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44 Ratings
10 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Calamari is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

BigTime Software

88%
25 Ratings
9.0

Calamari

90%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.6

BigTime Software

96%
2 Ratings

Calamari

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.8

BigTime Software

88%
2 Ratings

Calamari

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

BigTime Software

90%
4 Ratings
10.0

Calamari

100%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

BigTime Software

Very convenient software. No VPN is needed, and you can log in by phone, via the app, or from desktop computers. I love the feature to downloads XLS files so I can manipulate the data for quick analysis and entry into other reports. While the downside, some features are a bit hard to find. Certain configurations are not obvious, but things will go smoothly once set up.
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Calamari

Calamari is constantly striving to account for and provide useful, practical, and simple solutions to its employees that everyone can use without significant inconvenience. Always seeking to be in an active business environment that allows them to manage the various labor policies that exist in each region and company where they work.
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Pros

BigTime Software

  • I like the functionality of being able to make payments electronically and the amount of banks and payment methods that are available.
  • Another very useful feature of this tool is that the system allows to set a parameter to perform automatic invoices.
  • I also really like the amount of templates that this tool has. Since it allows us to make customizable reports to our clients.
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Calamari

  • Complex rules to define each team member's PTO allowance.
  • Overview of remaining allowance and when it is has been requested for.
  • Easy login options.
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Cons

BigTime Software

  • For some types of projects, we are unable to use BigTime's invoicing feature. It would be nice if we could further customize invoices to fit our needs. We still have to use Quickbooks to complete certain invoices.
  • Being able to create Purchase Orders in BigTime would be extremely useful to us. We currently use Quickbooks for this.
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Calamari

  • Lack of a mobile app.
  • A little tricky at first to use.
  • Need HR-friendly features to add.
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Pricing Details

BigTime Software

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

BigTime Software editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Express101
Pro402
Premier303
EnterpriseCustom4

Footnotes

  1. User per Month
  2. User per Month
  3. User per Month
  4. none

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional

Additional Details

Calamari

Starting Price

$10 per month

Editions & Modules

Calamari editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Leave MgmtStarting at 101
Clock In/Clock OutStarting at 202
Leave Mgmt + Clock In/Clock OutStarting at 303

Footnotes

  1. per month
  2. per month
  3. per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Likelihood to Renew

BigTime Software

Its been a huge help in saving time and making billing more efficient. Would like to see the product grow and be able to continue to use it.
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Calamari

No answers on this topic

Usability

BigTime Software

Staff adapted to the new timesheets immediately. The invoice platform is nice and tracking WIP is great! Color backgrounds still need work. The new vibrant mode is OK. still trying it out.
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Calamari

No answers on this topic

Support Rating

BigTime Software

The support is amazing! They are always available through the chat interface in the program. Each support person has fully answered my questions the first time. I have had a positive experience with each inquiry. It is very important to me that I am able to get instant access to help so that I can make the most of the software and all of its capabilities.
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Calamari

Working with my rep is so easy and has been the selling point on this platform. I like that I don't have to think about it much, love the Slack integrations for my team and how easy it was to transition from our old process into Calamari. It's simple, clear, and for a small team, it has everything I need. The customer support team has always responded promptly when I need anything, and we were even able to extend our trial period in the beginning and converted to a paying customer shortly after.
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Alternatives Considered

BigTime Software

I liked the client management, but it didn't do time tracking, billing or syncing with quickbooks. It was too robust for my needs. I tried it for the client management and thought I might use it along with bigtime, but it was too cumbersome and would involve too much double entry. And it didn't track time or bill which are necessary functions
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Calamari

Our HR department used Excel and paper request forms for our vacation management, and tracking working hours didn't exist. We were only obliged to sign a list when we were entering the office. Calamari is a huge improvement in every aspect of time tracking and vacation management for your company. We're loving it!
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Return on Investment

BigTime Software

  • Before BigTime, we were using Excel to track everything, creating invoices, and run reports. Getting on BigTime has saved us tons of time and effort which equates to dollars saved on labor.
  • From a legal standpoint, BigTime has allowed us to be organized and prepared in the event we would need to present financial details to anyone.
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Calamari

  • It is quick and simple to provide application training to employees.
  • When there are problems with the connection, it is possible to record that the user does not mark their exit or accounts for extra time.
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