Compeat, with Ctuit Radar vs. HotSchedules

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Compeat, with Ctuit Radar
Score 6.5 out of 10
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Compeat in Austin, Texas offers their restaurant management platforms which combine inventory planning and forecasting with workforce management and controls. Their platform comes in two editions: Advantage for smaller independent and chain restaurants, and Enterprise for large chains. Compeat now includes Ctuit Radar (acquired 2017) as its core operating system, and the foundation for the Compeat Intelligence, Logbook, Labor, Schedule and Inventory solutions that are part of the platform.
$399
per month
HotSchedules
Score 2.9 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
Compeat, with Ctuit RadarHotSchedules
Editions & Modules
Essential
$399
per month
Professional
$489
per month
Enterprise
Custom Pricing
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Compeat, with Ctuit RadarHotSchedules
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
Compeat, with Ctuit RadarHotSchedules
Top Pros
Top Cons
User Ratings
Compeat, with Ctuit RadarHotSchedules
Likelihood to Recommend
3.0
(5 ratings)
1.1
(167 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(12 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(8 ratings)
User Testimonials
Compeat, with Ctuit RadarHotSchedules
Likelihood to Recommend
Compeat
Compeat is very well suited for large, sit down dining restaurants and can be too much for smaller scale establishments.
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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
Compeat
  • It is a reliable accounting system, I like the fact that all transactions are recorded and not possible to change it after it is posted.
  • Inventory is very useful and you can scan items to help with the counting.
  • DSR are pulled automatically from our POS System
  • Bank Reconciliation is pretty easily be done and the bank extract can be imported into the system, Compeat matches transaction automatically.
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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
Compeat
  • Reporting Reporting Reporting
  • Customer Service
  • Lack of AUTO IMPORT FEATURE TO ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE
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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
Compeat
No answers on this topic
HotSchedules and Fourth
Ease of use, efficiently creating and posting staff schedules.
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Usability
Compeat
No answers on this topic
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
Compeat
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
Compeat
Much better and more willing to "build" a product that works for our company.
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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
Compeat
  • It helps us keep our costs manageable, we can keep our theoretical costs within 1% of our actual costs.
  • Creating shopping lists and par levels makes purchasing less daunting and saves hours in time.
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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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