About absence.io

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

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription

Key benefits of absence.io

  • 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.

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    Germany, United Kingdom

    Supported Languages

    English, German

    Pricing starting from:

    €1,50/month

    • Free Trial
    • Free Version
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of absence.io: 24

    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Approval Process Control
    • Calendar Management
    • Data Import/Export
    • Employee Database
    • Employee Management
    • Employee Profiles
    • Employee Scheduling
    • Leave Tracking
    • Mobile Access
    • Online Punch Card
    • Overtime Calculation
    • Punch card
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • Self Service Portal
    • Sick Leave Tracking
    • Team Calendars
    • Time & Attendance
    • Time Off Management
    • Time Tracking
    • Timesheet Management
    • Vacation/Leave Tracking

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,6 /5
    (28)
    Value for Money
    4,4/5
    Features
    4,3/5
    Ease of Use
    4,5/5
    Customer Support
    4,4/5

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    Roxy K.
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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

    Josh G.
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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

    L M.
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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.

    Christoph R.
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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 H.
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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.

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    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 subscription is €1.50 per user, per month for each module. Additional discounts are available for teams of more than 100 users.

    We do not have any information about absence.io features

    absence.io has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

    absence.io supports the following languages:

    English, German

    absence.io supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    absence.io integrates with the following applications:

    Google Calendar, Jira, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft SharePoint, Redmine, Slack

    absence.io offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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