Homebase Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Homebase

Free employee scheduling, time tracking, and more.

4.68/5 (207 reviews)

Homebase overview

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.

In order to assist users in building interactive and flexible team schedules, Homebase provides a Gantt chart calendar view with a drag and drop interface. Employers can view the schedule by role, time period or employee to ensure that there are no errors and that costs add up. Once complete, the schedule can be put on autopilot mode to automatically carry over to the following weeks or months, taking into account staff availability and holidays. Schedules can be sent out to employees within the Homebase app and synced with mobile calendars so that reminders can be sent.

Using Homebase’s time tracking tools, users can track hours worked and integrate with their payroll system for automatic timesheet export and wage calculation. The time clock feature allows employees to clock in and out of shifts, as well as track breaks and overtime by signing in with a secure PIN number from their mobile device. Managers automatically receive alerts for absences or lateness, and are able to write notes to inform other managers of incidents or daily summaries via the manager log.

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Pricing

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Markets

United States, Canada

Supported languages

English, Spanish
Homebase screenshot: The dashboard view shows schedules, check-ins, sales and labor costs, and moreHomebase Free Employee Scheduling and Time TrackingHomebase screenshot: The calendar Gantt chart view helps to identify gaps in the scheduleHomebase screenshot: Understand business needs with Homebase's labor cost reportingHomebase screenshot: Prepare timesheets with automated time input and labor cost calculationHomebase screenshot: Employees can view schedule from their computer or mobile deviceHomebase screenshot: Daily statistics and summaries are provided and saved for anytime accessHomebase screenshot: Automatically detect errors in timesheets such as missed breaks or clock-outsHomebase screenshot: Employee clock-in and clock-out with personal pin codes and photosHomebase screenshot: Managers can add notes and shift summaries via the manager portalHomebase screenshot: Communicate with team members in-app using the IM service for group or one-to-one chatsHomebase screenshot: Use the manager log to track shift informationHow to Schedule and Manage Hourly Employees - Homebase

Homebase reviews

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
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Jessica Richardson

Awesome software!

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-02-08
Review Source: Capterra

Okay, so I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS APP AND LOVE THIS PRODUCT. Home base is easy to use, easy to read, easy to understand. The platform is SERIOUSLY DUMMY PROOF! My 9 year old daughter helped me set it up. It is seriously that easy! My 4 year old will open my app and can tell if I forgot to clock out when I left work, and he even knows how to clock me out at the right time! It really is just that simple. I love the restrictions it offers. I can determine whether employees can clock in and out from their app, I can determine whether they can see labor reports, view other employees schedule, and I love the fact that they can request off right from the app, and I can approve or deny right from the app. I love that they can switch schedules and I can approve it instantly from home. This app just has so many great features. I will never use another payroll system again. I love that the employees can request time off or switch/trade shifts from their phone and I can instantly deny or approve the request. I love the ease of pulling the time sheets, and reading the time sheets. I love the access to be able to edit employees time on a daily or weekly basis. Employees can be horrible for clocking in early unauthorized, not clocking out to walk down the street to the store, etc. This app makes it simple to edit this carelessness from employees without even having to sit them down and talk to them about clocking in and out. Its kind of like, Okay, you want to take 20 mins to walk down to dollar general and you have already taken your lunch previous, oh and you didn't clock out. Well let me fix that mistake for you. The system tracks tardies, which is awesome, bc after 90 days, anyone who has been tardy more than 20% of their shifts, only gets offered a part time position within the company. This system gives us accurate data to show the employees at their 90 day evaluation, and the data can't be disputed bc it is tracked based on their clock in and clock out times.

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Kevin Tolson

Great system for employee time tracking.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-01-03
Review Source: Capterra

Great experience! US-based representative whom were very kind, understanding and WILLING AND READY to resolve any and all issues when I needed to call to resolve the only issue I’ve ever had. Homebase is extremely easy to set up employee time clock which happens to be free if your business has a single location and with a single location you may set it up for unlimited employees. For a small business owner where every dollar and cent matters, it’s a no brainer. A business owner may assign or allow the employee to set up their clock in and out code. Also, it may be set to take a photo of the employee during the clock in and out sessions to help or eliminate other employees from clocking in and out for them. Homebase offers an iPad, iPhone and an android app. You may also use your device's browser. We downloaded the app, installed it on an iPad for our employees to clock in and out on. The administrator has 100% access via web browser login. There’s also a feature which allows employees to clock in and out in the field which would geo-tag the location of the clocking activities.

