Orbital Shift Software Pricing & Features

Orbital Shift

Online employee scheduling & time clock software

4.83/5 (24 reviews)

Orbital Shift overview

Orbital Shift is a staff management platform that helps businesses of all sizes reimagine their workforce and save on direct labor cost. Managers can create employee schedules in minutes with the help of customizable templates and color-coded event cards. The mobile time clock automatically records and time stamps employee hours for accurate time cards and payroll.

With the employee time tracker app, employees can clock in and out from GPS-restricted locations, take breaks, switch positions, and request shift covers or time off right from their phones. Managers can review, approve or deny those requests from virtually anywhere. With automatic alerts and notifications, scheduling conflicts and over-staffed shifts are easily avoided.

Admins can send targeted messages to specific departments, positions, employees or the entire staff via text or email. Employees can view daily shift notes when they log in, so everyone is prepared for every shift. Orbital Shift helps stay on budget with overtime alerts, conflict notifications and clock restrictions, eliminating employee time theft and unplanned overtime costs.
www.orbitalshift.com

Pricing

Starting from
$2/month
Pricing options
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Markets

United States

Supported languages

English
Orbital Shift screenshot: Employees can request shift covers and time off from their phones. Managers can manage employee requests from virtually anywhere.Online Time Clock & Staff Scheduling Software | Orbital ShiftOrbital Shift screenshot: The employee time tracker app lets employees clock in and out, take breaks or switch positions - right from their phonesOrbital Shift screenshot: View labor reports by position, department or locationOrbital Shift screenshot: Manage employee time off and vacation requests from your desktop or mobile deviceOrbital Shift screenshot: Set time clock restrictions to prevent employees from clocking in too early or 'milking the clock'Orbital Shift screenshot: Employees can leave notes along with time off requests

Orbital Shift reviews

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Faith Meusey

Orbital Shift was just what we needed to help get our scheduling and payroll organized!

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-02-11
Review Source: Capterra

Orbital Shift was exactly what we needed to transition our business into more modern and efficient processes to manage our payroll and employee’s schedule. We are third generation owners of a retail store. When we purchased the store, so many things were still being done in ways that had been done for decades. We needed something to help expedite our goals of eliminating punching in with a time card, manually calculating payroll, managing vacation time, sick days, other PTO, and just a general overall resource that would help organize group communication. Orbital Shift was this and more! Our entire staff appreciates the ease of use, ease of managing their work schedules. In my opinion Orbital Shift has improved our employees accountability with PTO. In the past we have had a few employees who missed an abnormal amount of work for various reasons.... Since implementing Orbital Shift, the days missed have been greatly reduced. I love the amount of time it saves me to do payroll. It eliminates any human errors when calculating manually. I love that I can view the time clock anytime and see if employees are clocking in and out, approaching overtime, and managing PTO which was once difficult is now easy! I would recommend Orbital Shift to anyone! Orbital Shift is extremely user friendly. Orbital Shift has been an enormous time saver for me when it comes to scheduling and payroll, which allows me to spend more time interacting with customers and employees. It is very easy to set up and manage. Orbital shift has helped greatly in simplifying our employees schedules as well. Our employees love being able to look at their schedules along with other employees schedules which has greatly improved communication amongst our staff. It easily eliminates scheduling confusion and everyone is on the same page. They love the ease of requesting time off and the ability to pick up an extra shift if the opportunity arises. If someone is sick or unavailable to work a shift, we are able to get someone else schedules immediately. One of the things I love the most- payroll is done in minutes for me versus what used to take up so much more time. Another great feature- monitoring employee’s time on the clock is accessible at any point. Orbital Shift is very reasonably priced for all it offers. Anytime I have had a question customer support answers immediately.

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Orbital Shift

Online employee scheduling & time clock software

William Conner

Why Orbital Shift?

