absence.io Features

absence.io

Staff holiday and leave planner

4.81/5 (26 reviews)

absence.io Feature Summary

  • 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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absence.io Feature Reviews

22 reviewers had the following to say about absence.io's features:

Jan Claeys

Verified Reviewer

absence.io made our business life much easier

2017-08-02

Pros

Super easy to understand; perfect tool even as a company with ~200 employees and more; slack integration; no more need for an oldschool excel sheet; individual rights management; neat design; customizable settings; web + app usage; google calender integration

Cons

No digital personnel data management.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Emily Anderson Saul

Perfect Vacation Tracker for a Small Business

2018-06-27

Vacation tracking, vacation calendar and formal request validation.

Pros

I love how customizable it is!

Cons

The calendar views take a little time getting used to, but other than that, I have no negative things to say about this software.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Joseph Hammam

Very handy

2017-02-15

absence.io is a very handy service for all companies who want to easily track their employees' vacations and leaves.

Pros

Easiness. Mobile app

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Josh Goodrich

Time saving product

2017-03-03

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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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering absence.io

If you need to save time tracking time off, get this software.

Source: Capterra
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Anna Baumeister

Easy to use, time saving and must-have HR Tool

2017-02-21

Our developers love the slack-integration and our accounting department loves the exports at the end of every year.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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CHRISTOPH ROESSLER

best tool ever

2017-02-14

Every software should look like Absence. Perfect UI/UX. I hope Absence will bring more tools (eg. employee management, on/offboarding)

Pros

Every software should look like Absence. Perfect UI/UX.

Cons

cheaper

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering absence.io

I hope Absence will bring more tools (eg. employee management, on/offboarding)

Source: Capterra
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Sabina Medarevic

Almost perfect!

2017-02-15

If only there was another option for "Working from Home" or "Working Out of Office" so we can track where employees are - that would be ideal.

Pros

Ease of monitoring and how seamless the application and approval process is.

Cons

Sometimes it crashes which is unfortunate, and I'm not the biggest fan of the public holiday set up as we presently monitor staff in various countries (where holidays sometimes overlap, and sometimes they don't).

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering absence.io

As I mentioned in my review, it would be fantastic if you can incorporate the "working from home" function, so that it does not work against the leave, but does track attendance in the physical office.

Source: Capterra
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Tom H

A tool we couldn't live without

2017-02-22

We love using the Slack integration, which posts a report each morning with a list of people who are out of the office.

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Source: Capterra
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Ben Harrison

Loving the software

2016-08-18

With software of this quality at this price it allows us to integrate without opposition from accounts.

Pros

The style of interface. The simple iPhone App.

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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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering absence.io

Keep up the good work!

Source: Capterra
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Christin Pettersson

User friendly tool to track absence of the teams

2017-02-27

Absence.io is a user friendly tool that allows us to extract good reports and understand absence of our teams, regardless of if they are sick or on a business trip.

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Source: Capterra
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Anton Telegin

It has German holidays!

2019-01-25

Pros

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

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Roxy Keshavarznia

Good software :)

2017-10-07

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.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Robert Young

Perfect integration with Slack

2017-02-14

We have a small distributed team that rely on the daily notifications in the channel to plan work and communications.

Pros

Direct integration with Slack

Cons

I don't like having to switch language when visiting https://www.absence.io - it always defaults to https://www.absence.io/de/ - would prefer it to be a little more intelligent about my location :)

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering absence.io

Would like it to better integrate the team calendar into MS Outlook for scheduling purposes.

Source: Capterra
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Rich Yessian

Nice and Simple with easy to use interface

2017-02-14

The website for mobile works well and very app-like.

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Anonymous
(Internet company, 51-200 employees)

Great functionality for handing absence in the workplace

2019-08-15

Absence.io makes it much easier.

Pros

Makes it easy to plan vacations.

Cons

I haven't experienced any real problems yet.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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João Victor Gonçalves

Good tool for having visibility of day-offs and vacations across teams

2018-10-05

Pros

The consolidated calendar view shows very easily how my team is planning to take their vacations and helps me decide quick the best dates to either take my own or also to anticipate times with lower resources to plan how to handle them.

Cons

Also, it lacks integrations with other HR tools that can complement the app.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Marius Laza

Best tool for team absence management

2016-08-25

Their integration with Slack and ease of use made our transition smooth!

Pros

Powerful and easy to use.

Cons

I would like more power in the Slack Integration

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from absence.io


Hi Marius,

thanks for your review. Happy to have you guys on board :)

Best regards
Your absence.io team

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Michael Ailshie

Excellent Solution for Attendance Tracking

2017-02-14

Absence.io provided a simple, clean interface that allowed us to graduate from messy excel spreadsheets and never look back.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Peter Fill

Great alternative to excel sheets and absence forms

2017-01-26

Only thing we are still missing in our HR department are a sufficient cloud based duty roster and time tracking, hopefully coming soon to absence.io

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Stephen Freeman

Better Than Keeping Track Yourself

2019-04-12

We eventually had to evolve into a PTO request system that integrated with our payroll system better, but no real complaints about Absence.io.

Pros

It was free for I think up to 10 users and it let us go from nothing to a new PTO request system very quickly as our agency grew.

Cons

It's a German software, so some of the calendars and date styles aren't what our team was familiar with, but it's a minor inconvenience for a free solution to what we needed.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Favry Natacha

Great experience so far

2017-02-16

We are using Absence.io since a few weeks, it makes everyone's life easier and makes my organization as a manager more accurate. :)

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Peter Luckeneder

Best Absence solution

2017-02-15

We were looking for a cloud-based tool to manage our team absences - absence.io provides just that and much more. We are also able to see who's currently on leave in any of our Teams (Austria, London and Los Angeles) and manage doctor's certificates with ease. Great tool, highly recommended.

Pros

Easy to use Fair pricing System Absolutely perfect customer support

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering absence.io

If you want to manage your leave days with ease - absence.io is the right tool for you. Look no further.

Source: Capterra
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