Buddy Punch vs. Sparkrock

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
Sparkrock
Score 9.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Sparkrock’s cloud-enabled solution helps organizations manage their finance and accounting, human resources and payroll, human services case management, and donor and fundraising activities. According to the vendor, key benefits and features include: Finance Management with capabilities to help organizations increase transparency and reduce risk. Workforce Management to help front-line employees deliver services to clients, with tools that help them to be…N/A
Pricing
Buddy PunchSparkrock
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 PunchSparkrock
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$50,000 per installation
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 PunchSparkrock
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
Sparkrock
9.4
3 Ratings
28% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
Sparkrock
10.0
2 Ratings
32% above category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
Sparkrock
9.5
5 Ratings
17% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
Sparkrock
9.0
4 Ratings
25% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
Sparkrock
8.8
5 Ratings
15% above category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
Sparkrock
9.3
2 Ratings
18% above category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
Sparkrock
9.6
1 Ratings
26% above category average
Billing Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
Sparkrock
9.4
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Budgeting and Forecasting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Project Costing00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Cost Capture00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Capital Project Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
Sparkrock
9.3
1 Ratings
22% above category average
Award Lifecycle Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
Sparkrock
9.6
1 Ratings
33% above category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Contract Authoring00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Buddy Punch
-
Ratings
Sparkrock
9.3
1 Ratings
28% above category average
Forecasting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Inventory Planning00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance Monitoring00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Buddy PunchSparkrock
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(21 ratings)
9.0
(9 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Buddy PunchSparkrock
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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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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ScreenShots

Buddy Punch Screenshots

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Sparkrock Screenshots

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