Calamari Features

Calamari

Modern HR, online leave and attendance tracking

4.76/5 (169 reviews)

Calamari Feature Summary

  • CSV & Excel import/export
  • Online automated approval
  • Team & organization calendars
  • Excel exports
  • Employee database
  • Enforces attendance policies
  • Employee request notes
  • Mobile access
  • Dedicated domain
  • Employees archive
  • Calamari Clockin integration
  • Flexible entitlement accural
  • Substitution during the absence of the manager
  • Auto carry-over calculation
  • Auto pro-rata calculation
  • Multilevel approval process
  • iCal feed
  • Multi - country policy configuration
  • Security based on roles
  • Remote work tracking
  • Multi-country policy
  • Customizable reach reports

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Calamari Feature Reviews

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

Wojciech Koszut

Verified Reviewer

Great software to track employees leaves, attendance and work time.

2016-03-29

After installation and integration leave management started to be invisible. Employee self-service is also a focus with the ability for employees to request vacation and sick time themselves and clock in/clock out.

Pros

- price - possibility to configure every type of leave - integrated clock in - integration with slack, Google Apps and Jira - reports

Cons

- lack of Android or iOS App for employees

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Time used: 6-12 months

Source: GetApp
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Jeff Johnson

BEST choice for employee vacation tracking !

2017-05-08

Pros

Everything is calculated by the system and i get an email request when an employee wants time off. Perfect !

Cons

Setting up my companies vacation accrual formulas for different employees was a challenge, but Calamari Tech support was quick to respond with the solution and had me running the same day.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Response from CHROBRUS


Jeff, thanks for a great review.

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ZINA ELLIDOU

Helpful, Informative, Structured

2018-02-20

Pros

Additionally, with this software we can keep a track of our employee absences and the annual leave of each employee.

Cons

Some of the functions need improvement, for example when you check the absence request details of an employee, there is no button to take you back to the same employee, you have to start over.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Bryan Wilcox

Had all of the right features for a low price. Easy to use and great integrations

2017-08-07

Employees like the slack integration.

Pros

The slack integration was the killer feature for us.

Cons

The ability to customize email responses is a feature that seems to be missing from the current release.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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William Betancur

The people at Calamari are always available to help you even from their location in Poland

2017-08-07

We replaced e-mail systems from Lotus Notes to G-mail in our company. Our time off application was Departmental Calendar from Spring Logic.

Pros

Synchronize time off requests with G Suite Calendar,

Cons

I would like representation here in the US if possible 1) Tutorials and knowledgebase could have a few more examples of different scenarios that the administrator might encounter when setting up more complex leave policies. That being said, the Calamari team was more than willing to guide through anything I wasn't sure of.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from CHROBRUS


Hi William! We will think about our new location in US in the future. It would be awsome ;) honestly. Thanks for your suggestions. It is always good to know what we can do better for you! Cheers, Ewelina

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Shiran Tweeto

Great service and courteous. Their most important interest was in my favor.

2017-06-26

My employees can report hours in the software easily and efficiently.

Pros

The system is convenient and easy to use.

Cons

I asked for a feature of calculating vacation days according to the employee reported hours.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from CHROBRUS


Shiran! A pleasure to read your review. We appreciate the comments and I would like to let you know that we are constantly working on new features, so get ready for that! Thank you, Ewelina

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Alannah Carr

Verified Reviewer

Easiest Software to use

2016-12-12

It is very self explanatory, pleasant layout and I can adjust employees holiday settings or absence requests very quickly.

Pros

However, Kamil is a great help, very patient when I suddenly get called into a conference meeting and is always willing to support and understand your needs.

Cons

It would be brilliant if Calamari explored the market and expanded the systems functionalities such as adding a performance management section, recruitment section and incorporated all HR jobs into one system.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Calamari

However, there is a lot of competition out there and HR seek management systems that can do everything in one place. Would suggest expanding what Calamari can really do and integrate with other systems such as Sage accounting software and Office 365.

Source: GetApp
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Paulina Szczęsna

Perfect for our startup

2018-10-12

Perfect for our company (<20), we mostly use it for absence tracking.

Pros

Easy to navigate, easy to use for both management and employees.

Cons

I remember I felt a little lost in the beginning, but just going through tutorials made a change and showed me how helpful Calamari is.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from CHROBRUS


Thank you Paulina for a great review!

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Luka Juri

Intuitive and effective, needs more flexibility.

2017-08-11

Easy time management and control of presence/leave of employees, plus user satisfaction from the whole team.

Pros

A great easy to use graphic interface. It requires very little preparation and users can start working on it almost rightaway.

Cons

It still needs some improvement in the Leave module, especially concerning breaks and paid leave, which should have the ability to be left open and its duration defined by clockin and not in advance.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Paula Kocjan

We are glad that we decided to use Calamari as a non-presence management tool in Right Hello

2017-10-03

Pros

1) Calamari's team offers a effective and quick support 2) its very intuitive and user friendly 3) has integration with google calendar, what is very usefull for us 4) You can keep track of all the hours employees work, holidays, sick leaves.

