Calamari

Modern HR management, online leave and attendance tracking

4,7 /5 (342 reviews) Write a Review!

Calamari Overview

What is 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 companies to focus on their growth and increases efficiency of attendance management.

Calamari helps in efficient attendance management, it gives you timesheets, reports and employee monitoring tools to manage your workforce. With mobile applications connected via iBeacons your employees clock in/out without any action (automatically with their mobiles).

Calamari Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$10,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

14-day free trial, no credit card required.
Calamari Leave:
1-10 employees: $10/month
11-20 employees: $25/month
21-35 employees: $40/month
36-50 employees: $60/month
51-75 employees: $95/month
76-100 employees: $130/month
101+ employees: contact Calamari.

Calamari Clockin:
1-10 employees: $20/month
11-20 employees: $40/month
21-35 employees: $60/month
36-50 employees: $80/month
51-75 employees: $115/month
76-100 employees: $150/month
101+ employees: contact Calamari.

Special pricing is available for non-profit organizations.


Calamari Features

Devices
Business size
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Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English, French, German, Polish, Spanish

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Calamari Reviews

Calamari Reviews

Overall rating
4,7
/
5
Excellent
239

Very good
95

Average
5

Poor
1

Terrible
2

Value for Money
4,7
Features
4,4
Ease of Use
4,6
Customer Support
4,9
98% recommended this app
Avishkar P.

Effective timesheet and leave management - we have a very happy HR Department!

My review pretty much covers it. Resource planning in the Calendar view. Monitoring leave applications and clock in locations. My HR Managers now have confidence in the timesheet information as they can review it in real time and not just at month end.


Monika A.

Very simple tool that integrates easily with Jira, Slack and HR payroll software

All in all the system improved our corporate life. Everyone finally knows how many day-off he can/may use during a year.


Lauren A.

Good but Not Great

We moved from paper forms to online. Calamari has a nice visual to it, and seemed to me to be intuitive to use. Set up was mediocre; I think it could be easier but also in testing other products, it's not the worst. We chose to use just the time off portion and not the clock in/out option. This does mean, however, that the time accrued for PTO is not accurate, and while I have told my staff that the accurate accounting is on each paystub, they are frustrated by that.
Additionally, while I feel the system is really self-explanatory, people seem to have trouble with requesting partial days, changing the type of PTO requested (vacation, sick, etc), and requesting multiple days at once.
The customer service is good; they are happy to answer questions you may have.
I decided to look into their clock in/clock out option, to streamline three products that we use, but I did not like the options of a mobile app, web app, or beacons. I didn't like that the beacons did not take into account lunch breaks. I could set a lunch break for everyone, but then if they took 45 minutes instead of an hour, or 1hr5min, it doesn't take that into account.


Jimz ..

the sign-up system is faulty, and no one cares in "support"


Parker R.

Checks Every Box

Couldn't have been better. Less than a month after identifying the need for a new PTO management platform we were launched. The reviews from our team members has been exceedingly positive as well. It is a major upgrade in terms of ease of use, reporting, and notifications from the past platform.


Avishkar P.
Industry: Management Consulting
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Effective timesheet and leave management - we have a very happy HR Department!

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2017/11/16
Review Source: Capterra

My review pretty much covers it. Resource planning in the Calendar view. Monitoring leave applications and clock in locations. My HR Managers now have confidence in the timesheet information as they can review it in real time and not just at month end.

Pros

We have decentralized operations, and our managers and HR love being able to see presence and location statuses of our employees in real time, and at a high level.
The Calendar function in the leave module allows for great oversight and enables more efficient resource management and allocation.
The time-sheet and leave reports available are robust and we love the download to excel feature, this perfect tabular format allows for deeper dives on trends, pivot tables etc within Excel.
It really is simple to use for employees and managers. The app keeps things simple to enable clocking in/out and applying for leave.
Really just very easy to navigate, after training our managers, no one has had to come back to us on how to navigate the system.
There are several clock in methods which allows for flexibility, eg smartphone clock-in, QR scans, and browser check-ins.
I must also commend the support team for providing excellent back-end support for our administrators! Keep up the great work and service

Cons

A few improvements could be made, such as allowing for attachment uploads from a smartphone for leave applications and for locations to be tagged when clocking in with a QR code.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Monika A.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Very simple tool that integrates easily with Jira, Slack and HR payroll software

Used Monthly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/06/30
Review Source: Capterra

All in all the system improved our corporate life. Everyone finally knows how many day-off he can/may use during a year.

