Sling has been a schedulers dream come true!
September 16, 2022

Sling has been a schedulers dream come true!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Sling

I manage a team of over 30 volunteers to ensure that 18 different workstations are scheduled each Sunday. I have found Sling to be the absolute best way to manage our operation. Features I like include the ability to match people with their specialized skills, the ability to draft schedules weeks in advance, but only publish to all users as needed, the color-coding available for various positions, and the additional chat features to keep all communication in one place; the desktop management and the app for everyone on the team, giving alerts when schedules are published and just in time advance notices of upcoming shifts. Sling is a very robust yet simple to use solution for anyone managing multiple people and workstations to ensure smooth operations.

Pros

  • Desktop application for more detailed assignment of shifts.
  • Simple App for the workforce deployment that shows shifts and offers communication.
  • Ability for users to schedule themselves off work.

Cons

  • Dragging of positions to different places on the schedule does not work on the desktop anymore, and this was a very handy tool.
  • Recurring scheduling for individuals could be enhanced to be more like other calendar programs - not just "every X weeks" but also "every 1st week of mo" or "every last week of mo" etc.
  • Pushing the schedule out to 30+volunteers through a single Publish button and all receiving the update on their app is huge.
  • The ability to for users to schedule off well in advance.
  • The communication chat channel built into the program.
  • My ROI comes from the need to spend less time scheduling my volunteers each week, and Sling has been the single best tool I have found to help me reach that goal.
(it has been 3+ years since I evaluated other programs, I don't recall the names)

Do you think Sling delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Sling's feature set?

Yes

Did Sling live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Sling go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Sling again?

Yes

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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