Founded in 2008, BerniePortal strives to act as the all-in-one human resources software solution for small to mid-sized businesses. BerniePortal has more than 100,000 active users in all 50 states. BerniePortal’s website is easy to use and clients can access the HR platform through the mobile app as well.
Many HR software companies won’t tell you how much their service costs on their website. BerniePortal provides most of its basic services at a $15 per month base charge, with an additional $5 per user per month. However, it appears that you will be charged this price for each separate feature of their service you use. For a small company that just needs help from a few services, like time and attendance tracking or compliance, this could be a great option.
When you sign up for BerniePortal, you work through a broker. This broker can help you through your HR software questions. In addition to connecting you with this outside help, BerniePortal also offers short training videos about every aspect of its software. BerniePortal customer service is also available by phone and online.
If BerniePortal doesn’t offer an aspect of HR software that your business needs, it is set up for easy integrations from other providers, especially payroll providers.
BerniePortal has a broker network of about 200 health insurance brokers nationwide. However, for a nationwide network that means there might not even be a broker in your state or close to your business. If this is this case, you might not get much face-to-face assistance. Though it's not clear on BerniePortal’s website, working through an insurance broker might carry additional fees.
As it is a simple software, BerniePortal has very limited features. BerniePortal itself offers these features:
If your business needs any other features, you’ll have to use another HR technology. For example, BerniePortal doesn’t offer payroll, a core HR need that’s commonly offered from other software vendors.