About Homebase

Homebase is a cloud-based time tracking and scheduling solution that helps human resources personnel organize and manage employee schedules, timesheets and payroll. It caters to businesses in industries such as food service, retail, healthcare, software and more. Users can build employee schedules using a drag-and-drop interface. Schedules can be sent to employees via text message or email. The solution also enables users to get visibility into labor costs by tracking employee hours and overtime. Homebase also offers automatic error reporting and various data export capabilities. Integrations include multiple point of sale solutions like Clover, Poynt, Talech, Square, Breadcrumb, Lightspeed and Revel Systems. Mobile applications for iOS and Android devices are also available for remote usage. Services are offered on a monthly subscription basis. The package includes support via phone, email, chat and webinars.
What is Homebase?

Homebase is an HR solution that ecompasses payroll, scheduling, time sheets, hiring, compliance, and more.
How do I use Homebase?

Homebase is used to manage employee scheduling and payroll. Employee timesheets can be immediately submitted to payroll with one click, allowing for Homebase to calculate paychecks and send direct deposits to employees.


Who uses Homebase?

Homebase is used by businesses of all sizes who need to manage their HR processes.


How much does Homebase cost?

Homebase's basic version is free to use. It includes timesheets, scheduling, messaging and hiring. The next level up, the Essentials version, costs 14$ per month and location and adds features for team communication, performance tracking, and remote field tools. The Plus version costs 35$ per month and location and adds on features for labor costs and budgeting, time off and PTO tracking, and HR and compliance.


Does Homebase have an app?

Homebase has an app for employee scheduling and time tracking.


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Homebase pricing

Homebase has a free version and offers a free trial. Homebase paid version starts at US$0.00.

Starting Price:
Pricing Details:
Basic: Free Essentials: $19.95/month/location or $14/month/location (billed annually). Plus: $49.95/month/location or $35/month/location (billed annually). All-in-One: $99.95/month/location or $70/month/location (billed annually). Full-service payroll: Add payroll to any plan for $35/month + $5/active employee. View Pricing Plans
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Homebase Reviews for UK Users

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.5
Functionality
4.4
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Support
4.5
5 reviews of 852 View all reviews
Kevin
  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 03/01/2019

Great system for employee time tracking.

Great experience! US-based representative whom were very kind, understanding and WILLING AND READY to resolve any and all issues when I needed to call to resolve the only issue I’ve ever had.

Pros

Homebase is extremely easy to set up employee time clock which happens to be free if your business has a single location and with a single location you may set it up for unlimited employees. For a small business owner where every dollar and cent matters, it’s a no brainer. A business owner may assign or allow the employee to set up their clock in and out code. Also, it may be set to take a photo of the employee during the clock in and out sessions to help or eliminate other employees from clocking in and out for them. Homebase offers an iPad, iPhone and an android app. You may also use your device's browser. We downloaded the app, installed it on an iPad for our employees to clock in and out on. The administrator has 100% access via web browser login. There’s also a feature which allows employees to clock in and out in the field which would geo-tag the location of the clocking activities.

Cons

Not a lot a negative things to say. This software is best if you have multiple employees who may have a staggered schedule. Example: an employee opens, then you have a mid day shift, then a closer. You also have many employees that may be out in the field. geo-tag is not the best choice for a single entrepreneur who’s trying to track their time, set up easier ways to do so.

Petar
  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for Free Trial
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 28/07/2022

Still on free trial, but LOVE the software!

Pros

I have been looking for software that combines payroll and schedule seamlessly. I love seeing the payroll cost per hour on my schedule!

Cons

I haven't found a feature I do not like yet. If I have to be super picky, having a visual of individual teams on the schedule would be great!

Alternatives Considered

QuickBooks Time

Reasons for Switching to Homebase

much easier setup and superior functionality.
Thomas
  • Industry: Fine Art
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
2
Features
3
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
1

3
Reviewed on 30/06/2022

Possible Fraudelent Sales and Practices

in the begin great, Now it seem like any other places with horrible don't care attitudes towards clients

Pros

all the features in one place. easy of communication with my teams

Cons

Getting sold a introductory rate, for full service plus HR and as long as i kept the plan i would be grandfathered in! Well it seem like home base tried to renew 4 months early and cause an issue with my teams permission and for what ever reason, i am no longer having HR. Now even though it wasn't past my renewal date yet! they won't honor my Original agreement nor give my services till the end of term!

2nd they are also supposed to charge one account for their subscription services and another to pull wages for payroll yet they continue to draft the wrong account fraud!

Shady practices all around excusess

Marcus
  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 16/05/2022

Excellent Scheduling Software for Restaurants/Bars

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.

Manuel
  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
3
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
5

4
Reviewed on 30/11/2020

Good product with too much fluff and mediocre UX

Overall, we are still with homebase because everyone is now used to it and our system is setup this way. Writing this review though, it is certainly about time i checked the timeclock-scheduling-team market again. Because the product is quite slow and features are being added which i don't need.

Pros

We decided to go for Homebase because it mostly resembled what i was doing in as spreadsheet before. The timeclock is rather solid, we have set up a dedicated tablet to clock in and out. This is the main reason i got homebase for my team - so that they would have a schedule and be able to clock in and out. Also nice is the fact that custom national holidays can be setup and automatically be shown in the schedule. The Homebase team has over the years implemented a few nifty features to save me time as an admin.

Next is checking timesheets and correcting them when it comes to payroll - however this is where we stop with using homebase. We don't use any other features.

Cons

We don't utilize the payroll feature at all - everything can only be set in dollars. Overall, the software feels like it is made for the US market - not internationally. I have feature requested over a year ago that custom currencies should be implemented and even the way time is displayed (24h instead of am-pm). To no avail. Even from their content marketing strategy it is clear that Homebase is only focusing on the US market, with no interesting content for me as a hotelier on the other side of the world.

It is also sad to see that they have recently started adding a lot of fluff to their product like hiring, instead of making the core experience easier and faster to use. The new timesheets section looks nice, but i am 5 times faster with the old one (which could be faster still). I would love to see much more emphasis on a fast and easy to use product, with lots of features to get my work done quicker. Homebase is a classic example of software which gets better the less i have to use it. I would like to see the product move in this direction.

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