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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 5.4 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Calamari is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Calamari

90%
4 Ratings
5.4

Shortlist

54%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Calamari

100%
2 Ratings
4.1

Shortlist

41%
4 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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Shortlist Project LLC

We haven't found another system that can do all that Shortlist can do (payments, tax paperwork, profile management, project management, on-boarding, etc...) but it doesn't mean we always love using Shortlist. Shortlist is cumbersome to work in and requires LOTS of redundant clicking. Something as simple as being able to right-click to open on any profile/page/account/link would save hours in a week where as now to get to two side-by-side items on some lists, you have to click back a page, re-load, and scroll down to select the next option. I appreciate that Shortlist manages all the tax paperwork and has created for us a on-boarding system that flows nicely and allows multiple team members to manage their piece of the process.
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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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Shortlist Project LLC

  • Shortlist allows us to pay our freelancers without having to personally manage the back end paperwork of payroll
  • Shortlist handles all the year end tax paperwork creation and distribution
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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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Shortlist Project LLC

  • Shortlist only allows for minor customizations to their platform. It would be great if each company could create their own view/usage set for the system.
  • The help chat box needs some work for sure. It takes days for someone to respond if they ever respond and often there is nothing they can do to remedy the issue at hand.
  • Payments should be able to be made every day, not just on Fridays.
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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

Shortlist

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Shortlist editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    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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    Shortlist Project LLC

    30-40% of the time there is no response when you contact the chat/help feature. 30-40% of the time if they do respond, it is to say they can't do anything about the issue. Maybe 20% of the time the chat is actually helpful, but that seems like a high estimate when I think about my experience asking for support.
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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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    Shortlist Project LLC

    We've never found another platform that does exactly what Shortlist does in terms of payments, taxes, project management, and on-boarding. We use other sites to source our new vendors (like Indeed, craigslist, etc...) but ultimately we direct all those applicants to our onboarding in Shortlist. I wish some of the more "minor" platform issues we've had over the last year were fixed sooner (or fixed at all) but it does the job!
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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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    Shortlist Project LLC

    • Shortlist allows us to pay people and provide tax information which is a positive.
    • Shortlist doesn't integrate with many other platforms which causes us huge delays in employee work time which is a negative.
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