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TimeForge Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

TimeForge product overview

What is TimeForge?

TimeForge is the perfect scheduling and timekeeping software for single or multiple locations, for franchise groups, and for corporate locations. TimeForge becomes a complete and robust labor management software product when integrated with your Point of Sale system – synchronizing staff members, enabling one-click payroll exports, and scaling from a single owner-operator to hundreds of international locations.

Key benefits of using TimeForge

TimeForge products keep businesses running by improving profits and reducing expenses. The TimeForge suite of products helps control labor costs, improve staff communication, record key performance indicators, increase the job satisfaction of employees, reduce turnover, and much more.

TimeForge Scheduling keeps managers on the floor – not stuck in the back office trying to build an employee schedule. Online employee scheduling has never been more simple, convenient, or secure!
- One-click AutoScheduler™ system builds schedules fast (like 30 seconds!)
- Control budgeted labor costs, improving store profits
- Automatic email and text messages to staff members and management
- Short-staffing alerts
- Request and availability tracking, with manager approval options
- Schedule forecasting and on-demand notifications for accurate labor controls
- Reduce employee turnover and improve morale

TimeForge Attendance keeps your business running! Employee clock-in and clock-out times are accurately collected in a simple to use web-based program, or use our optional biometric TimeClock or USB fingerprint reader. TimeForge Attendance can also read data directly from many POS systems. Real-time reports eliminate payroll headaches for both employees and managers.
- Easily track Time & Attendance any way you want
- Automate payroll reporting to popular payroll processors
- Optional fingerprint scanners and time clocks eliminate buddy punching and sweethearting
- Remotely monitor who is clocked in, and check on your daily labor budget
- Optional schedule enforcement to make sure payroll looks like the schedule budget

TimeForge Daily Log replaces pen-and-paper communication logs stored in the back office of many restaurants and retail businesses. It is a powerful and easy-to-use communication tool that saves time and improves store profits.
- Easily search and sort notes about the business, sales, or staff
- Manager Log is for managers' eyes only
- Tagging an employee in a note automatically creates a permanent record associated with that employee
- Upload disciplinary action forms
- Upload documents for team members (menu updates, human resource documents, customer comments, training, new employee manuals, and more)
- Analyze emerging business trends and employee problems
- Assign upcoming tasks and duties to staff members
- Allow employees to comment on notes made in the Staff Log
- Record when every note is made and which staff member made the note

TimeForge Human Resources allows you to easily maintain, manage, and scale your workforce. TimeForge makes quick work of managing onboarding and training documents, skill sets for staff members, tracking sick and vacation time, storing important documents, and much more!
- One-click hire and termination of staff members
- Manage onboarding documents, staff training, and certifications
- Quickly review and update sick / vacation / PTO time
- Track both positive and negative notes about team members
- Identify specific skill sets for staff members

Do you have in-depth integration with your Point of Sale or Property Management system? All of our products have a complete web API, and we have pre-built integrations for a number of systems, including Retalix ISS45, IBM ACE, Aloha, Micros, Dinerware, Restaurant Manager, POSitouch, and several others.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Knowledge Base
Email/Help Desk
FAQs/Forum
Phone Support

Training options

Videos
Live Online
Documentation
In Person
Webinars

TimeForge pricing information

Value for money

4.9

/5

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Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
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TimeForge features

Functionality

4.8

/5

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Total features

117

9 categories

Most valued features by users

Reporting/Analytics
Reporting & Statistics
Activity Dashboard
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integrations
API
Alerts/Notifications
Employee Database

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TimeForge users reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

/5

23

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
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  • Likelihood to recommend9.33/10
Rating distribution

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Pros
Their development staff has been great in helping us through the on boarding of Timeforge and molding it to best fit our needs.
They have taken such great care of us and go the extra mile to make things exactly how we want them. They are very attentive to our needs and are always willing to work with us.
TimeForge is intuitive and extremely user friendly. We love the AI technology that helps us make timely data driven decisions on one of our highest operating expenses.
Cons
Dislike that it has very limited access through mobile.
Too many available reports and can be a struggle to find the specific one you are looking for.
WE were wasting a ton of money on employees taking longer than scheduled breaks.

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Reviewed a year ago

WE were wasting a ton of money on employees taking longer than scheduled breaks. Also we did not have a system to track PTO efficiently and with Time Forge we have that in place now.

Pros

The Program is very easy to use and was very easy to roll out. There was nothing complicated about program at all. IF three were questions the support staff was always willing to do anything needed to resolve any issue that may arise.

Cons

There was only one feature that could be better and that was the ability slid schedules on a schedule bar to accept the changes that needed to be made on a schedule. Everything else works GREAT!

