Calamari Features

Calamari

Modern HR, online leave and attendance tracking

4.72/5 (205 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:

Eric Leander

Calamari Review

2018-12-04

It has made managing PTO much easier, and transparent for my employees. I have emailed customer service several times, and received quick and thorough answers.

Pros

The Paid Time Off / Leave tracking is very intuitive, easy to use, and one of the better products that I have found for this job.

Cons

Running reports, and exporting them for entering them into a payroll system could be easier.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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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.

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.

Rating breakdown

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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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Anonymous
(Medical Devices company, 11-50 employees)

Calamari for an HR Consultant

2018-12-04

Overall its been a pleasant experience and i know there is more room to grow such as the GPS tracker should apply to breaks and be able to click on the map rather than just a snapshot of the location.

Pros

For our company i found Calamari a simple easy to use application to help track employee attendance. The application is simple to install and link with GSuite which is an asset for us without having employees go through a sign up process.

Cons

Furthermore, breaks should have the option to either include in the total hours worked or deducted automatically as it happens that employees forget to use the app when taking their breaks.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Sara Steffan

Calamari User

2018-12-04

Overall, the value is there with the amount spent per employee vs manually tracking accruals and approvals for each employee.

Pros

For our company, we have been tracking time off requests and accruals manually.

Cons

Setting the entitlement amount was tricky, but I was able to figure it out.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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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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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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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.

Rating breakdown

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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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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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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.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Consumer Electronics company, 11-50 employees)

Fantastic platform

2018-12-05

Would highly recommend this to anyone having issues tracking staff and dealing with leave requests.

Pros

Great layout for User experience Easy to add staff and edit elements Easy to setup ‘Terminals’ Leave management is clean and functional Simple set up.

Cons

Slightly buggy with our iBeacons The fact you have to wait to see when people have clocked out. Not real-time. You can not disable mobile application start times.

Rating breakdown

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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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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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Customer support

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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Josefine Teneback Cays

Great affordable solution

2018-12-04

Pros

Great affordable solution for small companies. Onboarding and customer support are fantastic.

Cons

Requests cannot be edited, they must be canceled and resubmitted.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

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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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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Christie Brown

Excellent Leave Time and Clockin App

2018-10-19

We needed a software app that would allow employees to view their various leave banks at any time, and easily make/approve requests for time out of the office.

Pros

This software was easy to use on startup, easy to teach to my team, and now that they're all on it, very easy for them to use.

Cons

For us, a small nonprofit that just needs to track timesheeets and how those interface with leave time banks, it's a perfect fit.

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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Anonymous
(Security and Investigations company, 11-50 employees)

LOVE CALAMARI

2018-12-04

We love Calamari and very glad we chose this product! Time savings to managers and accounting!!!

Pros

Ease of us for our employees which is a huge help!

Cons

It have helped our company and saved time!

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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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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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Customer support

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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

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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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

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Source: GetApp
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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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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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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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

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
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