About Planday

Planday's online employee scheduling tool enables businesses of almost any size and vertical to manage their workforce in an all-in-one platform through desktop, mobile and tablet.

Existing customers report saving 80% on their admin time and 5% of staffing costs with features such as drag & drop schedule creation and the ability to copy schedules week after week instead creating new schedules from scratch each time. With a comprehensive overview of your schedule, you can optimize your shifts to avoid excessive payroll costs. Planday’s location-specific clock-in function allows staff to clock-in from any device when they arrive to work, providing a full analysis of exactly how many hours are worked for more accurate payroll and revenue forecasts. Our integrated communication function also allows you to message employees in specific locations, while also enabling employees to swap shifts on the go.

Try Planday for free for 30 days (no credit card required), or request a demo by one of our representatives, to see the system for yourself.

Pricing starting from:

€2,49/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Planday

  • Easy and fast employee scheduling

  • Schedule on the go with the Planday mobile app

  • Communicate with your staff via SMS, email and app notifications

  • Location-specific clock-in means only pay for the hours worked

  • Unlimited support, fast setup and help with getting your current schedule into Planday
  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    Austria, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Faroe Islands, France, United Kingdom, Greenland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, United States

    Supported Languages

    Danish, English, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish, Swedish

    Pricing starting from:

    €2,49/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Planday Software - Easy schedule overview on desktop, tablet and mobile
    Planday Software - Publish schedule in minutes
    Planday Software - App: Check upcoming shifts
    Planday Software - App: Easily edit & create new shifts
    Planday Software - App: Easily swap shifts with colleagues
    Planday Software - App: Approve shift swaps directly from the app
    Planday Software - Mobile check-in and check-out
    Planday Software - App: Easily communicate with staff
    Planday Software - Easy manager overview of requests
    Planday Software - App: Easy access to employee contact information
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    Planday Software - Easy schedule overview on desktop, tablet and mobile
    Planday Software - Publish schedule in minutes
    Planday Software - App: Check upcoming shifts
    Planday Software - App: Easily edit & create new shifts
    Planday Software - App: Easily swap shifts with colleagues
    Planday Software - App: Approve shift swaps directly from the app
    Planday Software - Mobile check-in and check-out
    Planday Software - App: Easily communicate with staff
    Planday Software - Easy manager overview of requests
    Planday Software - App: Easy access to employee contact information

    Features

    Total features of Planday: 65

    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Tracking
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Approval Process Control
    • Attendance Management
    • Attendance Tracking
    • Automated Scheduling
    • Availability Management
    • Budgeting/Forecasting
    • Calendar Management
    • Clock In / Out
    • Compliance Management
    • Data Import/Export
    • Drag & Drop
    • Email Management
    • Employee Database
    • Employee Management
    • Employee Profiles
    • Employee Scheduling
    • Employee Self Service
    • Employee Time Tracking
    • Forecasting
    • GPS
    • Group Scheduling
    • HR Management
    • Labor Forecasting
    • Leave Tracking
    • Messaging
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile Alerts
    • Multi-Location
    • Online Booking
    • Online Punch Card
    • Online Time Clock
    • Overtime Calculation
    • Payroll Management
    • Performance Metrics
    • Projections
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Notifications
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Real-time Updates
    • Reminders
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • SMS Messaging
    • Salaried Employee Tracking
    • Schedule Distribution
    • Self Service Portal
    • Shift Swapping
    • Sick Leave Tracking
    • Skills Tracking
    • Task Management
    • Task Scheduling
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Time & Attendance
    • Time Clock
    • Time Off Requests
    • Time Tracking
    • Timesheet Management
    • User Management
    • Vacation/Leave Tracking
    • Variable Workforce

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,3 /5
    (52)
    Value for Money
    4,2/5
    Features
    4,2/5
    Ease of Use
    4,4/5
    Customer Support
    4,5/5

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    Paul C.
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    • Industry: Civic & Social Organization
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Great software

    Reviewed on 2018/08/15

    Pros

    Planday really reduces management time compiling the rota, it is easy for staff to manage holidays and good to help managers stick to weekly staffing budgets. The punch in/out function again reduces admin time for paper timesheets and reduces the possibility of fraud.

    Cons

    It would be great to be able to set parameters and then it generate the rota for you, hopefully this will be developed in time!

    Erica T.
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    • Industry: Medical Practice
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Great Add-On for Practice Mgmt Systems Missing HR Functionality!

    Reviewed on 2018/07/11

    My office uses a practice management system with next to zero HR functions, a terrible time clock,...

