Kalo Features

Kalo

Freelancer onboarding, management and payments made easy

4.48/5 (25 reviews)

Kalo Feature Summary

  • Custom onboarding forms
  • Task assignment
  • Deadlines & due dates
  • Task descriptions
  • Budgeting
  • Weekly & monthly budgets
  • Project budgets
  • Spend tracking
  • Budget analysis
  • Approval workflows
  • Invoice approvals
  • Invoice payment
  • Freelancer ratings
  • Task feedback
  • Commenting
  • Real-time monitoring
  • Automatic notifications
  • Internal messaging
  • digital signature
  • invoice management
  • electronic payments

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Kalo Feature Reviews

21 reviewers had the following to say about Kalo's features:

Anonymous
(Apparel & Fashion company, 201-500 employees)

Super easy to use platform and easy to set up, it integrates with AdobeSign which is a huge plus.

2018-06-14

Pros

Clear instructions on how to onboard a freelancer, feedback was incredibly positive from them and the freelancers after rollout.

Cons

We integrate Kalo today with our resource management tool and we would like to see a more deep integration there so we can compare freelance resource available versus full time resource.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Marissa C

Great functionality, robust features good for scaling companies

2018-08-30

Pros

The features are great for companies as they grow – you can project manage across departments, maintain feedback of a large freelancer base, and basically replace some database management software while maintaining your invoicing and payment cycle in one place.

Cons

Some of the data is hard to surface and requires a lot of clicks to go back and forth, rather than showing enough information up front.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Brendan McGinley

Steadily improving

2018-09-04

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.

Pros

Design, both graphic and UX.

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Khushbu Shah

Kalo Is Interesting

2018-08-30

Pros

I like how you are able to track all payments that have been made to your freelancer in one space.

Cons

I hate the onboarding process.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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priya gupta

kalo is one of the good freelancer management software

2018-06-09

Pros

Most of us manage our database through excel sheets if not in a very big scale but with time every thing keep on increasing so its difficult to manage excel sheets.

Cons

Though I like this software at a great extent still there is one thing I am mentioning here is when we invite a freelancer to accept our invitation to join kalo and when he accepted the invitation, we were not able to make amendments in his profile that was actually created by us.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Media Production company, 501-1000 employees)

Kalo Review

2018-09-04

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Bobby Nolla

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

2018-05-31

Freelancers all in one place, allowed us to escape spreadsheets! Onboarding time of freelancers was reduced from weeks to literally now the same day.

Pros

It's easy to use, importing freelancers took minutes, and our freelancers themselves raved about the experience once they were invited to the platform.

Cons

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

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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Anonymous
(Marketing and Advertising company, 51-200 employees)

Freelancer Management Made Easy

2018-08-30

Pros

Kalo makes it easy for various team members to access our database of freelancers.

Cons

The wallet feature is unnecessarily difficult.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Packaging and Containers company, 51-200 employees)

Great Value For an Up and Coming Service

2018-08-30

Overall, Kalo has save us a lot of time managing freelancers.

Pros

We can keep track of tasks, receipts, and upcoming invoices.

Cons

The freelancer payment system is disjointed. We work through a rep to fund an account and Kalo processes payments. It's very cumbersome and an automated system would be great.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Katy Brink

Easy to use

2018-08-30

It's been great to be able to quickly and easily onboard freelancers with Kalo.

Pros

The interface is intuitive and clean, and onboarding a new freelancer is immediate.

Cons

Not really anything that's not working for our company.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Kaye Oleo

Kalo Review

2018-09-04

Don't have a problem with it. Love it.

Pros

Managing our freelance writers is a breeze

Cons

Would be helpful to have tutorials for new onboards

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Online Media company, 501-1000 employees)

Great Resource for Paying Freelancers

2018-08-30

Pros

The ability to quickly and easily pay freelancers makes this a great resource. Onboarding is super easy as well.

Cons

Would love to see more opportunities to meet and network with outside freelancers that are a part of the Kalo system but not connected to our business.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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James McGillicuddy

Must have for freelancer/contractor management

2017-01-29

We manage a number of open source contractors and until Lystable had a difficult time keeping track of them all.

Pros

Ease of use and is just a makes sense platform.

Cons

The on-boarding needs work.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Media Production company, 51-200 employees)

Eshelman

2018-09-04

Excellent

Pros

Easiest system for tracking payment of freelancers that I've used.

Cons

Some of the icons aren't intuitive.

Rating breakdown

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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Anonymous
(Writing and Editing company, 51-200 employees)

Kalo simplifies working with freelancers

2018-09-04

Overall Kalo has been a painless working experience that definitely makes things easier.

Pros

I like being able to easily onboard new freelancers and assign freelancers tasks without having to deal with documents or follow up about invoices.

Cons

Navigating within assignments and approving invoices can be a little unclear at first.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Monchette Gonda

Saves me hours of work each week

2018-09-04

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Publishing company, 51-200 employees)

Perfect for managing multiple projects/assignments

2019-09-15

As a freelancer, you like to have quick, easy access to assignments, and Kalo makes that possible.

Pros

What I love about this software is that it makes managing projects/assignments extremely easy, from accepting assignments to completing them.

Cons

This could be a glitch or a setting that can be changed, but it is important to receive notifications about changes when they are made.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Graphic Design company, myself only employees)

We'll see if this pans out

2018-12-15

I applied for a job on Indeed, and the recruiter directed me to create a Kalo profile.

Pros

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. That wold bring some integrity to my profile, and hopefully some good work.

Cons

The layout is a bit scattered. Can't re-organize work history or samples (by date, preference, etc.) Updating samples requires re-verification (and history can't be updated?). No feedback loop on verification (were my references contacted? and if so, has my work been verified?)

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Stacy Tornio

Kalo is an easy, intuitive solution

2018-08-30

Easy to deal with and always a quick response.

Pros

It's ready right outside of the box, and it's incredibly easy to use.

Cons

The look gets tweaked a lot, so we have to be flexible to being able to understand the new look and feel.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Marketing and Advertising company, 11-50 employees)

Regular user

2018-09-04

I pay contractors daily through Kalo, and it always works great.

Pros

I like how it pays quickly and is very easy for contractors to use.

Cons

I wish the icons on the side of the screen had labels.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Lindsey Galoob

Lystable Review

2018-08-30

As a user, I thoroughly enjoy it. I’m fortunate to have a production manager, manage the day to day of it so that it’s available for me to use easily. But it really has streamlined my production payments and allowed me to book freelancers quite easily.

Pros

As someone who books crews so often, it makes paying them so easy.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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