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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 7.3 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Calamari

90%
4 Ratings
6.7

Emburse SpringAhead

67%
3 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Calamari

100%
2 Ratings

Emburse SpringAhead

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Calamari

Calamari is constantly striving to account for and provide useful, practical, and simple solutions to its employees that everyone can use without significant inconvenience. Always seeking to be in an active business environment that allows them to manage the various labor policies that exist in each region and company where they work.
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Emburse

It's definitely well suited for all organizations with knowledge workers who use computers to do their work and are able to log in and enter their time on a regular basis. I've always had access to it as part of my job and love using SpringAhead. It may be less appropriate in a role where the worker does not have regular access to a computer to enter their hours digitally.
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Pros

Calamari

  • Complex rules to define each team member's PTO allowance.
  • Overview of remaining allowance and when it is has been requested for.
  • Easy login options.
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Emburse

  • Allows for tracking of time very easily. Users can add all their project's time in one place instead of drilling into each project.
  • Managers can approve their team's time all in one place. We do not need to drill down to find the info and approve. Users who don't report to the manager but are part of the project can still be approved by the project manager.
  • Reports are easy to read when looking at historical information. Reports can be run with multiple parameters that the user needs.
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Cons

Calamari

  • Lack of a mobile app.
  • A little tricky at first to use.
  • Need HR-friendly features to add.
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Emburse

  • Automated reminders to employees would be great
  • A more modern and up-to-date user interface
  • The approvals system for projects vs. users could use some work
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Pricing Details

Calamari

Starting Price

$10 per month

Editions & Modules

Calamari editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Leave MgmtStarting at 101
Clock In/Clock OutStarting at 202
Leave Mgmt + Clock In/Clock OutStarting at 303

Footnotes

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  2. per month
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Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Emburse SpringAhead

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Emburse SpringAhead editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Support Rating

    Calamari

    Working with my rep is so easy and has been the selling point on this platform. I like that I don't have to think about it much, love the Slack integrations for my team and how easy it was to transition from our old process into Calamari. It's simple, clear, and for a small team, it has everything I need. The customer support team has always responded promptly when I need anything, and we were even able to extend our trial period in the beginning and converted to a paying customer shortly after.
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    Emburse

    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Calamari

    Our HR department used Excel and paper request forms for our vacation management, and tracking working hours didn't exist. We were only obliged to sign a list when we were entering the office. Calamari is a huge improvement in every aspect of time tracking and vacation management for your company. We're loving it!
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    Emburse

    We selected SpringAhead because of price and usability. This tool is easy to set up and configure. It is a cloud application allowing access from anywhere. There were no training requirements. When you have a small use case this tool is the way to go. We moved off SpringAhead to get more functionality and it has required a lot more training and effort to maintain and utilize
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    Return on Investment

    Calamari

    • It is quick and simple to provide application training to employees.
    • When there are problems with the connection, it is possible to record that the user does not mark their exit or accounts for extra time.
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    Emburse

    • Positive - tracking return on project investments
    • Positive - being able to plan on future projects
    • Positive - being able to manage costs and attendance
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