HotSchedules vs. Proliant

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HotSchedules
Score 7.5 out of 10
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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
Proliant
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Proliant provides a cloud-based human capital management solution designed to simplify payroll and HR processes, improves accuracy, and ensures industry compliance. Proliant is an all-in-one solution for workforce and talent management across the entire employment life cycle. Specializing in payroll, Proliant helps users pay people accurately, on time, and without risk from the IRS, supporting tax filings, contractor payments, and unlimited payroll runs. Proliant also streamlines…N/A
Pricing
HotSchedulesProliant
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HotSchedulesProliant
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
HotSchedulesProliant
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules
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Ratings
Proliant
8.3
5 Ratings
5% above category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.85 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.65 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings9.25 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules
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Ratings
Proliant
9.6
5 Ratings
18% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings9.85 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings8.33 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.84 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings9.54 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules
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Ratings
Proliant
8.1
5 Ratings
0% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.45 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings7.73 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules
-
Ratings
Proliant
8.4
4 Ratings
3% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.54 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.74 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.33 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings7.73 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules
-
Ratings
Proliant
10.0
2 Ratings
25% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules
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Ratings
Proliant
8.5
5 Ratings
11% above category average
Report builder00 Ratings7.85 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings8.45 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules
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Ratings
Proliant
9.3
4 Ratings
15% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings9.33 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings9.34 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules
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Ratings
Proliant
8.0
1 Ratings
2% below category average
Individual goal setting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules
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Ratings
Proliant
9.2
2 Ratings
14% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules
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Ratings
Proliant
6.3
1 Ratings
23% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules
-
Ratings
Proliant
4.0
1 Ratings
65% below category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Best Alternatives
HotSchedulesProliant
Small Businesses
7shifts
7shifts
Score 9.3 out of 10
Patriot Software
Patriot Software
Score 9.2 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Jolt
Jolt
Score 9.5 out of 10
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.6 out of 10
Enterprises

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Infor Human Resources
Infor Human Resources
Score 7.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
HotSchedulesProliant
Likelihood to Recommend
1.0
(167 ratings)
8.8
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.9
(12 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
HotSchedulesProliant
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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Proliant
This is solely based on two things: the fact that we have been unable to have issues fixed after more than a year of dealing with them AND since a key contact for us left we are unable to get a fast turnaround on many questions unless we contact the person who handles our payroll. I like the platform and it's easy to use, but when it's not functioning how we need it to, that's a problem. I still cannot see what my actual PTO balance is on my dashboard (the same for three other employees). This is an issue.
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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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Proliant
  • Fantastic customer service!!
  • Well implemented products.
  • Well rounded choices for all HR needs.
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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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Proliant
  • Improve customer service turn around time for end of year changes/essentials.
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Likelihood to Renew
HotSchedules and Fourth
Ease of use, efficiently creating and posting staff schedules.
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Proliant
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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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Proliant
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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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Proliant
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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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Proliant
Proliant is the only payroll software I have used, and I don't plan on changing that anytime soon. It gives me everything I need in simple, easy-to-use software. If I have questions they have quality customer service. I get calls weekly to change to other payroll services, and I don't consider changing because there is no need to change - I have everything I need here. Proliant does exactly the job I am looking for it to do.
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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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Proliant
  • I've been able to better track PTO and call-outs, as well as tardiness (for those on phones).
  • The electronic onboarding has saved so much time and paper
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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.