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Calamari
4.7
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Modern HR management, online leave and attendance tracking

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4.7

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469

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14-day free trial, no credit card required.

Special pricing is available for non-profit organizations.

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They have worked with us to set up our system with all the nuances of our PTO policies. The price is amazing for an intuitive product with excellent customer support.
It's a friendly user application, easy to navigate yourself through it. Additionally, they have an amazing costumer service team always willing to solve any issues in a timely manner.

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Great value for money, solid software

Reviewed 4 months ago

Overall, I love it, easy to use, great value for money, awesome

Pros

I like everything - it's easy to use, works as intended

Cons

I have nothing negative to say about Calamari

Vendor response

Thank you for a great review! We're glad Calamari suits your needs and we hope you will love our new features!

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Decent value for money timekeeping app

Reviewed a month ago
Pros

Monthly subscription cost and easy to use.

Cons

such a bland and unhelpful interface. no Auto clock in / clock out

Vendor response

Thank you for your review. The auto clock in/out feature is an excellent idea. Let me pass it on to our team. We always listen to our clients' needs and are open to improvements you need the most.

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Great tool for use in office management!

Reviewed 2 months ago

We evaluated over 20 apps before selecting Calamari. We greatly appreciated the reporting system and customizable possibilities. Additionally, we appreciated the streamlined clock-in/clock-out process, mobile app, and Slack connectivity. The fact that the price varies based on the organization's size was another advantage for Calamari. It is the easiest to adopt and the easiest for employees to use....

Pros

Calamari is both a basic and sophisticated tool. Its advanced attendance management capabilities are user-friendly for businesses of all sizes.

Cons

There was a point when we realised we could do a better job of recording how much time was spent in the workplace. We put over twenty apps and solutions to the test and concluded that Calamari was best meeting our needs. We are now completely satisfied with the timekeeping system in the office.

Vendor response

Hello, Thank you for a very insightful review. We're thrilled Calamari meets your expectations, and we're going to keep working to be better every day.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Leave Management Tracking

Reviewed a year ago

Great SAAS that is available for a great cost. We didn't need anything super powerful. We actually have the same functionality for free with our ADP software, but pay for Calamari because it is easier from a management perspective.

Pros

The software is very flexible with regards to being able to track a variety of leave methods. We have different people at different levels of the company who get various entitlements and Calamari was able to handle it all. We also are able to track our business travel of our sales managers through the system which is helpful too.

Cons

The app is fairly easy, but the user interface could be a bit easier for users who are not as computer savvy. It could be a little more clear on what time they have less what time is scheduled for their net time leftover.

Vendor response

Hello! Thank you for your opinion. We're working on some improvements in our UX/UI design and we hope they will cover your needs. If you need assistance with understanding how our software works, you can contact our Customer Success team. We can arrange a meeting when we'll explain to you everything that isn't clear. Please, contact us via https://calamari.io/contact or by our website's chat.

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Calamari: very good quality-price ratio product

Reviewed 5 months ago

We love this toll, and we can't wait for all the future features and improvements

Pros

This software/too is super easy to implement, and even if you have specific cases hard to configure at first sight, the Support Team is kind, efficient, quick and offer as much time as you need to solve your issues. Moreover, our employees are 90% of the time immediately independent to use it.

Cons

Some features needs to be developed faster, but Calamari is more and more efficient

Vendor response

THank you for a great review! We're very glad that Calamari suit your needs and you're satisfied with our Customer Success help. In case of any problems, they're here to help you at every step of using Calamari.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Simple, Easy, fast and cheap

Reviewed 6 months ago
Pros

Simple and easy way to track daily time for each employee without the need to track time based on projects (micro-management). It took less than 48 hours to install set up all the structure. The overview for the holiday and PTO is also perfect and helps a lot everyone to schedule is time-off/holiday.

Cons

You need to understand the way that the platform is working to use it at his full potential. Missing a connexion with the Calamari Agenda and our Mac Agenda. So far, we need to update manually our booking calendar and the Calamari calendar.

Vendor response

Thank you for your review. We're glad Calamari meets your expectations. For better calendar synchronization, please contact our Customer Success team. They will help you find the best way to set things up.

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An integrated solution

Reviewed 2 years ago

Our staff’s adoption of Calamari has been smooth. As a time card replacement and a PTO tracker it has been great.

Pros

We were looking for a tools that helped to keep our staff able to manage their hours and leave but also remain within a system that was SSO. Functionality, the more integrated with our identity provider (Microsoft 365) the better for our managment and for staff ease of adoption. Calamari has worked out great. We also appreciate that Calamari worked with us in our unique position to put together a pricing option that considered the blended nature of our staff needs. This was a large value-add.

Cons

We like that Calamari remains under development. It would be nice if it was able to integrate further with the growing system of time and shift managment in Microsoft Teams. This may be a limitation of Microsoft’s structure but we would love to see it nonetheless.

