actiTIME vs. HotSchedules

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
actiTIME
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
actiTIME, from Canadian company Actimind, is time-tracking software.
$5
per month per user
HotSchedules
Score 6.0 out of 10
N/A
HotSchedules is a cloud-based scheduling, labor and communication management software solution serving the restaurant and hospitality industry. According to the vendor, key benefits include: Build & Communicate Schedules The scheduling and labor management software reduces the time it takes managers to create and communicate schedules. All scheduling and employee information is stored in one central location, so managers have access to time-off requests,…N/A
Pricing
actiTIMEHotSchedules
Editions & Modules
actiTIME Free (up to 3 users)
$0
per user per month
actiTIME Online (41-200 users)
$5
per user per month
actiTIME Online (1-40 users)
$6
per user per month
actiTIME Self-Hosted
$120
user
actiTIME Online (200+ users)
Fixed Cost
for unlimited users
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
actiTIMEHotSchedules
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsChoose from three different actiTIME versions: - actiTIME Free is online software for teams of up to three users with basic time-tracking functionality. - actiTIME Online is full-featured online software with free regular product upgrades starting at $5 user/month. - actiTIME Self-Hosted is software that you install on your own servers and purchase with a one-time payment.
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User Ratings
actiTIMEHotSchedules
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
1.0
(167 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(12 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.9
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
actiTIMEHotSchedules
Likelihood to Recommend
actiTIME Inc.
ActiTime is a perfect program for managing payments and expenses within the company. It is an ideal tool to manage the activity of employees and the time they devote to their daily tasks within the company. ActiTime is undoubtedly recommended for its excellent performance in generating reports and the quality of its production. If anything could improve this tool it is its interface as it has become a bit outdated.
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HotSchedules and Fourth
For small to medium-sized companies HotSchedules works great when business is very static. If you are simply using HotSchedules for a schedule writing tool, it is phenomenal. However, it does miss the mark as a labor control software. Needs more controls to keep managers aware of spending versus historical sales data.
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Pros
actiTIME Inc.
  • It's a program that has different tools perfect for saving time.
  • It has a mobile application that serves to see the activities that are carried out from anywhere.
  • It offers detailed reports in real-time.
  • Its reports are customizable.
  • Allows employees access without the need to create another account.
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HotSchedules and Fourth
  • Communication is so simple on HotSchedules. Whether it is communicating a new schedule release, or a quick note about tonight's shift we as managers are able to easily communicate and know that it will reach our team through text notifications, or email notifications.
  • The Meal Break planning tool is very useful in being able to help our floor leaders clearly understand and plan for what breaks are needed throughout the shift. This allows them to come up with a strategic game plan quickly and spend more time with our guests.
  • Shift Swaps and Releases are so seamless. This is our favorite tool as it makes helping our team cover shifts extremely easy and painless. On the flip side it also makes staff who want more hours be able to find what is available in real time.
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Cons
actiTIME Inc.
  • This application can be complex to use for new users.
  • ActiTime should further update its mobile application.
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HotSchedules and Fourth
  • Clocking In and out can be a little slow. It takes longer to clock in then our previous method. Before we just had a card you swiped and it would clock you in. Took 2 seconds. Now with the Hotschdules method we use it take 30 seconds or so. Not a huge issue but it can add up if you have one computer and a line of employees waiting to clock in.
  • Time Cards. It does not allow you to view someones current time until the "punch" has ended. If the manager would like to check what time the employee clocked in/out from lunch they have to wait until the employee has clocked out for the day before the record is generated. As a shift lead you may send and employee to lunch but forget to note what time you sent them. Awhile passes and you feel like they should be back by now, so you want to go in and see what time they left for lunch but it does not show you that punch record because the employee is still "clocked in" they are just on their "Meal Break"
  • The ability to customize the restrictions for Clocking in and out. You can set it up so that employees can only clock in from a specific location, however if you have a manager who is allowed to work from home they would not be able to clock in without being at the same location as set in the software. It would be nice to see it able to be customized per user.
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Likelihood to Renew
actiTIME Inc.
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HotSchedules and Fourth
Ease of use, efficiently creating and posting staff schedules.
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Usability
actiTIME Inc.
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HotSchedules and Fourth
6 Years of Experience provides me the insight on the upgrades and changes that HotSchedules has done to improve the experience of its users. There are so many features that we still have not started or used to the fullest, but we believe that we are currently getting a strong value out of the money that is paid for this product.
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Support Rating
actiTIME Inc.
It has quality support, solving any problem quickly, and clarifying any doubt that arises. It works very well and has quick and detailed answers, the quality of service in this sense is impeccable. ActiTime offers an online chat by which you can solve most of the problems almost immediately.
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HotSchedules and Fourth
On rare occasions a phone call has been required to find the solution to a problem, the HotSchedules response staff have been helpful, courteous, and genuinely seem to care for their clients and take pride in what they do. The consistent development and fine tuning of the platform, interface, and mobile environment shows that this is not a program full of people who rest on their laurels.
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Alternatives Considered
actiTIME Inc.
This tool is the only one that has been used and worked wonderfully, it is an excellent program, it has not been necessary to try other similar tools.
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HotSchedules and Fourth
I have not used any other Scheduling software for employees. As a campground manager in the summer season, we are using campground master for reservations. it is very similar in process to employee scheduling. the ability to the user of that program to set up their own parameters for time and reservations is something that would benefit the employee scheduling software.
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Return on Investment
actiTIME Inc.
  • It allows us to take the process and the expenses made in each project, and these give us the possibility to choose the correct budget for what we are doing.
  • This application does not give the ease of knowing that the payments will be made to different employees without any complication, generating reports that justify the hours of work they did.
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HotSchedules and Fourth
  • Saving time on scheduling means our managers can focus more on guest experience, managing the floor and other areas that contribute to the success of our business.
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ScreenShots

actiTIME Screenshots

Screenshot of Choose between an online timesheet, a browser extension and a free mobile app. Record time spent in other apps and on the go. Ensure data accuracy and security with timesheet locking and approvalsScreenshot of Keep control of your projects with custom workflows, task estimates and deadlines. Monitor project health with time and financial reportsScreenshot of Manage workload and assign tasks to team members. Share details, comments and useful links. Review team performance with time and financial reportsScreenshot of Turn your data into colorful charts and reports. Review your team performance, project health, business costs and profits using real-time widgets and analytics toolsScreenshot of Set up task- and user-specific rates, track time across billable and non-billable activities to review project costs, run payroll calculations, generate bills and invoicesScreenshot of Connect actiTIME with other apps and industry software to enhance your time tracking experience. Use actiPLANS integration to manage employee time and absences in a single environment

HotSchedules Screenshots

Screenshot of Time-Off, Availability, Employee Hours, Sales Volume are all available in the scheduler.Screenshot of Employees are able to swap and pick-up shifts from the HotSchedules Mobile App. All shift changes or requests require a manager's approval.Screenshot of Managers and employees can communicate with each other from the mobile and web apps - from anywhere and at anytime.Screenshot of Employees can submit a time-off, request - paid, or unpaid - and can request to work or request off right from the mobile app.Screenshot of Managers can view sales and labor data from their phone.