Planday Software


 

Planday is a web-based employee scheduling platform suitable for businesses of almost any size or vertical. In addition to scheduling, Planday also allows managers to oversee employee hours, vacation requests, shift-swaps, payroll and employee communication.

Businesses can copy schedules week after week, rather than manually creating them each time. By providing a comprehensive overview of employee shifts, businesses can optimize their schedules to avoid overstaffing and excessive payroll costs.

Planday’s location-specific clock-in function allows employees to clock-in from any device upon arriving to work, giving administrators a full view of exact hours worked. This gives managers a more accurate overview of expected payroll and revenue forecasts.

Planday’s integrated communication function also allows for businesses to message employee groups in specific locations, while also enabling employees to message each other to swap shifts on the go. 

Businesses can try Planday for free for 30 days (no credit card required), or request a demo by a representative. 

 

Planday - Multiple devices
 
  • Planday - Multiple devices
    Multiple devices
  • Planday - Mobile interface
    Mobile interface
  • Planday - Internal messaging
    Internal messaging
  • Planday - Shift information
    Shift information
  • Planday - Swap shifts
    Swap shifts
  • Planday - Employee schedules
    Employee schedules
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

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Kevin J from PCDoctors4u2.com / for JTDesigns.com
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2016

October 2016

We chose Planday Domestic

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We are a small company, less than ten employees with the intention of someday being bigger. We needed a time and attendance software that allowed remote access, allowed calendar scheduling, analytics, payroll sync, and real time communication on events and expectations. We did not want to spend a lot of money.

Pros

Plan day allows us to grow with employees and locations, they charge us monthly by the number of users. We can access all of the features from anywhere using the login console. The Graphics look professional and the staff had very little difficulty getting used to the system.

Cons

Local WiFi is recommended, but really, it is essential to experience all of the features.
There is a thirty day free trial, a second month to break it in and review accumulated data would have been helpful before the roll out.

Advice to Others

Save yourself some time and head ache and go with Plan Day.

 
 

Jesse from Fairview
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2016

October 2016

PlanDay = Free day

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Plan day has allowed me to reduce the time it takes me to create a two week schedule by 2/3rds. It also has reduced the amount of managing the schedule on my end and placed it on the staff.

Pros

Saves time, reduces the time need to manage every shift change, vacation requests, and open shift. Makes Staff responsible for their own schedule management. The Punch Clock has also been great to manage when the staff clocks in and out. The BEST support ever!

Cons

While working on a schedule the staff can see it in real time and can cause confusion until it is complete. I did submit a request to PLANDAY to have an area to work on the schedule in private then publish it to the staff.

Advice to Others

Best product dollar for dollar!

 
 

Risa from Anon Plus
Specialty: Retail

April 2016

April 2016

Superior product and service

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Likes Best

We did the Planday free trial which was great to let us try everything out to make sure it's what we needed. The skill sets lets me find staff replacements with the right skills easily and quickly. Also, their customer service team was always available to help us in setting up and answering any questions right from the start.

Likes Least

Nothing - both the system and customer service are great.

Recommendations

We previously used When I Work but eventually our needs outgrew what it could provide. We tried Planday for free and immediately found it to be better suited for our business' needs - mostly thanks to the skill sets.

 
 
 
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Michael from Rosemont Health and Fitness
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Very user friendly, great organizer, creates easy communication between management and staff.

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The App makes it very easy to keep scheduling organized. Very user friendly. After a short period of time getting used to Planday you will feel very comfortable. Customization for every aspect of the App makes it very easy to use the things you want and filter out the things you don't need. Allows for easy communication access between all users, from staff to management.

Cons

There are no major issues with Planday. One thing that would make it easier for the staff, is plugging in their availability over the course of time versus having to select each day off for the remainder of the calendar. For example: If you want to request availability for being off every Tuesday from 12-5 for the next two months you have to manually enter each Tuesday's availability. Instead of being able to select the date range one time.

Source: Capterra
 

Fady from Bronx Arts Ensemble
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

July 2017

July 2017

My experience with Planday has been exceptional!

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I am able to schedule and create payroll reports for payments.

Pros

What I like most about this software is the support. Customer rep has been very patient and very helpful every step of the way.

Cons

What I like least about this software is the occasional server errors that happen.

Source: Capterra
 

Doris from Southside Children's Dental
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Overall experience has been positive.

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Good management.

