absence.io - more than just a vacation planner

absence.io was founded in Munich at the beginning of 2014 by Nikbin Rohany, Karsten Grombach and Tim Kahrmann. Their big goal was to simplify personnel management in small and medium-sized companies by means of smart modular applications - absence management made easy.

Vacations and other absences are still managed manually in an alarming number of companies. In fact, to this day, vacation requests are often a time-consuming and tedious undertaking (although it should basically be no more difficult than ordering a cup of coffee). Our solution is a simple software that even small teams can use to automate their leave management and other HR processes cost-effectively and end up saving time and cash.

At first, absence.io started with a basic absence management system. But there's more to smart HR management than just vacation and absence planning. That's why we added our personnel file in 2017: cloud-based, accessible from anywhere, all data digitally in one place, with a personnel questionnaire for each employee and enough space for data storage. In 2018, time tracking was added - with simple "start-stop-continue" technology and connection to absence management. Intuitive, fast and simple - via browser, app and at that time still via hardware terminal. In 2021, we replaced this with an unbeatably intuitive app solution for tablets.

Our philosophy: Maximum simplicity for maximum customer satisfaction

Our intuitive solution automates complicated HR processes and enables efficiency and transparency - anywhere, anytime. With our integrations, we unify the employee journey from application to onboarding to planning the first vacation. We want to roll out the red carpet for all employees, both small and large teams.

Our team's values and principles

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Work crossfunctionally

Product and Business work closely together. We all have a big impact on the product roadmap and on business decisions.

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Keep on learning

We are eternal students and enable everyone to learn and share their knowledge. We have the freedom to develop ourselfes in our areas of expertise.

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Care for each other

We take care of every employee and their needs, inside and outside the office.

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Take the lead

We have ownership of our projects from the beginning and have space to make our own decisions.

Our team at absence.io

Today we are a young, dynamic, diverse and international team with the common vision to make our customers' HR management easier, more efficient and more pleasant. With now 15 employees from 8 countries in 2 cities, we are constantly working to make the HR world a little bit friendlier, easier and faster.


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Founded in Munich
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Global release
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Taken over by Shore
Over 100,000 users
More than 150,000 users
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"terminal" app is released for Android and iOS
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absence.io becomes a part of softgarden
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absence.io is now available in 7 languages

absence.io: we are fast - so is our support


of the support requests

are answered in less than 1h

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to solve all customer requests
I love it.
Helen Ramirez
Très bon!
Desire Léveillé
Wenn nur alles so einfach wäre, wie absence.io!
Jessika Bachmeier
The team calendar is so helpful!
Satoki Kitakawa
Simples e rápido!
Kevin Irizarry Rosas
Lavorare con absence.io è molto pratico!
Fausto Piazza
absence.io makes my work easier!
Whitney Brooks
Easy, easier, absence.io!
Alma D. Boll
I love the support team!
Lori M. Torres
Alexander Cole
All you need for your HR in one tool
Donald Peer
absence.io gör våra liv enklare!
Alexander Axelsson
Ledighet, tidsregistrering i ett och samma verktyg
Hanin Magnusson
Las funciones de absence.io son muy prácticas
Leonel Quintanilla Barajas
HR management done right
Satoki Kitakawa
It's almost fun working with absence.io
Sergiusz Gorski
Our teams loves it - everything in one place
Maurycy Sawicki
Kochamy absence.io!
Gaweł Walczak
We love working with absence.io
Charles Leclerc
Nos facilita mucho el trabajo
Leonel Quintanilla Barajas
Ein tolles Produkt!
Claudia Urner
Great for our international team!
Aiglentina Léveillé
We really love the integrations!
Stephen Kelley
Es macht uns allen das Leben ein Stückchen leichter!
Mady Fenstermacher
Absence management made easy!
Charles Beavers
Great service and great tool!
Stephen Kelley
Es macht einfach Spaß damit zu arbeiten - und so ein netter Kundenservice!
Franziska Fruehauf
Einfach, einfacher, absence.io
Ralph Walter
absence.io is a very good app!
Satoru Takeda