7shifts

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Simplifying team management, one shift at a time.

About 7shifts

7shifts is an all-in-one restaurant team management platform that helps operators:

1) Make more profitable decisions. You'll get the insights you need to make the best team and operating decisions every day. Hit your labor targets with schedule enforcement, optimal labor tracking, and real-time reporting.

2) Improve operating efficiency. We'll help get your operations in order and cut down on easy-to-avoid mistakes. Proactively manage compliance, run payroll with ease, and track tasks with digital checklists.

3) Get time back. With all that improved efficiency, you'll have more free time to spend on creating great guest experiences. Easier scheduling, centralized communication, and automated tip calculations are at your fingertips.

4) Improve team retention. You'll gain access to the tools you need to help build strong teams. Keep a pulse on team engagement, sentiment, and satisfaction to reduce turnover by 13%.

Here’s how your restaurant can benefit from 7shifts:
- Save up to 4 hours per week creating and managing your staff schedules
- Reduce time spent on scheduling by 80%
- Save up to $250 per month in managers time
- Reduce labor costs to save up to $3,000 annually
- Reduce calls and texts from staff by 70%
- Create schedules with 95% labor accuracy
- Forecast your future sales with 95% accuracy
- Save $1,000s per month in reduced labor costs from more efficient schedule
- Save $1,000’s per month in early clock ins and labor overages

It's never been easier to manage your team's work schedules, time clocking, team communication, labor compliance, payroll, tips and more, all from one single place. 7shifts can be found in restaurants of all sizes—from mom-and-pop shops to national chains like Bareburger, Highway 55, and Five Guys. Join the 1,500,000+ restaurant pros already using 7shifts to simplify their team management.


Key benefits of 7shifts

7shifts is an all-in-one restaurant team management platform that helps operators:

1) Make more profitable decisions. You'll get the insights you need to make the best team and operating decisions every day. Hit your labor targets with schedule enforcement, optimal labor tracking, and real-time reporting.

2) Improve operating efficiency. We'll help get your operations in order and cut down on easy-to-avoid mistakes. Proactively manage compliance, run payroll with ease, and track tasks with digital checklists.

3) Get time back. With all that improved efficiency, you'll have more free time to spend on creating great guest experiences. Easier scheduling, centralized communication, and automated tip calculations are at your fingertips.

4) Improve team retention. You'll gain access to the tools you need to help build strong teams. Keep a pulse on team engagement, sentiment, and satisfaction to reduce turnover by 13%.

Here’s how your restaurant can benefit from 7shifts:
- Save up to 4 hours per week creating and managing your staff schedules
- Reduce time spent on scheduling by 80%
- Save up to $250 per month in managers time
- Reduce labor costs to save up to $3,000 annually
- Reduce calls and texts from staff by 70%
- Create schedules with 95% labor accuracy
- Forecast your future sales with 95% accuracy
- Save $1,000s per month in reduced labor costs from more efficient schedule
- Save $1,000’s per month in early clock ins and labor overages

It's never been easier to manage your team's work schedules, time clocking, team communication, labor compliance, payroll, tips and more, all from one single place. 7shifts can be found in restaurants of all sizes—from mom-and-pop shops to national chains like Bareburger, Highway 55, and Five Guys. Join the 1,500,000+ restaurant pros already using 7shifts to simplify their team management.


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7shifts Software - Communicate from anywhere
7shifts Software - Build schedules in minutes
7shifts Software - Make data-based decisions that help reduce labor costs
7shifts Software - Easily manage employee tips
7shifts Software - Integrate with your most important tools
7shifts Software - Schedule and pay in one place
7shifts Software - Trusted by 50,000+ restaurants around the world
7shifts Software - Improve team retention
7shifts Software - Keep your managers in sync
7shifts Software - Manage your restaurant with one versatile app
7shifts Software - Easily track team attendance
7shifts Software - Easily onboard employees
7shifts Software - Instantly message your team
7shifts Software - Eliminate endless to-do lists

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4.7/5
Customer Support Software
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  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

7shifts, not just for scheduling

Reviewed on 2019-03-28

I have found that using 7shifts significantly decreases the number of errors surrounding scheduling...

I have found that using 7shifts significantly decreases the number of errors surrounding scheduling and requested time off which is priceless in a labor market like this. furthermore, the time and energy spent on writing the schedule is much lower than when we used a homemade spreadsheet.

