About Calamari

Calamari is No #1 choice for leave and attendance management system for SMBs. At Calamari, our mission is to make the HR and people management easier to empower entrepreneurs to develop their businesses. We help small, medium and big companies focus on their growth and increases efficiency of attendance management.

Calamari helps in efficient time tracking management, giving yout the timesheets, reports and employee monitoring tools for easile managing your workforce. With mobile applications connected via iBeacons your employees clock in/out without any action (automatically with their mobiles).

We provide and initial set up and data import of your employees from the previously used tool and are always available to help with customers needs. We are open for creating new helpful integrations and personalized features for our clients.

Pricing starting from:

US$1.70/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Calamari

Calamari is the simple solution regarding daily problems occurs in IT teams:
• Send leave request without looking for your manager
• Teammates can monitor leave entitlement in continue
• Receive instant notification regarding absence request.

Calamari helps managers, CEOs & HR departments with:
• Automatic leave entitlement calculations
• Absence history and reports
• Adjustment to organization policies
• Custom absence types and multilevel approval
• Accept leave requests on any device
• Plan capacity of your team
• Check substitution candidate before you accept absence
• Monitor team members availability
• Define permission levels for managers and regular employees
• Birthday notifications
• Daily / weekly upcoming absence notifications.

Benefits of Calamari Clockin:
• iBeacons: mobile app allows your employees to clock in without actually doing anything
• Easy reports - you can export your time records to payroll
• Attendance and absence from one place - integration with absence calendar
• Role based security - you can define different access levels for your managers and regular employees
• Attendance policies - set up alerts, and ensure clear communication of your company policies on attendance.

Integration with IT & management tools:
• JIRA Tempo,
• Google Calendar,
• Slack,
• Office 365,
• Apple Calendar,
• Gmail,
• Asana,
• Basecamp,
• G Suite,
• Microsoft Teams,
• Tempo Planner.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Andorra, United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla , Albania, Armenia, Curaçao, Angola, Argentina, American Samoa, Austria, Australia, Aruba, Åland Islands, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Barbados, Bangladesh, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Bulgaria, Bahrain, Burundi, Benin, Bermuda, Brunei, Bolivia, Brazil, Bahamas, Bhutan, Botswana, Belarus, Belize, Canada, Congo - Kinshasa, Central African Republic, Congo - Brazzaville, Switzerland, Cook Islands, Chile, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cape Verde, Cyprus, Czechia, Germany, Djibouti, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Algeria, Ecuador, Estonia, Egypt, Eritrea, Spain, Ethiopia, Finland, Fiji, Falkland Islands, Micronesia, Faroe Islands, France, Gabon, United Kingdom, Grenada, Georgia, French Guiana, Guernsey, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Gambia, Guinea, Guadeloupe, Equatorial Guinea, Greece, Guatemala, Guam, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Hong Kong SAR China, Honduras, Croatia, Haiti, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Isle of Man, India, Iraq, Iran, Iceland, Italy, Jersey, Jamaica, Jordan, Japan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, South Korea, Kuwait, Cayman Islands, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, Saint Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Liberia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Libya, Morocco, Monaco, Moldova, Montenegro, Saint Martin, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, North Macedonia, Mali, Myanmar (Burma), Mongolia, Macao SAR China, Northern Mariana Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Montserrat, Malta, Mauritius, Maldives, Malawi, Mexico, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, New Caledonia, Niger, Norfolk Island, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Norway, Nepal, Nauru, New Zealand, Oman, Panama, Peru, French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pakistan, Poland, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Puerto Rico, Palestinian territories, Portugal, Palau, Paraguay, Qatar, Réunion, Romania, Serbia, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Sudan, Sweden, Singapore, Saint Helena, Slovenia, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Slovakia, Sierra Leone, San Marino, Senegal, Somalia, Suriname, São Tomé and Príncipe, El Salvador, Syria, Eswatini, Turks and Caicos Islands, Chad, Togo, Thailand, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Tonga, Turkey, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Taiwan, Tanzania, Ukraine, Uganda, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Venezuela, British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, Vietnam, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, Samoa, Yemen, Mayotte, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Supported Languages

English, French, German, Polish, Spanish

Pricing starting from:

