Vacation Tracker alternative – Pause

They’ve built a robust leave management tool that helps companies track employees’ vacation time.Β 

Vacation Tracker’s great for leave management, but modern companies like yours need so much more from that. You need free trials longer than 14 days, cleaner functionality, and features that make leave management an accessory to greater capacity planning and communication. And for all that, there’s Pause.Β 

Pause is a lightweight Vacation Tracker alternative that has a long free trial period, is easy to use, and has features that’ll put the “team” back in “team communication”.

πŸ’† Easy leave application

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Vacation Tracker

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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Vacation Tracker

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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Vacation Tracker

Deductible leaves

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Non-deductible leaves

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Turn-off approval process

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Custom allowance per leave type

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Multiple public holiday calendars

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Geography based leave policies

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Carry forward leaves

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Credit leaves monthly, or yearly

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🀝 Slack integration

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Vacation Tracker

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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See complete list of public holidays

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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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Vacation Tracker

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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Vacation Tracker 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.

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.

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.

Know who’s off in teams that matter

Have a lot riding on one team? Subscribe to a team’s leave calendar so see upcoming leave schedules without having to check individual calendars.

Cater to teams with all sorts of work weeks

Customise fixed working days of the week for teams if they need to be available for longer or shorter time periods. It’s your ticket to keeping things spinning even when workdays vary.

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Spot leave overlaps so plans don’t take a hit​

See if other teammates are on leave at the same time as your potential dates even before you click β€˜apply’. Plan with teammates, not against them.

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.

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 Vacation Tracker to Pause?

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