Buddy Punch

Buddy Punch

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Buddy Punch

Overview

Recent Reviews

Buddy Punch is Amazing!!

10
March 08, 2022
I use Buddy Punch to submit timecards and check my sick time and vacation hours as well as time-off requests.
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Happy Buddy Punch User

10
November 23, 2021
I use Buddy Punch for time tracking and PTO accrual. This software reduces stress for me by allowing me to track my hours as is convenient …

A Simple, Responsive Game-changer!

9
October 11, 2021
I like the simplicity of the website dashboard, and I can use it no matter the device (I travel a lot and it's useful to use it on my …
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My Most Helpful Buddy

10
September 30, 2021
All hourly employees with my company utilize Buddy Punch. It’s an always available and simple way to track our time. We no longer need to …

Buddy Punch Review

10
May 24, 2021
  • Buddy Punch has worked amazing, with very easy access from a phone or any electronic device.
  • No mistakes or glitches everything is set up …
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Easy peazy! One step and done!

10
April 24, 2021
It is used by the company to track the employees of the employees. We started using the system about three years ago. Its easy to use and …
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Pricing

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Time & Attendance

$3.49

Cloud
per month per user

Time & Attendance + Scheduling

$4.49

Cloud
per month per user

Enterprise

$9.49

Cloud
per month per user

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://buddypunch.com

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $3.49 per month per user

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Product Details

What is Buddy Punch?

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. Advanced features such as Time Off Accrual Tracking, Punch Rounding, Job Codes, QR Codes, Automatic Breaks, & SSO are all included in our cloud based time clock.

Buddy Punch Features

  • Supported: Mobile Apps
  • Supported: Time Off Tracking & Accruals
  • Supported: Job Costing
  • Supported: On-Demand Reporting
  • Supported: Facial Recognition
  • Supported: GPS Coordinates on Punches
  • Supported: Geofences
  • Supported: QR Codes
  • Supported: IP Address Locks
  • Supported: Time Card Approvals
  • Supported: Overtime Alerts
  • Supported: Webcam Images on Punches
  • Supported: On-Demand Push Notifications & Email
  • Supported: Overtime Calculations
  • Supported: Automatic Breaks
  • Supported: Single Sign On
  • Supported: API
  • Supported: Punch Rounding
  • Supported: Time Sheet Entry

Buddy Punch Screenshots

The Administrator's DashboardTime Off CalendarSchedule View

Buddy Punch Videos

Buddy Punch Demo
Overview of Punch and Login Options - Buddy Punch
Tracking time by Job, Project, or Location - Buddy Punch

Buddy Punch Integrations

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Buddy Punch Customer Size Distribution

Consumers0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)80%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)15%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)5%

Buddy Punch Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Mobile Web
Supported CountriesUnited States
Supported LanguagesEnglish

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Buddy Punch cost?

Buddy Punch starts at $3.49.

Who uses Buddy Punch?

The most common users of Buddy Punch are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees) and the Hospital & Health Care industry.

Reviews and Ratings

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Score 10 out of 10
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I use Buddy Punch to submit timecards and check my sick time and vacation hours as well as time-off requests.
  • Submitting timecards is easy.
  • Requesting time off is easy.
  • Checking my sick time and vacation hours is easy.
  • I cant really think of any improvements I would like.
I really enjoy Punch Buddy. I have nothing negative to say about it.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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It is very helpful especially the proper logging in & out at work. Reminding on time always and preparation of work to be done for the day. It also gives work balance by guiding the time in & out for each employee keeping track of the work to be done.
  • Break time
  • Log in
  • Log out
  • The leave credit should be reflected as for the current earned
  • Balances of SL & VL for the year to be consumed
  • Reflecting remaining SL & VL for the current month
  • As well as reflecting the dates use of SL & VL
  • Also as the dates to SL & VL expires so the employees awareness of usage
It is best suited upon logging in wherein we are given time to prepare for the work for the day. It is also helpful during breaktime wherein we can have quality time for rest and recharge for afternoon work. As well as work balance as to proper logging out for the day.
November 23, 2021

