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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Calamari

90%
4 Ratings
8.0

Planday

80%
3 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Calamari

100%
2 Ratings

Planday

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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Planday

Planday is a wonderful first step in organizing team management, such as mass communication, scheduling, time off requests, and centralized timesheets. I used it for my retail business and found it to be extremely helpful in communication with my team and keeping track of everyone scheduling needs in one place. As we grew, I noticed a need to assign tasks, which would be very helpful for larger companies or businesses with daily tasks that need to assigned to specific team members, departments, or shifts
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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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Planday

  • Provides an overview of staffing levels for each team, and the department as a whole.
  • The UI makes it very easy to get a snapshot view of the staffing levels for set time period.
  • Managing absences and arranging for shift swaps are also efficiently handled using Planday.
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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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Planday

  • Holiday functionality - currently under review, new system launching early 2017 which will improve accuracy, calculate balances and deliver a more user friendly experience
  • Payroll reporting - data is not all relevant, could be more flexible
  • Schedule - could be more flexible to show employees consistently working across the group on one schedule
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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

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

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Planday

Starting Price

$2 per user per month

Editions & Modules

Planday editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Starter$21
Plus$42

Footnotes

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

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Required $0

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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Planday

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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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Planday

Ultimately Planday is the perfect tool for simple straightforward team time management, communication and scheduling. I would like to see a task management feature added to Planday and perhaps some integration for employee rewards. Planday is leaps and bounds above Quickbooks Time, and TimeClock Plus but falls behind Deputy only slightly by having less features available. Overall I would recommend Planday to any small business owner with a team of 5-20
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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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Planday

  • So much easier to manage than an Excel spreadsheet!
  • The relatively low cost is completely outweighed by the time saved using Planday
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