10 Best Leave Management Software in India 2024 [Reviewed]

June 19th 2024

One of the biggest challenges for a startup founder or foundational HR and finance team is keeping track of employee leave requests (PTOs) and syncing these leaves with payroll so accurate salaries are processed, and employees are happy.  

This struggle is because most HR teams are too comfortable with spreadsheets. Spreadsheets are helpful for small teams, but managing multiple leave types and syncing them with payroll becomes nearly impossible as your team grows.

But why do it all manually when you have tailored employee leave management software to do it all? Leave management software tracks leaves, creates custom leave workflows, or automates leave and payroll integration. 

The bigger challenge is selecting the best leave management software for your business that matches YOUR unique use cases and YOUR budget. 

We have shortlisted the top leave management systems in India. Read and try to pick the best one for your organisation.

Essential Features to Look Out for in the Best Leave Management Software

Imagine your team is still using spreadsheets to apply and manage leaves, attendance and payroll.  

The result? A messy, disorganised workflow, no centralised dashboard, and unproductive HR and finance teams.   

Implementing simple leave management software that is equally useful for both HR professionals and employees is the best way to avoid such messy instances. Here are the features you must look for:

Features for HR Professionals

  • Tracking and accrual of different leave types like personal leave, sick leave, vacation, etc., according to organisation policies and employment terms

  • Structured leave request and approval workflow, including automated routing of leave to relevant managers and HR professionals for approval or denial

  • Dashboards showing accurate leave balances of each employee, considering accruals, carry-over leaves, and other adjustments

  • Centralised leave calendar for HR professionals and teams to view leave schedules, spot potential conflicts and ensure adequate staff

  • Leave policy customisation to tailor leave rules, policies, and calculations based on organisational requirements, standard industry practices, and labour laws

  • Reporting and analytics capabilities to generate reports on leave history and balances to find patterns and make informed decisions

  • Alerts for upcoming employee leave, pending approvals, and other updates

  • Audit trail of leave management-related activities, including requests, approvals, policy changes, etc., to ensure regulatory compliance

Features for Employees

  • Leave request submission system to request different types of leaves, such as casual leave, sick leave, maternity/paternity leave, etc., as defined by the company 

  • Self-service portal to view leave balances, submit applications, and track the status of leave requests

  • Notification and reminders about reducing leave balance, upcoming leave, leave approval or rejection, policy changes, and other updates

  • Easy access to leave policy to ensure transparency regarding leave application, approval, eligibility criteria, and leave entitlements

  • Leave modification or cancellation of approved leave requests in case of emergencies

  • Leave calendar integration with individual employee calendars to provide visibility into scheduled leaves

  • Mobile-friendly interface or mobile app to submit and manage leave requests

List of Best Leave Management Software in India 

  • Craze

  • GreytHR

  • Zoho People

  • Keka

  • Kredily

  • Zimyo

  • HROne

  • Gusto

  • PocketHRMS

  • Qandle

Quick Comparison of Top Three Best Leave Management Software in India

We will get to each leave management software's details, pricing, and key features. 

But before that, here are our top best picks, their pros, cons and starting price. It's up to you if you want to try these three or wish to read about all 10 before making a decision 🙂

Tool name

Craze

Keka

Zoho People

Pros

Adaptable UI, affordable for startups, 24/7 assistance




Easy tracking of employee leave requests and approvals 


A simple, user-friendly tool to track time off, sick leave, maternity days, etc.

Cons

There is no mobile app, but Craze offers a mobile-friendly web browser to compensate


Complicated UX and login issues



Auto-logout issues


Ideal for

Startups and SMEs with less than 100 team members looking for affordable leave management software with no feature lock-ins

Medium-sized businesses and enterprises looking for basic leave management features 

SMEs with small teams looking for a cost-effective leave management tool 

Starting price

Core with Leaves at ₹80/month/ person access to all advanced leave management features

₹9,999/month for up to 100 employees and ₹90/month for each additional employee

₹60/user/month with additional cost for support and fast onboarding

Top 10 Leave Management Systems in India

Time to dive deeper into the list of best leave management software solutions in India. Our analysis is based on the tools’ key features, use cases, price and user feedback collected from review portals like G2 and Capterra

  1. Craze

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craze
craze

Craze is the newest player in our list of best leave management systems. But when you try out its advanced leave management dashboard, leave tracking capabilities, and powerful configurations, you will realise why it is becoming a top favourite among Indian SMEs and startups like Aroleap (Shark Tank S3). 

