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
    (836)
    Value for Money
    4.5/5
    Features
    4.4/5
    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.

    Marcus P.
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    • Industry: Food & Beverages
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Excellent Scheduling Software for Restaurants/Bars

    Reviewed on 16/5/2022

    This is great way to track hospitality staff for clocking in and out, as well as recording some key...

    This is great way to track hospitality staff for clocking in and out, as well as recording some key data for payroll processing even if you do payroll outside of Homebase.

    Pros

    This makes scheduling our bar staff extremely easy and helps to track other payroll accounting data like start dates, hours, etc. It also helps to communicate with staff and provides a good source of applicants from a tailored database of hospitality industry applicants.

    Cons

    It could have more features for team communication and collaboration. The dashboard navigation is pretty straightforward but could be improved.

    Mario C.
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    • Industry: Food & Beverages
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

    I like homebase!

    Reviewed on 8/5/2022

    Pros

    Homebase was useful to create days me and my co worker had to work

    Cons

    The color scheme was unflattering. How you can only look at pay stubs per week.

    Kristen M.
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    • Industry: Food & Beverages
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Home base has stepped their game up

    Reviewed on 25/2/2022

    Again home base is actually a wonderful starter for like a fast casual restaurant or any other kind...

    Again home base is actually a wonderful starter for like a fast casual restaurant or any other kind of business it doesn't just have to be a restaurant you can do it at home business with home base any type of business actually it's that simple and it's inexpensive but the quality is amazing

    Pros

    The most thing I like about this software was the fact of its multi-function that they can do I can go see exactly who sold a beer and what time and what kind of beer.

    Cons

    The only thing I didn't like in the beginning was when we would go offline it was almost impossible to get back on but nine times up and it was due to our connection not home bases

    Alternatives Considered

    Cloverleaf

    Reasons for Switching to Homebase

    Clover had more expenses that you had to add on that home base already offered
    Manuel W.
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    • Industry: Hospitality
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Good product with too much fluff and mediocre UX

    Reviewed on 30/11/2020

    Overall, we are still with homebase because everyone is now used to it and our system is setup this...

    Overall, we are still with homebase because everyone is now used to it and our system is setup this way. Writing this review though, it is certainly about time i checked the timeclock-scheduling-team market again. Because the product is quite slow and features are being added which i don't need.

    Pros

    We decided to go for Homebase because it mostly resembled what i was doing in as spreadsheet before. The timeclock is rather solid, we have set up a dedicated tablet to clock in and out. This is the main reason i got homebase for my team - so that they would have a schedule and be able to clock in and out. Also nice is the fact that custom national holidays can be setup and automatically be shown in the schedule. The Homebase team has over the years implemented a few nifty features to save me time as an admin.

    Next is checking timesheets and correcting them when it comes to payroll - however this is where we stop with using homebase. We don't use any other features.

    Cons

    We don't utilize the payroll feature at all - everything can only be set in dollars. Overall, the software feels like it is made for the US market - not internationally. I have feature requested over a year ago that custom currencies should be implemented and even the way time is displayed (24h instead of am-pm). To no avail. Even from their content marketing strategy it is clear that Homebase is only focusing on the US market, with no interesting content for me as a hotelier on the other side of the world.

    It is also sad to see that they have recently started adding a lot of fluff to their product like hiring, instead of making the core experience easier and faster to use. The new timesheets section looks nice, but i am 5 times faster with the old one (which could be faster still). I would love to see much more emphasis on a fast and easy to use product, with lots of features to get my work done quicker. Homebase is a classic example of software which gets better the less i have to use it. I would like to see the product move in this direction.

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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, 1,001-5,000

    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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