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What is Deputy?

Deputy is a web-based workforce manager solution. Deputy is designed to help users simplify their scheduling, timesheets, tasking, employee communication and administrative tasks. It includes various apps and one click payroll integration that aim to make workforce management easier.The Deputy…

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Easy to use!

10 out of 10
April 24, 2023
Incentivized
I use deputy as an employee in order to clock in and out of classes that I teach. It is what our manager uses to schedule us. We can offer …
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Scheduling Only

$2.50

Cloud
per user

Scheduling, Time and Attendance

$4.50

Cloud
per user

Enterprise

Custom pricing for enterprise clients

Cloud
per user

Entry-level set up fee?

  • Setup fee optional
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Product Details

What is Deputy?

Deputy is a web-based workforce manager solution. Deputy is designed to help users simplify their scheduling, timesheets, tasking, employee communication and administrative tasks. It includes various apps and one click payroll integration that aim to make workforce management easier.

The Deputy platform enables users to schedule in line with demand, prepare accurate payroll, and communicate more clearly. Deputy streamlines employee admin, so teams can focus on what matters.

Deputy aims to help businesses become more profitable, connected, and trusted by each team member — their goal is to make that happen for workplaces in every community, worldwide.

Deputy boasts more than 250,000 workplaces internationally as users. Businesses across industries can manage their staff, give teams a way to track their shifts, and free up time for people to focus on what’s important to them.

Deputy Features

  • Supported: Scheduling
  • Supported: Timesheets
  • Supported: Time Clock
  • Supported: Payroll Integration
  • Supported: Communication
  • Supported: Task Management
  • Supported: Mobile
  • Supported: Performance Management
  • Supported: Time Tracking
  • Supported: Shift Planning

Deputy Screenshots

Screenshot of Manage your business from your pocket.  See who is currently on the clock and who is late.Screenshot of What if someone doesn't show up for a shift? Find a replacement from your phone in seconds!Screenshot of Enterprise level experience in an elegantly designed iPad app.

Deputy Videos

Get started in minutes, schedule staff efficiently, and connect your teams. Deputy makes managing people simple. Learn how to get the most out of Deputy, from scheduling to timesheets and payroll.
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Time tracking software applications are used to record and analyze employee, contractor and consultant time spent on jobs and tasks. In this video, the TrustRadius team showcases some of the leading Time Tracking software available - including Deputy.

Deputy Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Mobile Web
Supported CountriesUnited States of America, Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua & Deps, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, People's Republic of China, Republic of China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Danzig, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gaza Strip, The Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Holy Roman Empire, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Republic of Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jonathanland, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, North Korea, South Korea, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mount Athos, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Newfoundland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Ottoman Empire, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Prussia, Qatar, Romania, Rome, Russian Federation, Rwanda, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, Saint Vincent & the, Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome & Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Supported LanguagesEnglish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

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Frequently Asked Questions

When I Work, HotSchedules, and UKG Workforce Central (discontinued) are common alternatives for Deputy.

Reviewers rate Availability highest, with a score of 9.5.

The most common users of Deputy are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).

Deputy Customer Size Distribution

Consumers2%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)68%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)25%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)5%
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Community Insights

TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

Users have found this product to be incredibly versatile, with a wide range of use cases. Many customers have praised its effectiveness in improving productivity and organization in the workplace. Users have reported using this product for project management, task tracking, and team collaboration. In addition, it has been widely used for personal organization and time management, with users noting its ability to help prioritize tasks and set deadlines.

Reviewers have highlighted the product's usefulness in streamlining communication and enhancing collaboration within teams. With its intuitive interface and robust features, users have been able to easily assign tasks, track progress, and share files with colleagues. The ability to set reminders and notifications has been particularly valued by users who rely on this product to stay on top of their workloads.

Customers have also praised this product for its flexibility in adapting to various industries and job roles. From professional service providers to creatives, users from different fields have found value in this product. Whether it's managing client projects or organizing creative campaigns, this tool has proven to be an effective solution for diverse workflows.

Overall, the versatility and intuitive nature of this product have made it a valuable tool for individuals and teams looking to enhance their productivity and organization. With its wide range of applications, users have been able to tailor it to their specific needs, making it an essential tool for both personal and professional use.