We completed onboarding in under half a day and processed payroll within 24 hours of our initial conversation. Craze makes tasks much easier compared to other disconnected solutions. Excel sheets are cumbersome and prone to errors, but Craze solves these issues. My experience has been excellent! I highly recommend Craze.

Aman Rai

Co-Founder, Aroleap

We completed onboarding in under half a day and processed payroll within 24 hours of our initial conversation. Craze makes tasks much easier compared to other disconnected solutions. Excel sheets are cumbersome and prone to errors, but Craze solves these issues. My experience has been excellent! I highly recommend Craze.

Aman Rai

Co-Founder, Aroleap

Built for teams of all sizes, Craze is one of the few tools on our list that offers cost-effective features for startups and SMEs with growing teams. The best part is that getting onboarded within Craze takes less than 30 minutes. Simply create an account, add your team, and edit leaves—it's that easy.

Craze helps with custom workflows and leave policy customisation according to company and employee needs, locations, calendars, or financial years.

craze leave policy
craze leave policy
craze leave policy

The leave management system lets you configure employee-friendly leave settings, including leave encashment, carry forward, monthly accrual, limited/unlimited, and retroactive leaves.

craze leave policy edit
craze leave policy edit
craze leave policy edit

Craze’s leave management software offers effortless leave tracking on a single dashboard. View each employee's leave, set max caps, revoke leaves post-approval, and assign approval permissions.

Additionally, based on employee leaves, it auto-syncs with the payroll product to calculate the loss of pay, ensuring accurate payroll calculations and one-click salary disbursements.

Craze best features

  • Customise leave, holiday, and weekend policies with auto-approvals

  • Configure leave settings to boost employee satisfaction

  •  Track and grant leaves on a user-friendly dashboard

  • Integrate leave system with payroll to auto-calculate loss of pay based on employee leaves and disburse salaries in a single click

  •  Get lightning-fast support from experts

Pros

  • User-friendly dashboard to track and grant leaves

  • Flexible leave policy system

  • Adaptable UI

  • 24/7 super-fast support    

Here’s what Craze’s existing customers have to say:

Why startups use Craze
as their people operating system

Read all customer testimonials

  • We completed onboarding in under half a day and processed payroll within 24 hours of our initial conversation. Craze makes tasks much easier compared to other disconnected solutions. Excel sheets are cumbersome and prone to errors, but Craze solves these issues. My experience has been excellent! I highly recommend Craze.

    Aman Rai

    Co-Founder, Aroleap

  • I'm thrilled with the seamless onboarding experience provided by Craze. Their phenomenal support streamlined our HR processes, making payroll a breeze. It has truly elevated Needibay's efficiency and transformed our HR operations. I highly recommend any growing company to rely on Craze

    Arojeet Saha

    Founder, Needibay

  • After trying various admin and payroll tools, our main concerns were complicated UIs, poor service, and slow turnarounds. Switching to Craze for Payroll, leave, and attendance solved all these issues. Kabir and the team have been hands-on, providing excellent customer service. The UI is user-friendly. Highly recommended!

    Sahaan Suman Kumar

    Founder, Bubble Network

  • Craze has been a breeze in running payroll. Our bottle neck was manually wasting time on each contractor or employee's sales commission, adding them to our beneficiary, waiting 24 hours and submitting 10+ OTPs. Craze solved that for us and would 10/10 recommend to all fellow founders and HR leaders

    Bharadwaj Giridhar

    Co-Founder & CEO, Inbox Pirates

  • DocTrue's payroll process used to be manual, which was time-consuming and required coordination with auditors. Craze has helped automate DocTrue's payroll and compliance, significantly reducing the time spent on these tasks. The onboarding experience with Craze was great, and their support has been excellent

    Pushkara RS

    Co-Founder & COO, DocTrue

  • I want to give a shoutout to the guys at Craze (YC S22). They really made our HR and payroll processes super smooth, both for us and our employees. Any issue was addressed quickly with great customer service. I highly recommend it to founders who want to focus on building without wasting time on admin work!

