Calamari

Calamari

Modern HR, online leave and attendance tracking

4.7/5 (295 reviews)

Calamari Overview

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).

Pricing

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

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

English, French, German, Polish, Spanish

Calamari Reviews

Overall rating
4.7/5
97% positive reviews
214
Excellent
73
Very good
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Average
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Terrible
Jessica B.

Great Service!

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/12/05
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

I like that I don't have to think about it much, love the Slack integrations for my team and how easy it was to transition from our old process into Calamari. It's simple, clear, and for a small team it has everything I need. The customer support team has always responded promptly when I need anything, and we were even able to extend our trial period in the beginning and converted to a paying customer shortly after.

Cons

So the most annoying thing, and this is a small issue, is not being able to select a range of dates on the calendar by clicking on the days themselves. Again, it's a small thing, but it's something I'm used to in other situations, and so I frequently make the mistake of forgetting it's not possible on Calamari. I suppose the other thing is that it's not always immediately clear how to make use of some of the finer features, and so I simply haven't been bothered to find out if they're even there. For example, I spent a little while searching once for whether we could only make it possible for employees to request annual leave in the future if they will have accrued it by the specified date (and not just if they have already accrued it, if that makes sense), but it wasn't obvious how to do so or even if it were possible, so I just kind of left it. These relatively minor complications are the kind of thing that someone in a rush will just leave in the moment, because they've more important things to do, but will be annoying over time.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

6.0/10
Kamila W.

Calamari really helped

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/07/30
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, Calamari definitely did help our HR team to save tons of time spent on monitoring the leaves manually. What is more, our team members can see their history and current leave status live. We can surely see the difference using Calamari brought to our business.

Pros

Very user friendly interface encourages our team members to use Calamari regularly.
The tool is also very simple to use so all in-house communication is strengtened because of that.
The Success team writes back within minutes and helps with literally everything so the communication between us/ our team and Calamari is great.

Cons

There are still some HR-friendly feautres to add. For now we find that Calamari is more intuitive for team members rather than Administrators.
For example, the ability to see the history of different kind of contracts and calculate the leaves accordingly, or setting reminders about medical check-ups and OHS is something we still hope to see.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Kat J.

Offer great policy integration

Used Weekly for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/07/29
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

We could build in our leave policies so that Calamari enforces the rules automatically (e.g., who is eligible to take school visitation leave, awarding some leave annually and some by days worked, different minimum durations for different leave types, etc). It offers very granular control over the setup, and is very intuitive and smooth once setup.

Cons

The downside of having such detailed control options is the steep learning curve in the implementation process. Fortunately, the customer support staff are great and really helpful with figuring everything out. I'd like Calamari to implement an "edit" feature for approved leave requests, which would be more convenient than cancelling and resubmitting.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Verified Reviewer

absence management and clock in/clock out were never so easy

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/02/07
Review Source: Capterra

Super easy leave management and clock in/clock out (using beacon).

Pros

It's a new way of absence & leave management. You can plan and track all types of vacation, paid time off, sickness and you can do it without old, annoying paper forms. You'r always few mouse clicks from your dreamed vacations ;) Another wery importand feature is clock in/clock out - it's super easy to use especially with bluetooth beacons support. Place a token in your office reception and install/configure calamari app on our phone. That's all! You can forget about clockin in/out ever again. It will by done automaticaly when you enter/leave your offiice. If you don't want to use beacons or when you'r work from home you can still clock in/out "manual" from mobile app. It's worth to mention that calamari has super helpfull customer service.

Cons

Beacon support for Android phone still need some fine-tunning compareing to iOS version. Except that - it's just perfect!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Camille D.

Amazing HR app, saved me from having to hire HR professionals

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/02/02
Review Source: Capterra

We were looking for an HR solution for an SME, and we selected this one. We set it up a little over two years ago, and have not really had any glitches since. Once a year, we program the vacations for the whole year, and it does the rest. Employees request leave through the app as well. I highly recommend this software for companies of similar size.

Pros

Manages employee hours, vacations, and sick days without a glitch. Also works great with iBeacon. I purchased and configured an iBeacon (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019G0VS64/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1), and configured it to work with the free Calamari app on each employees mobile. The result is that the software could keep track of every employee the second they walk in, and their last exit from the office every day.

Cons

I have not really had anything that I didn't like. I had trouble deleting employees who left our company, but the support staff were very prompt, helpful, and friendly.

Response from CHROBRUS

Camille, Thank you for the feedback!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Calamari 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

  • API
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Data Import/Export
  • Employee Management

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Automatic Reminders
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Self Service
  • Performance Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruiting Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Third Party Integration

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
• Toggl
• Apple Calendar
• Gmail
• Asana
• Basecamp

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:

Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small 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, Basecamp, Basecamp, G Suite, JIRA Software, Microsoft Azure, Office 365, SharePoint, Slack, Toggl

Q. What level of support does Calamari offer?

Calamari offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials