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Bindle

Vacation & PTO tracking software for growing teams.

4.58/5 (115 reviews)

Bindle overview

What is Bindle?

Vacation & PTO tracking software for growing teams.

Give staff and managers direct access to request, view and manage their paid time-off.

• Full visibility on who’s off next week via integration with your existing Outlook, Google, or Apple Calendars.
• Check accurate, real-time PTO balances at anytime and manage visibility for the team.
• Automatically notify the right people about PTO requests and decisions.
• Track all PTO & vacation calculations in one easy, error-free place.

Detailed Features:

Bindle is a web-based time off authorization and management system which supports multiple types of time off. The system can be used for time off requests, approvals, annual leave balance calculations and tracking, time off reporting, and more. Bindle can be configured to match your existing time off policies perfectly, or you can use Bindle's intelligent defaults.

Bindle allows users to add people to the system and invite employees by email, calculate annual leave allowances, set standard public holiday calendars from the built-in selection or create their own calendars to reflect their business’ holidays, and assign each employee an approver who is responsible for approving or rejecting their leave requests. Employees can view their remaining time off balances and leave request histories for both rejected and approved requests.

Bindle enables employees to submit requests for time off online, with email notifications automatically sent to the relevant approver when a request is submitted. Approvers are shown how many other employees already have leave booked across the requested dates, and can use this to inform their decision. When a request is rejected or approved, the employee is automatically notified. Approvers can also reverse their decisions at any point, with employees notified of the change. Users can also set approvals to occur automatically for some or all employees. Booked and pending leave requests are displayed, color-coded, on the wallchart, indicated alongside any public holidays and upcoming company events.
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Pricing

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$1.50/month
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Markets

United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 other markets, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom

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Bindle screenshot: Employees can request multiple types of time-off online through BindleBindle screenshot: Bindle is also optimized for use on mobile devices, allowing employees and managers to access it from anywhereBindle screenshot: The wallchart in Bindle shows both approved and pending time-off requests, and can be viewed through external calendar applicationsBindle screenshot: The full history of approved, pending, and rejected time-off requests can be accessed by users in BindleBindle screenshot: When viewing a time-off request in Bindle, approvers are shown how many other employees are off on those dates.Bindle screenshot: In Bindle, each employee can be assigned an approver who reviews their requests for time-offBindle screenshot: Time off reports can be produced for specified date ranges in BindleBindle screenshot: Admins can add employees, create their own holiday calendars, and generate time off reports in Bindle
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Bindle user reviews

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Mark I.

Perfect for small buisness and start ups

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-02-26
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Searched for ages to find a staff Holiday tracker for small teams that didn't force you into using complex HR software. Looked so long we considered building our own! Finally found Bindle & easy to set up and crucially do not need an instruction manual/training when I share with others in the team

Cons
Would be great if the Wallchart could be horizontal/timeline/gannt & allow full screen so it could be viewed on a tv monitor. Would allow us to visualise whos off better & for the whole year at once.

Response from Bindle Software


Thanks for your kind words Mark. Great to have a customer from my old home town of Aberdeen.

We have got a few ideas about the Wallchart, thanks for the suggestions.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jason L.

Saved me tons of time and energy.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-05-06
Review Source: Capterra

I have saved a lot of time especially from the previous system which was Excel based and very time consuming to enter daily. Now the burden is on the employee to notify me about a holiday or sick day. I can of course add one myself on their behalf if needed.

Pros
I like the ease of use for both me as the admin and for my employees. I have added categories, ie. training & trade shows, that I did not initially think about being a part of this solution. I like the tracking feature for verification and that I can print a report in minutes. Nice to look at other employees that are off on the same day and I have the bigger picture.

Cons
It took me a little bit longer to setup than I expected. Not because it was difficult but I had to understand the logic behind the settings. For example I initially gave all employees 10 vacation days with the start date the same as the first of the new year. Then on the new year it gave them 10 more as it should have but I didn't realize it gave all my staff 20 days. I would like to have a feature for anniversary reminders since that info is already there and it is a good time to celebrate and review my employees. Wish there was a monthly calendar view.

Response from Bindle Software


Hi Jason,

Thanks for your positive comments.

Anniversary reminders are an intriguing idea which we'll add to our list of features for future possible development.

thanks again


Howard

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Andrew ..

My colleagues can see my leave request??

