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Sling Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Sling product overview

Price starts from

2

Per month

Per Feature

What is Sling?

Sling is a staff scheduling and communication software for businesses where employees work in shifts. The software allows managers to assign shifts and tasks to employees across multiple work sites, using a single shared calendar.

Key benefits of using Sling

Streamline your business:

- Schedule faster and smarter: Build accurate schedules in minutes and avoid overlapping shifts and double-bookings.

- Control labor costs: Stay under budget while controlling overtime and absenteeism.

- Communicate efficiently from a single platform: Send messages in group or private conversations, keep everyone informed, and build a stronger company culture.

- Simplify time tracking: Allow employees to clock in and out right from their phones.

- Make payroll processing easier: Export timesheets for seamless payroll processing.

- Drive operational compliance: Ensure standards are being met to keep your business compliant.

- Enhance employee engagement: Engage employees in achieving business objectives in an easy-to-digest way while making work effortless and expected outcomes clear.

- Schedule with ease: Build your employees' schedules in minutes and manage time off, availability and shift trade requests.

- Eliminate scheduling conflicts: See up-to-date employee availability, time-off requests, and avoid overlapping shifts and double-bookings.

- Democratize scheduling: Let employees sign up for shifts on a first-come, first-served basis, or approve the requests and finalize the schedule.

- Reduce employee absences and late arrivals: Use shift alarms to remind employees of their upcoming shifts and send them notifications when they forget to clock in.

- Optimize labor spending as you schedule: Set wages per employee or position and see how much each shift will cost. Forecast and optimize expenses while scheduling to ensure you stay on budget.

- Manage multiple work locations with ease: Schedule employees across multiple locations on one account and view all schedules in one place.

- Set specific clock-in locations: Use GPS or IP settings to designate where you want employees to clock in.

- Integrate Sling with platforms you already use: Save time and money by integrating your scheduling with your existing platforms.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Knowledge Base
Chat
FAQs/Forum
Email/Help Desk

Training options

Documentation
Live Online
Videos
In Person
Webinars

Sling pricing information

Value for money

4.7

/5

108

Starting from

2

Per month

Per Feature

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Sling features

Functionality

4.5

/5

108

Total features

46

12 categories

Most valued features by users

Alerts/Notifications
Activity Dashboard
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
API
Third Party Integrations
Customizable Reports
Document Management

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Sling users reviews

Overall Rating

4.6

/5

108

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.82/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

67

38

2

1

0

Pros
After doing our research on many types of scheduling software, we have found that Sling best fit our needs through value, functionality, and amazing support.

VB

Viet B.

I must say, I do wonder how long it will remain free. It's a great product and certainly deserving of a monthly cost affordable to small business as well as large corporations.

JM

Jackie M.

Being able to use the integrated time clock is also a great feature. There are just so many feature and customizations that it would be an asset for any type of business at any size.

RR

Rebecca R.

Cons
Sling seemed to have constant problems loading, or randomly needing to reload, and then having troubles doing so.

RZ

Rob Z.

My personal feelings after having to pay such high prices for cable channels on the market we just had to drop them. Someone told us about sling and to try it.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Sometimes to the shows wont work or keep loading. They wont play or keep glitching it says a error has occurred to try later.

AT

Ashley T.

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Overall Rating

Best Value for your money

Reviewed 5 months ago

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The best scheduling software I've ever used.

Reviewed 2 years ago

This is has been an eye-opening experience. I didn't know such an awesome scheduling solution existed and is perfect for small or large businesses. Everybody with a team should be using Sling.

Pros

It allows for coordination across unlimited business locations and unlimited employees. The ability to offer shifts to employees and allow them to claim or apply for them is incredible. SMS notifications to employees for their shifts, daily email notifications for managers to know who is working where, allowing staff to call out or switch shifts, apply for time off, set availability, and more.

Cons

I don't really have anything negative to say about this software. If I had to find something, it would be that at times, the interface is laid out unusual to our expectations but once you see what it's doing, it makes perfect sense.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A Game Changer for Our Smaller Company

Reviewed 4 months ago

Overall experience with Sling has been great. As I said earlier, its deployment has brought our company into a new age with communication, timeclocks, and scheduling.

Pros

I originally went looking for an easy, free scheduling app. I happened to find Sling and immediately loved the way I could customize positions and make schedule templates. I then saw how Sling offered a timeclock, which our company really needed. We relied on Excel sheets for our employees, so using a timeclock app was like bringing us out of the dark ages. We use the Newsfeed all the time to communicate policy and procedure changes as well. It has changed the way we interface with our employees.

Cons

I would really love to see more customization for things like the timeclocks and working hours. For example, we are an umbrella of companies. We have physical properties that are staffed with managers and assistants (Great Atlantic Management), we have a Home Office staff (Great Atlantic Companies), and we have a maintenance staff (Great Atlantic Contracting). We also have some properties that are...

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A Great Resource & Time Saver

Reviewed a month ago
Pros

I love the fact that this software saves me so much time compiling a schedule. I can create recurring shifts when I know that the same team goes to one of our satellite locations.

Cons

I utilize the free version because the company didn't need all of the bells and whistles that came with the paid versions.

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  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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Love and Hate Relationship

Reviewed 8 months ago

We specifically chose this app because it integrated with Gusto, but the integration does not work well and the payroll report integration with gusto, does not work at all. Customer service is super hard to get hold of, they don't know what is going on, and it has been 3 months and the issue is still not fixed. It was difficult transferring everything over to sling and now we are stuck with them until we can switch over to a new company. Very disappointed with the integration and the lack of support. They have no phone number to call, it is only through a chat, that they take long to respond.

Pros

Creating, tracking and duplicating shifts works really well

Cons

Integration with Gusto and customer support.

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Using Sling changed my life

Reviewed 4 months ago

Sling has been absolutely, hands down the best software we have ever adopted. I never feel frustrated with it and it helps save me time and irritations. My employees love it too! Best decision ever!

Pros

I love how easy it is to create a schedule and see what employees are not available, it makes completing the schedule painless and quick. I also love that you can complete it as non-published then once you are ready publish it to your employees. The notification feature telling employees when you schedule them and then again reminding them they are schedule is fantastic; my employees love that feature also. Being able to use the integrated time clock is also a great feature. There are just so many feature and customizations that it would be an asset for any type of business at any size.

Cons

I absolutely love this software. The only thing that would be nice to add is the ability for an employee to put their availability in addition to the current feature of unavailability. Because we have many employees who work "as needed" and "very part time" this would save a lot of time on their part on entering information. We could easily see when these "flex" employees would be available to work without them having to put in an excessive amount of unavailable entries as they do now.

Sling FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does Sling offer?

Sling has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $2.00/month
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Q. Who are the typical users of Sling?

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


Q. What languages does Sling support?

Sling supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does Sling support mobile devices?

Sling supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Q. Does Sling offer an API?

Yes, Sling has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does Sling integrate with?

Sling integrates with the following applications:
Square for Restaurants, Gusto, Square for Retail, Shopify POS, Google Calendar, Toast POS, Shopify


Q. What level of support does Sling offer?

Sling offers the following support options:
Knowledge Base, Chat, FAQs/Forum, Email/Help Desk

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