Feed Feature: Users have praised the new feed feature for keeping them updated on important information and changes. This feature has been mentioned by several reviewers as a valuable tool for staying informed in real-time.

Integration with Current Software: The integration capabilities of the software were highly praised by users, who found that it streamlined administrative tasks and processes. Many reviewers specifically mentioned how this feature saved them time and improved efficiency.

User-Friendly Nature: The user-friendly nature of the software was highlighted by employees, who found it easy to navigate and use effectively. Multiple users commended its intuitive design and interface, making it accessible for both new and experienced users.

Confusing User Interface: Many users have expressed frustration with the confusing user interface of the software, making it difficult to navigate and complete tasks efficiently. Some reviewers have mentioned that they struggle to find specific features or settings due to a lack of intuitive organization.

Functionality Issues with Clocking In and Copying Shifts: Several users have encountered difficulties with clocking in and copying shifts within the app, causing inconvenience and disrupting their workflow. A number of reviewers have reported instances where their clock-in/out records were not accurately recorded, leading to discrepancies in their timesheets.

Lack of Integration with Point of Sale Systems and Payroll Software: A significant number of users have voiced their dissatisfaction regarding the lack of integration options available for certain point of sale systems and payroll software. This has resulted in manual data entry processes and increased chances of errors or inconsistencies between different platforms.

Users highly recommend using Deputy for its scheduling and time and attendance features, especially for companies utilizing Google/Gsuite. They find it to be an easy-to-use time card application that is particularly beneficial for service-based industries. Users suggest consistently using Deputy to avoid any data discrepancies and appreciate how it simplifies staff and time management compared to traditional paper timesheets and rotas. With Deputy, businesses can effectively manage their workforce and streamline payroll processes. Its user-friendly interface and dependable customer support make it a popular choice among employers and employees alike. Additionally, Deputy offers features such as staff notifications, rostering, and easy transfer of data to other programs. Overall, users believe that Deputy is a reliable time-tracking and rostering solution that can greatly improve day-to-day operations in various industries.

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April 24, 2023

Easy to use!

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I use deputy as an employee in order to clock in and out of classes that I teach. It is what our manager uses to schedule us. We can offer shifts up and or put in vacation requests. It keeps us all on the same page and helps our manager with pay roll!
  • Easy to use
  • Quick to learn
  • Plenty of reminders
  • You used to be able to quite easily go back in and change your time but now that does not work the same. If I miss a shift I have to clock a different one. I used to be able to start the shift I forgot to sign in for and then adjust the time
  • Reminders for longer than an hour in advance
  • an integration with apple calendar!
Great for shift work and for scheduling employees who get paid by the hour. Not great for people who don't necessarily need to clock in, those who just need to get the work done.

Well suited for a small to moderate sized business. It takes time though so it should be an employee's job to take care of it, not someone higher up or the owner persay.
March 05, 2023

