7shifts vs. Microsoft Planner

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
Microsoft Planner
Score 7.2 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft Planner is presented as a solution to organize teamwork with intuitive, collaborative, visual task management. With it, users can create Kanban boards using task cards with files, checklists, and labels. Users can collaborate in Planner and Microsoft Teams and check visual status charts—all in the Microsoft cloud.N/A
Pricing
7shiftsMicrosoft Planner
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
7shiftsMicrosoft Planner
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
7shiftsMicrosoft Planner
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(6 ratings)
7.1
(16 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
7shiftsMicrosoft Planner
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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Microsoft
I think Planner is a good platform for manage projects especially if I think that is integrated in MS Teams so, with a unique platform you can have the control about the project, about all the documents linked to the same project and at the same time, with the possibility to chat with other team members without change platform. I think also there are other platform (like Jira or Trello) which are better in terms of layout
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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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Microsoft
  • Add as many plans as you want
  • Keeps tasks organized via Buckets into each plan
  • Ability to create a plan directly within Teams via the Tasks app
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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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Microsoft
  • Would be nice to see a calendar view instead of a list view
  • Permissions aren't configurable, anyone can delete any task at any time and there is no recycle bin
  • Notifications aren't great, you have to be attached as an owner to a task to see comments and be notified of changes, and even then notifications aren't shown for a lot of things
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Likelihood to Renew
7shifts
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Microsoft
It's not up to me, but if it were, I would not recommend using this. It is another work productivity app, which, while it has its benefits, can actually detract instead of enhance work productivity.
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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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Microsoft
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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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Microsoft
Many areas of the company still use Trello to organize their activities and tasks, but gradually Microsoft Planner must replace the activities. Users are often "attached" to familiar technologies, but Office 365 takes advantage of the more organized use of the tools. This year we will not renew the Trello contract.
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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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Microsoft
  • It definitely have a positive impact in terms of ROI. as it is a part of Microsoft Suite so no need to put extra for its integration with teams or office
  • It also allows communication/chatting between team on any task and things can be clear on the spot in a timely manner
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