Homebase

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Free employee scheduling, time tracking, and more.

About Homebase

Homebase is an employee scheduling, time tracking and communications tool for businesses and their employees within industries such as retail, hospitality and health and beauty. The platform aims to automate and streamline employee scheduling and time tracking by providing features such as team calendars, time clocks, automatic notifications and budget forecasting.

In order to assist users in building interactive and flexible team schedules, Homebase provides a Gantt chart calendar view with a drag and drop interface. Employers can view the schedule by role, time period or employee to ensure that there are no errors and that costs add up. Once complete, the schedule can be put on autopilot mode to automatically carry over to the following weeks or months, taking into account staff availability and holidays. Schedules can be sent out to employees within the Homebase app and synced with mobile calendars so that reminders can be sent.

Using Homebase’s time tracking tools, users can track hours worked and integrate with their payroll system for automatic timesheet export and wage calculation. The time clock feature allows employees to clock in and out of shifts, as well as track breaks and overtime by signing in with a secure PIN number from their mobile device. Managers automatically receive alerts for absences or lateness, and are able to write notes to inform other managers of incidents or daily summaries via the manager log.

With Homebase hiring, you can find quality candidates fast. Post to the top online job boards for free in under a minute with direct integrations and pre-written job descriptions.


Key benefits of Homebase

  • Employee scheduling: Create your work schedule, make changes on the fly, and instantly share it with employees. With the free Homebase app, employees always know when to work because they have the up-to-date schedule right in their pockets.

  • Time tracking: Easily track employee hours, breaks, and overtime with the Homebase time clock. Employees clock in and out for shifts on smartphones, tablets, computers, and POS devices, and Homebase automatically creates online timesheets making payroll prep a breeze.

  • Payroll: Your timesheets instantly convert into hours and wages in Homebase Payroll. When you run payroll, Homebase calculates taxes and paychecks, sends direct deposits to your team, and automatically pays and files your payroll taxes. Plus, your employees get on-demand access to their pay stubs, W-2s, and 1099s in the Homebase app.

  • Team management & HR: Our all-in-one app helps you run a better team. Post jobs, manage applicants, and onboard new hires. Organize your team roster, paperwork, and information. Manage time-off requests and PTO policies. Control labor costs, and get help to stay compliant with federal and state labor laws.

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    Homebase Software - Prepare timesheets with automated time input and labor cost calculation
    Homebase Software - The dashboard view shows schedules, check-ins, sales and labor costs, and more
    Homebase Software - The calendar Gantt chart view helps to identify gaps in the schedule
    Homebase Software - Understand business needs with Homebase's labor cost reporting
    Homebase Software - Employees can view schedule from their computer or mobile device
    Homebase Software - Daily statistics and summaries are provided and saved for anytime access
    Homebase Software - Automatically detect errors in timesheets such as missed breaks or clock-outs
    Homebase Software - Employee clock-in and clock-out with personal pin codes and photos
    Homebase Software - Managers can add notes and shift summaries via the manager portal
    Homebase Software - Communicate with team members in-app using the IM service for group or one-to-one chats
    Homebase Software - Use the manager log to track shift information
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    Homebase Software - Prepare timesheets with automated time input and labor cost calculation
    Homebase Software - The dashboard view shows schedules, check-ins, sales and labor costs, and more
    Homebase Software - The calendar Gantt chart view helps to identify gaps in the schedule
    Homebase Software - Understand business needs with Homebase's labor cost reporting
    Homebase Software - Employees can view schedule from their computer or mobile device
    Homebase Software - Daily statistics and summaries are provided and saved for anytime access
    Homebase Software - Automatically detect errors in timesheets such as missed breaks or clock-outs
    Homebase Software - Employee clock-in and clock-out with personal pin codes and photos
    Homebase Software - Managers can add notes and shift summaries via the manager portal
    Homebase Software - Communicate with team members in-app using the IM service for group or one-to-one chats
    Homebase Software - Use the manager log to track shift information

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    4.6 /5
    (1,004)
    Value for Money
    4.5/5
    Features
    4.5/5
    Ease of Use
    4.6/5
    Customer Support
    4.5/5

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    Marcus
    Marcus
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    • Industry: Food & Beverages
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Excellent Scheduling Software for Restaurants/Bars

    Reviewed on 16/05/2022

    This is great way to track hospitality staff for clocking in and out, as well as recording some key...

    This is great way to track hospitality staff for clocking in and out, as well as recording some key data for payroll processing even if you do payroll outside of Homebase.

    Pros

    This makes scheduling our bar staff extremely easy and helps to track other payroll accounting data like start dates, hours, etc. It also helps to communicate with staff and provides a good source of applicants from a tailored database of hospitality industry applicants.

