Buddy Punch Features

Buddy Punch

Online Time Clock Software | Web Based Time Management

4.77/5 (551 reviews)

Buddy Punch Feature Summary

  • Create Schedules
  • Excel/CSV/PDF Options
  • Google/Gmail Integration
  • Publish Schedules
  • Timecards
  • Track PTO

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API
Absence Management
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Application Integration
Approval Process Control
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automated Scheduling
Automatic Notifications
Calendar Sync with Google
Clock In / Out
Compliance Management
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Email Notifications
Employee Onboarding
Employee Time Tracking
GPS
Geolocation
Job Tracking
Labor Cost Reporting
Labor Management
Leave Tracking
Location Tracking
Manual Time Entry
Mobile Alerts
Multi-Location
Overtime Calculation
Overtime Tracking
POS Integration
Payroll Integration
Payroll Management
Permission Management
Projections
QuickBooks Integration
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Reporting
Real Time Updates
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
SMS Integration
Scheduling
Secure Data Storage
Secure Login
Sick Leave Tracking
Single Sign On
Summary Reports
Task Management
Task Scheduling
Task Tracking
Time & Expense Tracking
Time Clock
Time Off Requests
Timesheets
Vacation Tracking
iCalendar Support
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API
Absence Management
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Application Integration
Approval Process Control
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automated Scheduling
Automatic Notifications
Calendar Sync with Google
Clock In / Out
Compliance Management
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Email Notifications
Employee Onboarding
Employee Time Tracking
GPS
Geolocation
Job Tracking
Labor Cost Reporting
Labor Management
Leave Tracking
Location Tracking
Manual Time Entry
Mobile Alerts
Multi-Location
Overtime Calculation
Overtime Tracking
POS Integration
Payroll Integration
Payroll Management
Permission Management
Projections
QuickBooks Integration
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Reporting
Real Time Updates
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
SMS Integration
Scheduling
Secure Data Storage
Secure Login
Sick Leave Tracking
Single Sign On
Summary Reports
Task Management
Task Scheduling
Task Tracking
Time & Expense Tracking
Time Clock
Time Off Requests
Timesheets
Vacation Tracking
iCalendar Support
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API
Absence Management
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Application Integration
Approval Process Control
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automated Scheduling
Automatic Notifications
Calendar Sync with Google
Clock In / Out
Compliance Management
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Email Notifications
Employee Onboarding
Employee Time Tracking
GPS
Geolocation
Job Tracking
Labor Cost Reporting
Labor Management
Leave Tracking
Location Tracking
Manual Time Entry
Mobile Alerts
Multi-Location
Overtime Calculation
Overtime Tracking
POS Integration
Payroll Integration
Payroll Management
Permission Management
Projections
QuickBooks Integration
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Reporting
Real Time Updates
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
SMS Integration
Scheduling
Secure Data Storage
Secure Login
Sick Leave Tracking
Single Sign On
Summary Reports
Task Management
Task Scheduling
Task Tracking
Time & Expense Tracking
Time Clock
Time Off Requests
Timesheets
Vacation Tracking
iCalendar Support
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Mobile apps

iOS App


62 reviews

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


83 reviews

Buddy Punch Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Buddy Punch's features:

Sean McDonald

Helpful employee time management software

2017-12-10

time management for employee payroll

Pros

Buddy Punch is very helpful in tracking employee hours and setting up multiple worksites that can be tracked by location and individual.

Cons

The overall ecosystem is still not very refined or always the easiest to interface with at first.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thanks Sean for the review, I'm happy that you're finding us helpful in managing multiple worksites and that our customer service has been great! We appreciate your business.

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Vanessa Ryan

Great support and customer service!

2017-05-22

Easy to track employee hours/location and run payroll.

Pros

Customer service is easy to reach and very responsive.

Cons

No other real cons. I'd like to see more reports!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you for your review Vanessa. I'm glad we were able to provide great support and that Buddy Punch has made it easy for you to track hours. In regard to our GPS feature we report back the GPS location that the device is reporting, so results will vary based on what device is reporting back a location. I'm glad that Buddy Punch has made running payroll easy for you, we appreciate your business.

