About Homebase

Homebase is an employee scheduling, time tracking and communications tool for businesses and their employees within industries such as retail, hospitality and health and beauty. The platform aims to automate and streamline employee scheduling and time tracking by providing features such as team calendars, time clocks, automatic notifications and budget forecasting.

In order to assist users in building interactive and flexible team schedules, Homebase provides a Gantt chart calendar view with a drag and drop interface. Employers can view the schedule by role, time period or employee to ensure that there are no errors and that costs add up. Once complete, the schedule can be put on autopilot mode to automatically carry over to the following weeks or months, taking into account staff availability and holidays. Schedules can be sent out to employees within the Homebase app and synced with mobile calendars so that reminders can be sent.

Using Homebase’s time tracking tools, users can track hours worked and integrate with their payroll system for automatic timesheet export and wage calculation. The time clock feature allows employees to clock in and out of shifts, as well as track breaks and overtime by signing in with a secure PIN number from their mobile device. Managers automatically receive alerts for absences or lateness, and are able to write notes to inform other managers of incidents or daily summaries via the manager log.

With Homebase hiring, you can find quality candidates fast. Post to the top online job boards for free in under a minute with direct integrations and pre-written job descriptions.

Pricing starting from:

US$19.95/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Homebase

  • Employee scheduling: Create your work schedule, make changes on the fly, and instantly share it with employees. With the free Homebase app, employees always know when to work because they have the up-to-date schedule right in their pockets.

  • Time tracking: Easily track employee hours, breaks, and overtime with the Homebase time clock. Employees clock in and out for shifts on smartphones, tablets, computers, and POS devices, and Homebase automatically creates online timesheets making payroll prep a breeze.

  • Payroll: Your timesheets instantly convert into hours and wages in Homebase Payroll. When you run payroll, Homebase calculates taxes and paychecks, sends direct deposits to your team, and automatically pays and files your payroll taxes. Plus, your employees get on-demand access to their pay stubs, W-2s, and 1099s in the Homebase app.

  • Team management & HR: Our all-in-one app helps you run a better team. Post jobs, manage applicants, and onboard new hires. Organize your team roster, paperwork, and information. Manage time-off requests and PTO policies. Control labor costs, and get help to stay compliant with federal and state labor laws.

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    Business size

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    Markets

    Canada, United Kingdom, United States

    Supported Languages

    English, Spanish

    Pricing starting from:

    US$19.95/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Homebase Software - Prepare timesheets with automated time input and labor cost calculation
    Homebase Software - The dashboard view shows schedules, check-ins, sales and labor costs, and more
    Homebase Software - The calendar Gantt chart view helps to identify gaps in the schedule
    Homebase Software - Understand business needs with Homebase's labor cost reporting
    Homebase Software - Employees can view schedule from their computer or mobile device
    Homebase Software - Daily statistics and summaries are provided and saved for anytime access
    Homebase Software - Automatically detect errors in timesheets such as missed breaks or clock-outs
    Homebase Software - Employee clock-in and clock-out with personal pin codes and photos
    Homebase Software - Managers can add notes and shift summaries via the manager portal
    Homebase Software - Communicate with team members in-app using the IM service for group or one-to-one chats
    Homebase Software - Use the manager log to track shift information
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    Homebase Software - Prepare timesheets with automated time input and labor cost calculation Homebase Software - The dashboard view shows schedules, check-ins, sales and labor costs, and more Homebase Software - The calendar Gantt chart view helps to identify gaps in the schedule Homebase Software - Understand business needs with Homebase's labor cost reporting Homebase Software - Employees can view schedule from their computer or mobile device Homebase Software - Daily statistics and summaries are provided and saved for anytime access Homebase Software - Automatically detect errors in timesheets such as missed breaks or clock-outs Homebase Software - Employee clock-in and clock-out with personal pin codes and photos Homebase Software - Managers can add notes and shift summaries via the manager portal Homebase Software - Communicate with team members in-app using the IM service for group or one-to-one chats Homebase Software - Use the manager log to track shift information

    Features

    Total features of Homebase: 89

    • API
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Tracking
    • Activity/News Feed
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Applicant Tracking
    • Application Management
    • Attendance Tracking
    • Automated Scheduling
    • Automatic Time Capture
    • Availability Management
    • Calendar Management
    • Candidate Profiles
    • Candidate Tracking
    • Careers Page
    • Chat/Messaging
    • Clock In / Out
    • Communication Management
    • Compliance Management
    • Data Import/Export
    • Discussions / Forums
    • Document Management
    • Drag & Drop
    • E-Verify/I-9 Forms
    • Electronic Forms
    • Electronic Signature
    • Email Management
    • Email Templates
    • Employee Database
    • Employee Handbook
    • Employee Management
    • Employee Onboarding
    • Employee Portal
    • Employee Profiles
    • Employee Scheduling
    • FMLA Administration
    • File Sharing
    • Forecasting
    • GPS
    • Group Scheduling
    • Interview Scheduling
    • Job Application Management
    • Job Posting
    • Leave Tracking
    • Live Chat
    • Messaging
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile Alerts
    • Mobile Time Tracking
    • Multi-Location
    • Multiple Billing Rates
    • Offline Time Tracking
    • Onboarding
    • Online Punch Card
    • Online Time Clock
    • Online Time Tracking Software
    • Orientation Workflow Management
    • Overtime Calculation
    • Payroll Management
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Monitoring
    • Real Time Notifications
    • Real-Time Chat
    • Real-time Updates
    • Reminders
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Resource Management
    • Resume Storage
    • SMS Messaging
    • Salaried Employee Tracking
    • Schedule Distribution
    • Search/Filter
    • Self Service Portal
    • Shift Swapping
    • Sick Leave Tracking
    • Social Media Integration
    • Summary Reports
    • Surveys & Feedback
    • Task Management
    • Team Calendars
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Time & Attendance
    • Time Clock
    • Time Off Management
    • Time Off Requests
    • Time Tracking
    • Timesheet Management
    • Vacation/Leave Tracking
    • Workflow Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5
    (809)
    Value for Money
    4.6/5
    Features
    4.5/5
    Ease of Use
    4.6/5
    Customer Support
    4.5/5

