BambooHR vs Paylocity
Discover how the easy-to-use BambooHR platform outshines Paylocity.
A complete HR platform for managing people, pay, and growth
Employee experience tools to better support your people
Superior Customer Support
Human-centric support and award-winning customer care
The more you grow and hire, the more you save
Better First Impressions
A native applicant tracking system for seamless hiring and onboarding
Streamlined reports and analytics for more strategic decisions
How Do BambooHR & Paylocity Compare?
Take care of the A to Z of HR.
Paylocity is a payroll-first company that built their HRIS functions later. As a result, their core HR functions aren’t as developed or robust.
BambooHR gives you a complete toolbelt of easy, strategic HR tools at your fingertips, from hiring to employee experience, plus payroll too! We save you time with powerful automation, so you have less data entry, better coordination, and happier employees.
“BambooHR's excellent range of intuitive features makes it indispensable, earning it our Editors' Choice designation for all-inclusive HR management systems.”
Say hello to a speedy, easy ATS.
While Paylocity does offer an applicant tracking system (ATS), customers find it hard to work with, citing issues with data flowing correctly to other parts of the system.
Our award-winning Applicant Tracking System helps HR collaborate with hiring managers and quickly find, evaluate, and hire the right talent with:
- Offer letter templates
- Searchable talent pools
- Customizable new hire packets
- Our Hiring mobile app
Build a great place to work.
Paylocity offers employee engagement and performance management tools, but customers complain the performance management feature is difficult for managers to use.
BambooHR makes it easy to measure and improve the employee experience with user-friendly, native features.
- Performance Management: Conduct frequent and meaningful reviews and assessments.
- Employee Satisfaction: Build a stronger workplace culture.
- Employee Wellbeing: Spot problem areas, boost retention, and support your people.
Go with the award winners.
With Paylocity, customers have to rely on a single account manager to answer questions. Reviewers frequently report that issues take a long time to resolve and customer service fails to meet basic expectations.
BambooHR provides a human-centered approach to customer service by offering prompt support via phone, email, or chat. Our award-winning Support Heroes are diligently trained on the full scope of the product, so any of them can answer your questions.
Data & Analytics
Put your data to work.
On top of unusually long loading times, reviewers find it difficult to use and gain insight from Paylocity’s reports.
BambooHR makes all your data easier to gather, access, and analyze—securely and accurately. We have over 40 standard, instant reports right at your fingertips, so you’re never more than a few clicks away from insight into your organization. We also offer the option to create custom reports.
Pricing & packaging
Try it before you buy it.
Paylocity won’t let you try their product yourself with a free trial account. You have to contact sales directly to get a demo or even to learn how they package their features. You also won’t get a volume discount.
We think you should be able to try a product before you buy it, so you can take BambooHR for a spin with a free trial. BambooHR is also designed to grow with you, so with our volume discount, the more you grow and hire, the more you save!
Why Customers Love BambooHR
“[BambooHR] has made it so much easier for me to do my job, and adding payroll took it to the next level. ... It’s less time on my part, fewer errors, and less of a financial cost.”
Devra Fregin, Practice Manager
Who’s Using BambooHR?
We Set You Free to Do Great Work
BambooHR helps you automate critical HR tasks, empowers you to become strategic with clean reporting and analytics, and gives you tools to boost engagement and retention. With our add-ons, integrations, and per-month, per-employee pricing, you choose (and pay for) only what you need. And with our award-winning implementation service and easy-to-love user experience, we get you up and running quickly so you can focus on peoplework instead of paperwork.