Happy Buddy Punch User

Score 10 out of 10
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I use Buddy Punch for time tracking and PTO accrual. This software reduces stress for me by allowing me to track my hours as is convenient instead of needing to drop what I've got my hands in already to log in and punch in or out by the time on the clock's face.
  • Accessibility via mobile app is wonderful. I've left the office so many times without clocking out, [and] then I'd have to ask my boss to please correct my mistake the next day. I prefer to clean up my own messes. With mobile access, I can record my punch-out after I get home, and no one is interrupted and bothered by my misstep.
  • I have a habit of staying at the office well past my allotted 40 hours per week. On the Buddy Punch site, I am able to quickly review my hours to help me stay within the rails. I know my bosses appreciate me keeping overtime to a minimum.
  • I feel very in control of my own PTO with Buddy Punch. I can see how much I've accrued at any time, decide when I want to use it, and track it for myself very easily. I prefer not to use my bosses' valuable time to do this administrative task.
  • I don't have any suggestions at this time.
Buddy Punch works really well in our small business setting, where our employees all know and rely heavily on each other to keep this ship sailing. We are a team, and we hire for an all hands on deck culture, so self-reliance and self-management are crucial for our business to run smoothly. Buddy Punch allows the company owners to decide how much autonomy to give their employees, and that works perfectly in our setting.
Nicole Segebart | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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Our buddy punch is used across the whole system and we use it for recording our punches in/ out and it tracks employees to be sure they are clocking in & out and are actually at the residence.
  • Allows employees to edit their time punches in the event they forget to clock in or out.
  • It has the option for a picture to be taken when clocking in/out to verify an employee's location. It can prove a technical issue with our laptop and time punches.
  • Very convenient and easy to use time-off requests, and being able to be my favorite feature! It also provides easy, clear summaries of PTO and when they can be used.
  • I'd love to see the feature added to allow us to view exactly what changes our supervisors made on our time cards.
  • Uploading a picture to your profile is very frustrating to do on this app. It wont upload a personal picture from your own files but instead it makes u take a live picture with a webcam.
  • I would like to see maybe a tutorial of how to use its features. The exporting feature can be pretty confusing. Also when punching in/ out on a 3rd shift (overnight) it confuses me badly by separating the punches for after midnight into a separate 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.
Tony Factor | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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We use Buddy Punch for time cards for our employees. Clocking in and out. Requesting vacation and sick leave. As a manager, I approve time cards and submissions. Its simplicity in the layout is very helpful at time efficiency. Our company was using Paychex Flex before and this system is much easier to use.
  • Website layout simplicity
  • email notifications of time cards needing reviewed
  • easy navigation for submissions
  • requesting vacation or sick hours is much easier and faster. Thankfully!
  • the simplicity can go to far in that direction. So it seems a bit sparse at times. Theres a lot of dead space on some page landings.
  • update on colors to be more vibrant and fun.
  • menu buttons to go to particular specifics like vacation and sick submissions
Buddy Punch has been great at letting me as a manager know when time cards are needing to be reviewed and specifically what details need to be inspected before an overall approval. That part was intuitive to lead me where I needed to go review other time card specifics concerning vacation hours.
Score 9 out of 10
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I like the simplicity of the website dashboard, and I can use it no matter the device (I travel a lot and it's useful to use it on my smartphone when I'm on the go). It takes a while to figure out how to enter times when not in real-time, but overall I like how it works and keeps an accurate record of my times!
  • Responsive
  • Simple interface
  • Communicative between me and authorizer
  • Larger font for entering in times manually
  • Create analog clock that I can click and drag the hours and minutes
  • Add a panel to show my message center
Buddy Punch would be well-suited in various situations, such as professionals who attend events such as conferences and conventions. Having a responsive web app like this is convenient and takes some of the hassle out of entering times, rather than doing it when returning to the office. Another situation where Buddy Punch would be well-suited is for students: if they are active in punching in and out, I think they would be more likely to remain engaged in their curriculum!
September 30, 2021

