About Deputy

Deputy is an all-in-one employee scheduling, time & attendance tracking (digital time clock), tasking and communication platform. Use Deputy's mobile apps to manage your team from anywhere. Deputy iPad kiosk app provides clock in/out for employees with complete self service. All powered by simple, intuitive design.

Deputy provides an end-to-end solution for managing your workforce. From employee scheduling (rostering) to payroll integration, all provided as one solution. Do your scheduling using our web or mobile app and publish to your staff via email/sms/push notification with the option of having your employees confirm their shifts. Employees can clock in using Deputy mobile apps with geo-location tagging or they can use the Deputy Kiosk iPad app with face detection. Transfer your virtual timesheets to cloud payroll solutions seamlessly with full overtime calculations. Or download to file for excel or on-premise analysis. It's simple, it's easy and it's fast!

Pricing starting from:

US$4.50/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Deputy

  • Run multiple business and locations under one account.
  • Save time on payroll processing and administrative tasks
  • Communicate and get confirmation of read receipts
  • Delegate tasks and track progress
  • Reduce double handling of schedules and timesheets
  • Visibility across your organisation and locations, anywhere, anytime
  • Safe & secure data storage
  • Regular product upgrades and enhancements for free
  • No hardware or software required - just internet access
  • Typical Customers

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

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    Markets

    Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany , Finland, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Sweden, United States

    Supported Languages

    Chinese, English, French, German, Italian , Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, traditional Chinese

    Pricing starting from:

    US$4.50/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

    Top 5 alternatives to Deputy

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    Deputy Software - Create new shift structures instantly, drag & drop existing schedules, or use auto-scheduling to create optimized, legally compliant schedules with a single click. 
Notify employees about their schedules and changes via email, SMS, or push notifications.
    Deputy Software - Make it simple for employees to clock in and out from any device, with geolocation capture and facial recognition. 
Streamline timesheets and attendance records, seamlessly export to payroll.
    Deputy Software - Give your staff the best way to stay informed, share important messages, and contribute to the workplace conversation.
    Deputy Software - Build a connected business: Deputy integrates with your Point of Sale, HR & Payroll Providers.
    Deputy Software - Free trial and help to set you up with Deputy. Get started: www.deputy.com
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    Deputy Software - Create new shift structures instantly, drag & drop existing schedules, or use auto-scheduling to create optimized, legally compliant schedules with a single click. 
Notify employees about their schedules and changes via email, SMS, or push notifications.
    Deputy Software - Make it simple for employees to clock in and out from any device, with geolocation capture and facial recognition. 
Streamline timesheets and attendance records, seamlessly export to payroll.
    Deputy Software - Give your staff the best way to stay informed, share important messages, and contribute to the workplace conversation.
    Deputy Software - Build a connected business: Deputy integrates with your Point of Sale, HR & Payroll Providers.
    Deputy Software - Free trial and help to set you up with Deputy. Get started: www.deputy.com

    Features

    Total features of Deputy: 104

    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Accounting Integration
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Tracking
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Approval Process Control
    • Attendance Management
    • Attendance Tracking Software
    • Auto Scheduler
    • Automated Scheduling
    • Automatic Time Capture
    • Availability Management
    • Biometric Recognition
    • Budgeting/Forecasting
    • Calendar Management
    • Calendar Sync
    • Certification Tracking
    • Clock In / Out
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Commenting/Notes
    • Communication Management
    • Compliance Management
    • Compliance Tracking
    • Contractor Management Software
    • Cost Management
    • Customizable Branding
    • Data Import/Export
    • Deadline Management
    • Drag & Drop
    • Employee Database
    • Employee Management
    • Employee Onboarding
    • Employee Profiles
    • Employee Scheduling Software
    • Employee Self Service
    • Employee Time Tracking
    • FMLA Administration
    • Faculty/Staff Management
    • File Sharing Software
    • Forecasting
    • GPS
    • Group Scheduling
    • HR Management
    • Labor Cost Reporting
    • Labor Forecasting
    • Labor Management
    • Leave Tracking
    • Messaging
    • Messaging/Shift Dispatching
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile Alerts
    • Mobile Time Tracking
    • Multi-Location
    • Offline Time Tracking
    • On Call Scheduling
    • Online Punch Card
    • Online Scheduling
    • Online Time Clock
    • Online Time Tracking Software
    • Overtime Calculation
    • Payroll Management
    • Performance Management
    • Performance Metrics
    • Physician Management
    • Point of Sale (POS)
    • Predictive Analytics Software
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Notifications
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Real-time Scheduling
    • Real-time Updates
    • Reminders
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Resource Management Software
    • Resource Scheduling
    • SMS Messaging
    • Salaried Employee Tracking
    • Schedule Distribution
    • Scheduling Software
    • Self Scheduling
    • Self Service Portal
    • Shift Scheduling
    • Shift Swapping
    • Sick Leave Tracking
    • Skills Tracking
    • Task Management Software
    • Task Progress Tracking
    • Task Scheduling
    • Template Management
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Time & Attendance
    • Time Clock Software
    • Time Off Management
    • Time Off Requests
    • Time Tracking Software
    • Timesheet Management
    • Training Management
    • Vacation/Leave Tracking
    • Variable Workforce
    • Visualization
    • Waitstaff Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5
    (598)
    Value for Money
    4.6/5
    Features
    4.4/5
    Ease of Use
    4.6/5
    Customer Support Software
    4.6/5

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    Glenda
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    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Excellent & Easy to Use Time Management System

    Reviewed on 10/28/2016

    Our experience with Deputy right from the very beginning has been nothing but fantastic. If you...