Smooth and Simple

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Deputy for rostering our administrative and nursing staff, and specialists.
  • Rostering.
  • Being able to sync it to our mobiles so we can see the roster at any time.
  • Communicating well
  • The specialists don't actually use Deputy and I am paying for them to use it as I need my other staff to see where they are.
It is suited to small practices that just want a simple rostering service. It would be good if it connected to MYOB Essentials for payroll.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Deputy is used by 3 key managers. Allows the managers to create shifts and view employees attendance, punctuality, and run reports to analyze paid time off. Unlike ADP's time keeping module, we do not enter pay rates in Deputy in order for these managers to use the system without having access to certain confidential information.
  • Customer agent tries hard to help.
  • Report writer offers many options and configuration.
  • Export to CSV is easy to use.
  • customer service is now available by phone!
  • Export to ADP Workforce needs different columns than currently offered. We need earnings code 4 and not 3. Haven't figured out how to change it.
  • Some agents are more knowledgeable than others, not sure if it's due to training.
  • Report building isn't always self-explanatory.
  • Need help with building a report with both hours worked AND paid time off that can be uploaded to ADP
It's web based; managers can access it from anywhere that internet is available. Much easier to create shifts than ADP's timekeeping module that requires shift to be changed when employees are asked to start earlier or leave later.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Deputy runs our weekly schedule and day-to-day tasks for us. I create the rosters usually a month in advance and staff can confirm each shift. Staff can enter in their own unavailability which helps with my scheduling and it's easy for them to find their own replacement if they're unable to make a shift.
  • Scheduling
  • Staff unavailability
  • Timesheets
  • Would like the ability to submit timesheets from a mobile, it's hard when I've already left the office for the day. You can do timesheets from a mobile while viewing the desktop site but it's fiddly.
I have already successfully referred another business to Deputy!
Sergey Ratakhin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Deputy to simplify timesheet management. Started using it about two years ago when I first needed to hire people. I spent a few weeks evaluating other solutions and found Deputy to be the easiest to implement and use. It integrates with Xero, has self-service features, and doesn't cost too much. There are occasional bugs with shifts left open and syncing data to Xero, but the support has been responsive.
  • Shift Management.
  • Xero sync.
  • Simplicity of use.
  • Shifts are sometimes left open when doing self-service clock out.
  • Xero sync broke twice in one year.
We use Deputy to simplify timesheet management. Started using it about two years ago when I first needed to hire people. I spent a few weeks evaluating other solutions and found Deputy to be the easiest to implement and use. It integrates with Xero, has self-service features, and doesn't cost too much. There are occasional bugs with shifts left open and syncing data to Xero, but the support has been responsive.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Our organization primarily uses Deputy for check-in/check-out functionality as well as absence management. Both functions are in the software are well designed and perfect for our requirements.
  • User friendly interface.
  • Easy timesheet approvals.
  • Easy timesheet exports.
  • Absence and leave management could be improved a little bit.
  • Integration with payroll systems -- there is some integration with some providers, but not ours specifically
  • Better exception management -- for example if a user forgets to check out and remembers to do so on their drive home, they should be asked to justify their check out away from company premises and enter their actual check out time.
Primarily suited for offices where remote work is not done heavily.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use it by 24 employees for scheduling in our cafe/restaurant business. Allows us to record time & attendance accurately and easily. We then use it for reporting on our wage costs and integrate this with Xero.
  • Time & Attendance.
  • Detailed Reporting.
  • Scheduling.
  • Doesn't locate our staff on site accurately with location services when the staff sign in.
Nothing to complain about. This is a well oiled machine. How ever, most people seem reluctant to sign up here in NZ as they think its too expensive. Once they use it though, they realise it is worth it. It may pay to have some more incentives for signing up.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Deputy to plan the shifts for our 3 locations. It helps us to use 1 simple software product to send out the shifts to all of our employees. No need to change programs or accounts, we can see all locations in 1 screen. The employees can pick up open shifts and request leaves on their own. While on shift, the employees use Deputy to clock in and clock out. Most employees use the app on their smartphone, which makes it easy for them to use most of the features. It helps that they don't have to ask questions to us about scheduling anymore. We also use the message board inside Deputy to send out messages to specific teams. While this option is a bit limited, it is a good way to send messages from time to time. At the end of the month we make a simple export of all the hours worked and send it to our administration. We can adjust hours and breaks inside Deputy in a few clicks, so we are always sure all the hours arre correct. This saves a lot of time for us.
