TimeCard vs Buddy Punch Comparison Chart

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Reviews

Deirdre Ashby

A good fit for our needs

2018-08-15

We are currently dealing with paper PTO requests and excel spreadsheet timecards. Having the whole timecard and PTO request process online and in one place will make everything much easier for us.

Pros

Buddypunch has all the features we need (manual punching, job coding, PTO requests, etc.) plus a simple and user-friendly experience. All the other applications we looked at were either way too robust for our small non-profit or didn't offer one of the key features we needed.

Cons

More flexibility with reporting would be nice.

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Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you Deirdre for the review, it's great to hear that you're finding us simple, user friendly, and a good feature fit!

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Janae Kramer

Buddy Punch is easy and user friendly

2019-03-04

Pros

I love that you can use the app on your phone to track hours and you don't have to put times down when you track hours. It's less time consuming put just the number of hours you work.

Cons

Sometimes when we are still approving timecards, the computer switches to the new pay period and you can't find the old timecards to approve.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you Janae for the review, it is great to hear you are finding us user friendly and easy to use. You may want to take a look at our Pending Approvals area, which allows you to approve time cards all on the same screen. Thanks again!

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Elias Karis

Love it

2018-10-17

Keeping track in an efficient and timely fashion for payroll and tracking of employees

Pros

Great from a CPA's/accountant standpoint to track Timecards and keep payroll.

Cons

I have no complaints about this software

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you Elias for the review, it's great to hear that we're helping with your accounting and payroll process! We integrate with several payroll providers/accounting options, including QuickBooks Online and Desktop. Thanks again!

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Rafael Enriquez

Payroll Time Savior

2016-08-04

Setting up locations, employees and punch restrictions was extremely easy. The timecard punches can easily be updated by managers from any location.

Pros

Update timecards anywhere, easy to add, remove, update employees, several reports that export easily.

Cons

None

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you very much Rafael for the review, we could not have said it better! My favorite quote from your review was that Buddy Punch was "extremely easy," we really do strive for that every day. Thanks again, we really appreciate your business!

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Anonymous
(Financial Services company, 201-500 employees)

Love Buddy Punch!

2018-12-17

Great experience.

Pros

It's very straightforward and user friendly.

Cons

Sometimes I'm not sure if the comments I leave actually stay once the timecard is submitted

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


It's great to hear that you're finding us user friendly. Yes, comments will always stay with a time card when submitted. To review them you'll see a notes icon next to the time card on the apps, or in the website you'll see your comments saved at the bottom. Thanks!

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Cindy Reinhard

Simple and Easy to Use Time Tracking Product!

2016-08-09

The system is also very easy to use from an administrator end (editing punches, viewing timecards, etc.)

Pros

Easy to use for admins and employees Concise reports Archiving of data is permanent while a paying customer (never lose past timecards) Reasonably priced

Cons

Wish there were better customization options for hour categories (i.e. floating holidays, Jury Duty, etc.) App for I phone needs improvement (can only view who is punched in currently)

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Buddy Punch

Great product!

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you for the review Cindy, we appreciate it! You are correct, we place ease of use and customer support at the top of our priority list. We are always looking to improve so thank you for the suggestions, we are working on updating our smartphone apps and will have the updates ready soon. Thanks again for your business!

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Michelle M

Gets the job done with ease

2018-09-13

I log in each week to view my employee's timecards and run payroll.

Pros

What I love most about this software is that it is simple and easy to use. I am in Healthcare and need tools like this that make my job easier!

Cons

There isn't anything that I don't like about it.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you for the review Michelle, it is great to hear that you're finding us simple and easy to use. We appreciate your business!

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Rachel Freeman

A great time way to keep track of hours

2018-08-28

Pros

Buddy Punch is easy to use, both on the phone app and on the desktop. The edit feature is helpful for those times when you forget to sign in or out. Also, the note feature comes in handy for letting the boss know what your doing with their time, especially when working outside of the office.

Cons

The only thing I can think to improve on this system would be to have banner or badge notifications to remind the user to submit timecards by their due date.

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
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you Rachel for the review. I appreciate the positive feedback on the ease of use as well as our notes feature and smartphones. Also we do have a banner on the website that will remind you to submit your time cards if they haven't been, we'll look to add these to the smartphone apps too. Thanks again.

