TimeOut Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Web-based leave tracking solution for SMBs

4.57/5 (14 reviews)

TimeOut overview

CWS Software offers TimeOut, a web based absence management solution that can also be installed on in-house servers. The solution is available either as a part of The Unity Suite Core HRIS or it can be purchased independently. TimeOut is primarily designed for SMBs and some of its key clients include Omron, Fuse, benefit Concepts, Texas AFT, TriNet Ambrose and so on.

TimeOut allows employees to request and view their time off through a color-coded matrix that is different for each individual. This matrix displays the vacation, holidays or personal days off that have been requested by the employee. A summary screen provides a configurable snapshot of the current leave balance and allows users to send leave requests for manager approval. Alerts are sent to managers if the requested leave is more than what the employee has earned.

TimeOut is available in multiple languages for global users and can integrate with Apple iCal, Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook. The solution offers a TimeTracker module that allows an organization to plan their staffing and track the total hours spent on a particular project which might impact the overall billing.

TimeOut integrates with the existing HRIS or payroll solution of the organization which smoothens the transition and implementation process. The solution offers a mobile interface that can be opened on various browsers and device types. For hosted solutions, CWS offers a full backup performed periodically in order to secure the data at a separate geographic location.


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United States, Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Mexico, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
TimeOut screenshot: Matrix displaying the summary of employees' available holidaysTimeOut video demonstrationTimeOut screenshot: TimeOut's default calendar displaying approved and requested time offTimeOut screenshot: On overview of a holiday request in TimeOutTimeOut screenshot: Total transaction view over a period of timeTimeOut screenshot: Manager approval for leave requestTimeOut screenshotTimeOut screenshot: Configurable Login Page

TimeOut reviews


Very good

Value for money
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Neelu Atwal

Excellent! 10 / 10! We had nothing but the best experience with the Unity Suite Time off solution!

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-04-09
Review Source: Capterra

We started using Unity Suite in late 2014 and have not complaints. It is flexible, easy to use and very robust system! We had some customization done to our reports to make it easy for the group and it was in a matter of minutes by their team. Customer service and responsiveness from sales to support was at the same level. Support team was equally helpful, courteous, understanding of our needs at all time. Staff members are very professional and amazing to deal with.

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Elizabeth Eastman

Great product

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-10-16
Review Source: Capterra

Great product for any time-off tracking and accrual customization. Intuitive and easy to use. Basic reporting and tracking.

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A Great Program to Keep Track of Vacation and Time Off

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-10-12
Review Source: Capterra

Before using TimeOut, keeping track of vacation time and PTO was a mess. Each employee had to remember and track their own days and it was based on a system of trust that they would be honest about what days they were off. TimeOut solves that issue so that there is clarity among employees and bosses about remaining PTO and vacation time.It's so simple to use. Time out has a dashboard that allows you to track employees days off, remaining vacation time left and when you or an employee would like to request time off, you can set up in the system supervisors and/or bosses who will directly receive the email from the employee and approve any time off.

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Riley Doerr

We use Time Out as our attendance system

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-07-25
Review Source: Capterra

Each employee is in charge of keeping up with their own hours and time off. It makes payroll a breeze. The cloud system allows for flexibility; sometimes our employees work from home or another location and now they can clock in from wherever they are.

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Great tool for keeping track of vacation or time off at work.

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-07-16
Review Source: Capterra

I am able to keep track of my vacation days and stat holidays on a virtual calendar. I am able to send requests for days off to my supervisor where they can approve or reject it. This tool helps me keep organized. It keeps track of my remaining days left in the year, as well as what has been accrued up to this point. Good tracker of stat holidays, days off, floater day, etc. Highlights all of the stat holidays and days booked off in the calendar. Sent requests to your supervisors for them to approve. You can add notes or messages when you send your request.

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TimeOut pricing

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TimeOut costs from $3 per active employee per month, with a minimum monthly fee of $60.

TimeOut features

Automatic Notifications
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Employee Management
Employee Self Service
Time & Attendance Tracking

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Security and privacy


Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options

Data policy

Data backup in multiple locations/GEO regions
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Additional information for TimeOut

Key features of TimeOut

  • Manages employees absent data
  • Manages attendance
  • Automatic backup of data
  • Manages and displays calendar
  • Integration with Google calendar
  • Regular customized reports
  • Self-service portal
  • Tracks leave history
  • Support employees at multiple location
  • Integrates with payroll system
  • Track time spent on a project
  • Real-time updates
  • Manage timesheet of employees
  • Alerts sent to supervisors
  • Export data to a spreadsheet
  • Track time
  • Leave approvals
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● TimeOut minimizes errors while tracking paid time off by automating the process of leave request, approval, out of office timings and updating the accruals automatically.

● With TimeOut, organizations can set up multiple vacations or holiday policies for different departments or employees and grant access only to authorized users.

● The solution offers a self-service portal that assists employees in checking their current or future leave balance, review leave plans and submit requests for time out.

● TimeOut has the capability to maintain an organizational chart where the supervisor can view and modify the vacation details of all its team members.

● Delegation of vacation or other leave approvals by the supervisor to another manager on a permanent or temporary basis is supported by the TimeOut solution.