Anaek

AttendanceBot

4 / 5 35 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Businesses that use Slack as their communication and collaboration platform.


Average Ratings

35 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $1.00/month/user
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Anaek
  • www.anaek.com
  • India

About AttendanceBot

Easy time tracking, attendance and leave management system for Slack. Track time on projects and how much to bill clients. Apply for leaves, remote working, WFH and wide range of leaves with ease. Setup approvals and leave quotas, holidays according to your company policy.


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AttendanceBot Features

  • Absence Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Time Clock
  • FMLA Tracking
  • Overtime Tracking
  • Self Service Portal
  • Timesheets
  • Vacation / Leave Tracking

AttendanceBot Reviews Recently Reviewed!


AttendanceBot does what it says. A office attendance solution that is easy to work with.

Jun 17, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - The ease with which it integrates with our current work flow through Slack

You don't have to install any new software, and don't have to get used to opening and closing it every time you are working. Using reminders you can remember to check-in and check-out at appropriate times.

- Time tracking

You don't need a separate software to track time of your employees. At any time you can download the timesheet.

- The management of leaves and holidays

When purchasing this app we thought it was only an attendance/time-tracking app. But it can manage your quotas leaves and holidays.

- Reports and Reminders

Having printable reports at your disposal is really helpful. Also what is really helpful is that if you add attendanebot user to a channel, it will notify you of the people working remotely or are on sick leave or a general leave. And will manage those leaves from your quota.

Cons: - There is some difficulty when editing time logs. The calendar does not work very well. For example if in your main calendar you view a previous day and then navigate back to current date, and you try to enter in/out timing, you still have the preciously visited date selected.

- Time tracking does not monitor active time through user activity. Although it is not something that you would require for someone working in-house, but would be a plus to have if you are tracking time for someone who is working remotely.

- This point is more of a feature request rather than a con. It would be great to have IFTTT integrated with this app. I can then use my GPS location to automatically check-in or check-out depending on if I have reached or left my office space.

Simple attendance and vacation tracking

Mar 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Our company has an "unlimited" vacation policy and AttendanceBot helps us track and make sure team members are actually taking time off. Our team is remote throughout the USA and having the ability to add it onto Slack is a dream come true. You never have to leave Slack to know where someone is, when they plan on taking leave, or even get a full report of the year.

We've also started using it to track time cards for our hourly paid interns and it's so easy for them to clock in because when they get to work the first thing they open is Slack. Then at the end of the month we just ask AttendanceBot for a time sheet.

It's easy to set up managers and their teams, then customize it to each teams' needs. In our case one team doesn't need approval for a day of working from home or taking leave, but another needs approval for all times they won't be in the office.

Their support has been easy to work with when I need to customize things or have a question. They usually send me a response within an hour or two.

Pricing is easy and simple too! We don't have to worry about our bill growing every month when we hire new team members.

Cons: Some of the FAQ is outdated and you have to contact support to get the latest commands for AttendanceBot, but I've never had trouble of getting ahold of support. You can even do it right from Slack.

In order to customize teams you have to customize each person's settings individually. There is a "company default", but anything the detours from that has to be inputted manually. If you have many people that need the be customized, it can be daunting.

Overall: Time tracking is easy and requesting time off is even easier. HR/operations don't have to manually track time off and there are no more emails requesting leave filling up managers' inboxes or getting lost.

Great! We've saved a lot of time in attendance tracking using Attendance Bot

Jun 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The ease of use to request time off, manage and pull reports. The system seemed to be pretty smooth when we first started, then a year later we went to make some changes and it had been updated to make it even easier to handle configurations.

Cons: To be honest, we really haven't run into many, if any, cons with this software. Had I filled this out a year or so ago, I would have mentioned not having a great GUI for setting it up.

Overall: Saving a bunch of time answering vacation questions and trying to keep track of the vacation on our own. Freed up a lot of time for more important tasks.

The features of AttendanceBot are improving.

