By the time you’ve double- and triple-checked your payroll numbers, it can feel like you’re trapped inside a calculator—and no matter what, there’s still that feeling of panic right after you hit “Submit.” But stress is just something you have to deal with when it comes to payroll, right? Wrong. BambooHR simplifies and accelerates the way you do payroll. Exclusively designed for U.S.-based employees, our payroll software provides you with an easy, three-step process, federal and state tax filing, exceptional customer support, and a single source of data. With BambooHR, you can pay your people confidently, save valuable time, and preserve your sanity, all at once.
Managing employee data, tracking hours, and running payroll in multiple systems can mean hours of data entry, which means countless chances to make small errors that have big consequences. Fortunately, there’s a better option. Information in BambooHR like wages, hours, account numbers, benefits, deductions, and withholdings automatically flows into payroll, so you can skip the double entry and feel confident your data is up to date.
In 2017 alone, the IRS assessed 5.36 million tax penalties related to employment taxes, amounting to almost $7 billion in fines. That’s no joke! But with BambooHR taking care of all federal, state, and local taxes for your U.S.-based workers, you’ll get back hours of time and feel confident that your organization is on the up-and-up with all tax requirements. Phew!
Trying to predict labor costs and make strategic payroll decisions without the right data is as risky as crossing the street blindfolded. But tracking down and reporting on all that information by hand is just as crazy. That’s why BambooHR gives you instant access to over 100 standard, exportable payroll reports—because whether you’re looking to evaluate cash requirements, assess total deductions, or analyze a complete payroll summary per employee, you can trust our payroll software to keep everyone on the same page.
Employees today want an active role in tracking their compensation, and BambooHR makes that incredibly easy. Your U.S.-based employees can access their pay stubs on the go and manage pay information like direct deposit and federal withholdings anytime, right from their phone or desktop. That’s a great employee experience, and it comes built-in with payroll.
When you have a question or a problem with your payroll system, you can’t afford to wait a week for a response. You’ll have direct access to a team of real human beings with the right knowledge and experience to help you quickly and give you the level of care that you know and love as a BambooHR customer.
The last thing you want to have to worry about is whether or not your employees’ sensitive payroll data is secure. Our top priority is keeping your data private and protected. That’s why we have important security measures in place like a SOC II audit report, three-tier backup redundancy plan, advanced data encryption, continuous monitoring, and diversified data centers. With BambooHR, you can sleep well at night knowing all your payroll data is safe and sound.
BambooHR integrates seamlessly through our API with TRAXPayroll. This allows you to keep your employee data as the master record within BambooHR and process payroll through TRAXPayroll.
There are two parts to the integration:
1) Core Integration – includes employee record, direct deposit, and federal/state withholding, benefits, and deductions information sync from BambooHR to TRAXPayroll and the pay stub data sync from TRAXPayroll into BambooHR.
2) Approved Hours (worked and time-off) Integration – includes approved hours worked from BambooHR’s Time Tracking module, hours worked from the Import Hours tool, and hours worked from integrated 3rd party Time Tracking systems, as well as approved time-off hours from BambooHR into TRAXPayroll.
To enable these integrations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: All fields marked with * are required for the integration to work.
|BambooHR Field||Sync Direction||TRAXPayroll Field||Field Logic or Notes|
|*Employee #||Employee #|
|*First Name||First Name|
|*Last Name||Last Name|
|*Birth Date||Birth Date|
|*Marital Status||Marital Status|
|*Address Line 1||Street 1|
|Address Line 2||Street 2|
|*Hire Date||Hire Date|
|*Location||Branch||Create default of “None” if not utilized.|
|*Division||Division||Create default of “None” if not utilized.|
|*Department||Department||Create default of “None” if not utilized.|
|*Pay Rate (Must be hourly or annual only)||Pay Rate|
|*Pay Type||Wage Type||Salary or Hourly only.|
|*Exemption Status (appears in the Compensation table once the integration is activated)||Exemption Status|
|*Pay Group||Pay Group|
|Approved Time Off Requests||Approved Time Off|
|Current Paystub||Current Paystub||This information is sourced 100% from TRAXPayroll and is view-only in the "Pay Info" tab in BambooHR once enabled for employees.|
|Paystub History||Paystub History||This information is sourced 100% from TRAXPayroll and is view-only in the "Pay Info" tab in BambooHR once enabled for employees.|
|Direct Deposit Account Number||Direct Deposit Account Number||If a Direct Deposit account is not entered, the employee will be set to automatically receive a paper check.|
|Direct Deposit Routing Number||Direct Deposit Routing Number|
|Direct Deposit Account Type||Direct Deposit Account Type||Checking or Saving|
|Direct Deposit Amount Type||Direct Deposit Amount Type||Dollar, Percent or Balance|
|Direct Deposit Amount||Direct Deposit Amount||This is a dollar or percent amount of each check.|
|Direct Deposit Order||Direct Deposit Order||If you have multiple accounts where you're depositing money this is where you'll designate the order of which those deposits should happen.|
|Federal Withholding Filing Status||Federal Withholding Filing Status||Married or Single. If the Federal Tax Withholding Status and Exemptions are not entered, the employee will be set to Single, Zero.|
|Federal Exemptions||Federal Exemptions||If the Federal Tax Withholding Status and Exemptions are not entered, the employee will be set to Single, Zero.|
|Federal Additional Withholding Type||Federal Additional Withholding Type||Dollar or Percent|
|Federal Additional Withholding Amount||Federal Additional Withholding Amount||Dollar or percent amount of each check.|
|State Tax Withholding||State Tax Withholding||This information is sourced 100% from TRAXPayroll and is view-only in the "Pay Info" tab in BambooHR once enabled.|
|Benefit Deductions||Benefit Deductions|
|Non-Benefit Deductions||Non-Benefit Deductions|
|BambooHR Data||Sync Direction||TRAXPayroll Data||Field Logic or Notes|
|Employee ID||Employee ID||This is auto generated by BambooHR and is the key field for mapping employees.|
|Hours Type||Hours Type||Default Hours Type from BambooHR Time Tracking Module syncs to Hours Type field in TRAX Payroll.|
|Time Off type||Hours Type||Time Off Types that are set to track time in "Hours" (not "Days") sync to TRAX Payroll for "Approved" Time Off hours during a pay period.|
|Pay Code||Hours Type||Pay Code values from the Import Hours tool or from integrated 3rd party Time Tracking systems sync to TRAX Payroll.|
|Rate||Rate||If "null" the default Pay Rate in BambooHR will be used. Otherwise this rate will apply to the corresponding hours supplied from the Import Hours tool, or an integrated 3rd party time tracking system.|