Buddy Punch is a cloud-based time clock solution suitable for businesses of all sizes. Key features include overtime calculating, GPS tracking, PTO accrual, time card approval and job costing.

Buddy Punch enables employees to clock in using different job codes and locations as needed. Employees can also be required to share their GPS location or use an authorized IP address in order to clock in. The solution also has a webcam feature that can automatically take a picture of the person doing the punching as they click on the punch in or punch out button.

Managers can view and edit information on employees assigned to them and approve time cards and PTO requests. Users can set up rules where punches are automatically rounded up, down or to the nearest selected increment. Overtime can be calculated in multiple ways based on requirements. The solution also integrates with QuickBooks Online and Desktop.

Administrator dashboard
Administrator dashboard

Administrator dashboard

Payroll export

Payroll export

Time entry

Time entry

PTO calendar

PTO calendar

Employee time card

Employee time card

Employee punch screen

Employee punch screen

Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10



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Lance from RSI

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

Ease-of-use

Customer support

Functionality

November 2018

Easy

Makes it easy for employees, especially new ones to use the system and keep track of hours.

Pros

Fairly simple to use with very minimal distractions.

Cons

The least liked feature in my humble opinion would have to be that perhaps making it so that people with disabilities of hearing can utilize.

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Buddy Punch, Buddy Punch

November 2018

Thank you Lance for the review, I'm happy to hear that you're finding us simple to use. We don't have any audio as part of Buddy Punch, so there shouldn't be any issues for someone with a hearing disability to use us. Thank you!

Emily from Rotary International

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Functionality

November 2018

Easy to use

Overall very positive. There is room for development but it does exactly what it's supposed to do and is clean and organized.

Pros

Very intuitive and easy to use from a desktop or the app.

Cons

There should be an automatic calculator for how much more you need to work before hitting your hours. Doing it manually each time when it doesn't round your minutes can be time consuming.

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Buddy Punch, Buddy Punch

November 2018

Thank you Emily for your review, it is great to hear you're finding us intuitive and easy to use. Thanks for the feedback on the hours, we do provide you a daily, weekly, and pay period total at the bottom of your time card, but we'll look to make this more accessible as well. Thanks!

Rachel from Menufy

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

November 2018

Nothing to lose!

Any where access to my time-sheet and accurate punch times!

Pros

I just started to use Buddy Punch a couple of months ago and it is simple and easy to use!

Cons

The only thing that frustrates me a little is that the system lags at times.

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Buddy Punch, Buddy Punch

November 2018

Thanks for the review Rachel, it is great to hear that you're finding us simple and easy to use.

Makaila from Pardon the Attitude

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

November 2018

Simple and to the point!

Pros

It was 100% dummy proof. Ultimately, it was decided that clocking in and out didn't fit our team structure, but it was necessary to test out.

Cons

I like that it was user-friendly so that people can clock in via an app as well as online, but it make's it easy for time card fraud if people can clock in on their mobile device from home or during their commute.

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Buddy Punch, Buddy Punch

November 2018

Thank you Makaila for the review, it is great to hear that you're finding us simple to use and user-friendly. Also we do have features around time card fraud, such as GPS coordinates on punches, geofences, webcam images on punches and facial recognition. Thanks again!

Paige from Bucket List Rides

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

November 2018

Buddy Punch

Use it everyday that I work, absolutely love it. Easiest way to keep track of hours

Pros

Easiest punching in and out system I've ever used in my 8 years of job experience. Can edit/add/remove information about punch ins/punch outs, can leave notes for managers and so much more

Cons

Sometimes it takes a little bit to load or freezes

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Buddy Punch, Buddy Punch

November 2018

Thank you Paige for the review, it is great to hear that you're finding us easy to use. It also sounds like you're taking advantage of our notes option on punches, which can be left for managers on both the punch in and out. Buddy Punch does take an active internet connection to use, but we are working on an offline mode as a feature. Thanks again!

Kristina from Santa Cruz shakespeare

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

October 2018

Happy SCS employee

Pros

Exceptionally easy to use
Able to make corrections to timesheet without needing admin access
App and online access
Option to punchin/out or add time in later

Cons

App doesn't have every feature the online version has - can't make edits on app

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Buddy Punch, Buddy Punch

November 2018

Thank you Kristina for the review, it's great to hear that you're finding us easy to use! You are able to make edits in the app, you'll have to visit your time card and then click on the time you'd like to edit. Let me know if you have any other questions, thank you.