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Good software but expensive for us

Reviewed 2 years ago

It is an excellent software that does what it says. For us and for every company that does not have budget for many SaaS, the price is too expensive. As responsible for the IT internal services, we probably will change the software in the next year for a cheaper one because we are an ONG Foundation and we cannot afford it. For the rest of SaaS we use to have specific budget agreements for non-profit or educational institutions.

Pros

usability the software is mature enough

Cons

I would say that the price is our worst handicap By other hands, I would like to have more functionalities like HR (contacts, payrolls, etc) management.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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User-Friendly, Affordable, and Customizable

Reviewed 3 years ago

Our current HRIS/Payroll system doesn't properly accommodate our unique PTO policies, therefore we had to find an outside solution. Calamari has been wonderful. It was very easy to setup and we've had great adoption from our employees. They use the system every single day.

Pros

I really enjoy the ease of use and how the customization. We have unique time off policies and teleworking policies. The system can accommodate all type of policies.

Cons

The sync or integration with Google was a little challenging. We had to contact the support team a few times to get it fully integrated and working properly. However, the support team was responsive and helpful.

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  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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A good product at high price

Reviewed 2 years ago

I like the software technically speaking, but it seems to me expensive for what it does. A leave management and a clock in software should be so expensive. That's why I am looking for other alternatives like OrangeHRM.

Pros

- Easy of use and implementation - Easy of customization

Cons

- Clock in and leave management have to be paid separately and are expensive.

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Simple and easy to setup

Reviewed 6 months ago

Love it. Great value for a small company like mine.

Pros

We have been struggling with tracking PTO in our payroll service. It was NEVER right because staff had to send messages with leave requests that would eventually get lost. THis was an easy solution that integrated perfectly with Slack so that employee can request time off and their boss can quickly approve or disprove. Time comes right off of their balances that are set. We used annual cycle, but lots of options companies can choose from.

Cons

No cons yet. I remember i had one issue and a suggestion( cant recall what that was though) . Anyway , sent a message to support team and they got right back to me.

Vendor response

Thank you for a great review. We're glad that Calamari suits your needs. Our Slack integration is strongly developed so if you want to be up to date about new features, please follow our What's New page: https://calamari.io/whats-new If you like Slack integration, you may also be interested in our other integrations with Jira or Google Workspace. Check our page and find out all integrations.

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Affordable and Easy to Use Leave Management System for Tech Company

Reviewed 6 months ago

It is by far one of the best leave management solution in the market. The subscription plan is transparent and no hidden cost added. We have been using the system for the past 2years and we are happy with the system.

Pros

It is easy to use, affordable and allowed customisation that met individual markets policies within the same company.

Cons

Not really. Small issue on the Google calendar sync which is negligible.

Vendor response

Thank you for the review! If you experience any kind of trouble with using calendar sync, please contact our Customer Success Team so they can help you. We want our clients to have no trouble at all so everyone - even the smallest - is important to us.

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Extremely useful features at a very low cost

Reviewed a month ago

Overall, it has been an excellent experience. This product has helped us to streamline our time-off requests, manage employee PTO and track attendance much more effectively.

Pros

Ease of use, excellent user interface, ability to integrate with Slack.

Cons

Missing the ability to generate timecard reports for employees to approve. We currently have to export the data, manually generate a report, and then have employees sign hard-copies. It would be time saving and paper saving to make this process available digitally.

Vendor response

Thank you for your review. In case of any problems or suggestions, please contact our Customer Success team here: https://calamari.io/contact They will do their best to help you!

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Calamari is very easy to use, is transparent and our employees love this software.

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Transparency, choice between different groups and the approval flows. Easily adding new employees to the system and editing employee data. Easy transfer of data into excel tables. Modeling the types of absences is very easy and transparent. Everyone is equally accessible. We like the quick response of the Calamari Group!! We recommend this software to all types of companies!

Cons

The price could be slightly more optimal, otherwise it is OK. We would like to have a chance to insert collective holidays, to put all employees in the calendar at the same time. However, the Calamari group always helps.

Vendor response

Thank you Anja for a great review!

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Excellent value from Calamari!

Reviewed 2 years ago

Excellent value and customer service. Would absolutely (and have) recommend this product for small businesses on a budget.

Pros

This software has everything we need to manage our time and attendance smoothly. It is also an excellent value considering other softwares on the market. Customer service is excellent, responsive and implements new ideas with a willingness to make their users happy.

Cons

Reporting could be expanded....but maybe it’s already in development.

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Incredible level of service

Reviewed 4 years ago

We were using a spreadsheet to track employee leave before we switched to Calamari - we're a small organization, so the spreadsheet worked for a time, but this was a huge upgrade. It has everything we need and more to keep track of leave. Very easy to use, and I love the incredible level of support they offer. Can't wait to check out the time tracking upgrades they are planning to roll out.

