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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Value for Money
4.6/5
Features
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Ease of Use
4.7/5
Customer Support
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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.

Keith
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  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Love 7Shifts!

Reviewed on 2019/11/18

From the beginning over 5 years ago to today, the entire team at 7Shifts has been great to work...

From the beginning over 5 years ago to today, the entire team at 7Shifts has been great to work with and are very accomodating to my requests for further functionality.

Pros

I like that I the functionality of the app and online. It is easy to access and use. The app is free and this makes a big difference with our hourly team members.

Cons

I wish the reporting was more robust. Sometimes I need more data than the reporting is capable of pullin gin.

Alternatives Considered

When I Work

Reasons for Choosing 7shifts

HotSchedules was to cumbersome and slow. They charged for the app. They were slow to change and very expensive.

Switched From

HotSchedules

Reasons for Switching to 7shifts

The team at 7Shifts was always there when I had a question and made the integration process seamless.

Response from 7shifts

Thanks for the review Keith! We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with you and the rest of your team at Kaldi's every day, and we look forward to building what you need for years to come. Cheers!

Matthew
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  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Company size: 11–50 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 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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  • 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.

Chef Steven
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  • Industry: Hospitality
  • 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

Life with 7Shifts is all about the right communication with staff and managers

Reviewed on 2019/11/14

I have two other software suites that offer what 7shifts does included in the price, 2 other...

I have two other software suites that offer what 7shifts does included in the price, 2 other software suites and I still would rather use 7shifts because of how awesome it is. My 50k POS bundle and my staff management suite both offer this, and I could save the cost of 7shifts per year - but heck no.

Pros

- Very Short Learning Curve
- The App is very stable and accurate
- Our staff enjoy using the app and don't see it as a burden, but a convenience
- With our package, the app is feature-rich without bloat.
- Developers listen to the community and add value as often as possible.

Cons

As with any software development, some features that would be useful for you may take time if they are more niche use cases.

Response from 7shifts

Wow! Thanks for the amazing review Steven. I shared your review with the rest of our team, and it made our day to hear that 7shifts has provided you and your team with so much value. Knowing that you have chosen 7shifts over other tools you have available to you is a high honour and is what drives us to keep developing our products for restaurateurs like yourself. Please let us know how we can continue to raise the bar for you and make 7shifts an integral part of your operations.

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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, Phone Support, Chat

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