About 7shifts

Solve your restaurant scheduling woes with 7shifts. This robust platform empowers restaurants of all sizes to trim labor costs, retain staff, and stay labor compliant with a veritable toolbox of applications. Tackle employee scheduling, communication, labor compliance, and engagement easily and affordably. This platform solves challenges, reduces, costs, and saves time.

Here’s how your restaurant can benefit from 7shifts:

- Cut time spent scheduling by 80% and get, an average of 5 hours back in your week with 7shifts’ intuitive drag-and-drop schedule builder.

- Reduce calls and texts by 70% with built-in communication tools like chat and Announcements.

- Integrate your scheduling to your POS and payroll systems to unlock efficiencies that can save 3% on labour costs with our Optimal Labour tool.

- Lower employee turnover by 13% with engagement statistics for each location, plus a leaderboard to highlight the most and least engaged employees.

- Drive efficiency by tagging employees to specific tasks to increase completion by 135%.

- Stay compliant everywhere with compliance features for California, Oregon, Seattle, New York, and more.

- Collect, divide and distribute tips to FOH and BOH staff easily and efficiently with the Tip Pooling feature. Save 8 hours of admin time and integrate your POS and Payroll systems.

- Stay up to date and informed about maintenance or incidents with the Manager Log Book feature.

- Take 7shifts ‘to-go’ with free mobile apps for managers and employees to manage availability and time-off requests, chat with your team, track restaurant performance, and more.

Trusted by over 700,000 restaurant professionals, 7shifts can be found in restaurants of all sizes—from mom-and-pop shops to national chains like Bareburger, Jamba Juice, and Five Guys. Start your free trial today to start scheduling for success.

Pricing starting from:

$34.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of 7shifts

- Integrate your POS + Payroll systems to build schedules based on projected sales (and weather) forecasts

- Complete labor compliance solutions for New York, California, San Francisco, Oregon, Seattle, and more to comply with Fair Workweek, Predictive Scheduling, and other regional labor laws

- Robust employee engagement tools to track location-specific engagement (lates, no-shows, sicks, etc) and easily identify most- and least-engaged employees with an engagement leaderboard

- Free iOS & Android mobile apps for managers and employees. Employees can view shifts, chat with coworkers, submit time-off and availability requests, swap shifts, and provide shift feedback to managers. Managers can approve or deny requests, chat with their team, view real-time sales and labor data, take shift notes, and more.

- Keep managers in-sync with the customizable Manager Log Book to update with daily shift notes, maintenance issues, event reminders, and more. A daily summary is emailed to owners and managers to review at the end of each day.

- Collect, divide and distribute tips to FOH and BOH staff easily and efficiently with Tip Pooling

- Use the weekly budget tool to keep your scheduling on track to hit your labor targets—never over- or -under-staffing

- Integrated time-tracking to better manage time, accountability, and compliance

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English, French, Spanish

Pricing starting from:

$34.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to 7shifts

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7shifts Software - Create better informed, adaptable schedules
7shifts Software - Make data-informed decisions to cut labor costs
7shifts Software - Integrate 7shifts to your existing payroll and POS systems
7shifts Software - FOH and BOH scheduling across multiple locations
7shifts Software - Highlight high achievers and pin-point coaching opportunities
7shifts Software - Collect, divide and distribute tips easily
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Features

Total features of 7shifts: 89

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assignment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Availability Management
  • Benchmarking
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Clock In / Out
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Contractor Management Software
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management Software
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Recognition Software
  • Employee Scheduling Software
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Management Software
  • Feedback Management
  • Forecasting
  • GPS
  • Group Scheduling
  • Labor Cost Reporting
  • Labor Forecasting
  • Leave Tracking
  • Live Chat Software
  • Messaging
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Multi-Location
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • Online Booking
  • Online Punch Card
  • Online Time Clock
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Projections
  • Punch card
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Scheduling
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resource Scheduling
  • SMS Messaging
  • Salaried Employee Tracking
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Schedule Distribution
  • Scheduling Software
  • Search/Filter
  • Shift Swapping
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Task Editing/Updating
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Task Tagging
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time Clock Software
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking Software
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Variable Workforce

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(889)
Value for Money
4.7/5
Features
4.6/5
Ease of Use
4.7/5
Customer Support Software
4.7/5

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Leandro
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

7 Shifts for restaurant schedule Management

Reviewed on 05/11/2020

My managers and employees love it.

My managers and employees love it.

