honeybeeBase is a cloud-based solution for managing employee scheduling, attendance and absences, time tracking, file sharing, employee recognition, communication, and more. The software can be used by companies of various sizes, from small businesses up to multi-location franchises, and can be accessed from any web-enabled device.
With honeybeeBase, users can track employees’ hours, including paid and unpaid breaks, with automatic notifications delivered in real-time whenever an employee starts or finishes their shift, or goes on a break. Daily reports of all notifications can be emailed to users, and managers can also access weekly reviews of time cards to approve logged hours on a weekly basis. The attendance module records all late arrivals, early departures, and absences, and custom absence reports can be generated.
Through the vacation module, employees can view their available leave balances and request time off, with managers able to approve or reject requests through honeybeeBase. Custom names can be added for different time off banks to reflect existing naming conventions. honeybeeBase’s communication tools allow users to communicate with employees in bulk or one-on-one. The news module can be used to post information relevant to the entire company, while the internal messaging tools enable private communication with employees, and the commlog acts as a message board for employee posts. The activity stream automatically notifies users to new activity requiring their attention. honeybeeBase also allows users to share important documents and files, with customizable access permissions to control which users can upload, view, or edit documents.
The biggest area I have benefited from is the accrual of PTO. This used to take a significant amount of time every pay period to calculate manually. Honeybee allows us to input an employee's hire date and tell it how to calculate for each employee automatically. This has allowed us to become more efficient and also to ensure our calculations are exact with no errors.
It tracks an abundance of information. I like how you can customize it to your company's needs, such as your company's PTO policy. It made it easy to track different employees' time off accruals, which are unique to each employee depending upon date of hire, position, etc. Our employees like the fact that they can have the app on their personal smart phones so they can keep track of their own hours, requests for time off, etc. Utilizing this app has saved us money in the long run due to having to use less paper for time sheets, time off requests, and PTO updates to employees. Customer service is excellent. Anytime I've emailed or called, I've received a response in a very timely manner.
It took us quite awhile to learn how to maneuver the site. Sometimes I still get confused how to get back to a certain section. I'd like to see a more thorough instructional manual become available. Even though we've gotten used to most areas of the software that we use daily, those areas that are less frequently used still take up more time than we'd like just to remind ourselves of how to tackle certain issues. I've had to make our own HoneybeeBase instructional manual, so it would have been nice if a more thorough one was provided.
Currently rolling out to the entire team, but it has made the vacation request & tracking extremely efficient as well as the time clock feature giving direct responsibility back to the employees.
Ease of adding employees, constantly adding updates and great customer support.
You can tell this tool is oriented towards smaller groups. For example, doing mass updates is not possible with vacation allowances or locations access. I had to manually modify the location for 67 employees 1 by 1.
When mass updating it would be a god send to be able to input hire date and employee number instead of one by one later.
While the knowledge section is a great starter, there is much left that's needed, specifically for managers , supervisors, and the account owners. There are several aspects that are missing from the tool, for example the absent function. When searching for it in the knowledge base, no results returned. How is it intended to be used?What can it be used for?
Is there a way to set specific holidays? I'm not sure at this point still. I'd hate to have to add it for 130 agents, or even add 6 different accruement policies.
I like that I am able to setup multiple departments within a company but for many that would be different physical locations. Instead of that function I would like to see site functionality button. So I can setup different locations.
There is not much I do not like about the software. The worse part would be the breadcrumbs (the link clicking) do not always take you back to where you were.
We have been very pleased with the experience and support.
We feel very fortunate that we found HoneybeeBase. It has made our time tracking so much easier. We have employees in the field and in house and it has brought all that tracking into 1 very functional and easy to use program.
I would like to have the ability to delete notifications individually without opening them. I only have the ability to delete all of them.
Overall, everyone we have interacted with has been great and at the very least has helped us come up with "work arounds" if the exact thing we were looking for isn't available yet. If we've had any questions or concerns, they have all been addressed right away!
It is relatively intuitive and simple to use for the average user. The company has been EXTREMELY helpful in setting our system up (~130 users) and working with us on understanding the finer details. Vacation scheduling is very nice, and so far seems to be working quite well for us.
It can be a little too much manual entry and set up for larger organizations (100+) as certain items may need to be altered on a per person method. However, we can see that once everything is set up properly, it will need very little ongoing maintenance.
As low as $19/month which includes the entire package for 25 users
Below are some frequently asked questions for honeybeeBase.
honeybeeBase offers the following pricing plans:
Starting from: US$19,00/month
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available
As low as $19/month which includes the entire package for 25 users
honeybeeBase offers the following features:
honeybeeBase has the following typical customers:
Mid Size Business, Small Business
honeybeeBase supports the following languages:
honeybeeBase has the following pricing plans:
honeybeeBase supports the following devices:
Android, iPhone, iPad
honeybeeBase integrates with the following applications:
honeybeeBase offers the following support options:
FAQs, Online Support, Phone Support