Pros

The customer service is some of the best I've experienced. I took a video tour when I was considering the software, and the person who helped me with that was great, following up with me and going out of her way to make sure I had all the information I needed. The software is easy to use, and if you get stuck they are happy to help you out. They also do a lot of the setup for you, which is wonderful. The pricing is very reasonable, and the leave tool is more than we need for our small organization.

Cons

The time tracking software didn't have all the features I was looking for at the time I was comparing tools, so I only chose to use Calamari for the time tracking tool. I want to reevaluate next year though, because they are adding more features and it'd be great to have everything all in one place.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great Value Remote Time Management Software

Reviewed 3 years ago

I enjoyed it and will continue to use it.

Pros

Great value for the money, easy to learn, easy to manage

Cons

Could use more functionality, such as "batch editing" of employees so that I can select 10 employees at once and edit them all to the same "schedule"

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How Calamari makes our work easier

Reviewed 3 years ago

We've been using Calamari for 4 months now. It's easier to plan work and manage absences since then.

Pros

Calamari has everything you need to manage attendance efficiently. 1. Fisrt of all you can configure it according to your needs. For example I have created 13 approval flows for leave requests. Other solutions I'd tried before Calamari allowed me to create up to 4. During the whole set-up process I had an impression it was custom made. Unbelievable. 2. When you see absence calendar of all employees it is so much easier to plan work 3. You can add as many types of absences as you need 4. It is possible to integrate it with Jira - our Project Managers just love it! It makes their work much easier 5. There's a mobile app. 6. Reports - essential for payroll team, the board and HR 7. Calamari Team - fantastic and very helpful professionals 8. The price! Great value for money

Cons

I can't think of any cons at the moment.

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Great value for money

Reviewed a year ago

We had the leaves and sicks approval process on our managers' shoulders. With Calamari, we streamlined everything and have transparent and predictable policies in place. Also, we found that there is an API that opens broad opportunities for further automation.

Pros

Calamari has taken all leaves and sicks routine, freeing time for management. Also, by automating the requests and approval processes, we removed a human factor out.

Cons

There are some areas that could be enhanced. UX is somewhat inconsistent, syncing with google workspace brings some manual work. But overall, this product is way better than the competitors that we've reviewed.

Vendor response

Hello! Thank you for your reliable review. We're working on some new visuals and performance upgrades and we hope the new views and options will be more suitable for you. In case you'd like to talk about our integration with Google Workspace please contact the Customer Success team to talk the details and we'll see how we can make it better.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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We love Calamari

Reviewed 6 months ago

We love calamari and think it's great for the price

Pros

Ease of use, price, easy set up. We like the GPS on clock in

Cons

beacons not working reliably, we were disappointed to be advised not to use the beacon functionality after purchasing several.

Vendor response

Thank you for your review. If you experience any problems with using beacons, you can check our help center for fixing the most common issues here: https://help.calamari.io/en/articles/3648047-how-to-solve-common-ibeacon-issues-on-android. If it won't help, please contact our support team.

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Works

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Overall once you understand how to use it, Calimari is very straightforward to use

Cons

It would be nice if the price was a little bit less, there are other packages that do not cost as much

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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A better virtual environment for attendance management.

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

The application can be very useful for perfectly save everything. Calamari helps to manage staff attendance. Unique login credentials are used and access to the database is limited, therefore it helps to maintain an accurate record of the check in and check outs of the staff on each working day. It also has added features for keeping a track and record of the staff working hours. A further demarcation can be made to specify who was at which duty during which hour of the day. This can then be analyzed to make progress reports. Thus, It is an efficient tool for effective time management of the team.

Cons

It becomes useful for the marketing teams of various departments but for small-scale businesses, the pricing might be a bit too much. The customer care and guidance are very limited.

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

Reviewed 4 years ago

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. The phone app showing your current entitlement is loved by our employees who used to never know how much leave they had available. It's also very easy to request and approve leaves thanks to it. However, more functionality on the phone would be welcome, especially for managers and admins. For the price point, we consider Calamari provides exactly what we need and has excellent customer service.

Pros

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

Cons

- Layout of some areas like the calendar could be improved. - Phone app needs more functionalities. - Granular admin role required (currently either employee or full admin).

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Great Time/attendance tracker

Reviewed 2 years ago

Great...no issues at all and continues to improve product!

Pros

Great value for the money and easy to use.

Cons

A little tricky at first to set up accrual policy

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make it easy for your user or employees

Reviewed 5 years ago

helping user and control user, leave management report man hours

Pros

User interface design is a friendly. Easy create user by import from G-Suite account. Can be use on any devices and anywhere.

Cons

we need more flexible generate reports and more detail on the report. the price a bit height for us. Need some variety such as reward for who 0 leave or reward system creative.