Simplify Absence Management by Tracking Attendance Through Text

Gone are the days of dealing with confusing employee attendance tracker spreadsheets and managing all those voicemails from team members who can’t make it in. Your time matters. And who has the time for that?

There’s a better way to do absence management for your team. Track every PTO (paid time off) and sick leave request with a simple, text-based attendance management software that benefits everyone. Keep employees, managers, and Human Resources on the same page by:

  • Reporting absences through text.

  • Managing time off using a simple portal.

  • Connecting with the team about shifts.

  • Tracking attendance & absence trends, notes, and history.

A Reliable Attendance Management System Built For Large, Hourly Teams

Save Time Managing Absences and Listening to Call-Off Voicemails

Save your managers up to 2 hours per week¹ tracking employee attendance, employee time-off, and making pay corrections. Our mobile attendance tracking tool helps HR teams manage employee attendance and a large roster of employees.

  • Limit time spent listening to voicemails to track employee attendance.
  • Improve employee attendance and shift planning with manager and HR absence notifications.
  • Collect all data with simple, standardized multiple-choice options for employees.
  • Eliminate miscommunication by letting employees choose their own language preferences.

Try it Now: Text Yourself an Absence Survey

¹ Based on a manufacturing company using traditional absence call-in with an employee to manager ratio of 120:1

Employees Track Attendance Through Text, and Managers Get Instant Notifications

Yes, you really can ditch your voicemail-based absence management system. We’re not joking.

Managing employee scheduling and absence tracking through text is easier than it sounds:

  • Employees text TeamSense a keyword like "Absent" to report an absence.

  • Notifications are sent instantly to managers.

  • Communicate with others for shift replacements.

  • Collect data in a web-based employee attendance system.

Keyword-triggered workflows let employees see the attendance process they need for their specific absence requests. There's no confusion about where to click or what to do next. The text process is seamless.

Collect Absence Data With Accuracy Through Text

Is this a vacation day, a sick day, or just a late arrival? Take the burden off of your team by letting them communicate in a straightforward way. TeamSense uses custom absence surveys, giving you the absence management data you need with close to 100% accuracy.

  • Employees answer using multiple-choice options that fit their situation.

  • Admins design attendance surveys to meet the company's needs.

  • The seamless text-in system makes communicating simple for the employee.

  • Currently available languages: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Haitian Creole. We’re always open to adding more languages to fit the needs of your team.

No more awkward phone calls and voicemails. Give employees the power to inform leaders of an absence in a non-threatening way through text.

No More Absence Management Headaches: Track Employee Attendance and History—All in One Place

One database to keep track of all the employee attendance information you need at your fingertips like:

  • Attendance reports

  • Absence Tracking

  • Administrative notes

  • Time-off history

It's the best of both worlds: Employees get the ease of communicating absences through text, managers get the notifications instantly, and admins can review the information—keeping everyone in the loop.

Finally, a simple and efficient way to stay on top of absence management.

Don't Just Take Our Word For It—Hear It From Our Customers

"It works really well with our employees. We had really great feedback that [employees] no longer had to call our absence line…they could just text in and communicated to the company that way."

- Darcie Feld, HR Manager

Get Seamless Absence Management Integrations

TeamSense integrates effortlessly with most Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) and time and attendance software.

  • Sync employee logs & contact information.

  • Automatically transfer attendance and absence reason codes into the time and attendance management systems.

  • Enable employees to check attendance points or vacation/PTO balances.

  • Eliminate time wasted in manual data entry and reduce human error in transferring data.

  • Rely on a solid documentation process for all absence tracking, new additions, and terminations.

  • Gain peace of mind knowing employee records are always up-to-date.

Don’t see your HRIS provider here? Just ask us. We’ll do what we can to work with them.


Take the Headache Out of Absence Management With Text and Streamline Attendance For Your Entire Team

Staying on top of your absence management system shouldn’t take up your entire workday. Connect with our experts at TeamSense to learn how to save 120+ hours a year in just 30 minutes.


A Modern Employee Attendance Tracker Built For a Mobile World

TeamSense Text-Based Employee Attendance Tracker FAQs

Simply put, an absence tracker helps monitor team performance and employee attendance. For years, many companies have relied on things like Excel timesheets as their go-to employee absence tracker. That sort of attendance system might have worked in the past, but more convenient and automated options are available for gathering attendance data. Our absence tracker is a modern software solutions that helps track employee attendance through text and create custom reports.

