7shifts vs. Shiftboard

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
Shiftboard
Score 6.7 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Shiftboard offers a full-service employee scheduling software solution targeted for industries as diverse as hospitality and security to event planning and business services. This solution enables companies to manage employee schedules across job sites, geographies, and different employee types. The vendor says their user-friendly iPhone and Android apps help employees easily access their schedules anywhere. Additionally, the vendor says the are responsible for…
$45
up to 35 employees
Pricing
7shiftsShiftboard
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
Contact sales team
Lite
$45 per month
up to 35 employees
Standard
$120 per month
up to 70 employees
Plus
$276 per month
up to 125 employees
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
7shiftsShiftboard
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
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7shiftsShiftboard
Small Businesses
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Score 9.6 out of 10
7shifts
7shifts
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Enterprises
UKG Pro
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Score 8.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
7shiftsShiftboard
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(6 ratings)
6.3
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(4 ratings)
2.1
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
7shiftsShiftboard
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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Shiftboard
It's a great intro into a workforce management tool, but our use of it is basically as a calendar without it being linked to our actual calendars. It's just another tab that we have to keep open throughout our workday. It's great that we're able to see everyone who is working at what time and what channel of support, but I believe that there are visual aids that can be added to it to make everything much easier to read and more user-friendly.
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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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Shiftboard
  • Mobile accessibility
  • Cloud-based software
  • Compliant with all necessary information security standards
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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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Shiftboard
  • The ability to print a month view of the schedule would be a great benefit.
  • The signup list is a great feature, but there are too many steps to make it easy to use.
  • The bulk add and delete process works well, but tends to be confusing for users.
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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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Shiftboard
I never sought out Shiftboard support.
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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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Shiftboard
We have not used another product like Shiftboard at our company.
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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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Shiftboard
  • Effective allocation to proper shows/projects for our network
  • Effectively catches any discrepancies between scheduled hours and actual hours for employees
  • Requires significant manpower to maintain scheduling accuracy
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ScreenShots

Shiftboard Screenshots

Screenshot of Custom Reports & AnalyticsScreenshot of Detailed Employee ProfilesScreenshot of User-Friendly Time Off RequestsScreenshot of Mobile TradeboardScreenshot of Check Employee Availability on Android & iOS