    Our experience with Deputy right from the very beginning has been nothing but fantastic. If you have any questions, they are answered, if you need help you can get it & it is also very cost effective.
    We employ about 30 people & work in the Construction Industry. Due to the fact that there are many varied competencies involved in the type of works we do and there is also a number of different locations on any given day, rostering our staff used to be an absolute headache. Since implementing Deputy we have found this task to be completely trouble free. When we add our Employees to Deputy we input all of their relevant "Training" which includes competencies & site inductions which assists us tremendously when choosing who we can roster to the many different daily tasks we undertake. Our industry also requires that hours of work is reported of which is another feature Deputy is of tremendous value for. Not to mention the ease of actually paying our Employees each week via the connection with Xero.

    Pros

    The most helpful feature for us is the "Training" which allows us to know which of our Employees are qualified to undertake different tasks. It is also extremely handy when it comes to paying our wages - no more time sheets !! Once the Employees times have been approved which we try to do on a daily basis, it is just a matter of pushing the button & our payroll in Xero is ready to go. Also the "Scheduling" is wonderful & extremely easy to use.

    Cons

    The Android app doesn't provide as many features as the IPhone app.

    Troy
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    • Industry: Retail
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Deputy is seriously like the sheriff that came in and cleaned up our employee scheduling...

    Reviewed on 7/27/2019

    We had employees staying clocked on after shifts milking the clock. We didn't notice it until it...

    We had employees staying clocked on after shifts milking the clock. We didn't notice it until it was time to run payroll. Now this tells me whenever someone stays on more than 5 minutes past their shift. Or clocks in more than 5 minutes early. 6 stores, 3 shifts a day, it really adds up quickly!

    Pros

    Easy to learn. As the person in charge I not only had to learn this product, but I had to train everyone else on this product. And not just train them, but sell them on why it was better than what we were using. Luckily, Deputy is so complete, it was easy. They haven't forgotten a single step.

    Cons

    I wish it synced with my Google calendar. Only thing missing.

    Heather
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    • Industry: Food & Beverages
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Deputy Helped us to go Paperless

    Reviewed on 9/26/2022

    Since implementing deputy payroll is more accurate, we save at least 35 hours of manual labour per...

    Since implementing deputy payroll is more accurate, we save at least 35 hours of manual labour per week and we use 65% less paper.

    Pros

    Ease of use and security for each member of staff. With the addition of the onboarding facility Deputy has become a vital part of our operation.

    Cons

    I wish the scheduling facility was easier to use on a mobile or tablet. As I spend most of my life on the move this would be perfect.

    Alternatives Considered

    Time Tracker

    Reasons for Switching to Deputy

    Deputy customer service, cost, functionality and security features.
    Ryan
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    • Industry: Consumer Services
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

    Stay Away From Deputy!

    Reviewed on 9/9/2020

    Deputy worked fine for us for at least a year. Nothing special, but it integrated with our Gusto...

    Deputy worked fine for us for at least a year. Nothing special, but it integrated with our Gusto payroll and ServiceM8 CRM and that's what we needed. But about 5 weeks ago it lost the ability to calculate over time. If a man works 49 hours in a week, it exports it to Gusto now as 49 straight hours, instead of 40 straight and 9 OT. We have exchanged dozens of emails with Deputy and we only get a canned response back. They say they are looking at it, but we don't believe it. How difficult could it be to compute OT correctly for a time tracking app?!! We don't think there is anyone working there any longer, -just a shell sucking up the monthly fees for as long as possible before folding.

    Pros

    The integration with ServiceM8, which is why we chose Deputy

    Cons

    Customer service is horrendous, and the product is unreliable.

    Alternatives Considered

    Time Tracker, QuickBooks Time, When I Work, Homebase and Paycor

    Reasons for Choosing Deputy

    Integrations

    Reasons for Switching to Deputy

    Integrations
    Michael
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    • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Easy to use scheduling system

    Reviewed on 8/19/2022

    Easy to use as an employee and looks easy to use from an admin perspective. Never had a problem...

    Easy to use as an employee and looks easy to use from an admin perspective. Never had a problem with my timesheets!

    Pros

    As an employee who has used this for 5+ years this is an easy program to use within a small business. I clock in, clock out and can edit my time if needed. I can offer shifts up and accept or look for more all within the app. I like being notified when new shifts are offered as well via text and can accept them without even opening the app. I wish the calendar in deputy would sync with my apple calendar so I didn’t have to manually enter my deputy shifts into it.

    Cons

    I wish the calendar in deputy would sync with my apple calendar so I didn’t have to manually enter my deputy shifts into it.

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    Deputy FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Deputy.

    Deputy offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$4.50/month
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    30-day free trial, no credit card required. Scheduling: $2.50/user/month Time & Attendance: $2.50/user/month Premium: $4.50/user/month Enterprise: Please contact for Enterprise pricing Flexi: For businesses that run large, short term events like conferences, catered functions and festivals (access to Premium features for $2/user/week)

    Deputy has the following typical customers:

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

    Deputy supports the following languages:

    Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, traditional Chinese

    Deputy supports the following devices:

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

    Deputy integrates with the following applications:

    ADP Workforce Now, BambooHR, Box, Clover, Dropbox Business, Epos Now, Google Calendar, Google Workspace, Gusto, IDEXX Neo, LastPass, Lightspeed POS, Lightspeed Retail, MYOB Business, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Outlook, NetSuite, NetSuite for Retail, Okta, OnPay, Paychex Flex, Paycor, Paylocity, Proliant, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Quickbooks Online, Revel Systems, Rippling, Salesforce Work.com, Sapling, ServiceM8, Shopify, SimplePay, Square Point of Sale, VMware AirWatch, Vend, Wagepoint, WhosOnLocation, WorkflowMax, Xero, Zapier, Zenefits, talech

    Deputy offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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