Schedulefly Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Schedulefly

Restaurant employee scheduling software

4.85/5 (81 reviews)

Schedulefly overview

What is Schedulefly?

Schedulefly is a staff scheduling app and communication tool designed specifically for the restaurant industry. Suitable for restaurants of any size, Schedulefly's capabilities include employee scheduling, forecasting, messaging, job-posting and information storage.

As well as desktop availability, Schedulefly is available to staff on mobile devices. Schedulefly encourages communication between restaurant managers and employees with a built-in message wall, which can be used to share important updates. Daily crib-sheet and scheduled reminders arrive via email each day. Time-off and shift-trade requests can be managed remotely and restaurant owners or managers can track labor cost, payroll, shift trading, and more.

Cloud storage enables users to keep track of important paperwork, staff information, and restaurant policies, making them available to staff at any time. The Schedulefly software also includes a Job-Post tool to assist with hiring and keeping track of resumes. The dashboard provides staff with an overview of their schedule for the week, including shift details such as times and locations.
www.schedulefly.com

Pricing

Starting from
$30/month
Pricing options
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
Schedulefly screenshot: Hang your schedule on the internet. Deliver schedules to everyone via the web and/or email and text. Shift changes and trades happen online - with your approval. Your daily crib sheet arrives via email each morning with a handy list of everyone coming in Welcome to ScheduleflySchedulefly screenshot: Schedulefly is a great way to schedule and communicate with restaurant staff. It's on the web, so no downloads required. No version or space requirements either.  It works well on any kind of laptop, tablet or phone.Schedulefly screenshot: Keep an eye on what your scheduled labor costs. Quickly view labor costs as the schedule is built and changes throughout the week. Keep tabs on labor costs as a % of your sales forecasts.Schedulefly screenshot: Organize your team of people into a database online. Contact information and important details on all staff (present and past) are at your fingertips, wherever you may be.Schedulefly screenshot: Easily manage your staff's availability. Your staff enters Time Off requests here. You can approve or decline requests, or leave them open - using your computer or phone. When scheduling, you're armed with whose available and who has requested time off.Schedulefly screenshot: Store files and documents with us and share with your staff. Upload important documents here and share them with your staff. Make them available to managers only - or all staff. We back everything up each day, so you'll never lose them.Schedulefly screenshot: Improve day-to-day communication with your management team. Use Fly Notes to post and share notes, events, action items etc. with your management team.Schedulefly screenshot: Get a bird's eye view of all your locations. Your multi-unit dashboard keeps you updated on scheduled labor costs and pending schedule changes at each location. Easily pop in and out of each account with one login.

Schedulefly reviews

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69

Very good
12

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Jon Adler

Useful, streamlined, always functional

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-27
Review Source: Capterra

It is efficient, it is simple, it's priced reasonably, and it is just a fantastic platform for running a restaurant.

Pros
Schedulefly is a great tool for a multi-location restaurant unit. There's a parent login to each of your locations, and it's easy for staff who work between them to participate in multiple of them. The mass text feature is great for staff who aren't so great about checking email. In general, the tool has everything you need, and not a bunch of extra features that you don't.

Cons
The only complaint I have is that it isn't part and parcel of my POS, so there is a bit of redundancy.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Ryan McNally

Observations

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-02-19
Review Source: Capterra

The software helps us keep all scheduling in line while ensuring our employees are responsible for their own time off requests and pick up needs. The message wall is helpful to get a message out to the entire team.

Pros
I like being able to have a view of a schedules draft while being able to edit. It is also helpful they do not need to be both set to the same position.

Cons
It would be helpful to have a feature that lists a prefers to work and does not prefer to work designation that each employee can fill out. Sometimes employees will try to use their time off requests to accommodate their preferences, not necessarily their actual availability. It would also be helpful to have shift swaps made clear, separate from shift pick ups. The mobile version of the site doesn't allow me to see a quick view of the schedule for the day of the pick up request.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Ivy Mouledoux

Nice and simple, but maybe too simple?

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-12-03
Review Source: Capterra

One of our department heads had experience with this software from another job, and he was allowed to use it at our venue although the rest of our team uses Homebase. That manager obviously loved Schedulefly, but the rest of our department heads did not prefer Schedulefly. The manager has since moved away and we will be discontinuing the use of Schedulefly altogether.

Pros
This is a very stripped down scheduling solution with a low-tech feel. I love the daily crib-sheet emails, showing the scheduled staff in a very simple text-based format. I think that the way employees can be grouped by the roles they fill is much more intuitive and user friendly than with other solutions like T-Sheets or Homebase. I like that the cost is not based on the number of active users.

Cons
Because our theater uses project-based cost accounting, it's frustrating that I cannot assign a customer or job code to a given shift. I prefer a solution with an integrated time-clock function. I think you can get a time clock with schedulefly, but it comes at an additional charge.

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Likelihood to recommend: 4/10

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Scott Maitland

Simple, intuitive, restaurant-focused design allows seamless integration into your operation.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-06-29
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The software's ease of use means no training is required and this means that a lot of formerly time consuming issues - shift trades and shift checking for example - are so easily done that I have forgotten what it was like before we started using Schedulefly. The price is also fantastic. As is the customer service.

Cons
There is nothing to dislike about this software. FYI capterra verified me through my linked in profile and it is making me use my distillery as my organization. I also have Top of the Hill Restaurant and Brewery and that is the organization I use Schedulefly for.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Travis Todd

Solid, thorough, no b.s. frills, quality industry specific program w/ TOP notch customer service.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-15
Review Source: Capterra

Already stated. It's good stuff.

Pros
It works, it's consistent, it eliminates so many unnecessary miscommunications, it empowers our crew and allows flexibility with scheduling across the board, whilst strengthening the teamwork mentality. It keep everyone accountable and connected without being invasive. The Schedule Fly crew are committed to their product and live it through their customer support as well as involvement in the restaurant industry as a whole.

Cons
Haven't found one yet. It is simplistic, functional and thorough by design, happy customer for several years now.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Schedulefly pricing

Starting from
$30/month
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
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19 staff or fewer: $30/month

20-39 staff: $40/month

40-59 staff: $50/month

60-79 staff: $60/month

More than 80 staff: please contact Schedulefly

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Schedulefly features

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Document Management (354 other apps)
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Additional information for Schedulefly

Key features of Schedulefly

  • Electronic scheduling
  • Employee communication
  • Time-off requests
  • Shift-trade requests
  • Predict and track labor costs
  • Document storage
  • Task assignation
  • Staff directory
  • Job Post recruitment tool
  • Set email reminders
  • Simple mobile access
  • Birds-eye daily view of schedule
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Benefits

Schedulefly is also available to employees as a downloadable app on mobile devices as well as desktop computers.

A built in messaging tool encourages communication between staff members.

Cloud storage for documents and a staff directory makes information quickly accessible and cuts down unnecessary paper-use.

Forecasting sales and labor costs reduces the likelihood of over or under-staffing your restaurant.

Simplified staff-hiring with the Job Post tool.