HotSchedules vs. Zimyo

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
Zimyo
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Zimyo offers unified HCM platform that helps automate tedious HR processes, eliminate payroll errors and foster positive human experiences. Zimyo solutions enable organizations to improve their key metrics by minimizing their employee onboarding time, turnover ratios, improved ESS procedures and helpdesk.
$800
per month
Pricing
HotSchedulesZimyo
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Dynamic
$800
per month (+$8 for additional employees)
Growth
$1,200
per month (+$12 for additional employees)
Enterprise
$2,000
per month (+$20 for additional employees)
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HotSchedulesZimyo
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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Features
HotSchedulesZimyo
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules
-
Ratings
Zimyo
8.6
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules
-
Ratings
Zimyo
8.6
1 Ratings
7% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules
-
Ratings
Zimyo
8.7
1 Ratings
7% above category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules
-
Ratings
Zimyo
8.6
1 Ratings
6% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules
-
Ratings
Zimyo
10.0
1 Ratings
25% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules
-
Ratings
Zimyo
8.0
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Report builder00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules
-
Ratings
Zimyo
9.0
1 Ratings
11% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules
-
Ratings
Zimyo
8.8
1 Ratings
7% above category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules
-
Ratings
Zimyo
8.6
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules
-
Ratings
Zimyo
8.5
1 Ratings
7% above category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
HotSchedules
-
Ratings
Zimyo
8.6
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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HotSchedulesZimyo
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Score 9.1 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

No answers on this topic

Infor Human Resources
Infor Human Resources
Score 7.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
HotSchedulesZimyo
Likelihood to Recommend
1.0
(167 ratings)
9.0
(1 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
HotSchedulesZimyo
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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Zimyo Consultancy Private Limited
Best suited for automated HR process and effective employee engagement. Not so appropriate for companies who have very specific processes and require customizations that are out of the ordinary.
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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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Zimyo Consultancy Private Limited
  • Recruitment with the ATS add on.
  • Employee Engagement.
  • Attendance Management.
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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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Zimyo Consultancy Private Limited
  • Zimyo has room for integrations.
  • Layout is simple but can be better in terms of design, looks a bit like too simple.
  • LinkedIn Integration and offer letter management.
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Likelihood to Renew
HotSchedules and Fourth
Ease of use, efficiently creating and posting staff schedules.
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Zimyo Consultancy Private Limited
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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Zimyo Consultancy Private Limited
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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Zimyo Consultancy Private Limited
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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Zimyo Consultancy Private Limited
Zimyo's pricing is better than the rest of the HRMS tools available in the market and very simple to use and deploy within the organization.
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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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Zimyo Consultancy Private Limited
  • Zimyo has resulted in very good ROI.
  • Automation of Human Resources Processes.
  • We were able to recover the invested amount in 6 months only.
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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.