Calamari Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

Calamari

Modern HR management, online leave and attendance tracking

4.67/5 (376 reviews)

Calamari Pricing

Starting from: $10.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

14-day free trial, no credit card required.
Calamari Leave:
1-10 employees: $10/month
11-20 employees: $25/month
21-35 employees: $40/month
36-50 employees: $60/month
51-75 employees: $95/month
76-100 employees: $130/month
101+ employees: contact Calamari.

Calamari Clockin:
1-10 employees: $20/month
11-20 employees: $40/month
21-35 employees: $60/month
36-50 employees: $80/month
51-75 employees: $115/month
76-100 employees: $150/month
101+ employees: contact Calamari.

Special pricing is available for non-profit organizations.

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Calamari Pricing Reviews

Pros
  • It's super easy to manage all holidays, days off and home offices from a single application. It also integrates with popular apps like slack, which make acceptance blazing fast.Andrzej M.Read the full review
  • The Calamari team walked us through every step, answered ever question, and were super personable. Great customer service and the software is truly amazing and easy to use.Shannon C.Read the full review
  • However, Calamari has thought of everything and the little details and options to edit the limits on the requests is amazing. It's also super easy to use.Shannon C.Read the full review
Cons
  • Daily notifications of who is absent from office are not categorized by absence type eg: sick leave or vacation leave should be mentioned near the name of the absentee.Sarah G.Read the full review
  • The monthly view is not presented as a monthly calendar, which is confusing and impractical.Gal P.Read the full review
  • Still missing some features but I know it will finally happen.Dorota J.Read the full review
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25 reviewers had the following to say about Calamari's pricing:

Saul F.

Good software but expensive for us

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-07-26
Review Source: Capterra

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 recommend: 5/10

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Doug L.

Excellent leave management app!

Reviewed 2016-09-29
Review Source: Capterra

Calamari is a nice, easy to use leave management app. It has a few quirks in the UI that occasionally confuse, but it's easy to figure out and the support team is fast and friendly. Less expensive than other comparable apps with as nice or a nicer UI.

Pros
Nice UI, great support, good price. Integrated with Google Apps (Google for Work).

Cons
Occasional confusion about settings or workflow, help desk provided solutions quickly, though, so not a big deal.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Nicholas G.

Works

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-07-16
Review Source: Capterra

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 recommend: 8/10

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Jessica D.

Simple and functional

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2016-07-25
Review Source: Capterra

Overall the software is very simple to use and most employees understood how to use it right away, without any real tutorial. Our customer service rep is always very responsive and helps immediately whenever we have any issues.

Pros
Simplicity and price.

Cons
There is not a lot of reporting functionality.

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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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Anonymous

Calamari

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-12-04
Review Source: Capterra

This software has streamlined the approval process for time off requests at an affordable cost.

Pros
Leave accounting and other functions are very helpful to a small business.

Cons
The set up is initially a bit complicated. Support was however, very helpful. The time clock function doesn’t have custom features that allows it to calculate overtime according a specified labor laws in the US.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Wojciech G.

Great software for small & medium companie

Reviewed 2015-09-18
Review Source: GetApp

We are using Calamari for almost a year, and we love it.

Pros
+ easy to use + good price + support

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Kamil R.

Affordable and super useful

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-02-18
Review Source: GetApp

If you still track absences in spreadsheets, this is a must for you - makes live much easier. And your team will actually love it, especially the Slack integration.

Pros
Slack integration! Google Apps integration. Pricing.

Cons
Design/UX - some things could be figured out better to make it easier to use.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Virginie S.

Good solid software

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-04
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Offers most features I need at reasonable price Responsive team

Cons
Interface could be nicer More flexible settings Would love to be able to do pay slips through the system

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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George H.

Great software to manage sick/vacation leave

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-07-17
Review Source: Capterra

Very valuable when you want to control sick and vacation leave for your business

Pros
Easy and nice looking interface. Reasonable prices Easy integrations with other softwares

Cons
Nothing yet, we have been very satisfied.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Preston H.

