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

120 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $1.00/month/user
    See pricing details
  • Pricing Details
    Start from $10/mo for 1-10 users, special pricing for non-profits
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • CHROBRUS
  • calamari.io
  • Founded 2014
  • Poland

About Calamari

Calamari makes people management easier. It allows you to plan and track all types of vacation, time off and sickness leave. Now you can track your attendance with ibeacons and mobile apps. 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, Toggl, G Suite, Basecamp, Asana.


Calamari Features

  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Contractor Management
  • Employee Lifecycle Management
  • Labor Projection
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Recruiting Management
  • Scheduling
  • Skills Tracking
  • Time & Attendance
  • Variable Workforce

Calamari Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Calamari Review

Dec 15, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: It is user-friendly and we´ve been receipt a great support. We can download reports by choosing either contractors or employees, which is important for us. We also like the integration with Slack and Google calendar.

Overall: Automation of our process. Slack and google calendar integration.

Very satisfied with Calamari. From Day1, the team has accommodated all requests and made life easy.

Dec 13, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I appreciate the features and functionality, the modern design and the excellent customer support. All excellent!

Cons: In setting up the system, I found complexities in configuring absence types. This is necessary certainly, but complex somehow. Maybe a deep dive on the UX.

My team loves it!

Dec 04, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The software is easy to use and flexible. Very good support for electronic absence registration and workflow. extremely helpful and responsive customer support!

Cons: What I would like to see in future releases is a nice and workflow based approach to planning of the future team absence calendar and a bit more clarity of the reports.

Efficient software with great support

Dec 04, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: While trying out different tools, Calamari seemed the most "user-friendly" for smaller companies. What we love the most about the tool is the Slack integration that makes request and approvals super easy. Their support is also fast and very good !

Cons: Setting up or editing a leave category is always a bit tricky for me in the tool, but it's also because there are always special rules applying. Maybe making this part even more user friendly would be good.

Overall: Easy to request leaves and keep track of them.

Calamari is very intuicial and easy to use.

Dec 01, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Has integration with google calendar, what is very usefull for us. Great and flexible costumer service. The Calamari system is easy to use and navigate both for the employee and employer.

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Great, easy and very helpful product! Now I can not imagine how we actually

Nov 30, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Calamari helps my company handle holidays. It allows me to easily control, monitor all absences and what is really helpful helps me to decide if I should accept holiday request, when someone in my team had requested and this request has been already accepted! That is the core functionality for me :)
I really love integrations that Calamari provides me!
At first: GSuite (by Google) - I do not have to worry about creating new accounts and I can see all of absences in my Google Calendar (this is my favorite) .
Another huge integration is with Slack, which is main messenger in my company. I can just accept and decline requests without login in into Calamari!
On the other hand I really like is Calamari support, those guys (especially Hubert) are fast as lightning, very thoughtful, proactive and they for sure will help you configure your instance. Communication with them is pleasure :)

Once Calamari is configured is maintenance-free, and very very comfy!

Overall: Pure market analysis

From day one its been excellent - system capability, ease of use, customer support!

Nov 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: So logical and easy to use, it's self explanatory, simple to navigate, even as an administrator it's clear how to set up and configure, for our users very little guidance was needed, Calamari speaks for itself! We moved from a spreadsheet system and both managers & their teams appreciate and much prefer being able to see and manage their own leave records. The support team are excellent, attentive, quick to respond and very accommodating. Well done Calamari!!

Vendor Response

by CHROBRUS on November 23, 2017

Thanks, we appreciate your feedback. Happy user is the greatest reward!

Im using calamari daily at work.

Nov 20, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's clear and after few minutes you know how to use all features. I like the look of whole app. It's very intuicial and easy to use.

Cons: On mobile app (in browser) you can't see whole week calendar. No other flaws detected. just keep up the good work.

Life saver!

Nov 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: its a life saver! this tool helped us to save some time, employees are so grateful for it. I totally recommend it !

Overall: i saved a lot of time!

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

Nov 16, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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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.

Overall: 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.

As a growing international company we need a flexible cloud tool that manages all countries PTOs

Nov 16, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Intuitive - easy to use, learn and administer
Adaptable to multi-companies, multi-countries, multi-rules
Great reactive support

Cons: Interface should be adapted to long list of countries, the tool seems to have been created for small companies

Overall: One tool dealing with all countries in the organization, capable to grow with us

Extremely helpful, user friendly leave management tool for mid size companies

Nov 03, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to set up and use; integrated with slack and google Calendar; team constantly improves the tool based on the feedback provided by the clients; impeccable customer support that allows to create better experience;

Cons: I would be interested in seeing new features available for Calamari users in order to improve the overall experience.

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Nice soft for leave management. Fast Setup and very good customer-oriented team.

Oct 13, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Nice and intuitive interface, performance even for >100 users , customer support is fast, apps and integration for other tools is a big plus.

Cons: Miss some features that would meet our complex business needs and a calendar view to could be improved.

