Calamari Software

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About Calamari

Calamari is a cloud-based human resources solution that offers two modules: leave management and clock in/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/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 lo...

Calamari Pricing

14-day free trial, no credit card required. Starting with 10 users: Calamari Leave: $1.7 annual/$2 monthly €1.5 annual/€1.8 monthly Calamari Clockin $2 annual/$2.5 monthly €1.8 annual /€2.1 monthly Special pricing is available for non-profit organizations.

Starting price: 

$1.70 per month

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Calendar with detailed information about upcoming absences, holidays, and remote work

Calamari User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

5

Functionality

4.5

Showing 1 - 5 of 436 reviews

Scott

Company size: 51 - 200 employees

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

October 2021

Love this product

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Scott

Verified reviewer

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Religious Institutions

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

April 2022

Fantastic product!

It's been great. The customer support is top-notch and it has worked perfectly since day one.

Pros

I love how easy it is to use Calamari. I've had to do almost no training with my fellow employees for them to feel comfortable in using Calamari. It's integration with Slack makes is super convenient. It's Amazing!

Cons

I can't think of anything I don't like about Calamari.

Response from Calamari

Thank you for your opinion! We're glad that our integrations suit your need. If you want to be up to date about a newest feature in Calamari Slack integration, please follow our What's New page: https://calamari.io/whats-new

Replied April 2022

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Avishkar

Verified reviewer

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Management Consulting

Time used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

November 2017

Effective timesheet and leave management - we have a very happy HR Department!

My review pretty much covers it. Resource planning in the Calendar view. Monitoring leave applications and clock in locations. My HR Managers now have confidence in the timesheet information as they can review it in real time and not just at month end.

Pros

We have decentralized operations, and our managers and HR love being able to see presence and location statuses of our employees in real time, and at a high level. The Calendar function in the leave module allows for great oversight and enables more efficient resource management and allocation. The time-sheet and leave reports available are robust and we love the download to excel feature, this perfect tabular format allows for deeper dives on trends, pivot tables etc within Excel. It really is simple to use for employees and managers. The app keeps things simple to enable clocking in/out and applying for leave. Really just very easy to navigate, after training our managers, no one has had to come back to us on how to navigate the system. There are several clock in methods which allows for flexibility, eg smartphone clock-in, QR scans, and browser check-ins. I must also commend the support team for providing excellent back-end support for our administrators! Keep up the great work and service

Cons

A few improvements could be made, such as allowing for attachment uploads from a smartphone for leave applications and for locations to be tagged when clocking in with a QR code.

Max

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Import and Export

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
3

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

April 2022

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Pros

Easy to setup, does what it has to, simple in use.

Cons

Some errors and warnings are thrown at wrong moments it seems. Pricing was promised to not change. We had 50 seats for Leavin a very long time while only using 40 seats or something. We wanted to expand and get a subscription for Clockin as well and were then forced to pay almost double for our long running Leavin module. This was against the email where it was promised the pricing would change if you didn't want to / didn't change the subscription. Ofcourse we got some explanation saying that it was because our subscription changed but that just seems like a way of twisting words and concepts to just get us to pay more... Until before that I was very pleased with Calamari. Now I have a sour taste in my mouth.

Reasons for choosing Calamari

Main reason was for the pricing, but that was recently doubled on us...

Reasons for switching to Calamari

Provider company went bankrupt

Response from Calamari

Thank you for your opinion. Our Customer Success Team contacted you about the issue and I believe everything is clear now. We're sorry for the misunderstanding and hope that you will be happy with using both modules now.

Replied April 2022

Dorota

Verified reviewer

Company size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

October 2021

A powerful solution to get rid of paperwork!

Do you remember the days when all of your employees had to give you paper requests to go on vacations? I don't! Calamari is lovely, and we got rid of all the silly paperwork we had to do back in the past!

Pros

- Really helpful regarding compliance. You don't have to remember about all those required by the labour law requests. You have them all inside one app! - Gives you plenty of customization options. We added a few custom made types of leave like Anniversary Vacay Days. It was super easy to configure. - Great integrations with Google calendar and slack. You can see all the most important information, not login in. - All in one virtual place! No more checking paper to verify PTOs!

Cons

I can't think of any! Calamari changed my life :)

Reasons for switching to Calamari

Calamari makes it much easier when thinking about compliance with the labour law. It also has a to date calendar with bank holidays.

Response from Calamari

Hello! We're really glad to hear that! We're working hard to make Calamari a helpful and simple solution everyone can use. Managing the variety of labor policies is one of the features that make HR management in multinational companies easier ;).

Replied October 2021

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