Buddy Punch vs. Tracksmart

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
Tracksmart
Score 1.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Tracksmart is a time and attendance option from the small Florida company of the same name.N/A
Pricing
Buddy PunchTracksmart
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
Attendance - Coretrack
$169.00 ($21.95)
billed annually (billed monthly)
Scheduling - Basic
$264 ($24)
billed annually (billed monthly)
TimeClock - Basic
$264 ($24)
billed annually (billed monthly)
Attendance - Flextrack
$269.00 ($31.95)
billed annually (billed monthly)
Attendance - Powertrack
$369.00 ($41.95)
billed annually (billed monthly)
Scheduling - Plus
$528 ($49)
billed annually (billed monthly)
TimeClock - Plus
$528 ($49)
billed annually (billed monthly)
Scheduling - Premium
$768 ($69)
billed annually (billed monthly)
TimeClock - Premium
$768 ($69)
billed annually (billed monthly)
Scheduling - Enterprise
$1,068 ($99)
billed annually (billed monthly)
TimeClock - Enterprise
$1,068 ($89)
billed annually (billed monthly)
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Buddy PunchTracksmart
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.
More Pricing Information
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User Ratings
Buddy PunchTracksmart
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(21 ratings)
1.0
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Buddy PunchTracksmart
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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ComplyRight
I feel like when you have a handful of people on your team and the shifts change each week, Tracksmart is really a fantastic tool that your team can use to trade shifts and be notified of what their new schedules will be each week. It's helpful to track when employees need time off and make sure they are on time as well.
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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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ComplyRight
  • The platform is easy to use and it tracks everyone's attendance very well.
  • I like how the system notifies me via email to review and approve employee's days requested.
  • Companies can choose to offer employee's just PTOs or vacation, personal, sick-day, jury duty, bereavement, etc. among other reasons.
  • Last but not least, the system tracks individual employee's days taken and keeps count of the days remaining for each employee, saving the HR administrator time and money for our organization.
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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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ComplyRight
  • I wish the clock-in and attendance were on the same page
  • Sometime it says it's "resting" when trying to login
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Support Rating
Buddy Punch
No answers on this topic
ComplyRight
Tracksmart has been very helpful when we have problems with our scheduling or questions about how to do different tasks. They are responsive and it's always a positive experience when we interact with them.
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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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ComplyRight
Tracksmart is very simple to use compared to ClickTime. Tracksmart keeps a good count of PTOs, vacation, personal sick-days, etc. Which saves the organization a lot of time as everyone knows the remaining days available.
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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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ComplyRight
  • Loss of company data
  • Creation of stress within organization
  • In my experience, complete mess
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ScreenShots

Buddy Punch Screenshots

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

Tracksmart Screenshots

Screenshot of Attendance Tracking CalendarScreenshot of Supervisor Dashboard