7shifts

7shifts: Restaurant Scheduling


4.5 / 5
328 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

7shifts: Restaurant Scheduling, is designed for restaurant managers and shift workers to optimize workflow and streamline team communication using a centralized, easy-to-use platform.


Average Ratings

328 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • 7shifts
  • www.7shifts.com
  • Founded 2010
  • Canada

About 7shifts: Restaurant Scheduling

7shifts helps restaurants schedule, evaluate and communicate with their workforce. The result is employee scheduling software that is easy to use, intuitive and familiar to restaurant managers. 7shifts also offers free mobile apps for employees and managers, allowing them to access their schedule and communicate from anywhere. Save time scheduling, reduce your labor costs, integrate your POS and streamline communication with the solution trusted by 250,000+ restaurant pros. Get started for free!


7shifts: Restaurant Scheduling Features

  • Automated Scheduling
  • Employee Database
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Schedule Distribution
  • Scheduling
  • Shift Swapping
  • Time Clock
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Costing
  • For Cafeterias
  • For Healthcare Facilities
  • Free / Reduced Meals
  • Inventory Management
  • Menu Planning
  • Nutritional Analysis
  • Online Payments / Funding
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Purchasing
  • Recipe Management
  • Schools
  • Tray Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Built-in Accounting
  • Employee Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Kitchen Management
  • Menu Management
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reservations Management
  • Table Management
  • Wait List Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Class Scheduling
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Facility Scheduling
  • Group Scheduling
  • Multi-Location
  • Real-time Scheduling
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Room Booking Management
  • Biometric Recognition
  • Hourly Employee Tracking
  • Messaging
  • Mobile Access
  • Online Punch Card
  • Payroll Management
  • Punch card
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Salaried Employee Tracking
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Workstation Tracking
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Contractor Management
  • Employee Lifecycle Management
  • Labor Projection
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Recruiting Management
  • Scheduling
  • Skills Tracking
  • Time & Attendance
  • Variable Workforce

7shifts: Restaurant Scheduling Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Lots of Bang for the Buck!

Apr 21, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use

Great tutorials

Fast and friendly support staff

Efficiency for reviewing labor

Incredibly communication tool between staff and management

Consider suggestions for functions and features and notify you if they become implemented

Fair price for the power of the product

Overall: 7Shifts has been a tremendous timesaver! We used to spend so much time transferring requests to our paper scheduling forms. Now we can just work directly in the app. Saves paper too! Our staff is incredibly happy we've made this technological leap. Takes some stress out of their already busy lives by being able to switch shifts online. It has also alleviated the issue of "misreading" their schedule. As managers, we love that we no longer have to hear that excuse. Ha ha! Managing overtime is incredibly easier on 7Shifts. Prior to the app, we relied on floor managers to make judgement calls regarding shift exchanges when senior managers weren't available. Labor considerations didn't get factored into decisions and we would run higher labor numbers. Now that fewer managers are part of the shift exchange decisions, we know that the appropriate factors are being implemented into the decision making. The floor managers appreciate not having the pressure of making a decision that could negatively impact a shift. Posting and editing schedules in real time also alleviates issues. We would have people switch shifts and then forget. Now it goes immediately into their schedule once approved. Confusion alleviated!!! We don't use the auto-fill option but find that manually scheduling is so much more efficient in the app than it was on paper. I also love that you accept requests for features/functions and compile them for consideration. The service has always been wonderfully friendly and fast. The tutorials are really helpful and well done. I can't say enough good things. Thank you for creating such a user friendly app. Makes our busy restaurant lives so much easier!

Recommendations to other buyers: It is a more basic tracking and scheduling software. If you are in need of in-depth reports, then this may not be for you. For our needs, it has been incredible!

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on April 21, 2017

Thanks for the great, in-depth review Tory. We're happy to hear that 7shifts is helping alleviate the classic "misreading the schedule" problem for Beaver Street Brewery. Cheers!

7Shifts saved my company!

Oct 04, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is easy to understand, set up and the customer service is extraordinary!

Cons: I wish there were more manager capabilities in the mobile app, but the app has improved already since it was first launched, so I imagine it will only get better.

Overall: I used to schedule my staff with an excel spreadsheet, screenshot and posted to a Facebook Forum. It was a madhouse trying to deal with shift swaps and reading the staff clockin/out cards to match their shifts. With a growing company this just wasn't gonna cut it anymore. 7shifts popped up in my personal Facebook feed and the rest is Kismet. The software has helped clean up so many of my payroll processes, allows my staff to switch shifts with only others of the same experience level or higher (so I ALWAYS have a manager on shift and not a hoard of brand new employees), helps my managers reach staff more easily, is so easy to understand that I haven't had to train the new staff on it and combined with the 7punches Clock-in/out software- I can relax knowing my staff can't clock in if they aren't on the schedule and my staff can breathe easily with the ability to calculate their paycheck in advance! The staff at 7shifts has always been extremely helpful and always welcoming for suggestions and updates. I can't imagine moving to any other system and am so glad I found it!

Recommendations to other buyers: Try to set up your account with future growth in mind. If you know you're opening a second location - set up the account with the second location. If your staff flex between departments the majority of the time, set up the calendars as a since department instead of 2 separate. Example: my concessions staff often do sales so instead of having to schedule them on a Concessions calendar AND a sales calendar, I created one single Concessions/Sales calendar. It makes scheduling the staff SO much easier. The staff still have their separate roles and can only shift swap within their role, but I can edit and view the overall schedule much easier.

Excellent scheduling software!

Aug 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: No glitches ever (previous app we used glitched and made errors to employees' schedules)

Budgeting tool

Ability to put in events

Color coding departments and jobs

Ability to print PDF schedule

Communication (chat and message options)

Employees can trade shifts

Availability and time off request features are perfect

Multiple locations allows you to use employees at different sites, but you can see in lighter color where they are already scheduled to work

Great value for the price

They keep making it better and will let you know when an update has been made

Cons: There's a minimal international fee charged monthly for 7Shifts. But that's all!

Overall: I used to make schedules through Excel, and would have employees email time off requests and availability changes. This software makes everything so much easier. It is so easy to use - copy schedules from week to week, move around shifts, copy shifts, etc. This app made me like making the schedule!

It's also employee-friendly - they can give up and pick up shifts, and manager can approve them. They can communicate with each other through chat. Phone numbers and emails are available, so employees can easily contact each other.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on October 01, 2018

Wow, wow, wow. Thanks for the kind words Arpita. We love hearing that you and your team are using every feature available in 7shifts to help Reggae Shack Cafe make scheduling less of a chore. Rock on!

Excellent tool that goes far beyond scheduling.

Oct 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Our supervisors use the manager logbook and it has been extremely helpful in keeping everyone up to speed on daily operations, issues and ideas. We act much quicker when addressing problems with staff and maintenance, and reduce the distortion of facts when compared to transferring information along a chain of conversations. This is a valuable feature not to be overlooked.

Cons: Some of our staff members have been experiencing freezing and glitching in the app. Some staff are resistant to change and there was a lengthy transition time to get everyone on board. Now that it's in place almost every new employee loves the interface and is eager to sign up.

Overall: 7shifts ties together many organizational tools that has improved communication in our restaurant immensely. We make fewer scheduling errors, our staff can easily contact managers and coworkers through the messaging feature, amendments to the schedule keep everyone in the loop with notifications and the manager log book helps us stay on top of issues and address them quickly and effectively.

I originally decided to try the software because I thought it would save time and keep our BOH and FOH schedules cohesive. It pays for the time it saves and adds much more value with all of the additional features. Don't hesitate to give it a try!

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on November 02, 2018

Amazing! Thanks so much for the fantastic, detailed review Shannon. We're thrilled to hear that 7shifts is providing your team with so much value. We looking forward to making 7shifts even more indispensable in the future :)

Our old way was an Excel spreadsheet......

Sep 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Saves so much time over our old way of using an excel spreadsheet and having to keep track of paper time-off requests. Very easy to start using right away and great advanced features to use once you get into using the software! It was always a headache keeping track of vacation requests and changing availabilities - but now the computer flags them immediately. Employees feel more in control being able to electronically submit days-off requests and availability. Employees are easily able to see who's working or not in order to get their shifts covered/switched. Setting up shift templates and having the computer fill out the schedule according to employee availability is awesome. Employees being able to instantly see schedule and changes when they are made is great!

