CakeHR turns Human Resource from a headache to an asset for SMEs.
Described as a software “that almost runs itself”, it not only automates repetitive tasks, it also frees companies from the burden of using Excel sheets for management.
CakeHR is a visual, user friendly Human Resource software solution. The dashboard can be customized and employees get a clear birds eye view of their goals, tasks, leaves and feedback for improved efficiency.
It offers employee scheduling with core functionalities like performance appraisal, expense management and onboarding-offboarding. Direct benefits of using CakeHR include reduced frequency of emails, data driven HR decisions thanks to the rich reporting and organizational transparency.
Consistently placed in the GetApp list of Top 10 Human Resource software solutions since 2016 and the winner of the prestigious Appealie award, CakeHR’s 24*7 customer support ranks a high 5 across dozens of reviews.
Android and iOS mobile apps are also available.
For our company, it greatly simplifies the managing the holiday entitlement of our employees. Our employees appreciate the real-time view of their day-off and holiday balance.
- Day Offs:
In our company the day offs are flexible. Employees are supposed to take 2 day-offs per week, but sometimes these day-offs are shifted to the next week. (It's always within the same month though.)
It would be great to have some way to be alerted/monitor if someone requests more day-offs than they are entitled to. Right now I have to count the day off requests to make sure it's within their day-off limit. (Right now a staff could request more day-offs that they are entitled to.)
Having this said, I don't want it to be shown as a yearly quota, same holidays and public holidays, as these days can be taken anytime, while day-offs are not of that nature. However, a monthly quota would be fine.
- Time Tracking:
What is definitely missing is time tracking (for which we use HubStaff now) and overtime/undertime tracking. Our employees track their working time, and have a floating balance of time. Cake would be the complete and perfect HR solution if there was everything at a glance - the balance of Holiday, Public Holiday, Sick Days, Day-Offs and Over/Undertime.
Ideally, being able to differentiate between freelancers and full-time staff - where freelancer time results in salary and full-time staff time results in time balance.
Also, overtime should be able to be mutated (to holiday / day-off) or pay-off (define a per-hour amount for the time, calculate the pay-off, deduct the time from the balance.)
Many thanks for the detailed and honest review! We are making leave requests far more transparent for managers so that you can be alerted when they are overspent.
I'm going to set up a call with you to make sure you're being onboarded to the new Timesheets module we have been developing over the last months!
It's nice tool to solve a problem of availability visibility in the distributed team, easy to use.
- easy UX and UI
- convenient dashboard
- ability to create different policies for various locations (if you have a distributed team it's fantastic)
- integration with a google calendar & slack bot
- custom actions to be done after a time-off request is provided
- mobile app available
- documents storage is not convenient for users and search
- had few cases with support team when did not receive a reply in time
- would be great to have a follow-up for managers if they do not approve/decline the request of their direct reports
- request for few hours per day does not allow to give precise hours, simply [number] hours in the first/second part of the day. I would prefer specifying exact hours
Hi there, thank you for your feedback! :)
I'm pleased to hear that you are enjoying your experience with CakeHR and I am sorry to hear that you felt our support team had't replied in a timely manner. I can ensure you that we are working hard on making sure every customer's needs are addressed with accuracy and efficiency, and we are constantly looking at the ways to improve our service, and your feedback is much appreciated.
As it happens, our Document storage UI is being improved as we speak so if you have ideas how it would work better for you, please get in touch with us!
Speaking of TO requests, there is a functionality to specify hours for part-day request, however it depends on permission settings defined by Admins at your company.
I'd love to take our conversation further, so please do get in touch and we will find the answers! :)
The CakeHR, although with some issues, has quite the potential, especially if the developers continue improving and updating it. Not to mention that it is cheap in comparison to, for example, same BambooHR and it also fulfills pretty much all the needed options.
I was pleasantly surprised with the customer support that I was provided while working with this software: if you have any questions or issues - the support team will always answer you within a day and try their best to adjust the software's settings to your liking and if you still have any further questions - they will arrange a meeting to help you solve the problem.
