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$10.00/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.

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and 6 others, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, Poland, United States

Supported Languages

English, French, German, Polish, Spanish

Pricing starting from:

US$10.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Calamari: 70

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Application Management
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automatic Backup
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Benefits Management
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Clock In / Out
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Compensation Management
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • FMLA Administration
  • File Management
  • GPS
  • Geolocation
  • HR Management
  • Historical Reporting
  • Leave Policy Management
  • Leave Tracking
  • Location Tracking
  • Manual Time Entry
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Location
  • Online Punch Card
  • Online Time Clock
  • Online Time Tracking Software
  • Overtime Calculation
  • PCI Compliance
  • Policy Management
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Punch card
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • RFID Scanning
  • Real Time Data
  • Reminders
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Salaried Employee Tracking
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shift Swapping
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time Clock
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Variable Workforce
  • Work History
  • Workstation Tracking
  • iCalendar Support

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(375)
Value for Money
4.7/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Support
4.9/5

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Avishkar P.
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  • Industry: Management Consulting
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Effective timesheet and leave management - we have a very happy HR Department!

Reviewed on 16/11/2017

My review pretty much covers it. Resource planning in the Calendar view. Monitoring leave applicatio...

My review pretty much covers it. Resource planning in the Calendar view. Monitoring leave applications and clock in locations. My HR Managers now have confidence in the timesheet information as they can review it in real time and not just at month end.

Pros

We have decentralized operations, and our managers and HR love being able to see presence and location statuses of our employees in real time, and at a high level.
The Calendar function in the leave module allows for great oversight and enables more efficient resource management and allocation.
The time-sheet and leave reports available are robust and we love the download to excel feature, this perfect tabular format allows for deeper dives on trends, pivot tables etc within Excel.
It really is simple to use for employees and managers. The app keeps things simple to enable clocking in/out and applying for leave.
Really just very easy to navigate, after training our managers, no one has had to come back to us on how to navigate the system.
There are several clock in methods which allows for flexibility, eg smartphone clock-in, QR scans, and browser check-ins.
I must also commend the support team for providing excellent back-end support for our administrators! Keep up the great work and service

Cons

A few improvements could be made, such as allowing for attachment uploads from a smartphone for leave applications and for locations to be tagged when clocking in with a QR code.

Parker R.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Checks Every Box

Reviewed on 27/7/2020

Couldn't have been better. Less than a month after identifying the need for a new PTO management...

Couldn't have been better. Less than a month after identifying the need for a new PTO management platform we were launched. The reviews from our team members has been exceedingly positive as well. It is a major upgrade in terms of ease of use, reporting, and notifications from the past platform.

Pros

Months ago, we scoped out our requirements for a PTO management tool. Calamari checked off every box! Coupled with outstanding and responsive customer service, we couldn't have asked for a better experience.

The process of requesting and approving time off requests, particularly the Slack integration, are a MAJOR upgrade from our previous platform.

Cons

The .csv upload tool can be a little tricky to figure out, but the customer service response is immediate and helped resolve the issues. Onboarding couldn't have gone any more smoothly.

Alternatives Considered

PurelyHR

Reasons for Choosing Calamari

Moving to a new time tracking tool that didn't provide a PTO management solution, so needed to find a simple tool for that specific need.

Switched From

NetSuite OpenAir

Reasons for Switching to Calamari

It was the exact size that we needed. It wasn't overly complex or have too many bells and whistles that would go unused. It met every single requirement we laid out from the start, even the nice to haves!
Jimz ..
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  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used for Free Trial
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

the sign-up system is faulty, and no one cares in "support"

Reviewed on 20/8/2017

Cons

i signed up. received the email, followed the link and only get a green screen asking you to "wait for a while".

and after a few HOURS ( you get it right, hours ), that so-called "while" is still there. refresh / quit browser do no help. same link goes to same screen with same words.

i received the mail at 0100, tried it on 0300, get the same result. so i contacted them via the webform.

i checked back on 0700. my mailbox got nothing - not even a acknowledgement of receiving my email, and surely nothing about why the while is still staying. and yes - same signup link still goes to the same page with the same words.

i'm still hopeful, so tried again on 1900 on the same day. now the best part arrived - the same link i tried said "my license expired and my account is blocked".

so, what Calamari suggesting, is that my signup license is "looking at their green screen and wait for a while" - but hey, i haven't looked at that for 14 days yet, why have my license expired SO SOON???

is Calamari a hoax for getting my email? the other "positive" reviewers sound SO TRUE, i just can't tell how can that be. i'm not suggesting fake accounts with fake reviews, but i doubt for this kind of performance and stability, how can i handle the attendance / leave management thing of my whole company to it ?

Monika A.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Very simple tool that integrates easily with Jira, Slack and HR payroll software

Reviewed on 30/6/2020

All in all the system improved our corporate life. Everyone finally knows how many day-off he...

All in all the system improved our corporate life. Everyone finally knows how many day-off he can/may use during a year.

Pros

We like this tool, because it's synchronized with other tools used in our organization (e.g. outlook Calendar, Jira, Optima, Slack, Office365). It is very userfriendly and intuitive and can be customized the way we need. We have a lot of different types of agreements and hence a lot of different absence types - and the system enables to configure everything the way we need. Additionally we are delighted with a customer support.

Cons

Lots of possibilities to customize ( absence types, calendars, working shifts, approval processes etc.) makes the system more complex to configure and it looks difficult at the beggining, but - when you start to udnerstand different dependancies and how it's built - is stops to be a problem. Customer support is of absolutely marvelous, always responsive and very, very helpful.

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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Calamari Review

Reviewed on 16/7/2020

Pros

This is the easiest software there is for my employees, who often struggled with more complicated ones. Also my favourite part is the ease of contact with customer service who are very fast, helpful and friendly and always solve my problems even when it's something specific for my organisation.

Cons

I have no negatives here. I can see that things that might be done a bit better (but don't disturb daily work) are developed and introduced to make everything better :)

Alternatives Considered

BambooHR

Reasons for Choosing Calamari

Zoho was the least intuitive soft I've ever seen and and their customer service was really really bad.

Switched From

Zoho CRM
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Calamari offers the following pricing plans:

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, Chat

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