We are glad that we decided to use Calamari as a non-presence management tool in Right Hello

Oct 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: 1) Calamari's team offers a effective and quick support
2) its very intuitive and user friendly
3) has integration with google calendar, what is very usefull for us
4) You can keep track of all the hours employees work, holidays, sick leaves. Good solution for a small/medium company :)

Works very well!

Cons: We are happy with the product, but it might be better if there were more useful reports and more detail on the report.

Simple, easy to use time management system!

Sep 15, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: We love Calamari! From new users who find the interface very simple to use from administrators who can customize teams, approval flows, weekly schedules, accruing PTO, and reporting, Calamari does it all! There are always new updates which we are loving and find them super easy to implement and make our experience even better. Highly recommend this product!

Cons: The only improvement that I would suggest would be to allow the employee list to be sorted by your preference. Such as the ability to put the last name first; Smith, John.

Overall: Simple to use software to easily manage schedules, PTO, and accruals.

Vendor Response

by CHROBRUS on September 19, 2017

Thanks, we really appreciate your feedback. Happy user is the greatest reward!

Simple method to log time off across org

Aug 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The software provides a simple method to track OOO and WFH across our organization. Also the the ability to add this data to users google calendars is clutch.

Cons: Document or add a button to add org calendar to google calendar. Outside of this I have no other cons for this service.

Overall: A single pain of glass for out of office viewing and approval.

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

Aug 20, 2017
1/5
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1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
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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 ?

Well crafted software!

Aug 14, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: In general, the experience is high level, for a long time we were looking for a solution that will feets with our needs. Calamari team is always open for new solutions.

Cons: Configuration of acceptance processes and different types of absences might be more user-friendly

Vendor Response

by CHROBRUS on August 18, 2017

Hi Mateusz, thank you for sharing your experience. Your feedback is important to us. I just wanted to let you know I shared your opinion with the team to make your life easier ;) Best wishes, Ewelina

Intuitive and effective, needs more flexibility.

Aug 11, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: A great easy to use graphic interface. It requires very little preparation and users can start working on it almost rightaway.

Cons: It still needs some improvement in the Leave module, especially concerning breaks and paid leave, which should have the ability to be left open and its duration defined by clockin and not in advance.

Overall: Easy time management and control of presence/leave of employees, plus user satisfaction from the whole team.

Wonderful app! easy to use! very helpful!

Aug 10, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: this app solve our hr problems! its very intuitive and help us always. all the team its very helpful and resolve any doubt we could have. Integration with google or office its very good
Works very well!

Cons: None, we are very happy with the product and has no complain. Keep working in that direction!
Thanks

Vendor Response

by CHROBRUS on August 18, 2017

Hi Michel! Thanks, we really appreciate your feedback. You just made our heart smile! ;D

fun and easy to use

Aug 10, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Calamari is fun, user friendly and keeps our team and management in the loop of all staff leave and absence matters.

Cons: A weakness (which could also be a strength) is that it serves only a single function, leave/absence management. It does well in this respect - however, a modern HR manager would really need to look to other solutions to fulfill his/her holistic HR management scope.

Overall: Simplicity in managing and reviewing staff leave, absence and resource planning.

Vendor Response

by CHROBRUS on August 18, 2017

Hi Ryan! It is good to know that our App makes you feel happy. That's important in live! We will definitely expand our application with new modules required for HR. Thanks for your opinion! Ewelina ;)

Easy tool to help team know where we all are. Also help to keep count of types of absence.

Aug 08, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Calamari team offers a good support via char. It is easy to use and offers different integration levels. Open to changes and suggestions.

Cons: The program is still under development and some features are about to arrive. The reports can be improved.

Vendor Response

by CHROBRUS on August 18, 2017

Telmo! Thanks very much! it has been a pleasure to work with you also. You know that you can write to us at any time to discuss how you would like to develop Calamari with us. We, as always, will meet your needs :) Ewelina

make it easy for your user or employees

Aug 08, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: User interface design is a friendly. Easy create user by import from G-Suite account.
Can be use on any devices and anywhere.

Cons: we need more flexible generate reports and more detail on the report. the price a bit height for us.
Need some variety such as reward for who 0 leave or reward system creative.

Overall: helping user and control user, leave management report man hours

This software really helped solve a problem for us. I highly recommend it.

Aug 08, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It covers all our needs. I can keep track of all employee working hours, vacations, sick leaves, and it's all easy and clearly documented. For a small firm like ours, this software is a must.

Cons: There's very little that I don't like. Except that the signing out/in via mobile devices doesn't work for at least one type of device.

Overall: We are a small firm, and cannot afford to maintain an HR department. This software completely solved all employee management issues. From following working hours, to keeping track of vacation days and sick days. It is simple to use, and quite powerful. I was able to adjust all settings to my country's needs, including holidays, weekend days etc... Now I can always keep track of everything regardless of where I am.

A very user friendly system, for both young and old

Aug 08, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Calamari is an easy to use HR system, with easy and simple setup for any organisation. It convenient and easy to access as it is a web-based system. The system can cater for both local and international organisation with option to customize according to the country's holiday requirements.

