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Branch

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Branch Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.5

/5

702

Total features

16

2 categories

Branch features

API
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Benefits Management
Bonus Management
Commission Management
Compensation Management
Compensation Statements

Common features of Compensation Management software

API
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Approval Process Control
Attendance Tracking
Audit Trail
Benefits Management
Bonus Management

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Functionality

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702

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Total Features

16

Unique features

  • Commission Management

  • Incentive Management

  • Employee Reward Programs

  • Bonus Management

Functionality

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Total Features

193

Features in Common

11

Unique features

  • Discount Management

  • Employee Onboarding

  • Provider Management

  • Document Storage

Functionality

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Total Features

67

Features in Common

7

Unique features

  • Wage Garnishment

  • Applicant Tracking

  • Accounting Integration

  • Employee Management

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Caroline D.

Restaurants, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Branch

Reviewed 6 years ago

I like it for communicating scheduling with staff.

Pros

I like I can post the schedule for my staff and it instantly syncs with their calendar! As well as sending communication through the messaging feature.

Cons

The one thing I do not like is when someone request off time or does a switch of shift, as the admin of the store- there is no place to save it to reference back. I have to take a screen shot to remember to put in at work.

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Amy P.

Food & Beverages, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Overall I really like this app

Reviewed 7 years ago

I like the scheduler and the ability to share these things with staff easily. I love the shift swap so that i don't always need to be the one looking to replace someone's shift

Pros

I love the scheduler and the ability for employees to shift swap. It saves time and energy for me that could be used else where

Cons

I have trouble with the transition from the main page to the shift or shift swap page. It sometimes will not change or takes forever

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Renea W.

Consumer Services, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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Excellent way to unite my staff

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

Easy to post schedules and shift changes. Gives an alert to upcoming shifts on your phone. Can give important shop info to all employees at one time.

Cons

Sometimes can take awhile for schedule to post. Employees have to make sure their app is updated to be able to view things properly.

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Dr Abe K.

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Good software to track employee performance

Reviewed 6 years ago

It allows us to track employee's schedules per project they are working on and thus we can make changes to employee's schedule as needed.

Pros

The software is easy to understand once you learn how to use it. It allows our company to track performance and productivity of each employee, as well as, the time spent on each project.

Cons

The software does not allow us to perform certain functions which are specialized to certain projects we handle. Sometimes we get an error when working with certain functions.

MJ
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Marcus J.

Restaurants,

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Excellent idea, An Excellent App!

Reviewed 6 years ago

It empowers my employee's to make their OWN shift trades safely without worry.

Pros

The idea behind the app is awesome. Everyone is into social media, and it's like social media for your workplace and neighboring franchise stores! Easy to use,

Cons

Sometime it will say I'm offline and I have to close it out and reopen it. There are time I update my employee's info, hit "Save" and it keeps telling me there was an error until AGAIN, I force close it And try again.

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Gabriela R.

Pharmaceuticals,

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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its been really great i had an issue once and i emailed customer service and they helped promptly

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

i love the reminders for when to work, always keeps me on time. I also like how you can change viewing to only your shifts.

Cons

nothing comes to mind its really great! As i mentioned before I had a problem with the software not recognizing my name and thinking I was two separate people but customer service fixed it super quick!

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Swati R.

Marketing and Advertising, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Efficient and free service to stay connected with employees.

Reviewed 2 years ago

My overall experience with Branch has been phenomenal. The UI is simple and easy to use, high adoption rates throughout my team. Branch is better than other HRMS tools because its seamless integration allows even non tech savvy people to easily use the mobile application.

Pros

I found Branch to be very useful while managing field staff. and their requirements. From tracking their working hours, payroll and leaves, Branch's features also let employees ask for advances by linking their bank accounts with the system and choose repayment method too.

Cons

When employees are working in remote areas, and there are network issues then there are glitches in receiving messages as they utilize mobile data and not the network's SMS service.

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Angela S.

Pharmaceuticals, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Love using this app, helps keep my team informed and gives a better source of communication open

Reviewed 7 years ago

We have a setup in our system for employees to get schedules but as I've seen not many stores use it because too complicated. This app is so much easier, faster and accurate

Pros

How easy it is to share info with my team. How there are so many ways to communicate with team and they can also keep in touch with other coworkers. Once I post a schedule I like how fast it posts and also sends alerts to others.

Cons

Not all my coworkers can join app. Some phones aren't capable. Also sometimes it's hard for new employee to find store in search

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Samuel T.

Pharmaceuticals, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Perfect for normal use to post weekly schedules for team

Reviewed 7 years ago

Daily alerts, scheduling made easy.

Pros

Ease of use, alerts, filters, engagement areas, and speed. This app clearly does what it promises. Ability to swap shifts and post needed coverage is a plus

Cons

Ability to modify based on the company that uses it lacks. Being able to separate pharmacy schedules and front store schedules would be optimal. Separate profiles for front store and pharmacy so communication is filtered. A to-do section for the teams would help improve store productivity.