Cons: I'll never go back to excel for scheduling if that counts as a con?

Overall: I can't imagine going back to the old way of doing things! When I've had questions or suggestions the 7shifts team has been prompt to respond and follow up.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on October 01, 2018

Lynn, hearing that you will never go back to Excel again is the highest praise we can review. Thanks so much for the great review!

If they don't have what you're looking for, they will help you find it.

Sep 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The number of features under the 7shifts umbrella is quite impressive when compared to their competitors. As a busy manager, it's very helpful to have one resource to do my scheduling, clock-ins and -outs, employee messaging, etc. Furthermore, if they don't have a feature I am looking for, their customer service chat is very helpful. I can be talking to a 7shifts representative in seconds about my ideas for easier use. I have even noticed that they have added a couple of these features.

Cons: We are a unique business, in that we are open 24/7. This service certainly functions well for us, with a few work arounds. However, it would be nice if they expanded their features to cater to different types of restaurants.

Overall: Before, we were using one service for our schedule-making, one for clocking employees in and out, one for payroll, etc., etc., etc. It's great to be able to simplify!

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on October 01, 2018

Thanks for the review! We pride ourselves on delivering top-notch service, so we are excited to hear that your team has found it fast and effective. We're always looking to improve our app, so any time you have an idea for an improvement just reach out to us ¿ we want to hear it :)

FINALLY one that works!

Oct 05, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use by staff. They have no troubles giving away a shift or picking one up. Putting in their availability is a breeze. It's just not complicated or time consuming so my staff is actually using it!

Cons: Odd to me that I can respond to some things directly by responding to a notification email or text but other things I cannot. For instance, availability vs. a shift pick up.

Overall: We jumped into online scheduling three years ago with Hotschedules. Good concept but it didn't function as promised and no one could help you. NOT THE CASE with 7shifts!! This system does exactly what it says it will & they are consisting upgrading and making it better. They are on the other end of the phone when you have questions. They are open to your suggestions. They are helpful and nice!! Customer service means everything to me because it is what I do. My expectations are high and these guys deliver!! The functionality is fantastic. It is not too complicated, the reports aren't overkill, great organization of features and the staff loves it. It is easy for them to operate as well. The ap for their phone is free. Just awesome all around. It is definitely worth every penny!!!! Our restaurant is part of a group of four. They are all their own entity with different concepts, employees and managers. But we need to be able to work together still and 7shifts worked directly with us to make it work for us.

Recommendations to other buyers: Notifications; there are too many. I would like to be able to see it just on my phone or just in my email.

It works.

Nov 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Its turn key. When opening a restaurant nothing is turn key. Once you set it up..It works 100% like it's supposed to. Communication/announcements. When there s a problem from the day before I can segment that based on position. No need to hit the FOH with a lesson that's only applicable to the BOH. This allows that.

Cons: Its really hard to find something I don't like. I really have no complaints. But I think a good feature to add: historic sales inputs- for the labor %- to continue the next week automatically.

Overall: Working with the app has been awesome. Never had a problem. When something works well you should rarely need support. But there's been a few times I've asked a question on how to do something and they were super responsive and cool.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on December 05, 2018

Thanks for the review Ryan! We love hearing that our client success team has been able to help you out so quickly. It's what drives them to always provide top-notch service!

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Less time scheduling, more time where I'm needed!

Oct 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love how easy it is to make weekly schedules. From just copying them week to week, to easily changing a shift when an employees availability is not there, to keeping track of days off needed....... less to worry about! Also, NO MORE EXCEL SHEETS!! No more creating the following week, fixing a cell calculation that got changed, no more adding up all employee hours individually! Just add in 7punches, and all that is taken care of for you! Just close a payroll period, download the excel file and print. Simple. OH, and I forgot to mention the app!! Wonderful, and great updates happening!

Cons: Honestly, it works great. I can't complain. Money well spent!

Overall: Like I mentioned above in my title and in the 'pros', so much less time dealing with my old Excel spreadsheet ....... schedules are done in a matter of minutes, and less mistakes with availabilities and time off requests.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on November 02, 2018

Wow, thanks for the kind words Steve. We love hearing when we can help our clients get our of "Excel Hell" Let us know if there is anything we can ever do for you and your team!

Better than its competitors. The most user friendly scheduling software you will find. Saves TIME!

Aug 31, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It takes the excuse-making out of the scheduling process by keeping the schedule makers organized, informed, and on top of everything. Employee involvement makes the schedule maker's job much easier as well. The user friendliness is far superior to any other software. The iPhone/Android app is seamless and takes only a few minutes to grasp in its entirety. Lastly, if/when we have an issue to resolve, the customer service reps do an outstanding job of being available, friendly, and knowledgeable.

Cons: Occasional bugs...but customer service embraces the reporting of any issues because they want the software to be as good as possible.

Overall: We used to use a MS Excel spreadsheet that calculated labor and flagged overtime. The problem was the ability to "Break" it by accidentally hitting the wrong key. Any schedule maker who wasn't a MS Excel wiz would then have trouble "Fixing" the schedule. This led to me vetting various scheduling software to find something more user friendly than MS Excel. We tried plenty of them, but 7Shifts stood head and shoulders above the rest.

Recommendations to other buyers: It will turn any average schedule maker into an ideal schedule maker. In addition, they spend less time making the schedule and more time with staff/customers. Value added time!

Simple, Clean, But Enough Features To Get The Job Done Efficiently

Jun 19, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use; ease of set-up; straight-forward sales and support; affordable pricing; willingness to innovate and grow in features; good report generations

Overall: We are a fast-casual restaurant group with a dozen locations. We came across 7Shifts after failing to successfully work with a handful of other scheduling systems. researching scheduling software for our scheduling needs. Selecting the proper scheduling software for us is very crucial, as we rely heavily on such systems to efficiently utilize labor and to keep good records. On top of that, it is also very costly to switch systems if one fails to work out, so we wanted to be sure it works for us. We tested out 7Shifts with its trial offer, and gave it a run, and everything worked very intuitively. Jordan (CEO) was also very helpful to address our questions and needs, and works hard to make sure our concerns are addressed. The software has a clean, focused take on scheduling, especially for restaurant businesses, and works well for groups like ours with multiple locations. User interface for scheduling is very intuitive and easy to work with, and reports are readily available. 7Shifts knows how to focus on the essentials that matter instead of frills that the industry just don't need.

Recommendations to other buyers: Try it out and see how it works with their trial period to see how it will work for your business!

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on June 19, 2016

Thanks for the review Jason! Always a pleasure working with you.

Easy to use

Oct 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The best part about 7shifts is that any time I have a question, I write a quick message in the pop-up chat located in the bottom right corner, and someone gets back to me within a few minutes. This program easily tracks employees availability and vacations. It has some great key features, and is easy to use.

Cons: It would be great if when scheduling, you can view the day and have a simple button to view the next day. Instead, you have to close the pop-up window, and select the next day separately. Additionally, it would be better if there was a way to input start and end time by clicking and dragging instead of manually entering each start and end time.

Overall: We're happy with the main functions of 7shifts and overall it has simplified our scheduling process!

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on October 09, 2018

Thanks for the review Kristen!. We've happy to hear that our client success team always is there to support you and your team. Also, thanks for the great product suggestions ¿ I've pass those along to our team. Cheers! :)

A great value

Nov 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: 7 Shifts allows me to take a much more strategic approach to scheduling. Before 7 shifts, I managed my schedule manually and most of my mental energy was spent creating the scheduling template and organizing my employee's scheduling requests. With 7 shifts, the template is already created and the employees are in charge of managing their own requests. The end result, I can spend my time scheduling my employees strategically to best meet my anticipated demand at the greatest value.

Cons: The software is such an improvement as compared to what I was dong that I really can't find any faults.

