edays

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World-class absence, leave and attendance management system

About edays

The world's smartest absence and leave management software. With one configurable system, edays reduces admin through automated processes, helps you gain actionable people insights, and empowers you to leave the spreadsheets behind.

Over 1,400 companies across 120 countries, in 25 languages, trust edays global absence & leave management software. The system is often integrated with core HR and Payroll software to increase the effectiveness of organisations infrastructure.

edays is an online, self-service web application and mobile app for managing, tracking and reporting employee holiday and absence.

edays is loved by organisations worldwide, ranging from large multi-nationals to SME's across every sector.

Unlike an Excel spreadsheet or paper-based systems, edays delivers value to managers and HR leaders by providing instant access to accurate employee absence records. Employees can also quickly access their holiday entitlement and request time off work with ease. Managers are able to book absences themselves or authorise absence requests at the click of a button through email notifications.

edays can be used to manage any type of absence within an organisation including sickness, overtime, time off in lieu and can support any custom absence types that an organisation might have. High-level reporting tools can be used to gain insight of absences across an organisation whether this is a general overview or looking at a specific employee’s absence trend. Compared to a manual absence management process, edays saves business costs and allows organisations to become more productive whilst reducing their unplanned absence levels.

Understand how, when, and why your people take absence and leave. With insightful data, edays gives you the visibility you need of your workforce – no matter their location. Through these insights, edays encourages progressive management that can drive employee loyalty whilst reducing sickness and absenteeism. In fact, edays customers have a 50% lower than national (UK) average sickness rate.

As a best-of-breed software, edays is highly configurable and offers a range of different customisable options to best suit your organisation and its needs. Whether that's the ability to offer holidays in a mix of hours and days, to have holiday calendar years that start at varying dates, or to offer different accrual entitlements based on a number of factors.

The system is designed with ease-of-use and flexibility in mind, and can grow as your organisation does. Templates allow admins to set certain rules for employees on a global, regional or working-pattern basis, to reduce admin and allow entitlements to be automatically calculated. This also helps you to act globally, as you can ensure you are compliant with any local absence and leave laws.

edays also allows you to complete completely customisable sickness journeys. In one centralised place, you can record sickness absences, issue medical forms (such as return-to-work forms), and report on absenteeism rates. Putting employee wellbeing at the centre of your organisation, edays allows you to more easily check in with those who are off sick, with automatic triggers, Bradford Factor indicators and integrated medical advice. You can even log sickness instances as ‘open-ended’ absences and set manager alerts if absence exceeds a specified duration.

Not stopping at absence and leave, edays is a world-class attendance management system, enabling you to get to know the who, when & where of your teams in a simple and hassle-free way. edays Time Submission module lets you view all time submission alongside annual leave, sickness leave, other types of leave and public holidays, for a crystal clear picture of who is working and when. You can also see time spent on projects to gain total visibility when it comes to where and how time is spent within your organisation.

Pricing starting from:

£12.00/year

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of edays

Work smarter with edays absence management software...

• Global Entitlement Management

Complex, global leave compliance made simple. Every country and region has different rules around sickness and holiday entitlement. Time is precious, so you need a solution that does all of this seamlessly & automatically.

• Manager Dashboard & Calendars

HR teams and managers will have access to concise reporting tools to track and report on holidays with custom dashboards and absence trigger alerts.

• Absence and Leave Reporting

Automated reporting means HR teams automatically receive weekly absence and leave reports that, combined with our enhanced reporting, offer powerful, accurate insights to identify problems and reduce absenteeism.

• Shared holiday calendars for your teams

Our safe and secure cloud-based system will allow your employees to log holiday and absence in seconds while giving managers full visibility of their team. edays also integrates seamlessly with Outlook & Gmail calendars, creating a seamless experience between your existing software.

• Integrates With Your HR System

Our platform sits alongside and works with many HR Systems as a specialist software which elevates absence visibility. Providing the tool you need to better manage absence & leave.

• Mobile App

Easy booking of leave - no matter when and where you are. The brand new mobile app experience makes it easy to create positive, simple and intuitive requests with just a tap.

• Customisable Sickness Journey

Complete visibility of sickness - logging, monitoring, triggers, and alerts that manage sickness entitlement for teams and individuals. Get clear oversight of who is sick and when, and have complete customisability over their journey.

• Single sign-on (SSO)

edays can be configured to work using your company network login, allowing staff to access edays when they sign in from their device.

• Time off in Lieu (TOIL)

Record TOIL earned and used against individual user records and edays displays the remaining balance on user dashboards. If not required, this feature can easily be disabled.

• Days or hours

edays provide the flexibility to book time off in hours or days, allowing you to manage staff holiday bookings across different working patterns.