Pros

We like this tool, because it's synchronized with other tools used in our organization (e.g. outlook Calendar, Jira, Optima, Slack, Office365). It is very userfriendly and intuitive and can be customized the way we need. We have a lot of different types of agreements and hence a lot of different absence types - and the system enables to configure everything the way we need. Additionally we are delighted with a customer support.

Cons

Lots of possibilities to customize ( absence types, calendars, working shifts, approval processes etc.) makes the system more complex to configure and it looks difficult at the beggining, but - when you start to udnerstand different dependancies and how it's built - is stops to be a problem. Customer support is of absolutely marvelous, always responsive and very, very helpful.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Lauren A.
Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Good but Not Great

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/09/22
Review Source: Capterra

We moved from paper forms to online. Calamari has a nice visual to it, and seemed to me to be intuitive to use. Set up was mediocre; I think it could be easier but also in testing other products, it's not the worst. We chose to use just the time off portion and not the clock in/out option. This does mean, however, that the time accrued for PTO is not accurate, and while I have told my staff that the accurate accounting is on each paystub, they are frustrated by that.
Additionally, while I feel the system is really self-explanatory, people seem to have trouble with requesting partial days, changing the type of PTO requested (vacation, sick, etc), and requesting multiple days at once.
The customer service is good; they are happy to answer questions you may have.
I decided to look into their clock in/clock out option, to streamline three products that we use, but I did not like the options of a mobile app, web app, or beacons. I didn't like that the beacons did not take into account lunch breaks. I could set a lunch break for everyone, but then if they took 45 minutes instead of an hour, or 1hr5min, it doesn't take that into account.

Pros

I wanted a product that fit in our budget, that could keep track of time off requests online. I was tired of paper floating everywhere! Calamari fit that bill.

Cons

There is no way to edit your time off request. If you make a mistake, the entire request has to be deleted, then the manager has to approve the cancellation, then you can resubmit the request. It's a lot of steps.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Jimz ..
Industry: Media Production
Company size: 11-50 Employees

the sign-up system is faulty, and no one cares in "support"

Used Other for Free Trial
Reviewed on 2017/08/20
Review Source: GetApp

Cons

i signed up. received the email, followed the link and only get a green screen asking you to "wait for a while".

and after a few HOURS ( you get it right, hours ), that so-called "while" is still there. refresh / quit browser do no help. same link goes to same screen with same words.

i received the mail at 0100, tried it on 0300, get the same result. so i contacted them via the webform.

i checked back on 0700. my mailbox got nothing - not even a acknowledgement of receiving my email, and surely nothing about why the while is still staying. and yes - same signup link still goes to the same page with the same words.

i'm still hopeful, so tried again on 1900 on the same day. now the best part arrived - the same link i tried said "my license expired and my account is blocked".

so, what Calamari suggesting, is that my signup license is "looking at their green screen and wait for a while" - but hey, i haven't looked at that for 14 days yet, why have my license expired SO SOON???

is Calamari a hoax for getting my email? the other "positive" reviewers sound SO TRUE, i just can't tell how can that be. i'm not suggesting fake accounts with fake reviews, but i doubt for this kind of performance and stability, how can i handle the attendance / leave management thing of my whole company to it ?

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 1.0/10

Parker R.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Checks Every Box

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/07/27
Review Source: Capterra

Couldn't have been better. Less than a month after identifying the need for a new PTO management platform we were launched. The reviews from our team members has been exceedingly positive as well. It is a major upgrade in terms of ease of use, reporting, and notifications from the past platform.

Pros

Months ago, we scoped out our requirements for a PTO management tool. Calamari checked off every box! Coupled with outstanding and responsive customer service, we couldn't have asked for a better experience.

The process of requesting and approving time off requests, particularly the Slack integration, are a MAJOR upgrade from our previous platform.

