Calamari Features

Calamari

Modern HR management, online leave and attendance tracking

4.67/5 (376 reviews)

Calamari Feature Summary

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

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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Accounting Integration
Alerts/Notifications
Applications Management
Approval Process Control
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automatic Backup
Automatic Time Capture
Barcode / Ticket Scanning
Benefits Management
Billable Items Tracking
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync
Charting
Clock In / Out
Commenting/Notes
Compensation Management
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Scheduling
Employee Self Service
Employee Time Tracking
FMLA Administration
File Management
GPS
Geolocation
HR Management
Historical Reporting
Leave Policy Management
Leave Tracking
Location Tracking
Manual Time Entry
Mobile Access
Mobile Time Tracking
Monitoring
Multi-Language
Multi-Location
Online Punch Card
Online Time Clock
Online Time Tracking
Overtime Calculation
PCI Compliance
Policy Management
Project Time Tracking
Punch card
Purchasing & Receiving
RFID Scanning
Real Time Data
Reminders
Reporting/Analytics
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Salaried Employee Tracking
Self Service Portal
Shift Swapping
Sick Leave Tracking
Time Off Management
Time Off Requests
Time Tracking
Timesheet Management
Vacation/Leave Tracking
Variable Workforce
Work History
Workstation Tracking
iCalendar Support
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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Accounting Integration
Alerts/Notifications
Applications Management
Approval Process Control
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automatic Backup
Automatic Time Capture
Barcode / Ticket Scanning
Benefits Management
Billable Items Tracking
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync
Charting
Clock In / Out
Commenting/Notes
Compensation Management
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Scheduling
Employee Self Service
Employee Time Tracking
FMLA Administration
File Management
GPS
Geolocation
HR Management
Historical Reporting
Leave Policy Management
Leave Tracking
Location Tracking
Manual Time Entry
Mobile Access
Mobile Time Tracking
Monitoring
Multi-Language
Multi-Location
Online Punch Card
Online Time Clock
Online Time Tracking
Overtime Calculation
PCI Compliance
Policy Management
Project Time Tracking
Punch card
Purchasing & Receiving
RFID Scanning
Real Time Data
Reminders
Reporting/Analytics
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Salaried Employee Tracking
Self Service Portal
Shift Swapping
Sick Leave Tracking
Time Off Management
Time Off Requests
Time Tracking
Timesheet Management
Vacation/Leave Tracking
Variable Workforce
Work History
Workstation Tracking
iCalendar Support
Visit WebsiteCompare App
API
Access Controls/Permissions
Accounting Integration
Alerts/Notifications
Applications Management
Approval Process Control
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automatic Backup
Automatic Time Capture
Barcode / Ticket Scanning
Benefits Management
Billable Items Tracking
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync
Charting
Clock In / Out
Commenting/Notes
Compensation Management
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Scheduling
Employee Self Service
Employee Time Tracking
FMLA Administration
File Management
GPS
Geolocation
HR Management
Historical Reporting
Leave Policy Management
Leave Tracking
Location Tracking
Manual Time Entry
Mobile Access
Mobile Time Tracking
Monitoring
Multi-Language
Multi-Location
Online Punch Card
Online Time Clock
Online Time Tracking
Overtime Calculation
PCI Compliance
Policy Management
Project Time Tracking
Punch card
Purchasing & Receiving
RFID Scanning
Real Time Data
Reminders
Reporting/Analytics
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Salaried Employee Tracking
Self Service Portal
Shift Swapping
Sick Leave Tracking
Time Off Management
Time Off Requests
Time Tracking
Timesheet Management
Vacation/Leave Tracking
Variable Workforce
Work History
Workstation Tracking
iCalendar Support
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Mobile apps

iOS App


8 reviews

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


105 reviews

Calamari Feature Reviews

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

Wojciech K.

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Source: GetApp
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Vitaya I.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Piotr W.

Verified Reviewer

Perfect for helps you in leave management

2017-05-11

Pros

Great and flexible costumer service

Cons

Would be nice to have performance management section.

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: GetApp
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Paulina S.

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.

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 CHROBRUS


Thank you Paulina for a great review!

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Alannah C.

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

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
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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Krzysztof P.

Calamari solved issues with our absence management prcess

2019-07-30

A very robust tool that addresses most of the common issues with absence management.

Pros

Calamari provides us with a comprehensive reporting system that allows us to generate reports for particular clients which makes it stand out from the other system we've been trying so far.