• Self-service access

User dashboards are accessible 24/7 from any PC, mobile or tablet device via a personal password-protected login.

• Manually record time

Clock in and clock out time at the click of a button. View all time submission alongside annual leave, sickness leave, other types of leave and public holidays, for a crystal clear picture of who is working and when.

• Employee documents

Safely store employee documents in a centralised GDPR compliant system with full control over who has visibility.

• Cap hours and ensure regular breaks

Keep track of who is working when, and for how long, to ensure mandatory breaks are being taken with our timesheet system. Our platform is customisable to fit the rules and regulations around working hours in your region.

• People Insights

Our visual, interactive reporting dashboards present the information to you in a way that makes your job much easier. They update in real time so you know you’re always working with the most up to date stats, and you can hover over any of the graphs or boards to dig into the data deeper.

• Calendar integration

iCal feeds allow you to sync edays calendars with any web-based calendars such as Outlook, Google Mail, etc.

• Bradford factor tracking

Automated Bradford Factor scoring tracks staff absence and alerts managers when trigger points are exceeded.

• Simple authorisation

Automated email alerts, notify managers every time requests are made, providing details of the request and a one-click authorization process direct from an email.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Countries available

Albania, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba and 90 others

Supported Languages

Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German and 9 others

Pricing starting from:

£12.00/year

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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edays Software - Better manage your absence and leave with intuitive holiday booking, group calendars, quick approval mechanisms and automated leave entitlement calculations
edays Software - Gain actionable insights into your people data with our reporting dashboard. Be empowered to better understand your workforce with clear analytics tools, customisable dashboards, and user-friendly custom reports builder
edays Software - Shared annual leave calendars and sickness tracking enables you to manage resources and provide better employee support.
edays Software - Brand new and highly rated Mobile App. Easy booking of leave - no matter when and where you are. The brand new mobile app experience makes it easy to create positive, simple and intuitive requests with just a tap.
edays Software - Document storage and open API to integrate with a wide range of existing HR and popular systems such as Teams
edays Software - Easily record employee time at the click of a button, with the ability to enforce mandatory breaks, copy in rotas to reduce admin, and gain total visibility of time spent on various projects to better assist payroll
edays Software - Enable employees to manage overtime & TOIL through a secure, self-service platform
edays Software - Seamlessly transition to a flexible, hybrid business model with Working Locations. Employees can easily log where they're working from, giving managers complete visibility across multiple sites
edays Software - Real time triggers to proactively manage employee time and leave, giving you instant visibility of your workforce.
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edays Software - Better manage your absence and leave with intuitive holiday booking, group calendars, quick approval mechanisms and automated leave entitlement calculations
edays Software - Gain actionable insights into your people data with our reporting dashboard. Be empowered to better understand your workforce with clear analytics tools, customisable dashboards, and user-friendly custom reports builder
edays Software - Shared annual leave calendars and sickness tracking enables you to manage resources and provide better employee support.
edays Software - Brand new and highly rated Mobile App. Easy booking of leave - no matter when and where you are. The brand new mobile app experience makes it easy to create positive, simple and intuitive requests with just a tap.
edays Software - Document storage and open API to integrate with a wide range of existing HR and popular systems such as Teams
edays Software - Easily record employee time at the click of a button, with the ability to enforce mandatory breaks, copy in rotas to reduce admin, and gain total visibility of time spent on various projects to better assist payroll
edays Software - Enable employees to manage overtime & TOIL through a secure, self-service platform
edays Software - Seamlessly transition to a flexible, hybrid business model with Working Locations. Employees can easily log where they're working from, giving managers complete visibility across multiple sites
edays Software - Real time triggers to proactively manage employee time and leave, giving you instant visibility of your workforce.

Features

Total features of edays: 70

  • API
  • Absence Management
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Approval Workflow
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Calendar Management
  • Clock In/Out
  • Compliance Management
  • Customisable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • FMLA Administration
  • HR Management
  • Leave Policy Management
  • Leave Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Location
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Offline Time Tracking
  • Online Time Clock
  • Online Time Tracking Software
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Project Management
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Team Calendars
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Workflow Management
  • Workstation Tracking

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(114)
Value for Money
4.7/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Support
4.8/5

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Lynne
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  • Industry: Staffing & Recruiting
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Edays - forwarding thinking and flexible Absence Management system

Reviewed on 16/09/2022

Great product, user friendly whether an employee inputting absence, a line manger approving...