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Allison H.

Food & Beverages, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Branch is a great app! It allows me to stay connected to my coworkers even outside of work.

Reviewed 7 years ago

Using Branch allows me to connect with and keep in touch with my team more than I have in the past. We are able to share updates, alerts, and tips through the app. During Hurricane Irma, when we all had to stay home or evacuate, Branch kept me in touch with my whole team and I knew they were safe.

Pros

The thing I like most about Branch is the ability to connect with my coworkers through posts and updates. Communication has greatly increased in my team since we all downloaded Branch.

Cons

My biggest criticism about Branch is that the functionality could be a bit better. The way my team uses it is more like a social networking tool, and sometimes it's difficult to post pictures because they have to be cropped to fit a square. Additionally, I'd like the ability to post links and share GIFs. Also, posting my availability comes with a challenge, because the app does not allow me to post shifts that start with a PM hour and end with an AM hour. I have not been able to post my availability for this reason.

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Carly S.

Used daily for 6-12 months

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Great communication for team

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

I like how I can see my hours ahead. I like how I can see my earnings. We have all our schedules posted on this. The app notifies you of your shift starting two outs ahead of time. This can be good or annoying. I like how you can create a profile about yourself.

Cons

I don't like how anyone at work can post anything on the app. Some of the things like details in creating a profile are bit difficult to post. For some reason it doesn't take my information. I don't like how it constantly notifies you. It can be good and bad as I stated before.

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Food & Beverages, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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Simple, sleek, and easy

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

It is simple to use. It is a more fun and interactive way to communicate with coworkers. It’s made switching shifts, getting our weekly schedule, asking time off, and getting updates a single simple and easy place to do so. It’s made everything more transparent for us. The messenger makes it easy to access every team member. It doesn’t have many features for the messenger portion as the other tabs due, but it does the job. I love the fact that it tells you how many hours you worked the week and how much you’ll get.i love that we get a notification two hours before our shift starts.

Cons

I don’t like that you can’t see the days you worked once the new week begins. It would be nice to look back on the app of the days you worked previously. It would be nice to also include the estimated total pay amount for the month or two weeks.

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Jessica H.

Food & Beverages, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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I absolutely love this app. It's easy to use and the features are are great. I use it daily.

Reviewed 6 years ago

The ease of knowing who is scheduled when, with just a click of a button is wonderful.

Pros

The ease of uploading the schedule is wonderful and I love how it populates the shifts into an easy view of your day. It's great for my employees for swapping shifts and for requesting time off.

Cons

The only glitch that I've noticed is sometimes it will populate the shifts incorrectly in the calendar view. I think that may be more on my end though because the quality of the picture of the schedule is not so clear.

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Josheoni K.

Wireless, self-employed

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Free and Easy to use

Reviewed 3 years ago

My overall experience is okay what I recommended to my family and friends as of right now no. I personally think that Branch should add a little bit more options and definitely have that online customer service chat whether it being live or a robot. Thank you

Pros

What I liked about branch is that it's simple and easy. I've only use this for a couple of months and I have not ran into any major problems. I like the fact that it's free you could link your bank to it if it qualifies, you can lock and unlock your card without calling 1-800 customer service, you can add funds, you can move funds, link to Google pay, and you can even ask for a Payday advance. That's if you qualify.

Cons

No there are a couple of things that I don't like about it is that I know it's simple and easy to use but sometimes it's a little too simple. Like for example when you want to add funds if you're adding from a bank account it will take three to five business days and for me that's way too long. But also concerns me is that there is no setting to manage alerts for example every time a money is being...

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Chad K.

Food & Beverages, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great way to connect with employees Ina way that is inclusive and easily accessible.

Reviewed 7 years ago

Just the ease of accessibility in which I have to communicate with all employees at one time.

Pros

Everything! I like that everyone on the app can access and share the same information with ease. I love how not only does it enable you to post and share work schedules, but the app also breaks down the schedule to an easily viewed breakdown per fa of each week. It shows you who is coming in and when on which day so that there is never any confusion as to who is working. I also love how it will...

Cons

There really isn't anything negative I can think of with the app, other than sometimes it will get the wrong times for upcoming shifts on the daily break downs of the schedule. However, you can just as easily double check the schedule posted in the app in case you feel there might be an error.

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James T.

Used daily for 1-2 years

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Fun program good platform

Reviewed 6 years ago

The schedule data lets managers and employees work together without direct contact, saving both groups time and annoyance

Pros

The level of options and systems in the program is impressive. There are basically 4 programs in one, an image share, a calendar, a messenger and a wage calculator. Streamlines the scheduling process for managers and staff as well because you eliminate the need to call in and verify shifts.

Cons

The messaging service seems to use data instead of SMS which can be a problem with large numbers of group members and messages. Also, the coverage tools could be improved by typing in times rather than the rolling clock input

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Used daily for 1-2 years

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I found Branch to be easy to network with all employees

Reviewed 6 years ago

Having problems editing and changing position and business.