  • Easy in use, new employees understand what to do quickly.
  • Manage multiple locations.
  • Open shifts and trading.
  • Timesheets for accounting.
  • Inexpensive.
  • Complete app for workers.
  • Message board is limited in options and management.
  • It is missing a customizable form to request availability for upcoming weeks.
It works for us best in the way that we have teams with weekly switching work hours, that even can change the day itself. In Deputy, it's easy to manage the shifts, and the employees use the timesheets to give us their final hours. We use it all day, without thinking about it that much. In that way, it is suited best for us. If you want a complete HRM tool with a good message function, Deputy might be a bit too limited.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Deputy is being used to track employee shift start and end times as well as breaks. It has conveniently been set up on a wall-mounted tablet, which also enables it to capture a picture when accessed. This prevents employees clocking in or out for other people. Managers are also able to easily publish schedules and access or edit timesheets and record time off.
  • Easy for employees to use
  • Updating information, adding and archiving employees is quick and convenient
  • Managers can track and edit timesheets easily
  • Schedules can be created, published, and sent directly to employees
  • Reports need to include more information, like positions
  • Better integration with digital HR platforms
  • Not having to set different departments to separate locations/areas, requiring an extra clock-in tablet
Deputy is great for a small to medium-size businesses that has multiple locations. As part of the process, it will track how an employee clocked in/out and from what device. While you can also change the geofence settings to restrict clock-in access to a single device and ensure employees cannot clock in on their phone/off property, it still requires separate locations/areas to be set up for different departments.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use deputy to staff all of our staff for several different locations throughout the city.
  • Ability to disseminate information and training via the newsfeed.
  • Schedule staff quickly and easily.
  • Constant confirmations & reminders are being sent to staff regarding their regular and overtime shifts.
  • The journal has been important to track good and coachable moments with our staff, in order to help with reviews and documentation.
  • Punching in and out is very accurate and we have had zero problems with this feature. Better than ADP.
  • The ability to print the read confirmations on the newsfeed so I can count the staff as being trained on a particular document or procedure.
We do 24-7 direct care in a residential setting. I am able to set up each home and color code it by supervisor. I can add the address and adjust the schedules if 2 staff are going to split a shift. The scheduling feature is incredibly easy and applicable to any organization.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I use Deputy to manage schedules, leave requests, and sick time for a team of 6. There is only 1 location and no departments. This scheduler allowed me to automate the scheduling process for staffing a public library. Previously I used an excel file and printed sheets to share the schedule, I wanted an app-based solution that would sync with a calendar.
  • Pushing out updates to the schedule very quickly.
  • UI is easy to navigate for staff.
  • Copy and paste scheduling is amazing.
  • The manager side UI needs improvement to be more intuitive.
  • I have difficulty syncing it to my outlook calendar.
  • The app and desktop environment don't sync perfectly and sometimes I need to push updates from the app when I've already done them via a workstation.
  • The billing process is annoying, I'd rather just pay once a year.
This app saves me at least a few hours each month of monotony. It always provides an attractive UI for my staff to submit vacation and leave requests. This app is not very well suited to those who want more fuller automation that requires pattern building to make their schedules. those who like to print out a paper copy of the schedule might not like the output options that Deputy provides.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We are an event supplier working in corporate and film /tv. So my staff works randomly 24/7 on an event-by-event basis. Deputy allows me to build rosters easily and quickly, updates are immediately available to staff as shifts often change at very short notice. I can include all the essential information with the shift so the guys know the what where when how.
  • Instant update to users of change or new shift
  • Easy for users to clock in and out
  • Quick to get details out for payroll
  • Prices competitive
  • The ability to move users around in the planner so as group people working together on a particular event
  • The ability to have a dummy use for freelance staff who does not use the app for planning purposes, without being charged as an additional user
Deputy works reasonably well in the events industry as the frequent changes can be immediately updated by staff; our industry call times for one day can be changed at 7 o’clock the night before or even later and Deputy ensures that the information is quickly disseminated to the staff. The fact that you cannot attach things like call sheets and floorplans is, unfortunately, a downside. The GPS facility has eliminated the possibility of staff clocking in prior to arriving on-site as the majority of shifts start and end away from the office.
February 28, 2023

