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Bullhorn ATS & CRM

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Score 7.4 out of 100

Paylocity

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Feature Set Ratings

  • Paylocity ranks higher in 1 feature set: Recruiting / ATS

Recruiting / ATS

6.5

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

65%
7.2

Paylocity

72%
Bullhorn ATS & CRM ranks higher in 9/15 features

Job Requisition Management

6.7
67%
52 Ratings
7.7
77%
119 Ratings

Company Website Posting

5.9
59%
44 Ratings
7.8
78%
122 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

7.5
75%
23 Ratings
6.9
69%
96 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

6.3
63%
28 Ratings
7.2
72%
119 Ratings

Customized Application Form

5.1
51%
35 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Resume Management

7.2
72%
53 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

6.2
62%
51 Ratings
6.7
67%
101 Ratings

Candidate Search

6.9
69%
53 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

7.3
73%
53 Ratings
7.7
77%
132 Ratings

Collaboration

6.4
64%
48 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Task Creation and Delegation

6.6
66%
47 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Email Templates

6.8
68%
50 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

User Permissions

6.3
63%
44 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

5.9
59%
47 Ratings
6.7
67%
134 Ratings

Reporting

6.0
60%
47 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Human Resource Management

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.2

Paylocity

72%
Paylocity ranks higher in 7/7 features

Employee demographic data

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
268 Ratings

Employment history

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
268 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
241 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
248 Ratings

Organizational charting

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
218 Ratings

Organization and location management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
218 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
190 Ratings

Payroll Management

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.7

Paylocity

77%
Paylocity ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
276 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4
64%
122 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
170 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
188 Ratings

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
272 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
210 Ratings

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
128 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.1

Paylocity

71%
Paylocity ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
219 Ratings

Balance details

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
233 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
173 Ratings

Employee Self Service

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.1

Paylocity

81%
Paylocity ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
284 Ratings

Update personal information

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
287 Ratings

View company policy documentation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
232 Ratings

Employee recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
197 Ratings

View job history

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
236 Ratings

Asset Management

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.0

Paylocity

70%
Paylocity ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
85 Ratings

HR Reporting

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.4

Paylocity

64%
Paylocity ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
253 Ratings

Pre-built reports

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
255 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5
55%
160 Ratings

Onboarding

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.6

Paylocity

76%
Paylocity ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
232 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
182 Ratings

Performance and Goals

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.1

Paylocity

71%
Paylocity ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
106 Ratings

Individual goal setting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
119 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
95 Ratings

Performance tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
127 Ratings

Performance Management

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.7

Paylocity

67%
Paylocity ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4
64%
140 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6
66%
121 Ratings

Review status tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
144 Ratings

Review reminders

N/A
0 Ratings
6.3
63%
147 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
124 Ratings

Succession Planning

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
5.9

Paylocity

59%
Paylocity ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

N/A
0 Ratings
6.5
65%
58 Ratings

Candidate ranking

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5
55%
73 Ratings

Candidate search

N/A
0 Ratings
5.7
57%
76 Ratings

Candidate development

N/A
0 Ratings
5.7
57%
64 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Bullhorn ATS & CRM is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Paylocity is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

6.7

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

67%
75 Ratings
6.5

Paylocity

65%
306 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

5.0

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

50%
13 Ratings
7.5

Paylocity

75%
19 Ratings

Usability

6.7

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

67%
6 Ratings
7.6

Paylocity

76%
11 Ratings

Availability

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Paylocity

90%
2 Ratings

Performance

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

Paylocity

50%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

1.2

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

12%
20 Ratings
1.9

Paylocity

19%
38 Ratings

Online Training

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Paylocity

91%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4

Paylocity

64%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Bullhorn

Bullhorn served as a very reliable and thorough tracking system for contacts, discovering prospects, and maintaining track of all relevant data. There are many customization options, strong search results, and sensible workflows. Excellent reporting tool. When we needed to find new resumes but all we could find were talents who had previously been discovered, it was less appropriate. Job Boards outperformed Bull Horn in terms of speed and quality.
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Paylocity

Best suited - small HR department, SMB market, need a one-stop-shop for all HR solutions. It is an "all in one" deal that really allows them to free up time and resources to focus on what they do best with people. Less appropriate - Enterprise employer who likes to control everything about their system. If they like playing with an Oracle or Workday, this will drive them nuts
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Pros

Bullhorn

  • It provides the contact details of a candidate relevant to the job. All details are with a user-friendly interface that anyone can use the application.
  • The specific details given by Bullhorn ATS & CRM are unbelievable. One place and you can make a decision about hiring or not hiring.
  • The messaging automation feature again helps to save our time.
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Paylocity

  • Recruiting platform has all the features and applicant tracking details that I need to make for a smooth process.
  • The On-Boarding module has many options and capabilities to assist with getting new hires through the process in a seamless manner.
  • Customer service is always available to assist with resolving any issues I have in a timely manner.
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Cons

Bullhorn

  • Reporting: out of the box reporting is not very detailed or easy to navigate. In order to get better detailed and specific reports, you either need their Canvas product or pay for a 3rd party vendor.
  • Customization: will get better with NOVO Experience update, but many users still don't have it. Right now many fields and order are not customizable
  • Many features Bullhorn can do are not apparent to the user, often times you have to call in the figure things out.
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Paylocity

  • Complexity and confusion between Payroll vs Time & Labor
  • Complexity of configuration of security
  • Complexity of configuration of accruals
  • Inconsistency of vacation balances from Payroll to Time & Labor makes it complex to train users how to read it
  • The effort required to dig through the help knowledgebase to find what you need
  • Lack of support ticket traceability when working with the helpdesk/hotline
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Pricing Details

