Who Uses This Software?

Calamari helps all businesses starting from tech start-ups, focused on growth, through the convent small and medium businesses where the remote work and absence tracking is important part of planning.

Average Ratings

307 reviews
  • Overall 4.7/5
  • Ease of Use 4.6/5
  • Customer Service 4.9/5
  • Features 4.5/5
  • Value for Money 4.7/5

Product Details

  • Starting Price US$1.00/month
    See pricing details
  • Pricing Details Start from $10/mo for 1-10 users, special pricing for non-profits
  • Free Version No
  • Free Trial Yes, get a free trial
  • Deployment Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - iOS Native
    Mobile - Android Native
  • Training In Person
    Live Online
    Documentation
  • Support Business Hours
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Calamari
  • http://calamari.io
  • Founded 2014

About Calamari

Calamari makes people management easier. It allows you to plan and track all types of vacation, time off and sick leave. Now you can track your attendance with ibeacons and mobile apps and automated notifications. Calamari supports companies with offices based in multiple countries/locations and supports role-based security. We are integrated with project management tools like JIRA, Slack, Office 365, G Suite, Basecamp, Asana.

Calamari Features

  • Calendar Management
  • Employee Scheduling
  • FMLA Tracking
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Time Tracking
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Benefits Management
  • Compensation Management
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Profiles
  • Onboarding
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Management
  • Recruitment Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Time & Attendance Management
  • Time Off Management
  • Approval Process Control
  • Calendar Management
  • Employee Scheduling
  • FMLA Tracking
  • Leave & Absence Reporting
  • Leave Policy Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Biometric Recognition
  • Messaging
  • Mobile Access
  • Online Punch Card
  • Payroll Management
  • Punch card
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Salaried Employee Tracking
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • TimeSheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Workstation Tracking
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Employee Database
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Offline Time Tracking
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Contractor Management
  • Employee Lifecycle Management
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Labor Forecasting
  • Performance Metrics
  • Recruitment Management
  • Skills Tracking
  • Time & Attendance Management
  • Variable Workforce

Calamari Most Helpful Reviews

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

Reviewed on 16/11/2017
Avishkar P.
Project Director
Management Consulting, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: 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.

Calamari really helped

Reviewed on 30/07/2019
Kamila W.
Head of Office Administration
Information Technology & Services, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: Overall, Calamari definitely did help our HR team to save tons of time spent on monitoring the leaves manually. What is more, our team members can see their history and current leave status live. We can surely see the difference using Calamari brought to our business.

Pros: Very user friendly interface encourages our team members to use Calamari regularly.
The tool is also very simple to use so all in-house communication is strengtened because of that.
The Success team writes back within minutes and helps with literally everything so the communication between us/ our team and Calamari is great.

Cons: There are still some HR-friendly feautres to add. For now we find that Calamari is more intuitive for team members rather than Administrators.
For example, the ability to see the history of different kind of contracts and calculate the leaves accordingly, or setting reminders about medical check-ups and OHS is something we still hope to see.

Customer Support is Amazing

Reviewed on 06/02/2020
Hallie G.
Business Operations Manager
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: We use it for hour tracking for our part time workers and the annual leave module for our full time workers

Pros: Working with my rep is so easy and has been the selling point on this platform.

Cons: It's almost over simplified sometimes.

Calamari is a modern and easy to use program for managing absences at work! :)

Reviewed on 22/11/2019
Marta T.
Head of HR & Administration
Marketing & Advertising, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Pros: We were looking for an HR solution for me, and we already find it! No documents, no signatures, no waiting for decisions. The system makes communication much easier, especially when the office has several locations. Employees have the calendar, they see the absence of their colleagues in other offices and this is a huge plus! It's good that you can configure everything for your business - add vacation days, e.g. for birthday (yes, if you have a birthday, you have free day in our company ;)) Working time is very important to us. We always had a traditional list, but employees forgot to sign on. Now everything is in one place - mobile, laptop, you can use it everywhere you need, even if you are ouf of office, for conference or couse! Interface is very friendly and easy to use not only for me as administration, but for employees too. In addition, we have everything configured with slack
And the most important for the end - customer support is the best support ever!

Cons: Sometimes it is not possible to end the work day correctly, I have to do it manually as an administrator.

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

Reviewed on 20/08/2017
Jimz ..
Project Manager
Media Production, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source 
Source: GetApp
1/5
Overall
1/5
Ease of Use
1/5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Cons: 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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