About Sling

Sling is a staff scheduling and communication software for businesses where employees work in shifts. The software allows managers to assign shifts and tasks to employees across multiple work sites, using a single shared calendar.

Sling is built around four central features: tasks, shifts, messages and newsfeed, and allows managers to coordinate all of their scheduling tasks on one platform. Managers can create shift schedules, manage shift trade and time-off requests; chat with employees and share photos, links and videos; post information and updates to a company newsfeed; and create and assign tasks to employees.

Shift templates can be saved an reused any number of times, saving time for scheduling managers. Within the template, data can be filtered by date, position or department to find out the total number of employees assigned to a particular task or department. Employees can submit time-off and shift trade requests via the employee portal, where they're sent to the location manager for approval and re-assignment to other staff members where necessary.

Users can create to-do lists and tasks, then assign these to a single employee or a group of employees. Users can set task timelines which generate automatic SMS or email reminders a few days before the deadline. Employees can send messages, work files, photos, videos and links to each other via Sling, as well as search for past conversations using keywords. Retail and restaurant outlets that have used Sling include Subway, Aveda, The UPS Store, Applebee’s and Securitas.

Pricing starting from:

$2.00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Sling

Streamline your business:

- Schedule faster and smarter: Build accurate schedules in minutes and avoid overlapping shifts and double-bookings.

- Control labor costs: Stay under budget while controlling overtime and absenteeism.

- Communicate efficiently from a single platform: Send messages in group or private conversations, keep everyone informed, and build a stronger company culture.

- Simplify time tracking: Allow employees to clock in and out right from their phones.

- Make payroll processing easier: Export timesheets for seamless payroll processing.

- Drive operational compliance: Ensure standards are being met to keep your business compliant.

- Enhance employee engagement: Engage employees in achieving business objectives in an easy-to-digest way while making work effortless and expected outcomes clear.

- Schedule with ease: Build your employees' schedules in minutes and manage time off, availability and shift trade requests.

- Eliminate scheduling conflicts: See up-to-date employee availability, time-off requests, and avoid overlapping shifts and double-bookings.

- Democratize scheduling: Let employees sign up for shifts on a first-come, first-served basis, or approve the requests and finalize the schedule.

- Reduce employee absences and late arrivals: Use shift alarms to remind employees of their upcoming shifts and send them notifications when they forget to clock in.

- Optimize labor spending as you schedule: Set wages per employee or position and see how much each shift will cost. Forecast and optimize expenses while scheduling to ensure you stay on budget.

- Manage multiple work locations with ease: Schedule employees across multiple locations on one account and view all schedules in one place.

- Set specific clock-in locations: Use GPS or IP settings to designate where you want employees to clock in.

- Integrate Sling with platforms you already use: Save time and money by integrating your scheduling with your existing platforms.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

$2.00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription

Images

A central dashboard provides information about all employees as well as their respective locations and positions
Create shifts and assign them directly to employees
Assign shits to employees
Employees can setup their own profiles on Sling
Employees are sent notifications when shifts are assigned to them
Sling's drag & drop interface enables the easy transfer of shifts to other days and people
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Sling screenshot: A central dashboard provides information about all employees as well as their respective locations and positions Sling screenshot: Create shifts and assign them directly to employees Sling screenshot: Assign shits to employees Sling screenshot: Employees can setup their own profiles on Sling Sling screenshot: Employees are sent notifications when shifts are assigned to them Sling screenshot: Sling's drag & drop interface enables the easy transfer of shifts to other days and people

Features

Total features of Sling: 58

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Availability Management
  • Budget Control
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Clock In / Out
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Deadline Management
  • Document Management Software
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling Software
  • File Transfer
  • Forecasting
  • GPS
  • Leave Tracking
  • Live Chat Software
  • Messaging
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Onboarding Software
  • Online Forums
  • Online Punch Card
  • Online Time Clock
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Management
  • Punch card
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Salaried Employee Tracking
  • Schedule Distribution
  • Search/Filter
  • Shift Swapping
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Task Management Software
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time Off Requests
  • Timesheet Management
  • To-Do List
  • Training Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Workflow Management Software
  • XML / RSS

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(80)
Value for Money
4.7/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Support Software
4.6/5

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Anthony M.
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for Free Trial
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The best scheduling software I've ever used.

Reviewed on 05/05/2020

This is has been an eye-opening experience. I didn't know such an awesome scheduling solution...

This is has been an eye-opening experience. I didn't know such an awesome scheduling solution existed and is perfect for small or large businesses. Everybody with a team should be using Sling.

Pros

It allows for coordination across unlimited business locations and unlimited employees. The ability to offer shifts to employees and allow them to claim or apply for them is incredible. SMS notifications to employees for their shifts, daily email notifications for managers to know who is working where, allowing staff to call out or switch shifts, apply for time off, set availability, and more.

Cons

I don't really have anything negative to say about this software. If I had to find something, it would be that at times, the interface is laid out unusual to our expectations but once you see what it's doing, it makes perfect sense.

John T.
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  • Industry: Security & Investigations
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best scheduling app out there

Reviewed on 28/08/2019

It truly has been a real asset for our business, I really believe we would be lost without this...

It truly has been a real asset for our business, I really believe we would be lost without this fantastic software.

Pros

Clocking in works great with SLING, scheduling and the employee interaction with the app is fantastic!

Cons

Getting use to messaging for help, were all used to calling someone. I found it works great and the response time is quick and responsive.

Chuck A.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Very good and consistent shift management

Reviewed on 18/02/2021

The Sling support folks have been great. I feel kind of guilty because I am using the free version,...

The Sling support folks have been great. I feel kind of guilty because I am using the free version, but it does what I need.

Pros

The graphical interface is well-designed and lets folks see the information they need to see. Set up is pretty straightforward. There have never been any interruptions in service that we have noticed.

Cons

I could wish that shifts for a week could be copied into as many future weeks as I choose, rather than having to do them one week at a time. For our team, shifts haven't really changed for years and that would be nice.

Stephen M.
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Excellent with limitations...

Reviewed on 25/04/2020

As a scheduling software great. no need for the extra features.

As a scheduling software great. no need for the extra features.

Pros

Easy access to distribute schedules and messages.

Cons

Private messaging. Users can private message each other within Sling. If these messages take a negative turn. Sexual Harassment or something else. There is no way no monitor these messages. Unless a screen shot was taken there is no proof, because if the either of the user deletes the message it is gone.

Chelsea M.
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  • Industry: Recreational Facilities & Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great scheduling software

Reviewed on 16/02/2021

Pros

We switched from paper to digital scheduling with sling. Staff appreciated being able to swap shifts from their phones & easily picked up on the new method. We also switched all communication to the app which has helped me find communications from staff & stay organized.

Other key features we enjoy: shift alarms, constantly updated services, template/copy paste for shifts, categorization options, reports, & more.

Cons

There is only one thing that we need updated - a specific report to include some data for payroll.

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Sling FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Sling.

Sling offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: $2.00/month
  • Pricing model: Free, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Sling allows you to schedule and communicate with your employees for free. You can also use advanced features by selecting a plan that works for your needs better.

We do not have any information about Sling features

Sling has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Sling supports the following languages:

English

Sling supports the following devices:

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

Sling integrates with the following applications:

Google Calendar, Gusto, Shopify, Shopify POS, Square for Restaurants, Square for Retail, Toast POS

Sling offers the following support options:

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

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