Overall: My overall experience has been very positive. 7 Shifts has allowed me to save several hours a week and be a more effective personnel manager.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on November 27, 2018

Thanks for the review Kurt! We love hearing that 7shifts has helped shift your approach to more "strategic" scheduling and sharing of responsibility between you and your staff. We can't wait to continue to work with you for years to come.

Save managers time; Saves on Labor cost; Increase employee satisfaction.

Jan 27, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I run a 450 seat high volume seafood restaurant with up to 115 employees in the summer. Scheduling the various departments was a on average 4-5 hours of headache filled work as myself and my 3 assistant managers shared request from staff via text messages, Facebook posts, emails, & notes left on desk . It was an overwhelming headache. Schedules were built in excel, printed and posted in the restaurant. Staff members who were off that day would call the hostess or managers to find out there shifts during the dinner rush. I figured there had to be something better. After searching on line I found 7Shifts and gave it a try. The first week we ran 7shifts and the old excel system. Once the staff realized how easy it was to request off and switch shifts (With manager approval) we ditched the excel format completely.

Management: I have been the GM for 10 years. I can honestly say that this app has been one of the single best tools I have ever used. Selfishly I love the fact it saves me time. I am no longer coming into the building and finding out an employee called out and scrambling to find someone to cover at prep time. My managers and I can track the requests, call outs, and swaps to ensure we have appropriate staff for the evening. I wish I found this 10 years ago.

Save labor costs: We had been using Micros Labor Mgmt software but I personally feel that Micros needs to get their software out of the 90's and become more user friendly. Entering forecasting sales data is simple of 7shifts. Editing employee rates of pay and jobs is much faster than on Micros. We were able to avoid potential overtime by the 7shifts alerts when approving shifts being given away.

Employee satisfaction: Our staff was happy to be able to get immediate feedback on requested time off. Instant approval on covered shifts and immediate d notification of schedules. I have staff who have worked at major corporate chains and other independent restaurant. They all have said this makes their life easier.

I can not express how supportive I am of this App!

Time Saving and Efficient

Sep 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I love that you can make a schedule template for each role, it is a huge time saver to plug in all of the shifts.

Cons: For the mast part 7 shifts covers all of the basic needs. I just wish their were more features.

Overall: With using 7 shifts I am able to save so much time and have more efficient schedules. Not only are we able to make better schedules that fit our business and employee needs, we also have improved communication tremendously. Our company has 4 different locations, so being able to share employees and see when they are scheduled at other location really helps the communication process. That is something that we have always struggled with. Now we can send out daily announcements to let our employees know of any events or specials going on. We also have put the responsibility of covering shifts on the employees to get them covered and pick up shifts when needed without involving management. Also they do not have the excuse to say they do not know their schedule when the app makes everything easily available.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on October 05, 2018

Thanks for the review! :)

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Easy to Use & Functional

Dec 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: Simple and easy to use. You can message staff directly or by job description- so if there is something I specifically need the kitchen to know I can select that particular group. The app is helpful and I can respond to emails with "approved" or "denied" for even quicker responses to shift changes. I also like that there is an events calendar that the staff can see.

Cons: If you're doing the schedule on the app rather than the website, it doesn't show you who has requested time off or who is unavailable to work that day. I also cannot edit the preset shift times on the app.

Overall: Overall, it's simple and easy to use and has great functions.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on December 14, 2018

Thanks for the review Jayelynn! Happy to hear that our communications tool help keep your team in sync and that we've made it easier for you to manage requests. We've got some big things planned for our mobile app this coming year, so hopefully we will be able to address your concerns :)

Easy to use, Staff loves it. Happy Staff = Win Win

Jun 15, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The concept of the scheduling software is fantastic. It's very user friendly. It saves so much time with managing the employees time off, shift changes etc. Anyone in the restaurant industry looking for a quick fix for making their schedules, this is it!

Cons: Have had some issues with the app. They keep updating it which is a plus! You should be able to not put in a time under events for all day events. It should not automatically default to 12am. Different Managers should be able to have their own default schedule that it automatically goes to.

Overall: Saves me time from using excel documents to post the schedule

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on June 16, 2017

Thanks for the review Elena! We love the whole Binga's team and are excited to continue working with you :)

Connecting our community

Oct 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The software is untuitive and easy to use, thus easy to train new staff and managers. It helps all facets of our business remain on the same page and has become a "must read" every morning for all managers. Sharing weekend special information and procedural changes has never been easier and I couldn't imagine trying to run our two restarants without it! Thanks for all the support 7Shifts!

Cons: It's more so having to train our staff that it is still their responsibility to have their shift covered - just putting it up for grabs and hoping someone will pick it up is not enough! ;) I realize this isn't a software problem... it's more of a soft-staff problem.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on November 01, 2018

Thanks for the review Jay! It makes our day to hear that 7shifts is a 'must read' for all of your managers. We look forward to serving you and your business for many years to come.

All the essentials, easy-to-use app

Sep 17, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Good mobile app, staff like it

Cons: Website can be a little slow and a bit hard to use for certain things.

Overall: 7Shifts has made our lives a lot easier. It has all the features we need and the mobile app is great for staff to use. A few nice things about it:

1) It automatically calculates labor cost (and % sales if you input sales)

2) You can send announcements to staff (directly to a person, position, location, etc.) and, like schedules, it goes to their email and phone via SMS

3) There's add-ons like a clock-in/out system (7punches) and Manager's log book that we think are really great

Overall it's does a good job of scheduling essentials. For example, letting staff know when they're working (text and email), collecting staff availabilities, allowing staff to trade shifts, dealing with time off requests and making sure you don't schedule during approved time off. It also tracks how much time each member of staff has taken off, which is nice to see.

7Shifts - Simplifying our Scheduling and Payroll Process

Mar 21, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1) Feature rich - scheduling, punchclock, management log, communication. and useful reporting.

2) Easy to use and very intuitive.

Cons: none

Overall: 7Shifts has improved how we run our business. Most often a great product helps in solving one problem. This is one of those rare times when several problems are solved at the same time. Improving communication between our team where everyone can easily be in the know. Establishing consistency across our stores and saving time while doing that. Simplifying the payroll process and reducing labour cost. It is feature rich and easy to use. The numbers speak for themselves, and the cost of 7Shifts is easily paid from the savings in reduced labour cost. It's the savings in time that I love, not just for me, but how it is simplifying the lives of both management and staff.

Recommendations to other buyers: Work with the vendor to get the most out of the software, but to make sure it is set up best your needs.

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Oct 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I love that this is available. When I opened my coffee shop I was struggling with everyone's available hours to work and the hours I needed someone to work. We are in a college town so all of my hires were college students or seniors in high school all with limited but different times they were available. 7 Shifts allowed me to input their available times and create a schedule that worked both for me and for them. I highly recommend 7 Shifts if you are struggling with your scheduling.

Cons: Nothing, it's great, easy to use no training needed.

Overall: I can schedule weeks in advance now and not worry about conflicting with my employees school schedules, and when they go out on breaks from school I just enter it into 7 shifts and it lets me schedule them for more hours during holidays. It's awesome.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on November 02, 2018

Thanks for the amazing review Annette. Hearing how our customers like you use 7shifts to overcome their scheduling difficulties makes it all worth while. Cheers!

Kept my employees organized

Sep 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I really enjoyed 7shifts for me company. We had just under 20 employees not having a time shift scheduler like this would take hours. My favorite features is being able to see what our company is estimated to spend on payroll. Also project sales and needed labor times from past sales.

Cons: I wish it was a little easier for employees to use the app on their phone. Several of my employees had issues.

Overall: Overall the program is a must for any business owner.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on September 13, 2018

Hi Jennifer,

Thanks so much for the review! We're happy to hear that 7shifts is continuing to work well for Deli Boys and we looking forward to working with your team into the future.

With the release of our new mobile app for staff we're confident that any issues they have had should be resolved.

Happy scheduling!

Great Scheduling App!!

Nov 30, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I love the convince of the app, and the separation of roles and employee lists when creating schedules (love the new update where I can move employees around in scheduling view).

Cons: A better way to rotate shifts would be nice

Overall: 7 shifts is great to use! It was easy to learn, if I have questions all I need to do is email support and I get a response immediately 99% of the time! Our staff love the ease of use with this application, they are able to see their shifts, submit time off, and swap shifts with coworkers! 7shifts is constantly updating their app and actually using their customers suggestions! Highly recommended!!!!