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James Bowling

Verified Reviewer

Useful service, great support

2014-05-02

We are a small business operating in NYC-- with employees in and out of multiple locations. This has been a cost effective way of keeping track of our employees' hours. It releases us from the hassle of clocking everyone in and out, allowing the employees to do so themselves from their mobile devices-- but empowers us as owners (and our managers, if we choose to enable this function) with the ability to edit/manage this info as needed. The program is user friendly, with a simple interface. Buddypunch support has been fantastic--while there is no phone contact, our emails have been responded to and concerns or questions addressed in less than 24 hours, often in a matter of minutes/hours. Feedback and suggestions seem to be encouraged, and in the 6 weeks we have used Buddy Punch, there have already been multiple improvements/upgrades to the program, allowing for an even more satisfying experience.

Pros

Cost effective. Overall time saving. Prompt support.

Cons

The service is not automatically linked or synced with a payroll software/service, so there is minor data input involved (allowing for possible human error)--transporting the employees' timecard info into our payroll software.

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Natalie Schumacher

This program solves a few key problems for us, and is well worth the cost. Simple and well designed!

2018-04-23

Pros

We love that there is a map feature. This is allowing our employees to create GPS timestamps at our clients homes (house cleaning business) so there is no disputing where they were when. Game changer!

Cons

To use the GPS feature our employees have to clock in and out which makes the timecard a little monotonous, but customer support was prompt in letting me know that they are working on this issue.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you Natalie for the review. I'm happy to hear that you are finding us simple to use and well designed, we really try to keep ease of use in mind when designing features. Right now GPS coordinate are available for punches in and out only, but we are looking into gathering them during a shift as well. Thanks again!

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Daniel Lyman

Great program!

2016-04-12

I can see very clearly and quickly employee's hours, and breaks, on their generated timecards, as well as run specific reports for certain date ranges if necessary.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you Daniel for the review, I'm glad to see that Buddy Punch is increasing your team's productivity. We have several reports to choose from and always work towards making Buddy Punch easy to use for not only the employees but also the managers and administrators. I'm very happy to see that you are seeing this hold true in your daily use. Thanks again.

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Sam Koth

Seamless Integration!

2016-02-10

I looked at a lot of different timecard software.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Source: Capterra
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Solomon Campbell

I use Buddy Punch for my small office with 5-10 employees. The value and functionality are great!

2017-10-10

Pros

My employees can clock in and out from the free app on their phones, and I can limit that ability by ip address and location of timecard punch.

Cons

I wish I had and used cameras for Punch in and Punch out. I don't know how possible this is, or if it's a feature already available, but I wish it would send a notification alert to my employees every time it connects to or loses my workplace wifi.... Or better yet, if it could report the wifi /IP address find and loss times, directly to me -the employer - this way I could approximate, objectively, how accurate my employees are at clock in and clock out.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you Solomon for the review! I'm glad that you and your employees are using our mobile apps and our IP Lock feature. We offer the full punch history if any changes are requested, as you pointed out. Also thank you for the feature suggestion, we do not have a way to notify users when they lose wifi but I will add this to our request list. Thanks again, we appreciate your business!

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Heather Bond

What a relief

2016-02-05

Payroll was so tired of the hard to read timecards with TINY print.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Robin Bolser

Great product, great service, continued improvement

2016-02-03

My employees are happy with it and enjoy being able to view their timecards remotely.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thanks for the review Robin. We truly do value your business and honest feedback and we strive to provide excellent customer service. We are looking at adding features in the future to address some of the feedback you gave, so stay tuned! Thanks again.

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Emily Wyatt

Buddy Punch is a knock out!

2016-08-03

We just recently started using BuddyPunch and are extremely happy with the ease and functionality of this product. We used to use an excel spreadsheet that was very difficult to read and change the hours. Now technicians can clock in and out as many times a day as they need and if they need to change the time in or out it has to be approved by a manager!

Pros

Love that you can pull the "timecard" and find when each employee clocked in and out per day- easy to keep track.

Cons

We dont use it in full as much as we should- each of the reports that is.

Rating breakdown

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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 Buddy Punch

Very easy and self explanatory!

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you so much for the review Emily! Thank you for pointing out so many of our features including our various reports, GPS and approval feature. We appreciate your business!

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KimBerly Keyton

Great Value AND Great Service

2017-02-22

We tested out several online timecard systems and have been extremely happy with BuddyPunch!

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

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy Punch


Thank you for your review KimBerly! I'm glad that you found us easy to setup and to use, we really do focus on ease of use when designing features. I also see that you're making use of the QR Codes, webcam pictures and GPS support. Sorry if you've had any issues with QR Codes, please let us know if you have continued issues and we're happy to help troubleshoot. Thank you again for your business, we appreciate it.

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James Bowling

Useful service, great support

2014-05-03

Cons: The service is not automatically linked or synced with a payroll software/service, so there is minor data input involved (allowing for possible human error)--transporting the employees' timecard info into our payroll software.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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