    Itamar Bitan

    Co-Founder, Dognosis

  • The Craze platform is extremely intuitive and easy to use when compared to other payroll/HRM vendors. That being said, my favourite feature is definitely how quick and responsive they are in providing any support

    Sidharth Rao

    Co-Founder & COO, Integration Labs

  • Craze has completely transformed how we handle salary processing and contractor payments, cutting my effort by over 70%. I don’t have to worry about figuring out taxes or dealing with TDS calculations anymore. The dashboard is super easy to use, and the support is amazing and fast. Craze has helped Arezou grow!

    Ishita Saxena

    Founder, Arezou

  • Craze has easily given me back 10-15 hours. Before Craze, we tried a few payroll softwares but still had to spend time on compliance. With Craze, payroll management is just one click away

    Sarthak Jain

    Founder, Findr

  • Craze has been a big relief for QuickReel, especially as a first-time founder dealing with compliance struggles. The seamless onboarding process and exceptional 24/7 support has been highly impressive. Craze has made managing QuickReel's HR, payroll, and compliance needs effortless, allowing me to focus more on scaling the business

    Ansh Vashistha

    Founder, QuickReel

  • The interface is intuitive and user-friendly, making the whole process hassle-free. It's saved me a lot of time and headaches. Overall, I highly recommend Craze to anyone looking for a simple yet effective payroll solution. Quick and effective support is another reason to use Craze

    Vishal Sharma

    Founder, Autopilot

  • The onboarding process was exceptionally smooth, and the product is sleek and well-designed. Kabir and his team were impressively prompt in addressing all of our queries

    Sanskar Jain

    Co-Founder & CEO, Entvin

  • We are a small team yet Craze saves us a lot of time in payroll and I can only imagine how much of an impact it can have on bigger businesses. Team Craze were super quick and precise with the onboarding and quick demo

    Krishna Mohan

    Co-Founder, FunnelHQ

  • Craze offered the perfect solution for our small tech startup's HR and payroll needs. When an employee requested a salary slip, we, as first-time startup founders, were initially unsure how to provide one. Craze provided a one-stop HR and payroll solution, resolving all our issues instantly

    Hemang Vyas

    Co-Founder & Head of Operations, Dev Satva

  • Huge shoutout to Craze. They have built a super slick easy to understand platform to process payroll. The setup process took less than 5 minutes and I could easily understand the different features and add my team members. Special thanks to Kabir Nagral for inviting me on a call so quickly and getting me started with Craze

    Harsh Agrawal

    Founder, DevKit

  • We absolutely loved using Craze to automate our payroll process. It's as simple as clicking a button and saves at least three hours every month by completely streamlining all payroll-related compliances. The UI is super intuitive, and the team is super helpful and responsive. I would definitely recommend it to early-stage startups

    Harshil N

    Founder and CEO, Contineu AI

Why startups use Craze
as their people operating system

Read all customer testimonials

  • We completed onboarding in under half a day and processed payroll within 24 hours of our initial conversation. Craze makes tasks much easier compared to other disconnected solutions. Excel sheets are cumbersome and prone to errors, but Craze solves these issues. My experience has been excellent! I highly recommend Craze.

    Aman Rai

    Co-Founder, Aroleap

  • I'm thrilled with the seamless onboarding experience provided by Craze. Their phenomenal support streamlined our HR processes, making payroll a breeze. It has truly elevated Needibay's efficiency and transformed our HR operations. I highly recommend any growing company to rely on Craze

    Arojeet Saha

    Founder, Needibay

  • After trying various admin and payroll tools, our main concerns were complicated UIs, poor service, and slow turnarounds. Switching to Craze for Payroll, leave, and attendance solved all these issues. Kabir and the team have been hands-on, providing excellent customer service. The UI is user-friendly. Highly recommended!

    Sahaan Suman Kumar

    Founder, Bubble Network

  • Craze has been a breeze in running payroll. Our bottle neck was manually wasting time on each contractor or employee's sales commission, adding them to our beneficiary, waiting 24 hours and submitting 10+ OTPs. Craze solved that for us and would 10/10 recommend to all fellow founders and HR leaders

    Bharadwaj Giridhar

    Co-Founder & CEO, Inbox Pirates

  • DocTrue's payroll process used to be manual, which was time-consuming and required coordination with auditors. Craze has helped automate DocTrue's payroll and compliance, significantly reducing the time spent on these tasks. The onboarding experience with Craze was great, and their support has been excellent

    Pushkara RS

    Co-Founder & COO, DocTrue

  • I want to give a shoutout to the guys at Craze (YC S22). They really made our HR and payroll processes super smooth, both for us and our employees. Any issue was addressed quickly with great customer service. I highly recommend it to founders who want to focus on building without wasting time on admin work!