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Wayne Holt

A comprehensive, user friendly application that offers must-have features

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2016-08-03
Review Source: Capterra

This application was offered as part of our new Clover POS system. I began to use it to set up the employee schedules for a small (seven employee plus owners) business. The more I used it, the more impressed I was with it. It provides every function that a small business like ours needed, taking a very tedious and error prone process and making it easy and transparent to handle. Being able to delegate certain tasks to key employees, auto notices sent for upcoming shifts, notification if someone hasn't clocked in within a set period for their shift, labor rate vs revenue analysis, end of year tax information gathering...and this was all in the free version that came with Clover! All in all, I am both impressed and pleased with this package. It looks to me like the right team wrote the right code for the right objectives at the right price. How often does that happen in the software world? Ease of use, nailed key functions needed, intelligent navigation, visually uncluttered despite having a lot of functionality.

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Anonymous

Low cost, high value scheduling software

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-09-14
Review Source: Capterra

Overall we have been extraordinarily pleased with Homebase. Our employees have had no issues signing themselves in and using the app. We've used other scheduling software in the past that made it too complicated for our employees. We love the way Homebase simplifies all parts of scheduling, so we can focus on our employees and the children we serve!Homebase is easy to use. We had to quickly implement a scheduling software. The way our business is setup has a variety of departments but employees work in multiple departments in a single day. Homebase lets us easily schedule each employee for the exact shift they work. We can view by department or by employee, which is helpful for both our employees and our managers. We haven't tried it out yet, but one of the bonus perks to Homebase is their hiring module. We have tested but not actually published a job. It was easy to do and posts across multiple platforms. Homebase has a lot to offer at a very reasonable price.

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CHARLES ASHFORD

Low Stress Management

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-01-11
Review Source: Capterra

We can not say enough about Homebase and how it has helped our business grow to 7 locations across 3 states ( FL, TX, and NV) with some 80 employees. We could not have managed our staff, Labor cost, Scheduling, Labor Cost Management, and get the support anywhere other than Homebase. When we receive calls from other companies promising everything, it's a short conversation once we inform them of all the FREE services we currently get from Homebase. Staff training took less than 5 minutes. With the Mobile App. They now schedule their own shifts and changes to the schedule. They communicate with us and other employees. Homebase feeds into our payroll, gives us a real-time complete one screen view of our organization, including real-time sales, real-time Labor cost, who is working at what location all from our mobile phone. We are able to make an adjustment on the fly if our sales to labor cost are out of balance by sending someone home early or get extra help when required. All this over a coffee or lunch. LOW-STRESS MANAGEMENT. Easy to use.

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Homebase pricing

Pricing options
Free
Free trial
Subscription
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Basic : free

Essentials : $10.00/month/location

Plus : $30.00/month/location

Enterprise : contact Homebase for a quote

Homebase features

Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Applicant Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Automatic Reminders
Compliance Management
Data Import/Export
Employee Management
Employee Portal
Time & Attendance Tracking
Time Off Requests

API (328 other apps)
Customizable Branding (194 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (195 other apps)
Employee Onboarding (143 other apps)
Employee Self Service (176 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (153 other apps)
Recruiting Management (165 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (239 other apps)
Third Party Integration (194 other apps)

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Additional information for Homebase

Key features of Homebase

  • Reminders
  • Shift scheduling
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Instant messaging
  • Absence management
  • Activity dashboard
  • Activity logging
  • Automatic reminders
  • Budget control
  • Budgeting & forecasting
  • Chat functionality
  • Payroll integration
  • Timesheet management
  • Timesheets
  • Job scheduling
  • Clock in / out
  • Automatic time capture
  • Employee portal
  • Employee management
  • Employee profile
  • Employee time clock
  • Group calendars
  • Team calendars
  • Cost estimating
  • Vacation tracking
  • Time off requests
  • Time & attendance tracking
  • Secure login
  • Resource management
  • Real time updates
  • Planning tools
  • Email notifications
  • Job syndication
  • Hiring tools
  • Time clock app
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Benefits

Communicate with the whole team without the need for external email or SMS using Homebase’s built-in instant messaging service. Users can send messages, photos, location and more, in one-to-one or group chats.

Managers can oversee and approve shift trades, time-off requests and schedule changes directly within the app. The schedule calendar will take these requests and trades into account when automating the schedule, and highlight any conflicts.

Homebase will automatically total hours and overtime, and subtract break times to calculate labor costs. Users can input sales data or integrate with their POS to forecast sales automatically and ensure that targets are being met.

The time clock tool allows users to clock in and out using the Android or iOS app on their mobile device to track hours. Employees can clock in and out using a unique PIN and Homebase can even take a picture to ensure that it’s the correct person.

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Managers can add notes to shifts and report incidents to one another using the manager log. Notes can link to reports for a more in depth view of sales or results. Logs are automatically saved and archived for access at a future date.