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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Ricardo from Hexis-Hub

June 2018

June 2018

Easy to use. Great relation cost/features

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Easy to use, and integration with google. The possibility of define custom leave types. Create Users based on google users.

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The upgrade subscription mechanism, that obligates me to update all the payment information again.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jill from Triple Aught Design

May 2018

May 2018

A simple and elegant solution for our PTO / Leave management

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Visibility for managers to track time off.

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I like the simple and elegant UI, it integrated to Google Suite and Slack with ease. My colleagues giggled about the name and had no idea what I was talking about at first. The designers liked the logo. Awesome customer service!

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It doesn't seem to show true YTD absences, only all approved (which can be in the future). But they seem to constantly roll out updates, so I'm sure it will be possible in the next month or so.

Review Source: Capterra
 

G. Keenan from Sprout Social, Inc.
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Simple, intuitive people management platform

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Saves me a ton of time and makes it extremely easy to request PTO and absences.

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Extremely straightforward for tracking PTO and absences, both requesting and approving. It's great to have a single place to verify all of the requests I've made so I can plan out the days where I'm out of office.

This software saves me so much time.

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Some of the interface looks a little dated, but it's still very useable and intuitive. Ultimately, not many cons that I can think of.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Julia from SILENT EIGHT PTE. LTD.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2018

April 2018

excellent leave management system!

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* Easy to setup
* Intuitive dashboard
* Extremely useful for leave management for teams in different countries
* Really helpful support team (Customer Success Specialist)

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* More features for mobile app (attachments, calendar, availability)















Review Source: Capterra

  Response: CHROBRUS, Chrobrus

Date: April 2018

April 2018

 

Hello Julia!

Thanks for a feedback, actually we are working on new features and improvements every day :) :) Eg. attachments from the mobile app are available now.

 

M.Y. from Ryobi-G
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Excellent customer service!

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We can easily track and see the attendance of staff.

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The app and user dashboard is very user-friendly.
Always listen to customer needs and put into action to support and fulfill such needs.

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Some incidents where user clock-out but the system didn't capture the records. This likely happens to our Android users only.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Rachael from Elite Contract Manufacturing

March 2018

March 2018

I honestly haven't had any problems with Calsmari. Easy to use. Very inexpensive.

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It's super easy to navigate. Foolproof. Simple. My rep is super helpful, friendly and patient. My employees love it. It's seriously as easy as clicking a button. Anyone can use this software.

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I wish there was a way to see more of the GPS feature. It's hard to know exactly where the clock in/out is because it only shows a small area. I also wish there were representatives in the US for quicker help.

Review Source: Capterra
 


March 2018

March 2018

Excellent, you can add new employees to the system and edit your data. You can transfer data to Exce

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The benefits are multiple Calamari is very easy to use, and transparent. With this software you will have ease of use, functionality, product quality and guaranteed customer service.

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I like most about this software is that it is easy to administer and you can plan and track, answer questions from your employees, and have specific and crucial characteristics that companies need to provide an efficient management system. In addition, it is available in 4 languages English, Spanish, French and Polish.

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The price could be a little more optimal, I would like to have the opportunity to insert collective festivities, to include all the employees in the calendar. However, it is nice to be able to connect through social networks.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Anja from Luna\TBWA
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Calamari is very easy to use, is transparent and our employees love this software.

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Transparency, choice between different groups and the approval flows. Easily adding new employees to the system and editing employee data. Easy transfer of data into excel tables.
Modeling the types of absences is very easy and transparent.
Everyone is equally accessible.
We like the quick response of the Calamari Group!!
We recommend this software to all types of companies!

Cons

The price could be slightly more optimal, otherwise it is OK. We would like to have a chance to insert collective holidays, to put all employees in the calendar at the same time. However, the Calamari group always helps.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: CHROBRUS, Chrobrus

Date: March 2018

March 2018

 

Thank you Anja for a great review!

 

Gabriele from Visintin - Morelli - Calenne - Internet & Online Marketing OHG

March 2018

March 2018

A hard task solved with a easy-to-use software

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I got a grasp on managing the absence for 12 employees in my company.
The software is well done, it could be implemented by guiding the user with country based guideline information for managing HR.

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The intuitive interface, the support and the intuitive settings. The support especially is very nice and follows you from day 1 with all the feedback and help you need

Review Source: Capterra
 

Sofia from Esprow

February 2018

February 2018

User-friendly, value for money

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It has all necessary features and nice design
Great support
Could be adjusted to your needs (e.g. even calendar can be added)

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Some things were not impossible to input by ourselves, only via support, but support rep is extremely nice and patient :)

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: CHROBRUS, Chrobrus

Date: February 2018

February 2018

 

Hello Sofia,

Thank you for a great cooperation, we are focused on providing good support and great customer experience - Thank you for pointing this out :)

Cheers,

 

Hana from Memsource a.s.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Calamari offers everything we needed from both - the legal as well as operational point of view.

