Buddy Punch

Online Time Clock Software | Web Based Time Management

About Buddy Punch

Buddy Punch was built out of a need for a simple, easy to use, and affordable scheduling and time card solution. We can't use paper forever - and time shouldn't be kept in excel spreadsheets or handwritten/faxed time cards.

If you can't be in front of your employees all the time you need a way to keep them honest about what time they're working. How often does an 8:00am start time actually turn into 8:07am? Multiply that by weeks and years, and your employees are stealing a lot of time. Keep them honest and gain some piece of mind.

Offering iOS and Android apps, drag and drop functionality, automatic overtime calculations, exports, and integrations with top payroll companies.

It's simple, effective, and intuitive.

Pricing starting from:

US$25.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Buddy Punch

Simplicity. We've tested our app with real users and they required no training to be effective. Error handling is built in - we're human and we all make mistakes, our app helps your employees fix them and automatically notifies you. Not only is the app intuitive but security is a top priority. Not only is your information encrypted but if your computer has a webcam it can be used to take snapshots of each punch, to verify that your employees are actually there and doing the punching.

Buddy Punch can be used on any internet connected device. We're a web based solution, nothing to download, install, or update.

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$25.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Buddy Punch: 64

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Availability Management
  • Biometric Recognition
  • Biometrics
  • Calendar Management
  • Clock In / Out
  • Customisable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • GPS
  • Leave Tracking
  • Messaging
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Multi-Location
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Online Punch Card
  • Online Time Clock
  • Online Time Tracking Software
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Punch card
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Salaried Employee Tracking
  • Schedule Distribution
  • Scheduling
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shift Swapping
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Summary Reports
  • Team Calendars
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Clock
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5
(648)
Value for Money
4.7/5
Features
4.7/5
Ease of Use
4.8/5
Customer Support
4.8/5

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Katrina L. Katrina L.
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  • Industry: Consumer Goods
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great time keeping app

Reviewed on 23/1/2019

Great app, check in and out with accuracy, keep in contact with supervisors and can submit photos...

Great app, check in and out with accuracy, keep in contact with supervisors and can submit photos for proof of visit if not using GPS.

Pros

I am an Event Specialist with Deluvia Inc, they upgraded from emailing and faxing my time sheets in to this system. They are out of state so this is a great way for them to keep up with my time while doing "Road Shows". I arrive at my location, open the app and sign in, my employers do require me to attach photos so I snap a photo of the store front before entering. While there, I setup my samples and take a few photos of my presentation to attach when I clock out. I like that I can see my schedule, even though I already know my Road Shows are 11 days back to back for each demo. It takes out 39 minutes for my lunch and keeps up with my total hours so I can accurately calculate my check. They can leave messages after each shift end set of photos. I have seen a few where they wanted to see different angles or my face more throughout my presentations. I've also been told my samples looked yummy, I left messages and asked questions that were answered. This is a good app to have when your employer is out of your area.

Cons

The only thing I found odd was I could log in anytime during my employment, but couldn't do so between Road Shows. I wanted to look at my schedules and could gain access to the app. Other than this hiccup, the app works fine. Deluvia gets my time and there are no shortages on my check.

Response from Buddy Punch

Thank you for the review, it is great to hear that you're using our smartphone app as well as our notes and photos on punches feature. We have a few limiting options for employers and that is why you weren't able to login while outside of the show. Thanks again!

Tara L. Tara L.
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great Product!

Reviewed on 9/10/2019

Buddy Punch has been a super efficient business solution for our office. It is very user friendly....

Buddy Punch has been a super efficient business solution for our office. It is very user friendly. The integration with Quickbooks has streamlined our payroll which has been a huge plus. Most importantly to me as the administrator who's been responsible for the complete set up and training of all staff- the Buddy Punch customer service team has been absolutely outstanding!

Pros

The software is easy to use with only very minor quirks.

Cons

I appreciate the updates to scheduling but even with the new templates, I'm still not able to schedule as efficiently as I would like. I would love to be able to set a master schedule for each user and edit individual days from there as necessary. My team typically works a pretty set schedule so to have a template per person would be ideal. It seems that's not quite the functionality of the new template feature.

Alternatives Considered

When I Work

Reasons for Choosing Buddy Punch

We needed a product that tracked PTO as well as had a punching time clock feature. Integration with QB was the additional bonus.

Reasons for Switching to Buddy Punch

PTO tracking function worked the way we needed it to and it was a better price point.

