Employee Check-In

Our employee check-in/check-out template is built to simplify time management and facility booking.

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Employee Check-In/Check-Out Template | Budibase | Low-Code Platform

Create a reliable record of when each employee enters and leaves different sites, in seconds.

This data can then be used for facility planning, payroll automation, office scheduling, and more. Use our template to improve oversight, cut operating costs, and optimize employee experiences.

What is an employee check-in/check-out app?

As the name suggests, check-in/check-out apps are used to register when employees enter or leave different locations. Employees can use a simple form interface to log their location, time of entry, time of departure, and any other relevant details.

The goal is to ensure that data is consistent, accurate, and accessible for your leadership team. This also enables you to leverage your check-in/out data across other tools through third-party integrations.

For example, employee check-in data might be used in project management tools, payroll software, scheduling apps, and more.

Employee Check in Check Out template home screen

Why digitize employee check-ins?

Many businesses still manage employee check-ins using pen and paper. Others have no systematic time management practices in place at all. This creates unnecessary administrative work, undermining your operational efficiency.

Beyond this, manually managing employee check-ins creates excessive disorganization and scope for human error.

Digitalization eliminates these problems. An effective check-in/check-out system streamlines a wide range of billing, HR, project management, and operations workflows.

What should a check-in/check-out app contain?

Employee check-in apps are based on two elements:

  1. A front-end interface for checking in and out.
  2. A back-end data layer for storing, organizing, and managing entries.

When an employee checks in or out, a record is created in the database. Our template uses simple relationships to link two databases for employees and check-ins/outs. When a new check-in or out is created, the relevant employee details are also updated.

The most effective check-in/check-out systems for employees offer additional features for streamlining workflows, including external data support, third-party integrations, and custom process automation.

Our employee check-in/check-out template

Our employee check-in template offers unrivaled usability, customization, and simplicity.

Our template offers:

  • Support for external databases.
  • Complete customization.
  • Automated processes.
  • Intuitive UI.
  • Custom RBAC.
  • Third-party integrations.
  • Responsive design.
  • Optional self-hosting.
  • Design customization.
  • Streamlined workflows.

Use our check-in/check-out app as a fully deployable solution, or customize and tailor it to fully meet your needs.

Intuitive clock-in/out processes

Our template is built to fully streamline the check-in/check-out process. Say goodbye to time-consuming manual clock-ins. With our simple app, employees can register entrances and exits, in seconds.

We’ve built our app around a simple, single-screen interface. Users can select their name, and add their location and time of arrival or departure in a concise modal form.

Our template also tracks which employees are currently at different sites, giving clear oversight of your workforce at all times.

Check out screen

Auto-populated forms

We’ve set our check-in/check-out form to auto-populate with key employee data. Personal details, locations, and whether an employee is checking in or out are all automatically populated in our forms.

Minimize the input needed from employees to maximize accuracy, efficiency, and process adherence.

All auto-populated data can also be overridden. This ensures that employees can quickly manage fringe cases, or correct data if they’ve forgotten to check in or out on a given day.

Responsive design

Like all Budibase tools, our employee check-in/check-out template works seamlessly across all devices. Design elements automatically scale and resize to fit perfectly on all kinds of screens.

Our app components are also fully tested for key accessibility standards.

Ensure maximum app adoption by giving your employees a tool they can use anywhere, on any device.

Check in screen

Custom automations

Our check-in/check-out app is the perfect platform for automating all kinds of workflows. We’ve provided formula variables to automatically update employee details based on their form completions.

Use any in-app action to trigger Budibase’s vast library of built-in automations. Data gathered in our app can be used to feed automations for employee communications, facility management, maintenance scheduling, resourcing, and more.

With Budibase, it’s easy to build powerful custom automation rules. Use JavaScript, handlebars expressions, third-party integrations, and formula variables to create fully custom automation rules, in seconds.

Conditional UIs

Use our conditional UIs to create fully optimized user experiences. Hide, display, or update any design element, based on form inputs, user data, behavior, employee details, and more.

We’ve used simple conditionality rules to make workflows as efficient as possible, and tailor user experiences.

With our simple conditionality editor, you can set conditions to truncate forms, auto-populate data, or display different data fields, based on any user attribute.

Design customization

Our template is completely customizable. Use our simple design tools to fully tailor our check-in/out app to your own branding, user journey, and design standards. Use our design themes to quickly perfect your app.

With Budibase, you can build professional custom apps, in under five minutes. We offer autogenerated screens, intuitive design tools, conditionality rules, custom CSS editors, and more.

Add your logo, custom colors palettes, and other branding elements, or optimize in-app navigation, without the need for custom code.

Custom RBAC

Budibase offers fully customizable role-based access control. Assign permissions to different user groups, based on their department, job role, seniority, location, or any other attribute. Restrict different screens to certain user classes, with our simple drop-down menu.

We’ve provided four permission tiers, giving you complete scope to tailor your app to your specific security and usability needs.

Ensure maximum app adoption and privacy, by giving each user access to the exact data and features they need.

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Manage employee check-ins with Budibase

At Budibase, we’re on a mission to build the world’s largest ecosystem of open-source business tools. Our open-source, low-code platform offers fully deployable, custom apps, in as little as five minutes.

Budibase offers:

  • Open-source design.
  • Scalability.
  • Quick deployment.
  • Custom permissions.
  • Self-hosting.
  • Security.
  • Automation.
  • Integrations.
  • Conditionality.
  • External data support.
  • Design customization.
  • Built-in JavaScript editor.
  • Auto-generated screens.

Budibase is the fast, cost-effective way to build custom internal tools .

Our open-source, low-code platform

With Budibase, you can build deployable, feature-packed tools in minutes, with minimal coding skills. Use our template as a deployment-ready solution, or customize it to your heart’s content.

We also provide a range of SLAs and support contracts for enterprises and large organizations. Check out our pricing page for more information.

External database support

Connect your Budibase tools to a wide range of external data sources. Add external data to Budibase apps, using MySQL, MSSQL, Postgresql, S3, Airtable, MongoDB, CouchDB, Oracle, Rest API, and more.

We also offer our own built-in database, with support for direct CSV uploads. Say goodbye to managing disorganized spreadsheets. Budibase is the fast and easy way to centralize data.

Third-party integrations

Budibase offers extensive support for third-party integrations . Connect to existing tools, using Zapier, Webhooks, Rest API, and more. Trigger automations in third-party apps, using any action in your Budibase tools.

Connect our employee check-in/check-out template to communications tools, invoicing software, approval apps , admin panels , portals , and more, for fully integrated workflows.

Self-hosting and cloud deployments

With Budibase, you have complete control over how and where you deploy your custom apps. Choose self-hosting or Budibase Cloud. Deploy to your own cloud-based or on-premises infrastructure, using Kubernetes, Docker, Digital Ocean, and more.

Budibase is the perfect way to create web applications, internal tools, mobile apps, and more.


Enterprises around the world trust Budibase to keep their data secure. With custom RBAC and optional self-hosting, we empower our users to implement the exact right security standards for their needs.

We also offer free SSO across all of your Budibase tools, as well as support for authentication standards including OAuth and OpenID.


Change is inevitable. As your business grows, it’s crucial that your software stack can evolve to meet new challenges. With Budibase, it’s easy to add new features, users, data, and app screens, without worrying about excessive downtime.

We’re revolutionizing the way businesses build internal apps. Budibase empowers users to build the perfect tools for meeting their daily business challenges.

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Use our employee check-in/check-out template as a deployment solution, or tailor and perfect it to meet your specific requirements.

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