bob Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Cloud-based HR & benefits administration platform

4.61/5 (33 reviews)

bob overview

bob is a cloud-based human resources (HR) management and benefits administration platform for HR teams, CEOs, and accountants. Bob covers onboarding employee engagement, document management, automatic pension enrolment, time off management, reporting, and more. The system is designed for businesses and nonprofits with 50-500 employees.

bob’s document management tools allow users to store all employee-specific and company-wide documents in a centralized repository, with the ability to link individual documents to specific employees, and assign documents to anyone who needs to read them. When documents are assigned to employees, such as the company handbook to new hires, users can request confirmation that the document has been read, which employees can complete with a single click. During the onboarding process, new hires can input their own information and upload documents, removing the workload from HR teams or managers. Automated tasks can also be setup to streamline onboarding, from requesting a new computer to booking after-work welcome drinks.

Holiday and absences can be managed through bob, with users able to define a range of time off policies for different groups, and employees able to request and view their leave online. Requests are approved or rejected by line managers, who are given full visibility into which employees are off during the requested dates. Reports can be generated throughout the year to alert users to time off under- or over-spends, allowing these to be managed before the end of the year. Custom reports can be set up and saved as templates, with all data updating in real time each time the report is required.


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United States, Australia, Canada, Europe, United Kingdom

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bob screenshot: Leave & absences can be managed through bob, with employees able to make requests online, and line managers able to approve or reject requestsWhy Companies Love bobbob screenshot: Reports can be generated throughout the year to analyse time off, and identify any under- or over-spendsbob screenshot: bob enables new hires to upload their own information during the onboarding process, removing the workload from HRbob screenshot: Team members can be introduced to new hires through the onboarding process, before the new employee's start datebob screenshot: Employees can join 'clubs' in bob, based on their interests, allowing new hires to feel part of the company culture before they startbob screenshot: Employee 'clubs' can be viewed and used to identify prospective activities or benefits to be offeredbob screenshot: Employee and company documents can be stored & managed in bobbob screenshot: Report templates can be created by users, which automatically update with real-time data when they are neededbob screenshot: Filters can be applied to drill down into report databob screenshot: Users can manage a range of employee benefits through bob, including automatic pension enrolment

bob reviews

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support
Elena Markina

I've chosen bob over another great product I was using in the past and haven't regretted!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-06-06
Review Source: Capterra

ease of HR management, also our finance team benefits from easy holidays/absenses management, payroll reports and such. I'm doing all admin in bob, from contracts to onboarding, org structure, salary changes etcIt's very easy to use - user friendly interface, intuitive navigation, you can find whatever you need in the matter of seconds even if it's your first experience with the platform It's beautiful - our employees love it too The support team is amazing - they not only resolve any issues quickly, but they also listen to suggestions and implement them within reasonable time. I love getting product updates as I know that there will be something I asked about. The system features everything you'd want from a modern HRIS and even more - we love club feature and about section - it helps employees learn more about each other and find common interests. There's some functions that I'd love to have but they are not yet there (such as pre-boarding or e-signature) but the guys are constantly working on them and I've seen that for example e-signature is coming within next few weeks.

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Kate James

Easy to use. Comprehensive. Great support. Feedback is acted on. Know you are valued as a client.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-10
Review Source: Capterra

Being able to feedback and see your feedback quickly acted on influencing the growth of the product. You feel valued and part of the journey. I am a 1 person HR/office team helping out a small finance team for a company of 50 and this software has saved me hours of time and stress. I am not even using it to its full potential yet due to finite time. It has also helped give power to employees where as an example they can see their annual leave so I don't have to keep spreadsheets and constantly update individuals. It is just their. Managers can see their teams, Org charts are great. adding photos so people can see who's who in a growing team and that is just the very tip of the iceberg that is bob. Fantastic.

