BambooHR Vs Kronos Workforce (Apr 2021)

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Apr 29, 2021

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - BambooHR or Kronos Workforce?

Kronos Workforce is more expensive to implement (TCO) than BambooHR, BambooHR is rated higher (97/100) than Kronos Workforce (95/100). Kronos Workforce offers more features (15) to their users than BambooHR (11).

Looking for the right Human Resources solution for your business? buyers like you are primarily concerned about the real total implementation cost (TCO), full list of features, vendor reliability, user reviews, pros and cons. In this article we compare between the 2 software products:

How BambooHR compares with Kronos Incorporated?

BambooHR: We're a group of hard-working and fun-loving people who are passionate about building great web-based software. Members of our team have worked for small successful companies, as well as publicly-held giants like Disney, Intuit, Intel, Novell, Omniture (an Adobe company), and HP. We're working hard to create tools that make our customers' ...

Kronos Incorporated: It started off with a simple idea: there had to be an easier way to record employee time transactions. And then one innovation led to another and that idea grew into something we now call workforce management.

Who's more expensive? BambooHR or Kronos Workforce Central?

The real total cost of ownership (TCO) of Human Resources software includes the software license, subscription fees, software training, customizations, hardware (if needed), maintenance & support and other related services. When calculating the TCO it's important to add all of these "hidden cost" as well. We prepared a TCO calculator for BambooHR and Kronos Workforce Central.

BambooHR price starts at $6 per user/month , on a scale between 1 to 10 BambooHR is rated 2, which is much lower than the average cost of Human Resources software. Kronos Workforce Central price starts at $6 per user/month , when comparing Kronos Workforce Central to their competitors, the software is rated 6 - similar to the average Human Resources software cost.

Bottom line:Kronos Workforce Central is more expensive than BambooHR.

Which software includes more/better features?

As with any business software solutions, it’s important to consider the features & functionality. The tool should support the processes, workflows, reports and needs that matter to your team. To help you evaluate this, we've compared BambooHR Vs. Kronos Workforce based on some of the most important and required Human Resources features. BambooHR: this software is considered "feature-rich" with more than 10 important features, here is a partial list: Employee Self-Service, HR Management, Payroll, Performance Record, Software Customization, Timesheet, Applicant Tracking, Document Management. Kronos Workforce Central: Appraisal Performance, Benefits Administration, HR Management, LMS, Payroll.

Target customer size

BambooHR offers its intuitive online HR software to medium and small businesses. More than thousand companies worldwide, use Kronos workforce management tools everyday to effectively manage their employees.

BambooHR

ITQlick rating
(4.5/5)

starts at $6 per user/month

BambooHR is an integrated, cloud-hosted human resource software solution built to serve small, medium and large enterprises. The platform is a comprehensive suite of HR functionalities that include applicant tr...

Categories: Human Resources, Applicant Sources & Marketplace, Applicant Tracking, Benefits Administration.

Kronos Workforce

ITQlick rating
(4/5)

starts at $6 per user/month

Kronos Workforce Management is a cloud-based comprehensive set of Human Resource and workforce management applications including standard ones like HRMS, Payroll, Time and Attendance, Absence Management to name...

Categories: Applicant Tracking, Attendance Tracking, Benefits Administration, Employee Recognition, Employee Scheduling.

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BambooHR: 11 Features

Employee Self-Service
HR Management
Payroll
Performance Record
Software Customization
Timesheet
Applicant Tracking
Document Management
Email Integration
Mobile Access
Recruiting Management

Kronos Workforce Central: 15 Features

Appraisal Performance
Benefits Administration
HR Management
LMS
Payroll
Performance Record
Recruiting
Software Customization
Timesheet
Calculation Approval
Flextime Tracking
Labor Cost Reporting
Multiple Pay Rates
Project Time Tracking
Salaried Time Tracking
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100, the calculation is based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing score pricing Score is a 1 to 10 (10 is high cost), based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Functionality score
Software review
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BambooHR
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
97/100
Pricing
2.2/10
License pricing
$6 per user/month
Functionality
27
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Kronos
ITQlick rating
4/5
Score
95/100
Pricing
6/10
License pricing
$6 per user/month
Functionality
30
Review
Kronos
ITQlick rating
4.1/5
Score
98/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$6 per user/month
Functionality
32
Review
Namely
ITQlick rating
4.1/5
Score
97/100
Pricing
6.8/10
License pricing
$15 per employee/month
Functionality
22
Review
Workday
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
97/100
Pricing
6/10
License pricing
$100 per user/year
Functionality
3
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.