Planday Software

4.53 / 5 (43)

Our advisors have recommended this product 19 times in the last 30 days

About Planday


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.



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Supported Operating System(s):

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

43 Reviews of Planday

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.53 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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5 stars

(31)

4 stars

(7)

3 stars

(3)

2 stars

(1)

1 stars

(1)

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July 2018

Erica from General Dentistry

Company Size: 11-50 employees

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Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

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.

August 2016

Melissa from Louie's Restaurant

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2016

LoveLoveLove PlanDay!

PlanDay was the best decision we made this year. Easy, fast and user friendly for both management and employees!

Pros

We'd been looking for an online scheduling tool for the last few years, but all of them provided only information from the employee's point of view. PlanDay was the first (only?) to provide the ability for us to toggle back and forth from the employee view to the management, or "position view". Moreover, the customer service is beyond compare. What an incredible tool PlanDay has been for us!

Cons

We have 2 requests:

1) We would love to have the capacity to block employees in advance from being scheduled on future shifts. For example, if an employee wants to attend their family reunion in October, we'd love to have the capacity to block those shifts NOW to prevent them from being accidentally scheduled in October. While the employee has this capacity, we would prefer to have it as well.

2) Similarly, since students comprise at least 50% of our staff, we would love, as managers of PlanDay, for US to have the capacity to block out certain portions of certain days for our staff who are students taking classes in school. Again, this would prohibit them from being accidentally scheduled while they're in class. Again, while employees have this capacity, we would prefer to have it as well.

Response from Planday of Planday A/S

Replied October 2016

Hi Melissa, Thanks for your review! Always wonderful to hear from our happy customers. Regarding your requests, there is actually a way to do this within the system. Your Activation Consultant will be reaching out to you shortly to help you set this up. Also, have you heard about our Ambassador Program, where you can earn money for recommending Planday? You can learn more about the program here: http://planday.com/ambassador Thanks again! Jennifer

September 2017

Michael from Rosemont Health and Fitness

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

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 from Planday of Planday A/S

Replied 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!

June 2018

Karen from Washington's Best Guides LLC

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

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.

July 2017

Doris from Southside Children's Dental

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

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.

June 2018

Alexander from MODO AS

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

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 from Planday of Planday A/S

Replied 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 :)

May 2015

Anonymous

Review Source: GetApp


May 2015

From Nokia to iPhone

We're a large (25+ personal) dental clinic placed in the center of Copenhagen, Denmark. We strive to work as productive and efficient as possible, with quality and costumer service as our key words. As a manager I used to spend several hours a week, both at work and outside work, doing schedules using exel, to make sure every shift was covered. Usually I would spend my Easter puzzling the schedule for the upcoming summer holiday, ringing and texting assistants to sort out who I could fit in where there was a gap. Those days are over, and even though we've used Planday for more than a year now, both my assistants, my boss and I'm still pleasantly surprised by how easy Planday is to use. I would recommend Planday to any business with hourly scheduled staff. Planday is like when I got my first iPhone!

Pros

I must admit I was a little suspicious at first, starting something new, but that changed quickly.
The introduction we got, the service and help was (is!) worth 5 stars.
Planday is very easy to use, very userfriendly.
The ability to customize everything is great.
Easy to navigate around.

Cons

I've been thinking about this for a long time now and I simply can't find any cons.

Response from Planday of Planday A/S

Replied June 2015

It is very much appreciated that you took the time to write us such a great feedback. We are happy that you are satisfied with the system and the help that you have received during your introduction and in the time after.

October 2016

Mindy from FCUSD

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2016

Excellent Customer Support

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.

Response from Planday of Planday A/S

Replied October 2016

Hi Mindy, Thanks for your review! It's always wonderful to hear from our happy customers. I believe Randy has already been in touch with you regarding your requests. Also, have you heard about our Ambassador Program, where you can earn money for recommending Planday? You can learn more about the program here: http://planday.com/ambassador Thanks for using Planday! Jennifer

August 2018

Paul from Merryvale Semi-Independent Ltd.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

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!

July 2017

Fady from Bronx Arts Ensemble

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0