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BambooHR Software

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4.8/5 43 Reviews

BambooHR is a comprehensive, online core HRIS/HRMS software solution that streamlines and centralizes employee information into a single database with instant, real-time alerts and reports.

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BambooHR Software Overview

BambooHR is a comprehensive, online core HRIS/HRMS software solution that streamlines and centralizes employee information into a single database with instant, real-time alerts and reports. It offers secure and remote access to data, so that employees and managers can view, update, and manage data independently.

BambooHR features an easy-to-use interface. Because the solution is highly flexible and customizable, it can easily be tailored to a client’s specific needs. It can also be integrated seamlessly with other tools (such as HR payroll process and performance management tools.)

BambooHR is a Software as a Service (SaaS) application, with a low monthly subscription based on the client’s number of employees, along with a one-time implementation fee. The product is ideally suited for small- to medium-sized businesses with multiple locations.

Why People Are Choosing BambooHR

  • Mobile/tablet/PC accessibility.
  • Intuitive mobile application for iOS and Android.
  • Ease of implementation/customization.
  • No hidden/extra charges for enhanced features, customization, multiple administrators, support, or inactive employees.
  • Open API enables seamless data sharing with other services.
  • Support of MS Windows, Mac, and online platforms.
  • Intuitive integration with BambooHR Payroll for streamlined HR payroll process, and improved payroll knowledge for HR professionals and employees
  • Payroll integration with multiple platforms
  • Support of six languages (English, Dutch, German, French-Canadian, Spanish, Portuguese) and a variety of currencies in 70 countries worldwide.
  • 24/7 knowledge base accessibility.
  • Free seven-day product trial.
  • Online and customized product demo available, along with video tutorials, forums, training webinars, and white papers.
  • No long-term contract required.
  • Live customer support team accessible by phone/email.
  • Winner of a 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility.

How Can BambooHR Software Help Your Company?

BambooHR software can help you take your company to the next level by streamlining processes so that HR professionals, managers, and employees are free to focus on more important revenue-generating tasks. Not only is employee data storage and retrieval greatly improved with the use of BambooHR software, difficult and time-consuming tasks like recruitment, benefits enrollment, payroll, and performance management are made faster and less stressful.

Streamlined Recruiting with ATS

Applicant Tracking Systems are helping to clean out filing cabinets and email accounts everywhere as managers discover the benefits of using software to store and sort electronic applications and resumes. ATS solutions rank and store employee candidate information based on qualifications, saving HR professionals’ time from having to weed out unqualified employees. ATS also makes it easy to share applicant information with all hiring managers and other decision makers with just a few clicks.

Improved Onboarding

Once the decision has been made to hire an employee candidate, BambooHR software really gets to shine. Information that has been compiled throughout the application and screening processes is already in the system, so there is no need for duplicate data entry. Employers can also rely on HRIS to make sure that employees understand their job responsibilities, have access to information that they will need to do their job correctly, and can readily view what types of training will be given so that they know what to expect in their first weeks on the job.

Enhanced Talent Management

Transitioning from using spreadsheets and manual processes to using BambooHR software can help to improve many aspects of talent management. Data is kept much more secure and organized than is possible with spreadsheets and is accessible by those who need it. Employees are able to view their information, make updates, put in time off requests, and view schedules from home or even while on the go using self-service options.

Payroll Integration

The HR payroll process is one of the most vital HR experiences, and affects every employee. By seamlessly combining payroll and a human resource information system (HRIS), HR functions and payroll knowledge are streamlined and improved for managers and employees. When integrated with a trusted payroll guide, BambooHR users can:
  • Process global payroll
  • Access all employee and payroll data
  • Run aggregated employee and payroll reports
  • Organize multinational payroll using a calendar wizard
  • And more
BambooHR intuitively integrates with BambooHR Payroll and the BambooHR mobile app. BambooHR also integrates with:
  • Blue Marble Global Payroll (BambooHR partner) via its platform WebGlobe
  • TRAXPayroll
  • Deputy
  • Stratustime
  • Boomr
  • Truework
  • TimeRewards
  • SwipeClock

Eliminate Learning Gaps

When Learning Management features are used, BambooHR software can help companies to identify and eliminate learning gaps. Making sure that employees receive necessary training can help to increase productivity, avoid employee disengagement, and ensure compliance. Bamboo HR software can provide instant notifications so that training needs are never overlooked.

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BambooHR Software Rating Entries

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The visually appealing, easy-to-use user interface is definitely one of the best features for us - this makes it easy to roll it out across the team. The reports and organograms generated through BambooHR are fantastic and make everything so much more organized. We've also loved being able to customize some things like adding information tables that suit our organization's needs. BambooHR's monthly subscription is also a huge plus since many other software options require year-long subscriptions and annual payments which can be difficult to manage for relatively smaller businesses / start-ups. Customer service is also a strength for BambooHR, especially the early calls and implementation calls. Another absolute favourite feature for us is the Help section bar which takes one through step by step instructions for most queries - it feels like someone showing one around and teaching one personally.


