About Calamari

Calamari is No #1 choice for leave and attendance management system for SMBs. At Calamari, our mission is to make the HR and people management easier to empower entrepreneurs to develop their businesses. We help small, medium and big companies focus on their growth and increases efficiency of attendance management.

Calamari helps in efficient time tracking management, giving yout the timesheets, reports and employee monitoring tools for easile managing your workforce. With mobile applications connected via iBeacons your employees clock in/out without any action (automatically with their mobiles).

We provide and initial set up and data import of your employees from the previously used tool and are always available to help with customers needs. We are open for creating new helpful integrations and personalized features for our clients.

Pricing starting from:

$1.70/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Calamari

Calamari is the simple solution regarding daily problems occurs in IT teams:
• Send leave request without looking for your manager
• Teammates can monitor leave entitlement in continue
• Receive instant notification regarding absence request.

Calamari helps managers, CEOs & HR departments with:
• Automatic leave entitlement calculations
• Absence history and reports
• Adjustment to organization policies
• Custom absence types and multilevel approval
• Accept leave requests on any device
• Plan capacity of your team
• Check substitution candidate before you accept absence
• Monitor team members availability
• Define permission levels for managers and regular employees
• Birthday notifications
• Daily / weekly upcoming absence notifications.

Benefits of Calamari Clockin:
• iBeacons: mobile app allows your employees to clock in without actually doing anything
• Easy reports - you can export your time records to payroll
• Attendance and absence from one place - integration with absence calendar
• Role based security - you can define different access levels for your managers and regular employees
• Attendance policies - set up alerts, and ensure clear communication of your company policies on attendance.

Integration with IT & management tools:
• JIRA Tempo,
• Google Calendar,
• Slack,
• Office 365,
• Apple Calendar,
• Gmail,
• Asana,
• Basecamp,
• G Suite,
• Microsoft Teams,
• Tempo Planner.

Devices

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Markets

Andorra, United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla, Albania, Armenia, Curaçao, Angola, Argentina, American Samoa, Austria, Australia, Aruba, Åland Islands, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Barbados, Bangladesh, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Bulgaria, Bahrain, Burundi, Benin, Bermuda, Brunei, Bolivia, Brazil, Bahamas, Bhutan, Botswana, Belarus, Belize, Canada, Congo - Kinshasa, Central African Republic, Congo - Brazzaville, Switzerland, Cook Islands, Chile, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cape Verde, Cyprus, Czechia, Germany, Djibouti, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Algeria, Ecuador, Estonia, Egypt, Eritrea, Spain, Ethiopia, Finland, Fiji, Falkland Islands, Micronesia, Faroe Islands, France, Gabon, United Kingdom, Grenada, Georgia, French Guiana, Guernsey, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Gambia, Guinea, Guadeloupe, Equatorial Guinea, Greece, Guatemala, Guam, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Hong Kong SAR China, Honduras, Croatia, Haiti, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Isle of Man, India, Iraq, Iran, Iceland, Italy, Jersey, Jamaica, Jordan, Japan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Kiribati, Comoros, St. Kitts & Nevis, South Korea, Kuwait, Cayman Islands, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, St. Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Liberia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Libya, Morocco, Monaco, Moldova, Montenegro, St. Martin, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, North Macedonia, Mali, Myanmar (Burma), Mongolia, Macao SAR China, Northern Mariana Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Montserrat, Malta, Mauritius, Maldives, Malawi, Mexico, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, New Caledonia, Niger, Norfolk Island, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Norway, Nepal, Nauru, New Zealand, Oman, Panama, Peru, French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pakistan, Poland, St. Pierre & Miquelon, Puerto Rico, Palestinian Territories, Portugal, Palau, Paraguay, Qatar, Réunion, Romania, Serbia, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Sudan, Sweden, Singapore, St. Helena, Slovenia, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, Slovakia, Sierra Leone, San Marino, Senegal, Somalia, Suriname, São Tomé & Príncipe, El Salvador, Syria, Eswatini, Turks & Caicos Islands, Chad, Togo, Thailand, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Tonga, Turkey, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Taiwan, Tanzania, Ukraine, Uganda, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Venezuela, British Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Vietnam, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna, Samoa, Yemen, Mayotte, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Supported Languages

English, French, German, Polish, Spanish

Pricing starting from:

$1.70/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Calamari Software - Calendar with detailed information about upcoming absences, holidays, and remote work
Calamari Software - Online Timesheets with all the details about employees working time. You have a possibility to clock in/out, call a break, add project, and notes
Calamari Software - Clock in/out and see all the details about your working day
Calamari Software - Easy management for team leaders
Calamari Software - Many possible integrations with a possibility to use our API
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Calamari Software - Calendar with detailed information about upcoming absences, holidays, and remote work
Calamari Software - Online Timesheets with all the details about employees working time. You have a possibility to clock in/out, call a break, add project, and notes
Calamari Software - Clock in/out and see all the details about your working day
Calamari Software - Easy management for team leaders
Calamari Software - Many possible integrations with a possibility to use our API

Features

Total features of Calamari: 53

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Benefits Management
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Calendar Management
  • Clock In / Out
  • Compensation Management Software
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management Software
  • Document Storage
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Scheduling Software
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • FMLA Administration
  • GPS
  • HR Management
  • Leave Policy Management
  • Leave Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Location
  • Online Punch Card
  • Online Time Clock
  • Online Time Tracking Software
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Policy Management Software
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Punch card
  • Real Time Data
  • Reminders
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Salaried Employee Tracking
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shift Swapping
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time Clock Software
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking Software
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Variable Workforce
  • Workstation Tracking

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(436)
Value for Money
4.7/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Support Software
4.9/5

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Kamil R.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great value for money, solid software

Reviewed on 20/05/2022

Overall, I love it, easy to use, great value for money, awesome

Overall, I love it, easy to use, great value for money, awesome

Pros

I like everything - it's easy to use, works as intended

Cons

I have nothing negative to say about Calamari

Alternatives Considered

Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel

Reasons for Switching to Calamari

Great support, great value for money, no brainer purchase

Response from Calamari

Thank you for a great review!
We're glad Calamari suits your needs and we hope you will love our new features!

Dorota K.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A powerful solution to get rid of paperwork!

Reviewed on 12/10/2021

Do you remember the days when all of your employees had to give you paper requests to go on...

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 :)

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 ;).

George F.
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  • Industry: Financial Services Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Change your NAME

Reviewed on 28/04/2022

Comsi comsa

Comsi comsa

Pros

Everyone in Greece is sarcastic and loughs when he/she hears your brand name.

Cons

Absense, time management, breaks control

Response from Calamari

Thank you for your opinion.
We're very glad about our company's name - there's the whole story standing behind it ;).

If you experience any troubles with employees' time management, please contact us on:
https://calamari.io/contact.
Our Customer Service team will help you set everything up according to your needs.

Max D.
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  • Industry: Import & Export
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Kinlys Calamari Review

Reviewed on 06/04/2022

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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.

Alternatives Considered

Asana

Reasons for Choosing Calamari

Provider company went bankrupt

Reasons for Switching to Calamari

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

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.

Parker R.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Checks Every Box

Reviewed on 27/07/2020

Couldn't have been better. Less than a month after identifying the need for a new PTO management...

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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Calamari FAQs

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Calamari offers the following pricing plans:

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.

Calamari has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000

Calamari supports the following languages:

English, French, German, Polish, Spanish

Calamari supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Calamari integrates with the following applications:

Asana, Basecamp, Confluence, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Workspace, JIRA Service Management, Jira, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft SharePoint, Slack

Calamari offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Chat

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