Making Our Staff's Lives EASIER

Jan 07, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I am a District Manager of 6 Retail Stores in Louisiana and have been using 7Shifts for about 9 months now. This software has not only made employee's (Store Level/Home Office) breathe easier with time off requests, schedules and availability changes... but the Leaders in the stores could not schedule any other way!!!!

PRO'S (EVERYTHING :) )

-Again, I am constantly on the road... or we are opening a new store every few months, and the guys at 7SHIFTS are my heros... the level of customer care they have, is mind blowing. ANYTHING I need there help with regarding the software, immediately they are helping me.

-They take time with you on every aspect of the software on how to be more efficient with scheduling. Manager Log Book/Templates for the perfect schedule are my two favorite features.

-Managers spend less time scheduling and save more money by not killing the enviorment with all the paper they used for "Time Off Requests Forms" "Schedules" "Notes For the Staff" ... because communication is done all on the app.

-We require the leaders in our buildings to communicate at the end of every shift using the manager log book "Stellar Status Staff" "Needs Improvement Staff" "Customer Complaints" are the titles of the logs... so everyday we know who is the top performer of the day...who is not so great for that day... and any customer issues that happened for that day. It keeps everyone in the loop on WHAT IS GOING ON IN YOUR STORES! I JUST LOVE IT

For Cons

-I honestly have none. Everything I would have listed as a con, was simply because I didn't understand a certain feature with notifications, and again.... the guys at 7shifts actually answer your questions.... so I have no complaints at all!!

YOU GUYS ARE DOING A PHENOMENAL JOB!

Easy to use!

Nov 02, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I love that this software is easy to use - and you are always making it better by updating and adding new items.

Cons: The least thing I like about our system is when you are removing an employee due to theft or immediate termination - that there should be an option to make the remaining shifts that are left for that employee to go to open shifts - instead you need to physically remove the shifts and put them to open shifts - and if the MOD hadn't noticed that this wasn't done - you could potential be shorthanded.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on November 16, 2018

Hi Susy, thanks for the review. That is a GREAT idea regarding open shifts. I've passed that along to our development team to think about. Cheers!

Scheduling MADE EASY!

Oct 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: We have 50+ employees at our restaurant. It used to be difficult looking up everyone's availability and time off. Now with just a mouse click everything you need to know about each individuals availability and time off is at your finger tips. It saves our management team so much time!

Cons: When you decline a request off and put in a reason why we can not figure out how the staff member sees those. It's most likely us and user error?

Overall: It is easy to use and someone is always there to help if we have questions, comments or concerns. It has made scheduling easier on us and our staff. Everything is right there on your phone.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on November 05, 2018

Thanks for the review Mallory!

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First scheduling app, changed how we do business!

Sep 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Setup was simple, customer service was excellent all the way through the process and continues to be helpful! The ability to read reports and easily get data on a daily basis really has helped with making smart business decisions.

Cons: Ability to post schedule from the app or a managers app would be helpful.

Overall: Overall, it has made our scheduling much easier and intuitive to use. Our employees have much better access to the schedule and the ability to request time off and make changes.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on October 03, 2018

Thanks for the kind words Fenn. We really enjoy working with your team at Higherground and look forward to rolling out improvements to our manager app in the future to do exactly what you envision. Thanks!

Still loving the product into our second year!

Sep 17, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use.

Focus on restaurant industry.

Real Time changes to schedules.

having all members of management and staff on same page at all times.

Cons: I wish it would sync with Micros POS systems for labor reporting.

Overall: I was skeptical of trying a new software program thinking that it would be hard to switch from he "way it's always been done" I thought the pricing structure was too good to be true. I thought we would waste time trying to implement something that would most likely not work. I was 100% wrong. This has been the single best Labor management tool I have purchased in my 11 years as manager

Recommendations to other buyers: Taking a chance on this software is easy, affordable and fast. Customer service is remarkable. Do yourself a favor and make your life easier!

Great software

Oct 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use and the interface is great! Definitely help to streamline time for scheduling and management of staff

Cons: Some workflow management needs to improve eg. approval authorities and how different roles/ departments interacting with each other from a scheduling and approval perspective. Chat is great and has huge potential but right now is basic.

Overall: have been using this almost 1 year so far happy with the overall experience and keep learning new tricks.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on October 11, 2018

Thanks for the review Bani! We're pleased to hear that after a year of use that 7shifts is helping Cora streamline scheduling. We are always working on improvements to our platform, so expect so workflow improvements soon :)

Great Support!

Jan 14, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Fairly easy app for employees to use. Fantastic customer service

Cons: Working with the actual scheduling calendar can require some patience

Overall: Whenever I have any question, Customer rep responds better and more quickly than most software companies. He listens and understands issues with scheduling since that is what he's done previously. 7Shifts isn't perfect but I can live with its short comings just because of their support.

Recommendations to other buyers: Don't be afraid to contact support with any questions, concerns, or suggestions!

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on September 05, 2017

Hi Donna! Thanks so much for the review. We really appreciate your feedback, and know that we are always working to make our product better for our valued customers like yourself. Also, I've sent along your support feedback to our team and it made their day. Thanks!

7 shifts works for us!

Oct 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: It is pretty easy to use from an employer's point of view. They've been constantly trying to make it more adaptable to different types of restaurants.

Cons: My staff hated the transition, but everyone is happy now.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on October 04, 2018

Daniel, thanks so much for the review. We love getting reviews, but we love getting reviews from local restaurants here in Saskatoon even more! We're thrilled to hear that you are loving 7shifts, and even more pleased to hear that your staff love it now that they are used to it. Cheers!

Works very well for our small wood fired pizza operation

Sep 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It's a highly efficient use of our time and I can't imagine using anything else for scheduling

Cons: I wish the labor cost feature didn't require us to use 7Punches. Restaurant operators are not interested in multiple platforms, and most POS systems have a more useful clock in/out program.

Overall: For the money, 7shifts is exactly what we need.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on October 03, 2018

Thanks for the kind words Brian! We also appreciate your feedback on 7punches. This is something we will look at incorporating in the future. Cheers!

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Great app

Dec 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use, great app, does the job for any industry not just restaurants. Price is good. Overall very satisfied with the app

Cons: Needs more features like fingerprint clock in, emplyee handbook/manual storage for easy access and other small things that will make it an outstanding

Overall: Overall great experience

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on December 10, 2018

Thanks for the review Alex! It's great to hear that your company is finding success using 7shifts, even if you are not explicitly a restaurant. Cheers!

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I won't use any other platform.

Dec 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: 7shifts is easy to use for both the operators and end users. The team at 7shifts is continually making enhancements to the platform.

Cons: Not having the program integrated with our point of sale system at this time.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on December 05, 2018

Tom! Thanks so much for the review. It makes our day to hear that 7shifts is the only scheduling platform you trust. And please know, that we are always looking to bring on new POS partners to our platform, so hopefully we will add your POS soon :)

Great software, awesome support!

Dec 01, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I love how easy it makes scheduling, especially shift changes. Knowing staff members have their schedules at their fingertips helps keep them accountable, and I love the shift pool function. The support staff is always great, any problems I've encountered or help I've needed has always been addressed promptly.

Cons: I do wish that admins could edit each other's profiles. We recently opened a second location and I was helping them set up their schedules, and it was annoying to have to bug them if I needed to change their roles or locations.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on December 04, 2018

Thanks for the review Kailie! Appreciate the feedback and thanks for passing along your wish list item. I'll let our development team know so they can look into a way to provision admin editing. Cheers!

Great! No major issues

Jul 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I love how user friendly it is and the capability to send messages to specific groups. I also enjoy being able to pull up employees contact info and keep things separate from my personal phone.

Cons: I wish there was a way to swap shifts in the same time frame without having to track employees down to have them both give up their shifts and pick each other's up.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on October 01, 2018

Hi Dawn, thanks so much for the review. We're happy to hear that you find 7shifts easy to use. That has been our intention since day one. We're also making some improvements to our shift swap feature to make it more like you are describing!