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

Starting Price

$99 per month per user

Editions & Modules

Bullhorn ATS & CRM 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

    Contact Bullhorn for pricing information

    Paylocity

    Starting Price

    $2 Per Employee Per Month

    Editions & Modules

    Paylocity editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Paylocity$2.001

    Footnotes

    1. Per Employee Per Month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    Likelihood to Renew

    Bullhorn

    We have about 2 years left on our current contract; It would take a major change in the ATS marketplace for us to strongly consider opting out of renewal given the time and effort we have dedicated to building our our Bullhorn system. I will take the time to revisit with some of the competition down the road, but Bullhorn acquired our runner up, MaxHire, about a year back and continues to offer a solid product suite for our current and future needs.
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    Paylocity

    The transition from my old provider to Paylocity was virtually painless. I always felt well supported by my account rep. I would use Paylocity again, but I'm not in a position to change providers at my current company right now.
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    Usability

    Bullhorn

    It isn't the best ATS out there. It lacks on both the recruitment and sales side. There is no way to differentiate between prospects, candidates, and clients. There isn't a way to merge accounts and names, so there are many duplicates. Too may paid add ons. I had a much longer review written up and the page just deleted it, but I wouldn't recommend Bullhorn first or even third. It feels like it hasn't been fully realized yet. There are certainly some good things about the product, but more areas where they can improve.
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    Paylocity

    Although it is fairly easy to use, there are some processes that just don't make munch sense. For example, if an employee has 2 bank accounts and the funds are returned from one account the process to reissue is TEDIOUS and confusing. Unless you want to PAY for Paylocity to do it for you. I think the manual process should be as easy for us.
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    Reliability and Availability

    Bullhorn

    No answers on this topic

    Paylocity

    Solid network - down for upgrades at late hours during the weekend when I am definitely not in the system to use it. Even if I was, they provide excellent advance notice.
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    Performance

    Bullhorn

    No answers on this topic

    Paylocity

    It's so manual, not automated or intuitive.
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    Support Rating

    Bullhorn

    It's been a nightmare experience. The initial sales team were brilliant, and the customer service is great from the tech team - they get in touch with you quickly. However; I was often finding workarounds myself, or being advised workarounds instead of having issues resolved (example - The DPA/Non DPA issue - an Excel spreadsheet can do this, yet a CRM cannot?). I was debited on the incorrect date & then when I requested they refund until the due date, I was re-debited again on the correct date. The communication was poor - their billing team are based in the US and there was no acknowledgement of the mistake. My initial consultant chased them down for me, and advised me of their error. Lucky. The product was oversold. For example; I was advised their 'merge docs' feature would allow me to pull data directly from the 'Overview,' 'Work Histories' which later proved to be false. Finally, when I requested to end my contract & transfer my data (I advised a specific date I needed it, when my CRM would be ready) they advised it would take 15 business days & I was to put no further data in my system during that 15 days, and then gave me my data after 3. I now have no CRM for 4 weeks
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    Paylocity

    The frustrations I have with Paylocity customer support are what drove me to leave a review in the first place so I can warn anyone considering purchasing this product. I really like the software and it has a lot of great features, but my complete distrust of their customer service has led me to rue the day I chose Paylocity to be our payroll vendor. For one thing, they are often slow to respond. That alone might be manageable, except even when I do get a response, half the time the answers are incomplete/not helpful, if not completely incorrect! Imagine waiting 90 days and paying thousands of dollars for a corrected W2 only for it to come back more incorrect than it was when you started, and not only that but they also made me question my sanity trying to convince me that they were correct when it was BLATANTLY wrong - and that's just one example! Sometimes you might be lucky to get a decent customer service rep using the chat help feature, but most of the time whoever you talk to does not seem to have any more knowledge of the system than you do. I am a patient person and I have a lot of grace for administrative errors (we're all human) but Paylocity customer service is consistently unreliable and sometimes unprofessional to boot. To their credit, the sales and implementation teams do seem really good. It seems like maybe they just can't retain good customer service reps. We've been through several account managers without ever having a good experience.
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    Online Training

    Bullhorn

    No answers on this topic

    Paylocity

    They have great training tools!
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    Implementation Rating

    Bullhorn

    No answers on this topic

    Paylocity

    I would make sure you have a dedicated team at Paylocity to complete the implementation. We had staff from Paylocity quit and things were not completed properly. They dropped the ball so to speak on that portion of it. we have encountered multiple issues since then and are still not using the Time off tracking to its full capabilities.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Bullhorn

    Breathe is a great tool for smaller internal recruitment teams and I have previously used an in-house built system similar however Bullhorn is something you can use across larger businesses and growing SME's it works well for international businesses as everything is updated in real-time. The support function is excellent and the training tools for new starters are super helpful for our L&D team. Your account manager is also great for assisting in personalising sections to make them more business specific.
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    Paylocity

    We used CompuPay before Paylocity and Paylocity is vastly superior when it comes to tracking time, wages, and payroll. We used to have to read hours manually over the phone to a CompuPay representative and keep everything in physical binders to properly track the hours. With Paylocity being digital and largely intuitive, it cuts the labor needed for payroll by more than half.
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    Return on Investment

    Bullhorn

    • Bullhorn has helped with the standardization of data which allows us to track our high, low and in between individuals. It allows for corporate bench marks to be tracked. It also allows for a closer look at all of the data points to make decisions versus making decisions based on perceptions. The data has definitely helped us make better business decisions because of the reporting capabilities.
    • Bullhorn has some great marketplace partners and additional products like VMS Access that help with your VMS clients. This is a real time saver.
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    Paylocity

    • Paylocity has reduced the amount of manual work that has to be done on the backside week to week to manage skill level and pay changes
    • Paylocity has helped to make schedules known throughout the plant
    • Paylocity eliminated the need to have a separate platform for training purposes which helped to reduce costs
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