HotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and Benefits vs. timeOut

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and Benefits
Score 8.0 out of 10
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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
timeOut
Score 9.0 out of 10
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timeOut from CWS Software in New Jersey is a very light weight benefits admin tool, dedicated to paid time off (PTO) tracking for small businesses.N/A
Pricing
HotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and BenefitstimeOut
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HotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and BenefitstimeOut
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
HotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and BenefitstimeOut
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and Benefits
8.0
1 Ratings
3% below category average
timeOut
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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 BenefitstimeOut
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
HotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and BenefitstimeOut
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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CWS Software
timeOut is well suited when you just want employees to be able to track PTO and know where they stand. It eliminates employees constantly asking what are the PTO balances available. It has somewhat limited functionality when it comes to clocking in and out, as well as integrating with payroll.
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Pros
HotSchedules and Fourth
  • Personal Information Storage
  • Forecasting
  • Labour Costing
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CWS Software
  • Track back dated PTO requests.
  • Allow for additional PTO categories to be added (e.g Comp days, Work at home days)
  • Gives employees up to date time off information as well as show future time available.
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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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CWS Software
  • Easier syncing with Microsoft Calendars.
  • Employees being able to view a company wide out of office calendar.
  • Integration with different Payroll systems.
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Alternatives Considered
HotSchedules and Fourth
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CWS Software
I believe that timeOut is more accurate to use and very user friendly from an employees point-of-view. However, in terms of Payroll Integration I did not find it to be better. Stand alone, timeOut is a great tool; but there is little data on my part in terms of how it successfully integrates with Payroll systems as well maintain an accurate count.
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Return on Investment
HotSchedules and Fourth
  • More Accurate Forecasting
  • Better Daily Labour Control
  • Holiday Planning
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CWS Software
  • Positive in terms of employees having needed access.
  • Positive in terms of having the capability of going back and recording time.
  • Negative in terms of Payroll Integration
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