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-08-22
Review Source: Capterra

We have been using Orbital Shift for almost three years. We were using two different systems and I reviewed at least 6 other applications before settling on Orbital Shift. All the systems had distinct capabilities. The functionality met our needs and the system architecture was ideal for management and employees alike. Orbital Shift became the obvious choice after various discussions with their owner and support organization. Applications such as Orbital Shift must be dynamic. Your spending good money for a system that must meet your known needs and be at the ready to meet needs yet to be discovered. We have the utmost confidence in the leadership, developers and support team at Orbital Shift. We found the crew at Orbital Shift to be among the best and brightest of any company we examined. I am more than willing to speak to anyone who may have questions regarding our use and our experiences. For the record, I am not receiving any compensation, gifts, discounts or other special consideration for making these comments. We use "tags" to help sort out or filter on various configurations such as shifts and coverage. The copy and paste function works well to create new schedules and their "repeat" function for scheduled events aids in establishing consistency for team members. Creating, moving or changing events is simple. There are also a few different ways to communicate and capture specifics to any given event or schedule. Anyone seriously looking at scheduling software will naturally consider the functionalty. Orbital Shift has excellent features/functionality. As we know, vendor software application features and functionality will always play "leapfrog" with each release. Company A has the best capability until Company B comes out with their best and newest - so on and so forth. If you use features and functionality as the primary or only criteria then you will be missing what I consider to be the true richness of Orbital Shift's product - Their team, their leader and their vision. We selected Orbital Shift because we appreciate the team that supports their products. Customer support has done an excellent job finding outstanding professionals to work on the scheduling software. They listen to their clients, work hard to find solutions to meet user needs and in their spare time, try to anticipate feature richness that enhances your experience. Bottom line - this organization is supportive and adaptive. They care about their clients and they work hard to make a solid product.

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Orbital Shift

Online employee scheduling & time clock software

Aaron Comstock

The best time-management service we have used!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-03-06
Review Source: Capterra

Better monitoring of employee time management, saved time working on schedules and processing payroll, freed-up management from having to go to a computer every time we need to look-up any shift info, all of which help to save our company money.The ability to communicate directly with employees through the service to get shifts covered or request time off is one of the coolest features. Everything about Orbital Shift is simple, yet powerful. It is very easy to schedule shifts for each department, or even multiple locations (we only have one location, so I haven't checked out that part). Moving shifts around is a quick drag-and-drop process, and you can even create recurring shift "templates" for shifts you know you need covered in any given week to make sure you don't schedule short. Copying a weekly department (or entire location) schedule is only a few clicks away. Employees can view their schedule and make requests from anywhere in the world. They can even clock-in and -out on their phones, so you don't need to use a dedicated device at work. You can setup geo location locking by either address or lat long, or network location locking to make sure employees can clock-in and -out only at work locations you specify while using their device. There is an extensive list of reports for payroll or other monitoring, and you can even export to QuickBooks to take much of the work out of processing payroll. Possibly the most important factor in deciding which product to use is the quality of support. Whenever we have had a problem or question, their support team has always been extremely helpful and very quick to respond and resolve issues; top-notch!

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Orbital Shift

Online employee scheduling & time clock software

Nicholos Wethington

Signing up for this service has dramatically changed our scheduling. It went from painful to easy!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-12-18
Review Source: Capterra

As for the above, I have personally recommended this software whenever applicable to meet the needs of other organizations that have to schedule staff - even at conferences on the other side of the country. The greatest benefits have been clearer communication of scheduling, large time savings in creating and managing schedules, and overall better clarity of our needs and budgeting at a glance. It takes the onus off of the person scheduling to ensure that they get shifts created and implemented around staff's availability. We have a lot of students with crazy schedules - they are responsible through Orbital in communicating that to us, rather than our previous system of trying to track all of their availability changes on paper or through email. It dramatically streamlines everything about scheduling, from creating it to maintaining it to ensuring that all works within our limited budget. I helped implement this software and can honestly say that where it took me at least 4-6 hours per week to get our schedule created and changed to reflect changes in availability in the old way, changing to Orbital cut that down to probably 1-2 hours. The ease that people can see their schedules and we can modify them is a great feature. We also use the time clock functionality, again a huge time savings in terms of creating reports for payroll. Lastly, we have a dynamic range of programs that utilize the same staff - being able to schedule them accurately for things that happen in our venue as well as off-site is terrific.