Great Product with Excellent Customer Service

Used monthly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2021-03-03
Review Source: Capterra

We needed a simple program to solely track our paid time off, and Calamari was it! 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.

Pros
PRICE! Customer support Integrations Option to just use PTO tracker and nothing else

Cons
Language and labels are wonky sometimes; feels translated

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Matthew D.

Calamari for Business Use

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-07-30
Review Source: Capterra

We have had a positive experience of the platform and it has helped with annual leave tracking, which previously was difficult to track.

Pros
The ease of use of the software makes getting your HR processes simple and easy for onboarding new starts.

Cons
The price in comparison to other software that does more.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

Winner for our business needs!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-04
Review Source: Capterra

Our customer service rep has always been responsive, knowledgeable about the product and surprisingly and taken our suggestions into account. Modifications or enhancements to Calamari are timely and useful.

Pros
Fits our business needs, fully able to customize, pricing and customer service hard to beat

Cons
I wish it could be a full service HR tool but I'm sure that is in the works.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Wojciech K.

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

Reviewed 2016-03-29
Review Source: GetApp

The cloud-based nature of Calamari allows it to play well across multiple devices. 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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Patrycja K.

Perfect

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-04-11
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
Everything works as it should. In the end is everything orderedNice contact with support. I have no objections. I recommend

Cons
I have no regrets. Everything is ok. Maybe I would have lowered the price gently....................

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Ammar F.

Great product!

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-07-26
Review Source: GetApp

- Easy to use for all staff - Decent price - FANTASTIC Customer service - Damien was extremely helpful and got us to use the product very well. We are a charity and it worked superbly!

Pros
All of the above as mentioned

Cons
Nothing to write home about.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Matthew C.

An integrated solution

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-07-16
Review Source: Capterra

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 recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Great free trial experience so far

Used daily for free trial
Reviewed 2019-01-08
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
As my small business grows, we are looking into different platforms to help us manage hourly employees. I have found the platform easy to use and think there are good features for the price point.

Cons
I can't really think of anything negative to say. I haven't used the service for too long so there may be issues that arise, and that relies on the strength of their support team.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Tomasz J.

A simple job done well

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-07-24
Review Source: Capterra

The Calamari app saves trees (and lots of time). The local law requires us to maintain formal documentation with regards to employee leave applications. Most companies deal with this on paper. Thanks to Calamari the process becomes paperless, all it takes is just a few clicks. It's simple to add new employees and manage their leave applications, it's easy to set up the chain of acceptance for different departments, and the application also allows me to quickly check and report on the number of days of leave for each team/individual in the company.

Pros
Simple to use, does the job well, affordable.

Cons
Some things could be more intuitive, but I can say that about nearly every app I use.

Response from Calamari


Great! Thank you for your great review Tomasz.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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John T.

A better virtual environment for attendance management.

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-09-22
Review Source: GetApp

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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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Saul F.

A good product at high price

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-03-15
Review Source: Capterra

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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Likelihood to recommend: 3/10

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Vitaya I.

make it easy for your user or employees

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-08-08
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Cezary K.

Happy Happy People

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-10-05
Review Source: Capterra

the title "Happy happy people" gives 100% the impression me and my employees have after dealing with Calamari - its finally easy and fast to do the chore of leave reporting on top of that we see our collegues leaves in the calendar - no more questions where is somebody yelled from the second room ;) integration is seamless - no IT involved what can i say more - I do recommend Calamari

Pros
- easy - fast - well designed - value for money

Cons
- i want even more features ;)

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Ashley M.

Great Time/attendance tracker

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-02-25
Review Source: Capterra

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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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Shawn V.

Great Value Remote Time Management Software

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-07-29
Review Source: Capterra

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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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anja V.

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

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-03-13
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Response from CHROBRUS


Thank you Anja for a great review!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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