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absence.io

Staff holiday and leave planner

4.81/5 (26 reviews)

absence.io overview

What is absence.io?

absence.io is a web-based leave and absence management system which can be used to track multiple types of time off, including sick days, paid vacation, and off-site training. The system can be used for project teams, departments, or whole companies, and includes native iOS and Android apps for leave requests, absence reporting, approvals, holiday entitlement calculations, and more.

absence.io aims to streamline the paid time off (PTO) tracking system by allowing users to apply for and approve leave online, and removing the need for repetitive manual data entry by automatically updating data throughout the system when changes are made. Employees can request leave directly through the integrated absence calendar, by clicking on the desired dates. Approval request emails are then automatically generated and sent to the designated approver, selected from a list of user with approval permissions by the employee making the request. Approvers can access information on all other booked leave or leave requests for the relevant team, allowing them to make informed decisions to prevent overbooking or leave conflicts. Team leaders can then modify staffing as necessary to cover absences.

Users can set custom working day configurations and public holidays in absence.io, and adjust these for the whole company, teams, or individual employees. Residual leave is automatically calculated when leave is booked, and users can define rules to allow it to rollover at end-of-year, or set expiration dates after which the allowance is lost. For sick days, absence.io notifies users of missing doctor’s notes or medical certificates, allowing reminders to be sent out to employees.
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Pricing

Starting from
€1.50/month
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Devices

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Markets

Europe, Germany, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, German
absence.io screenshot: absence.io allows employees to request leave online through the integrated absence calendarabsence.io - Master team absences with ease.absence.io screenshot: Approvers are given access to team leave requests in absence.io to assist them in making informed decisions on leave approvals and rejectionsabsence.io screenshot: absence.io is available in both English and German

absence.io reviews

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Roxy Keshavarznia

Good software :)

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-10-07
Review Source: Capterra

Lots of data, easy to use

Pros
Price is right, I like the slack integration and my team finds it useful too, has a great support team that is always friendly and very responsive.

Cons
I'm still waiting for a google cal integration, I have encountered a few annoying bugs but team has always been proactive to fix and that's to be expected from a budding company. Worth the tradeoff

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Josh Goodrich

Time saving product

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-03-03
Review Source: Capterra

Since implementation countless hours have been saved manually tracking and approving absences, as well as informing employees about their remaining leave balances. Now each employee simply logs in and can see everything quickly and easily. At year end we can easily run reports to see what types of absences were used, who is over their allowances, etc.. Overall it's a very useful tool. And as an added bonus, the integration with Slack is fantastic and fairly seamless.

Pros
Multiple leave types that can pool from one total allotment Teams Half Day time off capability

Cons
Needs a start date connection to increased allowances

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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CHRISTOPH ROESSLER

best tool ever

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-02-14
Review Source: Capterra

Normally, the department who want a new tool is happy, everyone else who should use that tools is annoyed. That complete different with Absence. Everyone I happy, since I rolled out Absence at 2 companies. No paper anymore, more transparency, everything with one click. Every software should look like Absence. Perfect UI/UX. I hope Absence will bring more tools (eg. employee management, on/offboarding)

Pros
Normally, the department who want a new tool is happy, everyone else who should use that tools is annoyed. That complete different with Absence. Everyone I happy, since I rolled out Absence at 2 companies. No paper anymore, more transparency, everything with one click. Every software should look like Absence. Perfect UI/UX.

Cons
cheaper

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anton Telegin

It has German holidays!

Used monthly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-01-25
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
It has local German holidays, and it takes it into account automatically

Cons
UI is too twitching, and it doesn't feel solid

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Ben Harrison

Loving the software

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-08-18
Review Source: Capterra

We had multiple options to try for a web based holiday management tool. It was the very tidy "Bootstrap-ish" modern layout which pushed absence.io in to the finals, and the pricing that was exactly in budget for our business which pushed it to the top. With software of this quality at this price it allows us to integrate without opposition from accounts. The setup was intuitive and it has features built in for even the most complex of situations (i.e. employee working day contract changes). Technical support is on fire with the speed that they respond so this is also a very positive thing for an already great experience so far.

Pros
The style of interface. The simple iPhone App. The ability to drive requests by "Accept/Decline" emails rather than needing to login. By far, the price which allowed us to progress without considering the competition any further.

Cons
It is currently lacking the ability to manage passive users. We have some members of staff who will not login, and do not have email addresses. These still need to be managed on the software so we needed to make temporary emails for them to add them. This however was not a showstopper for us.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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absence.io pricing

Starting from
€1.50/month
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Free
Free trial
Subscription
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30-day free trial, no credit card required.

absence.io subscription is €1.50 per user, per month for each module.

Additional discounts are available for teams of more than 100 users.

absence.io features

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Data Import/Export
Employee Management

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Additional information for absence.io

Key features of absence.io

  • Online leave requests
  • Approvals
  • Medical certificate tracking
  • Absence sharing
  • Automated updates
  • Public and custom holidays
  • Individual vacation allowance adjustments
  • Automatic residual leave calculations
  • Residual leave expiration
  • User role and permissions management
  • Data export to Excel
  • Integrated calendar
  • Automated emails
  • Multilayered approval procedures
  • Paid time off (PTO) tracking
  • Multiple leave types
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Benefits

Employees submitting leave requests can select their approver from a list, allowing alternatives to be chosen if an approver is absent.

Approvers are able to view leave requested by all team members when reviewing a request for approval, to prevent overbooking or conflicts.

Residual leave is automatically calculated and users can set conditions for residual leave rollover or expiration.

Users can select from predefined leave types when recording absences, or define additional leave types and allowances.

Different working day and public holiday schedules can be adjusted as a whole or for individual employees.