US$1.70/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Images

Calamari Software - Calendar with detailed information about upcoming absences, holidays, and remote work
Calamari Software - Online Timesheets with all the details about employees working time. You have a possibility to clock in/out, call a break, add project, and notes
Calamari Software - Clock in/out and see all the details about your working day
Calamari Software - Easy management for team leaders
Calamari Software - Many possible integrations with a possibility to use our API
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Calamari Software - Calendar with detailed information about upcoming absences, holidays, and remote work
Calamari Software - Online Timesheets with all the details about employees working time. You have a possibility to clock in/out, call a break, add project, and notes
Calamari Software - Clock in/out and see all the details about your working day
Calamari Software - Easy management for team leaders
Calamari Software - Many possible integrations with a possibility to use our API

Features

Total features of Calamari: 72

  • API
  • Absence Management
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Approval Workflow
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Benefits Management
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Calendar Management
  • Clock In / Out
  • Compensation Management Software
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management Software
  • Document Storage
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling Software
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • FMLA Administration
  • For Cloud
  • For Small Businesses
  • GPS
  • HR Management
  • Leave Policy Management
  • Leave Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Location
  • Online Punch Card
  • Online Time Clock
  • Online Time Tracking Software
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Policy Management Software
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking Software
  • Punch card
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Salaried Employee Tracking
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shift Swapping
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Team Calendars
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time Clock Software
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking Software
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Variable Workforce
  • Workstation Tracking

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(471)
Value for Money
4.7/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Support Software
4.9/5

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Parker
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Leave Tracking Platform That Checks All of the Boxes

Reviewed on 9/22/2022

Pros

Calamari is an outstanding tool for leave tracking. In the 2+ years our company has used Calamari, we have heard nothing but positive feedback from employees and managers. The approval flow and seamless integration with Slack have significantly reduced the approval time for requests. Calendar and notification functionality keeps stakeholders informed of employee availability. Complex accrual rules are easy to configure and the Calamari customer service team is always at the ready to assist when needed. It's a top not platform that gets the exact job done that we need.

I recently provided feedback that we hoped the reporting tool could include archived employees so we export historical data on time off trends. Calamari took this feedback and was able to implement a new solution that recently went live. I appreciate them listening to us and building a solution!

Cons

The .csv importer can be a little finicky. Rarely am I able to complete an upload task without needing support from the Calamari team. The good news, however, is that they are immediately responsive and help me troubleshoot the error. If this could be resolved it would help me rely less on their customer support team, but it's a minor annoyance.

Alternatives Considered

PurelyHR

Reasons for Choosing Calamari

We pivoted to a new time tracking software that did not include any leave tracking capabilities so needed to find an alternative solution.

Switched From

NetSuite OpenAir

Reasons for Switching to Calamari

Calamari was the only platform we found that only provided leave management. Every other alternative came with so many other bells and whistles that we didn't need. The simplicity of Calamari was one of the deciding factors in its favor.
Sandra
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  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Perfect and easy to use tool

Reviewed on 9/14/2022

I'm using Calamari since 4 years (in my previous jobs and current company). I didn't have any...

I'm using Calamari since 4 years (in my previous jobs and current company). I didn't have any problems or troubles while using it. Calamari helps are improved our workflow, especially with the calendar which we can see easily how many people will be absent in the next days. Also, I feel we can care a little bit of environment by using on-line tool and not to print any leave request etc. That's also important for us to using the tool which doesn't impact negative on our planet.

Pros

- Calamari is really easy to use, even if employee didn't use similiar tools before,
- It's easy to integrate
- Working very good, it's clear and intuitive
- The support helps me with setting-up everything, they care about users,
- The app is also easy to use.

Cons

I don't see any cons, I'm using Calamari since 4 years and that's why I've chosen Calamari to use again in my current company.

Alternatives Considered

Timesheets.com

Reasons for Choosing Calamari

In overvall, my experience with Calamari was better - it's easier to use and more perspicuous than Timesheets.

Switched From

Timesheets.com

Reasons for Switching to Calamari

In overvall, my experience with Calamari was better - it's easier to use and more perspicuous than Timesheets. The second reasons is easy to integrate, to add new people and also it's available in Polish language.
Leili
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Most versatile time and leave management system I know off

Reviewed on 4/18/2022

One of the added benefits, aside making administrative HR work easier, is the ability to use...

