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66% willing to recommend
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We performed a comparison between BambooHR and DarwinBox based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Cloud HCM solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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Pros
"The HR metrics that this solution provides has been most useful. We also really like the fact that employees have the ability to be self sufficient and manage their own information.""We use this solution for our end to end HR needs from onboarding and hiring to learning.""The scalability of BambooHR is good.""The product is user-friendly.""The solution's technical support is super responsive and helpful. I rate the technical support a ten out of ten.""I like the fact that the annual days are calculated automatically and that if annual leave is taken in the future, those days are put on hold. You know at every point how many days of annual leave are you left with and how many are on hold.""Leave management is the most valuable as they all started with leave management and then progressed to performance management. Of course, employee profiles are central to everything. It is also very easy to use. Customers get on board with it very quickly. One of the selling points for BambooHR is that they have a very wide partner network. There are lots of other partners that have integrations with BambooHR. They have an open API. This is one of the things that is driving its growth because lots of people and companies are literally just building integrations of BambooHR to ride the wave. If you have an integration with BambooHR, you get sales. People are more likely to choose your product because they've already chosen BambooHR. That's how it is happening. It is a cloud deployment, so there is only one version. They do the updates every month, and because of this, you are encouraged to send them feedback all the time. You never know. Your feature may be included in the next release.""I can easily go to BambooHR to search for any staff member in the company."

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"The most valuable features of the solution are organogram and position-based mapping.""In our company, we use DarwinBox to maintain the data of our employees and for recruitment purposes.""The solution that we used previously was very complex. As a result, without referring to the manuals and consulting an expert, it was difficult for a newly hired employee to navigate the platform. However, this is not the case with Darwinbox. It has a very intuitive user interface, and anyone can use it and implement it without having to use a guide or a walk through process. It's very simple."

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Cons
"We cannot add more questions to the assessments if we want to.""BambooHR could be improved by managing leave in a way that transfers remaining days at the end of the annual year to the following year.""If you are dealing with two or more businesses under one company name, it is not possible to transfer employees between companies if they have a separate bamboo set up.""BambooHR needs to have more flexibility around performance management.""In the BambooHR performance management annual evaluations we have some limits to the questions. We can only add four extra questions, and they already have three basic questions, this is not easy for us. We would like to have more flexibility with the questions.""It would be useful to have the possibility to assign a task to the different users within the software.""The UI needs improvement because it needs to be more user-friendly.""There are some issues with the job tab under my info where you add the salary."

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"The solution's API integration with third-party applications should be improved.""DarwinBox is not a stable solution...DarwinBox is not a scalable solution.""Like most software, it has a base version, the vanilla, out-of-the-box version, and customization is required to match it to the unique processes of each company. The Darwinbox team seems to be having difficulty with the customization process. They have to be a little more mature to customize it as per every company's need."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We pay a monthly subscription to use the solution. The subscript model is based on how many employees we have active."
  • "Price-wise, the solution is in the middle compared to other tools offering similar functionalities."
  • "I rate the tool's pricing an eight out of ten."
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  • "My company makes some yearly payments towards the licensing costs attached to DarwinBox."
  • "Compared with SuccessFactors, there is no major difference in DarwinBox's cost."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Organizations of all sizes, especially those that are experiencing rapid growth, want to have a way to effectively manage their HR operations. Our organization feels that BambooHR is an HR management… more »
    Top Answer:The tool's most valuable features are the recruitment module, performance module, and document storage.
    Top Answer:BambooHR needs to have more flexibility around performance management.
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of the solution are organogram and position-based mapping.
    Top Answer:The solution's API integration with third-party applications should be improved. There are some issues when it comes to integrating the solution with the SAP system and banking single channels… more »
    Top Answer:We use DarwinBox for payroll and the complete hire-to-fire cycle of employees.
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    15th
    out of 68 in Cloud HCM
    Views
    1,359
    Comparisons
    857
    Reviews
    3
    Average Words per Review
    457
    Rating
    6.3
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    Overview

    BambooHR is an all-around end-to-end talent management and benefits administration tool. This solution provides many use cases as it accompanies employees’ work journeys from onboarding to training, to day-to-day administration, and offboarding. This solution benefits the HR team as it provides them with a system that consolidates all of their employees’ information. This information includes, but is not limited to, contact information, bank details, schedules, language ability, vacation, sick days, and more. BambooHR can as well be used for reporting purposes, tracking leave, performance reviews, announcements to employees, and group emails.

