HotSchedules

HotSchedules

Review

HotSchedules provides cloud-based mobile technologies for the retail, restaurant, tourism, and hospitality industries. This application aims to automate all operational challenges experienced within an organization. These include the processes of training, business intelligence, recruiting, scheduling, labor, shift management, and inventory auditing. This app has been designed to enhance overall productivity.

Design 4/5

With the recent update, HotSchedules developers have decided to do away with the green theme and integrate a soothing blue color. Likewise, they have introduced modernized fonts that are much easier to read. For some time now the home, scheduling, and forecasting tabs have remained constant.

However, you will now need to hover above each to view and access the next navigational level. When it comes to the personal preferences and new messages tabs, you will notice the preference option previously under settings is no longer present. All these are now under personal messaging subtab. These changes make it quicker and easier to navigate the app.

Content and Features 4/5

The tab for scheduling opens to a weekly calendar grid. Here, you can filter the things you see based on time of day, job, or location. On the left-hand side, there is a drop-down list of employees, and on the columns, within the grid, the days appear. To create a shift, you need to double tap on a day that an employee has no task for. This will open a pop-up window that says “Add Shift.”

Fill in information such as start and stop times for shifts as well as jobs. You can also input the location. Click on ‘save’ whenever you are ready to add it onto the grid. There are still a handful of other amazing features in HotSchedules. For instance, the periods when employees are not present at work always appear as grey reminders.

In case you make a schedule when a worker is not available, it triggers a ‘schedule warning’ alert that appears beside their name as a red dot and a number that corresponds to the count of problems in their shift. Upon fixing any of these problems, this number drops and subsequently, red dots also disappear.

User Experience 4/5

Team members like this application because it enables them to swap, pick, or release shifts just with a single tap. The balance between work and life can easily be struck with the automatic shift selections in case you need additional hours and off time. The app enables managers to make a 75% savings on time during schedule building.

Likewise, approvals for changes in shifts can be achieved with a single click. The ability to track business performance with labor and sales snapshots from different places allows managers more time out of office. Staying in touch through broadcast and direct instant messaging contributes to a happy team spirit.

Compatibility 5/5

The HotSchedules app requires Android 5.0 Lollipop and above. This means it can run on almost all current Android devices. Your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch needs to have at least iOS 9.0 to run the app.

Conclusion

HotSchedules is your app if you want to streamline your business operations and better manage your resources. Its simplicity makes it easier to plan and follow up on employee tasks. You get to unlock the full potential of your employees through the app’s amazing features. Employees can also schedule their shifts and perform other tasks efficiently.

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HotSchedules review

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HotSchedules review

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HotSchedules provides cloud-based mobile technologies for the retail, restaurant, tourism, and hospitality industries. This application aims to automate all operational challenges experienced within an organization. These include the processes of training, business intelligence, recruiting, scheduling, labor, shift management, and inventory auditing. This app has been designed to enhance overall productivity.

Design 4/5

With the recent update, HotSchedules developers have decided to do away with the green theme and integrate a soothing blue color. Likewise, they have introduced modernized fonts that are much easier to read. For some time now the home, scheduling, and forecasting tabs have remained constant.

However, you will now need to hover above each to view and access the next navigational level. When it comes to the personal preferences and new messages tabs, you will notice the preference option previously under settings is no longer present. All these are now under personal messaging subtab. These changes make it quicker and easier to navigate the app.

Content and Features 4/5

The tab for scheduling opens to a weekly calendar grid. Here, you can filter the things you see based on time of day, job, or location. On the left-hand side, there is a drop-down list of employees, and on the columns, within the grid, the days appear. To create a shift, you need to double tap on a day that an employee has no task for. This will open a pop-up window that says “Add Shift.”

Fill in information such as start and stop times for shifts as well as jobs. You can also input the location. Click on ‘save’ whenever you are ready to add it onto the grid. There are still a handful of other amazing features in HotSchedules. For instance, the periods when employees are not present at work always appear as grey reminders.

In case you make a schedule when a worker is not available, it triggers a ‘schedule warning’ alert that appears beside their name as a red dot and a number that corresponds to the count of problems in their shift. Upon fixing any of these problems, this number drops and subsequently, red dots also disappear.

User Experience 4/5

Team members like this application because it enables them to swap, pick, or release shifts just with a single tap. The balance between work and life can easily be struck with the automatic shift selections in case you need additional hours and off time. The app enables managers to make a 75% savings on time during schedule building.

Likewise, approvals for changes in shifts can be achieved with a single click. The ability to track business performance with labor and sales snapshots from different places allows managers more time out of office. Staying in touch through broadcast and direct instant messaging contributes to a happy team spirit.

Compatibility 5/5

The HotSchedules app requires Android 5.0 Lollipop and above. This means it can run on almost all current Android devices. Your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch needs to have at least iOS 9.0 to run the app.

Conclusion

HotSchedules is your app if you want to streamline your business operations and better manage your resources. Its simplicity makes it easier to plan and follow up on employee tasks. You get to unlock the full potential of your employees through the app’s amazing features. Employees can also schedule their shifts and perform other tasks efficiently.

Pros:

  • Real-time report integration on costs, labor budgets including various other metrics
  • Availability of add-on software customized for hospitality and restaurant businesses

Cons:

  • Sign up required for all users

Design 5

Content and features 5

User Experience 5

Devices 5

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