Jun 08, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy for the team to clock in and out on their phones or desktop and to track vacation/sick time and requests.

Cons: Often times it takes several attempts to make updates to punches and to run reports. We created a slack channel for AttendanceBot per the instructions but it never worked so we've been using the app channel. I don't understand how on some features you need to use military time but other features you don't would be nice to have consistent formatting for date/time throughout the app.

Overall: It tracks employee hours.

It could be fantastic

Jun 06, 2018
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It allows good control over submitted holiday and managers approval. It allows staff to have more control over their own leave entitlement.

Cons: You have to remember all of the commands so some of the more obscure ones can be harder to find e.g. second half or compassionate, so one person in our office learns them and everyone asks them. Terminology is in american English. You can only book 8 months in advance. Reminders for managers to approve leave would be good after a certain period, as soon get forgotten about. Better integration with other software e.g. Teamwork would be ideal, so annual leave can be considered when planning project time.

Amazing, easy to use for your team, time tracking application integrated perfectly in Slack

Mar 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: - Easy to use for the entire team right in Slack

- Announces attendance of the entire team everyday keeping everyone informed

- Great reporting for our monthly time sheet requirements

- Tracks very well the vacation time for all employees

- Configuration is very simple and easy from the management portal

- Customer service and support has been fantastic

Overall it is a great product for our needs and the team at Attendancebot have been very helpful with some enhancements for us.

Cons: The is not much to not like about the software.

Hoping attendancebot will soon also announce up coming birthdays to the team.

Overall: Attendancebot has replaced our cumbersome HR software which we only used to track team vacations, and replaced our manual timesheets we kept in excel for compliance. The cost is about the same but the time we save in keeping the records has been significantly reduced. The entire team loves using the application! It is awesome!

AttendanceBot affords us a system that does effortless work hours logging.

Jun 12, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love the HR assistance functionality. You just capture dates for leave request. Even a simple sentence will inform your team when you are working remotely, when this automatically feeds through to our company calendar. It's great! All of this can be done from your laptop or even your mobile, if you are out and about.

Cons: You must have the correct date format, or else it doesn't get the request or the number of leave days are totally out.

Overall: It simplifies and streamlines things, especially with regards to office communication and administration.

a great experience easy to use and very helpful with my work

Jun 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: is a great way to make the checkout and check-in of the employees and view the times that they get in and get out and request leaves

Cons: there are not much of cons but the only thing I would like they improve is the format of the hours report

Overall: a better organization in the business and with my team

A few teething challenges, but a great product

Sep 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use, very nice integration into Slack, and the notifications to channel are great

Cons: Constant bugs, receiving reminders to check in in the middle of the night, not registering leave correctly, etc. Mostly bugs.

Overall: The team enjoy the visibility and control they have in terms of seeing what leave they have taken, what is left, etc. Management enjoy the ease of approvals and the team's visibility.

We hope the bugs get fixed soon, but support has been great, so confident this will be the case.

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Easy time-tracking. Seamless integration with Slack

Jun 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It was easy for our employees to track their time. It integrated nicely into our Slack workflow. Overall it streamlined everything for our company. We would recommend this for any company who uses Slack.

Cons: It was a little bit challenging to edit the time to track reports in Slack. It would be a bit easier if there was also a web-based dashboard where we could make edits.

Overall: Saved time. Employees could track their time in the app we use the most.

Vendor Response

by Anaek on September 07, 2018

Hi Adam, I am happy to report that we now have external web views for editing of times and hours for everybody.
We've also launched two new dashboards for you to track hours for everybody. Can you please give that a look.

Mixed bag, limited on free

Sep 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease of talking to a large number of team members, adding more as and when necessary, and organising conversations into separate rooms

Cons: Most of the best functionality is from paid plans which become far too expensive for a startup very quickly, as you pay by member. Limits on storage are also very annoying because they don't update immediately, so warnings continue to pop up after you make space.