Reviewed 2017-02-22
Review Source: Capterra

This is a great little program for very small businesses representing good value for money but I have noticed that all my colleagues (I am an employee) can see my leave and I can see theirs. I would have thought it obvious that the functionality of the program should prevent this kind of breach of privacy. This issue needs to be addressed for the program to be taken more seriously.

Response from Bindle Software


Hi Andrew. Damien here from Bindle. Thanks for your review!

We take your privacy very seriously.

Within Bindle, the ability to see when colleagues are taking time off occurs very much by design. It allows you to plan your requests for time off a whole lot better.

We're careful not to show your colleagues anything (like private messages between you and your manager) that we consider to be a breach of privacy.

I'd like to reach out to you personally to talk through your concerns and how we can address them by better matching your expectations.

Again, thanks Andrew for taking the time to share your thoughts!

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Gary H.

Leave Management made easy

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-01-18
Review Source: Capterra

For us this has solved the age old issue of lots of spreadsheets, keeping them up to date, not having records matched, not recalling when someone is due for leave, no consistency amongst forms etc etc. And in addition, for the company to assess entitlements and encourage staff to take leave and reduce the accounting liability.

Pros
We were able to switch from multiple spreadsheets to an all in one location. We couldn't even manage & accrue leave this simply with MYOB, in particular allowing staff access to view their entitlements, and simply apply and have their leave approved. The extra features such as Time in Lieu and long service accrual are great as well. Also very good support, our requests were answered promptly and even some suggestions integrated.

Cons
Only minor issues - No direct method for external HR Management without a sub. Has a roundabout way of doing reports (cant view online). A lot of clicking to get to detail for employees - i.e. needs a one page view summary. Could use a leave cash out request form. Can't do groups for section Admins - have to assign per user.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Easy to use, user friendly and nothing complicated about it!

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-11-13
Review Source: Capterra

- Reduced emails to manage leave - Ability to import existing data (leave hours/days) - Ability to import leave dates into Microsoft Outlook calendar (we love this feature!) - Accessible information to all staff

Pros
When we were searching for a Leave Mgt Tool, we had straightforward needs and didn't need the bells and whistles that other Payroll/HR systems offer. We trialled Bindle and quickly realised how clean the user interface was and how simple Bindle was to use. The team didn't need training to use it! We love that it can import into Microsoft Outlook so management can easily view who is on leave etc. In addition, Bindle is flexible enough to handle both contractors and salaried employees leave.

Cons
The only small thing was that the software wasn't set up a year or two in advance which lead to some confusion when applying for leave. Eg. NSW holidays wasn't set up yet for 2018. This was only a small issue and quickly rectified by the Bindle team :)

Response from Bindle Software


Thanks for the great review, you magical mystery reviewer! We really do have wonderful users.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Bindle pricing

Starting from
$1.50/month
Pricing options
Free trial
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Bindle costs just $1.50 per person per month. You can add or remove users at any point.

There are no hidden charges. Free set up and awesome support is included.

You can cancel at any time. If you leave, you can of course take your data with you.

Bindle features

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Employee Management
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Reporting & Statistics
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Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
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Access control

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Additional information for Bindle

Key features of Bindle

  • Wallchart of booked leave
  • Annual leave
  • Personal leave
  • Compassionate leave
  • Long service leave
  • Leave bookings
  • Manual leave approvals
  • Automatic approvals
  • Public holidays
  • Custom calendars
  • Leave balance tracking
  • Custom time off types
  • "Lump sum" or "pro-rata" accruals
  • Beautifully simple design
  • Full Data Backups
  • Instantly know who's off and when
  • Instant email notifications
  • Instant notification of time off requests
  • Summary reports
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Benefits

Approvers are automatically sent email notification of new requests, and when the request is approved or rejected, the requester is automatically emailed the decision.

Users can change their leave requests after submission, with a further approval required if the request had already been approved, and approvers can reverse their decisions at any time, with users notified if this occurs.

The inbuilt wallchart shows color-coded approved and pending leave requests, with support for half days and public holidays.

Bindle includes basic public holiday calendars for each user, with weekends not considered working days, and users can create their own calendars to suit different holiday arrangements.

A read-only version of approved bookings can be viewed in Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar, Apple Calendar, or other programs with iCalendar format support.

Additional days can be added on to leave balances by administrators if necessary, such as when an extra weekend day is worked.