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Score 3.1 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    HotSchedules

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Zoho Projects

    81%
    Zoho Projects ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Task Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    19 Ratings

    Resource Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    18 Ratings

    Gantt Charts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    15 Ratings

    Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    17 Ratings

    Workflow Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    14 Ratings

    Team Collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    19 Ratings

    Support for Agile Methodology

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.3
    63%
    5 Ratings

    Support for Waterfall Methodology

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    10 Ratings

    Document Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    15 Ratings

    Email integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    15 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    18 Ratings

    Timesheet Tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    18 Ratings

    Change request and Case Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    6 Ratings

    Budget and Expense Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    13 Ratings

    Professional Services Automation

    HotSchedules

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.9

    Zoho Projects

    69%
    Zoho Projects ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Quotes/estimates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.5
    55%
    5 Ratings

    Invoicing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    12 Ratings

    Project & financial reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    5 Ratings

    Integration with accounting software

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    12 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • HotSchedules is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating
    • Zoho Projects is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    1.1

    HotSchedules

    11%
    167 Ratings
    8.5

    Zoho Projects

    85%
    23 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    HotSchedules

    91%
    2 Ratings
    9.9

    Zoho Projects

    99%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    8.9

    HotSchedules

    89%
    12 Ratings
    5.6

    Zoho Projects

    56%
    4 Ratings

    Availability

    HotSchedules

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Zoho Projects

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    HotSchedules

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Zoho Projects

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.9

    HotSchedules

    89%
    8 Ratings
    6.8

    Zoho Projects

    68%
    19 Ratings

    Online Training

    HotSchedules

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Zoho Projects

    90%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    HotSchedules

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Zoho Projects

    80%
    2 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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    Zoho Corporation

    My work involves projects of 5-15 people with numerous projects running simultaneously. Prior to Zoho, I did not have a central location from which to view all project statuses at once. Zoho looks to provide this and also looks like it will deliver. I am anxious to see how our organization's use of it develops. At this time, I feel I am likely to recommend Zoho Projects because my organization has made great software decisions in the past so I have a level of trust already that the research has been done that Zoho is the best solution for our line of work.
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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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    Zoho Corporation

    • We use it to manage our sales orders as there are lots of moving parts which are necessary to get client orders done properly.
    • I use it anytime I have a new idea I want to put into motion. As I can create a list for brainstorming, feedback, specific actions necessary in order to test and or implement the idea.
    • Unrelated to business, it's a great way to plan travel in order to make sure you don't forget those important things like passport, flight arrangement, client meeting confirmation, and meeting prep as far as what specific documents or things do you need to bring with you.
    • And since everyone is on the go and expected to keep up with work, the mobile/tablet app makes it a breeze to keep up, work on, and create new projects.
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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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    Zoho Corporation

    • There is no ability to add custom fields in the "Bugs" module - for example, if we want to add fields such as Version Number.
    • Reporting is not integrated - its a fairly expensive add-on.
    • There is no easy way to track actual and completed dates for tasks - so historical variance analysis is not easy.
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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

      Zoho Projects

      Starting Price

      $4 per user/per month if billed annually

      Editions & Modules

      Zoho Projects editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Premium41
      Enterprise$92

      Footnotes

      1. per user/per month if billed annually
      2. per user/per month if billed annually

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      HotSchedules and Fourth

      Ease of use, efficiently creating and posting staff schedules.
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      Zoho Corporation

      I've reviewed about 8 other project management solutions and Zoho Projects is the best I've seen without being overly complicated. Zoho Projects keeps getting better! Recent new enhancements makes it even easier to navigate. There are new keyboard shortcuts that cut my time way down. The tools are very easy to use.
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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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      Zoho Corporation

      Zoho Projects is an easy project management tool to use. It provides all the functionality that we required for handling projects. We can easily create personal forms for projects and tasks, allowing us to add and report on our own desire. Apart from this we can create and edit documents in real time which saves our time. This allows us to share text docs, presentations, tables with the whole team and we can work on them together
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      Reliability and Availability

      HotSchedules and Fourth

      No answers on this topic

      Zoho Corporation

      Has not been down to my knowledge.
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      Performance

      HotSchedules and Fourth

      No answers on this topic

      Zoho Corporation

      Speed meets my expectations.
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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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      Zoho Corporation

      Although it might lack intuitiveness, once you get a hang of how Zoho Projects works, you can do a LOT. The impact good project management has on profitability is huge, and it has helped not only improve communication and coordination when working on a project, but more importantly have adequate tracking of time, due dates and potential bottle necks
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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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      Zoho Corporation

      Zoho Projects provides a more limited set of functionality and customization options than other task/bug trackers on the market, but what it lacks in functionality it makes up for in ease of use. It probably has 80-90% of the features of its competitors but takes about a third of the time to get up and running and realizing value.
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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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      Zoho Corporation

      • We needed a system to organize our growing business, so anything was better than what we had, which was nothing.
      • Recording time spend is a huge reason for using project software. It has made me aware of the tasks that are taking too long and where we are not being profitable as a company.
      • It has kept our team accountable for what needs to get completed and when projects are not in motion or completed timely. It's helpful to know in order to get billing out faster.
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