Homebase Features List

Homebase

Free employee scheduling, time tracking, and more.

4.81/5 (149 reviews)

Homebase Feature Summary

  • 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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Homebase Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Homebase's features:

Marie Miller

Working with Homebase

2016-12-31

The employees love the scheduling that can be viewed online and on their mobile phones.

Pros

Employee management and clock in/out ability

Cons

The employees cannot see each others time off

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Homebase

no

Source: Capterra
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Emily Urzua

Simple simple!

2016-11-26

My employees love that they can use their phones to check their schedules and request time off.

Pros

I love that my employees can do the same, and request time off and get email/text reminders when I make changes

Cons

My employees schedules are always very different, I have to create a new schedule from scratch each time and setting up shifts can be a little time consuming.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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JD Willetts

Better than the competition

2017-04-12

I run multiple businesses and have used a variety of time-clock programs.

Pros

Reasonable price, ease of use, compatibility with SurePayroll, communication options with employees.

Cons

., control which columns to see and width of columns) and exporting.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Scott Blair

Over all an excellent tool. Easy to use with tracking and support.

2017-05-23

Time clock, ease of use, labor controls.

Pros

The ability for employees to use the time clock with picture capture is awesome!

Cons

I have had some managers and owners that want their employees to report directly to them soon arrival.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Sharon McKenzie

Love, Love, Love this software

2016-12-06

Homebase software gives me all sorts of reports and insights into my business which aids in planning.

Pros

Love that I can access it from anywhere to see that my employees clock in on time. Easy to schedule employees workdays and hours worked.

Cons

There isn't anything I don't like about this software so the only con I can think of is that I probably don't use it to its full potential.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Tim Sessions

Homebase has a ton of great features.

2017-10-16

Clear communication. Easy time tracking.

Pros

As a small company that is just getting started with set schedules, this provides a clear, easy way to let my employees know weeks in advance what their schedule is.

Cons

Another con is an employee can't edit their own schedule.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Clayton Chase

Seems like a very good all-in-one solution for HR needs

2018-05-29

Pros

It has a clean user-friendly user interface and design. Powerful functionality.

Cons

Just was able to find a simpler solution. The employee time tracking was a little complex for my needs.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Michael Wolasz

Homebase has made my job of scheduling employees so easy.

2017-06-14

Makes schedule making easy Easy to comunicate with all employees at the same time of schedule changes.

Pros

Love the text notifications, Employees like having their schedule with them at all times.

Cons

Not being able to edit employee info, phone, email, Being the administrator I should be able to edit employee information that I previously entered.

Rating breakdown

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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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Marvin Jensen

Still Learning, stuck in the dark ages I guess.

2016-08-25

I use this for tracking employee schedule. Tracks time employees have work so that figuring payroll is easy.

Pros

It keeps an accurate account of employee shifts worked.

Cons

It is still a bit confusing for setting up, but if I just commit to it I would probably find myself really utilizing it's functions more.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Homebase

Just commit yourself and you will like using this for all your payroll and scheduling needs.

Source: Capterra
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Kim Sellick

Great App and customer service!

2016-09-06

Absolutely love the customer service and it is offered 24/7!

Pros

This app has been extremely beneficial for employees to quickly run cash out reports and enter cash tips at end of shift.

Cons

The free version does not allow you to assign multiple jobs to each employee.

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

Recommendations to others considering Homebase

Try it!

Source: Capterra
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Tim Sessions

Tracking employee schedules has never been easier.

2018-05-10

Easy schedule tracking.

Pros

Employees are notified by text, email or popup notification when their new schedules come out.

Cons

Our old software would let employees edit their missed clock ins and schedule errors.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Patrick Nauman

Best scheduling program ever!!

2016-08-23

The ability for them to request time off makes it much easier as well.

Pros

Great way to manage scheduling and to reduce time spent.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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David Sweet

Connected employees

2016-12-03

A great scheduling and employee management tool.

Pros

Connected to all my devises. Remotely manage my team

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Homebase

Paying for upgraded version gives you a lot more data and control of labor costs. Glad I did it.

Source: Capterra
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Jessica Richardson

Awesome software!

2017-02-08

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.

Pros

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.

Cons

Also, I wish you would add a column to give explanation for employees that clock in late, miss a scheduled day, or clock out early.

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

Recommendations to others considering Homebase

You will not regret using this software. I promise.

Source: Capterra
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Lisa Gregory

We use the free version of this product to manage our workforce and love it!

2017-09-19

Scheduling, clock ins, and timesheets.

Pros

This software makes it easy to track employee hours and to create upcoming schedules.

Cons

Right now employees can request days off, but not partial days off.

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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Vinsen Alessandro

Makes Scheduling Easy

2016-10-25

This software makes it easy to schedule my team, easy for me to budget my payroll, and easy to notify people who are working.

Pros

Ease of use; notifications; budgeting.

Cons

It would be nice if I didn't get texts if employees clock in early, rather than exactly on time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Dave Ferrier

Excellent for Haunted House actors!

2016-10-10

Before HB we used old fashioned time cards. Love this product!

Pros

Clean interface, easy to use.

Cons

Wish I could mass update all employees' times to match at once.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Artur Andronic

Great Product

2016-08-23

It makes scheduling so easy for managers to create, and so easy for employees to follow.

Pros

Easy scheduling Great for monitoring hours and pull reports on employees Gives you tips regarding state laws

Cons

I wish it allowed to create more the one role without having to purchase the full plan.

Rating breakdown

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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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Louis Thibodeaux

Best Product on the Market!

2016-09-26

After using multiple software solutions for my employee time tracking, Homebase has proven to be the best on the market.

Pros

Easy to use; takes the strain off.

Cons

None that I am aware of.

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

Recommendations to others considering Homebase

Don't waste time using other solutions. This is the real deal!

Source: Capterra
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Kawika Lawther

Great time tracking

2016-11-19

We are able to track time effectively and use performance measures that help with review.

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Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Beth Pirrie

LOVE HOMEBASE!

2016-07-30

From the moment I started using it, Homebase had been a time saving, headache reducing, essential part of running my business.

Pros

I love that the software makes it convenient and flexible for my employees to request time off as well as trade shifts and get coverage when needed.

Cons

I cannot see an entire month's view of the schedule. I would love for that to be an option.

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

Recommendations to others considering Homebase

Try it. You'll love it too.

Source: Capterra
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Rosalind Morris

Makes scheduling much easier than before, for me and my employees!!

2017-04-14

Day off requests are easier for employees.

Pros

Text and email schedule.

Cons

So many clicks to get to a time kind of hard to view whole screen

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

Recommendations to others considering Homebase

recommend it! much easier than paper or spread sheet! so cool...my employees love it!

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

We got our homebase through our clover system, it was free and an amazing app.

2018-07-12

Even if you don't have a clover you can go online and set up your business to schedule your employees.

Pros

My staff loved if because they could download the app on their phone, see their earnings, schedule and could request time off or switch shifts.

Cons

It also changed how the staff sees their schedule and dashboard.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Thomas Mosley

Most convenient scheduling app

2017-04-01

I also really like the feature of my weekly reports comparing my employee salary expenses vs revenue generated.

Pros

Extremely convenient and manageable on the go from your smartphone app

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Susan Harju

Easy to Use

2016-11-04

This software is very user friendly and a great help to me. I love the ease of scheduling and payroll. I would highly recommend this software.

Pros

User friendly, easy to schedule employees, easy to figure time sheets.

Cons

Needs a little bug fixing which is normal with a new product.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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