    Cons

    It could have more features for team communication and collaboration. The dashboard navigation is pretty straightforward but could be improved.

    Jeff
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    • Industry: Medical Devices
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Easy to use, set-up, maintain, interface and adjust.

    Reviewed on 03/12/2020

    Exceptional. Set it and forget it.

    Exceptional. Set it and forget it.

    Pros

    The interface/importing with QuickBooks Online. Easy to add time and track PTO, holidays, OT and more. Customization for our business hours was perfect. The cost is lowest I have found for the amount of features. T-Sheets in QBO is too pricey for us. Also the remote clock-in features and mobile app is a big hit with employees.

    Cons

    Importation of hours into QBO Payroll needs to be adjusted and checked, but having HomeBase open after importing employee time cards makes it simple. Just match 1 to 1 and your good. Also the initial holiday set-up can be a bit tricky but HB customer service is excellent and guided us through it.

    Alternatives Considered

    QuickBooks Time

    Reasons for Choosing Homebase

    Epicor was cumbersome and tricky for HR. That was a longtime ago.

    Switched From

    Epicor Advanced MES

    Reasons for Switching to Homebase

    Price and Features. Paid Time Off (PTO) feature. Mobile App for remote use
    David
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    • Industry: Financial Services
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

    I've never seen so many bugs....

    Reviewed on 27/04/2020

    Bad,bad,bad. Customer service is responsive but there are just soooo many bugs with this software.

    Bad,bad,bad. Customer service is responsive but there are just soooo many bugs with this software.

    Pros

    Very easy to use. The user interface is very simple and easy to navigate.

    Cons

    I feel like this is a beta software that should not have been rolled out yet. We have been using it for a week and have had issues every day since we started using it. Basic things that you think should just work doesn't work.
    Example: All my employees have a 1 hour, unpaid lunch everyday. They clock in and clock out on this required one hour lunch but Homebase is still counting it in their total hours. So know I ma getting alerts that they all have overtime but they actually don't because Homebase is not calculating hours correctly.
    So there have been several little things (Bugs) that I have found every day since using Homebase. I contact customer support and they tell me that they will pass it on to their product team.
    This may sound harsh but the product team really should have tested this software more before rolling it out. Makes me question all the reviews I am seeing on here. All the bugs have been on basic functions.

    Response from Homebase

    Hi David -

    We are so sorry to hear you've been having issues your Homebase account. This is not the experience we want our customers to have. Our head of technical support has just emailed you to see if we can remedy these issues for you. If you have any further issues, please reach out to me directly at [email protected]. Looking forward to getting these issues resolved for you, and so sorry again for all the challenges here.

    - Ryan

    Earl
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    • Industry: Entertainment
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Great Scheduling Software for businesses of all sizes

    Reviewed on 06/02/2024

    Overall we love homebase. We started out using it as a test with just 1 location now we use it for...

    Overall we love homebase. We started out using it as a test with just 1 location now we use it for 9 different businesses. Some of them have office staff, some remote/traveling staff that use GPS on app clock in/clock out and some have staff that clock in when they get to work using on location computers. It couldn't be quicker to set up and get started and the fact that you have a forever schedule history is an awesome feature. Plus depending on the features you need - you can try it out for free (as in free free - their starting price point is zero)

    Pros

    Simple interface, quick timesheet edits and complete edit/history tracking for all changes made to anything in their system.

    Cons

    The applicant tracking and job posting system is terrible. No app integration, mixed up listings if you have multiple businesses with different names, only one landing page listing jobs for all your locations combined...the list goes on. Skip this unless you are only one location or all of your businesses share the same brand/name.

    Crystal
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    • Industry: Hospitality
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Everyone loves Homebase

    Reviewed on 09/11/2023

    Pros

    User friendly, highly functional, efficient and effective mobile platform, great customer service!

    I've never had an HR or work app that employees and management unequivocally love ... but Homebase hits the mark for everyone!

    Cons

    Homebase costs us more overall than any other products we've used but it's worth the money.

    The "time off" tracking functionality is really basic and not as robust as I wish it was.

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    Homebase offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: USD 24.95/month
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Homebase has the following typical customers:

    2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

    Homebase supports the following languages:

    English, Spanish

    Homebase supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Homebase integrates with the following applications:

    ADP Workforce Now, Clover, Gusto, Gusto, Lightspeed, Lightspeed Retail, QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Revel Systems, Square Payroll, Square Point of Sale, SurePayroll, Toast POS, Upserve, ZipRecruiter, talech, toast CRM

    Homebase offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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