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Homebase
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Free employee scheduling, time tracking, and more.

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Homebase product overview

Price starts from

14

Per month

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What is Homebase?

Homebase is an employee scheduling, time tracking and communications tool for businesses and their employees within industries such as retail, hospitality and health and beauty. The platform aims to automate and streamline employee scheduling and time tracking by providing features such as team calendars, time clocks, automatic notifications and budget forecasting.

Key benefits of using Homebase

  • Employee scheduling: Create your work schedule, make changes on the fly, and instantly share it with employees. With the free Homebase app, employees always know when to work because they have the up-to-date schedule right in their pockets.

  • Time tracking: Easily track employee hours, breaks, and overtime with the Homebase time clock. Employees clock in and out for shifts on smartphones, tablets, computers, and POS devices, and Homebase automatically creates online timesheets making payroll prep a breeze.

  • Payroll: Your timesheets instantly convert into hours and wages in Homebase Payroll. When you run payroll, Homebase calculates taxes and paychecks, sends direct deposits to your team, and automatically pays and files your payroll taxes. Plus, your employees get on-demand access to their pay stubs, W-2s, and 1099s in the Homebase app.

  • Team management & HR: Our all-in-one app helps you run a better team. Post jobs, manage applicants, and onboard new hires. Organize your team roster, paperwork, and information. Manage time-off requests and PTO policies. Control labor costs, and get help to stay compliant with federal and state labor laws.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    Knowledge Base
    Chat
    Email/Help Desk
    Phone Support
    24/7 (Live rep)
    FAQs/Forum

    Training options

    Live Online
    Videos
    Webinars
    Documentation
    In Person

    Homebase pricing information

    Value for money

    4.5

    /5

    956

    Starting from

    14

    Per month

    Other

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

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    Homebase features

    Functionality

    4.5

    /5

    956

    Total features

    85

    12 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Reporting/Analytics
    Activity Dashboard
    Self Service Portal
    Third Party Integrations
    Alerts/Notifications
    API
    Employee Database
    Data Import/Export

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    Homebase users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.6

    /5

    956

    Positive reviews

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8.96/10
    Rating distribution

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    Pros
    The ability for them to request days off on the app is amazing because I do not have to remember all the days, it comes up while I'm making the schedule.
    We are using the free features of home base and couldn’t not be happier. It is reliable, accessible, and just plain awesome.
    I love the ease of making schedules and tracking of hours. I also love the fact of when hiring someone I can send them the invite and send them a schedule right away.
    Cons
    With applicant messages, there's no way to end the communications/block disqualified applicants so I've had former applicants continually message and harass with no solution from Homebase.
    I don’t like surprises and that happens. That feature alone is my only complaint.
    The only problem I have is once my drivers download the app it can be difficult logging on the first time.

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    Susan L.

    President

    Retail, 1-10 employees

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    Review for Homebase

    Reviewed 3 years ago

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    James C.

    Co-Owner

    E-Learning, 1-10 employees

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    Homebase

    Reviewed 5 months ago

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    Shilleah S.

    Consumer Services, 11-50 employees

    Used daily for 1-2 years

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    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    Great Clock In Tracker for Small Businesses

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    Overall, we are happy with it! We were using paper time cards for everyone, so this is a huge improvement for us!

    Pros

    It has a really easy interface for everyone to clock in and out with their passwords when they start and end their shifts. It also allows all our employees to download an app to their phone that will remind them to clock in/out and also will tell them how much they made that day! Love that.

    Cons

    As an administrator it doesn't allow me to schedule a shift for my employees and have them clock in and out for their lunch or breaks. In order to account for lunch break, the only way to do it is to do multiple shifts for that person for the day. That part is kind of annoying, but not a deal breaker. It is also not an easy interface to use templates from previous weeks or rename then. It says you can do it once the schedule is published, but it doesn't direct you to there once you have done so.

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    Jeff B.

    Medical Devices, 1-10 employees

    Used daily for 2+ years

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    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Easy to use, set-up, maintain, interface and adjust.

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    Exceptional. Set it and forget it.

    Pros

    The interface/importing with QuickBooks Online. Easy to add time and track PTO, holidays, OT and more. Customization for our business hours was perfect. The cost is lowest I have found for the amount of features. T-Sheets in QBO is too pricey for us. Also the remote clock-in features and mobile app is a big hit with employees.

    Cons

    Importation of hours into QBO Payroll needs to be adjusted and checked, but having HomeBase open after importing employee time cards makes it simple. Just match 1 to 1 and your good. Also the initial holiday set-up can be a bit tricky but HB customer service is excellent and guided us through it.

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    Kelly H.

    Restaurants, 11-50 employees

    Used daily for 2+ years

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    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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    Scheduling issues

    Reviewed 3 years ago
    Pros

    Two months ago, I would have given this software 5 stars all around. I think the software is easy to use and loved that I was unable to schedule my staff during their approved request off time.

    Cons

    The last 2 months have been a huge scheduling struggle. First, when my staff requested off, it would only show the amount of hours on the schedule builder, not the actual times I had to go look up the request off times every week for everyone and write them down to make sure I didn't schedule at times they couldn't work. This was very time consuming. For the last two weeks, the times my staff...

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    Maegen S.

    Retail, 1-10 employees

    Used daily for 2+ years

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    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    We love Homebase

    Reviewed 3 months ago

    In the several years we have been using Homebase, we have loved it! It gives us a professional appearance with scheduling and timecards!

    Pros

    We love how easy homebase is to use for everyone on our team! It is so professional and consistent! It gives small business owners the ability to use a tool with little or no cost! Our associates absolutely love the easy to use app!

    Cons

    We really do not have anything we do not like!

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    Peter K.

    Food Production, 11-50 employees

    Used daily for 2+ years

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    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Excellent for Restaurants, Hourly Employees

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    I've used this as an employee, then as a business owner for about the last 7 years. It's really a no brainer if you need a time tracking tool, and it has been upgraded consistently over the years to add more features. The hiring tool is surprisingly solid as well, and helps to market positions quite well.

    Pros

    I've used this for so long now it is hard to imagine what I'd do without it. We began using it as a simple time clock, and it has slowly become our go to for hiring, time tracking, time off, and employee messaging. If you have a mostly hourly workforce it is super simple to setup, and as your business grows it has helpful and intuitive tools to make your life easier. Their support in my experience can be a bit disorganized, but they always get the job done and are easy to work with.

    Cons

    Not as helpful for salaried employees as it is for hourly employees in my experience. The lower tiers lack some of the onboarding functionality and digital form filing I'd like it to have, but I think this may have been added recently.

    Homebase FAQs

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Homebase offer?

    Homebase has the following pricing plans:
    Starting from: $14.00/month
    Pricing model: Free, Subscription
    Free Trial: Available


    Q. Who are the typical users of Homebase?

    Homebase has the following typical customers:
    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business

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    Q. What languages does Homebase support?

    Homebase supports the following languages:
    English, Spanish

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    Q. Does Homebase support mobile devices?

    Homebase supports the following devices:
    Android, iPad, iPhone

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    Q. Does Homebase offer an API?

    Yes, Homebase has an API available for use.

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    Q. What other apps does Homebase integrate with?

    Homebase integrates with the following applications:
    Gusto, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Square Point of Sale, ADP Workforce Now, Lightspeed, Clover, SurePayroll, talech, Square Payroll, Revel Systems, ZipRecruiter, Lightspeed Retail, Toast POS

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    Q. What level of support does Homebase offer?

    Homebase offers the following support options:
    Knowledge Base, Chat, Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), FAQs/Forum

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