absence.io

Staff holiday and leave planner

Overall rating

4,7 /5
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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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Roxy
Roxy
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Good software :)

Reviewed on 2017/10/07

Lots of data, easy to use

Lots of data, easy to use

Pros

Price is right, I like the slack integration and my team finds it useful too, has a great support team that is always friendly and very responsive.

Cons

I'm still waiting for a google cal integration, I have encountered a few annoying bugs but team has always been proactive to fix and that's to be expected from a budding company. Worth the tradeoff

Flóra
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great tool for smaller companies with a lot of features

Reviewed on 2022/10/05

I would absolutely recommend this tool to other smaller businesses - really easy to use from admin...

I would absolutely recommend this tool to other smaller businesses - really easy to use from admin point of view and many useful reports can be created. The customer support team is also quick and professional.

Pros

This is a great software for time tracking, vacation requests and reports. You can easily overview the whole company thanks to the very clever platform. Employees like it a lot - easy to use. Your Manager just need to have one click and your request is approved. You can include comments/easily overview your whole absence availability. Customer support is also great and quick.

Cons

Sometimes it is quite complex to modify a request - you need to completely delete the previous one or you need to re-book the existing one. This can be a bit uncomfortable as sometimes only the admin can help. When the year starts, absences can mix up a bit so you need to take care of cross-checking the numbers.

L
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  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Terrible customer service, stay away

Reviewed on 2020/11/07

Pros

It worked well enough for what we needed as we used it for the past few years.

Cons

Customer service is non existent. None of my users can currently sign in as it says our account is temporarily suspended and to contact customer service. We did that and they don't even respond to emails yet gladly keep charging my credit card. Having to file a dispute now, all while employees keep emailing me that they want to book vacation but the tool isn't working, so I have NO idea how much time anyone has left now.

Pat
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  • Industry: Pharmaceuticals
  • Company size: 1 001–5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great System

Reviewed on 2023/04/05

I have absolutely no hesitance in fully recommending absence io to other business

I have absolutely no hesitance in fully recommending absence io to other business

Pros

The ease of the implementation and daily use is exceptional the after service from the team is outstanding and queries are answered promptly and with expertise

Cons

some of the configuration when a colleague changes shift working is rime consuming to implement

Response from absence.io

Hello Pat,

thank you so much for the amazing feedback! We are honored to hear that you like our software so much!

best wishes,
your absence.io team

Josh
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  • Industry: Printing
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Time saving product

Reviewed on 2017/03/03

Since implementation countless hours have been saved manually tracking and approving absences, as...

Since implementation countless hours have been saved manually tracking and approving absences, as well as informing employees about their remaining leave balances. Now each employee simply logs in and can see everything quickly and easily. At year end we can easily run reports to see what types of absences were used, who is over their allowances, etc.. Overall it's a very useful tool. And as an added bonus, the integration with Slack is fantastic and fairly seamless.

Pros

Multiple leave types that can pool from one total allotment
Teams
Half Day time off capability

Cons

Needs a start date connection to increased allowances

CHRISTOPH
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  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

best tool ever

Reviewed on 2017/02/14

Normally, the department who want a new tool is happy, everyone else who should use that tools is...

Normally, the department who want a new tool is happy, everyone else who should use that tools is annoyed. That complete different with Absence. Everyone I happy, since I rolled out Absence at 2 companies. No paper anymore, more transparency, everything with one click. Every software should look like Absence. Perfect UI/UX. I hope Absence will bring more tools (eg. employee management, on/offboarding)

Pros

Normally, the department who want a new tool is happy, everyone else who should use that tools is annoyed. That complete different with Absence. Everyone I happy, since I rolled out Absence at 2 companies. No paper anymore, more transparency, everything with one click. Every software should look like Absence. Perfect UI/UX.

Cons

cheaper

Ben
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  • Industry: Consumer Goods
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Loving the software

Reviewed on 2016/08/18

We had multiple options to try for a web based holiday management tool. It was the very tidy...

We had multiple options to try for a web based holiday management tool. It was the very tidy "Bootstrap-ish" modern layout which pushed absence.io in to the finals, and the pricing that was exactly in budget for our business which pushed it to the top. With software of this quality at this price it allows us to integrate without opposition from accounts. The setup was intuitive and it has features built in for even the most complex of situations (i.e. employee working day contract changes). Technical support is on fire with the speed that they respond so this is also a very positive thing for an already great experience so far.

