Buddy Punch Features

Buddy Punch

Online Time Clock Software | Web Based Time Management

4.78/5 (295 reviews)

Buddy Punch Feature Summary

  • Coordinates for each login.
  • Google/Gmail Integration
  • Make a label that employees can punch into.
  • Based on rules that you select from.
  • Excel/CSV/PDF Options.
  • QuickBooks Online & Desktop
  • When an admin needs to take action on a request.

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Mobile apps

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Buddy Punch Feature Reviews

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

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

I would like to be able to enter future time off (vacation, PTO).

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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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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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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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
Helpful?   Yes   No
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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Source: GetApp
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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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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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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Great tool to track temp time.

2017-12-06

Saved a lot of time when processing payroll.

Pros

Reports are easy to export and send hours to the temp agency.

Cons

It is currently meeting all of our needs and some I didn't know I wanted, like the ability for employee to make a correction to their time card which then must be approved by their supervisor.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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 for your review! I appreciate your honest feedback. It's great to see you're making use of our correction feature, which allows an employee to request a change to their time card that you have to approve. We appreciate your business.

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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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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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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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Barb Collamore

Great for our employees. Easy interface. Tech support can't be beat.

2018-06-19

Now users at all locations can punch in and it is all in one place - all ready for export to our payroll service.

Pros

Easy export, specific for our payroll service.

Cons

No real issues to complain about or note as a least favorite.

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 Barb for the review. It's great to hear that we've been easy to use, that our tech support has been helpful, and ultimately we're saving you time! We appreciate your business.

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Crystal Pro

Provides what I need to track hours efficiently.

2018-03-29

Pros

I like the Dashboard, which shows all employees who are currently clocked in and the last time others clocked out.

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 the review Crystal! I'm glad to hear that we've been easy to use and that the dashboard is proving useful for you. Also we'll pass on the review minimum requirement comment to Capterra. Thanks!

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Shane Lancaster

Excellent way to keep track of employees

2018-08-28

Easier way to track employees time.

Pros

Very user friendly, easy to understand

Cons

I didnt find it sooner, wish i had found it

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you Shane for the review, it's great to hear that you're finding us easy to use and user friendly.

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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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Peter Noble

Software is easy to use, some minor wifi issues with staff sometimes, but otherwise good

2017-10-12

Pros

Have to be at work to log hours, time sheets summary is easy to use.

Cons

Sometimes employees updates aren't captured properly, it doesn't show manager review required.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you Peter for taking the time to write a review, I'm glad that you're finding Buddy Punch easy to use and that you feel we're a good product overall. In regards to the tracking unpaid vacation and sick time, all PTO that you setup is outside of any overtime calculations. So it can be tracked as being unpaid. You can create custom PTO categories to do so. Also there is a setting under each employee to require manager approval for updates. Sorry for any confusion. Let me know if you have any other questions, and thanks again for your business!

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Mike Lei

How good is buddypunch?

2016-09-10

Found buddypunch and it does exactly what I need it to. The UI is very well designed, the administrator makes employee accounts and employees just go to the website, log in, and push the big green button.

Pros

Good design Easy to use Intuitive Focused on employee punching in and out.

Cons

People can only be automatically punched out after X hours.

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 Lei for the 10/10 review! We really appreciate the thought you put into it and the highlighting of some of our features. I'm glad that the User Interface (UI) is easy to use and understand. When we're designing features we always think of how they're being used and how it affects both the employee and administrator's daily experience. Thanks again, we appreciate your business.

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Ayde H

Easy to Use

2016-10-24

It allows you to easily make changes and allows your employees to leave notes for each punch time (if necessary).

Pros

Easy to use for employees and managers

Cons

cannot punch in real time. it gives the employees access to modify their times.

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

Recommendations to others considering Buddy Punch

no

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you for the review Ayde, we appreciate it. I'm glad Buddy Punch is easy to use and understand. Thank you for pointing out the notes feature, it allows employees to leave a detail on why they might be punching out early, late, etc. In regards to your comment on real time punches, perhaps there is some confusion - you can punch in real time with Buddy Punch. As soon as you click the punch in button the time is captured at that moment in time. Also the employee option to request changes is a feature that can be turned on or off. Any changes only take effect if they are approved and you can turn off changes all together, if needed. Let me know if you have any other questions, we appreciate your business!

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