Buddy Punch vs. Factorial HR

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Buddy Punch
Score 6.8 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Buddy Punch is an online time tracking and scheduling application. Track time, time off, locations, and jobs. The solution aims to help punching in & out intuitive for employees & easy for users to view & export time. Employees can clock in using a browser or the Buddy Punch Google, iOS, & Android apps. Users can view who's working, their GPS position or even limit where they can punch. The solution integrates with QuickBooks, ADP, Paychex, & SurePayroll while also offering Excel exports. …
$3.49
per month per user
Factorial HR
Score 6.9 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Factorial is an HR software company that was founded in 2016. Factorial was born with the goal of solving all the slow and repetitive HR processes through free software and a labor consultant service. The vendor reports that 80% of the day is spent on cumbersome and repetitive tasks and only 20% invests in building a robust business culture, and increasing productivity and employee satisfaction. The vendor aims to provide human resource managers with the tools they need to take…N/A
Pricing
Buddy PunchFactorial HR
Editions & Modules
Time & Attendance
$3.49
per month per user
Time & Attendance + Scheduling
$4.49
per month per user
Enterprise
$9.49
per month per user
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Buddy PunchFactorial HR
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsWe offer three plans, each with a monthly or annual payment option. Each plan has a per user price and a base fee of $19. There are no startup, cancellation, support, or additional fees of any kind.
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Community Pulse
Buddy PunchFactorial HR
Top Pros

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Features
Buddy PunchFactorial HR
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
Factorial HR
7.8
1 Ratings
1% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
Factorial HR
7.7
1 Ratings
5% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
Factorial HR
5.0
1 Ratings
48% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
Factorial HR
6.0
1 Ratings
26% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
Factorial HR
5.3
1 Ratings
36% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
Factorial HR
3.5
1 Ratings
79% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
Factorial HR
2.8
1 Ratings
98% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
Factorial HR
5.8
1 Ratings
32% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
Factorial HR
5.7
1 Ratings
32% below category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Buddy PunchFactorial HR
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(21 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Buddy PunchFactorial HR
Likelihood to Recommend
Buddy Punch
I think that is very convenient as far as tracking your employees when they are punching in or out to ensure they are physically at the location they are supposed to be for that shift. I also think that the option to download this app to your personal phone is amazing, it makes it more convenient to punch in or out when you aren't near a laptop or a residence to use one. The feature of being able to attach a note with your punches explaining possible late punchers or absences is very beneficial to the employee allows show proof if needed.
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Factorial
I am not fully convinced about factorial HR yet. We are about to transition to a new tool after using Recruitee for a long time. The bar was high when it came to recruitment ATS. and Factorial HR is multifaceted but not as well structured or functional. Support in other languages should also be improved, as those are the most common reviews I have seen online.
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Pros
Buddy Punch
  • Their customer service is second to none. We have requested several changes over the years for the web interface and app; I think all the requests we've made were implemented by this point. I only wish this was the case with other companies we utilize.
  • They allow you to set different pay rates based on department which allows us to pay employees more for the skilled jobs they perform versus the more basic work they perform. This is a huge benefit to a small company as it encourages employees to strive for more skilled work and they keep moving up the ladder to become even better assets to the company.
  • The reports you can run are very thorough and work very well for us when it comes time to enter payroll.
  • Having the ability to set alerts has allowed us to cut back on unnecessary overtime as employees can get reminders prior to going over. We can also set reminders for employees to punch in/out for the ones that have a tendency to forget.
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Factorial
  • Recruitment ATS.
  • Keeping documents and employee records.
  • Talent performance management.
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Cons
Buddy Punch
  • Sometimes I need to check back to be sure I'm still punched in.
  • The indicator between punched in and out is not very indicative of if I am or not.
  • I want to total hours not just by the week but by pay periods 1-15 days, 16-end of [the] month.
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Factorial
  • i think the main area is time off requests.
  • also, customer service is not as responsive.
  • interface could be more user friendly.
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Alternatives Considered
Buddy Punch
We originally scheduled and ran payroll through Homebase, but in the last few months the software became very buggy, customer service was slow and when they did respond, was not helpful. When we cancelled our account they didn't even try to make things right. We are so happy that Buddy Punch is like us--taking care of their clients and really invested in their success!
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Factorial
I does not stack up very well. It's best feature is that it is a 360 HR platform, but it needs to evolve and improve. Recruitee and Teamtailor seem way better options, in my opinion, for the Applicant tracking system. Time off tends to get confusing at times, and employees prefer tools like bamboo or Roots, which integrate well with other tools.
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Return on Investment
Buddy Punch
  • Efficiency has definitely gone up switching to Buddy Punch. Ive never quantified specific hours or time lapse it has given to my personal managerial efficiency. But it has without doubt.
  • I can see a better overview of the employees I need to be concerned with and not have to filter out others not concerning me.
  • Ease of use has decreased mental stress and angst in maneuvering employee time cards.
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Factorial
  • It has not had any impact. we are testing the tool for a while now, but we do not think it will make it to the end of the process.
  • It seems good for ATS but all other functionalities seemed to have been left behind.
  • I like that it allows managing posts and other things like internal social media and communities.
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ScreenShots

Buddy Punch Screenshots

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Factorial HR Screenshots

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