My Most Helpful Buddy

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
All hourly employees with my company utilize Buddy Punch. It’s an always available and simple way to track our time. We no longer need to manually complete and submit timesheets. Pull up the site, punch in, start work. It's easy peasy! The mobile app makes tracking even easier.
  • Tracks time at work
  • Mobile app allows access when you're away from your desk
  • Hours at work are tracked and summarized as you go
  • Fixing mistakes or oversights is simple
  • Tracking pay with the pay period
I can’t think of an inappropriate scenario. Having [Buddy Punch] to show the minute I start work, the time I’m at lunch, and the moment I leave work is priceless. No more manually inputting info on spreadsheets or emailing others about when I’ve worked.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Buddy Punch is used throughout the entirety of this organization Though the law office only employs four individuals, it has eased the payroll tracking process immensely with use of the punch-in and punch-out features. We first switched to Buddy Punch about five months prior to this review, and we have enjoyed the simplicity of the platform.
  • Payroll Tracking
  • Notifying admin of any errors
  • Communication as needed
  • I have only experienced minor lagging when attempting to punch-out. This could easily be a server error on my end though.
I have enjoyed the Buddy Punch platform. My peers have yet to find issues with the app itself. I highly recommend Buddy Punch.
May 24, 2021

Buddy Punch Review

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Buddy Punch has worked amazing, with very easy access from a phone or any electronic device.
  • No mistakes or glitches everything is set up easy to use and time cards are easy to access.
  • The office loves it no mistakes.
  • Everything is easy access
  • Simple and easy format to understand
  • Can't go wrong with clocking in when running late with permission
  • Probably a colorful font
  • Really no issues
  • Perfect on time system
Shouldn't be messing with your time cards if it isn't necessary.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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We use Buddy Punch company wide. Having the ability to track employee hours by department and location is a huge benefit to us as we can find out where the most time is spent. We also require GPS location in case we run into issues with employees clocking in/out when they are not where they are supposed to be.
  • 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.
  • The app used to be subpar, but it functions much better now and has more features. I know this isn't a CON at this point, but it's worth mentioning.
  • The Time Off Calendar doesn't fit a computer screen which is a little difficult to use at times. Maybe instead of it showing each employee who is scheduled for PTO that day it should show there is PTO for that day and you can click on it to show the employees and what the PTO is for.
  • It would be nice to switch between Employees when you are viewing their details without having to go back to the list. When I enter PTO at the beginning of the year it takes longer because I have to go back to the list to get into the information for each employee.
  • It would be nice if an employees PTO balance is at zero or will go to zero with the requested time off that the employee and manager/admin knew without having to view the employee info.
Absolutely a 10. While there are a few things we'd like to see tweaked the overall experience is great. As I previously said, I wish other companies we used were as receptive to our feedback and willing to help when asked. I can't tell you how many hours of lost time we have each year due to sitting on the phone or in a live chat with customer service for other services we use.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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I use buddy punch to clock in and out during the week to maintain my working hours. It's very useful and easy.
  • Easy
  • Fast
  • Convenient
  • hard to adjust hours before I was on salary
  • a little rudimentary
  • website is a little dull
For any colleagues who are starting businesses and need to maintain work hours of their employees, this is convenient, and easy to use. Especially for users who aren't particularly good at navigating websites.
Stanley H. Fielding | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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I use Buddy Punch for a time clock function. Very easy to use and navigate. If I do have issues, Rachel has always been there for me. Before Rachel, Eric was the first person of contact, and was very helpful on signing me up with Buddy Punch.
  • Issues on fixing punching errors
  • Deactivating past employees from use of the system
  • Adding new hires
  • Rachel is very helpful on reports that you may be seeking
  • I am very please with the system.
I can not say enough about Buddy Punch with all the help and service that I receive. Rachel is quick on sending out the invite welcome letters for all my new hires.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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It is being used across the entire organization
  • Daily use or weekly use
  • Documents time punched in/out
  • Allows you to edit
  • Ability to review past pay periods
  • Quick check of time off accrued
I would love to be able to access my past pay periods and see the accrual of retirement funds, taxes withheld to date, etc.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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We all work different hours at different locations. During COVID pandemic, many of us work from home. This system keeps track of our work hours no matter when and where.
  • Records the exact hours of work.
  • No problems correcting an incorrect entry.
  • Provides area for explanation to my supervisor.
  • Can't think of any.
Seems to be ideal for my workplace where we have many different locations and staff that work different hours and different days. It keeps track of everyone. Prior to this, some had to check in at an office, sign in, and then go out for a home visit or other activity. This is MUCH easier.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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It is used by the company to track the employees of the employees. We started using the system about three years ago. Its easy to use and makes it easy for the employer. Prior to this we didn't have a system to keep an electronic record. We simply put down our arrival time and recorded the time we left work.
  • Easy to use. Clock in with one click if one is logged into the system.
  • Streamlined way for employers to keep track for their records.
  • No mess about forgetting to log in and/or out
  • Also, the editing option works well. Go in and edit the time and corporate will approve upon review.
  • For my needs it works perfectly.
  • The employer is best equipped to answer from their end.
For my needs specifically, it is a great system. I have not found any issues with being to understand how to use it or any other problems. Never had a problem where it didn't work or was not accessible or the system was down. I really like it. There is no question of anyone cheating on their time since we also recently started using the camera feature at the time of logging in and logging out.
Thank you!
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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We have temporary and contract employees that are paid hourly, and I am currently on contract. It is a simple, two-step process to record my time in and out efficiently and painlessly. I can see at a glance what my weekly total is and where I missed the mark on any given day. The ability to look back is also helpful when calculating hours over pay periods.
  • Easy to log in and punch in.
  • Password memory makes logging in a cinch.
  • Auto logout is great so I don't accidentally punch out!
  • 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.
I think in any office or corporate setting it is ideal because anyone who knows how to send an email can use this app with no instructions. Just log in, punch in and get to work. When the day is over, log in, punch out and go home. What could be easier than that?
Tiffany Greenwood | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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We use Buddy Punch for all internal staff for PTO tracking and hourly staff. This has cut down my time spent on internal payroll tremendously.
  • Time off calculations and roll over features
  • Clocking in/out with GPS tracking
  • Reporting for payroll purposes
  • Wish I could schedule PTO to be added on a certain date and it wont show until that specific date
Buddy Punch has been a great addition to Lingo Staffing.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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The entire organization uses Buddy Punch. Accuracy and timeliness of time (straight time, PTO, ETC). You can enter time off in advance and have it approved.
  • Ease of entry (easy to use).
  • Straight forward and intuitive.
  • You can get of summary of time off.
  • Nothing comes to mind. For time reporting, it works well.
Buddy Punch is easy to access and to use, you can enter time off in advance and have it approved and you can get a summary of your time off.
February 28, 2021

