Nowsta Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Nowsta

Workforce management tool to handle payroll & work shifts

4.86/5 (101 reviews)

Nowsta overview

What is Nowsta?

Nowsta is a cloud-based workforce management software designed to help businesses of all sizes handle staff scheduling, communications, time or attendance tracking, and payroll processing, among other administrative operations. Supervisors can gain insights into workers' ratings, projected and actual costs based on a day, week, shift, or month and team's performance on a centralized platform.

Nowsta automatically logs in work hours, calculates salaries or overtime rates, and lets organizations export their time and attendance data directly into third-party payroll systems according to requirements. Administrators can use time clock and image verification capabilities to streamline employees' check-in processes and track their work hours against schedules to identify discrepancies. Managers can receive overtime warnings about staff members and view workforce' availability on a calendar. Businesses can also manage custom reporting processes, view events, and utilize tags or filters to search required employees for each work shift.

Nowsta facilitates integrations with various third-party payroll providers such as Paychex, ADP, and more. Employees can use the mobile application to access job requests, receive updates about corporate changes or announcements, and view work shifts on a calendar. Other features include time and attendance dashboard, data visualization, SMS reminders, GPS-enabled check-in, and PDF timesheets.
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Pricing

Starting from
$2.50/month
Pricing options
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Devices

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Markets

United States

Supported languages

English
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Nowsta user reviews

Excellent
87

Very good
14

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Amanda Ziobro

This app has been game changing for how we communicate with staff.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-07-20
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I like the ease of use as a Coordinator. My time spent scheduling has shrunk majorly, leaving me more time to focus on recruiting, on-boarding and training. The calendar makes it really easy for me to see what my week looks like. The sorting function help me isolate events to more easily see events. Even the color and font choices used in the apps is pleasing to the eye! The support from the Nowsta team has been amazing. They always respond within minutes through their direct messaging function and not only resolve the issue, but are a blast to work with. It's been a year that we have used the software and there have been endless improvements to functionality. They have expanded the system in many ways, allowing us to change our payroll functions and save money. Many times, we have seen areas for improvement, have sent the Nowsta team suggestions and then seen the tweaks in the app a few weeks later. The team at Nowsta is the ultimate example of continuous improvement. My staff really enjoys using the app and it has actually been a help in hiring as well. I mention it during the interview and I have seen candidates' faces light up with excitement that we schedule with such a convenient form of communication.

Cons
The timeclock function on the app can be buggy and not record proper times, but I let the Nowsta team know and it's usually fixed right away. It's also an easy fix as a Coordinator, to adjust the times on the desktop.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Monica Dean

Saves time to book staff

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-01-27
Review Source: Capterra

We are a catering company and we use Nowsta for time and attendance for our in-house staff as well as our staff working off-site events out in the field. We love the ability to see how far away the staff member clocks in. Having the captains able to clock in and out the staff is a plus for staff who forgets their phone or is late and doesn't clock in.

Pros
Scheduling staff for events is a breeze. With multiple events displayed at once, we can click and drag staff to the event best suited for them. The report showing a spreadsheet as to the average number of minutes it takes staff to confirm events and the percentage that staff says yes to working an event helps us with prioritizing our staff based on their response. Approving staff on the Time and Attendance page is very easy and the screen is clear to see their times worked. Scheduling staff for the different departments works well .

Cons
Sometimes if the address of the location is not an exact address then the embedded gps map may send the staff to an incorrect location. The app works poorly on some older model cell phones. I haven't found a way to note when staff is on vacation to block those days so they are not accidentally added to the schedule.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Christopher Ropp

We like NOWSTA

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-11-13
Review Source: Capterra

For the most part...it has been very good.

Pros
Ease of scheduling. Response time from my employees.

Cons
Does not cross integrate with TPP. I thought it did...but it does not seem to do this. MAybe I am doing it wrong. Secondly, the cost of the employee per month adds up quickly.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Dean Black

Essential Partner

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-12-27
Review Source: Capterra

Like most businesses in the events industry, most of our employees are 1099 / Contract employees, who are critical to our success. Nowsta greatly enhances to manage this workforce.

Pros
NOWSTA provides the necessary and essential components of hourly staffing

Cons
Like every system, changes are constant.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Larry Frank

Nowsta review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-11-16
Review Source: Capterra

A+

Pros
The Nowsta Team is remarkable and very willing to customize.

Cons
Nothing except we don’t have enough business now to use it to its fullest capacity.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Nowsta pricing

Starting from
$2.50/month
Pricing options
Subscription
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Nowsta is offered across three pricing plans, outlined below.
Starter: $2.50 per user per month or $2 per user per month billed annually
Professional: $4 per user per month or $3 per user per month billed annually
Enterprise: $8 per user per month or $6 per user per month billed annually

Nowsta features

Activity Dashboard
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Employee Database
Real Time Reporting
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration

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Activity Tracking (287 other apps)
Applicant Tracking (340 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (420 other apps)
Customizable Branding (331 other apps)
Employee Management (375 other apps)
Employee Onboarding (271 other apps)
Employee Portal (272 other apps)
Employee Self Service (266 other apps)
Performance Management (272 other apps)
Recruitment Management (300 other apps)
Self Service Portal (381 other apps)

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Additional information for Nowsta

Key features of Nowsta

  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Online Booking
  • Online Time Clock
  • Real-time Scheduling
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Schedule Distribution
  • Time & Attendance Management
  • Timesheet Management
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Benefits

Nowsta is a cloud-based workforce management platform designed for the events industry. Nowsta puts scheduling, time tracking, analytics, and payroll reporting under one system. Users can also pay staff's wages instantly at no extra cost or burden.