Cons

We are happy with the product, but it might be better if there were more useful reports and more detail on the report.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Matt Dana

Great product, getting better all the time.

2017-01-05

Calamari is great to keep track of employee days off. They are very responsive to suggestions and are getting better all the time.

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Source: Capterra
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Vitaya Iwchawna

make it easy for your user or employees

2017-08-08

helping user and control user, leave management report man hours

Pros

Easy create user by import from G-Suite account.

Cons

we need more flexible generate reports and more detail on the report. the price a bit height for us.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Scott Guenther

We've loved working with Calamari. It's easy to use for both admins and users

2018-02-07

We don't have to deal with any paperwork when dealing with time off. Employees can easily access how much time they've used and how much time off they have remaining.

Pros

The simplicity of requesting and approving time off is amazing.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jessica Davitt-Cayco

Simple and functional

2016-07-25

Overall the software is very simple to use and most employees understood how to use it right away, without any real tutorial.

Pros

Simplicity and price.

Cons

There is not a lot of reporting functionality.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Calamari

Keep making software improvements but please keep the customers informed on the changes. We would really like to see more reporting functionality and the ability to link with MS Outlook calendar.

Source: Capterra
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Response from CHROBRUS


Thank you for the review, Jessica. Recently, we have added the possibility to integrate Calamari with MS Outlook. On our YouTube channel, you can find the tutorial how to enter you iCal feed into your Outlook Online.

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Clément Dietschy

Verified Reviewer

Simple and Fast

2016-04-22

With Calamari, the configuration, account imports and individual balances are executed by their support, no much effort needed.

Pros

Google Apps interface Google Calendar interface Slack interface Easy to understand Fast to deploy Very good customer support (in English)

Cons

Don't ideally display to employees their leave balance and expirations for the french system.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Source: GetApp
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Ivan Shikht

Calamari being used to track leave requests in our company.

2017-12-21

Each employee can access that information, make request, etc. Which is very good for us.

Pros

It has all what we need to support our internal processes related to leave requests. Complex calculations, etc.

Cons

Was a bit difficult to configure. Employees list doesn't have sorting, filtering.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Scott Guenther

Verified Reviewer

Great Product!

2016-04-25

We have it up and running and our people have loved the easy way to request time off and how easily it keeps track of vacation, sick and personal time.

Pros

Love the easy of use!

Cons

Can't think of any. It's awesome.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Source: GetApp
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Camille Doany

This software really helped solve a problem for us. I highly recommend it.

2017-08-08

This software completely solved all employee management issues.

Pros

I can keep track of all employee working hours, vacations, sick leaves, and it's all easy and clearly documented.

Cons

Except that the signing out/in via mobile devices doesn't work for at least one type of device.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Erin Austin

Great Product!

2016-07-12

Coming from using a spreadsheet to keep track of time off. I wish I could rate the customer service higher than 5 stars.

Pros

This is really very easy to set up.

Cons

That made it so their time off was not set correctly.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Silvie Cernochova

Calamari Review

2017-12-15

Slack and google calendar integration.

Pros

We can download reports by choosing either contractors or employees, which is important for us.

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Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Michelle Mahovlich

Simple, easy to use time management system!

2017-09-15

Simple to use software to easily manage schedules, PTO, and accruals.

Pros

From new users who find the interface very simple to use from administrators who can customize teams, approval flows, weekly schedules, accruing PTO, and reporting, Calamari does it all!

Cons

The only improvement that I would suggest would be to allow the employee list to be sorted by your preference.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from CHROBRUS


Thanks, we really appreciate your feedback. Happy user is the greatest reward!

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Lukasz Sajkowski

Verified Reviewer

Intuitive and highly customizable

2016-04-27

You need only a few minutes to start using it thanks to predefined absence types and importing users from Google Apps.

Pros

- importing users from Google Apps - highly customizable absence types and acceptance flow - useful reports

Cons

I have not found any

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Source: GetApp
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Jill Cosentino

A simple and elegant solution for our PTO / Leave management

2018-05-16

Visibility for managers to track time off.

Pros

I like the simple and elegant UI, it integrated to Google Suite and Slack with ease.

Cons

It doesn't seem to show true YTD absences, only all approved (which can be in the future). But they seem to constantly roll out updates, so I'm sure it will be possible in the next month or so.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Alyssa A

Great Platform for managing your team!

2017-05-19

Pros

Calamari allows for a very easy management system for vacations (with different country holidays integrated) and various employee/contractor role types, among much more!

Cons

As an admin, making changes to other user's requests should be easier.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Excellent, you can add new employees to the system and edit your data. You can transfer data to Exce

2018-03-14

With this software you will have ease of use, functionality, product quality and guaranteed customer service.

Pros

I like most about this software is that it is easy to administer and you can plan and track, answer questions from your employees, and have specific and crucial characteristics that companies need to provide an efficient management system.

Cons

The price could be a little more optimal, I would like to have the opportunity to insert collective festivities, to include all the employees in the calendar.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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