Vendor response

Joe - thank you for the kind words! We appreciate your feedback on the scheduling slider - have you seen the new slide-around-shift tool? We've asked your team lead to contact you and walk you through how to use it - we think it's a game-changer (but we're pretty biased!) We'd love your feedback to see if it does what you need. As always, please don't hesitate to reach out to support@timeforge.com with any suggestions on how we can continue to improve our platform. Thanks again!

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Fantastic team & product!

Reviewed a year ago

We could not have had a better implementation team! As we were a startup, opening a Kitchen & Market mid pandemic, we had a lot of ground to cover. We are so grateful to have [SENSITIVE CONTENT] on our side leading the charge with our implementation. They are team players and go above and beyond to ensure for seamless experience. We could not have asked for anyone better. Not only that, they are a blast to work with! Thank you!

Pros

TimeForge is intuitive and extremely user friendly. We love the AI technology that helps us make timely data driven decisions on one of our highest operating expenses. Labor scheduling and management can be very complex. We appreciate all the automated features that helps us stay aware of our blind spots and keeps us focused on our Guests. We also love that we can automate and track progress on punch lists, take performance notes, manage our food safety certifications by shift and more! It's evident that this software was built with the end user in mind.

Cons

None- the software met and exceeded our expectations

Vendor response

Tessa - Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Your feedback tells us that we're doing it right, and that's the best feeling in the world! We work hard to over-deliver and we're grateful that you feel we've done that. We've passed along your shout-out to your team lead, and we know they'll appreciate your kind words. If you have any other thoughts on what we can do to better serve you, we'd love to hear it at support@timeforge.com. We grow because of feedback from experienced retailers like you - it's how we're able to help so many businesses overcome HR & Ops challenges. Thanks again!

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Saves time!

Reviewed 4 years ago

Love that it makes employee scheduling easier and less time consuming than doing it manually.

Pros

It saves time for typical HR tasks such as scheduling and time management.

Cons

Dislike that it has very limited access through mobile.

Vendor response

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review of TimeForge! We took your feedback into account over the past several versions of our applications and we'd love for you to give us another shot. We think you'll love the mobile responsiveness of the platform these days, but would appreciate any feedback you've got - customers like you are what makes us better! Thanks again.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Timeforge is worth the money.

Reviewed a year ago

Over all Timeforge is the best, and is the easiest software to use. I have tried others but by far its the best.

Pros

The best thing about the software is the ease of doing payroll, and the way it keeps employees from punching in early trying to get overtime.

Cons

The finger print reader doesn't work for everbody. Also the break punch in and out doesn't work right.

Vendor response

Thanks so much for your feedback, Tommy! We're humbled by your praise, and we appreciate your letting us know about your difficulties with the timeclock. We usually find that a couple of people per location have fingertips that are too callused or smooth to be understood by a scanner, but there are a few things we can do to help alleviate that and make it easier for employees to clock in/out. I've...

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TimeForge for Restaurants

Reviewed a year ago

TimeForge has been a massive help when it came to training and on boarding. They have continued their support throughout our entire engagement with them and have always stepped up to the plate to help us with anything we need.

Pros

TimeForge has been a game changer in our company with scheduling and labour management. It is allowed us to refine our processes for scheduling and to assess business volume levels right down to the details we were never able to get to you previously.

Cons

The training curve can be a bit longer for new team members and for the management level. But once they understand the software it is a game changer.

Vendor response

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review, Ally! We're so grateful that you found us a decade ago and trusted us to help your teams. We definitely appreciate your comment on the training curve and internally, we've already been working on some updates to guide new users through the application more smoothly (so that they can get to the "game changer" level asap!). If you or your team have any other thoughts on what we can do to improve our software or service, we'd love to hear them at support@timeforge.com (or reach out to your team lead, of course!). You've always taken the time to share feedback and ideas with us, and we are so much better for it. Thanks again!

TimeForge FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does TimeForge offer?

TimeForge has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Subscription, Open Source
Free Trial: Available | (No Credit Card required)


Q. Who are the typical users of TimeForge?

TimeForge has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


Q. What languages does TimeForge support?

TimeForge supports the following languages:
English, Spanish


Q. Does TimeForge support mobile devices?

TimeForge supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Q. Does TimeForge offer an API?

Yes, TimeForge has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does TimeForge integrate with?

TimeForge integrates with the following applications:
NCR Counterpoint, Heartland Payroll, Harbortouch POS, SurePayroll, Point of Sale Software by System Innovators, Appetize, Workday HCM, ACS, Future POS, NCR Aloha, Heartland Payment Processing, NorthStar, Shift4, Paycor


Q. What level of support does TimeForge offer?

TimeForge offers the following support options:
Knowledge Base, Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support

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