actiPLANS Reports: What They Are and Why You Need Them

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There’s no single correct approach to leave management — the practice varies tremendously from one organization to another. But one thing is certain: effective leave management is crucial for any business to thrive.

Here’s why:

  • Leave management ensures that your company complies with local labor laws and grants employees all the benefits they’re legally entitled to.

The question is: how to manage employees’ leave time well?

You need to use high-quality data, which actiPLANS is always ready to provide you with.

Our absence tracker includes robust reporting functionality that simplifies time off data analysis and fosters informed decision-making. So, let’s explore what this feature is about, its role in leave management, and the benefits it provides.

3 Essential Time Off Reports

actiPLANS offers three informative leave time reports to choose from: Leave Time & Balances Report, Past Leaves Calendar, and Balance History. All of them have flexible configurations and are available via the Reports tab. Plus, you can export each of these reports as a CSV or PDF file.

Depending on the assigned user permissions, you can access either personal or collective time off data through actiPLANS reports. For example, if you have the “Manage Leave Balance” permission, you can review your colleagues’ Balance History. And if you don’t, it’s possible to generate this report only for yourself.

Now, let’s have a closer look at actiPLANS reports one by one:

Leave Time & Balances Report

This report shows how much time off your team members took over any period of choice and which leave types were the most popular among them. It depicts time off totals on an easy-to-read visual chart and gives a detailed breakdown of stats by different employees and leave categories.

How to use the Leave Time & Balances Report:

  • Choose a date range to run the report for


  • A comprehensive picture of organization-wide time off statistics

Past Leaves Calendar

This report indicates which leave types an employee took over any period in the past, when they were absent, and for how long. It gives access to such extra details as leave time balance changes, leave request comments and leave request approval statuses. Besides, it has a familiar and user-friendly calendar format that even the least tech-savvy person will find very easy to navigate.

How to use the Past Leaves Calendar:

  • Choose whose data you want to review in the report (you can see the leave history of only one person at a time)


  • A detailed breakdown of employees’ time off history and leave balance changes

Balance History

This report captures all the changes in employees’ leave time balances. It demonstrates how days off were auto-accrued and how employees disposed of their earned leave time. Besides, if a manager decides to edit a worker’s time off balance manually, this change gets reflected in the Balance History too, along with the name of the editor.

How to use the Balance History Report:

  • Select whose balance history you want to review — you can run the report for only one employee at a time


  • More transparent leave time accrual — employees can see how their PTO is calculated, which gives them a greater sense of control of the entire process


actiPLANS reporting functionality is a handy tool that addresses multiple leave management needs at once:

  • Run the Leave Time & Balances Report if you need to understand why your employees are absent and get some extra info for measuring the absenteeism rate.

Sign up for a 30-day actiPLANS trial and get insightful time off data that is sure to bring your leave management experience to another level.



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