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Lystable

Freelancer onboarding, management and payments made easy

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Lystable Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Lystable product overview

Price starts from

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What is Lystable?

Kalo is a freelance management system designed to help organizations of all sizes meet the needs of a dynamic, freelance workforce.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base
Email/Help Desk
Chat

Training options

In Person
Documentation
Webinars
Live Online

Lystable pricing information

Value for money

4.3

/5

26

Price starts from

No info

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

Value for money contenders

Lystable features

Functionality

4.1

/5

26
Total Features59 4 categories

Most valued features by users

Reporting/Analytics
Self Service Portal
API
Alerts/Notifications
Employee Management
Activity Tracking
Recruitment Management
Assessment Management

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Lystable users reviews

Overall rating

4.5

/5

26

Positive reviews

88%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.22/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

15

8

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Pros
User experience - Kalo is super easy to use, our hiring managers love. Clear instructions on how to onboard a freelancer, feedback was incredibly positive from them and the freelancers after rollout.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Kalo is very user friendly on the back-end for administration, and managing consultants. I like the look of Kalo, you can appreciate that it is an attractive platform.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

It seems to be a good resource for networking and managing freelance work and opportunities. I'm particularly interested in having my work history and samples "verified" by previous clients.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Cons
It was a really disappointing farewell and they refused to provide reasonable reports to off-board our freelancers and payment data.

TB

Tiffany B.

Sometimes I don’t know what I should put in every field, I’ve made mistakes in the past by inputting guessed answered in some of the boxes and it’s impacted the project payments.

LG

Lindsey G.

But then they forced an entirely new pricing structure on us with a week's notice, so we were forced to sign-up for a plan that cost 3-4x as much.

TB

Tiffany B.

Overall rating contenders

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Saves me hours of work each week

Reviewed 3 years ago

I appreciate that a lot of my administrative work has been streamlined and centralized, so I no longer have to worry about a missed email or a missing article. Really great tool for managing my editorial team.

Pros

I manage a team of freelance writers for my organization, and Kalo makes it incredibly easy to issue assignments, track progress, create invoices, and make payments.

Cons

I wish there was a workflow specific to the editorial pitching process. I have a workaround that is still better than my old system, but having a way for writers to submit pitches and assign a task when a pitch is accepted would be clutch.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Kalo is an incredibly powerful product, I couldn't manage our creative team without it.

Reviewed 3 years ago

Freelancers all in one place, allowed us to escape spreadsheets! Onboarding time of freelancers was reduced from weeks to literally now the same day. Perhaps the biggest benefit was just having a searchable index of freelancers that we could sort by location, skill and day rate.

Pros

User experience. It's easy to use, importing freelancers took minutes, and our freelancers themselves raved about the experience once they were invited to the platform. I think most importantly it actually works. We tried a number of other platforms that looked similar to Kalo but their search function didn't work, sign up was unreliable and the integrations that competitors promised didn't actually...

Cons

Their tax form collection module is new and so a little buggy but once we complained about it, it was fixed in minutes.

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Buyer beware

Reviewed 2 years ago

The first year or so with Kalo went fairly well. Our 1099 data wasn't perfect the first time around (which I blamed on switching payers mid-year), and payments went off without too many hitches. But we continually ran into small issues - a payment wasn't issued when it said it was, payments were applied to newer invoices (vs. older ones in the queue, the data was often messy (despite attempts to standardize),...

Pros

Visually appealing; fairly user friendly

Cons

Lack of reporting - especially for payments Rigidity of payments - couldn't process one-off payments or as desired Access to data - if you wanted a report pulled, you had to pay for a "custom" report - even if it was a simple freelancer data Unreliability of data - before AB5 went into effect, we tried to report on CA freelancers - it was more accurate to review each freelancer manually than rely on the report provided; even the search feature wasn't reliable - freelancers who clearly had CA addresses wouldn't show up the search

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Kalo Review

Reviewed 3 years ago

I think it's improved a lot since the app first came out. Besides the glitches that still occur, it seems to be pretty efficient at least for the company side. However, I think it'd be helpful to somehow be more transparent with onboarding for the freelancers--as that's when the most questions come in (if they set up their account right, where the banking info is located, etc.)

Pros

I like how easy it is to search on the platform, and the design of the interface is approachable.

Cons

• I think the older interface was a little more straightforward for users but I can definitely understand amping up the overall look (i.e. when you hover over the icons on the left side, the name of the section should populate--vs. having to click first to figure out which section you're navigating). • The app is often times glitchy (when a freelancer accepts a task, a lot of times it's accidentally marked as 'done' so this should be tweaked, etc.) • Alerts - Would LOVE if it was possible to alert when profiles have been completed. Freelancers aren't always good at passing on that information. And to that point, if freelancers could be alerted if they haven't filled their profile out properly. Would avoid so much back and fourth.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Steadily improving

Reviewed 3 years ago

Kalo's a much more navigable option than other freelancer management systems I've used but it can lack some basic functionality to the point where it feels more like a beta test, even after some time using it. When it first arrived at our company it was a welcome change, but management of irrelevant info was often an unnecessary labor (e.g. no way to turn off or clear all on messages that didn't pertain...

Pros

Design, both graphic and UX. Not overwhelmed with more functions than typically required, but many are there for when you need. Loadtime is great. Very well thought-out flow from freelancer sourcing to project creation to task creation to completion.

Cons

Information management can sometimes require extra work, and you might not always get everything you're looking for / have to do some creative searching to find it. Other times you get stuff you'll never need with no way to turn it off.

Lystable FAQs and common questions

Lystable has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Lystable has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Lystable supports the following languages:
English


Yes, Lystable has an API available for use.


Lystable integrates with the following applications:
Dropbox Business, Adobe Sign, Lever, Bill.com, DocuSign, Google Drive, Box


Lystable offers the following support options:
FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Email/Help Desk, Chat

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