy documentation
BrightHR
8.5
WorkForce Suite

Pros

BrightHR

  • Holiday management
  • HR storage
  • Absence reporting
  • Track vacation
Ella Malin | TrustRadius Reviewer

WorkForce Suite

  • A lot flexibility in configuration of the system
  • works well with other systems. We were able to collect data from another time system, Avaya phone systems and even a point of sale system with not a lot of difficulty.
  • They know their product and integration points. They were able to troubleshoot problems with hardware time collection devices quite quickly. We found the devices they sold to be quite durable.
  • Out of the box they have more reports than I would have anticipated. Creating new reports was sometimes a task if it was complex but there were usually similar reports you could use as a starter template
Jeff Pohl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BrightHR

  • none that I can think of
Barbara Boyle | TrustRadius Reviewer

WorkForce Suite

  • One feature I would like to see on EmpCenter is a vacation calendar that monitors all vacation requests for all employees within a group.
  • EmpCenter is not wholly compatible with other softwares and there are occasions when time data does not properly translate.
  • Moreover, I would like EmpCenter to automatically provide timekeepers with delegations from managers. This way if a manger does not want to grant the timekeeper authority it is easier to rescind, rather than tracking down all managers to grant timekeeping privileges.
Shelby Royce | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

BrightHR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WorkForce Suite

WorkForce Suite 8.7
Based on 4 answers
After spending close to 5 years to decide on which payroll product to acquire for our University, I cannot image we would switch now that we have it in use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

BrightHR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WorkForce Suite

WorkForce Suite 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Extremely knowledgeable staff that truly care about our business processes
Jeff Pohl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

BrightHR

I chose BrightHR as it offered a one-stop platform for HR management for which we have dedicated UK and ROI HR specialists who not only give HR advice but also write policies and handbooks, etc. They are a one-stop-shop, which was very important as when I signed the contract I did not have an HR person in my team and they were essentially my back office.Also, by signing up, I got access to Bright Safe too; which is great as again it's a one-stop-shop for Health and Safety in the workplace. So I can roll out toolbox talks, training, and accident management.
Ella Malin | TrustRadius Reviewer

WorkForce Suite

I did not make the decision to select EmpCenter and only know our university also considered Kronos although I assume there were other products considered. My use of Kronos was only at an employee level and I am not sure how it all stacks up for sure. What I do think is that EmpCenter is more customizable than other products and was seen to be able to adapt to fit all of our needs so it was a system that could be used by everyone. I think it is good we have one time keeping system and don't have some employees using paper or a different system because the one could not meet our needs, but as I said this also makes it more difficult to network with other users and to get improvements made quickly.
Traci Yates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

BrightHR

  • Saved admin time in filing and then searching for documents.
  • Saved admin time in chasing for managers' approvals for holiday requests.
  • Saved admin time in chasing managers/employees to update their profiles.
Ella Malin | TrustRadius Reviewer

WorkForce Suite

  • Employees can now better track their hours and ensure they are paid accurately by payroll.
  • Timekeeping is faster and smoother for most administrators.
  • The system does need to be slightly more compatible in translating its data from the home software to another software.
Shelby Royce | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

WorkForce Suite

Pricing Details

BrightHR

General

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

WorkForce Suite

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BrightHR
8.5
WorkForce Suite
9.7

Likelihood to Renew

BrightHR
WorkForce Suite
8.7

Support Rating

BrightHR
WorkForce Suite
10.0

Online Training

BrightHR
WorkForce Suite
3.0

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