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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Marc from Natagora
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Nice soft for leave management. Fast Setup and very good customer-oriented team.

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Nice and intuitive interface, performance even for >100 users , customer support is fast, apps and integration for other tools is a big plus.

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Miss some features that would meet our complex business needs and a calendar view to could be improved.

Source: Capterra
 

Paula from Right Hello Sp.z o.o.

October 2017

October 2017

We are glad that we decided to use Calamari as a non-presence management tool in Right Hello

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1) Calamari's team offers a effective and quick support
2) its very intuitive and user friendly
3) has integration with google calendar, what is very usefull for us
4) You can keep track of all the hours employees work, holidays, sick leaves. Good solution for a small/medium company :)

Works very well!

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We are happy with the product, but it might be better if there were more useful reports and more detail on the report.









Source: Capterra
 

Michelle from Zucora Inc.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Simple, easy to use time management system!

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Simple to use software to easily manage schedules, PTO, and accruals.

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We love Calamari! From new users who find the interface very simple to use from administrators who can customize teams, approval flows, weekly schedules, accruing PTO, and reporting, Calamari does it all! There are always new updates which we are loving and find them super easy to implement and make our experience even better. Highly recommend this product!

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The only improvement that I would suggest would be to allow the employee list to be sorted by your preference. Such as the ability to put the last name first; Smith, John.

Source: Capterra
 

Matthew from Control-Tec
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Simple method to log time off across org

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A single pain of glass for out of office viewing and approval.

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The software provides a simple method to track OOO and WFH across our organization. Also the the ability to add this data to users google calendars is clutch.

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Document or add a button to add org calendar to google calendar. Outside of this I have no other cons for this service.

Source: Capterra
 

JIMz from .
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

the sign-up system is faulty, and no one cares in "support"

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i signed up. received the email, followed the link and only get a green screen asking you to "wait for a while".

and after a few HOURS ( you get it right, hours ), that so-called "while" is still there. refresh / quit browser do no help. same link goes to same screen with same words.

i received the mail at 0100, tried it on 0300, get the same result. so i contacted them via the webform.

i checked back on 0700. my mailbox got nothing - not even a acknowledgement of receiving my email, and surely nothing about why the while is still staying. and yes - same signup link still goes to the same page with the same words.

i'm still hopeful, so tried again on 1900 on the same day. now the best part arrived - the same link i tried said "my license expired and my account is blocked".

so, what Calamari suggesting, is that my signup license is "looking at their green screen and wait for a while" - but hey, i haven't looked at that for 14 days yet, why have my license expired SO SOON???

is Calamari a hoax for getting my email? the other "positive" reviewers sound SO TRUE, i just can't tell how can that be. i'm not suggesting fake accounts with fake reviews, but i doubt for this kind of performance and stability, how can i handle the attendance / leave management thing of my whole company to it ?

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Mateusz from Information Technology and Services

August 2017

August 2017

Well crafted software!

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In general, the experience is high level, for a long time we were looking for a solution that will feets with our needs. Calamari team is always open for new solutions.

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Configuration of acceptance processes and different types of absences might be more user-friendly

Source: Capterra
 

Luka from Pokrajinski muzej Koper
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Intuitive and effective, needs more flexibility.

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Easy time management and control of presence/leave of employees, plus user satisfaction from the whole team.

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A great easy to use graphic interface. It requires very little preparation and users can start working on it almost rightaway.

Cons

It still needs some improvement in the Leave module, especially concerning breaks and paid leave, which should have the ability to be left open and its duration defined by clockin and not in advance.

Source: Capterra
 

Michel from Descartes Datamyne

August 2017

August 2017

Wonderful app! easy to use! very helpful!

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this app solve our hr problems! its very intuitive and help us always. all the team its very helpful and resolve any doubt we could have. Integration with google or office its very good
Works very well!

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None, we are very happy with the product and has no complain. Keep working in that direction!
Thanks

Source: Capterra
 

ryan from OuterEdit
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2017

August 2017

fun and easy to use

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Simplicity in managing and reviewing staff leave, absence and resource planning.

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Calamari is fun, user friendly and keeps our team and management in the loop of all staff leave and absence matters.

Cons

A weakness (which could also be a strength) is that it serves only a single function, leave/absence management. It does well in this respect - however, a modern HR manager would really need to look to other solutions to fulfill his/her holistic HR management scope.

Source: Capterra
 

Telmo from BorgWarner
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

August 2017

August 2017

Easy tool to help team know where we all are. Also help to keep count of types of absence.

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Calamari team offers a good support via char. It is easy to use and offers different integration levels. Open to changes and suggestions.

Cons

The program is still under development and some features are about to arrive. The reports can be improved.

