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Buddy Punch

Cloud-based employee scheduling and time card app
our rating 4.5 out of 5 Stars

Buddy PunchProduct Overview

  1. About Buddy Punch
  2. Pros of Buddy Punch
  3. Cons of Buddy Punch
  4. Breakdown of core features

Buddy Punch product overview

Buddy Punch is a cloud-based online time tracking system that focuses on simplicity, giving businesses peace of mind. This user-friendly solution allows users to get started quickly and access the application from any device with an internet connection, making collecting time sheets a breeze.

Buddy Punch enables organizations to stay on top of attendance, time off, and overtime in real-time. Employees can punch in online or through dedicated mobile apps. Employers can also view who’s punched in and their GPS position or limit where they can punch in/out. Additionally, Buddy Punch offers advanced features, such as PTO Accrual Tracking, Punch Rounding, Job Codes, QR Codes, Automatic Breaks, and Google single sign-on (SSO).

Pros of Buddy Punch

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  • The platform’s Text to Punch feature allows users that do not have a data connection to send a text message to punch in or out, eliminating the need for a clock in and out app.
  • Team members can punch in and out or log in with a live image from a webcam by using the Facial Recognition feature. This guarantees an employee is punching time for themselves and no one else.

Cons of Buddy Punch

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  • It doesn’t have expense tracking features offered by some competitors.

Breakdown of core features

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Time tracking

Buddy Punch’s time card app provides businesses with real-time insights into their employees’ hours. Admins can set up emails or mobile alerts when an employee is nearing their maximum for the day or week and adjust the schedule accordingly.

Buddy Punch has built-in notifications for Administrators, Managers, and Employees. If employees request a time change or if they get punched out automatically, the system sends out email notifications. The software alerts employees when managers approve time cards or PTO.

Employee scheduling

With Buddy Punch, users can create schedules in minutes, ensuring the business is adequately covered and the staff knows exactly when to work. The solution enables streamlined employee shift scheduling, adding and saving schedule templates, and handling all employees with automated timesheets.

Employees can view their schedules anytime. Administrators can send notifications to one person or department, or to the entire staff with the click of a button.


The Geofences feature lets organizations ensure that employees only clock in and out at the correct job site. Once the manager creates a radius, employee time tracking will only begin when an employee’s location matches the designated area. If they’re not within that radius, they receive an error notification and can’t track time.


Buddy Punch brings different customizable reports to meet various business needs. Employers get a bird’s eye view of everything they need to take project management to the next level. Buddy Punch reports show a bigger picture of what’s going on with individuals, departments, or the entire team. Users can print a report or export it at any time.

(Last updated on 09/15/2022 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)

Quick Facts

  • Industry Specialties
    All Industries
  • Pricing
  • Works Best For
    Any Sized Businesses


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  • Time Tracking
  • Time Off Tracking
  • Employee Scheduling
  • GPS Tracking
  • Reporting
  • Alerts and Reminders
  • Job Tracking
  • Break Planning
  • Mobile Apps
  • Shift Trades and Covers
  • Schedule Templates
  • Schedule Notifications
  • Availability Management
  • Early/Late/Absent Reporting


  • Zapier
  • QuickBooks
  • ADP
  • Gusto
  • Paychex
  • Paylocity
  • PayPlus
  • SurePayroll
  • Workday
  • API integrations

Pricing Model

  • Standard
  • Pro
  • Enterprise


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