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SocialSchedules

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Scheduling software for businesses with hourly employees

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SocialSchedules FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does SocialSchedules offer?

SocialSchedules has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $15.99/month
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available | (No Credit Card required)

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Q. Who are the typical users of SocialSchedules?

SocialSchedules has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Q. What languages does SocialSchedules support?

SocialSchedules supports the following languages:
English, French, Spanish


Q. Does SocialSchedules support mobile devices?

SocialSchedules supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Q. Does SocialSchedules offer an API?

No, SocialSchedules does not have an API available.


Q. What other apps does SocialSchedules integrate with?

SocialSchedules integrates with the following applications:
Heartland Restaurant, Heartland Payroll, Harbortouch POS


Q. What level of support does SocialSchedules offer?

SocialSchedules offers the following support options:
FAQs/Forum, 24/7 (Live rep), Knowledge Base, Email/Help Desk, Chat

SocialSchedules product overview

Price starts from

15.99

Per month

Other

What is SocialSchedules?

SocialSchedules 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.

Key benefits of using SocialSchedules

  • SocialSchedules 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.

  • SocialSchedules helps prevent accidental overtime and scheduling conflicts by displaying staff availability and hours worked in the same place.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    FAQs/Forum
    24/7 (Live rep)
    Knowledge Base
    Email/Help Desk
    Chat

    Training options

    Documentation
    In Person
    Live Online
    Videos

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    Value for money

    4.7

    /5

    557

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    15.99

    Per month

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    SocialSchedules features

    Functionality

    4.2

    /5

    557

    Total features

    56

    5 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Reporting/Analytics
    Self Service Portal
    Reporting & Statistics
    Alerts/Notifications
    Employee Database
    Data Import/Export
    Reminders
    Real Time Reporting

    SocialSchedules users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.5

    /5

    557

    Positive reviews

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8.71/10
    Rating distribution

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    Pros
    The product for free is so great it works great and gives notifications to the Security Staff on their schedule.
    It was super easy to setup, super easy to connect my staff to it and eliminated so many scheduling frustrations I had been dealing with.
    Ease of use, ease of setup, setup is organized and clear, love that it notifies my staff when I publish a schedule and is integrated with phone platforms/has an app.
    Cons
    There’s no option to edit a profile after they are connected. I also dislike that once I posted a schedule I could not fix any issues without notifying everyone.
    Also, there was a problem my peers and I had with signing into OpenSimSim.
    Some problems with getting employees disconnected.

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    Briana K.

    Events Services, 51-200 employees

    Used weekly for 1-2 years

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    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    Country club scheduling

    Reviewed 5 years ago

    I’m able to schedule my employees and communicate with them easily

    Pros

    A coworker had previously used it . I like that my employees can put in their availability and trade shifts with each other

    Cons

    I’d like to have a counter or additional notes next to each employee on their shifts and hours preferences. I have some employees that only want 20 hours a week or two days even though their availability is wide open. These details I have to remember.

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    Eric R.

    Nonprofit Organization Management, 1-10 employees

    Used weekly for less than 6 months

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Compass-Non profit cafe using Open Sim

    Reviewed 4 years ago

    Easy to start and implement​, staff loves it

    Pros

    It's​ free! We were using an app called Deputy, and we had to pay for what open sim offers​ for free and its great as a manager, and our staff loves it! '

    Cons

    There is no direct message board for all staff notes, id love to be able to communicate with my team throughout a week this way

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    Lance C.

    Retail, 11-50 employees

    Used daily for 6-12 months

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    • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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    Great, but slow

    Reviewed 5 years ago

    So far OpenSimSim has been a mixed bag. When it works well it's a fantastic software. When it doesn't work well it's absolutely frustrating to deal with. We used OpenSimSim so that way if people needed to be able to switch shifts or request time off there was a place where these requests were stored and could be accepted or declined. Our old program was all manual so it's a big help being able to see who can work and who can't all at once.

    Pros

    I like that it's easy to see when you and/or your peers work on the web version of opensimsim. It's easy to set-up for your work weeks too so it'll accurately show how many hours you're getting in a week, and it being easy to customize is a nice feature too.

    Cons

    Sending messages to your peers is really slow. Even with a perfect connection it might take serveral (1-5 minutes) to send a message. Also, there was a problem my peers and I had with signing into OpenSimSim. I wish they had a feature to upload your schedule to a third party app such as Google Calendar or being able to do it on your phone using your Apple calendar. So that way my spouse and I can plan around my schedule. Another con is that it'll automatically sign you out every week. We had assigned computers at work so having to sign into my computer every single day is a waste of time.

    DS
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    David S.

    Retail, 11-50 employees

    Used daily for less than 6 months

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Just what I need, all in one place

    Reviewed 5 years ago

    The biggest benefit to myself is managing time off requests, I no longer need to remember when a colleague has asked for time off. They use the app, submit request, I review and there it is in the schedule. No more allowing too many colleagues off at same time and mistakingly scheduling on time off. Another benefit is less pressure to complete a schedule, I do my schedules at home so I no longer need to rush to ensure all staff see it in store, I have a little extra breathing space because as soon as I hit publish, my colleagues instantly have the schedule in their hands.

    Pros

    Communication feature - direct messages to specific colleague(s) Manage time off requests which then show in schedule Mobile version - inc notifications on shifts Coverage graph (able to see how many colleagues scheduled per hour/per day) Best of all, it has a FREE version

    Cons

    Some limited functionality on mobile version. For example, can only manage/create schedules on pc version. Time off requests need to be managed on pc version as this way allows to view existing time off to prevent allowing too many staff off. On mobile version, this is difficult to manage. Can't track holiday allowances - possibly icing on the cake Generally though, con's are hard to argue because it is free and it does just what I need it to do

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    James N.

    Restaurants, 501-1,000 employees

    Used daily for 2+ years

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Great product and great company

    Reviewed 5 years ago

    Was looking for an alternative to excel schedules that we've used for 20 years. Found OpenSimSim on a search, tested it out and loved it. Our search criteria was mainly, what will benefit the employee and the store the most.

    Pros

    Easy to use and navigate. Support is always quick to help when we have an issue. They gladly take our feedback on improvements and listen when we make suggestions.

    Cons

    That we can't incorporate all of it into our system. They have a time/attendance but since we have a POS system that does that, we haven't used that portion.

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