Planday is a cloud-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 at 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.

It is available on a per-user-per-month subscription basis.

Mobile interface
Mobile interface
Mobile interface
Swap shifts
Swap shifts
Mobile messaging
Mobile messaging
Employee shifts
Employee shifts

Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8



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Martyn from AJK Sports

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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September 2018

So Long to the group email

Pros

Easy. Great for young people with the ease of the app

Cons

Glitchy , needs to add more features to the app

Response: Planday, Planday A/S

September 2018

Thanks Martyn! Happy to hear you're enjoying the Planday app! We have a lot of new features in the works so watch this space! Great to have you on board ¿

Paul from Merryvale Semi-Independent Ltd.

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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August 2018

Great software

Pros

Planday really reduces management time compiling the rota, it is easy for staff to manage holidays and good to help managers stick to weekly staffing budgets. The punch in/out function again reduces admin time for paper timesheets and reduces the possibility of fraud.

Cons

It would be great to be able to set parameters and then it generate the rota for you, hopefully this will be developed in time!

Tim from Premier Sport

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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August 2018

Brilliant

Pros

Simple easy to use, all the staff love the app

Cons

Occasionally Glitchy, due to updates and software

Erica from General Dentistry

Specialty:  Healthcare / Medical

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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July 2018

Great Add-On for Practice Mgmt Systems Missing HR Functionality!

My office uses a practice management system with next to zero HR functions, a terrible time clock, and no integration with platforms from other vendors. We were looking for a platform that would allow employees to see their schedules, request vacations, switch shifts, etc. we also wanted a time clock that integrated with quickbooks. PlanDay lets us do all of this quickly and easily. We have been able to literally cut our time spent on payroll by over 50%, and reduce scheduling time by at least 1/3. The other features have also helped us streamline, organize, and centralize our HR activities while “going paperless.” The app is user friendly and our employees love using it, we’ve even noticed a recognizable boost in employee morale since starting PlanDay

Pros

Great sales, customer service, training, and tech personnel! Everyone is extremely helpful, knowledgeable, awesome at responding very quickly with easy to understand, concise yet complete answers. No pushy attempts to up sell, wanted to give me only the functionality I actually needed.

Looked at several different platforms, PlanDay was by far the most user-friendly and visually appealing.

Time clock feature syncs super easily and accurately with QuickBooks for Payroll, and employees love being able to clock in on their smartphones.

LOVE the reporting feature that tracks attendance tardiness and other metrics for direct input into performance reviews.

App is fantastic and employees love it.

Provides pretty much all the functionality we need to go paperless with most of our HR functions - scheduling, shift changes/time off requests, payroll (via quickbooks sync), keeping track of benefits, personnel files, etc.!

Has saved us significant time and money spent on HR!

Cons

I do wish there were some additional things I could do and more parameters/constraints I could add within the scheduling function to make things quicker and catch certain potential errors. For example, I’d love to be able to put in certain legal requirements/constraints and have the scheduler not allow me to break them (e.g. lunch for each employee must be no later than 5.5 hrs after shift start). Not really a huge deal, would just be a convenient accuracy check for me. Also wish I could send invites and more things via SMS for those without smartphones without employee needing to be charged.

TJ from Settlers Hospitality Group

Specialty:  Hospitality / Travel

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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June 2018

Basic online scheduling app

Pros

Cheaper than most, easy to use, mobile app available for staff and management. User friendly, not many complaints from staff

Cons

Limited on mobile app, set up fees are costly. Basic plan isn't bad, but choose your plan wisely. Needs work on reporting

Thomas from Bespoke Hotels

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June 2018

Bespoke Hotels has implemented Planday in 5 hotels. It has been a great success.

Improved Employee satisfaction. Admin time efficiencies. Increased accuracy in collating hours worked.

Pros

Tracking Time & Attendance - Keeps a tight track on casual hours from a management perspective but also the employees love the app by giving them clear shift times and the option to make themselves unavailable and swap shifts.
Cutting Admin Time - easy to put together rotas and produce reports for payroll processing at month end.
Payroll visability - easy to track daily, weekly and monthly payroll spend.

Cons

Even though it is relatively simple to learn how it works it does require some focus and backing from the management team.

Response: Planday, Planday A/S

June 2018

Hi Thomas - thanks for your review of Planday! It's great to hear we're helping you keep track of your hours and cut down on your admin time. It's great to have you on board!

Alexander from MODO AS

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June 2018

The smartest and best employee scheduling app, with punch-clock

Saving a lot of time

Pros

Super-easy to use and roll out new schedules for the employees and plan vacations. Also allowing punch-clock to be limited to the workplaces Wifi or location to punch in. Easy for employees to switch time-scheludes.