Great product, user friendly whether an employee inputting absence, a line manger approving absence, creating reports or HR applying new rules, the system is totally adaptable to apply changes. For instance, the Queens state funeral with the additional BH on 19th Sept - even before the Edays team had sent a communication out on how to apply the additional day (which in itself is excellent customer service) - our HR team had already actioned this in Edays on the morning of the announcement - this is because the system is so intuitive to use and the team felt confident in applying the change.
Overall excellent product, excellent customer service who are always there at the end of the phone and we have an excellent relationship with Harry Warren, who is always at hand to talk through any issues.

Pros

The flexibility to adapt to local country nuances (such as Netherlands, Belgium, France, Hungary) these are very complex in their legislative requirements however working with Edays and the development team (shout out to Harry Warren) - we are all set up and are working brilliantly

Cons

Tenure rules and rolling absence tracking

Response from edays Absence Management

Hi Lynne,
Thank you for your detailed and supportive review, we're glad you are loving edays and find it very user-friendly. edays is great at being able to adapt to changing circumstances and manage very complex requirements. Great customer service is very important to us and we will make sure to keep up such a high standard. Thank you for choosing and recommending edays!

Jo
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Brilliant holiday and sickness management system

Reviewed on 14/03/2023

Nowadays we are faced with systems that are difficult to work out and take months to implement....

Nowadays we are faced with systems that are difficult to work out and take months to implement. What a refreshing difference you get with eDays - it is easy to set up and implement, easy to use, great view of all absences - individually and for all our employees. And the reporting functionality is superb. And really affordable. This is the second company where I am using eDays and I cannot recommend them highly enough!

Pros

Ease of use, useful app, easy request and approval process, quick view of holiday year and any absences, excellent reports!

Cons

Really tried hard to think about something and I could not find anything. Perhaps it would have to be an app, but as we work in an office environment - we are using the web link and no one has any problem with it.

Response from edays Absence Management

Hi Jo,

Thank you so much for a glowing review! We're so glad you're happy with the system and that all your employees are enjoying using it.

Just a quick note on your feedback about an app, we have actually recently launched a mobile app which is available now on iOS and Android.

Kind regards

edays

Sian
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

E days

Reviewed on 10/05/2022

A great tool, We have now rolled out to further countries. All users have given positive feedback....

A great tool, We have now rolled out to further countries. All users have given positive feedback. I am looking forward to learning more about the background system so I can continue to support my colleagues world wide.

Pros

Easy to book, simple and quick. User friendly

Cons

As an Admin using the background panel can be a little tricky to navigate

Response from edays Absence Management

Thank you for your feedback Sian. Towards the end of this year we are looking to totally revamp our admin panel. We would love to get your input on what changes could be made to improve the user experience. Please get in touch if you are interested in contributing your thoughts.

Lynda
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  • Industry: Medical Devices
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Excellent Edays

Reviewed on 13/04/2023

Having the App to use is now a great benefit, and the reports are very easy to use

Having the App to use is now a great benefit, and the reports are very easy to use

Pros

We moved to the new platform recently and the transition, implementation and the training was fantastic. It could not have been better. The Customer success Manager [sensitive content hidden] was on hand and so helpful and responsive. Training with Raj was simple and effective.

Cons

Ways around the emailing of self certification, as some users do not have access to Emails or phone during work to enable them to complete the RTW.

Response from edays Absence Management

Hi Lynda,
Thank you for an amazing review! We're so glad to hear that your migration to V5 was smooth and successful, and that you were happy with the service you received.
Kind regards
edays

Cassie
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  • Industry: Consumer Goods
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Easy to use Absence Management System

Reviewed on 18/05/2022

E-days has significantly helped our unauthorised leave management, and has strengthened our...

E-days has significantly helped our unauthorised leave management, and has strengthened our processes on sickness.

Pros

E-days is super easy to use for both employees and approving managers.

Cons

You cannot customise built in forms which means we are unable to utilise some of the features ie Return to Work form.

Response from edays Absence Management

Thanks for your feedback Cassie. Later this year, we will be looking at releasing a new feature which would help with content such as the return to work form you mentioned. We are in the early stages of planning. If you are interested in giving us more feedback about what you would find beneficial, please get in touch. We would love to hear your thoughts.

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edays FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for edays.

edays offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: £12.00/year View Pricing Plans
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

edays is purchased by annual licence for each employee using the system within an organisation, with an initial one-off implementation fee included in the first year. The cost of edays includes absence data importing, system branding, secure hosting, data backup, upgrades, and full ongoing support via telephone and email.

edays has the following typical customers:

51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

edays supports the following languages:

Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

edays supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

edays integrates with the following applications:

Cegid, Cornerstone HR, ELMO Software, Gmail, Google Calendar, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Outlook, Oracle PeopleSoft, Sorwe, Workday HCM, intelliHR

edays offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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