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Online Staff Scheduling Software

Published 11/22/2010 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

ShiftPlanning is a scheduling, payroll and time clock solution for businesses. The application operates online and covers all the basic functions a business needs to manage employee schedules. The interface is very easy to use, with clearly marked calendars and employee lists. The online format makes ShiftPlanning simple to update and review, even when the user is away from the office. The ShiftPlanning team even offers users a live chat option to answer questions and get assistance.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

ShiftPlanning was created in February of 2010. It was listed as an online employee scheduling tool. The goal was to build an application that allowed managers to know that they have all required hours covered and so employees would know exactly when their shifts begin and end. While adding numerous functions, the ShiftPlanning team focused on keeping it simple so anyone can use it. Today, ShiftPlanning provides managers and business owners with an easy to use solution that allows them to schedule shifts and monitor payroll.

What are the differences to other apps?

There are a few different approaches to scheduling and payroll. Companies offer these services, but some are lacking. ShiftPlanning provides businesses with an easy to learn alternative that is web based so it can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection. The tools available cover all the necessities of scheduling and managing payroll so businesses do not need to bring on additional tools to cover other related tasks.

How does the web app look and feel to use?

The ShiftPlanning website features a bold white, black and primarily red color scheme that creates an appealing contrast. Screenshots highlight various functions of the application while concise content helps users learn more about what ShiftPlanning can do for their business. The application itself lives up to the creator’s claims of it being as easy to use as email. Even a novice internet user can quickly set up schedules and manage other business tasks through ShiftPlanning. The application also offers users with an easily accessible live chat contact option to find answers to their questions.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can register for ShiftPlanning by clicking on the “Pricing and Sign Up” link found at the top right hand corner of the homepage (just below the login tab). Users are asked to fill in a short registration form, which asks for a full name, email address, business name, phone number, and desired ShiftPlanning website URL. After clicking on the radio button to confirm terms of use and privacy policy agreement, the user can click the wide red “Create my ShiftPlanning account” button. The user is advised that they must check their email for instructions to complete the registration process.

What does it cost to use the application?

ShiftPlanning provides employers with four affordable membership levels. The four options help employers find a solution that suits their requirements without paying for more than they really need. The least expensive option runs about $25 and covers 2 to 24 employees. The second level up runs about $50 and includes 15 to 29 employees. The third membership option runs about $75 and upgrades to 30 to 59 employees. The most expensive ShiftPlanning membership costs about $100 and allows between 60 and 100 employees. No matter which account a user chooses, they get access to all application features.

Who would you recommend the application to?

ShiftPlanning is a great web based tool for small business owners. The site allows users to manage anywhere from 2 to 100 employees, with four affordable price options that can fit into most budgets. Users get access to all features regardless of membership, which is another big plus.

  • Set up schedules for all employees
  • Manage and monitor payroll
  • Access ShiftPlanning from anywhere with internet access
  • Choose from four membership levels
  • Integrate with Excel, Facebook, Google apps, and email

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ShiftPlanning pricing

Cheapest plan (per month) : $25.00
Most expensive plan (per month) : $100.00

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