Kalo

Kalo

Freelancer onboarding, management and payments made easy

4.5/5 (25 reviews)

Kalo Overview

Kalo is a freelance management system designed to help organizations of all sizes meet the needs of a dynamic, freelance workforce.

Pricing

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Devices

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

Kalo Reviews

Overall rating
4.5/5
92% positive reviews
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Bobby N.

Kalo is an incredibly powerful product, I couldn't manage our creative team without it.

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/05/31
Review Source: Capterra

Freelancers all in one place, allowed us to escape spreadsheets! Onboarding time of freelancers was reduced from weeks to literally now the same day. Perhaps the biggest benefit was just having a searchable index of freelancers that we could sort by location, skill and day rate.

Pros

User experience. It's easy to use, importing freelancers took minutes, and our freelancers themselves raved about the experience once they were invited to the platform.

I think most importantly it actually works. We tried a number of other platforms that looked similar to Kalo but their search function didn't work, sign up was unreliable and the integrations that competitors promised didn't actually exist so we lost 6 months on a project before we found Kalo.

We found Kalo to be the only freelancer managment system on the market that actually has integrations with our existing systems, probably due to the fact they have been around for longer and their platform is more fully featured.

For us having everything freelancer in one place and the fact it integrates with Docusign, Slack and our existing Payroll system was imperative.

Although not software, having a customer support team for our teams on the West Coast and in the UK is great. It was really important that our team members could talk to someone real on the same timezone.

Cons

Their tax form collection module is new and so a little buggy but once we complained about it, it was fixed in minutes.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
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Kalo Review

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/09/04
Review Source: Capterra

I think it's improved a lot since the app first came out. Besides the glitches that still occur, it seems to be pretty efficient at least for the company side. However, I think it'd be helpful to somehow be more transparent with onboarding for the freelancers--as that's when the most questions come in (if they set up their account right, where the banking info is located, etc.)

Pros

I like how easy it is to search on the platform, and the design of the interface is approachable.

Cons

• I think the older interface was a little more straightforward for users but I can definitely understand amping up the overall look (i.e. when you hover over the icons on the left side, the name of the section should populate--vs. having to click first to figure out which section you're navigating).
• The app is often times glitchy (when a freelancer accepts a task, a lot of times it's accidentally marked as 'done' so this should be tweaked, etc.)
• Alerts - Would LOVE if it was possible to alert when profiles have been completed. Freelancers aren't always good at passing on that information. And to that point, if freelancers could be alerted if they haven't filled their profile out properly. Would avoid so much back and fourth.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Brendan M.

Steadily improving

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/09/04
Review Source: Capterra

Kalo's a much more navigable option than other freelancer management systems I've used but it can lack some basic functionality to the point where it feels more like a beta test, even after some time using it. When it first arrived at our company it was a welcome change, but management of irrelevant info was often an unnecessary labor (e.g. no way to turn off or clear all on messages that didn't pertain to a user's actual role). Other aspects required some deeper searching when they should have been manifest, and filtration wasn't always smooth. This last remains a bit of a sticky wicket, as trying to find a freelancer often returns a limited number of applicable candidates or brings up irrelevant ones. All that said, they have been steadily addressing and improving these features, to the point where it now feels like the software it was always supposed to be. I look forward to continued usage.

Pros

Design, both graphic and UX. Not overwhelmed with more functions than typically required, but many are there for when you need. Loadtime is great. Very well thought-out flow from freelancer sourcing to project creation to task creation to completion.

Cons

Information management can sometimes require extra work, and you might not always get everything you're looking for / have to do some creative searching to find it. Other times you get stuff you'll never need with no way to turn it off.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10
Verified Reviewer

Super easy to use platform and easy to set up, it integrates with AdobeSign which is a huge plus.

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/06/14
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

User experience - Kalo is super easy to use, our hiring managers love. Clear instructions on how to onboard a freelancer, feedback was incredibly positive from them and the freelancers after rollout. The biggest bonus is the reporting feature, it's loved by everyone from our Head of Marketing to CFO as we can now provide a consolidated dashboard showing freelancer spend by budget, cost code, business unit. All the areas we had no visibility over today. Also the tax feature saved our Finance team in Q4 last year as Kalo handled all 1099 submissions to the IRS.

Cons

I can't say there is anything we dislike. We integrate Kalo today with our resource management tool and we would like to see a more deep integration there so we can compare freelance resource available versus full time resource.

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Verified Reviewer

Kalo is the right choice

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/08/30
Review Source: Capterra

We are managing consultants, their invoices, and approving their payments through Kalo and it is a great platform for multiple users to have access to simultaneously.

Pros

Kalo is very user friendly on the back-end for administration, and managing consultants. I like the look of Kalo, you can appreciate that it is an attractive platform.

Cons

Kalo looks the same on multiple pages, this is not ideal when trying to navigate through the website and figure out the right way to move forwards in action.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

6.0/10

Kalo Pricing

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Kalo Features

  • API
  • Activity Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Employee Onboarding

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

Additional information for Kalo

Key features of Kalo

  • Approval workflows
  • Automatic notifications
  • Budget analysis
  • Budgeting
  • Commenting
  • Custom onboarding forms
  • Deadlines & due dates
  • Freelancer ratings
  • Internal messaging
  • Invoice approvals
  • Invoice payment
  • Project budgets
  • Real-time monitoring
  • Spend tracking
  • Task assignment
  • Task descriptions
  • Task feedback
  • Weekly & monthly budgets
  • digital signature
  • electronic payments
  • invoice management

Kalo FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Kalo.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Kalo offer?

Kalo offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

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Q. What are the main features of Kalo?

Kalo offers the following features:

  • Approval workflows
  • Automatic notifications
  • Budget analysis
  • Budgeting
  • Commenting
  • Custom onboarding forms
  • Deadlines & due dates
  • Freelancer ratings
  • Internal messaging
  • Invoice approvals
  • Invoice payment
  • Project budgets
  • Real-time monitoring
  • Spend tracking
  • Task assignment
  • Task descriptions
  • Task feedback
  • Weekly & monthly budgets
  • digital signature
  • electronic payments
  • invoice management

Q. Who are the typical users of Kalo?

Kalo has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Kalo support?

Kalo supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Kalo offer?

Kalo has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Kalo support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Kalo supports

Q. What other apps does Kalo integrate with?

Kalo integrates with the following applications:

Adobe Sign, Bill.com, Box, DocuSign, Dropbox, Google Drive, Lever

Q. What level of support does Kalo offer?

Kalo offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support