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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 8.5 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

Zoho Projects

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.
James McQuillin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

HotSchedules
Zoho Projects
8.1
Task Management
HotSchedules
Zoho Projects
7.8
Resource Management
HotSchedules
Zoho Projects
7.9
Gantt Charts
HotSchedules
Zoho Projects
8.1
Scheduling
HotSchedules
Zoho Projects
8.4
Workflow Automation
HotSchedules
Zoho Projects
8.7
Team Collaboration
HotSchedules
Zoho Projects
8.1
Support for Agile Methodology
HotSchedules
Zoho Projects
6.3
Support for Waterfall Methodology
HotSchedules
Zoho Projects
9.3
Document Management
HotSchedules
Zoho Projects
8.7
Email integration
HotSchedules
Zoho Projects
8.5
Mobile Access
HotSchedules
Zoho Projects
7.9
Timesheet Tracking
HotSchedules
Zoho Projects
7.9
Change request and Case Management
HotSchedules
Zoho Projects
6.9
Budget and Expense Management
HotSchedules
Zoho Projects
8.5

Professional Services Automation

HotSchedules
Zoho Projects
7.0
Quotes/estimates
HotSchedules
Zoho Projects
5.5
Invoicing
HotSchedules
Zoho Projects
7.8
Project & financial reporting
HotSchedules
Zoho Projects
6.5
Integration with accounting software
HotSchedules
Zoho Projects
8.3

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

Zoho Projects

  • 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.
Stephen Lalla | 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

Zoho Projects

  • 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.
Sudip Chakraborty | 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

Zoho Projects

Zoho Projects 9.9
Based on 3 answers
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.
Cassandra Stephens | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Zoho Projects

Zoho Projects 5.6
Based on 4 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

HotSchedules

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Zoho Projects

Zoho Projects 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Has not been down to my knowledge.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

HotSchedules

No score
No answers yet
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Zoho Projects

Zoho Projects 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Speed meets my expectations.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Zoho Projects

Zoho Projects 6.7
Based on 10 answers
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
María Fernanda Cruz | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Zoho Projects

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.
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

Zoho Projects

  • Zoho Projects integrates with an accounting software, helping us conduct proper financial reporting.
  • There is expense management, which controls the expenditures and costs of conducting business.
  • Resource management ensures the right projects with the possibility of giving some returns are taken on.
Michelle Molitor | 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

Zoho Projects

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Zoho Projects Editions & Modules

Edition
Premium$41
Enterprise$91
  1. per user/per month if billed annually
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

HotSchedules
8.3
Zoho Projects
7.4

Likelihood to Renew

HotSchedules
9.1
Zoho Projects
9.9

Usability

HotSchedules
8.7
Zoho Projects
5.6

Reliability and Availability

HotSchedules
Zoho Projects
9.0

Performance

HotSchedules
Zoho Projects
9.0

Support Rating

HotSchedules
8.9
Zoho Projects
6.7

Online Training

HotSchedules
Zoho Projects
9.0

Implementation Rating

HotSchedules
Zoho Projects
8.0

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