7shifts vs. Sling

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
Sling
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Sling, from the company of the same name in Brooklyn, is presented by the vendor as an easy way to schedule and communicate with non-desk employees. It allows users to organize, communicate, and administer all aspects of a business, to stay on top of things and keep everything in one place without juggling multiple platforms.
$2
per month
Pricing
7shiftsSling
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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Premium
$2.00
per user, per month
Business
$4.00
per user, per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
7shiftsSling
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
7shiftsSling
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Best Alternatives
7shiftsSling
Small Businesses
PowerDMS by NEOGOV
PowerDMS by NEOGOV
Score 8.5 out of 10
7shifts
7shifts
Score 9.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
PowerDMS by NEOGOV
PowerDMS by NEOGOV
Score 8.5 out of 10
PowerDMS by NEOGOV
PowerDMS by NEOGOV
Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprises
UKG Pro
UKG Pro
Score 8.0 out of 10
UKG Pro
UKG Pro
Score 8.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
7shiftsSling
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(6 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
7shiftsSling
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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Sling, Inc
Sling offers enough customization I can see it working in most any scheduling scenarios. The ability to build job types into each employee gives you the control to match employee skills with the need for any particular position. Time of day templates makes it easy to select various shift times.
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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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Sling, Inc
  • Ease of access for managers & employees alike.
  • Sling staff always reply almost right away when I have had questions in the past.
  • We love utilizing the different colors for the schedule, so it's easier to see who's what and where/when.
  • Easy for staff to apply for shifts.
  • Free version does everything we need it to!
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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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Sling, Inc
  • Notification system is weird
  • Limited features for free
  • Confusing layout at first
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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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Sling, Inc
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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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Sling, Inc
(it has been 3+ years since I evaluated other programs, I don't recall the names)
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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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Sling, Inc
  • It has been much easier to fill shifts faster
  • It's easy to train new staff on with ease
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ScreenShots

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Screenshot of Sling Employee and Shift Scheduling for Businesses of All SizesScreenshot of Sling with Mobile Management of Employees Shifts and Tasks