Cons: They still lack in their mobile application but they are improving with each update. They have bug fixes off and on but their customer service are swift to tackle the bugs in the software.

Overall: Smoother HR in leave application and approval and also reduction of paperwork and head count in HR.

Vendor Response

by CHROBRUS on August 18, 2017

Hey Aaron! It has been great to work with you. Thanks to your suggestion. We are in touch! Ewelina

The people at Calamari are always available to help you even from their location in Poland

Aug 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Simple to use
easy implementation
Compatible with G-mail
Track employees vacation, days off or remote work in Calamari shared calendars. Synchronize time off requests with G Suite Calendar,

Cons: I would like representation here in the US if possible
1) Tutorials and knowledgebase could have a few more examples of different scenarios that the administrator might encounter when setting up more complex leave policies. That being said, the Calamari team was more than willing to guide through anything I wasn't sure of.

Overall: We replaced e-mail systems from Lotus Notes to G-mail in our company. Our time off application was Departmental Calendar from Spring Logic. We found this app (Calamari) which has the same functionality and was easier to implement.

Vendor Response

by CHROBRUS on August 18, 2017

Hi William! We will think about our new location in US in the future. It would be awsome ;) honestly. Thanks for your suggestions. It is always good to know what we can do better for you! Cheers, Ewelina

Been looking for something like this for a long time. Well done

Aug 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: How well it tracks and the calendar

as well as assigning people to cover when off

Ease of use

Cons: The app isn't as easy to use

I would Prefer alerts if more than one person takes off same day

A fabulous system for nearly all of your HR needs

Aug 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Great UI, fabulous customer service, easy to use from a team setup and approval process, and it now include a lengthy list of 3rd party integrations such as O365 and JIRA etc. A must have in the workplace!

Cons: There could be some better intergration with JIRA but there are multiple systems out there and it's hard to cater for all items. A public roadmap would be amazing!

Had all of the right features for a low price. Easy to use and great integrations

Aug 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The slack integration was the killer feature for us. It makes it very easy to request leave in channel.

Cons: No major complaints. The ability to customize email responses is a feature that seems to be missing from the current release.

Overall: easy to use leave tracking. Employees like the slack integration.

Absolute perfect!

Jul 31, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to use - covers every business-case for clockin and leave
Perfect support
a lot of integrations
There've been some problems, but they've been sold within minutes from the support

Vendor Response

by CHROBRUS on August 18, 2017

Dear Bernhard, We love to hear such nice words. You just made our heart smile! :D Most warmly, Ewelina

It has made the tracking of our PTO in the office easier.

Jul 19, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like having all of the PTO accruals and information in one place where we can look at our meetings as we are planning and staffing.

Cons: I do not have any complaints at this time. I wish that I had Calamari earlier to help minimize prior manual efforts of tracking the company's PTO information.

Vendor Response

by CHROBRUS on July 21, 2017

Henri, thanks for the warm words, we really appreciate it!

We are happy with our decision for Calamari as our Absence Management tool

Jul 19, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Calamari is easy to implement, administrate and use. The customer support and the flexibility of the team is outstanding. The tools is feature rich but clean in design. New features and improvements are added on a regular basis and the roadmap is made transparent. Integrations to google, slack or other tools are in built. Customizing to specific needs is possible. Calamari increased management and transparency on absence/leaves significantly.

Cons: Nothing in specific. If something was missing or did not work as intended we always found a quick solution

Overall: It improved absence management and leave transparency significantly

Vendor Response

by CHROBRUS on July 21, 2017

Thanks Ulf! We love to work with Mindcurv :)

Wonderful product!

Jul 10, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This was very easy to set up. We have employees around the world so we have to set them all up differently. This software is very flexible and when I have questions they are very quick to respond.

Great program! Has helped me keep track of everyone's leave and overtime. Excellent customer service

Jun 28, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: 1) Pretty easy to figure out and set up in the Clock-in module.
2) Excellent support! For things that weren't so intuitive, the Calamari team was more than willing to assist.
3) Once I figured out how to set up our vacation accrual things were great!
4) Very accommodating in adapting the program to meet my needs.

Cons: 1) Tutorials and knowledgebase could have a few more examples of different scenarios that the administrator might encounter when setting up more complex leave policies. That being said, the Calamari team was more than willing to guide through anything I wasn't sure of.
2) Wish there was a way to set weekly work hours rather than have to set specific working hours daily. For e.g. I have part-time employee who doesn¿t necessarily have to come in at any set time each day, they just need to log a certain amount of hours each week. (Calamari team indicates they are working on it)
3) Wish the program better facilitated employees who switched from part-time to full-time without having to make an entirely new profile for that employee. (Calamari team indicates they are working on it)

Great service and courteous. Their most important interest was in my favor.

Jun 26, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The system is convenient and easy to use.
Amazing user experience.
They make great efforts to please us customers.

Cons: I asked for a feature of calculating vacation days according to the employee reported hours. There is still no such an option.
I was told he would be ready for the next few months.