    Itamar Bitan

    Co-Founder, Dognosis

  • The Craze platform is extremely intuitive and easy to use when compared to other payroll/HRM vendors. That being said, my favourite feature is definitely how quick and responsive they are in providing any support

    Sidharth Rao

    Co-Founder & COO, Integration Labs

  • Craze has completely transformed how we handle salary processing and contractor payments, cutting my effort by over 70%. I don’t have to worry about figuring out taxes or dealing with TDS calculations anymore. The dashboard is super easy to use, and the support is amazing and fast. Craze has helped Arezou grow!

    Ishita Saxena

    Founder, Arezou

  • Craze has easily given me back 10-15 hours. Before Craze, we tried a few payroll softwares but still had to spend time on compliance. With Craze, payroll management is just one click away

    Sarthak Jain

    Founder, Findr

  • Craze has been a big relief for QuickReel, especially as a first-time founder dealing with compliance struggles. The seamless onboarding process and exceptional 24/7 support has been highly impressive. Craze has made managing QuickReel's HR, payroll, and compliance needs effortless, allowing me to focus more on scaling the business

    Ansh Vashistha

    Founder, QuickReel

  • The interface is intuitive and user-friendly, making the whole process hassle-free. It's saved me a lot of time and headaches. Overall, I highly recommend Craze to anyone looking for a simple yet effective payroll solution. Quick and effective support is another reason to use Craze

    Vishal Sharma

    Founder, Autopilot

  • The onboarding process was exceptionally smooth, and the product is sleek and well-designed. Kabir and his team were impressively prompt in addressing all of our queries

    Sanskar Jain

    Co-Founder & CEO, Entvin

  • We are a small team yet Craze saves us a lot of time in payroll and I can only imagine how much of an impact it can have on bigger businesses. Team Craze were super quick and precise with the onboarding and quick demo

    Krishna Mohan

    Co-Founder, FunnelHQ

  • Craze offered the perfect solution for our small tech startup's HR and payroll needs. When an employee requested a salary slip, we, as first-time startup founders, were initially unsure how to provide one. Craze provided a one-stop HR and payroll solution, resolving all our issues instantly

    Hemang Vyas

    Co-Founder & Head of Operations, Dev Satva

  • Huge shoutout to Craze. They have built a super slick easy to understand platform to process payroll. The setup process took less than 5 minutes and I could easily understand the different features and add my team members. Special thanks to Kabir Nagral for inviting me on a call so quickly and getting me started with Craze

    Harsh Agrawal

    Founder, DevKit

  • We absolutely loved using Craze to automate our payroll process. It's as simple as clicking a button and saves at least three hours every month by completely streamlining all payroll-related compliances. The UI is super intuitive, and the team is super helpful and responsive. I would definitely recommend it to early-stage startups

    Harshil N

    Founder and CEO, Contineu AI

Why startups use Craze
as their people operating system

Read all customer testimonials

  • We completed onboarding in under half a day and processed payroll within 24 hours of our initial conversation. Craze makes tasks much easier compared to other disconnected solutions. Excel sheets are cumbersome and prone to errors, but Craze solves these issues. My experience has been excellent! I highly recommend Craze.

    Aman Rai

    Co-Founder, Aroleap

  • I'm thrilled with the seamless onboarding experience provided by Craze. Their phenomenal support streamlined our HR processes, making payroll a breeze. It has truly elevated Needibay's efficiency and transformed our HR operations. I highly recommend any growing company to rely on Craze

    Arojeet Saha

    Founder, Needibay

  • After trying various admin and payroll tools, our main concerns were complicated UIs, poor service, and slow turnarounds. Switching to Craze for Payroll, leave, and attendance solved all these issues. Kabir and the team have been hands-on, providing excellent customer service. The UI is user-friendly. Highly recommended!