JaNa from First Assembly of God Church

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

October 2018

I'm glad we went back to Buddy Punch. This is the easiest timeclock software I've ever used

Our church used it at one time, and then for some reason, our business office manager wanted to switch to something else. It wasn't very user friendly and didn't allow me to view the information in real time. I'm really glad that she decided to go back to Buddy Punch

Pros

It's so easy to make changes if you miss a punch

Cons

honestly, I can't think of anything that isn't great about Buddy Punch. I like everything about it.

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Buddy Punch, Buddy Punch

October 2018

Thank you for the review, it is great to hear that you're finding us easy to use! Thanks for coming back!

Christina from Farmers

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

October 2018

All about buddy punch

Ig is very easy to operate. leave notes when needed . it is also to change and update if needed.

Pros

It is easy to use and easily accessible after I have saved it to my tool bar

Cons

I have not found anything yet that I don't like

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Buddy Punch, Buddy Punch

October 2018

Thank you Christina for the review, I'm happy to hear you're finding us easy to use.

Salar from Telecommunications

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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Functionality

October 2018

Great software!

Pros

Easy to use and works like a charm. We use this everyday.

Cons

Logging in could be faster because there is delay during log in sometimes.

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Buddy Punch, Buddy Punch

October 2018

Thank you Salar for the review, it is great to hear you're finding us easy to use.

David from Two6 Resources

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

October 2018

Great product

Love how the app works!

Pros

The flexibility of the app is the best thing about this app and it simplicity.

Cons

I really don't think there are any cons about this app

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Buddy Punch, Buddy Punch

October 2018

Thank you David for the review, it is great to hear that you're finding us simple to use!

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Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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Value for money

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October 2018

Great time keeping option

Overall, it has been great! It has taken the hassle out of keeping time. No more adding times, calculating, and then punching them in redundantly. Buddy punch has taken the work out of payroll and time keeping.

Pros

Buddy punch offers an easy solution to employee time keeping. The thing about Buddy Punch that I love most is the ability to sync/ integrate employee's times with accounting software. This feature has made it incredibly easy to manage payroll, and ensure your employees are properly tracked via the time they provide through a number of offered apps.

Cons

A longer trial is the only thing that I would suggest. At least double the currently offered trial. It would allow users to get a better feel for the program and become accustomed to it before deciding to purchase. But once they become hooked on this software, I truly believe they will be willing to pay the full price that is offered so reasonably.

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Buddy Punch, Buddy Punch

October 2018

Thank you for the review! It's great to hear that you're finding us easy to use and also using our integrations. We integrate with several payroll providers/accounting options. We also offer a 30 day free trial on all new accounts. Thanks again!

Tracy from Advanced Eyecare

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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Value for money

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October 2018

Punching in has never been so easy

Great,,, Easy to use, easy to navigate and great record keeping

Pros

easy to navigate and fix most punch in or punch out problems

Cons

Nothing at all,,, accurate record keeping

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Buddy Punch, Buddy Punch

October 2018

Thank you Tracy for the review, it is great to hear that you're finding us easy to use and navigate!

Elias from Leeds Equity

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

October 2018

Love it

Keeping track in an efficient and timely fashion for payroll and tracking of employees

Pros

Great from a CPA's/accountant standpoint to track Timecards and keep payroll.

Cons

I have no complaints about this software

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Buddy Punch, Buddy Punch

October 2018

Thank you Elias for the review, it's great to hear that we're helping with your accounting and payroll process! We integrate with several payroll providers/accounting options, including QuickBooks Online and Desktop. Thanks again!

Connie from Avalon Center

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

October 2018

Great Program

Pros

I like that it can be edited by the employee but has to be approved by the supervisor. We all forget to punch every once in a while. Some of our employees work in different counties on some days and are unable to punch in and out on those days; so they can fix it next day in the office. I also like the ease of navigating it gives you. Very user friendly.

Cons

Have no complaints as yet. It has ease of use. Reliable, and hasn't lost anyone's time.

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Buddy Punch, Buddy Punch

October 2018

Thank you Connie for the review, it's great to hear that you're finding us easy to use, reliable, and user friendly! We appreciate your business.

