Buddy Punch vs. Out'n About! For Outlook

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Buddy Punch
Score 6.9 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
Out'n About! For Outlook
Score 7.5 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Out’n About! for Outlook is a time tracking solution that is designed to replace an in/out status board. The vendor says their solution makes it easy for businesses to manage their workforce availability and timesheets. This solution enables businesses to use their existing Outlook environment, and employees can easily track their work hours. This solution is customizable and businesses can control what information is seen on the status board.  Custom reports are…
$349
per server
Pricing
Buddy PunchOut'n About! For Outlook
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
Out'n About! For Outlook
$349
per server
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Buddy PunchOut'n About! For Outlook
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
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.Free upgrades and free support. You can connect an unlimited number of clients to a single purchased server. No per-user fees.
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Buddy PunchOut'n About! For Outlook
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(21 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Buddy PunchOut'n About! For Outlook
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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Intelligent Concepts
1,- If the organization have 365 I recomended the integration with Out'n About 2.- If your organization does not have 365 I not recomended the solution because the integration is not easy 3.- In Europe there are many legal requirements to comply with the GDPR with employees and the sharing of information. Express authorizations and many requirements, and one emplyee can say not to the authorization. 4.- Need best performance in big organizations 5.- Not work in MAC properly
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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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Intelligent Concepts
  • Outlook Contact Synchronization automatically
  • Time sheet informs for the remote workers
  • Sensing presence for remote workers and local employeers
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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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Intelligent Concepts
  • Panel department it is not easy to implement
  • 365 compatibility need to improvement
  • Remote mobile commands many times not working
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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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Intelligent Concepts
Sheqsy We evaluate for 2 months and does not working well with 365 and does not support in Europe. It is good for control remote workers, but not for a colaboration tool and integration in organizations with more than 500 users. It is good also because sale in SaaS mode but for the GDPR law in Europe not offers regulatory compliance guarantees regarding sensitive employee data. For the sales people in the field can be good, but is not easy to achieve good results
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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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Intelligent Concepts
  • In this moment we expect to improve the control of remote workers in a 100%
  • The control of the remote worker can suppose to a 25 % more in the productivity
  • The investment is relatively low with the expected benefits
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ScreenShots

Buddy Punch Screenshots

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

Out'n About! For Outlook Screenshots

Screenshot of Main Screen Features
Your employees can connect to Out’n About! for Outlook via Microsoft Outlook.

A small Outlook addin adds all the Out’n About! In/Out Status Board features directly into the Outlook interface so you can continue to manage all of your information using a common interface.Screenshot of Presence Sensing

Out’n About! for Outlook contains a presence sensing feature that automatically alerts you when you use your computer and are currently Checked Out to ensure you have not forgotten to check In when returning to the office.Screenshot of Outlook Calendar Integration
Out’n About! for Outlook allows you to schedule future status events (e.g., meetings, travel, or vacation) based on Outlook Appointment items.

Department Panel
Organize your workforce into easy to use departments.

The Out’n About! Department Panel allows users to quickly select different departments for viewing. The panel also contains a filter dialog which allows users to filter users by different search criteria.