    Sahaan Suman Kumar

    Founder, Bubble Network

  • Craze has been a breeze in running payroll. Our bottle neck was manually wasting time on each contractor or employee's sales commission, adding them to our beneficiary, waiting 24 hours and submitting 10+ OTPs. Craze solved that for us and would 10/10 recommend to all fellow founders and HR leaders

    Bharadwaj Giridhar

    Co-Founder & CEO, Inbox Pirates

  • DocTrue's payroll process used to be manual, which was time-consuming and required coordination with auditors. Craze has helped automate DocTrue's payroll and compliance, significantly reducing the time spent on these tasks. The onboarding experience with Craze was great, and their support has been excellent

    Pushkara RS

    Co-Founder & COO, DocTrue

  • I want to give a shoutout to the guys at Craze (YC S22). They really made our HR and payroll processes super smooth, both for us and our employees. Any issue was addressed quickly with great customer service. I highly recommend it to founders who want to focus on building without wasting time on admin work!

    Itamar Bitan

    Co-Founder, Dognosis

  • The Craze platform is extremely intuitive and easy to use when compared to other payroll/HRM vendors. That being said, my favourite feature is definitely how quick and responsive they are in providing any support

    Sidharth Rao

    Co-Founder & COO, Integration Labs

  • Craze has completely transformed how we handle salary processing and contractor payments, cutting my effort by over 70%. I don’t have to worry about figuring out taxes or dealing with TDS calculations anymore. The dashboard is super easy to use, and the support is amazing and fast. Craze has helped Arezou grow!

    Ishita Saxena

    Founder, Arezou

  • Craze has easily given me back 10-15 hours. Before Craze, we tried a few payroll softwares but still had to spend time on compliance. With Craze, payroll management is just one click away

    Sarthak Jain

    Founder, Findr

  • Craze has been a big relief for QuickReel, especially as a first-time founder dealing with compliance struggles. The seamless onboarding process and exceptional 24/7 support has been highly impressive. Craze has made managing QuickReel's HR, payroll, and compliance needs effortless, allowing me to focus more on scaling the business

    Ansh Vashistha

    Founder, QuickReel

  • The interface is intuitive and user-friendly, making the whole process hassle-free. It's saved me a lot of time and headaches. Overall, I highly recommend Craze to anyone looking for a simple yet effective payroll solution. Quick and effective support is another reason to use Craze

    Vishal Sharma

    Founder, Autopilot

  • The onboarding process was exceptionally smooth, and the product is sleek and well-designed. Kabir and his team were impressively prompt in addressing all of our queries

    Sanskar Jain

    Co-Founder & CEO, Entvin

  • We are a small team yet Craze saves us a lot of time in payroll and I can only imagine how much of an impact it can have on bigger businesses. Team Craze were super quick and precise with the onboarding and quick demo

    Krishna Mohan

    Co-Founder, FunnelHQ

  • Craze offered the perfect solution for our small tech startup's HR and payroll needs. When an employee requested a salary slip, we, as first-time startup founders, were initially unsure how to provide one. Craze provided a one-stop HR and payroll solution, resolving all our issues instantly

    Hemang Vyas

    Co-Founder & Head of Operations, Dev Satva

  • Huge shoutout to Craze. They have built a super slick easy to understand platform to process payroll. The setup process took less than 5 minutes and I could easily understand the different features and add my team members. Special thanks to Kabir Nagral for inviting me on a call so quickly and getting me started with Craze

    Harsh Agrawal

    Founder, DevKit

  • We absolutely loved using Craze to automate our payroll process. It's as simple as clicking a button and saves at least three hours every month by completely streamlining all payroll-related compliances. The UI is super intuitive, and the team is super helpful and responsive. I would definitely recommend it to early-stage startups

    Harshil N

    Founder and CEO, Contineu AI

Cons

Craze doesn’t provide a mobile app, but it does offer a mobile-friendly web browser for easy access

Ideal for: Startups and SMEs with less than 100 team members looking for affordable leave management software with no feature lock-ins  

Pricing

  • Growth: At ₹40/month/person, get access to Core features and an additional ₹40/month/person to access advanced leave management features with no limit on the number of people 

  • Custom: This plan is perfect for enterprises with 100+ employees. It allows you to access custom features and unique use cases based on your business requirements

  1. GreytHR

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greythr
greythr

GreytHR is one of the best leave management software. The platform allows users to manage leave types, track leave, apply for them, and set custom leave policies according to business needs.   