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Calamari increased our company day-to-day organization.

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Calamari is very easy to use, very user friendly. It offers wide range of functionalities. I really appreciate extremly helpful technical support team.

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There are some functionalities we miss. Such as the possibility of uploading documents into the employee account or 2 step verification for better security.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: CHROBRUS, Chrobrus

Date: February 2018

February 2018

 

Thank you Hana for your warm words!

 

ZINA from 3CX LTD
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Helpful, Informative, Structured

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The reporting tool is very useful for analyzing data. Additionally, with this software we can keep a track of our employee absences and the annual leave of each employee.

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Some of the functions need improvement, for example when you check the absence request details of an employee, there is no button to take you back to the same employee, you have to start over. Also, i am not able to amend the requests of the employees. For example we had a request for two days but the employee came to work on the second day so i will to amend his request. However, i cannot amend the existing request, i need to delete the previous and make a new request.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Adam from Intentional

February 2018

February 2018

Calamari has given us the leave management system we needed for a distributed, international team

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Highly customisable to work for an internationally distributed team - isn't pigeon holed into one country's particular leave/tax system. Keeps our entire team on the same HR page

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User interface is perhaps not the most intuitive? Plus, to be honest, it also feels a bit dated. Also, I'd like to stay logged in - I shouldn't have to keep authenticating with my Google login every single time I want to use Calamari.

Review Source: Capterra
 


February 2018

February 2018

Easy to use, good customer support

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The interface is really user friendly and modern design, also the navigation is very clear and easy to udnerstand

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- Easy to use
- Good customer support
- Can be integrated with other softwares
- Can easily manage team members

Review Source: Capterra
 

Arnas from Evernord

February 2018

February 2018

Great customer support, lack of customisation options (eg. add company logo, more advanced rulesetc)

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Customer support is excellent and very helpful, I have tried many systems but your support is exceptional. I also like a user friendly environment of the software.

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Lack of customisation options, for instance, add company logo, choose company colours. Moreover, it would be great to be able add more advanced rules to holidays (e.g. an employee is allowed to take "additional holidays" only if the initial ones have been used fully.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Matthew from MCA

February 2018

February 2018

Easy to set up but would love more (videos?) on what choice in leave impact other choices.

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It is easy to train staff to use! They adopted it in about two weeks aided extensively by the Azure integration.

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It would be great if it integrated better with Office 365. Tighter even like with Staff Hub so that scheduling could be managed with calamari or that it would receive scheduling. Bottom line, not everyone works the exact same hours every week. ALSO substitute assignment needs to be something a team manager can do not ONLY the users.

Review Source: Capterra
 


February 2018

February 2018

Great alternative for tracking time off!

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more time!

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Super easy to use, love the integrations. Having it link up to our calendar and slack has saved do much time!

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Some of the configurations( flow/approval) are not intuitive and I wish the reporting was a little easier to run( I would love a report that JUST showed name # of PTo, # sick, # Remote)

Review Source: Capterra
 

Scott from Messiah Lutheran Church and School

February 2018

February 2018

We've loved working with Calamari. It's easy to use for both admins and users

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We don't have to deal with any paperwork when dealing with time off. Employees can easily access how much time they've used and how much time off they have remaining.

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The simplicity of requesting and approving time off is amazing. Having all of our time off syncing with a google calendar has really been wonderful. It's simple to set up, the customer service is great.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Matt from Tommark, Inc.

February 2018

February 2018

Keeping track of vacation is a real pain! Calamari has really helped us in this task.

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Calamari makes it very easy to keep track of vacation. They are very responsive to questions and are always updating the software.

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Setting up your initial vacation protocol for employees can be confusing but Calamari is helpful and will set it up for you if you tell them what you want it to do.

Review Source: Capterra
 


February 2018

February 2018

absence management and clock in/clock out were never so easy

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Super easy leave management and clock in/clock out (using beacon).

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It's a new way of absence & leave management. You can plan and track all types of vacation, paid time off, sickness and you can do it without old, annoying paper forms. You'r always few mouse clicks from your dreamed vacations ;) Another wery importand feature is clock in/clock out - it's super easy to use especially with bluetooth beacons support. Place a token in your office reception and install/configure calamari app on our phone. That's all! You can forget about clockin in/out ever again. It will by done automaticaly when you enter/leave your offiice. If you don't want to use beacons or when you'r work from home you can still clock in/out "manual" from mobile app. It's worth to mention that calamari has super helpfull customer service.

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Beacon support for Android phone still need some fine-tunning compareing to iOS version. Except that - it's just perfect!

Review Source: Capterra