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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 9.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

HotSchedules

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kanbanchi for G Suite

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

HotSchedules
Kanbanchi for G Suite
7.3
Task Management
HotSchedules
Kanbanchi for G Suite
9.0
Resource Management
HotSchedules
Kanbanchi for G Suite
6.0
Gantt Charts
HotSchedules
Kanbanchi for G Suite
8.0
Scheduling
HotSchedules
Kanbanchi for G Suite
7.0
Workflow Automation
HotSchedules
Kanbanchi for G Suite
3.0
Team Collaboration
HotSchedules
Kanbanchi for G Suite
10.0
Support for Agile Methodology
HotSchedules
Kanbanchi for G Suite
10.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
HotSchedules
Kanbanchi for G Suite
8.0
Document Management
HotSchedules
Kanbanchi for G Suite
5.0
Email integration
HotSchedules
Kanbanchi for G Suite
8.0
Mobile Access
HotSchedules
Kanbanchi for G Suite
7.0
Timesheet Tracking
HotSchedules
Kanbanchi for G Suite
7.0
Change request and Case Management
HotSchedules
Kanbanchi for G Suite
7.0
Budget and Expense Management
HotSchedules
Kanbanchi for G Suite
7.0

Professional Services Automation

HotSchedules
Kanbanchi for G Suite
8.0
Quotes/estimates
HotSchedules
Kanbanchi for G Suite
8.0
Invoicing
HotSchedules
Kanbanchi for G Suite
8.0
Project & financial reporting
HotSchedules
Kanbanchi for G Suite
8.0
Integration with accounting software
HotSchedules
Kanbanchi for G Suite
8.0

Pros

HotSchedules

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kanbanchi for G Suite

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

HotSchedules

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kanbanchi for G Suite

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

HotSchedules

HotSchedules 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Ease of use, efficiently creating and posting staff schedules.
Sawyer Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kanbanchi for G Suite

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Usability

HotSchedules

HotSchedules 8.7
Based on 12 answers
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.
Frank Jameson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kanbanchi for G Suite

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Support Rating

HotSchedules

HotSchedules 8.9
Based on 4 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kanbanchi for G Suite

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Alternatives Considered

HotSchedules

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kanbanchi for G Suite

We have used MS Project previously but ended up doing things in spreadsheets so KanBanchi has bridged this gap for us
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

HotSchedules

  • 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.
Amanda Zelichowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kanbanchi for G Suite

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

HotSchedules

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

HotSchedules Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Kanbanchi for G Suite

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Kanbanchi for G Suite Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter7.951
Professional19.971
Enterprisecustom1
  1. per user
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

HotSchedules
8.3
Kanbanchi for G Suite
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

HotSchedules
9.1
Kanbanchi for G Suite

Usability

HotSchedules
8.7
Kanbanchi for G Suite

Support Rating

HotSchedules
8.9
Kanbanchi for G Suite

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