Homebase Review - why 4.6 stars?

Homebase Review
ITQlick Score: 88/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.6/5)
Pricing: 2/10 - low cost
Category: Time-sheet entry -> Homebase
Ranking:Ranked 3 out of 32 Time-sheet entry systems
Company: Homebase
Pricing: starts at $14 per location/month
Typical customers: Small businesses and start ups
Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Cloud
Links: Homebase pricing, Homebase alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: May 20, 2022

We publish unbiased reviews. Our opinions are our own and are not influenced by payments from advertisers. This content is reader-supported, which means if you leave your details with us we may earn a commission. Learn more by reading our advertiser disclosure.

What is Homebase and its features?

Homebase is a Time-sheet entry software designed to help its users track time and manage their team. Being a Time-sheet entry software, Homebase provides tools that help companies, entrepreneurs or managers to hire competent candidates, create schedules and manage shifts. It also offers users the opportunity to connect and learn from HR experts.

Among the numerous features of this software are Scheduling and Time tracking, HR & Compliance, Team communication and Hiring & Onboarding. The software company, Homebase, was first introduced to the public in 2015, and it has up to 51-200 employees with its headquarters in San Francisco, California.

What is Homebase rating?

The rating of Homebase is 4.6 stars out of 5 and the total score is 88 out of 100. The rating score is based on our unbiased data-based algo. Learn more - rating methodology page.

Who uses Homebase?

The typical customers include the following business size: Small businesses and start ups.

Is it easy to use?

Yes, Homebase makes it fairly easy to use. This product is user friendly and intuitive.

Is Homebase cloud-based?

Yes, they offer cloud based hosting, which means IT resources are retrieved through web-based tools and applications and you don't need to buy servers and additional hardware equipment.

Can it be used on mobile?

Yes, you can access Homebase on your mobile/smart phone.

Is Homebase the best Time-sheet entry system?

Homebase is ranked 3 out of 32 software in their category (Time-sheet entry systems).

What are Homebase's pros? (3 Pros)

  • Homebase is a cost-friendly solution compared to its top alternatives as its pricing model supports an unlimited number of employees and is priced per location
  • The platform is easy to set up and use
  • Employees on Homebase get prompt notifications on their shifts schedule

What are Homebase's cons? (2 cons)

  • Occasionally, Homebase does not alert employees on canceled shifts
  • The free plan has limited features compared to the free plans of its top alternatives

Who are their main alternatives?

Homebase is a time tracking, timesheet entry, and workforce management solution, and its top alternatives in these categories include Clockify, When I Work, Sling, and Deputy. Based on the criteria listed below, Homebase is compared to its leading alternatives:
  • Cloud/On-premise: Homebase is an entirely cloud-based timesheet entry and employee scheduling software solution. In comparison, all top alternatives of Homebase are fully cloud-based software solutions, and Clockify also has an on-premise option.
  • Cost: Homebase pricing starts at $14 per location per month, billed annually. The product has a free forever plan and a 14-day free trial offer. In comparison, Clockify pricing starts at $3.99/user/month, When I Work pricing starts at $4.00/user/month, Sling pricing starts at $2/user/month, and Deputy pricing starts at $2.50/user/month. Clockify and Sling have a free forever plan, and they all have free trial offers.
  • Customers/Industries: The Homebase timesheet solution is suitable for businesses in several industries, such as home & repair, hospitality & leisure, food & beverage, beauty & wellness, education & caregiving, etc. In comparison, Homebase and its top altering target similar clients, including customers in healthcare, security, emergency services, etc.
  • Functionality: Homebase is a robust timesheet entry solution with a time clock tool, payroll, hiring & onboarding, employee happiness, team communication, labor cost controls, etc. Compared to its top alternatives, Homebase does not offer invoicing tools and project management features like Clockify and has native HR features, unlike its top alternatives.
  • Popularity: Homebase is a leading timesheet entry solution loved by over 100,000 businesses and more than two million users. Over 320,000 businesses use Deputy, 200,000+ businesses use When I Work, and Clockify has millions of customers.
  • Scalability: Homebase is a scalable solution that supports businesses of all sizes, including single location and multi-location operations. In comparison, all the top alternatives of Homebase are equally scalable solutions.
  • Support: Support is available for companies and employees that use Homebase via a knowledge base, live chat, email, and a phone support channel. Homebase has a live chat channel that When I Work does not offer compared to its top alternatives.

What is the cost of Homebase?

Homebase pricing is based on four subscription offers: Basic, Essentials, Plus, and All In One. A free trial of the All In One plan is available, and the pricing information below is based on an annual billing model and per location. The Basic plan is free forever, and it supports one location, unlimited employees, hiring, etc.

Homebase Essential pricing starts at $14 per month and features everything in Basic plus performance tracking. Homebase Plus pricing starts at $35 per month, supports all features in Essential plus labor cost controls and time-off limits. All In One pricing starts at $70 per month and offers all features of Plus, plus HR & compliance, new hire onboarding, and employee documents.

What is the REAL total cost of implementation? on top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate you need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 2 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). You can fine here the REAL total cost breakdown for Homebase. You can also find here pricing information from Homebase's website.

What should you ask Homebase during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with Homebase and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching Homebase in action.

Where Homebase is used?

Homebase is a cloud-based timesheet entry and workforce management solution fit for small, growing, and large businesses across different industries such as beauty & wellness, hospitality, caregiving, etc. Graffiti Coffee, TASH Cosmetics, and Avid Books are a few of the thousands of clients using the Homebase platform.

List of categories

Applicant Tracking
Employee Management
Employee Scheduling
Employee Onboarding
Pre-employment Testing
Time and Attendance
Time-sheet entry
Retail & POS
Point of sale
Retail Customer Management

List of features

Data Analysis Tools
Mobile Access
Automated Scheduling
Employee Database
Hourly Employee Tracking
Salaried Time Tracking
Sick Leave Tracking

Homebase Vs. Alternatives

ITQlick rating
License pricing
ITQlick rating
License pricing
$14 per location/month
ITQlick rating
License pricing
$2 per user/month
ITQlick rating
License pricing
$3 per user/month
Buddy Pu...
ITQlick rating
License pricing
$2.99 per user/month
ITQlick rating
License pricing
$399.99 per license

Shlomi Lavi

Website Linkedin Facebook Twitter

Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.