BerniePortal

Who Uses BerniePortal?

Small and medium-sized employers who want to spend less time administering HR.

What Is BerniePortal?

All of HR in one place (finally!). BerniePortals all-in-one, cloud-based HR software gives employers and HR admins one simple, streamlined place to manage the full life-cycle of their employees. From applicant tracking and hiring, to onboarding, benefits, payroll, PTO, performance management, time and attendance and more, BerniePortal saves time, cuts the paperwork, and revolutionizes how you manage HR.

BerniePortal Details

Bernard Health

http://www.bernieportal.com

Founded 2008

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BerniePortal deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • Knowledge Base
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

BerniePortal Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Application Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Background Screening
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Candidate Profiles
  • Candidate Tracking
  • Careers Page
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Onboarding
  • HR Management
  • Internal HR
  • Interview Scheduling
  • Job Application Management
  • Job Management
  • Job Posting
  • Jobs Board
  • Onboarding
  • Pipeline Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruiting Firms
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Resume Database
  • Resume Parsing
  • Resume Search
  • Resume Storage
  • Self Service Portal
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Recruiting
  • Tagging
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Workflow Management

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  • ACA Reporting
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Benefits Administration Outsourcing
  • Benefits Dashboard
  • Benefits Management
  • COBRA Administration
  • Compensation Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Deduction Management
  • Disability Insurance Administration
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Employee Benefits Administration
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Self Service
  • FMLA Administration
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • HR Management
  • HSA/FSA Administration
  • Health Insurance Administration
  • Leave Tracking
  • Life Insurance Administration
  • Online Benefits Enrollment
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Management
  • Provider Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retirement Plan Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Off Requests
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Workflow Management

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  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Benefits Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Compensation Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Self Service
  • HR Management
  • Job Application Management
  • Learning & Development
  • Leave Tracking
  • Onboarding
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Performance Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Succession Planning
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Workflow Management

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  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Benefits Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • E-Verify/I-9 Forms
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Self Service
  • Feedback Management
  • HR Management
  • Job Description Management
  • Learning Management
  • Leave Tracking
  • Mentorship
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Off Requests
  • Training Management
  • Workflow Management

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  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Appraisal History
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Compensation Management
  • Competency Management
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Document Management
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Self Service
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • HR Management
  • Individual Development Plans
  • Leave Tracking
  • On-going Performance Tracking
  • Organizational Charting
  • Peer Appraisals
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Review Management
  • Progress Tracking
  • Ratings / Reviews
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Review Cycle Tracking
  • Self Assessment
  • Self Service Portal
  • Skills Assessment
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Off Requests
  • Training Management
  • Weighted Performance Measures
  • Workflow Management

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BerniePortal Reviews

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Overall rating

4.3/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.2
Customer Service 4.4
Features 4
Value for Money 4.5

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Meghan elise G.
Vice President Employee Benefits
Insurance, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/12/2018

"Customer support worth the price"

Comments: We were looking at having to hire two support staff immediately to support new & renewal business Q4. With Bernie's ease of implementation and instant streamlining effect we were able to defer to Q1 so we can spend much needed time searching, thoughtfully rather than desperately, for our one new staff member. Eliminated the need for a second one.

Pros: The fact that I don't have to build out anything or learn how to code to be able to use it and show my clients how to use it. I have one person at Bernie to communicate with and he builds everything needed to make me look good and my clients feel confident in the technology. I truly love not having a revolving phone bank of support or having to create a ticket online and wait for someone to pick it up.

Cons: Really can't think of a negative right now and haven't heard anything negative about it from any clients to date.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/12/2018
Kristen R.
HR Specialist
Computer Software, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    3 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    3 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    6/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 29/11/2018

"Open Enrollment 2019 -"

Pros: For the most part the software is a great tool for open enrollment. It is quick and most employees could elect their benefits without any problems.

