A Decade of Leading the Way

AbsenceSoft is celebrating 10 years of elevating leave and accommodations management!

The Growth of AbsenceSoft

10 years ago, we were founded by HR professionals who wanted a better way to manage leave and accommodations. We started with just three employees and our first customer, and have since grown to a dedicated, enthusiastic team of over 160, the vast majority of whom are CLMS-certified. Today our platform covers over five million lives, and we can’t wait to cover the next five million!

The Importance of Leave Management

During the past years, we’ve watched the leave landscape dramatically change. Paid leave is now a “must have” benefit, not just a nice to have. More states are adding leave benefits for residents and more businesses are creating new leave policies to attract talent. All of this makes a solution like AbsenceSoft more critical than ever.

Our History

A Lot Has Changed in Ten Years


AbsenceSoft is founded by leave management professionals & HR tech experts.


Released the first version of leave software and added ADA accommodations.


Launched employee self-service ensuring a simple, modern way for employees to request leave and accommodations.


Achieved major milestone by reaching over 1 million lives covered.


Voted as the #1 software used to manage leave by DMEC and acquired Presagia.


Wins the HR Tech Award for Best Innovative or Emerging Tech Solution.


AbsenceSoft has over 160 employees and covers more than 5 million lives.

Lives Covered by AbsenceSoft

Our Team Growth

Five Lessons We Learned Along the Way

1. A Great Team Makes Everything Possible

At AbsenceSoft, we wouldn’t be where we are today without the hard work of so many experienced, caring individuals. We take pride in our work, as well as the impact our work has on others.

2. Customer Service Must Be Paramount

Our customers and their employees are at the center of everything we do. Over the years, we have always worked hard to go above and beyond for our customers. We strive to help them deliver the best possible leave and accommodations programs.

3. Build Something that Can Grow, and Grow, and Grow

From the beginning, we made sure our product had the foundations, features, and support in place to scale with our customers. Our goal has always been to be a long-term solution that can handle the biggest challenges related to leave and accommodations.

4. Learn from Your Mistakes

Everybody makes mistakes. At AbsenceSoft, we know that it’s important to learn from each mistake. That is the mindset that leads to growth.

5. Don’t Forget to Have Fun

The best way to weather the ups and downs of growing a startup from the ground up is to remember to have fun! From three employees all the way to more than 160, we have kept AbsenceSoft a fun place to work.

What We Love About AbsenceSoft

Memories from the Last 10 Years