40 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100
5 Ratings
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Score 6.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Payroll Management

    Buddy Punch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Toast Payroll & Team Management

    81%
    Toast Payroll & Team Management ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Pay calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    3 Ratings

    Support for external payroll vendors

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings

    Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Benefit plan administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    3 Ratings

    Direct deposit files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    Salary revision and increment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    3 Ratings

    Reimbursement management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Buddy Punch is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.8

    Buddy Punch

    88%
    20 Ratings
    6.5

    Toast Payroll & Team Management

    65%
    3 Ratings

    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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    Toast

    I believe StratEx is well suited for any type of business at any size. However, I believe the sweet spot would be hotels and restaurants that are small to midsize. With the right HR staff in place, StratEx is so user-friendly and moldable to the needs of the business that it can be used in any industry, location, or by any company with any employee population.
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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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    Toast

    • Tip splitting
    • Payroll by class
    • Specific reports
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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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    Toast

    • HR - We used to receive HR support and that is something that we really miss.
    • StratEx was also our broker so made the health care side of things seamless and we miss that too.
    • Support - Sometimes the support we get is lacking or we get different answers from different people.
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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.

    Toast Payroll & Team Management

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Toast Payroll & Team Management editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      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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      Toast

      Without a doubt, StratEx wins. Against all the major players in the HRS/HRIS industry, StratEx's biggest win is cost, both implementation and ongoing costs. The other's we evaluated offered tons of flashy things that most companies don't really need. When it was all said it done, we looked at what we needed and what we will need and determined that there is no reason to pay for a "big" brand name and be a small fish in their large ponds. I cannot imagine there is a company that would need anything StratEx doesn't offer. And, when it came down to it, all the major players came down from their original proposals by $100,000 or more to be more competitive with StratEx and we still went with StratEx. They've kept every promise, they've always been available, and they know where they are going as a 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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      Toast

      • Great reports and analytics
      • Moderately high fees
      • Convenience
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