Overall: My employees can report hours in the software easily and efficiently.

Vendor Response

by CHROBRUS on August 18, 2017

Shiran! A pleasure to read your review. We appreciate the comments and I would like to let you know that we are constantly working on new features, so get ready for that! Thank you, Ewelina

As I am a new user of Calamari, so many functions are not used by me. it is quiet easy to use.

Jun 21, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: the thing i like most about this software is that it is easy to use, and the functions are clearly distinguished.

Cons: the thing is like least is that it is easy to make mistakes, such as for the leave management, sometimes it shows days, but sometimes it shows hours.

Finally we found a tool which fits to our needs, easy to use, reliable

Jun 16, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: nice and clearly structured tool, functional, customizable, the Customer support is excellent, we always got quick help in order to adapt the tool to our special needs

Cons: some French translations are not immediately self-explanatory, that means that sometimes you have to go into the détails in order to find out what is hiding behind a special term

Overall: as every user is entering his hours/absences him/herself, less work for the administrator

Vendor Response

by CHROBRUS on June 20, 2017

Thanks, Sonja! We are extremely focused on making Calamari as easy to use as it can.

I never heard of Calamari. It turns out to be perfect for our needs :)

Jun 13, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: From my point of view the biggest advantage is that each employee can set an individual holiday calendar. Comments and attachments are also useful - all in one place. It is great to add individual types of absences

Cons: It would be useful to calculate wages and some kind of reminder about planned increases or renewal of contracts

Vendor Response

by CHROBRUS on June 14, 2017

Thanks Ma¿gorzato for a great review, we really appreciate that!

Calamari is user-friendly, intuitive and their support is incredible!

Jun 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: A couple of features that really made a difference for us were the integrations with Google calendars and Slack. The reports available for managers and administrators have also been a big help for our team!
Customer rep did an amazing job with setting up the account, and he really helped us customize items that were important to us. In addition, the Calamari team was able to build and change a few features that were essential to our team. It is clear to us that this platform is always evolving, and that Calamari is committed to delivering what customers need. We are very happy with what we have seen so far!

Cons: The only thing we would really like to see is an integration with Google Team Calendars. We rely heavily on Slack to warn teams about absences, and unfortunately, this is not something that can be done via Calamari at this time.

Overall: Calamari helped our team automate the PTO request and approval process, eliminating a lot of manual work.

Vendor Response

by CHROBRUS on June 10, 2017

Thanks Tatiana for this stellar review:) and as you mentioned at Calamari we are committed to delivering what customers need.

Great Platform for managing your team!

May 19, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Majority of our team is remote and spread across several timezones. Calamari allows for a very easy management system for vacations (with different country holidays integrated) and various employee/contractor role types, among much more! Great customer feedback and on-boarding.

Cons: As an admin, making changes to other user's requests should be easier.

Great help in everyday`s work

May 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: We are using Calamari as a Time management system for few month now in few different countries. Until now everything works smooth, it is efficient and simple. It was a really good decision!

Cons: Additional functionalities would be helpful though.

Vendor Response

by CHROBRUS on May 12, 2017

Hi Lucyna, simplicity and efficiency are the core of Calamari idea, we are happy that you appreciate that :). Thanks for the great review!

Perfect for helps you in leave management

May 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Integrated with Google Apps. It's quite intuitive and very helpfull. Great and flexible costumer service

Cons: Would be nice to have performance management section.

BEST choice for employee vacation tracking !

May 08, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Great fully automated solution for simple employee vacation tracking & management. Saves me time so i don't have to worry about manually calculating holidays , accruals, and tracking employee vacation activity in a spreadsheet. Everything is calculated by the system and i get an email request when an employee wants time off. Perfect !
Employees appreciate the ability to check their own accruals and qwickly make a vacation request without completing forms. Simply click and submit.
Employees like the Calamari mobile iphone application also.
Highly Recommend Calamari

Cons: Setting up my companies vacation accrual formulas for different employees was a challenge, but Calamari Tech support was quick to respond with the solution and had me running the same day.

Vendor Response

by CHROBRUS on May 09, 2017

Jeff, thanks for a great review.

Useful and convenient way of registration working time

May 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Calamari is very useful and convenient system of registration working time. I love its way of applying for leave. I love how it is integrated with Slack and that it uses iBeacons for automatical logging worktime. Customer Support is quick and exact. I would love to use Calamari in our company (and I think soon we will - when it will fit all our needs).

Cons: Calamari doesn't fit all our needs yet. For now, it doesn't have projects integrated with Jira Tempo and it can't export data to our account-HR system (Comarch OPTIMA).

Vendor Response

by CHROBRUS on May 09, 2017

Thanks for the feedback! We're working on improvements on the Jira TEMPO integration recently.

Easy and helpful

May 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This app really helps when you need to track your time at work :) Also, you can check if your colleagues are at work.

Great product for timetracking and holiday planning

Apr 26, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We are using calamari now since around 10 month and i am really satisfied about the features & pricing of this product. furthermore it has a great customer support that normally answers within a couple of hours.

