AttendanceBot

Vacation management, time tracking, & employee scheduling

About AttendanceBot

AttendanceBot is a vacation management, time tracking and employee scheduling solution for Slack which provides a central location from which to manage and approve staff leave requests, track attendance, billable hours and payroll, plus manage shift schedules, time off, availability, and more. As an online solution, AttendanceBot gives users the flexibility to track time on projects and apply for leave or remote work anytime, anywhere, via any internet-enabled device. Users can also set-up approvals, leave quotas and holidays according to company policy.

Time tracking technology allows users to clock in and out of work, as well as create timesheets directly within Slack. Users can also track billable hours for clients and projects, plus set-up and customize shifts and schedules for employees. Automated notifications serve to remind employees when to clock in and out based on their shifts. Managers then receive notifications in real-time when an employee punches in or out for their shift. AttendanceBot allows users to generate and download Excel reports, or schedule reports to be sent periodically to their inbox to stay up-to-date.

AttendanceBot supports absence and attendance management tools which enable employees to apply for leave and obtain approvals within Slack. Employees simply send a message such as ‘sick today’ in order to request leave. Managers receive requests instantly for approval. Managers can also customize the approval workflow, so that specified leave requests can be auto-approved or require multi-level approvals. AttendanceBot allows users to create their own leave types, as well as implement their own leave policies by defining their rules for leave accrual. Shift planning tools help users plan and manage weekly, fortnightly or monthly shifts for employees from a single dashboard. Managers can track lateness or no shows, and control shift reassignments on the fly.

Key benefits of AttendanceBot

  • AttendanceBot allows users to track time, manage leave and plan shifts all in one place within Slack, helping to avoid multiple emails, texts or calls.

  • Calendar integration enables users to push leaves to their favourite calendar such as Google, Apple or Outlook, giving users quick visibility on employee absences and attendance.

  • Time tracking and timesheet management tools allow users to track everything from productivity and attendance to billable hours and payroll.

  • Employee scheduling technology enables users to plan shift schedules and manage time off, availability and shift trade requests all from a central location.

  • AttendanceBot supports global and remote teams, allowing users to create their own leave types and customize leave quotas and local holidays.

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    Employees simply type 'in' or 'out' to clock their time
    AttendanceBot allows users to plan shifts for teams, then alert employees of upcoming shifts inside Slack
    Send a simple message like 'leave tomorrow' or 'leave march 21 to march 27' to request a leave
    AttendanceBot allows users to track billable hours for clients or projects
    Employees get reminders to punch in and out as their day begins or ends
    Leave requests are instantly sent to managers for approval
    Set-up rules for leave accrual and define quotas for each leave type and how they carry over from year to year
    Calendar integration allows users to push leaves to their Google, Apple or Outlook calendar
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    AttendanceBot screenshot: Employees simply type 'in' or 'out' to clock their time AttendanceBot screenshot: AttendanceBot allows users to plan shifts for teams, then alert employees of upcoming shifts inside Slack AttendanceBot screenshot: Send a simple message like 'leave tomorrow' or 'leave march 21 to march 27' to request a leave AttendanceBot screenshot: AttendanceBot allows users to track billable hours for clients or projects AttendanceBot screenshot: Employees get reminders to punch in and out as their day begins or ends AttendanceBot screenshot: Leave requests are instantly sent to managers for approval AttendanceBot screenshot: Set-up rules for leave accrual and define quotas for each leave type and how they carry over from year to year AttendanceBot screenshot: Calendar integration allows users to push leaves to their Google, Apple or Outlook calendar

    Features

    Total features of AttendanceBot: 30

    • Activity Tracking
    • Approval Process Control
    • Assignment Management
    • Attendance Management
    • Automated Scheduling
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Calendar Management
    • Calendar Sync
    • Compensation Management
    • Employee Database
    • Employee Scheduling
    • Expense Tracking
    • Leave Policy Management
    • Leave Tracking
    • Mobile Access
    • Overtime Calculation
    • Payroll Management
    • Policy Management
    • Project Time Tracking
    • Project Tracking
    • Real Time Notifications
    • Reimbursement Management
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Scheduled / Automated Reports
    • Self Service Portal
    • Sick Leave Tracking
    • Summary Reports
    • Time Tracking
    • Timesheet Management
    • Vacation/Leave Tracking