Lisa from Advanced Medical Imaging

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

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Functionality

October 2018

Buddy Punch

Great, other than inability to punch in/out from my phone like I used to be able to do.

Pros

Easy to use, convenience of using through an app on your phone or at a pc.

Cons

Issues punching in/out on mobile app. Tells me that the administer requires GPS to punch in, and I have my location turned on.

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Buddy Punch, Buddy Punch

October 2018

Thanks for the review Lisa, it is great to hear that you're finding us easy to use. I'll reach out to you directly about your phone, depending on your operating system there can be a secondary setting to allow us to gather GPS coordinates. Thanks!

Pati from The Lotus Tree

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

October 2018

Simplified employee time tracking

Accuracy of payroll hours and the ability for employees are able to track their own PTO usage are primary benefits. The software's Payroll reports help us accurately determine productivity.

Pros

It's super simple both for employees to utilize and for our payroll department to track hours and PTO.

Cons

When accessing from a mobile device, the software asks to use the camera even if the user has opted out of video screening.

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Buddy Punch, Buddy Punch

October 2018

Thank you for the review Pati, I'm glad to hear that both your employees and payroll department are finding us easy to use. In regards to our webcam feature, the administrator of the account can turn that feature off, optional, or required. If optional or required we'll give you the option to take a photo. If you do not want to use the feature you can turn it off on a per employee basis. Thanks again!

Trevon from Veeva

Number of employees:  5,001-10,000 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

October 2018

Fuddy Duddy Buddy Punch

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Pros

Being able to view your punch in/punch out times along with seeing your overall time put in.

Cons

Editing your time sheets is a great idea but was a little confusing for me.

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Buddy Punch, Buddy Punch

October 2018

Thank you Trevon for your review, it is great to hear you're having a good experience with Buddy Punch. We appreciate your enthusiasm!

Alex from Makerbot

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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Value for money

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October 2018

Not bad

Pros

Ux/ui experience

Cons

Logging in with WiFi to see my time card

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Buddy Punch, Buddy Punch

October 2018

Thank you Alex for the review, great to hear that you're finding the User Interface and User Experience (UI/UX) a good one!

Jake from Accelerated Speed Dynamics, Inc.

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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Value for money

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Functionality

October 2018

Great Time Clock System

Buddy Punch is a great product that has allowed us to better track our technicians hours. They are on the road 3-4 days a week and Buddy Punch helps us know where they are when they punch in/out and whether they are staying on schedule. It's a great product at a great value!

Pros

The software is a good value, easy to use, and the support team is very receptive to suggested changes or add-ons. We've seen several suggestions become a reality which is uncommon when dealing with other software companies.

Cons

The app isn't the best, but we do ask for it to do a lot. From GPS tracking to facial recognition; there are good features, but with phone updates, the app has a tendency to lock up.

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Buddy Punch, Buddy Punch

October 2018

Thanks Jake fore the review, I'm happy to hear that you're finding us easy to use as well as a good value. We build features based on feedback from our users, it is great to hear that you're enjoying some of our recent updates! Also thanks for the feedback on the mobile app, it supports geofences, gps coordinates, facial recognition and QR codes. Thanks again.

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Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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October 2018

Great time collection option

Pros

I was looking for a time collection option for our temporary employee staff. We have anywhere from 15 to 30 temporary employees on staff from different agencies on a weekly basis. It was a chore to have paper time tickets from multiple agencies and making sure the hours were approved by the supervisor was difficult as well. Buddy punch allows all Temp employees to punch in on one clock and it takes their picture so I can verify it was them. We have an IPad set up for this purpose only. At the end of the week I can easily run a report by staffing agency and send the reports to them so the temporary employee can be paid.

Cons

In the beginning we had issues with the IPad not not running the app correctly. I am not sure if the issues were on our end or if they were with Buddy Punch but we had to reload the program once a week it seems for the first couple of months. I am happy to say things are working much smoother now and I rarely need to reboot the IPad.

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Buddy Punch, Buddy Punch

October 2018

Thank you for the review, it's great to hear that you're finding our reporting options easy to use and that you're taking advantage of our webcam feature, which you can setup to require a photo of an employee on punches. Also good to hear that any issues with your iPad have been resolved. Thanks again!


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