Branch

Branch helps hourly workers get ahead financially.

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Branch Overview

What is Branch?

Branch is a mobile-first technology that helps hourly workers get ahead financially. The application allows users to budget, take paycheck advances, and earn more income by picking up available shifts. By focusing on the hourly worker, Branch also helps companies attract and retain their hourly employees, which can in turn create better customer experiences and reduce turnover. Branch’s background in rolling out solutions across enterprises has provided better end-user experiences for both employees and employers.

Branch Overview

Pricing

Starting from
N/A

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

A free plan is available, for an unlimited number of employees & managers.
Quotes for Enterprise plans, which offer additional features, are available on request.


Branch Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada
Supported Languages
English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Media

Users can view per-location reports through the dashboard
Messages, images, videos, and files can be posted to the activity feed
Users can choose whether or not manager approval is required for shift swaps and time off
Get an overview of upcoming account, upcoming expenses, and spending
Access a portion of earned wages instantly
Branch video Branch screenshot: Users can view per-location reports through the dashboard Branch screenshot: Messages, images, videos, and files can be posted to the activity feed Branch screenshot: Users can choose whether or not manager approval is required for shift swaps and time off Branch screenshot: Get an overview of upcoming account, upcoming expenses, and spending Branch screenshot: Access a portion of earned wages instantly

Branch Reviews

Branch Reviews

Overall rating
4,6
/
5
Excellent
428

Very good
199

Average
31

Poor
2

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4,6
Features
4,5
Ease of Use
4,7
Customer Support
4,5
95% recommended this app
Opeyemi O.

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Derrick G.

Branch

Great overall experience so far so good


Shermanita A.

Branch

My experience of branch is awesome definitely recommended


Amy P.

Overall I really like this app

I like the scheduler and the ability to share these things with staff easily. I love the shift swap so that i don't always need to be the one looking to replace someone's shift


Charles G.

Great When Emergency Funds Are Needed

Very easy to verify and get funds. After paying back advances, your limit is increased quickly.


Opeyemi O.
Industry: Human Resources
Company size: 2-10 Employees

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Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/12/18
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

The update interval for this app is way frequent and actually fixes things. I work with a bunch of friends and with branch messenger, it is much easier to schedule and update our calendar to our taste. Effectiveness has never been this easy and cheap as now, there is no need to have a squabble with anyone over who was meant to do what and at what time, they all constantly get reminded and everyone gets on easy. The upcoming schedule notification is great, the chatroom is just right for sharing information and the news feed is perfect for broadcast messages.

Cons

Branch simply glitches and that's just about everything i hate about it. Sometimes when trying to make a post, branch puts you off with a response about how your post can not be published at the moment, then, you make the post again in an effort to get your aim achieved and then voila, you've got duplicate posts to your name. This is something that needs to be fixed asap.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Derrick G.
Industry: Retail
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

Branch

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/01/18
Review Source: Capterra

Great overall experience so far so good

Pros

I love this app..makes managing money very easy an it also has a feature that you can get a pay advance if needed

Cons

Not very many cons to branch but if i had to give one itd be that there is no actually bank location strictly online

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Shermanita A.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Branch

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/09/22
Review Source: Capterra

My experience of branch is awesome definitely recommended

Pros

Easy way to spend fund and make purchases onkine and inside the store eady swipe and use of pins with no hasdle

Cons

Its nothing i least didnt like about this card its everything and simple way to use thin enough to put inside my wallet

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Amy P.
Industry: Food & Beverages
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Overall I really like this app

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/09/21
Review Source: Capterra

I like the scheduler and the ability to share these things with staff easily. I love the shift swap so that i don't always need to be the one looking to replace someone's shift

Pros

I love the scheduler and the ability for employees to shift swap. It saves time and energy for me that could be used else where

Cons

I have trouble with the transition from the main page to the shift or shift swap page. It sometimes will not change or takes forever

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Charles G.
Industry: Restaurants
Company size: 5 001-10 000 Employees

Great When Emergency Funds Are Needed

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/07/23
Review Source: Capterra

Very easy to verify and get funds. After paying back advances, your limit is increased quickly.

Pros

I stumbled upon this product when I was in desperate need of a few extra bucks to get me through payday. I uploaded my banking info, verified my paychecks and was able to take out cash within 24 hours

Cons

There are scheduling features and I'm not sure what their purpose is.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
9/10
Based on 661 user ratings
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Branch Pricing

Branch Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

A free plan is available, for an unlimited number of employees & managers.
Quotes for Enterprise plans, which offer additional features, are available on request.

A free plan is available, for an unlimited number of employees & managers.
Quotes for Enterprise plans, which offer additional features, are available on request.

Value for Money
4,6/5
Based on 661 user ratings
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Branch Features

Branch Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Applicant Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Self Service
Performance Management
Real Time Reporting
Recruitment Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integration
Features
4,5/5
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Additional information for Branch

Additional information for Branch

Key features of Branch

  • AI chatbots
  • Access controls
  • Activity feed
  • Attendance tracking
  • Custom workplace groups
  • Earnings tracking
  • Employee activity reporting
  • Employee scheduling
  • Employee self-service
  • File sharing
  • Geofencing
  • In-app messaging
  • Manager approvals
  • On-demand shift coverage
  • Read receipts
  • Resource scheduling
  • Shift scheduling
  • Shift worker performance tracking
  • Store-level reporting
  • Third party integrations
  • Time tracking
  • Video & image posting
  • Web dashboard

Benefits

  • Employees can increase financial wellness with budgeting tools and instant access to earned wages to meet bill payments, unexpected emergencies, or expenses ahead of the two week pay period.

  • The mobile app allows employees to view and manage their shift coverage, overtime, attendance, and earnings.

  • With shift flexibility, employers can maximize shift coverage and enable employees to boost earnings by picking-up more shifts.

  • Branch FAQs

    Branch FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Branch.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Branch offer?

    Branch offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Not Available

    A free plan is available, for an unlimited number of employees & managers. Quotes for Enterprise plans, which offer additional features, are available on request.

    Q. What are the main features of Branch?

    Branch offers the following features:

    • AI chatbots
    • Access controls
    • Activity feed
    • Attendance tracking
    • Custom workplace groups
    • Earnings tracking
    • Employee activity reporting
    • Employee scheduling
    • Employee self-service
    • File sharing
    • Geofencing
    • In-app messaging
    • Manager approvals
    • On-demand shift coverage
    • Read receipts
    • Resource scheduling
    • Shift scheduling
    • Shift worker performance tracking
    • Store-level reporting
    • Third party integrations
    • Time tracking
    • Video & image posting
    • Web dashboard

    Q. Who are the typical users of Branch?

    Branch has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does Branch support?

    Branch supports the following languages:

    English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Branch offer?

    Branch has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does Branch support mobile devices?

    Branch supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone

    Q. What other apps does Branch integrate with?

    Branch integrates with the following applications:

    ADP Workforce Now, Kronos Workforce Ready, Workday HCM

    Q. What level of support does Branch offer?

    Branch offers the following support options:

    Phone Support, Online Support, FAQs, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials