Buddy Punch vs. Greenshades

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Buddy Punch
Score 6.6 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
Greenshades
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Greenshades Software in Jacksonville, Florida offers their cloud-based solutions for payroll taxes and benefits management, including an employee self-service portal, as well as tax & compliance management, and a time clock for employee self-service.N/A
Pricing
Buddy PunchGreenshades
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 PunchGreenshades
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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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Features
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Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
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Ratings
Greenshades
7.9
3 Ratings
4% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings5.32 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.83 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
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User Ratings
Buddy PunchGreenshades
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(21 ratings)
8.8
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
Buddy PunchGreenshades
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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Greenshades Software
We used to have ADP for payroll, the gold standard. I guess to save a few bucks my company switched to Greenshades. From time to time my payroll stub does not show up on time. I asked my HR department about this and was told they are not fond of Greenshades. I call Greenshades to ask about the delay. They do not have any support contact information on the employee website I use to get my payroll information. I had to google them and found a support contact on their website. Not good. When I spoke to someone to ask about the pay stub delays, he hung up on me.
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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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Greenshades Software
  • Electronic Filing
  • Fast and easy W2s
  • Edited and Resubmitting W2s
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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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Greenshades Software
  • Better overall website design
  • Easier to edit time slots on timesheet
  • Better notification system for when things need to be approved
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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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Greenshades Software
Selected Greenshades due to the connector that was already built for Dynamics GP and the modules that would help in house payroll be more efficiently processed
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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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Greenshades Software
  • Enables multiple team members to access payroll
  • Eliminates the need for a GP server to run our payroll internally
  • Assists greatly with filing our tax returns on-time and correctly.
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ScreenShots

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Screenshot of The Administrator's DashboardScreenshot of Time Off CalendarScreenshot of Schedule View