absence.io

absence.io

Staff holiday and leave planner

4.8/5 (25 reviews)

absence.io Overview

absence.io is a web-based leave and absence management system which can be used to track multiple types of time off, including sick days, paid vacation, and off-site training. The system can be used for project teams, departments, or whole companies, and includes native iOS and Android apps for leave requests, absence reporting, approvals, holiday entitlement calculations, and more.

absence.io aims to streamline the paid time off (PTO) tracking system by allowing users to apply for and approve leave online, and removing the need for repetitive manual data entry by automatically updating data throughout the system when changes are made. Employees can request leave directly through the integrated absence calendar, by clicking on the desired dates. Approval request emails are then automatically generated and sent to the designated approver, selected from a list of user with approval permissions by the employee making the request. Approvers can access information on all other booked leave or leave requests for the relevant team, allowing them to make informed decisions to prevent overbooking or leave conflicts. Team leaders can then modify staffing as necessary to cover absences.

Users can set custom working day configurations and public holidays in absence.io, and adjust these for the whole company, teams, or individual employees. Residual leave is automatically calculated when leave is booked, and users can define rules to allow it to rollover at end-of-year, or set expiration dates after which the allowance is lost. For sick days, absence.io notifies users of missing doctor’s notes or medical certificates, allowing reminders to be sent out to employees.

Pricing

Starting from
€1,50/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Europe, Germany, United Kingdom

Supported Languages

English, German

absence.io Reviews

Overall rating
4.8/5
96% positive reviews
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Josh G.

Time saving product

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/03/03
Review Source: Capterra

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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Christoph R.

best tool ever

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/02/14
Review Source: Capterra

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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Ben H.

Loving the software

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2016/08/18
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Roxy K.

Good software :)

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/10/07
Review Source: Capterra

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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Robert Y.

Perfect integration with Slack

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/02/14
Review Source: Capterra

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 :)

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

absence.io Pricing

Starting from
€1,50/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

30-day free trial, no credit card required.

absence.io is free for less than 10 employees.

For teams of more than 10, it costs €1.50 per user, per month.

Additional discounts are available for teams of more than 75 users.

absence.io Features

  • API
  • Data Import/Export
  • Employee Management

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • 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 absence.io

Key features of absence.io

  • Absence sharing
  • Approvals
  • Automated emails
  • Automated updates
  • Automatic residual leave calculations
  • Data export to Excel
  • Individual vacation allowance adjustments
  • Integrated calendar
  • Medical certificate tracking
  • Multilayered approval procedures
  • Multiple leave types
  • Online leave requests
  • Paid time off (PTO) tracking
  • Public and custom holidays
  • Residual leave expiration
  • User role and permissions management

Benefits

  • Employees submitting leave requests can select their approver from a list, allowing alternatives to be chosen if an approver is absent.

  • Approvers are able to view leave requested by all team members when reviewing a request for approval, to prevent overbooking or conflicts.

  • Residual leave is automatically calculated and users can set conditions for residual leave rollover or expiration.

  • Users can select from predefined leave types when recording absences, or define additional leave types and allowances.

  • Different working day and public holiday schedules can be adjusted as a whole or for individual employees.

  • absence.io FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for absence.io.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does absence.io offer?

    absence.io offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: €1,50/month

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    30-day free trial, no credit card required.

    absence.io is free for less than 10 employees.

    For teams of more than 10, it costs €1.50 per user, per month.

    Additional discounts are available for teams of more than 75 users.

    Q. What are the main features of absence.io?

    absence.io offers the following features:

    • Absence sharing
    • Approvals
    • Automated emails
    • Automated updates
    • Automatic residual leave calculations
    • Data export to Excel
    • Individual vacation allowance adjustments
    • Integrated calendar
    • Medical certificate tracking
    • Multilayered approval procedures
    • Multiple leave types
    • Online leave requests
    • Paid time off (PTO) tracking
    • Public and custom holidays
    • Residual leave expiration
    • User role and permissions management

    Q. Who are the typical users of absence.io?

    absence.io has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

    Q. What languages does absence.io support?

    absence.io supports the following languages:

    English, German

    Q. What type of pricing plans does absence.io offer?

    absence.io has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does absence.io support mobile devices?

    absence.io supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does absence.io integrate with?

    absence.io integrates with the following applications:

    Google Calendar, JIRA Software, Microsoft Outlook, Redmine, SharePoint, Slack, Slack

    Q. What level of support does absence.io offer?

    absence.io offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Online Support, Phone Support