GretHR alternative – Pause

A complex cloud HR software, GreytHR that helps companies track employees’ time off.Β 

GreytHR is one of the earliest HR software. They’re a good choice if you want a daunting set of full-blown features, or a hyper-focus on Indian businesses, or don’t need a Slack or Google Calendar integration. If all of these sound more like pain points, though, Pause is just what the doctor ordered.

Pause is an inexpensive and intuitive GreytHR alternative that gets with the times, works with the tools you use, and is flexibleΒ enough to accommodate remote, distributed or international teams. Even with all this, the pricing makes sure you won’t be staring down an empty bank account anytime soon.Β 

πŸ’† Easy leave application

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Apply for half-day to multi-dayΒ 

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Apply for self or others

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Book overtime

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Lock dates

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Apply from any device

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See remaining leave days

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Apply from slack

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Auto approve pending requests

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See time-off overlaps with teammates

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🚌 Organise teams

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Import users from Slack or G-Suite

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Assign an approver

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Give leaves prorate for new users

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Custom working days per team

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Multiple approvers

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Burnout dashboard

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🌴 Leave policy

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Deductible leaves

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Non-deductible leaves

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Turn-off approval process

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Multiple public holiday calendars

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Credit leaves monthly, or yearly

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Custom allowance per leave type

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Direct payroll data feed into GreytHR payroll

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🀝 Slack integration

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Apply for time-off from Slack

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See overlaps with teammates

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Check available balance

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Approve time-off

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Leave summary notifications per team

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Upcoming public holiday notifications

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Birthday and work anniversary reminders

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Auto-update Slack status

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πŸ—“ Calendar integration

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Leaves calendar feed by teams

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Public holidays calendar feed

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Birthdays and anniversary calendar feed

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Auto-decline meetings when on leave

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GreytHR vs Pause: What sets Pause apart?

We sweat the details, so we can talk about our designs, features and integrations until the cows come home. But here’s the main differentiator:Β 

Pause is focused on building healthy, happy, and engaged teams and fighting burnout.

Pause is more than just a leave tracking tool. It’s a capacity planner, employee directory, and team communication enabler rolled into one.Β 

Pause keeps employee health and small businesses front and centre, always. It’s flexible for agile remote working teams, but structured enough that confusion is out of the question. It makes every process a breeze, because nobody wants to stress while taking a break; neither does anyone like crap hitting the fan when someone’s on leave.

Pause is also integrated with Intercom to give you instant chat support. No more waiting for a reply back while your company catches on fire.Β 

All of this is why you’ll find Pause to be a flexible, transparent and easy-to-use leave management tool.

A product that does one thing and does it well

Pause is a slice of (work) life tool designed to make leave applications and management fuss-free, easy and encouraging. It doesn’t skimp on efficiency, works where you do, and doesn’t make any noise. Best of all, it helps promote a burnout-free, healthy work culture.Β No complicated onboarding. No tedious set-up process. No extensive list of features.

Enjoy a fuss-free onboarding experience

Pause will never require more than a few minutes to set up. You won’t need to spend hours poring over documentation, or scratch your head over complex jargon.Β It’s so easy to use, you won’t need to extensively demo it to your team. Launch and go!

Always know who’s on leave on any day

Learn who’s going on leave a week in advance and on the day of β€” for any team, in any channel. Admins, set this up in the Settings page to keep everyone in the loop.

Let teams know when they’re most needed

Lock critical dates for when you need the whole team available. Teammates can plan their time off better, and projects won’t fall to the wayside at the very last minute.

Identify people who haven’t had a break

Spot those who have the most leave days remaining through your team dashboard, as well as those who haven’t taken time off in a few months. Now get them to take a break.

Tackle any doubts of your absence with a 🌴 emoji

Identify who’s on leave with the handy 🌴 emoji that automagically shows up next to the name. Do away with ambiguous statuses and let the palm tree do the talking.

Get instant support from a caring team

We work with Intercom to give you instant support through chat, whether that’s fixing a minor bug or taking Pause above and beyond to build a healthy work culture. Regardless of the size of your team or the plan you’re on, you’ll get the best customer support right when you need it.Β 

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Say β€˜no’ to meetings until you can say β€˜yes’

If meetings are scheduled during a teammate’s leave period, they’ll be auto-declined. No frantic messages on first days of leave, and no delayed plans for the team.

Press Pause even when you’re on the go

Use Pause through your browser and on your iPhone or Android phone, in addition to Slack and Google Calendar.

Ready to make the switch from GreytHR to Pause?

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