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Planday

4.3
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Planday Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.2

/5

55

Total features

65

9 categories

Planday features

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Approval Process Control
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking

Common features of Human Resources software

360 Degree Feedback
API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Applicant Tracking
Approval Process Control
Benefits Management
Calendar Management

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2.49

/user

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Functionality

4.2

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55

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Total Features

65

Unique features

  • Real-Time Notifications

  • Forecasting

  • Variable Workforce

  • Communication Management

Functionality

4.5

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Total Features

83

Features in Common

48

Unique features

  • Resource Scheduling

  • Billable Items Tracking

  • Cost Estimating

  • For AEC Industry

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Total Features

193

Features in Common

45

Unique features

  • Organizational Charting

  • Spend Analysis

  • Summary Reports

  • Deployment Management

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Paul C.

Civic & Social Organization, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great software

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

Planday really reduces management time compiling the rota, it is easy for staff to manage holidays and good to help managers stick to weekly staffing budgets. The punch in/out function again reduces admin time for paper timesheets and reduces the possibility of fraud.

Cons

It would be great to be able to set parameters and then it generate the rota for you, hopefully this will be developed in time!

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Erica T.

Medical Practice, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great Add-On for Practice Mgmt Systems Missing HR Functionality!

Reviewed 6 years ago

My office uses a practice management system with next to zero HR functions, a terrible time clock, and no integration with platforms from other vendors. We were looking for a platform that would allow employees to see their schedules, request vacations, switch shifts, etc. we also wanted a time clock that integrated with quickbooks. PlanDay lets us do all of this quickly and easily. We have been able to literally cut our time spent on payroll by over 50%, and reduce scheduling time by at least 1/3. The other features have also helped us streamline, organize, and centralize our HR activities while “going paperless.” The app is user friendly and our employees love using it, we’ve even noticed a recognizable boost in employee morale since starting PlanDay

Pros

Great sales, customer service, training, and tech personnel! Everyone is extremely helpful, knowledgeable, awesome at responding very quickly with easy to understand, concise yet complete answers. No pushy attempts to up sell, wanted to give me only the functionality I actually needed. Looked at several different platforms, PlanDay was by far the most user-friendly and visually appealing. Time...

Cons

I do wish there were some additional things I could do and more parameters/constraints I could add within the scheduling function to make things quicker and catch certain potential errors. For example, I’d love to be able to put in certain legal requirements/constraints and have the scheduler not allow me to break them (e.g. lunch for each employee must be no later than 5.5 hrs after shift start). Not really a huge deal, would just be a convenient accuracy check for me. Also wish I could send invites and more things via SMS for those without smartphones without employee needing to be charged.

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Melissa J.

Food & Beverages, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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LoveLoveLove PlanDay!

Reviewed 8 years ago

PlanDay was the best decision we made this year. Easy, fast and user friendly for both management and employees!

Pros

We'd been looking for an online scheduling tool for the last few years, but all of them provided only information from the employee's point of view. PlanDay was the first (only?) to provide the ability for us to toggle back and forth from the employee view to the management, or "position view". Moreover, the customer service is beyond compare. What an incredible tool PlanDay has been for us!

Cons

We have 2 requests: 1) We would love to have the capacity to block employees in advance from being scheduled on future shifts. For example, if an employee wants to attend their family reunion in October, we'd love to have the capacity to block those shifts NOW to prevent them from being accidentally scheduled in October. While the employee has this capacity, we would prefer to have it as well. 2)...

Vendor response

Hi Melissa, Thanks for your review! Always wonderful to hear from our happy customers. Regarding your requests, there is actually a way to do this within the system. Your Activation Consultant will be reaching out to you shortly to help you set this up. Also, have you heard about our Ambassador Program, where you can earn money for recommending Planday? You can learn more about the program here: http://planday.com/ambassador Thanks again! Jennifer

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Lonnie Lykke S.

Medical Practice,

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From Nokia to iPhone

Reviewed 9 years ago

We're a large (25+ personal) dental clinic placed in the center of Copenhagen, Denmark. We strive to work as productive and efficient as possible, with quality and costumer service as our key words. As a manager I used to spend several hours a week, both at work and outside work, doing schedules using exel, to make sure every shift was covered. Usually I would spend my Easter puzzling the schedule...