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Monica Kaskey

It has been a great resource and makes my payroll process quicker and more accurate.

2017-08-31

Was very helpful in keeping track of employees and where/when they were punched in.

Pros

The reports are helpful, but I really enjoy the 'real time' punch ins/outs and the location feature.

Cons

I wish that when I download reports that it defaults to the pay period or dates or anything - or at leas offer the opportunity to name it right away.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you Monica for the review. I'm glad that we are making your payroll process quicker and more accurate. Also thank you for the suggestion on renaming reports before they are exported, I can understand how that would be helpful. Thank you for your continued business, we appreciate it.

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Chris Zarnosky

Buddy Punch roll out

2016-11-29

The system was easy to implement on the management side and easy to deploy to our staff.

Pros

Simple to setup and deploy, easy to train employees to use, web based and easy to access, tracks where punch events occur.

Cons

An additional consolidated report would be beneficial to our process

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you Chris for the review. I'm glad to hear Buddy Punch was easy to implement and training your staff was a breeze. We appreciate your business!

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Jeralyn Volke

Easy to navigate and love it

2017-08-05

Easy to manage to input time, data and it generate all the report I needed.

Pros

Edit the time anytime, change payroll period, add employees easy and I like the most is the GPS tracker

Cons

The comments area is small for me to put a notes for any employees important note such as verbal warning or written note.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you Jeralyn for your review, we appreciate it. I'm glad you are finding our GPS tracking features useful, it's great to be able to see where your employees are when they punch in and out. I also see you're using our various reporting options, I"m happy that they provide the data you need. We appreciate your business!

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Beth Proctor

We only have a few employees and this is the best way I have found to keep up with their time.

2017-05-16

Ease of tracking employee time.

Pros

When pay periods are up, they let you know the reports are ready.

Cons

I would like to see an area where we can track their vacation days, sick days, etc.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you Beth for the review. I'm glad that you found setup and user very user friendly! In regards to the tracking vacation days we have just released that feature which we are calling PTO Accruals. You can now create categories, add time to them, and employees can log time against it.

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Sabrina Young

Great System

2017-04-24

The only improvement that I would like to see is to have a Payroll Summary Report per pay period like the Employee Details Report and prefer to be able to print the Payroll Summary report all on one page per employee without having to adjust the margins on an excel sheet.

Pros

Easy use

Cons

I would like the Payroll Summary report to be more like the Employee Details report.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you for your review Sabrina, we appreciate it! I'm glad your field employees are happy with it as well. They can either use our smartphone apps or they can access Buddy Punch directly from their browser.

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Jim Crozier

Well Done Time Tracking Software

2020-01-30

We eliminated paper tallies which over the course of a years time has saved us payroll in regards to employee rounding time on time sheets.

Pros

Easy to train employees Easy to set-up and implement Straight forward user interface Geofence ability (user must punch in specified areas)

Cons

Would like customizable report options I sometimes forget when setting up a new user to add them to the Geofence.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you Jim for the review, it's great to hear that you're utilizing our Geofencing feature and that you're finding us easy to use. We appreciate the feedback and your business!

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Rafael Enriquez

Payroll Time Savior

2016-08-04

The email notifications keep managers on top of missed punches, and with the variety of exportable reports we have been able to complete labor analysis quickly and accurately.

Pros

Update timecards anywhere, easy to add, remove, update employees, several reports that export easily.

Cons

None

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you very much Rafael for the review, we could not have said it better! My favorite quote from your review was that Buddy Punch was "extremely easy," we really do strive for that every day. Thanks again, we really appreciate your business!

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Xenia Hennington

Easy and easily accessible from anywhere!

2017-08-07

Ease of use for employees and administrator alike

Pros

1) It is self-explanatory.