Thanks Buddy!

Robert Hawk | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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We are currently using Buddy Punch to track our hourly employee's time and attendance. As well as, track all of our employee's PTO. We were haveing issues keeping up with our PTO program and started looking for a solution. This is how we found Buddy Punch.
  • User Friendly
  • Email Alerts
  • One Stop Shop
  • Provides clean data
  • None
Buddy Punch is awesome for PTO requests and approvals. We have offices up and down the East Coast so managing from afar is a daily task. This simplifies this process and allows a once aggravating task to become pleasant
Score 10 out of 10
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Buddy Punch is used by our entire team for the purposes of scheduling and payroll tracking. Our staff was having an issue clocking in with the previous software, and I was looking for a faster payroll solution. As an owner, my time is valuable and I didn't want to spend it problem-solving with software or handholding my staff on clocking in.
  • Customer service is the best we've seen! Their knowledge base is clear, and when we do have a question it can't answer, we get a quick, informed solution.
  • The software allows us to schedule our staff seamlessly for work in more than one department in a day, so tracking how many payroll hours are being used in each department is easy.
  • The reporting for Payroll hours is easy and fast.
  • We'd love to see new hire onboarding added, since Buddy Punch does everything else so well, we expect it would be great!
We own a doggy daycare and boarding facility that also offers training, grooming, walking, and pet sitting. Buddy Punch was the perfect fit for us since we have employees clocking in on and off-site, and working in different departments on the same day.