Pros

I must admit I was a little suspicious at first, starting something new, but that changed quickly. The introduction we got, the service and help was (is!) worth 5 stars. Planday is very easy to use, very userfriendly. The ability to customize everything is great. Easy to navigate around.

Cons

I've been thinking about this for a long time now and I simply can't find any cons.

Vendor response

It is very much appreciated that you took the time to write us such a great feedback. We are happy that you are satisfied with the system and the help that you have received during your introduction and in the time after.

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Eunice N.

Telecommunications,

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Saves me a full days work

Reviewed 9 years ago

Payday use to be a full day adventure, trying to keep track of 30 employees in an Excel sheet, calculating their supplements according to the time of work and subtracting any personnel goods. After switching to Planday payday now takes roughly an hour, and that’s only because I double check everything to be sure. I still can’t believe it’s that easy, but it is.

Pros

I like that it is so easy for our employees to put a shift up for sale/trade, and we no longer have to note down who switched with who. However, we still have the security of having to confirm the switch before it’s activated. My favorite part though, is the compatibility with our pay system. It saves me hours

Cons

In the process of confirming a switch between to employees, you can’t see whether the new employee has a shift before or after the switch, as you can when you assign a shift. Normally the system will mark them as red, because they are already scheduled to work that day. This doesn’t happen with switches, which can cause double shifts for a person.

Vendor response

Thank you for your feedback. I will send you an email as an answer to the cons, since it should not be possible to swap a shift, if you are already in the schedule that day.

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Thomas G.

Hospitality,

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Bespoke Hotels has implemented Planday in 5 hotels. It has been a great success.

Reviewed 6 years ago

Improved Employee satisfaction. Admin time efficiencies. Increased accuracy in collating hours worked.

Pros

Tracking Time & Attendance - Keeps a tight track on casual hours from a management perspective but also the employees love the app by giving them clear shift times and the option to make themselves unavailable and swap shifts. Cutting Admin Time - easy to put together rotas and produce reports for payroll processing at month end. Payroll visability - easy to track daily, weekly and monthly payroll spend.

Cons

Even though it is relatively simple to learn how it works it does require some focus and backing from the management team.

Vendor response

Hi Thomas - thanks for your review of Planday! It's great to hear we're helping you keep track of your hours and cut down on your admin time. It's great to have you on board!

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Michael L.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Very user friendly, great organizer, creates easy communication between management and staff.

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

The App makes it very easy to keep scheduling organized. Very user friendly. After a short period of time getting used to Planday you will feel very comfortable. Customization for every aspect of the App makes it very easy to use the things you want and filter out the things you don't need. Allows for easy communication access between all users, from staff to management.

Cons

There are no major issues with Planday. One thing that would make it easier for the staff, is plugging in their availability over the course of time versus having to select each day off for the remainder of the calendar. For example: If you want to request availability for being off every Tuesday from 12-5 for the next two months you have to manually enter each Tuesday's availability. Instead of being able to select the date range one time.

Vendor response

Dear Michael, Thanks for your review of Planday! We're happy to hear that you're enjoying the app. Thank you also for your suggestion about a recurring availability feature - I've passed this on to our Development team. Thanks again!

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Doris Z.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Overall experience has been positive.

Reviewed 7 years ago

Good management.

Pros

I like that my employees can easily and quickly keep me informed of any changes or request that they have via text or email. That changes or work schedules are updated in real time. That off site employees can clock in. That the program is very easy to set up and use. That the support has always been excellent. This software has had a significant impact on my ability to manage my staff in a way that is efficient for them and our office.

Cons

That some functions such as editing some things such as vacation request and schedule changes are still a bit tedious. Hopefully this will be improved with update.

AK
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Alexander K.

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The smartest and best employee scheduling app, with punch-clock

Reviewed 6 years ago

Saving a lot of time

Pros

Super-easy to use and roll out new schedules for the employees and plan vacations. Also allowing punch-clock to be limited to the workplaces Wifi or location to punch in. Easy for employees to switch time-scheludes.

Cons

Hope that in the future, that the schedules can be integrated to my iCal Calendar and to our web-based cashierapp, Front Systems

Vendor response

Thank you for the great review, Alexander!! Happy to hear we've made scheduling and punching in easier for MODO AS. Regarding the iCal integration, we're currently beta testing this feature and hope to roll it out shortly. Thanks again - it's great to have you on board :)

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Karen M.

