BambooHR vs ADP

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Discover how the easy-to-use BambooHR platform outshines ADP.

Built for Growing Businesses

Automated HR tools simplify all your business needs

Superior Customer Support

Human-centric support and award-winning customer care​​

Smooth Implementation

A simple implementation process gets you up and running smoothly

Worry-Free Paydays

Streamlined, accurate payroll and meticulous tax services

Companywide Ease-of-Use

Easy for everyone in the organization to pick up and use

How Do BambooHR & ADP Compare?

All-in-One Platform

Perfect for growing businesses.

ADP is designed first and foremost to serve enterprise businesses. Customers who switch from ADP to BambooHR frequently report that ADP is too cumbersome and confusing for their needs.

BambooHR offers a comprehensive suite of easy-to-use tools, so growing businesses can automate and simplify all their HR processes, from recruiting to employee experience—even payroll!

Customer Support

Get the personal attention you need.

Similar to a cable internet provider, ADP outsources customer service to third-party contractors, resulting in long wait times, unresolved issues, and an impersonal approach to solving issues.

Our award-winning, in-house team of Support Heroes gives you prompt answers via phone, email, or chat. They’re trained across all parts of the product, so each of them can answer any questions.


We set you up for success.

ADP assigns a different implementation manager for each part of their product, resulting in a disjointed customer experience, confusing pricing agreements, and lengthy implementation times.

BambooHR sets you up for success by offering a dedicated project manager to guide you all the way through implementation. Our simple, step-by-step process gets you up and running smoothly in an average of just four weeks, all while keeping things straightforward and manageable for even the most hectic schedule.


Let us do the heavy lifting.

ADP charges customers for every single payroll run, plus an additional charge for tax form filing. If you need a customized report, you’ll have to call their reps and have them create it for you.

BambooHR wants payroll to be as painless and stress-free as possible. You pay once per month based on your employee count, so you never have to worry about an extra charge if you need to make a payroll change. And with our customizable reporting and full-service tax filing included, it’s no wonder we score 30 points higher than ADP in NPS surveys!

User Experience

Simplify your HR processes.

Customers often report that ADP’s interface is too clunky and feels behind the times for their organization.

BambooHR is consistently rated as one of the easiest-to-use HR platforms by administrators and employees alike. Its friendly, modern interface includes all of the following and more:

  • A single source of data for all your HR processes
  • Automated workflows, approvals, and notifications
  • Templated onboarding checklists and customizable pre-boarding packets
  • Announcements, engagement survey tools, mobile apps for employees and recruiters, and more!

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Why Customers Love BambooHR

American Cedar & Millwork

“BambooHR is an easy-to-use product. It’s intuitive, it’s easy to use for both low-tech and high-tech employees. It’s kind of dummy-proof—you can’t mess this up. I have accountants at their desks and truck drivers on the road that use it.”

Jessica Neal, HR General Manager | American Cedar & Millwork

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Who’s Using BambooHR?

We Set You Free to Do Great Work

BambooHR automates critical HR tasks, saves you time, serves your employees, and empowers more strategic HR with advanced engagement tools and easy, beautiful reporting. 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’ll get you up and running quickly without pulling you away from your people.

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