eSchedule Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

eSchedule

Employee scheduling & absence management software

4.75/5 (10 reviews)

eSchedule overview

What is eSchedule?

eSchedule is cloud-based employee scheduling software which means users can access it from anywhere, anytime, with any web-enabled device. Its ability to scale makes it intuitive enough for SMBs with only 20 employees but powerful enough for organizations with a workforce of thousands that are spread across hundreds of locations. No matter the size of the company, eSchedule helps users to improve labor productivity, increase process efficiency and even boost sales.

Users can effectively manage employee schedules, availability, open shifts and absence requests. Employees are able to interact with schedules, pickup/swap shifts and request absences while managers always maintain real-time visibility and control. eSchedule's scheduling wizard helps users create schedules in minutes, allowing them to choose from a library of templates, or import existing schedules – then easily copy, revise and share them across the entire organization. The proprietary 'Shift Guidance' algorithm can anticipate labor demand and optimize schedules with historical ERP/POS data. Timecards help simplify payroll by tracking breaks and actual hours worked, while on-demand reporting generates customized views into all scheduling and employee data.

Real-time notifications help ensure managers and employees are up-to-date with instant notifications.
The free absence management module automates the time-off approval process using a simplified interface that reduces the time management spends on the task. eSchedules boasts a variety of actionable reports that compile all schedule and absence data, and are available for export.

With the assistance of eSchedule’s free set-up concierge service, users can expect a seamless implementation into their organization, complete with one-on-one training and support. There are dozens of FAQ's, video tutorials and blog posts to supplement users and teams while learning the application, as well as support via phone, email and web.
www.eschedule.ca

Pricing

Starting from
$25/month
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Canada

Supported languages

English
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eSchedule reviews

Excellent
8

Very good
2

Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0
Value for money
Features
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  4.6
  4.4
  4.6
  5.0
Rachel Garwood

This scheduler is perfect for companies and bigger operations

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-04-09
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
If you want a program that keeps your worker schedules organized and synced across the company, this is perfect!

Cons
The cost can be a little bit pricey depending on what tier of service you opt for. There may be cheaper ones out there although this one does offer lots of great features!

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Lynda Woo

eSchedule is ok

Reviewed 2015-02-26
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
Online viewing. Can work on it anywhere. Sends alerts. Has sales hours and people all in one place.

Cons
When doing multiple shifts for the same person, you cannot save to that individual.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Medical scheduling

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-08-10
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Plenty of medical offices use this for patient scheduling, so it's nice to get staff that are already trained or used to it.

Cons
Sometimes printing the schedule out can be kind of wonky.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Amber Mander

Simple and Easy

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-11-17
Review Source: Software Advice

Great product, easy to use and convenient

Pros
The scheduling is so easy and convenient. You can schedule on the go. As soon as you update the schedule it sends out a text to employees to let them know.

Cons
You cannot save multiple shifts for one employee but other then that everything else seems to be great.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Kelsey Erickson

E-schedule helps to manage employee schedules and make changes to schedules or shifts from anywhere.

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-06-06
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
It is really easy and convenient. Changes can be made whenever if there is internet connection by logging in

Cons
There are a lot of steps to set up the schedules so it seems more time consuming than it really needs to be

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eSchedule pricing

Starting from
$25/month
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
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15-day free trial, no credit card required.

Pricing is based on the number of active users required. An active user is an employee that has been scheduled for a shift any time between 30 days before and 30 days after the billing date.

Pricing starts from $25/month for up to 15 employees (or $20/month if billed annually).

eSchedule features

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

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Videos and tutorials

Additional information for eSchedule

Key features of eSchedule

  • Employee scheduling
  • Open shifts
  • Absence management
  • Setup concierge service
  • On-demand reporting
  • Real-time notifications (email & SMS)
  • Mobile access
  • Automated scheduling
  • Multi-location
  • Templates
  • Shift trades
  • Employee availability
  • Shift Guidance™
  • Employee database
  • Timecards
  • Customized integrations
  • Third-party calendar sync
  • Drag & drop schedule interface
  • Multiple schedule views
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Benefits

Make Scheduling Simpler
- Instantly get up and running from anywhere, anytime
- Generate and share schedules faster
- Manages employee availability, time-off, open shifts and shift trades

React to Unexpected Business Changes
- Automatically send notifications to staff via SMS text and e-mail
- Allows quick adjustment of labor to meet sales trends and aid strategic decision making
- Open shifts are filled faster with automatic communications

Optimized Schedules That Meet Company Needs
- Assists organizations in achieving labor goals
- Allows staff to be scheduled between multiple locations and positions
- Ability to completely automate scheduling processes with Shift Guidance

Integrates With Organizations of All Sizes
- Gives users and their workforce access to entirely web-based scheduling
- Eliminates any downloads, updates and installations both now and in the future
- Allows for third-party calendar synchronization (iCal, Google Calendar, etc.)