Hospitality, 11-50 employees

Used other for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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Employee Scheduling Software

Reviewed 4 years ago

I used the software more or less successfully for one year but then realized that not all of my employees were able to manage with it. Unfortunately, I was not able to get everyone on board with using it properly. Also, it wasn't really set up to handle the type of work (tours) I was offering to my employees. It would be much better for strictly shift work where each shift was stand alone. My tours can be multi day which didn't connect too well together.

Pros

Ease of use, employee set up, interactive communication with employees, visual information that is calendar based, employees can be divided into groups by job skills so that shifts can be offered to the people with the correct skills for the job.

Cons

A year long contract that you are locked into with no warning that it is up for renewal. Some forms of communication (but not all) with employees is cumbersome and makes more work for the administrators.

MB
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Marta B.

Wholesale, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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I can't say enough about how much I dislike this product. There are constant issues and glitches.

Reviewed 6 years ago

The scheduling module works pretty well

Pros

The scheduling feature is easy to use and works pretty well. The templates make it easy to duplicate schedules that are used often.

Cons

The way it calculates union time premiums, the numerous glitches that happen frequently, the daily reports that don't show weekly overtime until the last day of the week, they can't get me in the right time zone so the next day shows up as today after 3pm

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TJ S.

Hospitality, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Basic online scheduling app

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

Cheaper than most, easy to use, mobile app available for staff and management. User friendly, not many complaints from staff

Cons

Limited on mobile app, set up fees are costly. Basic plan isn't bad, but choose your plan wisely. Needs work on reporting

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Fady A.

Education Management, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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My experience with Planday has been exceptional!

Reviewed 7 years ago

I am able to schedule and create payroll reports for payments.

Pros

What I like most about this software is the support. Customer rep has been very patient and very helpful every step of the way.

Cons

What I like least about this software is the occasional server errors that happen.

Vendor response

Dear Fady, Thanks for your review! It's great to hear you're happy with Planday and Randy's support. Thanks again! Jennifer

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Hannah R.

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Making life simpler

Reviewed 7 years ago

We have been using Planday for just over a month now and I am amazed at how much easier it has made my life. Writing schedules has always been a nightmare and with Planday, it simplifies that task and allows our employees to request what shifts they want. It is very user-friendly and has a nice app for phones and tablets. The only downside is that we have had issues with the app working on one employee's Android phone not being able to log in. However, several others with the same phone have had no issues. We would also like to use the time clock feature but are waiting for the update that will allow employees to clock out for a lunch break. Customer support has been helpful and we have enjoyed our experience so far with Planday.

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Vendor response

Dear Hannah, Thanks so much for your review - it's always great to hear from our happy customers! Regarding your employee who can't log in to the app on their Android - this can sometimes happen if they don't have the latest version of the app downloaded. Feel free to contact our Support team (support@planday.com) for assistance! Thanks again for using Planday! Jennifer

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Consumer Services,

Used daily for 6-12 months

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Good system with a few glitches to befixed

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

Love that it works in the location of your business to deter fraudulent activity , this happens a lot with other software

Cons

Although it does the above it does have some issues with accuracy and glitches within the system but thy have sod will be sorted

Vendor response

Thank you for your review! Glad to hear Planday's helping your business with the location-specific features. We're always working to improve upon the system, so if you experience any issues, please don't hesitate to reach us at support@planday.com. Great having you on board!

JC
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Jesse C.

Hospital & Health Care, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Ok scheduling poor customer service

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Got us off from paper scheduling and did save time

Cons

Constantly having glitches and virtually no support

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Kevin J P.

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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We chose Planday Domestic

Reviewed 7 years ago

We are a small company, less than ten employees with the intention of someday being bigger. We needed a time and attendance software that allowed remote access, allowed calendar scheduling, analytics, payroll sync, and real time communication on events and expectations. We did not want to spend a lot of money.

Pros

Plan day allows us to grow with employees and locations, they charge us monthly by the number of users. We can access all of the features from anywhere using the login console. The Graphics look professional and the staff had very little difficulty getting used to the system.

Cons

Local WiFi is recommended, but really, it is essential to experience all of the features. There is a thirty day free trial, a second month to break it in and review accumulated data would have been helpful before the roll out.

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Susie P.

Veterinary, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Cut our scheduling time in half!

