HotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and Benefits vs. Zywave PlanAdvisor

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
PlanAdvisor
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Zywave in Milwaukee offers PlanAdvisor, a healthcare plan design toolkit and employee decision support tool so policyholders can better understand their costs and control their health care spending.N/A
Pricing
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HotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and BenefitsPlanAdvisor
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
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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
Zywave PlanAdvisor
-
Ratings
Pay calculation8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
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User Testimonials
HotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and BenefitsZywave PlanAdvisor
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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Zywave
We utilize only one of the four components available because the other three are either too time consuming for what you get or just don't deliver what we need. The renewal estimator is the real star here and worth the cost of the tool (even if you don't use the other components, although we hope Zywave PlanAdvisor puts some money/time here to further develop them). It accurately projects renewals which help employers budget as they prepare for renewal. It is invaluable in our marketing and carrier negotiations because it is a an underwriting tool with the science and language that will speak to an underwriter... it's not a best guess, but accurate and respectable analytics.
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Pros
HotSchedules and Fourth
  • Personal Information Storage
  • Forecasting
  • Labour Costing
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Zywave
  • Renewal projection - forecasting renewal rates is accurate and has been very beneficial to our clients and business.
  • Single period report is decent, but not as user friendly as we'd like it to be. It really only works with certain carriers.
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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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Zywave
  • Single Period Report: We hoped it would be like a "DMW lite" but it is only usable with a few carriers, and it's clunky/time consuming to use. We stopped using it.
  • Plan Modeler: It's a good idea, but we don't use it much. It needs more development and modeling options.
  • Plan Selector: It's a good idea, but it's too time consuming to add the info. If we could import it easily, we'd use it much more.
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Return on Investment
HotSchedules and Fourth
  • More Accurate Forecasting
  • Better Daily Labour Control
  • Holiday Planning
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Zywave
  • The renewal estimator has helped us win new business!
  • The renewal estimator has successfully helped us with marketing and carrier negotiations, i.e., it holds weight with underwriters and is hard to argue against.
  • The renewal estimator has helped us prepare our clients for their upcoming renewal by forecasting cost changes well in advance so that there are no major shocks or surprises.
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