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Aladtec

While most of my Aladtec experience is with public safety agencies, I cannot imagine an industry or service that would not benefit from an Aladtec system. Affordable, reliable, efficient and user-friendly - Aladtec offers a product that most companies simply can only dream about.
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Shiftboard

Shiftboard is very well suited for service industries—restaurants, hospitality, etc. In those workplaces, Shiftboard should have enough ability for customization, and its mobile accessibility should be advantageous. For TV and other production environments, particularly those with frequent schedule changes, Shiftboard does not work as well, as it requires too many clicks to change a schedule.
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Pros

  • First and foremost, outstanding customer service. They are always willing to solve any issues and do so in a timely manner.
  • They are very open to new ideas and concepts from their customers to improve the overall product.
  • The organization is very innovative. They are constantly striving to find new ways to make the program work for their customers.
  • They provide outstanding training and support when needed or asked. Particularly when new employees are hired onto our department, Aladtec is willing to help train our new staff to the system. Being the program is so user friendly, we rarely have to do that, but is important to note they are willing to help.
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  • Mobile accessibility
  • Cloud-based software
  • Compliant with all necessary information security standards
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Cons

  • Any specific improvements I have already mentioned to Aladtec and (I'm thrilled to report) several have already been implemented. They even made system accommodations for colorblind users - an industry first!
  • I am excited to see further development of the custom forms so we can merge to a completely paperless schedule & payroll system.
  • Although there is no specific fleet management tool, we have worked with Aladtec's Customer Support pros to develop a ways to accurately record all of our vehicles for scheduling maintenance, in-service and down time.
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  • No drag/drop interface for scheduling
  • Not highly customizable for a specific type of business/business needs
  • Needs more view options for users
  • Cannot adjust/edit shifts quickly (too many clicks/forms to accomplish)
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Alternatives Considered

We have not done a lot of research on other products, so we really can't compare. We have been very happy with Aladtec for the past 13 years. Their customer service, knowledgeable staff, affordable pricing, and progressive nature for customer satisfaction has kept us happy. Aladtec provides the staffing management solutions we want, so we have had no reason to shop around.
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Similar to HotSchedules, Xytech and ScheduAll both are highly tailored to the TV industry, and better for our business, with Xytech as the best based on our evaluation.
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Return on Investment

  • Less time spent on scheduling. More time on staff management and operations.
  • Affordable solution to scheduling and staff notifications. Very cheap compared to other similar vendors.
  • Streamlined operations for our department by using this software and database. Staff can access what they need anytime they want by computer or cell phone.
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  • 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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Pricing Details

Aladtec

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Aladtec Editions & Modules
Aladtec
Additional Pricing Details
Aladtec is an annual subscription based on the number of people the customer has using the system, so it's fairly priced for any size organization.

Shiftboard

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Shiftboard Editions & Modules
Shiftboard
Edition
Lite
$45 per month1
Standard
$120 per month2
Plus
$276 per month3
1. up to 35 employees
2. up to 70 employees
3. up to 125 employees
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