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bob product overview

What is bob?

Bob is the HR platform that simplifies people management and modernizes the work experience for every employee —driving engagement, culture, and productivity. Bob is configurable for the way you operate—onsite, remote, or hybrid work. It empowers HR and managers to increase performance and retention, leading to healthier and more productive teams.

Key benefits of using bob

Save time on core HR processes and focus on the big picture
Bob streamlines core HR by automating and simplifying processes, including onboarding for any site or position, easy to set up task lists, and automated approval cycles. Time and absence management are easily tracked via desktop and mobile or on Microsoft Teams and Slack. Surveys let HR closely monitor employee sentiment changes while HR KPIs and talent analytics deliver reports with metrics that let you continuously improve HR performance and enhance the employee experience.

Support scaling
Bob’s flexible, global-at-the-core, and specialized capabilities such as support for non-hierarchical organizational structures make it easy to scale from a 50 ee company to a 2,500 ee company. Configurable processes for each site, including time-off policies and workflows enable growth and scaling.

Leverage powerful analytics
Using Bob, your team can produce reports and proactive insights on vital HR KPIs. Data is collected daily from employee and manager engagement with the platform. Data insights from the platform assist HR leaders in forming strategic programs and bringing valuable information to the executive table.

Retain talent
Your people will want to use Bob. Bob offers a distinct user-friendly experience that brings people together to create meaningful professional and social relationships, whether they work on-site or remotely. Employee records act as social media-style profiles and company news is shared on the homepage feed. Employees and managers can acknowledge achievements using the Kudos and Shoutouts features. Using Bob motivates employees and keeps them feeling good about their company and their contributions.

Create a remarkable employee experience
Bob enhances your company culture by creating transparency in the organization’s structure with the Org Chart functionality. It also provides the ability to click and see each employee's journey (or timeline) so new employees, as well as veterans, can quickly see important details about their co-workers. Bob’s Your Voice feature is an anonymous reporting tool that creates a safe and inviting space for your people to voice their concerns, enabling inclusivity and honesty.
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Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Chat
Knowledge Base
Email/Help Desk
Phone Support
FAQs/Forum

Training options

Live Online
Videos
Documentation
In Person
Webinars

bob pricing information

Value for money

4.4

/5

55

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Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
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bob features

Functionality

4.1

/5

55

Total features

99

9 categories

Most valued features by users

Reporting/Analytics
Reporting & Statistics
Activity Dashboard
Self Service Portal
API
Third Party Integrations
Alerts/Notifications
Employee Database

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bob users reviews

Overall Rating

4.5

/5

55

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.65/10
Rating distribution

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Pros
Bob makes me help to solve queries in seconds and the responding team is amazing they have solutions for almost everything that the HR department can do and solve for you.

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MEHROSE S.

Bob has a great interface, is easy to use, covers all of the 'needed' HRIS functionality and allows enough customisation to be very suitable for most small businesses like us.
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Pat C.

Time Off - its great that you can add holiday types, the visibility is really useful and great integration with Slack.

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Bethan J.

Cons
We had slight trouble in the beginning with the calendar view and it not working in the way we have previously been used too.

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Charlotte A.

The company doc storage component has a poor user interface/design but we don't use that much.
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Pat C.

To me a bit of time to navigate to the right interface. After a couple of uses it no longer is an issue.
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Petre I.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A great up and coming app

Reviewed 2 months ago
Pros

LOVE! It is a main staple on most tools to be integrated with, slack is easy but also other payroll, engagement and HR/Tech tools integrate seamlessly. Love the UX, simple, colourful and engaging. Customer service is great too! Keep doing what you're doing, bob :)

Cons

The pricing model for new features could be a bit more adaptable. We wanted to add timesheets just to a set number of employees but they wanted to charge us for the whole company!

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great all-around people management software

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

bob team is extremely agile and receptive to feedback. New features are pushed frequently and we feel heard when talking to the client service.

Cons

Most definitely the application's speed. It's sluggish, and the login takes forever.

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Looks pretty but not an effective HRIS

Reviewed 5 months ago

I inherited the system from my predecessor who was non HR. It looks pretty to the end user but on terms of functionality it is limited and feels totally detached from what HR professionals actually need

Pros

There are very few positives I can draw on

Cons

The software feels like it has been created in the absence of any HR feedback. Forms dont flow, modules arent effective (talent management for example is completely 2 dimensional and not aligned to any global talent frameworks), org planning is almost impossible.

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

Reviewed 4 years ago

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 etc

Pros

It'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...

Cons

If we are talking about bob as HRIS there's very few things that I don't like, or rather I would like to have and they are not yet there - prebording being one example. I'd love performance module to be more sophisticated but the guys have just introduced it and I see that it gets updated constantly, which is great. also, it's not a separate platform for performance management so I wouldn't expect it have all the features that other platforms dedicted to performance only have. There are other small things (such as I can't send a survey to 1 person only), but they are small compared to all the benefits and again, I know that sooner or later those will be resolved too.

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An HRIS that does it all and then some!

Reviewed 10 months ago

Great all around HRIS. I would and have recommended to others.

Pros

Bob is intuitive, easy to use and gets ahead with all its features. It's not only an employee data management software, it's a one-stop-shop for all-things-employee lifecycle (performance, surveys, compensation, org charting, reporting, etc.). Employees love to use it because it provides value to them outside of simply storing their data with things like shout-outs, company announcements, clubs, interests, demographics, etc. It's also very beautiful to look at!

Cons

Hard to pick something to dislike. I will say that sometimes it takes longer to hear back from chat support. I wish they had an implementation team or person to work with you to set the tech up appropriately according to your use case. The implementation is very self-lead, and for someone that is maybe the only person in their department, this can be overwhelming if you can't find the time to dedicate to it. Other than that, I'm very happy with the software and each team member I've had the pleasure of chatting to has been more than helpful and lovely.

bob FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does bob offer?

bob has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Q. Who are the typical users of bob?

bob has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business


Q. What languages does bob support?

bob supports the following languages:
English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Norwegian (Bokmal), Spanish, Swedish


Q. Does bob offer an API?

Yes, bob has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does bob integrate with?

bob integrates with the following applications:
Pento, Microsoft Outlook, Teamtailor, Jira, JumpCloud Directory Platform, Recruitee, Microsoft Azure, HowNow, Lever, SmartRecruiters, Zapier, Jobvite, Perkbox, DocuSign, Google Workspace, Comeet, Microsoft Teams, Payfit, ADP Globalview Payroll, OneLogin, Okta, Slack, JazzHR, Workable, Google Calendar, Greenhouse, TripActions


Q. What level of support does bob offer?

bob offers the following support options:
Chat, Knowledge Base, Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, FAQs/Forum

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