We are an online company with around 50 people and we are using google apps too. Botzhwork perfectly togehter for setting up new accounts. The integration is quite easy and for all setup problems we had kamil gave us a great support.

The android app and the mobile friendly web version is one thing that could be improved

We are using Calamari Leave and Clockin.

Efficient and simple

Apr 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: After testing few other solutions we've ended up with Calamari - great tool which just does it's job. It's quite intuitive and very helpfull. What's more - it has great support team. We've had some requirements that were specific for our team and everything has been done for us.

Pros: - easy to use - not overloaded with unnecessary functionalities - fast and perfect support

Cons: - up to now - not found anything against

Recommendations to other buyers: If you are looking for attendance management solution - you should definitely try Calamari.

Vendor Response

by CHROBRUS on April 26, 2017

Thanks Kuba! We are looking forward to great cooperation.

Perfect

Apr 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Everything works as it should. In the end is everything orderedNice contact with support. I have no objections. I recommend

Cons: I have no regrets. Everything is ok. Maybe I would have lowered the price gently....................

After a few months of use

Mar 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: clarity - easy to get started

Cons: change request means delete old day and create new.

Overall: Easy start - even without any documentation it would be easy for everybody.
clear layout. 1 small issue with logout - customer service reaction /solution quick and working.

Recommendations to other buyers: nope

Excellent choice for your HR needs!

Mar 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We have been using Calamari for a few months now and we are very pleased with the provided services! The variety of features combined with an excellent support service makes our lives easier. Everything we asked at the start of our cooperation was dealt with very quickly and adequately.

Even a few added features and functions that we need for the future have been included in their Roadmap and we have been given an approximate date that they will be available for us to use.

All in all a very good and highly recommend service.

Great cloud software

Mar 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: easy of use. Fast technical support if needed.

Overall: I use calamari leave software since 2015.
As IT company I was thinking of developing my own leave module to manage employee absences. But calamari came just in time and saved me money and stress of developing my own tool. Calamari has all I want and need from leave management system. It is easy to use and continously equiped with new features and enhancements. And their technical support is just great. I wish other software supliers were so fast. One remarkable example: I had an issue on 31st of December. A few hours before New Year's party. I have posted an issue to calamari team and even didn't expected to have any answer before 2nd or 3rd of January. But I got an anwer within 30 minutes!!! Just great! I really do recomend the software.

Vendor Response

by CHROBRUS on March 06, 2017

Thanks Daniel! We are thrilled working with you, and other customers from Poland! Happy customers are the greatest reward!

Easy and complete way to manage time and time off

Feb 20, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We installed this product and found it easy to use and it hit all of our needs. Customer support is excellent as well.

Affordable and super useful

Feb 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: If you still track absences in spreadsheets, this is a must for you - makes live much easier. And your team will actually love it, especially the Slack integration.

Pros: Slack integration! Google Apps integration. Pricing.

Cons: Design/UX - some things could be figured out better to make it easier to use.

Calamari works!

Feb 16, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The Customer Support has been more than excellent. The improvements in features and functions since we started using it have been excellent as well. We were much more interested in the leave side, as all of our employees are salaried, but the clock side has helped us allocate resources more effectively.

Vendor Response

by CHROBRUS on April 10, 2017

We are thrilled working with you! Happy customers are the greatest reward!

Perfect SaaS Solution for our Vacation/Leave Management

Jan 30, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: Managing a primarily remote and international team can be time-consuming. We needed a solution that tracked vacation allowance, country holidays and integrated with our calendar and email. Calamari does it all! Once everything is configured, the software does the management for you.

Pros: Great customer support, awesome software and time saver!

Cons: It takes a little time to get configured but the Calamari team is quick to help with the process and helps implement specific features and requests immediately.

Perfect app for absence management

Jan 25, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: Easy of use app that keeps absence in a company transparent and organized. Everything is adjusted to a company's policies and internal procedures. Works perfectly even if you have your teams spread all over the world. We use it in a US-European company with 70 people in the organization and everyone just love it. It saves a lot of everyone's time and and keep people informed.

Intuitive and excellent product

Jan 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I like Calamari over other absence management products because it is web-based and needs minimal configuration. It is intuitive so everyone can pick up how to use it fairly quickly. It saves me time and I can focus on other work. For the staffs, it is robust, transparent and easy to use. The customer service is excellent, he is always very helpful and respond very quickly. The only issue that I have is sometimes the system is a bit lag behind when refreshing or submitting a request but I still recommend this product, it may sound expensive to some but if you take into consideration of what benefits can give you such as the accuracy, transparency and the time on other work, I still think it worths the money. Disclaimer: we are a architectural company with around 20 employees and use Calamari Leave only.

This program is great but not 1 USD/User/Mounth as indicated, its closer to 3.3.

Jan 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Enjoyed the program easy to setup and great features. We stopped using it since it is somewhat expensive (for a small African startup company).

