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Score 7.1 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

APS

They are more suited to growing, nimble companies. They are soon adding employee approval to time cards and checkin by facial recognition. Additions and changes to improve functionality might not work for a very large company like GE.
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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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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

APS
8.5
Shiftboard
Employee demographic data
APS
9.4
Shiftboard
Employment history
APS
8.7
Shiftboard
Job profiles and administration
APS
8.3
Shiftboard
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
APS
8.2
Shiftboard
Organizational charting
APS
7.9
Shiftboard
Organization and location management
APS
8.4
Shiftboard
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
APS
8.4
Shiftboard

Payroll Management

APS
8.5
Shiftboard
Pay calculation
APS
9.2
Shiftboard
Support for external payroll vendors
APS
5.7
Shiftboard
Benefit plan administration
APS
8.2
Shiftboard
Direct deposit files
APS
9.9
Shiftboard
Salary revision and increment management
APS
9.0
Shiftboard
Reimbursement management
APS
9.0
Shiftboard

Leave and Attendance Management

APS
8.7
Shiftboard
Approval workflow
APS
9.4
Shiftboard
Balance details
APS
8.2
Shiftboard
Annual carry-forward and encashment
APS
8.3
Shiftboard

Employee Self Service

APS
8.6
Shiftboard
View and generate pay and benefit information
APS
9.4
Shiftboard
Update personal information
APS
9.5
Shiftboard
View company policy documentation
APS
8.1
Shiftboard
Employee recognition
APS
7.6
Shiftboard
View job history
APS
8.6
Shiftboard

Asset Management

APS
8.0
Shiftboard
Tracking of all physical assets
APS
8.0
Shiftboard

HR Reporting

APS
8.4
Shiftboard
Report builder
APS
9.2
Shiftboard
Pre-built reports
APS
8.6
Shiftboard
Ability to combine HR data with external data
APS
7.4
Shiftboard

Onboarding

APS
9.0
Shiftboard
New hire portal
APS
9.3
Shiftboard
Manager tracking tools
APS
8.7
Shiftboard

Performance and Goals

APS
7.8
Shiftboard
Corporate goal setting
APS
8.1
Shiftboard
Individual goal setting
APS
8.2
Shiftboard
Line-of sight-visibility
APS
8.2
Shiftboard
Performance tracking
APS
6.9
Shiftboard

Performance Management

APS
8.0
Shiftboard
Performance plans
APS
7.9
Shiftboard
Performance improvement plans
APS
7.0
Shiftboard
Review status tracking
APS
8.4
Shiftboard
Review reminders
APS
8.3
Shiftboard
Multiple review frequency
APS
8.5
Shiftboard

Succession Planning

APS
5.0
Shiftboard
Create succession plans/pools
APS
5.0
Shiftboard
Candidate ranking
APS
5.0
Shiftboard

Recruiting / ATS

APS
8.8
Shiftboard
Job Requisition Management
APS
9.2
Shiftboard
Company Website Posting
APS
9.2
Shiftboard
Publish to Social Media
APS
9.2
Shiftboard
Job Search Site Posting
APS
8.8
Shiftboard
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
APS
7.6
Shiftboard
Applicant Tracking
APS
8.4
Shiftboard
Notifications and Alerts
APS
9.2
Shiftboard

Pros

  • Customer Service! I have worked with them through three implementations one for use and two for associated companies. Even though we are not a large company I always felt like there number one priority.
  • Intuitive Software. I find the software easy to navigate and understand. You can tell the designers were experienced with payroll.
  • The updates are great! They keep getting better over time.
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  • Mobile accessibility
  • Cloud-based software
  • Compliant with all necessary information security standards
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Cons

  • I have been disappointed in the communication between the programming department and its clients. I'm very impressed with the representatives such as Georgia, April and team, but not pleased with the turnaround time on solving issues. There was very little communication and only when I started the communication was there a reply.
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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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Likelihood to Renew

APS9.7
Based on 6 answers
We just moved to APS Online and are happy so far.
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Usability

APS9.5
Based on 4 answers
Very well streamlined, easy to understand, very intuitive
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Reliability and Availability

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
I haven't had any outages
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Performance

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
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Support

APS9.9
Based on 3 answers
There is one primary account representative that we contact on a regular basis. If she is unavailable, there are others on her team. It does seem that our implementation was more complex than others that have been installed, so fixes are not as easily remedied.
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In-Person Training

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
Even if it wasn't in-person on location, we felt like we had our trainer in the room with us.
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Online Training

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
We had great webinars.
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Implementation

APS8.7
Based on 4 answers
It would have been helpful to understand the phases of the implementation up front so I could have prepared differently for enrollments, billing, and transfer of information to payroll. At the end of the day, I'm happy with the selection and the system and anticipate I will like it better as we go along. We have done a number of other system implementations in the past few years, and this has been pretty painless, however, I've had a few surprises.
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Alternatives Considered

The boutique feeling and the great customer service are worth its weight in gold! APS OnLine is also financially a great decision. All around, a perfect way for our size of company to go. We haven't looked back since!
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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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Scalability

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
I've never had a problem with the system nor in finding the right information.
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Return on Investment

  • We are about to start offering benefits and APS OnLine has made the transition so much easier--I feel they understand my needs and have thought through how to help us be compliant.
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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

APS

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
APS Editions & Modules
APS
Additional Pricing Details
Our Payroll solution is offered as a standalone service, but additional solutions must be used in conjunction with our Payroll solution. This ensures the best possible user experience for our customers.

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
Additional Pricing Details