Cons

I would prefer that all employees show up on one report for more convenience.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you for your review Xenia, we appreciate you taking the time! Thank you for pointing out all of the features in your review, including the editing ability for employees and the approval on your end. This can be an overlooked feature that I know helps when managing employees. Also thank you for the feedback on the time cards, we'll look into making that a batch process. Also take a look at the Payroll Export, which is another report that shows time worked for each employee each pay period, it usually provides the data you need. Let us know if you need anything else, and thanks again!

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Elfi Sotomayor

Very quick to start Employees love using the mobile application, as well as desktop.

2018-03-27

Pros

Easy download of reports.

Cons

Can't seem to find that feature. Entering same hours for multiple days not an option.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you Elfi for the review! I'm glad that your employees are loving us and that you're finding us easy to use. We are releasing our future PTO option in just a few weeks, so stay tuned! Also you can currently enter multiple days at a time using our duration option. I'll reach out to you with the details. Thanks again.

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Richard Oates

Payday just became that much easier

2016-06-13

The fact that it locates where and when the employee signs in/out is great for our management team from not only a time card perspective but also in determining where they are.

Pros

GPS Tracking on log-in Picture capture on log-in Eliminates the head aches of chasing hours for employees and applying it to certain jobs Simple reports sent directly to our management team on day of running payroll Quickbooks migration

Cons

The mobile app could use some help I wish I could input employees vacation and PTO days and it would automatically deduct days used and track them I would like to see different pay rate formulas for different scenarios ie drive time we pay 1/2 time, shift differential we pay 1 1/4 time etc.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Buddy Punch

Overall it is a great product that has not only streamlined our payroll but also keeps every employee very honest about where they are when they say they are

Source: Capterra
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Pati King

Simplified employee time tracking

2018-10-09

Accuracy of payroll hours and the ability for employees are able to track their own PTO usage are primary benefits.

Pros

It's super simple both for employees to utilize and for our payroll department to track hours and PTO.

Cons

When accessing from a mobile device, the software asks to use the camera even if the user has opted out of video screening.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you for the review Pati, I'm glad to hear that both your employees and payroll department are finding us easy to use. In regards to our webcam feature, the administrator of the account can turn that feature off, optional, or required. If optional or required we'll give you the option to take a photo. If you do not want to use the feature you can turn it off on a per employee basis. Thanks again!

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Karen Pierson

Goodbye timecards!

2019-06-03

The geofence was a breeze to set up, and all employees can clock in and out on their phones within their designated work area.

Pros

Ease of use by employees on their cell phones.

Cons

And an alert via text or email or somewhere on the employee's app when they log in that they did not clock out, instead of having Buddy Punch automatically clock them out after so many hours.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you Karen for the review, it is great to hear that you're finding Buddy Punch easy to use. We just released our push notification feature that allows you to send push notifications to employees. More to come on that!

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Jeff Michels

Buddy Punch for Small Business

2016-08-26

Buddy Punch has been a great tool providing ease of access for employees and simplification for account staff.

Pros

We really appreciate the ease of use and time saving features. The reports are great for tracking employee hours and budgeting.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you Jeff for the review, we appreciate it. I'm glad Buddy Punch is easy to use and it is saving you time, that's what we strive for! Thank you for your business!

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Beverly Black

Buddy Punch to the Rescue

2019-09-09

We were able to eliminate timesheets and easily download a report on each employee for payroll purposes.

Pros

It's a low maintenance way to keep track of time & schedule employees.

Cons

It's not really about the software but you need a strong WIFI signal to use it. Our location, close to an airport with lots of interference, would cause problems at times.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you Beverly for the review, it is great to hear you are finding us easy to use!

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Victoria Duhring

The best decision we've made!

2019-03-28

Every interaction I have had with sales or support representatives have been quick, easy, and efficient.

Pros

It is so easy to use on both the employer and employee side, and has wonderful data features, as well as sends reminders when pay period reports are ready and when an employee may go over overtime.

Cons

There are no cons! This is the best software!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you for the review Victoria! I'm happy to hear that we've been easy to use for both the employee and for the employer. I also appreciate the feedback that our customer support has been there for you when you needed us. Thanks again!