Vendor Response

by CHROBRUS on January 18, 2017

Jaco, thanks for the great review! The initial package (for 10 users) costs 10$/month, we do also provide the discount for startups. Just contact our customer success team!

Great product, getting better all the time.

Jan 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Calamari is great to keep track of employee days off. They are very responsive to suggestions and are getting better all the time.

Easiest Software to use

Dec 12, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I do enjoy using Calamari. It is easy to learn how to navigate around the system and all employees know how to use it with ease. It is very self explanatory, pleasant layout and I can adjust employees holiday settings or absence requests very quickly. Support is excellent and always available for me to contact him. I like the calendar which gives a simple but quick overview of my company whereabouts. It doesn't take much admin time to set up a new employee or archive an employee.

Pros: However, Kamil is a great help, very patient when I suddenly get called into a conference meeting and is always willing to support and understand your needs.

Cons: The only down side is that it only has holiday and absence on there and nothing else. It would be brilliant if Calamari explored the market and expanded the systems functionalities such as adding a performance management section, recruitment section and incorporated all HR jobs into one system.

Recommendations to other buyers: However, there is a lot of competition out there and HR seek management systems that can do everything in one place. Would suggest expanding what Calamari can really do and integrate with other systems such as Sage accounting software and Office 365.

Great support and easy to use

Dec 09, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We've been using Calamari Leave at SpamExperts for almost 2 years now, integrated with Google and Slack, and we are happy with the usability, with the support offered and how much attention is being given to stay updated with the market and with the customer's needs.
I think that a very important point beside the functionality, user experience, user interface, is to also have great customer support, which we had every step of the way. Thanks, I would highly recommend this web app to any HR professionals that are looking for a leave management system.

Great program!

Dec 08, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We love the program and it made our business PTO tracking extremely efficient. I would recommended it to anyone considering.

Great application limiting bureaucracy

Dec 07, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: pleasant UX
intuitive
easy to use

Cons: nothing

Overall: Advantages:
pleasant UX
intuitive
easy to use
the owners are flexible and willing to adapt to our needs
great communication with the owners
the possibility of new functions
useful reports
calendar of absence
multi-step approval processes
professionalism

Recommendations to other buyers: great contact with the owners! Always helpful

Great tool for time management, great customer support !!

Nov 18, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We have been using Calamari for 1.5 months. At the beginning we faced a lot of questions regarding the setting. The CS team of Calamari is very helpful, they help us to investigate and solve the problem patiently. We highly recommend Calamari.

Vendor Response

by CHROBRUS on November 25, 2016

Hello Ringo, Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review. We're glad to hear you guys are happy to work with Calamari.

Great product, exceptional service.

Nov 17, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: After a significant amount of research and deliberating we moved away from our excel based holiday system in favor of a cloud based solution from Chrobrus.

The Calamari system is easy to use and navigate both for the employee and employer. The hotlinks in the admin control panel give you clear and accurate information regarding holiday scheduling.

The support from the Calamari team and in particular Kamil has been superb, any queries/questions we have had have been dealt with speedily and efficiently.

We now have more time to focus our attention on running our business rather than being caught up in excel spreadsheets managing employee holidays.

Thanks all at Calamari.

Vendor Response

by CHROBRUS on November 25, 2016

Hello Sanjai, Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review. We're glad to hear you guys were able to learn Calamari easily. Our mission is to make the HR and people management easier to empower entrepreneurs to develop their businesses.

Excellent support in Configuration

Nov 10, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I had specific needs to be settled in the configuration. Calamari's customer support was very efficient and reactive to set up my requests. We highly recommend Calamari.

3 Words: Easy to Use

Oct 26, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It is just very easy to navigate

Overall: We've been using Calamari for over a year, mostly as a way to track PTO. The system is very easy to use and if I've ever had questions, someone always gets back to me quickly. Thank you Calamari!

Simple & Effective

Oct 25, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Easy to set up and very simple to use.
What makes this a great system is the customer support.
If you can't find an answer on the tutorial or help section which is very basic, then send an email and quite quickly you will receive a reply with the answer needed.

Best cloud based HR solution.

Oct 24, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have tried many, but this is the best so far. Easy to implement and use. Useful integrations, and very good support!

Great tool for time management!

Oct 24, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We introduced Calamari into our workflow to enable our distributed team to better respect eachother's time and availabity. Implementation was easy (done in a few hours for a team of 15) and the app is very accessible with built-in slack integrations. We had a few questions that required follow up during onboarding, but the customer service team was super responsive and addressed our questions on the same business day.

Great tool for time management!

Oct 24, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We introduced Calamari into our workflow to enable our distributed team to better respect eachother's time and availabity. Implementation was easy (done in a few hours for a team of 15) and the app is very accessible with built-in slack integrations. We had a few questions that required follow up during onboarding, but the customer service team was super responsive and addressed our questions on the same business day.

Customer service

Oct 20, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: face some problem in calamari get fast reply, the technical team and customer service team both are very polite and efficient.