GreytHR best features

  • Create multiple leave schemes and policies for different employee groups with 50+ configurable parameters

  • Process year-end leave, carry forward leave balance, and grant leave with a single click

  • Gain insights from leave reports, dashboards, and analytics

Read more about the leave management system from this detailed GreytHR Review 2024.

Pros

  • Simple process to apply for sick leave and time off 

  • All documents like leave policy and salary slips are accessible in one place 

Cons

  • Login issues; might require login after every hour 

  • There is a latency issue in the app; it takes time to refresh and update changes 

Ideal for: Small and mid-sized teams looking for customisation in leave management with a budget of at least ₹3495/month

Pricing

  • Starter: ₹0/month for 25 employees and access to limited leave management features 

  • Essential: ₹3495/month for 50 employees and ₹30/month for each additional employee and limited access to employee workflows for process automation

  • Growth: ₹5495/month for 50 employees and ₹60/month for each additional employee and add-on pricing for access to performance management system features

  • Enterprise: ₹7495/month for 50 employees and ₹100/month for each additional employee and add-on pricing for access to AI-powered facial recognition-based attendance marking and performance management system

  1. Zoho People

zoho people
zoho people
zoho people

Zoho People is a time-off management tool that tracks employee time off and automates calculations to sync with the payroll system. The leave management system lets you configure multiple leave policies for a leave type based on how long the employee has been working with your company. 

Zoho People best features 

  • Set threshold Bradford score, adjust levels for absences, and identify critical employee absenteeism trends early

  • Create custom holiday calendars based on your location and assign policies for specific shifts or region

  • The time off dashboard provides a complete rundown of all PTOs, listing future dates that employees have planned to take off

Pros 

  • A simple software to track time off, sick leave, maternity days, etc., without conflict 

  • User-friendly design makes time tracking, leave management, and accessing employee records accessible 

Cons 

  • Too many drop-downs can confuse users. The software has glitches that lead to check-in, check-out, and auto-logout issues 

Ideal for: Small businesses looking for advanced leave management software on a budget, with a starting price of ₹60/user/month

Pricing

  • Essential HR: ₹60/user/month with no access to timesheet management, job scheduling, time tracking, and other features

  • Professional: ₹120/user/month without access to performance and self-appraisals, 360-degree feedback, analytics, etc.

  • Premium: ₹180/user/month with feature lock-ins

  • Enterprise: ₹240/user/month and no access to Zoho Payroll, Zoho Connect and other Zoho suite tools

  • People Plus: ₹450/user/month and access to all features

  1. Keka

kekahr
kekahr
kekahr

Keka is one of the best leave management software that helps users track and handle leaves more efficiently. The platform offers custom leave policies and self-serve tools for employees to request leave or work from home using the desktop version or mobile app.

Keka best features 

  • View team members on leave and track leave balances from anywhere using the self-service portal

  • Control who approves leave requests and assign replacement persons if required with custom approval workflows

  • Keep your team updated about who is off and when with a shared leave calendar

Get more insights into Keka features in this detailed Keka Review 2024

Pros 

  • Easy to request, approve, and track employee leave

  • Get updates on holidays and upcoming events through reminders 

Cons 

  • The UX is slightly complicated, as users need to go through several menus to find a feature 

  • Server down and login issues

Ideal for: Medium-sized businesses and enterprises looking for advanced leave management features with a minimum budget of ₹9,999/month and ₹90/month from the 101st employee

Pricing

  • Foundation: ₹9,999/month for up to 100 employees and ₹90/month for each additional employee with no access to people analytics, employee exit, employee self-service features

  • Strength:  ₹12,999/month for up to 100 employees and ₹120/month for each additional employee with no access to workflow automation and other necessary features

  • Growth:  ₹15,999/month for up to 100 employees and ₹150/month for each additional employee with access to all features, except Keka Learn, advanced shift management, and timesheets, available as add-ons

  1. Kredily

kredily
kredily
kredily

Kredily is an employee leave management software that lets you control your leave management process by offering real-time visibility into leave requests, approvals, and balances. 

Kredily best features 

  • Automated notifications to inform employees and managers about leave request status, pending approvals, rejections, and other updates

  • Customise leave policies, accrual rules, and approval workflows to ensure a flexible leave management system

  • The leave system accommodates different types of leave, including casual, vacation, sick, maternity/paternity, etc.

Learn more about Kredily’s leave management features in this Kredily Review 2024.

