Homebase Review

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  1. What is Homebase
  2. Product Quality Score
  3. Main Features
  4. List of Benefits
  5. Technical Specifications
  6. Available Integrations
  7. Customer Support
  8. Pricing Plans
  9. Other Popular Software Reviews

What is Homebase?

Homebase is a scheduling solution that facilitates in creating feasible schedules for employees that are optimal for the business. It ensures that no shift is left uncovered and that every employee is being paid timely and accurately. Servicing more than 50,000 businesses in the US, this is a perfect tool to use for scheduling employees and tracking time for coffee shops, restaurants, retail stores, and bars. The system is an aggregation of different solutions namely payroll, time tracking, and employee scheduling to form one centralized platform. This can perform a calculation of hours worked and overtime as well as error spotting. It also comes with mobile apps that enable employees to be notified and informed of any change in their shift.

Product Quality Score

Features
9.1
Ease of use
9.2
Customer support
9.0
Value for money
9.1
9.1
TOTAL SCORE

Homebase features

Main features of Homebase are:

  • Employee Scheduling
  • Labor-Cost Reporting
  • Monitor Paid and Unpaid Breaks
  • Schedule Creation & Management
  • Automatic Calculations
  • Time Clock
  • Shift Management
  • Custom Schedule Templates
  • Automatic Error Identification
  • Offline Mode For Time Clock
  • Labor, Sales, and Weather Forecast
  • Pin-based Entry
  • Easy Export To Payroll
  • Schedule Notification
  • Time Off & Availability Management

Homebase Benefits

Benefits

The main benefits of Homebase are its ability to simplify the process of schedule creation and time tracking for employees, its cloud-based approach, and its capability to generate reports that are relevant for some business processes. Here are more details:

Easily create schedules and track time

The system aims to streamline the scheduling and time tracking processes to aid business owners in making an optimal schedule that allows for most revenue while still effectively reducing absences. It also aids in preventing loss of income due to payroll miscalculation. It combines payroll, time tracking, and scheduling functionalities in one platform, which means that users do not need to exit the application to open another software or to switch between windows.

Cloud-based

With Homebase, employee scheduling becomes a paperless process because of its cloud-hosted functionalities. The system can be accessed by managers and employees through their tablets and smartphones. The former is able to create schedules and the latter can get notified, view their shift, or log in and log out. Workers are also allowed to submit requests for changes in work schedules or for trading shifts to their managers in which the decision will be instantly reflected on both parties’ screen.

Homebase also drastically removes or reduces errors related to scheduling such as lost worked hours, unaccounted hours, and overlapping shifts. That is because managers are able to quickly make and manage schedules through web browsers and then inform pertinent employees about them via SMS or email. This means that everyone is in kept in a loop.

Generate relevant reports

Homebase features various reporting tools that users can utilize in gathering information, comparing to identify trends and viewing different schedules, actual hours worked and underages and overages. This ensures that workers are accurately paid base on the number of actual hours of service they rendered.

Technical Specifications

Devices Supported

  • Web-based
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Desktop

Customer types

  • Small business
  • Medium business
  • Enterprise

Customer Support Types

  • Phone
  • Online

Homebase Integrations

The following Homebase integrations are currently offered by the vendor:

  • Square
  • Lightspeed Retail
  • Poynt
  • Clover
  • Revel
  • Talech

Customer Support

Phone
Online

Pricing Plans

Homebase pricing is available in the following plans:

Free trial
BASIC
Free
ESSENTIALS
$8/month
PLUS
$24/month
ENTERPRISE
$64/month
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