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Sally-Ann Stucke

Intuitive, time saving and effortlessly engaging for everyone who uses it.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-05-17
Review Source: Capterra

They are constantly listening to their customers and adding functionalities to Hibob. The rate of innovation to their product is something that I have never experienced before in the HR world. Normally you buy the software and once a year an element of it is updated. With Hibob they very regularly update and improve the system, constantly working on an even better experience for the user and admins. Compared to Hibob our pricey payroll system (from a global market leader) feels like a system from the dark ages! We use HIbob for our 'Pulse' questions to check in with how the company is feeling, we use it for our appriasal process, the reporting is great, booking holidays on it and reporting on holiday is very simple. Love the dashboard for quick answers that in the HR Team we so regularly get asked. The workflows for new joiners and leavers have saved so much team time! We are complete Hibob lovers! The 'Club View' is a great quick way at looking at salaries, who drinks red wine and everything in between!

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Ryan Gagnon

Bob is a great HR platform for the average staff member at a business. Could not be easier!

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-06-27
Review Source: Capterra

Streamlining the HR process for staff at a business saves time and money. Centralizing these functions in a stable platform like Bob will allow you to focus more on your staff and business relationships, provide benefits to staff, and manage your company time off. This is a great product for a small business looking to manage their human resources in a simple and cost efficient way.HR platforms are typically robust and house many different features for managing your employment and benefits at a company. Bob is the perfect match between a platform that has a high level of functionality - but remains easy to use. For HR Staff using the system to manage a business; it contains stable features to manage time off, holidays, employee on-boarding, document provision, and company benefits. For the average staff member at a business, it is simple to use and has an intuitive interface. Taking time off is easy! Bob is a new platform that is growing quickly. Although it may be simpler than some other HR platforms as a result, it's ability to easily solve a large amount of HR tasks in one platform is well worth the investment.

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Hannah Keal

Simply the best HRS out there

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-07-13
Review Source: Capterra

Brilliantly designed, intuitive, easy to use for employees and People professionals. By far the biggest selling point though is the fact that Hibob is constantly developing new features which are actually based on customer feedback. All of the traditional HRS' i've used (e.g. BambooHR, Workday, Fairsail) are slow to respond to the needs of a changing HR/People function with an expanded remit (e.g. employee experience & wellbeing). Other challenger HRS (e.g. Namely, Charlie) only offer barebones features with a few gimmicks or are developing at the cost of platform stability. Hibob has unlimited ambition to actually fulfil the needs of the HR/People community

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bob pricing

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Free trial
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Free 14 day trial, no credit card required.

bob features

Activity Dashboard
Applicant Tracking
Customizable Reporting
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Self Service
Real Time Reporting

Activity Tracking (156 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (262 other apps)
Automatic Reminders (172 other apps)
Compliance Management (143 other apps)
Customizable Branding (194 other apps)
Data Import/Export (189 other apps)
Recruiting Management (165 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (238 other apps)
Third Party Integration (194 other apps)
Time & Attendance Tracking (155 other apps)
Time Off Requests (142 other apps)

Additional information for bob

Key features of bob

  • Time off requests
  • Time off tracking
  • Automated approval process
  • Time off policy definition
  • Automatic reporting
  • Dashboard
  • Document management
  • Document categorizing & tagging
  • Document read confirmations
  • Onboarding
  • Automated tasks
  • Report templates
  • Real-time data
  • Smart Filters
  • Real-time reporting & analytics
  • Pension auto-enrolment
  • Organizational chart & company directory
  • Custom reports
  • Document templates
  • Self-service portal
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Multiple different time off policies can be defined and assigned to different groups or individual employees.

Employees can join ‘clubs’ within the company, based on their interests, which gives users an overview of the range of cultures present in the company such as cyclists, yoga enthusiasts, and Airfix fanatics, giving insight into benefits or activities that may be particularly well-received.

Automated tasks can be setup to streamline the onboarding of new hires, with employees able to interact with their new colleagues even before they have started work.

Employee-specific and general documents can be stored centrally, accessible from anywhere, with the ability to link documents to individual employees, sort and filter the company directory, and request confirmation that important documents have been read.

Users can define custom report templates, which are automatically updated each month with real-time data, and filters can be applied to drill down to specific information.

Employee benefits can be managed and delivered through bob, with automatic pension enrolment, support for cycle to work schemes, childcare vouchers, and cash plans, and full visibility of the value of benefits to employees.