Pros 

  • Tracking leave, overtime, and monitoring work hours is simple

  • User-friendly interface

Cons 

  • Frequent software updates disrupt the data 

  • Auto-logout when the user is inactive for a certain time 

Ideal for: Medium-sized teams and enterprises looking for basic, leave management software

Pricing

  • Free forever: ₹0 /Month with access to only one custom leave rule, 250 MB data storage, and no access to attendance management features

  • Professional: ₹1499/Month for up to 25 employees and ₹60/additional employee from the 26th employee with unlimited custom leave rules 

  • Enterprise: Custom pricing

  1. Zimyo

zimyo
zimyo
zimyo

Zimyo’s automated leave management solution saves time and effort from manual processes. It lets you configure public holidays, track employee leave balances, send leave requests, and approve them quickly. 

Zimyo best features 

  • Leave balance tracker to check employee leave balances

  • Customise leave type, configure leave settings and update employees with automated notifications

  • Configure leave rules and restrictions, establish leave disbursement cycles, and create custom leave reports 

Pros 

  • Automated leave application, tracking, and approvals

  • The mobile app allows users to track leaves, payslips, etc., and access vital information 

Cons 

  • Complex sandwich leave policy settings 

  • Some glitches often result in frozen screens, app slow-down, delays in approvals, and mis-punches

Ideal for: Small and medium businesses looking for advanced features to automate and streamline leave management

Pricing

  • Basic: ₹80/ user/ month with minimum billing for 40 users and no access to advanced time tracking, custom reports, and other advanced HR features

  • Standard: ₹120/ user/ month with minimum billing for 40 users and no access to performance reviews, global payroll and compliance management, and other features

  • Enterprise: ₹125/ user/ month with minimum billing for 40 users and access to all features except timesheets, payouts, trip management, and other features, available as add-ons

  1. HROne

hrone
hrone
hrone

HROne is a leave management system that automates employee leave processes. The platform lets you create custom policies based on company needs.

HROne best features 

  • Define leave policy and automate credit leave updates

  • Auto credit scheduler to simplify and manage leaves with accuracy

  • Capture employee absence on the premises and create custom short leave policies

Learn more about HROne features in this detailed HROne Review.

Pros 

  • The mobile app makes leave application, management, and approvals easy 

  • Interactive user interface

Cons 

  • Technical glitches often slow down processes like leave approvals, time tracking, etc. 

  • Mobile app login issues 

Ideal for: Mid-sized businesses looking for robust leave management features within budget

Pricing

  • Basic: ₹85 /user/month and no access to pre-onboarding, document management, and other workforce features 

  • Professional: ₹115 /user/month and no access to performance management and helpdesk features 

  • Enterprise: Custom pricing

  1. BambooHR

bamboohr
bamboohr
bamboohr

BambooHR’s leave management system, also known as Time Off software, is a vacation tracking software that helps HRs track PTO requests and simplifies approvals of these requests with a streamlined workflow. 

BambooHR best features 

  • A time-off calculator to check employees’ PTO balances and schedule their leaves through phones 

  • Set up customised PTO policy and ability to change accruals based on location 

  • A simple dashboard for HRs and team leads to check employees’ leave-related updates at a glance

Pros 

  • Simple, user-friendly interface and dashboard 

  • Customizable leave management workflows 

Cons 

  • Limited features to accommodate global teams 

  • Lack of pricing transparency 

Ideal for: Small HR teams with basic operational needs and fine with feature gating

Pricing
There are two plans, Core and Pro. The time-off management software is available in both. But pricing is not disclosed.

  1. PocketHRMS

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pockethrms

Qandle is an attendance management software that helps manage employee attendance, time tracking, and work activity. The platform simplifies recording working hours and tracking employees at different locations. 

