Buddy Punch Features

Buddy Punch

Online Time Clock Software | Web Based Time Management

4.79/5 (648 reviews)

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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Approval Process Control
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Audit Trail
Automated Scheduling
Availability Management
Biometric Recognition
Biometrics
Budgeting/Forecasting
Calendar Management
Clock In / Out
Compliance Management
Customizable Reports
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Profiles
Employee Scheduling
Employee Self Service
Employee Time Tracking
Forecasting
GPS
Group Scheduling
Labor Forecasting
Leave Tracking
Messaging
Mobile Access
Mobile Alerts
Mobile Time Tracking
Multi-Location
Multiple Billing Rates
Online Punch Card
Online Time Clock
Online Time Tracking
Overtime Calculation
Payroll Management
Performance Metrics
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Project Tracking
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Real Time Notifications
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Real-time Updates
Reminders
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Reporting/Analytics
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Role-Based Permissions
SMS Messaging
Salaried Employee Tracking
Schedule Distribution
Scheduling
Self Service Portal
Shift Swapping
Sick Leave Tracking
Summary Reports
Team Calendars
Third Party Integrations
Time Off Management
Time Off Requests
Time Tracking
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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Approval Process Control
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Audit Trail
Automated Scheduling
Availability Management
Biometric Recognition
Biometrics
Budgeting/Forecasting
Calendar Management
Clock In / Out
Compliance Management
Customizable Reports
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Profiles
Employee Scheduling
Employee Self Service
Employee Time Tracking
Forecasting
GPS
Group Scheduling
Labor Forecasting
Leave Tracking
Messaging
Mobile Access
Mobile Alerts
Mobile Time Tracking
Multi-Location
Multiple Billing Rates
Online Punch Card
Online Time Clock
Online Time Tracking
Overtime Calculation
Payroll Management
Performance Metrics
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Punch card
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Real-time Scheduling
Real-time Updates
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Resource Management
Role-Based Permissions
SMS Messaging
Salaried Employee Tracking
Schedule Distribution
Scheduling
Self Service Portal
Shift Swapping
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162 reviews

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

Android App


102 reviews

Buddy Punch Feature Reviews

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

Chris Z.

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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Vanessa R.

Great support and customer service!

2017-05-22

Easy to track employee hours/location and run payroll.

Pros

Very easy to use to track hours, create locations, and run payroll.

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 K.

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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Sean M.

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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Jeralyn V.

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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Katie B.

User friendly time tracking with geofence/GPS accountability

2021-11-29

They have steadily grown over the last several years, offering more and more helpful services and integration with other programs.

Pros

Very easy for employees and administrators alike to track time and edit if necessary.

Cons

Would like a report that provides a daily snapshot, chronologically, of who punched in/out and at what time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you Katie for the review and kind words, it is great to hear that you're making use of our GPS/geofencing features. We do take pride in our customer service, and I am glad it is showing! We appreciate your business!

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Beth P.

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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Rafael E.

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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Jim C.

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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Sabrina Y.

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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Elfi S.

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 O.

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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Jeff M.

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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Xenia H.

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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Beverly B.

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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Don F.

Quick & Easy

2021-01-20

Honest reporting of employees time including overtime.

Pros

Very easy for our personnel to use.

Cons

Nothing that hampers our operation. There is no maintenance required.

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 Don for the review, it is great to hear that we are fitting your needs and that you are finding us easy to use. We appreciate your business!

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Hazel A.

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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Emily W.

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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Sarah P.

Works like a charm!

2016-08-01

Buddy Punch has made time keeping a breeze. The mobile app is very user friendly and simple.

Pros

The most important feature of Buddy Punch is the GPS location.

Cons

Some of the reports are a little cluttered, but with so many report options it really hasn't been an issue.

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 for the review Sarah! I'm glad that Buddy Punch is working so well for you and thank you for pointing out our GPS feature as well as our customer support. We pride ourselves in making the system very easy to use but if you need any help along the way we're always there to help. Thanks again!

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Karen P.

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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Joy J.

Best In Show

2021-02-23

My staff loves that the software works seamlessly and I love the easy payroll reporting process.

Pros

Poor service is one of the main reasons we left our last scheduling and payroll reporting software.

Cons

Would love to see more features such as hiring and onboarding of new employees.

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 Joy for the review and the kind words! It is great to hear the positive feedback on our customer service. We really try to make sure we understand everyone's situation and we're glad that it shows! Thanks again for your review and your business, we appreciate it.

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Kari K.

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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Victoria D.

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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Cindy R.

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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Sabina H.

We're happy we switched to Buddy Punch

2016-05-18

Making a switch to Buddy Punch was incredibly seamless and our employees have all reported having an easier time both clocking in and out and making adjustment to their time punches.

Rating breakdown

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

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you for your review Sabina! I'm glad that our customer service, reliability and ease of use come out in your day to day usage. We always focus on making sure that the system is easy to use for the employer and the employee. Thank you for your business, we appreciate it!

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