7shifts Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

7shifts

Simplifying labor management, one shift at a time.

4.72/5 (429 reviews)

7shifts overview

What is 7shifts?

7shifts empowers restaurants of all sizes to trim labor costs, retain staff, and stay labor compliant with robust employee scheduling, communication, labor compliance, and engagement tools. 7shifts makes it easy for restaurant owners and operations to manage employee schedules, communication, and labor costs with one simple platform.

Here’s how your restaurant can benefit from 7shifts:


Save 80% of your time spent scheduling and get 5 hours back in your week with 7shifts’ intuitive drag-and-drop schedule builder.



Cut staff calls and texts by 70% with built-in communication tools like chat and Announcements



Trim labor costs by 3% by integrating your POS + Payroll systems to sync sales and labor data and build more efficient schedules



Reduce employee turnover with proactive employee engagement statistics for each location, plus a leaderboard to highlight most- and least-engaged employees



Stay compliant everywhere with compliance features for California, Oregon, Seattle, New York, and more



Take 7shifts ‘to-go’ with free mobile apps for managers and employees to manage availability and time-off requests, chat with your team, track restaurant performance, and more


Trusted by over 300,000 restaurant professionals, 7shifts can be found in restaurants of all sizes—from mom-and-pop shops to national chains like Bareburger, Jamba Juice, and Five Guys. Start your free trial today to start scheduling for success.
www.7shifts.com

Pricing

Starting from
$17.99/month
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
Value for money
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Canada

Supported languages

English, French, Spanish
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7shifts reviews

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Jayelynn Willman

Helpful and Easy to Use

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-05
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, it's easy and convenient to use and cheaper than some of the similar apps.

Pros
You can work from the website or from the app which is convenient if you're bouncing between locations. On the website, I can preset shift times for faster scheduling. You can set multiple roles which is beneficial for staff that do multiple things. You can assign an hourly to each role as well, so you can see an approximation of your labor for the week.

Cons
Unfortunately, the preset shift times do not translate over to the app so you do have to manually do it which takes a little more time. Although I have my preference set to get push notifications for almost all the app features, they don't always come through.

Response from 7shifts


Thanks for the review Jayelynn! We appreciate your feedback and love hearing that 7shifts can help you keep your schedules straight from anywhere. I've passed along your request regarding preset shifts on the app to our mobile development team for further consideration. Thank you!

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Leslie Broadland

Best Decision

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-11-26
Review Source: Capterra

I wish all companies had a team like 7 Shifts! Such a joy to work with. They love their job and are not just a sales department. Their support and development teams are just as good as their front line sales because they can really believe in their product and deliver what they are promising. First class!

Pros
We can maximize profit by scheduling exactly where needed with forecasting We can create a schedule in minutes verses an hour We can eliminate scheduling employees on requested days off or outside of their availability Employees can update availability, time off without bothering management Employees find a replacement for their shift after schedule is posted instead of bothering management Managers can monitor labor in real time on phone app dashboard report We use the 'engage' report as a positive way to eliminate attendance issues (late, no show, sick, change schedule, etc) Employees can access by phone or computer Employees can provide immediate shift feedback at end of shift Managers can distribute hours and tasks evenly and monitor Managers love the communication notification. One memo can be distributed to all or certain department to inform of last minute specials or even announce an employees birthday

Cons
To be honest, my list has dwindled of items I like least because everytime I bring a negative aspect to customer support, the development team calls and gathers information, then they begin programming and redesigning to improve their product for everyone. My only issue is waiting for them to make the awesome labor dashboard available for lower levels so managers can use it to train team leads without programming them to be in the 'management' category just to get the actual real time labor on their phone.

Response from 7shifts


Amazing! Thanks for the review Leslie. We are grateful for your feedback and it has made our team's day to hear from every department at 7shifts is pulling together to provide more value to you and your business. It's feedback like this that reminds us why labor management is vitally important to operators like yourself and we look forward to providing you and your team even more value in the future.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Christian Hetter

7Shifts Review

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-09-24
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, 7Shifts has been the best restaurant scheduling software that I've personally used. If I'm being very honest the bar wasn't particularly high, none the less I'm very satisfied. The insight into staff trends such as engagement and enthusiasm is great. As is the forecasting for scheduling.

Pros
Both the UX & UI on 7Shifts are lightyears ahead of any other restaurant scheduling software that I've encountered. That's most critical in having hourly employees engage and use the software.

Cons
We had some issues with POS integration. Granted we use Aloha which isn't the greatest, but importance of POS makes that a harder thing to change so I'd like to see the scheduling software be the more nimble and adaptive one. Announcements and messaging can be clunky to load—especially on mobile.

Response from 7shifts


Thanks for the review Christian! We've happy to hear that 7shifts is the best scheduler you have ever used. We also really appreciate the feedback on your POS integration. I have instructed your Success Manager to reach out to you to see if there is anything that can be done to make this better for you. Cheers!