Stay Connected with Your Staff

Aug 31, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Labor forecasting, text/email blasts to staff, easy to use schedule maker

Cons: Have had issues with the app specifically on Android phones in the past; also I wish the general "wall" would come back-- we don't like the messaging side bar as much (but that's not a deal breaker)

Overall: 7Shifts is more than just a scheduling manager-- it is also a great way to communicate with your employees/fellow staff members. The labor forecasting tool allows us to properly plan our labor budget. Messaging tools allow me to tell the staff about specials, ask for coverage, or alert them to new policies with ease. Everything is connected to your computer and to your phone as you wish.

Easy scheduling tool

Oct 01, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 7shifts makes it easy to schedule across all departments-particularly helpful as our staff is very cross trained and it is easy to schedule them for different types of shifts.

Cons: There is not an option to change/update/republish the schedule from a mobile app.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on October 03, 2018

Thanks for the review Emily. Your feedback is very much appreciated and we look forward to serving you and the team at Rodizio Grill for years to come. Cheers!

Would Definitely Recommend

Oct 04, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Features

Cons: A bit hard to navigate, for example, adjusting name heirarchy on the schedule seems like it would be in a different spot.

Overall: We have used 7 Shifts for at least a year now. It is expensive for a mom & pop but indispensable in this day and age. We did a lot of research trying to select the best scheduling program that gave us the most bang for our buck. We're happy with our choice. Sometimes it's a little tricky navigating to find the features you need but they're their. The support is outstanding. They listen to our suggestions and have made things happen just because we asked. Couldn't ask for more than that in a software company.

Recommendations to other buyers: Keep improving! You're definitely on the right track!

Employees are uptodate on their schedule.

Oct 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: If employees want to change their shift, they don't need to ask their boss/manager and it gets forgotten. The shift is directly sent for approval and a replacement can easily be found.

You can also mange your daily salary budget and even weekly to have control on how to staff efficiently.

Cons: They need to have cluster part of their platform to get daily sales.

It's improved so much that their is nothing to complain about.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on November 05, 2018

Thanks for the review Ghassan! Thrilled to hear that you have noticed an improvement in the app from when you started using it.

Extremely efficient

Aug 31, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The efficiency, flexibility and accessibility it gives team members. It allows me to keep their schedules straight and make weekly shifts available from the comfort of my home or office at work.

Cons: I wish there was a way to easily refect on a team members previous shifts inside the current work week. I currently have to have previous print outs available to ensure I don't put a particular employee on 3 consecutive weekends while another might only be closing once every week. Some sort of feature like this would just help keep team members happy and feel fairly treated with the scheduling.

Overall: I've been a part of 7 shifts nation for 7+ months now. After piloting 5 different programs I settled in with them due to the fluidity of their software and app.

Great app, makes life easier

Sep 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It saves me so much time from our previously hand written schedules. I don't deal with employees trying to change shifts as much. We recently got a POS that integrates with 7Shifts and the Manager Dashboard is great info to have on hand.

Cons: There are similar apps that are free or significantly less costly.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on October 03, 2018

Thanks so much for the review Kevin! We really appreciate your feedback.

Great help for any business

Sep 29, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Scheduling can be such a pain in the Restaurant Industry, 7Shifts helps a great deal to make thing easier to communicate to employees, and to track from a management standpoint. Being able to delineate by shifts, various jobs inside the business and communicate that to employees is great. And that just scratches the surface of what 7shifts can do.

Cons: I have not run into any cons at this point.

Overall: Scheduling, communications, analytics and business decision making is all made easier by using 7shifts.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on October 01, 2018

Thank you for such a well thought out review F. Kenneth. We are thrilled to hear that we've helped solve your scheduling 'pains' and look forward to helping you and your team discover all the other great things that 7shifts offers. Cheers!

Awesome scheduling app for restaurants and pubs!

Jun 23, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: 7 Shifts has been awesome to use. Everything from scheduling, to shift changes to keeping the staff up to date on upcoming reservations, events and bands playing at the pub, it's all there. There is a lot of very useful features on the app, however it still maintains an efficient level of simplicity at the same time. I'm so happy that we made the switch in our scheduling routine to using 7Shifts. The amount of time and head-aches I have saved in the few short months we've been using 7Shifts has been incredible. I would recommend this program to anybody in the industry looking for a simple and easy-to-use method of scheduling that is beneficial to both management and employees. 15 years of doing the schedule the same way, we gave 7Shifts a try a few months ago and will never go back to the way we did things before.

Cons: Honestly, they're great. Can't say a bad thing. They're always progressing and making improvements.

Recommendations to other buyers: There are a few scheduling softwares out there focused on restaurants (HotSchedules/ScheduleFly), but we've found this to be the best in terms of bang for your buck.

Scheduling is a Breeze

Jan 10, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of viewing employees availability. We love how we can see our gross payroll. It makes communicating with our employees so much easier.

Cons: I wish that, as the admin, I could work on the schedule via the app.

Overall: Before we signed up for 7shifts, the schedule was so much work. Employees would have to submit time off requests on pieces of paper that would get lost or misplaced. There was no way to keep everything in line and I felt like we spent so much time on the schedule. Now it takes a few minutes a week to do it. Also the employees love it and there's no confusion over when they work.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on January 11, 2019

Wow, thanks for the great review Sara! We're thrilled to hear that 7shifts is working so well for your team at Grasso's Pizza and that you've managed to significantly cut down your scheduling time. Let us know if there is every anything our team can help you with.

I love how easy and convient it is for myself and my stacf

Jul 20, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love the app! Specifically the messaging portion. I can very easily message any of my employees privately or as a group.

Cons: They haven't integrated with my POS brink. I feel once this happens 7 shifts will be more useful for me than ever before.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on July 25, 2017

Hi Chad, thanks so much for the review! It's great to hear that 7shifts has helped Pizza Studio and you are finding success with the app and messaging functionality. Cheers!

Helpful Company

Aug 31, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I like the flexibility of the software.

Cons: I do not like that sometimes there are glitches and it takes a while to figure out the problem with tech support. (However, they do their best to get back to you and acknowledge your issue)

Overall: This software is helpful in tracking employee hours. It has saved me and my staffing manager time. We like the feature that adds the hours up at the end of the pay period. We like the ability to tag shifts with positions or staff that is in training. We like the shifts going directly to the employee phone. Over all it is a great product.

Recommendations to other buyers: I think it would be worth your time and money to give the system a try.

Changed my business forever.

Sep 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It is SO easy to use. It is intimidating at first familiarizing yourself with the platform but after a few minutes it feels so natural using it.

Cons: When sending pictures through the messaging feature they appear blurry and pixilated.

Overall: I used to do all of my scheduling on an excel spreadsheet. It would take two or three times as long as it takes me now on 7shifts.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on October 03, 2018

Wow, thanks for the kind words Eddie. We are thrilled we can help provide Town Burger Co the level of service you outlined. As for the blurred pictures feedback, I've passed that along to our mobile team to look into. Cheers!

Easy to use. Attentive support.

Aug 31, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: 7shifts has made scheduling and communicating two things that went smooth when dealing with all the issues that are common with new openings. Also, it has made a scheduling a task that went from taking hours to do to something that can be done in a fraction of the time. That's because the interface makes everyone's availability easy to access.

Cons: Copying to a new store schedule. However, for all I know they have already made this possible. They seem to always be trying to make things better.

Overall: I am a regional manager in a new market. We have opened 3 stores in 9 month period. 7shifts has made some of the challenging tasks easier.

Recommendations to other buyers: Buy it. The time you save communicating and scheduling can be spent taking care of customers.

I love it

Jul 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It's easy to use, the price is right, it is way better than our old paper system, and it shares scheduling responsibility with the employees

Cons: Using the 7punches app on our time clock Android tablets can be quirky sometimes. Sometimes, it loses connection or doesn't save punches. Most of the time it works well, however.

Overall: way less time spent on scheduling than before. Also, it puts the impetus on the employees to take a more active role in their own scheduling. They feel more in charge and, as a result, more responsibility.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on July 12, 2017

Thanks so much for the amazing review Donny! We are thrilled that 7shifts has saved you so much time scheduling and has made your staff more accountable. If there is anything you ever need, please feel free to reach out to our team any time :)

Great for small businesses

Aug 31, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Customer Service and price.

