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Rise vs. BambooHR

Finding the best all-in-one people management software is no easy task. We’re here to help simplify your search with a detailed comparison of Rise vs BambooHR that highlights core features and add-ons available to you.*
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Rise Vs. BambooHR


Automated ROE filing yes no
No extra charge for year-end documents yes no
On-demand employee pay stubs yes no
Auto-emailed employee pay stubs yes no
Rise Payroll

BambooHR payroll is exclusively designed for U.S.-based employees and they don’t offer their payroll solution to Canadian-based employees. Rise Payroll is an easy-to-use solution that includes automated payroll calculations, tax forms and remittances, and ROE filing, and excludes hidden fees and extra charges. The Rise platform, and the Rise team, aims to improve the payroll experience for administrators and employees.

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Rise Vs. BambooHR

Scheduling and Time Tracking

Easy and intuitive creation of schedules by using drag and drop yes no
Straightforward recurring shifts creation yes no
Holiday customization yes no
Black out period customization yes no
Summary of weekly hours per employee yes no
Punch in and out with geofencing and IP restrictions on Mobile app yes yes
Punches recorded on a terminal in kiosk mode (no need for dedicated hardware) yes no
Biometric clocks yes no
Rise vs Payworks Time Management

BambooHR does not offer their own scheduling and time management solution, missing out on many of the great tools that make it easy to schedule and track your team’s hours and pay them accurately and on time. Rise’s fully integrated time tracking tools automatically sync to your payroll, allows for scheduling, shift management and swapping, as well as features geolocation tracking and biometric clocks—a feature that packs a punch.

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Rise Vs. BambooHR

Benefits Management

Commission-free group benefit plans yes no
Employee self-enrolment yes no
Paperless administration yes no
Employee self-service yes no
Automated premium management yes no
Real-time payroll integration yes no
Advisor access yes no
Benefits reports yes no
Rise vs Payworks Benefits Management

Our Benefits Management solution enables you to never have to rely on paper enrolment forms again. Employees are able to self-enrol online in just minutes, and any changes are automatically synced with your provider and Rise. We work with your advisor to manage the set up and registration of your group health benefits so you can focus your energy on your people.

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Rise Vs. BambooHR

Performance Management

Fully customizable 360º reviews yes no
Bias-reducing review questions and templates database yes yes
Unlimited 360º peer reviewers from anyone in organization yes no
Customizable reviewers for special project teams yes no
Multiple manager reviewers for shared staff yes no
Group or individual 1-click smart nudges yes no
Automated recurring manager-employee check-ins yes no
Emoji-based employee sentiment plus open-ended insights yes no
Employee sentiment spotlight and trends yes no
Emoji reactions and thought starters for managers yes no
Check-in engagement metrics yes no
Automated check-in notifications and nudges yes no
Rise performance management

BambooHR offers a simple performance option that misses out on many great features. Rise Performance allows you to reimagine the review process with our robust, feature-rich solution that gives insight into employee productivity and helps you foster growth and engagement. From one-on-one reviews to custom templates, question banks, and weekly check-ins, you have everything you need to encourage employees to do and be their best.

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Rise Vs. BambooHR


In-app offer letter creation yes yes
Custom offer letter templates yes yes
Custom offer letter tokens yes yes
Custom offer letter page yes no
Daily recruiting updates yes no
Custom hiring funnels yes yes
Automatic notifications yes yes
Rise vs Payworks Recruiting

BambooHR’s recruiting platform has some of the same features as Rise Recruiting but it is lacking a robust offer letter functionality. Our intuitive cloud based applicant tracking system (ATS) is designed to easily manage candidates throughout the entire recruiting process with team collaboration on candidates, custom screening questions, and offer letter creation that help you pinpoint and hire the best fit for your team.

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Rise Vs. BambooHR


Digitally sign documents yes yes
Onboarding/offboarding tasks assignment yes yes
Integrated payroll enrolment yes no
Custom fields in self-onboarding yes yes
Rise vs Payworks Onboarding

BambooHR Onboarding is missing the integrated payroll enrolment which makes Rise a simple and seamless all-in-one solution. With Rise, new hires will embrace your company culture and become part of the team faster. Rise Onboarding creates an integrated experience from job offer to offboarding, with digital offer letters, customized workflows, and task management for complete visibility into the onboarding process.

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Rise Vs. BambooHR

People Management

Automated employee journey yes no
Employee self-service (with or without approval) yes yes
Unlimited organization policies and handbooks yes yes
Unlimited employee-specific documentation yes yes
Custom roles and permissions yes yes
Unlimited eSignatures assignees and cosigners yes yes
Unlimited eSignatures documents yes yes
Dynamic, customizable signer fields yes yes
Expandable and collapsible org chart yes yes
Direct report count on org chart yes yes
Automated birthday and anniversary reminders yes yes
Automated change-approval workflows yes yes
Rise vs Payworks People Management comparison

BambooHR has a well rounded HR platform, similar to Rise. With Rise, you have the tools to create your own people management experience. Our platform has everything in one place: your documents, onboarding data, employee details, org charts, and other essential HR information—all secured in the cloud with enterprise-level encryption.

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Rise Vs. BambooHR

Time Off

Integrated with Payroll, Scheduling and HR yes yes
Submit time off requests on Mobile app yes yes
Employees can review balances at any time on Mobile app yes yes
Managers can approve on Mobile app yes yes
Calendar overview & integration yes yes
Rise Time off

BambooHR has a similar time tracking feature to Rise. Rise’s Time Off Tracking solutions allow you to sync employee vacation and leave tracking seamlessly into your payroll with no reconciliation headaches. Plus, you can create custom time off policies and carry-over rules that match your corporate vision and values, all without having to worry about syncing multiple calendars—Rise does it automatically for you.

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