Nowsta

Workforce management tool to handle payroll & work shifts

About Nowsta

Nowsta is a cloud-based workforce management software designed to help businesses of all sizes handle staff scheduling, communications, time or attendance tracking, and payroll processing, among other administrative operations. Supervisors can gain insights into workers' ratings, projected and actual costs based on a day, week, shift, or month and team's performance on a centralized platform.

Nowsta automatically logs in work hours, calculates salaries or overtime rates, and lets organizations export their time and attendance data directly into third-party payroll systems according to requirements. Administrators can use time clock and image verification capabilities to streamline employees' check-in processes and track their work hours against schedules to identify discrepancies. Managers can receive overtime warnings about staff members and view workforce' availability on a calendar. Businesses can also manage custom reporting processes, view events, and utilize tags or filters to search required employees for each work shift.

Nowsta facilitates integrations with various third-party payroll providers such as Paychex, ADP, and more. Employees can use the mobile application to access job requests, receive updates about corporate changes or announcements, and view work shifts on a calendar. Other features include time and attendance dashboard, data visualization, SMS reminders, GPS-enabled check-in, and PDF timesheets.


Key benefits of Nowsta

Nowsta is a cloud-based workforce management platform designed for the events industry. Nowsta puts scheduling, time tracking, analytics, and payroll reporting under one system. Users can also pay staff's wages instantly at no extra cost or burden.


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Reviews

Overall rating

4,9 /5
(252)
Value for Money
4,8/5
Features
4,7/5
Ease of Use
4,8/5
Customer Support
4,8/5

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Mary Jo "MJ"
Mary Jo "MJ"
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  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Easy to use, cuts staffing time in half, great customer support and overall highly recommended.

Reviewed on 2018/07/09

Pros

Nowsta is a staffing platform that was created especially for the Catering & Event Industry. They did their research on what was needed and that comes full circle as you use it daily. On top of having great Customer Support and response time to questions, issues, concerns or suggestions, Nowsta provides a streamlined staffing software that is easy to use for all. Our response times are cut in half and we have more immediate feedback if a staff member is going to accept the shift or not. The Time & Attendance feature is super simple to approve times and notice and discrepancies. I would highly recommend.

Cons

Currently, the only thing I wish I had with this software. I have is having to log into the web application as a Coordinator and not having access through the app for making day of/on-site changes to staff, but this is a rare need for us and easy to use the web version from a phone internet browser.

Jonathan
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Employee Communication and Coordination at its Finest

Reviewed on 2023/12/05

Compared to the competition, Nowsta comes out way ahead in ease of use, ability to deliver results,...

Compared to the competition, Nowsta comes out way ahead in ease of use, ability to deliver results, drive efficiency, and track accountability.

Pros

Ease of use and interface make using Nowsta & training easy.
Ease of integrations makes implementation and ROI high.
Many workers in our market are familiar with Nowsta.
Data and reporting allow deep analytics for management, business strategy, and budgets.

Cons

Not allowing workers to Opt to share their calendars across multiple employers means that employee calendars are not always up to date.
Not being able to see available workers without creating a placeholder shift.

Alternatives Considered

FoodStorm, Paychex Flex and Caterease

Reasons for Choosing Nowsta

Deputy's integration did not work with our software. It also did not deliver in critical areas listed above, where Nowsta does deliver.

Switched From

Deputy

Reasons for Switching to Nowsta

Nowsta did better in the critical areas listed above: staff management and tracking, time and attendance, API integrations (payroll & sales software), communication with employees, HR tracking, file sharing, metric tracking & Data (call outs and shift declinations)
Ranita
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  • Industry: Consumer Services
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

easy to excess

Reviewed on 2021/12/03

Using for 5 months, feeling comfortable and get information about report, time & attendance.

Using for 5 months, feeling comfortable and get information about report, time & attendance.

Pros

making labor report everyday by using Nowsta app

Cons

Time & Attending for clock in-clock out by mobile excess

Andrea
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Love Nowsta

Reviewed on 2024/01/07

Pros

It has made scheduling staff for events VERY easy. The features are user friendly and easy to teach people.

Cons

That the updates don't transfer to the staffs google/apple calendar

Frankie
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Nowsta is a must have!

Reviewed on 2023/11/30

Nowsta has enabled us to grow as a company and scale when needed. This is a must have app in our...

Nowsta has enabled us to grow as a company and scale when needed. This is a must have app in our industry.

Pros

I like the ability to schedule multiple events and include a multitude of details that are important to convey to our teams. Also, the ability to engage temp staff through the same system is a game changer.

Cons

I would like to be able to receive employee responses through the system making it a one stop shop.

Alternatives Considered

HotSchedules

Reasons for Choosing Nowsta

Lack of flexibility for our industry. We felt limited.

Switched From

When I Work

Reasons for Switching to Nowsta

The format makes so much sense for a company like ours where we may have many events in multiple locations across the state all at the same time.
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Nowsta FAQs

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Nowsta offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$2,50/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Nowsta is offered across three pricing plans, outlined below. Starter: $2.50 per user per month or $2 per user per month billed annually Professional: $4 per user per month or $3 per user per month billed annually Enterprise: $8 per user per month or $6 per user per month billed annually

Nowsta has the following typical customers:

11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Nowsta supports the following languages:

English

Nowsta supports the following devices:

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

Nowsta integrates with the following applications:

Caterease, Curate, TapGoods PRO, Total Party Planner

Nowsta offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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