Calamari Software


 

Calamari is a cloud-based human resources solution that offers two best-of-breed modules: leave management and clock in or out services. The software is suitable for small to midsize businesses in any industry and offers Android and iOS mobile apps.

Users seeking a leave management system can use Calamari’s online tool, which automates PTO calculations and offers an absence calendar that integrates with Google Apps, Jira, Slack and more. Calamari allows users to configure different workflows for different types of absences and automatically apply their company’s leave policy.

Calamari’s clock in and out module offers a wide range of clocking methods. Users can click a button in a browser, scan a QR code, type a Slack command or even use iBeacons to automate clocking in based on location arrival. Timesheets can be edited and employees can request changes on their timesheet.

Calamari is available on a per employee per year basis. 

 

Calamari - Absence allowance
 
  • Calamari - Absence allowance
    Absence allowance
  • Calamari - Absence calendar
    Absence calendar
  • Calamari - Absence request details
    Absence request details
  • Calamari - Absence request list
    Absence request list
  • Calamari - Clock in button
    Clock in button
  • Calamari - Clock in timesheet
    Clock in timesheet
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8

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Natalie from Guerbet

June 2017

June 2017

As I am a new user of Calamari, so many functions are not used by me. it is quiet easy to use.

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the thing i like most about this software is that it is easy to use, and the functions are clearly distinguished.

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the thing is like least is that it is easy to make mistakes, such as for the leave management, sometimes it shows days, but sometimes it shows hours.

Source: Capterra
 

Sonja from Visilab
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Finally we found a tool which fits to our needs, easy to use, reliable

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as every user is entering his hours/absences him/herself, less work for the administrator

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nice and clearly structured tool, functional, customizable, the Customer support is excellent, we always got quick help in order to adapt the tool to our special needs

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some French translations are not immediately self-explanatory, that means that sometimes you have to go into the détails in order to find out what is hiding behind a special term

Source: Capterra
 

Ma¿gorzata from Admiral Tax

June 2017

June 2017

I never heard of Calamari. It turns out to be perfect for our needs :)

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From my point of view the biggest advantage is that each employee can set an individual holiday calendar. Comments and attachments are also useful - all in one place. It is great to add individual types of absences

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It would be useful to calculate wages and some kind of reminder about planned increases or renewal of contracts

Source: Capterra
 

Tatiana from Sprout Social
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Calamari is user-friendly, intuitive and their support is incredible!

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Calamari helped our team automate the PTO request and approval process, eliminating a lot of manual work.

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A couple of features that really made a difference for us were the integrations with Google calendars and Slack. The reports available for managers and administrators have also been a big help for our team!
Customer rep did an amazing job with setting up the account, and he really helped us customize items that were important to us. In addition, the Calamari team was able to build and change a few features that were essential to our team. It is clear to us that this platform is always evolving, and that Calamari is committed to delivering what customers need. We are very happy with what we have seen so far!

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The only thing we would really like to see is an integration with Google Team Calendars. We rely heavily on Slack to warn teams about absences, and unfortunately, this is not something that can be done via Calamari at this time.

Source: Capterra
 

Alyssa from Dreamable Inc.

May 2017

May 2017

Great Platform for managing your team!

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Majority of our team is remote and spread across several timezones. Calamari allows for a very easy management system for vacations (with different country holidays integrated) and various employee/contractor role types, among much more! Great customer feedback and on-boarding.

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As an admin, making changes to other user's requests should be easier.






























Source: Capterra
 

Lucyna from Travelist by Secret Escapes
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Great help in everyday`s work

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We are using Calamari as a Time management system for few month now in few different countries. Until now everything works smooth, it is efficient and simple. It was a really good decision!

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Additional functionalities would be helpful though.

Source: GetApp
 

Piotr from Crazy Call
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Perfect for helps you in leave management

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Integrated with Google Apps. It's quite intuitive and very helpfull. Great and flexible costumer service

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Would be nice to have performance management section.

Source: GetApp
 

Jeff from VideoComm Technologies - Canada

May 2017

May 2017

BEST choice for employee vacation tracking !

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Great fully automated solution for simple employee vacation tracking & management. Saves me time so i don't have to worry about manually calculating holidays , accruals, and tracking employee vacation activity in a spreadsheet. Everything is calculated by the system and i get an email request when an employee wants time off. Perfect !
Employees appreciate the ability to check their own accruals and qwickly make a vacation request without completing forms. Simply click and submit.
Employees like the Calamari mobile iphone application also.
Highly Recommend Calamari

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Setting up my companies vacation accrual formulas for different employees was a challenge, but Calamari Tech support was quick to respond with the solution and had me running the same day.

