Monday, July 21, 2014

Employee Scheduling Software Attributes - Chart

Our Top Choice for Employee Scheduling Software: ShiftPlanning

Google CalendarShiftPlanningNimbleScheduleWhen I Work
Monthly PricingFree
Works best with a very small group of employees
Monthly Billing
$37.5/2-14 employees
$75/15-29 employees
$109/30-59 employees
Annual Billing
$33/2-14 employees
$66/15-29 employees
$95/30-59 employees
Monthly Billing
$35/0-15 employees
$75/up to 40 employees
$125/up to 75 employees
Annual Billing is 10% off of monthly pricing
Scheduling Only:
$29/20 employees
$39/30 employees
$49/40 employees
Scheduling + Time/Attendance
$49.30/20 employees
$66.30/30 employees
$83.30/40 employees
Annual Pricing
$324/20 employees
$432/30 employees
$540/40 employees
Ease of UseEasyEasy with Longer Set Up
Set up/learning time required for advanced features
Covers Scheduling, Time Clock, Payroll and Human Resources Categories
Easy
Some learning time is required for advanced features
Very easy to use visual dashboard
Easiest
Very intuitive,
easy to set up & start scheduling
Free TrialN/AYes
30 day free trial
Yes
14 day free trial
Yes
30 day free trial
Customer SupportCommunity Forum with comments from Google staff24/7 live support (live chat or phone)
Scheduled 1:1 training available
Personalized set up: support contact has a photo, a phone number and guides you through the process.
Email
Knowledge Base with videos/tutorials
Community Forums
Live chat
Phone M-F 9AM-5PM
Email support
Knowledge Base
Email course for set up
You can also submit a request or send email at support@nimbleschedule.com
Community Forums
Some live chat
Email
Knowledge Base
Email course for set up
Submit ticket
Free live training
Mobile app videos
Community Forums
Mobile AppYes
Syncs with iOS & Android devices
Yes
All major devices
iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry & Android
Yes
All major devices
iPhone, iPad Blackberry & Android
Yes
Most major devices
iPhone & Android
Some BlackBerry devices (see here)
Employee Input on ScheduleYes
If calendar is shared and editing duties granted
Yes
Employees can state availability, trade shifts and drop shifts
Time off requests
Yes
You can allow employees to pick up, drop, or trade shifts
Time off requests
Yes
(You can control)
Availability
Swap, drop & pick up shifts
Option for manager approval
Time off requests (you can add in # days of notice required)
Manager ControlYes
Managers can share or make calendar public and offer editing duties to others
Yes
Managers can approve or turn down staff requests and control how much input staff has
Yes
Managers can approve or turn down staff requests and control how much input staff has
Yes
Managers can approve or turn down staff requests and control how much input staff has
Tracking Hours worked vs. ScheduledYes
With template
Yes
GPS tracking
Log in from field
Snapshot photo at clock in/clock out
Reports on hours scheduled/hours worked
Yes
GPS tracking
Clock in/out on the web, by text messages, mobile app or phone
(You can authorize only certain computers/locations to access online tracking)
Reports on hours scheduled/hours worked
Yes
Review/edit time sheets by pay period, position & employee
*With added Time & Attendance option at extra cost
Timesheets can show position, time, location of clock in and out
GPS tracking, track late punches
Integration
Payroll
+
Other Services
Yes
Can work with QuickBooks through apps like Zapier
Yes
QuickBooks desktop version
Export & enter into 3rd party payroll software
Synced with 3rd party applications such as Google Calendar, iCal, Outlook
Yes
ZenPayroll
PaySimple
Export & enter into 3rd party payroll software
***Website states integration with
Intuit QuickBooks and other 3rd party software is in development
Also syncs with Facebook, Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook
Yes
ZenPayroll
Export & enter into 3rd party payroll software
Schedule by Skill SetsN/AYes
Schedule by position, location and skills
Yes
Schedule by position, location and skills
Yes
Schedule by position, location and skills
Overtime AlertYes
Template can calculate overtime
Yes
Overtime shows up red
Yes
Set permissions around overtime
Yes
Set permissions around overtime (overtime appears in red with number of overtime hours)
Employee Schedule Alerts
email/SMS
Yes
Email alerts and SMS
Yes
Email alerts and SMS
Yes
Email alerts and SMS
Yes
Email alerts, SMS, Web, mobile apps & social media
Multiple locations/
job site scheduling
N/AYesYesYes
Reporting
Best workers; Repeat offenders
N/AYes
Compare employees by lateness, overtime and absences with an overall Karma score out of 100%
Yes
Monitor lateness, absences, shifts, changes in shifts (dropped, picked up, traded) and overall cost for a period
Yes
Some reporting
*Detailed reporting comes with additional Time & Attendance Option (additional cost)
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