HotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and Benefits vs. PlanSource

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
PlanSource
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
PlanSource BenefitsOne is an employee benefits engagement platform, from PlanSource headquartered in Orlando, Florida. The solution presents streamlined workflows and real-time integrations, as well as a mobile-friendly enrollment experience that’s designed to maximize HR efficiency and plan adoption.N/A
Pricing
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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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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
PlanSource
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Ratings
Pay calculation8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
HotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and BenefitsPlanSource
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
HotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and BenefitsPlanSource
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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PlanSource
Less appropriate for small groups with one very simple health plan. More appropriate for 20+ EE groups with multiple plans and supplementary benefits.
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Pros
HotSchedules and Fourth
  • Personal Information Storage
  • Forecasting
  • Labour Costing
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PlanSource
  • Puts all of your healthcare selections in one place making changes, drops, and additions are taken care of in one place instead of having to contact every vendor individually.
  • Keeps an accurate record of real time enrollment which helps when you are in an account manager role and handling client questions concerning their health plans.
  • Provides tools to keep the client and yourself organized. Several Open Enrollment messaging tools and places to add any educational documents for the different health plans.
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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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PlanSource
  • The more advanced options, such as HCM, could have a slightly more user-friendly dashboard for users who are not daily computer users.
  • Needs to be easier to customize the homepage. Clients are always interested in adding in their own pictures, colors, welcome message position, etc.
  • Needs to have a function where the employer can send a document for the employee to sign, open and capture the employee's signature, send back to the employer and save in the employee file.
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Alternatives Considered
HotSchedules and Fourth
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PlanSource
I have looked at GoCo, Kronos and Zenefits. I selected PlanSource because I felt it was the most customizable for a variety of clients across the board. The interface seemed functional but slightly professional looking than it competitors. PlanSource also seemed well established and that it was capable of handling my client needs.
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Return on Investment
HotSchedules and Fourth
  • More Accurate Forecasting
  • Better Daily Labour Control
  • Holiday Planning
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PlanSource
  • Positive - Reduces time spent contacting vendors of enrollment changes. When you are dealing with several hundred employees and their dependents across several vendors that time starts to add up.
  • Positive - Point of value when trying to gain or up sell a client.
  • Negative - You do need to meet the minimum number of people on the platform as per your contact to avoid having to pay a fee to PlanSource. If one of your larger clients leaves that could be a potential issue.
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