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Orbital Shift

Online employee scheduling & time clock software

Patrick Weaver

We have been using Orbital Shift for many years for 200-plus employees in different buildings.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-02-16
Review Source: Capterra

Facilitates easy scheduling for even complex companies like ours. Takes the onus of shift coverage off managers (mostly). Quickly accessible from basically anywhere in real time. Easy to filter information that can be used to analyze labor. Serves as a solid record of what schedules looked like in prior months or years that can be viewed in seconds. Doubles as a communication tool to push reminders and messages to entire groups of employees either as they clock in or immediately as needed. Customer support follows up quickly when contacted. We've had few issues with the product but they're on it. More typically, we have suggested ideas for development which are taken into consideration.

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Orbital Shift

Online employee scheduling & time clock software

Orbital Shift pricing

Starting from
$2/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription

STANDARD: $2/month, per user

PREMIUM: $4/month, per user

ENTERPRISE: $6/month, per user

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Pros
  • Orbital Shift is extremely user friendly. Orbital Shift has been an enormous time saver for me when it comes to scheduling and payroll, which allows me to spend more time interacting with customers and employees. It is very easy to set up and manage. Orbital shift has helped greatly in simplifying our employees schedules as well. Our employees love being able to look at their schedules along with other employees schedules which has greatly improved communication amongst our staff. It easily eliminates scheduling confusion and everyone is on the same page. They love the ease of requesting time off and the ability to pick up an extra shift if the opportunity arises. If someone is sick or unavailable to work a shift, we are able to get someone else schedules immediately. One of the things I love the most- payroll is done in minutes for me versus what used to take up so much more time. Another great feature- monitoring employee’s time on the clock is accessible at any point. Orbital Shift is very reasonably priced for all it offers. Anytime I have had a question customer support answers immediately.
Cons
  • I really can’t thing of anything.. Orbital Shift has been easy to use, even for our “technology challenged” employees.
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Orbital Shift features

Real Time Reporting
Time & Attendance Tracking

API (347 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (293 other apps)
Activity Tracking (183 other apps)
Applicant Tracking (212 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (290 other apps)
Automatic Reminders (184 other apps)
Compliance Management (158 other apps)
Customizable Branding (217 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (204 other apps)
Data Import/Export (202 other apps)
Employee Database (155 other apps)
Employee Management (246 other apps)
Employee Onboarding (159 other apps)
Employee Portal (173 other apps)
Employee Self Service (185 other apps)
Recruiting Management (179 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (260 other apps)
Third Party Integration (216 other apps)

Mobile apps

iOS App

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Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App

19 reviews

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Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options

Data policy

Data backup in multiple locations/GEO regions
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Additional information for Orbital Shift

Key features of Orbital Shift

  • Reservations
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Salaried Employee Tracking
  • Scheduling
  • Time & Attendance
  • Online
  • Mobile
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Employee Lifecycle Management
  • Online Time Tracking
  • Time per Project Reporting
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Online Scheduling
  • Shift Scheduling
  • Time Tracking
  • Mobile Time Tracking

Benefits

See real-time reports of who's working, when, and where.

Create employee schedules in minutes with easy-to-use templates.

Set time clock restrictions that prevent employees from clocking in too early.

Receive automatic alerts when employees are in danger of going into overtime.

Receive automatic alerts when employees forget to clock out.

Manage time off and vacation requests from virtually anywhere.

View labor reports by position, department, location or types of hours worked.