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Leave management software and attendance tracking tools

Leave management systems can help you keep accurate records and empower employees to self-manage their time-off requests and attendance.

Why use leave management software?

Leave management software helps to streamline the process of tracking and managing employee absences, and reduces the potential for errors and disputes. It ensures compliance with legal and company-specific leave policies, and cuts down admin time, allowing for a more focused and efficient approach to workforce management.

Track and report attendance and leave online

Access our cloud-based leave and absence management system from any location, and on any device. With attendance and holiday tracking features, your team can update records on the go. 

Identify and troubleshoot absences

With the right absence management software in place, you can spot challenges with attendance to help identify colleagues or teams that need more support or resources.

Pay accurately and on time

Attendance tracker and leave management systems ensure that everyone gets paid accurately, and for hours worked. Boost morale, increase productivity, and make payments run smoothly.

Minimise inaccuracy

Attendance tracking and absence management software automatically records time spent on different projects. Reduce human error, minimise compliance risks, and save business owners such as HR managers, and payroll professionals, countless hours on data entry.

Leave management software features

Our absence, leave, and attendance tracking software tools include a range of features that can help you manage your team more effectively.

Real-time reporting

Get actionable insights with software that allows you to monitor and track attendance via real-time reporting online, acting as a single source of truth when it comes to leave and absences.

Shared calendar

Annual leave management software that uses a shared calendar lets everyone know when people are off. Make holiday request processes fairer and clearer.

Employee self-service

Intuitive, easy-to-use self-serve solutions make for a better employee experience. Give your staff more flexibility and autonomy.

Approve time off from anywhere

Manage annual leave requests and approvals with ease. Whether at your desk or on the move, benefit from online tools that you can access from anywhere.

Our leave management software solutions

Discover the best attendance tracking and leave management tool for your business. We have solutions for small businesses with less than 25 employees, that include payroll. We also have software designed for medium-sized and growing businesses. 

Sage HR

Flexible HR modules for small and mid-sized businesses.

For small to medium sized businesses that want a modular HR system that will simplify processes across the end-to-end employment journey.

  • Simplified end-to-end HR system that’s easy to administrate
  • Core HR and leave management with additional modules for performance, timesheets, shift scheduling, recruitment and expenses
  • Modular design, pricing and setup
  • Ready to go out of the box, no implementation required
  • Establish a single source of truth for all your employee data
  • Automate people processes to reduce admin and improve productivity
  • Easy to navigate employee self-serve for better employee experience
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Sage People

Flexible HRIS people management software built for mid-sized and global businesses

For medium sized businesses that want to manage global or multi-locational teams from a single, scalable cloud system.

  • Highly configurable HR and people solution managed by your HR team
  • Core HR, attendance and leave, performance and talent management, compensation management with additional recruitment module available
  • Built on Salesforce, an enterprise grade platform
  • Team of implementation experts to get maximum value, followed by a dedicated Customer Success Manager
  • Meet multi-national, multi-currency and multi-locational employee requirements
  • Advanced workflows and configurable reporting to meet specific business requirements
  • Customisable branding and content per business area for personalised employee self-serve

Leave management software FAQs

Cloud-based attendance tracking and leave management software are online solutions that help businesses monitor staff absence and working patterns. A good attendance and absence management software tool can also offer managers an easy and effective way to review and approve holiday requests online, giving the whole team an instant overview of who's off at any given time.

When it comes to cutting down on sick leave, it’s important to understand the reasons behind above-average absenteeism. While most people take time off for legitimate health reasons, it’s also important to rule out the possibility of sick leave abuse, or time theft. Attendance and absence management software can eliminate the guesswork from this process, as it helps managers track sickness absence and find any worrying patterns. 

For employees suffering with different medical ailments, some ways a business can help to reduce sick leave include:

  • Creating a culture that encourages a healthy work-life balance.
  • Having a clear policy for absences.
  • Implementing wellness programmes: these support employees’ well-being with things like voluntary health assessments, occupational health facilities, and opportunities for flexible work.

As for annual leave, it’s important to encourage employees to spread out their holidays across the year rather than saving them up. Taking regular breaks from work will keep their well-being and motivation levels high throughout the year. You should also be mindful of how many people are taking annual leave at the same time, to support business continuity.

Turning down holiday requests can be badly received, so it’s helpful to have a clear practice in place for accepting requests, such as ‘first come, first served’. Effective annual leave management software can help keep with transparency in relation to holiday requests and approvals.

With Sage, what you pay will depend on which attendance tracking and leave management software solution you opt for, as well as your number of employees and specific business needs. 

Sage HR is a comprehensive option for small and medium businesses, for work on site or on the go, with pricing starting at £4.40 per active employee. It comes with smart absence and attendance tracking features, as well as expense management, time management, scheduling, onboarding and more. For smaller companies, with less than 25 employees, Sage HR comes with payroll features included, while businesses with 25 or more employees can also benefit from Sage HR, with payroll as a separate, standalone product. 

Sage People is ideal for mid-sized, global or multi-locational organisations. It enables organisations to transform the way that they attract, manage, engage, and retain people, wherever they are. Sage People is highly flexible and pricing is dependent on the number of employees, functionality, configuration and other factors. To discuss pricing options, please fill in our demo form and we'll be in touch by phone within 24 hours.

You can use our solution finder to figure out which product will be the best fit for you, or explore our support hub for answers to questions around our software and services. 

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