About TimeOut

CWS Software offers TimeOut, a web based absence management solution that can also be installed on in-house servers. The solution is available either as a part of The Unity Suite Core HRIS or it can be purchased independently. TimeOut is primarily designed for SMBs and some of its key clients include Omron, Fuse, benefit Concepts, Texas AFT, TriNet Ambrose and so on.

TimeOut allows employees to request and view their time off through a color-coded matrix that is different for each individual. This matrix displays the vacation, holidays or personal days off that have been requested by the employee. A summary screen provides a configurable snapshot of the current leave balance and allows users to send leave requests for manager approval. Alerts are sent to managers if the requested leave is more than what the employee has earned.

TimeOut is available in multiple languages for global users and can integrate with Apple iCal, Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook. The solution offers a TimeTracker module that allows an organization to plan their staffing and track the total hours spent on a particular project which might impact the overall billing.

TimeOut integrates with the existing HRIS or payroll solution of the organization which smoothens the transition and implementation process. The solution offers a mobile interface that can be opened on various browsers and device types. For hosted solutions, CWS offers a full backup performed periodically in order to secure the data at a separate geographic location.

Key benefits of TimeOut

● TimeOut minimizes errors while tracking paid time off by automating the process of leave request, approval, out of office timings and updating the accruals automatically.

● With TimeOut, organizations can set up multiple vacations or holiday policies for different departments or employees and grant access only to authorized users.

● The solution offers a self-service portal that assists employees in checking their current or future leave balance, review leave plans and submit requests for time out.

● TimeOut has the capability to maintain an organizational chart where the supervisor can view and modify the vacation details of all its team members.

● Delegation of vacation or other leave approvals by the supervisor to another manager on a permanent or temporary basis is supported by the TimeOut solution.

Devices

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Markets

Canada, United Kingdom, Mexico, United States

Supported Languages

English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Images

Matrix displaying the summary of employees' available holidays
TimeOut's default calendar displaying approved and requested time off
On overview of a holiday request in TimeOut
Total transaction view over a period of time
Manager approval for leave request
Configurable Login Page
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Features

Total features of TimeOut: 41

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automatic Backup
  • Biometric Recognition
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Charting
  • Commenting / Notes
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • FMLA Administration
  • Historical Reporting
  • Leave Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Location
  • Organizational Charting
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,5 /5
(15)
Value for Money
4,5/5
Features
4,3/5
Ease of Use
4,4/5
Customer Support
4,4/5

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Andrew K.
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

TimeOut

Reviewed on 2019/04/18

Experience has streamlined my store

Experience has streamlined my store

Pros

Love being able to not only track PTO hours for each associate but also tardies and absences

Cons

Sometimes takes a small while to update

Laura B.
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  • Industry: Apparel & Fashion
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great Product

Reviewed on 2019/11/25

TimeOut was the first system that our company used to track PTO beyond excel and email. It was a...

TimeOut was the first system that our company used to track PTO beyond excel and email. It was a game changer in terms of company visability, auditing of records, and reliability.

Pros

The access for all employees, the mobile app, the flexibility of the system to have multiple types of days out, and the integration with Outlook.

Cons

There were a couple of things that were laborious, like black out dates, etc. To override you had to change the date and add the black out days, instead of allowing an admin override. In addition, for some reason, it did not flag when employee PTO requests would put them in the red.

Jessica B.
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  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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TimeOut is an effective way to remind me how much personal time I have left.

Reviewed on 2018/06/05

Pros

I like that there are several options to select to on any given day where I need to insert a request (e.g. sick day, personal day, vacation day, work remotely, etc.). I like the high level table that shows how much time was accrued and how much time remains.

Cons

I think it is extremely counter intuitive that you cannot click on a day and insert a request. The first time I used this software it took me a long time to realize that I had to click in the top left corner in order to submit a request. I kept trying to double click the day on the calendar. I was with several colleagues and we all had this problem.

Neelu A.
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  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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Excellent! 10 / 10! We had nothing but the best experience with the Unity Suite Time off...

Reviewed on 2018/04/09

Pros

We started using Unity Suite in late 2014 and have not complaints. It is flexible, easy to use and very robust system! We had some customization done to our reports to make it easy for the group and it was in a matter of minutes by their team. Customer service and responsiveness from sales to support was at the same level. Support team was equally helpful, courteous, understanding of our needs at all time. Staff members are very professional and amazing to deal with.

Cons

There are ZERO cons in our experience with the product or the team. We have not experienced anything negative with the time off work product or the team.

Elizabeth E.
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  • Industry: Staffing & Recruiting
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great product

Reviewed on 2018/10/16

Great product for any time-off tracking and accrual customization.

Great product for any time-off tracking and accrual customization.

Pros

Intuitive and easy to use. Basic reporting and tracking.

Cons

We did have issues with requests going to spam that was never able to resolve, even though we whitelisted the IP address several times.

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TimeOut offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$60,00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

TimeOut costs from $3 per active employee per month, with a minimum monthly fee of $60.

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TimeOut has the following typical customers:

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

TimeOut supports the following languages:

English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

TimeOut supports the following devices:

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

TimeOut integrates with the following applications:

Google Calendar, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Outlook, Okta

TimeOut offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support

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