Pros

It is easy to use and anybody with a phone can have easy access to their schedule, send messages using it, and letting anybody know about changes. It is a very practical and professional tool for the schedules that we use in our Restaurant. We have the scheduling available on our P/R processor, but we prefer to pay for this service as it is more agile and practical than our P/R company.

Cons

To be honest, I do not have any complaints, but we only use the scheduling module as we have other systems.

Response from 7shifts

Thanks for the review Leandro! It's great to hear that even though you have the option, you see so much value in 7shifts that it goes above and beyond what is offered to you in your payroll provide. Know that we will always be looking to increase the value of our services for folks like yourself. Cheers!

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Best scheduling / timesheet app to date!

Reviewed on 31/08/2021

Support has been amazingly helpful and all around compassionate. Makes us happy to feel like we're...

Support has been amazingly helpful and all around compassionate. Makes us happy to feel like we're a part of a community where our concerns are heard.

Pros

Responsiveness. Ease of use. Employees not complaining for once!

Cons

With scheduling, we have staff that want to have the same recurring shift week to week. This changes often so having a template for a time period versus just a person is proving difficult. Staff keep saying "but I thought that was my shift every week?" What's happening is, they offered their shift to someone else so when we copy the prior week to a new week, the wrong employee gets assigned the shift. This is getting hard to manage.

Need the ability to print out day schedules the same way weekly ones look. We print our schedules out daily and assign breaks from them plus we leave notes about the day. Currently the only option to print a day view is in list mode and that does not show you visually where holes in scheduling are. We did find a way around it by printing the day view from the manager dashboard but that prints out the website not just the schedule.

We close out pay periods but they are still just sitting there as open, so that's confusing.

I wish we could name our group chats and create multiple versions with the same people. We like having group chats around topics to keep messages separate and easy to reference.

Response from 7shifts

Thanks for the super detailed review. Please feel free to share this directly with our team at [email protected] so we can work with you to make these suggested improvements!

Danielle
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

7Shifts simplified scheduling, switching shifts, and communication

Reviewed on 12/11/2022

I was able to ensure that in the event I would need pick up a shift for more hours, or have someone...

I was able to ensure that in the event I would need pick up a shift for more hours, or have someone else cover a shift for me, I could do that quickly and efficiently with the software.

Pros

The ability to have a clear view of shifts for the week, as well as who I was scheduled to work with. I was also able to find co-workers contact info in case something came up and I needed to switch shifts. Very helpful.

Cons

Not sure if anything was missing. We used a different software for payroll and time tracking, but even in 7 shifts I was able to see quickly the number of hours I was collectively scheduled for the upcoming week.

Aliya
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

I absolutely love 7shifts!

Reviewed on 04/08/2022

Never had a single issue! Easy to use, navigate, trouble shoot, and I would recommend it to a...

Never had a single issue! Easy to use, navigate, trouble shoot, and I would recommend it to a friend!

Pros

7shifts is easy to navigate for all, easily accessible,
And free of charge in the App Store. This app made it easy to stay organized and worked quickly to do so.

Cons

I love absolutely everything about 7shifts!

Response from 7shifts

You love to hear it. Thanks so much for the kind words Aliya :)

Jayelynn
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Helpful and Easy to Use

Reviewed on 05/09/2019

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

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.

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Reasons for Switching to 7shifts

7shifts was less expensive and much easier to use plus it integrated with our point of sale system.

Response from 7shifts

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!

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7shifts FAQs

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7shifts offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: $34.99/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

14-day free trial, no credit card required. Comp: free for up to 30 employees and 1 location; Entrée: from $29.99/month/location (billed annually) or $34.99/month/location (billed monthly) - for up to 30 employees; The Works: from $69.99/month/location (billed annually) or $76.99/month/location (billed monthly) - for unlimited employees; Gourmet: contact 7shifts for a custom pricing quote for enterprise restaurants and chains; 7shifts also offers volume discounts for franchises, restaurant groups and chains.

7shifts has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

7shifts supports the following languages:

English, French, Spanish

7shifts supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

7shifts integrates with the following applications:

ADP Workforce Now, Brink POS, CAKE, CAKE POS, Clover, GoTab POS, Gusto, Harbortouch POS, Heartland Payment Processing, Heartland Payroll, Heartland Restaurant, Lightspeed, Lightspeed POS, Lightspeed Retail, MYR POS, NCR Aloha, POSitouch, Paycom, Paycor, Paylocity, QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Restaurant Manager, Revel Systems, Rezku POS, Solink, Speakap, Square Point of Sale, Squirrel POS, Tenzo, Toast POS, TouchBistro, UltiPro, Upserve, Vexilor POS, Wagepoint

7shifts offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, Chat

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