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,4 /5
    (75)
    Value for Money
    4,2/5
    Features
    4,2/5
    Ease of Use
    4,3/5
    Customer Support
    4,7/5

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    Jose pablo M.
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    • Industry: Computer Games
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Your friendly smart punch card

    Reviewed on 2020/07/23

    AMAZING
    Few companie have such a good feedback loop, every time we asked for a new feature the team...

    AMAZING
    Few companie have such a good feedback loop, every time we asked for a new feature the team would just try to make sure it was what we needed. I think they are always moving adding features that make users happy!

    Pros

    We needed some way to keep track of the time that we were spending in each project, we are a small studio and creating our own software to handle time was out of scope, we were using slack free, and we had so many limitations. When we learned about attendance bot I fell in love, it would allow our team to keep track of hours. rates and even measure how much time we were putting into the project!

    Cons

    The fact that we had to pay haha JK
    I think the thing we like the least is that sometimes there might be bugs with the punches, meaning I have to fix them manually

    Jeremy S.
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    • Industry: Financial Services
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Great App!!

    Reviewed on 2019/08/14

    Overall it was simple to implements, I got good support from customer service on some of the...

    Overall it was simple to implements, I got good support from customer service on some of the questions I had and they help me set up some of my default settings

    Pros

    The attendancebot app enables me to manage the various needs of all employees through a simple, user-friendly that can be managed from anywhere. I am able to easily access weather i'm in the office or on the go. It takes away the need for manual calculating and tracking!

    Cons

    Although you can customize the types of leaves (Flex / Vacation) You are not able to differentiate how they are calculated / tracked. IE. I wish I could have 'Flex' time that is calculated and tracked by the hour, but 'Vacation' days calculated and tracked by days.

    Response from Anaek

    Thanks for your feedback, Jeremey.

    Anh vu L.
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    • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Makes management work easier

    Reviewed on 2021/02/11

    I manage a non-profit with a team spanning 5 different countries and timezone. It significantly...

    I manage a non-profit with a team spanning 5 different countries and timezone. It significantly reduced our time in managing attendance.

    Pros

    I can manage the team virtually, can easily export attendance records, which is important for auditing requirements for my organization.

    Cons

    Setting up holidays can be tedious, especially if your team is from multiple countries with different public holidays calendar.

    Nicole S.
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    • Industry: Media Production
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    The features of AttendanceBot are improving.

    Reviewed on 2018/06/08

    It tracks employee hours.

    It tracks employee hours.

    Pros

    Easy for the team to clock in and out on their phones or desktop and to track vacation/sick time and requests.

    Cons

    Often times it takes several attempts to make updates to punches and to run reports. We created a slack channel for AttendanceBot per the instructions but it never worked so we've been using the app channel. I don't understand how on some features you need to use military time but other features you don't would be nice to have consistent formatting for date/time throughout the app.

    Vanessa S.
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Good Product in lieu of a major system

    Reviewed on 2021/02/26

    Excellent experience. My team readily adopted using the system to request PTO and it removed...

    Excellent experience. My team readily adopted using the system to request PTO and it removed barriers from employees requesting PTO and managers tracking who what out when/where. Honestly if I could sync it to our HRM system I would strongly consider continuing to use it as our employees really liked it. PTO balances moved downward as we gave employees the ability to easily request time off.

    Pros

    It was very easy to adopt, the service team was responsive and it did what I needed it to do - track PTO

    Cons

    For me it was price - we were using it for requesting and keeping track of PTO. We've migrated to a full HRM system that now handles that, the duplicity was no longer functional and expensive to keep in both time and funds.

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    AttendanceBot offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$2,50/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

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    AttendanceBot has the following typical customers:

    2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500

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    AttendanceBot integrates with the following applications:

    Google Calendar, Gusto, HipChat, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Teams, Slack, Zapier

    AttendanceBot offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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