Cons

The .csv upload tool can be a little tricky to figure out, but the customer service response is immediate and helped resolve the issues. Onboarding couldn't have gone any more smoothly.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9/10
Based on 342 user ratings
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Calamari Pricing

Calamari Pricing

Starting from
US$10,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

14-day free trial, no credit card required.
Calamari Leave:
1-10 employees: $10/month
11-20 employees: $25/month
21-35 employees: $40/month
36-50 employees: $60/month
51-75 employees: $95/month
76-100 employees: $130/month
101+ employees: contact Calamari.

Calamari Clockin:
1-10 employees: $20/month
11-20 employees: $40/month
21-35 employees: $60/month
36-50 employees: $80/month
51-75 employees: $115/month
76-100 employees: $150/month
101+ employees: contact Calamari.

Special pricing is available for non-profit organizations.

14-day free trial, no credit card required.
Calamari Leave:
1-10 employees: $10/month
11-20 employees: $25/month
21-35 employees: $40/month
36-50 employees: $60/month
51-75 employees: $95/month
76-100 employees: $130/month
101+ employees: contact Calamari.

Calamari Clockin:
1-10 employees: $20/month
11-20 employees: $40/month
21-35 employees: $60/month
36-50 employees: $80/month
51-75 employees: $115/month
76-100 employees: $150/month
101+ employees: contact Calamari.

Special pricing is available for non-profit organizations.

Value for Money
4,7/5
Based on 342 user ratings
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Calamari Features

Calamari Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Applicant Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Self Service
Performance Management
Real Time Reporting
Recruitment Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integration
Features
4,4/5
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Additional information for Calamari

Additional information for Calamari

Key features of Calamari

  • Auto carry-over calculation
  • Auto pro-rata calculation
  • CSV & Excel import/export
  • Calamari Clockin integration
  • Customizable reach reports
  • Dedicated domain
  • Employee database
  • Employee request notes
  • Employees archive
  • Enforces attendance policies
  • Excel exports
  • Flexible entitlement accural
  • Mobile access
  • Multi - country policy configuration
  • Multi-country policy
  • Multilevel approval process
  • Online automated approval
  • Remote work tracking
  • Security based on roles
  • Substitution during the absence of the manager
  • Team & organization calendars
  • iCal feed

Benefits

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

Calamari FAQs

Calamari FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Calamari.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Calamari offer?

Calamari offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$10,00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

14-day free trial, no credit card required. Calamari Leave: 1-10 employees: $10/month 11-20 employees: $25/month 21-35 employees: $40/month 36-50 employees: $60/month 51-75 employees: $95/month 76-100 employees: $130/month 101+ employees: contact Calamari. Calamari Clockin: 1-10 employees: $20/month 11-20 employees: $40/month 21-35 employees: $60/month 36-50 employees: $80/month 51-75 employees: $115/month 76-100 employees: $150/month 101+ employees: contact Calamari. Special pricing is available for non-profit organizations.

Q. What are the main features of Calamari?

Calamari offers the following features:

  • Auto carry-over calculation
  • Auto pro-rata calculation
  • CSV & Excel import/export
  • Calamari Clockin integration
  • Customizable reach reports
  • Dedicated domain
  • Employee database
  • Employee request notes
  • Employees archive
  • Enforces attendance policies
  • Excel exports
  • Flexible entitlement accural
  • Mobile access
  • Multi - country policy configuration
  • Multi-country policy
  • Multilevel approval process
  • Online automated approval
  • Remote work tracking
  • Security based on roles
  • Substitution during the absence of the manager
  • Team & organization calendars
  • iCal feed

Q. Who are the typical users of Calamari?

Calamari has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Non Profit, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Calamari support?

Calamari supports the following languages:

English, French, German, Polish, Spanish

Q. What type of pricing plans does Calamari offer?

Calamari has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Calamari support mobile devices?

Calamari supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Calamari integrate with?

Calamari integrates with the following applications:

Asana, Atlassian Confluence, Basecamp, Basecamp, Google Workspace, Jira, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure, SharePoint, Slack

Q. What level of support does Calamari offer?

Calamari offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials