NOVAtime Software


 

NOVAtime is an automated time and attendance solution suitable for companies of all sizes, from small businesses to large enterprises.

This cloud-based system offers simple online interfaces for administrators and supervisors, as well as employee self-service for time reports, scheduling and time-off requests.

As a workforce management solution, NOVAtime supports not only time and attendance tracking, but also scheduling, labor costing, leave management, incentive systems, analytics (including a custom report building engine) and more.

This vendor also offers a variety of remote devices for data collection, such as handheld scanners, wireless terminals, Web punching and phone-in solutions, which send employee data to the application in real time.

NOVAtime integrates with various third-party payroll, human resources and other business software systems.

 

NOVAtime - Supervisor dashboard
 
  • NOVAtime - Supervisor dashboard
    Supervisor dashboard
  • NOVAtime - ASM weekly excel view
    ASM weekly excel view
  • NOVAtime - FMLA & intermittent-document manager
    FMLA & intermittent-document manager
  • NOVAtime - User reports
    User reports
  • NOVAtime - Interface
    Interface
  • NOVAtime - Timesheets
    Timesheets
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8, Windows 10

22 Reviews of NOVAtime

 

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Leslie from West Shore Country Club
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2018

July 2018

It works relatively well for the cost.

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I'd much rather have just one system that is able to accommodate time card punches, HRIS and payroll. It would save me so much time, especially during our busy season.

Pros

Tech support has always been very helpful, easy to work with and quick to respond. Relatively inexpensive, but you get what you pay for also.

Cons

This time card software does not link to our payroll system unless we do a file download at the end of a payroll period. So since there's no link, I have to enter all employee information into the payroll system, then into Novatime. Redundant work and time consuming. Also, you have to set up every report. You can't run any report on the fly, time consuming.

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Marcie from Laurens County Board of Education
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Extremely pleased so far.

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We are only in the implementation stage at this point. We haven't used the product yet, but the implementation team has been excellent. They have held our hand through the entire process so far and have answered every question we have asked. I believe we made the best decision with this company.

Pros

The customer support has been second to none. Great team of implementation specialist! They have answered every question we have asked within 20 minutes tops. They are working to get exactly what we want and I believe they will deliver. I have received nothing but positive feedback from references, and some of them I obtained via sources other than Novatime.

Cons

Absolutely none so far. We haven't started using the product, but my only concern is that my financial system will not be able to produce like Novatime can.

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Cody from RainSweet, Inc.
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

December 2017

December 2017

NOVAtime Time and Attendance Meets our Needs

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"No matter how big your company is, NOVAtime is a great system that has a myriad of options to meet your needs.

Pros

Intuitive interface
Many reporting options
Time Clocks are beautiful and functional
Great for tracking hours and creating more visibility for limiting overtime

Cons

Implementation time was long and drawn out
Some features weren't activated and we had to call tech support to have them turned on
Customer service and tech support could be improved

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Alexis from Perma-Seal Basement Systems
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Ol' Reliable

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We used NOVAtime for a while but have recently switched to a different system.

Pros

- Pretty easy to navigate basic functions once you are trained on the system.
- Very few issues with overall use
- Great customer support

Cons

- There is a learning curve and need to be a little tech savvy to utilize completely.
- Did have the occasional glitch with our online system

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Angela from Keypoint Intelligence
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Recommending NovaTime

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Value for Money

NovaTime just upgraded the look of their system and made it even more visually appealing and easy to use with a nice dashboard. Love it!

Pros

We love that the software is simple and straightforward. Our employees and managers both find it easy to us with little to no learning curve. Our implementation Specialist was great to work with.

Cons

There is not much opportunity to customize things you want. The Implementation Specialist will work with you to get everything you need. There maybe were 1 or 2 features we would have liked to be different, but they could not accommodate at this time. However, they are always taking customer feedback and upgrade accordingly.

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Albert from General Tool
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Shines in Timekeeping and Basic Features

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Pros

-Great accurate way for time keeping
-Relatively easy user interface for basic functions
-Does all the basic functions

Cons

-Retroactively changes the history of employees when you change their position, department, or job for all the years. So it's not a very efficient tool for HR employee tracking
-If you really want to get into depth of all the features, you will need to be a bit tech savvy
-Not very dynamic, only has very basic features
-Occasional glitches in punches and online system

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Emily from Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Archaic

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Pros

Ability to change hours between departments at a manger level. Just because you clocked into a department and ran into OT while clocked into that department didn't mean your OT had to be allocated to that department. Mangers were able to change or reallocate that OT. Information flowed nicely from NOVAtime to Paychex Preview via .csv export.

Cons

We used Nova time about 5 years ago. It was very archaic. The interface was not very user friendly or intuitive. It could not support PTO tracking.

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Debbie from Cowles Company
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

February 2017

February 2017

HRIS Manager

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Value for Money

We've used Novatime for over 10 years. We currently run in-house with 5 clocks, phone clock in and users logging in via the employee kiosk. We do not have the system calculate accruals, however, we import them from our payroll system and do use them to keep employees from going over their earned time off. We also use the vacation scheduling feature.

Pros

Many features and once you know where to set them up it is pretty easy. Easy to import our accruals from our hr system; many reports and ability to schedule them to various users is a wonderful feature. Good notification system - we use this to notify supervisors if employees are going over 40 hours a week. Though it could be set up for many more instances. We also just set up to notify a supervisor if an employee has submitted a time-off request.

Like the ability to track where employees are punching in from - not an issue for the most part.

Cons

Because the system does so much; it can appear complicated to set up. We are too small of a company to have Novatime themselves provide support, but our vendor (who we go through for support) is wonderful and quick to get back to us.

Advice to Others

This is a good system and when we bought it - reasonably priced. As I said we host in-house and I think they are getting away from that. This meets all of our needs and we are slowly using more of the features.

 
 

Brenda from Kortmed Marketing
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2016

October 2016

My Review

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Value for Money

It's been very easy to use. I like the way it tracks time and I can look at previous weeks.

Cons

Sometimes forget to punch in.

 
 

Damasia from Kortmed Marketing & Management
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Great Customer Support

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Value for Money

System is pretty easy to use. Anytime I need help just call the support line and majority of the time my issue is resolved on the first call.

Pros

Ability to run customized reports and the timely support provided.

Cons

Different URLs needed for the admin, for supervisor and employee. Would be nicer if all logged in to same URL and then just configured different access rights

 
 

Tatjana from Gerawan Farming
Specialty: Agriculture

January 2016

January 2016

Tatjana - Gerawan Farming Manager

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Likes Best

The vendor treats it's customers as family. Phone calls and or emails returned timely; solutions, resolutions and options always available for any type of issues. Issues are limited to none per year. I have been using the software and the clocks for over 5 years now and there are years we have no issues at all but over 1000 employees swipe day in and day out. Very simple software and does not require much training.

Likes Least

Like them too much, cannot find anything. I wish there was something to find, but for now they are SUPER.

Recommendations

Test before you commit to a contract, call us for references and even do a site visit to closest location using product to make sure you are getting what you have envisioned.

 
 

Terri from Idaho Youth Ranch
Specialty: Non-Profit

December 2015

December 2015

User for 2 years

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Likes Best

The interface is user friendly and looks modern and clean. We have rarely (like, maybe once) had any downtime, the system is always up and running. The NOVAtime employee's I've built a relationship with are interested in helping find what works for my organization.

Likes Least

I can't point to any specific "dislikes" about the product. If there is a function that I wish worked a different way, I can submit a request/suggestion for that functionality, or speak to someone at NOVAtime who can point me towards different options, or talk about best practices with me.

Recommendations

My best advice when evaluating a prospective new software purchase is to know what you need and ask specific questions. Salesmen for any company will tell you "yes" to general questions, but drill down to specifics and don't be afraid to keep asking if you are not sure your question is being understood correctly. Ask for multiple demos and a trial, if possible.

 
 

Earlene from Shelbourne Knee Center
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical

April 2015

April 2015

Nova time use

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Nova time use

Likes Best

It is Easy for employees to use and , as an administrator, it is fairly easy to make adjustments.

Likes Least

Getting the employee set up in the system is moderately difficult.

Recommendations

Try to limit the different types of groups as it relates to schedules.

 
 

Jennifer from Care Plus, NJ
Specialty: Non-Profit

April 2015

April 2015

Simple to use

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N/A

Simple to use

Likes Best

It's very user friendly and the layout is clear and easy to read

Likes Least

When entering in my time, I would like to be able to press tab once to get to the next cell. It generally takes several tries before the cursor moves over.

Recommendations

I would look at the layouts of other software to see if there is possibly a more efficient design

 
 
 
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October 2018

October 2018

NOVAtime - time tracking

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Pros

I like that I can easily see where staff members are currently working.

Cons

The interface can be confusing, especially because we don't use it daily.

Review Source: Capterra
 

zack from Daedong Hi-Lex of America
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

July 2018

July 2018

Software is very user friendly and had no trouble getting things accomplished

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The ability to see when employees are clocked in and what time they clocked in. Also being able to set the schedule for future dates.

Pros

User interface is well placed making ease of use very efficient. Being able to view who is currently clocked in makes it very convenient

Cons

Changing times can be a hassle until you learn the correct procedure. It had a little lag that i had to learn to deal with as well

Review Source: Capterra
 


May 2018

May 2018

We use NovaTime for all timesheets for exempt & nonexempt employees.

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Pros

I like that it is on the cloud so we can get information from our employees and for our own timecards easily and efficiently to the appropriate people.

Cons

Lack of flexibility in terms of different type of employee types (we run a gym where many different employees may have multiple job codes) makes it somewhat difficult to manage.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kristina from Kolmar Laboratories, Inc.

April 2018

April 2018

NOVATime is a robust Time & Attendance system offering plenty of customization and reporting options

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Unique customization and customer support.

Pros

NOVATime offers many customizable tools and features to cater to your company's timekeeping needs. It's easy to add new or remove old pay codes, shift schedules, holiday rules, etc. You can customize timesheet approvals, user access, and delegates. The system also offers many canned reports, including various employee timesheet, HR, labor, and audit report templates. Reports can be shared with other users and scheduled to run automatically.

Cons

Unfortunately, there is no test environment in NOVATime, therefore you are always working with live data which is less than desirable when making mass changes or introducing new features. Mass changes in a live environment can lead to issues with data integrity. Also, the Time Off Request feature has been unreliable and faulty; this feature was supposed to be improved in the 5000.

Review Source: Capterra
 


March 2018

March 2018

Novatime makes tracking hours and associates a piece of cake.

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The reports in Novatime are wonderful! There are so many custom options and abilities, which makes for easy tracking and reviewing old timesheets. It is simple to use, and allows me to quickly resolve payroll and time clock errors.

Cons

There is a lot to learn with Novatime. Not everyone can pick it up quickly, and it takes quite a bit of training in order to be utilized fully.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Vanessa from Chartwell

February 2018

February 2018

I preferred ETime

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Pros

Easy to use when it works properly. Loads quickly and allows for management control over all payroll.

Cons

The process of correcting a punch requires way too many fields. With a staff of 19, payroll takes us way too long with Navatime. Very often, the system has timed out and punches do not take so we end up with mant missed punches

Review Source: Capterra
 

Steven from SanMar
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Too many features

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Mobile access

Pros

Complete one stop for time keeping and payroll. Liabilities and reporting gives you almost too many options to choose from.

Cons

Web based makes operation slow and annoying to use during peak times. Also automatic log out is too short for all day use.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Christian from Town of Huntington
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2017

July 2017

I use this product at my workplace for timekeeping.

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I get the benefit of being able to see when I arrive and leave work every day. I also can view all of my past and future time off requests. It is also useful for knowing how much vacation, sick and comp time I have available.

Pros

I like that I can check my history of what time I arrive to and leave work every day for any time period since we started using the product.

Cons

I don't like that after I enter a time off request I have to remember to save the request before leaving the screen or the request won't be processed.

Review Source: Capterra