Final Verdict:
The 6 Best Leave Management Software

Written by Asim Qureshi
By Asim Qureshi, CEO Jibble

As a CEO of a time tracking software company I need to know what my competitors are up to. That means I’m often researching about and/or playing around with their products, you know, it’s part of the job. I also know which of our competitors are highly-regarded in the industry as people talk, word gets around. Here, I share some findings of my research or conversations, giving credit to those competitors where credit is due. I hope it helps you make the right decision.


Are you fed up with the hassle of managing leave requests and keeping track of employee absences manually? Do you want to streamline your workflow and boost productivity? Luckily, there are now several leave management software options on the market that can help streamline your workflow and boost productivity. With a variety of options on the market, choosing the right software for your business needs can be overwhelming.

I’ve done the research for you and narrowed down the best leave management software available. As the CEO of a leave management software company, I know exactly what to look for. My list includes a range of software from simple and user-friendly to more advanced and feature-rich.

I have examined the pricing, user interface, stability, customer support, features, integrations, and, perhaps most importantly, how it all comes together for a user or team. So, let’s get started and find the perfect leave management software for your business!

Managing time off with Jibble

What are the 6 Best Leave Management Software for 2024?

The definitive list

1. Jibble

Call me biased if you must, but trust me, Jibble in my opinion is like the superhero of leave management and I will justify it. Jibble offers robust leave management software that simplifies and streamlines the process of tracking employees’ time off.

With Jibble’s automated leave tracking system, companies can easily manage employee absences, vacation requests, and sick days. It provides employees with a self-service portal that enables them to request time off and view their remaining leave balances. With Jibble’s intuitive interface, managers can swiftly approve or reject leave requests with a couple of clicks.

Let’s not forget the flexibility factor! Jibble supports a wide range of leave policies, from the classic accrual-based ones to customizable options. I believe in putting you in control, so you can set up leave policies that suit your unique needs and requirements. 

One of the standout features of Jibble’s leave management software is its integration with the time and attendance tracking functionality. When an employee requests time off, the system automatically updates the employee’s timesheet, ensuring that accurate leave balances are maintained. This integration gives managers the power of real-time visibility into employee attendance, effortlessly tracking and monitoring their time and attendance records. Detailed reports, which can be viewed in the application, provide managers with insight into employees’ leave usage and balances. 

I can honestly say that Jibble’s leave management software offers a powerful solution for businesses of all sizes that need to manage their employees’ time off efficiently and accurately. With its user-friendly interface and automated workflows, Jibble is an excellent choice for any organization looking to streamline their leave management process.

Sure, Jibble is our product, but independently it is actually the highest-rated app according to the aggregate of reviews on sites such as Capterra, GetApp, G2, App Store, and Play Store.

What Do Users Like About Jibble?

  • Free
  • Easy to use 
  • Affordable with a stacked free version
  • Accurate time-tracking due to facial recognition and GPS tracking
  • Excellent customer support
  • Feature-rich software

What Do Users Not Like About Jibble?

  • The CEO wears crazy glasses

What are Jibble’s Key Features?

  • Automated leave tracking
  • Customizable leave types
  • Leave approval workflows
  • Real-time leave balances
  • Team availability calendar
  • Leave analytics and reporting
  • Mobile and desktop compatibility 


  • GetApp: 4.8/5
  • PlayStore: 4.6/5
  • Software Advice: 5/5
  • AppStore: 4.8/5
  • Capterra: 4.8/5

Applying for leave with Jibble


2. Appogee Leave

Appogee Leave is a Cloud-based absence management software that lets you track and report on all types of staff leave, including holiday requests, sickness leave, compassionate leave, and more. 

You can efficiently manage your absences through their cloud-based leave management tools, specifically designed to centralize all your needs in one convenient location. From annual leave requests to doctors’ appointments, maternity leave to compassionate leave, and any other type of absence, their comprehensive solution has you covered.

Appogee Leave presents a user-friendly online solution for managing leaves, offering a hassle-free leave request and approval system. As a cloud-based application, it operates entirely online, providing the convenience of accessing leave planning and approval from any device, anywhere.

With seamless integration with Google Workspace (formerly G Suite), Office 365, and Xero, it ensures a streamlined experience across multiple platforms.

What Do Users Like About Appogee Leave?

  • Good customer support
  • Easy to use
  • Value for money

What Do Users Not Like About Appogee Leave?

  • Lack of training and guidance to set up the software
  • Inability to view the whole company attendance in list view
  • Takes a long time for any new feature releases
  • User licenses have to be bought in bundles
  • No mobile app

What are Appogee Leave’s Key Features?

  • Employee self-service & online manager approvals
  • Staff sickness tracking
  • Fully customizable
  • Leave policy management
  • Team calendars
  • Real-time notifications


  • GetApp: 4.8/5
  • Capterra: 4.8/5
  • G2: 4.5/5

Leave schedule on AppogeeHR

3. Planleave

Planleave is a comprehensive PTO Tracker, Vacation Tracker, and employee leave management system designed to facilitate seamless tracking and management of leaves or vacations across the organization.

With Planleave, teams and managers can effortlessly handle time-off requests and various types of leave, including vacation, sick leave, and bank holidays.

The software offers integration with popular communication platforms like Slack and calendar apps such as Outlook, Google Calendar, or your preferred calendar app, ensuring real-time visibility into employee availability. You can stay informed at all times about who’s off and effortlessly manage leave schedules.

What Do Users Like About Planleave?

