About PTO by Roots

Built in Slack, PTO by Roots (formerly PTO Ninja) is a simple and seamless way to track employee absences and keep teams aligned during time away. It's perfect for startups, companies with unlimited/flex PTO, or any organization looking to add more structure to their time off process.

With integrations in GSuite, Outlook, and most HRIS - including BambooHR, ADP, Workday and more - PTO by Roots is built to handle all of your time off needs. Start your free trial today!

Key benefits of PTO by Roots

- Move out of office requests and approvals into Slack.
- See who's out in any Slack channel at a moment's notice.
- Streamlined handoffs and coverage assignments before time away, all done in Slack.
- Statuses and calendar events automatically set for employees, so nothing falls through the cracks.
- Integrations with HRIS, calendars, task management systems and more - PTO by Roots will be your one-stop-shop for all things time off!

Devices

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Markets

Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

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Nobody likes signing in to other platforms to deal with time off requests. PTO Ninja allows employees and managers to coordinate time off seamlessly with intuitive Slack commands.
Get increased visibility into who's out, when, and what that means for different projects and teams.
PTO Ninja reminds employees of their upcoming time off and helps them assign roles and tasks for co-workers, giving all parties involved greater alignment and peace of mind.
Generate full reports on employee time off directly in Slack, without having to remember another password or open up another dashboard.
PTO Ninja inspects time off history for signs of burnout. When employees have not taken enough vacation (or have taken too much), PTO Ninja notifies managers and employees automatically.
With integrations in GSuite, Outlook, and most HRIS - including BambooHR, ADP, Workday and more -  PTO Ninja is built to handle all of your time off needs.
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PTO by Roots screenshot: Nobody likes signing in to other platforms to deal with time off requests. PTO Ninja allows employees and managers to coordinate time off seamlessly with intuitive Slack commands. PTO by Roots screenshot: Get increased visibility into who's out, when, and what that means for different projects and teams. PTO by Roots screenshot: PTO Ninja reminds employees of their upcoming time off and helps them assign roles and tasks for co-workers, giving all parties involved greater alignment and peace of mind. PTO by Roots screenshot: Generate full reports on employee time off directly in Slack, without having to remember another password or open up another dashboard. PTO by Roots screenshot: PTO Ninja inspects time off history for signs of burnout. When employees have not taken enough vacation (or have taken too much), PTO Ninja notifies managers and employees automatically. PTO by Roots screenshot: With integrations in GSuite, Outlook, and most HRIS - including BambooHR, ADP, Workday and more -  PTO Ninja is built to handle all of your time off needs.

Features

Total features of PTO by Roots: 37

  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Auto-Responders
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Calendar Management
  • Email Response Control
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Scheduling Software
  • Employee Self Service
  • FMLA Administration
  • Historical Reporting
  • Historical Trend Analysis
  • Leave Policy Management
  • Leave Tracking
  • Messaging
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Payroll Management
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resource Management Software
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Schedule Distribution
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Management Software
  • Task Planning
  • Task Scheduling
  • Time Off Requests
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Visual Analytics

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Reviews

Overall rating

5 /5
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Value for Money
5/5
Features
4.8/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Support Software
5/5

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Ben T.
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great lightweight way to track PTO!

Reviewed on 2019-07-26

Professional, responsive, great customer support. Great team to work with!

Professional, responsive, great customer support. Great team to work with!

Pros

It's built right into slack and it's so easy to use. Plus there are helpful reminders when we have somebody out, so we can allocate resources accordingly.

Cons

We hadn't previously been doing a great job tracking time, so it took us some time to set up our process... but that's really more of an us thing. No complaints!

Kimberly B.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

PTO Ninja = Game Changer

Reviewed on 2019-04-18

I honestly could not be happier with the tool and the level of service. I am super impressed they...

I honestly could not be happier with the tool and the level of service. I am super impressed they were able to take an annoying problem (transparency into out of the office) and find a simple, but effective tool to address it. Furthermore, they go above and beyond to ensure all questions are answered and my team is getting the most from the tool.

Pros

1. Super easy to set up, use and customize. LOVE that it integrates with slack and google calendar.
2. User and admin friendly. My teammates ramped up quickly and use it frequently.
3. Speedy and reliable customer support.
4. VERY reasonable pricing. It was honestly a no brainer. Worth every penny.

Overall, they do one thing super well and that is giving everyone on my team more transparency into when they are out of the office. As an admin, I have finally have a dashboard with relevant data that can be easily accessed using just a few simple slack commands . As a 100% remote company this transparency is a game changer.

Cons

The teamwide video conference training had some bumps, but their team was open to feedback about how to make the process smoother. However, the tool is so intuitive that there was minimal confusion/questions to get my team using PTO ninja consistently.

Danniela G.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great tool for collaboration and tracking!

Reviewed on 2019-07-16

Pros

I love PTO Ninja because it allows us to easily request and manage PTO/WFH requests, set up collaboration with our teams, have accurate data for resource planning and more. Our office has multiple work locations, work from home, etc. and setting statuses really allows us to find each other easily!

As an administrator PTO Ninja provides me an easy way to track PTO for all employees. It is a HUGE time saver.

Cons

Some of the features are not customizable or don't work well together (layered statuses) as it relates to how we use the product. We added Stepping Out feature and we can't layer it with a WFH request.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for Free Trial
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Love this software

Reviewed on 2019-03-08

Pros

I love the integration with Slack and how easy it makes it to track PTO. It's super helpful for unlimited PTO organizations where expectations can get muddled and people widely vary in how much PTO they take. It's so easy to request it as well.

Cons

Nothing! My company was just trialing it, but I hope we will end up using it for the long-run.

Response from Treehoppr

Thanks for the note! So glad to hear you had a great experience.

Cameron G.
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Saves time, keeps everything on slack!

Reviewed on 2019-02-25

Pros

Love that I don't have to move out of slack to manage PTO.

Cons

Nothing really - does everything I expect it to!

Response from Treehoppr

Thanks Cameron! Always love hearing from our happy customers!

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PTO by Roots has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

PTO by Roots supports the following languages:

English

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PTO by Roots integrates with the following applications:

ADP Workforce Now, BambooHR, Google Workspace, Slack, Zenefits

PTO by Roots offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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