HotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and Benefits vs. isolved

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and Benefits
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
The Payroll and Benefits solution from HotSchedules, now powered by Fourth, is built specifically for restaurants and hospitality, and allows users to manage multiple employments, varying pay rates, shift work, variable hours, temporary staff, and PTO. Users may optionally outsource payroll to HotSchedules & Fourth.N/A
isolved
Score 7.1 out of 10
N/A
isolved is a SaaS-based, cloud-resident Human Capital Management (HCM) solution that provides Payroll, HR, Benefits Administration, Time & Attendance, Talent Management and Compliance. Employers have the ability to schedule an upcoming shift, view overtime levels, run a customized report, preview payroll in real time, write a performance report for a peer or elect benefits.
$4
Per Employee Per Month
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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$4.00
Per Employee Per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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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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Features
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Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and Benefits
8.0
1 Ratings
2% below category average
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7.8
161 Ratings
3% below category average
Pay calculation8.01 Ratings8.5157 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.01 Ratings8.3127 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings6.273 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings7.2106 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.3115 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.4156 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.385 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and Benefits
-
Ratings
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7.3
151 Ratings
8% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.0129 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings7.1126 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.8118 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.0124 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.274 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.399 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings6.793 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and Benefits
-
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7.4
133 Ratings
9% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings7.2107 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.6130 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings7.399 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and Benefits
-
Ratings
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8.1
152 Ratings
0% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.1151 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.3145 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.196 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings7.355 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.5118 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and Benefits
-
Ratings
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8.1
50 Ratings
4% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings8.150 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and Benefits
-
Ratings
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7.6
141 Ratings
0% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings8.0134 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.1137 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings7.570 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and Benefits
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7.7
115 Ratings
4% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings7.7114 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings7.779 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and Benefits
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Ratings
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7.5
37 Ratings
9% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings7.528 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings7.432 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings7.527 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.534 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and Benefits
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Ratings
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7.4
57 Ratings
8% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings7.449 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.447 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings7.851 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings7.050 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.446 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and Benefits
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Ratings
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7.6
35 Ratings
4% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings7.623 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings7.530 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.532 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings7.626 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
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Ratings
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8.0
54 Ratings
2% above category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings7.841 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings8.249 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings8.041 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings8.145 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings7.641 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings8.244 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings7.952 Ratings
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
7.8
(174 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(24 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(15 ratings)
Availability
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(0 ratings)
9.1
(7 ratings)
Performance
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(0 ratings)
8.8
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.6
(29 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.4
(13 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.2
(5 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
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(0 ratings)
7.6
(3 ratings)
Ease of integration
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(0 ratings)
8.9
(4 ratings)
Product Scalability
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(0 ratings)
8.5
(7 ratings)
Professional Services
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(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
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(0 ratings)
8.7
(8 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(7 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
HotSchedules and Fourth
Hot Schedules/Labour Productivity has been very useful in helping with sales forecasting, utilizing past data combined with weather and national events; however its allocation of staffing is very generic across a large brand, so not much scope for the software to 'learn' what works well for individual sites - e.g. where one restaurant may need 2 people to cover their peak, another may need 4, to account for things like prep, restaurant layout, etc.
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isolved
Isolved is great with payroll and payroll changes as well as onboarding. Our benefit open enrollment went well and for the most part was stress free, there were a few hiccups with our 3rd party supplemental insurances. Because of their complexity and they way they are processed through payroll there was a little confusion and things needed to be adjusted. But due to the flexibility of the system the issues didn't become big problems.
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Pros
HotSchedules and Fourth
  • Personal Information Storage
  • Forecasting
  • Labour Costing
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isolved
  • Payroll Processing (timely and accurate).
  • Customer Service (dedicated account service representative, who gets to know your company's needs).
  • Payroll Reports (accurate, timely, extensive, exhaustive, customizable).
  • Employee Information (accurate reporting of the data, easily viewable information, information presented in a streamlined fashion).
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Cons
HotSchedules and Fourth
  • Quicker Sales Data Importing
  • Easier Access to Employee Documents
  • Holiday information on employee end
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isolved
  • More reminder notifications would be great!
  • A way to email hiring managers and our IT department at the same time with a template would save us from so much email communication
  • Transfer all attached documents such as interview notes from iHired applicants to isolved employee documents would save us time uploading into multiple places
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Likelihood to Renew
HotSchedules and Fourth
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isolved
Due to the continued problems (time clock disconnects, regular post-update issues) and users' negative attitude, we are unlikely to renew. Another important factor is that TF is US-centric, so it does not account for local Philippine specifics, which is important to us.
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Usability
HotSchedules and Fourth
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isolved
It is very intuitive and user friendly. iSolved is always updating and improving things before they even become a problem. I like how they inform us of the new updates and provide us with the details of what is changing and how it will improve the usuage.
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Reliability and Availability
HotSchedules and Fourth
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isolved
Payroll due dates and send to us at the beginning of the year, with email reminders for holidays. The support email address is fairly fast, within 24-48 hours. But if something is needed immediately, I can just call and they help me out right then.
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Performance
HotSchedules and Fourth
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isolved
We do not use the integration, so we have a csv file that I upload manually for payroll. That is our decision based on the software at our restaurants. Pages loaded fairly quickly, but reports to pdf lag about 15-20 seconds
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Support Rating
HotSchedules and Fourth
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Overall support is very helpful, but members of our team have expressed frustration with allegedly needing to provide the same pieces of information repeatedly because the person they're working with doesn't seem to understand the issue or is missing their meaning, etc
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In-Person Training
HotSchedules and Fourth
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All over the phone, but it was comprehensive.
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Online Training
HotSchedules and Fourth
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We loved taking the course, we went through most of them before we went live and I believe that was very helpful. The online training helped us learn to navigate in the program. We still refer to the training and assign our managers and supervisors to it as well. I highly recommend using it. We have also been able to attend the Connect Conferences with are extremely valuable and we learn tips and tricks to help us better utilize our system.
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Implementation Rating
HotSchedules and Fourth
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The system was very cumbersome setting up as well as time consuming. There were times I just wanted to walk away and sometimes I did have to get up and walk away for a break and come back with a fresh perspective. The setup took me over a period of two to three months getting it to serve the purposes that we needed it two. I am very intuitive when it comes to computer software however getting all the right buttons checked in order for it to do what I needed didn't always work.
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Alternatives Considered
HotSchedules and Fourth
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isolved
I went with iSolved because the people I spoke with were all quick to answer and very thorough in their responses. I knew they could help me build my setup the way I wanted it, and not just force me to work within some pre-set parameters once I had signed the contract.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
HotSchedules and Fourth
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isolved
Price increases do happen every year. I understand that the cost of living rises, but every year to us is a bit excessive.
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Scalability
HotSchedules and Fourth
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isolved
We are a company of about 135 people at 9 locations in 2 towns. We were able to set locations and departments, and also have each location seperate so only that manager can see their employees.
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Return on Investment
HotSchedules and Fourth
  • More Accurate Forecasting
  • Better Daily Labour Control
  • Holiday Planning
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isolved
  • When we had Paycom, we had 1/4 of our staff that were not logging in and using the system. That number is down to maybe 5% now
  • Employees love having the ability to easily view and verify their timecards prior to payroll submission.
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