About edays

edays is an award-winning absence & leave management solution that helps small to large businesses across the globe create a better experience of absence management. With one configurable system, edays reduces admin through automated processes, helps you gain actionable people insights, and empowers you to leave the spreadsheets behind. It provides a cloud-based and self-service solution that lets employees handle processes related to absences, leave entitlement rules, and process automation for HR teams. Over 1,400 companies across 120 countries, in 25 languages, trust edays global absence & leave management software. The system is often integrated with core HR and Payroll software to increase the effectiveness of organisations infrastructure. Unlike an Excel spreadsheet or paper-based systems, edays delivers value to managers and HR leaders by providing instant access to accurate employee absence records. Employees can also quickly access their holiday entitlement and request time off work with ease. Managers are able to book absences themselves or authorise absence requests at the click of a button through email notifications. As a best-of-breed software, edays is highly configurable and offers a range of different customisable options to best suit your organisation and its needs. Whether that's the ability to offer holidays in a mix of hours and days, to have holiday calendar years that start at varying dates, or to offer different accrual entitlements based on a number of factors. edays can be used to manage any type of absence within an organisation including sickness, overtime, time off in lieu and can support any custom absence types that an organisation might have. High-level reporting tools can be used to gain insight of absences across an organisation whether this is a general overview or looking at a specific employee’s absence trend. Compared to a manual absence management process, edays saves business costs and allows organisations to become more productive whilst reducing their unplanned absence levels. The system is designed with ease-of-use and flexibility in mind, and can grow as your organisation does. Templates allow admins to set certain rules for employees on a global, regional or working-pattern basis, to reduce admin and allow entitlements to be automatically calculated. This also helps you to act globally, as you can ensure you are compliant with any local absence and leave laws. Understand how, when, and why your people take absence and leave. With insightful data, edays gives you the visibility you need of your workforce – no matter their location. Through these insights, edays encourages progressive management that can drive employee loyalty whilst reducing sickness and absenteeism. In fact, edays customers have a 50% lower than national (UK) average sickness rate. Not stopping at absence and leave, edays is a world-class attendance management system, enabling you to get to know the who, when & where of your teams in a simple and hassle-free way. edays Time Submission module lets you view all time submission alongside annual leave, sickness l
edays Software - Better manage your absence and leave with intuitive holiday booking, group calendars, quick approval mechanisms and automated leave entitlement calculations
edays Software - Gain actionable insights into your people data with our reporting dashboard. Be empowered to better understand your workforce with clear analytics tools, customisable dashboards, and user-friendly custom reports builder
edays Software - Easily record employee time at the click of a button, with the ability to enforce mandatory breaks, copy in rotas to reduce admin, and gain total visibility of time spent on various projects to better assist payroll
edays Software - Sickness tracking enables you to manage resources and provide better employee support. With return to work forms, trigger alerts for absence patterns and a cloud-based document portal, our software works in tandem with your absence management policy
edays Software - Seamlessly transition to a flexible, hybrid business model with Working Locations. Employees can easily log where they're working from, giving managers complete visibility across multiple sites
edays Software - Improve the visibility of your operations with the group calendar. Storing all your teams absence and leave data in one easily accessible place, the group calendar can have personalised views to enable transparency, while protecting employee privacy
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edays Software - Better manage your absence and leave with intuitive holiday booking, group calendars, quick approval mechanisms and automated leave entitlement calculations - thumbnail
edays Software - Gain actionable insights into your people data with our reporting dashboard. Be empowered to better understand your workforce with clear analytics tools, customisable dashboards, and user-friendly custom reports builder - thumbnail
edays Software - Easily record employee time at the click of a button, with the ability to enforce mandatory breaks, copy in rotas to reduce admin, and gain total visibility of time spent on various projects to better assist payroll - thumbnail
edays Software - Sickness tracking enables you to manage resources and provide better employee support. With return to work forms, trigger alerts for absence patterns and a cloud-based document portal, our software works in tandem with your absence management policy - thumbnail
edays Software - Seamlessly transition to a flexible, hybrid business model with Working Locations. Employees can easily log where they're working from, giving managers complete visibility across multiple sites - thumbnail

edays pricing

edays does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. edays paid version starts at £12.00/year.

Starting Price:
£12.00/year
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
Yes

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edays Reviews for UK Users

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.7
Functionality
4.5
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Support
4.8
5 reviews of 112 View all reviews
Hayley
  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 19/03/2019

All signing, all dancing absence mangement tool

Excellent overall experience. We have been customer for 5+ years and intend to continue using them. They are a little pricey - but you get what you pay for!

Pros

Very easy to use as a Manager and User. Very flexible and can set up as many teams with all sorts of different rules. Great reports.

Cons

Sometimes doesn't automate simple things but this may be more my lack of technological no how!

Christina
  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: 5,001–10,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
5

4
Reviewed on 06/03/2020

From an admin perspective

Great support!
The system requires a lot of monitoring as things often change or appears suddenly in our portal. It is very time consuming as we need to contact support every time.

I believe that instructions on the fundamental admin features and settings/permissions where lacking completely in the implementation phase. We have tried "closed the gaps" along the way as we have no knowledge about how to ensure that the different countries settings are completely kept separate from each other. But I still believe that it is not 100% correct yet.

Pros

Very easy to use and covers most features needed

Cons

It creates a lot of issues when a group of different companies in different countries share the same portal/platform as the different local settings very frequently impacts other settings in the system. E.g. when a setting on the German template is changed, something suddenly changes on the Danish settings e.g. the German absence types appear on Danish users dashboard.

Tian Tian
  • Industry: Information Services
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
3
Ease of Use
2
Customer Support
4

3
Reviewed on 17/03/2020

E-days review

Complex leave policy for APAC region and need a system to manually increase the leave entitlement. However, not requirement are able to meet.

Pros

E-days suitable for leave policy that doesn't have complicated leave rules.

Cons

Creating a template. The layout, such as entitlement pot.

Carol
  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 06/07/2023

I have now used this product in 2 organisation - still the best on the market! :)

We have 7 different shift patterns and it allows with ease to have them all monitored in one place for HR. AND the Bradford Factor we have on is in every employees "face" for them to see what points they have for absences.

Pros

Everything! :) its functions are perfect for our organisation with the many shifts and staffing

Cons

Not being able to put on retrospectively when staff forget or managers forget to authorise

Response from edays Absence Management

Hi Carol,

Thank you for the great review! We're so pleased to hear that you and your employees enjoy using edays, and that it's allowed you to centralise all your absence management.

Kind regards
edays

Replied 24/07/2023
Raquel
  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 12/09/2023

Very good and easy tool!

It is good, we are happy.

Pros

Easy working for the management and employees

Cons

Some of the request need to be included manually and so I need to do the same request for so many employees. I am glad that is not that often. : -)

Response from edays Absence Management

Hi Raquel,

Thank you for the wonderful review! We're glad to hear you're still happy with the system and that it's good for your employees.

Kind regards
edays

Replied 13/09/2023

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