Great! HR system

Oct 20, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The system is friendly to use, I'd like to recommend everyone to try it, Kamil always help us to solve the problems

Happy Happy People

Oct 05, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: - easy
- fast
- well designed
- value for money

Cons: - i want even more features ;)

Overall: the title "Happy happy people" gives 100% the impression me and my employees have after dealing with Calamari - its finally easy and fast to do the chore of leave reporting
on top of that we see our collegues leaves in the calendar - no more questions where is somebody yelled from the second room ;)
integration is seamless - no IT involved
what can i say more - I do recommend Calamari

Excellent leave management app!

Sep 29, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Nice UI, great support, good price. Integrated with Google Apps (Google for Work).

Cons: Occasional confusion about settings or workflow, help desk provided solutions quickly, though, so not a big deal.

Overall: Calamari is a nice, easy to use leave management app. It has a few quirks in the UI that occasionally confuse, but it's easy to figure out and the support team is fast and friendly. Less expensive than other comparable apps with as nice or a nicer UI.

Great Customer Service

Sep 27, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We started using Calamari as our first ever PTO system. Previously, we had just been tracking in an excel file. We actually had some unusual bugs at the beginning during the trial period. The customer service was great and helped to get these fixed. The company really seems interested in making this software user friendly and helping ease any problems that happen along the way. It is great for tracking PTO and our company utilizes the calendar feature. The calendar is nice because you can see who all is out in each department and lets others see before they request. I would recommend this system and don't be afraid to ask their customer service department, as they are very helpful.

Excelent application! do the work very well and more!

Sep 26, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: personalization, do the job, uptime

Cons: none

Overall: We use this for our leave mgr and is wonderful! never a problem! always a solution when we need it!

Excellent

Sep 22, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I am the Calamari system administrator in our company. I use it every day. Calamari app develops and adds new features that we need. The service always dissipate my doubts. Support service is always fast and accurate. Calamari works great for me.

Good application for a company

Sep 14, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Calamari is very useful to track your team's vacations and work mode (in the office or remotely). I appreciate integration with Google, which allows me to import users easily and see all vacations in calendar, which we use daily in our organization. The usability of the app is not obvious from time to time, so I hope that Calamari team will take care on this side as well one day :) Anyway I can highly recommend this app for small and medium companies as a very useful tool which will safe a lot of your time!

Pros: - useful functionalities - google integration - possibility to customize settings for every user (vacation limit etc)

Cons: - usability (takes some time to lear it, settings on the beginning are also not the easiest thing in the world) - design

Nice product, easy to use, harder to configure but still very good

Aug 03, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: it has excellent integration with slack, you don't have to have additional login for your employees. The only issue is that the admin configuration is hard, but very flexible.

I totally recommend this product.

Great product!

Jul 26, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: - Easy to use for all staff - Decent price - FANTASTIC Customer service - Damien was extremely helpful and got us to use the product very well. We are a charity and it worked superbly!

Pros: All of the above as mentioned

Cons: Nothing to write home about.

Recommendations to other buyers: Great product - definitely go for it

Excellent product

Jul 26, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: All of the above

Cons: Would be nice if it could integrate with Asana

Overall: - AMAZING Customer Service

- Easy to use

- Great integrations

- Lovely interface and value for money too

Simple and functional

Jul 25, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Simplicity and price.

Cons: There is not a lot of reporting functionality.

Overall: Overall the software is very simple to use and most employees understood how to use it right away, without any real tutorial. Our customer service rep is always very responsive and helps immediately whenever we have any issues.

Recommendations to other buyers: Keep making software improvements but please keep the customers informed on the changes. We would really like to see more reporting functionality and the ability to link with MS Outlook calendar.

Vendor Response

by CHROBRUS on August 10, 2016

Thank you for the review, Jessica. Recently, we have added the possibility to integrate Calamari with MS Outlook. On our YouTube channel, you can find the tutorial how to enter you iCal feed into your Outlook Online.

Simple, effective, ease of use.

Jul 13, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Integration between Calamari and our company was extremely easy and fast. This platform helps us to save a lot of time and make our communications much more effective.

Great Product!

Jul 12, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This is really very easy to set up. Most of it was just trial and error for me. My colleague needed a little help and the team at Calamari helped very quickly.

Cons: I think that you should make the required fields more known. There were a few employees that I set up that I forgot to enter a hire date. That made it so their time off was not set correctly. You should still be able to bypass it if need be but star the fields that really need to be filled out to make it all run smoothly.

Overall: This is a great product. Coming from using a spreadsheet to keep track of time off. I wish I could rate the customer service higher than 5 stars. They were all wonderful and so helpful!

Coilplus Mexicana

Jul 08, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: excelent support, easy to use,

Cons: the initial configuration of rules is a little tricky but i think with a more detailed user manual will be without any problem

Overall: easy to use for the users, they are very happy with this app because it has simplify the way that the employees request their vacations

Calamari Leave Review

Jun 21, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Most like the flexibility and very good support for developers. The advantage is the integration with a variety of services, it is very convenient.