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James Bowling

Verified Reviewer

Useful service, great support

2014-05-02

It releases us from the hassle of clocking everyone in and out, allowing the employees to do so themselves from their mobile devices-- but empowers us as owners (and our managers, if we choose to enable this function) with the ability to edit/manage this info as needed.

Pros

Overall time saving.

Cons

The service is not automatically linked or synced with a payroll software/service, so there is minor data input involved (allowing for possible human error)--transporting the employees' timecard info into our payroll software.

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Shannon Keppler

This service has been wonderful for us!

2017-05-17

It keeps track of the hours for you, freeing up more time to attend to other business needs.

Pros

Buddy Punch is easy to use, and takes the hassle out of keeping track of hours worked.

Cons

We wish that the fee was per employee. We only have one contracted person to keep track of.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you for your review Shannon, I'm glad that Buddy Punch is taking the hassle out of time tracking. In regards to pricing our current tier of 9 or less employees is our lowest plan. We will definitely consider plans for a single employee in future updates.

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Joni Woidtke

User Friendly!

2019-08-01

So far so good!

Pros

The app and online site are user friendly so little to no training of our employees is needed.

Cons

I would like to see an option to average out employees weekly hours without exporting a report and configuring it myself in Excel.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you Joni for the review, it is great to hear you are finding us user friendly.

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Emily Wyatt

Buddy Punch is a knock out!

2016-08-03

Now technicians can clock in and out as many times a day as they need and if they need to change the time in or out it has to be approved by a manager!

Pros

Love the PTO portion and that you have the opportunity to export information for Payroll as well!

Cons

We dont use it in full as much as we should- each of the reports that is.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Buddy Punch

Very easy and self explanatory!

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you so much for the review Emily! Thank you for pointing out so many of our features including our various reports, GPS and approval feature. We appreciate your business!

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Joe Lembo

Smooth transition, great price.

2017-08-14

Way better analysis of time spent in each department, along with time savings of employees manually adding up paper time cards.

Pros

Easy for employees to figure out.

Cons

Reporting functions not as intiuitive as I would like.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thanks for the review Joe! I'm glad that the transition to Buddy Punch has been smooth and that we are easy to use for your employees. Also I see that you're using our approval process for time card changes - it is a great way to have the employee initiate any changes and for you to approve them. Thanks again for taking the time to write the review, we appreciate your business!

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Cindy Reinhard

Simple and Easy to Use Time Tracking Product!

2016-08-09

I handle HR for a small start-up tech company, and we were looking for a simple, easy-to-use time tracking software solution that was also cost-effective for our size.

Pros

Easy to use for admins and employees Concise reports Archiving of data is permanent while a paying customer (never lose past timecards) Reasonably priced

Cons

Wish there were better customization options for hour categories (i.e. floating holidays, Jury Duty, etc.) App for I phone needs improvement (can only view who is punched in currently)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Buddy Punch

Great product!

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you for the review Cindy, we appreciate it! You are correct, we place ease of use and customer support at the top of our priority list. We are always looking to improve so thank you for the suggestions, we are working on updating our smartphone apps and will have the updates ready soon. Thanks again for your business!

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Hazel Alvarez

Overall it has made tracking of employees hours easier than physical timecards.

2016-02-03

The only cons to this system is the reporting. It is not made to run a report per employee and the reports that it does have does not include any notes put by managers.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thanks for the review Hazel. We appreciate your honest feedback. We have several reports available, including an In/Out Activity Report that does show notes that employees have entered. I'm glad it has made things easier for you. We're happy to have you as a customer.

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Kari Kubik

Exactly what I needed

2019-02-13

I used another TimeClock program previously, but was unhappy with the format for reporting the hours.

Pros

Clear and simple user interface.

Cons

Nothing yet although I have only used it for about 3 months.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you for the review Kari, it is great to hear that you're finding our user interface clear and simple, but has the functionality you need. We appreciate your business!

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