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. 

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows XP , Mac OS , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 2000 , Windows 8

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  • Anna from spaceOS

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    The best employee management software!

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    Value for Money

    Part of our employees work remotely. Calamari help us to manage company events and daily basis meetings. If we have problems with the application there is always a helpfull hand :)

    Pros

    Software is user friendly & support is great!

    Cons

    There isn't something like that, we like the Calamari :)

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Agata from Xcellnc

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2018

    Good for small businesses

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    speed of submitting applications,
    interface,

    Cons

    not very accurate counting of holiday days

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Adam from Digital Virgo

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    August 2018

    Awesome clockin tool

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    It simplicity. It can be maintenance-free for workers

    Cons

    The mobile app is very poor it could implement more web functionality

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Evicka from L&L Europe

    August 2018

    Simple to use system;

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    Pros

    The system is very easy to use, not just for admins but also for users; it is clean system; and employees do it themselves without asking for admin help; system can be used any where and not just at work;

    Cons

    Sometimes, and very seldom, the system has loading errors and therefore cannot be used; it will also be great if it can be on a mobile app;

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    July 2018

    Our teams' favourite tool!

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    Pros

    Calamari is just a great way to do something simple - manage holidays. Remote work, sick days, holidays, all of it is just thrown into calamari so you can monitor who is where.

    Cons

    There's not much I don't like about Calamari - I guess one thing is that it seems to respond slowly from time to time!

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • richard jose from Universidad de Oriente. Venezuela

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    June 2018

    It is a tool of easy handling that saves you time and gives benefits to the organization

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    It is a software of easy handling that allows to take the supervision of the personnel regarding their vacations and absences so as not to make any mistake when granting them or making the respective discounts

    Pros

    It is a very easy and explanatory software that allows the organization to take internal control regarding vacations and absences, granting the same to those who really deserve it and keeping the staff in the company.

    Cons

    Nothing in specific allows to give the necessary information at the moment that is required regarding the human resource that is played in the organization

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Mark from Detail Online Technology Inc

    June 2018

    Easy!

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    Easy to setup, Easy to use

    Pros

    Easy to setup, Easy to use, Easy to manage! Overall it is very easy to setup your team and use right away!

    Cons

    Just needs a bit more polish and UX/UI tweaking. i can see some usability improvements on the pages that will enhance overall user experience.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: CHROBRUS, Chrobrus

    June 2018

    Thank you Mark for the positive feedback! We are constantly working to improve the user experience in Calamari.

  • Abi from Network N Ltd

    June 2018

    Great value for money and excellent quick support provided.

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    Pros

    Easy navigate around and self-explanatory. Whenever I have needed any support the response has been super quick and easily resolved.

    Cons

    I don't have negative to say really. I sometimes find the teams/flows/approvals routes a bit confusing, but it's probably just me to be fair!

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Ricardo from Hexis-Hub

    June 2018

    Easy to use. Great relation cost/features

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    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jahiezer from Apok, C.A.

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    June 2018

    one of the best solution for PTO in the market

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    Pros

    this app integrate others functions on my cell phone that make me have very precise control of the day activity, even when i am in home. It is very easy to use and the design is very pleasurable to see

    Cons

    I have a couple of problems when i run the app in my android device (works great in IOS) i could not record some info. And though i like very mucho de dising, some times te appp its not totally intuitive

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: GetApp
  • Jill from Triple Aught Design

    May 2018

    A simple and elegant solution for our PTO / Leave management

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    Visibility for managers to track time off.

    Pros

    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!

    Cons

    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • G. Keenan from Sprout Social, Inc.

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    May 2018

    Simple, intuitive people management platform

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    N/A

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

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Julia from SILENT EIGHT PTE. LTD.

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    April 2018

    excellent leave management system!

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

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

    Cons

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















    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: CHROBRUS, Chrobrus

    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

    March 2018

    Excellent customer service!

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
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    Value for Money

    We can easily track and see the attendance of staff.

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Rachael from Elite Contract Manufacturing

    March 2018

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

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    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    March 2018

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

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    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.

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Anja from Luna\TBWA

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    March 2018

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

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    Value for Money
    Pros

    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: CHROBRUS, Chrobrus

    March 2018

    Thank you Anja for a great review!

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

    March 2018

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

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    Value for Money

    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.

    Pros

    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

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Sofia from Esprow

    February 2018

    User-friendly, value for money

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    Value for Money
    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: CHROBRUS, Chrobrus

    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

    February 2018

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

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    Value for Money

    Calamari increased our company day-to-day organization.

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: CHROBRUS, Chrobrus

    February 2018

    Thank you Hana for your warm words!

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