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I wish this worked amazingly for us

Sep 06, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love the cheat sheet that they provide and integration with Slack.

Cons: The customer support is usually next day. It would help if they offered an in app chat feature.

Doesn't count for overnight shifts in an easy way.

Needs a way for employees to confirm their hours weekly.

Overall: Not the best. I am looking for a replacement but would stay with them after they make some improvements.

Attendancebot streamlines time and team tracking within Slack - so easy!

Mar 23, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy for employees to check in and out. In channel announcements of team status and clocking activity. minimal effort required to initialize the system and integrate with Slack.

Cons: Not enough personalization as far as different managers wanting to see different data. i.e. I have one manager who wants to be notified of his team's individual time clock transactions but the rest don't. I cannot accommodate him without bombarding the other managers with the same level of detail. I'd like to have each manager set his or her own notification settings.

AttendanceBot

Sep 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's easy to use and the reporting is excellent.

Cons: The time off and accruals are difficult and don't work well. When people work past midnight the time worker gets all messed up.

Overall: It's been great for payroll.

Keep up the good work!

Sep 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: - a lot of customization

- ease of use

- fast-responding support

Cons: - poor documentation

- not clear billing process

Overall: You're doing a good job and we really like your software, it helps us to automate our processes. What I really miss is a documentation of features - instructions of how to use software is clear, but there are fuctionalities not described anywhere, for example adding comment to leave request (I was informed about it when we accidentally added some comment by mis-typing leave request command). I am very much looking forward to such documentation.

Other than that, we enjoy using this software!

Limited features

Sep 10, 2018
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Its integration with Slack. I like that we were able to Time IN/OUT easily and our boss can check it with at ease.

Cons: its limited features in reporting (which is the most important and the reason why we tried Attendancebot - through easiness of reporting)

- I cannot make specific report accurately - like weekly or for some certain dates

- timesheet report - not getting accurate results when I want to have some entries for two different months

Overall: Benefit:

- easyness for member's time in and out

Simple and efficient product. Quick to cater and develop new features to your business needs!

Nov 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Friendly and fast service. They respond to feedback with real results by developing increased functionality quickly.

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Really easy to use and helps me know where my staff is every day.

Jun 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I love how we can naturally talk to the bot. Even today, I clicked on the bot and said "I'm working from Starbucks this morning" and it logged it and updated my status on Slack. .

Cons: I wish I could get a report of who's in-and-out a little simpler and quicker. I had to mute the channel I was receiving notifications on because they were a bit overwhelming.

Overall: I really like the simplicity of our staff telling us where they are at all times during the work day. It's also nice for vacation reporting.

Simple to use with Slack.

Jun 06, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It integrates well with the Slack concept. Once the staff and myself understood all the available commands, it was easy to use as any other time keeping software.

Cons: Could use a web app to run more detailed reports. When people made mistakes checking in or out, it can be cumbersome to edit 'punches' via commands in Slack.

Overall: No timekeeping system overhead and it integrates with Slack very well which is something my team already knows how to use.

Good app to solve a common problem

Sep 10, 2018
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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Pros: Easy to integrate with Slack application.

Notifications as part of normal channels.

Easy configuration of leave options and users.

Cons: Sometimes tricky to work out how to do some tasks such as adding new users.

Unclear how what features you get when paying for licence or ongoing costs.

Overall: Great app for getting a view of where people are with multiples teams and resources.

Haven't used all the features but does exactly what we need!

Very useful Slack app to handle time off management

Jun 11, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very easy to use for the team, they can register a holiday or sick leave with just 2 words.

The team is very responsive to comments and new feature requests

Cons: The admin platform can be improved (more filters, easier exports, better overview of the team and holiday liabilities...)

Overall: Makes the time off management a lot easier for the team and within Slack instead of going on yet another tool

A great time-saver for your organisation!

Feb 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use & to implement. Has a wide range of options to customize it to your organisation (country/office/leave types/etc...). Slack integration is a great advantage also.