Cons: A couple of small glitches. For example, there's a great feature to block time off requests during busy periods, but managers are able to do so.

Overall: Great for a small business, easy to use, very flexible, fantastic customer service. It takes a little while to learn all the features, but well worth it.

Recommendations to other buyers: Explore all the features. We've had this for two years and are still finding new great things.

7 Shifts rocks!

Nov 03, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Simple

Organized

Easy to use

Cons: I wish the mobile app was more like the website

Overall: I've been scheduling using 7shifts for the past 8 months and I totally love it. The new update makes it so much more efficient to schedule my staff! It takes less time due to the new organization and layout

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on November 03, 2016

Thanks for the review, Chad! Glad to hear the new update is helping with you schedule :)

Curious, I noticed you ranked us 2/5 stars for customer support. We strive to offer A+ customer support and won't sleep until we do, so if you have any info you can pass along regarding your experience, please email us at info@7shifts.com

7 Shifts is a breeze to use

Jan 08, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Being able to put in time-off requests and finding a replacement for a shift on my phone is awesome! No missing paper request forms or hassle. If you get your shift covered, no worries. Schedules are right thêre as well, so you can see who is âvailable.

Cons: Sometimes managers dont notice a request right away if you work for a very large restaurant. Make sure and stay on top of your request.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on January 09, 2019

Thanks for the review Daniel! We're SO happy to hear that 7shifts has made it easy for you to have access to your shifts and submit your availability. And yes, we totally agree that sometimes it's tough for managers to stay on top of requests ¿ good on you for following up! :)

7shifts scheduling app

Sep 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I love how easy it is to use! I love the features of it letting me communicate with all staff in one place and it makes it easy for them to keep up to date on things too! The app is easy to use and makes it fast for us to use!

Cons: I don't like doing the schedule from the app. It is very difficult. The schedule would have to be done on desktop. Maybe a easier way to make schedules on the app?

Overall: The scheduling saved our lives. I love how you can transfer templates and shortcuts. It made our scheduling way less of a headache

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on October 02, 2018

Nicole, thanks so much for the review! We've got big plans for our manager mobile app in the coming months, so soon it will just as easy to schedule on your smartphone as it is on your desktop.

Capterra loader

Multi unit hospitality operation

Oct 31, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like the shift flag feature --- would like an attendance report option.

Cons: Announcement feature is faulty at best -- would like the option to send announcements company wide without having to select each zone which results in multiple emails/notifications for a single message.

Would love to see a feature where you can pin announcements and a place where you can make attachments more easily accessible

Overall: so far so good -- love the ability to manage my schedule from home/on the go

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on November 05, 2018

Hi Sarah, thanks so much for the review. Great suggestion re: announcements. I've passed along this feedback to our product team to see how it can be incorporated in the future :)

Capterra loader

Easy way to reduce employee cost

Sep 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 7shifts gives me the ability to compare my historical sales data with my scheduling so that I don't uber or over staff in any given day.

Cons: There are a few parameters in reports that I would like to adjust. It would make it easier for me to pay out tips.

Overall: I have been using 7 shifts for over a year and I am quite pleased with the ease of use as well as the reports it offers.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on October 01, 2018

Jacki, thanks for the review. We love hearing that our integration with your POS has helped you schedule more efficiently.

Couldn't manage without it!

Nov 30, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's very easy to use on both the employee and management sides. I like that it is now talking to CAKE!

Cons: I wish it took more info (like punches) from CAKE

Overall: As we have grown from a 2 location business to a 5 location one, it is absolutely necessary for me to be able to see where everyone is throughout the week. 7Shifts allows me to move employees around to fill shifts easily & to keep a close eye on the number of hours they are working. It has helped keep overtime in check which is critical. Honestly, I couldn't do my job without this program.

Recommendations to other buyers: I wish there was an app just for those of us in admin. The regular app is great for everyone else, but doesn't really function for me. I wind up using the website on my phone, which is difficult to do.

Capterra loader

Makes scheduling multiple locations a super easy task!

Jul 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I ADORE 7shifts, I love the fact that it is super easy to use on the app or on the website. It has relieved quite a bit if stress due to scheduling. It makes it easy when the team member has multiple roles as well.

Cons: I do not have any thing to say in terms of cons. I would like a function that shows if my team member has read a message that was sent via 7shifts.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on October 01, 2018

We adore you too Sarah! Thanks for the great review. We love working with your team at Armandos :)

7 shifts restaurant scheduling

Nov 30, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: templates

Cons: Sometimes have trouble dragging shifts between slots on macbook

Overall: I used to use good old fashioned paper scheduling until my search for a simpler way led me to 7shifts. It cuts hours off scheduling eash week by allowing me to make templates and compare driver and counter schedules on the same page. It has also cut back tremendously on no shows due to confusion on shifts. I tell every small business owner I know about 7shifts.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would like employees be able to see everyone on the schedule without having to have that role and show up on the schedule.

Best Scheduling out there

Oct 01, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use, everyone has access so there is no excuse for not knowing your schedule. keeps track of scheduled hours, and drastically reduces the time it takes to schedule

Cons: I have not had an issue to speak of. There is nothing I don't like

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on October 03, 2018

Thanks for the review Daniel!

Elena's review

Sep 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The notifications and ease of switching employee view on schedule vs position view.

Cons: no ability to put in a weekly salary amount

not being able to print schedule in position view rather than employee view (unless that is a setting only the owner can switch)

Overall: Good, love the customer service chats, very helpful

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on October 01, 2018

Thanks for the review Elena. I've passed on your kind words to our client success team as that is the kind of great feedback they love to hear. Cheers!

Really Great Application

Oct 04, 2016
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Real time, easy scheduling, great team

Cons: A little more personalized options needs like the Manager Log.

Also, I'd like to see more reason's as to way someone was not at their shift.

Overall: I have brought 7shifts into 2 of my work palces now and have been really happy with it. There are some slightly confusing parts like how the "Wall" stuff is now and I wish you were able to select who can see the Manager Log because I want my Lead's to have access to it as well as my Assistant and I. Other than that, they are great!

Restaurant Employee Review

Oct 01, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I loved the ease of use. Everything you need is all in one place, which makes it even faster to exchange or pick up shifts, check your schedule, and messaging coworkers. The app is simple and effective- definitely the best scheduling software i've used to date! The apps simplicity makes it hard to make mistakes, and if you do, actions can be undone quickly. I love that each position can be colour coded, and that your time sheets are right in the same app!

Cons: There isn't anything I can think of for cons!

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on October 03, 2018

Hey Arielle, thanks so much for the review ¿

The best

Sep 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: EVERYTHING .NO REALLY EVERYTHING. What we did before was so primitive.wow.

Cons: My staff is gripping about the new update they want the old way back .like i still have.

Overall: YOU ROCK, I recommend you to everyone.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on October 01, 2018

No, YOU ROCK Christine. Thanks so much for the review! ¿

7Shifts went to a great platform for a good price to completely unusable and shockingly overpriced.

Nov 02, 2017
2/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
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Pros: 7Shifts has a clean website that is easy to use when it is up. The best thing about the software was how it worked before they updated the system to be unusable and increased their prices by almost 600%.

Cons: 7Shifts' new tools are not thoughtful and don't work with other systems. They have overhauled their system and the new system consistently has issues that make the website and apps unusable. Additionally, the regular system crashes come as 7shifts went from a very reasonable a month depending on the size of your business, to $57 for what we were paying a month for previously. Poor support along with a "Sorry! You are SOL" way of doing business makes 7Shifts a must avoid. Every update from 7Shifts has also included problem after problem. While the system to sign up for their service never goes down, the apps and website are now regularly unusable.

Overall: This software previously helped us save time and implement clear communication. It now is unusable and has little to no benefit.

