CEIPAL WorkForce vs. HotSchedules

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CEIPAL WorkForce
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Ceipal enables users to integrate and manage the talent acquisition lifecycle, to simplify, scale, and transform any high-growth business into a diverse talent powerhouse. Ceipal serves over 2,500+ customers and 120,000 recruiters globally.
$100
per month
HotSchedules
Score 6.7 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
CEIPAL WorkForceHotSchedules
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CEIPAL WorkForceHotSchedules
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details5% discount for annual pricing.
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Features
CEIPAL WorkForceHotSchedules
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
CEIPAL WorkForce
7.7
1 Ratings
2% below category average
HotSchedules
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
CEIPAL WorkForce
7.9
1 Ratings
2% below category average
HotSchedules
-
Ratings
Pay calculation9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
CEIPAL WorkForce
8.0
1 Ratings
1% below category average
HotSchedules
-
Ratings
Approval workflow8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
CEIPAL WorkForce
7.4
1 Ratings
9% below category average
HotSchedules
-
Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
CEIPAL WorkForce
8.0
1 Ratings
3% above category average
HotSchedules
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
CEIPAL WorkForce
7.7
1 Ratings
1% above category average
HotSchedules
-
Ratings
Report builder8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
CEIPAL WorkForce
9.0
1 Ratings
11% above category average
HotSchedules
-
Ratings
New hire portal9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
CEIPAL WorkForce
9.0
1 Ratings
10% above category average
HotSchedules
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
CEIPAL WorkForce
7.8
1 Ratings
2% below category average
HotSchedules
-
Ratings
Performance plans8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
CEIPAL WorkForce
8.3
1 Ratings
4% above category average
HotSchedules
-
Ratings
Create succession plans/pools7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
CEIPAL WorkForce
8.3
1 Ratings
6% above category average
HotSchedules
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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CEIPAL WorkForceHotSchedules
Small Businesses
Patriot Software
Patriot Software
Score 9.1 out of 10
7shifts
7shifts
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.6 out of 10
Jolt
Jolt
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Infor Human Resources
Infor Human Resources
Score 7.2 out of 10

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User Ratings
CEIPAL WorkForceHotSchedules
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
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
CEIPAL WorkForceHotSchedules
Likelihood to Recommend
CEIPAL Solutions Private Limited
The Functionality and Quality of this software package are nice. the help and force support from this software package and therefore the CEIPAL force team helped to unravel the problems two-faced by the shoppers. Initially it absolutely was troublesome on behalf of me to use this software. As there were terribly minute problems with the layers of the things within Ceipal.
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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
CEIPAL Solutions Private Limited
  • Employee Management
  • Human Resources
  • Onboarding
  • Compliance
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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
CEIPAL Solutions Private Limited
  • Employees Information Tracking
  • Hiring Process
  • user interface
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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
CEIPAL Solutions Private Limited
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HotSchedules and Fourth
Ease of use, efficiently creating and posting staff schedules.
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Usability
CEIPAL Solutions Private Limited
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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
CEIPAL Solutions Private Limited
No answers on this topic
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
CEIPAL Solutions Private Limited
CEIPAL force over straightforward Cloud HR application with functions like immigration accounts receivable and integrations available. Simple configuration to line up the corporate, workflow and aboard staff makes it likable. A Low & versatile rating backed by support from real individuals makes it enticing.
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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
CEIPAL Solutions Private Limited
  • Data safety
  • affordable cloud HR
  • Mass mailing
  • Submission Records
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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

CEIPAL WorkForce Screenshots

Screenshot of DashboardScreenshot of Employee DatabaseScreenshot of Employee SummaryScreenshot of Timesheet ManagementScreenshot of Vendor ManagementScreenshot of Invoice Management

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.