Who Uses Calamari?

Calamari helps in employees' time tracking management. It automates and simplifies processes connected to absences and timesheets. We provide support in the initial set up & employees' data import.

What Is Calamari?

Calamari is an HR management software that makes people management easier. It allows planning and tracking all types of absences. You can track attendance using QR codes and iBeacons. You can get notification about upcoming absences and time-off requests. Calamari supports companies with offices based in multiple countries and locations and supports role-based security. The app is integrated with project management tools like JIRA, Slack, Office265, GSuite, Microsoft Teams, Basecamp, and Asana.

Calamari Details

Calamari

http://calamari.io

Founded 2014

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Calamari pricing overview

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Calamari does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Calamari paid version starts at US$10,00/month.


Starting Price

US$10,00/month See pricing details

Free Version

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Free Trial

Calamari deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Documentation
  • Videos

Calamari Features

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Biometric Recognition
  • Biometrics
  • Calendar Management
  • Clock In / Out
  • Compliance Management
  • Customizable Reports
  • Document Management
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • FMLA Administration
  • Leave Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Location
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Scheduling
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Benefits Administration Outsourcing
  • Benefits Dashboard
  • Benefits Management
  • COBRA Administration
  • Compensation Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Deduction Management
  • Disability Insurance Administration
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Employee Benefits Administration
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Self Service
  • FMLA Administration
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • HR Management
  • HSA/FSA Administration
  • Health Insurance Administration
  • Leave Tracking
  • Life Insurance Administration
  • Online Benefits Enrollment
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Management
  • Provider Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retirement Plan Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Off Requests
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Workflow Management

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  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Availability Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Clock In / Out
  • Compliance Management
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Forecasting
  • GPS
  • Leave Tracking
  • Messaging
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Multi-Location
  • Online Time Clock
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resource Management
  • Schedule Distribution
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shift Swapping
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Clock
  • Time Off Requests
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking

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  • Applicant Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
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  • Benefits Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Compensation Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Self Service
  • HR Management
  • Job Application Management
  • Learning & Development
  • Leave Tracking
  • Onboarding
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Performance Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Succession Planning
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Calendar Management
  • Clock In / Out
  • Compliance Management
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • FMLA Administration
  • HR Management
  • Leave Policy Management
  • Leave Tracking
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Management
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Team Calendars
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Off Requests
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Workflow Management

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  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Biometric Recognition
  • Calendar Management
  • Clock In / Out
  • Compliance Management
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • GPS
  • Leave Tracking
  • Messaging
  • Mobile Access
  • Online Punch Card
  • Online Time Clock
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Projections
  • Punch card
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Salaried Employee Tracking
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Off Requests
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
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  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Calendar Management
  • Clock In / Out
  • Customizable Reports
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Leave Tracking
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Monitoring
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Offline Time Tracking
  • Online Time Tracking Software
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Management
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Summary Reports
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Off Requests
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Workflow Management

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  • Activity Dashboard
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  • Automated Scheduling
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  • Calendar Management
  • Clock In / Out
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Contractor Management
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Labor Forecasting
  • Leave Tracking
  • Monitoring
  • Online Time Clock
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
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  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shift Swapping
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Skills Tracking
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
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Calamari Reviews

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Overall rating

4,7/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4,6
Customer Service 4,9
Features 4,4
Value for Money 4,7

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Avishkar P.
Avishkar P.
Project Director
Management Consulting, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
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    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2017/11/16

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

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.

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  • Reviewed on 2017/11/16
Parker R.
VP, People, Mission & Culture
Computer Software, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
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    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/07/27

"Checks Every Box"

Comments: Couldn't have been better. Less than a month after identifying the need for a new PTO management platform we were launched. The reviews from our team members has been exceedingly positive as well. It is a major upgrade in terms of ease of use, reporting, and notifications from the past platform.

Pros: Months ago, we scoped out our requirements for a PTO management tool. Calamari checked off every box! Coupled with outstanding and responsive customer service, we couldn't have asked for a better experience. The process of requesting and approving time off requests, particularly the Slack integration, are a MAJOR upgrade from our previous platform.

Cons: The .csv upload tool can be a little tricky to figure out, but the customer service response is immediate and helped resolve the issues. Onboarding couldn't have gone any more smoothly.

Alternatives Considered: PurelyHR

Reasons for Choosing Calamari: Moving to a new time tracking tool that didn't provide a PTO management solution, so needed to find a simple tool for that specific need.

Switched From: NetSuite OpenAir

Reasons for Switching to Calamari: It was the exact size that we needed. It wasn't overly complex or have too many bells and whistles that would go unused. It met every single requirement we laid out from the start, even the nice to haves!

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  • Reviewed on 2020/07/27
Jimz ..
Project Manager
Media Production, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
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    1/10
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  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 2017/08/20

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

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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  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 2017/08/20
Monika A.
Finance Manager
Computer Software, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
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    10/10
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  • Reviewed on 2020/06/30

"Very simple tool that integrates easily with Jira, Slack and HR payroll software"

Comments: All in all the system improved our corporate life. Everyone finally knows how many day-off he can/may use during a year.

Pros: We like this tool, because it's synchronized with other tools used in our organization (e.g. outlook Calendar, Jira, Optima, Slack, Office365). It is very userfriendly and intuitive and can be customized the way we need. We have a lot of different types of agreements and hence a lot of different absence types - and the system enables to configure everything the way we need. Additionally we are delighted with a customer support.

Cons: Lots of possibilities to customize ( absence types, calendars, working shifts, approval processes etc.) makes the system more complex to configure and it looks difficult at the beggining, but - when you start to udnerstand different dependancies and how it's built - is stops to be a problem. Customer support is of absolutely marvelous, always responsive and very, very helpful.

Alternatives Considered: HRnest

Reasons for Choosing Calamari: Previous tools didn't calculate how many days are still to be taken by end user during a year, so our employees and contractors didn't have possibility to control their absences effectively. We also simplified the payroll process - thanks to simple download of data in a proper format to the payroll system - it have eliminated the manual input of absences to payroll system (Optima).

Reasons for Switching to Calamari: It was the only system that had all the features we've looked for - so integrations with Jira, Slack, Optima, and Office365 and complex enough to be able to calcuate different types of absences.

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  • Reviewed on 2020/06/30
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Head of HR
Marketing & Advertising, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
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    10/10
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  • Reviewed on 2020/07/16

"Calamari Review"

Pros: This is the easiest software there is for my employees, who often struggled with more complicated ones. Also my favourite part is the ease of contact with customer service who are very fast, helpful and friendly and always solve my problems even when it's something specific for my organisation.

Cons: I have no negatives here. I can see that things that might be done a bit better (but don't disturb daily work) are developed and introduced to make everything better :)

Alternatives Considered: BambooHR

Reasons for Choosing Calamari: Zoho was the least intuitive soft I've ever seen and and their customer service was really really bad.

Switched From: Zoho CRM

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  • Reviewed on 2020/07/16