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OpenSimSim Reviews

OpenSimSim

Employee scheduling for restaurants, hospitality & retail

4.35/5 (31 reviews)
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OpenSimSim is a free employee scheduling solution for managers and employees within the restaurant, hospitality and retail industries. The platform was designed for businesses that have hourly workers with scheduling/rostering needs, and helps promote open and timely communication between workers and managers.

OpenSimSim enables users to create a weekly schedule in minutes using schedule templates. Staff availability and hours worked are displayed in one place, helping managers to avoid scheduling conflicts, or accidental overtime. The budget view allows users to keep labour costs in line with the organization's budget. Employees receive published schedules directly to their mobile devices in real time.

Users can manage schedules while on the go using the native OpenSimSim mobile apps for iOS and Android devices. Managers can effectively communicate with staff in real time through the message board and chat functionality. They may also delegate schedule maintenance to staff by enabling shift giveaways and swaps through the platform. Notifications inform users of when an action should be taken or a schedule needs to be modified by exception.

Employees are able to see which co-workers are scheduled to work, as well as use the message board and chat feature to communicate with each other. Staff is able to send shift swap invitations, update their own availability, and submit time-off requests to managers. The opportunities feature enables users to pick up extra shifts by applying for available openings. OpenSimSim also comes with with advanced features for managing multi-location businesses and franchises.
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OpenSimSim Reviews (31)

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 A Restaurants Dream Come True!

I first used OpenSimSim when I was a server at Urge Gastropub & Whiskey Bank. It was a convenient app that let all the employees swap shifts, pick up shifts and request time off. It was so great not having to call 10 people just to get one shift covered! I then brought this amazing time-...

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Reviewed 14th of March by C Sierra

 

 Opensimsim

I use opensimsim for my job at urge. It gets the job done but has a lot of room for improvement. I can't swap shifts or give away shifts and it isn't that easy to use

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Reviewed 19th of December, 2016 by Corey Rothgeb

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OpenSimSim Pricing

Pricing model: Freemium, Subscription

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

OpenSimSim is completely free with no hidden fees or contracts.


Over time the solution will release premium features. Customers wanting to take advantage of the new features will need to purchase them.

Key Features of OpenSimSim

  • Automated shift scheduling
  • Template scheduling
  • Mobile integration
  • Real-time communication
  • Vacation & leave management
  • Employee availability
  • Weekly budgets and labour costs
  • Hours worked
  • Message board
  • Chat functionality
  • Notifications
  • Schedule maintenance
  • Shift swaps and shift giveaways
  • Time-off requests
  • Swap invitations
  • Shift opportunities
  • Employee database
  • Multi-location

OpenSimSim Screenshots (6)

OpenSimSim screenshot: Budget view helps keep labour costs in line with the budgetOpenSimSim screenshot: Manage schedules from any mobile iOS or Android deviceOpenSimSim screenshot: View locations with GPS mapping OpenSimSim screenshot: Pick-up extra shifts by applying for shift opportunitiesOpenSimSim screenshot: Users can see who else is scheduled to workOpenSimSim screenshot: Send co-workers shift swap invitations

Specifications

Intended Users
Mid Size Business, Small Business
Devices Supported
Android, iPhone-iPad, iPhone, Web-based, iPad
Supported Countries
Australia, United States
Supported Languages
English
Support Options
Online Support

Alternatives to OpenSimSim

Benefits

OpenSimSim provides intuitive, native mobile apps for Android and iOS devices that allow users to manage schedules from anywhere.

Advanced scheduling/rostering capabilities enable weekly schedules to be created in minutes and help avoid scheduling conflicts and accidental overtime.

In-app chat enables real-time worker-to-worker and manager-to-worker conversations that help keep everyone in the loop.

Co-workers are able to send shift swap invitations, as well as apply for shift opportunities to pick-up extra shifts.

OpenSimSim helps prevent accidental overtime and scheduling conflicts by displaying staff availability and hours worked in the same place.

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C Sierra

A Restaurants Dream Come True!

14/03/2017

I first used OpenSimSim when I was a server at Urge Gastropub & Whiskey Bank. It was a convenient app that let all the employees swap shifts, pick up shifts and request time off. It was so great not having to call 10 people just to get one shift covered! I then brought this amazing time-saving tool to the restaurant as a GM. My staff was used to the old-school way of using a printed excel spread sheet and then calling or texting a bunch of people trying to switch shifts, cover shifts, time-off requests, etc.. Once I brought in OpenSimSim, they raved about how useful and easy it was to use! If you are looking for a smooth running app that saves you time and money, then GET THIS PRODUCT!!! Thanks our reps & OpenSimSim for your outstanding training, support and all around awesomeness! I'm recommending this to anyone that will listen! ;-)

Pros

It's Free! It's a smooth running app. It's convenient, user friendly and my staff loves using it!

Cons

Nothing.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering OpenSimSim

I think it's the best online scheduler out there, and they really take great care of their customers needs.

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Corey Rothgeb

Opensimsim

19/12/2016

I use opensimsim for my job at urge. It gets the job done but has a lot of room for improvement. I can't swap shifts or give away shifts and it isn't that easy to use

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Brendan Keyte

OpenSimSim Review

19/12/2016

Hi, we implemented OpenSimSim for rostering across 3 businesses recently and the results have been great. The system is intuitive and essentially easy to use. The support provided by OSS has been great. Highly recommend.

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Finn Erickson

Great app!

17/12/2016

Makes checking work schedule quick and easy. Helps to keep all employees in the loop and overall limit confusion.

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Danielle Joyce

Very useful app

17/12/2016

Easy to use and very functional. Makes checking schedules and keeping up with tasks simple and stress-free.

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Jason Peccatiello

Opensimsim Review

17/12/2016

Overall experience with the app have been fine but its needs improvement with the shift switching features. Also, it would be great if there was a tab to see all of the employees contact info. Thanks

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Sarah Murphy

Nice app, does the job

17/12/2016

Mostly user-friendly. I don't like how often I'm prompted to log in, and sometimes it seems the system is down because I just kicked out against.

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Bella Pacheco

Excellent App!

17/12/2016

I was a bit discouraged when I first got the app but once I began to use it I was amazed. It made everything so simple and the owners are very easy to work with in regards to feedback!

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Halee Roman

Halee's review

16/12/2016

Using OpenSimSim is very easy and user-friendly. It helps with the work schedule and makes getting shifts covered simply.

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Zaidee Bushyhead

SimSim the App

16/12/2016

Overall a great app to use with a lot of useful easy to use features. I'd like to see more flexibility with giving away or swapping shifts.

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