About Nowsta

Nowsta is a cloud-based workforce management software designed to help businesses of all sizes handle staff scheduling, communications, time or attendance tracking, and payroll processing, among other administrative operations. Supervisors can gain insights into workers' ratings, projected and actual costs based on a day, week, shift, or month and team's performance on a centralized platform.

Nowsta automatically logs in work hours, calculates salaries or overtime rates, and lets organizations export their time and attendance data directly into third-party payroll systems according to requirements. Administrators can use time clock and image verification capabilities to streamline employees' check-in processes and track their work hours against schedules to identify discrepancies. Managers can receive overtime warnings about staff members and view workforce' availability on a calendar. Businesses can also manage custom reporting processes, view events, and utilize tags or filters to search required employees for each work shift.

Nowsta facilitates integrations with various third-party payroll providers such as Paychex, ADP, and more. Employees can use the mobile application to access job requests, receive updates about corporate changes or announcements, and view work shifts on a calendar. Other features include time and attendance dashboard, data visualization, SMS reminders, GPS-enabled check-in, and PDF timesheets.

Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Nowsta

Nowsta is a cloud-based workforce management platform designed for the events industry. Nowsta puts scheduling, time tracking, analytics, and payroll reporting under one system. Users can also pay staff's wages instantly at no extra cost or burden.

Typical Customers

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

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Micronesia , Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, Nauru, New Zealand, French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, United States, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna, Samoa

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Nowsta: 48

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Scheduling Software
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Availability Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Calendar Management
  • Candidate Management
  • Clock In / Out
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling Software
  • Event Calendar
  • For Cloud
  • For Staffing Agencies
  • GPS
  • Group Scheduling
  • Job Posting
  • Leave Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Location
  • Online Booking
  • Online Time Clock
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Projections
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Scheduling
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resource Management Software
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Schedule Distribution
  • Scheduling Software
  • Search/Filter
  • Skills Tracking
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time Clock Software
  • Time Tracking Software
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Variable Workforce

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5
(180)
Value for Money
4.8/5
Features
4.7/5
Ease of Use
4.8/5
Customer Support Software
4.9/5

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Amanda
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  • Industry: Events Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

This app has been game changing for how we communicate with staff.

Reviewed on 20/07/2018

Pros

I like the ease of use as a Coordinator. My time spent scheduling has shrunk majorly, leaving me more time to focus on recruiting, on-boarding and training. The calendar makes it really easy for me to see what my week looks like. The sorting function help me isolate events to more easily see events. Even the color and font choices used in the apps is pleasing to the eye!

The support from the Nowsta team has been amazing. They always respond within minutes through their direct messaging function and not only resolve the issue, but are a blast to work with.

It's been a year that we have used the software and there have been endless improvements to functionality. They have expanded the system in many ways, allowing us to change our payroll functions and save money. Many times, we have seen areas for improvement, have sent the Nowsta team suggestions and then seen the tweaks in the app a few weeks later. The team at Nowsta is the ultimate example of continuous improvement.

My staff really enjoys using the app and it has actually been a help in hiring as well. I mention it during the interview and I have seen candidates' faces light up with excitement that we schedule with such a convenient form of communication.

Cons

The timeclock function on the app can be buggy and not record proper times, but I let the Nowsta team know and it's usually fixed right away. It's also an easy fix as a Coordinator, to adjust the times on the desktop.

Monica
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Saves time to book staff

Reviewed on 27/01/2020

We are a catering company and we use Nowsta for time and attendance for our in-house staff as well...

We are a catering company and we use Nowsta for time and attendance for our in-house staff as well as our staff working off-site events out in the field. We love the ability to see how far away the staff member clocks in. Having the captains able to clock in and out the staff is a plus for staff who forgets their phone or is late and doesn't clock in.

Pros

Scheduling staff for events is a breeze. With multiple events displayed at once, we can click and drag staff to the event best suited for them. The report showing a spreadsheet as to the average number of minutes it takes staff to confirm events and the percentage that staff says yes to working an event helps us with prioritizing our staff based on their response. Approving staff on the Time and Attendance page is very easy and the screen is clear to see their times worked. Scheduling staff for the different departments works well .

Cons

Sometimes if the address of the location is not an exact address then the embedded gps map may send the staff to an incorrect location. The app works poorly on some older model cell phones. I haven't found a way to note when staff is on vacation to block those days so they are not accidentally added to the schedule.

Daniel
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  • Industry: Events Services
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Terrible

Reviewed on 03/11/2022

Terrible. completely terrible. They were never available to help me with a problem or take...

Terrible. completely terrible. They were never available to help me with a problem or take accountability for their software's mistakes

Pros

I don't, the whole point of the company is to track employees and they can't even do that correctly.

Cons

Customer service. They refuse to help me when I shared with them that their platform is misreporting all of the calculations from overtime worked, total pay, and total hours worked. Very basic math required to figure this out and they can't even do that correctly

David
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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

Intuitive scheduling for catering events

Reviewed on 28/09/2019

We are saving 1-2 hrs per week making the schedule and at least 10 hrs a week of admin time that...

We are saving 1-2 hrs per week making the schedule and at least 10 hrs a week of admin time that used to be spent texting, calling etc. Now it's all centralized with more control delegated to captains, etc.

Pros

Great customer support team with active development on a best in class platform with a solid codebase to support future iterations.
App recently modernized and continued improvements in reporting allow for oversight and quantitative analysis

Cons

Doesn't include payroll, but it syncs with many others! Only real con I can think of

Alternatives Considered

7shifts, Humanity, Event Staff App, and QuickBooks Time

Reasons for Choosing Nowsta

Nowsta is built for the events industry. Nothing else comes close

Switched From

QuickBooks Time

Reasons for Switching to Nowsta

It does what it does the best of any. Others can't even comprehend what an event is.
Michael
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  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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

Game changer

Reviewed on 15/07/2019

Great! From when we were first introduced to Nowsta through now, it has been a GREAT experience.

Great! From when we were first introduced to Nowsta through now, it has been a GREAT experience.

Pros

The Nowsta software provides such an easy way to communicate with staff. Scheduling offsite events is about communication. Nowsta provides a platform where everyone can speak the same language when scheduling or receiving a schedule.

Cons

Hard to think about what I don't like. As soon as there is something that seems off the engineers are on it

Alternatives Considered

UKG Ready

Reasons for Choosing Nowsta

The Ready Set Work software was dying more than it was growing. Nowsta's progressive approach to understanding a caterers needs seemed custom fit to what we were looking for in scheduling software.

Reasons for Switching to Nowsta

The final decision was based on ease of use and its custom ability to schedule to an event rather than an individual.
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Nowsta FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Nowsta.

Nowsta offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from:
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Nowsta is offered across three pricing plans, outlined below. Starter: $2.50 per user per month or $2 per user per month billed annually Professional: $4 per user per month or $3 per user per month billed annually Enterprise: $8 per user per month or $6 per user per month billed annually

Nowsta has the following typical customers:

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

Nowsta supports the following languages:

English

Nowsta supports the following devices:

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

Nowsta integrates with the following applications:

Paycom, Paycor, Total Party Planner

Nowsta offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Chat

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