There seems to be no room to request additional feature development even though there are a few specific ones we need and have not found in BambooHR - for example, BambooHR's Time-out feature is useful in itself but does not allow for additional options like incorporating Work-from-home to show who's in but working from home. This would've been super useful since we have a highly flexible work culture and needed this feature. With Performance Management, we needed to implement feedback alerts on the 3-month mark for new employees independent of the standard appraisal cycle. There's also no way as such to exclude newer employees from the performance activities if they are not eligible - we would need to individually tell them to just not submit evaluations. I would love for BambooHR to offer the option to request additional features they they could perhaps develop over some time period.

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Well, there are lots of things. And I'm sure that there are other platforms with similar services, however!
What I love the most about this platform is the level of user friendliness. Beside that, the project managers will assist you anytime within the implementation month, and are always open to your ideas. I cannot speak for all the project managers at BambooHR, but the one we got was awesome. I see that this company in particular, values their clients and is always open to improvement.
Also, I will have to mention another thing that I love about BambooHR, and that's the Help Center. Every tool and perk is explained very very detailed in the webinars and guides. I appreciate that very much.
I would definitely recommend to a friend


I guess that would be the limitation when it comes to customizing your account. I'm talking about not being able to add more widgets, or customizing the vacation policies more and other stuff like that. It's not like you're missing anything. It's the most complete platform I heard of.
I remember one of my ideas, like adding badges for employees, like in Boy Scouts. I would love that.

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Super easy to use, very intuitive, looks great, great support and service. A very, very good platform for SME's in particular.


It could use some more functionality in some limited areas. However, all things considered, the total functionality and ability to customise is pretty immense. It's excellent value for money.

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I have used several Enterprise HRIS systems for Fortune 50 companies and BambooHR is as close you can get to those for a small to medium size company for the price. It is easy to customize, has all the necessary fields for accurate reporting, document storage and has some nice features such as eNPS and electronic signature capabilities.

I was able to easily migrate from an existing HRIS system into Bamboo seamlessly and add some fields that were missing from the previous platform. The performance management module is built upon employee self assessment and goal setting to ensure the 2-way conversation with managers and encourage open dialogue about performance and expectations. I particularly like the eNPS survey that allows me to take the staff's temperature periodically without having to utilize a separate program.

Lastly, the TA module is on par other platforms and directly link with the major career sites making sourcing, interviewing and on-boarding a breeze.


It doesn't have some of the more robust features of an enterprise system but for small and medium size companies trying to reduce or control costs, BambooHR does it all without costing a small fortune. The only 2 things I miss that BambooHR doesn't provide is a benefits platform to assist with open enrollment and a library of uploaded job titles that populate all the corresponding data such as FLSA status, EEO category and salary bands.

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Braden as my Sales person was extremely positive and happy to help with all my questions. Bamboo did almost everything we wanted.


The ATS was basic, we had hoped that it had more functionality.

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Everything! It is really easy to use, I love the fact that my employees can open Bamboo and make changes to their personal information, their benefit choices, days off, etc. It's really great. No more questions about "how much time off do I have left" or "What does my medical benefits cover," they have access to that information and I have more time to do things on my to-do list. The graphs and great and I can create what I need for my reports with ease. It's fabulous.


Honestly, I love it all. If I had to point to anything, it would be the inability to change titles. Manager is the go to for the title, I would like to be able to change that to Director, Direct Report, Lead, etc. Just to be able to make those changes so the software my staff sees have the same language we use in our organization.

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Smooth implementation, ease of use of end users and most importantly all hr services under one roof : self service, ATS etc


The mobile app is great but some services on the desktop version not yet available I’m sure this will be taken care of in future improvement plans

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I love the interface -- the simplicity of it and how it's clean, modern, and attractive. The system includes the fields we need to store employee information and if we need something special the support team will set it up for free. I love that! The implementation process was smooth and easy. So far I love many things about BambooHR but the best thing is the customer service.


Some of the features are not as robust as I would like, specifically the time tracking (so we're not using it) and the ATS. But I know BambooHR takes feedback and is always making improvements, so I look forward to seeing where it goes.

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It is way easier to list what I do not like... which is NOTHING.. we LOVE it ALL! Simply amazing process, capabilities with built in tutorials, amazing support, and a true, do what they say and say what they do process! We went through signing of the paperwork, and full implementation in right at 4 weeks, and this included the holiday time-off struggle. WOW! Everything that was promised was delivered, and more. Wendy our implementation Manager was so amazing. She was on top of everything, went above and beyond, was amazing in explaining of everything and giving us the tools and support needed. I really wish I could say more, but it would be a novel. We are so happy with how quickly BambooHR has been adopted into our ecosystem, has helped efficiencies, and allowed us to do so much more reporting and consistency on data. Thank you BambooHR! We made the complete 100% right decision.


Honestly, nothing.

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Bamboo has been a great addition to our practice. It allows us to save time when it comes to time off, tracking employee benefits, and staying organized. We really love the documents function and the ability to add different text/signature fields for our employees to complete on their phones.


The different permission levels for certain employees could use some attention. I wish it wasn't such an all or nothing with it comes to the full admin rights.

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