One of the added benefits, aside making administrative HR work easier, is the ability to use Calamari as a communication tool especially with remote teams and hybrid work. Team members can easily follow absences and also when Clockin module is used to follow whether someone has already started working or left already or is taking a break. Having easy access to this information takes down the frustration if there is a delay in communication (chat applications like Slack) and has improved overall cordiality among the employees.

Pros

Simple and focused to do what needs to be done. Very versatile and easy to customize, especially when you have teams in different countries. Customer service is always helpful and really does forward ideas and concerns to the development team. Hands down the best software to make life easier in smaller companies where a lot of HR work is done by one person or only a small team.

Cons

I used to miss the Break feature synchronization with Slack. In our current company we use only the Leave module so that is not an issue here. Also when using the Clockin module, there should be a different icon setting be made available for days taken entirely off as accumulated overtime. Currently it is possible to do it, but the system treats it as a remote work day, which is misleading because such person has already done the work needed. It does not happen often, but when it is needed, it does add confusion and requires a lot of manual handling and double checking.

Response from Calamari

Thank you for your comprehensive review.
The break option on Slack in the Clock In module has been added and if you have a paid Slack version, you can now use it and it works great. You can find out how to do it here:
https://calamari.io/whats-new/the-coffee-break-icon-on-slack.

We're glad you see the benefits of using Calamari for remote and hybrid work. We're also working on releasing a brand new module connected to the employees' documents that will improve the information flow about employees, so stay tuned!

Dorota
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A powerful solution to get rid of paperwork!

Reviewed on 10/12/2021

Do you remember the days when all of your employees had to give you paper requests to go on...

Do you remember the days when all of your employees had to give you paper requests to go on vacations? I don't! Calamari is lovely, and we got rid of all the silly paperwork we had to do back in the past!

Pros

- Really helpful regarding compliance. You don't have to remember about all those required by the labour law requests. You have them all inside one app!
- Gives you plenty of customization options. We added a few custom made types of leave like Anniversary Vacay Days. It was super easy to configure.
- Great integrations with Google calendar and slack. You can see all the most important information, not login in.
- All in one virtual place! No more checking paper to verify PTOs!

Cons

I can't think of any! Calamari changed my life :)

Response from Calamari

Hello!
We're really glad to hear that! We're working hard to make Calamari a helpful and simple solution everyone can use. Managing the variety of labor policies is one of the features that make HR management in multinational companies easier ;).

Lauren
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Good but Not Great

Reviewed on 9/22/2020

We moved from paper forms to online. Calamari has a nice visual to it, and seemed to me to be...

We moved from paper forms to online. Calamari has a nice visual to it, and seemed to me to be intuitive to use. Set up was mediocre; I think it could be easier but also in testing other products, it's not the worst. We chose to use just the time off portion and not the clock in/out option. This does mean, however, that the time accrued for PTO is not accurate, and while I have told my staff that the accurate accounting is on each paystub, they are frustrated by that.
Additionally, while I feel the system is really self-explanatory, people seem to have trouble with requesting partial days, changing the type of PTO requested (vacation, sick, etc), and requesting multiple days at once.
The customer service is good; they are happy to answer questions you may have.
I decided to look into their clock in/clock out option, to streamline three products that we use, but I did not like the options of a mobile app, web app, or beacons. I didn't like that the beacons did not take into account lunch breaks. I could set a lunch break for everyone, but then if they took 45 minutes instead of an hour, or 1hr5min, it doesn't take that into account.

Pros

I wanted a product that fit in our budget, that could keep track of time off requests online. I was tired of paper floating everywhere! Calamari fit that bill.

Cons

There is no way to edit your time off request. If you make a mistake, the entire request has to be deleted, then the manager has to approve the cancellation, then you can resubmit the request. It's a lot of steps.

Alternatives Considered

uAttend, QuickBooks Time, BambooHR and Clockify

Reasons for Switching to Calamari

Cost
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Calamari FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Calamari.

Calamari offers the following pricing plans:

14-day free trial, no credit card required. Special pricing is available for non-profit organizations.

Calamari has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000

Calamari supports the following languages:

English, French, German, Polish, Spanish

Calamari supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Calamari integrates with the following applications:

Asana, Basecamp, Confluence, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Workspace, JIRA Service Management, Jira, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft SharePoint, Slack

Calamari offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Chat

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