7shifts vs. Bookafy

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
7shifts
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
7shifts is a restaurant workforce and scheduling management application, which also features collaboration features, from the Canadian company of the same name.
$0
Bookafy
Score 9.1 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Bookafy is an online appointment scheduling solution targeted at a variety of industries. The vendor’s value proposition is that their solution is simple to use, fully customizable, has an elegant user interface and can be embedded into the business user’s website. Support is available via phone, email or chat.
$9
per month
Pricing
7shiftsBookafy
Editions & Modules
Free
$0.00
Appetizer
$19.99
per location/per month
Entree
$43.99
per location/per month
The Works
$74.97
per location/per month
Gourmet
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Pro
$9
per month
Pro+
$13
per month
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
7shiftsBookafy
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details30% discount available for annual pricing.
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7shiftsBookafy
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Medium-sized Companies
PowerDMS by NEOGOV
PowerDMS by NEOGOV
Score 9.7 out of 10
Calendly
Calendly
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
UKG Pro
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Score 8.0 out of 10
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Score 8.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
7shiftsBookafy
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(6 ratings)
8.7
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
7shiftsBookafy
Likelihood to Recommend
7shifts
7Shifts is ideal for a broad number of restaurant clients, whether it is a single unit, independent location or multi-unit, multi-jurisdiction group like ours. Pricing is very reasonable, and as mentioned earlier, a lightweight and intuitive platform makes it easy to implement and maintain, and scalable for growth
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Bookafy
In my experience, Bookafy has pretty much the same features as the other well-known scheduling apps. In terms of functionality, the two obstacles I experience were setting up a hidden (not shown on the main booking page) meeting for special bonus calls you don't want anyone to have access to. Yes, you can set up a paid meeting and give someone a coupon to access it free but that seems like an extra unnecessary step. The other limitation was how ugly it looks to embed meetings on a website. The scheduler looks fine inside Bookafy, but when embedded, it doesn't flow as well. For everything else, it works well. If you want to sync the scheduler with email marketing systems, most of the integrations work through Zapier so that can be an additional cost. Bookafy focuses on the meeting schedules.
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Pros
7shifts
  • Staff can easily access fellow team members' contact info (phone & email).
  • Staff can easily enter availability or time off.
  • Managers have a log book to share issues or updates from the days’ shift so quick action can be completed easily if needed.
  • Being able to communicate with managers only, with a specific department, or with the entire staff easily is very helpful.
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Bookafy
  • Easy to embed the appointment form to websites
  • You can show off professionalism while booking meetings
  • You can sync the appointments with Google Calendar
  • Easy to use interface, so you don't waste time trying to figure out things around.
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Cons
7shifts
  • When creating schedules I wish there was a way to remember the last schedule you were on instead of ordering them in alphabetical order.
  • When working on a schedule, again when you revisit it, it alphabetizes the employees instead of keeping them in the order you add them. This is pertinent for our business because we're reservation-based and work off of a rotating schedule where the lowest ones are called off if there are not enough reservations.
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Bookafy
  • Lack of calendar customization.
  • Tracking data.
  • Configuration is confusing.
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Support Rating
7shifts
I would say everyone at our store really appreciates the fact that we have 7shifts. We would be lost with out it. It would be hard to find anyone that does not support the software.
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Bookafy
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
7shifts
For me, 7Shifts has the same amount of functionality, but for a much better price. The app functionality of 7shifts was easier to navigate and allowed me to do more than HotSchedules. I've recommended it to several other local businesses who have implemented it as well and had great luck.
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Bookafy
Bookafy is more advanced and has more features that I need comparing to these other brands. Calendly is very basic while Bookfy offers more robust features.
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Return on Investment
7shifts
  • Positive: Less call outs/ and missed communication due to internal conversations that were never communicated. For example, employees tell manager A they are not coming but Manager A does not tell manage B and C.
  • Positive: Manager log book has helped multiple departments stay in touch and on the pulse of the floor operation. Departments like HR, events, reservations, AP/ AR, etc. are not empowered to be more proactive
  • Labor and sales are tracked and can be forecasted which has helps us schedule SMARTER
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Bookafy
  • Saves a lot of time
  • Streamlines the process
  • Eliminates unnecessary back and forth calling and emailing
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ScreenShots

Bookafy Screenshots

Screenshot of Online appointment scheduling made easy, with a beautiful user interface, simplicity for the customer and powerful customization and integrations.Screenshot of Business settings allow unlimited services, unlimited staff members and many other custom settings.Screenshot of Custom automation... decide when your reminders go out, if you want review requests sent, and much more.Screenshot of Customize staff schedules, availability, services and allow your staff to sync with Google or Outlook calendarsScreenshot of Match your brand design with custom colors on your own online scheduling tool.