    BambooHR Features:

    BambooHR has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:


    • Limiting Accessibility - An employer is able to limit access for certain users. This allows employers and the HR team to restrict information from employees. This as well helps with salary and payroll information as this tends to be the most sensitive and restricted information.


    • Support - BambooHR offers good support. The support team is helpful and answers any inquiry.


    • Information Storage - This solution can be used to store any information and documents. This includes job descriptions, employee manuals, etc.


    • Reporting and Metrics - The solution provides HR metrics and reports for the management teams.


    • Applications - An employee is able to apply easily for sick leave, annual leave, and vacation days.


    • Onboarding and Offboarding - The solution offers onboarding and offboarding tracking functionalities. This eases employee orientation and any employee’s departure.


    • Email Automation - Automatic emails can be sent out to job applicants and employees.


    • Scheduling - The solution helps with scheduling meetings and interviews easily.


    • Dashboard - BambooHR has a nice dashboard with each employee’s personal features.



    BambooHR Benefits:

    There are many benefits to implementing BambooHR. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:


    • Accessibility - BambooHR is accessible and easy to navigate. This especially benefits any employee or employer who may not have a technical background.


    • Efficiency - Employees have access to their information. They can review documents, update their information and look at their benefits on their own without the need to reach out to the HR department or management directly.


    • Visibility - An employer is able to view all of their employees’ annual days including annual leave and sick days. They can see which days were put on hold and how many an employee has left.


    Reviews from Real Users:

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the BambooHR solution.

    An HR Officer at a small financial services firm comments: “In the past, we managed all this [HR] information using Excel. Switching to BambooHR made it easier to access the information. It's easier to use and share reports. I can allow people to do their own reports so they don't need to deal with HR. BambooHR puts everything into one place, so I don't have to comb through several Excel files to collect all the information I need to make a report.”

    A Director of Human Resources at a large construction company says: “I would recommend this solution to other users. It has given me the ability to run a lean team and add automation to the way that we work.”

    Darwinbox is a cloud-based, feature-rich human resources management system that emphasizes on usability and data protection. ... The software unifies all your HR processes, enabling you to be on top of your employees' whole lifecycle with a centralized, singular platform.

    Sample Customers
    Stance, SoundCloud, Reddit, Shopify, 99designs, Stitcher, Disqus, Beans & Brews, Stacy and Witbeck, Vino Farms, MokiMobility, SecurityMetrics
    Myntra, GVK BIO, Bisleri, Times Internet, Delhivery, Aarti
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm24%
    Construction Company19%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Retailer10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company13%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Educational Organization6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Healthcare Company7%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business67%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise63%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Buyer's Guide
    BambooHR vs. DarwinBox
    May 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about BambooHR vs. DarwinBox and other solutions. Updated: May 2024.
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    BambooHR is ranked 6th in Cloud HCM with 31 reviews while DarwinBox is ranked 15th in Cloud HCM with 3 reviews. BambooHR is rated 8.2, while DarwinBox is rated 6.4. The top reviewer of BambooHR writes "HRIS software used for a company of 300 employees that offers employee tracking, data insights and automation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of DarwinBox writes "The product's servers, integration capabilities, and user interface needs improvement". BambooHR is most compared with SAP SuccessFactors, HiBob, Workday, SunFish DataOn Philippines Inc. and UKG, whereas DarwinBox is most compared with SAP SuccessFactors, ZingHR, PeopleStrong , Workday and Dayforce HCM. See our BambooHR vs. DarwinBox report.

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