Tanda: Workforce Management System Review

Tanda.co, wittily named after time-and-attendance, is a workforce management app that allows digital rostering, online time-in, and payroll processing in just a few clicks. Over 1000 companies across the world are using Tanda management app to run their business. Managers curating the application can effortlessly assign jobs to each employee and at the same calculate their cost based on their rendered time recorded on their clock-ins.


The software’s primary function focuses on employee scheduling which can be done as soon as a user signs up. Tanda offers a 14-day trial and will eventually ask the user to choose their preferred plan based on their business’s size and nature.


Managers are allowed to create a detailed set of schedules for all staff enrolled in the app. These schedules can be sent to employees via SMS or email messages. Tanda’s rostering software is designed with a wide set of functionalities such as sale projection, schedule cost interpreter, and employee onboarding through drop-and-drag, among others. The app also lets the manager see if a day is understaffed or otherwise. Pre-arranged templates are made available for select industries.

Tanda scheduling app
Photo courtesy of Tanda.co

Companies who’ve tried the program have reportedly cut time dedicated to scheduling and payroll processing.

Time Clock app

Every employee will be given a four-number code which they will use in clocking in through the Time Clock app. The app takes a head shot of every employee upon clocking in. These images are being paired up with their codes and synchronises with the predetermined schedules. That way, managers can view who are present at work on a particular day. Time Clock app is conveniently available for IOS, Android and Web application.

Union Contract

Tanda has a built-in overtime interpreter which helps every user to automatically calculate the rates of their staff based on existing labour laws. Not only does this algorithm computes the gross pay per staff, it also shows the breakdown for more comprehensive documentation.

Time off management system

Tanda leave request approval

Staff can notify the manager of their leave and unavailability. The days off are subject for approval. Staff can upload proof of reasons for their time off such as medical records, etc. Once the manager allows their proposed leave, the staff will receive a confirmation email.

Add-ons and integration

Tanda is streamlined with powerful select integrations such as MYOB, Xero, Google Calendar, and Kounta to name a few. Companies who would like to adapt Tanda can contact their business managers to discuss their preferred systems.


  • Companies using digital time clocks can finally eliminate the use of paper for their time sheets
  • Automatic Award Interpreter helps a business save time in calculating the pay rates with their ready-made Australian Award templates. This is automatically updated in sync with Fair Work Australia’s policy
  • Tanda provides an all-inclusive report that gives an overview of your wage costs and can be used to predict the future of your business


  • Tanda is based in Australia and global reach is limited
  • Customer support via live chat is not available 24/7. This can hold up business operations if an error cannot be resolved
  • It doesn’t have a fatigue management generator which will allow the manager to see which employees have overworked for the day or week
  • Maps and GPS Tracking device that can determine the location where a staff clocks in is non-existent


Tanda offers two options: Standard and Enterprise. Both present the same functionalities except for a) Predictive Workforce, b) Cognitive schedules, c) Custom reporting, d) On-site setup, e) Custom implementation, and f) Project management, which are only available for the Enterprise package.

Annual payment is billed $4 USD/employee/month while monthly payment costs $5 USD/employee/ month. Note that this pricing applies for Standard edition. Clients interested in buying the Enterprise edition can contact their customer support for accurate quotes.


With time theft being rampant in any industry, the innovation brought by cloud-based technology software makes every minute count. Tanda functions well for businesses with shifting schedules, hourly employees, and remote workers. This includes but not limited to industries involved in manufacturing, warehousing, food service, retail, accommodation, franchising, and medical.

The availability of cloud technology in software programs like Tanda is a plus for companies to consider this application. See here if Tanda is for you. 

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