HotSchedules vs. NICE CXone

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HotSchedules
Score 6.7 out of 10
N/A
HotSchedules is a cloud-based scheduling, labor and communication management software solution serving the restaurant and hospitality industry. According to the vendor, key benefits include: Build & Communicate Schedules The scheduling and labor management software reduces the time it takes managers to create and communicate schedules. All scheduling and employee information is stored in one central location, so managers have access to time-off requests,…N/A
NICE CXone
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
NICE CXone is a cloud-based contact center platform that manages customer interactions across multiple communication channels. It includes features such as omnichannel routing, workforce optimization, automatic call distribution (ACD), interactive voice response (IVR) system, feedback management, and interaction analytics.
$71
per month per user
Pricing
HotSchedulesNICE CXone
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Digital Agent
$71
per month per user
Voice Agent
$94
per month per user
Omnichannel Agent
$110
per month per user
Essential Suite
$135
per month per user
Core Suite
$169
per month per user
Complete Suite
$209
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HotSchedulesNICE CXone
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
HotSchedulesNICE CXone
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
HotSchedulesNICE CXone
Contact Center Software
Comparison of Contact Center Software features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules
-
Ratings
NICE CXone
8.1
547 Ratings
3% below category average
Agent dashboard00 Ratings8.8527 Ratings
Validate callers00 Ratings8.1444 Ratings
Outbound response00 Ratings9.1464 Ratings
Call forwarding00 Ratings7.8420 Ratings
Click-to-call (CTC)00 Ratings8.3382 Ratings
Warm transfer00 Ratings8.5500 Ratings
Predictive dialing00 Ratings8.0302 Ratings
Interactive voice response00 Ratings9.0352 Ratings
REST APIs00 Ratings5.5285 Ratings
Call scripts00 Ratings6.0303 Ratings
Call tracking00 Ratings8.4481 Ratings
Multichannel integration00 Ratings8.3343 Ratings
CRM software integration00 Ratings9.4342 Ratings
Workforce Optimization (WFO)
Comparison of Workforce Optimization (WFO) features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules
-
Ratings
NICE CXone
7.7
525 Ratings
7% below category average
Inbound call routing00 Ratings7.9485 Ratings
Omnichannel inbound routing00 Ratings7.7354 Ratings
Recording00 Ratings8.3467 Ratings
Quality management00 Ratings7.4452 Ratings
Call analytics00 Ratings8.2460 Ratings
Historical reporting00 Ratings8.5451 Ratings
Live reporting00 Ratings8.3437 Ratings
Customer surveys00 Ratings5.2281 Ratings
Customer interaction analytics00 Ratings8.1299 Ratings
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HotSchedulesNICE CXone
Small Businesses
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Score 9.0 out of 10
CloudTalk
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Score 9.4 out of 10
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Jolt
Jolt
Score 9.5 out of 10
Bright Pattern Contact Center
Bright Pattern Contact Center
Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprises

No answers on this topic

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Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
HotSchedulesNICE CXone
Likelihood to Recommend
1.0
(167 ratings)
8.4
(578 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
9.6
(24 ratings)
Usability
8.9
(12 ratings)
8.3
(552 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
3.7
(7 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(4 ratings)
7.7
(5 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
3.0
(4 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(8 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(4 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(4 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
6.7
(7 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
4.4
(5 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
4.4
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
HotSchedulesNICE CXone
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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NICE Systems
NICE CXone offers a comprehensive range of tools that cover every aspect of customer interaction, from omnichannel communication to analytics and workforce optimization. It makes it very simple for us administrators to provide everything the customer needs. At the moment, I cannot think of a scenario where CXone is less appropriate, at least when comparing it to its competitors.
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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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NICE Systems
  • We can restrict the access for agents in this so that easily restrict them to avoid from the mistakes
  • The managers can easily setup a schedule via HOO for Holidays and during emergency which is more helpful.
  • The studio is more friendly with action items instead of coding, also the help option is very handy and easy to understand.
  • The call trace is more helpful and exact view of how the call process and it's very helpful for troubleshooting
  • Reporting is very easy and helpful.
  • Dashboard is awesome, no word to describe it
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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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NICE Systems
  • There can be changes in interface of the app, however it's still very good
  • I would appreciete detailed web page with all necessary information, but when I need anything, the customer support is very quick and provide all the information
  • Hardly to find any other :)
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Likelihood to Renew
HotSchedules and Fourth
Ease of use, efficiently creating and posting staff schedules.
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NICE Systems
Nice made it possible for employees to work from anywhere with access to the internet, it made it possible to extract data from contacts in a very thorough way. In addition, the meticaes can be fully customized and the day-to-day monitoring of the operation is more visible.With nice, contacts with clients abroad became easier.
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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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NICE Systems
Things could be improved, such as call history and a user-friendly UI. Besides that, it was a great way to track and manage our team remotely, which changed the game for us post-covid. Everything else was pretty simple to use whether it was answering calls, dialing a customer, or leaving a voicemail. Overall, everything is very straightforward.
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Reliability and Availability
HotSchedules and Fourth
No answers on this topic
NICE Systems
NICE inContact CXone is available when you need it. I have been using it for about a year and I have never suffered any issues that caused my not to have access to the product. If there are updates, they must be downloaded and install in the background because I do not see them
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Performance
HotSchedules and Fourth
No answers on this topic
NICE Systems
NICE inContact CXone performs very well even on old computers that are limited in resources. I use a older computer with limited memory and it seems to handle NICE inContact CXone very well in most cases. There will be times when it acts up for whatever reason bust over ninety percent of the time.
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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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NICE Systems
inContact only allows specific users to contact them for support. Even though I use the product daily and it accounts for a large amount of my workload, I still have to contact an authorized user to create an incident. These users are managers and their schedules are very busy. This can result in delays in incidents being opened and resolved.
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In-Person Training
HotSchedules and Fourth
No answers on this topic
NICE Systems
We did not have face-to-face training and I believe that there was no mistake by nice, as the system was acquired amidst the pandemic and social restrictions.
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Online Training
HotSchedules and Fourth
No answers on this topic
NICE Systems
I would rate 10, since the explanations were far enough to catch all the usabilities.I would rate 10, since the explanations were far enough to catch all the usabilities.I would rate 10, since the explanations were far enough to catch all the usabilities.I would rate 10, since the explanations were far enough to catch all the usabilities.
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Implementation Rating
HotSchedules and Fourth
No answers on this topic
NICE Systems
In spite of not having a relevant participation in the implementation process, I understand that the main insights are, internal tests before presenting to the final customer, this avoids the highest delay in the acquisition process, such as more frequent errors, tests that may mitigate the errors at the time of implementation.
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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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NICE Systems
When it comes to this specific situation (cell centers) NICE definitely has an ADP beat. The analytics, scheduling, and forecasts are extremely well-tailored for this situation. ADP has a more comprehensive solution in my opinion - I feel their UI and mobile app are also more user-friendly. But in terms of performance management functionality, NICE has a more robust system and is able to create additional metrics if we need them When I used ADP there were no custom options available.
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Scalability
HotSchedules and Fourth
No answers on this topic
NICE Systems
I rated 10, because Nice CX one is very much functional. You can simply acess it by website Nice, in any navigator, desktop, notebook or mobile, so you can in a fast way run on every departament of the company.
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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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NICE Systems
  • CXone's omnichannel capabilities and advanced analytics tools enable streamlined processes, increasing agent productivity and reducing handling times. This efficiency translates into cost savings by minimizing operational expenses and maximizing resource utilization.
  • With comprehensive insights into customer interactions and preferences, companies can deliver personalized experiences, leading to higher customer satisfaction and loyalty. With the Voice of the Customer tool, we are able to measure customer satisfaction and provide these statistics to potential future clients.
  • The cloud-based platform is very scalable, allowing us to quickly make adjustments to existing contact delivery as well as stand up new products in a more timely fashion.
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ScreenShots

HotSchedules Screenshots

Screenshot of Time-Off, Availability, Employee Hours, Sales Volume are all available in the scheduler.Screenshot of Employees are able to swap and pick-up shifts from the HotSchedules Mobile App. All shift changes or requests require a manager's approval.Screenshot of Managers and employees can communicate with each other from the mobile and web apps - from anywhere and at anytime.Screenshot of Employees can submit a time-off, request - paid, or unpaid - and can request to work or request off right from the mobile app.Screenshot of Managers can view sales and labor data from their phone.

NICE CXone Screenshots

Screenshot of CXone DashboardScreenshot of the Enlighten Copilot, which gives agents smarter interactions, personalized coaching, and automation opportunities.Screenshot of CXone Workforce Management, the omnichannel forecasting and scheduling engine.Screenshot of CXone Studio, a visual tool that does not require programming skills, but instead empowers everyone—from business user to routing flow programmer—to build and manage routing flows for all channels.Screenshot of CXone Interaction Analytics, which is used to get actionable insights from every voice, digital, and self-service customer interaction.Screenshot of CXone Performance Management, used to align employee performance, contact center goals, and customer expectations with continuous improvement.