Custom Reporting I Need

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Deputy for all staff scheduling, leave management, and company-wide communication. Deputy makes it simple to make changes or updates to the schedule and make sure the affected employees receive a push notification right on their phones. I can also easily send messages to individuals or groups within our organization.
  • Schedule templates
  • Custom reports
  • Time sheet exporting
  • Enhanced interactivity with other applications
Deputy is great for pulling out specific information whenever you need it. The software allows me to create custom reports to suit exactly what I need. I can also save and adjust the reports as time goes on and my needs change. Reports are easily exported into Excel so that I can filter and sort the data.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It is being used across 3 organizations we have. It addresses time clock management and where employees are clocking in.
  • Ease of adding users and employees.
  • Ease of generating payroll hours.
  • Ease of editing/adding timesheets.
  • Does not cleanly interface with our payroll system (Gusto).
  • Creating default holiday pay hour rules for certain employees.
  • Location of punch ins not always easy to track.
In general I think it is a great platform to use for small to large businesses as different departments can be created, different user roles can be created, and the system is easy to navigate. It would be nice if location restrictions could be put on for mobile phone punch ins (we don't like this option, but sometimes there is a line for people punching in at computer terminals).
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Before Deputy, we used paper timesheets. This was a cumbersome process as our employees would forget to fill them in or hand in their timesheets altogether. We started using Deputy to streamline our timesheet process as well as reduce paper waste and we haven't looked back. Our employees downloaded the app onto their smartphones and are able to record their times with the information available to me immediately. Deputy integrates seamlessly with Xero and the payroll process time has reduced significantly with the use of Deputy. Deputy has many features. We don't use them all as we are a small business but can see how they can benefit businesses of any size in any industry.
  • Integrates well with Xero.
  • Reports are very easy to create.
  • Deputy is very easy to learn.
  • Award interpretation and breakdown are excellent.
  • The customer service is excellent.
  • I have found that when I create a schedule, employees seem to create a new unscheduled shift rather than using the scheduled shift that I have published. Can you not allow an unscheduled shift to be created if there is a scheduled shift already published?
  • When you Start of End a shift, can you make the 'Submit' button more prominent so they don't forget to press 'submit'.
Deputy is well suited to businesses that have staff that works at different sites/locations as staff can clock on and off on their own mobile device and a location/time stamp can also be viewed by the employee.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I use Deputy for my employees to sign in and out of work and lunch breaks. I also use Deputy to approve employee work hours so that I can process payroll. Deputy is also linked to Xero which has simplified our payroll process immensely. I also use Deputy to create a roster [that] can be seen by all my employees.
  • Roster creation and sharing
  • Simplify payroll process
  • Timesheets for sign in and out
  • Make Mobile app easier to use
  • Have more functions available on the mobile app
  • More options to remind employees who don't sign in eg phone vibrates or rings
Well suited where you have educators who need to sign in and out of shifts and need to verify where they signed in from. Useful where you need to create rosters and if you use Xero as it makes the process much simpler. I can't think of a scenario where Deputy would not be useful.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Deputy is useful for managing rosters and payroll systems much better way in the hospitality sector. We can set up people as per the department. However, its integration with a payroll system like Xero needs to be simplified to save time and improve efficiency.
  • Award Integration
  • Hours Calculation
  • Onboarding Employee Forms
  • Integration with other payroll software
  • Simplify award allocation to employees for Different level of duties
It is best suited for more than 20 employees business and not for less as not cost-effective for small businesses.
Veronica Meyers | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Our organization uses Deputy to track hours and scheduling. It is a convenient way to track hours. Our managers have a simple time approving pay sheets. previously, we were using pay to track hours and it was an absolute nightmare. This is far and above better than what we did previously.
  • Implementation.
  • Time tracking.
  • Time approvals.
  • User interface isn't as easy as it could be.
  • Mobile app isn't perfect for a approvals.
  • Explaining/advertising new features.
If you are a huge company with thousands of employees, Deputy probably won't work well for you. If you have under 100, you can make Deputy work and it is incredibly affordable. I wish it was integrated with our payroll system (GoCo), but the reporting in Deputy is easy enough that it isn't a big hassle. We are also a small team, so I imagine it could be cumbersome to have a nonintegrated solution for larger teams.
October 28, 2022

Deputy for Hospitality.

