SocialSchedules Features

SocialSchedules

Scheduling software for businesses with hourly employees

4.48/5 (552 reviews)

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Compliance Management
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Cost Estimating
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Data Import/Export
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Employee Profiles
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Employee Time Tracking
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Access Controls/Permissions
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Activity Dashboard
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Attendance Tracking
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Automatic Time Capture
Availability Management
Biometric Recognition
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Budgeting/Forecasting
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync
Chat/Messaging
Clock In / Out
Communication Management
Compliance Management
Compliance Tracking
Contractor Management
Cost Estimating
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop
Email Alerts
Email Management
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Profiles
Employee Scheduling
Employee Self Service
Employee Time Tracking
Exceptions Management
Faculty/Staff Management
Forecasting
GPS
Geolocation
Group Scheduling
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Job Scheduling
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Mobile Time Tracking
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Offline Time Tracking
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Online Punch Card
Online Time Clock
Online Time Tracking
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Payroll Management
Performance Metrics
Physician Management
Planning Tools
Point of Sale (POS)
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Real Time Comparisons
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Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Real-time Scheduling
Real-time Updates
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Resource Scheduling
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Sales Forecasting
Schedule Distribution
Scheduled / Automated Reports
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Secure Login
Self Service Portal
Shift Swapping
Sick Leave Tracking
Skills Tracking
Summary Reports
Task Management
Task Progress Tracking
Task Scheduling
Template Management
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Time Off Requests
Time Tracking
Timesheet Management
Training Record Management
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Waitstaff Management
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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Approval Process Control
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automated Scheduling
Automatic Time Capture
Availability Management
Biometric Recognition
Budget Control
Budgeting/Forecasting
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync
Chat/Messaging
Clock In / Out
Communication Management
Compliance Management
Compliance Tracking
Contractor Management
Cost Estimating
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop
Email Alerts
Email Management
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Profiles
Employee Scheduling
Employee Self Service
Employee Time Tracking
Exceptions Management
Faculty/Staff Management
Forecasting
GPS
Geolocation
Group Scheduling
HR Management
Job Application Management
Job Scheduling
Labor Cost Reporting
Labor Forecasting
Labor Management
Leave Tracking
Live Chat
Messaging
Mobile Access
Mobile Alerts
Mobile Time Tracking
Multi-Location
Offline Access
Offline Time Tracking
On Call Scheduling
Online Punch Card
Online Time Clock
Online Time Tracking
Overtime Calculation
Payroll Management
Performance Metrics
Physician Management
Planning Tools
Point of Sale (POS)
Punch card
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Comparisons
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Real-time Scheduling
Real-time Updates
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Resource Management
Resource Scheduling
SMS Messaging
Salaried Employee Tracking
Sales Forecasting
Schedule Distribution
Scheduled / Automated Reports
Search/Filter
Secure Login
Self Service Portal
Shift Swapping
Sick Leave Tracking
Skills Tracking
Summary Reports
Task Management
Task Progress Tracking
Task Scheduling
Template Management
Time Off Management
Time Off Requests
Time Tracking
Timesheet Management
Training Record Management
User Management
User Profiles
Vacation/Leave Tracking
Variable Workforce
Waitstaff Management
Workstation Tracking
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SocialSchedules Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about SocialSchedules's features:

Brendan M.

Pros and Cons

2019-08-16

Pros

The ease of scheduling, and notifying when days are requested off

Cons

When employees set unavailable time it should be approved by management

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Tyler W.

Good but lacking

2019-06-07

Overall good but could be better

Pros

Can schedule employees with ease and can be viewed without being at the store

Cons

Not easy for management to see when employees are scheduled during the week on the app for Iphones

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Tom A.

Opensimsim

2019-06-07

Employee usage/Financial.

Pros

It's easy to compare week to week with the report viewer when looking between departments.

Cons

Changing from different job codes, as well as the difference between the end of shift options

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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EMily G.

Comparing shifts with OPENSIMSIM

2019-08-16

I am considering switching to Opensim for our employees and mentioning it to management because its easy and has great tools.

Pros

I like how it is accurate to tell where the employees are logging in and out and the notifications showing if they are too far away from their location.

Cons

Sometimes glitches when employees sign in and out

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Raymond K.

OpenSimSim Review

2019-06-05

Pros

User friendly U.I. Mobile app is fast Enrolling new employees is easy Scheduling shifts is easy to use Messaging system is great

Cons

Web portal it is slow Notifications on the message side sometimes doesn't work.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Jerrica I.

Ease of use as an employee

2018-08-14

OpenSimSim made it more accessible and easier for us.

Pros

As an Employee using OpenSimSim, I found it very user friendly.

Cons

Sometimes the email notifications weren’t enough as a reminder of when shifts were posted.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Paula L.

Good solutions for small retail business

2019-05-31

It is a good solution for my employees that are.

Pros

It’s easy to set up employees. Easy to access on both mobile and desktop devices

Cons

It is hard to remove an employee once they leave the company.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Lisa A.

