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.

Growing businesses need easy-to-use tools that are fast to implement. ADP users who switched to BambooHR say we are easy to navigate and extremely user friendly.(1)

Based on G2 user reviews, BambooHR is ranked higher than ADP Workforce Now for ease of use. In fact, response ratings put BambooHR 12% higher than ADP Workforce Now for ease-of-setup.(2)

Coupled with an average go-live time of a full month quicker than ADP Workforce Now.(2) BambooHR is committed to the needs of your growing business with a comprehensive suite of tools designed to simplify and automate all HR processes from recruiting and employee experience, to payroll.

Customer Support

Get the personal attention you need.

Outstanding customer support should be at the forefront of any HR software provider! BambooHR rates higher than ADP Workforce Now for customer support with users identifying support quality as a leading benefit of BambooHR, ranking a full 9% higher than ADP.(2)

Our award-winning in-house team of Support Heroes give you rapid answers via phone, email, or chat with just a 40 second response time to phone and chat requests which contributes to our 95% customer satisfaction rate.(3) Everyone you talk to at BambooHR is trained across all parts of our product, so each of them can help you get the answers you need.


We set you up for success.

Implementing new software impacts your whole organization! It's important to have a single point of contact to help make the process seamless and pain free. ADP Workforce Now uses certified partners not employed directly with ADP for implementation which customers may consider to be poor implementation and customer support.

BambooHR sets you up for success by offering a dedicated project manager to guide you all the way through implementation no matter the size of your organization. Our simple, step-by-step process gets you up and running smoothly with an average go-live time of just 4 weeks.(3)

Choosing BambooHR helps keep things straightforward and manageable for even the most hectic schedules, with 14% more BambooHR customers than ADP Workforce Now customers seeing an ROI in six months or less.(2)


Let us do the heavy lifting.

Understanding your costs is vital for making informed business decisions. ADP Workforce Now and RUN by ADP charge customers for every single payroll run, which could drastically change the month to month cost for their users.

BambooHR makes payroll predictable, painless and stress-free. 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 for any size organization, it’s no wonder we score 41 points higher than ADP in NPS surveys!(4)

User Experience

Simplify your HR processes.

BambooHR 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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