Source: Capterra
 

Vitaya from VINARCO INTERNATIONAL
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

make it easy for your user or employees

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helping user and control user, leave management report man hours

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User interface design is a friendly. Easy create user by import from G-Suite account.
Can be use on any devices and anywhere.

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we need more flexible generate reports and more detail on the report. the price a bit height for us.
Need some variety such as reward for who 0 leave or reward system creative.

Source: Capterra
 

Camille from BC Grafix
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2017

August 2017

This software really helped solve a problem for us. I highly recommend it.

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We are a small firm, and cannot afford to maintain an HR department. This software completely solved all employee management issues. From following working hours, to keeping track of vacation days and sick days. It is simple to use, and quite powerful. I was able to adjust all settings to my country's needs, including holidays, weekend days etc... Now I can always keep track of everything regardless of where I am.

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It covers all our needs. I can keep track of all employee working hours, vacations, sick leaves, and it's all easy and clearly documented. For a small firm like ours, this software is a must.

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There's very little that I don't like. Except that the signing out/in via mobile devices doesn't work for at least one type of device.

Source: Capterra
 

Aaron from Grace Assembly Petaling Jaya
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

A very user friendly system, for both young and old

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Smoother HR in leave application and approval and also reduction of paperwork and head count in HR.

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Calamari is an easy to use HR system, with easy and simple setup for any organisation. It convenient and easy to access as it is a web-based system. The system can cater for both local and international organisation with option to customize according to the country's holiday requirements.

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They still lack in their mobile application but they are improving with each update. They have bug fixes off and on but their customer service are swift to tackle the bugs in the software.

Source: Capterra
 

William from DeLuca Homes
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

The people at Calamari are always available to help you even from their location in Poland

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We replaced e-mail systems from Lotus Notes to G-mail in our company. Our time off application was Departmental Calendar from Spring Logic. We found this app (Calamari) which has the same functionality and was easier to implement.

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Simple to use
easy implementation
Compatible with G-mail
Track employees vacation, days off or remote work in Calamari shared calendars. Synchronize time off requests with G Suite Calendar,

Cons

I would like representation here in the US if possible
1) Tutorials and knowledgebase could have a few more examples of different scenarios that the administrator might encounter when setting up more complex leave policies. That being said, the Calamari team was more than willing to guide through anything I wasn't sure of.

Source: Capterra
 

Tina from Century 21

August 2017

August 2017

Been looking for something like this for a long time. Well done

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How well it tracks and the calendar

as well as assigning people to cover when off

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The app isn't as easy to use

I would Prefer alerts if more than one person takes off same day

Source: Capterra
 

Ben from WAJJ

August 2017

August 2017

A fabulous system for nearly all of your HR needs

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Great UI, fabulous customer service, easy to use from a team setup and approval process, and it now include a lengthy list of 3rd party integrations such as O365 and JIRA etc. A must have in the workplace!

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There could be some better intergration with JIRA but there are multiple systems out there and it's hard to cater for all items. A public roadmap would be amazing!

Source: Capterra
 

Bryan from Depth Security, LLC.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Had all of the right features for a low price. Easy to use and great integrations

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easy to use leave tracking. Employees like the slack integration.

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The slack integration was the killer feature for us. It makes it very easy to request leave in channel.

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No major complaints. The ability to customize email responses is a feature that seems to be missing from the current release.

Source: Capterra
 

Bernhard from E-CONOMIX GmbH

July 2017

July 2017

Absolute perfect!

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Easy to use - covers every business-case for clockin and leave
Perfect support
a lot of integrations

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Nothing - everything is really perfect. There've been some problems, but they've been sold within minutes from the support

Source: Capterra
 

Henrietta from Endeavour Partners LLC

July 2017

July 2017

It has made the tracking of our PTO in the office easier.

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I like having all of the PTO accruals and information in one place where we can look at our meetings as we are planning and staffing.

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I do not have any complaints at this time. I wish that I had Calamari earlier to help minimize prior manual efforts of tracking the company's PTO information.

Source: Capterra
 

Ulf from Mindcurv GmbH
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2017

July 2017

We are happy with our decision for Calamari as our Absence Management tool

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It improved absence management and leave transparency significantly

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Calamari is easy to implement, administrate and use. The customer support and the flexibility of the team is outstanding. The tools is feature rich but clean in design. New features and improvements are added on a regular basis and the roadmap is made transparent. Integrations to google, slack or other tools are in built. Customizing to specific needs is possible. Calamari increased management and transparency on absence/leaves significantly.

Cons

Nothing in specific. If something was missing or did not work as intended we always found a quick solution

Source: Capterra