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We currently use Deputy to manage our staff rostering and timesheets and integrate with MYOB for payroll. The added functionality of being able to assign tasks to not only individual employees but also areas is handy, along with the Newsfeed being able to keep all staff members updated easily.
  • Rostering
  • Integrating with Payroll.
  • Leave Management.
  • Newsfeed: The ability to schedule when messages are sent to employees would be advantageous.
  • Tasks: Being able to assign a task list to multiple areas instead of just being limited to one.
  • Leave Requests: the ability to have customizable cut-off times for submitting leave (e.g. Leave requests for the next week can only be submitted up to 5 pm on Thursday the week prior).
  • Tasks: Being able to assign tasks to individual employees and schedule when they receive the notification (i.e. if I am setting tasks at 11 pm at night for staff commencing work at 5 am).
  • The ability to have a designated (management) employee included on ALL Newsfeed messages regardless of if they have been included. This would ensure proper moderation of the platform.
Deputy is a great all-around program for managing not just rosters and timesheets but also being a communications platform for staff and management alike.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
I am working in an accounting firm and Palisade is one of our clients. Deputy is not directly used by our firm but by Palisade Hotel. I introduced and implemented Deputy to Palisade Hotel 4-5 years ago and since then Hotel start managing their staff very effectively and managers are top of the employees' timesheet and rostered hours. We can now, track their time very easy, estimate future weeks salary cost and prepare very accurate payroll reports.
  • Timesheets.
  • Time tracking.
  • Integration with accounting system.
  • Integration with awards.
  • Tasks.
  • Project or job management.
It is well suited for Hospitality with high number of casuals, part timers, and employees. Deputy kiosk makes it very easy for employees to clock in and out and prevents buddy punching. They can straight see their rostered hours and it makes it very easy for managers to review and approve timesheet at the end of the day. It is all on the cloud, fast and easy. When you are dealing with high number of employees and mostly on hourly base, things can get out of hand and Deputy makes it very easy to keep track of everyone's status. I think Deputy would not suit well for the businesses where most employees are full timers and tracking hours of each employee are not very critical.
August 29, 2022

Deputy to the rescue!

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Deputy is used across all of our organization, and it is managed by about half of it. It helps us track and verify employee times effortlessly and makes prepping for payroll much easier. It takes the hassle out of ensuring accurate pay to employees while giving us peace of mind that our employees are able to be held accountable.
  • Intuitive, clean interface.
  • Simple learning curve.
  • Easy to make adjustments.
  • Export is so convenient.
  • Export feature issues with OT export.
Deputy has a great, clean interface that is easy to pick up and use/show to others. Employees understand it well, and it helps keep everyone's working time well organized. Additionally, it's nice being able to make quick fixes to someone's time if they forgot or if we owe them extra paid hours. It is a very convenient system.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Deputy to track all of our retail store employee hours, and then import that over to Gusto for our payroll. It works really well, and we haven't had any software issues. We tried a phone app before Deputy. However, the problem we ran into was that after phone updates it didn't auto-launch, or an employee might forget their phone, etc. So, having Deputy run on a tablet that they can check into every shift was the far easier method. The ability for it to intergrade with Gusto was also a plus!
  • Tracks Clock In/Out
  • Has an easy break timer for employee's.
  • Integrates with our payroll provider.
  • It sometimes gets stuck on the clock-out function. You may have to hit that button several times occasionally.
I think that if you have hourly employees that need an easy way to clock in and clock out, that Deputy succeeds in providing an easy to use, and inexpensive solution. The only other method we've used is time cards, but I can't stand being that antiquated. Plus you would need to manually enter everyone's times into payroll.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use deputy for the following Creating employee schedules & shifts Employees clocking in & clocking out for shifts [management] of employee [time-off] requests Managing & approving employee timesheets Importing employee timesheets into our payroll system in order to process payroll[.]
  • Creating employee schedules[.]
  • Biometric clock in on [iPad.]
  • Importing employee timesheets into payroll system[.]
  • User interface could be improved[.]
Deputy is a great software platform for businesses that need to be able to oversee all the components of their employee work schedules. You can easily create shifts and schedules for employees, and regularly consistent schedules are easy to duplicate so that way you're not manually creating shifts every week. Their iPad app works great for clocking in & clocking out functionality, and they even have biometric and location stamping for each employee timesheet, so you know that it was actually the employee clocking in at the business location. Managing and approving timesheets is simple and works well with payroll.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Deputy allows us to have a concise scheduling program that flows between all areas of our brewery. Whether production or front of house it affords my employees to manage their time and see their schedules in advance. The ability to geotrack logins allows the management team to see that offsite events are being attended by the right people who have been scheduled.
  • Scheduling.
  • Leave requests.
  • Time management.
  • Payroll tracking.
  • Selective schedule viewing for different levels of usage.
Deputy has been great for schedule management, but we have had to remove some employee access to the whole schedule as some employees were tracking others hours and complaining about hours worked. It would be great if we could select out certain employ to have limited access that was allocated by the management team.
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