7shifts

7shifts

by 7shifts

Who Uses 7shifts?

7shifts is designed specifically for restaurant owners, managers, and employees looking to optimize schedules, streamline communication, and improve efficiency. 7shifts simplifies restaurant life.

What Is 7shifts?

7shifts empowers restaurants of all sizes to trim labor costs, retain staff, and stay labor compliant with robust scheduling, communication, compliance, and engagement tools. 7shifts helps managers save 5 hours/week on scheduling, minimize call & text chaos with streamlined communication, manage staff on-the-go with free mobile apps, and trim labor costs up to 3% by integrating their POS. Join 250,000+ restaurant pros using 7shifts to simplify their life. Start your free trial today!

7shifts Details

7shifts

http://www.7shifts.com

Founded 2010

7shifts Pricing Overview

7shifts has a free version and offers a free trial. 7shifts paid version starts at US$0.01/month.

Starting Price

US$0.01/month

Pricing Details

Per restaurant location. Save ~10% with an annual subscription plan!

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Mobile - iOS Native

Mobile - Android Native

Training

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

24/7 (Live Rep)

Online

7shifts Features

Employee Scheduling Software
Automated Scheduling
Messaging
Mobile Access
Online Time Clock
Payroll Management
Reporting/Analytics
Resource Management
Schedule Distribution
Shift Swapping
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
Messaging
Mobile Access
Online Punch Card
Payroll Management
Punch card
Reporting/Analytics
Salaried Employee Tracking
Sick Leave Tracking
Timesheet Management
Vacation/Leave Tracking
Workstation Tracking
Budgeting/Forecasting
Contractor Management
Employee Lifecycle Management
Employee Scheduling
Labor Forecasting
Performance Metrics
Recruitment Management
Skills Tracking
Time & Attendance Management
Variable Workforce

7shifts Reviews

Showing 5 of 425 reviews

Overall
4.7/5
Ease of Use
4.7/5
Customer Service
4.8/5
Features
4.5/5
Value for Money
4.7/5
Jayelynn W.
General Manager
Food & Beverages, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/09/2019

"Helpful and Easy to Use"

Comments: Overall, it's easy and convenient to use and cheaper than some of the similar apps.

Pros: You can work from the website or from the app which is convenient if you're bouncing between locations. On the website, I can preset shift times for faster scheduling. You can set multiple roles which is beneficial for staff that do multiple things. You can assign an hourly to each role as well, so you can see an approximation of your labor for the week.

Cons: Unfortunately, the preset shift times do not translate over to the app so you do have to manually do it which takes a little more time. Although I have my preference set to get push notifications for almost all the app features, they don't always come through.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on 06/09/2019

Thanks for the review Jayelynn! We appreciate your feedback and love hearing that 7shifts can help you keep your schedules straight from anywhere. I've passed along your request regarding preset shifts on the app to our mobile development team for further consideration. Thank you!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/09/2019
Leslie B.
Owner
Restaurants, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 26/11/2019

"Best Decision "

Comments: I wish all companies had a team like 7 Shifts! Such a joy to work with. They love their job and are not just a sales department. Their support and development teams are just as good as their front line sales because they can really believe in their product and deliver what they are promising. First class!

Pros: We can maximize profit by scheduling exactly where needed with forecasting
We can create a schedule in minutes verses an hour
We can eliminate scheduling employees on requested days off or outside of their availability
Employees can update availability, time off without bothering management
Employees find a replacement for their shift after schedule is posted instead of bothering management
Managers can monitor labor in real time on phone app dashboard report
We use the 'engage' report as a positive way to eliminate attendance issues (late, no show, sick, change schedule, etc)
Employees can access by phone or computer
Employees can provide immediate shift feedback at end of shift
Managers can distribute hours and tasks evenly and monitor
Managers love the communication notification. One memo can be distributed to all or certain department to inform of last minute specials or even announce an employees birthday

Cons: To be honest, my list has dwindled of items I like least because everytime I bring a negative aspect to customer support, the development team calls and gathers information, then they begin programming and redesigning to improve their product for everyone. My only issue is waiting for them to make the awesome labor dashboard available for lower levels so managers can use it to train team leads without programming them to be in the 'management' category just to get the actual real time labor on their phone.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on 02/12/2019

Amazing! Thanks for the review Leslie. We are grateful for your feedback and it has made our team's day to hear from every department at 7shifts is pulling together to provide more value to you and your business. It's feedback like this that reminds us why labor management is vitally important to operators like yourself and we look forward to providing you and your team even more value in the future.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 26/11/2019
Sue L.
Owner
Restaurants, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 11/06/2020

"Schedules with ease"

Comments: It’s been a great product for my company. I would Recommend it for sure.

Pros: I save so much time juggling days off and swapping shifts through this app. Also keeping vacation days from overlapping is a breeze

Cons: The mobile versions are a little harder to make schedules with. I usually Use the desktop version

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on 17/06/2020

Thanks so much for the review Sue. We are happy to hear that 7shifts has enabled you to create schedules with ease. Know that we are always looking to make improvements to our mobile app and really appreciate the feedback. Cheers!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 11/06/2020
Susie R.
GM
Food & Beverages, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    2/5
  • Value for Money
    3/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    1/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 16/04/2020

"It’s Okay"

Pros: When choosing the highest cost package, you will have access to the most basic necessary functions. They do not charge base level employees to use the app

Cons: Some functions change without first being informed (although they state that they always inform prior to a change). Their beta testing due diligence leaves something to be desired. If they are unable to duplicate an error even if you can prove it exists, they refuse to fix it saying they are incapable of doing so. They make their customers pay for basic functions through the most costly package I used to use 7ahifts for over 4 years. I was looking at using them again for a different restaurant. However, the salesperson I encountered was a typical salesperson and never talked to me like they cared about the company Where I’m currently employed. Instead I was told stats about how I wouldn’t find a program cheaper, that they weren’t gouging those who wanted the basic functions I pointed at, and multiple other aspects in which I was wrong. When I pointed that out, he proceeded to raise his voice at me, chuckled and attempted to carry on I hung up on him at that point of the conversation I would have never signed a contract with this individual. Hopefully other sales reps actually care about potential customers

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on 22/04/2020

Hi Susie,

Thanks so much for your comment. We really appreciate your candid feedback so we can make the 7shifts experience better for all users, and we're sorry to hear your experience was less than ideal.

As a product that is growing and evolving every day, our pricing has changed a lot since you would have first started using 7shifts 4 years ago, but we would like to see what we can do to make 7shifts work for the restaurant you are currently working in. Please drop us a line at [email protected] and we will see what we can do to offer a solution the meets the needs of your business.

In regards to your interactions with a member of our team, I have flagged this to our management team to ensure that we provide everyone the same high level of service that we ourselves would expect.

We apologize if your experience was less than ideal and really take that to heart. We hope that in the future we can earn back the trust you have placed in our business.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 16/04/2020
William W.
Operator
Restaurants, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/03/2020

"Been using it for years"

Comments: This was a great way to get our employees on the same page and communicate out all the information we needed to in a simple fashion.

Pros: I like the easy to use interface. As an administrator, the events section works really well. We don't do a lot of reservations as a casual environment, so it works well for parties and alerting the staff of events in the area.

Cons: The messaging can be a little confusing, but not really a fault. The predictive scheduler doesn't work very well for me.

Vendor Response

by 7shifts on 20/03/2020

Thanks for the candid review William! All of us at 7shifts really appreciate your feedback and we're glad to hear 7shifts works for your restaurant, especially in these trying times. I've passed on your product feedback to our team so they can make 7shifts work better for you and every other customer. Cheers!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/03/2020