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Susie Rachele

It’s Okay

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-04-16
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
When choosing the highest cost package, you will have access to the most basic necessary functions. They do not charge base level employees to use the app

Cons
Some functions change without first being informed (although they state that they always inform prior to a change). Their beta testing due diligence leaves something to be desired. If they are unable to duplicate an error even if you can prove it exists, they refuse to fix it saying they are incapable of doing so. They make their customers pay for basic functions through the most costly package I used to use 7ahifts for over 4 years. I was looking at using them again for a different restaurant. However, the salesperson I encountered was a typical salesperson and never talked to me like they cared about the company Where I’m currently employed. Instead I was told stats about how I wouldn’t find a program cheaper, that they weren’t gouging those who wanted the basic functions I pointed at, and multiple other aspects in which I was wrong. When I pointed that out, he proceeded to raise his voice at me, chuckled and attempted to carry on I hung up on him at that point of the conversation I would have never signed a contract with this individual. Hopefully other sales reps actually care about potential customers

Response from 7shifts


Hi Susie,

Thanks so much for your comment. We really appreciate your candid feedback so we can make the 7shifts experience better for all users, and we're sorry to hear your experience was less than ideal.

As a product that is growing and evolving every day, our pricing has changed a lot since you would have first started using 7shifts 4 years ago, but we would like to see what we can do to make 7shifts work for the restaurant you are currently working in. Please drop us a line at support@7shifts.com and we will see what we can do to offer a solution the meets the needs of your business.

In regards to your interactions with a member of our team, I have flagged this to our management team to ensure that we provide everyone the same high level of service that we ourselves would expect.

We apologize if your experience was less than ideal and really take that to heart. We hope that in the future we can earn back the trust you have placed in our business.

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Likelihood to recommend: 1/10

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Maricruz Zamora

Trial User

Used daily for free trial
Reviewed 2020-10-07
Review Source: Capterra

Easy enough to use and understand. I didn't really have much issues. I did call support for one minor thing, which at this point, I don't really remember...

Pros
We were offered a trial for this system. I actually liked it better than our current system. It was pretty easy to use if your already familiar with the technology. It was a little pricy but if it was up to me I would have switched.

Cons
The price. It was a little more expensive than what we were already using at my company. I also think that some of the features were hard to use if you weren't already familiar.

Response from 7shifts


Thanks for the review Maricruz! We appreciate your honest feedback. I have requested that a member of our team reach out to you shortly in order to see how we can make sure you are getting the most value out of your 7shifts account. I'm confident that we will be able to show you some new things that will blow your rocks off. Thanks again for being a 7shifts user :)

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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7shifts pricing

Starting from
$17.99/month
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
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14-day free trial, no credit card required.

Comp: free for up to 10 employees and 1 location max.

Appetizer: from $17.99/month/location (billed annually) or $19.99/month/location (billed monthly)

Entrée: from $39.99/month/location (billed annually) or $43.99/month/location (billed monthly).

The Works: from $69.99/month/location (billed annually) or $76.99/month/location (billed monthly).

Gourmet: contact 7Shifts for a custom pricing quote for enterprise restaurants and chains.

7shifts also offers volume discounts for franchises, restaurant groups and chains.

7shifts features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Data Import/Export
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Portal
Employee Self Service
Real Time Reporting
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration

Applicant Tracking (319 other apps)
Customizable Branding (317 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (306 other apps)
Employee Onboarding (257 other apps)
Performance Management (250 other apps)
Recruitment Management (277 other apps)
Self Service Portal (344 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Videos and tutorials

Additional information for 7shifts

Key features of 7shifts

  • Advanced reporting
  • Automatic scheduling
  • Chat and group messaging
  • Compliance management
  • Draft schedules
  • Employee engagement
  • Events management
  • Labor cost forecasts
  • Labor cost reporting
  • Manager log book
  • Mobile apps for iPhone and Android devices
  • Multi-location support
  • Overtime alerts
  • POS integrations
  • Payroll integrations
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Scheduling templates
  • Shift swapping
  • Shift trading
  • Time-off requests
  • User permissions
  • Weather forecasting
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Benefits

Integrate your POS + Payroll systems to build schedules based on projected sales (and weather) forecasts

Complete labor compliance solutions for New York, California, San Francisco, Oregon, Seattle, and more to comply with Fair Workweek, Predictive Scheduling, and other regional labor laws

Robust employee engagement tools to track location-specific engagement (lates, no-shows, sicks, etc) and easily identify most- and least-engaged employees with an engagement leaderboard

Free iOS & android mobile apps for managers and employees. Employees can view shifts, chat with coworkers, submit time-off and availability requests, swap shifts, and provide shift feedback to managers. Managers can approve or deny requests, chat with their team, view real-time sales and labor data, take shift notes, and more.

Keep managers in-sync with the customizable Manager Log Book to update with daily shift notes, maintenance issues, event reminders, and more. A daily summary is emailed to owners and managers to review at the end of each day.

Use the weekly budget tool to keep your scheduling on track to hit your labor targets—never over- or -under-staffing

Integrated time-tracking to better manage time, accountability, and compliance