Source: Capterra
 

Dorota from Bright IT
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Useful and convenient way of registration working time

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Calamari is very useful and convenient system of registration working time. I love its way of applying for leave. I love how it is integrated with Slack and that it uses iBeacons for automatical logging worktime. Customer Support is quick and exact. I would love to use Calamari in our company (and I think soon we will - when it will fit all our needs).

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Calamari doesn't fit all our needs yet. For now, it doesn't have projects integrated with Jira Tempo and it can't export data to our account-HR system (Comarch OPTIMA).

Source: Capterra
 


May 2017

May 2017

Easy and helpful

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This app really helps when you need to track your time at work :) Also, you can check if your colleagues are at work.

Source: GetApp
 

Julian from Fincallorca GmbH

April 2017

April 2017

Great product for timetracking and holiday planning

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We are using calamari now since around 10 month and i am really satisfied about the features & pricing of this product. furthermore it has a great customer support that normally answers within a couple of hours.

We are an online company with around 50 people and we are using google apps too. Botzhwork perfectly togehter for setting up new accounts. The integration is quite easy and for all setup problems we had kamil gave us a great support.

The android app and the mobile friendly web version is one thing that could be improved

We are using Calamari Leave and Clockin.

Source: Capterra
 

Jakub from PIXERS
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Efficient and simple

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After testing few other solutions we've ended up with Calamari - great tool which just does it's job. It's quite intuitive and very helpfull. What's more - it has great support team. We've had some requirements that were specific for our team and everything has been done for us.

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- easy to use
- not overloaded with unnecessary functionalities
- fast and perfect support

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- up to now - not found anything against

Advice to Others

If you are looking for attendance management solution - you should definitely try Calamari.

Source: GetApp
 

Patrycja from CHILID Hi-End Web Design
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Perfect

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Everything works as it should. In the end is everything orderedNice contact with support. I have no objections. I recommend

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I have no regrets. Everything is ok. Maybe I would have lowered the price gently....................

Source: GetApp
 

fred from Holmen bv
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2017

March 2017

After a few months of use

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Easy start - even without any documentation it would be easy for everybody.
clear layout. 1 small issue with logout - customer service reaction /solution quick and working.

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clarity - easy to get started

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change request means delete old day and create new.

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nope

Source: Capterra
 

Stefanos from Resin.io

March 2017

March 2017

Excellent choice for your HR needs!

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We have been using Calamari for a few months now and we are very pleased with the provided services! The variety of features combined with an excellent support service makes our lives easier. Everything we asked at the start of our cooperation was dealt with very quickly and adequately.

Even a few added features and functions that we need for the future have been included in their Roadmap and we have been given an approximate date that they will be available for us to use.

All in all a very good and highly recommend service.

Source: Capterra
 

Daniel from more7 Polska Sp. z o.o.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Great cloud software

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I use calamari leave software since 2015.
As IT company I was thinking of developing my own leave module to manage employee absences. But calamari came just in time and saved me money and stress of developing my own tool. Calamari has all I want and need from leave management system. It is easy to use and continously equiped with new features and enhancements. And their technical support is just great. I wish other software supliers were so fast. One remarkable example: I had an issue on 31st of December. A few hours before New Year's party. I have posted an issue to calamari team and even didn't expected to have any answer before 2nd or 3rd of January. But I got an anwer within 30 minutes!!! Just great! I really do recomend the software.

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easy of use. Fast technical support if needed.

Source: Capterra
 

Todd from Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce

February 2017

February 2017

Easy and complete way to manage time and time off

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We installed this product and found it easy to use and it hit all of our needs. Customer support is excellent as well.

Source: Capterra
 

Kamil from Survicate
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Affordable and super useful

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If you still track absences in spreadsheets, this is a must for you - makes live much easier. And your team will actually love it, especially the Slack integration.

Pros

Slack integration!
Google Apps integration.
Pricing.

Cons

Design/UX - some things could be figured out better to make it easier to use.

Source: GetApp
 

Ginger from Welligent

February 2017

February 2017

Calamari works!

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The Customer Support has been more than excellent. The improvements in features and functions since we started using it have been excellent as well. We were much more interested in the leave side, as all of our employees are salaried, but the clock side has helped us allocate resources more effectively.

Source: Capterra
 


January 2017

January 2017

Perfect SaaS Solution for our Vacation/Leave Management

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Managing a primarily remote and international team can be time-consuming. We needed a solution that tracked vacation allowance, country holidays and integrated with our calendar and email. Calamari does it all! Once everything is configured, the software does the management for you.

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Great customer support, awesome software and time saver!

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It takes a little time to get configured but the Calamari team is quick to help with the process and helps implement specific features and requests immediately.

Source: GetApp