Great product, even better customer service

2019-05-28

Using OpenSimSim has allowed me to free up time with manual timesheets.

Pros

OpenSimSim was easy to set up and great mobile functionality.

Cons

Inability to change an employees name once they have verified their account thru Facebook.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Xavier P.

OpenSimSim- A review

2019-08-25

Pros

I like that it has a mobile app and that employees can use it on the go, also that tey are able to accept extra shifts that are available

Cons

It takes a while to process new employees or users, a bulk upload feature would be handy.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Bob S.

Event Staff Scheduling

2019-08-23

Pros

Quick way to communicate with staff and management.

Cons

Took a bit more time to figure it out on my mobile device.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Ben R.

Review

2019-06-04

I wish there were better printable versions of the schedule, maybe with customizable options.

Pros

Notifications to employee devices so they always know when an update is out.

Cons

There is no month view. We schedule based on monthes and it is very annoying having to go through 4 separate weeks. Month views are the norm with every other calendar I have used.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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jen b.

Useful lightweight scheduling app

2019-05-31

For our 10 employee brewery and taproom, OpenSimSim gets the scheduling job done. The mobile app is quite useful and intuitive and allows for different roles on both the manufacturing and hospitality sides of our business.

Pros

Pretty fully-featured for free app: time off requests, shift availability, saved shift templates.

Cons

Sometimes the admin interface is not very intuitive--but it's not super complex so quickly figured out.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Wendy P.

Can't live without Opensimsim

2019-05-31

I'm very happy.

Pros

Employees love the mobile app and ease of use to ask for time off and to see schedule at a glance.

Cons

I wish it had a feature to keep up with hours for my remote working employees to clock-in and out.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Education Management company, 1-10 employees)

Easy use

2019-05-28

Very efficient software for both employers and employees.

Pros

Easy to access/view shifts and choose them.

Cons

The software can take some time to load on laptop

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Mike R.

Very User Friendly!

2018-08-20

I give it 5 stars just for being oberall very easy to use, and full-featured.

Pros

As an employee, it’s very easy to check my schedule, see what days others are on, and send quick ‘instant messages.’

Cons

A notification somewhere as a reminder would be a plus...

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Carlos T.

Work hours programming platform for companies

2019-09-22

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

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 faculty, because it is free for managers and employees, which gives an additional bonus to this platform, that help to companies that have workers for a certain time.

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 can be accessed to be able to exchange shifts with anyone on the contact list, even if they have a different schedule.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Lee J.

Excellent Addition For My Team

2019-05-28

I have worked in the Operational Management sector for many years and always found employees coming up with new excuses when not turning up for work or 'I didn't know I was in'.

Pros

Firstly I use the standard version so it's free, one of the only free rostering software packages I could find

Cons

I would have liked to be able to track back who has authorised annual leave and also have the ability to input sickness etc

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Megan S.

OpenSimSim - Pros & Cons

2019-02-15

It is easy to use. The mobile version is more user-friendly than the desktop, which as we are in an office environment, is inconvenient.

Pros

Based on the manager/administrator role, it was fairly easy to use and understand.

Cons

For the employee view, it is not as user friendly.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Judy D.

Great program!

2019-05-31

I use the messaging to make announcements as well as to contact employees with corrections to procedures.

Pros

I love that my employees have easy access to their schedules and can request time off through the the app.

Cons

I do wish it would allow me to message a specific group of employees by job title or work area, without going through the list to select each employee independently.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Emiko B.

It’s alright

2019-05-28

It’s ok. It works, and it’s what my organization is using.

Pros

Updates are made real time and notifications are sent.

Cons

-The notifications are exsessive — I get one when my schedule is changed, then published.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Jessica H.

Awesome!

2019-05-28

I love that it tells me when an employees view the schedule.

Pros

The ease of scheduling & employees being able to check schedules from anywhere.

Cons

The mobile version isn’t able to do what the desktop can

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Brian H.

Family Entertainment Industry

2019-06-08

We needed a simple low-cost solution for scheduling, this app does most of what we need, and in a crowded field of contenders, does the job.

Pros

Allows all employees to see shifts, simple app interface

Cons

Inability to print directly from app (export to Excel), does not allow supervisors to input requested "days off" into employee schedules

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Rachel H.

User friendly scheduling

2019-05-28

Pros

Employees can share availability, request shift swaps, and get shift notifications

Cons

Employees must manually opt in to shift notifications

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Chris C.

Great for figuring labor cost.

2019-08-21

I realized that OpenSimSim has a great UI.

Pros

The software is really easy to use and has features that allow for a better understanding of labor cost.

Cons

I wish that I could remove an employee from a single week rather than the entire platform.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Narelle S.

Generally a good product

2019-05-28

We are mainly working on reporting issues

Pros

It is generally easy to use to manage our rosters & payroll

Cons

The detail on reports you are able to extract is quite limited, but they are working on this

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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