Pros

I like that my employees can easily and quickly keep me informed of any changes or request that they have via text or email. That changes or work schedules are updated in real time. That off site employees can clock in. That the program is very easy to set up and use. That the support has always been excellent. This software has had a significant impact on my ability to manage my staff in a way that is efficient for them and our office.

Cons

That some functions such as editing some things such as vacation request and schedule changes are still a bit tedious. Hopefully this will be improved with update.

Source: Capterra
 

Barbara from Bronx Arts Ensemble, Inc.

December 2016

December 2016

Less paper, more happiness!

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We are so happy with PlanDay, it's working out so well. Scheduling is a breeze and our office is so much more peaceful and happy without the chaos of those paper timesheets! Customer support is awesome!

Source: Capterra
 

Hannah from Bergen Bark Inn

December 2016

December 2016

Making life simpler

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We have been using Planday for just over a month now and I am amazed at how much easier it has made my life. Writing schedules has always been a nightmare and with Planday, it simplifies that task and allows our employees to request what shifts they want. It is very user-friendly and has a nice app for phones and tablets. The only downside is that we have had issues with the app working on one employee's Android phone not being able to log in. However, several others with the same phone have had no issues. We would also like to use the time clock feature but are waiting for the update that will allow employees to clock out for a lunch break. Customer support has been helpful and we have enjoyed our experience so far with Planday.

Source: Capterra
 

Susie from Bergen Bark Inn
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Cut our scheduling time in half!

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Really great software, a little difficult to set up, but only because I didn't ask the questions I needed to. They have a live chat available for you and their response is usually pretty quick. My staff can put in what they prefer and their availability which in turn has created a happier staff. I love that is doubles as a message center so I can group message everyone and they can reply to me without bothering everyone in the group text. The time clock is available in my region, however, breaks (lunch) is not yet. I am excited to start using it in January because my payroll will be integrated into the schedule. So far I am excited about the change and the time it has saved my manager each week and the money I have saved allowing her to apply her time to more worthwhile tasks.

Pros

How easy it makes everything after it was set up.

Cons

That somethings are not available in my region, I'm willing to wait, though.

Advice to Others

Do the 30-day trial, It allows you enough time to set it all up and decide if it is right for you.

Source: Capterra
 

Mindy from FCUSD
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Excellent Customer Support

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Randy in Customer Support has been fantastic. I encountered a problem with my account and he called me back within minutes and was able to help me resolve the issue. He is polite, patient and professional. I highly recommend Planday for staff scheduling needs.

Pros

I like the flexibility and customization features.

Cons

Some of the features don't fit with the Education model and we don't need any of the payroll data fields.

Advice to Others

1. I would like to see a "delete all" box instead of having to click on multiple boxes when making a large schedule change and am deleting several shifts in a date range.
2. Sometimes shifts stick and don't delete when a new template is applied and the delete all then apply option is selected first.
3. Would be nice to be able to hide the payroll information since we don't use it.

Source: Capterra
 

Marc from Guest House
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2016

July 2016

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Planday was one of the most useful tools i have come across for organizing shifts and punch clock information

Source: Capterra
 

Yan from NYU Pediatric Dentistry
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2016

June 2016

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like the flexibility of Planday! wish the interface design could be better. customer services is topnotch. it was a pleasure working with Daniel Cline & Randall Smith.

Source: Capterra
 

Jennifer from Avalon Property Services

June 2016

June 2016

Amazing, through and through!

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I want to give Daniel C a big thank you for really going above and beyond with his customer service. His demo was exact and to the point. He really listened to what i needed, and made sure that he gave a thorough explanation as to why Planday was the perfect software for the job. The software itself is very user friendly, easy to navigate, and appealing to the eyes. With so many choices out there, you want to make sure you go with something that you will enjoy using.
Thank you so much for everything.

Source: Capterra
 

Shari from Ellary's Greens

June 2016

June 2016

Great training experience!

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The software is very user friendly! My training with Daniel was great, he was patient and answered all my questions. Planday is such a useful tool for a busy restaurant group! I would definitely recommend Planday.

Source: Capterra
 

Sonya from Café Nord

March 2016

March 2016

I'm not sure how we managed before Planday

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At first I was reluctant to pay for a system that I used to just do for free on excel. But the amount of time and effort saved with Planday more than makes up for the small cost involved in subscribing. Now something that used to take me days now only takes me a matter of minutes. I can drag and drop my schedule, then copy it instead of entering it by hand every week. This means I can focus on my business more and my staff get their schedules faster - it's really a win-win situation all around. I can't imagine how we coped before Planday, to be honest.

