Compare BambooHR vs Kronos Workforce Central

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comparison of BambooHR vs. Kronos Workforce Central
based on data from user reviews. BambooHR rates 4.3/5 stars with 483 reviews. Kronos Workforce Central rates 4.0/5 stars with 797 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

Pricing

 
Essentials
$4.95
per employee / per month
 
Advantage
$8.95
per employee / per month
 
Free Trial
Free Trial Unavailable
BambooHR
Essentials
$4.95per employee / per month
Advantage
$8.95per employee / per month
Free Trial
Kronos Workforce Central
Free Trial Unavailable

Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
8.7
8.3
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
9.1
7.7
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
8.7
6.9
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
8.9
7.5
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
8.5
8.0
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
8.8
8.2
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
8.4
7.3
Meets Requirements
BambooHR
8.7
Kronos Workforce Central
8.3
Ease of Use
BambooHR
9.1
Kronos Workforce Central
7.7
Ease of Setup
BambooHR
8.7
Kronos Workforce Central
6.9
Ease of Admin
BambooHR
8.9
Kronos Workforce Central
7.5
Quality of Support
BambooHR
8.5
Kronos Workforce Central
8.0
Ease of Doing Business With
BambooHR
8.8
Kronos Workforce Central
8.2
Product Direction (% positive)
BambooHR
8.4
Kronos Workforce Central
7.3

Features

Core HR
Organization Management
BambooHR
8.8
Kronos Workforce Central
7.9
Time, Attendance, and PTO
BambooHR
8.9
Kronos Workforce Central
8.4
Expense Management
BambooHR
5.0
Kronos Workforce Central
7.4
Salary Structures
BambooHR
8.3
Kronos Workforce Central
7.6
Compliance
BambooHR
8.4
Kronos Workforce Central
8.1
Benefits Administration
BambooHR
8.1
Kronos Workforce Central
7.8
Workforce Management Platform Features
Customization
BambooHR
8.3
Kronos Workforce Central
7.3
Internationalization
BambooHR
8.6
Kronos Workforce Central
8.0
User, Role, and Access Management
BambooHR
8.8
Kronos Workforce Central
7.6
Performance and Reliability
BambooHR
9.0
Kronos Workforce Central
8.1
Mobility
BambooHR
8.1
Kronos Workforce Central
7.4
Reporting
BambooHR
8.4
Kronos Workforce Central
7.5
Dashboards
BambooHR
8.5
Kronos Workforce Central
7.4
Labor Forecasting
BambooHR
8.7
Kronos Workforce Central
8.1
Shift Scheduling
BambooHR
7.5
Kronos Workforce Central
8.0
Time & Attendance Tracking
BambooHR
8.8
Kronos Workforce Central
8.7
Absence & Leave Management
BambooHR
9.1
Kronos Workforce Central
8.2
Skills Management
BambooHR
8.1
Kronos Workforce Central
7.8
Succession Planning
BambooHR
8.0
Kronos Workforce Central
7.9
Workforce Analytics
BambooHR
8.8
Kronos Workforce Central
8.2
Self-Service Capabilities
BambooHR
9.0
Kronos Workforce Central
8.1
Mobile Shift Scheduling
BambooHR
8.1
Kronos Workforce Central
7.4
Team Communication
BambooHR
8.5
Kronos Workforce Central
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Platform HR
Customization
BambooHR
8.3
Kronos Workforce Central
7.3
Integration APIs
BambooHR
8.6
Kronos Workforce Central
7.7
Internationalization
BambooHR
8.6
Kronos Workforce Central
8.0
User, Role, and Access Management
BambooHR
8.8
Kronos Workforce Central
7.6
Performance and Reliability
BambooHR
9.0
Kronos Workforce Central
8.1
Mobility
BambooHR
8.1
Kronos Workforce Central
7.4
Reporting
BambooHR
8.4
Kronos Workforce Central
7.5
Dashboards
BambooHR
8.5
Kronos Workforce Central
7.4

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
27.1%
3.8%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
66.0%
21.1%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
6.9%
75.1%
BambooHR
Small-Business
27.1%
Mid-Market
66.0%
Enterprise
6.9%
Kronos Workforce Central
Small-Business
3.8%
Mid-Market
21.1%
Enterprise
75.1%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Computer Software
16.0%
Hospital & Health Care
23.5%
 
Information Technology and Services
12.3%
Retail
13.0%
 
Internet
7.9%
Government Administration
6.7%
 
Marketing and Advertising
5.4%
Education Management
5.9%
 
Financial Services
4.0%
Higher Education
5.4%
 
Other
54.4%
Other
45.5%
BambooHR
Computer Software
16.0%
Information Technology and Services
12.3%
Internet
7.9%
Marketing and Advertising
5.4%
Financial Services
4.0%
Other
54.4%
Kronos Workforce Central
Hospital & Health Care
23.5%
Retail
13.0%
Government Administration
6.7%
Education Management
5.9%
Higher Education
5.4%
Other
45.5%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Leslie C.
Administrator in Marketing and Advertising

I like the usability of Bamboo, and the simple design that makes ESS so simple for our employees. I also LOVE the simplicity of the app. there's an app for everything these days, and so often they are not useful. Our employees are always using their phones,...

Massimo E.
Consultant in Information Technology and Services

Simple Interface, easy to use, many customers have Kronos. On technology side I like that their entire upgrade process (and the arechitecture of the backend) is created around the database. All upgrades and relationships exist in the database. When tracking...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Ryan V.
Administrator in Information Technology and Services

The Payroll system(powered by Execupay) is absolutely terrible. BambooHR & Bamboo Payroll don't sync updates properly, and has cost our company tens of thousands of dollars. It's a constant mess, with no end in sight. We are constanlty auditing, finding...

Administrator in Higher Education

The instability. Perhaps it's just our version, or perhaps it's all the issues created by the large # of employees we have, but almost weekly we have some issue that I will relate to instability: the Payroll Dept calls us because we haven't completed a...

 
BambooHR
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Leslie C.
Administrator in Marketing and Advertising

I like the usability of Bamboo, and the simple design that makes ESS so simple for our employees. I also LOVE the simplicity of the app. there's an app for everything these days, and so often they are not useful. Our employees are always using their phones,...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Ryan V.
Administrator in Information Technology and Services

The Payroll system(powered by Execupay) is absolutely terrible. BambooHR & Bamboo Payroll don't sync updates properly, and has cost our company tens of thousands of dollars. It's a constant mess, with no end in sight. We are constanlty auditing, finding...

Kronos Workforce Central
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Massimo E.
Consultant in Information Technology and Services

Simple Interface, easy to use, many customers have Kronos. On technology side I like that their entire upgrade process (and the arechitecture of the backend) is created around the database. All upgrades and relationships exist in the database. When tracking...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Administrator in Higher Education

The instability. Perhaps it's just our version, or perhaps it's all the issues created by the large # of employees we have, but almost weekly we have some issue that I will relate to instability: the Payroll Dept calls us because we haven't completed a...

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Why Kronos?
We believe that great businesses are powered by great people. And to be a great business, you need to create and manage an engaged workforce. So we make workforce solutions that are purpose-built for your industry and all your employees.

BambooHR

Videos show customer reviews and a day in the life of using BambooHR software.

Kronos Workforce Central

Why Kronos?
We believe that great businesses are powered by great people. And to be a great business, you need to create and manage an engaged workforce. So we make workforce solutions that are purpose-built for your industry and all your employees.

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