  • Ease of use
  • Good customer service
  • Value for money
  • Ability to customize leave policies

What Do Users Not Like About Planleave?

  • No mobile app
  • Users find the UI of Planleave to be cluttered and buggy
  • Reporting functionality is limited

What are Planleave’s Key Features?

  • Customizable leave types and settings
  • Reporting
  • Approval process control
  • Leave policy management
  • Self-service portal


  • GetApp: 4.8/5
  • Capterra: 4.8/5
  • G2: 4.5/5

Leave dashboard on Planleave

4. Leave Dates

Leave Dates is a user-friendly cloud-based leave management software that simplifies the process of managing employee leave and absence.

With a shared wall chart accessible on web and mobile devices, employees can easily enter their leave dates, track their remaining allowances, and stay informed about their booked and taken leaves. This eliminates the need for manual paperwork, spreadsheets, and email exchanges, streamlining the entire leave management process.

Leave Dates also offers customizable features, which allow users to define approvers, set notifications, and manage permissions to ensure that all leave requests are routed to the appropriate individuals for approval.

With its configurable options, Leave Dates can be seamlessly adapted to meet the specific needs of any company, hence making it on my list of a versatile and efficient solution for leave management.

What Do Users Like About Leave Dates?

  • Very easy to use
  • Value for money
  • Good customer service
  • Clear and precise view

What Do Users Not Like About Leave Dates?

  • Difficulty in selecting specific days in the monthly view
  • Lack of additional features 
  • Lack of privacy settings
  • Inability to allocate custom leave allowances 
  • No daily notifications about staff that is on leave

What are Leave Dates’s Key Features?

  • Team calendars
  • Leave policy management
  • Real-time notifications
  • Daily reports


  • GetApp: 4.6/5
  • Capterra: 4.7/5
  • G2: 5/5
  • App Store: 4.8/5


Managing leaves with LeaveDates mobile app

5. LeaveMonitor

LeaveMonitor is a reliable and user-friendly cloud-based staff leave planner. Organizations can efficiently manage various types of staff leave, including annual leave, sick leave, parental leave, sabbatical leave, bereavement leave, and compassionate leave, among others.

Accessing the leave planner is hassle-free, with a simple registration process that provides full access without the need for credit cards. LeaveMonitor allows for personalization, allowing you to customize the platform with your corporate logo and company-specific leave types. The platform offers a free setup service, where their support team assists in the initial setup of trial accounts, accommodating as many users as needed.

LeaveMonitor allows you to manage employees in different offices across various regions or countries. It offers various access levels, ensuring appropriate data viewing permissions, and supports multiple languages, enabling staff to use the platform in their preferred language. Additionally, LeaveMonitor allows for custom leave setups, so you can add company-specific leave types as required.

In conclusion, LeaveMonitor provides a comprehensive solution for effectively managing staff leave while ensuring ease of use and seamless integration with your company’s branding.

What Do Users Like About Leave Monitor?

  • Ease of use
  • Multilingual and multi-regional support
  • Approval process is quick and easy
  • Ability to generate detailed reports
  • Graphical representation gives a clear picture and status of the attendance

What Do Users Not Like About Leave Monitor?

  • No automated emails for employees when their leaves are about to expire
  • Start date of annual leave has to be selected through a calendar widget
  • Poor translation when used in another language
  • No option to set a daily quota of max. number of people who can apply for leave on the same day
  • Not available on Google Play as an app for Android 

What are Leave Monitor’s Key Features?

  • Customizable reports
  • Multi-location 
  • Employees profile
  • Third-party integrations


  • GetApp: 4.9/5
  • Capterra: 4.8/5
  • G2: 4.5/5

Leave and time off management with LeaveMonitor

6. Calamari

Calamari is a comprehensive online time-off manager that simplifies PTO calculation and streamlines holiday management for your company.

Integrated with popular platforms like Google Apps, Slack, and Jira, their leave management software offers a seamless and efficient solution. Employee vacations, days off, and remote work can be tracked through shared absence calendars. Synchronization with Google Workspace Calendar, Office 365, iOS, Apple, and other calendars ensures accurate and up-to-date time-off requests. Their automation feature takes care of entitlement calculations based on your PTO policy, considering factors like hire date or employee properties.

In addition, Calamari’s leave management software handles all types of absences, including PTO, sick leave, maternity leave, vacations, personal days, and more. Accepting an application may be done by a regular employee, supervisor as well as their substitute. If Board members do not need approval, Calamari allows self-acceptance of applications. You can easily manage vacations for teams distributed across different countries.

I also like that you can set up separate time-off policies and absence types for each location, ensuring all employee and time-off data is centralized in one system.

Calamari offers a user interface available in five languages: English, German, Polish, French, and Spanish. 

What Do Users Like About Calamari?

  • Great customer support
  • User-friendly interface
  • Supports companies with offices in multiple countries and locations
  • Integration with Slack and multiple other software

What Do Users Not Like About Calamari?

  • It doesn’t have a desktop app
  • Interface could be easier and the navigation is a bit clunky
  • Unable to edit time-off requests, requiring users to delete and resubmit the entire request, along with the manager’s approval for cancellation
  • The manuals/guides/videos to set up the system is insufficient 

What are Calamari’s Key Features?

  • Accounting integration
  • Time tracking using QR Codes
  • Tracking work time automatically with iBeacon technology
  • Displaying employee attendance list


  • GetApp: 4.5/5
  • Capterra: 4.7/5
  • G2: 4.5/5
  • PlayStore: 5/5
  • App Store: 4/5

Managing different leave types with Calamari