Pros

The style of interface. The simple iPhone App. The ability to drive requests by "Accept/Decline" emails rather than needing to login. By far, the price which allowed us to progress without considering the competition any further.

Cons

It is currently lacking the ability to manage passive users. We have some members of staff who will not login, and do not have email addresses. These still need to be managed on the software so we needed to make temporary emails for them to add them. This however was not a showstopper for us.

Robert
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Perfect integration with Slack

Reviewed on 2017/02/14

We implemented absence because of the integration with Slack, and it really is seamless. We have a...

We implemented absence because of the integration with Slack, and it really is seamless. We have a small distributed team that rely on the daily notifications in the channel to plan work and communications.

Pros

Direct integration with Slack

Cons

I don't like having to switch language when visiting https://www.absence.io - it always defaults to https://www.absence.io/de/ - would prefer it to be a little more intelligent about my location :)

Petre
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  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Chaos no longer exists! :)

Reviewed on 2017/02/15

No more paper sheets, no more waiting, the whole situation regarding my colleagues only one click...

No more paper sheets, no more waiting, the whole situation regarding my colleagues only one click away!

Pros

The whole app! :)

Cons

None yet.

Jan
Jan
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

absence.io made our business life much easier

Reviewed on 2017/08/02

Pros

Super easy to understand; perfect tool even as a company with ~200 employees and more; slack integration; no more need for an oldschool excel sheet; individual rights management; neat design; customizable settings; web + app usage; google calender integration

Cons

No digital personnel data management. Apparently they're working on additional features so maybe that'll improve.

Anastasia
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Absence is a simple and minimalistic tool for time tracking

Reviewed on 2023/09/26

We have used Absence for many years, and it satisfies the needs of our small company. Perhaps a...

We have used Absence for many years, and it satisfies the needs of our small company. Perhaps a bigger company would prefer a more complex tool, but it works great for a startup. All you need to do is punch in your hours and select vacation/WFH days in the calendar when needed.

Pros

I like that Absence is very minimalistic and it's easy to navigate around the platform. There's no unnecessary features. You get emails when someone selects you as a substitute or when you need to approve someones vacation. You also get notified when your leave was approved. You can also easily see how many vacation days you have left and check the calendar of other employees.

Cons

Sometimes it can be not very straightforward when it comes to the approval process and selecting substitutes. At least in our case, I wasn't able to select someone who was working from home as my substitute. Also we're for some reason getting the German calendar instead of the Austrian one, but that might be our fault.

Greg
Greg
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Fraudulent interactions when trying to cancel

Reviewed on 2020/04/23

OK until we moved to a new platform and tried to cancel. Always some new thing I had to do...

OK until we moved to a new platform and tried to cancel. Always some new thing I had to do including signing up differently (we were using SSO via GSuite accounts) in order to be ALLOWED to cancel. Totally unacceptable and, in my opinion, fraudulent behavior.

Pros

Adequate and cheap if you are European based. Does not accommodate US or multinational policy norms for many leave types or support accruals.

Cons

Interacting with the company. Rigidity in features

Michael
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Excellent Solution for Attendance Tracking

Reviewed on 2017/02/14

Absence.io provided a simple, clean interface that allowed us to graduate from messy excel...

Absence.io provided a simple, clean interface that allowed us to graduate from messy excel spreadsheets and never look back. When we requested an update date formatting, Absence.io responded quickly and introduced the requested feature within a couple weeks. Our company loves using Absence and would recommend it to anyone.

Stephen
Stephen
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Better Than Keeping Track Yourself

Reviewed on 2019/04/12

It was a fine stop-gap software when we were growing as an agency. We eventually had to evolve into...

It was a fine stop-gap software when we were growing as an agency. We eventually had to evolve into a PTO request system that integrated with our payroll system better, but no real complaints about Absence.io. It served us easily and well for about 2 years.

Pros

It was free for I think up to 10 users and it let us go from nothing to a new PTO request system very quickly as our agency grew.

Cons

It's a German software, so some of the calendars and date styles aren't what our team was familiar with, but it's a minor inconvenience for a free solution to what we needed.

Sabina
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  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Almost perfect!

Reviewed on 2017/02/15

We implemented Absence.io into our startup operations and it has worked seamlessly. It's easy to...