Pros

Being able to post the weekly schedule and shift reminders. I like to use it to add training tips so all the crew can see it. I also use it to praise and recognize individual crew members and the team as a whole.

Cons

I would like More GIFS related to Arby's and the food industry. Sometimes I get notifications about conversations but when I go into the App I can't find the whole conversation that I was notified about, so it's like coming into the middle of something that you aren't quite sure what the original question is about.

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Grayson B.

Food & Beverages, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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Perfect for Connecting With Work!

Reviewed 6 years ago

Reminders about shifts, new information from store supervisor, other things important to my job.

Pros

What I personally love about this app is that it's the perfect way to see my schedule and who I'm working with instead of taking a picture of my schedule every week on my phone and taking up more space than what is necessary. The app also shows you how much you make in a week when you add your wage, and also reminds you of your shift a couple hours before! On the main page it also shows you the current weather, which is great if you don't work in the same town as the one you live in like myself. You can post within the app and there is a section to post in to see if anyone needs a shift covered or if you yourself needs a shift covered.

Cons

There isn't really anything that I dislike about the software, but if I had to choose something it would be the "Team" tab which is used for contacting other team members, making groups, etc. I personally don't use it, and opt to just text my co-workers instead, but it is a great idea to have the section inside the app.

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Alyssa N.

Food & Beverages, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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overall this is pretty useful for working at a place with a lot of people you don't know well.

Reviewed 6 years ago

the biggest benefit is being able to communicate with my team in an organized way rather than just a giant group chat that inevitably gets off track.

Pros

I like the activities board. I like that people can post a general post to everyone without it being in your messages. i also like that you can individually message anyone, it's very useful especially when you don't know anyone when you first start.

Cons

the individual messaging is pretty glitchy, i hate that i cant send emojis and half the time if I'm trying to have a conversation i need to restart the app to get it to load the new message sent to me. i also hate that i cant adjust my shifts. if I'm covering someone else's shift i want to be able to manually add that in, or vise versa. I also hate that in shift coverage it is filled with a bunch of old stuff from months ago, there should be a filter to automatically get rid of them once the date of the shift in question has passed. i also would like if in the comments for posts on the activity bored you could comment gifs and such

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Opeyemi O.

Human Resources, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

The update interval for this app is way frequent and actually fixes things. I work with a bunch of friends and with branch messenger, it is much easier to schedule and update our calendar to our taste. Effectiveness has never been this easy and cheap as now, there is no need to have a squabble with anyone over who was meant to do what and at what time, they all constantly get reminded and everyone gets on easy. The upcoming schedule notification is great, the chatroom is just right for sharing information and the news feed is perfect for broadcast messages.

Cons

Branch simply glitches and that's just about everything i hate about it. Sometimes when trying to make a post, branch puts you off with a response about how your post can not be published at the moment, then, you make the post again in an effort to get your aim achieved and then voila, you've got duplicate posts to your name. This is something that needs to be fixed asap.

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Amanda J.

Management Consulting, 10,001+ employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Branch Works Efficiently For Third Party Funds

Reviewed a year ago

I have an occasional side job and they use Branch to pay me.

Pros

Branch disperses payments weekly and on time barring holidays.

Cons

The app is occasionally lagging and hard to get into.

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April D.

Human Resources, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great app

Reviewed 2 years ago

My overall experience with this has been wonderful and I love it

Pros

I love the fact that I can add other accounts to this software and that it always easy to use

Cons

There not a thing I don’t like about this software becuz it has gotten best with time

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Santana N.

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great way to find out when I work and communicate with team members

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

The app is very easy to use and self-explanatory. being able to scroll through it and find out what days you have to work is great.

Cons

Sometimes runs slow sometimes and closes out on its own. You might have to reopen it. It would also be nice if it had a night mode.

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Jacob T.

Supermarkets, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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I think this app is pretty neat. I love the ability to see your shifts and your co workers shifts.

Reviewed 7 years ago

I am able to know when my work starts beforehand. I love it and it's awesome because I am a very busy person.

Pros

I love notifications you can get a couple of hours before your work starts. I'm happy that this app exists and I hope that it keeps improving.

Cons

I would like to see in the future updates notification time changes. If I have work at 3 I would like to get a notification two hours beforehand, or maybe the next work day I would like to know four hours beforehand. Also days of the week. So maybe a persons week starts on Monday, but mine starts on Saturday. I would like the availbity to change that options.

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Betsy V.

Retail,

Used daily for 6-12 months

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Branch Messenger has always been easy and convenient to use.

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

I love that all you have to do is post the picture of the schedule and it will automatically list all the people working that day and it alerts everyone automatically. I think it is extremely convenient and I never miss a shift this way.

Cons

I don't think that there is a lot to dislike about Branch Messenger. Whenever I had issues with the app, customer support always got back to me quickly. I think that there is this one glitch when I look at the picture schedule and go back, the bottom tab that lets me navigate disappears so I have to exit out of the app and restart.