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$24.95/month.

Starting Price:
US$24.95/month
Free Version:
Yes
Free trial:
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Homebase Reviews for UK Users

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.6
Functionality
4.5
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Support
4.5
5 reviews of 1,022 View all reviews
Maxwell
Maxwell
  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 24/11/2020

Scheduling & Labor Costing

Years of working with Homebase have shown that they constantly improve their product, and make it easier to use with integrations with common applications (via API access).

Pros

Quite honestly, one of the first things I recommend to businesses that want to schedule employees and know their labor costs that are up to the minute.

Cons

The one feature that I do wish was available, would be a calendar view that showed the entire department or business, so that it could be displayed on a monitor or web-based application.

Alternatives Considered

When I Work , HotSchedules and MySchedule

Reasons for Choosing Homebase

The integration with Square POS and ease of use made it a reasonable switch. After years of use, I don't know if I would go back.

Switched From

HotSchedules

Reasons for Switching to Homebase

Homebase seemed to offer a solid free version, that makes it easier to implement with a client before showing them the added advantages of a premium plan.
Rachael
  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 08/07/2024

A one-stop shop for all needs for employee management for any business with a large amount of...

A very positive experience and software that I utilize regularly for multiple jobs in hospitality. Even though I have been using this product for a couple of years now, I am constantly learning about new features within Homebase.

Pros

The versatility of functionality. A fantastic scheduling system that allows for different calendars/schedules for different teams, as well as colour coding for various positions. Ability to have multiple jobs under different tabs that can be easily navigated between. Ability to see projected earnings as well as actual earnings in real time. Also the ability to clock in and out from an employees own mobile device is very helpful.

Cons

The only issue that has continued to arise on various occasions is notifications not coming through on Iphone. This continues to occur even when notification settings are turned on and when app has been deleted and re-downloaded. Aside from this, functionality is amazing.

Justin
Justin
  • Industry: Events Services
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
2
Features
2
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
1

2
Reviewed on 13/12/2023

I regret purchasing Homebase

We are on the essentials plan. We have 45 employees. some of those employees are able to do more than 1 job. some of those jobs are a higher paying position (like bartender vs busboy)

When you hire a bartender at $15 per hour, if that bartender picks up a job as a busboy at $10 per hour - the software won't allow you have that bartender get paid at $10 unless you upgrade to their "plus" plan.

What was not explained was why this just became an issue in december 2023 and was not an issue when we onboarded all employees in september.

for that reason - i will not be renewing and will be sourcing a new sofrware. if i'm going to pay a higher cost, it wont be for the lack of customer service i've recieved to date.

i'll gladly update this review if the team can fix my issue but based on the customer service response i've seen so far...i dont see that happening without me making some noise.

Pros

The price was better than our old provider, wheniwork but maybe it turns out that you get what you pay for?

Cons

Customer service is very limited in what they are willing to say or do and you dont have a rep or salesperson other than when they first try to take your money and get you to sign up. I've sent messages for support or attempted to call or email my old rep that signed me up that went unanswered. When they have been answered - its been covered in technical jargon instead of a simple "yes you can do that by doing this or no, thats not available on your plan.

Tom
  • Industry: Veterinary
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 11/04/2024

Awesome scheduling and payroll combined! Better than 2 different vendors

SUPER FAST customer service. Knowageable customer services.

Pros

Easy to set up. Awesome onboarding from Homebase team. Saves me time to process payroll. saves me a lot of time and mistakes.

Cons

Not sure..?? one time payroll was delayed because i bank in California collapsed or needed bailed out.

Sharath
  • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 03/06/2024

My Homebase Is My Favorite

Pros

I like the easy team communication and tons of collaboration features it offers.
I like that it has amazing employee scheduling capabilities

Cons

Homebase ticks all the boxes and no dislikes.

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