Cons: It is a pity that we cannot import the list of public holidays from an excel/csv. For now we need to do it one by one, but hopefully it is a function that will be available in the future.

We are happy to use AttendanceBot, it does a good job at automating many menial tasks!

Mar 21, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Ease of use through Slack and clear communication about who is available and being able to request and manage leaves very easily!

Cons: Many functionalities in the dashboard don't really affect the use. Still a bit confusing when it comes to shift management and creating team profiles (start date, seeing punch in/out times, seeing leave history, etc)

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We love AttendanceBot

Mar 21, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: We've been extremely impressed with AttendanceBot. It does exactly what we need, is easy to use and we found it to be very reasonably priced. It's a cleverly designed tool.

Cons: Nothing comes to mind. So far we've liked everything about the solution and even when we needed something new - we contacted them and they worked with us on it!

Makes it easy to manage PTO inside our existing team communication ecosystem

Mar 20, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Nice integration with Slack + Google Calendar. Very simple for end-users to add and manage PTO. Support team has been pretty responsive to our needs.

Cons: Not as customizable as it could be - reports are somewhat limited and multi-level authorisations are not supported (ie, if first approver is unavailable, someone else can do it).

The grammer and notifications are off a lot, but besides that it's great for clocking in an out.

Jun 11, 2018
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: How it keeps the office aware when everyone is in or not and the ease of it. Also the clocking in and out feature is very easy.

Cons: The grammar issues in announcements and lack of instructions when signing up. The deployment took too long and we encountered a lot of issues in the beginning.

Pretty Easy to Use

Jun 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Ease of use, customer support, quick prompts to clock in and out, final reports are easy to pull if you know what to type in

Cons: Instructions on how to do things feel a bit hard to locate, reports and what to write would be easier if somewhere in slack the instructions, prompts were there.

Not great for users who have only basic computer knowledge. Good for tech savvy users. Lack of UI

Jun 05, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Quick to deploy, integrates with slack, easy to manage. Users like relaxed approach to time and attendance tracking.

Cons: steep learning curve for non tech savvy users. Found it hard to get users to adopt the software. Great for tech users.

Overall: Staff time off and attendance was alot easier to track.

Best usage of nascent technology

Mar 21, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: People are able to log their appointments using natural language. you don't have to open a separate application

Cons: Appointments aren't really "leave" so it doesn't fit the paradigm well. and the Time Reporting options are byzantine and difficult to get just right.

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timesheet feature is just what we need

Sep 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: We have surveyed many different HR service, but they don't have a easy-to-use timesheet feature. Also since we use Slack, AttendanceBot is the perfect match.

Cons: The calendar sync to Google calendar is really not in control. Events may take days to appear.

Very good and positive experience.

Jun 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Everything is very organized and easy to use.

Got a lot of help from the support for every question I had.

Cons: Sometime the app does not respond.

we be nice I we could get a notice also when the leave is asked for and not just after it is approved.

Using Attendancebot

Sep 11, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the Slack incorporation because it gives less time to update things.

Cons: The dashboard is not 100% functional and this causes some issue. There is no connection between projects and customers and it would be awesome to not need to check in on both.

i've been waiting for this for awhile

Jun 05, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: it is simple. we can all stay in slack and make requests, approvals, and notes without going to another platform.

Cons: some of the grammar is not intuitive. it seems to not know what to do with some phrases that would be normal in a spoken request.

Simple

Jun 05, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Organized way to see team's physical presence. Customer support is great - quick to respond and helpful. Bot is pretty smart to understand commands.

Cons: sometimes not intuitive to understand details of status message when the user wants to elaborate. Prompts are too much sometimes.

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Valuable

Mar 20, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use

straight forward program

very easy to handle every user check ins and outs

very good integration with Slack

Cons: needs more features

it will be good of i can make shortcut on my mobile homescreen for fast punch in and punch out