Best Decision I've Made

Jan 05, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I stumbled upon 7Shifts per chance browsing through various TouchBistro settings and after quickly looking at the website tried it out on a 14-day trial. After the first week of scheduling, I knew that I'd do anything to convince my boss to keep using 7Shifts. It takes the headache out of time off requests, availability and scheduling, by keeping everything in the same place and with an attractive and easy-to-use interface. Allowing employees to swap shifts, and submit requests on the go from the mobile app is also a huge plus. I love being able to manage everything from the app too. Employees are excited about the 21-st century style of scheduling and made the switch from e-mails and paper requests to 7Shifts very happily and without problems.

It's so handy to be able to just drag and drop shifts around with the scheduling tool, instead of copy-paste or even re-writing it. It calculates the total hours, so I can make sure everyone is getting the hours they want & need, and what their pay for that week will be. And the bonus features like labor costing tool are great for my boss and I to keep track of labour costs.

Anytime I've had a question, they've given replies within the same workday and have been great about actually using the telephone (shocking!) to call and see how we're liking the product. And the one time I found a bug, I let them know and it was fixed within the HOUR.

They're doing it right, these guys.

Keeps me sane!

Oct 04, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: 7Shifts & 7Punches have streamlined our 4-restaurant business like we were never able to do before. Managing schedules is a breeze with availability and time off requests. Our staff loves the app and the ability to swap and trade shifts means my part in that process is minimal. The Manager Log has made communication amongst our top-level employees much easier and my inbox is much less cluttered with "reply all" messages. We have used a couple of different online scheduling tools and this by far is the best.

saves us so much time and makes managing the schedule and shifts a breeze

Jun 23, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The communication of shift changes and alerts as well as the ease of doing the schedule with the drag and drop features, love the punch clock feature especially showing the schedule vs actual

Cons: editing punches half the staff you have to type in the time where as many the times appear as a drop down allowing you to edit with the mouse

Overall: time savings, better communication with staff regarding their schedules, payroll management allowing us to see and save

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on June 26, 2017

Thanks for the review Darrell. We will reach out to you directly to better understand what is happening with time-punches and get this resolved ASAP!

7shifts makes our 7 shifts easy to schedule

Nov 01, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: How easy it is to make a schedule, features like weather and labor tracking are great. The manager log is very useful for our teams to communicate. The app is also very clean and organized and works very well.

Overall: Since using 7shifts our engagement with our teams has increased. We have also seen a major decrease in the time it takes to complete a schedule. The 7shifts team has been amazing to hear suggestions or provide support.

Great Tool!

Oct 04, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Announcements

APP

Shift pool

Overall: Though not a restaurant ( we are a tour company on the San Antonio River in TX) this product has been a lifesaver and we were able to easily adapt it to our needs. Shift pool and Announcement features were game changers in how we connect with our employees.

Capterra loader

7 shifts makes scheduling a breeze!

Sep 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I love that it's very user-friendly! Also questions are answered really fast through the "chat" option!

Cons: Staff has trouble offering up their shifts to specific people for shift trades.

Overall: Service has been helpful and super friendly! One of these days I'll have some spare time to really delve into all the app can do for me!!

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on October 04, 2018

Thanks for the review Sandy. It's great to hear that your team is finding 7shifts easy to use, as that is our goal! Whenever you want to learn a little more about the advanced featured of the app, just reach out to our team and we would be happy to teach you anything you need!

A manager's dream!:)

Nov 30, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use. Labor tracking. Easy communication between team.

Cons: The I only con would be that when I have already started making a schedule but it has not been published yet, my staff aren't able to request time off or adjust their availability during those weeks. This was mainly an issue for December, as I wanted to get a head-start and plan the month, and my staff wanted to adjust their availability for exams.

Overall: 7shifts is so easy to use, and makes my life much much easier! My staff have learned to use it seamlessly and new staff are always so impressed that we use it!

Works great!

Jun 22, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I really enjoy they Accessibility to the schedule and picking up shifts. Messaging employees through the app has also cut out of the traffic through my personal phone is helpful!

Cons: I don't like that you Cannot "swap shifts" like just swapping one for another. I also wish you could sync your schedule to your calendar!

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on June 26, 2017

Hi Dawn, thanks so much for the review. Great to hear that our chat tools are helping a lid on messages coming through your phone. Also, thanks for the feedback on calendar syncing. This is definitely something we will look into adding to 7shifts :)

Like the easy accessibility for employees and the employers

Sep 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Like the ease of scheduling and the bars representing the hours being covered by each employee and figuring out if the shifts are adequately covered

Cons: Not able to integrate with CBSNORTHSTAR POS SYSTEM to access a comparison with labor to sales ratio

Overall: There needs to be lots of improvement needed for a flawless operation. With that being said, I would still use 7 shifts as it gives me great ability to do things much faster

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on October 01, 2018

Hi Raj, thanks for the kind words. I've passed along your integration request to our development team for future consideration. Cheers!

Not just for restaurants

Oct 05, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy of use

Ease of collaboration between managers (for approvals, etc.)

Ease of communication between manager and staff

Cons: Vacation tracking is a bit impractical for salaried employees at present

Overall: I have been using 7shifts for my retail store for over a year and have been very happy with it. It makes developing schedules and managing that process very easy. Staff and able to stay up to date and communicate availability easily. Much better than Excel and email!

What is lacking for me is a better way to track vacation and availability. 7shifts recognizes the difference but for salaried staff just because they are not available for a week doesn't mean they used seven vacation days. Having said that the 7shifts team has been very responsive to feedback and I'm sure they are working on a solution -- right guys!?

Thanks for a great product.

General Manager

Oct 04, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I like most the shift pool.

Cons: My least liked thing in the software is the inability to go the the manage employee tab on the mobile app.

Overall: Our bar is in a college town with over 40 employees and we receive tons of shift changes every week due to changing schedules. 7shifts helps me to stay organized with all the requests and changes. Prior to 7shifts it would take me 3 hours per week to make the schedules. Now I create the monthly schedule in 30 minutes and just moments a day to approve requests.

Recommendations to other buyers: We have two bars main bar and basement. I would like there to be a feature that allows us to seperate the two bars in schedules.

Amazing product for my two stores

Nov 30, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use, pricing, user friendly

Cons: Nothing! Amazing software

Overall: We own two quick service restaurants in the southern US and 7Shifts has been amazing! It is so simple to add employees, make schedule changes, approve requests, and generate new schedules. My employees love it because it they can use the app on their smartphones and never have to get on a computer. Overall, a great product that has saved us so much time and effort!

Our scheduling has become so easy.

Aug 04, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use. Costs less than most competitors. Staff uses it everyday to look at their schedules. Managers use it look at shift notes.

Cons: Not too much to say. Micros charges a monthly fee to integrate with 7Shifts. Aside from that, we haven't found too much to not like.

Overall: Ease of scheduling.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on August 04, 2017

Hi Anh,

On behalf of the entire 7shifts team, thanks for the amazing review!

We are excited to continue to work with you and your team and are thrilled to hear that 7shifts has helped your managers and staff.

We look forward to your continued success!

Very User Friendly

Oct 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Ability to easily and clearly make and show schedules. Reports of worked hours showing breakdown is very helpful

Cons: No ability to see actual number of days worked summarized. In a month if someone works for 20 days, it will show 20 lines instead of one line saying he or she worked 20 days. This is essential a simple thing like how many days an employee works is inexplicably missing!

Overall: Overall positive experience.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on November 02, 2018

Thanks for the review Pratick! Our entire team absolutely ADORES Edible Canada :)

Works great for our resturant

Oct 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Makes scheduling across different departments easy. Our employees find the app easy to use and overall we find it very helpful.

Cons: You can't republish the schedule from a mobile app and the mobile app for managers isn't as easy to use as it is for employees.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on October 16, 2018

Thanks for the review Jacqueline! :)

Capterra loader

Huge time saving software

Sep 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It is so easy to use, both from a managerial and employee perspective.

Cons: It doesn't sync with our pos ambur but otherwise we like everything about it.

Overall: Our schefuler spends 1/5 of the time on scheduling that she used to. Plus we use 7 punches so all of our payroll daya is right there. I love that you can see your labor costs daily. It has so many great features!

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on October 01, 2018

Thanks for the kind words Kerry. Saving time and money is what we strive for, so our entire team is excited when they hear success stories like yours. Thanks!

