Calamari

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Modern HR management, online leave and attendance tracking

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$1.70/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.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra and 224 others

Supported Languages

English, French, German, Polish, Spanish

Pricing starting from:

US$1.70/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Calamari Software - Calendar with detailed information about upcoming absences, holidays, and remote work
Calamari Software - Online Timesheets with all the details about employees working time. You have a possibility to clock in/out, call a break, add project, and notes
Calamari Software - Clock in/out and see all the details about your working day
Calamari Software - Easy management for team leaders
Calamari Software - Many possible integrations with a possibility to use our API
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Calamari Software - Calendar with detailed information about upcoming absences, holidays, and remote work
Calamari Software - Online Timesheets with all the details about employees working time. You have a possibility to clock in/out, call a break, add project, and notes
Calamari Software - Clock in/out and see all the details about your working day
Calamari Software - Easy management for team leaders
Calamari Software - Many possible integrations with a possibility to use our API

Features

Total features of Calamari: 69

  • API
  • Absence Management
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Approval Workflow
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Benefits Management
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Calendar Management
  • Clock In/Out
  • Compensation Management
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • FMLA Administration
  • For Cloud
  • GPS
  • HR Management
  • Leave Policy Management
  • Leave Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Location
  • Onboarding
  • Online Punch Card
  • Online Time Clock
  • Online Time Tracking Software
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Reporting
  • 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
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shift Swapping
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Team Calendars
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Variable Workforce
  • Workstation Tracking

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(541)
Value for Money
4.7/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Support
4.9/5

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Mary Anne
Mary Anne
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for Free Trial
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Impressed so far!

Reviewed on 2023/10/11

Experience with Calamari is beyond my expectations.

Experience with Calamari is beyond my expectations.

Pros

I've been looking for a time and PTO tracker for my teams as we grow, and we have been previously using spreadsheets which has become too tedious. I signed up for a trial with Calamari and it was an easy discovery of value for money. Setup was easy, and whenever I encountered hiccups, their support was amazingly responsive (3-4 mins response time). I've seen bugs but they fix it in just a few minutes after I reported it. The effort their support team takes to actually help me out was very much commendable (they fixed my accrual rules, sent me screenshots of my actual account on where I can tweak something). They are also very patient, I love tinkering and their support walked me through the entire setup.The integrations with Slack and Google Calendar are also one of the many things I loved.

Cons

Not really a con, but I'd love to see an option to restrict requests on specific months/days.

Alternatives Considered

Flamingo
Agnieszka
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  • Industry: Biotechnology
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Seen from the admin's perspective

Reviewed on 2022/09/06

I like the fact that I have all tracked time in one place, rather than a multitude of excel files

I like the fact that I have all tracked time in one place, rather than a multitude of excel files

Pros

Quite easy to start tracking time, various options for accepting changes, custom types of absence

Cons

The reports that Calamari generates do not meet my expectations, I can't see tasks descriptions - to see descriptions I need to generate to deffirent types of reports. Calamari adds up the working time added as 'normal' and the working time 'in project', so that instead of, for example, 8h of work in total, including 5h in project, it comes out that someone worked 13h that day. Moving the month view with a bar is annoying

Alternatives Considered

Harvest

Reasons for Switching to Calamari

Our account was migrated from our startup studio

Response from Calamari

Hello,
Thank you for your review.
I passed your review to our team, so we can discuss improving our app to prevent this kind of problem.

In the meantime, you can contact our Customer Success team here:
https://calamari.io/contact
They will help you set the app in the best way possible.

George
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

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Reviewed on 2022/04/28

Comsi comsa

Comsi comsa

Pros

Everyone in Greece is sarcastic and loughs when he/she hears your brand name.

Cons

Absense, time management, breaks control

Response from Calamari

Thank you for your opinion.
We're very glad about our company's name - there's the whole story standing behind it ;).

If you experience any troubles with employees' time management, please contact us on:
https://calamari.io/contact.
Our Customer Service team will help you set everything up according to your needs.

Michael
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Best HR Tracker for Slack

Reviewed on 2024/03/07

Its quite good but I worry about the price hike of calamari

Its quite good but I worry about the price hike of calamari

Pros

I love that it integrate to slack seamlessly so that you dont have to have too much app in this digital age.

Cons

I dislike the price hike of calamari. In 1 year, the annual cost almost doubled. And I dislike that some of the feature that was in the old and cheaper version was split into another product that you have to pay again.

Saul
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

A good product at high price

Reviewed on 2021/03/15

I like the software technically speaking, but it seems to me expensive for what it does. A leave...

I like the software technically speaking, but it seems to me expensive for what it does. A leave management and a clock in software should be so expensive. That's why I am looking for other alternatives like OrangeHRM.

Pros

- Easy of use and implementation
- Easy of customization

Cons

- Clock in and leave management have to be paid separately and are expensive.

Alternatives Considered

Jira and OrangeHRM

Reasons for Switching to Calamari

Because it was easy to set up, and we needed something with no time.
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Calamari FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Calamari.

Calamari offers the following pricing plans:

14-day free trial, no credit card required. Special pricing is available for non-profit organizations.

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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