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Score 7.9 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Novatime

I believe that Novatime would be well suited for a business that has multiple people working the same or similar shifts. I would think that such places like a fast-food restaurant, hotel/hospitality industry, movie theater, and/or retail store would be a place where something like this would be a place where this software might flourish. In small businesses that have personalized care settings and jobs where the hours may change from day to day, I would recommend this particular timekeeping software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

When I Work

When I Work has been extremely helpful in coordinating schedules between 8 different locations. It allows you to see each employee's schedule so you save time by seeing who is actually working and who is off that could potentially fill an opening. The group chat allows us to alert everyone at once when we have specials, encounter an issue with our POS system, etc. This saves an immense amount of time for our upper management and store managers.
Jayelynn Willman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Novatime

  • Processing payroll is quite simple.
  • PTO request off is straight forward.
  • It's rather intuitive in use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

When I Work

  • When I Work allowed me to color-code each employee's schedule.
  • When I Work allowed me to show who was "off" during what time of day. This was essential for morale, as our event included 16-18 hour days, and I wanted to show that everyone had down time each day.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Novatime

  • You cannot write your own reports. All of the reports are canned ones and if you want one that is not included, you have to go through their design team and pay for it to be added to the list.
  • Since they have "upgraded" their tabs and added things to their pages, their site has slowed down and it takes much longer for some of their pages to load because of the amount of information that is now stored on each of their individual pages. It is nice to have all that information on one page, but it does take longer for it to come up.
  • The scheduling system is set up for organizations that have set schedules and/or multiple people on the same schedule (i.e. 3 people who work 9-3; 5 people who work 3-7; 4 people who work 4-11). If you have only one person who works each individual shift, the scheduling feature is not as helpful. It still works to show actual vs. worked hours and such; however, it will not work as easily to help fill in missing spots if one of your employees is on leave and/or absent.
Jennifer Steffens | TrustRadius Reviewer

When I Work

  • Customer service only available by chat or email. No phone- which is crazy, in my opinion. Slows down, getting things done.
  • Understanding their charges is a pain. I still don't know what I am paying for.
  • If you are being overcharged, they don't care; they keep you on billing for something in a group.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Novatime

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When I Work

When I Work 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's a powerful tool for employee management and intuitive to use.
AK Cyrway | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Novatime

Novatime 7.0
Based on 1 answer
On the employee's side of things, Novatime is pretty intuitive and fairly easy to use. All they have to do is either press a button to punch in or punch out. If they are entering in their hours, all they have to do is type in the number of hours per day.On the manager's side of things, Novatime is also fairly easy to use. It highlights in red any missed punches and in green any OT that the employee has. There are links on the homepage of the manager's page that will lead them to a list of all their employees' missed punches for a pay period and they can fix them all before payroll is due.Novatime becomes a bit more complicated on the administrator's side. The issues I have run into with Novatime normally come after updates/upgrades to their system. They have been getting better, but the administrator's side is still a bit clunky and takes a while to find what you are looking for. It is not as intuitive as the other sides and takes a bit of computer knowledge to figure it out.
Jennifer Steffens | TrustRadius Reviewer

When I Work

When I Work 9.0
Based on 1 answer
While it's one of the better apps, my only complaint is the icon layout of the dash; mouseover sometimes doesn't work for my system.
AK Cyrway | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Novatime

Novatime 8.5
Based on 4 answers
We have a great team of guys that are always willing to go the extra mile and keep everyone happy with professional and friendly service.
Adam Bander | TrustRadius Reviewer

When I Work

When I Work 8.7
Based on 19 answers
Every time I contact When I Work staff with an issue, someone is there with a quick solution to my problem. I love the chat feature. I can continue to work on other things while the When I Work representative assists me.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Novatime

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When I Work

When I Work 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Make certain your team knows how to turn off alerts and utilise the system.
AK Cyrway | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Novatime

Ascentis Timekeeper is superior in it's ability in its configuration of highly complex organizational policies.
Karen Halladay SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP, CTM | TrustRadius Reviewer

When I Work

When I Work is the first program like this that I have used. I searched online and reviews were good, the price was good and ultimately we decided to give it a try. Prior to this I was manually scheduling and calculating everything. When I Work is simple to use and a great value for the tools it offers!
Amy Morgeson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Novatime

  • Customer service
  • HR support
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

When I Work

  • No missed shifts: shifts that were listed and assigned in When I Work had a 100% attendance rate.
  • Saves time: rather than trying to track down where someone is or who is working a specific shift I just consult my When I Work scheduler dashboard and can find the answers to scheduling questions without having to go on a wild goose chase.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Novatime

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

When I Work

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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