We implemented Absence.io into our startup operations and it has worked seamlessly. It's easy to set up and it's easy to use. If only there was another option for "Working from Home" or "Working Out of Office" so we can track where employees are - that would be ideal.

Pros

Ease of monitoring and how seamless the application and approval process is.

Cons

Sometimes it crashes which is unfortunate, and I'm not the biggest fan of the public holiday set up as we presently monitor staff in various countries (where holidays sometimes overlap, and sometimes they don't).

Anna
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Easy to use, time saving and must-have HR Tool

Reviewed on 2017/02/21

We are a startup and have approximately 20 employees. absence.io helps us a lot to plan our...

We are a startup and have approximately 20 employees. absence.io helps us a lot to plan our holidays, keep track of sickness-days, and much more! Our developers love the slack-integration and our accounting department loves the exports at the end of every year. I cannot believe how much time I spent on these things in excel before we implemented absence.io :-)

Marius
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best tool for team absence management

Reviewed on 2016/08/25

We were looking for a tool that can help our team be more efficient when it comes to absence...

We were looking for a tool that can help our team be more efficient when it comes to absence requests and time off in general. Their integration with Slack and ease of use made our transition smooth!

Pros

Powerful and easy to use.

Cons

I would like more power in the Slack Integration

Response from absence.io

Hi Marius,

thanks for your review. Happy to have you guys on board :)

Best regards
Your absence.io team

Peter
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best Absence solution

Reviewed on 2017/02/15

We were looking for a cloud-based tool to manage our team absences - absence.io provides just that...

We were looking for a cloud-based tool to manage our team absences - absence.io provides just that and much more. We are also able to see who's currently on leave in any of our Teams (Austria, London and Los Angeles) and manage doctor's certificates with ease.

Great tool, highly recommended.

Pros

Easy to use
Fair pricing System
Absolutely perfect customer support

Jazzmen
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  • Industry: Apparel & Fashion
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for Free Trial
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Perfect tracker

Reviewed on 2021/09/23

Pros

I love that I can keep track of my schedule and get reminders of PTO and time off.

Cons

I least like that i don't get every single notification unless i go into the program or mobile app itself.

Sofie
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great and easy system

Reviewed on 2017/02/21

We are overall very happy with absence. Due to our size and set-up there are some features we could...

We are overall very happy with absence. Due to our size and set-up there are some features we could really benefit from having in the system that´s not there yet but I´m sure it will be incorporated as absence grow and learn from their customers.

Joseph
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Very handy

Reviewed on 2017/02/15

absence.io is a very handy service for all companies who want to easily track their employees'...

absence.io is a very handy service for all companies who want to easily track their employees' vacations and leaves. The customer support is really fast and reliable.

Pros

Easiness. Mobile app

João Victor
João Victor
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 1 001–5 000 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Good tool for having visibility of day-offs and vacations across teams

Reviewed on 2018/10/05

Pros

The consolidated calendar view shows very easily how my team is planning to take their vacations and helps me decide quick the best dates to either take my own or also to anticipate times with lower resources to plan how to handle them.

Cons

The interface is not so easy to use and it can take a little bit of tweaks to get it up and running for your needs. Also, it lacks integrations with other HR tools that can complement the app.

Favry
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  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great experience so far

Reviewed on 2017/02/16

We are using Absence.io since a few weeks, it makes everyone's life easier and makes my organizatio...

We are using Absence.io since a few weeks, it makes everyone's life easier and makes my organization as a manager more accurate. :)

Emily Anderson
Emily Anderson
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  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Perfect Vacation Tracker for a Small Business

Reviewed on 2018/06/27

Vacation tracking, vacation calendar and formal request validation.

Vacation tracking, vacation calendar and formal request validation.

Pros

Absence.io finally gives our company a way to track vacation, have a company calendar that shows employees absences and formal request validations within different teams. I love how customizable it is!

Cons

The calendar views take a little time getting used to, but other than that, I have no negative things to say about this software.

Tom
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A tool we couldn't live without

Reviewed on 2017/02/22

Our team uses absence.io to book vacations, notify when working from home, and track sick days. We...

Our team uses absence.io to book vacations, notify when working from home, and track sick days. We love using the Slack integration, which posts a report each morning with a list of people who are out of the office. We're big fans of absence.io!