The CakeHR is especially convenient for those companies that are functioning within one country. However, even if the company has several branches located in several countries it is still not a problem. Although it can be a bit confusing at first with all these access levels and settings that you will have to think about - with the right tags and teams you will manage it just fine.
The Cake is very convenient for employees in terms of usage: it is simple, understandable, and solves the problem with the time-off policies' usage tracking.
There were quite a few issues that weren't particularly to my liking; however, after mentioning them to the CakeHR support team - they were quickly fixed and changed in the way we wanted them to. Still, there is one thing that I think needs an improvement.
As of now, when you want to upload the documents - you cannot filter/restrict them by location or the team. You can either upload it for everyone within the company to see it or upload it individually. As you might have already realized from that - if you want only one department or only one country's branch to see a certain document - you will have to upload it individually every time.
Hi Olga, thank you so much for taking time to submit your feedback. More options for documents share is due to be in production next week - so watch this space! :)
The software nearly runs by itself - as long as each user is trained properly. This allows the Administrators to focus on other important tasks.
I like the ability to create custom time-off fields for employees and being able to see everyone's future time-off requests for planning purposes. The "reporting" is very helpful for managers to use during our annual performance review process. Being able to color code the time-off fields makes the platform attractive on both desktop and mobile. I love being able to store HR-related documents for easy access. The entire platform has made our HR processes more efficient. LOVE, LOVE , LOVE!! :)
As an administrator/manager of the software, I find it difficult to navigate on my Android phone. I don't like being limited to this as I sometimes have to approve individual "time off" requests in the absence of the company President and when I am away from the office.
It sounds like you're all set to go!
Working with CakeHR has been a dream! There interface is incredibly user-friendly and makes managing our PTO policies a breeze. Managers love being able to accept/deny requests directly via the email notifications, and our employees love having quick access to submit time on the mobile app.
CakeHR is well thought out and designed, but our company has a few needs that CAKE does not directly meet. However, their support team is absolutely tremendous! They respond very quickly despite the time zone difference, they are always asking and open to our requests for features, and they immediately jump on any issues we encounter and resolve them with flying colors!
Finally, we love the integrations with other apps and our IT guys love being able to use their API to sync employee data to our internal company pages, simplifying PTO for our employees even more.
Credit/debit of days
Set auto increase of allotment based on employee hire date
Documents Section to store all our onboarding/benefits info
Being able to edit/enter time off that has occurred in the past
Would like to see more detailed customization such as:
View my PTO balance as days remaining for year vs. days accrued thus far
For PTO less than a full day, it would be nice to enter the exact time the employee wiht be out of the office.
More control over notifications for Admin level users.
Many thanks for your honest review :)
We're about to release an employee Scheduling feature that will allow all employees to see full attendance lists of employees.
I'll make sure your introduced and set up for this module!
14-day free trial
$3.40 per employee per month
1. Easy to use
2. Very graphic
2. Great to navigate
3. There's a mobile app (iOS & Android)
5. Feature set that will meet your needs
6. Award-winning software and HR blog
Voici quelques-unes des questions fréquentes sur CakeHR.
Types de licences disponibles pour CakeHR :
À partir de: $3.4/mois
Type de licence: Abonnement
version d'essai gratuite: Disponible
14-day free trial
$3.40 per employee per month
Fonctionnalités du logiciel CakeHR :
Utilisateurs habituels du logiciel CakeHR :
Grandes entreprises, Entreprises de taille moyenne, PME
Langues dans lesquelles CakeHR est disponible :
tchèque, anglais, hébreu, polonais, russe
Types de licences disponibles pour CakeHR:
Appareils pris en charge par CakeHR :
Applications s'intégrant à CakeHR :
Findmyshift, G Suite, Gmail, Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook, Slack, Slack, Teamdeck, Zapier
Ressources d'aide disponibles pour CakeHR :
FAQ, Base de connaissances, Support en ligne, Support téléphonique, Tutoriels vidéo