Top 4 Free or Affordable Time & Attendance Tracking Tools for Small Business

Last updated on June 21st, 2017 at 03:36 pm

Join over 5 million people who use FreshBooks (animated)As a start-up or small business with smaller numbers of staff, meaning that many of your staff may be the client’s only point of contact within your organization, you will always be faced with the challenge of offering service continuity with clients, because, your staff can’t be there all the time. In fact,  they may be taking anything from 10 to 30 days holiday (depending on your country and policies) as well as around 10 bank holidays depending on your country.

As well as this they may have sick days, dentists appointments, maternity leave or a need to work flexibly. Therefore in order to ensure business continuity you need to have an attendance management system which enables you to easily track staff hours and absences which employees can easily update and which managers can approve.As well as this, staff and managers should be able to view employee attendance/absence by team, by month or even by client.

This means that employees and managers can more effectively coordinate employee attendance, absence and cover providing maximum service continuity to clients. Here are my Top 5  Free Employee Attendance Tracking Tools for Small Business

1.Zoho People Time TrackerThis tool is free for up to 5 users and 10 employees and so perfect for start-ups and small business. This time tracker is an enhanced module of the well known Zoho People HR software system.  Zoho People Time Tracker hich is both web and mobile accessible and allows managers to quickly set up jobs and workers to log time and activity via their PC or mobile wherever they are. corporate leave tracker. This is an attendance management tool and corporate leave tracking system. It automates the leave tracking process and allows users to request, modify, approve and reject holiday all within the system. You can create unlimited amounts of custom leave types including: sickness, holiday, business trip etc… There’s a powerful graphic user interface so managers and staff can view team leave to help planning. This is a HR software system which like all best-of-breed HR systems contains a fully featured holiday and absence management module, which is just as powerful as the other standalone systems on this page. At £1 per employee per month, it’s great value for money.

4. Free Timesheet from Actitime. This is a completely free time and attendance tracking which is great for small businesses and start-ups. It includes a paid time off tracking system for tracking holidays and vacations and it includes a time sheet for tracking work. It also includes an invoicing and billing system and excellent reporting capacities.

stafftrakholiday5. StaffTRAK Holiday and Absence. If you are a smaller company of perhaps 20 or less employees you might not need software, and if this is the case why not try out our simple Downloadable holiday and leave tracker excel template It’s easy to use and you can start managing holidays and leave in no-time using software you are already familiar with. Try it out now.

6.Tracksmart Attendance and Time Tracking software . This is a powerful attendance management software tool which is great for tracking staff holidays. It has a slick, simple and highly intuitive user interface. This has calendars so you can track absences and it also has a timeclock/timesheets systems for tracking hours worked. Prices start at $22.00 a month. Get 30% off when you follow this link: Employee Time & Attendance Software at

Can’t Decide? Try Our Holiday and Leave Management Software Comparison Survey 2017.

This is a Holiday and Leave Management Software Comparison Survey for 2017 of 30 pieces of HR software currently on the market. Each piece of software has been assessed against the following criteria and placed in excel matrix. This information should help to support your decision making when choosing some HR software for your business.

Holiday and Leave Management Software Assessment Criteria


1:) Is there a freemium or freeware option? Answer Yes or No with description of limitations on freeware options
2:) Pricing Structure, e.g. a description of pricing options
3:) Price per unit, (e.g. per employee, per user)
4.) Cloud based (Yes or no)
5.) Separate Mobile App (Yes or no) plus brief description
6.) Free trial period length
7.) Credit card needed for free trial period
8.) Employee Self Service (Yes or no) plus brief description
9.) Automated Holiday Approval and Recording  (Yes or no) plus brief description
10.)Corporate Holiday Calendar  (Yes or no) plus brief description
11:)Automated paid time off calculations (Yes or no) plus brief description)
12:) Developer API Add-ons/Integrations


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