Reviewed 7 years ago

Really great software, a little difficult to set up, but only because I didn't ask the questions I needed to. They have a live chat available for you and their response is usually pretty quick. My staff can put in what they prefer and their availability which in turn has created a happier staff. I love that is doubles as a message center so I can group message everyone and they can reply to me without bothering everyone in the group text. The time clock is available in my region, however, breaks (lunch) is not yet. I am excited to start using it in January because my payroll will be integrated into the schedule. So far I am excited about the change and the time it has saved my manager each week and the money I have saved allowing her to apply her time to more worthwhile tasks.

Pros

How easy it makes everything after it was set up.

Cons

That somethings are not available in my region, I'm willing to wait, though.

KL
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Kazim L.

Media Production, 1-10 employees

Used other for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Makes scheduling staff easy

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Drag and drop functionality. Nice, clean, fresh layout. It's also good that staff can swap shifts between themselves, giving them more flexibility and without putting a greater admin burden on managers. They listen to users and constantly improve the product. The in app weather forecast visibility makes it much easier to forecast footfall and schedule.

Cons

Could do with a few more reporting options and although it has a lot of useful integrations, it could benefit from having an integration with a Human Resources management app perhaps.

MA
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Mindy A.

Education Management, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Excellent Customer Support

Reviewed 7 years ago

Randy in Customer Support has been fantastic. I encountered a problem with my account and he called me back within minutes and was able to help me resolve the issue. He is polite, patient and professional. I highly recommend Planday for staff scheduling needs.

Pros

I like the flexibility and customization features.

Cons

Some of the features don't fit with the Education model and we don't need any of the payroll data fields.

Vendor response

Hi Mindy, Thanks for your review! It's always wonderful to hear from our happy customers. I believe Randy has already been in touch with you regarding your requests. Also, have you heard about our Ambassador Program, where you can earn money for recommending Planday? You can learn more about the program here: http://planday.com/ambassador Thanks for using Planday! Jennifer

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Jesse C.

Medical Practice, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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PlanDay = Free day

Reviewed 8 years ago

Plan day has allowed me to reduce the time it takes me to create a two week schedule by 2/3rds. It also has reduced the amount of managing the schedule on my end and placed it on the staff.

Pros

Saves time, reduces the time need to manage every shift change, vacation requests, and open shift. Makes Staff responsible for their own schedule management. The Punch Clock has also been great to manage when the staff clocks in and out. The BEST support ever!

Cons

While working on a schedule the staff can see it in real time and can cause confusion until it is complete. I did submit a request to PLANDAY to have an area to work on the schedule in private then publish it to the staff.

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Elizabeth S.

Retail, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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Not The Right Scheduling Software For Us!

Reviewed 6 years ago

I spent several hours setting everything up with the software, but then was not able to use it. 3 years later I still get phone calls trying to help me setup the software, even though I have let customer service know that I am not using it!

Pros

This scheduling software was fairly simple to initially setup for my staff to use. I found that initially it seemed like a good value.

Cons

This software did not work well for our needs. Our staff often works together and overlaps what they do in the store. This made the software very difficult to use. I found that it was also difficult for staff to request time off.

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Heather S.

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Research Reveals Great Customer Service

Reviewed 8 years ago

I signed up for a free trial of Planday for research purposes. I have a long history of working with enterprise resource planning and HR information systems. I've had an academic interest in cloud-based, mobile tools for some time. Planday has created a unique product in that space by fostering collaboration and I wanted a hands-on experience. This was the first time I had an immediate check-in...

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Betty L.

Human Resources, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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I used this software at one company I consulted for. They wanted to track vacation usage of employees and personal time off.

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

I used this easily to keep track of employee vacation time and also used to calculate what time we owed employees when they quit the company. It helped us to prepare a final check accurately, reducing issues after a termination

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Phillip O.

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Best experience and customer service by far

Reviewed 8 years ago

Cody has been my main contact but his support and development team has also been really friendly and come to our aid whenever we needed them. The main features that brought us over was the easy to use layouts and the fact that this product allows you to see who you can plug in for any of those last minute call-offs. The OT controls and restrictions definitely have saved us probably 4-5 times the cost of this product making it a money maker. The back end Admin settings allows you so much control I can assign off time schedulers who are restricted to only that role and I don't have to worry about them having access to confidential employee or client info like in other scheduling software. I would say they have alot of features that beat out the competition hands down.

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