Cons

Hope that in the future, that the schedules can be integrated to my iCal Calendar and to our web-based cashierapp, Front Systems

Response: Planday, Planday A/S

June 2018

Thank you for the great review, Alexander!! Happy to hear we've made scheduling and punching in easier for MODO AS. Regarding the iCal integration, we're currently beta testing this feature and hope to roll it out shortly. Thanks again - it's great to have you on board :)

Karen from Washington's Best Guides LLC

Specialty:  Hospitality / Travel

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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June 2018

Flexible Employee Scheduling Software

Almost all of my employees were able to get online and get started without any problems. The software is very simple to use, has a dashboard so that employees can see their own schedule and open tours on which they can bid. For the few that needed extra handholding, planday has the ability for the manager to sign in as the employee and get them set up at the beginning. The messaging system from within the software has been easy to use by everyone.

Pros

The software is flexible enough to work with my tourism related business. I was able to categorize all of my employees into multiple categories. Using these categories I am able to place tour types onto the schedule and have the appropriate employees bid on various upcoming tours. The customer service training I received and the support and follow up at the beginning were extremely helpful in setting up my business onto the platform.

Cons

Because I am not a typical brick and mortar business with set shifts each day, I have to individually place tours on the calendar. There is the ability to create templates for certain recurring tours, but most of my "shifts" are unique occurrences that have to be placed on the schedule individually. I wish that I had been able to upload a spreadsheet into a template and let that template auto populate six month's worth of booked tours at the beginning.

Marta from Olson's Baking Company

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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May 2018

I can't say enough about how much I dislike this product. There are constant issues and glitches.

The scheduling module works pretty well

Pros

The scheduling feature is easy to use and works pretty well. The templates make it easy to duplicate schedules that are used often.

Cons

The way it calculates union time premiums, the numerous glitches that happen frequently, the daily reports that don't show weekly overtime until the last day of the week, they can't get me in the right time zone so the next day shows up as today after 3pm

Gita from Hotel Management

Specialty:  Hospitality

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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March 2018

Awesome!!!

it's awesome! take advantage of the 30 day free trial if youre scared to jump right in

Pros

I started off using the 30 day free trial with this as many programs dont offer trials anymore and I honestly fell in love!

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March 2018

Good system with a few glitches to befixed

Pros

Love that it works in the location of your business to deter fraudulent activity , this happens a lot with other software

Cons

Although it does the above it does have some issues with accuracy and glitches within the system but thy have sod will be sorted

Response: Planday, Planday A/S

March 2018

Thank you for your review! Glad to hear Planday's helping your business with the location-specific features. We're always working to improve upon the system, so if you experience any issues, please don't hesitate to reach us at support@planday.com. Great having you on board!

Elizabeth from Rebel Popcorn

Specialty:  Retail

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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December 2017

Not The Right Scheduling Software For Us!

I spent several hours setting everything up with the software, but then was not able to use it. 3 years later I still get phone calls trying to help me setup the software, even though I have let customer service know that I am not using it!

Pros

This scheduling software was fairly simple to initially setup for my staff to use. I found that initially it seemed like a good value.

Cons

This software did not work well for our needs. Our staff often works together and overlaps what they do in the store. This made the software very difficult to use. I found that it was also difficult for staff to request time off.

Betty from Smithfield

Specialty:  Professional Employer Organization (PEO)

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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November 2017

I used this software at one company I consulted for. They wanted to track vacation usage of employees and personal time off.

Pros

I used this easily to keep track of employee vacation time and also used to calculate what time we owed employees when they quit the company. It helped us to prepare a final check accurately, reducing issues after a termination

Michael from Rosemont Health and Fitness

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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September 2017

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

Pros

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.

Response: Planday, Planday A/S

September 2017

Dear Michael, Thanks for your review of Planday! We're happy to hear that you're enjoying the app. Thank you also for your suggestion about a recurring availability feature - I've passed this on to our Development team. Thanks again!

Fady from Bronx Arts Ensemble

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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July 2017

My experience with Planday has been exceptional!

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.

Response: Planday, Planday A/S

July 2017

Dear Fady, Thanks for your review! It's great to hear you're happy with Planday and Randy's support. Thanks again! Jennifer

Doris from Southside Children's Dental

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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July 2017

Overall experience has been positive.

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.

Barbara from Bronx Arts Ensemble, Inc.

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December 2016

Less paper, more happiness!

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!

Hannah from Bergen Bark Inn

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December 2016

Making life simpler

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.

Response: Planday, Planday A/S

December 2016

Dear Hannah, Thanks so much for your review - it's always great to hear from our happy customers! Regarding your employee who can't log in to the app on their Android - this can sometimes happen if they don't have the latest version of the app downloaded. Feel free to contact our Support team (support@planday.com) for assistance! Thanks again for using Planday! Jennifer

Susie from Bergen Bark Inn

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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December 2016

Cut our scheduling time in half!

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.

Kevin J from PCDoctors4u2.com / for JTDesigns.com

Specialty:  Manufacturing

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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October 2016

We chose Planday Domestic

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.


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