Some employee attendance tracker software comes in the form of a complicated mobile attandance app, but you won't find that here. TeamSense is a simple solution that works through text. Employees can use our time and absence tracker to report any absence, request sick leave, or use vacation days. The HR team can access this absence management software to list employee attendance and absences, manage leave requests, and generate time reports. The absence management data gathered by the employee attendance tracker can be integrated with payroll processing instead of manually uploading a document to submit leave requests. It's super convenient!

Once your company starts to use absence management through text, everyone from the frontline employees to the team leaders will notice a boost in productivity. So say goodbye to clunky time sheets and voicemails to track employee absences—you won’t be needing them anymore.

TeamSense takes employee time and absence management systems to another level. It supports multiple languages for easy attendance tracking so that non-English speaking employees can report their time off, absences, and medical leave requests through text. These time and attendance tracking text notifications will be sent directly to team leaders or HR managers, keeping everyone on the same page.

Absence management software lets you track employee attendance while keeping everyone in the loop. An online absence management software is key to replacing outdated voicemails with a more reliable way to record attendance and absence tracking.

Absence management software simplifies the end-to-end process of frontline employees taking paid or unpaid time off. An online absence management software enables easy reporting of employee absences and communicates those absences to managers and the HR team.

Other great software features of an employee absence tracker include: integration with HR functions like payroll software, hiring platforms, time tracking software, and HRIS syncing with employee records for absence requests (making it easier to track working hours and submit timesheets).

Employee self-service attendance tracking systems make it easy for an HR team to monitor employee time off, sick leave, vacation requests, and unexpected absences like a last-minute emergency. The time and attendance tracking information gathered can be used to make valuable information reports and insights that help companies track employee attendance, improve workforce management, and stay on top of PTO balances.

An employee attendance management system offers three main advantages. One, a time and attendance system quickly informs HR and management if certain employees are unavailable for work. Second, it reduces employee disputes caused by language barriers. And finally, attendance tracking software helps with automated features that improves efficiency and overall employee productivity in the workplace as an easy way to track attendance.

It makes life a lot easier for employees too. Employees can connect to an absence management system via text to request vacation days and sick leave, track attendance, or explain unplanned absences. It's a great absence tracking solution for reducing communication problems between the HR team and company employees, especially when language barriers are present.

After an employee sends an absence response, HR personnel can keep track of employee attendance more conveniently and make sure that company employees stick to the attendance policies.

That means if you work in human resources, you can spend less time dealing with absence management, tracking unnecessary absences, filtering leave requests, managing attendance data, and spotting attendance trends. Instead, the HR team can spend more time on other projects. Imagine what your HR team can do with all that free time! Take it from us—it's much easier to generate time and absence reports and manage work hours with an accurate attendance tracker that uses text.

Yes. The TeamSense absence management software needs online access through a mobile device for tracking attendance and collecting team member responses. For employees, all they need is a mobile phone with a data plan or a Wi-Fi connection to report their time-off, absence, or sick leave. No attendance app download is required for tracking attendance or handling employee absences. TeamSense is optimized to make it easy to report attendance online through a connected mobile device.

An attendance management system is an easy way to track employee time and attendance data. It can often integrate with an existing payroll processing too for a complete employee database. Attendance tracking software can help companies monitor employee time, including absences and work hours, and assist payroll staff with making accurate disbursements. The responses collected by time and attendance software are used to keep track of frontline employee attendance and generate time reports used to manage payroll.

Aside from tracking attendance, other functions of a time and attendance management system include measuring labor costs, contributing to frontline employee satisfaction, improving the payroll process, tracking vacation days, and helping improve overall workplace productivity.

Monitoring employees, payroll management, leave management and work time used to be tedious. Thanks to dedicated software, it's easier than ever to gather attendance data.

TeamSense simplifies the attendance management system for tracking employee absences. Each team member can directly contact your HR team using a text-based attendance management system. And your HR team can track absences in our secure web portal.

Requesting sick leave and time off has never been easier. TeamSense's attendance management system eliminates the many challenges posed by language barriers. Our time and attendance solution also caters to businesses that manage multicultural employees and makes it easy to connect with them through text messages and email notifications.

TeamSense is an excellent solution for tracking attendance. With a simple tool like this, you won’t need Excel timesheets or voicemails for absence management ever again. TeamSense provides a modern absence management software solution that integrates with our ESS portal. This provides real-time access to notify frontline employees of upcoming jobs, company surveys, and other HR department resources for better employee engagement and business flow.

Attendance Management Built to Help Hourly Teams Succeed

Learn more about getting your online attendance management system up and running while maintaining connected company culture through text using TeamSense.