Buddy Punch vs. Resource Guru

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
Resource Guru
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Resource Guru is presented as a fast, flexible way to schedule teams and projects. It enables users to: Manage people, equipment, and meeting rooms in one place Assign work, book time off, and edit schedules in seconds Track availability in real-time and avoid unrealistic workloads Keep a team up-to-date with personal dashboards and daily schedule emails Analyze utilization rates, clients, and projects for more accurate project forecasts and…
$4.16
per month per user
Pricing
Buddy PunchResource Guru
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
Grasshopper Plan
$4.16
per user, per month
Blackbelt Plan
$6.65
per user, per month
Master Plan
$10
per user, per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Buddy PunchResource Guru
Free Trial
YesYes
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
Buddy PunchResource Guru
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
Resource Guru
8.8
3 Ratings
16% above category average
Resource Management00 Ratings8.93 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings8.63 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
Resource Guru
8.0
2 Ratings
8% above category average
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
Buddy PunchResource Guru
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(21 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Buddy PunchResource Guru
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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Resource Guru
It is very well suited when different branches of the company reside in different countries or time zones. It allows the project manager to efficiently keep track of the progress of their team members. It reduces the need for intensive calls where the manager asks for an extensive check in and update from each individual person. It also allows the project manager to update tasks and timelines as needed.
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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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Resource Guru
  • We can color by client, project, booker for clear picture.
  • There are filters to select particular resources for need of our event.
  • We can easily see booked and free time.
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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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Resource Guru
  • lacks real-time logging button
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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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Resource Guru
Resource Guru is the only product of it's kind that I have used regularly. Slack is comparable in allowing communication between teams, but doesn't have nearly the functionality of Resource Guru. Resource Guru is the only product that I am aware of that manages tasks and deadlines between various team members, and can be accessed by all members.
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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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Resource Guru
  • It's easy to assign work to the resources.
  • Resources can be filtered with various criteria as per the project needs.
  • We get clear picture of assigned tasks and hence project progress.
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ScreenShots

Buddy Punch Screenshots

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

Resource Guru Screenshots

Screenshot of Simple, drag-and-drop schedulingScreenshot of Focus in on specific groups of resourcesScreenshot of Helps with utilization and capacity managementScreenshot of Manages sick days, holidays, and any other types of time off.Screenshot of A single resource poolScreenshot of Repeats weekly, fortnightly, monthly and yearly