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|
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.
Scheduling and Time Tracking
|Easy and intuitive creation of schedules by using drag and drop||yes||no|
|Straightforward recurring shifts creation||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|
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.
|Commission-free group benefit plans||yes||no|
|Automated premium management||yes||no|
|Real-time payroll integration||yes||no|
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.
|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|
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.
|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|
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.
|Digitally sign documents||yes||yes|
|Onboarding/offboarding tasks assignment||yes||yes|
|Integrated payroll enrolment||yes||no|
|Custom fields in self-onboarding||yes||yes|
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.
|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|
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.
|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|
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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