Homebase

Homebase

Score 8.7 out of 10
Homebase

Overview

What is Homebase?

Homebase in San Francisco offers restaurants, hotels, hospitals, and retailers their employee scheduling and time tracking tools with scheduling optimization and team messaging for coordinating shifts; service includes a free time tracking app.
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Pricing

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Essentials

$14

Cloud
per month

Plus

$35

Cloud
per month

All-in-one

$70

Cloud
per month

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

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

What is Homebase?

Homebase in San Francisco offers restaurants, hotels, hospitals, and retailers their employee scheduling and time tracking tools with scheduling optimization and team messaging for coordinating shifts; service includes a free time tracking app.

Homebase Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
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Reviews and Ratings

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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We used it to manage our employees' time clocks, work schedules, and payrolls.
  • It is very easy to use!
  • It remembers the days employees ask for off when making future schedules.
  • Is amazing at keeping track of employees schedules! Especially in a restaurant/bar setting!
  • The reminders an hour before to remember to go to work are helpful!
  • Notifications could be more punctual
  • Employees should be able to pick up shifts outside of their scheduled times! Right now managers need to do it.
  • Importing hours on QBO payroll could use attention. Doesn't separate normal hours from overtime.
I loved using Homebase! The best feature, by far, is scheduling in shifts! It really could not be easier! For restaurants and bars it is the easiest and best software! Using the payroll feature can be very easy! The only downfall is trying to separate scheduled worked hours and overtime. The layout is simple and easy to navigate. The only real con I can think of is that lag.
  • Scheduling
  • Payroll
  • Time clock
  • There are no longer employee scheduling issues.
  • Payroll is very easy to use and quick
Homebase is simpler to use. Easier to navigate and is much cheaper than other alternatives! We had trouble when I worked as they were harder to reach our ROI. Deputy was too expensive and it was the reason we decided on Homebase! Employees also find it easy to use on their end!
Amy DiMouro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Homebase is used across our whole organization to track both employee and volunteer hours, and scheduling, as well as an area for employees and volunteers, to give positive feedback to each other, and communicate to each other about their schedules. Our managers also use Homebase to take notes about shift issues that may come up.
  • Homebase provides an easy way to schedule employees. Their scheduling platform is extremely user-friendly and easy to edit once the schedule is made.
  • Homebase makes it easy for employees to switch schedules on their own, a manager just simply has to approve rather than physically rescheduling both employees, this is great for any small retail business or restaurant with many hourly employees.
  • Homebase makes it easy to adjust hours that have been incorrectly clocked or clockouts that have been missed.
  • The messaging features in Homebase are not consistent across the platform. In the app you can mass message everyone, however using the website you cannot, at least not at the price point that we are using.
  • The roles for employees and how to navigate them can be confusing especially when trying to schedule one employee in two different departments.
  • The separation of departments is a bit rigid and makes it difficult for universal employees to be scheduled easily.
Homebase is well suited for small business owners and startups who need to track employee hours more efficiently, and who desire for their employees to be able to directly compliment each other, or have more control over the ability to trade shifts. It is less appropriate for larger businesses that have multiple departments, or businesses with few departments and employees who may be scheduled in more than one department.
  • Homebase has made the day to day management of employees easier, freeing up time for management to work on other things that help secure customer satisfaction.
  • It has also made payroll easier since it's implementation and allowed for fewer mistakes than the previous manual method, leading to less monetary mistakes and happier employees.
  • Homebase has made monitoring hours and overtime, as well as completion of internship and volunteer hours, much easier to monitor, leading to less confusion and more satisfied volunteers, interns, and payroll managers
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