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SocialSchedules

Scheduling software for businesses with hourly employees

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SocialSchedules Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

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
    Videos
    Live Online

    SocialSchedules pricing information

    Value for money

    4.7

    /5

    552

    Starting from

    15.99

    Per month

    Other

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

    Value for money contenders

    SocialSchedules features

    Functionality

    4.2

    /5

    552

    Total features

    58

    5 categories

    Most valued features by users

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

    SocialSchedules users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.5

    /5

    552

    Positive reviews

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8.7/10
    Rating distribution

    5

    4

    3

    2

    1

    318

    190

    36

    5

    3

    Pros
    The product for free is so great it works great and gives notifications to the Security Staff on their schedule.

    MM

    Mark M.

    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.

    MW

    Michael W.

    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.

    SR

    Sarah R.

    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.

    CC

    Cheyenne C.

    Also, there was a problem my peers and I had with signing into OpenSimSim.

    LC

    Lance C.

    Some problems with getting employees disconnected.

    CC

    Cheyenne C.

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Work hours programming platform for companies

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    We are sure that Opensinsin, is on a good path to be a platform that provides a service that amalgams with a vital recuse and is the time to help with the needs of people how to manage their time at work and how to dispose Exchange schedules with coworkers and other virtues that allows the Opensisin platform in our case we within the company are grateful to meet their services and thus be able to organize in an optimal way the most valuable resource that for us the time of our employees and thus have more happy and motivated employees and managers when giving them the ideal tool to have their working hours. it resulted in positive changes for the productive development of the company

    Pros

    In our successful experience with OpenSimSim, I manage to solve an internal problem in the company and to make an hourly schedule of our employees making its use easy, ease of configuration, the configurations are quite clear. The most practical is that they receive the schedules, they are published on their mobile devices in real time, helping to maintain a reciprocal communication, another very appropriate...

    Cons

    to our experience with OpenSimSim, and the little that could be highlighted as negative or enhance improvements in the characteristics and capabilities of precarious synchronization, which as a constructive criticism can be enriched between the application of the computer and the Smartphone, for the better performance, contact lists must be optimized for use and all personnel, phone numbers and emails...

    Overall Rating
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    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Easy and very useful scheduling tool

    Reviewed 2 years ago

    Overall every time I've made suggestions or talk to the staff at opensimsim they have been very helpful and quick to resolve any issues I may have.

    Pros

    It is very useful and easy to copy and paste schedules instead of having to individually do a schedule every week. And it reduces the amount of time it takes for me to have to do schedules for my team of 20 + employees

    Cons

    The messaging portion of the app would be more useful if it could be sorted by message. As of right now it is a little cumbersome with the messaging and trying to revert back and look up previous messages to my teams.

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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    Still Has Flaws

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    Overall it has been a good experience, I say that because my best friend is a software engineer and I know it takes time to work out the bugs in any application or program. That being said there are still a few things about your app that annoy the crap out of me - like getting woke up at 3AM by notifications; AFTER I've already been scheduled when I have other apps (like GroupMe) that enable me to silence all notifications for one hour; two hours; six hours or twelve hours.

    Pros

    I like the fact that you guys actually respond to negative reviews and take a proactive approach to fixing the bugs. Also like the fact that with this app I can take my pick of available shifts and get scheduled with one click instead of being on the phone for half an hour (Securitas at Universal Studios). That's half an hour of my life that I'm not going to get back and they're not paying me for that time, it's bad enough that they want to pay minimum wage to people with specialized skills (like operating X-ray machines) but then they expect me to waste half an hour of my life; every single day on the phone trying to get scheduled. Over a period of one week that adds up to three and a half hours of my life that they're not paying me for.

    Cons

    I didn't like the fact that I still get notifications for shifts that aren't even available any more. I'll see a long list of invitations, go through one by one - and not a single one of them is still available. It seems like once a shift has been filled it should fall off of my notifications so that I don't have to click through every single one of them just to find the ONE (if any at all) that are...

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    My OpenSimSim review

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    I am so happy with OpenSimSim. We use it very exclusively for scheduling and have reduced greatly the amount of confusion about scheduled shifts experienced by our staff. It is a great way to get a message out to the full staff, and has increased are accountability for publishing schedules.

    Pros

    I really like how we can make frequent updates/changes to the staff. We are a job training program with shifts going to Managers, temporary interns, and volunteers. I like how convenient it is for users to interface with it. It’s very accessible.

    Cons

    I can’t really think of anything. I know sometimes the interface for messages for managers can get cluttered because they are inundated with staff individual and group messages. It might be nice if there was an easy way to sort or archive certain threads or easily click on a user and see all the messages associated with that person.

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Review

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    Definitely spend less time scheduling than ever before, which is awesome!

    Pros

    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

    I really really dislike that I have to manually edit “availability” for each new staff member, in order to force them to submit timeoff requests. I also don’t like that you can’t have an algorithm for time off requests- for example I require two weeks notice for time off requests, and I wish the app would allow me to enforce that, but it doesn’t...so instead I have employees submitting time off requests 5 days before which then makes me look like the mean guy when I have to decline a request. I wish open simsim would just allow me to have a setting that removes the ability to request time off if it’s less than 14 days from the requested time off date.

    SocialSchedules FAQs and common questions

    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)


    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, 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, Future 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

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