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Bindle Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Bindle product overview

Price starts from

1.50

/user

Per month

What is Bindle?

Vacation & PTO tracking software for growing teams.

Key benefits of using Bindle

  • 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.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    Email/Help Desk
    FAQs/Forum
    Chat

    Training options

    Documentation
    Live Online
    Videos

    Bindle pricing information

    Value for money

    4.8

    /5

    121

    Starting from

    1.50

    /user

    Per month

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

    Value for money contenders

    Bindle features

    Functionality

    4.2

    /5

    121

    Total features

    24

    4 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Reporting/Analytics
    Reporting & Statistics
    Self Service Portal
    API
    Alerts/Notifications
    Data Import/Export
    Employee Management
    Mobile Access

    Functionality contenders

    Bindle users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.6

    /5

    121

    Positive reviews

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8.91/10
    Rating distribution

    5

    4

    3

    2

    1

    76

    40

    5

    0

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    Pros
    Super easy to set up and use - also got great support from the customer rep. Clean and easy interface which is very intuitive.

    YM

    Yvette M.

    The program is easy to use and encompasses a number of features that we wanted. We like the ability of recording half days, a feature a process not easily accomplished in our old program.

    JV

    Joseph V.

    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.

    GH

    Gary H.

    Cons
    I still find some of the terminology confusing and could be written more colloquially, and sick leave is called personal leave, which doesn't strike me as the same thing.

    KS

    Kieran S.

    I work with a lot of older staff, and someone using a lot of sick leave at the moment, they are finding it a bit tricky to use.

    HA

    Helen A.

    This should be an option for customers to decide and not based on Bindle's your philosophy about leave.

    NH

    Nick H.

    Overall rating contenders

    Overall Rating
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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Perfect for small buisness and start ups

    Reviewed 2 years ago
    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.

    Vendor response

    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 recommend8/10

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    Saved me tons of time and energy.

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    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.

    Vendor response

    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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    My colleagues can see my leave request??

    Reviewed 5 years ago

    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.

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    Cons

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    Vendor response

    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!

    Overall Rating
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    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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

    Reviewed 5 years ago

    - 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 :)

    Vendor response

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

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    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    Great service to manage PTO for our Smallish staff

    Reviewed 5 years ago

    Easy to use. Simple for staff to request time. Quick in and out don't need a ton of extra steps. Visibility into who else has time of to ensure you're not stretched to thin staffing wise.

    Pros

    Easy to use and see who all has requested time off on the same day as the current request. Makes it simple to manage multiple employee's PTO requests. If you don't have the PTO management baked into your payroll or HR system I'd highly recommend this tool

    Cons

    To approve the PTO request you have to log into the system rather than just replying to the request email with your approval or disapproval. Also doesn't allow you to manage different accrual rates for staff so we had to manage that separately.

    Vendor response

    Hi Allen - Thanks for the great review. Glad to hear that Bindle is something you'd highly recommend and that it's simple for staff to use. Bindle is really good at maintaining different accrual rates for staff, so we'll follow up to find out why you are managing that separately. Thanks again Allen!

    Bindle FAQs and common questions

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Bindle offer?

    Bindle has the following pricing plans:
    Starting from: $1.50/month
    Pricing model: Subscription
    Free Trial: Available | (No Credit Card required)


    Q. Who are the typical users of Bindle?

    Bindle has the following typical customers:
    Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


    Q. What languages does Bindle support?

    Bindle supports the following languages:
    English


    Q. Does Bindle offer an API?

    Yes, Bindle has an API available for use.


    Q. What other apps does Bindle integrate with?

    Bindle integrates with the following applications:
    Microsoft Outlook, Slack, Google Calendar, Twist


    Q. What level of support does Bindle offer?

    Bindle offers the following support options:
    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Chat

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