Emburse SpringAhead vs. Shiftboard

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Emburse SpringAhead
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
SpringAhead is an expense reporting, billing, and time tracking platform that was owned and supported by Certify Travel and Expense created from the 2017 merger of Certify, Nexonia, and other companies, and now from Emburse, the company formed from the merger of Certify and Chrome River Technologies in March 2019.N/A
Shiftboard
Score 6.7 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Shiftboard offers a full-service employee scheduling software solution targeted for industries as diverse as hospitality and security to event planning and business services. This solution enables companies to manage employee schedules across job sites, geographies, and different employee types. The vendor says their user-friendly iPhone and Android apps help employees easily access their schedules anywhere. Additionally, the vendor says the are responsible for…
$45
up to 35 employees
Pricing
Emburse SpringAheadShiftboard
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Lite
$45 per month
up to 35 employees
Standard
$120 per month
up to 70 employees
Plus
$276 per month
up to 125 employees
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Emburse SpringAheadShiftboard
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional Details
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User Ratings
Emburse SpringAheadShiftboard
Likelihood to Recommend
6.5
(3 ratings)
6.3
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
2.1
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Emburse SpringAheadShiftboard
Likelihood to Recommend
Emburse
It's definitely well suited for all organizations with knowledge workers who use computers to do their work and are able to log in and enter their time on a regular basis. I've always had access to it as part of my job and love using SpringAhead. It may be less appropriate in a role where the worker does not have regular access to a computer to enter their hours digitally.
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Shiftboard
It's a great intro into a workforce management tool, but our use of it is basically as a calendar without it being linked to our actual calendars. It's just another tab that we have to keep open throughout our workday. It's great that we're able to see everyone who is working at what time and what channel of support, but I believe that there are visual aids that can be added to it to make everything much easier to read and more user-friendly.
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Pros
Emburse
  • Allows for tracking of time very easily. Users can add all their project's time in one place instead of drilling into each project.
  • Managers can approve their team's time all in one place. We do not need to drill down to find the info and approve. Users who don't report to the manager but are part of the project can still be approved by the project manager.
  • Reports are easy to read when looking at historical information. Reports can be run with multiple parameters that the user needs.
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Shiftboard
  • Mobile accessibility
  • Cloud-based software
  • Compliant with all necessary information security standards
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Cons
Emburse
  • Automated reminders to employees would be great
  • A more modern and up-to-date user interface
  • The approvals system for projects vs. users could use some work
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Shiftboard
  • The ability to print a month view of the schedule would be a great benefit.
  • The signup list is a great feature, but there are too many steps to make it easy to use.
  • The bulk add and delete process works well, but tends to be confusing for users.
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Support Rating
Emburse
No answers on this topic
Shiftboard
I never sought out Shiftboard support.
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Alternatives Considered
Emburse
We selected SpringAhead because of price and usability. This tool is easy to set up and configure. It is a cloud application allowing access from anywhere. There were no training requirements. When you have a small use case this tool is the way to go. We moved off SpringAhead to get more functionality and it has required a lot more training and effort to maintain and utilize
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Shiftboard
We have not used another product like Shiftboard at our company.
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Return on Investment
Emburse
  • Positive - tracking return on project investments
  • Positive - being able to plan on future projects
  • Positive - being able to manage costs and attendance
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Shiftboard
  • 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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ScreenShots

Shiftboard Screenshots

Screenshot of Custom Reports & AnalyticsScreenshot of Detailed Employee ProfilesScreenshot of User-Friendly Time Off RequestsScreenshot of Mobile TradeboardScreenshot of Check Employee Availability on Android & iOS