    My office uses a practice management system with next to zero HR functions, a terrible time clock, and no integration with platforms from other vendors. We were looking for a platform that would allow employees to see their schedules, request vacations, switch shifts, etc. we also wanted a time clock that integrated with quickbooks. PlanDay lets us do all of this quickly and easily. We have been able to literally cut our time spent on payroll by over 50%, and reduce scheduling time by at least 1/3.
    The other features have also helped us streamline, organize, and centralize our HR activities while “going paperless.”
    The app is user friendly and our employees love using it, we’ve even noticed a recognizable boost in employee morale since starting PlanDay

    Pros

    Great sales, customer service, training, and tech personnel! Everyone is extremely helpful, knowledgeable, awesome at responding very quickly with easy to understand, concise yet complete answers. No pushy attempts to up sell, wanted to give me only the functionality I actually needed.

    Looked at several different platforms, PlanDay was by far the most user-friendly and visually appealing.

    Time clock feature syncs super easily and accurately with QuickBooks for Payroll, and employees love being able to clock in on their smartphones.

    LOVE the reporting feature that tracks attendance tardiness and other metrics for direct input into performance reviews.

    App is fantastic and employees love it.

    Provides pretty much all the functionality we need to go paperless with most of our HR functions - scheduling, shift changes/time off requests, payroll (via quickbooks sync), keeping track of benefits, personnel files, etc.!

    Has saved us significant time and money spent on HR!

    Cons

    I do wish there were some additional things I could do and more parameters/constraints I could add within the scheduling function to make things quicker and catch certain potential errors. For example, I’d love to be able to put in certain legal requirements/constraints and have the scheduler not allow me to break them (e.g. lunch for each employee must be no later than 5.5 hrs after shift start). Not really a huge deal, would just be a convenient accuracy check for me. Also wish I could send invites and more things via SMS for those without smartphones without employee needing to be charged.

    Karen M.
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    • Industry: Hospitality
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used for 1+ year
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    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

    Employee Scheduling Software

    Reviewed on 2020/02/20

    I used the software more or less successfully for one year but then realized that not all of my...

    I used the software more or less successfully for one year but then realized that not all of my employees were able to manage with it. Unfortunately, I was not able to get everyone on board with using it properly. Also, it wasn't really set up to handle the type of work (tours) I was offering to my employees. It would be much better for strictly shift work where each shift was stand alone. My tours can be multi day which didn't connect too well together.

    Pros

    Ease of use, employee set up, interactive communication with employees, visual information that is calendar based, employees can be divided into groups by job skills so that shifts can be offered to the people with the correct skills for the job.

    Cons

    A year long contract that you are locked into with no warning that it is up for renewal. Some forms of communication (but not all) with employees is cumbersome and makes more work for the administrators.

    Ellie J.
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    • Industry: Leisure, Travel & Tourism
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Using planday

    Reviewed on 2021/02/09

    Really great experience easy to use app and it’s handy to have the desktop version too

    Really great experience easy to use app and it’s handy to have the desktop version too

    Pros

    Really easy to use, great layout so it’s very clear for staff members to use. The swap shift feature is a great addition.

    Cons

    the only downside to this app is that some features can only be done on the desk top website such as requesting holidays

    Lonnie lykke S.
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    • Industry: Medical Practice
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    From Nokia to iPhone

    Reviewed on 2015/05/22

    We're a large (25+ personal) dental clinic placed in the center of Copenhagen, Denmark.
    We strive...

    We're a large (25+ personal) dental clinic placed in the center of Copenhagen, Denmark.
    We strive to work as productive and efficient as possible, with quality and costumer service as our key words.
    As a manager I used to spend several hours a week, both at work and outside work, doing schedules using exel, to make sure every shift was covered.
    Usually I would spend my Easter puzzling the schedule for the upcoming summer holiday, ringing and texting assistants to sort out who I could fit in where there was a gap.
    Those days are over, and even though we've used Planday for more than a year now, both my assistants, my boss and I'm still pleasantly surprised by how easy Planday is to use.
    I would recommend Planday to any business with hourly scheduled staff.
    Planday is like when I got my first iPhone!

    Pros

    I must admit I was a little suspicious at first, starting something new, but that changed quickly.
    The introduction we got, the service and help was (is!) worth 5 stars.
    Planday is very easy to use, very userfriendly.
    The ability to customize everything is great.
    Easy to navigate around.

    Cons

    I've been thinking about this for a long time now and I simply can't find any cons.

    Response from Planday

    It is very much appreciated that you took the time to write us such a great feedback. We are happy that you are satisfied with the system and the help that you have received during your introduction and in the time after.

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    Planday offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: €2,49/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    30-day free trial, no credit card required Starter: €2.49/user/month Plus: €4.49/user/month Pro: €6.49/user/month Enterprise: Please contact Planday for pricing details. Clock-in add-on: $1/user/month

    Planday has the following typical customers:

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

    Planday supports the following languages:

    Danish, English, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish, Swedish

    Planday supports the following devices:

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

    Planday integrates with the following applications:

    ADP Workforce Now, Dynamics 365 Business Central, Flow, Google Analytics 360, Lavu POS, Lightspeed Retail, Oracle AML and Financial Crime Compliance Management, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Sage 50cloud Accounting, Visma Severe, Xero, Zapier, iZettle, iZettle Pro

    Planday offers the following support options:

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

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