Resource Guru vs. Sling

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Resource Guru
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Resource Guru is presented as a fast, flexible way to schedule teams and projects. It enables users to: Manage people, equipment, and meeting rooms in one place Assign work, book time off, and edit schedules in seconds Track availability in real-time and avoid unrealistic workloads Keep a team up-to-date with personal dashboards and daily schedule emails Analyze utilization rates, clients, and projects for more accurate project forecasts and…
$4.16
per month per user
Sling
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Sling, from the company of the same name in Brooklyn, is presented by the vendor as an easy way to schedule and communicate with non-desk employees. It allows users to organize, communicate, and administer all aspects of a business, to stay on top of things and keep everything in one place without juggling multiple platforms.
$2
per month
Pricing
Resource GuruSling
Editions & Modules
Grasshopper Plan
$4.16
per user, per month
Blackbelt Plan
$6.65
per user, per month
Master Plan
$10
per user, per month
Premium
$2.00
per user, per month
Business
$4.00
per user, per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Resource GuruSling
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Resource GuruSling
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Resource GuruSling
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Resource Guru
8.8
3 Ratings
16% above category average
Sling
-
Ratings
Resource Management8.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling8.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Resource Guru
8.0
2 Ratings
8% above category average
Sling
-
Ratings
Project & financial reporting8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Resource GuruSling
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(3 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Resource GuruSling
Likelihood to Recommend
Resource Guru
It is very well suited when different branches of the company reside in different countries or time zones. It allows the project manager to efficiently keep track of the progress of their team members. It reduces the need for intensive calls where the manager asks for an extensive check in and update from each individual person. It also allows the project manager to update tasks and timelines as needed.
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Sling, Inc
Sling offers enough customization I can see it working in most any scheduling scenarios. The ability to build job types into each employee gives you the control to match employee skills with the need for any particular position. Time of day templates makes it easy to select various shift times.
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Pros
Resource Guru
  • We can color by client, project, booker for clear picture.
  • There are filters to select particular resources for need of our event.
  • We can easily see booked and free time.
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Sling, Inc
  • Ease of access for managers & employees alike.
  • Sling staff always reply almost right away when I have had questions in the past.
  • We love utilizing the different colors for the schedule, so it's easier to see who's what and where/when.
  • Easy for staff to apply for shifts.
  • Free version does everything we need it to!
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Cons
Resource Guru
  • lacks real-time logging button
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Sling, Inc
  • Notification system is weird
  • Limited features for free
  • Confusing layout at first
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Alternatives Considered
Resource Guru
Resource Guru is the only product of it's kind that I have used regularly. Slack is comparable in allowing communication between teams, but doesn't have nearly the functionality of Resource Guru. Resource Guru is the only product that I am aware of that manages tasks and deadlines between various team members, and can be accessed by all members.
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Sling, Inc
(it has been 3+ years since I evaluated other programs, I don't recall the names)
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Return on Investment
Resource Guru
  • It's easy to assign work to the resources.
  • Resources can be filtered with various criteria as per the project needs.
  • We get clear picture of assigned tasks and hence project progress.
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Sling, Inc
  • It has been much easier to fill shifts faster
  • It's easy to train new staff on with ease
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ScreenShots

Resource Guru Screenshots

Screenshot of Simple, drag-and-drop schedulingScreenshot of Focus in on specific groups of resourcesScreenshot of Helps with utilization and capacity managementScreenshot of Manages sick days, holidays, and any other types of time off.Screenshot of A single resource poolScreenshot of Repeats weekly, fortnightly, monthly and yearly

Sling Screenshots

Screenshot of Sling Employee and Shift Scheduling for Businesses of All SizesScreenshot of Sling with Mobile Management of Employees Shifts and Tasks