Buddy Punch vs. Shiftboard

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
Shiftboard
Score 6.7 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Shiftboard offers a full-service employee scheduling software solution targeted for industries as diverse as hospitality and security to event planning and business services. This solution enables companies to manage employee schedules across job sites, geographies, and different employee types. The vendor says their user-friendly iPhone and Android apps help employees easily access their schedules anywhere. Additionally, the vendor says the are responsible for…
$45
up to 35 employees
Pricing
Buddy PunchShiftboard
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
Lite
$45 per month
up to 35 employees
Standard
$120 per month
up to 70 employees
Plus
$276 per month
up to 125 employees
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Buddy PunchShiftboard
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
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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User Ratings
Buddy PunchShiftboard
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(21 ratings)
6.3
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
2.1
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Buddy PunchShiftboard
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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Shiftboard
It's a great intro into a workforce management tool, but our use of it is basically as a calendar without it being linked to our actual calendars. It's just another tab that we have to keep open throughout our workday. It's great that we're able to see everyone who is working at what time and what channel of support, but I believe that there are visual aids that can be added to it to make everything much easier to read and more user-friendly.
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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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Shiftboard
  • Mobile accessibility
  • Cloud-based software
  • Compliant with all necessary information security standards
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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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Shiftboard
  • The ability to print a month view of the schedule would be a great benefit.
  • The signup list is a great feature, but there are too many steps to make it easy to use.
  • The bulk add and delete process works well, but tends to be confusing for users.
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Support Rating
Buddy Punch
No answers on this topic
Shiftboard
I never sought out Shiftboard support.
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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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Shiftboard
We have not used another product like Shiftboard at our company.
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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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Shiftboard
  • Effective allocation to proper shows/projects for our network
  • Effectively catches any discrepancies between scheduled hours and actual hours for employees
  • Requires significant manpower to maintain scheduling accuracy
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ScreenShots

Buddy Punch Screenshots

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

Shiftboard Screenshots

Screenshot of Custom Reports & AnalyticsScreenshot of Detailed Employee ProfilesScreenshot of User-Friendly Time Off RequestsScreenshot of Mobile TradeboardScreenshot of Check Employee Availability on Android & iOS