Simply to use, adequate software to manage an SMB's PTO.
February 26, 2022

Simply to use, adequate software to manage an SMB's PTO.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Calamari

We are using Calamari as our PTO management tool for the entire organization, across all departments. This includes the employee's annual leave allowance, specifying a replacement team member, and stating a leave of absence due to health issues or working remotely from home.
  • 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.
  • I would like for the platform to be available in other languages as well. Currently, only a few languages are supported.
  • While the platform is intuitive, the built in tutorials are not the best.
  • Tracking PTO.
  • Tracking remote work.
  • Allowing multiple levels of managers to approve leave of absence.
  • Allowed us to more efficiently track PTO per person, based on their specific characteristics (pregnancy, location, years with the company, etc).
We previously managed all of our PTO within Excel, which did not allow us to automatically approve PTO based on various management levels, track specific teams allowance or substitute easily.

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Calamari should work fine for Small to Medium Businesses that want to keep track of their personnel's leave of absence, especially if they have different rules based on location, experience, etc. It also works adequately to allow for PTO to be approved based on a specific org structure (manager, then HR, etc).