Qandle best features

  • Online attendance system to collect, manage, and export payroll data from anywhere

  • Notification configuration to alert employees and managers of approaching overtime missed punches or punches outside geofenced areas

  • Real-time analytics to get insights into employee attendance

Pros

  • Easy to track daily employee attendance and count working hours 

  • Intuitive and attractive user interface 

Cons

  • The software crashes sometimes, not tracking clock-in, clock-out, and break times 

  • It lacks protection and security features 

Ideal for: Mid-sized businesses and enterprises looking for advanced HR functions 

Pricing

  • Foundation: ₹2450/month for up to 50 employees and ₹49/month per additional employee with no access to employee helpdesk, asset management, visual analytics, and strategic HR features

  • Regular: ₹3950/month for up to 50 employees and ₹79/month per additional employee with limited access to core HR features and reporting only

  • Plus: ₹4950/month for up to 50 employees and ₹99/month per additional employee with no access to collaboration, and an extra ₹50/month per employee for the remote toolkit

  • Premium: ₹6450/month for up to 50 employees and ₹129/month per additional employee with access to all features  

  • Enterprise: Custom pricing plan suitable for more than 1000 employees

  1. Qandle

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qandle
qandle

Qandle lets you track and manage employee leave and holidays in a single dashboard. The leave management software offers automated approval workflows to route leave requests to relevant managers for approval. 

Qandle best features 

  • Vacation tracker to track vacations and identify employees or HRs off the calendar

  • Cloud-based management system on mobile devices to apply and approve leaves on the go

  • Customise leave policies based on organisation and employee needs

Pros 

  • User-friendly platform with customisation options 

  • It is easy to track employee attendance, leave, clock in, and clock out in one dashboard 

Cons 

  • The site response may be slow at times

  • The app has bugs; it crashes often 

Ideal for: Mid-sized businesses and enterprises seeking advanced leave management features

Pricing

  • Foundation: ₹2450/month for up to 50 employees and ₹49/month per extra employee with no access to employee helpdesk, asset management, onboarding & exit, and other strategic HR features

  • Regular: ₹3950/month for up to 50 employees and ₹79/month per extra employee with no access to strategic HR features

  • Plus: ₹4950/month for up to 50 employees and ₹99/month per extra employee with feature lock-ins

  • Premium: ₹6450/month for up to 50 employees and ₹129/month per extra employee with access to all features except the remote toolkit, available as an add-on

  • Enterprise: Custom pricing plan suitable for more than 1000 employees

How to Select the Best Leave Management Software?

Now that you know the essential features to look for in leave management software, let's discuss other aspects to consider to get the right tool for your business: 

  • Scalability: Check if the leave management software meets your current and future needs as the business grows

  • User-friendliness: Make sure the software is intuitive for teams across departments, as complexities can hinder tool adoption

  • 24/7 dedicated support: Assess if the software vendor provides reliable and responsive customer support. Ask about custom training options to ensure seamless tool adoption

  • Personalisation: Check the vendor's flexibility to customise the tool features based on your company's and team's evolving needs

Conclusion

It's time to decide which leave management software you would pick best. 

While it is a good idea to opt for a free trial for all of these tools before making a final choice, here’s a humble brag about Craze: the only tool we found that sits perfectly with startups with its easy pricing and no feature-gating. 

You are a perfect fit for Craze if: 

  • You are searching for a people operating system that handles HR, finance, and IT all in one place

  • You are frustrated with the existing leave management software in India that restricts essential features  

  • You want to work with a kind, supportive team that understands your struggles and is genuinely interested in helping you

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FAQs

What is the cost of leave management software in India?

India's best leave management software starts at ₹40 per user per month to ₹15,999/ month for up to 100 employees.

Why should I implement leave management software?

Implementing leave management software reduces manual work and streamlines the leave management processes. Craze offers an advanced leave management system with configurable leave settings and custom policies.

What are the key things to look for in leave management software?

Look for user-friendliness, adaptability, accuracy, pricing, and a 24/7 customer support team to help adopt the tool.

What features should I look for in leave management tools?

Look for easy leave requests, tracking, approval/rejection alerts, custom policies, reports and workflow automation.

Does leave management software handle leave calculation?

The best leave management software automates leave calculation, freeing HR professionals from manual processes. 

What types of leave should leave management software cover?

Leave management software offers leave-type customisation according to company policies and employee needs. It helps manage different leave types, including vacation, PTO, casual, sick, and parental leave.

Does leave management software offer payroll and core HR as built-in features? 

Yes, leave management software like Craze has a strong core HR and built-in payroll software that syncs deeply in real-time.

What are the different pricing models in attendance software?

It is per-user-based. Some companies have feature gating and minimum users. Craze doesn't have restrictions and has transparent pricing.

Sreyashi Chatterjee

Sreyashi Chatterjee is a SaaS content marketing consultant. When she is not writing or thinking about writing, she is watching Netflix or reading a thriller novel while sipping coffee.

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