BigChange vs. Novatime (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BigChange
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
BigChange in Leeds offers a paperless software solution to plan, manage, schedule and track a mobile workforce. All plans include real–time tracking via mobile phone or plug-in OBD, timesheets, driver behavior tracking, messaging as well as health and safety alerts, and on higher tier plans the ability to plan, schedule and dispatch a workforce.
$14.95
per month
Novatime (discontinued)
Score 4.5 out of 10
N/A
From Ascentis, NOVAtime was a set of workforce management solutions providing timekeeping, payroll, leave management, and employee scheduling needs. Ascentis was acquired by UKG in March of 2022, and along with NOVAtime, will be discontinued.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
JourneyWatch
£14.95
per vehicle per month
JobWatch
£59.95
Per office or mobile license per month
JobWatch Plus
£89.95
Per mobile user per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BigChangeNovatime (discontinued)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros

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Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses

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When I Work
When I Work
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies

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Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises

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Calabrio Teleopti WFM
Calabrio Teleopti WFM
Score 7.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
BigChangeNovatime (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
5.3
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
2.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
BigChangeNovatime (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
BigChange
In terms of accounting, our current accounting software Exchequer does not talk to BigChange, therefore there should be customized reports created to support it. The most complicated option is testing the report and understanding what is needed. The best job BigChange does is job related as described in previous questions.
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We continue to remain the only professional baseball team that utilizes NOVAtime for our scheduling of staff, mostly because it was designed to schedule hospital workers. The lag time when updating the ASM is extremely time consuming and the inability to work in multiple internet tabs or windows makes it that much more inefficient. I am sure it is a fantastic system for other organizations but it continues to be a challenge for us.
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Pros
BigChange
  • job creation
  • job scheduling
  • attaching all information to the job
  • watching the job
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  • The report database is very extensive--there is a report for everything
  • Easy to use
  • Various ways for EEs and supervisors to access information
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Cons
BigChange
  • capability to various accounting software
  • report settings
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  • There does need to be more support and knowledge when it comes to alternate workweek schedule types (9/80, etc.), as there have been a few unique challenges with those.
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Likelihood to Renew
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The overall satisfaction within the organization has been luke warm, at best. The software may be more conducive for a hospital but I believe there is a reason why we are the lone baseball team utilizing it.
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Usability
BigChange
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On the employee's side of things, Novatime is pretty intuitive and fairly easy to use. All they have to do is either press a button to punch in or punch out. If they are entering in their hours, all they have to do is type in the number of hours per day. On the manager's side of things, Novatime is also fairly easy to use. It highlights in red any missed punches and in green any OT that the employee has. There are links on the homepage of the manager's page that will lead them to a list of all their employees' missed punches for a pay period and they can fix them all before payroll is due. Novatime becomes a bit more complicated on the administrator's side. The issues I have run into with Novatime normally come after updates/upgrades to their system. They have been getting better, but the administrator's side is still a bit clunky and takes a while to find what you are looking for. It is not as intuitive as the other sides and takes a bit of computer knowledge to figure it out.
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Support Rating
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The program itself can be customized in many different ways to meet the needs of the company/organization that it is working with. The charts/graphs on the new homepage are somewhat helpful and link to useful information. It has some really nice scheduling features that allow managers to see the difference between hours expected to work and actual hours worked as well as overtime, absences, and non-scheduled shifts. Processing payroll is quite simple. PTO request off is straightforward.
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Alternatives Considered
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The product is easy to use, and everyone picks up on it quickly. It is less expensive, and has more to offer than any other product I’ve found.
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Return on Investment
BigChange
  • I believe it has a positive impact to our overall business in terms of our performance control
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  • We have had a few scenarios where the PTO accrual dropped off and it did take 3 attempts of reaching out to customer service to get it sorted.
  • The customer service team has collaborated with me in creating new PTO categories to automate certain needs to save me some time.
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