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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Payroll Management

    Buddy Punch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.4

    Sparkrock

    94%
    Sparkrock ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Pay calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    Benefit plan administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Direct deposit files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    3 Ratings

    Salary revision and increment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    Reimbursement management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    3 Ratings

    Customization

    Buddy Punch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    10.0

    Sparkrock

    100%
    Sparkrock ranks higher in 2/2 features

    API for custom integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    Plug-ins

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    Security

    Buddy Punch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.5

    Sparkrock

    95%
    Sparkrock ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Single sign-on capability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    4 Ratings

    Role-based user permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    5 Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    Buddy Punch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    Sparkrock

    90%
    Sparkrock ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    Standard reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings

    Custom reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

    Buddy Punch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.8

    Sparkrock

    88%
    Sparkrock ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Accounts payable

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    5 Ratings

    Accounts receivable

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    5 Ratings

    Global Financial Support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Primary and Secondary Ledgers

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Intercompany Accounting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Localizations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Journals and Reconciliations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Enterprise Accounting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Configurable Accounting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Centralized Rules Framework

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Standardized Processes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Inventory Management

    Buddy Punch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.3

    Sparkrock

    93%
    Sparkrock ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Inventory tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Automatic reordering

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Location management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Subledger and Financial Process

    Buddy Punch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.6

    Sparkrock

    96%
    Sparkrock ranks higher in 13/13 features

    Automated Invoice Processing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Shared Services Payments

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Billings Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Customer Receipt Applications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Customer Collections

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Revenue Recognition

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Cash Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Asset Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Travel & Expense Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Period Close

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Transactions Tax

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Subledger Reconciliations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Project Financial Management

    Buddy Punch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.4

    Sparkrock

    94%
    Sparkrock ranks higher in 12/12 features

    Budgeting and Forecasting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Project Costing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Cost Capture

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Capital Project Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Customer Invoicing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Customer Contract Compliance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Project Revenue Recognition

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Project Financial Performance Analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Project Financials Dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Real-time Financial Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Embedded Business Intelligence

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Project Planning Collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Grants Management

    Buddy Punch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.3

    Sparkrock

    93%
    Sparkrock ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Award Lifecycle Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Spending Control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Indirect Cost Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Procurement

    Buddy Punch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.6

    Sparkrock

    96%
    Sparkrock ranks higher in 19/19 features

    Sourcing Team Collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Sourcing Analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Bids Analyzed and Compared

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Contract Authoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Contract Compliance Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Contract History

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Contract Renewal Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Contract Repository

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Contract Standardization and Enforcement

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Electronic Signatures

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Invoice Automated Matching

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Spend Compliance Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Supplier Assessment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Supplier Communication and Collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Supplier Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Supplier Portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Supply Chain

    Buddy Punch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.3

    Sparkrock

    93%
    Sparkrock ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Forecasting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Inventory Planning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Performance Monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Sparkrock is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.8

    Buddy Punch

    88%
    20 Ratings
    9.0

    Sparkrock

    90%
    9 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Buddy Punch

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Sparkrock

    91%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    Buddy Punch

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Sparkrock

    90%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    Buddy Punch

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Sparkrock

    90%
    1 Rating

    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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    Sparkrock

    For all companies that want to improve the performance of their employees and increase productivity, this software helps all daily business tasks to be executed on time efficiently and smoothly. A very useful program that's why we don't stop using it.
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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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    Sparkrock

    • Data collection - the system is robust and we can tailor it to collect the information we need.
    • Easily configurable - the system is easy to configure to meet our specific business needs.
    • Reporting and data extraction - the system allows for easy access to information that helps inform business decisions.
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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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    Sparkrock

    • Many of the improvements are being met with each upgrade. Altus Dynamics has an idea portal that customers can add ideas to and vote on other customer ideas. This means that most issues that come up are resolved with each new upgrade.
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    Pricing Details

    Buddy Punch

    Starting Price

    $3.49 per month per user

    Editions & Modules

    Buddy Punch editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Time & Attendance3.491
    Time & Attendance + Scheduling4.492
    Enterprise9.493

    Footnotes

    1. per month per user
    2. per month per user
    3. per month per user

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    We 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.

    Sparkrock

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Sparkrock editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Required $50,000

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Buddy Punch

      No answers on this topic

      Sparkrock

      We are already scheduled for our upgrade to NAV 2016 beginning in May 2016.
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      Usability

      Buddy Punch

      No answers on this topic

      Sparkrock

      Complete workflow management to keep up to date and orderly the daily activities of employees. Allows for seamless cash flow, invoicing, general ledger, payroll, and inventory.
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      Support Rating

      Buddy Punch

      No answers on this topic

      Sparkrock

      Complete tracking of employee performance, hours worked, attendance and absences, vacations, and overtime.
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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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      Sparkrock

      • Real-time data that is available at our fingertips
      • Flexibility of the system to address changing needs over time
      • Elimination of the huge administrative burdens that we were experiencing as a result of the previous system due to lack of integration
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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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      Sparkrock

      • As a technician it's hard for me to say what effect the ROI has had on our organization, however our finance team seems satisfied on it. We look forward to deploying the staff dashboards for better financial tracking throughout our whole organization.
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