Response from Buddy Punch

Thank you Tara for the review. It is great to hear that our QuickBooks integration has been helpful to your business. Thank you for the feedback, recurring items on the schedule is coming up as a new feature as well. Thanks again!

Katie B. Katie B.
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  • Industry: Facilities Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

User friendly time tracking with geofence/GPS accountability

Reviewed on 29/11/2021

BP has been extremely accessible for customer service and have been open to suggestions for...

BP has been extremely accessible for customer service and have been open to suggestions for improvements/additional services. They have steadily grown over the last several years, offering more and more helpful services and integration with other programs. BP was also extremely accommodating during Covid shutdowns, allowing us to freeze our account in good faith that we would pick up where we left off as soon as we were able.

Pros

Very easy for employees and administrators alike to track time and edit if necessary. Provides accountability for our employees with the location settings such as GPS/Geofence. Provides a variety of reports that are helpful. Provides our employees with mobility--we can send them to any job site, and they have the ability to punch in/out.

Cons

Would like a report that provides a daily snapshot, chronologically, of who punched in/out and at what time. If this exact report exists, I have not been able to find it.

Alternatives Considered

Quickbooks Online

Reasons for Switching to Buddy Punch

It was more cost effective and much easier to contact for help.

Response from Buddy Punch

Thank you Katie for the review and kind words, it is great to hear that you're making use of our GPS/geofencing features. We do take pride in our customer service, and I am glad it is showing! We appreciate your business!

Josh S. Josh S.
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  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

so so not greatest

Reviewed on 17/9/2016

Several areas of concern. Very little corrections made based on feedback. Not able to contact...

Several areas of concern. Very little corrections made based on feedback. Not able to contact support by phone. Delayed response in email. Not open to different types and operations for different business types. This is a very baseline product with little features. Menus are hard for older users to read. Not user friendly for most users. Time corrections are difficult for users to complete or request. Very limited on admin ability to control aspects of the clock to prevent user issues. reports decimal place cannot be changed from 3 to 2 decimals increases rounding time for admin. Integration with payroll company cost additional funds.

Pros

online can view anywhere from a computer . the app is poor at best and is not integrated to be used as a time clock or to check all features and make adjustments from admin must have a computer to do so

Cons

Most of it

Response from Buddy Punch

Josh - Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. Unfortunately many of your comments we believe are inaccurate and I would like to make sure that Buddy Punch is accurately reflected on Capterra. We do not charge for integrations with other Payroll Companies. We just added an integration with Paychex and there was no cost to any customer for doing so. We are also very timely in responding to inquiries. In your case specifically you opened a ticket on 7/29/16 at 3:52 pm. We responded at 4:14 pm the same day with a resolution. You opened a ticket on 8/29/16 at 12:35 pm, we replied at 12:46 pm. You opened a ticket on 9/12/16 at 10:21 am and we replied on 12:46 pm. We offer many features such as GPS, IP Address Lock, Webcam photos on punches, and notifications. We offer easy change requests with the user clicking on a button that says "I need to change something." I'm sorry we didn't work for your business and we will take your feedback into consideration.

Tanner S. Tanner S.
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  • Industry: Government Administration
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Worth the money

Reviewed on 1/10/2021

Absolutely worth the money and my employees love it especially compared to our last system.

Absolutely worth the money and my employees love it especially compared to our last system.

Pros

This product is incredibly easy to use, both for my team and for myself as an administrator.

Cons

It can be a little difficult to retroactively put time off in and to navigate between employee timecards when managing time off, but not that difficult.

Response from Buddy Punch

Thank you Tanner for the review and kind words, it is great to hear that you are finding us easy to use!

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Buddy Punch FAQs

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Buddy Punch offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$25.99/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Free trial on Any Plan. Features include Job Codes, Locations, Managers, Notifications, OT Calculations, PTO/Sick/Vacation, Reports, Webcam photos on punches, iOS/Android Apps, Automatic Breaks, Single Sign On, GPS, IP Address Locks, Tablet/Mobile ready, Punch Rounding, QR Code support, & Integrations.

Buddy Punch has the following typical customers:

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

Buddy Punch supports the following languages:

English

Buddy Punch supports the following devices:

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

Buddy Punch integrates with the following applications:

ADP Workforce Now, Gusto, Paychex Flex, Paycor, Paylocity, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Quickbooks Online, SurePayroll, Workday HCM, Zapier

Buddy Punch offers the following support options:

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

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