Overall: Our company has long been in search of calendar absences. We tested a lot of options, but the flexible functionality they did not find. When we started with the Calamari acquaintance, at first it seemed to us too difficult to set up, but communication with the support solved all our requests. We were able to customize the system entirely to the needs of the company.

Recommendations to other buyers: The team keeps up with the times and constantly adding functionality, we have chosen for this Calamari

day to day update the leave record

Jun 08, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros: Using friendly for applying leave & delivering good customer service to user
Cons: can consider on-line service to quick solve user's problems

I love Calamari Leave!

May 04, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We are a mid-sized professional services firm who required an affordable Time Off/Absence Management system that could match our business needs. Calamari Leave delivered! The application is extremely user friendly, simple to configure as an administrator and the customer support is fantastic! I love Calamari and would definitely recommend it!

Pros: Affordable, Customer Support, Easy to use, Simple Configuration

Intuitive and highly customizable

Apr 27, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Calamari Leave is an intuitive and highly customizable app. You need only a few minutes to start using it thanks to predefined absence types and importing users from Google Apps. Customer support is on the highest level. Finally, we found something for us.

Pros: - importing users from Google Apps - highly customizable absence types and acceptance flow - useful reports

Cons: I have not found any

great tool

Apr 27, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This product has been great and easy to use. Calamari developers added new features for us so that leave management has never been easier.

Great Product!

Apr 25, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We've just started using Calamari, but we already absolutely love it. The programmer is great to work with. He's been very helpful in showing us how to get the program up and running. It is intuitive and easy to input employee data. We have it up and running and our people have loved the easy way to request time off and how easily it keeps track of vacation, sick and personal time.

Pros: Love the easy of use!

Cons: Can't think of any. It's awesome.

Simple and Fast

Apr 22, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We were looking for a leave management software with Google Apps interface for La Ruche qui dit oui! in France ( a hundred of employees). With Calamari, the configuration, account imports and individual balances are executed by their support, no much effort needed. Send just a quick mail internally to launch the tool and hop, everyone adopts it...

Pros: Google Apps interface Google Calendar interface Slack interface Easy to understand Fast to deploy Very good customer support (in English)

Cons: Don't ideally display to employees their leave balance and expirations for the french system. As it's an early stage product, they lack of useful functionalities, but not for long ;-)

Great app with great support

Apr 01, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Great app with great support. Easy to use and set up. Happy with the support I received for our custom setup. Glad it integrates with Google Apps for Work.

Vendor Response

by CHROBRUS on April 01, 2016

Mark - welcome in Calamari family, we are excited to hear that you are satisfied with Calamari! Thank you for sharing your love for Calamari in this great review!

Great software to track employees leaves, attendance and work time.

Mar 29, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The cloud-based nature of Calamari allows it to play well across multiple devices. After installation and integration leave management started to be invisible. Employee self-service is also a focus with the ability for employees to request vacation and sick time themselves and clock in/clock out.

Pros: - price - possibility to configure every type of leave - integrated clock in - integration with slack, Google Apps and Jira - reports

Cons: - lack of Android or iOS App for employees

Very good app for Leave magnament

Mar 28, 2016
4/5
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Comments: Its a very good app that fit it needs with a very good team of developers behind ready to create and solve any error you may have. The app has full integration with google apps that makes things more easy. Really good App!

Pros: - Integration with google apps - Good develop team who listen and learn with you - Improvments and regular developments - Fits your HR leave needs

Vendor Response

by CHROBRUS on March 31, 2016

Many thanks, great to work with you! :)

Excellent service and easy to use.

Mar 22, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We were looking an easy solution to replace our current internal leave process, without detaching from our corporate Google App account. The solution from Calamari suits us very well. We had some initial setup questions and was quickly assisted by their team. The overall experience is very pleasant.

Pros: Easy to use and fast implementation.

Cons: The instruction could be more detail with examples.

Vendor Response

by CHROBRUS on March 22, 2016

Thanks, we're happy to welcome you in Calamari family.

Great tool

Feb 24, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We're a small company and were tracking annual leave on spreadsheets, this is a great tool for automating this. I found it relatively easy to set up barring a few bits which tripped me up, however the customer support is excellent and they have helped me when I have needed it. I would definitely recommend Calamari Leave. We do not use the Clock-In function so cannot comment on that.

Pros: Excellent customer support. Google+ integration. Import of Public Holidays. Upload of existing leave when setting up. User friendly interface.

Cons: Certain parts can be hard to understand how to set up.

Great Web App! Delicious too!

Feb 12, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We've researched a few options, and Calamari turned out to include almost everything that we needed. It's easy to use, quick, and friendly. If you're looking for a tool that helps you manage the absence leave for employees, then Calamari is great for you.

Pros: Includes the following: - Google apps integration - Acceptance Flow - Half day off - Easy configuration - Great customer support

Cons: nothing major, all looks good.

Modern, intuitive and easy to use

Feb 01, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Very quick to get set up and running. Has been very easy for our staff to adopt, and we're much happier with this than other products we've tried in this space.