7shifts vs. BrightHR

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
7shifts
Score 9.3 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
BrightHR
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
British company BrightHR offers a human resources platform which helps replace paper documents with edocuments and contains features for managing employee scheduling and ROTA, sick leave and tardiness, vacation and holiday shift planning, as well as providing employment law legal advice.
$4.50
Pricing
7shiftsBrightHR
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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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
7shiftsBrightHR
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPrices start at £4.50 (per employee/per month)
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Features
7shiftsBrightHR
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
7shifts
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Ratings
BrightHR
7.0
1 Ratings
12% below category average
Employment history00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings5.51 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
7shifts
-
Ratings
BrightHR
7.0
1 Ratings
14% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
7shifts
-
Ratings
BrightHR
8.9
12 Ratings
9% above category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.712 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings8.811 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
7shifts
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Ratings
BrightHR
8.5
13 Ratings
4% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.713 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.713 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
7shifts
-
Ratings
BrightHR
9.0
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Pre-built reports00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
7shifts
-
Ratings
BrightHR
8.0
1 Ratings
0% above category average
Review reminders00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
7shifts
-
Ratings
BrightHR
7.0
1 Ratings
11% below category average
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
7shiftsBrightHR
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(6 ratings)
8.5
(15 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
7shiftsBrightHR
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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BrightHR
For a new part of our business, we have input staff details on Bright HR. There have been times when calls have been made to the helpline for guidance. It does not take long to get to know the staff you are speaking to. In relation to the query addressed with a team member today the service was excellent. Matthew has a great depth of knowledge of the system and works through the shift and annual leave calculations at the click of a finger. Thank you Mathew for your support, you are a star!
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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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BrightHR
  • When a query has been dealt with via the helpline an email confirming the outcome is often issued which is great for reference at any time.
  • The system is easy to use and the screens are clutter free.
  • The support service offered is easy to access and the staff are friendly and helpful.
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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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BrightHR
  • Direct-dial telephone numbers rather than going through the Peninsula helpline numbers.
  • Setting up annual leave profiles often needs the assistance of a Bright HR representative when staff works quirky shifts. Providing examples of how to set the system up in user guides may help to set the system upright the first time.
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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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BrightHR
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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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BrightHR
I chose BrightHR as it offered a one-stop platform for HR management for which we have dedicated UK and ROI HR specialists who not only give HR advice but also write policies and handbooks, etc. They are a one-stop-shop, which was very important as when I signed the contract I did not have an HR person in my team and they were essentially my back office. Also, by signing up, I got access to Bright Safe too; which is great as again it's a one-stop-shop for Health and Safety in the workplace. So I can roll out toolbox talks, training, and accident management.
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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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BrightHR
  • Saved admin time in filing and then searching for documents.
  • Saved admin time in chasing for managers' approvals for holiday requests.
  • Saved admin time in chasing managers/employees to update their profiles.
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