Deputy vs. Out'n About! For Outlook

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Deputy
Score 8.6 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Deputy is a web-based workforce manager solution. Deputy is designed to help users simplify their scheduling, timesheets, tasking, employee communication and administrative tasks. It includes various apps and one click payroll integration that aim to make workforce management easier. The Deputy platform enables users to schedule in line with demand, prepare accurate payroll, and communicate more clearly. Deputy streamlines employee admin, so teams can focus on what…
$2.50
per user
Out'n About! For Outlook
Score 7.4 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Out’n About! for Outlook is a time tracking solution that is designed to replace an in/out status board. The vendor says their solution makes it easy for businesses to manage their workforce availability and timesheets. This solution enables businesses to use their existing Outlook environment, and employees can easily track their work hours. This solution is customizable and businesses can control what information is seen on the status board.  Custom reports are…
$349
per server
Pricing
DeputyOut'n About! For Outlook
Editions & Modules
Scheduling Only
$2.50
per user
Scheduling, Time and Attendance
$4.50
per user
Enterprise
Custom pricing for enterprise clients
per user
Out'n About! For Outlook
$349
per server
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DeputyOut'n About! For Outlook
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsFree upgrades and free support. You can connect an unlimited number of clients to a single purchased server. No per-user fees.
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User Ratings
DeputyOut'n About! For Outlook
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(408 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.8
(46 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.7
(404 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.5
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.2
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(30 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
In-Person Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.1
(398 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
7.8
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
6.7
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.3
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.0
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.8
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
DeputyOut'n About! For Outlook
Likelihood to Recommend
Deputy
[My own feeling on the subject is] that large teams will probably enjoy the features much more than a smaller team. [In my opinion] I would not have signed up with Deputy had it not been for the integration with my payroll provider. [From my point of view] the cost is not worth it for a small team. [I've found] it has a lot of features geared towards big teams and those are not things you can "opt-out" of from a cost/tier standpoint [as far as I'm concerned].
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Intelligent Concepts
1,- If the organization have 365 I recomended the integration with Out'n About 2.- If your organization does not have 365 I not recomended the solution because the integration is not easy 3.- In Europe there are many legal requirements to comply with the GDPR with employees and the sharing of information. Express authorizations and many requirements, and one emplyee can say not to the authorization. 4.- Need best performance in big organizations 5.- Not work in MAC properly
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Pros
Deputy
  • Employee Scheduling - So straightforward and easy to use! Love the copy & past feature!
  • Timekeeping - the App & Kiosk are perfect for employees to clock in and out in a matter of seconds
  • Company Communication - the Newsfeed feature makes it easy to keep everyone up to date on company announcements
  • Task Management - simple to use task lists help keep my team organized
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Intelligent Concepts
  • Outlook Contact Synchronization automatically
  • Time sheet informs for the remote workers
  • Sensing presence for remote workers and local employeers
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Cons
Deputy
  • Integration with various point of sale systems to pull sales data vs. scheduled and/or worked hours.
  • Ability to "re-invite, " change a password or fix an employee-level account if they didn't set things up correctly.
  • An easier way of loading all holidays or facility closure dates for the year. e.g. Google reminds you, Are you open for Thanksgiving this year?
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Intelligent Concepts
  • Panel department it is not easy to implement
  • 365 compatibility need to improvement
  • Remote mobile commands many times not working
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Likelihood to Renew
Deputy
The basic functionality and overall efficiency it provides is enough to renew. I still would like to see improvements in reporting and leave management, but overall it is absolutely worth it to have the program. I especially like having remote access and supervisors scheduling and approving time sheets of employees
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Intelligent Concepts
No answers on this topic
Usability
Deputy
Deputy is user-friendly and easy to understand for users with basic to moderate computer knowledge. The Employee is simple and easy for employees to understand. Employees get push notifications when shifts are scheduled and can clock in and out easily directly from the phone or kiosk, or using the website. The only challenge we’ve had is the ability for management to assign leave to employees who have not yet requested time off.
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Intelligent Concepts
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Deputy
We have never had a problem with deputy being unavailable
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Intelligent Concepts
No answers on this topic
Performance
Deputy
Everything is quick and easy
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Intelligent Concepts
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Support Rating
Deputy
Every time I have contacted support they have answered my question within the hour and solved every problem we have had. They follow up to make sure we are satisfied with our results which has been great when we are busy and get distracted
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Intelligent Concepts
No answers on this topic
In-Person Training
Deputy
It was super easy and quick
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Intelligent Concepts
No answers on this topic
Online Training
Deputy
Did a great job of getting us up to speed with their online documentation.
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Intelligent Concepts
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Deputy
It took me a bit to get all my staff input from our previous scheduling software. However, once all the information was there, everything went smoothly and we were able to start implementing Deputy right away. It did not take long to train my staff and have them comfortable with using the system.
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Intelligent Concepts
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Deputy
For years we used TimeTrax systems but they were hard to use and required manual downloads of punches, networked setups, and we needed separate setups for each location. When evaluating cloud-based solutions we first tried TSheets, but the higher cost and lack of features made us choose Deputy. Our main complaint about the actual TSheets system was the IPads did not store punches when it first launched so if you lost internet it couldn't store the punches. When we were evaluating the system they were building a police station next door that resulted in intermittent internet outages and the kiosk app basically became a brick until the internet came back on.
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Intelligent Concepts
Sheqsy We evaluate for 2 months and does not working well with 365 and does not support in Europe. It is good for control remote workers, but not for a colaboration tool and integration in organizations with more than 500 users. It is good also because sale in SaaS mode but for the GDPR law in Europe not offers regulatory compliance guarantees regarding sensitive employee data. For the sales people in the field can be good, but is not easy to achieve good results
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Scalability
Deputy
We have gone from using deputy simply to schedule a couple of members of staff on coffee shop shifts, to also scheduling staff in the retail unit part of our business, to now also scheduling team days and having remote working staff start on schedule shifts to track their working hours.
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Intelligent Concepts
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Deputy
  • Hundreds of man-hours saved monthly that previously was spent on recording hours work.
  • Holiday management is very clear and support fair treatment of staff.
  • The 100% accuracy of timesheets is amazing. Once approved thousands of timesheets just land in our payroll system thanks to the export/import functions.
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Intelligent Concepts
  • In this moment we expect to improve the control of remote workers in a 100%
  • The control of the remote worker can suppose to a 25 % more in the productivity
  • The investment is relatively low with the expected benefits
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ScreenShots

Deputy Screenshots

Screenshot of Manage your business from your pocket.  See who is currently on the clock and who is late.Screenshot of What if someone doesn't show up for a shift? Find a replacement from your phone in seconds!Screenshot of Enterprise level experience in an elegantly designed iPad app.

Out'n About! For Outlook Screenshots

Screenshot of Main Screen Features
Your employees can connect to Out’n About! for Outlook via Microsoft Outlook.

A small Outlook addin adds all the Out’n About! In/Out Status Board features directly into the Outlook interface so you can continue to manage all of your information using a common interface.Screenshot of Presence Sensing

Out’n About! for Outlook contains a presence sensing feature that automatically alerts you when you use your computer and are currently Checked Out to ensure you have not forgotten to check In when returning to the office.Screenshot of Outlook Calendar Integration
Out’n About! for Outlook allows you to schedule future status events (e.g., meetings, travel, or vacation) based on Outlook Appointment items.

Department Panel
Organize your workforce into easy to use departments.

The Out’n About! Department Panel allows users to quickly select different departments for viewing. The panel also contains a filter dialog which allows users to filter users by different search criteria.