Calamari Features

Calamari

Modern HR, online leave and attendance tracking

4.68/5 (312 reviews)

Calamari Feature Summary

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

Competitor Feature Comparison

API
Absence Management
Access Control
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Applicant Tracking
Application Integration
Applications Management
Approval Process Control
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Audit Trail
Automatic Backup
Automatic Notifications
Barcode Scanning
Benefits Management
Billable Hours Tracking
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync with Google
Clock In / Out
Commenting
Custom Fields
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Data Filtering
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Document Management
Document Storage
Email Alerts
Email Invitations & Reminders
Email Notifications
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Profile
Employee Self Service
Employee Time Tracking
File Management
GPS
Geolocation
Goal Setting / Tracking
HR Management
History Tracking
Human Resource Integration
Job Application Management
Leave Tracking
Location Tracking
Monitoring
Multi-Currency
Multi-Language
Multi-Location
Organizational Charting
Overtime Calculation
PCI DSS Compliance
Payroll Integration
Performance Appraisal
Performance Management
Performance Reports
Permission Management
Policy Management
RFID Scanning
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Receiving
Records Management
Recruitment Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Role Management
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Salary History
Secure Data Storage
Sick Leave Tracking
Third Party Integration
Time Clock
Time Off Requests
Timesheets
Vacation Tracking
Work History
iCalendar Support
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API
Absence Management
Access Control
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Applicant Tracking
Application Integration
Applications Management
Approval Process Control
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Audit Trail
Automatic Backup
Automatic Notifications
Barcode Scanning
Benefits Management
Billable Hours Tracking
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync with Google
Clock In / Out
Commenting
Custom Fields
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Data Filtering
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Document Management
Document Storage
Email Alerts
Email Invitations & Reminders
Email Notifications
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Profile
Employee Self Service
Employee Time Tracking
File Management
GPS
Geolocation
Goal Setting / Tracking
HR Management
History Tracking
Human Resource Integration
Job Application Management
Leave Tracking
Location Tracking
Monitoring
Multi-Currency
Multi-Language
Multi-Location
Organizational Charting
Overtime Calculation
PCI DSS Compliance
Payroll Integration
Performance Appraisal
Performance Management
Performance Reports
Permission Management
Policy Management
RFID Scanning
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Receiving
Records Management
Recruitment Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Role Management
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Salary History
Secure Data Storage
Sick Leave Tracking
Third Party Integration
Time Clock
Time Off Requests
Timesheets
Vacation Tracking
Work History
iCalendar Support
Visit WebsiteCompare App
API
Absence Management
Access Control
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Applicant Tracking
Application Integration
Applications Management
Approval Process Control
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Audit Trail
Automatic Backup
Automatic Notifications
Barcode Scanning
Benefits Management
Billable Hours Tracking
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync with Google
Clock In / Out
Commenting
Custom Fields
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Data Filtering
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Document Management
Document Storage
Email Alerts
Email Invitations & Reminders
Email Notifications
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Profile
Employee Self Service
Employee Time Tracking
File Management
GPS
Geolocation
Goal Setting / Tracking
HR Management
History Tracking
Human Resource Integration
Job Application Management
Leave Tracking
Location Tracking
Monitoring
Multi-Currency
Multi-Language
Multi-Location
Organizational Charting
Overtime Calculation
PCI DSS Compliance
Payroll Integration
Performance Appraisal
Performance Management
Performance Reports
Permission Management
Policy Management
RFID Scanning
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Receiving
Records Management
Recruitment Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Role Management
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Salary History
Secure Data Storage
Sick Leave Tracking
Third Party Integration
Time Clock
Time Off Requests
Timesheets
Vacation Tracking
Work History
iCalendar Support
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Mobile apps

iOS App


6 reviews

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

Android App


80 reviews

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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.

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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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

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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Roland Geng

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
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Jose Urena

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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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

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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Jeff Johnson

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
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from CHROBRUS


Jeff, thanks for a great review.

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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

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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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

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
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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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James Griswold

Great product

2019-07-29

Very positive - our employees really like the system!

Pros

Easy to set up and very easy to use.

Cons

Entitlement reporting is confusing and hard to follow.

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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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.

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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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.

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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Leszek Tomanek

Slik & clean

2019-07-30

Managing vacations, holidays and part time employees for entire organization.

Pros

I liked a lot slack integration.

Cons

Maybe it was our setup but calamari reported vacations on Saturday and Sunday.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Maria Acevedo

Easy to Use

2019-07-29

We need to keep track of how many employees are in the office daily, weekly and monthly.

Pros

It is easy to use! Overall, whatever you need you can find by navigating through the system.

Cons

I would like to pull reports for just one employee for the duration of the time that we have used the system.

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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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.

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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Olivier Latorre

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.

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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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

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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Sherri Laboon

Calamari

2019-07-29

Positive.

Pros

The ability to track leaves, receive weekly notices reminders of employees out of the office.

Cons

Set up is a little tricky at first, however support is fairly responsive. notes They are not in the US so there is a time delay to getting a response.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Calamari


Hi Sherri! Thank you for your feedback, we've recently extended hours of support availability - feel free to check it :)

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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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

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

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

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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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

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
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
Helpful?   Yes   No

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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Burbuqe Latifi

Excellent and very helpful in every feature

2019-07-23

We're finding Calamari very helpful in reporting our working hours and organizing our leaves.

Pros

The simplicity, functionality, and multiple features it provides to its users.

Cons

Except for lacking the section where employees can write their daily report on what they were working on during the day.

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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Jay Canavan

Excellent HR Management tool

2020-03-24

On the few occasions that we have required support or assistance they have been extremely attentive both through the live chat feature and over emails.

Pros

Employees: Easy to create a database of all employees where information from starting dates, salary etc. can be recorded and quickly accessed. 4.

Cons

We have no complaints regarding the software that have come up in the time we have been using it.

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
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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

No ability to add blackout dates for days we do not want employees to request vacation.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Source: GetApp
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Laura Hurd, CAP

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

Calamari makes the entire process of managing employee leave much easier from an admin perspective.

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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