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    Kevin T.
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    • Industry: Internet
    • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Great system for employee time tracking.

    Reviewed on 3/1/2019

    Great experience! US-based representative whom were very kind, understanding and WILLING AND READY...

    Great experience! US-based representative whom were very kind, understanding and WILLING AND READY to resolve any and all issues when I needed to call to resolve the only issue I’ve ever had.

    Pros

    Homebase is extremely easy to set up employee time clock which happens to be free if your business has a single location and with a single location you may set it up for unlimited employees. For a small business owner where every dollar and cent matters, it’s a no brainer. A business owner may assign or allow the employee to set up their clock in and out code. Also, it may be set to take a photo of the employee during the clock in and out sessions to help or eliminate other employees from clocking in and out for them. Homebase offers an iPad, iPhone and an android app. You may also use your device's browser. We downloaded the app, installed it on an iPad for our employees to clock in and out on. The administrator has 100% access via web browser login. There’s also a feature which allows employees to clock in and out in the field which would geo-tag the location of the clocking activities.

    Cons

    Not a lot a negative things to say. This software is best if you have multiple employees who may have a staggered schedule. Example: an employee opens, then you have a mid day shift, then a closer. You also have many employees that may be out in the field. geo-tag is not the best choice for a single entrepreneur who’s trying to track their time, set up easier ways to do so.

    Annie M.
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    • Industry: Veterinary
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for Free Trial
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    Overall rating

    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Great and easy software for scheduling employees

    Reviewed on 27/9/2021

    Very positive overall experience.

    Very positive overall experience.

    Pros

    I most like the way the month view schedule looks. The ease of scheduling, the ability to input employees preferences are great.

    Cons

    Not much I don't like. I did have to watch the youtube video and after that everything made more sense.

    Alternatives Considered

    WhenToWork

    Reasons for Switching to Homebase

    It was suggested to me by an employee. It was easier to navigate than the options I had in mind.
    Crystal R.
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Government Relations
    • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    It's Great!

    Reviewed on 30/12/2021

    My overall experience is in good standing. I recommend you try this app before another because this...

    My overall experience is in good standing. I recommend you try this app before another because this app is very good for what you need involving scheduling.

    Pros

    I like that it informs you of your schedule. It's a great time recording app. I really loved the customer service that is involved on the app. They make sure you are number 1 priority.

    Cons

    I haven't had any problems with this time app.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Food & Beverages
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

    They keep updatubg the software to force you to pay to make it usable. Timeseets is no longer...

    Reviewed on 9/12/2021

    Pros

    The group chats and clock-in feature works.

    Everything use to work until they "upgraded" their software.

    Cons

    We are integrated with Paychex, but after the update, the new timesheets will not export to Paychex. Making timesheet useless and we now have to manually inter the timesheets. They did this because they wanted us to switch from Paychex to their very own and useless payroll.

    They do not print checks. They do not provide quarterly W3, etc etc. Basic payroll and premium prices.

    Troy T.
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for Free Trial
    • Review Source

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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Excellent tool for my small home renovation business

    Reviewed on 28/10/2021

    I am very happy with Homebase and as the company grows, I plan on upgrading my subscription.

    I am very happy with Homebase and as the company grows, I plan on upgrading my subscription.

    Pros

    Ease of use, presentation of information, team or individual communications, scheduling

    Cons

    There is no note section for daily time logging. I have teams at different project sites and I need to track their hours by project address to reconcile labour costs to the various budgets. I didn't see any easy way to achieve that... so I continue to do that manually.

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    Homebase FAQs

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    Homebase offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$19.95/month
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Basic: Free Essentials: $19.95/month/location or $14/month/location (billed annually). Plus: $49.95/month/location or $35/month/location (billed annually). All-in-One: $99.95/month/location or $70/month/location (billed annually). Full-service payroll: Add payroll to any plan for $35/month + $5/active employee.

    Homebase has the following typical customers:

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

    Homebase supports the following languages:

    English, Spanish

    Homebase supports the following devices:

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

    Homebase integrates with the following applications:

    ADP Workforce Now, Clover, Gusto, Gusto, Lightspeed, Lightspeed Retail, QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Revel Systems, Square Payroll, Square Point of Sale, SurePayroll, Toast POS, Upserve, ZipRecruiter, talech, toast CRM

    Homebase offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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