Bindle Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Web-based employee leave management system

4.55/5 (89 reviews)

Bindle overview

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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United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, 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

Bindle reviews

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Janet Prather

This app is perfect for our small school. It totally reduced the need for paper forms.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-05-23
Review Source: Capterra

Efficiency. Reduction of time needed to keep up with paper forms. The wall chart allows for all employees to see who is off and when. Very, very easy to use. The app is easy to navigate and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Our employees who are not as computer literate have no problem using this app.

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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 staffWhen 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.

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Joseph Valerio

I have been very satisfied using this program both as a user and administrator.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-01-23
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Jo Cope

Bindle is Beaut

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-02-16
Review Source: Capterra

Bindle is great - it has freed up a lot of my time and made managing staff leave much easier (and reduced paperwork significantly). Damian has been of great assistance getting me set up and assisting with items that weren't so straightforward. Thanks Bindle!!!! I can highly recommend :)Easy - love the email system

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Allen Bredeson, MBA

Great service to manage PTO for our Smallish staff

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-10-19
Review Source: Capterra

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.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

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Bindle pricing

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60-day free trial, no credit card required.
$1.50 per user, per month.

Bindle features

Automatic Notifications
Data Import/Export
Employee Management
Employee Self Service

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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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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.