Cons: As the Benefits Administrator I am receiving a lot of feedback from employees that once you get to Step 3 (the page that encompasses all the benefit elections) doesn't auto generate to the next benefit. Employees have been confused by the fact that you hit "save and continue" and there is a check mark next to the benefit but they can't actually see the benefit because it is higher on the page and you would have to scroll up to confirm you have elected that benefit. I would also like to recommend that benefits that are available to employees that are no cost to them be put somewhere other than the benefit tab. It is confusing to employees to see STD and LTD listed at zero cost to them. I understand it is a benefit that is offered by the employer and they should be aware of it but it is confusing when you are making an election for something that you don't contribute to. I appreciate you asking benefit administrators for their feedback. I know it makes the software better and ultimately a better experience for the employees. :)

Vendor Response

by Bernard Health on 05/12/2018

We appreciate your feedback and would like to help you resolve your troubles by offering a few tips:
1) "Step 3 doesn't auto generate to the next benefit": We would suggest adjusting the magnification settings on the device so that all content is visible. It may also be helpful to include instructions in the customizable informational box that appears when an employee selects a benefit.
2) "It is confusing to employees to see STD and LTD listed at zero cost to them."¿ We encourage taking advantage of the customizable information box that employees see during enrollment. Many employers also find it helpful to arrange an in-person presentation of employee benefit offerings and a quick BerniePortal tutorial in order to simplify open enrollment. BerniePortal's knowledge base also includes in-depth employee tutorials that should help employees.
Thanks again for your feedback¿as you noted, this can only improve our product. We will keep these items in mind as we invest in development!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 29/11/2018
Alec M.
Director of Human Resources
Government Administration, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/07/2021

"Rolka Loube's Review"

Comments: Rolka Loube is very happy with BerniePortal and is excited to keep using the portal/new services for years to come.

Pros: All around good product/software. The team(s) at BerniePortal are always there to help and are extremely professional every time I have spoken to them.

Cons: The only con I would say that I have would be with the PTO feature we have set up. It has been giving us issues almost the entire time we have been using it. But will say that BerniePortal is always there to help with those issues.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/07/2021
Amanda O.
Human Resources Manager
Government Relations, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    1 /5
  • Ease of Use
    3 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    1 /5
  • Customer Support
    1 /5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    0/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 22/01/2019

"It could be better"

Comments: Created more work for HR during open enrollment. In the past, when employees did not make changes to their health insurance plans, we didn't have to update anything. Now that we utilize the Bernie Portal and it does not reflect the correct information, HR is essentially stuck doing every single employee's open enrollment (so that the employee does not assume they pay $0 when they do contribute). Very time consuming. Changes are not always reflected. I have also encountered employees who information was not reflected correctly even though entered with the previous elections - i.e. dependents deleted for no reason. I also feel like it could have more functionality and tools that are useful to the HR professional. I don't understand why it includes new employee forms - feels a little disjointed.

Pros: I think the system has potential. It's pretty user-friendly for the most part. I think it could be valuable to an organization but not every single employee will understand how to make sure they are putting in the proper elections for health insurance.

Cons: Not fully functional. Our costs do not show up appropriately. Employees are supposed to see how much they pay towards their insurance and it says $0. Since it says this, they can not use the software which results in HR having to do all of the leg work during open enrollment and through out the year. I see they offer 1094/1095C assistance. It is not a functionality on my end. I questioned our third party and have yet to hear back on how this could be implemented.

Vendor Response

by Bernard Health on 27/02/2019

To improve your BerniePortal experience, I'd like to provide insight into a few of your statements. 1) "Employees are supposed to see how much they pay towards their insurance and it says $0:" This sounds like a configuration problem that can be easily fixed on the back end. I recommend contacting your broker to make the proper back-end adjustments. This way you won't have to do enrollment manually! 2) "I see they offer 1094/1095C assistance. It is not a functionality on my end." BerniePortal has a 1094-C/1095-C reporting functionality that can be activated simply by requesting it from your broker. Our team also offers additional mailing and e-filing services, which can also be arranged if you contact your broker. Overall, we recommend increasing communication with your broker so that BerniePortal functions optimally for your organization. Hopefully this helps!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 22/01/2019
Verified Reviewer
Director of Operations
Nonprofit Organization Management, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 22/01/2019

"Eases the burden and keeps things simple"

Comments: BerniePortal has fulfilled our needs for managing benefits, particularly enrollment for health, dental, and vision insurance and related documentation. We are testing out the PTO module, hoping to replace our basic spreadsheets and email approval system. We've been very pleased with the portal, and recommend you at least check it out to see if it will meet your needs.

Pros: The bernieportal leverages technology to handle the communication and paperwork/documentation necessary for managing benefits. The process is seamless, and employees have easy access to information about their benefits. Each month a webinar is offered, which covers new releases and reminders about the tools available.

Cons: If you have complex benefits, this may not be the best system...but make sure you test it out first. There are some customizations available. Their wheelhouse is probably small to mid-size businesses.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 22/01/2019