Cons

Missing filtering/sorting options - but from what I know they going to be developed soon.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Luka J.

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

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
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Ayushie K.

Tracking Leaves made easy

2021-02-27

Leave Management has been made really easy by Calamari, both for the employer and the employees.

Pros

Calamari has been a great tool for managing the leaves of our workforce.

Cons

Not much to say! I couldn't think of any suggestion for now.

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
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 11-50 employees)

Great app!!!

2019-07-17

Great app!!!

Pros

remove all the hassle of leave management

Cons

Doesn't integrate Everhour No great admin dashboard

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Julia M.

excellent leave management system!

2018-04-03

Pros

* Easy to setup * Intuitive dashboard * Extremely useful for leave management for teams in different countries * Really helpful support team (Customer Success Specialist)

Cons

* More features for mobile app (attachments, calendar, availability)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from CHROBRUS


Hello Julia!

Thanks for a feedback, actually we are working on new features and improvements every day :) :) Eg. attachments from the mobile app are available now.

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Eric L.

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

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
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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

You can not disable mobile application start times.

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
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Clément D.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Source: GetApp
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Olivier L.

Great affordable app for Small and Medium business to easily manage staff leaves

2019-03-14

We have implemented Calamari ~6 months ago and it allowed both employees and manager to track people leave a lot more easily than just using spreadsheet and accounting software which not everyone in the business has access too. We got rid of the leave forms thanks to Calamari and just that was a big win as it tracks everything and is still easy enough to manually override when required.

Pros

- Simple to configure - Easy interface - Mobile app for request/approval - Office 365 integration

Cons

. - Granular admin role required (currently either employee or full admin).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Jeff J.

BEST choice for employee vacation tracking !

2017-05-08

Pros

Saves me time so i don't have to worry about manually calculating holidays , accruals, and tracking employee vacation activity in a spreadsheet.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from CHROBRUS


Jeff, thanks for a great review.

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Anthonie B.

Really good Leave Management

2020-07-23

Management of leave has been solved and we can focus on the core business

Pros

The user interface is easy to use and provides us with the needed functionality to manage employees and their leave

Cons

Missing perhaps the ability to capture time in a less complex way.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Parker R.

Checks Every Box

2020-07-27

It is a major upgrade in terms of ease of use, reporting, and notifications from the past platform.

Pros

Months ago, we scoped out our requirements for a PTO management tool.

Cons

The .csv upload tool can be a little tricky to figure out, but the customer service response is immediate and helped resolve the issues.

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
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Nuno O.

Very good!

2019-12-12

Pros

Very easy to use and very responsive. Integrates with a few platforms which is very useful.

Cons

Could have additional HR management features.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jose U.

Best Vacation Tracing Software

2019-07-29

Pros

. - Intuitive Interface for employees.

Cons

No cons to report. Software fulfills all of our needs.

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
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Ulf G.

We are happy with our decision for Calamari as our Absence Management tool

2017-07-19

It improved absence management and leave transparency significantly

Pros

The tools is feature rich but clean in design. New features and improvements are added on a regular basis and the roadmap is made transparent.

Cons

Nothing in specific. If something was missing or did not work as intended we always found a quick solution

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 CHROBRUS


Thanks Ulf! We love to work with Mindcurv :)

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Camille D.

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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Patrycja P.

Reliable, easy to use, user-friendly software that helps save time

2021-02-25

It saved me and my colleagues a lot of time and headaches when we counted days off for each employee in a spreadsheet.

Pros

+ intuitive, simple to use + helps save time + super friendly and helpful support + modifiable acceptance flow + mobile app

Cons

Overall, I am very happy with everything it has to offer and the way it's designed. I never felt it's missing something.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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ZINA E.

Helpful, Informative, Structured

2018-02-20

Pros

The reporting tool is very useful for analyzing data.

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

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Laura H.

Calamari for Managing Employee Leave

2019-03-05

So, we set out to search for a leave management system that would help us automate some of the processes and provide reporting as well.

Pros

Where before, we would search through emails to find out when a request was submitted and who approved it, everything is now in one place.

Cons

I have not found anything that I don't like about this software.

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 CHROBRUS


Thank you Laura, it's a really valuable review.

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Roland G.

Recommendable

2019-05-29

Pros

calamari is very easy to use. runs almost bug-free.

Cons

Missing: timesheet report, group by month and employee.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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