Pros

7shifts makes scheduling easy with a copy to next week feature that allows scheduler to mimic previous weeks schedules.

the repeating schedule feature makes scheduling kinder - allowing staff to set a weekly schedule of availability.

the chat and announcements feature lets communication flow without messier emails and texts.

the app-based time off submissions really simplify and streamline a formerly archaic system that was easy to screw up with paper notes, emails, calendars, notebooks.

the shift pool empowers staff to make last minute changes to their schedules or pick up extra work.

Cons

there's a lot of neat features that you have to pay extra for like an events calendar and labor to sales based scheduling.

Response from 7shifts

Amazing! Thanks so much for the review Heather. We are happy to hear that 7shifts is proving beneficial to your team at State Park, especially in a tight labor market. Please do not hesitate to reach out if there is ever anything we can do to help support you or your team.

Mahmud
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  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

All in one

Reviewed on 2021-01-12

Great customer service, easy to use

Great customer service, easy to use

Pros

We have been using 7Shifts little over 2 years now and it has been a great experience.

User interface is very simple. It an app that apple would have build. Very basic but yet very powerful. If you are getting this app i highly recommend getting all packages. End of the day it saves you money and head ache. Advil pain killer is expensive and good for your body

Cons

I dont have any dislike so far in 2 years

Alternatives Considered

Buddy Punch and ScheduleFlex

Reasons for Choosing 7shifts

Hard to use, bad customer service, behind todays technology

Switched From

HotSchedules

Reasons for Switching to 7shifts

Easy of use, lots of capabilities, communication with team members very easily, free text message automatically daily reminders to employees for their upcoming shift

Response from 7shifts

Thanks so much for the review Mahmud! We love working with your team at MezzeMe and can't wait for our next visit. It makes our day to hear that your team gets tremendous value out of 7shifts for your restaurants.

Matthew
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  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

7Shifts went to a great platform for a good price to completely unusable and shockingly...

Reviewed on 2017-11-02

This software previously helped us save time and implement clear communication. It now is unusable...

This software previously helped us save time and implement clear communication. It now is unusable and has little to no benefit.

Pros

7Shifts has a clean website that is easy to use when it is up. The best thing about the software was how it worked before they updated the system to be unusable and increased their prices by almost 600%.

Cons

7Shifts' new tools are not thoughtful and don't work with other systems. They have overhauled their system and the new system consistently has issues that make the website and apps unusable. Additionally, the regular system crashes come as 7shifts went from a very reasonable a month depending on the size of your business, to $57 for what we were paying a month for previously. Poor support along with a "Sorry! You are SOL" way of doing business makes 7Shifts a must avoid. Every update from 7Shifts has also included problem after problem. While the system to sign up for their service never goes down, the apps and website are now regularly unusable.

Allison
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

A good product with room for improvement

Reviewed on 2024-03-19

Pros

The scheduling portion is pretty easy. I like that I can copy from one week to the other, and that I can get a "warning" if someone has asked for time off or is not available. The newer on-boarding package features are really helpful. I like that we can add time off policies. The announcement feature is nice and I like and that it has read receipts. There are quite a few features to 7shifts, and I don't even use all of them, but it's nice to know they are there. Overall, 7 Shifts helps me to keep organized and streamline my processes. It saves me a lot of time!

Cons

I like to print off the time off calendar so my staff can see who has time off, but it is not currently printer friendly. I have to take a screen shot of the page, then crop it and print. I wish the calendar could be downloaded as a PDF.
We often have glitchy issues with the 7shifts app. For instance, I never get notified of time off requests, even though I have push notifications and email turned on. My staff often tells me that they can't swap shifts because the app is glitching out.
I also wish that if an employee is flagged "sick" for their shift, but their shift got covered, that the app would not send me, and the person who is sick, notifications that they haven't punched in for their shift. That is very annoying.
I am not a fan of the new time clocking reports they are trying out. It is confusing and does not provide a clear picture of total hours nor can I print off a time sheet for someone to correct. It's not a good "update" at all. I think 7shifts has so many features, and they seem to be always adding new ones, that they might be having a hard time optimizing the ones they already have.

Response from 7shifts

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with 7shifts! We love hearing about how 7shifts has positively impacted your restaurant. If there is ever anything we can help with, our team is here for you. Feel free to reach out to [email protected] for any extra feedback or questions.

Leslie
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  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best Decision

Reviewed on 2019-11-26

I wish all companies had a team like 7 Shifts! Such a joy to work with. They love their job and...

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.

Response from 7shifts

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.

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7shifts FAQs

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7shifts offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$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, 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, PAR Brink POS, 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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