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Score 3.1 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    HotSchedules

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.3

    Kanbanchi for G Suite

    73%
    Kanbanchi for G Suite ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Task Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Resource Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Gantt Charts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Workflow Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.0
    30%
    1 Rating

    Team Collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Support for Agile Methodology

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Support for Waterfall Methodology

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Document Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Email integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Mobile Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Timesheet Tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Change request and Case Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Budget and Expense Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Professional Services Automation

    HotSchedules

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Kanbanchi for G Suite

    80%
    Kanbanchi for G Suite ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Quotes/estimates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Invoicing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Project & financial reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Integration with accounting software

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Kanbanchi for G Suite is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    1.1

    HotSchedules

    11%
    167 Ratings
    10.0

    Kanbanchi for G Suite

    100%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    HotSchedules

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Kanbanchi for G Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    8.9

    HotSchedules

    89%
    12 Ratings

    Kanbanchi for G Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.9

    HotSchedules

    89%
    8 Ratings

    Kanbanchi for G Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    HotSchedules and Fourth

    For small to medium-sized companies HotSchedules works great when business is very static. If you are simply using HotSchedules for a schedule writing tool, it is phenomenal. However, it does miss the mark as a labor control software. Needs more controls to keep managers aware of spending versus historical sales data.
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    Kanbanchi

    • If you need transparency around your workloads the product is great as it is easy to use and visually tells a story.
    • It is ideal for SCRUM management as it plays into the ideas of Sprint
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    Pros

    HotSchedules and Fourth

    • Communication is so simple on HotSchedules. Whether it is communicating a new schedule release, or a quick note about tonight's shift we as managers are able to easily communicate and know that it will reach our team through text notifications, or email notifications.
    • The Meal Break planning tool is very useful in being able to help our floor leaders clearly understand and plan for what breaks are needed throughout the shift. This allows them to come up with a strategic game plan quickly and spend more time with our guests.
    • Shift Swaps and Releases are so seamless. This is our favorite tool as it makes helping our team cover shifts extremely easy and painless. On the flip side it also makes staff who want more hours be able to find what is available in real time.
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    Kanbanchi

    • Great for supporting SCRUM as part of Agile deliveries. We use the ToDo, Doing and Done and build GANNT charts to facilitate resource planning.
    • We use it at a department level to manage workloads and help staff know what work is waiting for them and the relative priority.
    • We have deployed it across the organisation and also work with suppliers and offshore development teams to coordinate activities.
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    Cons

    HotSchedules and Fourth

    • Clocking In and out can be a little slow. It takes longer to clock in then our previous method. Before we just had a card you swiped and it would clock you in. Took 2 seconds. Now with the Hotschdules method we use it take 30 seconds or so. Not a huge issue but it can add up if you have one computer and a line of employees waiting to clock in.
    • Time Cards. It does not allow you to view someones current time until the "punch" has ended. If the manager would like to check what time the employee clocked in/out from lunch they have to wait until the employee has clocked out for the day before the record is generated. As a shift lead you may send and employee to lunch but forget to note what time you sent them. Awhile passes and you feel like they should be back by now, so you want to go in and see what time they left for lunch but it does not show you that punch record because the employee is still "clocked in" they are just on their "Meal Break"
    • The ability to customize the restrictions for Clocking in and out. You can set it up so that employees can only clock in from a specific location, however if you have a manager who is allowed to work from home they would not be able to clock in without being at the same location as set in the software. It would be nice to see it able to be customized per user.
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    Kanbanchi

    • Occasionally hangs at login but this may be to do with our authentication service.
    • It would be nice when grouping cards together if there was an option to lay them over each other in a fan arrangement.
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    Pricing Details

    HotSchedules

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    HotSchedules editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Kanbanchi for G Suite

      Starting Price

      $0 per user

      Editions & Modules

      Kanbanchi for G Suite editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Starter7.951
      Professional19.972
      Enterprisecustom3

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      HotSchedules and Fourth

      Ease of use, efficiently creating and posting staff schedules.
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      Kanbanchi

      No answers on this topic

      Usability

      HotSchedules and Fourth

      6 Years of Experience provides me the insight on the upgrades and changes that HotSchedules has done to improve the experience of its users. There are so many features that we still have not started or used to the fullest, but we believe that we are currently getting a strong value out of the money that is paid for this product.
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      Kanbanchi

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      HotSchedules and Fourth

      On rare occasions a phone call has been required to find the solution to a problem, the HotSchedules response staff have been helpful, courteous, and genuinely seem to care for their clients and take pride in what they do. The consistent development and fine tuning of the platform, interface, and mobile environment shows that this is not a program full of people who rest on their laurels.
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      Kanbanchi

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      HotSchedules and Fourth

      I have not used any other Scheduling software for employees. As a campground manager in the summer season, we are using campground master for reservations. it is very similar in process to employee scheduling. the ability to the user of that program to set up their own parameters for time and reservations is something that would benefit the employee scheduling software.
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      Kanbanchi

      We have used MS Project previously but ended up doing things in spreadsheets so KanBanchi has bridged this gap for us
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      Return on Investment

      HotSchedules and Fourth

      • Saving time on scheduling means our managers can focus more on guest experience, managing the floor and other areas that contribute to the success of our business.
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      Kanbanchi

      • We have seen great value in our planning for Agile deliveries especially when applying it to SCRUM.
      • Using the product we have found it quickly surfaces resource constraints and blockers when planning for projects.
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