Source: Capterra
 

Jennifer from North Star Independent Living Services, LLC

February 2016

February 2016

user friendly

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No details, the product is great.

Source: Capterra
 

Phillip from Western Regional Security

November 2015

November 2015

Best experience and customer service by far

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Cody has been my main contact but his support and development team has also been really friendly and come to our aid whenever we needed them. The main features that brought us over was the easy to use layouts and the fact that this product allows you to see who you can plug in for any of those last minute call-offs. The OT controls and restrictions definitely have saved us probably 4-5 times the cost of this product making it a money maker.

The back end Admin settings allows you so much control I can assign off time schedulers who are restricted to only that role and I don't have to worry about them having access to confidential employee or client info like in other scheduling software. I would say they have alot of features that beat out the competition hands down.

Source: Capterra
 

Heather from T-Mobile US

November 2015

November 2015

Research Reveals Great Customer Service

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I signed up for a free trial of Planday for research purposes. I have a long history of working with enterprise resource planning and HR information systems. I've had an academic interest in cloud-based, mobile tools for some time. Planday has created a unique product in that space by fostering collaboration and I wanted a hands-on experience.

This was the first time I had an immediate check-in from a live person. If this is indicative of the typical customer experience, Planday is far ahead of SAP, Oracle, Workday, and other employee scheduling and workforce planning tools. Daniel Cline contacted me shortly after I signed up to see how he could help me make the most out of the tool. As a technology professional who has overseen many product procurement efforts, this level of customer service is a rare find.

Keep up the great work!

Source: Capterra
 

James from Chexology

October 2015

October 2015

5 Stars from Chexology (SharkTank featured item rental economy SaaS)

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We are a NYC-based item rental SaaS that typically hires, trains, and staffs 400-1,000 W4 brand ambassadors during the winter season. Previously, we used ShiftPlanning, which was expensive, had an outdated UI, and an unfriendly mobile experience. I reached out to Cody knowing I'd need my team's buy-in to terminate our old vendor. He made it a 1-week decision with a better price and a superior product. The great thing about Planday is intelligent control over your workers' organization and being able to reach them in many ways (Twilio type SMS, required reads, news feed) to make your client comfortable. The best thing is having an "on-demand" shift grabbing feature to make work equitable and replacements instant. We sort of up-sell Planday into our services now as being "best-in-class." I don't think I'm lying!

Thanks guys.

- James Zhang
Chief Operating Officer
Chexology LLC

Source: Capterra
 

Zoey

June 2015

June 2015

Planday all day

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Plan day is what we use at my work and we have no difficulties with it. It's generally the best platform to use.

Pros

Easy to use. Lots of opportunities to contact other employees and communication in general is user friendly

Cons

None. We haven't had any problems with this platform and it is a great improvement from our former platforms.

Source: GetApp
 

Sebastian

May 2015

May 2015

Very well made app

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Planday is a very well made app for making schemes.

Pros

You can choose your shifts.

Cons

its a little hard to know where to go and choose shifts, because you have two schemes. one on the front page and one on the shiftplan page and at first i thought you had to get shifts there but i couldnt so i neede to do it on the front page where i didn't have as much to look at visually to give a picture of which shift it was.

Source: GetApp
 

Cindy

May 2015

May 2015

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We use Planday at my work. We have about 100 volunteers taking shifts almost any time of the day and week. So with planday we can easy see who is at work when.

Pros

The app is great and Planday keeps working on it. I have used it for almost two years and it is really useful now.

Cons

Contacts in the app is not working. But that is about all I can think of.

Source: GetApp
 

Eunice

May 2015

May 2015

Saves me a full days work

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Payday use to be a full day adventure, trying to keep track of 30 employees in an Excel sheet, calculating their supplements according to the time of work and subtracting any personnel goods. After switching to Planday payday now takes roughly an hour, and that’s only because I double check everything to be sure. I still can’t believe it’s that easy, but it is.

Pros

I like that it is so easy for our employees to put a shift up for sale/trade, and we no longer have to note down who switched with who. However, we still have the security of having to confirm the switch before it’s activated. My favorite part though, is the compatibility with our pay system. It saves me hours

Cons

In the process of confirming a switch between to employees, you can’t see whether the new employee has a shift before or after the switch, as you can when you assign a shift. Normally the system will mark them as red, because they are already scheduled to work that day. This doesn’t happen with switches, which can cause double shifts for a person.

Source: GetApp