Elevation

Oct 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Very user friendly, easy to maneuver throughout the app and program

Cons: Nothing I have experienced so far. Our staff enjoys it and I like the notifications as well, makes management much more efficient.

Overall: We do not currently use much of the reporting would be the only thing I don't have experience with.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on October 10, 2018

Thanks for the review Victoria! I'll make sure a member of our team reaches out to you so that we can show you how to take advantage of all the powerful reporting available to you within 7shifts. Cheers!

Must have for food service industry

Nov 30, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Comments: As a manager of a cafe with 25+ staff, 7shifts is invaluable to my work. It makes scheduling, time off requests and employees busy lives so much simpler. It wouldn't want to do without it.

Staff Love It

Oct 04, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Compatible with multiple locations

Cons: Limited app functionality for managers

Overall: All staff are impressed with the software. Especially since you can download the app on Android phones or Iphones. It is very user friendly. I'm never going back to excel spreadsheets. We use it for 2 locations that share staff members.

Recommendations to other buyers: Keep adding manager functionality to the app.

So simple!

Nov 08, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: It's been a couple years since I used this, but it's best feature is it's simplicity. We used it for all scheduling.

So good!

Nov 09, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: Great team to work with. They genuinely want to help our business succeed.

Pros: Integrates with our POS, saves us money on labor and has simplified scheduling across all of our locations.

Cons: I wish their support hours were extended so that we could get our questions answered a little more quickly.

Saved my Sanity- And my business.

Apr 14, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We were a new business with a Restaurant and C-Store. Scheduling the labor for both businesses was taking all my time, plus having each employee verbally tell me when they need time off, school schedules, etc was driving me crazy, not to mention all the lost papers. With 7-shifts and the time off request and availability function, employees do the work. And with the shift pool function- it's even better. Properly trained employees can switch shifts with other employees using their smart phone with other employees and all I have to do as manager is approve. SO MUCH EASIER- I HAVE MY SANITY BACK.

My employees love it, and their is no excuse for missing a shift. Plus shift changes are a piece of cake- all I have to do is 'publish' the changes and the employee gets a txt. No more calls!

But the greatest management tool has been the weekly budget tool. With a new business, my labor cost were out of control. I can now look at the projected labor cost per day and week, and base on sales projection raise or lower the hours worked. With this function, I has literately saved hundreds if not thousands of dollars. It saved my business.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on April 16, 2017

Curtis, our entire team is thrilled to hear that 7shifts has helped your business...and your sanity. Cheers! :)

Successfully integrated with 3 different restaurant groups

Aug 31, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: * Clean design.

* Restaurant Focus.

* Consistently adding USEFUL features (not noise!).

Overall: If you have tried to integrate software into a restaurant that is not particularly interested in using software, you will appreciate it when I say that even given this bias, I have had no difficulties bringing 7shifts to three unique operations. That alone speaks to its usability, particularly in regard to the willingness of the staff to embrace it.

Recommendations to other buyers: To be blunt: If you are using a spreadsheet and managing time off with a written calendar or post-its, you are throwing away your time and therefore doing your job at a less-than-excellent rating.

Easy and less stress

Oct 04, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use and to switch shifts ask for time off that kind of thing

Cons: When you use the app the only thing that I don't like is that I can't see the month for time off. All you can see is the date sometimes it's very hard to decipher

Overall: It has been a great experience using this app. I don't have to worry fuss & fight with my staff anymore about time off, switching shifts, or anything. Especially for the great price!!

Recommendations to other buyers: It works great just about for any business even though you're not a restaurant

Love 7shifts!!!

Oct 31, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It has cut my schedules down from hours to just a few min

Cons: I wish open shifts would print and I wish I could print scheduled employees- without moving them to active and inactive

Overall: I love 7shifts- but most importantly my employees love it too!! No more "when do I work" and no more hours sifting thru papers for availability or days off requests- I looked at all the rest of the online scheduling apps- 7shifts meets my needs as a restaurant / coffee shop

It's perfect and priced affordability

Recommendations to other buyers: Love it

Customer service is amazing! Anytime I have a question, it is answered! Incredible!

Jun 22, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Program is user friendly and has exceeded all my needs. It is more of my errors that hinder anything. The software has been great. When I have an issue because of something I did wrong, again, service is impeccable!

Cons: If I had to nitpick, I would say that when I or any of my managers "X" the window, it should automatically log them out. Or after no use for a set time, auto log them out.

Overall: Full visibility of what is happening in the restaurants at all times. Schedules, manager log book, requests for time off, availability changes... system shows you everything immediately. It's amazing!

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on June 26, 2017

Thanks so much for the review Harry. I passed along your compliments to our customer care team. In regards to signing out, please make sure your managers aren¿t checking `keep me logged in¿ on the login page. That ensures they are logged out after a few hours :)

Miller Armstrong BLD.

Dec 01, 2016
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: easy to use!!

Overall: Every time I had an issue, staff has been quick to respond and issues are fixed real quick. Great Job staff!!

Awesome small biz software

Nov 30, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is easy to use. Has the small feel for a small business, but does all the things a big business needs too!!

Cons: The message board feature could use some work

Overall: Works great for all my needs. Does the stuff that massive programs do on a small practical scale !!!

Recommendations to other buyers: Not at this time!

Scheduling Made Easy

Nov 30, 2016
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: Being able to view the schedule anywhere as long as you have your phone.

Cons: Can be difficult to find what you're looking for.

Overall: 7Shifts has made viewing schedules easy and accessible from just about anywhere. It also allows for employees to communicate with each other easier.

Recommendations to other buyers: No.

Love this App

Apr 14, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use, drag and drop is nice and it makes it a one step process for scheduling after setting up

Cons: I haven't found any cons as of yet

Overall: I used to use another kind of scheduling/communication app and it was 3 times the cost a month and actually didn't even have and app it was desktop only! Love this one!

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on April 14, 2017

Wow, thanks for the great feedback Chris. It's our team's goal to ensure we provide a cost-effective scheduling solution for all restaurants. Thanks!

Easy and helpful

Oct 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is easier on me as a manager to build the schedule every week and get the staff to send in their requests

Cons: It notifies me 3 different ways. Could just stick with 1 way.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on November 02, 2018

Hot dang! Thanks for the review Tyler :)

Capterra loader

Efficient Scheduling Software that takes the Heaviness out of Scheduling

Mar 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ability for staff to communicate via the messaging app and to swap shifts without making it convoluted for the manager.

Cons: The "Business Decline" and "Close" designation and the assumed time for these notes. Overall, I would like more open-ended options for hours.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on October 01, 2018

Thanks for the review Alexandra! We've happy to hear 7shifts has taken the "heavy lifting" out of scheduling at State Park :)

How 7 shifts has helped me as a manager

Nov 30, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use

Cons: Only real drawback is losing key individuals that you would like on busy nights but you don't have to approve

Overall: Best system I've used yet and has made life much easier. Love the management log as I am casual and can keep up to date on daily goings on

Easy Access

Nov 30, 2016
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use

Easy access

Ease of communication

Overall: Generally, I love this software! It makes checking shifts and schedules an ease in any situation. Whether I'm out or confirming another appointment, I can easily access my schedule to plan around. It's also a good platform to communicate with my fellow co-workers. It makes trading shifts easy and reliable!

Recommendations to other buyers: I also appreciate the chat boards/message threads between mangers to make communicating key information a lot easier.

7Shifts makes life easy

Nov 04, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: the simplicity for both the employees and management

Cons: On occasion, I have been signed out and not able to access 7shifts on the app

Overall: Using 7Shifts for BOH management makes for smooth sailing. It gives me the ability to keep track of every staff members availability and time off requests. What can otherwise become a messy pile of scribbles on various pieces of paper is now right in front of me when it comes time to put my weekly schedule together. Running a kitchen and keeping track of your staff can keep one busy enough, aids like 7Shifts make the exterior duties much easier to handle. I can keep track of everyone's hours and project the weekly sales and identify how many hours of labour are necessary on a given day of work. It has definitely helped project our margins for profit and we will continue to use it.

Recommendations to other buyers: the more you utilize all aspects of 7Shifts the more you can appreciate it